OCULA Conference 2021

OCULA hosts a conference each year that bring together library staff from university and college libraries to discuss, collaborate, interrogate, and learn together.

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Switching Gears: Finding Time to Check In and Check Out

For many of us, this past year has been one of seemingly insurmountable professional and personal challenges. Our homes, our jobs, our lives have been disrupted to say the least. Such disruption, in turn, has further highlighted, if not magnified inequities within our library systems, and unsettled our roles, our workspaces, and our professional relationships.

Wednesday July 7, 2021 | 9:30am – 4:45pm | Register Here

Full program details and schedule here.

Acknowledge, Recognize, and Validate

This conference will provide our library community the opportunity to reflect and commemorate this past year. Before we look ahead to our eventual return to our campuses and a sense of normalcy, we must first take time to acknowledge and validate this year of hardship, and the difficult labour of keeping well. We invite our library colleagues to submit Lightning Talk proposals about activities, events, leadership practices, etc. within our organizations that bring well-being into the workplace.

Morning Keynote: Never Normal: Reorienting to the Post-Pandemic Workplace Through Grief Work with Mela Swayze 

Afternoon Panel: Supporting Equitable Labour: Reflections during COVID-19

Lightning Talks Include: 

Beyond the Library

Disruption has also erased the divide between our professional and personal lives. Let’s take the time to showcase our talents, curiosities, skills, and unique obsessions beyond the library, with workshops and sessions led by library staff on non-related library activities.

This program will include: 

Registration Pricing

OLA Members – $75

Non Members – $125

Students and under employed – $50

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Any questions? Email us at education@accessola.com