Provincial Inter-Ministerial Public Library Discussion Forum, January 29, 2014, OLA Super Conference

Provincial Inter-Ministerial Public Library Discussion Forum, January 29, 2014, OLA Super Conference Co-hosted and co-sponsored by Administrators of Medium-sized Public Libraries in Ontario (AMPLO) and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. https://www.accessola.org/web/OLAWEB/Super_Conference/Provincial_Inter_Ministerial_Public_Library_Discussion_Forum.aspx This session was a facilitated discussion about common themes and interests between Ontario provincial ministries and Public Libraries. Objectives included informing staff in key ministries about existing and potential partnership opportunities and providing information about government goals, policies, and programs to consider how Public Libraries and ministries can work together. Setting the context: Examples of Public Library programs and initiatives matched to government priorities (videos), and Ministry presentations (PowerPoint presentations). Economic Development (Video) Sharing knowledge and communicating ideas at the library. Develop your skills, create, and become an entrepreneur. Libraries are helping to drive innovation in communities. (Presentation): Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs: Aboriginal Economic Development Supports (Presentation): Ministry of Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment (Presentation): Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs Building Strong Communities (video) The library can be a welcoming and socially inclusive place for families. Examples: a place to get referrals to other community services, a place for specialists to visit with families (nutritionists, early childhood education, etc.), a place for young parents and their children. The library can offer a multitude of services for people new to Canada. (Presentation): Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health Promotion Priorities: Building Healthy Communities (Presentation): Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) Lifelong Learning and Literacy  (Video) Programs for babies, pre-school children, and youth in the library and with community partners. Children can even read a...

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport 2011 Ontario Public Library Statistics Released

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport  has released the 2011 Ontario Public Library Statistics. You can view the data here: http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/libraries/statistics_2011.shtml 2011 Ontario Public Library Statistics Ontario Summary and Comparison Contracting municipalities Under 2,500 population General Information Key Ratios Library Financial Library Holdings Library Activities Library Personnel Technology & Social Media 2,501 to 5,000 General Information Key Ratios Library Financial Library Holdings Library Activities Library Personnel Technology & Social Media 5,001 to 15,000 General Information Key Ratios Library Financial Library Holdings Library Activities Library Personnel Technology & Social Media 15,001 to 30,000 General Information Key Ratios Library Financial Library Holdings Library Activities Library Personnel Technology & Social Media 30,001 to 50,000 General Information Key Ratios Library Financial Library Holdings Library Activities Library Personnel Technology & Social Media 50,001 to 100,000 General Information Key Ratios Library Financial Library Holdings Library Activities Library Personnel Technology & Social Media 100,001 to 250,000 General Information Key Ratios Library Financial Library Holdings Library Activities Library Personnel Technology & Social Media Over 250,000 General Information Key Ratios Library Financial Library Holdings Library Activities Library Personnel Technology & Social Media County libraries and county co-operative General Information Key Ratios Library Financial Library Holdings Library Activities Library Personnel Technology & Social Media Thank you to all of our members who contributed to this database. The 2012 data collection set is planned for release in Summer 2014....

Audio for Training Series: January 15th Webcast

Webcast Files for FOPL Member Training Series – Influencing Skills: Advocacy for Public Libraries So Much More… The Economic Impact of the Toronto Public Library of the City of Toronto We are recording all sessions and making them available to those who couldn’t make it, or, for those who just want to listen to it again. Click below to listen to the speaker and see the slides for the whole 60 minute session. http://ola.adobeconnect.com/p4dfi5pv40j/   Presenters: Stephen Abram, MLS; Federation of Public Libraries Katherine Palmer, Dr. Kevin Stolarick Kim Silk, MLS...

2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: AGENDA & DOCUMENTS

2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries will take place Wednesday, January 29, 2014 – 4:30 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto (Room TBD) NOTE: If you can’t attend please send in your proxy form to FOPL. Documents 1. 2014 AGM Agenda (1) Final v1_AGENDA-1 2. AGM 2013 Minutes (5) Agenda Document Number 5_2013 AGM Minutes 3. Chair’s Report (6) Agenda Document Number 6_Chair Report 4. Executive Director’s Report (7)  Agenda Document Number 7_ED Report 5. Treasurer’s Report 2013 Audited Financial Statements Treasurers Report-Jan 29, 2014 (Agenda Document 8) 6. CELUPL Report: CELUPL Report FOPL AGM_document10d-1 Proxy Form 2014_Proxy_Form (6) Need to Utilize Proxies The attached Proxy Form allows Members to specify how their proxies are to vote on specific resolutions.  The Proxy Form is designed to provide Members who, for whatever reason, cannot attend the AGM, with a method of participation in the meeting. Achieving quorum at the AGM is important.  The AGM is the only cost effective opportunity to deal with critical business each year.  Therefore it is crucial that absentee Members exercise their right to utilize proxies, to ensure that the AGM can be duly constituted and proceed without delay. Until January 29, 2013: (a) The member library who is not attending the 2013 AGM can select one member of the Federation Executive (representing different caucuses) or any other Federation Director or delegate attending the AGM to be their proxy holder.  Contact coordinates of Directors are listed on the back/second page of the Proxy Form. (b) A Federation director or other delegate who is attending the AGM can approach another member library who is not attending the AGM to seek approval to be their proxy holder. Questions If Members have...

Jan 15th FOPL Advocacy Webinar Announcement: The TPL Economic Impact Study: So Much More!

SUBJECT: Jan. 15th FOPL Webinar Registrant Instructions Jan. 15, 2014 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (Please NOTE change from usual time) For the final session in our free FOPL webinar and teleconference series we have a special treat! The TPL Economic Impact Study: So Much More! The principal investigators that produced the Dec. 2013 study for Toronto Public Library are our guests. Kevin Stolarick, PhD Kim Silk, MLS Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto This study was performed at the branch level and there is a great literature search too.  It has relevance to all public libraries in Ontario.  It’s an exciting development and we have the authors for you!  You can feel free to read the report in advance. For more information: Toronto Public Library has released So Much More: The Economic Impact of the Toronto Public Library System on the City of Toronto. Conducted by the Martin Prosperity Institute, this is the first study of its kind in Canada. Results clearly demonstrate that Toronto Public Library delivers a strong return on investment through the delivery of library services that enhance Toronto’s competitiveness and prosperity and contribute to a better quality of life for all.Key findings include: The total economic impact of the Toronto Public Library on the city of Toronto is $1 billion. For every dollar invested in Toronto Public Library, Torontonians receive $5.63 of value. For those who use the library, the average value of services accessed is as much as $500. On average, one open hour at any one of the library’s 98 branches generates $2,515 in benefits for the city...