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LET'S TALK LIBRARIES

A blog from the Southern Ontario Library Service

CLEOconnect.ca

I would like to share the following information from an organization we have worked with in the past. CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) has launched a specially designed website, CLEO Connect, to support community workers, including library staff, with public legal education, and information. At CLEOConnect.ca, community workers can find […]

“Ask Me” – Hamilton Public Library speaks your language

We’re pleased to repost an article from Hamilton Public Library about their “Ask Me” translation service, which offers help to customers in more than 180 languages! Demande-moi. Chiedimi. Frag Mich. If Hamilton Public Library staff don’t speak your language, we’ll find someone who can, in a hurry. Collectively, HPL staff fluently speak 21 languages, from […]

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 […]