Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

#LibFive: Five Key Foundations for Building Inclusive Libraries

#LibFive: Five Key Foundations for Building Inclusive Libraries #LibFive: Five Key Foundations for Building Inclusive Libraries “We [#LibFive] spent months on this, eventually shaping our list into our five biggest ways that libraries can build inclusive programs: See me! Listen to me. Show me on the shelves and walls. Read those books yourself. Graphic Novels and Manga are not Extra. Show the joy in our stories. Make the library a sorting free zone. These ideas might seem obvious or too simple, but I would implore those thinking along those lines to think again. They are powerful due to their simplicity and when done well, can result in empowering library programs.” Check it out....

Girls Who Code Updates for the FOPL

Girls Who Code Updates for the FOPL Girls Who Code has now launched over 240 Clubs in 9 provinces across Canada within our first year. The map below provides a snapshot of the amazing progress we’ve made in our first year. We truly could not have done it without you! NEW RESOURCE: COMMUNITY PARTNER DASHBOARD Great news! You now have access to a Community Partner Dashboard on Girls Who Code HQ, a new resource that will help you keep track of the impact that our partnership is having on girls in your network. The dashboard includes Club details, contact information, and more. For instructions on how to access and navigate your Community Partner Dashboard, please review this Instruction Guide. Enter the following code when you are prompted to enter your Community Partner Code: CP6438. NEW RESOURCE: INTERNATIONAL CLUBS VIDEO We’re also excited to share our new Clubs Video, which provides a brief overview of our Clubs program. We’ll be adding this resource to the outreach toolkit, but please feel free to share broadly! MEET OUR TEAM: UPCOMING EVENTS Girls Who Code will be attending the following events early 2020. Please do let me know if you or a colleague would take the opportunity to meet at the events below: OLA Super Conference, January 30-31, 2020 (Toronto, Ontario) Calgary City Teachers’ Convention, February 13-14 (Calgary, Alberta) WHAT’S NEXT? LAUNCHING NEW CLUBS IN 2020! Thank you for mentioning Girls Who Code in your communications, it was effective to get libraries in Ontario to launch a Club in the past! I hope we can continue to grow our partnership by reaching even more...

CFLA Invitation : Canadian #1Lib1Ref / #1Bib1Ref canadien Wikimedia Canada

Bilingual message – Message bilingue   Please share widely. Veuillez partager à volonté.   From: “Michael David Miller, Mr.” <michael.david.miller@mcgill.ca> Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:26 AM To: “info@cfla-fcab.ca” <info@cfla-fcab.ca> Cc: Michael David Miller <mdmiller@wikimedia.ca> Subject: Invitation : Canadian #1Lib1Ref / #1Bib1Ref canadien Wikimédia Canada 535 avenue Viger Est Montréal (Québec) H2L 2P3 [Le français suit] Subject: 2020 Canadian #1Lib1Ref Campaign Dear Canadian Federation of Library Associations, Can you please share the attached letter to your membership about the #1Bib1Ref / #1Lib1Ref Canadian Friendly Contest which is back for a 3rd year? This contest is part of the global campaign of #1Lib1Ref / #1Bib1Ref which will take place from January 15 to February 5 2020. In addition, this year Wikimedia Canada is inviting the employees of the library associations to participate in the competition! Yes, that means you can also participate in the friendly contest!  Imagine a world where each librarian added at least one reference to an article in Wikipedia… together, we can contribute to the reliability and credibility of humanity’s most consulted source of information! To learn more about the global campaign of #1Bib1Ref / #1Lib1Ref please visit this link: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/The_Wikipedia_Library/1Lib1Ref. Like last year, WMCA will use the Dashboard to compile the contributions of each institution. We can create your dashboard and support you in its use. Just write to us. https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/campaigns/1bib1ref__1lib1ref_canada_2020/overview If you would like to enter your library in the contest, please contact me, Michael David Miller, Vice-President of Wikimedia Canada and the Lead of the Canadian Contest #1Bib1Ref / #1Lib1Ref at the following email address: mdmiller@wikimedia.ca. Have a good contest, MDM — Michael David MILLER Vice-President, Wikimedia Canada National Chapter supporting...

Deadline Jan. 15, 2020: Young Canada Works 2020 — Jeunesse Canada au travail 2020

Please distribute widely. The deadline for this year’s TCW applications is January 15, 2020. Veuillez partager à volonté. La date limite pour les demandes de cette année est le 15 janvier 2020. Katherine McColgan, CAE Executive Director — Directrice générale Canadian Federation of Library Associations Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques 75 rue Jolicoeur, Gatineau QC, J8Y 1A8 613.867.7789 www.cfla-fcab.ca @CFLAFCAB @kdmccolgan   CFLA-FCAB recognizes the Algonquin peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located. La FCAB-CFLA reconnaît les Algonquins comme les gardiens traditionnels des terres dans lesquelles se trouve notre secrétariat.   From: Louise Charlebois <LCharlebois@archivescanada.ca> Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10:11 AM To: Katherine McColgan <kmccolgan@cfla-fcab.ca> Subject: Young Canada Works 2020 — Jeunesse Canada au travail 2020 Dear Ms. McColgan, I am contacting you to seek your assistance for the distribution of a message to the CFLA members concerning the application deadline for the Young Canada Works programme. The application deadline for the submission of applications for summer employment projects is January 15th.  We will be sending a reminder to members of the library community (operating in English) who have benefitted from the programme this year, but it would greatly appreciated if you could help us. I have attached a text that I hope will be useful to you, but do feel free to make changes or contact me if you have any question. I assure you that your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, Louise Louise Charlebois Program Manager, YCW & Volunteer Coordinator/ Gestionnaire de programmes, JCT et Coordonnatrice des bénévoles Canadian Council of Archives/Conseil canadien des archives 130 Albert, Suite 1912 Ottawa, ON  ...

Rod Sawyer retiring at the Ministry, last day of work is December 31, 2019 / Rod Sawyer prend sa retraite, et son dernier jour de travail est le 31 décembre

Rod Sawyer retiring at the Ministry, last day of work is December 31, 2019 / Rod Sawyer prend sa retraite, et son dernier jour de travail est le 31 décembre Dear public library sector CEOs, colleagues and friends! I’m retiring from my Library Services Advisor position at the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries after more than 29 years.  I’ve immensely enjoyed working with Ontario’s First Nation public library and public library sector.   I appreciate all the support, ideas, data and information you have provided, your hospitality, events and invitations, your kindness and understanding, as well as the good questions you’ve asked! Thank you for the amazing job you do to make Ontario public libraries and First Nation Public Libraries the world’s best!   You, your colleagues, staff and your library boards uphold free access to information, reading and literacy and public access to public libraries as set out in the Public Libraries Act, meeting its letter, spirit and intent.   The data, impact and anecdotal information you provide including in your Annual Survey of Public Libraries is of particular benefit to the Ministry and government as well as organizations working for the public library sector.   Thank you again for that. Library CEOs, staff and board members at libraries of all sizes have kept me and my colleagues at the Ministry informed and updated on your accomplishments, community hub attributes, regular and cutting edge services, and issues you face and opportunities that arise.  I’ve enjoyed working with your associations and organizations, including First Nation Public Library Gatherings, Ontario Library Association, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, Ontario Library Service-North, Southern...