CFLA-FCAB 2018 National Forum Paper – Communication du forum national de la FCAB-CFLA

CFLA-FCAB 2018 National Forum Paper – Communication du forum national de la FCAB-CFLA Bilingual message – message bilingue Dear CFLA-FCAB members, On behalf of the CFLA-FCAB Board, I am very pleased to send you this Paper summarizing the proceedings and discussions at our first National Forum held in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Library Association conference in Regina, SK on May 2, 2018. We had over 150 participants attend in person, and many more through our Facebook Live feed and through our online feedback form contributing to the discussion and helping to form the outcomes and recommendations for the library community to consider moving forward. I want to thank all of the speakers, moderators, and participants for making this inaugural Forum such a success. We do not consider this Paper as an end goal, but rather to be the beginning of future conversations. Please feel free to contact me, our Executive Director Katherine McColgan (kmccolgan@cfla-fcab.ca), or your local CFLA-FCAB Board member if you would like to discuss the issues raised in the report further. Find the 2018 Paper and more information about the 2018 National Forum on our website: http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/meetings/national-forum-2018/     Alix-Rae Stefanko Chair – Présidente Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques Website: cfla-fcab.ca ——————— Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Au nom du conseil d’administration de la FCAB-CFLA, je suis très heureux de vous envoyer ce document résumant les délibérations et les discussions tenues lors de notre premier forum national organisé conjointement avec la Saskatchewan Library Association à Regina, en Saskatchewan, le 2 mai 2018. Il y a plus de 150 participants qui ont...

Canada’s Premiers Announce 2018 Literacy Award Recipients

Canada’s Premiers Announce 2018 Literacy Award Recipients Canada’s Premiers Announce 2018 Literacy Award Recipients July 21, 2018 Earlier this week, the Council of the Federation—composed of Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial Premiers—announced the recipients of the 14th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award, including several members of the Canadian librarianship community: Red Deer Public Library Adult Literacy Program – Alberta The Red Deer Public Library Adult Literacy Program has served English language and adult literacy learners in the community for over 30 years. The Program is currently providing learning opportunities to approximately 360 adult foundational learners through volunteer tutoring. With 215 tutors, it has the largest volunteer pool in the region. Because of the commitment of staff and volunteer tutors, adult learners are able to improve their reading and writing skills, become more confident, and ultimately improve their lives by continuing in further learning and/or gaining meaningful employment. The Program has demonstrated responsiveness to the needs of the community, including by adapting its programs to meet the learning needs of Syrian refugees and other newcomers. In addition to breaking down barriers to learning, the Program offers opportunities that facilitate newcomer participation in the larger community. By connecting learners to other service organizations and residents, the Program has demonstrated itself to be a community leader that promotes inclusivity in society for adult literacy learners in Red Deer. Sara Grant – British Columbia Sara Grant has championed literacy for over two decades as a children’s librarian, including 19 years as Youth Services Manager for Surrey Libraries. Committed to improving children’s literacy, Sara has helped establish innovative programs like Curiosity Corner, a hands-on...

Library Board Transitions: Getting ready for the public library board transition

Getting ready for the public library board transition October 22, 2018 is the Ontario Municipal Election Date. Following a Municipal Election, or shortly before, the Municipal/ Town Clerk will put out a call for applications for the library board in the local press and on the website. In the next few issues we’re highlighting the Leadership by Design Module 5: Legacy and Succession. Consider asking your board members to engage in these learning (and thinking) activities: Before your next board meeting, take a moment to review the Recruiting New Public Library Board Members Checklist At Your Board Meeting, complete the Board Legacy Template For the next meeting, start reading more about the recruitment process...

Can you help spread the word to library leaders about this new opportunity?

Dear visionary library colleagues, I’m writing to you because I’m hoping you can help me spread the word about an exciting opportunity for public libraries around the world to participate in a 6-month experimental program to become more fully OF, BY, and FOR their communities. We’ve just launched this cross-sector, global program as part of a larger movement called OFBYFOR ALL. While we have many public-serving organizations interested – from museums to parks to theaters to senior centers – we have far fewer libraries than we would like in the mix. We want library voices front and center in the development of this work. Can you help libraries take the lead by sending the announcement below to 5 library directors, movers, or shakers this week?    Or, if you prefer to tweet, you can copy and paste this: Is your library working to become OF, BY, and FOR your community? Check out this amazing opportunity to accelerate your work & join a global movement: https://www.ofbyforall.org/updates/now-recruiting-first-wave Questions welcome, shares greatly appreciated. Thank you! Nina Nina Simon | Executive Director Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History 831.429.1964 x7018 MAH Website | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn Dear friend, Just eight weeks after launching the OFBYFOR ALL global initiative, trustees and staff at over 1,000 organizations around the world have gotten involved. You’ve tried the organizational self-assessment, come to bootcamp, joined the email list, and shared your enthusiasm. Thank you for bringing energy to this work from day one. Today, we offer an opportunity for you to strengthen your organization and help shape this movement as a founding research partner in our First Wave research program.  Tell Me More In the First Wave,...