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Ottawa, October 18, 2017 – Canadian Library Community pleased to be discussing the future of Canadian Broadcasting.

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédérationcanadienne des associations de bibliothèques is pleased to be invited to join the conversation on how public libraries can partner in Community TV.

On October 18, 2017 CFLA-FCAB along with the Ontario Library Assocation will deliver a joint presentation to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) public proceedings on the Renewal of the broadcasting licences for terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings that will expire in May 2018.

Public libraries offer: maker-programs that enable people to learn, create, and build confidence; film and video programs that can be used as a launch pad for Community TV content production; and, digital technology programs that demonstrate public libraries are also centres of technological learning.

CLFA-FCAB Board member Daphne Wood (BC Representative) will represent CFLA-FCAB in the hearings. “’Public Libraries across Canada provide equipment, space, and programs to help people learn more about all types of media creation. With support from CRTC funding, libraries could enhance these resources and help to fill the gap in community broadcasting.” stated Wood.

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédérationcanadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) is the national voice of Canada’s library associations. CFLA-FCAB strives to advance library excellence in Canada, champion library values and the value of libraries and influence national and international public policy impacting libraries and their communities.

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 For more information:

Daphne Wood
CFLA-FCAB Board member and
Director, Communications and Development
Greater Victoria Public Library
dwood@gvpl.ca
250 413 0370
Katherine McColgan
Executive Director
CFLA-FCAB
kmccolgan@cfla-fcab.ca
613.867.7789