SUPER CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE CONTEST!
OLA members! Enter for your chance to win your 2017 Super Conference Experience.
Call The Personal, or go online for a home or auto quote between December 1, 2016 – February 3, 2017 and you will be entered for your chance to a $1000 prepaid Visa card!
NEW! OLA/OSLA/Ken Haycock Super Conference Grant
Dr. Ken Haycock granted the Chancellor Group Conference Grant to the Canadian Library Association (CLA) in 1990 for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada as a way to honour the founding members of the Canadian Association of School Librarians. A travel grant of $500 was to provide support to newly qualified teacher-librarians (the “TL”) to attend the annual conference of the CLA. The funds were transferred to OLA in 2016 after CLA’s dissolution. OLA is now proud to provide the grant to support new TL’s to attend the OLA Super Conference.
To apply: Submit a brief biography/resume of the nominee outlining their achievements and library background as well as two (2) letters endorsing the nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2017.
OLA TRAVEL FUND
The OLA Board of Directors has established a modest travel fund to ensure members of the association have opportunities to participate in OLA programs despite geographical barriers. The fund is to cover travel costs, that when reasonably purchased would exceed $500. Disbursement is not to exceed $1,000. The annual number of disbursements to recipients will vary and are based on the annual budget situation of the association.
PUBLIC LIBRARY MEMBERS
The Joyce Kipp Memorial Scholarship in partnership with Library Bound, has been developed to help off-set costs for an OLA member to attend one of two signature events. For the OLA Super Conference, the scholarship will include a one (1) year membership with OLA/OPLA, the registration fees for the event and a monetary award towards the cost of travel/accommodations for the recipient to attend the event.
FIRST NATION LIBRARY WORKERS
Those working in First Nation Public Libraries may attend Super Conference for $155. (This includes a one year membership in OLA). Registration: Under Section B choose First Nation Library on the registration site. (Open November 2)
OLBA TRAVEL BURSARY DRAW
Once again OLBA is offering bursaries, which include free registration, to public library board members living in distant communities to help defray the costs of attending Super Conference February 1-4, 2017 in Toronto. Deadline for applications November 24, 2016.