Wondering how to get your staff on board with a new makerspace? We have a guest blog post from Chantale Boileau, Adult Services Librarian for Barrie Public Library (and about-to-be-APLL-grad), outlining Barrie's approach to training and staff engagement:The Barrie Public Library (BPL) opened a makerspace called the Collaboratory (‘CoLab’ - a name voted on by staff) in December 2017 at our Downtown library branch. Engaged staff ensure the success of this new service point for adults and teens 13+.We realize there ...
(SOLS’) collective initiatives are a huge benefit - competitive pricing, trouble shooting and project management
Brock Township Public Library
In the last several years, SOLS has greatly improved its educational offerings and its work with the OLA and FOPL to bring the sector together in a positive and productive way
Burlington Public Library
(SOLS') variety of courses and topics available means we can continue our training so that we are better able to serve our community
Champlain Public Library
(SOLS) meetings offer valuable peer support, networking, troubleshooting and opportunities to keep abreast of our to do lists as CEOs. Keep doing what you are doing and growing to offer more supports, networking and collaborative opportunities!
Duoro-Dummer Public Library
We have been through the accreditation process twice now and are gearing up for the next time and know that we can rely on SOLS for advice and constructive criticism as we work towards preparing for re-accreditation
West Perth Public Library
I've worked with SOLS for about 25 years and always, always found staff friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The SOLS courier service is perhaps one of the most important services provided and without its smooth running, library service across the southern Ontario would be greatly diminished
Wellington County Public Library
Anne Marie's contributions to the topic of public library leadership are significant and appreciated by the numerous APLL participants and others in the province who look to her for guidance and support