Welcome to the Ontario Association of Library Technicians / Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario

Spring 2017 Update

Dear Members of OALT/ABO, The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to provide you with our Spring 2017 update. This update will highlight some of the documents available, and committees that have been formed for 2017-2018. New Board Members for 2017-2018 On May 13, 2017, the Association held its Annual General Meeting…

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Conference 2017 Session Presentations

Session materials from the 2017 conference can be found at https://oaltabo.on.ca/conference/past-conferences/2017-conference-session-presentations. Use Firefox or Chrome to access and download materials. If you have any questions email conference@oaltabo.on.ca.

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AODA and Accessibility – Website Update

AODA Compliance  – What we’ve improved upon. by Katherine Butler AODA stands for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and it came into law on June 13, 2005. Furthermore, it applies to all levels of government, nonprofits, and private sector businesses in Ontario. To remain compliant with these standards the OALT/ABO has installed the WP Accessibility Helper by…

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Fixes for Common Website Issues – Why isn’t this working?

Fixes and reasons why you may have trouble both here and elsewhere on the internet. by Katherine Butler fixes One of the more common emails received is requests for help when this website isn’t working as it should. See below for a variety of solutions to combat various bugs/issues that may be encountered. This post will be…

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Open Executive Board Positions

Open positions on the Executive Board of the OALT/ABO are as follows: open  For more information please visit this link: http://oaltabo.on.ca/about-the-ontario-association-of-library-technicians/board-of-directors/duties-of-the-board-of-directors/ If interested in a Board Position please either attend the 2017 conference or send a proxy. Proxy forms can be found here: https://oaltabo.on.ca/conference/annual-general-meetings-minutes/ This page may be updated as current board members either choose to stand…

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Lightning Talks – What are they? How do I create one?

Lightning talks, flash talks, and data blitz’. They’re all the same thing funny enough and you have an opportunity to present one at our conference. Lightning talks are quick 5-15 minute presentations of a variety of topics. Furthermore, if one does not interest you, then you won’t have to wait long for the next one. Therefore, please…

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Technical Difficulties

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with all forms on our website. These include membership, contact, and conference registration. Every effort is being made to remedy this issue and to get everything back online as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We thank you for your patience.

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Award Nominations

There are so many library technicians out there doing amazing things and we want to recognize them! Nominations for the Presidential Award and Award for Innovation are due by April 1, 2017. All members are encouraged to send in a nomination for the awards. Nominations should be sent to info@oaltabo.on.ca. Please get in touch if…

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2017 Conference Accomodations

Accommodations for the 2017 conference are at Residence & Conference Centre – Ottawa West 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2G 1V8 , Canada The price is $92.50/night – 2 Bedroom suite Group Promo Code: 11837 Group Cut Off Date: April 10, 2017 Book your room online at https://app.thebookingbutton.com/properties/rccottawawestdirect 2 BEDROOM SUITES • 2 separate bedrooms…

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