Bravery in Collaboration

Working in libraries we must be brave. Bravery can come in many forms – the socially conscious books

Connecting Communities at the Wellington County Library

Wellington County has a 14-branch library system and serves a large geographical area, and even with Wi-Fi and

Common Purpose Collaboration

One of the fun and informative OLA staff activities we hold annually is showcasing one of our accomplishments

“So Many Books, So Little Time”: Creating Your Own Genre Plan

The results from Library Journal’s survey of readers’ advisors, “The State of Readers’ Advisory“, suggest that “the biggest cause

Open to All?

The title for this column was taken from a piece of ground breaking research which I took part

Let’s talk about the ‘F’ Word!

I mean Friends … as in Friends of the Library! They are a blessing and a curse depending

Adventure Collection at the Lennox & Addington Libraries

In an effort to promote the County of Lennox & Addington’s adventure tourism projects, the County of Lennox

Academic Librarians & the PhD

I started my Library and Information Science (LIS) PhD in September.

Right to Know

The first Freedom of Information (FOI) law was passed in Sweden in 1766, 250 years ago. On September

InsideOCULA Newsletter: October 2016

Welcome to the October edition of InsideOCULA! In this month’s OCULA President’s Message, Denise Smith reflects on lessons learned while

What Makes a Library Leader?

Leadership does not mean power, and the ultimate challenge is developing leadership skills in a position of little

All the Libraries I <3

Amanda Etches is an Associate Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph Library. You can find more of her writings


I have always held a fascination with bookmarks.  It probably all started with the return of a dog-eared

Pedometers at Chatham-Kent Public Library

Chatham-Kent Public Library has positioned itself as a partner in healthy communities by adding 100 pedometers to its