Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urba

CULC in The News

Spring 2016 Meeting

CULC/CBUC members will gather in Ottawa in advance of the CLA's Forum 2016 <>.  Meetings will take place on the 31st @ the Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street facility in downtown Ottawa.  The meeting will be in the PELLAN ROOM on the second floor.  Details will come with the Member Package a week before the event.  395 Wellington is within easy walking distance of the CLA Forum facility - Delta Ottawa. 


Ottawa is always busy in the Spring.  Rooms are currently available at the DELTA OTTAWA.  

Reserve your accommodation by referencing the group code “Canadian Library Association”  by:

Phone: 1-888-890-3222
Fax: 1-613-688-6821
On-line booking: CLA Booking Tool

If you have items you would like to have the Executive consider for the Agenda, please let the Executive Director <> know by may 1st.  

Planning Ahead - CULC/CBUC next meeting will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 3 and 4.


Positive movement on Marrakesh Treaty by Canadian Government

CULC/CBUC and other interested organizations, including CELA, has noted that the Government has introduced (on April 24th) a bill that will make amendments to the Copyright Act to allow Canada to accede to and implement the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. This treaty fosters, on a global basis, equitable access to published works, and as such, aligns with the values upheld by our member libraries, and sister organizations and libraries.  

Bill C-11, “An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities),” sponsored by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, received First Reading in the House this morning, and is expected to take a few months to work its way through Parliament.   


LAC Stakeholders Forum (March 23, 2016)

Message bilingue / Bilingual message


Veuillez trouver en pièce jointe la documentation pour le prochain Forum des partenaires du 23 mars 2016 qui aura lieu par téléconférence WebEx de 13 h à 15 h (HAE). Ces documents seront également disponibles dans les prochains jours sur le Portail du Forum des partenaires à l’adresse suivante :

  • Liste des participants
  • Ordre du jour final (23 mars 2016)
  • Compte rendu des décisions (12 novembre 2015)
  • L’état des suivis (document interne – disponible en anglais seulement)
  • Présensation
    • Mise à jour sur le droit d’auteur
  • Présentation
    • Le point sur Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (BAC)
  • Présentation
    • Les acquisitions à BAC – Cadre de politique et Stratégie 2016-2019
    • BAC – Extraits du Cadre de politique d’évaluation et d’acquisition
    • Documenter la société canadienne – Stratégie d’acquisition de BAC 2016-2019
  • Présentation
  • Vers l’adoption de la Stratégie canadienne de numérisation du patrimoine documentaire
  • Élaboration d’une stratégie canadienne de numérisation du patrimoine documentaire

Je vous remercie et nous sommes impatients d’entamer la discussion avec vous.



Good day,

Please find attached the documentation for the upcoming March 23, 2016 Stakeholders Forum that will be held by WebEx teleconference between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. These documents will also be made available in the coming days on the Forum Portal accessible at:

  • Participants list
  • Final agenda (March 23, 2016)
  • Record of decision (November 12, 2015)
  • Status of action items
  • Presentation
    • Copyright update
  • Presentation
    • Library and Archives Canada (LAC) update
  • Presentation
    • LAC Acquisitions – Policy framework and Strategy 2016-2019
    • LAC – Evaluation and Acquisition Policy Framework
    • Documenting Canadian society – LAC acquisition strategy 2016-2019 (Available in French only – English version to follow)
  • Presentation
    • Moving forward with the Canadian National Heritage Digitization Strategy
    • Building a Canadian National Heritage Digitization Strategy

Thank you, and looking forward to our discussions.

EN_Documenter la société canadienne v09_FINAL.PDF (793.89 kb)


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The link to the webinar recording.  It can be accessed at any time and can freely share with their colleagues.


Urban Libraries Outcomes Management Webinar Date: Monday, February 29, 2016

Members — please share with appropriate staff who might be interested in seeing that webinar which is being conducted by Counting Opinions.  As you know they are the provider of the KPI system CULC/CBUC uses to collect annual data.  

Urban Libraries Outcomes Management Webinar

Date:  Monday, February 29, 2016
Time: 11:00 am PACIFIC; 12:00 MOUNTAIN:  13:00 CENTRAL; 14:00 EASTERN; 15:00 ATLANTIC.  Will be 60 minutes.  
For webinar details, click here:

The comprehensive, web-hosted Reading Club App (RC App) from Counting Opinions (CO) automates the capture and management of registrations, activities and “outcomes” (summer, teen, adult, etc.) including an engaging, interactive experience for participants. The RC App is easily configurable to meet any reading club requirement, and also includes pre-configured options for TD SRC, BC SRC and others, complete with program images, suggested titles and data reporting requirements.

The RC App includes fully integrated “outcomes” measurement (aligned with the PLA Project Outcome) that is part of the broader outcomes measurement platform available from CO.

Benefits to CULC members include:
  1. Effectively measure and demonstrate outcomes!
  2. Quick and easy implementation
  3. Easily configured for local requirements or to meet predefined standards (e.g., TD SRP, etc.)
  4. Deliver one or more reading clubs, throughout the year
  5. Emphasize fun and engagement including suggested titles, badges, loot, certificates, progress tracking, contests and more
  6. Reduce staff administrative burden so they can focus on encouraging literacy and lifelong learning
  7. Supports CASL standards for privacy
  8. Enables group and individual registration and participation
  9. Supports engagement with community organizations e.g., schools, museums. etc. 
  10. Data is not subject to the U.S. Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (sequel of the Patriot Act).

Childrens/Teens/Adult coordinator(s are welcome to attend.

Reminder: CULC members are eligible for a subscription discount.

For webinar details, click here: