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Tuesday 28 Jan 2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Early Arrivals

Early Arrivals

Arriving early to Toronto on Tuesday? Want to start off your Conference experience with some other library people? Come pick up your badge and then swing by our Early Arrivals Reception from 6:30-8pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Tue 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday 29 Jan 2020

9:00 am - 10:15 am Sessions

Big to Small: Taking Big OLA Ideas to Small, Rural Libraries

Julie Lane, Whitney Shantz, Janet Curran

Super Conference offers endless ideas for everything “library.” But what works in one library system will not necessarily work for another. Libraries are at the heart of small communities so partnerships with local organizations are essential. Join us to discuss how to adapt big ideas to small library systems.

Speaker Profile(s)
Julie Lane

Julie Lane, County of Prince Edward PL

Whitney Shantz

Whitney Shantz, County of Prince Edward PL

Janet Curran

Janet Curran, Hastings and Prince Edward DSB

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Public Libraries
Innovation, Programming, Rural

Careers Spotlight : Samantha Estoesta

Samantha Estoesta

Samantha Estoesta (she/her) is a multiple-published poet and long-time #WomenInSTEM and equity advocate. With an MA in Intercultural Communications and ten years in advocacy, community engagement, digital communications, and social media strategy, she centres her efforts on growing communities through reciprocal relationships. When she's not talking about being a brown female in tech, she can be found pushing her child in a red stroller around Downtown Kitchener or tweeting/instagramming at @smoestoe.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Careers, Spotlight

Creating Social Media Graphics Without a Graphics Designer

Marian Doucette

How we deliver messages is just as important as the message itself. This session looks at free online tools to use to create stunning, accessible, and effective social media graphics for your library without having to hire a graphics designer.

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Marian Doucette

Marian Doucette, Huron County Health Unit

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Library Technicians
Accessibility, Design, Marketing

Find the Story Beyond the Stacks: Creating a Library Podcast

Eva Stepanian, Allana Fontaine, Ben Smeets, Mary-Rose O'Connor, Ashley Directo

Brampton Library and Milton Public Library have been busy exploring the world of podcasts. From management buy-in, and the intricacies of scripting and storytelling, to podcast clubs at breweries and the details of how to start a podcast on a shoestring budget – they are ready to tell all!

Speaker Profile(s)
Eva Stepanian

Eva Stepanian, Brampton Library

Ben Smeets

Ben Smeets, Brampton Library

Mary-Rose O'Connor

Mary-Rose O'Connor, Milton PL

Ashley Directo

Ashley Directo, Milton PL

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Technology
Innovation, Marketing, Technology

Four Steps to Knowing Your Users: Guerrilla Testing for Budding UXers

Sarah Guay, Mariana Jardim, James Zhan

Guerrilla usability testing is a quick method for gathering user experience feedback. This workshop will show you how to test users with this method and perform basic analysis of the results. We will provide templates that can be adapted to the needs of different libraries and recommendations for cost-effective tools.

Speaker Profile(s)
Sarah Guay

Sarah Guay, U Toronto

Mariana Jardim

Mariana Jardim, U Toronto

James Zhan

James Zhan, U Toronto

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Academic Libraries
Accessibility, Design, User Experience

How To Fulfil All Our Lending and (Our Patrons’) Borrowing Dreams

Ian Gibon, Adam Taves, Linda Whidden, Mandy Deans Kassies

Collaborative Futures (CF), a project to implement a shared library system for 14 Ontario universities, is about radical collaboration. The CF Shared Resources Working Group will discuss dreaming big to create, sell, and implement a vision of long and liberal loan policies, minimal fines, and easy cross-consortium borrowing.

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Adam Taves

Adam Taves, York U

Linda Whidden

Linda Whidden, King's University College

Mandy Deans Kassies

OCUL Collaborative Futures Shared LSP Coordinator, OCUL

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Academic Libraries
Academic, Partnerships, Public Service

Implementing Indigenous Subject Headings in your Local Catalog - From Planning to Process

Tammy Moorse, Rachel Rogers

Unhappy with the LC subject heading Indians of North America? Learn how Greater Victoria Public Library and Hamilton Public Library implemented local indigenous subject headings in their catalogues. The session focuses on practical issues around making changes to a catalogue, project planning, resources and how this contributes to decolonization. This session is one of several sessions at SC 2020 concentrating on the respectful decolonization of Canadian libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Tammy Moorse

Tammy Moorse, Hamilton PL

Rachel Rogers

Rachel Rogers, Greater Victoria PL

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Library Technicians
Ethics, Indigenous, Local Collections

Leadership, Risk, and Building a Cult of Passionate Followers

Erin Scuccimarri, Jamie Hardie

Our shared struggle is the public and city council’s perception of being irrelevant and a frivolous expense. Discover how to position the library as a community leader, target spectacular partners, leverage the trusted brand inherent in libraries, push boundaries, and reinvent ourselves. Imagine the potential if all stakeholders were real advocates?

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Jamie Hardie

Creative Strategist, Hardie and Company Branding and Design

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Governance
Governance, Innovation, Management

Library + Municipal Recreation Department = Dream Team

Amy Solecki, Monika Machacek, Emma Smith, Rhonda Pogue, Todd Carey, Heather Wray, Cathy Burke, Lori Pierce

By working together, public libraries and municipal recreation departments are able to provide and enjoy mutual benefits, such as engaging non-users, sharing resources and costs, and creating a community led-approach that generates a larger impact for participants. This panel provides a prospective from both the library and recreation team.

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Amy Solecki

Amy Solecki, Meaford PL

Monika Machacek

Chief Executive Officer, East Gwillimbury PL

Emma Smith

Emma Smith, Municipality of Meaford

Todd Carey

Todd Carey, Town of Oakville

Heather Wray

Heather Wray, Oakville PL

Cathy Burke

Cathy Burke, Oakville PL

Lori Pierce

Lori Pierce, Meaford PL

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Public Libraries
Partnerships, Programming, Public Service

Library as Laboratory: Creating a Community Research Platform

Kimberly Silk, James Gillett, Krystin Parkinson

Hamilton Public Library and McMaster University are taking their partnership to the next level by establishing a Community Research Platform. It provides McMaster researchers with managed access to HPL customers to facilitate community-based participatory research, and supports HPL's applied research and evaluation projects which inform professional practice and demonstrate the value of libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kimberly Silk

Kimberly Silk, Hamilton PL

James Gillett

James Gillett, McMaster U

Krystin Parkinson

Krystin Parkinson, Hamilton PL

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Academic Libraries
Innovation, Partnerships, Research

More than a Plaque on the Wall: Creating Organizational Values Using a Staff-Led Approach

Danika Bernard, Angela Rerrie, Emily Sedgwick

We walk you through our process of creating staff-owned Customer Experience Values in-house with no budget. Our approach was staff-driven, using service design methodology and storytelling, and informed through community data. Learn how to celebrate your work and create a decision-making framework and common language. Includes hands-on exercises and toolkit.

Speaker Profile(s)
Danika Bernard

Danika Bernard, Oakville PL

Angela Rerrie

Angela Rerrie, Oakville PL

Emily Sedgwick

Emily Sedgwick, Oakville PL

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
General
Management, Organizational Issues, Public Service

Primary Source Primer for Libraries and Archives

Jennifer Hoyer, Alison Little, David Sprague

This hands-on session will explore how local history collections can be used as educational resources that meet teacher and student communities where they are: whether in the classroom, in an online environment, or in our own collection spaces. Presenters will share primary source education outreach initiatives and model easy-to-implement activities.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Hoyer

Jennifer Hoyer, Brooklyn PL

Alison Little

Alison Little, Archives of Ontario

David Sprague

David Sprague, Toronto PL

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
School Libraries
Instruction, Local Collections, Outreach / Advocacy

Rounds, Rounds, Rounds, We Go! Diverse Models of Embedded or Clinical Librarianship

Tim Tripp, Marina Englesakis, Maureen Pakosh, Rouhi Fazelzad, Ani Orchanian-Cheff, Melanie Anderson, Ashley Farrell, Jessica Babineau

Each of University Health Network Libraries’ Information Specialists plays a clinical librarian role with their clinical client groups. The needs of each program vary, yet each clinical librarian supports the institution to be a learning organization, providing safe, evidence-based care. Here we compare and contrast the many permutations of clinical librarianship.

Speaker Profile(s)
Tim Tripp

Tim Tripp, University Health Network

Marina Englesakis

Marina Englesakis, University Health Network

Maureen Pakosh

Maureen Pakosh, University Health Network

Rouhi Fazelzad

Rouhi Fazelzad, University Health Network

Ani Orchanian-Cheff

Ani Orchanian-Cheff, University Health Network

Melanie Anderson

Melanie Anderson, University Health Network

Ashley Farrell

Ashley Farrell, University Health Network

Jessica Babineau

Jessica Babineau, University Health Network

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Health Libraries
Embedded Librarianship, Health, Partnerships

Seamless Library and Culture Pass: Partnerships, Strategies, and Solutions

Shelley McKay, Ian Kerr-Wilson, Anna Swanson

Using a library card for free access to museums, galleries, and performing arts venues increases card registrations and museum visits. Discover how Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries launched a province-wide program for rural and metropolitan residents, and how Hamilton Public Library and Civic Museums’ successful partnership grants library users free access to civic museums and heritage buildings.

Speaker Profile(s)
Shelley McKay

Shelley McKay, Hamilton PL

Ian Kerr-Wilson

Ian Kerr-Wilson, City of Hamilton

Anna Swanson

Anna Swanson, Newfoundland & Labrador PL

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Public Libraries
Innovation, Marketing, Partnerships

Snap, Spark, Provoke: Exploring Identity and Text with Provocations and Photography

Beth Lyons, Tina Zita, Jane Dennis-Moore

We will share how we have used diverse texts and photography to explore identity and a sense of belonging as a community with learners. Attendees will reflect on how texts can help us learn about ourselves and others in our communities, and will explore loose parts, photography and digital tools.

Speaker Profile(s)
Beth Lyons

Beth Lyons, Peel DSB

Tina Zita

Tina Zita, Peel DSB

Jane Dennis-Moore

Jane Dennis-Moore, Peel DSB

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
School Libraries
Inclusion, Literacy, Technology

Supporting Users with Young Children in the Academic Library

Jesse Carliner, Kyla Everall, Jane Schmidt

Student parents comprise approximately 13% of Ontario post-secondary enrolment. They are more likely to experience burnout and to drop out of school. Learn about student parents, their needs, and initiatives undertaken by three academic libraries to make their libraries more inclusive to users with young children.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jesse Carliner

Jesse Carliner, U Toronto

Kyla Everall

Kyla Everall, U Toronto

Jane Schmidt

Jane Schmidt, Ryerson U

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Academic Libraries
Academic, Inclusion, Library Buildings and Space

Understanding Our Collective Future: An Overview of Recent Research Informing Canadian Priorities and Resources

Merrilee Proffitt, Vivian Lewis, Monica Fuijkschot

Overview of research providing insights into the nature and strengths of Canadian contributions to the published record, investment in open content, and priorities for research libraries: Maple Leaves: Discovering Canada Through the Published Record; CARL-OCLC Innovation Survey; Access to Open Content Survey. Discussion will cover future directions and collaboration opportunities.

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Merrilee Proffitt

Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC

Vivian Lewis

Vivian Lewis, McMaster U

Monica Fuijkschot

Monica Fuijkschot, Library and Archives Canada

Wed 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Academic Libraries
Collections, Open Data / Access / Source, Research

9:15 am - 12:15 pm TOUR: School Libraries

School Libraries Tour: Bloorview School + Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

Bloorview School: Bloorview School Authority is an educational site within a rehabilitation children’s hospital that provides innovative school programs to children and youth with special needs in conjunction with ongoing therapeutic and medical care. Bloorview School provides an early intervention for students in kindergarten to grade one -- integrating education and therapy. Students who are inpatients of the hospital also attend our school. The Library Learning Commons at Bloorview has been developed as a responsive, flexible space to support literacy, inquiry and well being that serves students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.The Library Learning Commons supports a culturally responsive collection so that students see themselves reflected in text and media. Disability awareness, equity and self-advocacy are the cornerstones of the Library Learning Commons; these themes are highlighted throughout the collection.

 

Forest Hill Collegiate: Forest Hill Collegiate Institute serves a diverse population of approximately 1000 students and is located in the heart of Toronto. It is a community school. Over the past two and a half years, the Library Learning Commons has gone through a small revitalization of new carpet, paint, weeding and new furniture. The Library Learning Commons physical space and program reflects a deep commitment to the principles of equity and anti-oppression. This commitment can be seen in through the intentional planning and decision-making of the teacher-librarian team and the Administration as they challenge practices and structures that may act as barriers to students. Teacher-Librarian, Deborah Haines will share their journey of rethinking security gates, technology, fines, book labels and collection development while at the same time creating a space that also supported student wellness and rich, inquiry-based learning.

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Wed 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

9:30 am - 12:30 pm TOUR: Public Libraries

Public Libraries Tour: Brampton Library

Springdale Branch opened in February 2018 to residents eager for a branch in their neighbourhood. Ideally situated close to the road in a busy retail centre, this award-winning LEED Gold building is already a destination, attracting large audiences for programs and high demand for study space. School visits, programming, and 3D printing in the makerspace are also very popular.

Chinguacousy Library in the Brampton Civic Centre is the biggest and busiest branch in the system. Completely renovated and updated in 2017, Chinguacousy has expanded its service offerings to include a professional audio recording studio and self-directed makerspace. These features, along with a modern and inviting design, make Chinguacousy a top draw for programs, quiet and group study, large scale events including the annual Tech Fair, and more.

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Wed 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

10:15 am - 11:00 am TOUR: Penguin Random House

Walking Tour: Penguin Random House

Located in the heart of the city at 320 Front Street West, Penguin Random House Canada is a fully open concept office, designed by figure3, catering to book-lovers and featuring great views of the city. Bookshelf-lined corridors, cozy reading nooks, and multi-purpose meeting spaces create a library feel and encourages collaboration. Top-of-the-line technology is fully integrated into meeting spaces, some with retractable walls, allowing for enough space that the entire company can congregate for meetings and special occasions. This tour also includes a stop at the 158-square foot retail space, The Penguin Shop, featuring staff picks and Penguin-branded merchandise.

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Wed 10:15 am - 11:00 am

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Sessions

"Making Space" for Culturally Responsive Inquiry

Nancy Tucciarone, Maria Luisa Lebar

A MakerSpace philosophy approaches learning through cross-curricular inquiry where students create, collaborate, communicate and problem solve using various resources and tools. This session will focus on making curricular connections between literacy and inquiry processes. Participants will learn to intersect the curriculum with the principles of equity and modern learning competencies while exploring culturally responsive resources.

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Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
School Libraries
Inquiry, Literacy, Maker

Bibliotherapy in Canada

Brandon Kidd, Natalie Tukhareli, Barb Fraser, Sherrill Sherwood, Joan Gajadharsingh

This panel discussion will examine Bibliotherapy, how it has been conceived historically, different approaches taken toward implementation, current applications and practices in different contexts, the place librarians have in delivery of services, and what the next steps toward more comprehensive Bibliotherapy practice might be in Ontario and nationwide.

Speaker Profile(s)
Brandon Kidd

Brandon Kidd, Idea Exchange

Barb Fraser

Barb Fraser, Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team

Sherrill Sherwood

Sherrill Sherwood, Haliburton County PL

Joan Gajadharsingh

Joan Gajadharsingh, Literacy Network of Durham Region

Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Health Libraries
Mental Health, Public Service, Reading & Readers Advisory

CULC eContent Working Group: Advocacy in Response to Shifting Access and Pricing Models

Lisa Radha Weaver, Sharon Day, Jennifer Stirling, Susan Caron

CULC eBook Task Force, on behalf of public libraries, works to increase awareness of digital content issues and advocacy. Priorities include sharing information on what is being done in North America regarding e-books and e-audiobooks, implementing public awareness campaigns, political advocacy, and providing opportunities for collaboration across public libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Lisa Radha Weaver

Lisa Radha Weaver, Hamilton PL

Sharon Day

Director, Branch Services and Collections, Edmonton PL

Jennifer Stirling

Jennifer Stirling, MIssissauga PL

Susan Caron

Director, Collections & Membership Services, Toronto PL

Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
Collections, Innovation, Licensing

Dreaming Bigger: Education for Ontarians in Partnership with Contact North | Contact Nord

Trish Trenter, Julie Mandal, Zile Ozols

Contact North | Contact Nord helps underserved Ontarians in 600 small, rural, remote, and military communities access education and training to achieve their personal goals without leaving their communities through online learning. Find out in this session how the partnership with public libraries are providing access to education and training.

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Trish Trenter

Trish Trenter, Contact North|Contact Nord

Julie Mandal

Julie Mandal, Brampton Library

Zile Ozols

Zile Ozols, Branford PL

Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Indigenous
eLearning, Marketing, Partnerships

Fierce Data Analytics: Moving from Fear and Uncertainty to Analyzing Data with Ferocity!

Alison Clarke, Kimberly Silk, Heather Lavallee, Brandon Fratarcangeli

Join the OPLA Research and Evaluation Committee for a hands-on workshop to learn how to analyze your library data. We’ll cover spreadsheet tools, including pivot tables and formulas, analyzing qualitative survey responses, and data visualization. Watch and learn, or follow along using your own device. Practice files will be provided.

Speaker Profile(s)
Alison Clarke

Alison Clarke, Brampton Library

Kimberly Silk

Kimberly Silk, Hamilton PL

Heather Lavallee

Heather Lavallee, Huron County Library

Brandon Fratarcangeli

Brandon Fratarcangeli, SOLS

Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
Data, Public Service

How to Lead White People

Samantha Martin-Bird, Robyn Medicine

This is a workshop specifically for Indigenous and racialized minorities. Join us for a conversation on the following topics: As women and men of colour, how can we effectively lead subordinates and colleagues who are white? As racialized minorities working in colonial institutions, what are some best practices for self-care? As Indigenous professionals, how can we effectively lead people through change without tip-toeing around the fragility of white folks?

