Mentoring Committee 

The Ontario Library Association Mentoring Committee works hard to offer numerous different programs and services to the OLA members. 

They strive to link working professionals with students, new graduates and other library staff interested in a career in libraries and related fields through the mentoring matching program, they run the career services area and programs on site at the OLA Super Conference, as well as provide other tips and helpful links for you along your career path on their site.

Visit the OLA Mentoring Committtee web site to find out more about the committee and the programs/services they offer.

Committee Members

Chantale Boileau, Barrie Public Library
Anita Brooks Kirkland, Independent Consultant (Committee Chair)
Julie Hannaford, University of Toronto Libraries
Alex Howes, University of Toronto iSchool
Karen McGrath, McGrath Mentors
Daryl Novak, Southern Ontario Library Service
Yvonne Patch, Hamilton Public Library
Melanie Parlette-Stewart, University of Guelph Library (Currently on leave from the committee)
Jenn Peters, Seneca College Library
Desmond Wong, University of Toronto Libraries

Ex-Officio: Michelle Arbuckle, Ontario Library Association

Read the Group’s Terms or Reference or contact Michelle Arbuckle for more information

MentorMatch

The OLA MentorMatch program strives to link working library staff with students, new graduates and other library staff interested in a career in libraries and related fields. Mentoring involves one person providing support and guidance to another, helping them manage their own learning and development. Mentoring is a relationship rather than a management activity, providing a safe and non-judgemental environment in which to learn. The mentoring relationship has rewards for both partners. Find out more about MentorMatch here

We will be accepting applications for the six-month MentorMatch session commencing in June 2019. The application will go live in April.