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Can you help spread the word to library leaders about this new opportunity?

Dear visionary library colleagues, I’m writing to you because I’m hoping you can help me spread the word about an exciting opportunity for public libraries around the world to participate in a 6-month experimental program to become more fully OF, BY, and FOR their communities. We’ve just launched this cross-sector, global program as part of a larger movement called OFBYFOR ALL. While we have many public-serving organizations interested – from museums to parks to theaters to senior centers – we have far fewer libraries than we would like in the mix. We want library voices front and center in the development of this work. Can you help libraries take the lead by sending the announcement below to 5 library directors, movers, or shakers this week?    Or, if you prefer to tweet, you can copy and paste this: Is your library working to become OF, BY, and FOR your community? Check out this amazing opportunity to accelerate your work & join a global movement: https://www.ofbyforall.org/updates/now-recruiting-first-wave Questions welcome, shares greatly appreciated. Thank you! Nina Nina Simon | Executive Director Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History 831.429.1964 x7018 MAH Website | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn Dear friend, Just eight weeks after launching the OFBYFOR ALL global initiative, trustees and staff at over 1,000 organizations around the world have gotten involved. You’ve tried the organizational self-assessment, come to bootcamp, joined the email list, and shared your enthusiasm. Thank you for bringing energy to this work from day one. Today, we offer an opportunity for you to strengthen your organization and help shape this movement as a founding research partner in our First Wave research program.  Tell Me More In the First Wave,...

Truth Matters: Battling Online Misinformation

A report on Misinformation Online, a panel discussion hosted by Library and Archives Canada and Facebook Canada on challenges and solutions regarding the spread of misinformation online. Truth Matters: Battling Online Misinformation  ...

NNLM Substance Misuse Resources

NNLM recently updated it’s substance misuse trifolds. Great resources here in a printable format! https://nnlm.gov/sites/default/files/shared/files/trifolds/nlmsubstancemisuseandaddictionresources.pdf NNLM recently updated it’s substance misuse trifolds. Great resources here in a printable format!...

CFLA: Livestream Available National Forum – Blockchain – August 6

Katherine McColgan Mon, Jul 16, 1:28 PM (2 days ago) to Members Dear members,   For your information as this is such a timely matter. Please feel free to share with your members.   ———–   Chers/Chères membres,   À titre d’information en raison que c’est un sujet d’actualité. Veuillez le partager avec vos membres.     Best, Cordialement, Katherine     Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale   Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques     75 rue Jolicoeur, Gatineau QC, J8Y 1A8 613.867.7789 www.cfla-fcab.ca @CFLAFCAB @kdmccolgan   CFLA-FCAB recognizes the Algonquin peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located.     From: Sue Alman [mailto:alman.sjsu@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:37 AM To: Stefanko, Alix-Rae Cc: Sandy Hirsh Subject: Re: Livestream Available National Forum – Blockchain – August 6   Dear Alix-Rae,   The blockchain website has been updated with information about the LiveStream event on Monday, August 6.  Please feel free to distribute this link and the information listed below: https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains/national-forum/   LIVESTREAM – MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 9 am – 5 pm PT LiveStream Link We are pleased to invite you to participate in the live-stream IMLS-funded Blockchain National Forum in San Jose, CA on Monday, August 6 from 9 am – 5 pm PT.  The format for this live-streamed event will include panel presentations and discussions from notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning.  They will focus on suggested blockchain applications that might be employed by libraries and archives.  The day’s proceedings will be live-streamed and participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments. LiveStream Link:  The...

Survey on the state of digitization activities in Ontario public libraries

Extended deadline until July 25th: This survey is on the state of digitization activities in Ontario public libraries. This research is being undertaken by OurDigitalWorld, a non-profit that works with libraries, archives, and heritage groups to digitize and make available their unique historical collections. Southern Ontario Library Service are partnering with us on this research. We’re collecting this information to get an up-to-date snapshot on how Ontario’s public libraries are approaching digitization work – their tools, capacity, experience, and obstacles. We will be publishing our findings and an edited, anonymized dataset. Every public library in Ontario is invited to submit a response to this survey, even if you have never done digitization and don’t intend to. This survey should take 30 minutes to complete. We have extended the dealine – please submit your response by July 25th. Please coordinate with your coworkers on who is in the best position to answer questions about digitization and special collections. We are looking for one response per library. If you are in a large library system with more than one department doing separate digitization projects, please answer separately – there is a space to indicate which department you’re responding for. If you are unsure about how best to respond, please read over the questions in advance of submitting your answers. You may want to save a copy of this document to draft your answers. You can find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ON-PL-digitization There is more information about the survey at the link above. If you have any questions or need help, please contact: Allana Mayer, Principal Researcher Media Coordinator, OurDigitalWorld...

Choosing and recruiting an effective library board

We’re coming up to that time after the municipal elections on Oct. 19, 2018 when mayors, councils and CAOs/town clerks will be tasked with appointing new library board members or renewing others. Here are some helpful documents for your boards to consider sharing with the municipalities at the appropriate junctures. Choosing An Effective Public Library Board Choosing an Effective Public Library Board Brochure 2018 (1) The legal requirements An effective public library board will… The qualities needed in a Library Board Member (also referred to as “trustee”) The selection process Recruiting New Public Library Board Members PublicLibraryBoardRecruitmentProcessChecklist Detailed timeline Don’t forget the great list of resources at: Go to the OLBA Leadership By Design linked from OLBA’s Web site at: http://www.accessola.com/olba. One Place to Look http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/One_Place_to_Look/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/One_Place_to_Look/One_Place_to_Look.aspx?hkey=5ef0a375-3644-4f34-8b6c-ea6bcdbf80db Leadership by Design http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/Leadership_by_Design.aspx?hkey=65ecadbf-bb5d-482d-99ba-4f5673d03faa Online Learning http://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/OLBA/Leadership_by_Design/Online_Learning/OLA/OLBA/Online_Learning.aspx?hkey=182a78c2-c24d-4911-9228-114a3e625d9c...