RA in a Day

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. Given the current status of COVID-19 and following a thorough internal risk assessment, OLA has elected to indefinitely postpone RA in a Day. For more details, visit our COVID-19 and OLA Events page


This year's RA in a Day will focus in on the Past, Present, and Future of Readers' Advisory, featuring panel discussions, sessions that dive into what is new and upcoming in RA, an author visit from Rachel Matlow, opportunities to tour North York Central Library, and plenty of opportunities to visit with your favourite vendors and publishers! As always, this is an event not to be missed. 

When: Postponed
Where: North York Central Library

OLA Members: $160
Non-Members: $220
Student / Job Seeker / First Nations Public Library Staff: $50

Scholarships and Bursaries

Joyce Kipps Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, in partnership with Library Bound, provides help to off-set costs to attend the RA in a Day event. Recipients receive a 1 year OLA membership, registration fees covered, and a $200 monetary award. To find out more and to apply.

OLA Travel Fund
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. For more information.  

Cancellation Policy
Registrations will be reimbursed at 75% 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.