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Tuesday 28 Jan 2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Early Arrivals

Early Arrivals

MTCC 204

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 CurranMTCC 104CD

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Julie Lane

Technology Resource Centre Coordinator, County of Prince Edward PL

Whitney Shantz

Children's & Youth Program Coordinator, County of Prince Edward PL

Janet Curran

Teacher, Hastings and Prince Edward DSB

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

Careers Spotlight : Samantha Estoesta

Samantha EstoestaMTCC 206C

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. Her presentation is called "Diversity Dreams to Equitable Actions: Simple Changes That Create Equitable Workplaces & Communities."

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

Creating Social Media Graphics Without a Graphics Designer

Marian DoucetteMTCC 206AB

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Marian Doucette

Online Communications Coordinator, 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, Mary-Rose O'Connor, Ashley DirectoMTCC 206D

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!

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Speaker Profile(s)
Eva Stepanian

Digital Strategy Librarian, Brampton Library

Mary-Rose O'Connor

Adult Services Librarian, Milton PL

Ashley Directo

Manager, Marketing & Communications, 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 ZhanMTCC 203CD

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Sarah Guay

Liaison Librarian, U Toronto

Mariana Jardim

Liaison Librarian, U Toronto

James Zhan

Student, 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 Gibson, Adam Taves, Linda Whidden, Mandy Deans KassiesMTCC 203B

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Ian Gibson

Acting Head, Collections Services, Brock U

Adam Taves

Implementation Lead, Collaborative Futures, York U

Linda Whidden

Associate Librarian & Head, Technical and Information Resources, 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 RogersMTCC 104A

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.

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Tammy Moorse

Project Coordinator, Hamilton PL

Rachel Rogers

Senior Librarian, Cataloguing & Digital Collections, 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 HardieICTC Ballroom A

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Erin Scuccimarri

CEO, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

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 PierceICTC Ballroom B

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

Community Outreach Coordinator, Meaford PL

Monika Machacek

Chief Executive Officer, East Gwillimbury PL

Emma Smith

Recreation Services Coordinator, Municipality of Meaford

Todd Carey

Manager, Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, Town of Oakville

Heather Wray

Branch Supervisor, Oakville PL

Cathy Burke

Manager, Customer Experience, Oakville PL

Lori Pierce

Children & Youth Services Coordinator, 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 ParkinsonMTCC 202B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Kimberly Silk

Librarian, Strategic Planning & Engagement, Hamilton PL

James Gillett

Associate Dean, Grad Studies and Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, McMaster U

Krystin Parkinson

Project Manager, 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 SedgwickMTCC 104B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Danika Bernard

Manager, Program Development, Oakville PL

Angela Rerrie

Supervisor, Customer Experience, Oakville PL

Emily Sedgwick

Development Officer, 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 SpragueMTCC 202D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Hoyer

Educating Librarian, Brooklyn PL

Alison Little

Senior Coordinator, Educational Programming & Exhibitions, Archives of Ontario

David Sprague

Digital Content Lead, 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 BabineauICTC Kingsway

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Tim Tripp

Director, Library and Information Services, University Health Network

Marina Englesakis

Information Specialist, University Health Network

Maureen Pakosh

Information Specialist, University Health Network

Rouhi Fazelzad

Information Specialist, University Health Network

Ani Orchanian-Cheff

Information Specialist, University Health Network

Melanie Anderson

Information Specialist, University Health Network

Ashley Farrell

Information Specialist, University Health Network

Jessica Babineau

Health Science Librarian, 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-WilsonMTCC 201D

Using a library card for free access to museums, galleries, and performing arts venues increases card registrations and museum visits. Discover how Hamilton Public Library and Civic Museums’ successful partnership grants library users free access to civic museums and heritage buildings.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Shelley McKay

Manager, Communications, Hamilton PL

Ian Kerr-Wilson

Manager, Heritage Resource Management, Tourism & Culture, City of Hamilton

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-MooreMTCC 201EF

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.

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Beth Lyons

Teacher Librarian, Peel DSB

Tina Zita

Educator, Peel DSB

Jane Dennis-Moore

Teacher Librarian, 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, Colette LeierMTCC 203A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Jesse Carliner

Communications and User Services Librarian, U Toronto

Kyla Everall

User Services Librarian, U Toronto

Jane Schmidt

Liaison Librarian, Ryerson U

Colette Leier

Executive Officer, York 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, Mary McIntyreMTCC 206F

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Merrilee Proffitt

Senior Manager, OCLC

Vivian Lewis

University Librarian, McMaster U

Mary McIntyre

Manager, Special Collections + Support to Published Heritage, Library + 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

CANCELLED: School Libraries Tour: Bloorview School + Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

Please note that this tour has been cancelled due to low registration. 

About the Libraries:

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

About the Tour:

9:15AM: Meet in the MTCC Lobby at 255 Front Street West.

9:30AM: Bus leaves for Chinguacousy Branch and Springdale Branch (Brampton Library).

About the Libraries:

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

10:15am: Meet in the MTCC Lobby. Tour Leaves at 10:30am.

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 LebarMTCC 203CD

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Nancy Tucciarone

Teacher Librarian, Peel DSB

Maria Luisa Lebar

Literacy Coordinator K - 12, Peel DSB

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

Bibliotherapy in Canada

Brandon Kidd, Natalia Tukhareli, Barb Fraser, Sherrill Sherwood, Jennine Agnew KataMTCC 206F

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Brandon Kidd

Youth Services Librarian, Idea Exchange

Natalia Tukhareli

Director, Library and Information Services, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Barb Fraser

Social Worker, Haliburton Highlands Family Health Team

Sherrill Sherwood

Collection Development Coordinator, Haliburton County PL

Jennine Agnew Kata

Executive Director, Literacy Network of Durham Region

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

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

Lisa Radha Weaver, Jennifer Stirling, Ann Archer, Rina HadzievMTCC 206E

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Lisa Radha Weaver

Director, Collection and Program Development, Hamilton PL

Jennifer Stirling

Manager, Digital Library Services & Collections, MIssissauga PL

Ann Archer

Ann Archer, Ottawa PL

Rina Hadziev

Executive Director, Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

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 OzolsMTCC 202AC

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Trish Trenter

Director, Recruitment and Partnerships, Contact North|Contact Nord

Julie Mandal

Manager, Brampton Library

Zile Ozols

Manager, Programming & Outreach, Brantford 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, Marni TamMTCC 104CD

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.

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Data

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Speaker Profile(s)
Alison Clarke

Coordinator, Performance Measures & Data , Brampton Library

Kimberly Silk

Librarian, Strategic Planning & Engagement, Hamilton PL

Heather Lavallee

Branch Manager, Huron County Library

Marni Tam

Senior Services Specialist, eLearning, Toronto PL

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

How to Lead White People

Samantha Martin-Bird, Robyn MedicineICTC Haliburton

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?