Speaker Profile(s)
Samantha Martin-Bird

Samantha Martin-Bird, Thunder Bay PL

Robyn Medicine

Robyn Medicine, Thunder Bay PL

Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Careers
Indigenous, Management, Organizational Issues

OLITA Tech Talks

Join professionals working across all library-related sectors to learn more about interesting tech-related projects happening in our field. Topics range from exploring ground-breaking new technology to finding innovative ways to look at older tech. Each 'lightning style' talk will have a strict time limit of five minutes, plus some time for questions from the audience.

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Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
Technology

Small Buildings, Big Dreams: Hosting a Hulk-sized ComiCon in an Ant-Man-sized Library

Nancy Kuhl, Nadia Danyluk, Jodie Mandarino, Sharon Wagenaar, Jeremy Clark

Even with limited resources, our specialties in media and community-focused programming make libraries well-suited to promoting fan interests through ComicCon events. In this session, you will learn how to tap into fan enthusiasm and build community partnerships to develop, implement and evaluate your own fan event, even if you don’t know a Wookie from a Warhammer.

Speaker Profile(s)
Nancy Kuhl

Nancy Kuhl, Bruce County PL

Nadia Danyluk

Nadia Danyluk, Owen Sound Library

Jodie Mandarino

Youth Services Librarian, Halton Hills PL

Sharon Wagenaar

Sharon Wagenaar, Owen Sound Library

Jeremy Clark

Jeremy Clark, Bruce County PL

Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Public Libraries
Inclusion, Programming, Rural

10:30 am - 11:10 am Sessions

Can Libraries Become More Environmentally Sustainable?

Samantha Marchello, Jodi Marr

Libraries are a fantastic wealth of information. We are pioneers in circular economy. When we loan books and have them returned, we are supporting this idea of use and reuse. However, by the other side of it, libraries can be exceptionally wasteful. Can libraries combat the amount of waste they generate?

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Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
General
Academic, Community Led, Programming

Hidden Dreams: Reaching Out to Vulnerable Populations

Liana Sukiasyan, Emily Greenstreet

The session will provide an overview of the Community Librarian program in partnership with Toronto’s shelters, working to better meet the needs of vulnerable populations, such as people experiencing homelessness. We will focus on best practices in an embedded setting and share examples of customized programs that meet client needs.

Speaker Profile(s)
Liana Sukiasyan

Liana Sukiasyan, Toronto PL

Emily Greenstreet

Emily Greenstreet, Toronto PL

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Public Libraries
Embedded Librarianship, Outreach / Advocacy, Partnerships

How to Start Your Own Library Repair Café

Tracy Munusami, Ellen Stroud

Repair Cafés help share knowledge, build community and save the environment. We set out to develop connections between generations tackling senior isolation and inspiring youth to learn the art of reusing and repairing. We’ll discuss how to get your community thinking, collaborating and making a positive change with Repair Cafés.

Speaker Profile(s)
Tracy Munusami

Tracy Munusami, Oshawa PL

Ellen Stroud

Ellen Stroud, Oshawa PL

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Public Libraries
Community Led, Maker, Programming

Information Services: A Social Work Perspective

Rahma Hashi

Librarians connect patrons with relevant community services that meet their information needs. This session explores how library staff can respond to the needs of vulnerable persons by incorporating social work concepts in their service delivery. This workshop demonstrates the shared competencies and strengths of librarianship and social work practice.

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Rahma Hashi

Rahma Hashi, Toronto PL

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Public Libraries
Inclusion, Public Service, Research

It takes two to tango : mieux collaborer avec les enseignants-titulaires pour créer une bibliothèque dynamique et assurer la réussite des élèves

Amanda Halfpenny, Géraldine Savidan

Vous êtes-vous déjà sentis à l’écart de l’équipe des enseignants-titulaires? Cette présentation, qui partagera la perspective d’une responsable de bibliothèque et celle d’une enseignante-titulaire, donnera des idées de collaboration et des stratégies gagnantes pour passer d’un rôle de soutien dans le milieu scolaire à un membre intégré de l’équipe école.

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Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
French Services
Collaboration, Partnerships

LAC Update

Monica Fuijkschot

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will give a short presentation on Voilà and some of the key challenges faced by the Canadian library community. The goal of the session is to develop, with the Canadian library community, a policy and strategy for the future of Voilà.

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Monica Fuijkschot

Monica Fuijkschot, Library and Archives Canada

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
General

Legacy Schools Program

Lisa Prinn

The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy School program is a free national initiative to engage, empower and connect students and educators to further reconciliation through awareness, education and action. We provide educational resources and program development for Legacy Schools to help ensure that the unique interests, rights and perspectives of Indigenous peoples are recognized and implemented in schools and communities throughout Canada.

Speaker Profile(s)
Lisa Prinn

Lisa Prinn, The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Indigenous
Indigenous

Online Library Card Registration: Outreaching Communities

Ida D'Amico, Vicki Berkeley, Sukhjeet Jatana, Kanta Kapoor, Chris Jasztrab

Find out how two library systems increased membership by each implementing an online patron/customer registration system that integrates directly with the ILS. Teams from Milton Public Library and Hamilton Public Library will discuss their approaches to their projects and lessons learned.

Speaker Profile(s)
Vicki Berkeley

Vicki Berkeley, Hamilton PL

Kanta Kapoor

Kanta Kapoor, Milton PL

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Technology
Public Service, Technology, User Experience

The Leap from Librarian to Leader: Why It Might Come Sooner than You Dream and How to be Ready for It

Zarena Cassar, Lindsay Timmins, Michelle Lovegrove Thompson

From strategies on how to gain leadership skills even when you're not in a leadership role, to our top tips for new managers. Join us, three new-ish managers, as we talk about which jobs, choices, and opportunities led us to here and what we've learned along the way

Speaker Profile(s)
Zarena Cassar

Zarena Cassar, Brampton Library

Lindsay Timmins

Lindsay Timmins, Toronto PL

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Careers
Careers, Management, Mentoring

Walking the Road to Indigenization: From Staff (Un)Learning to Wellness Kit Borrowing

Mikayla Redden

Centennial College Libraries started down the road to decolonization and Indigenization in November 2018. Thus far, we have decolonized the catalogue, developed guidelines for appropriate/accurate resource selection, facilitated book clubs, and most recently, developed Indigenous wellness kits for borrowing at campus libraries. This session will outline the process, policy, and other considerations for these decolonization initiatives.

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Mikayla Redden

Mikayla Redden, Centennial C

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Academic Libraries
Academic, Indigenous

Who Wants a Training Camp? A Case Study in Building a Research Data Management Curriculum for Graduate Students

Dany Savard, Minglu Wang, John Dupuis, Marcia Salmon

This presentation will focus on the development and impacts of multiple Managing Research Data training camps offered to graduate students by York University Libraries. By considering lessons learned on how to cultivate partnerships and build a stakeholder-informed curriculum, the session will provide participants with a roadmap for building comparable initiatives.

Speaker Profile(s)
Dany Savard

Dany Savard, York U

Minglu Wang

Minglu Wang, York U

John Dupuis

John Dupuis, York U

Marcia Salmon

Marcia Salmon, York U

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Academic Libraries
Data, Partnerships, Research

WITHDRAWN: The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Public Libraries

Alison Frayne

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are introduced through the role of public libraries in supporting Agenda 2030. Access to information, wellbeing and literacy are discussed through the lens of Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and in the context of Reconciliation.

Speaker Profile(s)
Alison Frayne

Alison Frayne, GoodMinds.com

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Governance
Community Led, Governance, Inclusion

Words, Worldviews, Decolonizing Description

F. Tim Knight, Stacy Allison-Cassin, Anne Carr-Wiggin, Sharon Farnel

The CFLA-FCAB Truth & Reconciliation Report advises that libraries address “structural biases” in knowledge organization. This session explores the effects a Western worldview has on our ability to successfully “integrate Indigenous epistemologies” and decolonize our approaches to knowledge organization, the need for respectful consultation with Indigenous communities, and linked data as a way forward. This session is one of several sessions at SC 2020 concentrating on the respectful decolonization of Canadian libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
F. Tim Knight

F. Tim Knight, York U

Stacy Allison-Cassin

Stacy Allison-Cassin, York U

Anne Carr-Wiggin

Anne Carr-Wiggin, U Alberta

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
Library Technicians
Academic, Indigenous, Linked Data

11:00 am - 11:30 am TOUR: TIFF Library

Walking Tour: TIFF Library

The Film Reference Library is the ultimate free resource for film-lovers, filmmakers, scholars, teachers, and film and television professionals. A proud affiliate member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the library promotes Canadian and global film scholarship by collecting, preserving, and providing access to a comprehensive collection of film, and reference resources on all aspects of filmmaking.

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Wed 11:00 am - 11:30 am

11:15 am - 12:00 pm TOUR: Penguin Random House

Walking Tour: Penguin Random House

Located in the heart of the city at 320 Front Street West, Penguin Random House Canada is a fully open concept office, designed by figure3, catering to book-lovers and featuring great views of the city. Bookshelf-lined corridors, cozy reading nooks, and multi-purpose meeting spaces create a library feel and encourages collaboration. Top-of-the-line technology is fully integrated into meeting spaces, some with retractable walls, allowing for enough space that the entire company can congregate for meetings and special occasions. This tour also includes a stop at the 158-square foot retail space, The Penguin Shop, featuring staff picks and Penguin-branded merchandise.

Speaker Profile(s)

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Wed 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

11:20 am - 12:00 pm Sessions

AlphaNumérique: A National Digital Literacy Project in Public Libraries

Jean-François Cusson, Bianca Néron

The AlphaNumérique Digital Literacy Project aims to make digital accessible to all. It plans to offer learning activities to audiences and to train library staff in training techniques in digital literacy. AlphaNumérique will be presented to participants to raise awareness of the role of libraries in promoting digital inclusion.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
French Services

Building an Evidence-Based Advocacy Toolkit for Ontario College Libraries

Sarah Shujah, Jane Foo, Sarah Roberts, Heather Buchansky, Natalie Colaiacovo, Cyndi Smith

OCULA is developing an advocacy toolkit for Ontario college libraries to help ensure libraries are staffed with the various roles necessary. This session will discuss research conducted that investigates if there is evidence of an erosion of librarian profession and the impacts to Ontario colleges for investing in college libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Sarah Shujah

Sarah Shujah, U Toronto

Jane Foo

Jane Foo, Seneca C

Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts, Ontario Library Association

Heather Buchansky

Heather Buchansky, U Toronto

Natalie Colaiacovo

Natalie Colaiacovo, Centennial C

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Libraries
Academic, Outreach / Advocacy, Research

C’est un rêve: Une collaboration entre professeure et bibliothécaire pour supporter la recherche savante numérique

Sandy Hervieux, Eamon Duffy, Heidi Wendt

Afin de supporter une nouvelle forme de recherche savante, deux bibliothécaires ont collaboré avec une professeure dans la création d’un travail de publication numérique. Les bibliothécaires présenteront leur approche pour enseigner une plateforme de publication numérique et la professeure discutera de la création du devoir et de ses avantages.

Speaker Profile(s)
Sandy Hervieux

Sandy Hervieux, McGill U

Eamon Duffy

Eamon Duffy, McGill U

Heidi Wendt

Heidi Wendt, McGill U

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
French Services
Academic, Embedded Librarianship, Instruction

Dreaming Big: Collaborating to Support Student Wellness and Improve Retention

Jennifer Thiessen, Laurie Morrison

Research indicates that wellness is critical for student success. A grant to increase retention allowed Brock Library staff to dream big. From books, games, and coffee hours to mental health counselling to zine- and button-making, we tried it all! Explore how libraries in collaboration with campus partners can improve retention through mental health and well-being initiatives.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Thiessen

Jennifer Thiessen, Brock U

Laurie Morrison

Laurie Morrison, Brock U

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
General
Academic, Mental Health, Programming

Dreaming of Inclusion: Breaking Down Barriers to Library Work for People with Disabilities

Virginia Sytsma, Joanne Oud, George Hawtin

How can we encourage a more diverse workforce? By breaking down barriers that a diverse workforce might experience, including barriers for library workers with disabilities. Library workers with disabilities discuss barriers to inclusion in library work, how to support coworkers with disabilities, and understanding accommodations.

Speaker Profile(s)
Virginia Sytsma

Virginia Sytsma, Belleville PL

Joanne Oud

Joanne Oud, Wilfred Laurier U

George Hawtin

George Hawtin, George Hawtin Consulting

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Careers
Accessibility, Human Resources, Inclusion

Empowering Your Students to be Global Changemakers

Rebecca Hurley, Lisa Kao

In this workshop-style session, participants will rotate through a series of stations that pair UN sustainable development goals with print text and design thinking challenges. Participants will see the complimentary partnership between text and design thinking challenges, and how engaging students as critical problem solvers deepens their investment and commitment to finding solutions.

Speaker Profile(s)
Rebecca Hurley

Rebecca Hurley, Grand Erie DSB

Lisa Kao

Lisa Kao, Peel DSB

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
School Libraries
Inquiry, Literacy, Maker

Get to Know Scout! Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Public Library

Chelsea Murray, Barb Gillard, Jen Waugh

While Artificial Intelligence is an exciting new direction of information management and member engagement, there are many different directions to take with it. Learn how we got started, some of the challenges we faced, and our recommendations for libraries exploring AI and its potential.

Speaker Profile(s)
Chelsea Murray

Chelsea Murray, Calgary PL

Barb Gillard

Barb Gillard, Calgary PL

Jen Waugh

Jen Waugh, Calgary PL

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
General
Innovation, Public Service, Technology

Intentional Cataloguing for Inclusive Design in School Library Learning Commons

Lorna Young, Andrea Sykes, Janice Hilber, Ann McGowan

As schools work toward inclusive design, cataloguing practices in their library learning commons must reflect this. This session outlines the process that the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Library Learning Resources is engaged in as cataloguing procedures are redeveloped to reflect equity policies and inclusive design. Panel members will share their journey.

Speaker Profile(s)
Lorna Young

Lorna Young, Toronto DSB

Andrea Sykes

Andrea Sykes, Toronto DSB

Janice Hilber

Janice Hilber, Toronto DSB

Ann McGowan

Ann McGowan, Toronto DSB

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
School Libraries
Collections, Inclusion, Management, Treasure Mountain Canada / Learning Commons

Library Publishing Technology Services at Scale: Challenges and Lessons Learned

Kaitlin Newson, Bart Kawula

Scholars Portal provides hosting services for publishing software to 11 universities across Ontario. We’ll provide an overview of our publishing services, talk about our processes for managing software updates, and discuss the challenges we've faced and the lessons we’ve learned as the service has grown.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kaitlin Newson

Kaitlin Newson, Scholars Portal / OCUL

Bart Kawula

Bart Kawula, Scholars Portal / OCUL

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
Academic, Open Data / Access / Source, Technology

Making Connections: Inspiring Community to Capture Local History

Jess Posgate, Sarah Ferencz, Catherine Stuff, Ralph DeJong

Using crowdsource technology, libraries can engage their community to fill gaps, gather unheard stories, and build links across time. Projects like Whitby’s “Documenting the Now” and Brighton’s “Barns of Brighton” employ powerful tools to crowdsource information for dynamic and inclusive virtual exhibits, ensuring the past remains solidly in the present.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jess Posgate

Jess Posgate, OurDigitalWorld

Sarah Ferencz

Sarah Ferencz, Whitby PL

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Public Libraries
Local Collections, Outreach / Advocacy, Partnerships

Not a Pipe Dream: Designing Displays that are Eye-Catching, Informative and FUN!

Helen Power, Victoria Levang, Sharon Munro

Dream big with dynamic displays at your library that can captivate audiences and illuminate important issues. Library school doesn’t include a Graphic Design 101 course, so this session will cover basic design principles, creating displays on a budget, and how to make content informative, eye-catching, and FUN!

Speaker Profile(s)
Helen Power

Helen Power, U Saskatchewan

Victoria Levang

Victoria Levang, St. Clair C

Sharon Munro

Sharon Munro, U Windsor

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Library Technicians
Academic, Design, Outreach / Advocacy

Our Stories: OERs and Indigenous Materials

Stephen Sprong, Shannon Winterstein

This session will cover the creation of the Our Stories: First Peoples in Canada OER at Centennial College, which presented unique challenges in the ways in which Indigenous knowledge and learning is presented through open learning.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Indigenous
Inclusion, Indigenous, Licensing, Open Data / Access / Source

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone: Bringing Family-Based Literacy to Local Prisons and Under-Served Communities

Carla Veitch

Find out how the Children of Inmates Reading Program (ChIRP) evolved and gleaned helpful information on how to approach Correctional Facilities. Learn how to adapt this type of program to overlooked and under-served populations in your community.

Speaker Profile(s)
Carla Veitch

Carla Veitch, Gravenhurst PL

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Special Libraries
Literacy, Partnerships, Programming

Thought Processes Behind Implementing Indigenous Subject Headings in your Local Catalog

Kelly Buehler, Trina Grover

Since the TRC released its Calls to Action, some Canadian libraries have begun the process of replacing biased, outdated, and offensive subject headings. How do we reconcile our colonial, standards-based cataloguing system with terminology that is respectful and reflective of Indigenous worldviews? Presenters discuss thought processes, challenges, and implementation. This session is one of several sessions at SC 2020 concentrating on the respectful decolonization of Canadian libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kelly Buehler

Kelly Buehler, Toronto PL

Trina Grover

Trina Grover, Ryerson U

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
Library Technicians
Collections, Data, Indigenous

11:20 am - 12:35 pm TOUR: TD Art + Architecture

Walking Tour: TD Art + Archives

Join TD's Archivist for a tour of the collections vault and learn about the Bank's 164-year history. With over 40 years of history itself, TD's Archives document the Bank's people, products and milestone achievements. A vibrant, collaborative centre of knowledge, the Archives provides insights and advice on all aspects of corporate heritage.

