January 27, 2022

Canada: “As Calgary Public Library Usage Grows, CEO Wants to Do More” + CPL Annual Update

Note: The full text of the report discussed in the Metro article is embedded at the bottom of this post.

From Metro Calgary:

Calgary’s public libraries continue to see rapid growth, with total in-person visits edging up seven per cent last year to exceed 5.724 million, according to a new report.


The growth comes in spite of “less than average” funding from the City of Calgary, acting CEO Ellen Humphrey told aldermen on the community and protective services committee Wednesday, adding that there’s much more the city’s library’s could offer.


As examples, Humphrey said library staff would like to expand support services for early literacy and simply keep more branches open for longer hours.

See Also: Calgary’s Central Library reopens after flood damage (August 29, 2013; via CBC)

See Also: Video: Four Firms Named as Finalists to Design Calgary’s New Central Library (August 3, 2013)

See Also: Learn About Plans for Calgary’s New Central Library, View Master Plan Report (February 15, 2013)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.