Here’s the stuff I promised at our AGM about our election preparedness for June and October.  We’re meeting with OLA et al in the next few weeks to do more.  But, this is a good start to share with your staff and board.
Below are some links to the materials available  including the election kit for lobbying for the OLA/FOPL “ASK” as well as our “ASK”.
Online access is on here:
Data that help are here:

2016 Ontario Public Library Data Analysis

3D Printers, Maker Space Labs, and Digital Media Labs, 2015-2016
2016 Analysis of Public Library Partnerships


City of Kitchener Council resolution that urges the Province of Ontario to recognize the contribution of local libraries
If you want to see more, check out:
Another good election kit is from the Ontario Not for profit Network, ONN, whic represents the public benefit sector (new jargon).  Their toolkits and other helpful tools are here:
OLA FOPL MPP Meeting Campaign Toolkit
OLA FOPL Joint Budget “ASK” Submission
Hope this helps…
Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA
Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries