(Calgary, Canada,13 September 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 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.”
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