Message from Karla Palichuk, YRL Director.
This update includes information on:
- Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) webinar
- YRL webinar: SimplyReports for Collection Development
- Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) 2019 Challenges survey
- HRdownloads webinar
- Thursday, September 24, 10:00 a.m.: The PLSB is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar – Public Libraries and Pandemic Closures: Using Statistics to Communicate Resourceful Service Delivery. Over the past few months, PLSB has sent out multiple surveys to public libraries regarding pandemic closures, activity during closures, and reopening strategies. This webinar will discuss the ways in which libraries can use statistics in a meaningful way to communicate activity during closures. Attend this session to learn more about:
- Why it is useful for libraries to collect statistics.
- Interpreting data collected during the pandemic to make the best use of your library’s statistics.
- How policies, plans of service and other governance tools can assist you.
- Ways to use statistics to demonstrate activity during closures.
- This session is open to library board members and library managers, and will be approximately 20-30 minutes in length. There is no charge for this training session, and registration is not required. We recommend logging on a few minutes before the session begins. Please note that we are not able to record sessions at this time. Attend webinar Password: PLSB
YRL webinar: SimplyReports for Collection Development
- Tuesday, September 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Wondering what SimplyReports can tell you about your collection? Join Jocie Wilson, Manager, Collections and Resource Sharing, as she reviews her favourite SimplyReports collection development and analysis reports. This session is best for those with some previous experience with SimplyReports. Register
CFLA 2019 Challenges survey
- Did your library experience any challenges to materials, resources services or policies between January 1 and December 31, 2019 that have not yet been reported? Challenges include disputes about Internet access, meeting rooms, speakers, library displays, exhibitions, or other matters that would prevent or restrict access to titles, collections, services, or other resources. If so, please report the details of each challenge in this longstanding survey, now managed by the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA). Please submit one form per challenge. If your library experienced multiple challenges, each challenge requires a separate submission. The survey is open until October 31, 2020. After that there will be a call for challenges initiated in 2020. If you have questions about the survey, feel free to contact the chair of the CFLA Intellectual Freedom Committee at IFCchair@cfla-fcab.ca. Thank you for participating in this important national work. Survey
- Thursday, September 17, noon: Children are returning to school, and their parents are returning to work—for now. The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, and there is considerable concern about whether outbreaks will occur in schools—and if they do, what that will mean for their parents. As long as schools remain open, employers and employees have fairly straightforward obligations, though both parties might need help understanding or fulfilling them. If schools close again as they did in the spring, however, then circumstances could change profoundly. Join HRdownloads for COVID-ucation: Employers, Parents, School, and the Pandemic to learn more about:
- Possible disruptions to the school year and how they might affect parents;
- Employers’ obligations to employees for accommodation; and
- Handling job abandonment. Register
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Thank you and a have a good weekend!
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