FOPL Member CEOs and Board Members:

Please feel free to share these links with your staff.

FOPL has been monitoring the situation closely with a number of surveys, government teleconferences, ad more with our partners at OLA, OLBA, SOLS, and OLS-North.

Please check in regularly here (or add them to your RSS feeds (I use the free Feedly aggregator):

Websites and Blogs:

  1. The FOPL blog:http://www.fopl.ca 
  2. SOLS: http://www.sols.org 
  3. SOLS: Blog:http://www.sols.org/blog
  4. SOLS: LearnHQ COVID-19 pages: https://resources.learnhq.ca/covid-19
  5. SOLS/OLS-N Governance Hub: https://www2.librarygovernance.ca/gov-hub
  6. OLS North: http://www.olsn.ca/en
  7. OLA: http://www.accessola.org/web
  8. CULC:  http://culc.ca/
  9. CFLA: http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/home-page/
  10. IFLA:  https://www.ifla.org/
  11. Stephen’s Lighthouse: https://stephenslighthouse.com/

Twitter:

  1. FOPL: @FOPLNews
  2. SOLS: @solslib
  3. OLA: @ONLibraryAssoc
  4. CULC: @culc_cbuc
  5. CFLA: @CFLAFCAB
  6. IFLA: @IFLA
  7. CanadianLibrarianhip.ca: @LibrarianshipCA 8: Stephen’s Lighthouse:@sabram

Facebook:

  1. FOPL: https://www.facebook.com/Federation-of-Ontario-Public-Libraries-160173540675944/
  2. FOPL OpenMediaDesk: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FederationofOntarioPublicLibraries/
  3. OLS North: https://www.facebook.com/olsnorth/
  4. OLA: https://www.facebook.com/accessola/
  5. Librarianship.ca: https://www.facebook.com/LibrarianshipCA/
  6. CFLA: https://www.facebook.com/cflafcab/
  7. IFLA:  https://www.facebook.com/IFLA.org/
  8. IFLA Public Libraries Section: https://www.facebook.com/iflapubliclibraries/

All Canadian Libraries are free to use the hundreds of cool links we suggest for your website and social media work/learn/play/stay-at-home at FOPL’s OpenMediaDesk Facebook Group.  We post many ideas to use or adapt daily – even weekends.  Your communities are begging for things to do at home (kids, adults and seniors!) including all of your digital resources and e-books.  Now is a great time to promote (or expand) these in context.

Here are some recent important links that have been posted to the FOPL blog.

BIG NEWS: FOPL OpenMediaDesk Facebook Group Open to all Ontario Libraries

http://fopl.ca/news/big-news-fopl-openmediadesk-facebook-group-open-to-all-ontario-libraries/

HR & Training Posts:

HBR: How to Manage Coronavirus Layoffs with Compassion

http://fopl.ca/news/hbr-how-to-manage-coronavirus-layoffs-with-compassion/

Directory of On-Demand Recordings of Webinars from Library Organizations, Vendors, and Others

http://fopl.ca/news/directory-of-on-demand-recordings-of-webinars-from-library-organizations-vendors-and-others/

Binge-Worthy E-Learning from PLA

http://fopl.ca/news/binge-worthy-e-learning-from-pla/

How to Guide Your Employees to Post More on Social Media

http://fopl.ca/news/how-to-guide-your-employees-to-post-more-on-social-media/

LearnHQ: Taking time to focus on your own professional development

http://fopl.ca/news/learnhq-taking-time-to-focus-on-your-own-professional-development-se-concentrer-sur-son-developpement-professionnel/

LearnHQ: Programming, Staffing and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://resources.learnhq.ca/programming-staffing-wellbeing/digital

How to Organize a CCC: Community COVID Choir

http://fopl.ca/news/how-to-organize-a-ccc-community-covid-choir/

COVID-19 Legislative Updates

Our FOPL/OLA public affairs consultants release a regular newsletter that updates us on the fast-moving changes. We share these on the blog:

