The Reader's Advisory Committee

The OPLA Readers’ Advisory Committee develops and promotes adult readers’ advisory service in public libraries. Its principal functions are to provide a forum through which public library staff can meet, exchange ideas, and promote services; to ensure educational opportunities are provided for staff working with adult readers; to advocate and promote readers’ advisory excellence; to raise the standards and strengthen the guidelines for readers’ advisory services province-wide through the development of core competencies; and to honour excellence in service to adult readers.

Jeff Dodge
Vaughan Public Libraries

Emma Primeau
Oakville Public Library
Vice Chair

Reagan Kapasi
Toronto Public Library

Kat Krennan-Scace
Hamilton Public Library

Laura Peacock
Waterloo Public Library

Elizabeth Campbell
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Sarah Bonish
Mississauga Public Library


Melissa Macks
OLA Staff Liaison

OPLA’s Award for Leadership in Adult Readers’ Advisory is an initiative of the Readers’ Services Sub-Committee of OPLA. The purpose of this award is to honour excellence in readers’ advisory service to adults.

To apply: Fill out Application Form Accepting Nominations until March 18

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OLA is pleased to host a number of professional development events throughout the spring and summer each year, planned thoughtfully by our members and supported by our staff.

The Past, Present, and Future of Readers’ Advisory. April 28, 2020.

Given the current status of COVID-19 and following a thorough internal risk assessment, OLA has elected to indefinitely postpone RA in a Day.