Our little public library has served as an information center for municipal, provincial and federal elections and this year we ordered welcome resources from Elections Canada.
Famously, the shift to e-reading is where the latest challenge lies for libraries. All of the “Big Five” North American publishers have been testing out strategies to continue to deliver ebook content to libraries without losing money on book sales. Their strategies promise to do nothing more than cause upheaval to the publishing market.
Listen to a conversation between Samantha Martin-Bird and Amanda Moosemay about treaties, community hub libraries and a First Nation school library.
Kimberley Aslett has no regrets about becoming the lone health librarian in her local hospital. She revels in a job where every day is different because her role is to directly support health research and innovation.
People often think of librarianship as a financially lucrative career, but with many libraries now offering only part-time hours and irregular shifts, it is very possible to become a working-poor librarian.
We are working to organize networking and communication opportunities and to make resources related to advocacy available to libraries. To fulfill our mandate, we officially launched the OLA Advocacy Toolkit in May 2019.
Each time communication and media markets shift, changes may not necessarily benefit those of us who ultimately consume the content.
We schedule a lot to do or are scheduled to do a lot. One thing that may be missing from our agendas is self-care.
Leave for Change is a programme that sends volunteers on three-week assignments to developing countries. Juliene McLaughlin tells Wayne Johnston about her first overseas assignment.
The Grand Erie District School Board has transformed five school libraries in less than two years, with plans to complete more in the coming school year. We have focused on improving traditional libraries (most are 30 to 40 years old) by developing learning commons spaces.
When Erin Turnbull had the chance to build a tool for measuring the daily greenhouse gas output of agricultural soil, she seized the opportunity, using one of the laser cutters at the Ottawa Public Library to do so.
Want to catch everyone’s attention instead of writing a long email (that most people probably won’t read)? Tired of repeating yourself to each new group at a school event? Well, Tellagami is for you!
The OLA Best Bets Committee is inviting you to apply to one of four positions currently open on the committee.