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

November 2017 Update – Part 2

Dear Members of OALT/ABO,

The Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to provide you with our second update for November 2017. This update is a continuation of the last update provided a couple of days ago.

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2017 Presidential Award Winner

On behalf of the membership and Board of Directors of the Association we wish to congratulate Sharon Wigney on her selection as the recipient of the 2017 Presidential Award! This award recognizes the contributions of Library Technicians from communities across Ontario, whose leadership, commitment and persistent endeavours have contributed significantly to advancing the Association and our profession.

2018 Membership Form now available

The 2018 Membership Form for new and returning members is now available on our website by visiting https://oaltabo.on.ca/product/2018-membership/. This year, both individual and group members will be able to fill out the same form. Please use the “Membership Type” box at the Bottom of the form to determine your membership price.

If you are looking at paying by cheque, you can also fill out the online form. Please select “Cheque” as your payment option. When sending your cheque, please note your order number.

OLA Super Conference

The 2018 OLA Super Conference will be happening from January 31st to February 03, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto Ontario.
Registration and details can be found at https://www.olasuperconference.ca/
*Note: OALT/ABO members qualify for member pricing.

2017 Salary Survey

The Ontario Association of Library Technicians/Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario is required by the association’s Bylaw to administer and report on the current salaries and work done in any library and/or information position(s) whether a job, internship, and/or volunteer position in which a library technician diploma is a required or preferred qualification within the province of Ontario.

Any individual who holds a library and/or information position(s) for which a library technician diploma is the required or preferred qualification may complete and return the survey regardless of geographic location. All those that complete and return the survey will be sent a digital copy of the survey report.

To complete and return the survey please click on one of the following links. Please complete the survey in either English OR French; not both.
Salary & Library Survey 2017 – English
Salary & Library Survey 2017 – French

The Ontario Association of Library Technicians/Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario wishes to express its gratitude to all those that complete and return the survey. By completing and returning the survey you assist the association in meeting its mandate.

New Discussion List

Over the last number of months, the Board has been working on implementing Google Not for Profit as our email service and document management platform. With this move, the Board has voted to transition the listserv from the current Yahoo! Groups over to a new Google Groups list. This new list is available for registration. The Yahoo! Groups list will be archived on December 1st, 2017. Registration details can be found at: https://oaltabo.on.ca/resources/discussion-list/.

The purpose of this list is to communicate electronically with members regarding OALT/ABO and other library organizations events and activities, and to provide a forum for members to discuss career related issues. All members are encouraged to post job opportunities, meeting notices, professional development activities, and to discuss issues which are relevant to Library Technicians and libraries.

Conference – Call for Session Proposals

Call for Session Proposals
Student Session Proposals
Conference Poster

If you have any questions, or would like to contact any member of the Board or Committees at any time, we can all be reached by email at info@oaltabo.on.ca. All email requests will be forwarded to the appropriate point of contact.