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Darren Solomon is Kitchener Public Library’s next CEO

KITCHENER, ON — The Kitchener Public Library Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Solomon to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 15, 2024. Solomon was chosen after an extensive leadership search. Solomon is a catalyzing leader, most recently serving as CEO for Richmond Hill Public Library where he led system-wide transformation. […]

A New Partnership for the Next Phase of Freedom to Read Week

La version française suit la version anglaise. We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, the Ontario Library Association, and the Book and Periodical Council that marks a pivotal moment for the future of Freedom to Read Week.Freedom to Read Week will take place from […]

CULC/CBUC Releases a Safety & Security Toolkit for Public Libraries

The Safety and Security Working Group of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) announces the release of a Safety and Security Toolkit to help public libraries more effectively manage and respond to safety and security incidents. Across Canada, socio-economic forces are increasing the frequency and intensity of security […]

CULC/CBUC 2024 Federal Funding Submission

CULC/CBUC has submitted five recommendations for the pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2024 budget. Recommendation 1: That the Government of Canada: Recommendation 2: That the Government of Canada recognizes the role public libraries are playing in delivering on federal priorities in communities across Canada and provides funding to further support libraries performing these critical […]

Un livrel Canada / One eRead Canada 2024

Registration is now open! THE PROGRAM: CULC/CBUC is offering another opportunity for all public libraries to participate in a Canada-wide digital reading program during the month of April 2024. We are excited to announce our featured title is Hotline, by Dimitri Nasarallah, published by Esplanade Books an imprint of Véhicule Press in English and translated […]

Steve Kraft, Guelph PL, Announces Retirement

At the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors meeting on Monday, January 29, 2024, Chair Danny Williamson announced that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Secretary to the Library Board, Steven Kraft will be retiring on February 29, 2024. “On behalf of the Guelph Public Library Board, I thank Steve for his decades of commitment […]

Futures Lab Speaker Series: Ideating the Future – Registration Open

All libraries have to think about the future and plan strategically. How can libraries approach this work in an innovative, user, and community-centred way? Join us for engaging discussions that explore how to embed future forecasting into library strategic planning. Hosted on Zoom. February 14, 2024 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Register Now Learn more […]

Welcome to Beth Côté, Interim Director of Libraries & CEO, Saskatoon PL

The Board has appointed Beth Côté as Interim Director of Libraries & CEO. Ms. Côté has a long and successful history with SPL and has been the Director of Public Services since 2016.“The Board and I remain committed to excellent community-inspired library services. We have full confidence in the interim CEO and SPL leadership team […]

Congrats to Mary Chevreau, the new CULC/CBUC ED

CULC/CBUC has a new Executive Director! Mary Chevreau has over 25 years of leadership experience, with excellent skills in strategic planning, advocacy, governance and policy development. She is an expert at working collaboratively, building consensus, and leading projects with multiple decision makers, all essential skills for the CULC/CBUC Executive Director. Since 2015, Mary has been […]

CULC/CBUC Sessions at OLA Super Conference

CULC/CBUC Sessions at OLA Super Conference: Get Loud About Access to Digital Content with the CULC/CBUC Digital Content Working GroupThursday, 2:15 pm – 3:30 pmSpeakers: Jennifer Stirling, Vicky Varga, Lisa Vohra, Sarah Macintyre CULC/CBUC CEO panelFriday, 9:15 am – 10:30 amSpeakers: Mary Chevreau, Danielle Hubbard, Chrissy Hodgins, Darren Solomon and Moderated by Åsa Kachan Safety […]