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.  ...

Mississippi Mills Public Library removes all non-resident fees for Lanark County library users

Mississippi Mills Public Library removes all non-resident fees for Lanark County library users   The Mississippi Mills Public Library (MMPL) Board and staff believe the future of library services is sharing resources & information and breaking down barriers to access   31 March 2021 — The future of library services across Lanark County is sharing resources and knowledge without added costs to taxpayers. As the next step to County-wide reciprocal borrowing agreements among Lanark County library boards, Mississippi Mills Public Library (MMPL) has removed all non-resident fees for all Lanark County library users who wish to use MMPL.   As a sign of goodwill to all of our neighbours, the Mississippi Mills Public Library Board has resolved to eliminate non-resident fees for library users in Lanark County. Through this decision, library patrons in Beckwith, Carleton Place, Lanark Highlands and Perth, Tay Valley and Drummond/North Elmsley may join MMPL at no charge. Residents must present a valid library card from their home library in order to receive a free membership at the Mississippi Mills Public Library.   What is a reciprocal borrowing agreement?   A reciprocal borrowing agreement between library boards allows residents to use participating library systems without taxpayers paying any additional non-resident or cost sharing fees.   In 2019, the Perth & District Union Public Library and the Mississippi Mills Public Library signed a reciprocal borrowing agreement. On March 18, 2021, the Mississippi Mills Public Library Board signed a reciprocal borrowing agreement with the Lanark Highlands Public Library Board. These agreements bring Lanark County libraries one-step closer to open, barrier-free access to resources and information. Through these reciprocal...

FOPL Executive Director – Job Posting

The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is seeking a dynamic, politically astute, Executive Director to lead advocacy, marketing and professional development initiatives for Ontario’s Public and First Nations’ Public Libraries.  If interested in pursuing this impactful and rewarding part-time position, please submit your resume and covering letter to vpl.admin@vaughan.ca by April 9, 2021 http://fopl.ca/fopl-executive-director-job-description-rev-0321-002-2/...

Development Charges Training with Hemson Consulting Ltd.

Subject: Development Charges Training with Hemson Consulting Ltd.   Hello FOPL Members,   Following the Q3 2020 changes to Bill 108: More Homes, More Choices and the successful increase to library funding through development charges:   Please join us on Friday, April 9th at 12-1:30 pm for customized, Library-centric training on Development Charges by premiere DC firm Hemson Consulting Ltd.   The initial training will be video-based and there will be a written training manual provided as well.   Topics to be covered: –          Changes to the legislation and implications for capital development planning for libraries –          Municipal best practices for assessing capital project needs –          Developing capital budgets & long-term forecasts –          Financing and funding “growth-related” infrastructure –          Administering and reporting on the revenue –          Practical steps that library Boards can take to ensure they fully participate in Municipal capital asset planning   If you are not able to attend the live training, you will be able to access the video recording and written training materials through the FOPL website.   Please email admin@fopl.ca your request to participate by April 5, 2021.  A zoom link with instructions will follow.   We look forward to seeing you there!   Sincerely, Paul Ainslie, Chair...