London Public Library Events for Ontario Public Libraries Week

I hope the formatting for this comes out okay.  I'm cutting and pasting from a Word doc.  Thanks to Lynda Kirkham over at LPL for passing these along to me!

London Public Library – Ontario Public Library Week – Libraries: The World at your Fingertips 

Date

Event

Details

October
14

Computer vs. the
Librarian

2:00-4:00 pm Film
“Desk Set”

Westmount
Branch

October
14

Fifth Anniversary
Cherryhill Branch

2:30
pm to 4:00 pm, short program, cake and live music. – Cherryhill Branch

October
14, 17, & 18

Behind the Scenes
Tours

 

October
15

Sunday Hours
Commence

1:00
pm to 5:00 pm, Central Library

October
16

“The World At Your
Fingertips” – Media Conference

 

 

 

 

10:30 am Central Library

Public Launch of
e-newsletters and LIBSAT (customer satisfaction survey),

Telling our Stories
contest announcement

Wireless pilot to
commence

October
17, 18, & 19

All Candidates
Meetings

Series
of all candidate meetings co-sponsored by LPL and the Urban League, check Access
for details

October
17 to 21

Rave Reviews!

Book
Reviews by 7 to 13 year olds, Sherwood Branch

October
19

Every Kid a Card –
Wrap Up

10
am Wolf Performance Hall

October
19

Canada Post
Literacy Award

10
am Wolf Performance Hall – program to commence immediately after Every Kid a
Card Wrap Up

October
20 to 21

Friends of the
Library Annual Booksale

Special
Events Building

Western
Fair

October
20

Official Opening-
Job Connect

11:30
am to 1:00 pm

Official
Opening of Fanshawe College Job Connect Program, 2nd Floor Central
Library adjacent to ERC, Hon. Chris Bentley M.P.P. to attend

October
24

Donor Wall Update

Passageway,
Central Library, 12 noon, recognition of major gift donors over the past year

October
24

Employee Recognition
Luncheon

Stevenson
and Hunt Room, Central Library, 12 noon to 2 pm

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks for this, Jason. I actually have a soft spot for Library Month (used to be Library Week, I think) but a month is better. Takes us that long to remind us how we love libraries. Sometime I just take my library for granted.
    And I do love libraries. That's the only reason why I get so critical — I'm just demanding my favorite place to be excellent. ANd kind. I want it to be the best it can be for everyone that uses it. TOo much to ask? Probably.
    But let's hear it for Julie Brandl at LPL. At first I was skeptical about the new teen space there but now that I understand it was just a move to stake out the space, to make us all think about what COULD and SHOULD be in a teen space, I'm behind it.
    She's now getting teens on advisory, providing input as to furniture/space, services and programming — that's COOL! I'm still wary of changes in service models that make librarians into changeable units. I think there is room for flexibility and team building, and walking in someone's shoes for a day does change perspectives — however, librarians often have areas of expertise and affinities with working with certain groups and we need to support and develop those strengths too.
    I can't wait for the BOOK SALE. For Christmas reading. Gift giving. Baby books?!?!?!

    Posted 04 Oct 2006 at 2:43 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    I'm still not convinced that the location for the teen zone works but it does make sense to have it near the children's section so that librarians can cover both areas (ideally, you'd have specialist librarians for each area but if not, at least those two areas sort of go together and overlap.)
    I'd also have to add the LPL's web site to my list of things I don't like their organization. Horrible design, non-intuitive interface, ugly colour scheme.

    Posted 06 Oct 2006 at 10:32 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    I like this OPAC and website for the Oxford County Public Library system. SIRSI links to Children's Literature sites and Oxford provides great summaries for children's books (expressly DOES this!) and the catalogue provides link to new books (new purchases…) !
    http://www.ocl.net/
    What I miss about the old location of the public library is the entrance. While not wheelchair or stroller accessible, it was aesthetically welcoming. Something this new location of Central is not… There was a beautiful welcoming wood circ desk and to the immediate left — new books! A big display of all new books from all areas — fiction, social studies, history etc. …

    Posted 07 Oct 2006 at 4:50 pm
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Hey there,
    Yeah, both Regina and Calgary used Sirsi Dynix and it's by far, my favourite OPAC of the ones I've used. Clean and straightforward.
    I've thought more about why I don't like the main floor of LPL's central branch and one thing has to do with that lack of a welcoming feeling you get when you first enter it. Both Regina and Calgary had the checkouts very near the entrance/exit whereas LPL's is set so far back, I think on a subconscious level, it's communicating “we don't want to deal with you” or something.
    I also like the new books near the front as part of a big display. Calgary did this, Regina didn't (or didn't label them very clearly if they did.)
    I think I'm going to ask Carmen if I can do a meditation on what makes the perfect public library rather than one of the other, more practical assignments…

    Posted 08 Oct 2006 at 2:56 am
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