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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.

Canadian Library Workers Day October 20, 2017

Canadian Library Workers Day October 20, 2017  2017_journee_canadienne_employees_biblio 2017_Canadian_Library_Workers_Day The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff. –Timothy Healy More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. These important support systems can only be achieved through the work of the people within the library. Without library workers libraries simply cannot function. Libraries rely on their staff to provide service to their communities and to help their libraries and communities grow. The vital contribution of library workers to libraries and communities across our country deserves national recognition.   CFLA-FCAB has designated the third Friday in October as Canadian Library Workers Day.  CLWD is a day for Canadians to recognize the valuable contributions made by all those who work in and for the public, academic, school, government, academic, corporate and private libraries that are integral to our communities. Canadian Library Workers Day is recognized during Canadian Library Month, an annual celebration of libraries, library workers, and the services they provide to their communities. On behalf of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération Canadienne des Associations de Bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) we are very pleased to proclaim October 20, 2017 as Canadian Library Workers Day. You can find out more information about Canadian Library Month on the CFLA-FCAB website at   Peter Bailey Chair, CFLA-FCAB ————— Journée canadienne des employés des bibliothèques Le 20 octobre 2017   L’atout le plus important de toute bibliothèque rentre à la maison la nuit – le personnel de la bibliothèque. (traduction) -Timothy... read more

Share Your Ideas for the 2018 Ontario Budget

News Release Share Your Ideas for the 2018 Ontario Budget October 12, 2017 Up to $5 Million Available to Bring Ideas to Life Ontario launched Budget Talks today, an online consultation that allows the public to help shape policies and programs that will be part of Ontario’s future. The government will provide up to $5 million to fund up to five proposals identified and voted on by the public as part of the 2018 Budget. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, and Yvan Baker, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, made the announcement today in Toronto. This is the fourth year in a row the government has engaged the public in the development of the Ontario budget through Budget Talks, and the second year that funding will be allocated directly to citizen-led proposals. Through, people are invited to share ideas on five focus areas, including child care, seniors, small business, students and healthy living. To be eligible, proposals must: Be submitted online by midnight on November 3, 2017 Be for a new fund, pilot project, study, event or digital service Fall within the scope of the Ontario government to deliver Help support one of the five focus areas outlined on Budget Talks Require a one-time investment of no more than $1 million Show progress or completion by spring 2019 Engaging the people of Ontario in the budget process is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. QUICK FACTS In January 2018, people will be able to comment and vote on ideas generated during the first phase of Budget Talks.... read more

2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks) campaign

Dear CFLA-FCAB Members, Sincerest apologies for this confusion; there was a miscommunication between me and my contact at the Canada Council for the Arts. This list is indeed a public list of finalists announced last week. The winners from this list will be announce on November 1, 2017. ————- Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Des excuses sincères pour cette confusion; il y avait une mauvaise communication entre moi et mon contact au Conseil des Arts du Canada. Cette liste est en effet une liste publique des finalistes annoncée la semaine dernière. Les gagnants de cette liste seront annoncés le 1er novembre 2017.   Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques 613.867.7789 @CFLAFCAB @kdmccolgan   On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Belvin, Helen <> wrote: Dear Katherine, I have learned from Kevin Brennan that you have replaced him at CFLA.  I had sent him and others the email below yesterday and hope that you will be able to share it and the attached list of GG finalist books with your community. Once again, thank you for partnering with the Canada Council for the Arts as we celebrate great Canadian literature through the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks) campaign.  As you know, this week we announced the 2017 finalists of the Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks) and we hope that you and the CULC library network across the country will help us promote the finalists to your communities and through your communications and social-media networks. Attached is the list of finalists for all 14... read more