OLA Committees

OLA Committee Organization Chart

To participate on any of these committees, you must be a current member of OLA. Most terms on committees are three-year terms unless stated otherwise. Each committee has a Terms of Reference, an OLA Staff Liaison, and volunteer opportunities that are available at various times throughout the year. Visit each committee page to find out more.

OLA Statement on Staff and Volunteer Participation
OLA strives to ensure that its staff, committees, and councils are diverse and inclusive in order to best serve the Ontario library community. There is immense value in bringing together various perspectives and ideas. OLA seeks out participation from members with different library experiences; members from all regions of Ontario; Indigenous Peoples; and members with diverse backgrounds including but not limited to age, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ability. If you have any questions about getting involved, please contact the OLA staff liaison for the committee/council.

OLA Board of Directors

OLA Division Councils 

  • ABO-Franco – L’Association des bibliothèques de l’Ontario-Franco
  • OCULA – Ontario College and University Library Association
  • OLBA– Ontario Library Boards Association
  • OLITA – Ontario Library and Information Technology Association
  • OPLA – Ontario Public Library Association
  • OSLA – Ontario School Library Association
  • OHLIA – Ontario Health Library and Information Association

The following committees report to the OLA Board:

(Committees with a dedicated web presence are linked below)

Forest of Reading ® Committees

Each program has a selection committee and a steering committee: 

  • Blue Spruce
  • Silver Birch (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Express)
  • Red Maple (Fiction, Non-Fiction)
  • White Pine
  • Evergreen
  • Le prix Tamarac
  • Le prix Peuplier
  • Forest of Reading Festival Local Organization Committees

Divisional/Other Committees