Leadership by Design: Featured Learning Moment for Boards

  Problem viewing this email? Click here for our online version.  https://fopl.ca/news/leadership-by-design-featured-learning-moment-for-boards/ Featured Learning Moment. In October we announced the FULL availability of Leadership by Design e-learning modules on LearnHQ. It’s an exciting development in the creation of affordable (free!) and scalable training for developing our valuable public library boards in Ontario. Twice a month we’ll feature helpful tips and resources to support effective public library boards. A specific lesson/development activity will be featured every two weeks for Boards to engage in as a team consisting of: Pre-readings Small Board meeting activity Post meeting exercises This issue we’re highlighting Module 1: Board Effectiveness – Budgets. To access each resource quickly, please log-in to LearnHQ(upper right hand corner of the main page). Once signed in each link below will take you directly to the suggested resource. Consider asking your board members to engage in these learning (and thinking) activities: Pre-readings: Your budget is based on your library’s priorities, strategic and long-term goal. Review the key points on Budget presentation Board meeting activity:  At your next board meeting, discuss the Checklist of documents to prepare for your council budget presentation. Post board meeting exercises: Download a sample Presentation Outline that will help your board finalize their budget presentation process. Sincerely, Shelagh Paterson (Ontario Library Association) and Stephen Abram (Federation of Ontario Public Libraries)   What is Leadership by Design? Leadership by Design is a program designed for library boards, by library boards. The online learning modules within this program will develop leadership skills for trustees and board members. The modules of Leadership by Design are designed to match the four years of...

LJ Movers & Shakers 2017: Nomination Period Closing Soon

Know a great Canadian librarian?  Nominate them soon. LJ Movers & Shakers 2017: Nomination Period Closing Soon As the election approaches, it occurs to us that everyone has been a little… preoccupied. So we’ve decided to extend the deadline for Movers & Shakers nominations to Friday, November 18. This way, everyone can clear their caches (both metaphorical and literal), get a good night’s sleep, and get back to thinking about libraries—specifically, the leaders and behind-the-scenes people in and around the library world who are deserving of their own headlines. If you’ve been thinking of someone you’d like to see recognized—a person you worked with, talked to, or wrote about over the past year, or someone whose achievements you admire—now’s the time to nominate them. It’s time for some good news. Our 16th annual round of Movers & Shakers will profile some 50 up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference. From librarians and other library workers to publishers, vendors, and others who impact the library field, Movers & Shakers 2017 will celebrate the people who are moving all types of libraries ahead. The 2017 Movers & Shakers will be highlighted in the March 15 issue of Library Journal and celebrated at a reception during ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago. WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! Don’t wait! Tell us about your friends and colleagueshelping to build their library’s (or all libraries’) future so we can let the world know. Deadline to submit: November 18,...

Wendy Newman Library Leadership Award

Wendy Newman Library Leadership Award Printer-friendly version http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/wendy-newman-library-leadership-award The Wendy Newman Library Leadership Award was established upon the 2015 retirement of Wendy Newman, an 11-year iSchool lecturer and champion of public librarianship. The award recognizes her longstanding commitment to the iSchool and to building principled library leadership capacity in the broader profession. It was generously endowed with a $25,000 gift from the Newman family and contributions from faculty, staff and the broader professional community. The award will help build leadership capacity in the library sector by enabling alumni of the iSchool to pursue professional development opportunities at intensive library leadership development programs. It is anticipated that one award will be given on annual basis at a value determined by the Faculty of Information Alumni Association. This year, the value of the award is $1500. Qualifications In order to be considered for the award, all of the following criteria must be met: Be a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information or its predecessors (e.g. Faculty of Information Studies (FIS), FLIS, FLS, SLIS, etc.) Have not received the same award in the past Have been accepted into one of the following designated library leadership programs: Northern Exposure to Leadership Association of Research Libraries Leadership Fellows Program Public Library Leaders Program Advancing Public Library Leaders Institute OR any other similarly focused library leadership program Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee receiving the award. The Committee reserves the right to not confer the award if submissions lack sufficient overall merit. Selection will be made by the FIAA Grants and Awards Committee via a blind review process based on the...