Big Shout Out!

FOPL would like to thank Emily Farrell, CEO of Brockville Public Library for her generous personal donation towards sponsorship of four of our First Nation Public Libraries, including: Seine River Big Grassy Chippewas of Nawash-Kikaendjigae Magnetewan These First Nation libraries will now be able to receive the full benefits of a FOPL membership. We are so touched by your very kind generosity!  Thank you... read more

Canadian Libraries Commend the Parliamentary Review of the Copyright Act

Canadian Libraries Commend the Parliamentary Review of the Copyright Act Ottawa, June 14, 2019. – The Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédérations canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) commends the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) for its thorough report. The Committee’s Statutory Review of the Copyright Act demonstrated its consideration of a wide array of views from stakeholders, produced an in-depth exploration and nuanced analysis of testimony and concurrent developments, and delivered numerous, balanced recommendations to address the concerns expressed. ————— Les bibliothèques canadiennes saluent l’examen parlementaire de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur Ottawa, le 14 juin 2019. – La Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques/Canadian Federation of Library Associations (FCAB-CFLA) félicite le Comité permanent de l’industrie, des sciences et de la technologie (INDU) pour son rapport exhaustif. L’Examen prévu par la loi de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur effectué par le Comité a démontré qu’il a tenu compte d’un large éventail de points de vue des intervenants, a produit un examen approfondi et une analyse nuancée des témoignages et des faits nouveaux concomitants, et a présenté de nombreuses recommandations équilibrées pour répondre aux préoccupations exprimées. 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 @CFLAFCAB             @kdmccolgan CFLA-FCAB recognizes the Algonquin peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located. La FCAB-CFLA reconnaît les Algonquins comme les gardiens traditionnels des terres dans lesquelles se trouve notre secrétariat. 190614_FCAB-CFLA_enonce_rapport_INDU_Loi_droit_dauteur (4)... read more

SOLS ILL Webinars & FAQ

In response to library questions about the changes to Interlibrary Loan, we will be hosting a webinar, which will be offered on two different dates: June 18: 10:00 AM June 20:   2:00 PM The webinar will be recorded. Topics will include: The new ILLO landscape – What you need to know ILLO policies and practices going forward If you have specific questions you want addressed at the webinar, please send them to in advance. (Please note that this message has also gone out to ILLO operators) Register Now. Barbara Franchetto, BA, MLS Chief Executive Officer/Directrice générale 416.961.1669 ext./poste 5104 800-387-5765 1 Yonge Street, suite 1504 Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E5   Library communiqué: Postage rebate calculation PDF Rebate calculation 2019 VDX Suspension Lifts June 1 – What You Need to Know read more