makerspace iconMakerbus will help you get comfortable with the maker ethos and give you the confidence and skills to introduce a sucessful maker space in your library. They'’ll let you get your hands on tools such as Makey Makeys, conductable thread, LEDs, macro-lenses and 3D printers. Join them in Kitchener (Oct. 8th), St. Catherines (Oct. 16th) and Bradford West Gwillimbury (Oct. 20th)
communication by by Lorenzo Stella from The Noun Project Join Beth Kinchlea, the manager of training and development at London Public Library, for a workshop on communicating with your colleagues. She will discuss how personality type impacts those giving and receiving feedback, how to give balanced feedback, how to credit colleagues and how to frame a conversation around problems and solutions rather than fault and blame. Half day sessions will run in Halton Hills (Oct. 27th), London (Oct. 20th) and Whitby (Nov. 13th).
Butterfly by Jerry Wang from the Noun Project If change is in the cards for your library, look out for Anne-Marie Madziak's three part conversational webinar where she and guest speakers discuss facilitating positive organizational change. In the first segment on October 9th, Susanna Hubbard Krimmer (CEO and Chief Librarian of London Public Library) and Rebecca Raven (CEO of Brampton Public Library) bring their experience to the table. 
black and white photograph Tired of sorting through all that microfilm? Ready to undertake a major digitization project but aren't sure where to begin? Jess Posgate from Our Digital World is here to demystify the process and help you get started. Join her webinar November 13th to learn more about converting those old newspapers into accessible reference material.
helping handA competencies approach to performance management links individual performance to organizational goals and strategies. The SOLS Competencies Index has been compiled as a staff development tool specifically for Ontario public libraries. SOLS staff will outline the Competencies tool at the winter 2014 round of Library Committees.