HPL’s Ken Roberts Nominated for a Silver Birch Award

HPL CEO Ken Roberts receives a Silver Birch Reading Program nomination for Thumb and the Bad Guys Silver Birch is a Children’s Choice reading program that encourages reading and gives the choice to children and young adults to choose their favourite Canadian books. The Silver Birch is one of many reading programs offered by the […]

LWF Update and Pilot Locations

The CULC/CBUC and LAC/BAC partnership to pilot the deliver of Lest We Forget Workshops outside of the National Capital Region is proceeding. All pilot centres had representatives trained, in Ottawa, in late September. The pilot centres are Fraser Valley Regional Library; Winnipeg Public Library; Burlington Public Library and Toronto Public Library. Contact with local schools […]

National Library Association Continues to Urge Support for Private Member’s Bill

OTTAWA (September 30, 2010) The Canadian Library Association (CLA) is pleased with the progress of Bill C-509, an Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act to provide for the long-term, sustainable provision of the reduced rate of postage for library materials. The Bill, introduced by Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon—Souris, Manitoba, will […]

Vancouver Public Library Board Names New City Librarian

(Vancouver, British Columbia) – The Vancouver Public Library Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce that a new City Librarian has been hired to commence work on December 20. Following an extensive international search, Sandra Singh will be the city’s 11th head librarian and will oversee the operation of the landmark Central Library, 20 […]

Information Share Bulletins

When members ask members questions on the listserv there is usually a flurry of responses. The ED is attempting to capture the responses and create ‘Issue’ Information Bulletins that members can revisit in the future. They are located in the member only area. If you need your password re-set, please do not hesitate to contact […]

Maureen Sawa New CEO of Greater Victoria Public Library

GVPL welcomes its new CEO – Maureen Sawa For Immediate Release Victoria, BC, August 3, 2010 – Greater Victoria Public Library Board Chair Paul Gerrard is pleased to announce that Maureen Sawa has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Victoria Public Library effective October 12, 2010. He describes Maureen Sawa as a very […]

CULC/CBUC Autumn Meeting – Transportation and Hotel Information

Hamilton Public Library will be hosting the meeting in their soon to be re-opened Central Library (100 Main Street West) which is attached to Jackson Square in downtown Hamilton. The Sheraton Hamilton is offering a range of rates that start at $125. Visit www.Sheraton.com/Hamilton for best rate. It is also attached to Jackson Square. Below […]

Examen de la politique du livre / Book Policy Review

The Federal Government is undertaking a review of the Foreign Investment Policy for the Book Industry. The deadline for Submissions is in mid-September. CULC/CBUC’s Copyright Committee will co-ordinate a CULC/CBUC response. The Consultation website is available here in English www.pch.gc.ca/bookconsultation and French www.pch.gc.ca/consultationlivre 
 Mesdames, Messieurs, 
Plus tôt aujourd’hui, l’honorable James Moore, ministre du Patrimoine […]

CULC/CBUC letter to Honourable Tony Clement on Long Form Census

July 26, 2010 The Honourable Tony Clement, P.C., M.P. Minister of Industry 5th Floor, West Tower, CD Howe Building 235 Queen Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0H5 Dear Minister, The Canadian Urban Libraries Council/ Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) would like to add a voice to the issue of discontinuing the ”long form” with […]

Barry Holmes Appointed New CEO at Windsor Public Library

The Windsor Public Library Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Holmes as Chief Executive Officer of Windsor Public Library, effective July 12, 2010. Mr. Holmes comes to Windsor from British Columbia where he previously served as Chief Executive Officer at Greater Victoria Public Library. Before moving to British Columbia, Mr. Holmes served […]