2022-2023 OLA Elections
Elections are held when multiple candidates are nominated for one position. If there is only one nomination for a position, that position is acclaimed and an election is not required.
What does it mean to volunteer on a Board or Council?
1. Involvement in positive change for libraries and professional practice.
2. Learn and participate in province-wide initiatives relating to various library sectors
3. Connect, collaborate, and network with colleagues around the province.
Below are the open positions for 2022 Election. Please note we are no longer accepting nominations for council positions. The next call for nominations is September 2023.
Vice President/President Elect (and
East Central Region
West Central Region
Geographic member regions are used for OPLA, OLBA and OSLA. Please note, OSLA combines the northern regions into one council position and OLBA does not have a Metropolitan Toronto region councilor.
View OPLA regions
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Read a sample platform statement before submitting your nomination
Nominations closed November 15, 2022
OLBA Nominations extended to December 31, 2022.
Volunteering on an OLA Board/Council
OLA held an Open House where we featured conversations with current and past board members. Available below is the recording about the benefits, time commitments, roles and responsibilities of being a board member. Access the recording
What kind of work will you be doing? Learn more about timelines, responsibilities, and the kind of work you will encounter. Board and Councilor Roles and Responsibilities
Read the current OLA Strategic Plan which guides the work of the OLA Board and councils.
OLA Elections runs each fall. Positions up for nomination are announced in September.
2022 - Important Notice for Vice-Presidents and Presidents of Divisional Councils
The current OLA Board is proposing changes to the governance model that will change the composition of the board over time.