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 forward to a challenging new environment. After greatly enjoying service on OPLA Council and committees in 2010-2011, he regrets leaving soon.
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 Affairs and Housing, Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs: Kathleen Wynne
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 Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, as well as a representative of the rural caucus of the federation. As well he served as president
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.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22, 2011
Georgina Public Libraries
Keswick, Sutton & Pefferlaw Branches
10-1pm in Keswick
1-5pm in Pefferl
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/forest
The Forest is an initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) and offers seven reading programs to encourage a love of reading in
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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 development agencies with her leadership and insights into the ever-changing world of library service.
"Our award winning City Librarian is a champ
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.
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 cataloguing services for libraries, she founded Beaumont and Associates Inc. As library and information systems consultants, the Company had clients
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, places of endless opportunity where Canadians have an equal right to access resources. A list of events can be found at: http://www.cla.ca/clm11/events.html
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.
It expands fair dealing to recognize education in a structured context as a legitimate purpose.
It provides for a specific exce
The Fort Erie Public Library Board has appointed Craig Shufelt as the Chief Executive Officer, effective October 17, 2011. During his recent tenure as Director of the Fort McMurray Public Library, he oversaw construction of a $25m, 55,000 square foot facility, working closely with municipal and community leaders in the process. Craig is an active participant in the library community at the provincial level on strategy and advocacy issues.
The Education Institute Fall 2011 Calendar is now online and available to download.
Find it at: http://www.accessola2.com/ei/ei_fall2011_calendar.pdf
For more information please visit us at educationinstitute.ca
Highlights this year include sessions featuring:
Prospect Management & Research
How to Win Grants
Young Adult and Non-Fiction Book Talks
Skills for New Managers
Top 2.0 Tools for Teaching
Trends Beyond Technology
Youth presentation package will help teachers and community leaders spread the word about online privacy
OTTAWA, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched a tool to help teachers and community leaders talk with younger Canadians about protecting their privacy online.
The youth presentation package - Protecting Your Online Rep - comes right in time for back-to-school. It offers people who work with youth the information necessary to offer an engag
Librarians and Archivists at the University of Western Ontario have been on
a legal strike as of 12:01 a.m. September 8.
Outstanding issues at the table include: a long-standing pay gap of 20 per
cent between Western Librarians and Archivists - most of whom are women -
and colleagues at comparative universities in Ontario. Other issues
include staff complement and workload.
The 50 unionized librarians and archivists have been without a contract
since June 30, 2011.
UWO is tracki
Save the Date! Start making your plans to travel north in October and enjoy the autumn scenery.
Thursday October 13, Nipissing University and Canadore College, North Bay
Non-members are welcome. Registration: $40.00 (registration opens September 15)
3 - 4:30pm:
Harris Learning Library tour:
The new 56,000 square foot, three-storey facility opened July 2011 and was designed by world-renowned Diamond + Schmitt Architects, with on-site architectural support by Evans B
TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Public libraries throughout Ontario have enthusiastically embraced the spirit of Culture Days. More than 100 public libraries in small towns, mid-sized cities and major urban centres in Ontario are taking part in Culture Days celebrations September 30 to October 2, 2011. Culture Days is a collaborative pan-Canadian volunteer movement to raise the public's awareness, participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Find out about Cul
OLA continues to follow the groundswell of support for Toronto Public Library. You can follow too! OLA is linking to news at:
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Ingrid Parent is the first Canadian to be president of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). At the August IFLA conference in Puerto Rico, Ingrid Parent began her two year tenure as president of IFLA. Ms. Parent is the University Librarian at UBC. Her theme for IFLA is: Libraries: A Force for Change.
Downtown Goderich Ontario has been devastated by a tornado that hit Sunday August 21. The extent of damage to the library is not yet known at this point. Beth Ross, recently retired CEO of the library has had extensive damage to her home. OLA will follow and provide updates about the library as the news unfolds.
Registration is now open for CNIB's Conference: Perspectives 2011, Toronto, ON. Topics include: Access to information, advocacy, braille, education, independent living, mental health, orientation and mobility, low vision, vision health. The conference also includes an assistive technology exhibit. Details at: http://www.cnib.ca/en/support/events/cnib_conference/
A comparison of the most popular e-book readers on the market and which ones you can use to download books for free @ your library. (The video has questions answered beyond the article so be sure to watch)
Donna Bourne-Tyson (past-OLITA president), has been appointed Dalhousie University Librarian effective November 1, 2011. Donna has been the University Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University since 2005, where she has led numerous innovative changes in that system. Donna has also been an active participant in The Partnership, Canada's network of provincial library associations.