Category: Call to Action

Publication of the Value Study of GLAMs in Canada

Dear Stakeholders’ Forum Members, Colleagues, We would like to draw your attention to the publication of the “Value Study of GLAMs in Canada ” a study commissioned by the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) on behalf of the Ottawa Declaration Working Group. The research was conducted by Oxford Economics and was supported by Canadian Heritage, the […]

Letter Templates

The Federal Government has not yet made changes to the CERB (Canadian Emergency Response Benefit) Program to allow for more than a $1,000 per month when there is a registered SUB (Supplemental Employment Benefit) plan in place. Take a moment to write to the Minister of Finance and your local MP to increase the pressure […]

Recovery and Reimagined Library Services – CULC/CBUC Think Tank Consultation Survey

Dear Members and other library leaders, The eight person leadership group members of the CULC/CBUC Think Tank on Recovery and Reimagined Library Services Post COVID-19 are up and running, along with seven working groups. Thank you to all who have stepped up and volunteered to do their part of the research. The goal is for […]

CULC/CBUC Supports Freedom to Read Week

This year the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) made a special contribution “in honour of the great careers and contributions of Bill Ptacek (Calgary), Rebecca Raven (Brampton), Louise Procter Maio (Richmond Hill), Patricia Enright (Kingston) and Susannah Hubbard Krimmer (London). Great champions of intellectual freedom.” Freedom to Read […]

8Rs Human Resources Study

CULC/CBUC has commissioned the 8Rs Canadian Library Human Resources Research Team to conduct a follow up study of our membership workforce. The original 8Rs Study conducted in 2004 was a comprehensive examination of the human resource situation in Canadian libraries across all sectors (public, academic, special and school) that culminated in a groundbreaking collection of […]

I Read Canadian Day – February 19, 2020

The inaugural I READ CANADIAN DAY is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. This is a day dedicated to ‘reading Canadian’ and will empower families, schools, libraries and organizations to host local activities and events within the week. For example, libraries or book stores can create a local I Read […]

One eRead Canada | Un livrel Canada

One eRead Canada / Un livrel Canada: Call for participation Register by May 8, 2019 Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of many public libraries across the country, CULC/CBUC is happy to share that the eContentForLibraries campaign had a substantial impact. We are preparing a report on the results of the campaign, and look forward to […]

#eContentforLibrariescampaign – Launched January 14th

Launched Thanks for joining us and participating in the upcoming #eContentForLibraries campaign. A reminder that the campaign is starting today – Monday January 14th – and will run until January 25th. A press release will be issued the morning of. Please review the campaign toolkit ( and help spread the word about on social media, […]

Governor General Awards

CULC/CBUC is once again partnering with Canada Council for the Arts in the promotion of the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Canada Council for the Arts have provided CULC/CBUC with ads and logos for creating publicity materials for your library, these materials are located in the membership area under “Governor General’s Literary Awards”. Finalists are […]

UPDATE: Digital Literacy Exchange Program

A small working group is working on the very complex application of 24 questions. There is quite limited space in the initial application (sometimes only 250 words) making it a challenge.That said we have had a very productive call with the people at ISED about the National Approach and MAJOR request we are suggesting for […]