Hey everyone please consider getting involvedThe Days Are Counting Down- Are You Going to Throw Your Hat in the Ring?
Alan Campbell Chair OGS Elections Committee
We are seeking candidates for the roles of President, Vice President, and up two three Directors –at-Large. We do have an incumbent Vice President who can step up to be President but we do not have a “Vice President in waiting”. In order to maintain the sustainability of our Society we need to fill the latter role for the 2018-2020 term.

Do you want to be one of the driving forces for The Society in the next few years? If so I would like to hear from you. I would be pleased to talk with anyone interested in exploring what is entailed in terms of skills required, time commitment and potential areas of involvement in any of the roles. Contact me at pastpresident@ogs.on.ca or call me at 1-855-MY-ROOTS extension 250. You can check out the February 2018 issue of Families for more information as well.

If you are already convinced that you should throw your hat in the ring contact me and I will send out an application form and materials related to filling it out.

The deadline for applications is March 23, 2018.
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6 days ago

Ontario Gen Soc

Each week we will highlight a new speaker that will be presenting at #OGSConf2018, which is being held in Guelph, Ontario 6/1 - 6/3.

This week's speaker spotlight is Elise Cole.

Elise is a graduate of McGill and Queen’s University with a Masters of Library and Information Studies and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and English. She joined Oakville Public Library as the Local History Librarian in 1999, and was involved with numerous projects including the creation of the Oakville Images database, introducing programming about Local History and Genealogy, and the establishment of the Genealogy Collection at the Central Branch. In 2003, she introduced, organized and ran the first ever Helping Genealogists Climb Family Trees Librarian’s Preconference to OGS in Toronto with a repeat in Windsor in 2004.

In July 2008 she took on the role of Teen Services Librarian and has worked with numerous teens and partners in the community to bring teen programs, collections, and services to the attention of this demographic in our area. She was part of the group that worked to have Oakville recognized as Youth Friendly in 2009. She returned to the role of Local Collections Librarian in March 2014.

Elise has previously served as a member of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) Copyright Committee, Ontario Public Library Association Councillor, and has presented on a multitude of topics at CLA, Ontario Library Association and the American Library Association conferences. Elise has been a part of the Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council as the OLA representative since 2003 and has served consecutive terms as Vice-Chair and Chair. She was re-elected to the position of Chair in the fall of 2014 and continues to serve in that capacity. She and her council have been asked to present to the annual OLA Superconference in 2018 on the topic of libraries and accreditation.

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