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Canadian Federation of Library Associations Calls for the Release of all Outstanding Residential School Records
The CFLA has put forth a statement calling for the release of all outstanding residential school records. You can read the statement here: http://cfla-fcab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/CFLA-FCAB-ResidentialSchoolDocumentsPressRelease-003-1-1.docx.pdf
First Nations Public Library Week Bekaa, Bzindaachagan | Wait and Listen October 3-7, 2022 First Nations Public Library Week takes place each October as part of Canadian Library Month. You are invited to use the downloadable resources on the First Nations Public Library Week website to assist with FNPLW programming and events at your library, provided by the Ontario Library Service. OLS is also running an assortment of information sessions. Resources Available: Poster, social media graphics, printable resources + more.
FOPL attended the AMO Conference in Ottawa as a tradeshow exhibitor. We were able to speak with over 260 councillors, mayors, and Chief Administrative Officers. Our main messages here, like at AMCTO earlier in the summer, were to promote the importance of keeping public library boards independent and share the value impact of public libraries within their communities. We found that attendees were interested and invested in their public libraries and wanted to learn more about our sector’s priorities. Thank you to Ottawa Public Library for providing extra support and technology. Our Marketing and Communications Working Group created a video