Past Volunteers

“I love ‘library people’... professionals, boards, volunteers, and library friends.  They have a wonderful capacity to roll up their sleeves and get the job done despite obstacles thrown in their path.  Being part of this cadre has been rewarding in many ways:  it’s been an education, furthered my love of learning and literature, opened my eyes and my heart... and I have met and formed friendships with wonderful people all from all over the province and even the world.  It has been such an honour and privilege to serve in a small way as a volunteer.” Lynn Humfress-Trute

“The OLA is a learning organization. The people who are involved as volunteers and as staff are so positive, energetic and smart! There are so many who have influenced me. In the early years there were seasoned professionals who seemed to recognize my potential before I did and encouraged me to take leadership. As I have grown in the association, I try my best to do the same for others.” Anita Brooks Kirkland

"I see volunteering as a way to give back to the community that has given me professional guidance, support, and encouragement over the years. It is also a great way to meet people who are at all different professional stages and share thoughts, ideas, and simply just to chat.” Justine Gerroir, Oakville Public Library