Speaker Profile(s)

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Wed 11:20 am - 12:35 pm

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm TOUR: Penguin Random House

Walking Tour: Penguin Random House

Located in the heart of the city at 320 Front Street West, Penguin Random House Canada is a fully open concept office, designed by figure3, catering to book-lovers and featuring great views of the city. Bookshelf-lined corridors, cozy reading nooks, and multi-purpose meeting spaces create a library feel and encourages collaboration. Top-of-the-line technology is fully integrated into meeting spaces, some with retractable walls, allowing for enough space that the entire company can congregate for meetings and special occasions. This tour also includes a stop at the 158-square foot retail space, The Penguin Shop, featuring staff picks and Penguin-branded merchandise.

Speaker Profile(s)

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Wed 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Sessions

Ad/Lib Presents: The Year in Library Marketing 2019

Andrew Colgoni, Melanie Boatswain-Watson

Back again with a brand new edition, Ad/Lib (adlib.info) rounds up library marketing from across Canada (and beyond) from 2019. We knock on the doors of libraries and ask them to share their favourite marketing campaigns from the last year, and we share those with you. It's fast and fun.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
General
Design, Marketing

Building Yourself for Your Dream Job

Beckie MacDonald

Are you looking to launch your career or fall in love with it again? Need additional skills, networking building tips, or looking for a change, and not sure how to get there? This session will share tweaks, tips, and tricks to help build your portfolio towards success.

Speaker Profile(s)
Beckie MacDonald

Beckie MacDonald, Oshawa PL

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Careers
Careers, Mentoring

Communicating Your Brand with Passion, Conviction, and Honesty

Jamie Hardie

Many find the word Branding a little nebulous. But for the brands that 'get it right,' it's simply about building (and communicating) your best traits as a library. Together we'll explore what best brands share, what makes them great beyond a mere logo and the tools to communicate your brand across advertising channels and engagement opportunities. From positioning, photography, language, and design to client interactions inside our doors and out in our communities.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jamie Hardie

Creative Strategist, Hardie and Company Branding and Design

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Public Libraries
Design, Marketing, Partnerships

Creating an Engaging Space for Children and Caregivers: Lessons Learned an A Year-Long Space Redesign Project

Anne Flaherty, Zile Oxols

In 2019, Brantford Public Library redesigned their children’s area at the main branch. The objective was to create a flexible and distinguishable space where all ages (including caregivers) are engaged. The project committee executed the project without an external consultant. Hear about challenges, successes, and key steps.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Public Libraries
Library Buildings and Space

Designing the Future of Culture

Erin Scuccimarri, Susan Baues, Tim Cane

Imagine the library as a leader in developing a city’s path for the future. Discover why the Town of Innisfil solicits the library to lead prominent municipal projects like the Community Culture Master Plan. Our reach should extend well beyond our doors and our “wheel house” is well beyond books.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Governance
Governance, Management, Partnerships

Dreamed Into Being: Indigenous Authors Writing Their Truth

Alicia Elliott, Jesse Thistle, Adam Garnet Jones

Join best-selling authors Alicia Elliott (Tuscarora), Jesse Thistle (Métis, Cree, Scot), and Adam Garnet Jones (Cree, Métis, Danish) in conversation about big dreams, Indigenous voices, taking up space, and the transformative nature of truth.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Indigenous
Indigenous

Engaging Youth in Public Libraries: You Don't Know, But Youth Do

Kathryn Schoutsen, Amy Eastwood

Investing in youth can be challenging but vital. The challenge? Motivating them with the right opportunities. In Innisfil, youth engagement has significantly increased with the development of youth-driven, creative opportunities. Learn about new initiatives and share your own success stories and challenges. Walk away with new ideas and perspectives on youth engagement.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Public Libraries
Community Led, Inclusion, Programming

If I Had a Million Dollars (or $100): School Library Learning Commons Renovations and Refreshes

Richard Reid, Dawn Telfer

Library Learning Common space renovations and refreshed are taking place in school districts across Ontario. From grass roots level updates to system renovations, these changes are impacting student achievement and well-being, and the teaching and learning process positively. Join us for an informative workshop on Library Learning Commons renovations.

Speaker Profile(s)
Dawn Telfer

Learning Technologies and Library Learning Commons Coordinator, Thames Valley DSB

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
School Libraries
Innovation, Inquiry, Library Buildings and Space, Treasure Mountain Canada / Learning Commons

Indigenous Advisory Councils: Partners in Library Reconciliation

Cynthia Toniolo, Samantha Martin-Bird, Robyn Medicine

Indigenous Advisory Councils are an important first step in a library's journey towards truth and reconciliation. They support relationship building and community connection, and provide guidance on developing culturally relevant service through sharing of Indigenous knowledge and worldviews. A panel featuring council members from Thunder Bay and Toronto Public Libraries share their experiences.

Speaker Profile(s)
Samantha Martin-Bird

Samantha Martin-Bird, Thunder Bay PL

Robyn Medicine

Robyn Medicine, Thunder Bay PL

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Indigenous
Advisory Councils, Indigenous, Partnerships

Library Programming: A Risk Taking Adventure

Kelley England, Wendy Hicks, Linda Ludke

This interactive session harnesses the synergy of community partners, library staff and patrons. Learn how to co-create outcomes-based programming with the community. Explore how methods in programming for children can engage staff in leading adult programs. Share communication strategies to make storytimes accessible and interactive for non-verbal children.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kelley England

Kelley England, King Township PL

Wendy Hicks

Wendy Hicks, Stratford PL

Linda Ludke

Linda Ludke, London PL

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Public Libraries
Advocacy, Inclusion, Outreach, Programming

New Ways to Deliver Programming with Tech

Gregory Astill, Jasmine Seto

Creating new and exciting ways to teach technology while building skills that users can take into the real world, all while looping multiple library programs and departments in.

Speaker Profile(s)
Gregory Astill

Gregory Astill, Toronto PL

Jasmine Seto

Jasmine Seto, Toronto PL

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Public Libraries
Innovation, Programming, Technology

OLA Spotlight: Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Union's climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Thinkers, and FORTUNE magazine's World's Greatest Leaders. Katharine is currently a professor and directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois. *Please note: to reduce carbon emissions associated with this talk, Katharine will be presenting remotely from her office in Texas.

Speaker Profile(s)
Katharine Hayhoe

Professor and Director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
General, Spotlight

OLITA Spotlight: Justin Ling

Justin Ling

Justin Ling is a freelance journalist who specializes in covering stories untold, misunderstood, and often missed by the media. Today, Ling is working on a book profiling how eight men disappeared from Toronto’s Gay Village, and how police, for eight years, failed to catch the man they believe responsible for those deaths. The book stems from him popular CBC podcast, Uncover: The Village, where Ling sheds a light on these unsolved murders. He is also investigating Russian meddling in Canadian politics, a project that has taken him from inside the headquarters of the Department of National Defence to a NATO training base in Latvia. His work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, National Post, Maclean’s, VICE News, BuzzFeed News, and he has appeared on CBC, CTV, Global, CNN, the BBC, and a host of other outlets.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Technology

Poetry Slamming at Your Library

Haney Mussa, Claire Argyropoulos

Have you ever wanted to create an engaging youth-led poetry slam program? Poetry Saved our Lives is facilitated by local spoken word artists that work with staff to animate the program. The program engages and empowers youth through artistic mentorship development opportunities and provides a safe space for creative self-expression.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
School Libraries
Partnerships, Programming, Public Service

Programming in a Pinch

Ardis Chedore

Have you ever sat back and wished that you could do some of the amazing programming available at larger libraries? Are you a small, rural, or minimally staffed library and think programming impossible to do? We will introduce programming to suit your needs. Join us!

Speaker Profile(s)
Ardis Chedore

Ardis Chedore, Cochrane PL

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
General
Maker, Programming, Rural

Serving Ontario’s New Parliament: Outreach Strategies

Erica Smith, Meg Carruth, Jessica Knoll, Sarah Goodyear, Le Dieu Tran

The Legislative Library and Research Services prepared to welcome and serve these MPPs and their staff following the 2018 Election with a robust orientation program, new informational products, and training strategies. However, even the best-laid plans can go awry! This session will explore the unpredictable world of serving busy parliamentarians.

Speaker Profile(s)
Erica Smith

Erica Smith, Ontario Legislative Assembly

Meg Carruth

Meg Carruth, Ontario Legislative Assembly

Jessica Knoll

Jessica Knoll, Ontario Legislative Assembly

Sarah Goodyear

Sarah Goodyear, Ontario Legislative Assembly

Le Dieu Tran

Le Dieu Tran, Ontario Legislative Assembly

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Special Libraries
Marketing, Outreach / Advocacy, Special Libraries

Serving Vulnerable Members of the Public at an Academic Library: Implementing an Empathy-Driven Approach

Benjamin Walsh, Allison Ridgway

How can academic libraries strengthen services to members of the public to ensure the inclusion of those who may experience homelessness or mental illness? We will describe how we implemented an empathy-driven approach, outlined by last year’s Super Conference public libraries spotlight speaker Ryan Dowd, including service assessment, consultation, and outcomes.

Speaker Profile(s)
Benjamin Walsh

User Services Librarian, U Toronto

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Academic Libraries
Inclusion, Library Buildings and Space, Public Service

Talking About Whiteness and Racism: The Development of the White Fragility Book Club

Michelle Arbuckle, Lisa Levesque, Jane Schmidt

Are you interested in creating programming that gets your staff and community thinking, learning, and talking about whiteness and racism? In 2019, the Ryerson University Library did just that for their library staff. This session will explore the developmental process and the lessons learned from this endeavour.

Speaker Profile(s)
Michelle Arbuckle

Michelle Arbuckle, Ryerson U

Lisa Levesque

Lisa Levesque, Ryerson U

Jane Schmidt

Jane Schmidt, Ryerson U

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Academic Libraries
Inclusion, Programming, Reading & Readers Advisory

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Sessions

Bringing Inquiry Mindset to Your School

Trevor MacKenzie

Through facilitating an inquiry experience Trevor will inspire you to rethink the role of the teacher, learner, and the teacher librarian. You’ll learn practical instructional strategies that engage the passions, wonders, and curiosities of learners while participating in activities that can be immediately applied to your practice.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
School Libraries
Inclusion, Inquiry, Instruction

Cannabis in Canada: Health Information Then and Now

Jessica Babineau, Terri Rodak, Sarah Bonato

Two presentations will highlight how the legalization of recreational cannabis has impacted library services and collections. We will explore information professionals’ experiences with cannabis related questions, knowledge and resources needed to inform clients, and the development of a special collection to preserve now-antiquated, pre-legalization cannabis health literature.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jessica Babineau

Jessica Babineau, University Health Network

Terri Rodak

Terri Rodak, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Sarah Bonato

Sarah Bonato, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Health Libraries
Collections, Health, Reference

Dewey Divas and Dudes: #ownvoices for Kids and Teens

Saffron Beckwith, Andrea Colquhoun, Tim Gain, Janet Murie, Rosalyn Steele, Margot Stokreef, Lahring Tribe

About four years ago, Corinne Duyis coined the term #ownvoices "to recommend kidlit about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group." Since then #ownvoices has blown up and readers are actively looking for books in this framework. Come and hear the Dewey Divas and Dudes discuss books for teens and kids that are #ownvoices.

Speaker Profile(s)
Saffron Beckwith

President, ampersand inc

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
General
Reading & Readers Advisory

Equity in School Libraries: Using Inclusive Design to Deconstruct and Re-Design Your Library

Denise Cole

This session will provide participants with tools to engage in critical reflection and analysis of current school library collections and spaces, as well as a framework for reinventing their libraries to be more inclusive and representative of the diversity of their learners, communities, global identities, and perspectives.

Speaker Profile(s)
Denise Cole

Denise Cole, Simcoe County DSB

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
School Libraries
Inclusion, Innovation, Local Collections

Exploring Possibilities: A Vision for Public Libraries in ServiceOntario's Service Delivery Future

Jennifer Gayle, Glenn Brunetti, Jeyagobi Jeyaratnam

ServiceOntario is a gateway to government services for the people and businesses of Ontario. Through ServiceOntario, people can access a wide range of services, like getting birth certificates, registering a business, renewing a driver’s licence, health card and licence plate sticker. Many of these services are available in-person through offices across Ontario. Delivering these services in diverse communities requires a diverse mixture of service provider types. This interactive workshop will explore the potential role(s) of public libraries in ServiceOntario’s future delivery models. Share insights from your experience and join us in co-creating possible strategies for service delivery.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
General
Collaboration, Partnerships, Public Service

Indigenous Spotlight: Debbie Reese

Debbie Reese

Tribally enrolled at Nambé Owingeh, a sovereign native nation in the state currently known as New Mexico, Debbie's book chapters and her academic and professional articles are used in Library Science, Education, and English courses across the continent. A former school teacher and assistant professor, she is well known for her blog, American Indians in Children's Literature. An activist scholar, her writings and work on social media were important in a significant change in children's literature: the renaming of the Laura Ingalls Award to the Children's Literature Legacy Award.

Books will be for sale and an author signing will follow this session.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Indigenous, Spotlight

It Takes a Village: Partnerships and Programs for Local History Service Success

Ellen Stroud, Nicole Adams

Since 2017, Oshawa Public Libraries’ new Local History Room has resonated with the community beyond our expectations. Join us as we share strategies for engaging diverse community partners, cataloguing and preserving Local History items, innovative ideas for the space, programs and collections, and engaging youth through work placements.

Speaker Profile(s)
Ellen Stroud

Ellen Stroud, Oshawa PL

Nicole Adams

Nicole Adams, Oshawa PL

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Special Libraries
Local Collections, Partnerships, Programming

Keeping Up With the Library's Changing Reality in the Face of the Opioid Crisis

Mette Kruger, Rebecca McArthur

Participants will learn how one large library system in Northern Ontario has responded to the needs of both patrons and staff in the context of the opioid crisis. The focus will be on what supports are provided to staff in responding to the challenges of witnessing the library being used in less-than-traditional ways.

Speaker Profile(s)
Mette Kruger

Mette Krüger, Greater Sudbury PL

Rebecca McArthur

Rebecca McArthur, Greater Sudbury PL

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Public Libraries
Mental Health, Organizational Issues, Public Service

Let Everybody Know How to Dream With You: Digital Strategies for Libraries

Nitish Mandal, Julie Mandal

Libraries can leverage digital technologies to improve community participation, service offerings, and user engagement. We talk about five broad digital themes, and tailoring them to create a comprehensive digital strategy for your library, as well as steps to ensure successful implementation. The emphasis is on strategies, objectives, and metrics.

Speaker Profile(s)
Nitish Mandal

Nitish Mandal, Integrated Solutions

Julie Mandal

Julie Mandal, Brampton Library

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Technology
Inclusion, Marketing, User Experience

OLA Spotlight: CBC Introduces 'Podcasts in Class': How (and Why) Podcasts Can Be Effective Learning Tools

Tai Poole

In September 2019, CBC Podcasts launched a first-of-its-kind pilot program in the audio education space. 'Podcasts in Class' is a way for teachers to bring podcasts into their classrooms, with custom-made lesson plans, slides, handouts, homework, and even videos featuring CBC Podcast hosts. These guides are free, and easily adaptable to different courses and curriculums. In this session, you'll meet 12-year old Webby award-winning podcast host Tai Pool (Tai Asks Why) and hear from education experts who developed and vetted these teaching tools, and are spearheading their use in classrooms around the country.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
General, Spotlight

Small but Mighty: How Ontario’s Small Northern Libraries Contribute to the Provincial Library Landscape

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Small Northern libraries are an important but often overlooked part of the Ontario library community. Their innovation, resilience, collaboration, and advocacy positively impact Ontario’s library landscape. This panel will discuss the innovative programs, services, and partnerships developed by small Northern libraries, and how they can be implemented across the province.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Public Libraries
Partnerships, Programming, Public Service

To Jupyter and Beyond: Computational Notebooks in the Library

Tim Ribaric, Daniel Brett

Have you heard of Jupyter? Better yet, have you heard about how computational notebooks can be used to teach technologies and are part of the reproducible science movement? This session will show you the Juptyer platform and explain why you should know about it.

Speaker Profile(s)
Tim Ribaric

Tim Ribaric, Brock U

Daniel Brett

Daniel Brett, Brock U

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Technology
Data, Instruction, Technology

Using Research Synthesis Assignments to Teach Information Literacy and Critical Appraisal Skills to University Students

Rhiannon Jones, Zahra Premji

Teaching evidence-based methods through research synthesis is gaining traction as practitioners are increasingly finding value in decision-making based on a thorough examination of research. Students are introduced to evidence-based methods through a collaborative exploration of research topics. This session will introduce participants to how evidence-based topics are taught.

Speaker Profile(s)
Rhiannon Jones

Rhiannon Jones, U Calgary

Zahra Premji

Zahra Premji, U Calgary

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Academic Libraries
Academic, Instruction, Programming

We Need to Talk About Your Flair...Managing Through Change

Lee Puddephatt, Maria Petricko, Kanta Kapoor

Milton Public Library (MPL) implemented a new Service Delivery Model while concurrently opening a new branch. Compounding the effects of these changes, MPL hired four brand-new managers to implement the change. Join us to learn how we navigated the ups-and-downs of change management in a growing public library system.

Speaker Profile(s)
Lee Puddephatt

Manager, Public Service, Milton PL

Kanta Kapoor

Kanta Kapoor, Milton PL

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Careers
Careers, Management, Organizational Issues

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Keynote

Keynote: Farrah Khan

Farrah Khan

At the 2018 G7 Summit, as co-chair of the Gender-Equity Committee, Farrah Khan was called to speak on behalf of the council, in the room with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Donald Trump, German chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders and council representatives. She shared that you cannot talk about the economy and a thriving, sustainable, peaceful and healthy world without talking about gender equality. Armed with passion and compassion, she helps organizations recognize and address the needs for gender equality, consent culture, addressing harassment, gender-based violence, bystander intervention, trauma and disclosures.

