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Management and governance, policies, planning, guidelines, and support for Francophone libraries 

Interlibrary Loan & Delivery

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Collections & Collective Purchasing

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Training

Workshops, webinars, online courses, on-demand tutorials, and certificate programs for staff and trustees

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Competencies Index and guides for using the index for personal and staff development

Competencies for Public Library Staff

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Rosanne Renzetti
10 August 2018
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 ...

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