OLA Information Briefs

All library sectors face challenges related to services and funding. OLA has partnered with various organizations to create current information briefs that can be used by library supporters and advocates.

Each brief contains contextual information that is intended to enlighten a public audience on the issues libraries currently face. Use the following information briefs when speaking to government officials, community members, media or to advocate for your library.

If you have questions, comments or additions, please contact the OLA Communications department

Equitable Access for People who Have a Print Disability 




Public Libraries and the Self Service Model



OCULA Information Briefs

Experts in the Ontario College and University library sector have prepared information briefs on a variety of issues, including: open journal systems, demand driven acquisitions, impact metrics and more.

Review information briefs by OCULA here.

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