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Speaker Profile(s)
Samantha Martin-Bird

Community Hub Librarian - Indigenous Relationships, Thunder Bay PL

Robyn Medicine

Indigenous Liaison, Thunder Bay PL

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

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

Nancy Kuhl, Nadia Danyluk, Jodie Mandarino, Sharon Wagenaar, Jeremy ClarkMTCC 104B

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.

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Notes (Comic-Con Art Contest Rules)

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Speaker Profile(s)
Nancy Kuhl

Branch Program Coordinator, Bruce County PL

Nadia Danyluk

Deputy Chief Librarian, Owen Sound Library

Jodie Mandarino

Youth Services Librarian, Halton Hills PL

Sharon Wagenaar

Youth Services Assistant, Owen Sound Library

Jeremy Clark

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Bruce County PL

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

WITHDRAWN: OLITA Tech Talks

Please note that this session has been withdrawn.

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

10:30 am - 11:10 am Sessions

Can Libraries Become More Environmentally Sustainable?

Samantha Marchello, Jodi MarrMTCC 206AB

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Samantha Marchello

Discovery Assistant, Aurora PL

Jodi Marr

, Aurora PL

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

Hidden Dreams: Reaching Out to Vulnerable Populations

Liana Sukiasyan, Emily GreenstreetMTCC 104A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Liana Sukiasyan

Librarian, Toronto PL

Emily Greenstreet

Librarian, 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 StroudMTCC 206D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Tracy Munusami

Manager of Service Excellence, Oshawa PL

Ellen Stroud

Director, Service Design & Delivery, Oshawa PL

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

Information Services: A Social Work Perspective

Rahma HashiMTCC 201EF

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Rahma Hashi

Social Worker, 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 SavidanMTCC 203A

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Amanda Halfpenny

Responsable de bibliothèque, École Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau

Géraldine Savidan

Enseignante-titulaire, École Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau

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

LAC Update

Leslie Weir, Normand CharbonneauMTCC 201D

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Leslie Weir

Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada

Wed 10:30 am - 11:10 am
General

Legacy Schools Program

Lisa Prinn, Jeffrey Kiyoshk RossICTC Humber

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Lisa Prinn

Assessment Librarian, The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Jeffrey Kiyoshk Ross

Legacy Learning and Engagement Associate, 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 JasztrabICTC Kingsway

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Ida D'Amico

ILS Analyst, Hamilton PL

Vicki Berkeley

ILS Analyst, Hamilton PL

Sukhjeet Jatana

, Hamilton PL

Kanta Kapoor

Manager, Support Services, Milton PL

Chris Jasztrab

, 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 ThomsonICTC Ballroom A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Zarena Cassar

Branch Manager, Brampton Library

Lindsay Timmins

Manager, Digital Services - Content, Toronto PL

Michelle Lovegrove Thomson

Senior Manager, TIFF Film Reference Library

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 ReddenMTCC 203B

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Mikayla Redden

Indigenous Services Librarian, 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 SalmonMTCC 206C

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Dany Savard

Director, Open Scholarship, York U

Minglu Wang

Research Data Management Librarian, York U

John Dupuis

Scholarly Publishing Librarian, York U

Marcia Salmon

Digital Scholarship Metadata Librarian, 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

Please note: this session has been withdrawn by the presenter.

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Alison Frayne

, GoodMinds.com

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

Words, Worldviews, Decolonizing Description

Camille Callison, Anne Carr-Wiggin, F. Tim KnightMTCC 202B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Camille Callison

Indigenous Strategies Librarian, U Manitoba

Anne Carr-Wiggin

Title Coordinator, Indigenous Initiatives, U Alberta

F. Tim Knight

Associate Librarian, York U

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

10:40AM: Meet in the MTCC Lobby at 255 Front Street West.

10:50AM: Tour leaves for TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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

11:25AM: Meet in the MTCC Lobby. Tour leaves at 11:30AM.

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 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 NéronMTCC 203A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Bianca Néron

Design and Digital Mediation Officer, Techno Culture Club

Wed 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
French Services

Building Evidence-Based Advocacy Materials for Ontario College Libraries

Sarah Shujah, Jane Foo, Sarah Roberts, Heather Buchansky, Natalie Colaiacovo, Cyndi SmithMTCC 206C

OCULA is developing advocacy materials 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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Sarah Shujah

Liaison Librarian & Entrepreneurship Librarian, U Toronto

Jane Foo

Systems and Data Librarian, Seneca C

Sarah Roberts

Research & Advocacy Officer, Ontario Library Association

Heather Buchansky

Student Engagement Librarian, U Toronto

Natalie Colaiacovo

Librarian, Centennial C

Cyndi Smith

Customer Service Clerk, Reserves, Georgian College

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 WendtICTC Visionary

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Sandy Hervieux

Liaison Librarian, McGill U

Eamon Duffy

Liaison Librarian, McGill U

Heidi Wendt

Assistant Professor, 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 MorrisonICTC Ballroom B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Thiessen

Liaison Librarian, Brock U

Laurie Morrison

Head, Liaison Services, 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 HawtinMTCC 206AB

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Virginia Sytsma

Information Services Librarian, Belleville PL

Joanne Oud

Instructional Technology Librarian and Instruction Coordinator, Wilfred Laurier U

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 KaoMTCC 202B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Rebecca Hurley

Teacher Librarian, Grand Erie DSB

Lisa Kao

Teacher Librarian, 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 GillardMTCC 201EF

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Chelsea Murray

Service Delivery Manager, Calgary PL

Barb Gillard

Business Analyst, 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 McGowanMTCC 201D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Lorna Young

Cataloguing Librarian, Toronto DSB

Andrea Sykes

Library Learning Resources & Global Education , Toronto DSB

Janice Hilber

Library Cataloguing Technician, Toronto DSB

Ann McGowan

Library Cataloguing Technician, 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 KawulaICTC Kingsway

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Kaitlin Newson

Digital Projects Librarian, Scholars Portal / OCUL

Bart Kawula

Web and Discovery Services Librarian, 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, D.W. "Fletch" FletcherMTCC 104A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Jess Posgate

Projects Coordinator, OurDigitalWorld

D.W. "Fletch" Fletcher

, Brighton Digital Archives

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 MunroICTC Ballroom A

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!

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Speaker Profile(s)
Helen Power

Science and Engineering Librarian, U Saskatchewan

Victoria Levang

Library Technician, St. Clair C

Sharon Munro

Information Services Librarian, U Windsor

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

Our Stories: OERs and Indigenous Materials

Stephen Spong, Shannon WintersteinICTC Humber

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Stephen Spong

Director, John and Dotsa Bitove Law Library, Western U

Shannon Winterstein

, Centennial C

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 VeitchMTCC 203B

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.

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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 GroverMTCC 206D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Kelly Buehler

Senior Cataloguing Department Head, Toronto PL

Trina Grover

Librarian, 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

11:15AM: Meet in the MTCC Lobby at 255 Front Street West.

