Fraser Institute – report on Municipal taxation in GTHA

We came across this report  from the Fraser Institute over the weekend and thought it would be beneficial as we head into budget season – lots of good information and comparisons here.  It was released in May but I had not seen it previously. While the Fraser Institute reports have a very conservative bent but they may be influential with your more conservative staff and Councillors. Stephen (H/T to Rebecca...

NEWS: Koios Starts Roundtable for Canadian Librarians

NEWS: Koios Starts Roundtable for Canadian Librarians Koios sponsored, and presented a session at, the Ontario Library Association’s annual Library Marketing Think Tank in Toronto Aug. 15. At the Marketing Think Tank event, Beatrice Pitocco, Koios’ new National Sales Manager for Canada, officially started a national roundtable so librarians can discuss search marketing strategy. Three library leaders from Ontario have agreed to be founding members of the roundtable. Any Canadian library employee is welcome to join this Search MArketing RoundTable (SMART), which is forming on LinkedIn. This news is also online at https://www.koios.co/news//2019/canadian-librarians-launch-smart-marketing-roundtable PR-Koios-SMART-8-19-FINAL...

We need your help! Library Day in Your Riding during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW) – October 20th to 26th

Now, more than ever, it’s important to for Ontario libraries to build positive relationships with their local representatives. The Ontario Library Association (OLA) and Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) work with a government relations firm to develop key messages and coordinate outreach to strengthen the position of Ontario public libraries across the province. We need your help! This year, during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW) – October 20th to 26th – OLA and FOPL are working to coordinate meetings between local library leaders with Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP). As library leaders in key ridings, you can help by reaching out to your local MPP to participate in OPLW celebrations at your library. Next steps: 1. Coordinate your team Depending on your riding, you may wish to coordinate your meeting with other local libraries leaders, your board, school and/or academic staff in your area. While some of you may work in the local riding, it’s always best to have someone on your team who actually lives in your MPP’s riding. Request a meeting with your local MPP – Reach out by September 4th! Pick a representative to request a meeting. A template invitation letter can be found here. Even if you aren’t yet sure who will be able to attend the meeting, get the request in early – by September 4th to ensure that you are able to schedule something. Get creative – this meeting can be a tour of your library an invitation to participate in an OPLW event, or a sit down meeting. Think about unique opportunities that show off your library. Let OLA/FOPL know about your meeting Fill in this form to keep us...