Category: Toronto Public Library

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 […]

CULC/CBUC Unanimously supports motion recognizing Schrader

In a moment of appreciation the CULC/CBUC members gathered in Calgary on October 1 and passed the following motion: MOTION WHEREAS Alvin Schrader has spent a career in librarianship inspiring, educating and supporting and defending the issues surrounding Intellectual Freedom for Canadians and the role that the library plays in that ecosystem. GIVEN THAT contribution […]

Updated CULC/CBUC Paper on eBooks and Public Libraries

April 24 – Today CULC/CBUC released and up-to-date white paper on eBooks and Canadian public libraries. Written by Christina de Castell (Vancouver Public Library) this updates the White Paper that was originally published by CULC/CBUC in August 2011. The new paper is entitled “eBooks in 2014: Access and Licensing at Canadian Public Libraries”. CULC/CBUC has […]

Jane Pyper steps down from Toronto PL

City Librarian Jane Pyper Stepping Down Toronto ( March 19, 2014) –The Toronto Public Library Board announced today that City Librarian Jane Pyper will be stepping down from her role at the end of June 2014. “The entire Board joins me in thanking Jane for her significant contribution to the library over the years. She […]

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 […]

Toronto Budget Committee Votes for $7M more from Library Board

UPDATED: The Toronto Star reported on January 12th that the Executive Committee reversed some of the decisions by the Budget Committee including lowering the cut to the Toronto Public Library by $3.1M. http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1114640–toronto-budget-rob-ford-allies-reject-proposed-cuts-to-arts-and-library?bn=1 The Board had offered 5.9% of cuts totally $10M. The Budget Committee voted on Monday to force the Board to choose how […]

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 […]