CNOOC Limited donation of $1.5 million will enhance innovation at New Central Library and the current Central Library

CNOOC Limited donation of $1.5 million will enhance innovation at New Central 
Library and the current Central Library 
CALGARY, Sept. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Calgary Public Library Foundation today 
announces a $1.5 million donation from CNOOC Limited, through its wholly owned 
subsidiary Nexen Energy ULC, the largest gift in the Foundation's history. 
The company is a founding partner for Add In, the Campaign for Calgary's 
Library. The gift will support the creation of a learning commons in the new 
Central Library, a technology rich space featuring leading edge and emerging, 
educational applications that support group learning, collaboration and study. 
The learning commons will become a key gathering area within the new Central 
Library, currently in early planning stages of development within Calgary's 
East Village. 
The donation will also support a new Automated Materials Handling System for 
the current Central Library which sustained significant damage caused by 
Calgary's flood. This new technology will greatly help the Central Library's 
delivery of service and support to all 18 Libraries across the city and will 
be relocated to a new branch upon the closing of the current Central Library. 
"We are proud to play a leadership role in helping to build the Library of the 
Future here in Calgary," said Mr. Li Fanrong, CEO of CNOOC Limited. "This 
investment in educational excellence and innovation will provide significant 
benefits for Calgarians for years to come." 
Add In will be the largest fundraising campaign for a library in Canadian 
history with philanthropic and sponsorship opportunities for all 18 branch 
libraries. Calgarians who love and value their library will be invited to 
participate in building a great library system for today and generations to 
come. At the heart of the campaign will be the opportunity to Add In and 
enhance civic investment in the new Central Library to be built in the East 
Village. 
"We believe great cities are defined by the ability of all who live there to 
access information, knowledge and support to enrich their lives and achieve 
their full potential," said Paul McIntyre Royston, President and CEO of the 
Calgary Public Library Foundation. "This incredible gift will enable 
Calgarians to access and trial leading edge and innovative technology." 
The Calgary Public Library is one of the largest public library systems in 
North America and the second largest civic public library system in Canada. In 
2012, Calgarians visited the Library's 18 locations more than 5.7 million 
times and borrowed more than 17 million items including books, DVDs, and 
e-resources. 
The Calgary Public Library Foundation's sole purpose is to ensure through 
fundraising that the citizens of Calgary have the best public library in the 
world. Funds raised do not replace the Library's core funding, but rather 
enhance the special programs and services that the Library can provide.
 

SOURCE  Calgary Public Library Foundation 
Calgary Public Library Foundation Brent Buechler, Vice President 403.221.4127 
Nexen Energy David Coll, Senior Advisor 403.699.5162 
Image with caption: "CNOOC Limited donation of $1.5 million will enhance 
innovation at New Central Library and the current Central Library (CNW 
Group/Calgary Public Library Foundation)". Image available at:  
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Image with caption: "Learning Commons are technology-rich environments 
designed to support individual and collaborative group learning. Leading-edge 
and emerging applications allow users to create, display, manipulate, and 
exchange information and images. Photo: Multi-user wall display. Electronic 
Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago. Credit: Ratko 
Jagodiæ (CNW Group/Calgary Public Library Foundation)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130913_C6976_PHOTO_EN_30807.jpg 
Image with caption: "Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Ellen Humphrey, Nexen CEO Kevin 
Reinhart, and Mr. Li Fanrong, CEO of CNOOC Ltd. signed a special log book to 
record major donations to Add In, the Campaign for Calgary's Library. The 
CNOOC Limited Nexen contribution of $1.5 million is the largest corporate gift 
in the Library's 101-year history. (CNW Group/Calgary Public Library 
Foundation)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130913_C6976_PHOTO_EN_30813.jpg 
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