Advocacy & Current Issues

The Strategic Voice Task Force coordinates OCULA responses to various advocacy issues that arise or that are submitted by members that affect the academic library community. Below are just some of the issues that OCULA and other OLA divisions have responded to to date. If there is an issue that affects college and university library faculty and staff in Ontario that you think we should know about, please fill out our Call for Action Form.

Current Issues

Capitalizing on Big Data: Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada”
OCULA and OLITA Response to Consultation Document
Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy
OCULA and OLITA Response to Consultation Document
Ontario Ministry of Education 2013 Consultation on Ontario's Education Strategy:
OCULA's Response
Academic freedom:
OCULA supports Dale Askey and McMaster University
OCULA provides letter of support for McMaster University Librarians  

Advocacy in Academic Libraries

Need tips on how to launch effective advocacy campaigns? If you find yourself lobbying internally (within your own college or university) or externally (with government, other organizations or the public) then this Advocacy Kit is for you. To get started just download your own copy of the advocacy kit.

Human Library

A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community that they might not normally engage with. Visit the Human Library Toolkit webpage for more information.