Category Archives: Libraries and Librarianship

The right to freedom of conscience and the NDP and Liberals.


Since both the NDP and the Liberals will not allow anti-abortion candidates to run for their respective parties, I suggest we need a new progressive party that will. We need a party that stands for the right of all people … Continue reading

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WPLB attendance record


The WPL board writes that it is committed to delivering the best possible library service to this community and uses that as the gauge for all decisions. When you examine the attendance for WPL Board meetings in 2009, there was … Continue reading

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CBC suggestion could work for Waterloo Libraries too


Just this week a CBC radio commentator suggested putting drop off boxes for spent batteries in Toronto libraries.  The municipality then would contribute $0.05 to the library board for every spent battery deposited in the collection box.  Hey it would … Continue reading

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Hurrah KPL!


 “Kitchener library opens shelves to region’s readers” is a headline I’ve wanted to see since I moved to Kitchener about 17 years ago.  I believe in one library card for all of Ontario and our public libraries pooling their resources … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Ontario public lbraries


The local public library, open to all and virtually free of charge, is an institution so familiar to us today that it is hard to imagine a time when public libraries did not exist. Yet here in Ontario, public libraries … Continue reading

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The public library movement in nineteeth century Ontario


In Ontario library review, March 1982 Volume 66 Number 1 pages1 to 16 In 1882, Ontario passed Canada’s first Free Libraries Act. The following article was prepared to mark the occasion of the centenial in 1982. It was required reading … Continue reading

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Interrupted careers; the married woman as librarian


I realize the references and statistics are dated but I think "Interrupted careers" still applies, even though today, there are more stay at home dads (like my son, James) and more opportunities to work from home. This article will be followed … Continue reading

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