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Ontario Library Association Award for Archival and Preservation Achievement

» 2006 RECIPIENT — Mississauga Library System for its Historic Images Gallery

The Ontario Library Association recognizes Ontario-based individuals and institutions who have made significant achievements on a personal or institutional level in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials.

    Contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines.
    Leadership in either an organization or a significant archival or preservation project.
    Evidence of studies or research or contribution to professional literature.
    Archival or Preservation achievement through partnerships and strategic alliances with industry, the community and/or other institutions.
    Training and professional mentoring in the field of archival or preservation.


  • Nominee's and the projects must be based on Ontario, though the actual work or recognition or partnerships need not be restricted to the province.
  • The achievements must be of practical use and be able to be replicated and implemented in other libraries.


  • Nominations may be made by the institution or by others. Nominators should be members of the organization. There is no requirement for the Nominee to be a member.
  • Institutions may submit an application for more than one category.
  • Letters of endorsement are encouraged and should provide additional evidence of the worthiness of the nominee.
  • One award will be given out annually. The Selection Committee reserves the right to recommend more than one be given; and the right not to recommend.

After the Award Selection Committee evaluates the submissions received, a recommendation is made to the Executive of the OLA Board of Directors.

The Award will be presented in conjunction with the Award Ceremony of the recipient type of library. For example, if a public library is a recipient it will be presented at the Public Library Awards Event. The winning project/person will also be profiled in Access Magazine.

More information can be found on the Ontario Library Association’s Archival and Preservation Achievement award page.