Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

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

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. 

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In the First Wave, 20 organizations will go through an intensive 6-month process to grow more of, by, and for your community. The First Wave members will be a diverse group in terms of size, sector, and geography. We welcome all kinds of organizations to apply, but we especially seek applicants from libraries, parks, and performing arts venues, as well as organizations led by people of color

Interested? The application period for the First Wave is NOW through August 31, 2018. Learn more today.

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