FOPL Executive Director-Job Posting

The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is seeking a vibrant passionate individual to fill the role of Executive Director. This Part Time position is a highly influential position with a significant impact on policies and programs affecting public libraries in Ontario.  If you care about Ontario’s Public Libraries and are willing to advocate on their behalf with senior government officials at Queen’s Park and work with partner organizations to advance the interests and effectiveness of public libraries across the province, the Executive Director of FOPL may be just the position for you. Please submit your applications to vpl.admin@vaughan.ca to the attention of ‘Recruitment Committee’ no later than Friday, May 7, 2021. FOPL-Executive Director Job Description rev...

CFLA: Free Virtual Forum-Demise of School Libraries Consequences and Options-May 12-4pm

View this email in your browser Demise of School Libraries: Consequences & Options Wednesday, May 12 @ 4 pm EDT A free virtual forum from the Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University You are invited to this panel discussion, moderated by CSL Board member Richard Beaudry. The Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University is concerned about the long history of cuts to school libraries and implications for the future, coming out of the pandemic. CSL is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this event. Link to Event: ryerson.zoom.us/j/91941276567 Copyright © 2021 Canadian School Libraries, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you participated in our initial survey, or you signed up on our website.Our mailing address is: Canadian School Libraries 299 Canterbury Drive Waterloo, On N2K 3C1...

MINE Project Presentation

In 2019 FOPL piloted a project with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation called Mobile Information for Newcomers (MINE). The objective of the project was to meet where people congregate and to facilitate access to reliable information services by newcomers who might not be connecting to existing community resources. This presentation is called “Finding Settlement Information” and it is available online in English and Spanish.  This version has been customized for newcomers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area with examples, resources and practice activities for people living in the region. The presentation has also been customized for Chinese-speaking newcomers in Toronto.  Its modular format allows people to view the full presentation in one go or skip to or repeat topics of interest. Here are the ways this presentation can be used: directly and independently by newcomers to Canada by employment counselors, settlement workers, library staff, facilitators of conversation circles, etc. to help them help their clients understand the information landscape in this country. by staff who work with newcomers to learn more themselves about the information landscape. We hope you take some time to review and promote this presentation. Here are a couple of possibilities: linking to the MINE website on your library’s website and/or Facebook page include the link in your social media communications or newsletters, etc.  ...