Hi FOPL Members:

Just a lot happening at FOPL so I thought I’d send you a list of recent postings that may be useful for you during this election period as well as for your strategic planning needs:
Released: Municipal Election Toolkit: Get ready for your local election!
2017 FOPL Statistics and Peer Analyses
Public Library and First Nation Public Library Technology Needs in next two years from 2017
Public Library and First Nation Public Library Technology Needs in next two years from 2017 Annual Survey

2017 Ontario Public Library Statistics Special Textual Data Reports

Technology projects in the next two years, reported in the 2017 Annual Survey

Significant Achievements reported in the 2017 Annual Survey of Public Libraries / 2017 Ontario Public Library Statistics

Significant Achievements reported in 2017 Ontario Public Library Statistics – text field Aug 2018

Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements and Policies where there are no Non-Resident User Fees

Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements from 2017 Annual Survey, Aug 2018 report

Non-traditional circulating library collections


Public Library and First Nation Public Library approved Capital Project Plans for completion in next two years reported for 2017 Ontario Public Library Statistics

Capital projects in the next two years, reported in 2017 Annual Survey Aug 2018

TPL is pleased to share with you the results of a two  year study to  assess the impact of technology services offered in Ontario libraries: Bridge Report

WEB Nordicity Full Report


Valuing Northern Libraries Toolkit


Click here to view the “Valuing Northern Libraries Tool Kit”

Ontario’s Government for the People Restoring Trust and Accountability with Release of the Line-by-Line Review

Interesting articles:
Research: Creative Writing at the Library
5 ways to help people feel more connected to their local community


CFLA recommends that Parliament eliminate Crown copyright


NYT Book Review: The Key to Happiness Might Be as Simple as a Library or a Park


The rapid pace of change – and what it means for municipal leaders  by James Wilson, Municipal World

2018 Canadian CAO Report: The new report provides a candid look at the top pressing issues that are keeping Canada’s CAOs awake at night by Municipal World


Community Builder’s Manifesto


“Community is the earth, water, air, and sunshine for our sense of belonging and purpose. It is the ecosystem — the set of people, places, structures, organizations, resources and behaviors– that allow us to feel like we are seen, heard, understood and valued, and where we find the tools to reach our goals.”

5 Coworking Spaces and Business Incubators in Libraries That Support Local Workers


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Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA
Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries
Principal, Lighthouse Consulting Inc.
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