OLA Climate Action Committee


The OLA Climate Action Committee was formed in 2022. Reporting to the OLA Board of directors, the OLA Climate Action Committee works to support the Ontario library and information sector in responding collectively to the climate crisis. The committee will focus its efforts on capacity building and will work in alignment with the United Nations Strategic Development Goals relating to climate action.

Committee Members

Michael/Michelle Rogowski, Co-Chair, Canadian Federation of Library Associations

Kiirstin Maki, Wellington County Library

Carolyn Pecoskie, McGill University Library

Merley Wheaton, Mississauga Public Library

Diana Marshal, Fraser Valley Regional Library

Erin Braam, Elgin County Library

Joel Begin, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) 

Michelle Parker, Library and Archives Canada

Siu Hong Yu, University of Waterloo


Ex-Officio members

Lily Kwok, Ontario Library Association

Climate Action Week

Saturday, November 4 – Friday, November 10, 2023

Join libraries and other GLAM organizations across BC and Ontario to focus on the climate change related challenges and emergencies facing our communities. Our goal is to raise awareness, answer our communities’ growing needs, and articulate clearly that libraries are places to connect people and access resources on climate change.

Learn more

Participate in Climate Action Week

Read4Climate Rack Card and Posters

We intend these Read4Climate (R4C) rack card and poster designs to help libraries share and promote the many ways we can support our communities to learn about and respond to the climate crisis. 

We hope they provide talking points, conversation starters, information, ideas/possibilities, and encouragement – in a positive way. 

You can add your logo and/or QR code and print or share in various ways.


Developed by Diana Marshall, Fraser Valley Regional Library, 2022-24 BCLA Climate Action Committee Co-Chair, and OLA Climate Action Committee Member.

Download the Collection Development and Reading Lists (May 2023)

Learn more

Read the Committee’s Terms of Reference. For more information contact Lily Kwok.