OLBA Super Conference Travel Bursaries
For library board members who live in northern Ontario, travelling to the OLA Super Conference may be costly. The Ontario Library Boards’ Association (OLBA) Bursary Draw assists board members in distant communities with travel expenses to our conference, and allows them to choose from hundreds of professional development events, including the OLBA Board Bootcamp. Every member of a library board should attend Super Conference at least once. It’s a fantastic experience and a tremendous opportunity to learn and network.
2 X Northwest Region: $1,250 per person
2 X Northeast Region: $750 per person
1 X Any Library Board serving a population under 5000: $500 per person
In addition to the bursary, each recipient will be registered for the full OLA Super Conference including a single ticket to the Public Library Award Gala. The bursary award is non-transferrable and is for the exclusive use of the recipient.
Submit a letter outlining your interest in the bursary to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 24th. Winners will be chosen by draw and informed prior to the conference.
All expenses must be covered by the winner and submitted to OLA after the conference. A reimbursement cheque for the bursary amount will be provided within 30 days of receipt of the claim at the OLA office.