Speaker Profile(s)
Wed 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Keynote

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm All Conference Welcome Party

All Conference Welcome Party

Speaker Profile(s)

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Wed 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday 30 Jan 2020

9:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote

Keynote: Mona Chalabi

Mona Chalabi

Mona Chalabi is a journalist who really loves numbers. She is the Data Editor of The Guardian where she writes articles, produces documentaries, and illustrates, as well as animates, data. After analyzing statistics for the United Nations, Mona Chalabi saw how important data was, but also how easily it could be used by people with their own specific agendas. Since then, her work for organizations like Transparency International and The Guardian has had one goal: to make sure as many people as possible can find and question the data they need to make informed decisions about their lives. She gives speeches and teaches courses on data journalism, and when she can, she illustrates data. Her illustrations have been exhibited by the Design Museum and were commended by the Royal Statistical Society, of which they said, “Her deceptively simple graphs are fun and accessible.

Speaker Profile(s)
Mona Chalabi

Data Editor, The Guardian

Thu 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Keynote

IdeaHUB Thursday

Sessions happening all day on the EXPO floor at the IdeaHUB stage.

CANSCAIP – Best Bets – 10:30 am – 11:25 am

IdeaHUB Stage

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.

Speaker Profile(s)

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Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Authors, EXPO, School Libraries

What’s New @ IEEE – 1:30 pm – 1:55 pm

Jalyn KelleyIdeaHUB Stage

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.

Client Services Manager, IEEE
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EXPO

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Sessions

"You've Got to Be Kind": Leading with Empathy

Nicole Adams, Caitlin Frailick, Amanda Freeman, Shelley Hawrychuk, Diana Krawczyk, Alexandra Yarrow

Library leaders have many approaches to staff management. With representatives from many library settings, this panel discussion will include leaders who are known to use empathy and kindness to connect with staff and motivate them to offer great service to customers.

Speaker Profile(s)
Nicole Adams

Nicole Adams, Oshawa PL

Caitlin Frailick

Caitlin Frailick, Hamilton PL

Amanda Freeman

Amanda Freeman, Burlington PL

Shelley Hawrychuk

Shelley Hawrychuk, U Toronto

Diana Krawczyk

Diana Krawczyk, Mississauga Library

Alexandra Yarrow

Alexandra Yarrow, Ottawa PL

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Careers
Careers, Management, Public Service

Accessibility Across Canadian Universities: A Look at How University Libraries Work Towards Inclusion

Katya Pereyaslavska, David Lepofsky, Victoria Owen, Kelly Dermody

This session will explore the past and the future of accessibility in Canada, examining current legal frameworks and international opportunities for cooperation with a focus on institutional compliance and proactive services. We will examine current legal frameworks, reflect on significant challenges and opportunities, and shine a spotlight on successful projects on several university libraries in Canada.

Speaker Profile(s)
Victoria Owen

Victoria Owen, U Toronto

Kelly Dermody

Librarian, E-Learning and Accessibility Services, Ryerson U

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Libraries
Accessibility, Collections, Inclusion

Accessibility by Design: The Promise of Accessible Publishing

Laurie Davidson, Daniella Levy-Pinto, Laura Brady

Access to content for readers with print disabilities has exploded through the use of screen readers, braille displays and other assistive technologies. Through federal funding, National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is spearheading work in collaborating with publishers, vendors, people with print disabilities, libraries, and other stakeholders to produce “born accessible” content and reading systems.

Speaker Profile(s)
Laurie Davidson

Laurie Davidson, BC Libraries Cooperative

Daniella Levy-Pinto

Daniella Levy-Pinto, National Network for Equitable Library Service

Laura Brady

Laura Brady, House of Anansi Press

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
Accessibility, Inclusion, Technology

Activating a Culture of Innovation

Brendon Foster-Algoo, Carrie Benbow, Ab Velasco, Pam Saliba

How can libraries enable a culture of innovation which allows staff to dream new ideas, and to pitch and develop those ideas? Participants will learn how TPL created and implemented its first-ever Innovation Strategy as well as their successes, outcomes and lessons learned. There will be a facilitated workshop on how libraries can help foster a culture of innovation to leverage the talents of their most valuable resource: their staff.

Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General
Innovation, Management, Organizational Issues

Adopting or Adapting: Open Education Copyright Instruction for Faculty and Staff

Mark Swartz, Heather Martin, Dan Sich

CARL librarians and copyright specialists are launching a series of online modules to help universities deliver copyright education to instructors and staff. Bilingual, accessible, and openly-licensed, these videos and accompanying quizzes provide an effective alternative to in-person copyright instruction. Learn how you can adapt them for use at your institution.

Speaker Profile(s)
Mark Swartz

Mark Swartz, Canadian Association of Research

Heather Martin

Heather Martin, U Guelph

Dan Sich

Dan Sich, Western U

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
Academic, eLearning, Licensing

Creating and Evaluating Effective Infographics

Kelly Schultz

Through a combination of a lecture and an activity, this session will introduce participants to best practices for designing effective infographics and evaluating them. We will discuss the design process, from choosing suitable layouts, fonts and colours, to selecting appropriate data visualization forms to convey the data and your message.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kelly Schultz

Kelly Schultz, U Toronto

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Health Libraries
Data, Design, Marketing

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Ontology Development

Camille Callison, Stacy Allison-Cassin, Robin Desmeules, Lisc Daley, Stacey Penney

The CFLA Indigenous Matters Working Group and NIKLA are working to develop decolonized subject headings, including terminology used by communities, which respect Indigenous sovereignty and knowledge protocols. Participants will learn about the project, which has applied Indigenous ontologies for practical application in range of library contexts. This session is one of several sessions at SC 2020 concentrating on the respectful decolonization of Canadian libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Camille Callison

Camille Callison, U Manitoba

Stacy Allison-Cassin

Stacy Allison-Cassin, York U

Robin Desmeules

Robin Desmeules, McGill U

Lisc Daley

Lisc Daley, Government of the Northwest Territories

Stacey Penney

Stacey Penney, Memorial U

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Indigenous
Community Led, Ethics, Indigenous

From Dreams to Reality: Bringing Your Strategic Plan to Life

Anne O'Shea, David Carson

In 2019, Vancouver Island Regional Library redesigned its project and committee structures to better harness the talents and interests of staff in 39 branches across 42,000 square kilometres. Come learn how participatory processes, leadership theory, and cloud-based tools can move projects from dream to reality, and boost enthusiasm and transparency.

Speaker Profile(s)
Anne O'Shea

Anne O'Shea, Vancouver Island Regional Library

David Carson

David Carson, Vancouver Island Regional Library

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Governance
Innovation, Management, Organizational Issues

Implementing an Augmented Reality Library Tour

Jennifer Ross

This fall, the McEwen School of Architecture’s library implemented an augmented reality library tour as a pilot project, which highlighted the library’s collection and features of the space. This session will outline the implementation of the project and reflect upon the process.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Ross

Jennifer Ross, Laurentian U

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
Innovation, Library Buildings and Space, Technology

Intellectual Freedom Spotlight

Toni Samek, Bessie Sullivan, Christina de Castell, James Turk

In our increasingly polarized society, there seems to be less willingness to tolerate the expression of views that individuals and groups find wrong or offensive. This has put public libraries’ foundational commitment to intellectual freedom in the crosshairs. What are we to do?

Speaker Profile(s)
Christina de Castell

Chief Librarian, Vancouver PL

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General, Spotlight

Manga Academia: Using Manga in the Classroom

Erik Ko, Mike Barltrop

Kids love manga, but how do we use the texts they already love in our teaching? Join educator Mike Barltrop to learn how manga has impacted the way kids read, how we can link manga to the curriculum, and how teachers are already using comics in the classroom.

Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
School Libraries
Academic, Instruction, Literacy

Moving Your Career Forward: A Step by Step Plan for Success

Susan Cleyle

This session will explore how you can position your career by creating an inventory of individual skills, learning how to pitch yourself, establishing a career path, learning how to analyze job adverts, and aligning them with your skills. This session will help build your brand and move your career forward.

Speaker Profile(s)
Susan Cleyle

Susan Cleyle, Memorial U

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Careers
Careers, Mentoring

OCULA Lightning Strikes

Speaker Profile(s)

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Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Libraries

OPLA Spotlight: Takara Small

Takara Small

Takara Small is a Toronto-based tech entrepreneur, journalist and developer. She is a technology columnist on Metro Morning (Toronto's top-rated morning radio show) and the founder and executive director of VentureKids Canada, a Toronto-based nonprofit that provides free coding classes and startup workshops to youth living in low-income and underserved communities. Since launching, the organization has worked with community-focused groups like Toronto Public Library (Canada's largest public library system and Venture13 (one of Canada's growing rural-based startup incubators) to create inclusive opportunities for diverse students from across the city of Toronto and the province. In addition to her work on CBC Radio she is also the host/producer of the Globe and Mail's technology podcast "I'll Go First", which in 2018 was named one of the best technology podcasts in the country by Apple Canada.

Speaker Profile(s)
Takara Small

Founder and Executive Director, Venture Kids Canada

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Public Libraries, Spotlight

OSLIP One Year On: Update on the Ontario School Library Impact Project

Heather Buchansky, Mary Cavanagh, Dianne Oberg, Marc d'Avernas, Kate Johnson-McGregor, Sarah Roberts

The Ontario School Library Impact Project (OSLIP) is one year into its research study, investigating the impact of school libraries on the development of information literacy skills in students entering post-secondary education. In this panel presentation, attendees will learn about the process, design, and latest findings.

Speaker Profile(s)
Heather Buchansky

Heather Buchansky, U Toronto

Mary Cavanagh

Mary Cavanagh, U Ottawa

Dianne Oberg

Dianne Oberg, U Alberta

Marc d'Avernas

Marc d'Avernas, Mount Royal U

Kate Johnson-McGregor

Kate Johnson-McGregor, Grand Erie DSB

Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts, Ontario Library Association

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
School Libraries
Inquiry, Outreach / Advocacy, Research

Pineapple Upside Down Isn’t Just a Cake: How a Public Library Flipped Its Lid and Came Out On Top…We Hope!

Adele Reid, Philip Wasley, Sandra Miceli, Teresa McCrimmon

Demographics and needs of patrons are changing in growing communities. Many struggle to keep staff engaged with the process. Discover how one library system took a chance, which included schedule changes and rotating staff through all their branches. Perspectives from all levels of staff will share what they learned.

Speaker Profile(s)
Adele Reid

Adele Reid, King Township PL

Philip Wasley

Philip Wasley, King Township PL

Sandra Miceli

Sandra Miceli, King Township PL

Teresa McCrimmon

Teresa McCrimmon, King Township PL

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Public Libraries
Human Resources, Organizational Issues, Public Service

Research Information Management Systems (RIMS) in Canada

Donna Bourne-Tyson, Vivian Lewis, Beth Sandore, Dale Askey

Libraries are helping (and sometimes leading) the implementation of Research Information Management Systems (RIMS) to facilitate, showcase, and track campus research. RIMS help researchers manage web-based public profiles, generate annual reports and CVs, and locate new collaborators. Research Offices use RIMS to identify research clusters, and track emerging trends.

Speaker Profile(s)
Donna Bourne-Tyson

Donna Bourne-Tyson, Dalhousie U

Vivian Lewis

Vivian Lewis, McMaster U

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Libraries
Academic, Organizational Issues, Research

Supporting Local Digital Francophone Cultural Content: Libraries to the Rescue

Nadia Caidi, Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo, Peter Kapidura, Carole Nkoa, Olivier St-Cyr, Joanna Grodecki

The lack of diversity and accessibility of French language information services, resources and media content, has negatively impacted the presence of Canadian francophone digital content in Canada and beyond. Cette session se veut être une réflexion sur ces problématiques avec un panel d’experts présentant des perspectives diverses.

Speaker Profile(s)
Nadia Caidi

Nadia Caidi, U Toronto

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
French Services
Local Collections, Outreach / Advocacy, Partnerships

Using Digital Storytelling and Media Production to Engage Learners in Your Library

Kevin Chlebovec

Learn about how digital storytelling can be used as a programming tool to engage learners in their libraries and makerspaces. Inspire creativity by using media production to communicate and share voices and perspectives. Learn the stages of production to create a compelling digital story and build global competencies.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kevin Chlebovec

Kevin Chlebovec, National Film Board of Canada

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
eLearning, Maker, Technology

“But I’m Not an Activist”: An Advocacy Primer and Pep Talk for the Scared or Reluctant Librarian

Dayne DeBenedet

What does library advocacy look like in today’s landscape? We’ll talk about grassroots and formal advocacy, leadership skills for effective organizing, overcoming our fears, and developing our own unique stories and voice. With the right tools every librarian, board member, and patron can be a library advocate!

Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General
Outreach / Advocacy, Public Service, Rural

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Sessions

Digital Inclusion of Marginalized Seniors: Access to Health Care Information

Linda Crosby, Donna Sevenpifer, Megan Anderson

What comes to mind when you think of seniors and online participation? A research team undertook a study to see how and where seniors access healthcare information. You will learn what factors impact access to digital information, seniors’ information-seeking behaviours, and what role libraries can play in addressing this issue.

Speaker Profile(s)
Linda Crosby

Linda Crosby, Fanshawe C

Donna Sevenpifer

Donna Sevenpifer, Fanshawe C

Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson, Fanshawe C

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Health Libraries
Health, Inclusion, Research

Empowering Staff to Create Safe Spaces Through Policy and Training

Kelly Nielsen, Danielle Baynes

Now more than ever, librarians are expected to be the “jack of all trades,” helping customers deal with a variety of societal concerns: substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness. By implementing specific policies and increasing training, we can empower staff to take control of the social disorder in our libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kelly Nielsen

Kelly Nielsen, Brantford PL

Danielle Baynes

Danielle Baynes, Brantford PL

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Public Libraries
Inclusion, Library Buildings and Space, Public Service

Exploring Cultural Awareness Through Indigenous Graphic Literature

Kent Allin

Exploring Indigenous graphic literature to promote cultural awareness using the texts Sugar Falls by David Robertson, Seven Generations by David Robertson and Scott Henderson, and Red: A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. The aspects of culture awareness this session will focus on are exploration, deconstruction and reconstruction.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kent Allin

Kent Allin, Hastings And Prince Edward DSB

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Indigenous
Academic, Indigenous, Inquiry

Failure is Not a Four-Letter Word: Learning to Embrace Failure in Our Libraries

Dayna DeBenedet

To create bold and resilient libraries we need to reframe the way we think about failure. Done well, failure can break ground for great ideas and creative thinking. We’ll look at how to embrace failure, promote positive experimentation, and cultivate a healthier workplace with less burnout and better communication.

Speaker Profile(s)
Dayna DeBenedet

Dayna DeBenedet, Dryden PL

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Careers
Innovation, Management, Public Service

From Compliance to Inclusion: Accessible Library eResources

Corinne Abba, Siobán Linnen

Let’s reframe the discussion of accessibility from compliance to inclusion, using the Library eResources Accessibility Project as example. Learn how Ontario colleges are collaborating to meet and exceed the AODA’s requirements for eresources and how we envision cross-sector partnerships. Let’s make our dreams of inclusion, collaboration, and access a reality.

Speaker Profile(s)
Corinne Abba

Corinne Abba, George Brown C

Siobán Linnen

Siobán Linnen, Ontario Colleges Library Service

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Academic Libraries
Accessibility, Inclusion, Technology

Law & Order, Public Library Unit: A New Approach to Dealing with and Documenting Incidents in the Library

James Dekens, Amanda Freeman

Over the course of 18-months, Burlington Public Library moved from an outdated, overly-complex Problem Procedure Manual and Incident Reporting form to a set of customer-first guidelines and a simplified reporting process. Learn how (and why) we updated our methods, empowering staff to not only make decisions when confronted with these challenges but to report them efficiently and respectfully.

Speaker Profile(s)
Amanda Freeman

Amanda Freeman, Burlington PL

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Public Libraries
Governance, Management, Organizational Issues

Library Grants to Support Open Educational Resources: Perspectives from Three Libraries

Chloe Lei, Jennifer Peters, Ann Ludbrook, Sally Wilson

OER grants come in many forms and they are a common way to encourage faculty engagement. Three institutions‒Ryerson, Concordia, and Seneca‒will talk about their OER grants programs, covering the origin of the grants, types of projects funded, and supports offered by the library. Takeaways include pros and cons of offering a grant program, ready-to-go materials licensed open, and an opportunity for audience to share their own OER funding initiatives.

Speaker Profile(s)
Chloe Lei

Chloe Lei, Concordia U

Jennifer Peters

Jennifer Peters, Seneca C

Ann Ludbrook

Ann Ludbrook, Ryerson U

Sally Wilson

Sally Wilson, Ryerson U

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Academic Libraries
Academic, eLearning, Outreach / Advocacy

Platform, Outlet, Connection: Amplifying the Teen Voice Through a Library-Published Teen Magazine

Julia McKnight

In 2018, Vancouver Public Library launched a teen journal, which became a powerful community engagement tool that amplifies local voices. Learn how to connect a community of compassionate and expressive teens, support resilience, and increase the relevancy of library services among the teen population through producing a teen journal for writing and visual art.