11:20AM: Tour leaves.

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.

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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

12:55PM: Meet in the MTCC Lobby. Tour leaves at 1:00PM.

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 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Sessions

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

Katya Pereyaslavska, David Lepofsky, Victoria Owen, Kelly DermodyMTCC 206D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Katya Pereyaslavska

Accessibility Librarian, Ontario Council of University Libraries

David Lepofsky

, U Toronto

Victoria Owen

Information Policy Scholar-Practitioner, U Toronto

Kelly Dermody

Librarian, E-Learning and Accessibility Services, Ryerson U

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Academic Libraries
Accessibility, Collections, Inclusion

Ad/Lib Presents: The Year in Library Marketing 2019

Andrew ColgoniMTCC 206AB

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Andrew Colgoni

Associate University Librarian, Brock U

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
General
Design, Marketing

Building Yourself for Your Dream Job

Beckie MacDonaldMTCC 202B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Beckie MacDonald

Branch Manager, Oshawa PL

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

Communicating Your Brand with Passion, Conviction, and Honesty

Jamie HardieMTCC 201EF

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.

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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

Anna Flaherty, Zile OzolsMTCC 201D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Anna Flaherty

Child and Youth Programming and Outreach Coordinator, Brantford PL

Zile Ozols

Manager, Programming & Outreach, Brantford PL

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Public Libraries
Library Buildings and Space

Designing the Future of Culture

Erin Scuccimarri, Susan Baues, Tim CaneMTCC 104A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Erin Scuccimarri

CEO, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

Susan Baues

Manager of Collections and Culture Guru, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

Tim Cane

Manager of Planning & Place Making Catalyst, Town of Innisfil

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 JonesMTCC 202AC

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Alicia Elliott

Author,

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Indigenous
Indigenous

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

Amy Eastwood, Jennifer Murley, Shannon Kelly Robb, Jodi LonglandICTC Ballroom A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Amy Eastwood

Librarian of Literacy, Curiosity & Lifelong Learning, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

Jennifer Murley

Jennifer Murley, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

Shannon Kelly Robb

Lead Customer Experience Ambassador, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

Jodi Longland

Recreation Coordinator, Town of Innisfil

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 TelferMTCC 104CD

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Richard Reid

Teacher Librarian, Durham District School Board

Dawn Telfer

Teacher Librarian, 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, Tiffany Miller, Fred Martin, Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith, Jessica Tabak, Jamie Lee Morin, Alison NormanICTC Humber

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Cynthia Toniolo

Manager, Adult Services & Program Development, Toronto PL

Samantha Martin-Bird

Community Hub Librarian - Indigenous Relationships, Thunder Bay PL

Robyn Medicine

Indigenous Liaison, Thunder Bay PL

Tiffany Miller

, Thunder Bay PL

Fred Martin

, Toronto PL

Jessica Tabak

, Toronto PL

Jamie Lee Morin

Toronto PL,

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

Library Programming: A Risk Taking Adventure

Kelley England, Wendy Hicks, Linda LudkeMTCC 206F

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Kelley England

Manager of Community Engagement and Marketing, King Township PL

Wendy Hicks

Director of Public Service, Stratford PL

Linda Ludke

Collections Management Librarian, 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 SetoMTCC 206C

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Gregory Astill

Digital Design Technician, Toronto PL

Jasmine Seto

Digital Design Technician, Toronto PL

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

OLA Spotlight: Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine HayhoeICTC Ballroom B

Presentation Title: Barriers to Public Acceptance of Climate Science, Impacts, and Solutions

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.

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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 LingMTCC 203B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Justin Ling

Journalist,

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Technology

Programming in a Pinch

Ardis ChedoreMTCC 206E

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!

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Speaker Profile(s)
Ardis Chedore

Program Coordinator & Archivist, 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 TranICTC Kingsway

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Erica Smith

Research Librarian, Ontario Legislative Assembly

Meg Carruth

Research Librarian, Ontario Legislative Assembly

Jessica Knoll

Research Librarian, Ontario Legislative Assembly

Sarah Goodyear

Library Technician & Promotions Coordinator, 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, Margaret Wall, Susan GroppICTC Ontario

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Benjamin Walsh

User Services Librarian, U Toronto

Allison Ridgway

TALint Intern + Student, U Toronto

Margaret Wall

Communications & Reference Librarian, U Toronto

Susan Gropp

Manager of Security, Health & Safety, 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 SchmidtMTCC 104B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Michelle Arbuckle

Programming & Outreach Librarian, Ryerson U

Lisa Levesque

Assessment Librarian, Ryerson U

Jane Schmidt

Liaison Librarian, Ryerson U

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

WITHDRAWN: Poetry Slamming at Your Library

Haney Mussa, Claire ArgyropoulosICTC Haliburton

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

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)
Haney Mussa

Library Service Manager, Toronto PL

Claire Argyropoulos

, Toronto PL

Wed 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
School Libraries
Partnerships, Programming, Public Service

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Sessions

Bringing Inquiry Mindset to Your School

Trevor MacKenzieMTCC 104B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Trevor MacKenzie

Teacher, Oak Bay High School

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 BonatoMTCC 104A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Jessica Babineau

Health Science Librarian, University Health Network

Terri Rodak

Librarian, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Sarah Bonato

Research, Reference, User Services Librarian, 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 TribeMTCC 206AB

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Saffron Beckwith

President, ampersand inc

Andrea Colquhoun

, Penguin Random House Canada

Tim Gain

National Account Manager-Library Market, Canadian Manda Group

Janet Murie

, Scholastic Canada

Rosalyn Steele

Director of Library & Academic Sales, HarperCollins Canada

Margot Stokreef

, Martin and Associates

Lahring Tribe

, Penguin Random House Canada

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 ColeMTCC 203CD

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Denise Cole

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion IRT, 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 JeyaratnamMTCC 201EF

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Gayle

, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Glenn Brunetti

, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Jeyagobi Jeyaratnam

, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
General
Collaboration, Partnerships, Public Service

Indigenous Spotlight: Debbie Reese

Debbie ReeseMTCC 202AC

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Debbie Reese

Author,

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Indigenous, Spotlight

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

Ellen Stroud, Nicole AdamsMTCC 206D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Ellen Stroud

Director, Service Design & Delivery, Oshawa PL

Nicole Adams

Local History & Genealogy Librarian, 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 McArthurMTCC 104CD

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Mette Kruger

Acting Manager of Libraries and Heritage Resources, Greater Sudbury PL

Rebecca McArthur

Community Librarian, Greater Sudbury PL

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

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

Tai Poole, Nana Aba Duncan, Jennifer Pouw, Christina Ganev, Paula NevinsMTCC 202B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Tai Poole

