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

Libraries as Public Spaces 

The Public Library as space has been in the news a lot lately. That fact has led me

David Fiander

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

Karl Marx and Critical Librarianship

Karl Marx is critical to an understanding of the Needs Based Library because he introduced the theoretical concept

Five Trends in Library Makerspaces

When Toronto Public Library’s (TPL) first Digital Innovation Hub opened in 2014, it brought a new opportunity for customers

Michelle Goodridge

Meet one of OLA’s 5,000 members. An interview with random OLA member #30: Michelle Goodridge. If you’re both a

Minecraft and 3D Printing Meet at St. Thomas Public Library

Are your library patrons interested in Minecraft? Do you need some inspiration on how to integrate Minecraft into

The Trouble with Twee

Twee: excessively or affectedly quaint, pretty, or sentimental (Oxford, 2015) For the past year, I’ve been giving a

Making an Inadequate Budget Do Extraordinary Things

With no development charges, a very low population base spread over a huge area of land, and the

Using Islandora to Build Digital Collections

We came together for the 2016 OLA SuperConference to discuss the different ways that our institutions are using

Open Access, Culture, and Modeling the Way

I believe gobsmacked is the word I’m looking for. David Lewis, Dean of the University Library at Indiana

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Sustainability at Huntsville Public Library

I left university with a BSc in biology and geography ready to take on the world. I had

Textbooks for Change: Creating an Impact with Used Textbooks

“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” In 2013, that became more than just an old saying for