Speaker Profile(s)
Julia McKnight

Julia McKnight, Vancouver PL

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Public Libraries
Community Led, Innovation, Public Service

Promoting Indigenous language through descriptive cataloguing: ten years of Nunavut experience

Carol Rigby

Over the past decade, Nunavut libraries have developed and incorporated descriptive cataloguing standards that accurately represent materials in various forms of Inuktut (Inuit language). This session will explain methods of describing multilingual and multiscript materials, as well as authors, in their own languages, while respecting national and international cataloguing standards. This session is one of several sessions at SC 2020 concentrating on the respectful decolonization of Canadian libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Carol Rigby

Carol Rigby, Cataloguing and Editing Services

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Public Libraries
Community Led, Indigenous, User Experience

The Audible, Perceivable, Navigable, Accessible Digital Library

Eva Jurczyk, Harjinder Rana

As of January 2020, the AODA requires that libraries associated with educational institutions provide accessible or conversion-ready digital resources. This session will cover how libraries have been preparing via licensing and acquisitions, and how libraries will meet this requirement via accessibility testing, tools, and workflows for creating accessible alternatives.

Speaker Profile(s)
Eva Jurczyk

Eva Jurczyk, U Toronto

Harjinder Rana

Harjinder Rana, U Toronto

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Library Technicians
Academic, Accessibility, Licensing

Three Librarians, Three Paths, One Library: New Librarians and the First Year

Katelyn Stoddart, Sarah Harrison, Raymond Bach

Three new librarians got their start in a small library, then went their separate ways. They discuss aspects of new librarianship including taking risks, adding value to your library, going from small town library to metropolitan monstrosity and back again, and what they don't teach you in grad school.

Speaker Profile(s)
Katelyn Stoddart

Katelyn Stoddart, Mississauga PL

Sarah Harrison

Sarah Harrison, East Gwillimbury PL

Raymond Bach

Raymond Bach, East Gwillimbury PL

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Careers
Careers, Mentoring, Public Service

WITHDRAWN: Dream Together: Strategies to Establish and Grow a Community Archive to Its Success

Annie Fan, Gianna Babando

This session has been withdrawn.

Preserving archives remains an intricate combination of balances between old-fashion and new technology, privacy and visibility. In this session the archivists at Toronto Public Library share their strategies on leveling the ground building a community archive by taking participants on the journey of leading Chinese Canadian Archive to its success.

Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Special Libraries
Collections, Inclusion, Special Libraries

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Sessions

A Call for Active Participation: Decolonizing and Indigenizing the MLIS Curriculum at Western

Nancy Cooper, Marni Harrington, Heather Hill, Paulette Rothbauer, Danica Pawlick-Potts

Curriculum development must change for the next generations of librarians and information professionals to integrate principles of reconciliation and actively decolonize our fields of study, research, and professional practice. How do we best incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing into educational, organizational, and cultural structures of MLIS programs?

Speaker Profile(s)
Nancy Cooper

Nancy Cooper, Southern Ontario Library Service

Marni Harrington

Marni Harrington, Western U

Heather Hill

Heather Hill, Western U

Paulette Rothbauer

Paulette Rothbauer, Western U

Danica Pawlick-Potts

Danica Pawlick-Potts, Western U

Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Indigenous
Indigenous, Instruction, Partnerships

Book Tasting with the OLA Best Bets

Julia Campbell, Frances Hanemaayer, Samantha Dillane, Kate Morrison

Check out our “menus” of the best 2019 Canadian books for kids and teens. We read all the books so you don't have to! Come build your knowledge of Canadian books. And since we seek everything out, from publishers big and small, there are hidden gems for you to savour!

Speaker Profile(s)
Julia Campbell

Julia Campbell, Whitby PL

Frances Hanemaayer

Frances Hanemaayer, Burlington PL

Samantha Dillane

Samantha Dillane, Caledon PL

Kate Morrison

Kate Morrison, Hamilton PL

Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Public Libraries
Collections, Literacy, Reading & Readers Advisory

Cultural Diversity in Library Leadership

Mai Lu, Valentina Ly, Amanda French

Becoming a library leader can be challenging. The additional barriers experienced by culturally diverse librarians may make the challenge seem insurmountable. In this interactive workshop, learn about the skills required for library leadership, mentorship programs that support culturally diverse librarians, and experiences of successful culturally diverse leaders.

Speaker Profile(s)
Mai Lu

Mai Lu, U Toronto

Valentina Ly

Valentina Ly, Sinai Health System

Amanda French

Amanda French, Mississauga Library

Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Careers
Careers, Inclusion

Data Curation for Communities of Sound: A Speculative Workshop

Marjorie Mitchell, Felicity Tayler

Workshop participants will work through Digital Humanities data scenarios covering the research data lifecycle based on examples from Spoken Web, a SSHRC-funded project researching and preserving literary audio artifacts. Attendees will leave with research data management (RDM) terms and best practices that translate into concepts meaningful to Digital Humanities researchers.

Speaker Profile(s)
Marjorie Mitchell

Marjorie Mitchell, University British Columbia

Felicity Tayler

Felicity Tayler, Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa

Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Academic Libraries
Academic, Open Data / Access / Source, Partnerships

From LIS Student to LIS Professional: Developing Marketable Skills to Kickstart Your Library Career

Angel Su, Jordan Pedersen

Job preparedness requires more than just the possession of an LIS degree. In this workshop, participants will partake in three activities that they can implement in their current roles to help them develop essential skills, reflect on their learning, and confidently communicate their accomplishments to market themselves for library positions.

Speaker Profile(s)
Angel Su

Angel Su, U Toronto

Jordan Pedersen

Jordan Pedersen, U Toronto

Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Careers
Careers

How White is Your Collection?

Beth Crawley, Suzanne McLean

Speakers will reflect on their recent experience tackling a diversity audit of adult collections at a mid-sized rural public library, in an open discussion on the lack of diversity in public library collections and recent trends in collection development.

Speaker Profile(s)
Beth Crawley

Beth Crawley, Collingwood PL

Suzanne McLean

Suzanne McLean, Collingwood PL

Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
General
Collections, Indigenous, LGBTQ

National Union Catalogue Update

Speaker Profile(s)

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Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
General

Sweet Dreams? Librarians’ Role in Academic Integrity

Vickie Albrecht, Sarah Clark, Janice Winkler

This workshop will focus on academic librarians’ involvement with academic integrity (AI) support. Presenters will discuss their role in leading educational sessions for students involved in academic misconduct. Attendees will have the opportunity to work through case studies and share their own experiences.

Speaker Profile(s)
Vickie Albrecht

Vickie Albrecht, U Manitoba

Sarah Clark

Sarah Clark, U Manitoba

Janice Winkler

Janice Winkler, U Manitoba

Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Academic Libraries
Academic, Instruction, Partnerships

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Sessions

A Rhetoric of Silence in the IL Classroom

Meredith Fischer

Facing a group of quiet students can be uncomfortable, especially if we believe that silence at the “wrong time” signals a failure to encourage active learning. In this presentation, I will explain how we can leverage a rhetoric of silence to inspire what we teach and how we teach.

Speaker Profile(s)
Meredith Fischer

Meredith Fischer, Wilfrid Laurier U

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Technology
Academic, Instruction, Literacy

Beyond Fandoms: The Digital Ecology Behind Fanfiction and Why Libraries Need to Pay Attention

Desiree Baron, Samantha Mills

Fanfiction platforms have millions of readers worldwide. What can libraries learn from fanfiction’s growing mainstream appeal? From its diverse representation of characters to its multimodal and dynamic formats, fanfiction is nurtured by a rich digital ecology made of content creators, readers and fandoms. Come learn more about this exciting world.

Speaker Profile(s)
Desiree Baron

Desiree Baron, Vancouver PL

Samantha Mills

Samantha Mills, Vancouver PL

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Special Libraries
Collections, Programming, Reading & Readers Advisory

Co-Teaching, Collaboration and Engagement for Learners

Heather Stoness

How do we encourage collaboration and engagement among our learners? How do we reach all grades with only being part time in the library? This session will explore the concept of co-teaching and provide insight on different co-teaching models. Examples of flexible schedule learning menus will be shared.

Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
School Libraries
Instruction

Collaboration: From Aspirations to Reality

Tracey Donaldson

A school library is the “hub” of the building where collaboration happens. Learn about the key ingredients that have led to successful collaboration. We will focus on scheduling of partner time, building relationships with staff and students, and using Google Apps as a means to collaboration between students and teachers.

Speaker Profile(s)
Tracey Donaldson

Tracey Donaldson, Toronto DSB

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
School Libraries
Inclusion, Inquiry, Technology

Collections for Communities

Emily Thompson

To better serve diverse and under-represented communities, libraries need to innovate to make collections easier to search and access. Milton Public Library will detail its experiences improving a New Readers collection for adults learning to read in English, and in making its collection of Indigenous materials more robustly searchable online.

Speaker Profile(s)
Emily Thompson

Emily Thompson, Milton PL

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Indigenous
Collections, Inclusion, Partnerships

Dreaming Together: Creating an Indigenous Library Space and Reading Collection

Jennifer Thiessen

Like many academic institutions, Brock University is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous communities. We collaborated with our campus and local Indigenous partners to create a welcoming, respectful, and highly visible space that reflects Indigenous people’s histories, contributions, languages, and knowledges. We will explore lessons learned, continued challenges, and future plans.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Thiessen

Jennifer Thiessen, Brock U

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Indigenous
Academic, Indigenous, Partnerships

Explaining the Decline of Collective Copyright Licensing in Educational Institutions

Donald Taylor

This presentation uses the Theory of Fields to provide a different take on the decline of collective copyright licensing in post-secondaries. By examining the role of meaning making and the lack of skilled social action by all parties, it explains why we arrived at the present impasse.

Speaker Profile(s)
Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor, Simon Fraser U

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
General
Academic, Governance, Research

How We Recruit Academic Librarians: Hiring Policies and Practices that Promote (or Don't) a More Diverse and Inclusive Workforce

Monique Flaccavento

Diversity and inclusion have long been core values in academic librarianship, yet the profession continues to lack in diversity. Which hiring policies and practices promote a more diverse and inclusive workforce? Which create barriers? We will share initial findings from interviews conducted with HR professionals at CARL institutions.

Speaker Profile(s)
Monique Flaccavento

Monique Flaccavento, U Toronto

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Careers
Academic, Human Resources, Inclusion

Marie Kondo Your School Library

Isabelle Hobbs, Sara Haddow

Have you heard of Marie Kondo, the internationally famous tidying expert? Get inspired by home-grown talent to declutter your school library space! An elementary school teacher-librarian and secondary school library technician will offer tips on topics as book repair, weeding, display ideas, minimizing disorder, maximizing space and more!

Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
School Libraries

Moving Forward from Legacy Classification Systems

Raegan Swanson

In 1985, the Canadian Gay Archives created an in-house library classification system for our collection. Today, The ArQuives is faced with a classification system that is painfully out of date and that does not reflect the intersections of the LGBTQ2+ communities we represent. How do we move forward?

Speaker Profile(s)
Raegan Swanson

Raegan Swanson, The ArQuives

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Special Libraries
Inclusion, LGBTQ, Special Libraries

Patron-Centred Customer Service: A New Way

Sophie Middleton, Noreen Ma

The Vancouver Public Library has made patron-centred customer service a priority not only through the development of guidelines and administrative policy, but also through a shift in organizational culture. Join us in this interactive session to find out what it means to take a patron-centred approach to customer service.

Speaker Profile(s)
Sophie Middleton

Sophie Middleton, Vancouver PL

Noreen Ma

Noreen Ma, Vancouver PL

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Public Libraries
Public Service, User Experience

Social Capital Strategies for Libraries: Lessons Learned from RDM-related Outreach

Andrea Kosavic, Minglu Wang

This session investigates librarianship in the area of Research Data Management (RDM) through social capital theory. Using librarian/archivist RDM literature as a case study, we explore symbolic, network, and normative approaches to social capital. Modalities for libraries to strengthen, grow, and leverage their social capital will be explored.

Speaker Profile(s)
Andrea Kosavic

Andrea Kosavic, York U

Minglu Wang

Minglu Wang, York U

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Academic Libraries
Academic, Outreach / Advocacy, Partnerships

We Can Do That For You: Engaging Front Line Staff to Use Library Services

Bailey Urso, Daphne Horn

Lack of time, knowledge about the library, and understanding about how it can help are barriers to staff engagement. Last year, two librarians started working at two separate hospitals and both were committed to engaging staff. Join them in a discussion of actions they took, challenges they faced, and next steps.

Speaker Profile(s)
Bailey Urso

Bailey Urso, Woodstock Hospital

Daphne Horn

Daphne Horn, Scarborough Health Network

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Health Libraries
Embedded Librarianship, Health, Marketing

WITHDRAWN: Expanding into the World: Changes to the Canadiana Authorities File

Sarah Stacy

This session has been withdrawn.

In 2018, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) split its single, bilingual authority file Canadiana into separate files and joined NACO in order to manage its English-language authorities. This panel will reveal plans for a new cooperative cataloguing program that will see libraries cataloguing in French contribute to the Canadiana file.

Speaker Profile(s)
Sarah Stacy

Sarah Stacy, Library and Archives Canada

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
Library Technicians
Academic, Data, Technology

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Sessions

Born Accessible: Libraries, Publishers and the Government of Canada’s Efforts to Realize the Dream of Inclusive Publishing

In March of 2019, the Government of Canada announced the allocation of $22.8 million over 5 years to the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH) to “ensure the sustainable production and distribution of accessible reading material over the longer term.” PCH pulled together a working group of representatives from the library and publishing community to devise strategies to accomplish this goal. Join members of the working group for an update.

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Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Technology
Accessibility, Collections, Inclusion, Partnerships

Canadian-Sikh Heritage Resources

Ramandeep Sarai, Jillian Toombs, Stephanie Cheung

This session is to highlight the OLA project with the Sikh Museum of Canada in which the OLA created a resource list and detailed lessons plans to support collection development in school libraries and to support libraries for Sikh Heritage Month and beyond. Furthermore, this session will highlight 13 lessons written for grades K-8 using the various resources and with clear connections to the Ontario Curriculum.

Speaker Profile(s)
Ramandeep Sarai

Ramandeep Sarai, Toronto DSB

Jillian Toombs

Jillian Toombs, Toronto DSB

Stephanie Cheung

Stephanie Cheung, Toronto DSB

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
School Libraries
Academic, Collections, Inclusion

CFLA-FCAB: Canada’s National Voice for Libraries

Alix-Rae Stefanko, Todd Kyle, Katherine McColgan

CFLA-FCAB influences public policy, advances library excellence, and raises the visibility of libraries in Canada to advance our national intellectual, social, economic, and cultural success. Learn about CFLA-FCAB’s activities and development as a national advocacy organization.

Speaker Profile(s)
Alix-Rae Stefanko

Alix-Rae Stefanko, Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques | Winnipeg PL

Todd Kyle

Todd Kyle, Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques

Katherine McColgan

Katherine McColgan, Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Governance
Organizational Issues, Outreach / Advocacy

Copyright Update

Margaret Ann Wilkinson

Annual update on copyright issues from the OLA Copyright Advisor.

Speaker Profile(s)
Margaret Ann Wilkinson

, OLA Copyright Committee

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
General

Events and Programs: Stepping Out From The Ordinary

Robert Giorgini, Colleen Harris, Cory Crossman

The London Public Library recently launched two innovative initiatives to present live music, high profile author events and variety entertainment. Panellists will share their keys to success in leveraging space utilization, partnerships and fundraising opportunities along with best practices in meeting/event management and execution, creating a sustainable revenue stream.

Speaker Profile(s)
Robert Giorgini

Robert Giorgini, London PL

Colleen Harris

Colleen Harris, London PL

Cory Crossman

Cory Crossman, City of London

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Public Libraries
Library Buildings and Space, Partnerships, Programming

Examining Information Literacy Through a Decolonizing Lens

Cory Laverty, Francine Berish

Educators are shifting towards teaching practices that respect and integrate Indigenous worldviews. Within this context, libraries must explore their colonial foundations, including questioning models of information seeking. We will share how a learning program used reflective learning journals to capture perspectives on decolonization in relation to libraries and information literacy.

Speaker Profile(s)
Cory Laverty

Cory Laverty, Queen's U

Francine Berish

Francine Berish, Queen's U

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Indigenous
Academic, Indigenous, Instruction

Field(s) of Dreams: A Case Study in Cleaning and Migrating Library Catalogue Data

Annmarie Uleryk, Denise Angeloni, Simone O'Byrne

Library mergers, weeding, and digitization projects at the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks resulted in three library catalogues representing one collection. Geared towards those new to data clean up, we will present our adventures in catalogue clean-up and dealing with our data “ghosts.”

Speaker Profile(s)
Annmarie Uleryk

Annmarie Uleryk, Access Copyright

Denise Angeloni

Denise Angeloni, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Simone O'Byrne

Simone O'Byrne, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Library Technicians
Data, Special Libraries

GLAMming in the Wikiworld: Canadian Librarians and Wikimedia Canada

Loren Fantin, Benoit Rochon, Stacy Allison-Cassin, Cristina Pietropaulo

GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) institutions are increasingly becoming involved in Wikimedia projects to increase the impact of their collections and provide opportunities for community engagement. Let’s talk Wikidata, collaboration, challenges and Canadian opportunities.

Speaker Profile(s)
Loren Fantin

Loren Fantin, OurDigitalWorld

Benoit Rochon

Benoit Rochon, Wikimedia Canada

Stacy Allison-Cassin

Stacy Allison-Cassin, York U

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Special Libraries
Community Led, Inclusion, Open Data / Access / Source

Growing in Our Community: Seed Libraries, Garden Spaces, and Sustainable Programming at Our Libraries

Emma Campbell, Beth Lanigan, Mandy Pethick, Michaela Posthumus

Sustainability, conservation, and environmental literacy are flowering in Ontario libraries. Three different libraries will discuss how to start, run, and maintain gardens, seed libraries, and butterfly nurseries, and associated community programs. They will explore the ways libraries can teach gardening skills and environmental stewardship in a time of climate change.

