Category: Calgary Public Library

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.

CULC/CBUC Think Tank on Recovery and Reimagined Library Services Post COVID-19

Think Tank Members Mark Asberg, CEO, Calgary Public Library Lita Barrie, CEO, Burlington Public Library Christina de Castell, Chief Librarian, Vancouver Public Library Teresa Johnson, Director of Research and Planning, New Brunswick Public Library Service Åsa Kachen, CEO, Halifax Public Libraries – CULC/CBUC Exec Rep Kitty Pope, CEO, Windsor Public Library Maureen Sawa, CEO, Greater […]

Library Issues Forum: Safety and Security in the Library

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29 @ 2:30 pm (Eastern) TOPIC: Safety and Security in the Library Speakers Bill Ptacek, CEO, Calgary Public Library Mark Asberg, Director, Service Delivery, Calgary Public Library Another to be announced Learning Objectives During this session, participants will: Learn about security issues facing public libraries in urban settings Understand the theoretical foundations […]

A Date with the New Calgary Central Library

Thursday, September 4th, 6-8 pm Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, Hall E Come see a preview of Calgary’s New Central Library, a key landmark in East Village, and one of the most open and welcoming gathering places in the city. Register for this free event. Reserve your seat today, as space is limited. First come, first […]

Calgary appoints Bill Ptachek to CEO Position effective February 1

NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 19 December 2013 The Calgary Public Library Welcomes New CEO Bill Ptacek’s tenure commences February 2014 Calgary, AB – The Calgary Public Library is very pleased to announce that Bill Ptacek (pronounced puh-TASS-ic) has been appointed CEO effective February 2014. Ptacek joins the Library from King County Library System […]

Public libraries join forces to demand better eBook accessibility for their customers

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release June 5, 2012 Public libraries join forces to demand better eBook accessibility for their customers Toronto – The Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC), a coalition of Canada’s large public libraries, along with many U.S. public libraries such as the New York Public Library, are putting […]

National Book Count to go in February 2012

The second annual National Book Count sponsored by the National Reading Campaign working group is scheduled to go in February 2012. It was originally scheduled for January, but a last minute hiccup connected to retail eBook sales forced a change. Learn more about the National Reading Campaign here: http://nationalreadingcampaign.ca CULC/CBUC’s participation is expanding with many […]

CBC program SPARK on the future of public libraries

CULC member Gerry Meek (CEO, Calgary Public Library) was prominently featured in Episode 117 on CBC radio’s SPARK. The full audio can be heard here: http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2010/06/full-interview-gerry-meek-on-the-future-of-public-libraries/ Some of the feedback on the blog includes: Linda Cook · 5 days ago Calgary’s silver-haired fox also has a silver tongue! What a great interview! He has done […]