Dear Librarians, It’s the great Canadian book debate… this is Canada Reads. Welcome to the 20th edition of CBC’s battle of the books. If this is your introduction to Canada Reads, it’s our annual literary Survivor-style show. We go live-to-air on CBC Radio One at 11am from March 8-11. We convene five prominent Canadians around […]
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. Toolkits and Resources available at ireadcanadian.com
Queen’s University announced today the appointment of Mark Asberg as Vice-Provost and University Librarian for a five-year term effective May 1, 2021. This appointment follows a comprehensive search process chaired by Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green. Dr. Asberg is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Calgary Public Library, where he leads a team […]
Milton Public Library Chief Librarian and CEO Mark Williams is joining the Centre for Free Expression’s Working Group on Intellectual Freedom. “We are delighted to welcome such a dedicated champion of intellectual freedom to the CFE Working Group,” said James L. Turk, the Centre’s Director. Mark began his career in Coventry, England, working with disaffected […]
Last night One eRead Canada hosted an interview with CBC’s Shelagh Rogers and Kim Thúy discuss her book Vi. Video of the interview is available on Ottawa Public Library’s Facebook page.
Todd Kyle becomes CEO of Brampton Library, effective January 18. “I’m so excited to be moving to a dynamic, growing, and diverse institution like Brampton Library,” commented Todd Kyle, who will begin his new role as CEO of Brampton Library on January 18, 2021. twitter.com/BramptonLibrary
The City of Mississauga has selected Rona O’Banion as Director, Mississauga Library, effective February 1, 2021. Ms. O’Banion replaces Lori Kelly, who is now the City’s Director, Human Resources. “I am pleased to welcome Rona to the leadership team,” said Shari Lichterman, Commissioner, Community Services. “She is joining at an exciting time as the Library […]
One eRead Canada / Un livrel Canada runs from January 1–31, 2021. Share in the One eRead Canada national reading experience! From January 1–30, Kim Thúy’s celebrated novel, Vi, the story of her escape from Vietnam and journey of self-discovery, will be available in digital formats with no waitlists and no holds thanks to public […]
Planned to open in 2026, the home of the new central library is 321 2nd Avenue North. The new central library will be a destination for everyone, including future generations. It will be a place to gather, connect, learn, read, play and share. It will also serve as a critical piece of social infrastructure driving […]
CULC/CBUC at their Fall Meeting on October 5, voted to endorse the Readers First eLending Position Paper.