A blog from the Ontario Library Service

What about Databases and E-Resources? Accessible Websites and Web Content Requirements

Since 2012, public and private sector employers have been implementing accessibility standards set out by the Accessibility for Ontario with Disabilities Act (AODA) and its regulations. The process is iterative with requirements coming into force gradually. On January 1, 2021, public libraries are required to makes website and web content accessible. In order to comply, […]

Library Board Transitions

With new municipal councils across Ontario beginning four-year terms in December, appointments to library boards will soon follow. On the new Board Transition webpage, you’ll find information about Board Appointments, Board Succession, and Board Orientation. We’ve also included a webinar on board transitions and some FAQs that are relevant to senior leadership teams and current board […]

We’ve relaunched our Professional Resources on LearnHQ!

We have some exciting LearnHQ news to share—the revamp of the Professional Resources section! The Professional Resources are freely available to public library staff and library board members across Ontario. Curated by staff at SOLS and OLS-North, these pages bring together websites, publications, books lists, and videos on a wide range of library specific topics. […]

OLA Marketing Libraries Think Tank 2016 Recap

Last month, I attended the OLA Marketing Libraries Think Tank, hosted at Kitchener Public Library. As a new member of the SOLS team, this was a great opportunity to jump into conversations on not only promoting library services and programs, but also how marketing and the customer experience are intertwined. The Think Tank was wonderfully […]