Treaties Recognition Week 2022: OLA Communications Toolkit

Treaties Recognition Week 2022: Communications Toolkit Treaties Recognition Week is taking place from November 6 – 12, 2022 across Ontario. Treaties Recognition Week was introduced in 2016 in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action to honour the importance of treaties and to help students and residents of Ontario learn more about treaty rights, treaty relationships and their relevance today. This communications toolkit includes: ·         Teaching and learning resources for libraries and classrooms ·         Printable resources, including crossword puzzles, treaties map colouring page, and infographics ·         Digital graphics for social media ·         Backgrounds to raise awareness during video calls, chats, and meetings, and more. Helping to build an understanding of the role treaties play in all our lives and how they form the basis of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people is an important step towards reconciliation.   Host a Living Library Event Deadline to submit a request for funding has been extended to November 2, 2002. Funding from the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs (IAO) is available to support Ontario Library Association (OLA) members in hosting an in-person and/or virtual Living Library event where Indigenous Elders and knowledge keepers share their experience and perspectives around treaties with your patrons. Complete the Submission Form...

Now Available! – 2021 Ontario Public Library Statistics / Les statistiques sur les bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario de 2021 sont maintenant accessibles!

Le francais suit A message from the MTCS: We are happy to inform you that the 2021 Ontario Public Library Statistics are now available on the Ministry website at the following link: https://data.ontario.ca/dataset/ontario-public-library-statistics If you have any questions regarding the Ontario Public Library Statistics, please contact Adam Haviaras (adam.haviaras@ontario.ca), or Douglas Davey (douglas.davey2@ontario.ca) In addition to the standard reports, Ministry staff can provide you with an Individual Library Profile Report for your library upon request. Let us know if you would like an Individual Library Profile Report done for your library. As an ongoing service offer, Ministry staff can also provide you with customized reports related to the information you included in your Annual Survey of Public Libraries. For example, we can provide comparisons of your library with other libraries you identify, or with a user-defined population range different from the range for your library in the published Standard Reports, or user-defined fields. Please let us know if you are interested in a customized report, and we will be happy to work with you. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nous sommes heureux de vous informer que les statistiques relatives aux bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario pour 2021, classés par groupe de population, sont maintenant sur le site Open Data du gouvernement de l’Ontario :   https://data.ontario.ca/fr/dataset/ontario-public-library-statistics Si vous avez des questions au sujet des statistiques concernant les bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario, veuillez communiquer avec Adam Haviaras (adam.haviaras@ontario.ca) ou Douglas Davey (douglas.davey2@ontario.ca). En plus des rapports types, le personnel du ministère peut vous fournir, sur demande, un rapport individualisé du profil de votre bibliothèque. Veuillez nous contacter si vous aimiez recevoir un rapport individualisé du profil de votre...

Call for Participation: Cataloguing Code of Ethics Review Working Group with the CFLA

La  française suit Call for Participation: Cataloguing Code of Ethics Review Working Group Sponsoring Committee: CFLA-FCAB Cataloguing and Metadata Standards Committee October 2022 The CFLA-FCAB Cataloguing and Metadata Standards Committee is calling for participation in the CFLA-FCAB Cataloguing Code of Ethics Review Working Group.  As part of a joint project with ALA Core and CILIP MDG, the CFLA-FCAB Cataloguing and Metadata Standards Committee (CMSC) co-sponsored the development of the Cataloguing Code of Ethics (https://sites.google.com/view/cataloging-ethics/home). The final version of the code was made public in January 2021. The Cataloguing Code of Ethics Review Working Group is being formed to review the code of ethics and submit a report to the CMSC. CMSC’s decision to recommend endorsement of the code by the Board of Directors will be informed by the findings included in the report. Part of the review would include a national consultation to elicit feedback from the Canadian cataloging and metadata community. The Working Group is expected to launch in October 2022 with a goal of issuing its report by December 2023. CFLA-FCAB members interested in participating in the Cataloguing Code of Ethics Review Working Group should email expressions of interest by November 1 to Christine Smith, Chair, Cataloguing Code of Ethics Review Working Group Organizing Committee: christine.smith@concordia.ca ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Appel à participation : Groupe de travail sur l’examination du Code d’éthique de catalogage Comité de parrainage : FCAB-CFLA Comité sur les normes relatives au catalogage et aux métadonnées Le Comité sur les normes relatives au catalogage et aux métadonnées (CNCM) du FCAB-CFLA lance un appel à participation au Groupe de travail sur l’examination du Code d’éthique de catalogage. Dans...

REMINDER – 2022 Public Library Services Awards

Le francais suit Call for Submissions If your library has an innovative program or demonstrates exceptional service, be sure to enter the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s 2022 Public Library Service Awards. There are two awards, each with three categories (small, medium, and large libraries) for a total of six award winners. • Minister’s Award for Innovation recognizes a new approach that demonstrates a positive impact in a community and is of continued value for public libraries. • Angus Mowat Award of Excellence recognizes best practices and a commitment to excellence in the delivery of public library service; these services need not be new and may be on going. For additional information about the awards, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-library-service-awards To see a list of previous winners, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-library-service-awards-past-winners All submissions will be reviewed by an independent panel of representatives from public libraries and library-serving organizations. • Deadline for submission: Friday, October 21st, 2022 at 5:00 pm • Shortlist announced: December 2022 • Winners announced: February 2023 at the Superconference Awards Gala Submissions: • Submissions must be sent electronically by e-mail to douglas.davey2@ontario.ca • Include in your submission the completed Submission Form along with one PDF file which contains all submission information, including images. • Submissions must be no more than 15 pages in total, including any appendices. • To be considered by the committee, projects must: o have been completed in 2022, OR o are currently ongoing and have been running for at least a year Contact: Please direct inquiries and submissions to: Douglas Davey, MLIS (he/him/his) Library Services Advisor Programs and Services Branch Ministry of Tourism, Culture...

First Nations Public Library Week

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....