Support and Foster a Leader

OLA is hosting a special presentation of the Larry Moore Challenge Fund at Super Conference 2020 in a Dragon’s Den style session. 
Interested participants will present a 1-minute pitch to the OLA Dragons at Super Conference. The winners will be presented at the Friday Keynote and the top three proposals will receive a cash prize!

1st Prize: $5,000
2nd Prize: $2,500
3rd Prize: $1,250

Are you up for the challenge? Submit a proposal with this online form by January 10, 2020.
Contact for questions. 

The Larry Moore Challenge Fund is a bi-annual leadership competition to encourage and foster leadership in innovation in librarianship and libraries in Canada. In honour of Larry’s leadership at OLA, this fund was developed in 2010.

The Ontario Library Association has led innovation in Canada by supporting and investing in some of the country’s most ambitious projects, from the groundbreaking Ontario Digital Library to the digitization and archival activities of the original and extraordinary repository to the exciting interactive social space applications of the BiblioCommons.

Fund Award: Up to $5,000, however this may change depending on the project submitted.  To find out more about this fund and how to apply.

The Larry Moore Challenge supports:
• Funding initial research and planning using the interest generated by the Larry Moore Fund and other sources as determined.
• Identifying and negotiating possible funding and expertise to foster development and implementation where initial research and planning strongly support the potential shown in the application. The negotiation of funding for development and implementation will be the prerogative of the winning individual in conjunction with the OLA Board of Directors and the OLA administration.
• Monitoring and working with the project as it develops over time, as appropriate.

Donations are also accepted for this fund through our secure online gateway.