, CBC

Jennifer Pouw

, Peel DSB

Christina Ganev

, Toronto DSB

Paula Nevins

, Peel DSB

Wed 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
General, Spotlight

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

Dayna DeBenedet, Tracey Sinclair, Rebecca Hunt, Ardis ChedoreMTCC 206F

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Dayna DeBenedet

CEO/Chief Librarian, Dryden PL

Tracey Sinclair

CEO, Atikokan PL

Rebecca Hunt

CEO, Temiskaming Shores PL

Ardis Chedore

Program Coordinator & Archivist, Cochrane PL

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 BrettICTC Kingsway

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Tim Ribaric

Acting Head, Digital Scholarship Lab, Brock U

Daniel Brett

Digital Scholarship Lab, Technical Support, 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 PremjiMTCC 203B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Rhiannon Jones

MBA/EMBA Liaison Librarian, U Calgary

Zahra Premji

Research and Learning Librarian, 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 KapoorICTC Ballroom B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Lee Puddephatt

Manager, Public Service, Milton PL

Maria Petricko

Manager, Branches, Milton PL

Kanta Kapoor

Manager, Support Services, Milton PL

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

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

Nitish Mandal, Julie Mandal

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

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

Director, Integrated Solutions

Julie Mandal

Manager, Brampton Library

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

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Keynote

Keynote: Farrah Khan

Farrah KhanMTCC 105/106

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.

This session will include the presentation of the OLA Champion Award.

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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

MTCC 105/106 PF

Kick off your conference experience with a party! Meet old friends, make new ones, and build your network. We'll have games, drinks, snacks, a caricature artist - even a tarot reader! Come and join us for some fun.

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 ChalabiMTCC 105/106

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Mona Chalabi

Data Editor, The Guardian

Thu 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Keynote

Author Signings Thursday

Authors signing on Thursday

10:00 AM – Alex A – Book Signing

Alex AEXPO – Georgetown Publications Booth #206

Jon Le Bon Season 2 Book 1 A Virtual AdventureAlex A, author and illustrator of Jon Le Bon Season 2 Book 1 A Virtual Adventure, will be signing in the Georgetown Publications booth #206 on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

The era of Big Beaver is over. All is calm on Earth A. So calm that there’s not a single threat in sight. To keep boredom at bay, the members of the Agency play with Billy’s new virtual console. But while they’re in the middle of a game of Turbo Filipo, an old enemy takes control.

Author,Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Alex A

Author and illustrator, Adventure Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:00 AM – Amy McCulloch – Book Signing

Amy McCullochEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

JinxedAmy McCulloch, author of Jinxed, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

The first in a middle grade series featuring preteen Lacey Chu and her feline robotic companion. Lacey is admitted into an elite academy where she navigates friendships, social changes, and unsettling secrets. This story is a feast for the imagination that celebrates women in STEM fields.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Amy McCulloch

Author, Sourcebooks

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:00 AM – Bobbie Kalman – Book Signing

Bobbie KalmanEXPO – Crabtree Publishing Company Booth #323/325

Be Your Best Self: Building Social Emotional SkillsBobbie Kalman, author of Be Your Best Self: Building Social Emotional Skills, will be signing in the Crabtree Publishing Company booth #323/325 on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

Each inspiring book features a character-building topic, such as kindness, mindfulness, gratitude, self- and social awareness, diversity and inclusion, and conflict resolution. Free downloadable Teacher’s Guide available.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Bobbie Kalman

Author, Crabtree Publishing Company

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

10:00 AM – Colleen Nelson – Book Signing

Colleen NelsonEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Harvey Comes HomeColleen Nelson, author of Harvey Comes Home, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

In this heartfelt coming-of-age story told from multiple perspectives, a boy grudgingly volunteering at a retirement home discovers empathy and vulnerability when a lost dog inspires a resident to tell stories of growing up during the Great Depression.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Colleen Nelson

Author, Dundurn

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:00 AM – Dylan Glynn – Book Signing

Dylan GlynnEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

Rain BoyDylan Glynn, author of Rain Boy, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

Debut author and illustrator Dylan Glynn's colourful and evocative illustrations colour this story with all the emotions of the rainbow in this universal story of reaching out to those who look different from you, making new friends, and learning to love yourself.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Dylan Glynn

Author, Chronicle Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

10:00 AM – Emma Pedersen – Book Signing

Emma PedersenEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Alfie, No!Emma Pedersen, illustrator of Alfie, No!, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

Alfie tries to stay clean but he is forever making a mess! But wait a second… who is Alfie? In this sweet, humorous story, award-winning author Frieda Wishinsky celebrates the value of harmless mischief, the joys of getting dirty, and the bond between a boy and his dog.

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Emma Pedersen

Illustrator, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

10:00 AM – Frieda Wishinsky – Book Signing

Frieda WishinskyEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Alfie, No!Frieda Wishinsky, author of Alfie, No!, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

Alfie tries to stay clean but he is forever making a mess! But wait a second… who is Alfie? In this sweet, humorous story, award-winning author Frieda Wishinsky celebrates the value of harmless mischief, the joys of getting dirty, and the bond between a boy and his dog.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Frieda Wishinsky

Author, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

10:00 AM – Janet Wilson – Book Signing

Janet WilsonEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Our Future: How kids are taking actionJanet Wilson, author of Our Future: How kids are taking action, will be signing in the 423 on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

From climate action to cyberbullying, from gun violence to animal protection, portraits and biographies of 10 young activists from about the world who have brought about real change.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Janet Wilson

Author, Second Story Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

10:00 AM – Rachel Salt – Book Signing

Rachel SaltEXPO – Firefly Books Booth #706

Plastic ProblemRachel Salt, author of Plastic Problem, will be signing in the Firefly Books booth #706 on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

An examination of plastic, what it is , how it’s made, how we use it and the problems created by plastic waste.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Rachel Salt

Author, Firefly Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:00 AM – Sebastien de Castell – Book Signing

Sebastien de CastellEXPO – Canadian Manda Group Booth #312/314

SpellslingerSebastien de Castell, author of Spellslinger, will be signing in the Canadian Manda Group booth #312/314 on Thursday at 10:00 AM.

