Category: Vancouver Public Library

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 […]

Vancouver PL wins the John Cotton Dana Award

VPL and GVPL were two of the seven winners announced yesterday. Congrats to both BC Libraries for winning the 2019 John Cotton Dana Award. Information about the Vancouver project is available on the ALA website: In the Fall of 2018, Vancouver Public Library’s research confirmed that their rooftop garden still captivated Vancouverites even though it […]

CULC/CBUC’s Letter of Support for VPL’s Decision to Retain the Room Booking

Dear Ms Epstein, Board Chair, and Board Members, The Canadian Urban Library Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada members support Vancouver Public Library’s decision to allow Feminist Current to rent a meeting room at Vancouver Public Library (VPL) in accordance with VPL Board policy. This policy states explicitly that: “Statements being made or […]

Christina de Castell is VPL’s new CEO

NEWS RELEASE June 5, 2018 Vancouver Public Library Welcomes Christina de Castell as New Chief Librarian VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver Public Library (VPL) today announced the appointment of Christina de Castell as Chief Librarian. De Castell joined VPL in 2006, and has served in increasing senior roles, most recently as Acting Chief Librarian since March […]

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 […]

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 […]

CULC/CBUC White Paper on eBooks in Canadian Public Libraries

Christina de Castell (Vancouver Public Library) has developed this overview piece of the eBook issues that face Canadian Public Libraries. It is an educational/awareness piece and not policy per se. The document is broken into the following categories. Publishers and libraries need eBook models that make sense and maintain a strong book industry in Canada. […]

CULC/CBUC Blog on eBooks and public libraries

CULC/CBUC in partnership with Vancouver Public Library are pleased to launch a blog developed by Christina de Castelli (VPL’s Manager of Online Information & News) and a contributor to the eContent Task Force of CULC. The blog is for both sharing CULC/CBUC development and information, and keeping up to date on the most relevant eBook […]