CFLA-FCAB Appoints Katherine McColgan as Executive Director / La FCAB-CFLA nomme Katherine McColgan

CFLA-FCAB Appoints Katherine McColgan as Executive Director / La FCAB-CFLA nomme Katherine McColgan The Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine McColgan as Executive Director commencing August 8, 2017. Ms. McColgan succeeds Kevin Brennan, who has served in an interim role as CFLA-FCAB’s Senior Project Executive since June 2016. “Katherine is well known to our community as a champion for the library sector. Her extensive experience in government relations, advocacy for the library community, and stakeholder management will be vital to CFLA-FCAB’s continued success in addressing key issues facing Canada’s library community, including Reconciliation and copyright. The CFLA-FCAB board very much looks forward to working with Katherine,” said Peter Bailey, Chair, CFLA-FCAB. Katherine is a Certified Association Executive and has 18 years of experience working at the national level supporting academic and research libraries, most recently as the Manager, Administration and Programs at the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL-ABRC). She is the Past President of the Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter of the Canadian Society of Association Executives and has previously served as the interim Executive Director of CARL-ABRC. Katherine will continue to support CARL-ABRC one day a week. Based in Ottawa and fluently bilingual, Katherine will directly engage with federal government representatives to raise the profile of key issues and ensure that the voice of the Canadian library community is represented in policy decisions. CFLA-FCAB will continue to press the federal government for action on issues including support for Indigenous languages and cultures, digitization of and access to Canadian cultural content, and recognition of libraries as cultural institutions....

One library’s creative advocacy campaign

One library’s creative advocacy campaign Lisa Lindle writes: “In light of the threatened cuts to IMLS and federal library funding, we have seen an outpouring of support and an increase in advocacy efforts by librarians across the country. In April, Manchester-by-the-Sea (Mass.) Public Library decided to showcase how different types of fundinghelp the library to provide valuable services for their patrons. The librarians tied balloons around objects and materials in the library, using different colored balloons to signify the different funding...

Sept 11, 2017 The Power of Branding, a new, one-day, interactive workshop for library professionals

Click here to view this message in a browser window. David Vinjamuri, President of ThirdWay Brand Trainers and NYU Professor of Marketing will present The Power of Branding, a new, one-day, interactive workshop for library professionals who want to understand how to action branding to strengthen their library’s future and benefit the community they serve. As a participant, you’ll work individually and in groups to build a brand positioning for your library – no matter what its size or budget. Throughout the day, you’ll be led through exercises and receive insights, best practices and tools to help you build or reinvent your library’s brand and evolve your relationship with your community. What you will learn The essential 8-step branding process to help you define your brand Understand the role of branding and how it can serve your library and community Construct a brand positioning statement Use brand positioning to connect to your outreach and programming efforts and influence everyday decisions And much more! VIEW FULL PROGRAM Who should attend? This workshop is designed to optimize the contribution and impact of all library staff, including front line librarians who interact with the public as well as management, emerging leaders, marketing and PR staff and library board and foundation members. Directors are encouraged to send staff for a unique team-building experience. Groups of five or more will receive 10% off of each ticket. Contact us for more information. September 11, 2017 / 9:00 – 4:00 PM Vaughan City Hall Level 100 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive Vaughan, L6A 1T1 Lunch at Civic Centre Resource Library (across the street) Can’t make it this...

What’s New on CommunityHubsOntario.ca

What’s New on CommunityHubsOntario.ca Ontario’s Surplus Property Transition Initiative On June 29, 2017, Ontario announced the Surplus Property Transition Initiative. The new initiative aims to support and maintain a number of publicly owned surplus properties that have the potential to be redeveloped as community hubs. Community proponents can request additional time to support planning for the creation of community hubs at surplus provincial, school board or hospital properties. MPAC’s Community Hubs Assessment Guide The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for accurately assessing and classifying all property in Ontario and also determines the tax liability of property and whether a property is eligible for a property tax exemption. Non-profit organizations, similar to service providers often found in community hubs, may qualify for the residential property class if they own and occupy a property. However, where they are a tenant and lease space from a municipality, school board, church or within a commercial space, such as a shopping mall or plaza, the ownership requirement in the residential property class are not met, and the property or portion of property occupied by the organization defaults to the commercial property class. This online information guide outlines the process for registered charities and non-profit organizations in Ontario to seek an exemption or a reclassification of the property. School Board Boundaries in the Community Hubs Mapper We have added school board boundaries as a data layer available in the Community Hubs Mapper. Come check out the mapper to see what it can do! Community Hubs Mapper Webinars We recently launched a series of webinars to help our members learn how to use the...

Call for Volunteers – CFLA Indigenous Matters Committee

FOPL is a member of CFLA Dear CFLA-FCAB Members: I am writing to you on behalf of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques. The Board of CFLA-FCAB determined that our highest priority for 2016 was to help libraries respond to the Calls to Action found in the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission/Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada. Established in 2016, the CFLA-FCAB Truth and Reconciliation Committee/Vérité et reconciliation completed their mandate in early 2017 and delivered a report with 10 overarching recommendations http://cfla-fcab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Truth-and-Reconciliation-Committee-Report-and-Recommendations.pdf. CFLA-FCAB is now implementing the report and recommendations, commencing with Recommendation #1: Establishing a Standing Committee on Indigenous Matters. Please see the attached Committee Charter for more information about this important initiative. CFLA-FCAB invites volunteers to serve on the CFLA-FCAB Indigenous Matters Committee. The entire Committee will meet 10 times a year. Subcommittees will also meet 10 times a year, on a staggered schedule. Meetings will be via electronic means such as teleconference, or online. Committee members should be willing to dedicate themselves to further the responsibilities of Indigenous Matters Committee, including implementing the recommendations of the Truth & Reconciliation Report. Members of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee have asked to continue and due to their hard work and diligence, I can unequivocally recommend that they be reappointed. In addition, there are individuals needed in the areas of archives, health, law, records management, school libraries, special libraries, children’s librarianship as well as specialists in cataloguing, classification and teaching faculty in libraries, archives and cultural memory institutions. We ask your association as a member of CFLA-FCAB and the Canadian...