The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is a non-profit with a mandate to benefit Ontario public libraries through advocacy, research, and marketing.

La Fédération des bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario est un organisme à but non-lucratif. Elle a comme mandat, de répondre aux besoins de toutes les bibliothèques, en concentrant leurs efforts dans la recherche, en marketing et en agissant comme plaidoyeur.



The open access title for Together We Read: Ontario will be the 2017 winner of the Trillium Book Award: The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah. The Sweetest One, published by Cormorant Books

The following just went out to all OverDrive libraries:     SOLS and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) are pleased to announce that the open access title for Together We Read: Ontario will be the 2017 winner of the Trillium Book Award: The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah. The Sweetest One, published by Cormorant Books, will be open to all participating libraries in simultaneous use format from Oct. 16 – 30.   In total, 236 public libraries in Ontario are participating: The Ontario Library Service Download Centre (all 197 member libraries are automatically enrolled) Toronto Hamilton Ottawa Vaughan Richmond Hill Brampton Windsor Ajax Burlington Kingston Frontenac Libraries on the Go Consortium Simcoe County Library Cooperative The downloadLibrary Consortium What are the next steps? 1) The title is now in Marketplace – SOLS will purchase a copy this week for the Download Centre site 2) The OverDrive Marketing team is creating a promotional website that will be distributed shortly 3) If you would like to tweet about the program, here are some hashtags, handles and sites to use: #TWROntario #OPLW #TrilliumBookAward #ONcreates @OMDCtweets ; http://www.omdc.on.ca/ ; http://www.omdc.on.ca/book/trillium_book_award.htm @solslib; https://www.sols.org/ @cormorantbooks @lemonyhams (Melanie Mah) We are very excited to be able to coordinate this initiate with a fellow agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – it’s a great opportunity to promote the work of an award-winning Ontario author during Ontario Public Library Week. Please let me know if you have any questions. Kind Regards, Beth   Beth Harding MA, MLIS E-Resources Consultant Southern Ontario Library Service 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1504 Toronto, ON M5E 1E5 416-961-1669 ext.... read more

Nominations are open for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

Nominations are open for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts   Dear partner: I’m pleased to let you know that nominations are open for the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, a program that recognizes professional artists and arts organizations for their outstanding contributions over a significant period of time. The awards are a way for us to celebrate and recognize Ontario’s talented artists – innovators, creators, producers and performers – for their achievements. Each year, two awards are presented: an artist award of $35,000 and an arts organization award of $50,000. In addition, the winner of the artist award selects an emerging artist in the same discipline to receive an award of $15,000. I invite you to share this information with your contacts and encourage them to celebrate Ontario’s talent. Attached you’ll find a toolkit you can use to spread the word. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #ONPremiersAwards. Any Ontario resident is welcome to submit a nomination. Details and nomination forms are available on the Ontario Arts Council website. The nomination deadline is December 5, 2017. Thank you for your role in recognizing Ontario’s valued artists and arts organizations and their positive impact on the well-being of our communities. Thank you, Kevin Finnerty   Madame, Monsieur, J’aimerais vous annoncer l’ouverture des candidatures aux Prix de la première ministre pour l’excellence artistique 2018, un programme qui récompense les artistes professionnels et les organismes artistiques pour leurs contributions exceptionnelles durant une longue période de temps. Les prix sont une façon pour nous de récompenser les artistes talentueux de l’Ontario,... read more

CFLA-FCAB Executive Director update — Mise à jour de la directrice générale de la FCAB-CFLA

CFLA-FCAB Executive Director update — Mise à jour de la directrice générale de la FCAB-CFLA Please find attached. Veuillez trouver ci-joint. Best, Mes sentiments, Katherine 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 170921-CFLA-FCAB_ED_Report 170921_Rapport de la directrice générale... read more