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Canadian Library Workers Day October 20, 2017

Canadian Library Workers Day October 20, 2017  2017_journee_canadienne_employees_biblio 2017_Canadian_Library_Workers_Day The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff. –Timothy Healy More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. These important support systems can only be achieved through the work of the people within the library. Without library workers libraries simply cannot function. Libraries rely on their staff to provide service to their communities and to help their libraries and communities grow. The vital contribution of library workers to libraries and communities across our country deserves national recognition.   CFLA-FCAB has designated the third Friday in October as Canadian Library Workers Day.  CLWD is a day for Canadians to recognize the valuable contributions made by all those who work in and for the public, academic, school, government, academic, corporate and private libraries that are integral to our communities. Canadian Library Workers Day is recognized during Canadian Library Month, an annual celebration of libraries, library workers, and the services they provide to their communities. On behalf of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération Canadienne des Associations de Bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) we are very pleased to proclaim October 20, 2017 as Canadian Library Workers Day. You can find out more information about Canadian Library Month on the CFLA-FCAB website at http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/programs/cdn-library-month/   Peter Bailey Chair, CFLA-FCAB ————— Journée canadienne des employés des bibliothèques Le 20 octobre 2017   L’atout le plus important de toute bibliothèque rentre à la maison la nuit – le personnel de la bibliothèque. (traduction) -Timothy...

Share Your Ideas for the 2018 Ontario Budget

News Release Share Your Ideas for the 2018 Ontario Budget October 12, 2017 Up to $5 Million Available to Bring Ideas to Life Ontario launched Budget Talks today, an online consultation that allows the public to help shape policies and programs that will be part of Ontario’s future. The government will provide up to $5 million to fund up to five proposals identified and voted on by the public as part of the 2018 Budget. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, and Yvan Baker, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, made the announcement today in Toronto. This is the fourth year in a row the government has engaged the public in the development of the Ontario budget through Budget Talks, and the second year that funding will be allocated directly to citizen-led proposals. Through Ontario.ca/budgettalks, people are invited to share ideas on five focus areas, including child care, seniors, small business, students and healthy living. To be eligible, proposals must: Be submitted online by midnight on November 3, 2017 Be for a new fund, pilot project, study, event or digital service Fall within the scope of the Ontario government to deliver Help support one of the five focus areas outlined on Budget Talks Require a one-time investment of no more than $1 million Show progress or completion by spring 2019 Engaging the people of Ontario in the budget process is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. QUICK FACTS In January 2018, people will be able to comment and vote on ideas generated during the first phase of Budget Talks....

2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks) campaign

Dear CFLA-FCAB Members, Sincerest apologies for this confusion; there was a miscommunication between me and my contact at the Canada Council for the Arts. This list is indeed a public list of finalists announced last week.   http://ggbooks.ca/ The winners from this list will be announce on November 1, 2017. ————- Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Des excuses sincères pour cette confusion; il y avait une mauvaise communication entre moi et mon contact au Conseil des Arts du Canada. Cette liste est en effet une liste publique des finalistes annoncée la semaine dernière. Les gagnants de cette liste seront annoncés le 1er novembre 2017.   Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques 613.867.7789 www.cfla-fcab.ca @CFLAFCAB @kdmccolgan   On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Belvin, Helen <Helen.Belvin@canadacouncil.ca> wrote: Dear Katherine, I have learned from Kevin Brennan that you have replaced him at CFLA.  I had sent him and others the email below yesterday and hope that you will be able to share it and the attached list of GG finalist books with your community. Once again, thank you for partnering with the Canada Council for the Arts as we celebrate great Canadian literature through the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks) campaign.  As you know, this week we announced the 2017 finalists of the Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks) and we hope that you and the CULC library network across the country will help us promote the finalists to your communities and through your communications and social-media networks. Attached is the list of finalists for all 14...

