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LET'S TALK LIBRARIES

A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

ESL with Mango Languages at Wellington County Library

We’re starting the year off by sharing an article that originally appeared in Hoopla .  Rosie Krul, Palmerston Branch Supervisor at the Wellington County Library, writes about using Mango Languages as an ESL tool, in partnership with Settlement Services.  Mango is one of many popular items in our Provincial E-resources licensing collection. Over the past year, there […]

Announcement from the LAC Library System Renewal Team

We're pleased to feature a guest blog post from the Library System Renewal Team, Library and Archives Canada, describing their new catalogue(s) debuting in 2018! LAC is actually launching two new catalogues next year; a new National Union Catalogue, which will appear on our website in February 2018, and the new catalogue of LAC’s collection, […]

Have you met these Loan Stars?

Every month, we welcome 10 new Top Picks through Loan Stars, the readers’ advisory service that allows Canadian library staff to collaboratively select their favourite forthcoming titles. It’s not surprising to us that library staff have their eyes on titles by amazing authors like Louise Penny, Arundhati Roy, Keigo Higashino, Madeleine Thien, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, all of whom have had their […]

Have you heard about Loan Stars?

  Created specifically for the Canadian library community, Loan Stars is a readers’ advisory service that allows library staff across Canada to collaboratively nominate their favourite forthcoming titles. Library staff have the opportunity to read books prior to their publication and vote for the titles they think their patrons will love. The program launched in spring 2016 […]

Hive Networks

“We are a growing constellation of communities around the globe that are championing digital skills and web literacy through connected learning.” This sounds sort of like a network of libraries, but the statement belongs to the Hive Learning Network, established by the Mozilla Foundation. “Hive is a city-based community model that brings educators, learners, and […]

Free Health & Safety Support for Ontario Libraries

At Public Services Health & Safety Association, we provide employers with training, consulting and resources to address workplace health and safety concerns and promote legislative compliance. We all play an important role in preventing injuries and illnesses at work. That’s why we’ve partnered with SOLS to better support public libraries in increasing awareness and understanding […]

Five Reasons To Organize a TEDx Event at Your Library

Co-Author: Andrea Cecchetto Images: Adam Tonon “Why not?” Those are the words that inspired us to apply for a TEDx license. We were brainstorming a list of learning opportunities with the goal of helping our team develop their digital competencies, and were drawn by the way TEDx speakers always seem to know exactly how to inspire […]