Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urba

CULC in The News

Support Materials for One eRead Canada

One eRead Canada / Un livrel Canada

Join libraries across Canada in creating an opportunity for people across the country to read one book together and share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Joignez-vous à d’autres bibliothèques canadiennes dans cette initiative pour rassembler les Canadiens et les Canadiennes autour d’un livre et les amener à répondre à l’œuvre en partageant leurs réflexions, leur ressenti et leur expérience.

One eRead THE PROGRAM: CULC/CBUC has created an opportunity for all public libraries to participate in a Canadawide digital reading program. The program is similar to a “one book, one city” program, on a national scale and in digital format. It will run for four weeks, from June 3 to June 30. The hope is that this will be the inaugural occurrence of an ongoing program that will include French titles, and may expand to include books for other age groups in future.

DESCRIPTION : Le CULC/CBUC (Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des bibliothèques urbaines du Canada) offre à toutes les bibliothèques publiques l’occasion de participer à un club de lecture pancanadien centré sur le numérique. Cette initiative ressemble aux projets de type « One Book, One City » (un livre, une ville), sauf qu’elle se déroule à l’échelle nationale et propose un contenu numérique. L’initiative durera quatre semaines, soit du 3 au 30 juin. Nous espérons qu’elle deviendra coutume et que la littérature francophone y trouvera sa place, de même que celle pour les autres groupes d’âge.

Support Materials


  • #1eReadLivrelCanada


One eRead

THE BOOK: The selection for our inaugural program is Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont, published by Thistledown Press. Recognizing and supporting our national focus on reconciliation and the Indigenous experience, it seemed appropriate that our first book is written by an Indigenous woman. We also chose to feature a book from an independent Canadian publisher.

LE LIVRE : Le choix pour la première de cette initiative s’est arrêté sur Glass Beads de Dawn Dumont, publié chez Thistledown Press. Comme nous reconnaissons et appuyons les efforts nationaux de réconciliation et de valorisation de l’expérience autochtone, il semblait à propos de choisir un ouvrage écrit par une femme autochtone. Nous avons également choisi ce titre parce qu’il provient d’une maison d’édition canadienne indépendante.

For more information:

Pour de plus amples renseignements :


CMA Funding to Support Reconciliation Program

Canadian Museums Association Receives Government Funding for National Review of Museum Policies to Support Reconciliation Program

Ottawa, April 16, 2019 — Karen Bachmann, president of the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is pleased to announce the support of Canadian Heritage – through the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – for the CMA Reconciliation Program.

The project has its roots in the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 67: “We call upon the federal government to provide funding to the Canadian Museums Association to undertake, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, a national review of museum policies and best practices to determine the level of compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People and to make recommendations” (TRC page 252).

“We thank Minister Rodriguez and the Government of Canada for their vote of confidence and on-going support. These funds will assist the CMA and its members to work in collaboration with Indigenous peoples for a national review of museum policies and best practices. This critical work will inspire the development of key recommendations as we move forward,” says Bachmann.

“In 2015 the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), in line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) , brought forward the important role that cultural and heritage institutions have to play in the reconciliation process and names museums and museum associations as essential agents of change”, says key proposal contributor, Dr. Sarah Pashagumskum. Dr. Pashagumskum is a member of the CMA Reconciliation Program Council, CMA Board Member and CEO of Aanischaaukamikw, the regional Cree Cultural Institute in northern Quebec.

“In our interconnected world, museums have become ever more essential to the preservation of cultural diversity and appreciation”, says Dr. Vanda Vitali, recently appointed Executive Director of the CMA. “I look forward to working with the CMA Reconciliation Council as they embark on this ambitious, comprehensive and inclusive process.”

To learn more, visit:


Register Now for the 3rd Glam Summit


The Ottawa Declaration Working Group, Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Museums Association, and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec invite you to “Taking It to the People: 2019 Summit on the Value of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.”

Taking It to the People: 2019 Summit on the Value of Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.

Language: Bilingual with simultaneous translation
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 8:15 am to 5:15 pm
Location: The Grande Bibliothèque
Address: 475 Boulevard De Maisonneuve East, Montréal
Admission: Free


This year, discussions will be the cornerstone of an interactive day that will build on the conclusions of previous summits. Speakers include Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Charles Eckman, Dean of Libraries at the University of Miami.

Discussions will focus on the value of galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs), and the ways that technology can be used to build user interest. These discussions will provide a forum to initiate new partnerships between memory institutions, as well as beyond these organizations.

The Summit will include three expert panels examining specific issues: (1) Quebec’s diverse collaboration models; (2) the ways that memory institutions can renew their relations with Indigenous peoples to preserve, make accessible, and value Indigenous heritage and cultures; and (3) collaborations between memory institutions and companies in the technological world to improve user experiences and encourage innovation.

Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the preliminary findings of a study on the value of GLAMs currently being conducted by Oxford Economics for the Canadian Museums Association and the Ottawa Declaration Working Group.

A detailed program will be available a few weeks before the event. Stay tuned.

Please share information about the Summit with your professional network.

There is no registration fee for this event. However, since space is limited, we ask that you register by Friday, April 26, 2019. Registrations will be accepted on a first‑come basis. For more information about this event, email

The Summit will also be rebroadcast through webcast. Please follow the conversations on Twitter using the hashtag #GLAM2019.

We are looking forward to having you join us in May.

Registration:To attend, please register.