2022 OLA Election

The following positions will be up for election for 2023 starting terms:

OHLIA – Ontario Health Library and Information Association

Vice President/President Elect * See update on governance structure below

OCULA – Ontario College and University Library Association

Vice President/President Elect * See update on governance structure below

Councillor at Large (3 year term)

Councillor at Large (3 year term)

Councillor at Large (1 year term)

OLBA – Ontario Library Boards’ Association

Vice President/President Elect * See update on governance structure below

Eastern Region (3 year term)

Northwestern Region (3 year term)

East Central Region (2 year term)

 Mid Central Region (3 year term)

Southwestern Region (3 year term)

OSLA – Ontario School Library Association

Vice President/President Elect * See update on governance structure below

Eastern Region (3 year term)

Northern Region (1 year term)

Mid-Central Region (3 year term)

Metro Toronto Region (3 year term)

OLITA – Ontario Library and Information Technology Association

Vice President/President Elect * See update on governance structure below

Councillor at Large (3 year term)

ABO-Franco – Association des Bibliotèues de l’Ontario-Franco

Vice President/President Elect * See update on governance structure below

Councillor at Large (3 year term)

Student Councillor (2 year term)

OPLA – Ontario Public Library Association

Vice President/President Elect * See update on governance structure below

Eastern Region (3 year term)

Northwestern Region (3 year term)

East Central Region (3 year term)

West Central Region (1 year term)

Kickstart to Participation

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. Read about the updates here

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

View OLBA regions

View OSLA regions