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OLA People Here and Now

Posted by Admin, 01 November 2011 · 31,377 views

Nigel Tappin, Regional OPLA Councillor Central East and Information Service Coordinator at Huntsville Public Library, takes up a new position as Head of Reference at the Manitoba Legislative Library in late November. After almost ten years at Huntsville and over 20 as an Ontario public  librarian with Huntsville, North York, and elsewhere, Nigel  looks fo...

Ontario's new cabinet to be sworn in today.

Posted by Admin, 20 October 2011 · 31,349 views

Of interest to the library sector, the following ministers have the following cabinets:

Ministry of Tourism and Culture: Michael Chan remains as minister
Ministry of Education, Minister of Women's Issues: Laurel Broten
Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities: Glen Murray (previously Ministry of Innovation and Research)
Ministry of Municipal...

OLA People Here and Now

Posted by Admin, 18 October 2011 · 30,591 views

Marzio Appolloni, Chief Librarian, Bruce County Public Library system announces retirement in March 2012.

Marzio was a recent recipient of the OPLA Lifetime Achievement Award for life long service to the profession and his significant contributions  to the growth and innovation of public libraries in  Ontario.  

For two years he was the chairman of the...

Human Library Events coming up @ your Library

Posted by Admin, 17 October 2011 · 31,997 views

The Ontario Library Association’s Human Library Committee has created a Human Library Toolkit for all Ontario Libraries to use when planning an event. If your library is hosting a Human Library event – please let us know so we can promote it for you!

The following Human Library Events will be taking place in the next couple weeks across the province...

The Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading® Kicks Off For Another Year

Posted by Admin, 12 October 2011 · 32,912 views

TORONTO, ON --(October 11, 2011) – With just one week left to go, the Ontario Library Association and S&B Books are excited to reveal the short-listed nominated titles for the 2012 Forest of Reading®.  All nominated titles will be posted on the Forest® page of the OLA website on October 17th, 2011, which you can visit at http://www.accessola.com/fores...

OLA People Here and Now

Posted by Admin, 05 October 2011 · 24,846 views

A Chapter Closes

Ottawa – City Librarian of the Ottawa Public Library, Barbara Clubb, has announced that she will retire from the position of City Librarian effective December 2011.  Ms Clubb’s remarkable career as a librarian and library leader spans four decades. She has provided two major urban public libraries and three provincial library developmen...

Gale launches Librareo

Posted by Admin, 04 October 2011 · 25,006 views

In Partnership with Library Journal/School Library Journal magazines Librareo is launched.  This free web-based community is intended to support the future of libraries and librarianship by providing students enrolled in Library and Information Studies (LIS) programs with free access to the professional resources they'll rely upon following graduation...

OLA People Here and Now

Posted by Admin, 03 October 2011 · 24,570 views

Jane Beaumont has been appointed as the new chair to the CNIB National Board of Directors.

Ms. Beaumont brings a wealth of knowledge to her new post, including an extensive background in accessible libraries and core service delivery. After management positions at Utlas International, a groundbreaking company in the field of shared database and catalogui...

October is Canadian Library Month!

Posted by Admin, 03 October 2011 · 25,216 views

Libraries across the country will be holding events to highlight the impact of libraries in their communities. This year's theme is "Your Library: A Place Unbound", recognizing that Canada's libraries are evolving to meet the needs of an increasingly information-driven society. From coast to coast to coast, libraries are without boundaries...

Canada's Copyright Modernization Act

Posted by Admin, 29 September 2011 · 22,276 views

Canada's Copyright Modernization Act is Re-introduced. Here is an excerpt regarding education and libraries:


How will educational institutions, libraries, archives and museums benefit from this Bill?

This Bill includes a number of measures that will allow educators and students to take advantage of digital technologies.

Most significantl...