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Stephen Stephen Abram, MLS, Executive Director Helen Morrison, executive assistant, Federation of Ontario Public Librariessabram@fopl.ca FOPL: 416-395-0746Blog: http://www.fopl.ca Twitter: @foplnews stephen.abram@gmail.com http://www.StephensLighthouse.com  Twitter: @sabram The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is a non-profit with a mandate to benefit Ontario Public Libraries through advocacy, research, and marketing. La Fédération des bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario est un organisme à but non-lucratif. Elle a comme mandat, de répondre aux besoins de toutes les bibliothèques, en concentrant leurs efforts dans la recherche, en marketing et en agissant comme...

Keeping Up-To-Date with FOPL

FOPL Website & Blog: http://www.fopl.ca  Twitter@foplnews Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Federation-of-Ontario-Public-Libraries-160173540675944/ Facebook OMD Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1176265332396425/ Stephen’s Lighthouse: http://stephenslighthouse.com/ How?Use an RSS reader to subscribe to favourite blogs (I use Feedly – https://feedly.com/) LearnHQ: http://www.learnhq.ca/cms/One.aspx Governance Hub: https://resources.learnhq.ca/governance-HUB BTW ALL FOPL members are members of CFLA:...

Key Ontario Resources for FOPL CEOs

About the FOPL OpenMediaDesk Project (FREE training & Resources)http://fopl.ca/news/omd-news-room-update-free-training-all-the-links-to-library-news-stories/ ¡FOPL Summary of Ontario Public Library Statistical & Metrics Projects http://fopl.ca/news/fopl-summary-pof-ontario-public-library-statistical-metrics-projects/ The Complete List of Measurement, Metrics & Statistical Tools & Resources for Ontario Public Libraries http://fopl.ca/news/what-are-all-of-these-library-statistics-tools-in-ontario-and-what-can-i-do-with-them/ Municipal Talking Points for Ontario Public and School Libraries http://fopl.ca/news/municipal-talking-points-for-ontario-public-and-school-libraries/ Made in Canada Solutions for Public Library Leadership Development http://fopl.ca/news/made-in-canada-solutions-for-public-library-leadership-development/ Ontario Public Library Board Centralized Governance HUB...

FOPL Advocacy Update from Pickering Public Library

FOPL Advocacy Update from Pickering Public Library On November 5, 2018 Pickering Public Library was honoured by a visit from MPP for Pickering/Uxbridge, Peter Bethlenfalvy (pictured in the orange tie below). MPP Bethlenfalvy is also the President of Ontario’s Treasury Board. Two City Councillors who are Board members and staunch library advocates, also joined the entourage. Library staff provided the Minister with a tour of the Library Makerspace, showing him and his staff how the equipment works and sharing stories of the value that our clients have found in using the equipment for work, school, or personal development. The outgoing CEO, Cathy Grant and the incoming CEO, Tanya Sinclair emphasized the following talking points in support of public libraries: Return on Investment i.e. $1 = $5.85 in benefits for the community Cost efficiencies of a sharing economy with all library materials and services. Cost recovery model for products produced in the Makerspace Financial Well-being: Libraries enable successful employment and business development through literacy and learning i.e. e-courses, internet access, makerspaces and co-working spaces that inspire and assist students, entrepreneurs, and community members in general Update: This weekend, just one month after the tour, the MPP approached Tanya Sinclair at a community cultural event to congratulate her on her appointment to CEO. He also made a point to say thank her for enlightening him about today’s libraries. He told her that having a tour of the public library “really made a big difference”! Pickering Public Library will continue to be advocate for libraries to all community stakeholders including our politicians by increasing our visibility and creating awareness. Library wi-fi hotspot...