Category: Ottawa Public Library

Canadian Statement on the Decision for IFLA WLIC 2024 to be held in Dubai, UAE

June 30, 2023 – We, the Canadian bodies undersigned, are united in our concern that Dubai has been selected by the Governing Board to be the host of the World Library and Information Congress for 2024. While we fully acknowledge that a range of considerations has been weighed by the Governing Board, we do not […]

Congrats to Sonia Bebbington, new CEO at Ottawa PL

OTTAWA – At a special meeting of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board held this evening, October 4, 2022, the OPL Board appointed Sonia Bebbington (BA, MA, MLIS) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective October 31, 2022.  “This is great news for Ottawa Public Library”, said Vice-Chair Kathy Fisher. “Sonia Bebbington has a record of […]

Danielle McDonald, Ottawa PL announces retirement

OTTAWA – At the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board meeting on May 10, 2022, Chair Luloff announced that OPL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Danielle McDonald is retiring in November 2022. Danielle’s retirement marks the end of a significant and remarkable 35 year career in municipal public service both at the City of Ottawa and at […]

Partnership between LAC and the Ottawa Public Library

Message bilingue / Bilingual message Partenariat entre BAC et la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa Le 12 janvier 2016, une annonce a été faite lors d’une réunion du conseil d’administration de la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa : cette dernière institution et BAC examineront la possibilité d’établir un partenariat novateur dans le but de construire une nouvelle bibliothèque centrale […]

Updated CULC/CBUC Paper on eBooks and Public Libraries

April 24 – Today CULC/CBUC released and up-to-date white paper on eBooks and Canadian public libraries. Written by Christina de Castell (Vancouver Public Library) this updates the White Paper that was originally published by CULC/CBUC in August 2011. The new paper is entitled “eBooks in 2014: Access and Licensing at Canadian Public Libraries”. CULC/CBUC has […]

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 […]

Danielle McDonald new CEO of Ottawa Public Library

Councillor Jan Harder, Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board, is pleased to announce on behalf of the Board the appointment of Danielle McDonald to the position of Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa Public Library effective March 5, 2012. Danielle holds a Master of Arts, Public Administration from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, […]

Barbara Clubb Announces Retirement from Ottawa Public Library

La version française suit l’anglais October 5, 2011 A Chapter Closes City Librarian of the Ottawa Public Library, Barbara Clubb, has announced that she will retire from the position of City Librarian effective December 2011. Ms Clubb’s remarkable career as a librarian and library leader spans four decades. She has provided two major urban public […]

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 […]