Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

October 03, 2016 12:28 ET

Media Advisory: Library and Archives Canada and Vancouver Public Library to Announce New Agreement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2016) - Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada and Ms. Sandra Singh, Chief Librarian, Vancouver Public Library will be signing a new agreement.

Media who wish to attend can register in advance by emailing stephen.barrington@vpl.ca.

The details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 10:15 a.m. (PDT)
Place: Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Special Collections (7th floor)

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

About Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library has been dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning, reading and information needs of Vancouver residents for more than 100 years. Our vision is an informed, engaged, and connected city. Our mission is a free place for everyone to discover, create and share ideas and information. Last year, VPL had more than 6.8 million visits with patrons borrowing almost 9.4 million physical and digital items including: books, ebooks, movies, music and magazines. Across 21 locations, VPL is the most-visited major urban library per capita in Canada.

VPL is online at VPL.ca, Twitter (@VPL) and Facebook (VancouverPublicLibrary).

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