A would-be mage with no magic of his own has to defeat powerful enemies with only cunning and deception in the first book of an exciting adventure fantasy series from Sebastien de Castell.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Sebastien de Castell

Author, Orbit

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:30 AM – Angela Misri – Book Signing

Angela MisriEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Pickles vs. the ZombiesAngela Misri, author of Pickles vs. the Zombies, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

The comfortable life of Pickles, the calico housecat, is turned upside down when humans succumb to a zombie apocalypse. Determined to find Connor, Pickles sets off with her cat friends and a streetwise raccoon, exploring a world she has only seen through a window.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Angela Misri

Author, Cormorant Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:30 AM – C.S. O’Cinneide – Book Signing

C.S. O’CinneideEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

The Starr Sting ScaleC.S. O’Cinneide, author of The Starr Sting Scale, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

Candace Starr considers herself retired from the world of professional hits since she got out of prison. That’s until a society maven wants her daughter’s boyfriend removed from their lives permanently. When he shows up dead, Candace has to help the cops catch the killer.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:30 AM – Erin Ruddy – Book Signing

Erin RuddyEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

Tell Me My NameErin Ruddy, author of Tell Me My Name, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

When a woman is snatched by an obsessed stranger claiming to be her soulmate, the consequences could be deadly in this suspenseful and darkly twisted psychological thriller… unless she can remember his name.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Erin Ruddy

Author, Dundurn

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:30 AM – Kalli Darkos – Book Signing

Kalli DarkosEXPO – DC Canada Education Publishing Booth #114T

Recess in the DarkKalli Darkos, author of Recess in the Dark, will be signing in the DC Canada Education Publishing booth #114T on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

This book is a collection of poems inspired by kids in the Canadian North. Filled with funny, insightful poems depicting life in Canada’s glorious North during the long dark days, the collection will make you laugh and share a different perspective on life above the Arctic Circle.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Kalli Darkos

Author, DC Canada Education Publishing

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

10:30 AM – Kate Hilton – Book Signing

Kate HiltonEXPO – HarperCollins Canada Ltd Booth #732/734

Better Luck Next TimeKate Hilton, author of Better Luck Next Time, will be signing in the HarperCollins Canada Ltd booth #732/734 on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

A generational family comedy for fans of Eligible, This Is Where I Leave You, Heartburn and television’s This Is Us.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Kate Hilton

Author, HarperCollins Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:30 AM – Kathryn Durst – Book Signing

Kathryn DurstEXPO – Thomas Allen & Son Limited Booth #318/320

Arlo, Mrs. Ogg, and the Dinosaur Zoo Kathryn Durst, illustrator of Arlo, Mrs. Ogg, and the Dinosaur Zoo , will be signing in the Thomas Allen & Son Limited booth #318/320 on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

Things aren’t looking good for Class X. With another teacher running away, Arlo wonders how long the new substitute teacher will survive. When Mrs. Ogg takes the class to the zoo, Arlo realizes it’s up to him to keep everyone in line. What Mrs. Ogg fails to mention is that this is no ordinary zoo…

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Kathryn Durst

Illustrator, Maverick Arts

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:30 AM – Mahtab Narsimhan – Book Signing

Mahtab NarsimhanEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

You and Me BothMahtab Narsimhan, author of You and Me Both, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

Inspired by a true story that went viral on social media, about two boys with different skin colours who got the same haircut thinking it would make them identical, this is a joyful story about friendship, diversity, and how the things we share are more than skin-deep.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Mahtab Narsimhan

Author, Owlkids Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

10:30 AM – Melanie Florence – Book Signing

Melanie FlorenceEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

Just LuckyMelanie Florence, author of Just Lucky, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

Lucky loves her grandparents, and they are all the family she really has. That is until they’re gone and she is sent into foster care. She quickly learns that some foster families are okay. Some aren’t. And some really, really aren’t.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Melanie Florence

Author, Second Story Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:30 AM – Michelle Aung Thin – Book Signing

Michelle Aung ThinEXPO – Annick Press Booth #336

Crossing the Farak RiverMichelle Aung Thin, author of Crossing the Farak River, will be signing in the Annick Press booth #336 on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

Fourteen-year-old Hasina is forced to flee everything she knows in this gripping account of the crisis in Myanmar. Fast-paced and accessibly written, this tackles an important topic frequently in the news but little explored in fiction.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Michelle Aung Thin

Author, Annick Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:30 AM – Molly Fader – Book Signing

Molly FaderEXPO – Harlequin Booth #730

The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry SeasonMolly Fader, author of The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season, will be signing in the Harlequin booth #730 on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

Three generations of women come together at the family orchard during cherry season, facing secrets from the past and learning to believe in the power of hope and forgiveness.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Molly Fader

Author, Graydon House

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:30 AM – Nhung Tran-Davies – Book Signing

Nhung Tran-DaviesEXPO – Fitzhenry & Whiteside Booth #520

Grain of RiceNhung Tran-Davies, author of Grain of Rice, will be signing in the Fitzhenry & Whiteside booth #520 on Thursday at 10:30 AM.

13-year-old Yen and her family have survived a war, famine, and persecution. When a flood ruins their village in rural Vietnam, they take the ultimate risk on a chance for a better life.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Nhung Tran-Davies

Author, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

11:00 AM – Andrea Gunraj – Book Signing

Andrea GunrajEXPO – Nimbus Publishing Booth #531/533

The Lost SisterAndrea Gunraj, author of The Lost Sister, will be signing in the Nimbus Publishing booth #531/533 on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

A heartrending novel about the fraught relationship of sisters, partially set in Toronto, and at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Andrea Gunraj

Author, Nimbus Publishing

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:00 AM – Cary Fagan – Book Signing

Cary FaganEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Son of HappyCary Fagan, author of Son of Happy, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

In this hilarious and charming story, a boy wishes his dad had a regular job instead of being Happy the Clown. With bittersweet humour, Cary Fagan brings us a story about a boy’s growing consciousness and a father’s realization that he can be himself.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Cary Fagan

Author, Groundwood Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

11:00 AM – Chief Lady Bird – Book Signing

Chief Lady BirdEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Nibi’s Water SongChief Lady Bird, illustrator of Nibi’s Water Song, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

Nibi is the Anishinaabemowin word for water. In Nibi's Water Song , an Indigenous girl on the search for clean water to drink. Though she is faced with repeated obstacles, Nibi's joyful and determined energy becomes a catalyst for change and action for her community to have drinking water available.

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Chief Lady Bird

Illustrator, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

11:00 AM – Ishta Mercurio – Book Signing

Ishta MercurioEXPO – Canadian Manda Group Booth #312/314

Small WorldIshta Mercurio, author of Small World, will be signing in the Canadian Manda Group booth #312/314 on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

When Nanda is born, the whole of her world is the circle of her mother’s arms. But as she grows, the world grows too. It expands outward – from her family, to her friends, to the city, to the countryside. And as it expands, so does Nanda’s wonder in the underlying shapes and structures patterning it.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Ishta Mercurio

Author, Abrams Books for Young Readers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

11:00 AM – Jeff Szpirglas – Book Signing

Jeff SzpirglasEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Tales from Beyond the BrainJeff Szpirglas, author of Tales from Beyond the Brain, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

Tales from Beyond the Brain is a collection of 13 spooky stories that are as outrageous as they are terrifying. It’s a throwback to the weird tales of yesteryear, in the vein of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone, but with contemporary characters and settings.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Jeff Szpirglas

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

11:00 AM – June Hur – Book Signing

June HurEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

The Silence of BonesJune Hur, author of The Silence of Bones, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

This haunting murder mystery, set in Joseon Dynasty Korea (early 1800s), features the homesick and orphaned 16-year-old Seol. Indentured to the police bureau, she’s been tasked with assisting a young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
June Hur

