FOPL AGM Documents

Here are the documents for the FOPL Annual General Meeting on Feb. 2, 2017 at OLA Super Conference at 2 pm in MTCC202D FOPL 2017 AGM Agenda FOPL_AGM_AGENDA_2017 2016 AGM Minutes (draft) 2016_agm_minutes_v1-final-draft 2017 Proxy Form 2017_fopl_proxy 2017 Executive Director’s Report ED AGM 2016 2017 Annual Report Feb 2 2017 2017 Treasurer’s Report AGM-Treas Rpt-2017 Budget & Audited Financial Statements-Oct 31 2016 2017 Budget (Draft) FOPL 2017 Audited Budget to Board 2017 Auditor’s Report Federation of Ontario Public Libraries – 2016 FS final 2017 CELUPL Report 2016 CELUPL Report for 2017 AGM...

FOPL Sessions at OLA Super Conference with locations

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the OLA Super Conference this week! I thought I’d highlight again some of the sessions that FOPL is involved in: FOPL’s Stats Project: What Do the Latest Numbers Tell Us? Stephen Abram When: Thursday, Feb 02 | 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Location: MTCC 202D Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Subjects: Analytics, Measurement, and Statistics. Description:The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) has analyzed the data submitted by public libraries in Ontario from 2000-2014. We have tracked trends and ranked our libraries on a core set of measurements. Hear the results of the latest data and what our insights show we need to address in our strategies. Outcomes: – An understanding of statistics and measurements. – Insights on Ontario data-driven strategies. FOPL Annual General Meeting Stephen Abram, Margie Singleton When: Thursday, Feb 02 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Location: MTCC 202D Days: Thursday. Event Types: Meeting. Sectors: Public Libraries. Description:Federation of Public Libraries – Annual General Meeting. This meeting is open to CFLA-FCAB members, (You are a member of FOPL as part of your FOPL membership) conference registration is not required. CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting When: Wednesday, Feb 01 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Location: MTCC 206F Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Meeting. Description:Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations. This meeting is open to CFLA-FCAB members, (You are a member of CFLA as part of your FOPL membership) conference registration is not required. Ontario’s Culture Strategy Kevin Finnerty When: Wednesday, Feb 01 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location: MTCC 206F Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Description:This past summer, the Ontario Government released the province’s first Culture Strategy which sets out a vision, goals...

The Spectator’s View: Happily, Hamilton loves its libraries

The Spectator’s View: Happily, Hamilton loves its libraries http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/7091296-the-spectator-s-view-happily-hamilton-loves-its-libraries/ “Have you been to the library lately? Based on numbers presented in a report to council last week, many of you have. The number of visitors to our libraries was up 13 per cent to four million. What’s more, Hamiltonians are tops in the province in ‘circulations per cardholder’, which is to say, we borrow lots of items. But a library is just books, right? In a world where any information we desire is one Google search away, do we really still need them? Judging from the response on social media last week, it would seem so. Questions from a Hamilton city councillor, born out of financial prudence, sparked an uproar. Personal attacks aside, the defence of libraries was passionate, and not unexpected, because libraries are an essential part our fabric.”...

FOPL Releases Ontario Public Libraries Statistics Report and Rankings (Feb. 2017)

We are excited to announce the release at OLA Super Conference (and just in time for our FOPL Annual General Meeting) the latest Ontario Public Libraries Statistics Report and Rankings!   Federation of Ontario Public Libraries Ontario Public Library Operating Data 2006-2015 Overview, Primer on Library Statistics and Collected Tables   Robert E. Molyneux, MSLS, PhD, Statistician Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA, Executive Director, FOPL February 2017 Download your copy here! FOPL_Data_Report_2017c FINAL You can order custom reports or updated reports based on these data in February 2017. Contact Stephen Abram sabram@fopl.ca ...