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

Why Do Library Workers Not Have the Skills To Meet Community Needs?

The simple answer to this very Big Question is ‘because they are Library Workers’. In other words, they

Dina Pen

Meet one of OLA’s 5,000 members. An interview with random OLA member #32: Dina Pen, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Oshawa

Steve Marks

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

The Innisfil Rebrand

In May 2016, Innisfil Public Library revealed a significant rebrand, featuring a tweak on the name, a new

Car Manuals at Oshawa Public Libraries

The Oshawa Public Libraries is fortunate to offer a large and unique collection of General Motors service manuals. 

Up to Date or Out of Date? New Skills for Today’s Libraries

How do you keep pace with the increasing expectations of library users? Libraries have always existed to meet

Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Renewal & Library

“The new library is not a traditional library. It is coupled with student services, bookstore, student commons, and a

Toronto Public Library Fort York Branch Library

“The branch is bright, with modern spaces and spectacular views. It offers many opportunities to linger and work: study pods,

Haliburton County Public Library Wilberforce Branch

“Although it appears to be stand-alone, the library is actually fulfilling a number of community functions. The Highlands East

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

“We wanted to create a campus hub: a technologically rich, flexible and congenial library environment to inspire interaction,

TPL Scarborough Civic Centre Branch

“TPL’s goal was to increase use, serve the needs of a growing neighbourhood and evolve with changing technology. A raised panel floor