Category: Kitchener Public Library

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. […]

Libraries in the News: TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paiken

For decades the demise of the library has been predicted. But in 2023, is the library now more relevant than ever? From makerspaces to outreach programs and media literacy opportunities to podcast and video equipment, the library has evolved into a community hub. The Agenda examines the new role of the library, with: Shamichael Hallman, […]

Fine Free, Chair and Members get interviewed

Interview with Mary Chevreau, CEO of Kitchener Public Library and chair of CULC/CBUC, Åsa Kachan, Chief Librarian of Halifax Public Libraries, and Mark Asberg, CEO of Calgary Public Library in Ottawa MattersIn Canadian libraries, the era of late fees may be headed to history books.

CULC/CBUC New Executive – Mary Chevreau, Kitchener PL is new Chair

2020–2022 Executive Chair Mary Chevreau Kitchener Public Library Vice Chair Åsa Kachan Halifax Public Libraries Past Chair Pilar Martinez Edmonton Public Library Secretary-Treasurer Lita Barrie Burlington Public Library Member-at-Large Scott Hargrove Fraser Valley Regional Library System Ex Officio Jefferson Gilbert Executive Director, CULC/CBUC

New CEO at Kitchener Public Library Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2015 It is with great pleasure that the Kitchener Public Library Board announces the appointment of Mary Chevreau as Chief Executive Officer of Kitchener Public Library, effective May 11, 2015. Ms. Chevreau is a library consultant and founder of MEC Consulting, with a long history of leadership and business experience, […]

Public libraries join forces to demand better eBook accessibility for their customers

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release June 5, 2012 Public libraries join forces to demand better eBook accessibility for their customers Toronto – The Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC), a coalition of Canada’s large public libraries, along with many U.S. public libraries such as the New York Public Library, are putting […]

National Book Count to go in February 2012

The second annual National Book Count sponsored by the National Reading Campaign working group is scheduled to go in February 2012. It was originally scheduled for January, but a last minute hiccup connected to retail eBook sales forced a change. Learn more about the National Reading Campaign here: CULC/CBUC’s participation is expanding with many […]