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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.



To Engage or Not to Engage? Social Media in Public Libraries

To Engage or Not to Engage? Social Media in Public Libraries To Engage or Not to Engage? Social Media in Public Libraries “WHO Will Manage the Accounts WHAT Will Your Library Market or Promote? WHERE – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest WHEN WHY?   References 1. “How Libraries Use Social Media.” TechSoup. October 12, 2017. Accessed January 5, 2019. 2. Ibid. 3. Smith, Aaron. “Social Media Use 2018: Demographics and Statistics.” Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech. September 19, 2018. Accessed Janaury 05, 2019. 4. “How Libraries Use Social Media.” TechSoup. October 12, 2017. Accessed January 5, 2019. Other Social Media Resources Social Media Image Dimension Guide for 2019 Ten Must-Haves for Your Social Media Policy Creating a Social Media Policy The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing Workshop – Laura Solomon Slidedeck”   Stephen... read more

OLA Super Conference “Art in Your Wallet” Author Signings

There are a large number of author signings at OLA Super Conference 2019 this year! Author Events And we’re excited to sell our latest book at FOPL and FOPL is holding two author signings too!  (We will have a limited number of books on hand as well as the ability to accept credit cards and orders for delivery). Stephen Abram, Deb Duce, Sue Morris Art in Your Wallet: Library Cards and You (and Your Neighbours) Wednesday Jan 30th 3-4 (FOPL Partner Blvd Booth) Stephen Abram, Deb Duce, Sue Morris Art in Your Wallet: Library Cards and You (and Your Neighbours) Thursday Jan. 31st 3-4 (right before the FOPL AGM outside the door of ICTC Ontario Room) You can buy copies of this book (print or electronic) through the links available here or through LSC. http://fopl.ca/news/exciting-news-fopl-book-on-libraries-library-cards-and-our-value-is-available-now/ UPDATE: John Pateman, CEO Thunder Bay Public Library will be signing and selling his book at OLA on Thursday 31 January:   12.30 – John Pateman, Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries, Routledge Taylor & Francis booth #433 14.00 – John Pateman, Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries, Routledge The Library... read more

REMINDER – RAPPEL : CFLA-FCAB 2019 Annual General Meeting — Assemblée générale annuelle 2019 de la FCAB-CFLA

Dear CFLA-FCAB Members,   A reminder the designate voter forms are due Wednesday January 23, 2019.   ———-   Chers membres,   Un rappel que les formulaires de représentant(e) doivent être reçus au plus tard le 23 janvier 2019.       From: Katherine McColgan <kmccolgan@cfla-fcab.ca> Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:06 PM To: Members <members@cfla-fcab.ca> Cc: Board <board@cfla-fcab.ca> Subject: CFLA-FCAB 2019 Annual General Meeting — Assemblée générale annuelle 2019 de la FCAB-CFLA   Bilingual message – Message bilingue   All documents are available online: Google Drive:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OJ-8kFyQv0HMm8e6KO-0_pMEu3zW4JE0?usp=sharing CFLA-FCAB website: http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/meetings/annual-general-meeting-2019   Tous les documents sont disponibles en ligne : Fichier Google : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OJ-8kFyQv0HMm8e6KO-0_pMEu3zW4JE0?usp=sharing Site Web de la FCAB-CFLA : http://cfla-fcab.ca/fr/apropos/reunions/2019-assemblee-general-annuelle   ———————   Notice to Members: CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting 10:30 AM EST Wednesday, January 30, 2019 MTCC Room TBD, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (during OLA Super Conference), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario.   Registration to the OLA Super Conference is not required for attendance at the CFLA-FCAB AGM. Members may also attend online at: https://zoom.us/j/545827347   CFLA-FCAB Governance CFLA-FCAB governance is subject to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, S.C. 2009, c.C-32 (the “Act”) and CFLA-FCAB Bylaw Number One. Our Bylaws require a General Meeting (AGM) of Members to be convened on an annual basis. The purpose of the AGM is to: report on the activities of the Federation; ask for ratification of resolutions requiring membership support; elect directors for open positions on the CFLA-FCAB Board of Directors; present to the Members an Audit Review of the Federation for the previous fiscal year; allow Members to ratify the selection of a public accountant who will review CFLA-FCAB’s 2018 financial statements vote acceptance of the Standing Rules of Order; and vote acceptance of changes... read more