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Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same

Research: To Get People to Embrace Change, Emphasize What Will Stay the Same https://hbr.org/2018/08/research-to-get-people-to-embrace-change-emphasize-what-will-stay-the-same “Common wisdom in management science and practice has it that to build support for a change project, visionary leadership is needed to outline what is wrong with the current situation. By explaining how the envisioned change will result in a better and more appealing future, leaders can overcome resistance to change. But our research, recently published in the Academy of Management Journal, leads us to add a very important caveat to this. A root cause of resistance to change is that employees identify with and care for their organizations. People fear that after the change, the organization will no longer be the organization they value and identify with — and the higher the uncertainty surrounding the change, the more they anticipate such threats to the organizational identity they hold dear. Change leadership that emphasizes what is good about the envisioned change and bad about the current state of affairs typically fuels these fears because it signals that changes will be fundamental and far-reaching. Counterintuitively, then, effective change leadership has to emphasize continuity — how what is central to “who we are” as an organization will be preserved, despite the uncertainty and changes on the horizon.” Read more: https://hbr.org/2018/08/research-to-get-people-to-embrace-change-emphasize-what-will-stay-the-same How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming https://hbr.org/2018/08/how-to-tell-your-team-that-organizational-change-is-coming...

ST. CATHARINES PUBLIC LIBRARY NOTICE OF CEO RETIREMENT

ST. CATHARINES PUBLIC LIBRARY NOTICE OF RETIREMENT In February 2018, the St. Catharines Public Library’s Chief Executive Officer, Lilita Stripnieks, announced that she would be retiring effective December 31, 2018 after 20 years of service to the Library. Lilita has a Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University. Prior to coming to St. Catharines Public Library, she held various senior level positions in both government and public libraries including the position of Strategic Development Manager for Vaughan Public Libraries and as Chief Librarian with Environment Canada, Atmospheric Environment Service, in Downsview, Ontario. She commenced her employment in St. Catharines in November 1998. During her tenure, five strategic plans covering the period 2000-2018 were developed for Board approval. Under her leadership the goals of those plans were implemented including: upgrading the facilities; upgrading the technological infrastructure; building a new Library Branch; expanding the collections; introducing electronic databases and digital resources; expanding programs for children; developing programs for teens and adults; introducing computer programs; creating a digital historical archive; and launching remote library services with “Books to Go’ a library vending machine and “Holds lockers.” During her tenure, valued partnerships have been developed with individuals and organizations in the community. She has also been active in the Library community serving as Secretary and Chair for the Chief Executives of Large Public Libraries and as a Board member for the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries. The CEO is responsible for overseeing the operation of the public library system in the City of St. Catharines with 4 locations, 100 employees, and an...

City of Mississauga Announces New Director of Library

City Announces New Director of Library Aug 10, 2018 The City of Mississauga has selected Lori Kelly as the new Director, Library, effective immediately, following a provincial recruitment process. Lori has been the Acting Director, Library, since April 2018. “Our libraries are important, community gathering places. Lori brings with her a keen passion and desire to strengthen the library’s role as a learning institution with inspiring and welcoming creative spaces and access to information resources,” said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services. “Lori has a proven track record for being a strategic, consultative team builder and leader, with a clear focus on outcomes.” Lori will be responsible for managing all business functions of the Library Division which includes working closely with the Mississauga Public Library Board and a team of library professionals to provide services that meet the life-long informational, educational and cultural needs of residents. Prior to her role as Acting Director, Lori spent more than two decades in leadership roles with the City of Mississauga as Human Resources Manager, Manager of Strategic Community Initiatives and a Senior Manager, Talent Management. She joined the City in 1997. Lori is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business at York University. -30- [Download High-Res] Cutline: Lori Kelly selected as the City of Mississauga’s new Director, Library. Media Contact: Laurel Schut Manager, Corporate and Department Communications City of Mississauga 905-615-3200, ext. 5832 laurel.schut@mississauga.ca TTY:...

CANADIAN VS U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW

“CANADIAN AND U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW Canadian and U.S. Copyright Law “Canadian and U.S. copyright law share some commonalities but also have many differences. One shared trait is that both countries belong to the leading international copyright treaty, the Berne Copyright Convention. Under the Berne Copyright Treaty, Canada and the U.S. are obligated to include certain provisions in their respective copyright statutes relating to such issues as duration of copyright, economic rights and moral rights of an author of a copyright-protected work. When using, reproducing and sharing copyright-protected content in Canada or the U.S., you must apply the copyright laws of that country. Below we highlight some provisions in the Canadian and U.S. copyright acts. COPYRIGHT DURATION IN CANADIAN AND U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW Let’s start with an example. You’re based in Canada and reproducing an article written by a U.S. author and published by a U.S. publication. Do you need permission? Under which country’s laws do you determine if permission is necessary? International copyright law principles guide us to the principle of national treatment — you apply the law of the country where the work is being used. So back to our example, you apply Canadian copyright law, examining the Canadian Copyright Act to determine if permission is needed. One of the first questions to address is whether the work is protected by copyright. You apply the copyright duration of life-plus-fifty (or 50 years after the death of the author) under Canadian copyright law. You do not apply the longer duration of life-plus-seventy that exists under the U.S. Copyright Act. The U.S. duration of life-plus-seventy only applies in the U.S.,...

HBR: The Surprising Power of Questions

The Surprising Power of Questions The key to getting useful information is knowing how to ask and answer questions. This Harvard Business Review article explains how the effectiveness of questions and answers shapes the productivity of conversations. Explore HBS’s comprehensive leadership programs to gain the tools and insights you need to transform emerging and established executives into outstanding global leaders. Read more....

