The main goal of the First Nations Library Service is to assist First Nation librarians through programs and consulting services, to establish and maintain public libraries. We provide training and consulting for First Nation Public Libraries in our service area.


The First Nation Advisor provides consultation services to assist First Nations establish and build library services. The advisor provides advice on best practices, guidance and training. The advisor also organize training events with the assistance of the First Nation Strategic Action Group (FNSAG), such as the First Nations Spring Gathering, training events, and other workshops.

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Ontario First Nation Public Librarians will be able to complete the EXCEL certificate for free! 

*Limited time offer.

EXCEL is a practical, flexible, online certificate program that provides an opportunity to acquire and develop core skills in all areas of public librarianship. Registrants can complete individual courses based on interest or pursue the EXCEL certificate.

Program Opens: Wednesday, May 20, 2020   |   Registration Deadline: Monday, August 31, 2020

Request the registration package today by email. 

Supported by the First Nation Strategic Action Group, Ontario Library Service - North, and Southern Ontario Library Service via LearnHQ.


Spring Gathering

2020 Maanjidiwaad Annual Meeting of First Nation Public Libraries in Ontario

(Spring Gathering)

Host: Nipissing First Nation (Garden Village), 36 Semo Road, Garden Village ON

Date: Postponed

Click here to register online, or register by calling Deanna Nebenionquit, 705-675-6467 ext. 229

Click here to view the Agenda.

Click here to download the Professional Development Request Form template. 


2020 Maanjidiwaad is supported by:  


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Services and Programs




 Spring Gathering

 122Our Way Forward





Maziniigan - Connecting First Nation Public Libraries

Issue 1 - Fall 2015

Issue 2 - Fall 2016

Issue 3 - Summer 2016

Issue 4 - Fall 2016

Issue 5 - Winter 2017

Issue 6 - Summer 2017

Issue 7 - Summer 2018

Issue 8 - Winter 2018


For more information, please contact:   

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., First Nation Capacity Building Advisor

1-800-461-6348 ext. 229




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