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.

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Check out what’s new at A Guide to Educational Partnerships A guide to different partnership agreements that could be used by schools when partnering with educational organizations or community groups, which includes: Guidelines Procedures Forms Partnership principles How to find a suitable partner How to evaluate partnership agreements This guide was produced by the Office of Innovation and Partnership at the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Partnership Agreement This example of a contract describes the benefits, costs and responsibilities of partner and tenant organizations ofThe Common Roof, a social enterprise centre that provides work and program space for human service nonprofit organizations. The Agreement also includes guiding principles, the governance structure and the decision-making process of the hub. New datasets in the Community Hubs Mapper The Community Hubs Mapper now includes Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) sub-region boundaries. Come check out the mapper to see what it can do! Upcoming Webinars We’ve been busy scheduling upcoming webinars for the fall. If you haven’t yet had the chance to participate in our ‘Introduction to the Community Mapper Tool’ sessions – no problem!  New sessions have been scheduled monthly. In September, we will also begin hosting a new webinar ‘Introduction to the Ontario Community Hubs Resource Network’. Members of the Resource Network team will provide a real time demonstration of the tools, templates and resources available on . To register, visit our Events page for upcoming dates and times. Community Hubs in the news How A Zoning Bylaw Could Transform 500 Apartment Sites Across The City ( Sophiasburgh Community Hub Project Needs Support ( Oakville Public Library To Re-Open Newly... read more

Who’s In Residence in Canadian Libraries?

Who’s In Residence in Canadian Libraries? Who’s In Residence in Canadian Libraries? Hint: More than just novelists!   Even the heading are neat for inspiring some innovative thinking about this type of program foundation: Aboriginal Storyteller in Residence Artist in Residence Author in Residence Comic Artist in Residence E-Writer in Residence Elder in Residence Graphic Novel Writer-in-Residence Hacker in Residence Illustrator in Residence Innovator in Residence Leader in Residence Maker in Residence Public Servant in Residence Researcher in Residence Writer in... read more