On Stage at the IdeaHUB

Don’t forget to check out the IdeaHUB on Thursday

10:00 am – 10:25 am

Coding our Way into the Future!

Michelle Miles, Robotics Specialist, Spectrum Educational Supplies

Lets take the scary out of the word Robotics! We will do our very best to
have everyone walk away with ease when hearing the word robotics. We will
show you different ways Robotics can be incorporated within libraries and
share ideas on how to create a successfull STEM centre/Makerspace. Don’t
forget your thinking caps!

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.

Kathy Stinson, Harry and Walter, Annick Press
Lena Coakley, Worlds of Ink and Shadow, HarperCollins
Kenneth Oppel, The Nest, HarperCollins
R.J. Anderson, A Pocket Full of Murder, Athenium
Etta Kaner, Friend or Foe: The Whole Truth About Animals that People Love to Hate, Owlkid Books
Kira Vermond, Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying, Owlkid Books
Helaine Becker, Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo, Owlkid Books
Phillippa Dowding, Myles and the Monster Outside, Dundurn Press
Sue Irwin, Safety Stars: Players Who Fought to Make the Hard-Hitting Game of Professional Hockey Safer, James Lorimer
Melanie Florence, Missing Nimâmâ, Clockwise Press

11:30 am – 11:55 am

ProQuest’s Schools Products – What’s New and What’s Coming in 2017

Larry Wilkner, Product Manager Lead, ProQuest
With the proliferation fake news stories on social media, its more critical than ever 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, graphics and multimedia on the most commonly-assigned topics in schools today. Join us to hear about recent updates to the user interface experience in the popular SIRS and CultureGrams products and planned changes for the eLibrary product family.

12:00 noon – 12:25 pm

Emerging Acquisitions Models: Real-Time Acquisitions in Alma

Katy Aronoff, Solutions Architect, Ex Libris, a ProQuest Company;
Karolyn Anderson, Sales Director, ProQuest
Next-gen library platforms provide opportunities for libraries to integrate and streamline existing workflows with the many external systems that also power a library’s operations. For many libraries already taking advantage of automated processes to place orders and receive records from vendors, acquisitions is an obvious starting point for exploring further efficiencies. Join ProQuest and Ex Libris to learn more about real-time acquisitions in Alma, with a particular focus on the OASIS platform.

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.

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.

Anita Arvast, What killed Jane Creba, Rap, Race and the Invention of a Gang War, Dundurn
Victoria Abbott aka Mary Jane Maffini, The Hammett Hex, Berkley Prime Crime (PRH)
Rick Blechta, Rundown, Raven Books/Orca
M.H. Callway, Glow Grass and Other Tales, Carrick Publishing
Melodie Campbell, The Bootlegger’s Daughter, Orca Books
Jen Danna aka Sara Driscoll, Lone Wolf, Kensington
Lisa de Nikolits, No Fury Like That, Inannna
Vicki Delany, Elementary, She Reads, Crooked Lane Books
Barbara Fradkin, The Trickster’s Lullaby, Dundurn
Rosemary McCracken, Raven Lake, Imajin Books
J.A. Menzies aka Nancy Lindquist, The Case of the Homeless Pup, MurderWillOut Mysteries
Rick Mofina, Before Sunrise, Overdrive-self-published
John Moss, The Girl in the Coma, The Poisoned Pencil/PPP
Jim Napier, Legacy, Friesen Press
John Oughton, Death by Triangulation, Neopoiesis
Kathy Prairie, Thirst, Stonedrift Press
Judy Penz Sheluk, Skeletons in the Attic: A Marketville Mystery, Imajin Books
James Wigmore, The Abridged Wigmore on Alcohol. Courtroom Alcohol Toxicology for the Medicolegal Professional, Irwin Law
Linda Wiken aka Erika Chase, Toasting Up Trouble, Berkley Prime Crime (PRH)
Melissa Yuan-Innes, Stockholm Syndrome, Olo Books