CFLA-FCAB Communique-Library & Archives Canada Price McIntosh Bursary

Library and Archives Canada launches the Price McIntosh Bursary to support diversity in Canada’s libraries and archives Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is excited to announce the launch of its new Price McIntosh bursary, which was made possible by the generous support of the Price McIntosh family. This funding opportunity provides financial support to Indigenous persons (First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation), persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities who wish to pursue studies in fields related to libraries and archives. LAC will award up to $10,000 per funding cycle: $5,000 per selected student registered in full-time studies and $2,500 per selected student registered in part-time studies at Canadian colleges or universities for the 2021–2022 academic year, in a program that leads to a career in libraries or archives. All eligible students are invited to submit their applications for the 2021–2022 academic year by October 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time). Guidelines, eligibility criteria and the application form are available on the Price McIntosh Bursary<> web page. For any questions, or to request alternative formats, applicants may contact LAC: Phone: 819-997-0893 (or toll-free at 1-844-757-8035) TTY: 613-992-6969 (or toll-free at 1-866-299-1699) Email:<> Website:  ... read more

Orillia Public Library Board appoints new CEO-Bessie Sullivan

Orillia Public Library begins new chapter with a new CEO ‘I am looking forward to working in the beautiful library building in the heart of the city,’ says Bessie Sullivan, who takes on the role of CEO on June 21 about 2 hours ago By: OrilliaMatters Staff New library CEO Bessie Sullivan.Photo supplied by Orillia Public Library NEWS RELEASE ORILLIA PUBLIC LIBRARY ********************************* The Board of the Orillia Public Library is delighted to announce that Bessie Sullivan will be joining the library as the new CEO effective June 21, 2021. Kelly Seymour, Board Chair of the Orillia Public Library stated: “We are indeed looking forward to welcoming Ms. Sullivan as we implement our newly completed Service Review led by present CEO, Suzanne Campbell. Ms. Campbell will be retiring at the end of June after ten years as the CEO of the Library. She will certainly be missed and we all wish her well in her retirement.” Sullivan joins our Library with a wealth of experience. She has been the CEO of the Haliburton County Public Library since 2009. As CEO she oversaw seven branches located throughout the County of... read more