Ontario Government Announces Successful Bidder to Spearhead Unprecedented Line-By-Line Audit of Ontario’s Finances

News Release Ontario Government Announces Successful Bidder to Spearhead Unprecedented Line-By-Line Audit of Ontario’s Finances August 14, 2018 TORONTO – Ontario’s Government for the People is taking more steps towards restoring trust and accountability in the province’s public finances. Today Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy announced that EY Canada was the successful bidder to conduct a comprehensive line-by-line audit of all government programs and services. Building on the work of Ontario’s Auditor General, EY Canada will begin their detailed analysis of the government’s current spending and benchmarking work immediately. “We have moved quickly and decisively to secure experts to help us fulfill our commitment to end the culture of waste and mismanagement in government,” said Minister Bethlenfalvy. “The people of Ontario deserve a province that is on a healthy financial footing. We are confident that this world-class firm is uniquely equipped to deliver expert advice to help us get there. We will continue to deliver on our promise to restore trust and accountability. The people of Ontario deserve answers.” Minister Bethlenfalvy also confirmed the government’s promise to launch public consultations. “Make no mistake, this is about much more than tightening our purse strings — in addition to EY Canada’s work, we will keep listening to the people of Ontario about what matters most to them,” he said. “The review will include opportunities for the public, including public servants, to contribute to the audit and help identify where the government can spend smarter and more efficiently, while avoiding job cuts.” “We’re getting closer to understanding the true financial picture in our province,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance. “Through the...

Canada: National Digital and Data Consultation

ISED has announced a National Digital and Data Consultation. This is a great opportunity to share views around Canada’s future in this space: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/084.nsf/eng/home?open&WT.mc_id=DigitalDataConsultations_science.gc.ca_carousel_en  ...

The List: Canadian Public Library Impact Studies

The List: Canadian Public Library Impact Studies The List: Canadian Public Library Impact Studies The following is a list of Canadian public libraries who have conducted an economic impact study applying this cost-benefit analysis (CBA) model first used by Toronto Public Library in 2013. CBA is a commonly used approach to to estimate the economic impact of public institutions. Please read “Understanding Economic Impact and Public Libraries” for a more detailed explanation of how CBA is applied to public libraries. This CBA model is open and available for public use. Ottawa Public Library’s spreadsheet of calculations and data is open for others to use to calculate their own economic impact. This list is maintained by Brightsail Research. Please send additions and corrections to Kimberly Silk. Library Year Published 2011 Census Population # Branches (at time of study) Return on $1 Invested Toronto Public Library 2013 2,615,060 98 $5.63 Halton Hills Public Library 2014 59,008 2 $3.96 Milton Public Library 2014 84,362 2 $5.67 Pickering Public Library 2014 88,721 3 $5.85 Stratford Public Library 2015 30,886 1 $5.63 Sault Ste-Marie Public Library 2015 75,000 3 $2.36 Kawartha Lakes Public Library 2015 73,214 15 $7.05 London Public Library 2015 366,151 16 $6.68 Vancouver Island Regional Library 2016 430,000 38 $5.36 Ottawa Public Library 2016 883,391 33 $5.17 Newmarket Public Library 2016 79,978 1 $7.85 Edmonton Public Library 2016 812,200 22 $3.11 Burlington Public Library 2017 175,780 7 $5.64 Hamilton Public Library 2017 519,950 22 $5.59 Vaughan Public Library 2017 288,300 9 $5.57 Prepared by Kimberly Silk, MLS Principal Consultant Brightsail Research 416-721-8955 |...

Library Board Transitions: Preparing for Board Recruitment in Your Community:

Preparing for Board Recruitment in Your Community: October 22, 2018 is the Ontario Municipal Election Date. Following a Municipal Election, or shortly before, the Municipal/Town Clerk will put out a call for applications for the library board in the local press and on the website. In the next few issues we’re highlighting the Leadership by Design Module 5: Legacy and Succession. Consider asking your board members to engage in these learning (and thinking) activities: Before your next board meeting, take a moment to review “Choosing an Effective Library Board” At Your Board Meeting, discuss Preparing the Recruitment...

Selected Economic ROI -Return on Investment – Current Studies for Canadian Public Libraries

Selected Economic ROI -Return on Investment – Studies for Canadian Public Libraries   Study Year Published 2011 Census Population No. of Branches ROI Toronto Public Library 2013 2,615,060 98 $5.63 Halton Hills Public Library 2014 59,008 2 $3.96 Milton Public Library 2014 84,362 2 $5.67 Pickering Public Library 2014 88,721 3 $5.85 Stratford Public Library 2015 30,886 1 $5.63 Sault Ste. Marie Public Library 2015 75,000 3 $2.36 Kawartha Lakes Public Library 2015 73,214 15 $7.05 London Public Library 2015 366,151 16 $6.68 Vancouver Island Regional Library 2016 430,000 38 $5.36 Ottawa Public Library 2016 883,391 33 $5.17 Newmarket Public Library 2016 79,978 1 $7.85 Edmonton Public Library 2016 812,200 22 $3.11 Hamilton Public Library 2017 519,950 22 $5.59 Vaughan Public Library 2017 288,300 9 $5.57 Source: Creating a Culture of Evaluation: Taking Your Library From Talk to Action, edited by Bill Irwin and Kimberly Silk, OLA Press, 2017...