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Open call to OLA members

To canvass: To examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; to go to (persons, a region) to solicit input.
A canvas: A surface for painting, drawing, creating and sharing ideas as well as perspectives.

Canvas[s]OLA brings together these two ideas. It’s waiting for members of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) community to fill it up, decorate it, contribute … stories about their lives and experiences as people who work in libraries and the world. It’s a powerful space.

If you have something to say, an alternative point of view, a contribution to conversations about race, class, gender, ableism, heteronormativity … this canvas[s] is waiting for you.

And it will continue to be here, each issue, waiting for you to claim.

How to claim this space?

  • Email us at
  • Call me at 613-520-2600, ext. 2985
  • Reach out to other editorial team members: Our contact information is located on the Editorial Team page, located in the About Open Shelf section of the main navigation

Martha Attridge Bufton
Open Shelf

Photo credit: Steven Johnson on Unsplash

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