Speaker Profile(s)
Emma Campbell

Emma Campbell, Idea Exchange

Beth Lanigan

Beth Lanigan, Idea Exchange

Mandy Pethick

Mandy Pethick, Innisfil ideaLAB

Michaela Posthumus

Michaela Posthumus, Bruce County PL

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Special Libraries
Community Led, Partnerships, Programming

OCULA Spotlight: Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek

Sheila Cote-Meek

Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek is Anishinaabe from the Teme-Augama Anishnabai, and is the Vice-President, Equity, People and Culture at York University effective October 1, 2019. She is the former Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Programs at Laurentian University. Author of Colonized Classrooms: Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Post-Secondary Education and a leader in Indigenous education, Dr. Cote-Meek has focused on bringing about systemic changes that attend to equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education.

Books will be for sale and an author signing will follow this session.

Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Academic Libraries, Spotlight

OHLA Spotlight: Tai Huynh

Tai Huynh

Tai Huynh is Editor-in-Chief of The Local, an independent magazine exploring urban health and social issues in Toronto. He’s also Creative Director at UHN OpenLab, a design and innovation studio dedicated to a human-centred approach for advancing health and its social determinants. Tai is co-founder of Choosing Wisely Canada, the national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in health care. He previously held senior roles at the Ontario Ministry of Health, and in management consulting. Tai has a Master of Design from OCAD University, MBA from York University and Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.

Speaker Profile(s)
Tai Huynh

Editor-in-Chief, The Local

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Health Libraries, Spotlight

Public Libraries and the Challenge of “Adulting”: Supporting Youth with Information Literacy and Life Skills

Laura Freeman, Sepideh Mckensy

We will explore how public libraries are positioned to support youth transitioning out of high school develop information literacy (IL) and, increasingly, “life” skills. Our presence in the community can be leveraged to provide information needs at multiple levels — from system coordination, local partnership with schools and assisting students within our branches.

Speaker Profile(s)
Laura Freeman

Laura Freeman, Toronto PL

Sepideh Mckensy

Sepideh Mckensy, Toronto PL

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Public Libraries
Inquiry, Programming, Public Service

Raising Your Voice in the School Library: A Chance to Chat

It's a school library unconference within a conference! Open conversations among school library staff hosted by OSLA Council. Have a cozy tête-à-tête or an engaging discussion with a crowd. Topics may include: schedules, budget, and advocacy, favourite books, tech, cool collaboration, Forest of Reading ideas, and writing for The Teaching Librarian.

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Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
School Libraries

Reading Aloud to Kids Big and Small

Rachel Seigel

As children start reading independently, the ritual of reading aloud starts to disappear, but 83% of kids between 6-17 reported still enjoying it. This session will explain why reading aloud to older children is still important and valuable and how it can improve their long-term reading success.

Speaker Profile(s)
Rachel Seigel

Rachel Seigel, Library Services Centre

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
School Libraries
Collections, Inquiry, Literacy

So You Think You Are Safe! How Libraries Can Be Cyber Aware

Lesa Balch, Sherry Fahim, Krista Robinson

In today’s world of cyber-attacks, what can libraries do to secure data and systems? What are the biggest risks, and how to prevent them? How to increase cybersecurity awareness and what technology tools are most effective? Leave with reasonable actions to use to protect yourself, your data, and your library.

Speaker Profile(s)
Lesa Balch

Lesa Balch, Kitchener PL

Sherry Fahim

Sherry Fahim, Hamilton PL

Krista Robinson

Krista Robinson, Stratford PL

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Technology
Management, Technology

Starting Out Right: OPLA’s Survey on the Topic of Best Practices When Registering New Members

Douglas Davey, Gillian Byrne

Libraries can be places for people to dream and grow, but only if they can get in the door. New patron registration is a deceptively complex process, involving policy, procedure, legislation, the ILS, and human rights. In this session, attendees will learn about the OPLA’s new patron registration survey, and how it can help public libraries can break down unnecessary barriers to service. A Kahoot will help attendees compare their services, so download the app!

Speaker Profile(s)
Douglas Davey

Douglas Davey, Halton Hills PL

Gillian Byrne

Gillian Byrne, Toronto PL

Thu 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
General
Ethics, Inclusion, Public Service

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Public Library Awards Gala

Public Library Awards Gala Reception

Presented by Ontario Public Library Association and Ontario Library Boards' Association. Reception at 5:30 PM, Award Presentation at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $40 and available at the Registration Desk in the MTCC Lobby. Join your colleagues in recognizing excellent in Ontario's public libraries. The evening will begin with a mix and mingle, including drinks and hors d'oeuvres, followed by an award presentation gala honouring our colleagues and innovative library initiatives.

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Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Games Night Social

Games Night Social

Come and participate in Dungeons and Dragons and other board games. Chat with library folks who are also interested in games. A fun, lighthearted night. Cash bar.

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Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Karaoke + Pub Night

Karaoke & Pub Night (Offsite at The Pint House)

Cap off a full day of professional learning by belting out your favourite tunes alongside conference attendees! Or just come along and watch! Participation not mandatory. Some drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday 31 Jan 2020

9:00 am - 10:30 am Sessions

Cognitive Care Kits and Collaboration for Dementia-Friendly Communities

Suzanne Acharya

Learn the Montessori Method of dementia caregiving offered by Burlington Public Library. Participate in the interactive learning experience that accompanies our Cognitive Care Kits for dementia. Learn from our experience what users value the most in our curated activities and dementia-friendly collection. Explore the value of community collaboration, the mechanism of the collaboration, and benefit to the library. Presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society.

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Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Public Libraries
Accessibility, Community Led, Partnerships

Dreams of Summer: TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC) Forum

Jessica Roy, Lisa Radha Weaver, Lianne Fortin, Alix-Rae Stefanko, Lisa Halsall

The TD Summer Reading Club team is looking for your input to help improve our service to libraries and families. Please join us for a design thinking brainstorming session where you can share your ideas and co-create the program.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jessica Roy

Jessica Roy, Toronto PL

Lisa Radha Weaver

Lisa Radha Weaver, Hamilton PL

Lianne Fortin

Lianne Fortin, Library and Archives Canada

Alix-Rae Stefanko

Alix-Rae Stefanko, Canadian Federation of Library Associations/Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques | Winnipeg PL

Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Public Libraries
Programming, Reading & Readers Advisory

Easing the High School to University/College Transition: Building Effective Programming to Bridge the Information Literacy Gap

Sarah Shujah, Kate Johnson-McGregor, Christopher Tomasini, Samhita Gupta, Sophie Bury

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to design successful information literacy (IL) programming to support transitioning students from high school to post-secondary education in the Ontario context. Hear student testimonials, develop your IL practice, and collaborate with colleagues to develop orientation programs and IL programming for transitioning students.

Speaker Profile(s)
Sarah Shujah

Sarah Shujah, U Toronto

Kate Johnson-McGregor

Kate Johnson-McGregor, Grand Erie DSB

Christopher Tomasini

Christopher Tomasini, Lakehead U

Samhita Gupta

Samhita Gupta, Branksome Hall

Sophie Bury

Sophie Bury, York U

Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 am
School Libraries
Instruction, Partnerships, Programming

How to Hire: New Approaches to Recruiting, Posting and Interviewing

Michelle Arbuckle, Rochelle Mazar, Anne Bechard

This interactive workshop will arm you with the skills to reboot your hiring process. If you're new to hiring, or just tired of the same old same old, join us as we explore and analyze the different ways that organizations are posting jobs and approaching recruiting, interviewing, and hiring.

Speaker Profile(s)
Michelle Arbuckle

Michelle Arbuckle, Ryerson U

Rochelle Mazar

Rochelle Mazar, U Rochester

Anne Bechard

Anne Bechard, Richmond PL

Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Careers
Careers, Human Resources, Management

Indigenous Issues In Technical Services: A Roundtable Discussion

Camille Callison, Robin Desmeules, Trina Grover, Carol Rigby, Stacy Allison-Cassin, Kelly Buehler

Participants will work in roundtables for a facilitated discussion on practical issues facing libraries of all kinds. Topics include: Indigenous languages in catalogues, Traditional Knowledge labels, and approaches to subject headings. The group will come back together to present highlights. Notes will be taken and shared where respectful and appropriate. This session is one of several sessions at SC 2020 concentrating on the respectful decolonization of Canadian libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Camille Callison

Camille Callison, U Manitoba

Robin Desmeules

Robin Desmeules, McGill U

Trina Grover

Trina Grover, Ryerson U

Carol Rigby

Carol Rigby, Cataloguing and Editing Services

Stacy Allison-Cassin

Stacy Allison-Cassin, York U

Kelly Buehler

Kelly Buehler, Toronto PL

Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Indigenous
Community Led, Indigenous, Outreach / Advocacy

The Canadian BIBFRAME Readiness Task Force (CBRTF): A Panel Discussion on the Impact of BIBFRAME Implementation for Canadian Libraries

Ian Bigelow, Heather Pretty, Christopher Carr, Kris Warrzyniak

National and large research libraries are working on implementing BIBFRAME. This transition will significantly impact Canadian libraries, and soon BIBFRAME will be part of the cataloguing landscape. This session will cover international and Canadian efforts towards BIBFRAME implementation, and CBRTF work, with a focus on impact for Canadian libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Ian Bigelow

Ian Bigelow, U Alberta

Heather Pretty

Heather Pretty, Memorial U

Christopher Carr

Christopher Carr, Concordia U

Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Library Technicians
Linked Data, Partnerships, Research

Work Less, Accomplish More: Strategies for Maximizing Your Productivity and Prioritizing Self-Care

Jacqueline Kreller-Vanderkooy, Amber Allen

Increasing your productivity doesn’t necessarily require you to work more. Often, this involves strategies that help you to work less while accomplishing more. Participants will reflect on their own practices and environment. Facilitators will share strategies from the productivity literature. Attendees from all library sectors are encouraged to attend.

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Jacqueline Kreller-Vanderkooy

Jacqueline Kreller-Vanderkooy, U Guelph

Amber Allen

Amber Allen, U Guelph

Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Careers
Careers, Human Resources, Mental Health

9:00 am - 9:40 am Sessions

Bibliometrics 2020: A Collections Odyssey

Susan Truong, Ryan Saavedra

Introducing new collections can present a challenge for libraries. Competition for resources such as budget, and space impact key decisions. Utilize traditional data to generate comprehensive statistics to expand and support collections is key. Building collections with definitive metrics serves as a valuable tool to optimize access and use.

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Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
General
Collections, Data, Public Service

Building a Community Comics Library

Rotem Diamant, Rebecca Radevski

Canada Comics Open Library is a volunteer-run, non-profit special library dedicated to comics accessibility. This session will cover the challenges of creating the library, including collection development, alternative cataloguing, and community building. The session will provide resources for purchasing inclusive comics and facilitate discussion of comics barriers librarians may experience.

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Rotem Diamant

Rotem Diamant, Canada Comics Open Library

Rebecca Radevski

Rebecca Radevski, Canada Comics Open Library

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Special Libraries
Accessibility, Local Collections, Special Libraries

Designing a Library Learning Commons Through an Equity Lens and Becoming an Equity Leader

Rabia Khokhar

In this session, attendees will reaffirm their belief in the importance of libraries in a community. We will critically think about how to design and create a library through an equity lens. Opportunities will be provided to reflect on our role as equity leaders and critical book selection.

Speaker Profile(s)
Rabia Khokhar

Rabia Khokhar, Toronto DSB

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
School Libraries
Collections, Design, Inclusion

Doing It All On A Dime: How to Meet the Increasing Needs of Diverse User Groups Without Breaking the Bank

Cate Carlyle, Allana Beaton

Struggling to meet the information, literacy, and mental health needs of diverse users? Mindful Mondays to Dollar Store makerspaces, yoga to Pride, food banks to loose parts, we'll get you inspired. For library staff in every sector who are forced to work within strapped budgets to meet users’ needs!

Speaker Profile(s)
Cate Carlyle

Cate Carlyle, Mount Saint Vincent U

Allana Beaton

Allana Beaton, St. Francis Xavier U

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Special Libraries
Mental Health, Programming, Special Libraries

Failing Upwards: How Failure Motivated One Librarian to Reexamine IL Practices

Matthew Rohweder

This presentation will explore one liaison librarian's attempts (and failure) to create a student-centred learning environment within library sessions designed for a large first-year business class. This session will engage attendees to begin reassessing failure in their own professional practices and come away thinking about those moments as inspiration.

Speaker Profile(s)
Matthew Rohweder

Business Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier U

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Academic Libraries
Academic, Instruction, Research

Gentillesse et bonheur : les fondements d'un monde meilleur !

Nathalie Blanchard

En 2018, la succursale Alta Vista de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa a collaboré avec World Changing Kids. Cette présentation racontera comment, en travaillant ensemble, nous avons collaboré avec des organismes communautaires locaux pour organiser des événements en établissant des liens avec des personnes qui ne fréquentent pas habituellement la bibliothèque.

Speaker Profile(s)
Nathalie Blanchard

Nathalie Blanchard, Ottawa PL

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
French Services
Advocacy, Outreach, Partnerships

Get To Know Your Neighbours: Create a Dynamic Branch Profile to Inform Design and Delivery of Services and Programs

Alexandra Sensicle, Alison Clarke, Ben Smeets

Develop a better understanding of your library community by creating a detailed profile of your branch’s catchment area. Learn how to plan the project, obtain the data, interpret the information, design a profile, and use the results for advocacy, onboarding, and planning.

Speaker Profile(s)
Alison Clarke

Alison Clarke, Brampton Library

Ben Smeets

Ben Smeets, Brampton Library

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Public Libraries
Community Led, Data, Outreach / Advocacy

How-To in 10: Teaching and Learning From One Another

Sue Pratt, Danielle Big Canoe Snake

This session describes the planning and delivery of a How-To in 10 event at the Chippewas of Rama First Nation Library. How-To event experts included college students and Chippewas of Rama First Nation community members. Participants included library clients, elementary school students, college students, and residents from the area.

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Sue Pratt

Sue Pratt, Durham C

Danielle Big Canoe Snake

Danielle Big Canoe Snake, Chippewas of Rama First Nation Library

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Indigenous
Indigenous, Partnerships, Programming

If You Can Dream It, You Can Plan It: Organizing Volunteer-Run Professional Development Events Without Losing Your Head

Marcela Isuster, Katherine Hanz

Thinking of organizing a conference, workshop, or symposium and don’t know where to start? This presentation will help you organize engaging and successful professional development opportunities. Topics include program building, working with volunteers, managing finances, balancing time commitments, and marketing. Be prepared for lots of lessons learned!

Speaker Profile(s)
Marcela Isuster

Marcela Isuster, McGill U

Katherine Hanz

Katherine Hanz, McGill U

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Careers
Careers, Management, Outreach / Advocacy

Medical Libraries Assemble! Engaging Hospital Staff Through Graphic Medicine

Caleb Nault, Jessica Babineau, Ashley Farrell, Melanie Anderson

University Health Network Libraries are embarking on a project to develop and promote a graphic medicine collection to foster health literacy by connecting healthcare providers with meaningful ways of understanding diverse patient experiences. We will discuss the project process and the next phase to attract UHN-wide staff engagement with the new collection.

Speaker Profile(s)
Caleb Nault

Caleb Nault, University Health Network

Jessica Babineau

Jessica Babineau, University Health Network

Ashley Farrell

Ashley Farrell, University Health Network

Melanie Anderson

Melanie Anderson, University Health Network

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Health Libraries
Collections, Health, Marketing

Online Learning Roles of Academic Librarians in Canada

Heather McTavish

Academic librarians are increasingly required to teach online, despite having less than ideal opportunities to learn to teach during professional education. Based on MA thesis research at Ontario Tech University, this presentation will discuss online instructional roles and highlight the emerging skill set required to be successful in the role.

Speaker Profile(s)
Heather McTavish

Heather McTavish, Ontario Tech U

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Technology
Academic, eLearning, Instruction

Youth On Board: Young Representatives at Library Board Meetings

Bee Stillar

Bonnechere Union Public Library (BUPL) are the innovators behind having youth representatives at board meetings. Since 2010, the library's youth committee has always had the space to speak and be heard by the decision makers. This allows for the board to hear directly from young patrons as well as offers valuable life experience and skills to the youth. Hear how it started, how it works, and how you can apply it to your own library!

Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Governance
Inspiration, Liaison, Library Boards, Youth Committees

IdeaHUB Friday

Sessions happening all day on the EXPO floor at the IdeaHUB stage.

CANSCAIP ­– Forest of Reading® – 10:30 am – 11:25 am

IdeaHUB Stage

Thinking about bringing an author to your school? The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers (CANSCAIP) proudly presents 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.

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Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Authors, EXPO, Public Libraries, School Libraries

Meet the Crime Writers of Canada – 1:00 pm – 1:55 pm

A.G. Pasquella, Andy Potter, Ann Shortell, Barbara Fradkin, Brenda Chapman, David Albertyn, Hilary Davidson, Janet Bolin, Jen Danna, Judy Penz Sheluk, Karen Grose, Ken Ogilvie, Linda Wiken, Lynn McPherson, Mark D. Swailes, Melissa Yi, Melodie Campbell, Mesdames of Mayhem, Mike Martin, Nikki Everts, Rick Mofina, Wendy HewlettIdeaHUB Stage

The members of the Crime Writers of Canada (CWC), 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.

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.

UndercardDavid Albertyn author of Undercard, House of Anansi Press

24 pulse-pounding hours in Las Vegas: four estranged friends are unexpectedly reunited by a high-profile prizefight and an even higher-profile murder. Boxing, casinos, corrupt cops, social issues, conflicting loyalties, and revenge all collide in one bullet-paced narrative.


Jealousy Filled DonutsGinger Bolton author of Jealousy Filled Donuts, Kensington Publishing Corp.

A firework becomes a murder weapon, and Emily Westhill pursues a killer with a short fuse… Having her jelly donuts involved in a murder lands Emily and her café, Deputy Donut, in a sticky situation. And then a shady shutterbug tries to frame her, and she finds herself in quite a jam.