Author, Feiwel and Friends

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

11:00 AM – Kathy Kacer – Book Signing

Kathy KacerEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

The Brave Princess and MeKathy Kacer, author of The Brave Princess and Me, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

In 1943, the Second World War is raging, and the Nazis have taken control of most of Europe – including Athens, where Princess Alice lives. Princess Alice is kind and accepting of different types of people. Born deaf, she knows what it is like to be discriminated against. Inspired by a true story.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Kathy Kacer

Author, Second Story Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

11:00 AM – Kristy Woudstra – Book Signing

Kristy WoudstraEXPO – Firefly Books Booth #706

Highrise: The Towers in the World and the World in TowersKristy Woudstra, author of Highrise: The Towers in the World and the World in Towers, will be signing in the Firefly Books booth #706 on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

From Ancient Roman apartments to modern soaring glass skyscrapers, humans have lived in highrises for thousands of years, and in this book we will learn about the structures, societies, and people who built them and dwell within.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Kristy Woudstra

Author, Firefly Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

11:00 AM – Milan Pavlović – Book Signing

Milan PavlovićEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Son of HappyMilan Pavlović, illustrator of Son of Happy, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 11:00 AM.

In this hilarious and charming story, a boy wishes his dad had a regular job instead of being Happy the Clown. With bittersweet humour, Cary Fagan brings us a story about a boy’s growing consciousness and a father’s realization that he can be himself.

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Milan Pavlović

Illustrator, Groundwood Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

11:30 AM – André Babyn – Book Signing

André BabynEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

Evie of the DeepthornAndré Babyn, author of Evie of the Deepthorn, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 11:30 AM.

Three young people use art to transform loss and make sense of the world after experiencing trauma. Shifting and sometimes contradictory, but always moving toward an understanding just out of reach, Evie of the Deepthorn is about the search for answers, which aren’t always what you expect.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
André Babyn

Author, Dundurn Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:30 AM – Brent van Staalduinen – Book Signing

Brent van StaalduinenEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

BoyBrent van Staalduinen, author of Boy, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 11:30 AM.

Boy‘s final year of high school is unraveling. Fast. He had it all worked out, from crushing his final exams to military school to a career in the air force. But his family‘s tragic past and its complicated present have caught up to him, and his marks are slipping, jeopardizing all of his plans.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Brent van Staalduinen

Author, Dundurn

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:30 AM – Bryn Turnbull – Book Signing

Bryn TurnbullEXPO – Harlequin Booth #730

The Woman Before Wallis: A Novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and Royal Scandal Bryn Turnbull, author of The Woman Before Wallis: A Novel of Windsors, Vanderbilts, and Royal Scandal , will be signing in the Harlequin booth #730 on Thursday at 11:30 AM.

Set in the glamorous world of British and American royalty in the 1920s, The Woman Before Wallis is based on the true story of Thelma Morgan Furness, identical twin sister of the first Gloria Vanderbilt, and the woman who owned Prince Edward’s heart before introducing him to her dear friend Wallis.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Bryn Turnbull

Author, MIRA Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:30 AM – Dorothy Ellen Palmer – Book Signing

Dorothy Ellen PalmerEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Falling for MyselfDorothy Ellen Palmer, author of Falling for Myself, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 11:30 AM.

In this searing and seriously funny memoir, Palmer falls down, a lot, and spends a lifetime learning to appreciate her disability. From childhood surgeries to decades as a feminist improv coach and unionist, she tried to hide being different. But now, with her walker, she’s sharing her journey.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Dorothy Ellen Palmer

Author, Wolsak & Wynn Publishers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:30 AM – Hilary Leung – Book Signing

Hilary LeungEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Two Tough TrucksHilary Leung, illustrator of Two Tough Trucks, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Thursday at 11:30 AM.

Mack and Rig couldn’t be more different. One loves the fast lane. The other, the off-ramp. But when they’re forced to pair up on their first day of school, can Mack and Rig figure out a way to get along and learn what it really means to be a tough truck?

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Hilary Leung

Illustrator, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

11:30 AM – Ian Aurora – Book Signing

Ian AuroraEXPO – Thomas Allen & Son Limited Booth #318/320

Cheer: A Book to Celebrate CommunityIan Aurora, author of Cheer: A Book to Celebrate Community, will be signing in the Thomas Allen & Son Limited booth #318/320 on Thursday at 11:30 AM.

CHEERS encourages kids to cheer for their community! Readers are invited to cheer for our families, police officers, firefighters, librarians, shopkeepers, and other community members as they follow along with the diverse children who are celebrating them.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Ian Aurora

Author, Flowerpot Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

11:30 AM – Mahtab Narsimhan – Book Signing

Mahtab NarsimhanEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Embrace the ChickenMahtab Narsimhan, author of Embrace the Chicken, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Thursday at 11:30 AM.

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, Shivani is horrified when her mother volunteers to cook traditional Indian food for her school’s annual fundraiser.

“An honest look at the dilemmas faced by teens as they transition from one culture to another.” – Booklist

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Speaker Profile(s)
Mahtab Narsimhan

Author, Owlkids Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

12:00 PM – Ani Castillo – Book Signing

Ani CastilloEXPO – Canadian Manda Group Booth #312/314

PingAni Castillo, author and illustrator of Ping, will be signing in the Canadian Manda Group booth #312/314 on Thursday at 12:00 PM.

Using an imaginative visual metaphor to bring to life how we send out (ping!) and receive (pong!) communications, Ani Castillo’s words and pictures will empower and inspire anyone who has experienced the fear of sharing themselves with the world.

Author,Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Ani Castillo

Author and illustrator, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

12:00 PM – Barbara Reid – Book Signing

Barbara ReidEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Watch It Grow: Backyard Life CyclesBarbara Reid, author and illustrator of Watch It Grow: Backyard Life Cycles, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Thursday at 12:00 PM.

Barbara Reid’s one-of-a kind art will engage readers young and old in this introduction to the marvels of the natural world: watching a tadpole hatch from an egg, a caterpillar turn into a butterfly, an acorn become a mighty oak, and a glorious sunflower grow from a tiny seed!

Author,Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Barbara Reid

Author and illustrator, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

12:00 PM – Diane Terrana – Book Signing

Diane TerranaEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

The World on Either SideDiane Terrana, author of The World on Either Side, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Thursday at 12:00 PM.

After the death of her boyfriend, Valentine and her mother go on a trek in Thailand. Valentine finds a world she didn’t know existed, where houses are on stilts and elephants still roam wild – and she learns about the Burmese civil war.

“An ultimately hopeful tale of grief and redemption.” – Kirkus

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Diane Terrana

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

12:00 PM – Drew Hayden Taylor – Book Signing

Drew Hayden TaylorEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Chasing Painted HorsesDrew Hayden Taylor, author of Chasing Painted Horses, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 12:00 PM.

