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To Engage or Not to Engage? Social Media in Public Libraries

To Engage or Not to Engage? Social Media in Public Libraries To Engage or Not to Engage? Social Media in Public Libraries “WHO Will Manage the Accounts WHAT Will Your Library Market or Promote? WHERE – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest WHEN WHY?   References 1. “How Libraries Use Social Media.” TechSoup. October 12, 2017. Accessed January 5, 2019. 2. Ibid. 3. Smith, Aaron. “Social Media Use 2018: Demographics and Statistics.” Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech. September 19, 2018. Accessed Janaury 05, 2019. 4. “How Libraries Use Social Media.” TechSoup. October 12, 2017. Accessed January 5, 2019. Other Social Media Resources Social Media Image Dimension Guide for 2019 Ten Must-Haves for Your Social Media Policy Creating a Social Media Policy The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Content Marketing Workshop – Laura Solomon Slidedeck”   Stephen...

OLA Super Conference “Art in Your Wallet” Author Signings

There are a large number of author signings at OLA Super Conference 2019 this year! Author Events And we’re excited to sell our latest book at FOPL and FOPL is holding two author signings too!  (We will have a limited number of books on hand as well as the ability to accept credit cards and orders for delivery). Stephen Abram, Deb Duce, Sue Morris Art in Your Wallet: Library Cards and You (and Your Neighbours) Wednesday Jan 30th 3-4 (FOPL Partner Blvd Booth) Stephen Abram, Deb Duce, Sue Morris Art in Your Wallet: Library Cards and You (and Your Neighbours) Thursday Jan. 31st 3-4 (right before the FOPL AGM outside the door of ICTC Ontario Room) You can buy copies of this book (print or electronic) through the links available here or through LSC. http://fopl.ca/news/exciting-news-fopl-book-on-libraries-library-cards-and-our-value-is-available-now/ UPDATE: John Pateman, CEO Thunder Bay Public Library will be signing and selling his book at OLA on Thursday 31 January:   12.30 – John Pateman, Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries, Routledge Taylor & Francis booth #433 14.00 – John Pateman, Managing Cultural Change in Public Libraries, Routledge The Library...

REMINDER – RAPPEL : CFLA-FCAB 2019 Annual General Meeting — Assemblée générale annuelle 2019 de la FCAB-CFLA

Dear CFLA-FCAB Members,   A reminder the designate voter forms are due Wednesday January 23, 2019.   ———-   Chers membres,   Un rappel que les formulaires de représentant(e) doivent être reçus au plus tard le 23 janvier 2019.       From: Katherine McColgan <kmccolgan@cfla-fcab.ca> Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:06 PM To: Members <members@cfla-fcab.ca> Cc: Board <board@cfla-fcab.ca> Subject: CFLA-FCAB 2019 Annual General Meeting — Assemblée générale annuelle 2019 de la FCAB-CFLA   Bilingual message – Message bilingue   All documents are available online: Google Drive:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OJ-8kFyQv0HMm8e6KO-0_pMEu3zW4JE0?usp=sharing CFLA-FCAB website: http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/meetings/annual-general-meeting-2019   Tous les documents sont disponibles en ligne : Fichier Google : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OJ-8kFyQv0HMm8e6KO-0_pMEu3zW4JE0?usp=sharing Site Web de la FCAB-CFLA : http://cfla-fcab.ca/fr/apropos/reunions/2019-assemblee-general-annuelle   ———————   Notice to Members: CFLA-FCAB Annual General Meeting 10:30 AM EST Wednesday, January 30, 2019 MTCC Room TBD, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (during OLA Super Conference), 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario.   Registration to the OLA Super Conference is not required for attendance at the CFLA-FCAB AGM. Members may also attend online at: https://zoom.us/j/545827347   CFLA-FCAB Governance CFLA-FCAB governance is subject to the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, S.C. 2009, c.C-32 (the “Act”) and CFLA-FCAB Bylaw Number One. Our Bylaws require a General Meeting (AGM) of Members to be convened on an annual basis. The purpose of the AGM is to: report on the activities of the Federation; ask for ratification of resolutions requiring membership support; elect directors for open positions on the CFLA-FCAB Board of Directors; present to the Members an Audit Review of the Federation for the previous fiscal year; allow Members to ratify the selection of a public accountant who will review CFLA-FCAB’s 2018 financial statements vote acceptance of the Standing Rules of Order; and vote acceptance of changes...

