Category: Press Release

National Librarian Resigns

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council wishes Dr. J. Caron the very best in his future endeavours, and thanks him for the support and faith he showed in CULC/CBUC during his tenure. CULC/CBUC will continue to collaborate with LAC and other library groups and looks forward to contributing ideas and work to the National Library and […]

CULC/CBUC Supports Freedom to Read Week

This year the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) made a special contribution “in honour of the great careers and contributions of Bill Ptacek (Calgary), Rebecca Raven (Brampton), Louise Procter Maio (Richmond Hill), Patricia Enright (Kingston) and Susannah Hubbard Krimmer (London). Great champions of intellectual freedom.” Freedom to Read […]

8Rs Human Resources Study

CULC/CBUC has commissioned the 8Rs Canadian Library Human Resources Research Team to conduct a follow up study of our membership workforce. The original 8Rs Study conducted in 2004 was a comprehensive examination of the human resource situation in Canadian libraries across all sectors (public, academic, special and school) that culminated in a groundbreaking collection of […]

I Read Canadian Day – February 19, 2020

The inaugural I READ CANADIAN DAY is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. This is a day dedicated to ‘reading Canadian’ and will empower families, schools, libraries and organizations to host local activities and events within the week. For example, libraries or book stores can create a local I Read […]

CULC/CBUC & ULC Statement on E-Book Equity

North American Elected Officials Send Message to E-Book Publishers: Price Gouging Public Libraries Is Unacceptable Mayors from major urban jurisdictions sign statement urging e-book publishers to institute equitable and transparent pricing for public libraries. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 6, 2019 TORONTO and WASHINGTON – Seventy-nine elected officials from North American cities and counties have […]

Press Release: Statement on Ebook Equity

North American Elected Officials Send Message to E-Book Publishers: Price Gouging Public Libraries Is Unacceptable Mayors from major urban jurisdictions sign statement urging e-book publishers to institute equitable and transparent pricing for public libraries. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 6, 2019 TORONTO and WASHINGTON – Seventy-nine elected officials from North American cities and counties have […]

Some recent media interviews – more to come

Greater Victoria Public Library’s Rina Hadziev – https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/live-from-studio-5-on-ami-audio/id1235751531?mt=2 Okanagan Regional Library’s Don Nettleton (near the end):  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/meeting-digital-book-demand-pricey-for-bc-libraries-1.5183266 Vancouver’s Kay Cahill – https://www.citynews1130.com/video/2019/06/25/new-pricing-hits-canadian-libraries/ Vancouver’s Kay Cahill –part 1 and part 2 of the CBC On the Coast interview from June 25th Mississauga’s Jennifer Stirling – https://partner.criticalmention.com/bits/wordplay/#/uuid=0dd939cf-918b-4102-a69c-0a3357a28622&channelId=90221&minTime=20190625185300&maxTime=20190625192300&token=b0b652fa-0291-43c5-b4c0-193da565c331

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 […]