OLA Information Briefs

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


Interest
Title
Updated
 All Libraries
E-resources
Updated 2017
First Nation Public Libraries
First Nation Public Libraries Fact sheet
Updated 2016
Public Libraries
Equitable Access for People who Have a Print Disability
Updated 2016
  Public Libraries and the Self Service Model
Updated 2017
  Rural Public Libraries Brief
Updated 2014
School Libraries
About School Libraries: This information sheet describes the school library as learning commons, how the school library program and the teacher-librarian can be leveraged, barriers to optimizing the school library, and what can be done to overcome these barriers.
Updated 2014
  De-Valuation of Teacher Librarians
Updated 2013
  Facts about the impact and decline of school libraries
Updated 2013
University/College Libraries
Active Learning
Updated 2015
  ACRL Framework
Updated 2015
  Demand Driven Acquisition
Updated 2014
  Digital Humanities
Updated 2015
  E-books Updated 2013
  Impact Metrics
Updated 2015
  Instructional Design
Updated 2015
  Learning Objects
Updated 2015
  Open Journal Systems
Updated 2013
  Project Management
Updated 2015
  Quality Assurance
Updated 2015
  Researcher Identifiers
Updated 2017
  Social Media
Updated 2013
  The Big Deal
Updated 2014
  Web-scale Discovery
Updated 2014

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