OCULA Lifetime Achievement Award

To recognize an individual working in libraries in Ontario who has made an outstanding contribution to academic or research library development.

The OCULA Lifetime Achievement Award honours exceptional achievements in the following areas:

  • Service to library committees, associations or organizations, and
  • Scholarly activities in areas of academic librarianship (e.g. conference presentations, research, publications, editing a book, blogging, etc.) and
  • Planning and implementing a library program which serves as a model to others.
In addition, this award honours an individual who has served as a role model or mentor in academic libraries.

To apply: Complete the online nomination form by November 1
For questions or more information, contact awards@accessola.com

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To view past recipients

2017 Award Recipient


Anne Dondertman

University of Toronto Libraries

In recognition of Anne's outstanding contributions to OLA, OCULA and the broader library community, Anne is awarded the OCULA Lifetime Achievement Award. Anne has fostered an environment of innovation and experimentation, putting the University of Toronto's Fisher Library at the forefront of digitization initiatives and forward-thinking platform such as AtoM, a transformative tool for archive collections. Anne is a respected mentor to librarians and colleagues alike, and encouraged others to focus on forward-thinking service initiatives that were proactive and supported users well beyond the University of Toronto Libraries' network. OCULA Council 2016

2016 Award Recipient


Karen McGrath

Niagara College Libraries