OMA Museum Advocacy Resources

Advocacy Resources https://members.museumsontario.ca/programs-events/advocacy The documents below have been developed by the OMA to assist Ontario museums in communicating their impacts. For any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the OMA. Ontario’s Museums and Action Plan   Museums and Your Municipality Ontario Museums: Vital Tourism Assets Museums and Rural Communities      ...

Young Canada Works – Reminder re applications for internships / Jeunesse Canada au travail – Rappel concernant les demandes de stage

Young Canada Works – Reminder re applications for internships / Jeunesse Canada au travail – Rappel concernant les demandes de stage Le français suit. The Canadian Council of Archives (CCA) would like to remind colleagues in the archival community and the library community (libraries operating in English) that the 2020 campaign for the Young Canada Works (YCW) internships is underway, and that there are only a few days left before the deadline. The YCW program is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage in support of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy. Archival institutions as well as libraries operating in English are able to apply online for internships via the YCW official web site (http://young-canada-works.canada.ca). The deadline to submit your internship applications to CCA is March 1st, 2020. The Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage program permits an employer to hire a college or university graduate.  The job must provide full-time hours (minimum 30 hours per week) for a minimum of 16 weeks and end at the latest on March 31st, 2021. Please visit our web site (http://www.archivescanada.ca/YCW) for information and for access to the Employer Guide and online application. If you have any questions concerning your internship application in the archival field, do not hesitate to contact Louise Charlebois at ycw_jct@archivescanada.ca. If you have any questions concerning your internship application as a library operating in English, do not hesitate to contact Jameyn Arboleda at ycw-cla@archivescanada.ca. ********** Le Conseil canadien des archives (CCA) désire rappeler aux collègues de la communauté archivistique et des bibliothèques (œuvrant en anglais) que la campagne 2020 du programme Jeunesse Canada au...

2020 Maanjidiwaad Annual Meeting of First Nation Public Libraries in Ontario (Spring Gathering)

2020 Maanjidiwaad Annual Meeting of First Nation Public Libraries in Ontario (Spring Gathering) Host: Nipissing First Nation (Garden Village), 36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON Date: May 27 – 29, 2020 Registration Deadline: April 30, 2020 Ontario Library Service – North and Southern Ontario Library Service invite you to the Maanjidiwaad Annual Meeting of First Nation Public Libraries in Ontario, formerly known as Spring Gathering. The First Nation Strategic Action Group is excited to have our joint-annual meeting at Nipissing First Nation. We haven’t gathered in one of our territories in a long time! The two-and-a-half day networking and professional development event will take place from May 27 – 29, 2020. We will focus on the 2004 Our Way Forward final report through interactive and participatory sessions with the First Nation Strategic Action Group. “We understand, first-hand, the experiences of First Nation public librarians in Ontario. By reviewing the 2004 Our Way Forward final report document collectively, we hope to improve the First Nation public librarian experience, and ensure continued success for current and future First Nation libraries in Ontario.”(First Nation Strategic Action Group) The agenda, travel details and registration process, professional development template, the 2004 Our Way Forward final report, and the 2017 Ontario First Nation Public Libraries Needs Assessment Report are posted on the OLS – North First Nations Services website. Ontario Library Service – North and Southern Ontario Library Service acknowledge and appreciate the work that the First Nation Strategic Action Group is dedicating to the Our Way Forward review process, and the Maanjidiwaad Annual Meeting of First Nation Public Libraries in Ontario gathering. Chi-miigwetch | Niá:wen:kowa for your dedicated volunteerism. We hope you can join us! Mellissa D’Onofrio-Jones, Chief Executive...

Ontario Public Library Association honours Wiikwemikong librarian

Ontario Public Library Association honours Wiikwemikong librarian Ontario Public Library Association honours Wiikwemkoong librarian “Lifetime achievement award for Sheri Mishibinijima TORONTO – Sheri Mishibinijima, the former head librarian at Wikwemikong Public Library, has recently received a lifetime achievement award from the Ontario Public Library Association for her decades-long dedication to and advocacy for Northern Ontario public libraries, especially those within First Nations. “I nominated Sheri for her dedication and passion for so many years. She was explaining to me how frustrating and how slow the process is but she’s kept moving forward and maintaining the full level of honesty, integrity and respect for what she does and the future. It’s a very rare quality,” said Feather Maracle, CEO and director of library services at Six Nations Public Library in Ohsweken. Receiving news of her award win was a special moment for Ms. Mishibinijima. “It feels that I’ve accomplished a lot, so (this award) feels wonderful,” she said. “I worked hard at the library to see the children succeed there and I continue to work where I am now to ensure that the children are receiving the best services that they can receive, and that they have the best world available to them as well.” Her library career began 24 years ago in Wiikwemkoong during the mid-1990s. Since the library started in the 1970s it has been an important force for community betterment, something Ms. Mishibinijima saw first-hand during her career. Ms. Maracle recalled how Ms. Mishibinijima used the interlibrary loan service (which was cut last April) to help out a student who was reading significantly below his appropriate grade...