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.



@Risk North (Collections en péril) Registration Open — Inscrivez-vous!

Dear CFLA-FCAB Members, I am pleased to share this event announcement with you. Registration is open to anyone interested. Please share widely. Chers/Chères membres de la FCAB-CFLA, Il me fait grand plaisir de partager l’annonce de cet événement avec vous. L’inscription est ouvert à tous ceux qui sont intéressés. Veuillez le distribuer à volonté. 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   Please note that registrations for @Risk North (Collections en péril) are now open, and that there is no registration fee for CARL and CRL directors (or their designates).   Veuillez noter que nous acceptons à présent les inscriptions pour @Risk North (Collections en péril), et que les directeurs et directrices de bibliothèques membres de l’ABRC ou CRL (ou leurs représentants délégués) n’ont pas à payer de frais d’inscription.   **********   @Risk North (Collections en péril) — 2017.11.10, Ottawa   **Please scroll down for English.   @Risk North (Collections en péril) 10 novembre 2017 (8h30 à 16h00) Bibliothèque et archives Canada, 395 rue Wellington, Ottawa   Coût d’inscription : $125 (gratuit pour conférenciers et directeurs/trices de bibliothèques membres de l’ABRC ou du CRL — ainsi que leurs représentants délégués) Veuillez noter qu’il y aura des présentations en français ainsi qu’en anglais. L’interprétation simultanée sera offerte.   Compte tenu de la demande croissante de ressources en ligne et de la diminution de la circulation des exploitations imprimées, et en même temps les pressions budgétaires et spatiales, il est difficile de rester déterminé à soutenir les collections imprimées dans nos bibliothèques... read more

Join us as we celebrate Ontario Public Library Week! NOTL Library

Join us as we celebrate Ontario Public Library Week! We have a an informative evening planned on October 18th when we welcome Jane Kinney Meyers to discuss the role of libraries and the fabulous work Lubuto Library Partners is doing in Sub-Saharan Africa. You can find more details online at www.notlpubliclibrary.org October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 15 to 21, 2017. Jane Kinney Meyers, MLS Founder and President Lubuto Library Partners +1-202-558-5609 www.Lubuto.org Niagara on the Lake Public... read more

Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) programs administered by the Ontario Arts Council are now open

You may already be aware that the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) programs administered by the Ontario Arts Council are now open.  I am including information about the ICF from the OAC below. The ICF has three programs, which provide potential funding opportunities for First Nation Public Libraries, Indigenous individuals, communities and organizations. You may wish to share this information with your members and others in your communities. For example, the ICF Small Grant program includes travel to conferences among its eligible activities. The ICF Project Grant programs are designed to fund many types of cultural activities, including language teaching. The ICF Small Grant program has no deadline (it is always open). The deadline for ICF Project Grant programs is November 1, 2017. If you have questions about the program, I encourage you to be in contact with the Ontario Arts Council, using the contact information below. Sincerely, Sarah Hahn  Manager (A) | Culture Policy Unit Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (416-314-1363 | *sarah.hahn@ontario.ca Version française Indigenous Culture Fund programs now open Toronto, September 15, 2017 – Applications are now available for all three funding programs under the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). The ICF programs for individuals and organizations have been established to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life. ICF Small Grants What this program supports: Short-term community, culture and way-of-life projects in Ontario with grants of up to $5,000. Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations, groups and individuals. First-time applicants, youth and Elders are all encouraged to apply. Deadline: Applications accepted year-round. Full details on this program. ICF Project Grants for Individuals, Groups and Collectives What this program supports: Larger community, culture... read more