The Ottawa Public Library at Year 101: What's Next?

Date and Time: Thursday, November 22, 5:30pm
Where: Ottawa Public Library Auditorium (120 Metcalfe)

CASLIS Ottawa invites you to an evening with Ottawa Public Library Board Chair Jan Harder and City Librarian Barbara Clubb.

A year after celebrating its centenary, it's unclear what the future holds for the Ottawa Public Library (OPL).

The Board has just passed its ambitious 2008-2011 Strategic Plan setting exciting directions for the Canada's largest bilingual library system and the second largest system in Ontario.

Plans are underway to build a new central library incorporating the municipal archives.

But at the same time OPL is being asked to present scenarios which would reduce its budget by $4 million in service reductions and efficiencies. That's more than 12% of the budget. Could a third of library branches be closed to help City Council bring in a 0% tax increase?

Come and find out what's next at the Ottawa Public Library.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact info@caslisottawa.on.ca.

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