The OCLC Canada Symposium took place during the Canadian Library Association Annual Conference and Trade Show in Victoria. OCLC Canada co-sponsors awards with Congres des milieux documentaires (CMD), OLITA and CLA, recognizing cutting-edge initiatives in the library community. This year’s Symposium featured presentations from these innovative, award-winning institutions:
OCLC / CMD Innovation Award Recipient, Bibliothèques de Montréal for its Montréal joue Project: Ivan Filion, Head of Division, Library Programmes and Services to the Boroughs, City of Montréal, presented on the Montréal joue project. Montréal joue (Montréal at play) is a gaming festival presented by the Bibliothèques de Montréal.
OLITA Award for Technological Innovation Recipient, Government & Legislative Libraries Online Publication Portal (GALLOP/PPGPE): Peter Ellinger, Manager, Portfolio Management Office, Information and Technology Services Division, Ontario Legislative Library, received the 2014 OLITA Award for Technological Innovation for his contributions to the Government & Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal (GALLOP/PPGPE).
The Alberta Library (TAL), TAL Online's Where Are You From (WAYF) Application, Interface & Administrative Panel, 2014 CLA/OCLC Award for Innovative Technology Recipient: Jason Openo, former Director of Planning & Program Development, The Alberta Library (now Manager, Teaching & Learning at Medicine Hat College), and Kristin Delwo, Managing Partner, Hybrid Forge, shared how WAYF was created in partnership with software developer Hybrid Forge to facilitate resource sharing to TAL's 49 member libraries, their multiple integrated library systems and interlibrary loan management software.
Debbie Schachter, Director, Learning Resources, Douglas College and OCLC Global Council delegate, gave a brief update on the latest Global and Americas Regional Council news and member-led initiatives.
Learn more and apply for OCLC Canada-sponsored awards
Included in these award packages, OCLC Canada pays for one individual from each of the three award-winning projects to travel and present at OCLC Canada's Symposium at CLA. Follow the links below to review eligibility requirements and application guidelines.