Rob Makinson introduces the new editorial team, shares some magazine updates, and reflects on volunteerism during a pandemic.
Your Council stands against anti-Black racism and commits to helping eradicate it from Canadian academic libraries.
Jace Harrison, winner of the 2020 OCULA Lightning Strikes, shares her research on reconciliation in Canadian libraries as it relates to metadata.
We invite our members to share advice and stories from the COVID-19 outbreak and the closure of most academic libraries across Ontario.
Sabrina Macklai, Kaitlin Fuller, and Vincci Lui share a project that combined student wellness and community outreach during the winter holidays.
Angela Henshilwood, OCULA President, introduces herself and discusses the need for more conversations about white supremacy and the lack of diversity in librarianship.
In her outgoing President's Message, Cyndi Smith thanks her colleagues on OCULA Council, looks forward to 2020, and reflects on leadership, impostor syndrome, and being a library technician in a room full of librarians.
Nicole Doro writes about winning the 2019 OCULA Lightning Strikes competition, serving on OCULA Council, and the professional opportunities and growth that have followed.
Donna Liu shares the success of the UTM Library's student volunteer program, which pairs experiential learning with wellness to create a truly unique campus program.
Cyndi Smith shares her thoughts about the value of professional associations like OCULA in lean budget years and encourages members to get involved with OCULA Council in 2020.
The Accessible Content ePortal (ACE) is a service provided by Scholars Portal, supporting the Ontario Council of University Libraries in making their collections accessible to students and faculty with print disabilities. Our service team has launched a new staff portal and public-facing website to support community engagement and the accessibility request submission process.
OCULA members, along with volunteers from the Ontario School Libraries Association, collaborated to present their annual spring conference. This year, the conference focused on teaching information literacy skills to students entering college and university.