Category: ULC

CULC/CBUC’s Letter of Support for VPL’s Decision to Retain the Room Booking

Dear Ms Epstein, Board Chair, and Board Members, The Canadian Urban Library Council / Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada members support Vancouver Public Library’s decision to allow Feminist Current to rent a meeting room at Vancouver Public Library (VPL) in accordance with VPL Board policy. This policy states explicitly that: “Statements being made or […]

HR Network Launches

Welcome to CULC/CBUC’s new Human Resources Network. This listserv is being launched to help create a national network of public library human resource professionals and to give you a platform to help and support your peers across the country. CULC/CBUC collected the names that were submitted to us to create this list. If you have […]

CULC/CBUC WEBINAR – KPI Tool – May 19th @ 1 pm EASTERN

WHEN: Thursday, May 19th @ 1pm EASTERN (10 am Pacific; 11 am Mountain; 12 noon Central; 2 pm Atlantic) WHO: Open to any CULC/CBUC member whether you are a subscriber or not. FEE: There is no fee. REGISTRATION: There is no need to register in advance. CONNECTING DETAILS: EMAIL with details sent to CULC/CBUC Members. […]

Member Update Briefing

The Steering Committee and Governing Board would like CULC/CBUC member libraries to participate in a Briefing Update on the new Not-for-Profit to serve Canadians with print disabilities through Canada’s public libraries. The briefing will focus on the following: Partnerships with CNIB and others Funding Models and timing Service Levels and timelines Government Relations and jurisdictions […]

Making Good on the Promise: A Public Library Led National Solution for Accessible Format Materials

The Canadian Urban Libraries Council has been working since Spring 2012 on the creation of a new national public library organization – focused solely on the creation, collection, delivery and preservation of both digital and physical alternate format accessible materials. New Organization Formed On September 1, 2013 Industry Canada issued a Certificate and approved Articles […]


A number of members have been asking about hotel accommodation in Montreal for the Autumn meeting. October is apparently a very busy time in Montreal. However, I was able to get a block of rooms relatively close to the meeting location. A block of bedrooms have been blocked for CULC/CBUC members at the SpringHill Suites […]

Communique on Alternative Format Delivery Project

A Communique from the CULC/CBUC Working Group on Alternative Formats. It is titled Canadian Public Library Accessible Formats Initiative, but this is not a presumed title for the project. We are hoping to name the new service when it is closer to the final iteration. There seems to be considerable misunderstanding within the broader library and […]

PL Information Technology Models of Service (2013)

CULC/CBUC Research as done by Ken Roberts, MA, MLS and Cheryl Stenstrom, PhD, MLIS. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As public libraries increasingly rely on technology to support services, library staff seek even more efficient ways to increase their technological capabilities. Both in Canada and the United States, the prevailing models for the delivery of public library service […]

CULC/CBUC offers support to the Digital HUB proposal for Canadians with Print Disabilities

OTTAWA — Members of the Canadian Urban Libraries Association took the opportunity to ask Guest John Rafferty (CEO and President of the CNIB) many questions, express views and to determine the intent of the Digital HUB proposal that CNIB has offered. In a wide-ranging discussion that was based in the role of the public library […]

Items upcoming on the CULC/CBUC Spring Meeting Agenda

The Executive is focussing the Spring 2012 discussions on fewer items that are linked through the theme of eContent.  Some of the items the national public library group will be addressing include: the work of the eBook Task Force and the proposed RFI they will be introducing next week US Publishing expert Brian O’Leary (Magellan […]