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Empowering the Next Generation of Indigenous Female Leaders in Canada

Empowering the Next Generation of Indigenous Female Leaders in Canada October 6th, 2021 11:15am EDT – 1:15pm EDT October 4th  marks the National Day of Action for MMIWG, join the Economic Club of Canada on October 6th, 2021 as they showcase strong Indigenous female-identifying leaders and honor the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, whose lives have been cut short by violence. Gain a deeper understanding of how these Indigenous women are empowering a new generation of leaders. Opening Remarks By: Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada delivered by: Krystal Abotossaway, TD Bank   Assembly of First Nations Greeting Delivered By: RoseAnne Archibald, AFN National Chief   Panel Discussion with: Chastity Davis-Alphonse, Indigenous Relations Strategic Advisor Barbara Ward Burkitt, Executive Director, PG Friendship Centre and Chairwoman BC Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women Dr. Lisa Richardson, Indigenous Health Strategy Lead, Women’s College Hospital & Associate Dean, Inclusion & Diversity, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Moderated by: Jennifer Page, Vice President, Treasury Modelling, TD...

The Ontario Public Library Service Awards

DM Kevin Finnerty at the MHSTCI has advised that they will hold the Ontario Public Library Service Awards in 2021. Please click the link below for a letter from DM Finnerty: Letter from DM Finnerty re PLSAs_2021-09-09...

StoryWalk Week!

Join the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services and Let’s Move in Libraries for a week-long event celebrating the inspiring work of libraries who spearhead StoryWalk® programs – promoting literacy, reading, health, exercise, and movement in communities and neighborhoods across the United States and the world. Submissions are open now and run through November 8, 2021. We invite submissions of all StoryWalk® programs and variations, including Story Strolls, Story Trails, PoetryWalks: Whatever you call it – if it involves reading materials posted along paths – we want to feature it! To submit your information: https://forms.gle/QytE7g4E1UfWPodH6 The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms....

Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations

The Department of Canadian Heritage is pleased to inform you that The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) is now accepting applications for assistance with ongoing operating costs through the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations.  This assistance will help heritage organizations that have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen and safely welcome back visitors. For full details on program eligibility and information on how to apply, please visit Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations. Please review the Program Guidelines prior to submitting your application. Not-for-profit organizations with a heritage collection, such as museums, archives, and historic sites, may be eligible to receive funding. Indigenous organizations with a heritage collection are also encouraged to apply. Organizations can receive between $1,000 and $100,000 in reopening support. For more information and to apply for funding, please visit their...

Nominations Open for the W.K. Lamb Award

Ex-Libris and CFLA-FCAB are now accepting nominations for the W.K. Lamp award. This award recognizes a library that has developed an ongoing service, program or procedure of benefit to seniors and/or a design and organization of buildings or facilities that improve access and encourage use by seniors.   Please refer to the CFLA website for more information on the nomination...

2019 FOPL Data Report Seminar

FOPL will be hosting a seminar in September to discuss the 2019 FOPL Data Report.  The seminar will provide an introduction the Data Report with the accompanying dataset and its potential uses for advocacy in your library systems. There will also be a discussion to inform the 2020 Data Report and solicit suggestions for its preparation.   For more information and registration, please visit the Eventbrite page:  ...

Great news from CFLA!

Please read the CFLA’s statement regarding the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision in the York University v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) case, upholding that the tariffs offered by Access Copyright are not mandatory for non-licensees. Access Copyright cannot sue for infringement on this case.  A major win for libraries!...

The Returns to Public Library Investment

An interesting article for your consideration. Great for advocacy purposes! Abstract Local governments spend over 12 billion dollars annually funding the operation of 15,000 public libraries in the United States. This funding supports widespread library use: more than 50% of Americans visit public libraries each year. But despite extensive public investment in libraries, surprisingly little research quantifies the effects of public libraries on communities and children. We use data on the near-universe of U.S. public libraries to study the effects of capital spending shocks on library resources, patron usage, student achievement, and local housing prices. We use a dynamic difference-in-difference approach to show that library capital investment increases children’s attendance at library events by 18%, children’s checkouts of items by 21%, and total library visits by 21%. Increases in library use translate into improved children’s test scores in nearby school districts: a $1,000 or greater per-student capital investment in local public libraries increases reading test scores by 0.02 standard deviations and has no effects on math test scores. Housing prices do not change after a sharp increase in public library capital investment, suggesting that residents internalize the increased cost and improved quality of their public libraries....

FOPL Website Updated

The Website and Social Media Project Team is happy to provide an updated FOPL website to our members. Please visit the page and let us know what you think. If there is content you would like to see on this page, please send an email to our ED, and the Project Team will work to fill the...