Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award

Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award Librarianship.ca > News > Kudos > Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award February 25, 2017 “Congratulations to the Brampton Library on receiving the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Upstart Innovation Award! The Upstart Library Innovation Award honors a public library’s innovative or creative service program with a $2,000 honorarium. The 2017 winner is Brampton Library in Brampton, Ontario, Canada for its Welcoming Newcomers for Settlement Success initiative. The library partners with the City of Brampton and Brampton Transit to offer bus tours to newcomers, which take participants around to the library branches and other citywide highlights. Along the route, library staff promote collections and programs to help guide participants’ settlement success in Canada.”  ...

Libraries 2025 Priorities Website Available

http://symposia.library.on.ca/?id=2025.asp&label=2025 This website captures the themes that most public libraries in Ontario participated in and provided at the Libraries2025 Summit at the Royal York Hotel.  Building on the success of Libraries 2020 Summit it provides a report on what we’ve done collaboratively, where we stand, and what is still to do.  The directors and CEOs of FOPL, CULC, OLA, OLS-North, and SOLS are committed to tackling all of these themes in conjunction with public libraries across the province. This is what we heard from you: Three themes emerged at Libraries 2025: the need for libraries to have the tools to tell their story; the need to have trained and knowledgeable staff; and the ongoing transition and evolution of libraries. What are we doing now: How to get involved: IMAGINE THE FUTURE Sharing our stories: via social media We need your: stats, HR coordinators, special skills Identify specific interests: create pilot programs Upcoming & Future: Joint webinar: update on Libraries 2025 progress On demand feedback e.g.: government platform (polling plug-in) forums (survey monkey) Take a look at the website ans you can see the map we’ve created collaboratively through our work with our community though our collective associations and agencies to build capacity in Ontario’s public...

Save the Date! May 1 – 3, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario for the 2017 Ontario Community Hubs Summit!

Save the Date! May 1 – 3, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario for the 2017 Ontario Community Hubs Summit! The Summit will feature keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, and opportunities to interact with and learn from others. Click here for ongoing Summit updates. Notez la date! Du 1er au 3 mai 2017 à Toronto (Ontario) pour le  Sommet sur les carrefours communautaires de l’Ontario 2017! Le sommet vous propose des conférenciers d’honneur, des ateliers pratiques ainsi que des occasions d’interagir avec des gens du milieu et d’apprendre de ceux-ci. Cliquez ici pour recevoir nos mises à jour continues à propos de ce sommet....

FOPL’s Emergent Indigenous / First Nation Libraries Strategies

FOPL Members: Here are FOPL’s First Nation (FN) execution strategies as proposed in our FOPL Strategic Plan which aligns with the provincial and federal government initiatives with respect to Indigenous strategies and Truth and Reconciliation recommendations.. FOPL just received the FN Libraries contact list from SOLS and we’re entering it into the system now so we can contact all.  A collaborative FACEBOOK group will be set up by next week and a mailing done to all FN Library contacts.   We are (I am) a registered lobbyist with MTCS for FN and Public Library issues.  Shelagh Paterson at OLA is as well.  We partner with OLA, OPLA, OLBA, FNLA, SOLS, and OLS-North.  We, the CEOs, meet at least quarterly. We coordinate effort and priority setting for public libraries of all stripes in Ontario (The latest effort being the Libraries 2025 Summit). FOPL’s First Nation Caucus has every FN library in the province as a member. We have 47 FN Libraries as FOPL full members. Our board includes two First Nation Library Directors.  Both are proud Status Indians and have served for years in this role.  (One is a librarian and the other is a PhD/MLIS and are very well qualified and involved in FN issues in Ontario.  We have many involved caucus members. First Nations Caucus Sabrina Saunders, CEO, Six Nations Public Library, E-mail: saunders [@] snpl.ca Sheri Mishibinijima, CEO, Wikwemikong Library, E-mail: wikypl [@] gmail.com Our Board meets quarterly in person.  We fund some board members trips to Toronto.  We also meet at OLA Super Conference for our AGM. I contact my Caucus chairs for insights on our activities with respect to FN...