OCULA Spring Conference 2016

Creating Space: Expanding the Physical, Digital, and Mental Boundaries of the Academic Library

Friday, April 29, 2016

Space is the blank canvas on which we imagine the organizations, communities, and societies we want to be a part of. 

Libraries play an integral role in exploring, shaping, and creating such space. Whether physical or virtual, personal or collaborative, mental or emotional, the multiple dimensions of library space set the stage for the work we do. 

As priorities shift and academic culture evolves, conceptions of library space must be flexible: able to expand, contract, or completely transform. Whether we're making the most out of shrinking budgets and limited physical space, on increasing our impact through online education and accessible content, examples of innovative spaces abound! 

Join us on Friday, April 29, 2016 in picturesque Jordan Village for a special one-day conference hosted by OCULA (the Ontario College and University Library Association), as we explore the evolving concept of space in the modern academic library. 

Schedule, call for proposals, and speaker details coming soon.

More information is available here


Inn on the Twenty
3845 Main Street
Jordan Village, Ontario

Toll Free Reservations: 1-800-701-8074

Maps and Directions 

April 29, 2016
8:30 - 4:00 PM

“Note: If you submitted a Lightning Talk Proposal, a spot has already been reserved for you at the Spring Conference.  Please do not officially register until you hear the status of your proposal on March 30.  Thanks!”

Please check out this trailer for this year's event:



The OLA Board of Directors has established a modest travel fund to ensure members of the association have opportunities to participate in OLA programs despite geographical barriers.
Please see this link for details (you'll need to scroll down the page a bit)


Sponsors and Exhibitors

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the OCULA Spring Conference please download the event prospectus 

Cancellation Policy

Registrations will be reimbursed at 100% until 30 days prior to the event; 50% until 15 days prior and will not be reimbursed at all within 14 days of the event. Registration can be transferred to another staff member at any point during the registration process. Please email your cancellation or transfer requests to education@accessola.com .