OCULA Lightning Strikes Student Award

The purpose of the OCULA Lighting Strikes Student Award is to promote OCULA to LIS and library technician students and provide an opportunity to participate in the OLA Super Conference.

Criteria and Eligibility

Candidates for this award should be students with an interest in academic libraries who are either currently enrolled in a Master’s program in library/information studies or library technician program at an Ontario university or college or who have graduated within a year of the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference.
The proposed lightning talk should address an original topic or reconsiders a past topic in a novel way that would be relevant to academic librarianship.
Applicants should submit a proposal for a 10 minute lightning talk to be given as part of the Student Award Session at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference. For group proposals, students will still only have 10 minutes to speak.
Presentations can be delivered in French as long as the presentation is accompanied by slides and/or supporting materials in English so that the content can be understood by the audience and voted on fairly.
Presentations can use visuals that are in slide format, or other forms of creative expressions.

Up to 6 OCULA session will be scheduled for Super Conference.

December 10: Proposals Due
November Council Meeting: Proposals deliberated and decisions made
Early-Mid December: Decisions communicated to submitters
Early-Mid January: Final lightning talk details known and communicated to presenters

What to Include

Provide a title, description, and up to three tags for the lightning talk.
Descriptions may be submitted in writing or via video.
Written descriptions are limited to 125 words, and videos must be no more than one minute long.
Videos should be uploaded on shareable website such as Google Docs/Dropbox or other. Link should be shared in proposal.
Only one submission per applicant will be considered.
Proposals must be submitted in English.