Category: News

Libraries in the News: Globe & Mail – U.S.-style book bans could happen in Canada too

Censorship is not going to be contained in the United States by an imaginary line on a map. How could Canada not be affected? Infected?

CULC/CBUC Thanks Jefferson Gilbert for his leadership

At the AGM held in Toronto on May 2nd, CULC/CBUC unanimously approved a motion acknowledging Jefferson Gilbert for his excellent work as Executive Director of CULC/CBUC. MOTION: THAT CULC/CBUC recognize and thank Jefferson Gilbert for his 15 years of service as the Executive Director of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council / Conseil des bibliothèques urbaines […]

Libraries in the News: Global News – Why is there an increase of violence in Canadian public libraries?

The random acts of violence that are happening on our streets and in our transit systems in cities across Canada are also making their way into public libraries. Global News:

Jefferson Gilbert stepping down as Executive Director from CULC/CBUC

After 15 years of excellent service to CULC/CBUC, Jefferson has notified us that he is going to transition out of the organization effective the end of April. As an Executive, we are grateful for the outstanding commitment that Jefferson demonstrated to the public library sector, both in his time with CULC/CBUC, and through his work […]

Libraries in the News: CBC’s The Current – March 17

Public libraries have seen an increase in violent incidents, with some installing metal detectors and security personnel. We discuss the balance of providing a public yet safe space for patrons and staff with three librarians: Paul Burry, director of the Prince George Public Library in B.C.; Pam Ryan, director of service, development and innovation at […]

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, […]

Minister Rodriguez announces reappointment of Leslie Weir as Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Today, the Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez announced the reappointment of Leslie Weir as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a four-year term, effective August 30, 2023. Since her first appointment in August 2019, Leslie Weir has led Library and Archives Canada through a series of exceptional challenges and major initiatives. In addition to […]

Libraries in the News: The Bridge with Peter Mansbridge

With issues surrounding what you are allowed to read in some American schools, some Canadians may be surprised there are similar issues in Canada.  An important discussion on “A Freedom to Read” week with the CEO of the Halifax Public Libraries, Åsa Kachan. – Do You Have The Freedom To Read?  Mon, 30 Jan 2023 Listen on […]