Graduate Employment Survey

OLA Recent Graduate Employment Survey 2021

In 2021, we did a follow up survey to the OLA Recent Graduate Employment Survey 2019. The 2021 survey captures the experience of graduates who completed their studies in 2020 and 2021, during the period of COVID lockdowns and hiring freezes.

The 2021 survey captures the experience of graduates who completed their studies in 2020 and 2021, during the height of the COVID pandemic lockdowns and hiring freezes. While general employment trends have changed since 2021, this report provides key insight into the impacts of the pandemic on recent graduates entering the library sector during a very disruptive time in our history.

The 2021 report will be released in November 2022. 

OLA Recent Graduate Employment Survey 2019

In 2019, OLA initiated our first ever Library and Information Sector Employment Survey. Surveying recent graduates of masters of library sciences and information technician programs in Ontario, this report provides a snapshot of employment trends in late 2019. By repeating this survey over time, we hope to better track employment trends over time and to better understand how our sector is evolving.