OCULA New Librarian Residency Award (NLRA)



The Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA), a division of the Ontario Library Association (OLA), launched a residency program in Ontario for new librarians in March 2009. OCULA will award up to $20,000 toward the funding of this position to the successful academic library for an academic year. The intention of the residency program is to enhance recruitment of new librarians to academic librarianship and provide entry-level professional work experience in an academic or research library setting.

How You Can Help

Your contribution will be used to help fund a NEW LIBRARIAN at a college or university
"It's not just a career-starter; it's a life changer"
  1. Enhance recruitment in college and university libraries
  2. Provide work experience to new librarians
  3. Be part of something great.
  4. Kickstart the career of a new or recent graduate
  5. Provides libraries to create new and innovative positions
A contribution from you and/or from your organization will help the NLRA get off to a great start. We promise accountability, and will issue a receipt, although contributions are not tax-deductible.

We thank you for your contribution! Please visit our secure site

Being a contributor has its perks! You can receive:
Coach $20: An honourable mention on the NLRA website
Mentor $50: An honourable mention and a button to wear at Super Conference to show your support
Advisor $75: An honourable mention, a button and a ribbon to wear at Super Conference
Influencer $100: An honourable mention, a button to wear at Super Conference, and two free Education Institute webinars
Guru $200: An honourable mention, a button to wear at Super Conference, and a gift from the Library Marketplace