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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.

Getting to know our new cabinet ministers

Daiene Vernile Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Honourable Daiene Vernile MPP  Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 2018–present Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre Incumbent Assumed office January 12, 2014 Personal details Born July 1, 1960 (age 57) Political party Liberal Spouse(s) John Matlock Children 3 Residence Kitchener, Ontario Profession Television journalist Daiene Vernile (born July 1, 1960) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2014. She represents the riding of Kitchener Centre. Background Prior to her election to the legislature, Vernile was a television journalist for CKCO-TV. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband John. They have three children.[1] Politics She ran in the 2014 provincial election as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Kitchener Centre. She defeated Progressive Conservative candidate and former MPP Wayne Wettlaufer by 6,913 votes.[2][3][4] In June 2014, she was appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation. On January 17, 2018, Vernile was sworn into cabinet as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.[5] Cabinet positions Ontario Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne Cabinet post (1) Predecessor Office Successor Eleanor McMahon Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 2018–present Incumbent References[edit] Jump up^ Debrone, Carrie (July 3, 2014). “Former television host Daiene Vernile wins Kitchener Centre for the Liberals”. Kitchener Citizen. p. 3. Jump up^ “General Election by District: Kitchener Centre”. Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Jump up^ “Liberals secure big wins in Waterloo Region”. CBC News. June 13, 2014. Jump up^ Mercer, Greg (June 12,... read more

Candidates for CFLA Board of Directors Announced

Candidates for CFLA Board of Directors Announced January 15, 2018 The Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) recently announced the candidates to be elected to the Board at the Federation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting: Todd Kyle (Ontario – Ontario Library Association) Julie McKenna (Prairies – Saskatchewan Library Association) Carole Laguë (Francophone – Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec) Norene Erickson (Alberta – Library Association of Alberta) Paul Takala (CULC) Jonathan Bengtson (CARL) Alix-Rae Stefanko If elected, each candidate would serve on the Board of Directors for a 2-year term commencing January 31, 2018. The following directors will continue on the Board: Camille Callison (Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) Representative) Robin Canuel (Québec – L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec – Quebec Library Association) Kathryn Rose (Atlantic Canada – Atlantic Provinces Library Association) Daphne Wood (British Columbia – British Columbia Library Association) Annual General Meeting The CFLA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30 am at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in MTCC Room 204. Any member of the library community is welcome to attend the CFLA AGM, but only official representatives of member associations are eligible to vote. (Via the Canadian Federation of Library... read more

Call for Volunteers: CFLA/FCAB Strategic Planning Working Group

Bilingual message — message bilingue   Dear CFLA-FCAB members, We are seeking individuals interested in participating in a working group that will help to shape the future of CFLA-FCAB (see attached terms of reference). If your organization is interested in participating in this important initiative, please contact me by Friday February 16, 2018 with the name and contact information for the individual who will be representing your organization. Thank you. ————————– Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Nous sommes à la recherche de personnes intéressées à participer à un groupe de travail qui aidera à façonner l’avenir de la FCAB-CFLA (veuillez consulter le mandate ci-joint). Si votre organisme est intéressé à participer à cette importante initiative, veuillez communiquer avec moi d’ici le vendredi 16 février 2018 en indiquant le nom et les coordonnées de la personne qui représentera votre organisme. Je vous remercie. 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 Strategic Planning Working Group Groupe_travail_planification_strategique... read more