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Everything tagged: Statistics

COVID-19 and Temporary School Library Lay-offs

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

Blog April 29, 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 

Statistics Canada Launches Culture Statistics Portal

This portal brings together data on the arts, culture, heritage and sports sectors and presents the information in a single interactive website.

News March 17, 2020 

More Canadians Go To Public Libraries Than Movie Theatres

The combined number of library visits from two provinces alone (Ontario and British Columbia) exceeds the number of visits to movies theatres in each of the survey years.

Blog February 8, 2020 

BookNet Canada Study: Library users buy more books than those who don’t use libraries

Buyers who visited the library 10-14 times in the previous month purchased an average of 6.1 books in a given month.

News May 29, 2019 

A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada in 2016 (With Summary Information about Cultural Workers)

Over 180,000 artists in Canada: more than auto workers or utilities workers

News March 27, 2019 

In the Dark: The Globe and Mail Looks into Canada’s Data Deficit

When it comes to basic data about its own citizens – from divorce rates to driving patterns to labour trends – Canada simply doesn’t have the answers.

News January 26, 2019 

2016 Census and the LIS Community

Extracts from the 2016 Census about the library and information management community.

Blog December 4, 2017 

Resignation of the Chief Statistician of Canada

Wayne Smith, Chief Statistician of Canada and the deputy head of Statistics Canada, announced his resignation today, citing concerns over the independence of the agency with the transfer of its information technology infrastructure to Shared Services Canada.

News September 16, 2016 

Information Management (IM) and Library Science (LS) Community Profiles

The Chief Information Officer Branch at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat recently published two infographics about the Information Management (IM) and Library Science (LS) communities in the federal public service.

News June 17, 2016