Now Hiring: Executive Director of CULC/CBUC

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) represents the 55 largest public library systems in Canada, along with Library and Archives Canada and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. For more than 25 years CULC/CBUC has worked to better library service in Canada’s populated urban areas. CULC/CBUC’s mission […]

Public Library Leaders now accepting applications for 2023–2024

The 6th PLLeaders Co-hort will begin in September 2023 and run until January 2025. Several modifications to the program were made during the 5th Co-hort (2021–2022). The program received and admitted almost double the number of participants than the previous co-horts. Efforts were made to reduce the travelling required, as part of COVID travel issues, […]

Fort Erie PL now hiring CEO

Are you ready to embark on an exciting and fulfilling journey as the Chief Executive Officer/Library Services of a vibrant and dynamic public library? We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead and administer the affairs of our medium-sized public library, working closely with a dedicated nine-member Library Board. As the CEO, you will play […]

Welcome Strathcona County Library to CULC/CBUC

Welcome to Sharon Siga, CEO of Strathcona Library, the newest member of CULC/CBUC. Strathcona County Library serves a specialized municipality with 70,000 residents in Sherwood Park, and 30,000 rural residents. From its Central Library in Sherwood Park, the library supports literacy, lifelong learning, and community connections while informing, engaging, and entertaining residents. Its award-winning Bookmobile […]

Libraries in the News: Globe & Mail – U.S.-style book bans could happen in Canada too

Censorship is not going to be contained in the United States by an imaginary line on a map. How could Canada not be affected? Infected? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-us-style-book-bans-and-censorship-could-happen-in-canada-too-if-were/

Fall Member Meeting in Vancouver – October 23–24, 2023

The CULC/CBUC Member Meeting will be hosted by at the Vancouver Public Library – Central Library from October 23–24, 2023. Branch tours and a Welcome Reception will be held on Sunday, October 22, and the meeting will begin at 9:00 am on Monday, October 23. Members will welcome the participants in the Public Library Leaders […]

Kitty Pope retires from Windsor PL

“We appreciate her contributions as the chief executive officer of the Windsor Public Library and wish her all the very best in her future endeavours,” – Mark McKenzie, Windsor PL Board Chair Effective Monday (May 8), Dana Paladino, the city’s acting director of human resources, will be taking over as acting library CEO. Chris Woodrow, […]

CULC/CBUC Thanks Jefferson Gilbert for his leadership

At the AGM held in Toronto on May 2nd, CULC/CBUC unanimously approved a motion acknowledging Jefferson Gilbert for his excellent work as Executive Director of CULC/CBUC. MOTION: THAT CULC/CBUC recognize and thank Jefferson Gilbert for his 15 years of service as the Executive Director of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des bibliothèques urbaines […]

Richmond Hill & Edmonton PLs win Honorable Mentions at Urban Libraries Council Top Innovators 2023

Urban Libraries Council Names 2023 Top Innovators Today, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized 16 North American public libraries as Top Innovators for transformative programs that enhance the library field to further equity, education and civic engagement for all. ULC announced the 2023 Top Innovators and Honorable Mentions during the live, virtual 2023 Innovations Celebration […]