A blog from the Ontario Library Service

Going Fine Free: The Public Library Debate

On June 10, 2021 the Ontario Library Service and the OPLA Research and Evaluation Committee partnered to host a panel session and live ONLibChat on the fine free movement in public libraries. Throughout the first half of 2021 the list of Canadian public libraries going fine free has continued to grow. Going fine free has […]

Ontario Public Library Guidelines As An Assessment Tool

The Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council recently released the 7th edition of the Ontario Public Library Guidelines (OPLG). First introduced in 1997, the OPLG have been updated and improved with each edition, the latest changes having to do with responding to emerging trends and issues, such as the findings of the Truth […]

Project Outcome Data Dashboard Map is now available!

The goal of Project Outcome is to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services.  Founded by the Public Library Association, Project Outcome provides simple tools and an easy-to-use process for measuring outcomes and gathering insights about the many ways libraries meet the needs of their communities. Project Outcome […]