The Annual Survey of Public Libraries Library Statistics (LibStats) database is now open for 2017 annual survey submission

Note: Our Ministry friends are now planning for the survey delivery results to be more timely.  Note the changes in submission dates.  Dear Public Library and First Nation Public Library CEOs and Contracting Organization contacts,   The Annual Survey of Public Libraries Library Statistics (LibStats) database is now open for 2017 annual survey submission.   CLICK HERE to Log-in to Go Secure to begin your Annual Survey.     *Please note: The Final Deadline for submitting your Annual Survey of Public Libraries is June 30th, 2018.   New this year… New Timelines   The biggest change in the Ontario Public Library Statistics program is the change in dates for the Annual Survey of Public Libraries launch and deadline.   Starting in 2018, the Annual Survey will launch at the end of January with a final deadline of June 30th, 2018.   As a sector, you have asked for statistics to be published even sooner.  These new time-lines will help us to do that.  To that end, when the survey launches at the end of January, we ask that you aim to submit your data as soon as possible to enable us to meet your requests for earlier public library sector data.   No need to await a municipality, board or Band audit   **Please note: you do not need to have your municipal or board or First Nation Band audit to fill out the Annual Survey’s Financial section.  You can use your best available financial or pre-audit financial information.   Monthly Statistics Updates   Another exciting new development for 2018 will be the availability of pre-final, monthly data throughout...

ORION THINK Conference: Innovation Ecosystem – May 1st and 2nd, 2018

THINK: Innovation Ecosystem – May 1st and 2nd, 2018 View this email in your browser . Recent reports indicate that Ontario’s innovation economy is headed in the right direction…  Attend Ontario’s innovation event of the year, THINK: Innovation Ecosystem. Register for our early bird tickets before March 26! THINK: Innovation Ecosystem – ORION’s 2018 Conference Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 MaRS Discovery District 101 College Street Toronto, ON M5G 1L7 Get your early bird tickets until March 26! Register for THINK: Innovation Ecosystem THINK: at-a-glance May 1 – Stay tuned for workshops! May 2 – Conference agenda Sponsors THINK: Innovation Ecosystem is brought to you by ORION, a not-for-profit committed to actively supporting Ontario’s researchers, educators and innovators. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Website Email For more information, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Cathy Bogaart Director, Marketing and Communications (416) 507-9860 ext. 250 cathy.bogaart@orion.on.ca Stay subscribed to ORION by providing your express consent Copyright © 2018 ORION, 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 organization and the only high-speed, fibre-optic network specifically committed to supporting research, education and innovation in Ontario. Please add info@orion.on.ca to your address book to ensure our emails reach your inbox. Our mailing address is: ORION 211 Yonge St. Floor 2 Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 Canada Add us to your address...

101 Tools & Resources For E-Book Design, Writing, and More

101 Tools & Resources For E-Book Design, Writing, and More  https://www.columnfivemedia.com/101-tools-resources-e-book-design-writing “January 25, 2018 by Katy French It takes a lot to create a great e-book. You need research, writing, design, and a distribution plan—as well as the team to help you get it all done. Luckily, whether you have a full department or a two-person marketing team, there are plenty of tools, tips, and resources that can help you create great e-books more efficiently. To make your life easier, we’re sharing a comprehensive roundup of some of our go-to resources to use at every stage of e-book production. You can bookmark them now, and thank us later. Enjoy. For Ideas/Inspiration 10 tips to come up with great ideas: Simple ways to get unstuck. 5 ways to know if your idea will work: Useful framework to vet your ideas. Alltop: An aggregator of the Internet’s most popular stories. Answer the Public: Visualizations of the questions people ask Google. Brainpickings: An inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness, spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, and more. BuzzSumo: Insights on the most-shared content on any topic. Dadaviz: Charts on a variety of subjects. Discover: Tool to help discover inspiration, research opportunities, and collaborate with your team. Feedly: Aggregates content from your favorite publications, blogs, and keywords. FiveThirtyEight Newsletter: News, statistics, and trending topics. Forekast: A real-time record of upcoming events and holidays. Google Trends: Tracks trending subjects. Oz Content: Software to help you generate data-informed content ideas by consolidating research and ideas. Portent’s Content Idea Generator: Generates ideas based off of keywords. Scoop.It!: A site to help you find great content that you can...

Reminder! Last week for YCW internships APPLICATIONS! / Rappel! Dernière semaine pour DEMANDES de stages JCT!

Dear CFLA-FCAB members, Please share this opportunity with you members, thank you. —————— Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, S.V.P., partager cet opportunité avec vos membres, merci. Katherine   Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale   Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques   75 rue Jolicoeur, Gatineau QC, J8Y 1A8 613.867.7789 www.cfla-fcab.ca @CFLAFCAB         @kdmccolgan —–Original Message—– From: arcan-l-bounces@mailman.srv.ualberta.ca [mailto:arcan-l-bounces@mailman.srv.ualberta.ca] On Behalf Of Louise Charlebois Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:47 PM To: ARCAN-L <arcan-l@mailman.srv.ualberta.ca> Subject: [Arcan-l] Reminder! Last week for YCW internships APPLICATIONS! / Rappel! Dernière semaine pour DEMANDES de stages JCT! Le français suit. There is one week remaining to submit your applications for the Young Canada Works (YCW) internships!  The deadline is February 1st! More funding = more applications to be approved by the Canadian Council of Archives! This year again, as part of the Youth Employment Strategy of the Government of Canada, we have been allocated supplemental funding by the Department of Canadian Heritage, which means that we will be able to help fund 4 times as many internship projects than usual. For more information, and to obtain a copy of the Employer Guide, please visit our web site (http://www.archivescanada.ca/YCW). You will find the links for the program’s Guidelines and application forms on the YCW website (young-canada-works.canada.ca). A reminder that you can apply for multiple internships! If you have any questions concerning your application in the archival field, do not hesitate to contact Louise Charlebois or Isabelle Alain at ycw_jct@archivescanada.ca If you have any questions concerning your application as a library operating in English, do not hesitate...

Getting to know our new cabinet ministers

Daiene Vernile Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Honourable Daiene Vernile MPP  Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 2018–present Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre Incumbent Assumed office January 12, 2014 Personal details Born July 1, 1960 (age 57) Political party Liberal Spouse(s) John Matlock Children 3 Residence Kitchener, Ontario Profession Television journalist Daiene Vernile (born July 1, 1960) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2014. She represents the riding of Kitchener Centre. Background Prior to her election to the legislature, Vernile was a television journalist for CKCO-TV. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband John. They have three children.[1] Politics She ran in the 2014 provincial election as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Kitchener Centre. She defeated Progressive Conservative candidate and former MPP Wayne Wettlaufer by 6,913 votes.[2][3][4] In June 2014, she was appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation. On January 17, 2018, Vernile was sworn into cabinet as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.[5] Cabinet positions Ontario Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne Cabinet post (1) Predecessor Office Successor Eleanor McMahon Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 2018–present Incumbent References[edit] Jump up^ Debrone, Carrie (July 3, 2014). “Former television host Daiene Vernile wins Kitchener Centre for the Liberals”. Kitchener Citizen. p. 3. Jump up^ “General Election by District: Kitchener Centre”. Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Jump up^ “Liberals secure big wins in Waterloo Region”. CBC News. June 13, 2014. Jump up^ Mercer, Greg (June 12,...