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49th Annual General Meeting / 49e Assemblée Générale Annuelle

Saturday May 14 2022 / le samedi le 14 mai 2022
online / en ligne

The 49th OALT/ABO Conference: “Route 49: Virtual Pathway to Learning” was our second virtual conference.  It was another successful conference with 61 attendees.  Many people registered for entire conference and there were even more registered for single days; some registered as non-members and we received some new members.  We had 26 full registrations; 17 non-members and 18 student/retirees.

We had 21 sessions over the last 5 days, which included 35 speakers. The majority of our sessions this year were live.

We had two special programs:  Tuesday evening we held a games night which was filled with laughter and glitches and was followed by a successful social which went on for over an hour; Thursday evening we held an SF Canada Extravaganza where three authors spoke about their publications and their adventures to publish and self-publish their poems, short stories and novels.  They also have created their own publishing companies to ensure their books go to print.  SF Canada also offered two webinars produced by two authors to enhance our line up.  They also have donated an e-book for each registrant and the OALT/ABO have purchased one to go out to each registrant.  They will be emailed out after the conference.  There may even be a third one donated by one of the authors.

Our Board were very helpful and supportive of the Conference committee in their efforts to plan and organize our workshops and events.

We would like to thank the members of the Board of Directors, with special mentions to: Vincent Elit who took care of the technical support behind the scenes; Lori O’Connor for taking care of our finances; Sarah Goodyear for coordinating with our volunteer moderators; and Kate Terech for managing our social media, communications, and design of our conference program.

The Conference Committee would like to recommend that we produce a hybrid conference for 2023 being held in Oshawa; likely at Durham College with some trips to local places.  We will offer some virtual workshops/webinars as well for the ones that can’t travel.  The recommended dates are May 10th to 13th, 2023.  It will be our 50th anniversary.  I am planning on having a planning meeting on Saturday June 11 at 1:00 p.m. via ZOOM.  Bring your ideas or email conference@oaltabo.on.ca with suggestions.  I already have 4 workshops and even a couple with French so we are on the road to another successful conference.


Respectfully submitted,

-Original signed by Janna Munkittrick-Colton

Janna Munkittrick-Colton
Conference Coordinator, Board of Directors | Coordinatrice de la conférence, Conseil d’administration
Ontario Association of Library Technicians/Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario
info@oaltabo.on.ca | https://oaltabo.on.ca/