OLA Scholarships

      The OLA Dr. Janette Baker Scholarship: 
This new OLA scholarship fund has been made possible through a generous bequest of $50,000 by the late Dr. Janette Baker. Scholarships are available annually to support attendance at a recognized library and information program by individuals who have been working for a minimum of three years and who are employed outside of the education profession. The OLA Board of Directors is committed to increasing Dr. Baker's $50,000 investment and, welcomes donations from members, corporate partners and interested friends. The first scholarship was awarded in May 2004. For the history of the scholarship and to view past recipients.
To apply: Apply using our online form by April 30. Contact [email protected] for more information.

The OLA/OSLA Ken Haycock Super Conference Grant:
Dr. Ken Haycock granted the Chancellor Group Conference Grant to the Association for Teacher-Librarianship in Canada to honour its founding members. This fund was subsequently assumed by the Canadian Association of School Librarians and the Canadian Library Association. A travel grant of $500 was to provide support to newly qualified teacher-librarians (the "TL") to attend the annual conference of the CLA. The funds were transferred to OLA in 2016 after CLA's dissolution. OLA is now proud to provide the grant to support new TL's to attend the OLA Super Conference. View past recipients.
To apply: Apply using our online form and include a brief biography/resume of the nominee outlining their achievements and library background as well as two (2) letters endorsing the nominee by November 1.

  The Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship:
The Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship was previously offered by the Canadian Library Association (CLA). OLA began to administer the award after CLA's dissolution in 2016 . This award is presented to a candidate that has demonstrated exceptional success in enhancing the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship. 
To apply: Contact [email protected] with the subject title containing the nomination title and nominee's name by November 1. Additional criteria is outlined in the above attachment.