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Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) produces a number of publications for the use of client libraries.
Focus on First Nation Public Libraries in Ontario: A Resource Document for Chief and Council (2012). The purpose of this 4-page brochure is to provide an overview of legislation and governance for First Nation public libraries in Ontario.
- français – Guide pour le développement des bibliothèques nº 1: Embauche stratégique: guide de recrutement
- français – Guide pour le développement des bibliothèques nº 2: Garantir le succès de votre prestation de services: encadrement, évaluation du rendement et rétroaction
- français – Guide pour le développement des bibliothèques nº 6: Élaboration d'un plan de développement de la collection. Appendice H: Listes de livres
Focus on First Nation Public Libraries in Ontario: A Resource Document for Chief and Council (2012) The purpose of this 4-page brochure is to povide an overview of legislation and governance for First Nation public libraries in Ontario.
Spotlight on Ontario Public Libraries (2018) This 4-page brochure is intended to aid in the orientation and education of newly elected municipal councillors. Recently updated to reflect the latest Ontario Public Library Statistics available.
The 21st Century Public Library (2013) This brochure is aimed at ensuring that municipal managers understand the many ways in which the 21st century public library contributes to healthy, resilient and sustainable communities.
Cultivating Champions in the Municipal Environment. (2013) Presented by Anne Marie Madziak, SOLS at OLA Superconference.
Building Credibility and Value in the Municipal Environment (2012) Presented by Anne Marie Madziak, SOLS at OLA Superconference.
Development Charges By-law (Factsheet, 2010)
Library Development Guide 3: Creating the Future You've Imagined, a Guide to Essential Planning (2007). This publication outlines SOLS approach to the planning process, an approach that highlights the need for board and staff to enter into strategic conversation as the best way to arrive at a collective understanding of the librarys essence, where it is right now, where it should be, and what it needs to do to get from here to there.
"Residents discover new forms of creative expression in their public libraries", Anne Marie Madziak, Municipal World, September 2018