A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

Libraries 2025 – Thoughts

When you think of a librarian, do you think “Designer?” “Creator?” Or employ descriptors such as “socially engaged,” “community leader,” “economic enhancement?” These are not typically words or ideas we associate with librarians or librarianship. But this was common parlance at the recent Libraries 2025 Symposium, part of the Future Plans component of the $15 […]

Advocacy for Public Libraries

It seems there is finally widespread recognition in the library sector that advocacy is important. This new appreciation is, no doubt, related to our growing realization that the prolonged pressures on public money aren’t going away anytime soon. SOLS, OLA and CLA have offered advocacy training in the past, but attendance has been low, presumably […]