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Major Canadian Public Libraries Support ReadersFirst eLending Position Paper

Members of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) endorsed the eLending Position Paper developed by ReadersFirst, an organization representing almost 300 libraries, including 36 in Canada.

News October 6, 2020 

First Nation Communities READ Announces Winners of the PMC Indigenous Literature Award

Congratulation to Clayton Gauthier (The Bear’s Medicine) and Drew Hayden Taylor (Chasing Painted Horses) on being selected for the 2020-2021 PMC Indigenous Literature Award.

News September 24, 2020 

Kimberley Foundation Announces Recipients of the Pandemic Flash Fund for Small Libraries

Congratulations to the libraries receiving grants to serve their communities during the COVID 19 pandemic!

News September 15, 2020 

Libraries, Publishing, and Bookselling: Responses to Globe and Mail Op-Ed

On July 25, The Globe and Mail published an opinion piece where the author blames the closing of independent bookstores and publishers’ financial troubles on public libraries. Over the last few weeks, a number of individuals and organizations from the library and publishing community have responded.

Blog August 8, 2020 

Call for Applications: Kimberley Foundation Pandemic Flash Fund for Small Libraries

The Kimberley Foundation is inviting small libraries in Canada to apply for one-time grants of up to $1,000 to serve their communities during the COVID 19 pandemic.

News August 4, 2020 

Kimberley Foundation Announces Recipients of the Pat Morris Communities Matter Grant

Congratulations to the recipients of the grants to support acquisitions, programming, and outreach activities!

News May 27, 2020 

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards!

The awards recognize the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in each official language in public libraries across Canada.

News May 19, 2020 

CFLA Issues Guidance for Canadian Libraries on Copyright and Online Storytimes

Online storytime typically relies on the use of copyright-protected materials, therefore, librarians must consider copyright legislation and whether permission, a license, or use of the fair dealing exception is required. This guideline describes these options, and provides an example of a fair dealing analysis for an early literacy-focused storytime.

News May 8, 2020 

CULC Calls for Changes to Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

A change would ensure the CERB is consistent with the ability to provide an employer-paid Supplemental Unemployment Benefit (SUB) plan as per the Employment Insurance Act and enable public libraries to continue to support employees during this very challenging period.

News May 4, 2020 

COVID-19 and Temporary Public Library Lay-offs

Based on media reports, news releases, and emails with officials, compiled numbers of library workers affected by temporary lay-offs.

Blog April 22, 2020