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LET'S TALK LIBRARIES

A blog from the Ontario Library Service
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Perspectives and Policies of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

“What’s the number one thing we need to remember? Be a GOOD HUMAN.” ~ Auntie Plum, Haliburton County Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, “Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.” The topic at hand for this […]

Board Briefs Podcast

Board Briefs Podcast is BACK with a New Episode…

And we’re back! After a brief hiatus, the Ontario Library Service is delighted to announce that a new episode of the Board Briefs Podcast is live. Check out our channel for engaging conversations featuring CEOs, Board Members, Provincial Public Library Leaders, and other Library Experts who will contribute, inform and enlighten with their facts, knowledge, […]

Staff Profile Series: Sue Walls

Meet the team! Check back each month to learn more about the people who help the Ontario Library Service provide seamless access to programs and services that strengthen all public libraries in Ontario. Name: Sue Walls Position: Human Resources Administrator I’ve been with the OLS and its predecessor organizations since December 1981. My first position […]

First Nation Communities READ

The First Nation Communities READ program has been successfully supporting and promoting Indigenous literature since 2003. Each year, dozens of titles by Indigenous creators are nominated to the program. The list is then pared down into a shortlist of five titles, one of which is chosen as the selected title by a jury of First […]