The Readers' Advisory Committee

The OPLA Readers' Advisory Committee develops and promotes adult readers’ advisory service in public libraries. Its principal functions are to provide a forum through which public library staff can meet, exchange ideas, and promote services; to ensure educational opportunities are provided for staff working with adult readers; to advocate and promote readers' advisory excellence; to raise the standards and strengthen the guidelines for readers’ advisory services province-wide through the development of core competencies; and to honour excellence in service to adult readers.

About the Readers' Advisory Committee

Who we are, what we’ve done, and how to join.

Readers' Advisory Core Competencies

Competencies and related toolkit (work in progress) developed by the Committee.

Readers' Advisory Committee Best Bets

Annual list of the Committee members’ favourite reads.

RA in a Day Conference

Presentations and supporting documentation from the Committee’s professional development conference held annually in the Spring.

OPLA Award for Leadership in Adult Readers' Advisory

Honouring excellence in readers' advisory service to adults by an OLA member.

RA in the News

Read the Maclean's article Books just keep getting longer featuring the former RA Committee Chair, Melanie Kindrachuk.