Final Notice of 2019 FOPL Annual General Meeting: Jan. 31, 2019, 4 p.m.

NOTICE: Issued Jan. 15, 2019 Please send in your voting proxy forms attached ASAP if you’re unable to attend the 2019 AGM at OLA Super Conference. We need to ensure that we have quorum. We now know the room location and all documents are available on the FOPL website. (This is an open meeting but only full members may vote.) Final (3rd)Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries will take place at the at OLA Super Conference Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto  on Thursday, January 31st, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. Registration opens – 3:30 p.m Location: ICTC (Intercontinental Hotel at MTCC) Ontario Room The complete agenda package with attachments is posted and updated on www.fopl.ca here: http://fopl.ca/committeestask-forces/board-of-directors-2/ The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on the Jan. 31, 2019 the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2019.  The order of business will include: Receipt of 2019 AGM AGENDA Receipt of Reports – FOPL Chair and Executive Director Receipt of Treasurer’s Report, 2018 Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report Including Approval of Auditors for the Year (ending October 31, 2019) Approval of 2018 AGM Minutes Receipt of Reports of Working Groups and CELUPL  Indigenous Library Partnerships Working Group  Marketing and Communications Advisory Working Group  Government Relations Working Group  Library Provincial People Capacity Working Group CELUPL Approval of Proposed Resolutions (if any) Vote on Bylaws Changes Nominations and Elections to the Board for 2019 Other Business [A limited number of Board documents will be available at the AGM. As they are received they will be loaded on to our FOPL website here for downloading – http://fopl.ca/committeestask-forces/board-of-directors-2/] Vacancies: 2019 will see openings on the FOPL Board up for election. Caucus Openings Large Urban Caucus – Trustee –...

7 statements library professionals should rethink in 2019

7 statements library professionals should rethink in 2019 7 statements library professionals should rethink in 2019   1. “Library fines are good.” 2. “The Dewey classification is the standard.” 3. “An ID and an address are needed for joining the library.” 4. “You need a library card to access the services.” 5. “The library is no longer a quiet space.” 6. “Books are no longer important.” 7. “We need dedicated teen spaces.”...

The NEW LearnHQ 2.0 is Live!

LearnHQ 2.0 is Live! SOLS is proud to announce the launch of the newly improved LearnHQ! LearnHQ puts library learning at your fingertips. Anyone working or volunteering in a public library can sign up for a free LearnHQ account. Your account gives you instant access to online courses, live webinars and a wealth of resources from SOLS, OLS-North, OLA, FOPL, libraries and other partners. The new LearnHQ features: -enhanced search and browse capability making it easier for learners to find the training they want -instant sign on and registration -a personalized dashboard with quick access to learner history -convenient online payments -access to online learning anytime from anywhere -self-paced training where learners can start and stop at any time and track their progress -a mobile-friendly interface for learning on the go   Visit www.learnhq.ca to start learning! Allyson Fox Training Manager Southern Ontario Library Service 1 Yonge St, Suite 1504 Toronto, ON M5E 1E5 1-800-387-5765 x 5103 afox@sols.org...

Doug Ford government announces review of regional governments

Doug Ford government announces review of regional governments https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/01/15/doug-ford-government-announces-review-of-regional-governments.html News Release Special Advisors Appointed to Begin Regional Government Review Consultations to start in early 2019 January 15, 2019 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing TORONTO — The Ontario government is moving ahead with a review of regional government by appointing Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling as Special Advisors. The regional government model has been in place for almost 50 years in Ontario and we are taking steps to ensure that regional governments are working efficiently and effectively. These advisors will consult broadly over the coming months and provide recommendations to improve governance, decision-making and service delivery. The review will examine Ontario’s eight regional municipalities (Halton, York, Durham, Waterloo, Niagara, Peel, Muskoka District, and Oxford County), the County of Simcoe, and their lower-tier municipalities. “Our government committed to improving the way regional government works and we will be looking at ways to make better use of taxpayers’ dollars and make it easier for residents and businesses to access important municipal services,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling bring a wealth of experience that will help us examine if the way regions are governed is working for the people.” The advisors will work with the province to explore: Opportunities to make it easier for residents and businesses to access municipal services; Processes to deliver efficient and effective local services that respects taxpayers’ money; Methods to make municipalities open for business; and, Possibilities to cut red tape and duplication, and save costs. Local residents and businesses will be consulted in spring 2019. Quick Facts In...