Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the OLA Super Conference this week!

I thought I’d highlight again some of the sessions that FOPL is involved in:

FOPL’s Stats Project: What Do the Latest Numbers Tell Us?
Stephen Abram

When: Thursday, Feb 02 | 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: MTCC 202D

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Subjects: AnalyticsMeasurement, and Statistics.


Description:The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) has analyzed the data submitted by public libraries in Ontario from 2000-2014. We have tracked trends and ranked our libraries on a core set of measurements. Hear the results of the latest data and what our insights show we need to address in our strategies.

Outcomes:
– An understanding of statistics and measurements.
– Insights on Ontario data-driven strategies.

FOPL Annual General Meeting
Stephen Abram, Margie Singleton

When: Thursday, Feb 02 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: MTCC 202D

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Meeting. Sectors: Public Libraries.


Description:Federation of Public Libraries – Annual General Meeting. This meeting is open to CFLA-FCAB members, (You are a member of FOPL as part of your FOPL membership) conference registration is not required.

CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting

When: Wednesday, Feb 01 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location: MTCC 206F

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Meeting.


Description:Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations.

This meeting is open to CFLA-FCAB members, (You are a member of CFLA as part of your FOPL membership) conference registration is not required.

Ontario’s Culture Strategy
Kevin Finnerty

When: Wednesday, Feb 01 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: MTCC 206F

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries.


Description:This past summer, the Ontario Government released the province’s first Culture Strategy which sets out a vision, goals and actions to support and strengthen arts and culture across the province. Kevin Finnerty, Assistant Deputy Minister, Culture Division, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will provide an overview of the key elements of the strategy, with a focus on initiatives related to public libraries.

After the ministry presentation, the following hour will be an opportunity for delegates from the public library sector to engage in group discussions.

Libraries 2025: Our Provincial Priorities for Public Libraries
Stephen Abram, Shelagh Paterson, Barbara Franchetto, Leanne Clendening

When: Friday, Feb 03 | 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Location: MTCC 104CD

Days: Friday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Subjects: Libraries 2025 and Public Libraries.


Description:Libraries 2025 was our 2015 Summit on the collaborative priorities of public libraries in Ontario. In this session, we present the top three priorities and report on progress through the years in building strength for the public libraries of Ontario.

Outcomes:
– An understanding of the joint priorities of Ontario public libraries.
– An overview of the projects and progress for our sector over five years.

The FOPL Innovations in Ontario Public Library Marketing
Stephen Abram, Brendan Howley

When: Friday, Feb 03 | 11:20 am – 12:00 pm

Location: ICTC Kingsway

Days: Friday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Subjects: Marketing and Value.


Description:The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL), with the assistance and support of SOLS, OLA, and OLS-North has undertaken to fund a province wide social media marketing campaign on the value and impact of public libraries. Hear about the process for developing the provincial tagline for public libraries and how you can be involved. Learn about the creation of a measurement system and sustainability plan through an advanced dashboard as well as the development of an Open Media Desk staff by professional journalists. Come here about our exciting project, future plans, and the results to date.

Outcomes:
– Learn about the branding project and tagline.
– Get marketing advice and strategies.
– Learn influence and advocacy skills.