Category: Members

Ben Hyman, new Executive Director, VIRL

Vancouver Island Regional Library announces new Executive Director Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has hired a new Executive Director. Ben Hyman is currently the Chief Librarian at Vancouver Island University, and will assume the role on August 25, 2021 after four years at VIU. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to […]

Calgary PL Hiring CEO

The Calgary Public Library Board has engaged Boyden, an executive search firm, for their Chief Executive Officer search. The job posting is available at: https://www.boyden.com/brief/chief-executive-officer-calgary-public-library. I also want to thank Sarah Meilleur for moving into the role as Interim CEO. Her knowledge, support and guidance are critical as we continue to meet the challenges of […]

Mark Asberg, Calgary PL, Queen’s University’s next Vice-Provost and University Librarian

Queen’s University announced today the appointment of Mark Asberg as Vice-Provost and University Librarian for a five-year term effective May 1, 2021. This appointment follows a comprehensive search process chaired by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green. Dr. Asberg is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Public Library, where he leads a team […]

Mark Williams, Milton PL, Joins CFE Working Group on Intellectual Freedom

Milton Public Library Chief Librarian and CEO Mark Williams is joining the Centre for Free Expression’s Working Group on Intellectual Freedom. “We are delighted to welcome such a dedicated champion of intellectual freedom to the CFE Working Group,” said James L. Turk, the Centre’s Director. Mark began his career in Coventry, England, working with disaffected […]

Rona O’Banion new Director of Mississauga Library

The City of Mississauga has selected Rona O’Banion as Director, Mississauga Library, effective February 1, 2021. Ms. O’Banion replaces Lori Kelly, who is now the City’s Director, Human Resources. “I am pleased to welcome Rona to the leadership team,” said Shari Lichterman, Commissioner, Community Services. “She is joining at an exciting time as the Library […]

Saskatoon Central Library Design Team Announced

Planned to open in 2026, the home of the new central library is 321 2nd Avenue North. The new central library will be a destination for everyone, including future generations. It will be a place to gather, connect, learn, read, play and share. It will also serve as a critical piece of social infrastructure driving […]

Many CULC/CBUC members step up to support One Page Festival

2020 has been a difficult year for many in the literary sector, with independent booksellers closing, writers and other artists finding themselves without any means of support, and many of Canada’s literary and arts festivals struggling to adapt to a new reality. So Toronto Public Library, in partnership with Canada’s largest literary festivals, is launching […]

Fine Free, Chair and Members get interviewed

Interview with Mary Chevreau, CEO of Kitchener Public Library and chair of CULC/CBUC, Åsa Kachan, Chief Librarian of Halifax Public Libraries, and Mark Asberg, CEO of Calgary Public Library in Ottawa MattersIn Canadian libraries, the era of late fees may be headed to history books.