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Daiene Vernile Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Honourable Daiene Vernile MPP  Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 2018–present Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre Incumbent Assumed office January 12, 2014 Personal details Born July 1, 1960 (age 57) Political party Liberal Spouse(s) John Matlock Children 3 Residence Kitchener, Ontario Profession Television journalist Daiene Vernile (born July 1, 1960) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2014. She represents the riding of Kitchener Centre. Background Prior to her election to the legislature, Vernile was a television journalist for CKCO-TV. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband John. They have three children.[1] Politics She ran in the 2014 provincial election as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Kitchener Centre. She defeated Progressive Conservative candidate and former MPP Wayne Wettlaufer by 6,913 votes.[2][3][4] In June 2014, she was appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation. On January 17, 2018, Vernile was sworn into cabinet as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.[5] Cabinet positions Ontario Provincial Government of Kathleen Wynne Cabinet post (1) Predecessor Office Successor Eleanor McMahon Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 2018–present Incumbent References[edit] Jump up^ Debrone, Carrie (July 3, 2014). “Former television host Daiene Vernile wins Kitchener Centre for the Liberals”. Kitchener Citizen. p. 3. Jump up^ “General Election by District: Kitchener Centre”. Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Jump up^ “Liberals secure big wins in Waterloo Region”. CBC News. June 13, 2014. Jump up^ Mercer, Greg (June 12,...

Candidates for CFLA Board of Directors Announced

Candidates for CFLA Board of Directors Announced January 15, 2018 The Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) recently announced the candidates to be elected to the Board at the Federation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting: Todd Kyle (Ontario – Ontario Library Association) Julie McKenna (Prairies – Saskatchewan Library Association) Carole Laguë (Francophone – Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec) Norene Erickson (Alberta – Library Association of Alberta) Paul Takala (CULC) Jonathan Bengtson (CARL) Alix-Rae Stefanko If elected, each candidate would serve on the Board of Directors for a 2-year term commencing January 31, 2018. The following directors will continue on the Board: Camille Callison (Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) Representative) Robin Canuel (Québec – L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec – Quebec Library Association) Kathryn Rose (Atlantic Canada – Atlantic Provinces Library Association) Daphne Wood (British Columbia – British Columbia Library Association) Annual General Meeting The CFLA Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30 am at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in MTCC Room 204. Any member of the library community is welcome to attend the CFLA AGM, but only official representatives of member associations are eligible to vote. (Via the Canadian Federation of Library...

Call for Volunteers: CFLA/FCAB Strategic Planning Working Group

Bilingual message — message bilingue   Dear CFLA-FCAB members, We are seeking individuals interested in participating in a working group that will help to shape the future of CFLA-FCAB (see attached terms of reference). If your organization is interested in participating in this important initiative, please contact me by Friday February 16, 2018 with the name and contact information for the individual who will be representing your organization. Thank you. ————————– Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Nous sommes à la recherche de personnes intéressées à participer à un groupe de travail qui aidera à façonner l’avenir de la FCAB-CFLA (veuillez consulter le mandate ci-joint). Si votre organisme est intéressé à participer à cette importante initiative, veuillez communiquer avec moi d’ici le vendredi 16 février 2018 en indiquant le nom et les coordonnées de la personne qui représentera votre organisme. Je vous remercie. 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 Strategic Planning Working Group Groupe_travail_planification_strategique...

US Social Media Policy Examples

Via WebJunction Social Media Policy Examples WebJunction / 17 January 2018  https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/social-media-policies.html “In fall 2017, WebJunction cohosted a series of webinars with TechSoup on social media in libraries. In conjunction with the series, library staff were asked in a survey, if social media policies were in place in their libraries. The most common response to the question was “No,” but some libraries have social media guidelines for staff, a small percentage have guidelines for patrons, and around 1/6 of the respondents have guidelines for both staff and patrons. The following policies were shared by survey respondents and can be used to guide policy development in other libraries. When you have a policy to share, let us know at social@webjunction.org. Policies that cover how the library uses social media and guidance for patrons or others posting comments or messages to library social media sites Baker Free Library (NH): Social Software Policy Cherry Hill Public Library (NJ): Social Media Policy Florence County Library System (SC): Social Media Policy Goffstown Public Library (NH): Social Software Policy (same as Baker Free) Handley Regional Library System (VA): Social Media User Responsibilities Hoboken Public Library (NJ): Social Media Policy and Guidelines Maitland Public Library (FL): Social Media Policy Multnomah County Library (OR): Social Software Policy Pima County Public Library (AZ): Social Media Community Guidelines Portland Public Library (ME): Privacy Statement and Social Media Policy Prince William Public Libraries (VA): Social Media Guidelines Sno-Isle Libraries (WA): Social Media Public Comment & Posting Information Wisconsin State Law Library: Website Terms of Use (includes social media) Staff policies that cover issues including how to respond to questions or comments...

