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.



Ontario Public Library Education Partnerships

Here is another report on Education Partnerships that combines data and text fields.   This report has three data and information sheets organized alphabetically by library.  The first sheet in the report is on Education Partnerships and includes number, type of education partnerships (e.g. early childhood organizations, schools and school boards, colleges, universities and distance education), and education (text / write-in field) highlights.   The first sheet also has a key at the foot of it, but I’ve included it in the text of this email below.   The second sheet covers Other (additional) Education partnerships that libraries wrote in that they have.   The third sheet covers library education programs and attendees focusing on programs for children and teens.  There is a  fourth sheet that shows the Annual Survey’s survey questions the report draws upon.   Data and information in this report can assist FOPL and partner organizations in advocacy work for the sector, including reaching out to the education ministries.  As always the same reports have been provided to Ministry policy staff for their consideration such as in work with the education ministries. Data in the attached report duplicates what you can locate in the existing provincial level Summary and Comparison Report and in Open Data to some extent.   However, the attached report groups information on public library partnerships with the education sector and provides the information on a library by library basis.   The text fields are not located in the published Ontario Public Library Statistics Open data or standard reports and provide qualitative / anecdotal evidence to draw on that supports and complements the data. Key noted in the foot of Education... read more

HowCanada Created the World’s Best Libraries 

How Canada Created the World’s Best Libraries  (…researchers from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf ranked 🇨🇦 as having best public library systems among 30 major cities studied. 🇨🇦cities included – Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver – in top 10.) https://www.citi.io/2018/06/26/how-canada-created-the-worlds-best-libraries/ How Canada Created The World’s Best... read more