OCULA New Librarian Residency Award (NLRA)





The Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA), a division of the Ontario Library Association, launched a residency program in Ontario for new librarians in March 2009. OCULA will award $12,100 toward the funding of this position to the successful academic library within an academic year.

The intention of the residency program is to enhance recruitment of new librarians to academic librarianship and encourage entry-level professional work and research experience in an academic or research library setting. Through this program, college and university library administrators can apply for funding towards the compensation of a new librarian for a minimum of 8 months to a maximum of 12 months. Length is dependent on the institution and funding. This residency program is the first in Canada to be funded by a library association. We are excited to launch a call for proposals for the New Librarian Resident Award 2019. Deadline: March 15, 2019.

 Please view the 2019 Call for Proposals document for more information in regards to the selection criteria, required documentation, timeline, and selection process.



For questions please contact Melissa Macks Member Engagement Officer, Ontario Library Association