In May 2008, OLS - North announced a new approach for receiving client service input from its clients.  By using a two prong approach the organization separated the approach to receiving client input from the approach needed to ensure that clients had time for networking and training. Ongoing committees have been developed to provide advice to staff in the service areas of: Skills Development, Conference and Planning, and Technology. Face to Face networking opportunities are provided to clients twice a year; at the annual conferences in the spring and through meetings throughout Northern Ontario in the fall. These Networking meetings are coupled with a training workshop.

As part of our communication plan to improve information flow between the libraries and the CSI committees, we have created a feedback e-mail address for each committee.

If you have any feedback for any specific CSI committee, please use the following e-mail address and each committee member will receive it 

CSI – Technology: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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For any information regarding the following committees please contact:

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1-800-461-6348 ext. 214


Skills Development Advisory Committee

Members of this committee provide advice to OLS - North staff regarding services designed to build the skill development of library staff and trustees including, but not limited to, General Consulting, Trustee Development, Specialized Consulting and project work in the areas of policy development, strategic planning, facility planning, User Needs studies and work with libraries in meeting provincial guidelines.  The committee may also be consulted from time to time in the development of new services in this area of interest. 

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Skills Development Committee
  • Cheryl Lafrenière (Kirkland Lake Public Library) – Northeast 
  • Helen McDonnell (Callander  Public Library) – Northeast 
  • Crystal Alcock (Kenora  Public Library) – Northwest 
  • Mary Deschatelets (Terrace Bay Public Library) – Northwest 
  • Annie Tait (Sachigo Lake First Nation Public Library) – First Nation 
  • 1 vacancy - Francophone   

Conference and Training Advisory Committee

Members of this committee provide advice to OLS - North staff regarding training and education services including, but not limited to, conferences, workshops, online and web based training content. They may receive feedback regarding content from other advisory committees.  The committee may also be consulted from time to time in the development of new training and education services.

 
Meeting Minutes
 
Conference and Training Committee
  • Ravil Veli (North Bay Public Library) - Northeast
  • Christina Blazecka (Cochrane Public Library) - Northeast
  • Sumiye Sugawara( Nipigon Public Library) - Northwest
  • Dayna DeBenedet (Dryden  Public Library) - Northwest
  • Sheri Mishibinijima  (Wikwemikong First Nation Public Library) - First Nations
  • Johane Fullum-Kosowan (Kapuskasing Public Library) - Francophone 

Technology Advisory Committee

Members of this committee provide advice to OLS - North staff regarding technology related services. The Committee will also liaise with the JASI steering Committee.  The committee may also be consulted from time to time in the development of new services in this area of interest.

 
Technology Committee
  • Ravil Veli (North Bay Public Library) - Northeast
  • Ayla Morland (West Nipissing Public Library) - Northeast
  • Mike Laverty (Sioux Lookout Public Library) - Northwest
  • Jeremy Hughes (Fort Frances Public Library) - Northwest
  • Gisèle Belisle (Moonbeam Public Library) - Francophone
  • Jason Restoule  (Dokis First Nation Public Library) - First Nations