Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Library Provincial People Capacity Working Group

Mandate: Provide Ontario’s Public Libraries with professional training and development in the context of FOPL’s role and alliances.

  • Coordinate training opportunities such as seminars, workshops, symposia, and webinars
  • Collaborate in creation of trustee training tools
  • Share expertise at professional conferences and events such as OLA Super Conference and Marketing Think Tank, Community Led ThinkTank, AILP, etc.
  • Build consensus in the Ontario Public Library community
  • Increase awareness of professional development grant and subsidy opportunities

Membership: The Board Chair will act as ex officio to the Working Group. The Executive Director will act as a staff resource.  Five (5) members will be appointed from member libraries. Members serve for three years and may be appointed for another three at which point their term ends.

Members: Membership is currently being reviewed and will be updated by Fall 2021

  1. Andrea Cecchetto. Markham Public Library
  2. Gary Price. Cambridge Idea Exchange
  3. Monika Machacek. East Gwillimbury Public Library
  4. Craig Shufelt. Fort Erie Public Library
  5. Vacant