National Book Count launched as lead-up to National Reading Summit

For media enquires please contact: Jamie Broadhurst 604-448-7124   The National Book Count January 10-16 Starts Today   Vancouver, January 10, 2011   Canadians like to think we are a nation of readers.  This week we’re going to test this cherished belief. We are counting how many books are purchased in stores and checked […]

IDEA FORUM on Early Childhood Outcomes

Early Childhood Outcomes/Learning: Exploring Ideas & Potential Public Libraries have always been aligned with learning, literacy and education.  As ALA said in its 2009 Congressional Testimony regarding children’s literacy skills, “(Librarians)… regularly aid teachers in building students’ research and information literacy skills; they possess deep knowledge of adolescent literacy development; and they are the absolute best resource for ensuring that schools […]

LAC-BAC identifies 12 key modernization initiatives

Following the last October Stakeholder’s Forum at LAC-BAC that CULC/CBUC participated in, which National Librarian and Archivist Daniel J. Caron described as ”a valuable opportunity to gather some of the most engaged and innovative voices of the library, archival and historical research communities to examine the challenges we face together in assessing, acquiring and preserving […]

Bill C-32 Goes to Committee & Writers Groups launch full-scale attack

A coalition of writers groups have launched a full-scale attack on C-32 reforms such as fair dealing, interlibrary loans, the remix exception, and format shifting Their brief to the Ministers is posted below. Writers Rights to Ministers Brief Michael Geist has provided a lengthy response at the following: CULC/CBUC’s Copyright Committee will meet to […]

BPLMobile puts the library in the palm of your hand

Use your mobile phone to find what you want at Burlington Public Library starting December 2. BPLMobile is the new mobile application for your smart phone that allows library members to take Burlington Public Library with them wherever they go. Burlington Public Library Mobile (BPLMobile) users can browse the collection, reserve items, manage their accounts, […]

Hamilton library accesses new Optical R&E network

Ontario’s advanced network connects its first library Hamilton Public Library joins ORION HAMILTON – Hamiltonians will soon have access to the global grid of research and education networks, as the Hamilton Public Library – the first library to join – connects to the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network, Ontario’s advanced R&E network. “Libraries are […]

Burlington Public Library hosts national launch of LAC’s Lest We Forget

It was a proud moment in Burlington today. BPL hosted, as a pilot library, a workshop for 30 students from Nelson High School (Halton District School Board), using WWI and WWII military records that are part of the National Library and Archives. The students were greeted by National Librarian and Archivist Daniel J. Caron and […]

Changements au sein du Conseil de direction de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Changes at Library and Archives Canada’s Management Board

Dans la foulée du dévoilement des priorités de l’Initiative de modernisation de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC), j’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer des changements au sein de notre Conseil de direction. 
 J’aimerais souhaiter la bienvenue à Mme Cecilia Muir qui se joindra à nous à titre de Sous-ministre adjointe responsable du Secteur de […]