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CULC and CFLA Update

Canadian Urban Library Council (CULC Update) – Paul Takala, Chair November 2017   Fall 2017 meeting held in Vaughan – October 2 & 3 – Civic Centre Resource Library Spring 2018 meeting to be in Regina in conjunction with CFLA,  SLA, CARL o   May 1 – CULC o   May 2 – CFLA – National Policy Forum o   May 3, 4 – SLA Fall meeting some points of focus: o   Intellectual Freedom 21st Century Challenges – about space, exhibits, technology o   Security Issues in downtown libraries  – some libraries starting to administer naloxone – working with municipalities – developing standard definitions on security incidents o   CULC setting up a network to connect HR leaders with each other o   National Heritage Digitization Strategy o   eBook Task Force – Public Library Principles for Licensing Digital Content, Overdrive issue o   Endorsed ULC Statement on Race and Social Equity o   Investigating a possible study tour   Canadian Federation of Library Associations The Federation hired a new Executive Director Katherine McColgan [kmccolgan@cfla-fcab.ca] CFLA-FCAB issued a statement on Québec Bill 62 : An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality Consultation on the Copyright Board Review – The Canadian Government is currently undergoing its five year review of Copyright Legislation.  With this in mind the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) made it an early priority to establish a Copyright Committee made up of experts from the library community.  That committee has been working throughout 2017 articulating a position to present on behalf of the Canadian library community.  In September a Brief on the Reform of the Copyright Board of Canadawas submitted. In all, the brief included seven recommendations.  The first...

FOPL OpenMediaDesk project recruiting now: high-impact social media lab training for your library!

FOPL OpenMediaDesk project recruiting now: high-impact social media lab training for your library! Since October of 2016, library staff from some 35 library systems as diverse as Toronto Public and Cochrane, Vaughan to Aurora, have thrived in OMD’s open, collaborative learning environment, discovering a new-found confidence and pride in both their creative and strategic skills over eight two hour sessions. This high impact social media / marketing-communication training is targeted to cover most of Ontario public libraries by 2018. Led by Daniel Lee, a specialty librarian and knowledge management specialist who’s run enterprise-wide software implementations for three of Canada’s Big Four accounting houses and media designer Brendan Howley, a former CBC TV investigative journalist and Fortune 500 content strategist, OMD has won rave reviews (93% positive) from participants, who love the hands-on, peer-to-peer dynamic. Folks learn—learn to love thinking about how and where data meets story meets media—and they continue to learn. Participant engagement is high and the results speak for themselves: participants from earlier cohorts continue to hang out online with present OMDers. On-call, by request intensives on select Monday mornings, the OMD ‘supersessions,’ ensure that the ambitious participants dig deeper into data-driven media solutions for their libraries. The OMD ‘state of play’ is captured in this April 2017 report to the FOPL board  three participant videos shared with the FOPL board and assessing the scope and usefulness of OMD to staff work and their community together were part of with the walk through of the Phase3 (spring 2017) OMD work. Here’s one Phase3 participant video, unedited: https://www.dropbox.com/s/42hz2badvmmrhff/170427-FOPL_OMD.mp4?dl=0 For more on this challenging yet supportive program for libraries large...

CFLA: Call for Nominations: Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

Please distribute freely. S.V.P., le distribuer à volonté.   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 ******** The Steering Committee of the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship is seeking Nominations to consider for the award.  Please consider nominating somebody and feel free to share with other networks of like-minded colleagues. How to apply: Please submit a letter explaining why the nominee meets the criteria below.  Please provide specific examples.  A nominators name and contact information.  The Nominees name and contact information. Submit to:  info@culc.ca with SUBJECT containing NOMINATION and person’s name. Apply by December 1, 2017 @ 12:00 noon Eastern Time. Criteria The Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship is awarded to a candidate who has demonstrated exceptional success in enhancing the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship. This may have been accomplished through: Exceptional practice as a librarian; Teaching the profession in formal and informal settings; Writing; The selection will also be based on the nominees demonstrated actions as an Ambassador and role model for librarianship. Other considerations The award recognizes exceptional achievement outside of the usual awareness activity a professional is expected to do. Nominees may be from any Canadian province or territory....

CFLA: Call for Nominations: W. Kaye Lamb Award for Service to Seniors

Message bilingue. Veuillez le distribuer à volonté. Bilingual Message. Please share widely.   W. Kaye Lamb Award for Service to Seniors http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/programs/w-kaye-lamb-award/   Now is the time for Canadian libraries to tell us about their outstanding service to seniors. Every other year, the Federation of Canadian Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques  and ExLibris invite Canadian libraries to be considered for the W. Kaye Lamb Award. The award is given to that library which offers innovative and excellent service to their senior population. The winner will be recognized at their regional library association’s general meeting and receive an award of $500. Past winners have included the Ajax Public Library and the Calgary Public Library. This award is given in honour of William Kaye Lamb, the first National Librarian of Canada, Dominion Archivist and eminent historian (1904 – 1999). PURPOSE OF THE 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. The award will be presented biennially when merited. ELIGIBILITY Any Canadian public, academic or special library is eligible for this award. DEADLINE This award is presented biennially (every two years) when merited. The deadline for this year’s award is December 1, 2017. THE AWARD PRESENTATION A representative of Ex Libris will present a suitably mounted framed certificate and a monetary award of $500 at the annual (2018) conference of the winning library’s regional library association. The Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques acknowledges...

