On Stage at the IdeaHUB

Don’t forget to check out the IdeaHub on Friday

10:30 am – 11:25 am

CANSCAIP – Best Bets

Hot off the press! The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) proudly presents Members nominated to the OLA Best Bets Lists. Join us for a lively session as some of today’s best children’s authors talk up their brand new creations.


11:30 am – 11:55 am

Canadian Stories, Past and Present: A Fascinating Look into Our Country with Genealogy and Newspaper Resources

Barb Waddell, Account Manager, ProQuest

See a live demonstration of how Ancestry Library Edition Canada, Fold3 Library Edition, and ProQuest Digitized Newspapers help researchers discover the stories of famous Canadians of the past, including indigenous people. You’ll also learn how stories can be traced from past to present through a wide array of available newspapers – including many new additions to current titles.


12:00 noon – 12:25 pm

Diversity and Inclusion: Researching LGBT+ Issues and More

Tina Brown, Manager Regional Sales, ProQuest and Shannon Ratzer, Sales Specialist, ProQuest

Diversity and inclusion are important and growing areas of teaching, study and research. Using several commonly assigned topics, we’ll show you real-life examples of how to find and explore Primary Source content sets that focus on LGBT+ issues, Women’s and Gender Studies, Indigenous peoples and more.


12:30 pm – 12:55 pm

Hoopla Analytics

Rudy Orta, Business Analyst, CVS Midwest Tape

Hoopla analytics to help you make the best decision for your library.


1:00 pm – 1:25 pm

There Be Pirates

Joann Hamilton-Barry, Author, Nimbus Publishing
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a pirate? Librarian and author Joann Hamilton-Barry will tell you everything you need to know about the pirates who once sailed the Atlantic.


1:30 PM – 1:55 PM

Why Academic Institutions Need InnovationQ Plus

Jalyn Kelley, Client Services Manager, IEEE

Learn how academic universities around the world are benefiting from a powerful, yet user-friendly tool: InnovationQ Plus. A unique patent discovery and analytics platform outside of IEEE Xplore, InnovationQ Plus semantically searches deep engineering content from the IEEE alongside global patents and other critical non-patent literature; offers numerous visualizations that reveal competitive intelligence, geographic trends and the market landscape over time; and delivers analytics and business-ready reports, including the use of a corporate tree based on S&P Global Market Intelligence Company Relationships Data.


2:00 PM – 2:25 PM

Embedding Truth & Reconciliation in Every School

Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse, Author & Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Laurentian University

Eleven of the ninety-four Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) final report are specific to education. Call to Action 63, “Building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect,” challenges Canadian education systems to focus on students’ understanding of Indigenous human rights and social justice initiatives. Truth and reconciliation is a spiritual and emotional journey required of all students and educators that will unfold differently for everyone.


2:30 PM – 2:55 PM

Inspiring Lifelong Curiosity with STEM and Reading with Canadian Astronaut Dr Dave Williams

Dr. Dafydd Williams, Astronaut

Learn how STEM-based reading and space science can spark curiosity and a lifelong passion for learning. DK Publishing is honoured to host an inspiring presentation with former Canadian Space Agency astronaut, physician, and bestselling author Dr. “Dave” Williams showcasing the latest STEM-based DK titles. Special giveaway at the end of the event.