CBC: Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report

Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report New research says bottom half of families in Ontario are earning less, while richer families earn more http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/income-inequality-report-ccpa-1.4246874 “The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report. The analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) describes an increasingly “polarized” Ontario labour market that is shifting away from stable manufacturing jobs to more precarious service sector work and rewarding higher-earning families while punishing poorer ones. “Really there are two different labour markets in Ontario,” the report’s author and CCPA senior economist Sheila Block said in an interview The new report, titled Losing Ground, analyzed income data for families with children between 2000 and 2015. During that time, higher earning families increased their share of the income pie.The top half of Ontario families in terms of income now takes home 81 per cent of all earnings, up from 78 per cent in 2000. “It’s a totally different story for families in the bottom half,” Block said. The poorest half of Ontario families’ share of earnings shrunk from 22 per cent in 2000 to 19 per cent in 2015.”  ...

Celebrating Stunning Canadian Urban Library Branches

Celebrating Stunning Canadian Urban Library Branches Celebrating Stunning Canadian Urban Library Branches The Ex Libris Association (ELA) recently published the first part of a new occasional paper by Barbara Clubb, former Ottawa City Librarian,  on new and renovated library branches in Canada: Celebrating Stunning Canadian Urban Library Branches. The first set in the series includes: Brampton Library – Gore Meadows Community Centre and Library Calgary Public Library – Nose Hill Library branch Edmonton Public Library – Jasper Place Branch Mississauga Library System – Meadowvale Community Centre and Library Ottawa Public Library – Beaverbrook branch Toronto Public Library – Scarborough Civic Centre branch Vaughan Public Libraries – Civic Centre Resource Library Waterloo Public Library – John M. Harper Branch. The paper is accompanied by a selection of photos for each branch. http://www.exlibris.ca/doku.php?id=occasional_papers:celebrating_stunning_canadian_urban_library_branches  ...

Ontario Library Service – North, in collaboration with its provincial partners, Communities of Practice strategy of Libraries 2025.

Ontario Library Service – North, in collaboration with its provincial partners, is working on the Communities of Practice strategy of Libraries 2025. To help us create communities that meet your interests and needs, please complete the online survey before August 22. Please read the attached pdf for more information and for a link to the survey. Le Service des bibliothèques de l’Ontario – Nord, en collaboration avec ses partenaires provinciaux, élabore la stratégie liée aux communautés de pratique survenant de Bibliothèques 2025. Pour nous aider à créer des communautés qui correspondent à vos intérêts et à vos besoins, veuillez répondre à l’enquête au plus tard le 22 août. Pour en savoir davantage, veuillez consulter le document d’information ci–joint et un lien pour accéder l’enquête. Thank you / merci, Marjatta Asu, M.L.S. Service Team Lead – Skills Development Chef d’équipe de service, perfectionnement des compétences Ontario Library Service – North Service des bibliothèques de l’Ontario Nord 334 rue Regent St. Sudbury, ON P3C 4E2 Tel./Tél 705-675-6467 ext./poste 213 Tel./Tél 800-461-6348 ext./poste 213 Fax/Téléc. 705-675-2285 www.olsn.ca  ...

IFLA’s Global Vision Discussion reaches 140 countries across 6 regions

Stage 1 complete! IFLA’s Global Vision Discussion reaches 140 countries across 6 regions. Now it’s your turn!   The Hague, the Netherlands, 8 August 2017— The worldwide response to International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) ‘s Global Vision Discussion, a venture which will generate a united library field roadmap for the future, has been nothing short of remarkable.  A staggering 178 librarians from approximately 140 countries not only engaged in the discussions, but also embraced the unifying ethos behind the campaign by sharing words of encouragement to the next region waiting to pick up the baton. North America, buoyed by their Global Vision experience that took place at the Library of Congress in Washington DC on the 3 May 2017, said:    “Libraries are different across countries and they are united in certain parts. We can all play our own role, towards the same score. And it is better together rather than alone. You might have solos but it is better together. Together that you achieve it. No one can do it alone.”   The IFLA Global Vision Regional workshops have focused on how to strengthen the ties within the library field and respond to the fast-pacing globalisation that is opening new opportunities and challenges. From the very first kick-off meeting in Athens this Spring, each workshop has contributed its own droplet into an ever-increasing river of ideas.  For participants, the inclusive approach to these opportunities and challenges allows for every voice to be heard and during Africa’s regional workshop the Global Vision discussion was summed up perfectly: “Everybody is connected. No one is excluded. If we...

Implementing Follow-Up Surveys @ Your Library & More

Project Outcome E-News View this email in your browser Implementing Follow-Up Surveys at Your Library Tutorial Videos New Website Designs & Features Coming Soon Capturing Outcomes of Library Programs Transforming Libraries, Impacting the Classroom Share Your Story Upcoming Webinar Peer Discussion Latest News Regional Training Workshop Project Outcome Progress Share Your Story! Hastings Highlands Public Library and Bancroft Public Library CEO’s presented at the OPLA Community-Led Think Tank. Our topic was Initiating Outcome Based Planning and Evaluation. During our presentation, we shared that many of the tools that we had been using were part of the toolbox in Project Outcome. We look forward to spending more time with the website and embracing more of the resources provided. As small, rural library administrators, we appreciate that this is an accessible and equitable opportunity. SHARE YOUR STORY & be featured in the next e-News! Virtual Meeting: Implementing Follow-Up Surveys at Your Library Thursday, August 24, 1-2 p.m. Central Time Have you been wanting to follow up with your patrons but don’t know where to start? This virtual meeting will provide an opportunity for libraries interested in implementing Project Outcome Follow-Up Surveys to collaborate, ask questions, share ideas, and discuss challenges and strategies for following up with patrons. Participants will receive a brief overview of Project Outcome and the Follow-Up Surveys and learn from real library examples. Participant interaction is highly encouraged in this meeting. Registrants will receive an email invitation with meeting and login details closer to the event. REGISTER HERE Tutorial Videos A series of video tutorials will soon be released to help libraries get started using Project Outcome. These videos will...

Show Your#ArtInOurWallets Library Cards!

Some libraries are having challenges submitting so we’ve made the process a bit easier.  We’ve created a page on the HPL Virtual Library with all the steps and information they need: http://www.huntsvillelibrary.ca/en/aboutus/–art-in-your-wallet.asp Show Your#ArtInOurWallets You’re invited to participate in a project in conjunction with Canada 150 and Ontario Library Month festivities. Huntsville Public Library is putting together a book that celebrates library cards that are #TheArtInOurWallets. Public libraries use wonderful images on library cards to share library ideas, stories, histories, messages and more. If you want to show off your library’s card, complete the application form by July 28. Included are instructions for submitting the form and sharing attachments. CONTACT DEBBIE DUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION >> Just a reminder that we’d love to see your cards in our book and promotions. We’re hoping to find this helpful as a centrepiece for a cardholder growth initiative as well as using it for Canadian Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week/Month. If you could please look at the attachments and have someone from your library send us your cards!  ART in Your Wallet – The most valuable card you can own. Hello Everyone: You’re invited to participate in a great project in conjunction with Canada 150 and Ontario Library Month festivities. We are putting together a book that celebrates library cards that are # the Art in Our Wallets.  Public libraries use wonderful images on Library cards to share library ideas, stories, histories, messages and more. The goal is to have information from all libraries submitted by July 28, 2017.   The initiative is supported by FOPL, OLA and SOLS.  Join in the...