Canadian Library Groups Co-operate and Reinforce message for the Digital Economy Consultation

Various library groups took advantage of the expertise of their colleagues throughout June to develop submissions to the Federal Government on the Digital Economy. Barbara Clubb led the CULC/CBUC writing team. CARL, CLA, and OLA all shared their responses and CULC/CBUC shared while in development. The CULC/CBUC submission is here. CULC Brief.pdf (303.92 kb) Canadian […]

Brampton Public Library names new CEO – Cathy Matyas

Appoints New Chief Executive Officer Brampton Public Library Board Janice Awde, Chair of the Brampton Public Library Board, announces the appointment of Cathy Matyas as Brampton Library’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective August 3, 2010. Ms. Matyas, who succeeds CEO Adele Kostiak upon her retirement at the end of July, will be responsible for working […]

CBC program SPARK on the future of public libraries

CULC member Gerry Meek (CEO, Calgary Public Library) was prominently featured in Episode 117 on CBC radio’s SPARK. The full audio can be heard here: Some of the feedback on the blog includes: Linda Cook · 5 days ago Calgary’s silver-haired fox also has a silver tongue! What a great interview! He has done […]

CULC/CBUC commends government for Bill C-32 (Copyright); still some changes requested

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada spend time at their Spring meeting in Edmonton analyzing and discussing the newly released bill C-32. CULC/CBUC will continue to analyze and will be further communicating on the issue of the problems that digital locks impose on public libraries in their mandate […]

Library Book Rate – msg from MPP Merv Tweed

Library Book Rate – msg from MPP Merv Tweed

UPDATE – Federal Government announces support for Library Book Rate Bill CULC/CBUC member Barbara Clubb (Ottawa Public Library) received a thank you note from MP Merv Tweed on the progress of the Library Book Rate bill that he is championing. He indicated strong support from the library community in terms of letters and petitions in […]

Paul Whitney Vancouver City Librarian Retires

Vancouver Public Library Board Chair Joan Andersen has announced that City Librarian Paul Whitney will be retiring from the Library effective December 31, 2010. Andersen stated that “Paul has had an exemplary 36 year career in public libraries in BC. Over the past seven years he has guided so many positive changes at VPL, making […]

CULC/CBUC signed on to the Fair’s Fair – Fair Dealing in Canada

CULC/CBUC signed on to the Fair’s Fair – Fair Dealing in Canada after consulting with Paul Whitney, and others.The letter to the Ministers Moore (Heritage) and Clement (Industry) was from a range of groups under the auspices of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic.CIPPIC Staff Lawyer Tamir Israel acknowledged CULC/CBUC support and […]

Adele Kostiak Brampton Public Library CEO retires

The Brampton Public Library Board, at its meeting of February 23, 2010, received the notice of retirement from the Chief Executive Officer, Adele Kostiak effective July 31, 2010. Adele joined the Library in September 2001 and has been passionate in her commitment to provide exemplary library services to the citizens of Brampton. Her commitment to […]