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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.



IFLA’s Global Vision Discussion reaches 140 countries across 6 regions

Stage 1 complete! IFLA’s Global Vision Discussion reaches 140 countries across 6 regions. Now it’s your turn!   The Hague, the Netherlands, 8 August 2017— The worldwide response to International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) ‘s Global Vision Discussion, a venture which will generate a united library field roadmap for the future, has been nothing short of remarkable.  A staggering 178 librarians from approximately 140 countries not only engaged in the discussions, but also embraced the unifying ethos behind the campaign by sharing words of encouragement to the next region waiting to pick up the baton. North America, buoyed by their Global Vision experience that took place at the Library of Congress in Washington DC on the 3 May 2017, said:    “Libraries are different across countries and they are united in certain parts. We can all play our own role, towards the same score. And it is better together rather than alone. You might have solos but it is better together. Together that you achieve it. No one can do it alone.”   The IFLA Global Vision Regional workshops have focused on how to strengthen the ties within the library field and respond to the fast-pacing globalisation that is opening new opportunities and challenges. From the very first kick-off meeting in Athens this Spring, each workshop has contributed its own droplet into an ever-increasing river of ideas.  For participants, the inclusive approach to these opportunities and challenges allows for every voice to be heard and during Africa’s regional workshop the Global Vision discussion was summed up perfectly: “Everybody is connected. No one is excluded. If we... read more

Implementing Follow-Up Surveys @ Your Library & More

Project Outcome E-News View this email in your browser Implementing Follow-Up Surveys at Your Library Tutorial Videos New Website Designs & Features Coming Soon Capturing Outcomes of Library Programs Transforming Libraries, Impacting the Classroom Share Your Story Upcoming Webinar Peer Discussion Latest News Regional Training Workshop Project Outcome Progress Share Your Story! Hastings Highlands Public Library and Bancroft Public Library CEO’s presented at the OPLA Community-Led Think Tank. Our topic was Initiating Outcome Based Planning and Evaluation. During our presentation, we shared that many of the tools that we had been using were part of the toolbox in Project Outcome. We look forward to spending more time with the website and embracing more of the resources provided. As small, rural library administrators, we appreciate that this is an accessible and equitable opportunity. SHARE YOUR STORY & be featured in the next e-News! Virtual Meeting: Implementing Follow-Up Surveys at Your Library Thursday, August 24, 1-2 p.m. Central Time Have you been wanting to follow up with your patrons but don’t know where to start? This virtual meeting will provide an opportunity for libraries interested in implementing Project Outcome Follow-Up Surveys to collaborate, ask questions, share ideas, and discuss challenges and strategies for following up with patrons. Participants will receive a brief overview of Project Outcome and the Follow-Up Surveys and learn from real library examples. Participant interaction is highly encouraged in this meeting. Registrants will receive an email invitation with meeting and login details closer to the event. REGISTER HERE Tutorial Videos A series of video tutorials will soon be released to help libraries get started using Project Outcome. These videos will... read more

Show Your#ArtInOurWallets Library Cards!

Some libraries are having challenges submitting so we’ve made the process a bit easier.  We’ve created a page on the HPL Virtual Library with all the steps and information they need: http://www.huntsvillelibrary.ca/en/aboutus/–art-in-your-wallet.asp Show Your#ArtInOurWallets You’re invited to participate in a project in conjunction with Canada 150 and Ontario Library Month festivities. Huntsville Public Library is putting together a book that celebrates library cards that are #TheArtInOurWallets. Public libraries use wonderful images on library cards to share library ideas, stories, histories, messages and more. If you want to show off your library’s card, complete the application form by July 28. Included are instructions for submitting the form and sharing attachments. CONTACT DEBBIE DUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION >> Just a reminder that we’d love to see your cards in our book and promotions. We’re hoping to find this helpful as a centrepiece for a cardholder growth initiative as well as using it for Canadian Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week/Month. If you could please look at the attachments and have someone from your library send us your cards!  ART in Your Wallet – The most valuable card you can own. Hello Everyone: You’re invited to participate in a great project in conjunction with Canada 150 and Ontario Library Month festivities. We are putting together a book that celebrates library cards that are # the Art in Our Wallets.  Public libraries use wonderful images on Library cards to share library ideas, stories, histories, messages and more. The goal is to have information from all libraries submitted by July 28, 2017.   The initiative is supported by FOPL, OLA and SOLS.  Join in the... read more