January 21, 2021

Public Libraries: The Calgary Public Library is a “Thriving and Enterprising Social Network”

From an Op/Ed by Calgary Public Library CEO Gerry Meek Appearing in the Calgary Herald: When you turn 100 years old, it’s easy to look back at the world as it used to be. But for the Calgary Public Library, our 100th birthday is a chance to look forward to an exciting and vibrant future. […]

Calgary Library System Sets Borrowing Record

From the Calgary Herald: The Calgary Public Library set a borrowing record in 2011, making it the sixth-busiest municipal library system in North America, behind only Toronto, three New York City libraries and Los Angeles. Borrowing in 2011 was up more than a half million from the previous year. A record 17 million items were […]

Canada: Calgary Library System Launches Three-Year Strategic Plan

From the Calgary Herald: Calgary’s public library is taking a bold approach ahead of its centennial year — one that includes tackling proposals for a new central library, opening a Saddletowne branch and launching its three-year strategic plan. In its annual direct mail campaign, which solicits donations from card holders, officials ask Calgarians online and […]

Calgary's New Central Library May Not Break Ground Next Year

From the Calgary Star: The city’s much anticipated new central library project isn’t likely to break ground in 2012, the facility’s centennial year. The city is still hashing out some of the conceptual planning for the new facility, whose price tag is pegged at up to $250 million. Anything other than a symbolic groundbreaking in […]