Counsel: COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

http://fopl.ca/news/counsel-covid-19-update-government-of-canada-actions-on-covid-19-7/

April 14 | Ontario Extends Declaration of Emergency

http://fopl.ca/news/april-14-ontario-extends-declaration-of-emergency/

April 11 Counsel: COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

http://fopl.ca/news/counsel-covid-19-update-government-of-canada-actions-on-covid-19-6/

April 9: Counsel: COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

http://fopl.ca/news/counsel-covid-19-update-government-of-canada-actions-on-covid-19-5/

April 8: Counsel: COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19

http://fopl.ca/news/counsel-covid-19-update-government-of-canada-actions-on-covid-19-4/

April 7: Counsel: COVID-19 Update Government of Canada actions on COVID-19 CERB

http://fopl.ca/news/counsel-covid-19-update-government-of-canada-actions-on-covid-19-cerb/

Counsel: Quick Reference Guide to Targeted COVID-19 Relief

http://fopl.ca/news/counsel-quick-reference-guide-to-targeted-covid-19-relief/

PL and Municipal Situations and Responses:

What is an essential service?

http://fopl.ca/news/what-is-an-essential-service/

New COVID-19 Resource: Virtual AGM Guide

http://fopl.ca/news/new-covid-19-resource-virtual-agm-guide/

Council’s role in communicating during coronavirus outbreak

http://fopl.ca/news/councils-role-in-communicating-during-coronavirus-outbreak/

Sample TPL cool COVID-19 Messaging for Members during the closures.

http://fopl.ca/news/sample-tpl-cool-covid-19-messaging-for-users-during-the-closures/

A special issue of Information Matters on how libraries and library workers in Canada are responding to COVID-19

http://fopl.ca/news/a-special-issue-of-information-matters-on-how-libraries-and-library-workers-in-canada-are-responding-to-covid-19/

Technology:

How to lock down Zoom to improve your privacy and security

http://fopl.ca/news/how-to-lock-down-zoom-to-improve-your-privacy-and-security/

10 free Zoom alternative apps for video chats

http://fopl.ca/news/10-free-zoom-alternative-apps-for-video-chats/

How to Elevate Your Presence in a Virtual Meeting

http://fopl.ca/news/hbr-how-to-elevate-your-presence-in-a-virtual-meeting/

How to Make Video Conferencing From Home Less Terrible

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-video-conferencing-from-home-less-terrible-1842396694

PLOG

IMPORTANT: Deadline Extension – 2019 Annual Survey of Public Libraries / Prolongement de la date limite – Enquête annuelle 2019 sur les bibliothèques publiques

http://fopl.ca/news/important-deadline-extension-2019-annual-survey-of-public-libraries-prolongement-de-la-date-limite-enquete-annuelle-2019-sur-les-bibliotheques-publiques/

IMPORTANT: Deadline Extension [Contracting Organizations] – 2019 Annual Survey of Public Libraries / Prolongement de la date limite – Enquête annuelle 2019 sur les bibliothèques publiques

http://fopl.ca/news/important-deadline-extension-contracting-organizations-2019-annual-survey-of-public-libraries-prolongement-de-la-date-limite-enquete-annuelle-2019-sur-les-bibliotheques-publiques/

CEO & Board Planning

What is a library? In a post-COVID world, how will they change?

http://www.feedspot.com/?dadi=1#feed/f_605509/article/6032764005?dd=4311523045261059

Now and Next: What a Post-COVID World May Bring for Libraries   http://www.feedspot.com/?dadi=1#feed/f_605509/article/6032764005?dd=4311523045261059

The Four Possible Timelines for Life Returning to Normal: The coronavirus outbreak may last for a year or two, but some elements of pre-pandemic life will likely be won back in the meantime

https://medium.com/the-atlantic/the-four-possible-timelines-for-life-returning-to-normal-df1d5507d3c3

MHSTCI: Formal message regarding public library board meetings

http://fopl.ca/news/mhstci-formal-message-regarding-public-library-board-meetings/

Cheers and be well,

 

Stephen

 

Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA

Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries