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LET'S TALK LIBRARIES

A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

Virtual Meetings: Making the “Connection” / Une touche personnelle à vos réunions virtuelles

Steven Kraus is a Skills Development Advisor at OLS-North. / Steven Kraus est conseillier en perfectionnement des compétences au SBO-Nord. Le français suit l’anglais. “The meeting of two eternities, the past and future….is precisely the present moment”. -Henry David Thoreau As we take a few moments to consider the dynamic and shifting landscape all public […]

SOLS Initiatives for Governance Support

By the first week of December, most municipal councils have been sworn in and will be poised to begin the task of appointing people to the various local boards and committees with terms tied to council’s term. This, of course, includes library boards. Board Appointments Ideally, councillors understand the importance of making board appointments as […]

Building Skills in Legal Information and Referral

Registration is now open for a FREE online course developed by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) and the Ontario Library Association (OLA): As a participant in the course, you will watch a series of short, engaging video clips that explore the role of library staff in helping people with legal problems and offer tools for […]

Legislative Update – Bill 148 and Public Libraries

Bill 148, also known as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs 2017, has brought changes to the Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA), Labour Relations Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  While the most obvious change was the January 1st increase in the general minimum wage to $14 per hour (from $11.60), there are other […]