CFLA: Livestream Available National Forum – Blockchain – August 6

Katherine McColgan Mon, Jul 16, 1:28 PM (2 days ago) to Members Dear members,   For your information as this is such a timely matter. Please feel free to share with your members.   ———–   Chers/Chères membres,   À titre d’information en raison que c’est un sujet d’actualité. Veuillez le partager avec vos membres.     Best, 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 @kdmccolgan   CFLA-FCAB recognizes the Algonquin peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located.     From: Sue Alman [mailto:alman.sjsu@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:37 AM To: Stefanko, Alix-Rae Cc: Sandy Hirsh Subject: Re: Livestream Available National Forum – Blockchain – August 6   Dear Alix-Rae,   The blockchain website has been updated with information about the LiveStream event on Monday, August 6.  Please feel free to distribute this link and the information listed below: https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains/national-forum/   LIVESTREAM – MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 9 am – 5 pm PT LiveStream Link We are pleased to invite you to participate in the live-stream IMLS-funded Blockchain National Forum in San Jose, CA on Monday, August 6 from 9 am – 5 pm PT.  The format for this live-streamed event will include panel presentations and discussions from notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning.  They will focus on suggested blockchain applications that might be employed by libraries and archives.  The day’s proceedings will be live-streamed and participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments. LiveStream Link:  The...

Survey on the state of digitization activities in Ontario public libraries

Extended deadline until July 25th: This survey is on the state of digitization activities in Ontario public libraries. This research is being undertaken by OurDigitalWorld, a non-profit that works with libraries, archives, and heritage groups to digitize and make available their unique historical collections. Southern Ontario Library Service are partnering with us on this research. We’re collecting this information to get an up-to-date snapshot on how Ontario’s public libraries are approaching digitization work – their tools, capacity, experience, and obstacles. We will be publishing our findings and an edited, anonymized dataset. Every public library in Ontario is invited to submit a response to this survey, even if you have never done digitization and don’t intend to. This survey should take 30 minutes to complete. We have extended the dealine – please submit your response by July 25th. Please coordinate with your coworkers on who is in the best position to answer questions about digitization and special collections. We are looking for one response per library. If you are in a large library system with more than one department doing separate digitization projects, please answer separately – there is a space to indicate which department you’re responding for. If you are unsure about how best to respond, please read over the questions in advance of submitting your answers. You may want to save a copy of this document to draft your answers. You can find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ON-PL-digitization There is more information about the survey at the link above. If you have any questions or need help, please contact: Allana Mayer, Principal Researcher Media Coordinator, OurDigitalWorld...

Choosing and recruiting an effective library board

We’re coming up to that time after the municipal elections on Oct. 19, 2018 when mayors, councils and CAOs/town clerks will be tasked with appointing new library board members or renewing others. Here are some helpful documents for your boards to consider sharing with the municipalities at the appropriate junctures. Choosing An Effective Public Library Board Choosing an Effective Public Library Board Brochure 2018 (1) The legal requirements An effective public library board will… The qualities needed in a Library Board Member (also referred to as “trustee”) The selection process Recruiting New Public Library Board Members PublicLibraryBoardRecruitmentProcessChecklist Detailed timeline Don’t forget the great list of resources at: Go to the OLBA Leadership By Design linked from OLBA’s Web site at: http://www.accessola.com/olba. One Place to Look http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/One_Place_to_Look/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/One_Place_to_Look/One_Place_to_Look.aspx?hkey=5ef0a375-3644-4f34-8b6c-ea6bcdbf80db Leadership by Design http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/Leadership_by_Design.aspx?hkey=65ecadbf-bb5d-482d-99ba-4f5673d03faa Online Learning http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/Online_Learning/OLA/OLBA/Online_Learning.aspx?hkey=182a78c2-c24d-4911-9228-114a3e625d9c...