On Stage at the IdeaHUB

Don’t forget to check out the IdeaHub on Friday

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM

Build Future Readers with a Book Gifting Program

Jeanne Smitiuch, Canada Director, Dollywood Foundation of Canada
Nora Briggs, Executive Director, North America, Dollywood Foundation

Leading brain science research finds that children’s brains must be built for reading. Children with access to more books have greater family engagement, vocabulary and reading skills development. Build Future Readers by developing an outreach strategy to reach children 0-5 years old in partnership with the proven book gifting program with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Join us to learn how to start a program! Together, we can strengthen the foundation for reading and learning for all of Canada’s children.

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

Can One Collection Meet Your Teaching, Learning, and Research Needs?

Kathleen McLellan, Lead Product Marketing Manager, ProQuest

Access to multiple content types is essential for success in teaching, learning and research. According to a ProQuest survey, faculty reported that a mix of materials – including video, journals, books and more – allows students to…

  • understand concepts and ideas more fully (96%)
  • conduct a more thorough literature review (93%)
  • produce better quality assignments (91%)

Join us at ProQuest’s Idea Hub on Thursday to find out how the world’s largest interdisciplinary collection, ProQuest One Academic, addresses the needs and more of faculty, students and librarians.

12:00 PM – 12:25 PM

Streamline Course Materials and Embed your Library in Teaching and Learning

Jessie Ransom, Product Specialist, Teaching and Learning, Ex Libris

Does your library want to make a bigger contribution to teaching and learning? Ex Libris Leganto helps users easily manage and access a wide range of course materials including physical items, electronic and digital content, OER, open access and more. Learn how your academic library can better understand what is being used in courses, promote library materials and work more collaboratively with instructors to improve the student experience and contribute to institutional success.

12:30 PM – 12:55 PM

Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation’s Bold Vision

Ariel Siller, CEO, Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation

Too many children in Canada do not develop the strong literacy skills needed to reach their full potential. We were established in 2017 to raise awareness of the importance of building children’s literacy and to champion the work of Canada’s literacy community in empowering Canadians to build literacy skills in their homes and communities. We have a bold vision. Our goal is to make Canada’s children the most literate in the world. Come share your thoughts about how we can work together to make this vision a reality!

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM

Cozy Thrillers – Readings from Theft By Chocolate and Theft Between the Rains

Luba Lesychyn, Author

Luba Lesychyn reads from her two genre-bending humourous international art theft thrillers, Theft By Chocolate and Theft Between the Rains, inspired by her experiences working at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum, to show that suspense and humour are a perfect match in spinning a page-turning story.

1:30 PM – 1:55 PM

What’s New @ IEEE

Jalyn Kelley, Client Services Manager, IEEE

Join us for an overview of new features, functionality, and content available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Plus get a sneak peak of what’s coming in 2020, learn about collaborations with other publishers and see what InnovationQ Plus, a patent search and analytics tool from IEEE and IP.com can do for you.

2:00 PM – 2:25 PM

The Guide to Evaluating a Mobile App Solution

Adam Aronson, Director, Product Management, BiblioCommons
Carlos Canas, Product Manager, BiblioCommons

Join Product leaders from BiblioCommons to learn the key things you should look for when evaluating mobile app solutions for your library.

In this presentation, we’ll answer questions like:

  • What does good mobile app design look like?
  • How can I tell if an app is accessible?
  • What are the “nice to have” and “need to have” mobile app features?
  • How can libraries benefit from having a native mobile app?

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM

Trends in Academic Library Book Acquisitions

John Elliott, Vice President of Sales, GOBI Library Solutions
Barb Kawecki, Director of Collection Development and Workflow Solutions, GOBI Library Solutions
Alicia Zorzetto, Collections Development Manager Canada, GOBI Library Solutions

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO is the leading English language academic book vendor in North America. With this role comes a vast array of data for both print and ebook content. Join this session to learn about academic book buying trends in Canada and how we “stack up” in collections development.

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM

Laugh out Loud with Ventriloquist Yvette Locke

Yvette Locke, The Puppet Lady

Yvette’s fun family show is perfect for libraries and elementary schools. She has been performing educational shows about bullying, being a friend, believing in yourself, and more for over a decade.