Ontario Does the (Cabinet) Shuffle

Here is a copy of the newsletter about the cabinet shuffle from the FOPL/OLA advisors. Ontario Does the (Cabinet) Shuffle January 17, 2018 TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today a long-anticipated shuffle impacting several senior portfolios in her cabinet. The shake-up, coming less than five months before the Ontario election (June 7), factors in the looming retirements of some veteran ministers and the need to highlight up-and-comers before the parties go to the polls. It’s good timing, as the legislature isn’t in session, and Ministers – especially the three rookies being added to Cabinet – will have some time to learn their new portfolios and meet with key stakeholders. With the promotion of Daiene Vernile (Kitchener-Centre), Harinder Malhi (Brampton-Springdale), and Nathalie Des Rosiers (Ottawa-Vanier), Wynne’s new cabinet inches closer towards gender parity (which now stands at 13 women including the Premier herself, and 16 men) and is modestly more diverse. Importantly, the elevation of these new ministers strategically aims to strengthen the Ontario Liberals in some battleground ridings and regions, while maintaining the existing balance between GTA and non-GTA members around the cabinet table. The shuffle also reflects the ongoing changing of the guard around the provincial cabinet table. The new faces have big shoes to fill with the departure of three party stalwarts – Deputy Premier and Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews (London North Centre), Treasury Board President Liz Sandals (Guelph) and Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid (Scarborough Centre). Today’s changes, in keeping with other recent cabinet selections, are intended to further inject new energy to promote and defend the ambitious legislative and policy program that has underpinned the Ontario Liberal government’s rise in the polls over the past 12...

Today’s FOPL Webinar: Engaging Your MPP

Today we offered a great webinar to provide public libraries in Ontario with support for engaging their MPP’s around increasing funding for public libraries in Ontario. Now is the time when the provincial government sets it budget.  In the context of the current Public Library Program Funding Review as part of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s First Provincial Culture Strategy, we are in a great position to positively influence our own funding. Please participate! PPT Slides Draft ontario library association – webinar – engaging your mpp v3 (no speaker notes) (1) from Stephen Abram Here are the documents that help: OLA and FOPL MPP Meeting Campaign Toolkit (updated to reflect cabinet shuffle) MS Word Format OLA & FOPL – MPP Meeting Campaign Toolkit REVISED (v3 – new Ministers) PDF Format OLA & FOPL – MPP Meeting Campaign Toolkit REVISED (v3 – new Ministers) Here’s the Formal “ASK” OLA FOPL pre-budget submission 2018 And FOPL’s cover letter to Minister MacMahon. 2018 Budget Submission_Letter_E McMahon And, as always, please let us know how it went!...

Third Notice: FOPL Annual General Meeting at OLA Super Conference

NOTICE: Issued January 16, 2018 Please send in your voting proxy forms [2018_FOPL_PROXY] ASAP if you’re unable to attend the 2018 AGM at OLA Super Conference. We need to ensure that we have quorum. 3rd Notice of 2018 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, February 1st, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Registration opens – 3:30 p.m Location: MTCC 104A The complete agenda package with attachments is posted and updated on www.fopl.ca http://fopl.ca/committeestask-forces/board-of-directors-2/ The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on the Feb. 1, 2018 the Ontario Library Association Super Conference 2018.  The order of business will include: Receipt of 2018 AGM AGENDA Receipt of Reports – FOPL Chair and Executive Director Receipt of Treasurer’s Report, 2017 Financial Statements and Auditor’s Report Including Approval of Auditors for the Year (ending October 31, 2018) Approval of 2017 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 Nominations and Elections to the Board for 2018 Other Business [A limited number of hard copy 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: 2018 will see openings on the FOPL Board up for election. Caucus Openings Large Urban Caucus CEO Rose Vespa, CEO, Mississauga Library System Francophone Caucus CEO Samara Cull, CEO/ head librarian, Armstrong Township Public Library Rural Caucus CEO Christina Noël-Blazecka, CEO, Cochrane Public Library Rural Caucus Trustee TBA...

TorStar Ope Ed: I am proof libraries are critical to solving cultural poverty Libraries are one of the major tools we have

Here is an op ed posted in the Toronto Star re: value of libraries – https://goo.gl/uLVfrn I am proof libraries are critical to solving cultural poverty Libraries are one of the major tools we have, like education, that allow the underprivileged to overcome their condition. Note that James Janeiro shared this on his personal Facebook account, quoting the article: “Their books are full of knowledge and human feelings in which we can find ourselves. They are sometimes the only sanctuaries for those who do not know where to go anymore or who are still trying to rebuild themselves — to find a new job or to get help in their apprenticeship, for example. Libraries are thus one of the major tools we have, which, like education, allow the underprivileged to overcome their...