Thank You to our Futures Lab members!

Thank you to members of our Futures Lab Steering Committee and our Champions for all the work they have done over the last two years to get this project started. We would like to especially thank our departing volunteers: Steering Committee Champions The Futures Lab is looking for new volunteers! We are recruiting for both […]

Now Accepting Nominations for Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

Nominations are due December 1st by 12:00 pm EST. Nomination Process Submit a letter explaining how the nominee meets the criteria below. Please provide specific examples. Your letter must include: The nominators name and contact information The nominee’s name and contact information Submit nominations to: with the subject line containing the nomination title and […]

Globe & Mail: Paying more attention to the health and social benefits of libraries is overdue

October 31st, Op-ed by André Picard on Canadian Public Libraries and the Canadian Urban Institute’s Overdue report.

Congrats to Sarah Douglas-Murray, new CEO at Milton PL

Milton Public Library Board Appoints Sarah Douglas-Murray as New CEO MILTON, ON – The Milton Public Library Board is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sarah Douglas-Murray as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective November 6, 2023. Sarah brings a wealth of experience and a strong track record in the public and non-profit sector, making […]

CUI Releases OVERDUE: The Case for Canada’s Public Libraries

OVERDUE: New report establishes Canada’s public libraries were critical during pandemic and calls for broader support to ensure economic recovery and resilience   Toronto, ON – October 4, 2023 – The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) announce the release of OVERDUE: The Case for […]

6th Co-hort of PLLeaders Launchs

With 37 participants, the 6th co-hort of the Public Library Leaders (PLLeaders) program has launched today. Under the new leadership of Lita Barrie, CEO, Burlington Public Library. Participants will meet twice a month for the next 16 months for in-depth discussions about issues facing libraries and lessons in leadership, before graduating at the 2025 OLA […]

Margie Singleton, CEO Vaughn PL, named Dalhousie Outstanding Alumni

2023 Dalhousie Outstanding Alumni Award (OAA) Recipient Margie Singleton (MLS’80), CEO of the Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL), is the recipient of the 2023 Dalhousie Outstanding Alumni Award. Originally from Kingston, Ont., Margie completed an undergraduate degree in Urban Geography at Queens University, after which she received her Master of Library Service from Dalhousie in 1980. […]

Anthea Goffe is the new Executive Director of Coquitlam PL

The Board of the Coquitlam Public Library is pleased to announce Anthea Goffe as the new Executive Director. Anthea brings a wealth of talent and experience to her new role. She has been working in the library sector for over twenty years, with the last eight years holding the title of Director, Community Engagement at […]

CULC/CBUC Federal Budget Submission

Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultationsin Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget List of Recommendations Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada ensures libraries have reasonable access on reasonable terms to e-content from multi-national publishers through consideration of amendments to the federal Competition Act and/or legislation like that introduced in the United States ensures libraries […]

Canadian Statement on the Decision for IFLA WLIC 2024 to be held in Dubai, UAE

June 30, 2023 – We, the Canadian bodies undersigned, are united in our concern that Dubai has been selected by the Governing Board to be the host of the World Library and Information Congress for 2024. While we fully acknowledge that a range of considerations has been weighed by the Governing Board, we do not […]