Welcome to the new CULC/CBUC Executive

This morning at our AGM in Montréal, the new Executive was approved: Åsa Kachan, Halifax Public Library — ChairSarah Meilleur, Calgary Public Library — Vice ChairPaul Takala, Hamilton Public Library — Past ChairElla Nason, New Brunswick Public Library Services — Secretary-TreasurerJudy Moore, Thompson-Nicola Regional Library — Member-at-Large Congratulations to all and thanks to the nominating […]

Saskatoon PL now hiring Director of Libraries & CEO

As the Director of Libraries & CEO of Saskatoon Public Library (SPL), you’ll lead one of Saskatoon’s most cherished community organizations. Since 1913, SPL’s mandate has been to inspire lifelong learning and support the development of literacy skills by sharing collections, spaces, programs, and services. SPL aspires to be an organization that reflects the community […]

Meet the Author – One eRead Canada Event – Thursday, April 25

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in collaboration with Ottawa Public Library (OPL), Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) and CBC, invites you to an evening with Dimitri Nasrallah, author of Hotline, this year’s One eRead. Universal human themes—belonging, identity, isolation and connection—make Hotline a perfect story to read and discuss with thousands of fellow Canadians as part of this year’s […]

CELA Celebrates 10th Anniversary

This year CELA turns 10 and it’s time to celebrate! The Centre for Equitable Library Access, CELA, is a national not-for-profit organization that provides accessible reading services to the approximately 3 million people across Canada with print disabilities. CELA provides access to a collection of over 1 million titles in multiple accessible formats, including audio, […]

Darren Solomon is Kitchener Public Library’s next CEO

KITCHENER, ON — The Kitchener Public Library Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Solomon to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 15, 2024. Solomon was chosen after an extensive leadership search. Solomon is a catalyzing leader, most recently serving as CEO for Richmond Hill Public Library where he led system-wide transformation. […]

A New Partnership for the Next Phase of Freedom to Read Week

La version française suit la version anglaise. We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, the Ontario Library Association, and the Book and Periodical Council that marks a pivotal moment for the future of Freedom to Read Week.Freedom to Read Week will take place from […]

CULC/CBUC Releases a Safety & Security Toolkit for Public Libraries

The Safety and Security Working Group of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) announces the release of a Safety and Security Toolkit to help public libraries more effectively manage and respond to safety and security incidents. Across Canada, socio-economic forces are increasing the frequency and intensity of security […]

CULC/CBUC 2024 Federal Funding Submission

CULC/CBUC has submitted five recommendations for the pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2024 budget. Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada: Recommendation 2: That the Government of Canada recognizes the role public libraries are playing in delivering on federal priorities in communities across Canada and provides funding to further support libraries performing these critical […]

Un livrel Canada / One eRead Canada 2024

Registration is now open! THE PROGRAM: CULC/CBUC is offering another opportunity for all public libraries to participate in a Canada-wide digital reading program during the month of April 2024. We are excited to announce our featured title is Hotline, by Dimitri Nasarallah, published by Esplanade Books an imprint of Véhicule Press in English and translated […]

Steve Kraft, Guelph PL, Announces Retirement

At the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors meeting on Monday, January 29, 2024, Chair Danny Williamson announced that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Secretary to the Library Board, Steven Kraft will be retiring on February 29, 2024. “On behalf of the Guelph Public Library Board, I thank Steve for his decades of commitment […]