The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is a non-profit with a mandate to benefit Ontario public libraries through advocacy, research, and marketing.

La Fédération des bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario est un organisme à but non-lucratif. Elle a comme mandat, de répondre aux besoins de toutes les bibliothèques, en concentrant leurs efforts dans la recherche, en marketing et en agissant comme plaidoyeur.



2018 Federation of Ontario Public Libraries Ontario Public Library Operating Data 2008-2017 Overview, Primer on Library Statistics, and Collected Tables

Released Today! Sept. 18, 2018 Federation of Ontario Public Libraries Ontario Public Library Operating Data 2008-2017 Overview, Primer on Library Statistics, and Collected Tables FINAL FOPL_report_2018_September Loads of great data about public libraries in Ontario aggregated over 10 years, and sorted by population bands.        ... read more

WorkInCulture are currently conducting a survey to gain a better understanding of careers in Ontario’s creative community…and that includes PUBLIC LIBRARIES!

Hello all: Our colleagues at WorkInCulture are currently conducting a survey to gain a better understanding of careers in Ontario’s creative community…and that includes PUBLIC LIBRARIES! I would ask that you distribute the information about the study to all your staff as it is meant to survey all those employed in public libraries. The following is an overview: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2PC9HQ2 ————————————————————————————————————————— Welcome to the MakingItWork Survey!  On behalf of WorkInCulture, we’d like to thank you for participating in this survey, and helping to build a deeper understanding of what careers (and workplaces) look like in Ontario’s creative community. We’re working with Nordicity, a consulting firm, to create the MakingItWork survey, which should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. We encourage you to share it with your friends, colleagues and networks! Who can participate? The MakingItWork survey is open to Ontario’s creative community as a whole, including the arts, cultural industries, heritage and library sectors. This includes: Individual artists; Cultural workers (whether you are self-employed or working for an organization); Not-for-profit organizations serving the creative community, including arts service organizations, membership-based organizations, trade associations, etc; The cultural industries, including record labels and music publishers, book and magazine publishers, film & television production companies, game studios, etc; Heritage institutions, including museums, natural heritage sites, as well as their employees and professionals in the field (archaeologists, for example); and, Ontario’s public library system and their employees. Why should I participate? By participating in this survey you are contributing to our understanding of the needs and priorities of Ontario’s cultural workforce. This will have a real impact on programming, services and supports available to the sector. You will also have the... read more

HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS IN ITS 2019 PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS PROCESS

HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS IN ITS 2019 PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS PROCESS Dear CFLA-FCAB Members, Following on the steps of the INDU committee for the Copyright Consultations, the government has announced cross-Canada consultations for the 2019 Federal Budget. Please see the schedule below for dates in your area. ———- Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Suite aux démarches du comité INDU pour les consultations sur le droit d’auteur, le gouvernement a annoncé des consultations pancanadiennes pour le budget fédéral de 2019. Veuillez consulter le calendrier ci-dessous pour les dates dans votre région. Best, Cordialement, Katherine Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques 75 rue Jolicoeur, Gatineau QC, J8Y 1A8 613.867.7789 www.cfla-fcab.ca @CFLAFCAB @kdmccolgan   CFLA-FCAB recognizes the Algonquin peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located.   From: “jmatthewman@tsa.ca” <jmatthewman@tsa.ca> Organization: Temple Scott Associates Inc. Reply-To: “jmatthewman@tsa.ca” <jmatthewman@tsa.ca> Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:31 AM To: Katherine McColgan <katherine.mccolgan@carl-abrc.ca> Cc: ‘Don Moors’ <dmoors@tsa.ca> Subject: HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS IN ITS 2019 PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS PROCESS HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES NEXT STEPS IN ITS 2019 PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS PROCESS Ottawa, September 11, 2018 – Today, the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, the Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., announced the Committee’s hearing schedule as it continues its consultations in advance of the 2019 federal budget. Between 4 June and 3 August 2018, the Committee received just under 500 briefs from individuals and organizations focused on the topic of economic growth. “I am very pleased to see that so many Canadian groups and individuals shared their budget priorities,”... read more