On Stage at the IdeaHUB

Don’t forget to check out the Idea Hub on Friday

10:30 AM – 10:55 AM

Looking to Host an Author or Illustrator?

Rebecca Bender

Thinking of booking a children’s book author or illustrator? Join Rebecca Bender on the IdeaHUB stage for an interactive presentation on the benefits of hosting an author or illustrator visit using Author’s Booking Service.

11:00 AM – 11:25 AM

20 New Books in 20 Minutes

Maria Martella, Tinlids

Come hear Maria Martella from Tinlids present a rapid -fire book talk on her favourite new children’s books. Picture books, fiction, graphic novels and non-fiction that you won’t want to miss!

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM

Introducing the Canadian Cloud Library: A New Online Reference Resource on Canadian History for High Schools

James Lorimer

The Canadian Cloud Library is a new resource for school libraries offering easy, online access to 200+ books on Canadian history – for use on tablets and computers. The books in the collection are written by expert authors for a general audience. Most are fully illustrated titles with colour on most pages. The library provides detailed catalogue information including a full description, author biography, review quotes, and table of contents. It’s intended for reference use by students looking for reliable, accessible information for projects on Canadian history. Users can easily search for content across the whole collection. The collection is available to libraries on a subscription plan which offers unlimited multiuser access at all times to all books. This session will feature a presentation of the library by one of its developers, publisher James Lorimer and commentary from a school librarian who has beta tested the library in an Ontario high school library.

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarity with new digital offering featuring Canadian content
  • How content streamed on the web can offer improved access to books in a library’s collection
  • How curated quality content found in books can offer students higher-value reference material than a standard web search.

12:00 PM – 12:25 PM

What’s New in 2016 with ProQuest

Mary Beth Perrot, ProQuest

ProQuest’s unique resources and range of content and technology solutions connect researchers and information seekers with unlimited opportunities to discover, grow, and thrive. Join us in the theatre to hear about the latest in content, technology, and digital resources that ProQuest has to offer your institution in 2016. See where we’re heading – from books and ebooks to services such as video preservation and discovery services, digital archiving and access programs for dissertations, to news and historical resources, genealogy to information literacy. It’s all here. New discoveries… connecting distinct content sets with services and offering fresh insight in new and meaningful ways for researchers.

12:30 PM – 12:55 PM

Finding Experts Using Scopus

Laksmi Santhosh, Customer Consultant, Elsevier

Scopus is the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and web sources. And beyond this extensive content reposituor are data-mining analytics tools that can help you to identify expertise among researchers and research organizations as well as the best journals by discipline. Join us to learn more about:

  • What is in Scopus
  • How to evaluate an author’s publications in Scopus by subject areas, journal source, document types, and more.
  • How to compare journals covered by Scopus

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM

ProQuest Books – What’s New and What’s Next!

Kelli Gonzalez, Jim Shetler, Yves Vanier, ProQuest

Join us for an informative session, packed with information about how ProQuest Books can play an important role in your library’s print and electronic book acquisition strategy and workflow. We will also share what’s new and on the way, such as:


  • The new ProQuest Ebook Central and LibCentral admin platforms – an unparalleled ebook experience for patrons and librarians
  • New ebook acquisition models for demand driven acquisition, subscription and short-term loan management
  • All the benefits of choosing ProQuest Coutts and OASIS as your primary search ordering and delivery platform, featuring integrated P&E profiling, EDI capabilities, MARC record delivery and publisher direct ordering!


1:30 PM – 1:55 PM

Preview of IEEE New Features & Content

Ruth Wolfish, IEEE Client Services Manager

Come hear about exciting new features and content on IEEE Xplore, such as:

  • Patent citations
  • Remote access
  • HTML content
  • TeX and MathML with MathJax
  • SMPTE papers and standards
  • all the perpetual access options

Enter to win a great prize at the end of the presentation. You won’t want to miss this!

2:00 PM – 2:55 PM

Meet the Crime Writers of Canada

The members of the Crime Writers of Canada, ranging from long-established favourites to up and coming first-timers, give you a fast-paced introduction to their newest mystery, suspense and true crime titles and tell you why they should be In your library.

Crime Writers of Canada (CWC) is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Our mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media.

  • Victoria Abbott, The Marsh Madness (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • Ryan Aldred, Rum Luck (Five Star Publishing)
  • Rick Blechta, Roses for a Diva (Dundurn)
  • Gail Bowen, What’s Left Behind (M&S/PenguinRHC)
  • Rob Brunet,
  • Steve Burrows,
  • M.H. Callway, Windigo Fire (Seraphim Editions)
  • Melodie Campbell, The Goddaughter Caper (Orca Books)
  • Erika Chase, Law and Author (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • Lisa de Nikolits, The Nearly Girl (Inanna Publications)
  • Vicki Delany, Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • Barbara Fradkin, Fire in the Stars (Dundurn)
  • R.J. Harlick, A Cold White Fear (Dundurn)
  • Hilary MacLeod, Bodies and Sole (The Acorn Press)
  • Rosemary McCracken, Raven Lake (Imajin Books)
  • J.A. Menzies, Shadow of a Butterfly: The Case of The Harmless Old Woman (MurderWillOut Mysteries)
  • Angela Misri, Thrice Burned (Fierce Ink Books)
  • Rick Mofina, Every Second (MIRA)
  • Judy Penz Sheluk, The Hanged Man’s Noose (Barking Rain Press)

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM

Digital Human Library

Leigh Cassell

The Digital Human Library (dHL) is a new kind of library designed for next generation learners. Experience how the dHL is connecting Canadian students with hundreds of organizations and experts from around the world. Learn how to browse the library and use video conferencing technology to engage students with real experts. See how the dHL is bringing the field trip experience into your learning space to engage students, support student inquiry, improve student outcomes, increase academic achievement, build relationships, and establish a more inclusive and equitable teaching and learning experience for all.

Learning Goals:

  1. Search for meBook Experts and use video conferencing technology to connect with meBooks in all grade levels and curriculum subject areas;
  2. Preview Additional Networks of Content Providers and learn how to make Global Connections for Teachers and Students;
  3. Preview the large collection of Multi-Media Virtual Tours and Additional Resources’.