The open access title for Together We Read: Ontario will be the 2017 winner of the Trillium Book Award: The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah. The Sweetest One, published by Cormorant Books

The following just went out to all OverDrive libraries:     SOLS and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) are pleased to announce that the open access title for Together We Read: Ontario will be the 2017 winner of the Trillium Book Award: The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah. The Sweetest One, published by Cormorant Books, will be open to all participating libraries in simultaneous use format from Oct. 16 – 30.   In total, 236 public libraries in Ontario are participating: The Ontario Library Service Download Centre (all 197 member libraries are automatically enrolled) Toronto Hamilton Ottawa Vaughan Richmond Hill Brampton Windsor Ajax Burlington Kingston Frontenac Libraries on the Go Consortium Simcoe County Library Cooperative The downloadLibrary Consortium What are the next steps? 1) The title is now in Marketplace – SOLS will purchase a copy this week for the Download Centre site 2) The OverDrive Marketing team is creating a promotional website that will be distributed shortly 3) If you would like to tweet about the program, here are some hashtags, handles and sites to use: #TWROntario #OPLW #TrilliumBookAward #ONcreates @OMDCtweets ; http://www.omdc.on.ca/ ; http://www.omdc.on.ca/book/trillium_book_award.htm @solslib; https://www.sols.org/ @cormorantbooks @lemonyhams (Melanie Mah) We are very excited to be able to coordinate this initiate with a fellow agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – it’s a great opportunity to promote the work of an award-winning Ontario author during Ontario Public Library Week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind Regards, Beth   Beth Harding MA, MLIS E-Resources Consultant Southern Ontario Library Service 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1504 Toronto, ON M5E 1E5 416-961-1669 ext....

Nominations are open for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

Nominations are open for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts   Dear partner: I’m pleased to let you know that nominations are open for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, a program that recognizes professional artists and arts organizations for their outstanding contributions over a significant period of time. The awards are a way for us to celebrate and recognize Ontario’s talented artists – innovators, creators, producers and performers – for their achievements. Each year, two awards are presented: an artist award of $35,000 and an arts organization award of $50,000. In addition, the winner of the artist award selects an emerging artist in the same discipline to receive an award of $15,000. I invite you to share this information with your contacts and encourage them to celebrate Ontario’s talent. Attached you’ll find a toolkit you can use to spread the word. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #ONPremiersAwards. Any Ontario resident is welcome to submit a nomination. Details and nomination forms are available on the Ontario Arts Council website. The nomination deadline is December 5, 2017. Thank you for your role in recognizing Ontario’s valued artists and arts organizations and their positive impact on the well-being of our communities. Thank you, Kevin Finnerty   Madame, Monsieur, J’aimerais vous annoncer l’ouverture des candidatures aux Prix de la première ministre pour l’excellence artistique 2018, un programme qui récompense les artistes professionnels et les organismes artistiques pour leurs contributions exceptionnelles durant une longue période de temps. Les prix sont une façon pour nous de récompenser les artistes talentueux de l’Ontario,...

CFLA-FCAB Executive Director update — Mise à jour de la directrice générale de la FCAB-CFLA

CFLA-FCAB Executive Director update — Mise à jour de la directrice générale de la FCAB-CFLA Please find attached. Veuillez trouver ci-joint. Best, Mes sentiments, Katherine Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale   Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques   613.867.7789 www.cfla-fcab.ca @CFLAFCAB         @kdmccolgan 170921-CFLA-FCAB_ED_Report 170921_Rapport de la directrice générale...

@Risk North (Collections en péril) Registration Open — Inscrivez-vous!

