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Library and Archives Canada alone has received or will still receive more than 500 surplus notices and the department announced 20 per cent of its workforce would be let go.
The cuts to the government's archival collections stretch beyond just one department, though. Libraries at the transport, immigration and public works departments will be eliminated.
Read more at the original link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/
Following the cancellation of a federal funding program, a member of the London Public Library (LPL) Board said the organization’s resources are going to be thinned to fill the void.
Jerry Colwell, LPL board member and the director of client services at Pathways Skill Development and Placement Centre, added the cancellation of the Community Access Program (CAP) grant — which was launched in 1995 to maximize the accessibility of computers and the Internet at pubic access points, like the library, across Canada — will have a significant impact that will be felt across the city.
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Federal budget cuts aimed at the Burns Lake Public Library's public access computers could mean locals will no longer have access to free internet time at the library.
Head librarian Elaine Wiebe said the eight public access computer stations are well used by the public and losing the $3,400 in annual funding will be a big financial blow to the library's budget.Industry Canada cancelled its public computer funding on March 31, 2012, and termination of the program will result in a $515,000 cut in funding to 135 Community Access Program sites in public libraries across the province, including Burns Lake.( Read more... )
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NEWS: Nunavut April 23, 2012 - 1:40 pm
Romeo Saganash, the MP for Nunavik, and a member of the New Democratic Party, says the Conservatives should reverse their decision to eliminate the Community Access Program, which provides free access to broadband Internet for low-income Canadians living in remote areas, including many communities in Nunavut.“The elimination of the CAP is all the more absurd as it comes as the Conservatives call for unemployed Canadians to use the internet to receive their benefits and find work,” Saganash said in an April 23 news release.
Libraries shelved as school boards look for cutbacks
May 16, 2011
Are school boards throwing the book at their libraries?
After years of cutbacks to staff and hours at school libraries, at least one board has now shelved them.
In a controversial decision — which even some students are protesting — the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board has laid off all but four of its library technicians and is dismantling all its libraries.
It has started to divvy up the library books in its elementary schools and distribute them to individual classrooms instead.
Read more at the original link: http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/
Ontario school library staffing down: report
Staffing in eastern, northern Ontario below average
Posted: May 16, 2011 9:27 AM ET
Last Updated: May 16, 2011 8:44 PM ET
Staffing at school libraries across the province is declining, a trend that could affect children's ability to think critically about information, according to a report released by an education advocacy group.
The report by the group People for Education found 56 per cent of Ontario elementary schools in 2010 have at least one full- or part-time teacher-librarian, an accredited teacher who has library training. That's down from 80 per cent in the 1997/1998 school year, according to the report, which was released Monday morning.
Meanwhile, 66 per cent of secondary schools across the province have at least one teacher-librarian, down from 78 per cent in 2000/2001, when the group first started tracking data for high schools.
Read more at the original link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/