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Updated: February 09, 2016

#Renewal 2016 Conference Registration and Program

Registration for the conference will open on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Please click here to view this year's program!

Accommodations for this year's conference is being handled, independently of the Association, by the Conference Centre at Fern Resort

Please mention the OALT/ABO Conference when contacting Fern Resort in one of three ways:
Phone: toll free 1-800-567-3376 or (705) 325-2256 / Fax: 1-705-327-5647 / email:

Please click here to download the form for accommodation registration.

Confederation College Now Offers an Online Library and Information Technician Diploma!

Confederation College (Thunder Bay) offers both a full time and part time distance education program through OntarioLearn.

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Conference 2016 Logo Contest!

Calling all Library and Information Technician students. The 2016 Conference committee is looking for a logo for the conference theme Renewal / Réforme. Please see attached document for contest information. The winning logo from a LIT student receives a free student registration for this conference. Looking forward to seeing a creative logo and to see everyone in Orillia April 28-May 1, 2016 at Fern Resort at the 43rd Annual conference.

See the Conference Logo Contest Flyer here.

OALT/ABO Renewal Time Again!

As the end of the year approaches, please take time to renew your OALT/ABO membership for 2016! You can take advantage of our online membership form by clicking here.
Alternatively, from the same page, you are also welcome to print off a membership form: scroll to the bottom of the page to find the appropriate form and mail it to OALT/ABO with your cheque.
Thanks for your support in 2015. Let us know if you have any questions or if you’d like to get involved! Write to
Jillann Rothwell
Membership Coordinator

C’est le temps de renouveler votre adhésion à la OALT/ABO

Alors que la fin d'année s’approche, nous vous prions de prendre le temps de renouveler votre adhésion à la OALT/ABO pour 2016! Vous pouvez profiter d’une adhésion en ligne sur notre site web :
Du même, vous êtes également les bienvenus à imprimer un formulaire d'adhésion : retrouvez le formulaire nécessaire au bas de la page et envoyez le à la OALT/ABO avec votre chèque.

Nous vous remercions de votre soutien 2015. Si vous avez des questions, ou vous souhaitez vous impliquer d’avantage, écrivez-nous à


Jillann Rothwell

Coordonnatrice des adhésions

Planning for the 2016 OALT/ABO Conference is Underway!

Call for Presenters

OALT/ABO is pleased to announce the Call for Presenters for the 43rd Annual Conference for Library and Information Technicians in Ontario. The OALT/ABO conference will be held 28 April – 1 May, 2016, at the prestigious Fern Resort near Orillia, Ontario.

Conference Themes

We are inviting proposals for presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, or posters/exhibits as part of the following themes:

  • Library Technician Best Practices
  • E-books and Libraries
  • Reading, Writing, Literacy, and Learning
  • Programming
  • Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.

  • Mini-Poster Session and Student-Led Session

    OALT/ABO invites you to submit a proposal for the annual conference. If there is enough interest, we will offer both kinds of sessions.

    As a library technician, you have skills, expertise, and knowledge on so many topics. Consider showing what you know with others for these two categories.

    All proposals will be accepted until 1 December, 2015.

    For further information and to submit proposals, please contact conference Co-Chairs Pam Casey and Sherry Lawson at