Super Conference 2014
"A Universe of Possibilities"
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
January 29 – February 1, 2014
On behalf of the OLA Board, the conference planning committee under the leadership of Co-Chairs, Lita Barrie and Richard Reid, along with OLA’s Executive Director, Shelagh Paterson, it is my honour to welcome you to the 2014 Ontario Library Association Super Conference. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this amazing conference, we also look to the future as we consider “A Universe of Possibilities”.
Wonder. Learn. Connect. Inspire. Collaborate. Educate. Cooperate. Imagine. Innovate. Create. Transform. Impact. Educate. Interact. Entertain. Empower. These are words that have been used in the SC program the last several years to describe our passion and professional mandate to enrich lives, empower people and build community through relevant, accessible library service. They are also words used to describe our conference experience.
Developments in the world around us are revolutionizing how people communicate, socialize, learn and create. This has created a Universe of possibilities for continued provision of impactful, vital library and information services. The 2014 SC provides a “tremendous place to think about where we are in history” as we learn about recent innovations and best practices, and consider exciting possibilities for the future.
Susanna Hubbard Krimmer
OLA President 2013
“… you can imagine floating weightless, watching the world pour by through the big bay window of the space station playing a guitar; just a tremendous place to think about where we are in history.”
OLA looks forward to welcoming you to Canada's premiere library conference. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Super Conference - the first time all OLA Divisions came together to offer one huge "SUPER" conference! Prior to 1995, OSLA's conference was known as Ideashop and was held in January; OCULA's conference was called Winterbreak and was held in February, and OPLA and OLBA celebrated in November of each year.
The first Super Conference was themed "Navigating the Third Millenium: The Future of Librarianship, and was held at the Harbour Castle Hotel January 13 - 16, 1995. This year we ponder "A Universe of Possibilities" - our chance to look outside the future of libraries to the future of communities which include libraries!
Please join us!