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CTV: Teen posts library receipt showing he’s saved more than US$7,000

Teen posts library receipt showing he’s saved more than US$7,000 https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/teen-posts-library-receipt-showing-he-s-saved-more-than-us-7-000-1.4549023 People were abuzz online after a U.S. teen posted a library receipt on Reddit showing he’s saved more than US$7,000 during his lifetime. (Keegan Adreon) Jeremiah Rodriguez, CTVNews.ca Staff Published Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:02AM EDT  Last Updated Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:33AM EDT People were abuzz online after a U.S. teen posted a library receipt on Reddit showing he’s saved more than US$7,000 during his lifetime. A Pennsylvania teen was surprised to see he’d saved US$7,078 by going to his local public library throughout his whole life, after noticing his branch issued a receipt outlining all his savings Sixteen-year-old Keegan Adreon posted a picture of the receipt on Reddit, writing “just noticed that my library keeps track of how much you save by not buying books and borrowing instead.” “There are six people in my family so a trip to the library every week really adds up,” Adreon wrote. He told CTVNews.ca in a message over Reddit that “my parents have taken me to (Peters Township Public Library) all 16 years of my life.” Adreon, who’s a big fan of mystery books, had never checked his library receipts before and said he was “very surprised when I first saw it and immediately shared the fact with my family.” The receipt also outlined how he’d saved US$164.80 during his most recent trip to the branch and US$1,384 so far this year. He added: “I decided to post it because I realized there was a whole group of people who would appreciate this little fact as much as I did!”...

IFLA and Associations and Safer Internet Day

From IFLA: To MLAS Members:   Looking forward to seeing many of you in Athens in a few weeks. Here is a message from Valensiya Dresvyannikova, Policy and Research Officer, IFLA, about hearing about any activities your association is doing around Safer Internet Day 2020.  Thanks for responding to her.  Her email address is at the bottom of the message.   Michael Dowling MLAS Chair, 2017-2019     Safer Internet Day 2020   In preparation for Safer Internet Day 2020, we are working on a briefing about how libraries can get involved in the day itself, and more broadly in protecting the safety and wellbeing of children online. This will contribute both to a briefing on how libraries can use the day to highlight their own work, and to a contribution to the Human Rights Council on child privacy on the internet.   During our background research, we have already come across many great examples of librarians offering training for both young patrons and their parents, raising awareness, developing useful teaching materials, and much more. I include these at the bottom, and of course there are the collections we shared in 2018 and 2017.   However, we are aware that this is only a selection, and that there are many more examples out there. That is why we would be happy to hear what other library associations and libraries are doing to protect the privacy, security and wellbeing of children online. I would therefore welcome any links to stories or papers about libraries initiatives you are taking, or aware of.   If you would like for your contribution to be included in the...

Call for Applications for the Social Innovation Advisory Council Appel de candidatures pour le Conseil consultatif sur l’innovation sociale

From CFLA:   Hello, We are writing to update you on the technical issues related to the online application form for the Call for applications for the Social Innovation Advisory Council. We are still working to address the underlying issue. In follow up to our July 22 email, we are offering potential candidates a PDF application form, which is now available on our website. Candidates are encouraged to save their application in PDF format and submit it by email or mail before the deadline. We also encourage you to share information on this Call for Applications within your respective networks, in order to reach as many potential candidates as possible, to strengthen the diversity of applications. If you have already submitted your application and want to confirm its reception, please contact us directly at social_innovation_sociale@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca Thank you to all of those who have already applied and we sincerely apologize to those who have been affected by this. We look forward to continuing to receive applications until September 2, 2019. Best Regards, Social Innovation and Social Finance Secretariat Social Innovation Division / Social Innovation Division Secrétariat de l’innovation sociale et de la finance sociale   Bonjour, Nous vous contactons pour faire une mise à jour au sujet des problèmes techniques liés au formulaire en ligne pour l’Appel de candidatures pour le Conseil consultatif de l’innovation sociale. Nous continuons à travailler pour résoudre le problème sous-jacent. Suite à notre courriel du 22 juillet, nous proposons aux candidats potentiels l’option de soumettre leur candidature à travers d’un formulaire en format PDF, qui est désormais disponible sur notre site Web. Les candidats sont encouragés à enregistrer leur candidature...

Executive Director position at CFLA-FCAB — Poste de directrice générale à la FCAB-CFLA

Message bilingue – Bilingual message   Dear CFLA-FCAB members,   CFLA-FCAB has just released a posting in search of a consultant to aid in the hiring of a full-time Executive Director. You can view the post at http://cfla-fcab.ca/en/news/request-for-proposal-consultant-for-cfla-fcab-executive-director-search/ .   The current position of Executive Director with CFLA-FCAB has been a secondment from Canadian Association of Research Libraries at 80% time, with Katherine McColgan continuing to work one day per week at CARL.   It has always been the wish of the Board to fill this position as a full-time employee of the Federation and we have spent the past two years working hard to develop a stronger and more stable organization that would support this important step forward.   Katherine’s role with CFLA-FCAB remains the same and she will continue to work with our Board, committees, and members in the same capacity as she has over the past two years to help to grow this important organization while we proceed through this process.   Sincerely, Todd Kyle Vice-Chair On behalf of the CFLA-FCAB Board of Directors   ——–   Chers membres de la FCAB-CFLA,   La FCAB-CFLA vient d’afficher une demande de proposition pour un(e) consultant(e) pour aider à combler le poste de directeur général/directrice générale à temps plein. Vous pouvez consulter le l’affichage à l’adresse http://cfla-fcab.ca/fr/nouvels/demande-de-proposition-consultant-pour-le-recrutement-du-de-la-directeur-general-directrice-generale-de-la-fcab-cfla/.   Le poste actuel de directrice générale est un détachement à 80% par l’Association des bibliothèques de recherche du Canada (ABRC). Katherine McColgan a continué de travailler une journée par semaine à l’ABRC.   Le CA a toujours souhaité de combler ce poste en tant qu’employé à temps plein de la Fédération et nous...

