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News tagged: Advocacy

Library Community Submissions to 2021 Pre-Budget Consultations

National library organizations call for federal support for broadband connectivity, access to e-content, municipal funding, library support for vulnerable populations, accessible reading material, and Canadian publishers and booksellers.


News September 14, 2020 

Promotional Materials Available for 2020 Canadian Library Month, Provincial Library Weeks

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. Canadian Library Month also includes a number of other special days …


News September 12, 2020 

North American Elected Officials Send Message to E-Book Publishers: Price Gouging Public Libraries Is Unacceptable

Mayors from major urban jurisdictions sign statement urging e-book publishers to institute equitable and transparent pricing for public libraries


News November 6, 2019 

Canada’s Museums and Election 2019

Canada’s national, provincial and territorial museums associations sent joint letters to the leaders of the six major political parties, highlighting the importance of museums and seeking the parties’ positions on critical questions for the sector.


News October 10, 2019 

CFLA Launches #VoteCdnLibraries Campaign

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) today launched its campaign to advance its four key issues during the 2019 Federal Election Campaign.


News September 30, 2019 

Election 2019: CULC and #eContentForLibraries

CULC members are being provided with materials to be used for their communications with federal election candidates in advance of the October 21, 2019 federal election.


News September 19, 2019 

Promotional Materials Available for Canadian Library Month, Provincial Library Weeks

October is Canadian Library Month, an opportunity to raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. CLM also includes First Nations Public Library Week, Ontario Public Library Week, and Saskatchewan Library Week.


News August 20, 2019 

CULC, ALA Denounce Macmillan Publishers’ eBook Lending Model

In response to Macmillan Publishers’ announcement of their new library ebook lending model, CULC and ALA have issued statements denouncing the changes and called on Macmillan CEO John Sargent to provide evidence to support claims in its announcements.


News July 28, 2019 

Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) Launches #eContentForLibraries Campaign

Canadian Public Libraries Call on Multinational Publishers to Make More Content Available


News January 14, 2019 

CARL Releases Statement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

“We believe that a term of copyright of life plus 50 years is adequate to reward rights holders and beneficiaries, while balancing the benefits that a robust public domain has for Canada’s knowledge-based economy.”


News October 10, 2018