THINK: ORION Innovation Conference

Spread the word about ORION’s THINK: Open conference View this email in your browser Join us at THINK: Open Spread the word that ORION’s Innovation conference early bird rate ends on March 28! THINK Promo Kit THINK: Open – ORION’s 2017 Conference Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre 89 Chestnut St., Toronto About THINK: Open THINK is an annual conference hosted by ORION, bringing together Ontario’s innovative ecosystem of scientists, students, educators, clinicians, entrepreneurs, politicians, citizens, and more. Communities around the world are embracing the strength of multidisciplinary teams to fuel solutions to intractable problems. Our 2017 conference, THINK: Open, will feature discussion on how openness is affecting education, research, governments and the technologies that support them. How to take action: To ensure that all interested organizations and individuals from across Ontario have heard about our conference, we ask that you assist us in spreading the word. Here are some ways in which you can help: Share this website with your colleagues Forward this email Post this opportunity in your institution’s newsletter, social media, or bulletin board with the assistance of our PR kit Thank you for your continued support of ORION and we appreciate your assistance with this.   THINK Sponsors FORWARD TO A FRIEND For more information, please contact: Cathy Bogaart Director, Marketing and Communications (416) 507-9860 ext. 250 cathy.bogaart@orion.on.ca FOLLOW ORION ON SOCIAL MEDIA Copyright © 2017 ORION – Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you either signed up for our newsletter or are an employee at an institution on the ORION network. ORION is a non-profit...

The Economic Impact of Vaughan Public Libraries On the City of Vaughan

The Economic Impact of Vaughan Public Libraries On the City of Vaughan Summary of Findings: Vaughan Public Library Delivers $5.95 of Economic Impact for Every $1 Spent, for a total economic impact of over $80 million The results of Vaughan Public Library’s economic impact demonstration clearly indicate that Vaughan Public Libraries delivers a strong Return on Investment, through the delivery of library services that enhance Vaughan’s competitiveness and prosperity and contribute to a better quality of life for all. For every dollar invested in Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL), Vaughan residents receive $5.95 in value. This benefit results from the market value of services delivered, or direct tangible benefits and the stimulus to Vaughan’s economy from direct spending and re-spending (indirect tangible benefits). The Economic Impact of VPL on the City of Vaughan.doc 01’15  ...

Creation Space Symposium at Vaughan Public Libraries April 25th

Hi FOPL Friends: Attached please find an invitation to attend a Creation Space Symposium Vaughan Public Libraries are hosting April 25th, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at Vaughan City Hall. So You’ve Built a Creation Space – Now What? Discovering and Discussing the Impact, Integration and Challenges of the Maker Movement Within Our Community. Inexpensive, informative, and fun.  What more could you ask for? Please feel free to share this invitation with everyone. Hope to see you in April! Margie Margie Singleton, BA, MLS, MCML Chief Executive Officer Vaughan Public Libraries 2191 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, Ontario L6A 4W2 905.653.READ (7323) ext. 4601 Enrich   Inspire   Transform Our Mission:  Vaughan Public Libraries offers welcoming destinations that educate, excite and empower our community Cheers, Stephen   Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries sabram@fopl.ca stephen.abram@gmail.com Cel: 416-669-4855 FOPL: 416-395-0746 Registration Form – So You’ve Built a Creation Space Now What Invitation – So You’ve Built a Creation Space Now What...

Pickering Library Article in the Toronto Star

Just wanted to bring your attention to this article in case you missed it: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/05/pickering-residents-borrow-internet-with-a-library-card.html The clients’ stories in the article demonstrate the power of stories to convey impact.  In fact, it was the stories that peaked the interest of the...