Tom Bentley

Meet one of OLA’s 5,000 members. An interview with random OLA member #31: Tom Bentley (Coordinator, Information Solutions at the Brantford

Prioritizing Library Services For Those With the Greatest Needs

One of the critical findings of Open to All? The Public Library and Social Exclusion (2000) was that

A Librarian at an Archivist Conference

A librarian attends an archivists conference. Insights occur.

What About the Books?

Recently, I was asked by a colleague at another library system to speak to their consultants about the

Lina Kim

Welcome to The Library IT Crowd – a new column brought to you by the Ontario Library and

Gardens and Orchards: Programming and Collection Development

In my last piece for Open Shelf I wrote about archival material and the potential pitfalls that may

Solving the Local Author Dilemma

Grisham, Patterson, and King are just a few of the names that stand out when it comes to

Science Literacy Week: Why Your Library Should Participate

Science Literacy Week is an upcoming nationwide celebration of science scheduled for September 19th-25th.  The week is above

InsideOCULA newsletter: July 2016

Welcome to the July 2016 edition of InsideOCULA, the newsletter for Ontario’s academic library community. Graeme, Michel and


Last month I informed Shelagh Paterson (Executive Director of the Ontario Library Association) that I would be stepping

Inclusive Design at the OCULA Spring Conference

Inclusive design was the topic of the keynote by Jutta Treviranus at the OCULA Spring Conference.

Reluctant Readers’ Advisors: Help Your Staff Help Readers

While most staff, even those without professional training, are comfortable with performing reference tasks as part of their