Turning SecretsBrenda Chapman author of Turning Secrets, Dundurn

Former teenage runaway and new single mother Nadia Armstrong moves to Kingston to turn her life around. But six months later, her body is found at an isolated construction site. Major Crimes begins piecing together her last days, uncertain if it is a case of suicide or murder. Book 6 in the series.


Merger ManiacDelvin Chatterson author of Merger Maniac, Tellwell

Some offers have to be refused. Dale Hunter is looking for merger or acquisition partners when when he’s suddenly approached by the Montreal Mafia to participate in their money laundering schemes. Hunter has to walk a dangerous tightrope to avoid using their dirty money.


No Man's LandJen J. Danna author of No Man's Land, Kensington Books

After stumbling over a victim during the urban exploration of a condemned psychiatric hospital, Meg Jennings and her FBI search-and-rescue black lab Hawk take on a killer hellbent on abducting the elderly and abandoning them in derelict buildings to die alone in the dark.


Evidence of Uncertain OriginNikki Everts author of Evidence of Uncertain Origin, Arboretum Press

Montreal, 1969: A separatist movement, the FLQ, ramps up its terrorist activities. A WWI veteran dies; an accident, say the police – granddaughters Kit and Sondra disagree. Their sleuthing stirs up danger, plunges Kit into a risky liaison, and unravels the mystery of their grandfather’s death.


Blood TiesBarbara Fradkin author of Blood Ties, Orca Book Publishers

Blood Ties is the fourth in the Rapid Reads series featuring country handyman and reluctant sleuth Cedric O’Toole. Cedric is forced to come face-to-face with a lifetime of family secrets when a stranger shows up at his farm claiming to be his brother.


In the Key of 13Madeleine Harris-Callway author of In the Key of 13, Carrick Publishing

Music, mayhem, and murder. A collection of crime stories by 18 established Canadian authors and one talented newcomer, many of whom are winners or finalists of the Arthur Ellis, Edgar, Debut Dagger, Dillinger, and other major awards for excellence in crime fiction.


Ailey of SkyeWendy Hewlett author of Ailey of Skye, Wendy Hewlett

Recovering alcoholic/addict, Aileen MacEwan, travels to the Isle of Skye in Scotland to spend a month discovering who sober Aileen is. When she arrives, she finds a man living in the house left to her by her paternal grandmother and learns everything she knew about her beginnings are lies.


Trouble on the BooksEssie Lang author of Trouble on the Books, Crooked Lane Books

Shelby Cox has the ideal job, in the ideal location, running a seasonal bookstore in a castle on Blye Island, part of the Thousand Islands. Ideal, except for the dead body. Shelby has to re-shape all she knows about herself and her future as she takes on the murderer, before she’s next on the list.


Fire, Fog and WaterMike Martin author of Fire, Fog and Water, Ottawa Press and Publishing

Fire, Fog and Water is the 8th book in the award-winning Sgt. Windflower Mystery series. It is another great installment in this light mystery series that is set in the beautiful little town of Grand Bank, Newfoundland. Food, fun, and good friends abound in this great Canadian mystery.


The Lying HouseRick Mofina author of The Lying House, Mira

A young couple’s whirlwind move to Miami, Florida in pursuit of their dreams descends into a nightmare when a stranger’s terrifying invasion of their home entangles them in lies, mistrust, and murder.


HoundKen Ogilvie author of Hound, Joffe Books Ltd.

The second book in the Detective Rebecca Bradley series: Rebecca Bradley put serial killer Jackie Caldwell in prison. She had the assistance of Hound, a giant young man who’s in love with Rebecca. But then Jackie murders a prison guard and escapes. Her next target is the policewoman herself!


Carve The HeartA.G. Pasquella author of Carve The Heart, Dundurn Press

Cassandra, the woman who broke Jack Palace’s heart, is suddenly back in his life. She owes $600,000 to a brutal gangster who has threatened her life, and she needs Jack’s help. Things get violent when Cassandra disappears … but not everyone believes Cassandra is in danger. Is Jack being set up?


A Fool's JourneyJudy Penz Sheluk author of A Fool's Journey, Superior Shores Press

In March 2000, 20-year-old Brandon Colbeck left home to find himself on a self-proclaimed “fool’s journey.” No one has seen or heard from him since. Hired to find him, Calamity Barnstable follows a trail of buried secrets, only to learn one thing: there’s no such thing as closure.


Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Authors, EXPO, Public Libraries

9:50 am - 10:30 am Sessions

Building Your Dream Team: Assembling Your Ultimate Team of Avengers

Rhonda Moore, Ann Pearce

As managers and leaders, we must check our assumptions and predispositions, recognizing that work ethic of staff from different generations may vary. Different outlooks can be utilized to develop a dedicated, collaborative team. Learn strategies and techniques to engage and empower your staff, building a resilient team that embraces its diverse perspectives.

Speaker Profile(s)
Ann Pearce

Manager, Library Services, McMaster U

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
Careers
Academic, Management, Organizational Issues

Cataloguing the Community: GIS Projects in a Public Library

Jorge Cardenas

How do you meet users where they are, keep track of community assets, and build digital tools for staff? By dreaming big and cataloguing the whole community! Or trying to. We'll discuss community maps, GIS projects and technology challenges, and explore relationship building with local government, partners and community.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jorge Cardenas

Jorge Cardenas, Burnaby PL

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
Technology
Community Led, Partnerships, Technology

Cultural Rights to a Public Library: UDHR and UNDRIP as an Ethical Space of Engagement

Alison Frayne

Are public library policies accommodating individual and collective well-being? This session discusses the issue through an ethical space of engagement by drawing on the cultural rights of the UDHR, the UNDRIP, other international rights, and Canadian Charter including section 35.

Speaker Profile(s)
Alison Frayne

Alison Frayne, GoodMinds.com

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
Indigenous
Community Led, Ethics, Indigenous

I Read Canadian Day

Richard Reid, Eric Walters

The I Read Canadian Day is a celebration of Canadian literature, literacy, and culture. On February 19, 2020, schools, libraries, daycares, and homeschoolers will be coming together to read - or have read aloud - a Canadian book of their choice. This workshop will provide the background, rationale, resources, and opportunity to become involved in what will become an annual event.

Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
General

Les bienfaits étonnants des jeux vidéo sur la productivité

Marc Gendreau

Nous discuterons des principes de la productivité personnelle, suivie par les risques et avantages des jeux vidéo, notamment au niveau de leur capacité d’aider les gens à améliorer leur productivité. Un court atelier vous exposera à des outils et stratégies pour vous permettre de tirer avantage de cette capacité méconnue.

Speaker Profile(s)
Marc Gendreau

Marc Gendreau, Optimatron

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
French Services
Collections, Programming, Technology

Make Writing: The Encore

Melanie Mulcaster, Angela Stokcman, Pam Taylor, Amanda Williams-Yeagers

Come join us again for some more make writing fun! Participants will make using low and high tech tools, approaching writing as a physical and collaborative endeavour. We will continue to explore how to facilitate play as part of the creative and writing process linking directly to the curricular expectations.

Speaker Profile(s)
Melanie Mulcaster

Melanie Mulcaster, Peel DSB

Pam Taylor

Pam Taylor, Peel DSB

Amanda Williams-Yeagers

Amanda Williams-Yeagers, Halton DSB

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
School Libraries
Innovation, Literacy, Maker

Mentoring Dreams: (Re)shaping Library Communities

Scott Turner, Kristof Avramsson

Part presentation, part conversation, this session explores mentorship in Architecture and Industrial Design Librarianship. Mentorship is a conversation, a storied place where we can dream. Grounded in the creative industries, the presenters "dream" mentorship as an innovative opportunity to (re)create library communities.

Speaker Profile(s)
Scott Turner

Scott Turner, Carleton U

Kristof Avramsson

Kristof Avramsson, Carleton U

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
Special Libraries
Careers, Mentoring, Organizational Issues

Schools and Data Privacy, or Don't Let Dreams Turn Into Nightmares

Andrew Campbell

One of the costs of EdTech is the collection and use of student data. When a student “logs on” data is collected, but what happens to it? How is it used? We'll explore these and associated issues as we discuss the consequences of educators trading student information for free services.

Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
School Libraries

Small Town, Big Impact: Rural Library Access to ESL Supports

Rosie Krul

Many rural communities are seeing a welcome increase of newcomers. However, in some small towns, there are not many ESL supports available. This session will look at how collaborating with local immigration groups and online access to language learning databases can stop location from becoming a barrier to service.

Speaker Profile(s)
Rosie Krul

Rosie Krul, Wellington County Library

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
Public Libraries
Outreach / Advocacy, Programming, Rural

Strategic Insights on Innovation

Paul Takala, Sherry Fahim

What library leaders need to have on their radar to determine long-term and near-term technology decisions? The CEO of Hamilton Public Library and the Director of Digital Technology share insights on driving transformation, useful frameworks to strategically utilize technology, and creating a digital strategy to drive innovation and achieve goals.

Speaker Profile(s)
Paul Takala

Paul Takala, Hamilton PL

Sherry Fahim

Sherry Fahim, Hamilton PL

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
Technology
Innovation, Management, Technology

The Diversity Audit: A Systematic Approach to Creating Diverse Collections

Jen Cyr, Ellen Bleaney

Are you committed to creating an inclusive library that represents and inspires the full diversity of your patrons? Learn how to plan and complete a diversity audit, how to assess the results, and how to use that information to make diversity an everyday part of your collections policies and priorities.

Speaker Profile(s)
Jen Cyr

Jen Cyr, Region of Waterloo Library

Ellen Bleaney

Ellen Bleaney, Region of Waterloo Library

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
Public Libraries
Collections, Inclusion

With Great Privilege Comes Great Responsibility: Survival Tips for Being a Co-Author on Reviews

Sarah Bonato

Librarians are increasingly becoming an integrated and embedded member of systematic/scoping review research teams and are asked to be co-authors on submitted manuscripts. Co-authorship isn’t always a simple endeavor and strategies are required to navigate potential hurdles. This session provides an overview of one librarian's experience, including tips for gentle diplomacy with the research team, tackling the challenges of manuscript submission, responding to peer-reviewers’ questions, and other safeguards for a successful authorship experience.

Speaker Profile(s)
Sarah Bonato

Sarah Bonato, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
Health Libraries
Embedded Librarianship, Health, Research

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Sessions

Be the Hero! Tween and Teen Live Action Roleplaying (LARPing) Games

Brooke Windsor

Secure big numbers of tweens or teens with a real-life video game where they are the heroes! Live Action Roleplaying (LARPing) games allow for a unique opportunity that youth can't get anywhere else. Get an in-depth look at this revolutionary event type and even play a mini-version of a game.

Speaker Profile(s)
Brooke Windsor

Brooke Windsor, Richmond Hill PL

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Public Libraries
Innovation, Programming

Connection to Kith and Kin: A Community-Led Program that Supports Indigenous People Seeking Their Roots

Ariel Caldwell

Recent changes to status may affect thousands of Indigenous people on and off reserve. Libraries must make heritage information accessible to the communities they serve. Explore a partnership project that blossomed from Indigenous youths’ requests. This community-led program demonstrates the importance of longstanding relationships with Indigenous community partners.

Speaker Profile(s)
Ariel Caldwell

Ariel Caldwell, Vancouver PL

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Indigenous
Community Led, Indigenous, Partnerships

Dream Inclusive: Making Accessible Collections and Services in Your Library a Reality

Rachel Breau, Jennifer Murley, Rachel Young, Colette Berube

While CELA provides direct services to patrons with print disabilities, many public libraries choose to take a hands-on role, maintaining a strong connection with their patrons while taking advantage of the collections offered both locally and through CELA. This panel will explore the range of populations and patrons taking advantage of the services provided by CELA, and will share tips on implementation and outreach.

Speaker Profile(s)
Rachel Breau

Rachel Breau, Centre for Equitable Library Access

Jennifer Murley

Jennifer Murley, Innisfil ideaLAB

Rachel Young

Rachel Young, Mississauga Library

Colette Berube

Colette Berube, Greater Sudbury PL

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General
Accessibility, Collections, Inclusion

Dream, Design, and Deliver: Brock Library’s Organizational Blueprinting Process

Mark Robertson, Alicia Floyd, Dylan Pineo, Ian Gordon

In 2019, Brock University Library initiated Project Blueprint, the initial phase of an organizational renewal process. Our team used forward-thinking techniques, including appreciative inquiry interviews and dreaming workshops, to design a unique conceptual plan. This plan will lay the foundation for an innovative and focused library with engagement and innovation at its core.

Speaker Profile(s)
Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson, Brock U

Alicia Floyd

Alicia Floyd, Brock U

Dylan Pineo

Dylan Pineo, Brock U

Ian Gordon

Ian Gordon, Brock U

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Libraries
Academic, Innovation, Organizational Issues

Entwined for Learning: Creating Twine Games for Information Literacy

Martha Attridge Bufton

Do you want to design your own digital game for teaching information literacy (IL) but don’t code? Then Twine is for you. Twine, an easy-to-learn open-source software, creates interactive narratives that support experiential learning. This workshop introduces you to using Twine to create a game to meet your IL learning outcomes.

Speaker Profile(s)
Martha Attridge Bufton

Martha Attridge Bufton, Carleton U

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
eLearning, Instruction, Technology

Forging Bonds Through Food: Bringing Communities Together and into the Library

Amanda de Oliveira Fogaça, Sarah Ziolkowska, Olivia Robinson, Emily Glover

How can public libraries help to reshape the social fabric of their communities? This session will provide a snapshot of how food programming can be a powerful outreach tool to empower and welcome new communities. Participants will discuss dynamic community-led programming with emphasis on libraries as a third place.

Speaker Profile(s)
Amanda de Oliveira Fogaça

Amanda de Oliveira Fogaça, London PL

Sarah Ziolkowska

Sarah Ziolkowska, Halifax PL

Olivia Robinson

Olivia Robinson, rabble.ca

Emily Glover

Emily Glover, Halifax PL

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Public Libraries
Community Led, Inclusion, Programming

French Services Spotlight: Florence Ngenzebuhoro

Florence Ngenzebuhoro

Florence Ngenzebuhoro est Directrice générale du Centre francophone de Toronto, le plus grand centre multiservice francophone en Ontario. Le Centre compte plus de 100 employés qui travaillent en santé primaire, en santé mentale, en développement de l’enfance et famille, en services aux nouveaux arrivants, en services de l’emploi et en aide juridique. Depuis le 9 avril 2018, Mme Ngenzebuhoro est membre du Conseil des gouverneurs de l'Université de l'Ontario français.

Speaker Profile(s)
Florence Ngenzebuhoro

Directrice générale, Centre francophone de Toronto

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
French Services, Spotlight

Full-Time Manager in a 24/7 World: Why 9-5 Management Techniques Don’t Work in the Modern Library

Meg Uttangi, Zarena Cassar

Most managers work 40 hours a week, yet libraries are open for much longer. We’ll look at strategies that managers can use to support both part- and full-time staff, review different staff experiences of working outside the traditional 9-5 day, and discuss how to be available without being burnt out.

Speaker Profile(s)
Meg Uttangi

Meg Uttangi, Hamilton PL

Zarena Cassar

Zarena Cassar, Brampton Library

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Careers
Management, Mentoring

Government Relations and Associations

Libraries are for the public benefit and are funded by levels of government. It is important for associations to have a strategy and engagement plan with government to ensure decision makers have the information they need in order to develop policy and to fund libraries. This session will debrief and discuss the OLA/FOPL strategy and outcomes of this past year.

Speaker Profile(s)

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Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General

Images and Imaginations: A Primer on Visual Research Methods

Shailoo Bedi, Jenna Hartel, Deborah Hicks, Rebecca Noone, Jenaya Webb, Jess Whyte

This panel introduces visual research methods, a collection of methods that makes use of images (photographs, drawings, maps) to learn about social phenomena. Panellists will share results from three visual methods studies, discuss the methods’ strengths and weaknesses, and lead attendees through a hands-on activity using the draw-and-write technique.

Speaker Profile(s)
Shailoo Bedi

Shailoo Bedi, U Victoria

Jenna Hartel

Jenna Hartel, U Toronto

Deborah Hicks

Deborah Hicks, San Jose State U

Rebecca Noone

Rebecca Noone, U Toronto

Jenaya Webb

Jenaya Webb, U Toronto

Jess Whyte

Jess Whyte, U Toronto

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Libraries, General
Library Buildings and Space, Research, User Experience

Information Policy: International Engagement

Victoria Owen, Nadia Caidi, Stephanie Perrin, Joy Ramiogan

By necessity, information professionals are involved in national and international policy matters. Privacy, intellectual property rights, data sovereignty – all demand engagement. Become involved in the global policy sphere, by learning about the benefits and how they connect locally and nationally. Explore global learning initiatives, policy literacy, and engagement with scholarship and professional practice.

Speaker Profile(s)
Victoria Owen

Victoria Owen, U Toronto

Nadia Caidi

Nadia Caidi, U Toronto

Stephanie Perrin

Stephanie Perrin, Digital Descretion

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Academic Libraries
Academic, Careers, Instruction

OSLA Spotlight: Shakil Choudhury

Shakil Choudhury

Shakil Choudhury (MES) is an award-winning educator and consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion. Co-founder of Anima Leadership, he has trained senior leaders across sectors and developed measurement tools for organizations, helping improve their diversity outcomes. Internationally, Shakil has designed and led peace-building projects for communities in conflict, specifically in Europe and South America. His book Deep Diversity®: Overcoming Us vs. Them is a practical, scientific and compassionate approach to tackling systemic discrimination. Written in a Malcolm Gladwell-meets-racial-justice style, many are calling this a “breakthrough” book on racism and social identity. He lives in Toronto and is currently experiencing his most challenging and rewarding management experience: his children teaching him about fatherhood.

Books will be for sale and an author signing will follow this session.