When, a quiet girl living on a reserve shows a seemingly magical ability to draw a breathtakingly beautiful horse for three friends from school, she sets in motion a series of actions and reactions that will shape all of their lives.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Drew Hayden Taylor

Author, Cormorant Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult, Young Adult

12:00 PM – J.J. Johnson – Book Signing

J.J. JohnsonEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

Dino DanaJ.J. Johnson, author of Dino Dana, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Thursday at 12:00 PM.

Fans of Dino Dana will be so excited to have a Dino Field Guide of their own, put together by the incredible show’s creator and executive producer, J.J. Johnson. Full of colourful illustrations and fascinating science facts, this dinosaur book is sure to amaze any young dinosaur enthusiast.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
J.J. Johnson

Author, Mango Publishing

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

12:00 PM – Joanne Robertson – Book Signing

Joanne RobertsonEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

Nibi is WaterJoanne Robertson, author of Nibi is Water, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Thursday at 12:00 PM.

A first conversation about the importance of Nibi-which means water in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)-and our role to thank, respect, love, and protect it. The book is in dual language-English and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe).

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Joanne Robertson

Author, Second Story Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

12:00 PM – Lesley Livingston – Book Signing

Lesley LivingstonEXPO – Library Bound Inc Booth #329/331

The Almost Epic Squad: Super SketchyLesley Livingston, author of The Almost Epic Squad: Super Sketchy, will be signing in the Library Bound Inc booth #329/331 on Thursday at 12:00 PM.

Meet the next member of the Almost Epic Squad! If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? What about being able to turn yourself into what you draw? But what if drawing is not exactly what you’re best at?

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Lesley Livingston

Author, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

12:00 PM – Michael Melgaard – Book Signing

Michael MelgaardEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

PallbearingMichael Melgaard, author of Pallbearing, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 12:00 PM.

An honest and unaffected collection of human experiences that deftly tackles themes of grief, loss, missed opportunities, and the pain of letting go.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Michael Melgaard

Author, House of Anansi Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

12:00 PM – Richard Scrimger – Book Signing

Richard ScrimgerEXPO – Library Bound Inc Booth #329/331

The Almost Epic Squad: IrresistibleRichard Scrimger, author of The Almost Epic Squad: Irresistible, will be signing in the Library Bound Inc booth #329/331 on Thursday at 12:00 PM.

Meet the next member of the Almost Epic Squad! If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? What about becoming mesmerizingly persuasive in the blink of an eye? But what if you’re the only one unaware of your charms?

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Richard Scrimger

Author, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

12:30 PM – Bev Katz Rosenbaum – Book Signing

Bev Katz RosenbaumEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Who is Tanksy?Bev Katz Rosenbaum, author of Who is Tanksy?, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

14-year-old Tanya is invisible. So as student elections get underway, Tanya starts secretly painting controversial images on the walls of the school. Soon everyone is talking about this amazing artist with a lot to say. And the election results turn out to be a catalyst for more rebellion.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Bev Katz Rosenbaum

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

12:30 PM – Caroline Fernandez – Book Signing

Caroline FernandezEXPO – Georgetown Publications Booth #206

STOP READING THIS BOOK!Caroline Fernandez, author of STOP READING THIS BOOK!, will be signing in the Georgetown Publications booth #206 on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

This heart-warming picture book urges children to read using comedy and contradiction. Who is the villain – the reader or the book? In this story, the book itself perceives the reader as a mischief-maker and tries to protect its pages. It is a story of a book judging a reader by their “cover.”

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Caroline Fernandez

Author, Common Deer Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

12:30 PM – Cheryl Thompson – Book Signing

Cheryl ThompsonEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty CultureCheryl Thompson, author of Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty Culture, will be signing in the OBP Pavilion on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

One of the first transnational, feminist studies of Canada’s black beauty culture and the role that media, retail, and consumers have played in its development, Beauty in a Box widens our understanding of the politics of black hair.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Cheryl Thompson

Author, Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

12:30 PM – Eric Fan – Book Signing

Eric FanEXPO – HarperCollins Canada Ltd Booth #732/734

The ScarecrowEric Fan, illustrator of The Scarecrow, will be signing in the HarperCollins Canada Ltd booth #732/734 on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

A tender and affectionate picture book about a lonely scarecrow who saves a baby crow, and the loving and protective bond that grows between two unlikely friends.

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Eric Fan

Illustrator, HarperCollins Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

12:30 PM – Joanne Levy – Book Signing

Joanne LevyEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Double TroubleJoanne Levy, author of Double Trouble, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

12-year-old Victoria Adelman is lonely. Her best friend has moved away, leaving her to spend the summer alone. A misunderstanding when meeting her neighbour’s granddaughter, Jazzy, leads to Victoria pretending she has an identical twin sister – when all she really wants is a new friend.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Joanne Levy

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

12:30 PM – Joshna Maharaj – Book Signing

Joshna MaharajEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Take Back the TrayJoshna Maharaj, author of Take Back the Tray, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

Chef Joshna Maharaj is determined to bring health, humanity, and hospitality back to institutional food while also building sustainability, supporting the local economy, and reinvigorating the work of frontline staff. The need is clear, the time is now, and this revolution is delicious.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Joshna Maharaj

Author, ECW Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

12:30 PM – Lorna Schultz Nicholson – Book Signing

Lorna Schultz NicholsonEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Just ThreeLorna Schultz Nicholson, author of Just Three, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

Before Rory and Jillian’s mother died two years ago, she hired Rebecca to be the family housekeeper. One day Jillian catches her father flirting with Rebecca and decides it’s time to find him a girlfriend. Dad is very reluctant, but Jillian gets him to agree to go on three dates.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

12:30 PM – Myriad Augustine – Book Signing

Myriad AugustineEXPO – James Lorimer & Company Ltd Booth #625

Myriad Augustine, author of Ace of Hearts, will be signing in the James Lorimer & Company Ltd booth #625 on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

Everyone around Alvin seems to be obsessed with one thing – sex. Alvin finds it uncomfortable to think and talk about it and he knows he isn't ready and may never be. His friends, however, think that all Alvin needs is to hook up with the right guy, so they identify three of the most eligible guys.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Myriad Augustine

Author, James Lorimer & Company

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

12:30 PM – Shannon O’Toole – Book Signing

Shannon O’TooleEXPO – Georgetown Publications Booth #206

STOP READING THIS BOOK!Shannon O’Toole, illustrator of STOP READING THIS BOOK!, will be signing in the Georgetown Publications booth #206 on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

This heart-warming picture book urges children to read using comedy and contradiction. Who is the villain – the reader or the book? In this story, the book itself perceives the reader as a mischief-maker and tries to protect its pages. It is a story of a book judging a reader by their “cover.”

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Shannon O’Toole

Illustrator, Common Deer Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

12:30 PM – Terry Fan – Book Signing

Terry FanEXPO – HarperCollins Canada Ltd Booth #732/734

The ScarecrowTerry Fan, illustrator of The Scarecrow, will be signing in the HarperCollins Canada Ltd booth #732/734 on Thursday at 12:30 PM.

