Ben Hyman, new Executive Director, VIRL

Vancouver Island Regional Library announces new Executive Director Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has hired a new Executive Director. Ben Hyman is currently the Chief Librarian at Vancouver Island University, and will assume the role on August 25, 2021 after four years at VIU. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to […]

Rina Hadziev, new BCLA Executive Director

The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) is pleased to announce the selection of Rina Hadziev as its next Executive Director. Rina steps into the role following current Executive Director Annette DeFaveri, who has been an incredible advocate for the interests of libraries and successfully representing individual and institutional members. The hire was made after a […]

PLLeaders – Now Accepting Applications

Public Library Leaders – Cohort 5 Now accepting applications. Program will begin in September 2021 and run until January 2023 More information is available at www.plleaders.ca Ideal Candidate Profile Nomination of employer (formal requirement) CEO or executive-level aspirations Core management knowledge and experience Personal confidence and self-awareness Ability to identify personal learning and mentoring needs […]

Open Statement by CULC/CBUC on Truth and Reconciliation – Access to Data and Information

Open Statement – Truth and Reconciliation – Access to Data and InformationPublic libraries at their core are community hubs and gathering spaces for people and ideas. As stewards of open and equitable access to information, we stand with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and all Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, in mourning the loss of […]

Calgary PL Hiring CEO

The Calgary Public Library Board has engaged Boyden, an executive search firm, for their Chief Executive Officer search. The job posting is available at: https://www.boyden.com/brief/chief-executive-officer-calgary-public-library. I also want to thank Sarah Meilleur for moving into the role as Interim CEO. Her knowledge, support and guidance are critical as we continue to meet the challenges of […]

BCLA now hiring an Executive Director

The British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) leads the library community in advocacy, professional development, and support of intellectual freedom. BCLA ensures that all British Columbians have equitable access to information, ideas, and works of the imagination. Organizational Profile The BC Library Association (BCLA) is a non-profit, cross-sectorial member association with over 800 members, furthering the […]

CULC/CBUC endorses CARL & CFLA Response to Consultation on Copyright Term Extension

CULC/CBUC endorsed the joint response from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA), to the Government of Canada’s Consultation Paper on copyright term extension. CFLA-CARL Joint Response to Consultation on Copyright Term Extension

CELA Funding for 2021–2022 Restored

Government of Canada increases funding for alternate format materials for persons with print disabilities From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release: March 16, 2021 – Gatineau, Quebec – Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada continues to take important and decisive action to ensure that all Canadians are supported during the COVID-19 […]

CULC/CBUC dismayed with decision to close Alberta Government Library

A letter has been sent to Minister Glubish Dear Minister Glubish, The Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) is concerned and dismayed by your decision to close the Alberta Government Library. Incorporated in 2008, CULC/CBUC facilitates collaboration and research to strengthen and promote the value of Canada’s urban public […]