Speaker Profile(s)
Shakil Choudhury

Co-founder, Anima Leadership

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
School Libraries, Spotlight

Partnering for Success

John Pateman, John DeGiacomo, Janna Levitt

This session will focus on the strategic, investment, performance, and service delivery benefits of partnership working. These benefits will be explored from three perspectives: the public library, its strategic partner, and the architect who worked with both organizations to create a seamless community hub.

Speaker Profile(s)
John Pateman

Chief Librarian and CEO, Thunder Bay PL

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General
Inclusion, Library Buildings and Space, Partnerships

Programming and Maker Space Activities for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Denise Scott, Kate Restivo

Children and teens with disabilities are an under-served in public library programming. Librarians Denise Scott and Kate Restivo will discuss their ongoing partnership with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) to create accessible programming. They will talk about the planning process, challenges, and tips for success.

Speaker Profile(s)
Denise Scott

Denise Scott, Toronto PL

Kate Restivo

Kate Restivo, Toronto PL

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Public Libraries
Accessibility, Maker, Programming

Stop the Presses: Advocating for Ontario’s Community Newspapers

Loren Fantin, Monica Fuijkschot, James Roussain

Across Canada, newspapers are struggling, and many have closed. From local libraries and archives stewarding their community newspapers to provincial and national strategies, the GLAM community is responding proactively to the challenging local news landscape by working with newspaper publishers on a framework for collaboration.

Speaker Profile(s)
Loren Fantin

Loren Fantin, OurDigitalWorld

Monica Fuijkschot

Monica Fuijkschot, Library and Archives Canada

James Roussain

James Roussain, Archives Association of Ontario

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Special Libraries
Digitization, Local Collections, Partnerships

Strengthening Staff Satisfaction: How to Assess and Improve Staff Engagement

Colleen Lipp, Mary Maw, Laurie Groe

Employees that are fully engaged provide a better customer experience. Simple, right? If only it were that easy. Learn how Caledon Public Library undertook a comprehensive staff engagement survey and how the results prompted an organization-wide conversation and a team effort to shift the library’s culture.

Speaker Profile(s)
Colleen Lipp

Colleen Lipp, Caledon PL

Mary Maw

Mary Maw, Caledon PL

Laurie Groe

Laurie Groe, Caledon PL

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Careers
Human Resources, Management, Organizational Issues, Public Service

The Bridge Project: Outcomes, Impacts, and Advocacy for Technology Services

Kristian Roberts, Jorge Rivera

Hear the results of our first broad study measuring the outcomes and impacts of technology access from 50 participating public libraries. Key findings will demonstrate how technology access increases the quality of life for residents and how services can be targeted to different regions, age groups, and other demographics.

Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General
Accessibility, Research, Technology

Turning the UX Lens on Ourselves: Achieving the Dream of a UX Culture

Matt Barry, Bruce Fyfe, Alison Wetheral, David Fiander, Miriam Leslie

As Western Libraries’ newly formed User Experience (UX) Team, we’ve spent the past year working on laying groundwork for developing UX culture by developing best practices for communicating and managing information internally. Participants will leave this session equipped with tools to develop communication and knowledge management strategies within their workplace.

Speaker Profile(s)
Matt Barry

Matt Barry, Western U

Bruce Fyfe

Bruce Fyfe, Western U

Alison Wetheral

Alison Wetheral, Western U

David Fiander

David Fiander, Western U

Miriam Leslie

Miriam Leslie,

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Technology
Academic, Management, Organizational Issues, User Experience

Where Are We Headed?: Perspectives on Leadership From Libraries of all Sizes

Dayna DeBenedet, Paul Takala, Kelly Bernstein, Donna Mikeluk

What does library leadership look like across the spectrum of Ontario’s public libraries? What can we learn from each other? This panel will discuss library leadership with CEOs from libraries of all sizes. Hear the panel discuss the challenges and opportunities facing libraries and what leadership looks like from their perspective.

Speaker Profile(s)
Dayna DeBenedet

Dayna DeBenedet, Dryden PL

Paul Takala

Paul Takala, Hamilton PL

Fri 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Governance
Careers, Public Service, Rural

10:45 am - 11:30 am TOUR: TIFF Library

Walking Tour: TIFF Library

The Film Reference Library is the ultimate free resource for film-lovers, filmmakers, scholars, teachers, and film and television professionals. A proud affiliate member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the library promotes Canadian and global film scholarship by collecting, preserving, and providing access to a comprehensive collection of film, and reference resources on all aspects of filmmaking.

Speaker Profile(s)

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Fri 10:45 am - 11:30 am

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Sessions

(Research) Data Management in Public Libraries: Upping Our Game

Kimberly Silk, Bruce Konick

As public libraries invest more time and resources into using data to measure performance, inform practice and demonstrate their economic and social value to their community, managing the data requires more TLC than the usual network drive. Research Data Management (RDM) practices established in academic libraries can be adapted to public libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kimberly Silk

Kimberly Silk, Hamilton PL

Bruce Konick

Bruce Konick, Hamilton PL

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Technology
Data, Innovation, Research

Always Open: Where Digital and Physical Collections Collide

Kaye Prince-Hollenberg

In 2018, Hamilton Public Library laid out an ambitious Digital Strategy to promote awareness of our online resources. This thematically-structured strategy simultaneously promotes physical and digital collections, including components related to communication, cataloguing, and reader’s advisory.

Speaker Profile(s)
Kaye Prince-Hollenberg

Kaye Prince-Hollenberg, Hamilton PL

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Public Libraries
Collections, Innovation, Public Service

Blending Theory and Practice: Building a Competency Based Leadership Development Program

Elizabeth Glass, Louise Reimer, Andrea Spender

Library leadership is demanding. Leaders must meet the needs of staff and customers while managing stakeholder relationships, embracing new technology, and building inspiring spaces. Effective leadership is critically important, yet there are challenges related to succession planning and skill development. How can libraries create a robust leadership pipeline?

Speaker Profile(s)
Elizabeth Glass

Elizabeth Glass, Toronto PL

Louise Reimer

Louise Reimer, Toronto PL

Andrea Spender

Andrea Spender, Toronto PL

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Careers
Human Resources, Organizational Issues, Public Service

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Library Zines

Matthew Murray, Elisa Chaudet, Lindsay Gibb

A panel discussion on why you might want zines in your library, how to start a zine collection, how to catalogue and organize zines, how to connect with your local zine scene, and how to use zines in programming, teaching, and research.

Speaker Profile(s)
Matthew Murray

Matthew Murray, U Guelph

Elisa Chaudet

Elisa Chaudet, McGill U

Lindsay Gibb

Lindsay Gibb, OCAD U

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Special Libraries
Collections, Local Collections, Maker

Knowledge Syntheses Services: From Dreams to Reality

Ani Orchanian-Cheff, Melanie Anderson, Ashley Farrell

In an effort to promote best practice in research and to reduce research waste, University Health Network Libraries recently revamped our service model for participating in knowledge synthesis projects. This session will outline the three service options we developed and our impressions one year after implementation.

Speaker Profile(s)
Ani Orchanian-Cheff

Ani Orchanian-Cheff, University Health Network

Melanie Anderson

Melanie Anderson, University Health Network

Ashley Farrell

Ashley Farrell, University Health Network

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Health Libraries
Health, Partnerships, Research

Lonely Library Workers Unite!

Alex Mills

Libraries often have their workers spread out in various branches, schools, and sites. By lacking regular communication with fellow library professionals, we’re losing out on the opportunity to tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience, often unnecessarily reinventing the wheel. Social networking can help fix that!

Speaker Profile(s)
Alex Mills

Alex Mills, Hastings and Prince Edward DSB

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Library Technicians
Careers, Inclusion, Organizational Issues

Orange Isn’t That Black: Working in a Prison Library

Corrina McGill, Annie Kakooza

Prison is one of the places where library services can make a powerful difference to our patrons. However, prison libraries have unique challenges, such as the balance between the needs of institutional security and the rights of inmates. Come and hear about our experiences working in these very special libraries.

Speaker Profile(s)
Corrina McGill

Corrina McGill, Ontario Correctional Institute

Annie Kakooza

Annie Kakooza, Toronto South Detention Centre

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Special Libraries
Inclusion, Outreach / Advocacy, Special Libraries

Risky Business: “Hope Labour” and the Early Career Professional

Carli Agostino, Amber Allen

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, un- and under-employed early career professionals often perform unpaid work with the hope it will lead to employment – a concept described as “hope labour.” We will unpack this concept in the context of a neoliberal workplace and explore the implications on our profession.

Speaker Profile(s)
Carli Agostino

Carli Agostino, U Guelph

Amber Allen

Amber Allen, U Guelph

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Careers
Careers, Organizational Issues, Public Service

S.T.E.M.-ing Up Storytime

Kate Wilson

Learn how to make connections to storytime using S.T.E.M. based activity centres in your school library and beyond. Kate Wilson will walk you through a typical class visit including plenty of examples you can use yourself. Best of all learn how she does it all within a 30-minute visit!

Speaker Profile(s)
Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson, County of Lennox & Addington Libraries

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Library Technicians
Literacy, Maker, Programming

Save the Animals: Teaching Climate Change and Extinction from a Place of Optimism

Isabelle Groc

In this session, we’ll share the many lessons of this project, from onboarding staff to public-facing promotion.

Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
General

Sharing Their Dreams: Instituting a Parent Advisory Council

Lisa Hunziger, Douglas Davey

Libraries excel at offering high quality programs and services for children, but what about their parents? This library took a community-led approach to answering that question by meeting parents where they are: on social media. Through this process, parents became engaged partners in a process that is both practical and fun.

Speaker Profile(s)
Douglas Davey

Douglas Davey, Halton Hills PL

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Public Libraries
Community Led, Inclusion, Public Service

The A-Z of LGBTQ for K-12

Tom Ryan, Robin Stevenson

Between them, Robin Stevenson and Tom Ryan have written LGBTQ-inclusive books for kids of all ages. They will discuss the history and importance of LGBTQ representation in books for young readers, libraries as safe spaces, queer inclusivity in collection development, and using events like Pride as programming opportunities.

Speaker Profile(s)
Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan, Author

Robin Stevenson

Robin Stevenson, Author

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
School Libraries
Collections, Inclusion, LGBTQ

The Library in Context: Reasserting Relevance in a New Experience Economy Through Design

Through the lens of two recently completed libraries, this session examines how design can help libraries move beyond collection focused destinations to become experience driven community pathways. The new Northtown and Route 9 Libraries use hybridized programs to enhance connectivity, accessibility, and put culture forward as a community-building agent.

Speaker Profile(s)

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Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
General
Library Buildings and Space, Special Libraries, User Experience

The Roots of Reading: A Digital Early Literacy Project

Jennifer Streckmann

Last year, Vancouver Public Library launched The Roots of Reading, a digital video collection of songs, rhymes, and activities that families can watch from home. Project-lead Jennifer Streckmann will discuss implementation, expected and unexpected challenges, and how your library can accomplish a similar initiative.

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Jennifer Streckmann

Jennifer Streckmann, Vancouver PL

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Public Libraries
Accessibility, eLearning, Technology

WITHDRAWN: Gateway to the “Science of Science”: New Approaches to Meeting Information Needs

Bilal Khalid, Leslie Barnes, Eva Jurczyk, Graeme Slaght

Please note that this session has been withdrawn by the presenters.

The University of Toronto Libraries recently licensed the complete Web of Science bibliographic dataset. This presentation will describe our collaboration with researchers to develop a data delivery service that harnesses the dataset's power, how we will meet new information needs, and what our responsive service model might look like.

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Bilal Khalid

Bilal Khalid, U Toronto

Leslie Barnes

Leslie Barnes, U Toronto

Eva Jurczyk

Eva Jurczyk, U Toronto

Graeme Slaght

Graeme Slaght, U Toronto

Fri 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Technology
Data, Research, Technology

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Keynote

Keynote: Choir! Choir! Choir!

Choir! Choir! Choir!

Choir! Choir! Choir! has sung with Tegan and Sara at the Junos, performed at a David Bowie tribute in New York, and have even taken to the Radio City Music Hall stage with Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips. A collective led by creative directors Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman, the group has amassed a dedicated and passionate community of singers, along with a thriving international fan base on YouTube and beyond. Acclaimed for the ways in which the group brings music alive, its true importance may lie in something much more fundamental: it brings people -- of all walks of life -- together. Founded in 2011, Choir! Choir! Choir! requires no auditions – everyone is welcome. Daveed and Nobu share the choir’s story with audiences, explaining how being open can lead to great achievements, and how singing with one another can bring teams closer than ever.

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Fri 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Farewell Reception

Closing Reception

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Fri 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Treasure Mountain Canada Keynote + Dinner

Treasure Mountain Canada: Opening Keynote + Dinner

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Fri 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
School Libraries
Treasure Mountain Canada / Learning Commons

Saturday 1 Feb 2020

8:00 am - 4:00 pm Treasure Mountain Canada

Treasure Mountain Canada: Designing Learning Environments to Support Participatory Learning

Treasure Mountain Canada (TMC) is a school library learning commons research symposium and think tank. The work of this day will be centered on applying the Leading Learning Standard: Designing Learning Environments to Support Participatory Learning.

Active and knowledgeable involvement in participatory learning is a necessary competence for today’s learners. Learning commons spaces, collections and tools are changing in response to this paradigm shift. Working together in groups, both virtually and in person is the new norm. Inherent in these activities is the importance of security, privacy and good digital citizenship practices as well as effective collaboration skills and ensuring accessibility for all. A learning commons can provide both the physical and virtual learning environments as well as provide the supports necessary for the student to be an active participatory learner. The Learning Commons Leadership Team reviews and revises LLC learning environments to meet these evolving needs.

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Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
School Libraries
Treasure Mountain Canada / Learning Commons

8:30 am - 4:30 pm OLBA Boot Camp

OLBA Boot Camp

Ben Hendriks, Devan Sommerville, Caroline Pinto, Chas Anselmo, Tina Maronese, Meighan Wark, Karen Franklin, Jaipaul Massey-Singh, Heather Robinson, Brandon Fratarcangeli, Steven Kraus, Leslie Weir

8:30-9:15am: AGM + President's Update

Following the AGM, OLBA President Ben Hendriks will sit down with OPLA President Elizabeth Malak to discuss the shared goals and plans for OLBA and OPLA in 2020-2021.

9:15-10:15am: Government Relations Update with Counsel Public Affairs

Library Board members have a role to play in advocacy by understanding the political landscape, how libraries fulfill government priorities and their relationship with the municipality. This session will provide information and perspectives from our Government relations partner, Counsel Public Affairs. They will go over the results of their recent work with different levels of government, including the impact of changes in Provincial Ministers, regional reviews, and changes in development charges. Presented by Devan Sommerville and Caroline Pinto of Counsel Public Affairs.

10:30-11:45am: Municipalities: What Public Library Boards Need to Know, Part Two

This session will touch on a few topics, including: Municipal Staff vs. Councils, Municipal Evaluation, and Advocacy in the support of the Municipality/Library relationship. The discussions from this panel will provide Board members and Library CEOs with a more in depth understanding of how the workings of a Municipality impacts the Library, and vice versa. We are hoping this will allow them to be more confident in connecting with, and/or supporting their library staff to connect with municipal staff, Councils, and building better relationships. Presented by Tina Maronese, Director of Communities at Thunder Bay PL, Meighan Wark, CAO at County of Huron, and Chas Anselmo, Senior Manager at KPMG. 

12:30-1:45pm: Community Engagement: What It Looks Like and Why It's Important

Ongoing community dialogue and engagement is crucial work for public libraries at a time when communities and individuals are experiencing significant change and are struggling to find a way forward. By convening and promoting community conversations, public libraries can play an important role in helping communities and individuals build resilience; playing this role will position the library as a community leader.  Presented by Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services at SDG Libraries, Jaipaul Massey-Singh, Board Chair of Brampton PL, and Heather Robinson, CEO of St. Thomas PL. Moderated by Anne Marie Madziak, Service Development Director at SOLS.

1:45 - 2:45pm: Board + CEO: The Crucial Governance Partnership

For many aspects of governance, the work cannot be done effectively without the library board and CEO working as partners. The partnership needs to be rooted in trust, respect and mutual empowerment, with the library’s mission, vision and values providing a shared sense of purpose. Policy, Financial Stewardship, Planning & Evaluation are four governance functions that will be highlighted because they are crucial to a sustainable future for the library and they require the board and CEO to work together as partners. Presented by Brandon Fratarcangeli (SOLS) and Steven Kraus (OLS-N). 

3:00-4:00pm: Governance Spotlight: Leslie Weir

Leslie Weir became the Librarian and Archivist of Canada on August 30, 2019. Before coming to Library and Archives Canada, Ms. Weir was the University librarian at the University of Ottawa from 2003 to 2018. During her tenure as University Librarian, she founded the School of Information Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa, and was cross-appointed as a professor. Prior to her arrival at the university, Ms. Weir held positions at the National Library of Canada and the Statistics Canada Library. She holds a Masters in Library Science from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts (Canadian History) from Concordia University. Ms. Weir has guided many transformative moments at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and research libraries in Canada. She is one of the founding architects of Scholars Portal, the state-of-the-art research infrastructure in Ontario universities that brings together information resources and services in support of research and learning, and served as Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries from 2010 to 2012. Ms. Weir served as President of Canadiana.org, where she oversaw the introduction of the Heritage Project, in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada, to digitize and make openly accessible some 60 million Heritage archival images. She also served as President of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries from 2007 to 2009 and the Ontario Library Association in 2017. Over the course of her career, Ms. Weir’s vision, dedication, and outstanding service have been recognized with numerous awards including the CLA/Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship in 2015, the Ron MacDonald Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) in 2016, and, in 2018, the Ontario Council of University Libraries Lifetime Achievement Award and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship.

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Brandon Fratarcangeli

Brandon Fratarcangeli, SOLS

Leslie Weir

Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada

Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Governance