The Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA) is a division of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) that represents college and university library faculty and staff on issues of common concern.

Activities of OCULA include annual professional development events and dinners and publications for its members. OCULA provides an opportunity for academic library faculty and staff in Ontario to interact at various levels in a variety of forums and facilitates activities to respond to members’ needs and concerns.

Why Join OCULA?

There are many reasons why you should join OCULA. The following are just some of the ways that OCULA can support you in your career as an academic library faculty or staff member:

  • OCULA will keep you up-to-date about issues pertaining to academic libraries and will provide access to stimulating and timely professional development activities.
  • OCULA provides many exciting networking opportunities with other academic library faculty and staff through workshops and special events.
  • OCULA can enable you to enhance your professional expertise and experience through participation in the OLA Super Conference; serving on OCULA Council or OCULA committees; and by assisting with OCULA initiatives and professional development activities.
  • Membership in OCULA will ensure you receive access to publications such as InsideOCULA and the Ontario Library Association’s OpenShelf.
    You will have free access to WilsonNet’s Library Literature and Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA) database.
  • There is a significant discount for OCULA members for the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference, the OLA Education Institute and any OCULA event.
  • You will become part of the oldest and largest library association in Canada – the Ontario Library Association.
  • There is strength in numbers – OCULA brings issues of concern to academic libraries and OCULA members to the attention of professional associations, government and other applicable bodies.

We look forward to welcoming YOU as a new member of OCULA!