Dear CFLA-FCAB Members, I am pleased to share this event announcement with you. Registration is open to anyone interested. Please share widely. Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Il me fait grand plaisir de partager l’annonce de cet événement avec vous. L’inscription est ouvert à tous ceux qui sont intéressés. Veuillez le distribuer à volonté. Best, Mes sentiments, Katherine   Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques 613.867.7789 www.cfla-fcab.ca @CFLAFCAB @kdmccolgan   Please note that registrations for @Risk North (Collections en péril) are now open, and that there is no registration fee for CARL and CRL directors (or their designates).   Veuillez noter que nous acceptons à présent les inscriptions pour @Risk North (Collections en péril), et que les directeurs et directrices de bibliothèques membres de l’ABRC ou CRL (ou leurs représentants délégués) n’ont pas à payer de frais d’inscription.   **********   @Risk North (Collections en péril) — 2017.11.10, Ottawa   **Please scroll down for English.   @Risk North (Collections en péril) 10 novembre 2017 (8h30 à 16h00) Bibliothèque et archives Canada, 395 rue Wellington, Ottawa   Coût d’inscription : $125 (gratuit pour conférenciers et directeurs/trices de bibliothèques membres de l’ABRC ou du CRL — ainsi que leurs représentants délégués) Veuillez noter qu’il y aura des présentations en français ainsi qu’en anglais. L’interprétation simultanée sera offerte.   Compte tenu de la demande croissante de ressources en ligne et de la diminution de la circulation des exploitations imprimées, et en même temps les pressions budgétaires et spatiales, il est difficile de rester déterminé à soutenir les collections imprimées dans nos bibliothèques...

Join us as we celebrate Ontario Public Library Week! NOTL Library

Join us as we celebrate Ontario Public Library Week! We have a an informative evening planned on October 18th when we welcome Jane Kinney Meyers to discuss the role of libraries and the fabulous work Lubuto Library Partners is doing in Sub-Saharan Africa. You can find more details online at www.notlpubliclibrary.org October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 15 to 21, 2017. Jane Kinney Meyers, MLS Founder and President Lubuto Library Partners +1-202-558-5609 www.Lubuto.org Niagara on the Lake Public...

Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) programs administered by the Ontario Arts Council are now open

You may already be aware that the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) programs administered by the Ontario Arts Council are now open.  I am including information about the ICF from the OAC below. The ICF has three programs, which provide potential funding opportunities for First Nation Public Libraries, Indigenous individuals, communities and organizations. You may wish to share this information with your members and others in your communities. For example, the ICF Small Grant program includes travel to conferences among its eligible activities. The ICF Project Grant programs are designed to fund many types of cultural activities, including language teaching. The ICF Small Grant program has no deadline (it is always open). The deadline for ICF Project Grant programs is November 1, 2017. If you have questions about the program, I encourage you to be in contact with the Ontario Arts Council, using the contact information below. Sincerely, Sarah Hahn  Manager (A) | Culture Policy Unit Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (416-314-1363 | *sarah.hahn@ontario.ca Version française Indigenous Culture Fund programs now open Toronto, September 15, 2017 – Applications are now available for all three funding programs under the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). The ICF programs for individuals and organizations have been established to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life. ICF Small Grants What this program supports: Short-term community, culture and way-of-life projects in Ontario with grants of up to $5,000. Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations, groups and individuals. First-time applicants, youth and Elders are all encouraged to apply. Deadline: Applications accepted year-round. Full details on this program. ICF Project Grants for Individuals, Groups and Collectives What this program supports: Larger community, culture...

Consulting with Canadian Stakeholders on Copyright and Other Cultural Elements of NAFTA

Consulting with Canadian Stakeholders on Copyright and Other Cultural Elements of NAFTA News Release From Canadian Heritage TORONTO, September 15, 2017 The Canada-United States-Mexico trilateral relationship is a model to the world. It supports growth, innovation and well-paying jobs in all three countries. Canada buys more goods from the U.S. than any other single nation and is the top export market for a majority of U.S. states. Thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we not only sell things to each other, we also make things together. About half of U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico takes place between related companies. Today the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, met with stakeholders such as screenwriters, musicians, artists, publishers and other key players from the creative sector in Toronto to consult with them on NAFTA negotiations. This meeting is part of an ongoing series of NAFTA consultations with Canada’s creative sector by the departments of Canadian Heritage and Global Affairs Canada. Minister Joly heard directly from those in the creative sector, which provides the Government of Canada with the information it needs to engage effectively on NAFTA matters with implications for cultural policies. When setting out Canada’s objectives for NAFTA negotiations in August, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated that in modernizing NAFTA, Canada “will uphold and preserve the elements in NAFTA that Canadians deem key to our national interest” such as the “exception in the agreement to preserve Canadian culture.” Quotes “Canada’s cultural policies support the development of flourishing cultural industries and ensure that Canadians have access to Canadian content in a changing media...