Libraries in Society

Libraries in Society (Clive Bingley, 1978) was published in the year that my career in public libraries began.

Mita Williams

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

Remembering What You Read: Reading Journals & Collection Knowledge

Has your mind ever drawn a blank when a customer asks your opinion about a book? You know

Formal Training Isn’t Enough

On October 21, 2016 the Ontario Public Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory (RA) committee hosted the eleventh annual RA

Helen McDonnell

Meet one of OLA’s 5,000 members. An interview with random OLA member #34: Helen McDonnell, CEO, Callander Public Library. Helen

Kelli Van Buskirk

Meet one of OLA’s 5,000 members. An interview with random OLA member #33: Kelli Van Buskirk, Acquisitions, Adult Department, North

Kelli Babcock

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

Pokémon GO! 7 Ways a Library Took on a Phenomenon

Did you get caught up in Pokémon GO! fever? While the pace was frantic, Halifax Public Libraries was

The Right ‘Man’ For The Job?

I am a big fan of titles which have question marks in them. The most important element of

Investing in RA: Skill-Building Strategies

It’s one of the skills all library staff should know, but few are truly comfortable with: readers’ advisory.

The Case for Free Flow Book Exchange

In education we often use IF, THEN statements to guide changes to our programming and practice. IF I

InsideOCULA Newsletter: December 2016

Well, you know what they say—winter is coming.  If recent weather hasn’t consistently shown it, as final assignments