Ontario Library Association

Ontario Library Association

Ontario Library Association (OLA), established in 1900, is the oldest continually operating library association in Canada. With 5,190  members as of January 1, 2007, OLA is the largest library association in Canada. OLA has seven divisions covering various kinds of libraries (college and university, library and information technology, library boards, public libraries, school libraries, French libraries, and health libraries).

OLA provides an opportunity for the people in the library field to associate, to meet, to share experience and expertise,and to create innovative solutions in a constantly changing environment.[citation needed] Areas of interest include networking, education, co-ordination of mutual interests and needs, lobbying and political action, information and services and products that support the work of its members. OLA's annual Super Conference is held in Toronto is late January or early February.[citation needed]

On August 10, 2006, OLA relocated for the first time in many years to new offices at 50 Wellington Street, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario.

Former presidents

James Bain (1842-1908), elected in 1901

External links


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