CFLA: Government unveils plan to improve coordination among research funding agencies that support scientists, students

FYI / ATI 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 New science committee will help meet the needs of Canada’s researchers News Release From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Government unveils plan to improve coordination among research funding agencies that support scientists, students October 27, 2017 – Ottawa ON When Canada’s scientists have the best support to meet their needs, whether new labs and equipment, access to funding, or opportunities to collaborate with their research peers or train new generations of students—they are able to pursue bold new ideas and make exciting breakthroughs in research. Much of this support comes from funding supplied by Canada’s three federal granting agencies—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—and by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Though these agencies are vital to Canadian research, more needs to be done to improve how they support scientists and students who are a source of new knowledge, skills development and innovation. That’s why the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, today announced the creation of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC). In an open letter, the ministers tasked the committee to improve collaboration among the granting councils and the CFI to the benefit of researchers and students across the country. The CRCC will address several of the recommendations made in the Fundamental Science Review, including improving support for international, multidisciplinary, risky and rapid-response research;...

 Ontario’s investment in public libraries has decreased by over 60% in the past 20 years.

The net present value (NPV) of Ontario’s investment in public libraries has decreased by over 60% in the past 20 years.   This is my calculation.  You can use your own NPV calculation if you want.   Prior to 1996 the public Library Operating Grant (our sustainable provincial funding) was $ 64 million per year apportioned by population. In 1996 it was cut by the Harris government by 50% to $32,000,000 It was not increased at all (despite inflation) since then.  There have been one time grants over the past decade that do not make up the difference.   Accounting for inflation, A “basket” of goods and services (http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/related/inflation-calculator/) …that cost: $in …would cost: $in Clear Calculate Per cent change: Number of Years:   1995 $64 million is   $95.3 million in 2017 dollars 1996 $32 million is   $47.9 million in 2017 dollars   so that means we’re at least 70% behind on a get even...

Helpful List of Public Library Value Studies in Ontario

This is from the Annual collection of data from all libraries by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.   My (FOPL’s) latest aggregation is here:  http://fopl.ca/news/fopl-releases-ontario-public-libraries-statistics-report-and-rankings-feb-2017/     It’s also supported by the Market Probe Canada FOPL Public Opinion Poll: https://www.slideshare.net/stephenabram1/market-probe-fopl-presentation-20150509v7animated-68588314 In general every dollar invested in libraries generates over $6 in local, frontline economic impact benefiting regular Ontarians There are a ton of studies in this area and a number of Ontario studies.  Here’s a list but the first one in Ontario was the TPL MPI study TPL MPI:  Other value studies: (Kim Silk maintains a list here http://libraryresearchnetwork.org/ TPL Sources for their Public Library Economic Impact Study I thought folks might find the sources used for the Toronto Public Library economic impact study released in the last few weeks handy: You can find the study here (66 page PDF): http://ourpubliclibrary.to/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/RotmanStudy.pdf So Much More: The Economic Impact of the Toronto Public Library on the City of Toronto Halbur, T. (2011, September 20). Public Libraries are Natural Town Squares. Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network. Retrieved from: http://www.planetizen.com/node/51438 Johnson, C. A. (2010). Do public libraries contribute to social capital?: A preliminary investigation  into the relationship. Library & Information Science Research, 32(2), 147–155. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2009.12.006 Ko, Y. M. (2012). An economic valuation study of public libraries in Korea. Library & Information Science Research, 34(2). Retrieved from: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0740818812000060 Kretzmann, J. (2005, December). The Engaged Library: Chicago Stories of Community Building. Urban Libraries Council . Retrieved from http://www.abcdinstitute.org/docs/ULCReport.pdf Leckie, G. J., & Hopkins, J. (2002). The Public Place of Central Libraries: Findings from Toronto and Vancouver. Library Quarterly, 72 (3), 326–72. Retrieved from: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=EJ654242 Library Board of Queensland (2012). The Library...

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has launched a Facebook page

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport launched a Facebook page, which will contain information for the public about some of the good work we are all doing to make Ontario the premiere tourism and culture destination in the world. We hope all public libraries will help get the message out by following MTCS on Facebook and sharing their  posts on your own channels.  I know SOLS will! There are two channels: English: facebook.com/ExploreOn French: facebook.com/ONexplorez   Thank you for helping the Ministry promote its social media channels.   Barb   Barbara Franchetto, BA, MLS Chief Executive Officer/Directrice générale Southern Ontario Library Service/ Service des bibliothèques de l’Ontario-Sud 1, rue Yonge Street Suite/Bureau 1504 Toronto, ON M5E 1E5 416.961.1669 ext./poste 5104 bfranchetto@sols.org...

TVO: Ontario Hubs: Our Changing Libraries

Steve Paikin’s popular television show highlights the modern library.  Awesome job by the librarian guests. Air Date: Oct 20, 2017 Length: 18:06 minutes About this Video From 3D printers to mental health services, public libraries across the province are evolving to meet a changing society and a digital age. For Ontario Public Library Week, Ontario Hubs presents a round table on the changing role of libraries. https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/ontario-hubs-our-changing-libraries Guests: Vickery Bowles, Toronto Public Library Brian Micelli, Elgin County Public Library Carolyn Doyle, London Public Library Mary Baxter Heather Hill, Western University...