IFLA: Social Justice: a Core Library Mission

Social Justice: a Core Library Mission 20 February 2018 “On the World Day of Social Justice, it is a good moment to celebrate libraries as social justice institutions. Places where the power that information and knowledge can bring is available for all. The core functions of libraries are already reflected in the right of access to information, and the right to participate in the cultural life of the community, both of which appear in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These rights are included as part of an overall framework that seeks to promote free, just and peaceful societies. For the lucky, access to information and culture may not seem like a challenge. They can afford the books they and their family want to read. They have benefitted from a high-quality education, and work for companies that invest in their skills. They were early-adopters of digital technology, and have the latest gadgets and the free time to learn to use them. They are confident in speaking out, and expect to be heard. Logo for SDG5: Gender Equality. Women are too often on the wrong side of the information divide. But the ‘lucky’ are only a part – perhaps a small part – of the whole. For others, access is not a reality. They cannot afford books, Internet connections, or subscriptions, or cannot find materials that are relevant for them. For some types of information – such as scientific journals – only a tiny proportion of individuals can realistically expect to be able to buy all that they might need. The skills to make this access meaningful are also important....

Summary of Links: FOPL Reports on 2016 Annual Survey / Ontario Public Library Statistics

2016 Annual Survey / Ontario Public Library Statistics 2016 Ontario Public Library Data Analysis (Main Report) Federation of Ontario Public Libraries Ontario Public Library Operating Data 2007-2016 Overview, Primer on Library Statistics, and Collected Tables http://fopl.ca/news/2016-ontario-public-library-data-analysis/ Preview: Ontario Public Library Data Analysis http://fopl.ca/news/preview-ontario-public-library-data-analysis/ Ontario Public Library 2016 Culture Partnerships http://fopl.ca/news/ontario-public-library-2016-culture-partnerships/ Highlights of Public Library Education Partnerships: http://fopl.ca/news/highlights-of-public-library-education-partnerships/ 3D Printers, Maker Space Labs, and Digital Media Labs, 2015-2016 http://fopl.ca/news/3d-printers-maker-space-labs-and-digital-media-lab-2015-2016/ 2016 Analysis of Public Library Partnerships http://fopl.ca/news/2016-analysis-of-public-library-partnerships/ Impact of Internet Usage in Public Libraries 2017 The BRIDGE Toolkit for assessing technology impact in Ontario Public Libraries! http://fopl.ca/news/the-bridge-toolkit-for-assessing-technology-impact-in-ontario-public-libraries/ Insights about Technology Usage and Impact in Ontario’s Public Libraries....

Ontario Public Library 2016 Culture Partnerships

Here’s a list of the open ended comments on culture sector partnerships of public libraries in Ontario.  Awesome job folks! Culture Sector Partnerships report 2016 stats Feb 2018 Public Library Culture Sector Partnerships: Descriptions from 2016 Annual Survey / Ontario Public Library Statistics Library Name 2016 Highlights of Public Library Partnerships working with the Culture Sector, as reported by public libraries and First Nation public libraries Admaston/Bromley Twp We lend out museum passes and the art pass.  We partnered with a local LBS to teach computer classes at the library. The local historical society also held an event at the library, where we featured the Ancestry database. Ajax Activities: art exhibits, bookmark contest, writing contest, movie screening, newcomer orientation, cultural day celebration, Black History Month, Asian Mont, Author reading, maker programs, senior services Alfred & Plantagenet Twp Laissez-passer cartes musées Armstrong Twp In-library art exhibits (painting and quilting) Arnprior The library expanded the museum pass program to include regional tourist destinations such as the Aquatarium and Bonnechere Caves. These passes offer free or discounted access to educational, cultural and entertainment opportunities to patrons Asphodel-Norwood Historical Society – displays and partners for speakers Legion – Remembrance Day ceremony and gathering at library Showcase Asphodel Norwood event – display table Lions Club – Fish fry/pub night trivia Assiginack Twp Museum articles on display at the Library. Information about the museum and local history book. Athens Twp Fundraising and programs. Museum passes Atikokan Partner with Atikokan Children’s Entertainment Series to bring Art and Cultural programs to Atikokan including 5 entertainers per year, Art lessons and a lecture series.  Partner with ANFC offering...

CFLA-FCAB has now released position statements on  Fair Dealing; Protecting Copyright Exceptions from Contract Override, and Technological Protection Measures.

Message bilingue — Bilingual message Dear CFLA-FCAB Members and Board Members CFLA-FCAB has now released position statements on  Fair Dealing; Protecting Copyright Exceptions from Contract Override, and Technological Protection Measures. Please find these online at http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/copyright/.    We invite you to use the information in these statements when you are considering your organization’s position and drafting statements on these matters.   I would like to thank the Copyright Committee for their hard work in preparing these statements for CFLA-FCAB.   Best, Katherine ———————- Chers/Chères membres et membres du CA de la FCAB-CFLA La FCAB-CFLA a récemment publié des énoncés de position sur la protection des exceptions sur le droit d’auteur de la préséance de contrats, l’utilisation équitable, et les mesures de protection technologiques. Vous les trouvez ci-joint ainsi que sur le site Web à http://cfla-fcab.ca/fr/droit-dauteur/.   Nous vous invitons à utiliser l’information présentée dan ces énoncés lorsque vous examinez la position de votre organisation et la création des déclarations sur ces questions.   Je tiens à remercier le Comité du droit d’auteur pour son travail acharné dans la préparation de ces énoncés de position pour la FCAB-CFLA.   Cordialement, 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        ...

Save the date! The IFLA Global Vision report is coming March 19th

IFLA Global Vision Report Launch  The wait is nearly over! Results from the world’s first-ever global discussion across the library community will be revealed on Monday 19 March 2018 when IFLA’s Global Vision Report is launched during the IFLA President’s Meeting in Barcelona, Spain.   Watch our Save the date video! https://vimeo.com/256378039   The wait is nearly over! Results from the world’s first-ever global discussion across the library community will be revealed on Monday 19 March 2018 when IFLA’s Global Vision Report is launched during the IFLA President’s Meeting in Barcelona, Spain.  Never before have so many librarians from every continent and almost every country in the world produced such a ground-breaking collection of ideas to connect and unite each other.  Library leaders, outstanding experts, young professionals and librarians from multiple generations have had their say, making this a unique and hugely influential document that will shape the library field’s future.  Don’t forget to save the date and download your copy soon!  Click here for more details about IFLA Global...