Submit a Poster Proposal for the OLA Super Conference 2018

The Ontario Library Association invites you to submit a poster proposal for the annual conference which draws delegates from public, academic, school, government, health, and special libraries of all types.

The 2018 theme is Fearless By Design.

We take risks. We endeavour to explore the unknown. We shed light on learning and technology, and we fight for the right to information, literacy, and education for all. As knowledge and research experts, we venture to serve our communities, schools, and more. We forecast needs and provide services, spaces, and places that support everyone.

We are entrusted with holding the facts and evidence upon which a just society is based.  As our society transforms, so do we.

We are Fearless by Design.


To Submit or to learn more go to

Submission deadline is October 30. 2017, 12:00pm EST. You will be notified of your submission status by November 17, 2017. 


Call for Convenors

The Ontario Library Association Special Libraries Committee (OLA-SLC) is seeking convenors for its sponsored sessions at the OLA Super Conference, January 27-30, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you are planning to attend the Super Conference, please consider convening!

The responsibilities of a convenor are to:

  • Draft a short biography of the speaker(s) and use this to introduce the speaker(s) at the session. Content for biography provided by the speaker(s).
  • Meet the speaker(s) at the Speakers’ Lounge or at session location 15 minutes before the session
  • Make sure that, in the case of a panel, all panelists get equal air time
  • Monitor the length of the session for the speaker(s)

Convenor names and institutions appear in the OLA Super Conference program.

For a complete list of the OLA-SLC sponsored sessions, please visit

If you would like to convene any of the sessions, please contact Zack Osborne, ( OLA Super Conference Planner.

For more information about OLA Super Conference 2016, please visit:

OLA Super Conference 2014: Register and Plan Your Conference Experience Today

OLA Super Conference ExpoIt’s that time again! Online registration for the 2014 OLA Super Conference held at the Metro Toronto Centre Centre is open until January 24, 2014. This year there will be even more presentations by special librarians and non-traditional information professionals throughout the four-day conference. Whether you’re planning to pop in for a single morning or engage in as many activities as humanly possible, consider adding some of the sessions on special topics below to your schedule.

OLA Super Conference 2014: A Universe of Possibilities

Date: January 29 – February 1, 2014

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W6 |  Map

Complete Program Information: Website, e-version, PDF version

Registration & Fees: myOLA or registration form
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 (Early bird deadline)
Friday, January 24, 2014 (Deadline for online registration)

Conference Schedule 

(Some of the 200+ sessions and events to check out)

Thursday, January 30, 2014
9:05 a.m.
Session #320
Hidden World of Law Libraries
Karen Sawatzky, Librarian, Tapper Cuddy LLP; Brenda Wong, Library Technician, McMillan

Session #322
Pay It Forward: Mentoring New Information Professionals
Mary Ann Mavrinac, Vice-Provost & Dean, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester; Kim Stymest, Business Librarian, York University

Session #325
Special Libraries & the Canadian Military
Phil Gold, Archivist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Penny Lipman, Librarian, Royal Canadian Military Institute

Session #327
It’s Your Business: Entrepreneurial Librarianship
Ulla de Stricker, President, de Stricker Associates; Crystal Sharp,
Research Grant Consultant, CD Sharp Information Systems, Ltd; Phyllis Smith, Principal, In the Know Research & Information Consulting

Session #329
Bringing Multicultural History Online: Digitizing Ontario’s Diverse Community Memory
Catherine Leekam, Program Manager, Multicultural History Society of Ontario; Jess Posgate, Community Outreach Co-ordinator, OurDigital World

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