On Stage at the IdeaHUB

Don’t forget to check out the IdeaHUB on Thursday

10:30 am – 11:25 am

CANSCAIP ­– Forest of Reading®

Thinking about bringing an author to your school? The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) proudly presents 10 Members nominated for the Forest of Reading® Awards. Join us for a lively session as some of today’s best children’s authors share a glimpse into the story behind the story.

List of participating authors & their books

11:30 am – 11:55 am

ProQuest Schools Resources: Better Research. Better Learning. Better Insights.

Larry Wilkner, Product Manager Lead, ProQuest
With the proliferation of fake news stories on social media, it is critical to teach information literacy skills to K-12 students. ProQuest resources, newly designed and enhanced with features like Google Drive and Google Classroom integration, offer curated, authoritative and up-to-date articles and multimedia on the most commonly assigned topics in schools today. Join us to hear about the redesign and relaunch of eLibrary and updates to the popular SIRS and CultureGrams products.

12:00 noon – 12:25 pm

New Discovery Enhancements in Ex Libris Primo

Marliese Thomas, Solutions Architect, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company
For the first time, true discovery has the full benefits of complete LMS integration. Based on Alma’s cloud platform, Primo (VE) allows users to experience bibliographic updates within 15 minutes of making a change while maintaining all the strengths of searching, facets, and the Primo Central Index. Management has been made more efficient by incorporating the Back Office into Alma’s Administration menus; and Analytics are more powerful than ever when powered by the ease and skill of Oracle Business Intelligence, just like Alma. See how easy the Back Office is to navigate and how flexible reporting can be in this demonstration of Primo when partnered with Alma.

1:00 pm – 1:55 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.

Celebrating 35 years, 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.

List of participating authors & books