TVO: Ontario Hubs: Our Changing Libraries

Steve Paikin’s popular television show highlights the modern library.  Awesome job by the librarian guests. Air Date: Oct 20, 2017 Length: 18:06 minutes About this Video From 3D printers to mental health services, public libraries across the province are evolving to meet a changing society and a digital age. For Ontario Public Library Week, Ontario Hubs presents a round table on the changing role of libraries. https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/ontario-hubs-our-changing-libraries Guests: Vickery Bowles, Toronto Public Library Brian Micelli, Elgin County Public Library Carolyn Doyle, London Public Library Mary Baxter Heather Hill, Western University...

CFLA: Canadian Library Community pleased to be discussing the future of Canadian Broadcasting.

Message bilingue — Bilingual message Ottawa, October 18, 2017 – Canadian Library Community pleased to be discussing the future of Canadian Broadcasting. The Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédérationcanadienne des associations de bibliothèques is pleased to be invited to join the conversation on how public libraries can partner in Community TV. On October 18, 2017 CFLA-FCAB along with the Ontario Library Assocation will deliver a joint presentation to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) public proceedings on the Renewal of the broadcasting licences for terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings that will expire in May 2018. Public libraries offer: maker-programs that enable people to learn, create, and build confidence; film and video programs that can be used as a launch pad for Community TV content production; and, digital technology programs that demonstrate public libraries are also centres of technological learning. CLFA-FCAB Board member Daphne Wood (BC Representative) will represent CFLA-FCAB in the hearings. “’Public Libraries across Canada provide equipment, space, and programs to help people learn more about all types of media creation. With support from CRTC funding, libraries could enhance these resources and help to fill the gap in community broadcasting.” stated Wood. The Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédérationcanadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) is the national voice of Canada’s library associations. CFLA-FCAB strives to advance library excellence in Canada, champion library values and the value of libraries and influence national and international public policy impacting libraries and their communities. – 30 –  For more information: Daphne Wood CFLA-FCAB Board member and Director, Communications and Development Greater Victoria Public Library dwood@gvpl.ca 250 413 0370 Katherine McColgan Executive Director...

A Request from Sam Coghlan

Hi folks! In case you don’t remember, I am a librarian (now retired) living rurally in southwestern Ontario, Canada approximately half way between Toronto and Detroit. I am a fervent believer that the job of pubic libraries is to help communities improve themselves. I am sending this email to colleagues and friends who may be able to assist my colleague/friend, Brendan Howley, in an initiative in which he and his son will travel down the west coast (roughly) from the Bering Strait to Tierra del Fuego. He would like to meet people in communities, especially indigenous communities, along his journey to learn their stories/myths of the natural world, to record their music about such things, and to track dying languages for posterity. If this interest you, I am hoping that you will contact Brendan directly (brendan.howley@gmail.com) and/or that you will share this email with others whom you know who may be interested. I won’t talk about Brendan because he will do better himself in the attached description of his project. Brendan states that the core process is one already proven by BC poet Wendy Morton in her groundbreaking http://www.theelderproject.com/home.html—to share literary skills with indigenous children to induce them to create poetry about their elders: to bubble up the lost voices of the indigenous past, especially regarding the natural world so damaged by global climate disruption. Brendan and his son Nikolai, a gifted musician/coder-technologist/videographer, are going to travel along the west coast of the Americas from the Bering Strait to Tierra del Fuego—from Alaska to Antarctica, meeting through local libraries subject matter experts, local elders and especially young students. While the...

Canadian Library Workers Day October 20, 2017

Canadian Library Workers Day October 20, 2017  2017_journee_canadienne_employees_biblio 2017_Canadian_Library_Workers_Day The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff. –Timothy Healy More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. These important support systems can only be achieved through the work of the people within the library. Without library workers libraries simply cannot function. Libraries rely on their staff to provide service to their communities and to help their libraries and communities grow. The vital contribution of library workers to libraries and communities across our country deserves national recognition.   CFLA-FCAB has designated the third Friday in October as Canadian Library Workers Day.  CLWD is a day for Canadians to recognize the valuable contributions made by all those who work in and for the public, academic, school, government, academic, corporate and private libraries that are integral to our communities. Canadian Library Workers Day is recognized during Canadian Library Month, an annual celebration of libraries, library workers, and the services they provide to their communities. On behalf of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération Canadienne des Associations de Bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) we are very pleased to proclaim October 20, 2017 as Canadian Library Workers Day. You can find out more information about Canadian Library Month on the CFLA-FCAB website at http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/programs/cdn-library-month/   Peter Bailey Chair, CFLA-FCAB ————— Journée canadienne des employés des bibliothèques Le 20 octobre 2017   L’atout le plus important de toute bibliothèque rentre à la maison la nuit – le personnel de la bibliothèque. (traduction) -Timothy...

Share Your Ideas for the 2018 Ontario Budget

News Release Share Your Ideas for the 2018 Ontario Budget October 12, 2017 Up to $5 Million Available to Bring Ideas to Life Ontario launched Budget Talks today, an online consultation that allows the public to help shape policies and programs that will be part of Ontario’s future. The government will provide up to $5 million to fund up to five proposals identified and voted on by the public as part of the 2018 Budget. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, and Yvan Baker, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, made the announcement today in Toronto. This is the fourth year in a row the government has engaged the public in the development of the Ontario budget through Budget Talks, and the second year that funding will be allocated directly to citizen-led proposals. Through Ontario.ca/budgettalks, people are invited to share ideas on five focus areas, including child care, seniors, small business, students and healthy living. To be eligible, proposals must: Be submitted online by midnight on November 3, 2017 Be for a new fund, pilot project, study, event or digital service Fall within the scope of the Ontario government to deliver Help support one of the five focus areas outlined on Budget Talks Require a one-time investment of no more than $1 million Show progress or completion by spring 2019 Engaging the people of Ontario in the budget process is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. QUICK FACTS In January 2018, people will be able to comment and vote on ideas generated during the first phase of Budget Talks....