Student Page Wages

The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) would like to acknowledge feedback we’ve received regarding our Student Page positions and the impact of recently announced changes to student minimum wage rates in Alberta. As part of our Collective Agreement with Civic Service Union 52 (CSU 52), Student Page wages are based on a premium applied to the…
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Canadian Libraries Launch Nation-Wide eBook Campaign

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB, June 3, 2019 – Public libraries across Canada are aiming to improve the availability of eContent by launching the inaugural One eRead Canada with the Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC). One eRead Canada offers free, unlimited access to Glass Beads by Saskatchewan-born, Indigenous author Dawn Dumont in eBook…
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Canadian Public Libraries Call to Make More Content Available

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB, January 14, 2019 – Public Libraries across Canada are hitting a roadblock when providing access to eBooks and digital audiobooks for their customers. Demand for e-Content at the Edmonton Public Library is increasing by 20% per year, but major multinational publishers are charging excessively high prices, using restrictive purchasing models…
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