A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

OLASC16 Recap: Indigenous Worldview Education Session

Three weeks ago, at OLA, I attended the Indigenous Worldview Education Session. It was one of those sessions not immediately relevant to my ‘day-to-day’ tasks, but that I wanted to attend. I spent a few minutes weighing the pros and cons of missing a ‘tech’ session, and let my gut lead me. I’m glad I […]

Report Released: Community Hubs in Ontario

Each year, libraries strive to ensure they provide the spaces, services, and materials communities need. They do this while navigating the occasionally muddy waters of provincial and municipal policies. Many library staff have considered how these waters could be better mapped and charted, but we are little fish in a very large lake. Each library […]

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 […]