Website Launch – First Nation Languages Portal & First Nations Public Library Week

Website Launch – First Nation Languages Portal & First Nations Public Library Week   View Online Website Launch Announcement  Ontario Library Service – North is launching two new websites that support First Nation Public Library initiatives. The sites can be found on the First Nation Library Services homepage. These resources are available for use by libraries province-wide.     The First Nation Languages Portal was initiated in 2015 as part of a larger Language Revitalization Project. The goal of the Language Revitalization Project is to provide high-level assistance to First Nation Public Libraries in their varying efforts to revitalize and retain traditional languages within their communities. This portal is a central information system for various language-related resources. As First Nation communities become increasingly invested in the protection of culture and language, the roles of First Nation Public Libraries will continue to change and grow over the coming years. First Nation Languages portal focuses on the following three topics:Librarian’s Corner, Collection Development, and Resources. Since 2000, First Nations Public Libraries have used one week of the year to raise awareness of their resources, services, programs and activities. First Nations Public Library Week is not only an opportunity to promote public library services, but it also celebrates cultural uniqueness through creative library programming. First Nations Public Library Week is an event that can be enjoyed by library patrons and community members across the province. First Nations Public Library Week is celebrated the first week of October as apart of Canadian Library Month. Visit the First Nations Public Library Week website to review the program history and future additions.   News – First Nations Public Library Week Revitalizing Indigenous Languages September 29 –...

Ontario Nonprofit Network: The what, why, and how to advocacy work

Nonprofit advocacy matters Canadian nonprofits strengthen communities, contribute to the GDP, and employ over two million people. The 2019 federal election is coming so let’s take advantage of this increased awareness of issues our sector and communities care about. Although we primarily work on provincial policy issues, ONN is advocating during the federal election on three main issues that have a critical impact on our provincial network of nonprofits. Why it matters that nonprofits advocate Community experience, coupled with the ability to convene and amplify voices, make nonprofits uniquely positioned to build bridges between the government and the communities nonprofits serve. When nonprofits advocate, they: Empower communities Strengthen democracy Influence public policy for the better Help fulfill their mission How to advocate There are many ways for your nonprofit to engage in advocacy work. Here are some free resources to help you get started: Advocacy toolkit Advocacy tipsheet Election rules guide What ONN is advocating for We are advocating for three issues that affect our provincial network of nonprofits: The promotion of gender equality through labour market measures intended to support women-majority sectors like the nonprofit sector. Legal frameworks for public benefit nonprofits that support the nonprofit sector’s mission-focused work. Recognition of the role that public benefit nonprofits play in building inclusive local economies. Learn about our Federal election asks Please share these resources widely with your network. We operate under a Creative Commons Non-Commercial Licence, so you can share, print and post widely. And if possible, we always appreciate crediting: Created by the Ontario Nonprofit Network. What matters to you and your communities? We want to know what policy...

BookNet Canada Partner newsletter for summer 2019

LibraryData Wondering what’s the latest with LibraryData, our in-development library collection and circulation analysis tool? After months of recruitment, we now have major library systems from across Canada contributing their weekly circulation data to the system. The beta site was launched to those participating libraries earlier this summer, and our development team is currently hard at work testing out its major features and ensuring that the data is in tip-top shape and accurately reflects the Canadian library market. We hope to launch the system to libraries in the fall, with rollout to other stakeholders, like publishers, later in 2019 or 2020. In the meantime, you can get a glimpse of the kind of data we’re already collecting with our blog post on the books Canadians were borrowing in the first six months of 2019. If you have any questions about the project, you can get in touch at librarydata@booknetcanada.ca. Give us your samples, your excerpts, your reading group guides yearning to be read You may have noticed more samples, excerpts, and other supplementary data showing up in CataList of late. We’ve been actively soliciting this data for a few months now. Publishers are encouraged to make this practice standard for all forthcoming titles for use on CataList (and Loan Stars) but also for wider distribution throughout the supply chain via BiblioShare. You can learn how to ensure that this data is available and circulating by watching this recent webinar, which also links to our detailed documentation on the process for BiblioShare and CataList. Questions? You can get in touch with the BiblioShare or CataList teams at any time. New from BNC Research Upcoming studies Our research team has been...

Fact Sheet: Inter-Library Loan Services in Ontario

Inter-Library Loan Services in Ontario Prepared by OLA and FOPL Word version: Public-Maintaining Essential Inter-Library Loan Services in Ontario – July 2019 PDF Version: Public-Maintaining Essential Inter-Library Loan Services in Ontario – July 2019...