A tender and affectionate picture book about a lonely scarecrow who saves a baby crow, and the loving and protective bond that grows between two unlikely friends.

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Terry Fan

Illustrator, HarperCollins Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

1:00 PM – Amanda Leduc – Book Signing

Amanda LeducEXPO – Publishers Group Canada Booth #421

Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making SpaceAmanda Leduc, author of Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space, will be signing in the Publishers Group Canada booth #421 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Examines the ways fairy tales have shaped our expectations of disability. Disfigured points the way toward a new world where disability is no longer a punishment but operates as a way of centering a protagonist and helping them to cement their own place in the story, and from there, the world.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Amanda Leduc

Author, Coach House Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:00 PM – Andrea Lynn Beck – Book Signing

Andrea Lynn BeckEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Goodnight, WorldAndrea Lynn Beck, author and illustrator of Goodnight, World, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Andrea Lynn Beck’s bestselling picture books Goodnight, Canada, Good Morning, Canada and Thank You, Canada struck a chord with Canadians from coast to coast to coast. In this cozy companion book, children will explore connections and develop global awareness.

Author,Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Andrea Lynn Beck

Author and illustrator, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

1:00 PM – Carly Brown – Book Signing

Carly BrownEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

The Celine Bower StoryCarly Brown, author of The Celine Bower Story, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

From an everyday woman to a legend on the run, The Celine Bower Story, is one woman’s epic journey from a kind and loving veterinarian and assault survivor to a cunning and dangerous vigilante who will not be satisfied with just taking back the night… she wants to inflict her own brand of justice.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Carly Brown

Author, Mosaic Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:00 PM – Christina Kilbourne – Book Signing

Christina KilbourneEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

Safe HarbourChristina Kilbourne, author of Safe Harbour, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Harbour must learn how to navigate life on the streets when her father doesn’t return for her on their sailboat.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Christina Kilbourne

Author, Dundurn

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

1:00 PM – Colleen Nelson – Book Signing

Colleen NelsonEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

SpinColleen Nelson, author of Spin, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Aspiring DJ Dizzy Doucette, must learn how to navigate life when her mother’s identity as a famous singer is revealed to the world.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Colleen Nelson

Author, Dundurn

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

1:00 PM – Derek Mascarenhas – Book Signing

Derek MascarenhasEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Coconut DreamsDerek Mascarenhas, author of Coconut Dreams, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Coconut Dreams explores the lives of the Pinto family through 17 linked short stories. In this debut story collection, Mascarenhas takes a fresh look at the world of the new immigrant and the South Asian experience in Canada.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Derek Mascarenhas

Author, Book*hug Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:00 PM – Helena Hunting – Book Signing

Helena HuntingEXPO – Thomas Allen & Son Limited Booth #318/320

A Favor for a FavorHelena Hunting, author of A Favor for a Favor, will be signing in the Thomas Allen & Son Limited booth #318/320 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Pucked and A Lie for a Lie, a new stand-alone romance about trading favours, battling wills, and winning love.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Helena Hunting

Author, Montlake Romance

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:00 PM – Jean Mills – Book Signing

Jean MillsEXPO – Fitzhenry & Whiteside Booth #520

Larkin on the shoreJean Mills, author of Larkin on the shore, will be signing in the Fitzhenry & Whiteside booth #520 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

“Themes of coping techniques and recovery from trauma are woven seamlessly through the narration. Strong emphases on Larkin‘s bonds with Granne and her father, hometown history, and a slow-burning love story round out her emotional journey…” – Kirkus Reviews

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Jean Mills

Author, Red Deer Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

1:00 PM – Jennifer Maruno – Book Signing

Jennifer MarunoEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

Until Niagara FallsJennifer Maruno, author of Until Niagara Falls, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Cautious and polite Brenda Barnhart is fascinated by the new-kid-on-the-block’s wildness and unruly family. Brenda feels she should show Maureen the proper way to behave, but the only thing she gets from the friendship is the feeling of walking on a tightrope.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Maruno

Author, Dundurn

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

1:00 PM – Jessica Cunsolo – Book Signing

Jessica CunsoloEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

She’s With MeJessica Cunsolo, author of She’s With Me, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Arriving in another new town, Amelia vows to fit in and finish her senior year drama free. Staying under the radar is what keeps her one step ahead of the man who is trying to find and destroy her but she soon faces an impossible choice between survival or the chance at real love.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Jessica Cunsolo

Author, Wattpad

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

1:00 PM – Nandi Taylor – Book Signing

Nandi TaylorEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

GivenNandi Taylor, author of Given, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Yenni the fierce Yirba warrior princess is alone in the Empire of Cresh, a land filled with strange magics and even stranger people – including Weysh, a compelling man dragon. But Yenni will prove herself and find the answers she seeks while securing the cure for her father’s wasting illness.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Nandi Taylor

Author, Wattpad

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

1:00 PM – Philinda Masters – Book Signing

Philinda MastersEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

Inside Broadside: A Decade of Feminist JournalismPhilinda Masters, author of Inside Broadside: A Decade of Feminist Journalism, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Broadside: A Feminist Review was a groundbreaking Canadian feminist newspaper published between 1979 and 1989. Broadside helped reinvent journalism to make room for a feminist voice. This collection looks at the impact of the newspaper on the lives of women.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Philinda Masters

Author, Second Story Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:00 PM – Susan G. Cole – Book Signing

Susan G. ColeEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

Inside Broadside: A Decade of Feminist JournalismSusan G. Cole, author of Inside Broadside: A Decade of Feminist Journalism, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Thursday at 1:00 PM.

Broadside: A Feminist Review was a groundbreaking Canadian feminist newspaper published between 1979 and 1989. Broadside helped reinvent journalism to make room for a feminist voice. This collection looks at the impact of the newspaper on the lives of women.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Susan G. Cole

Author, Second Story Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:30 PM – Alex O’Brien – Book Signing

Alex O’BrienEXPO – James Lorimer & Company Ltd Booth #625

Alex O’Brien, author of The Comeback, will be signing in the James Lorimer & Company Ltd booth #625 on Thursday at 1:30 PM.

On the surface, 14-year-old Chris is pretty average, playing hockey and having friends. But underneath it all, Chris is depressed, full of self-blame and negative thoughts. He quits his hockey team, feeling he has let them down, but his doctor suggests that he should pick up another sport.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

1:30 PM – Isabelle Groc – Book Signing

Isabelle GrocEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Gone Is Gone: Wildlife Under ThreatIsabelle Groc, author of Gone Is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Thursday at 1:30 PM.

This nonfiction book for middle readers looks at why and what species have become endangered, how scientists are learning about endangered wildlife, what people are doing to conserve species, and what young people can do to help. Illustrated with unique photos by the photo-journalist author.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Isabelle Groc

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

1:30 PM – Joe Frank – Book Signing

Joe FrankEXPO – Firefly Books Booth #706

Arthur Garber The Harbour BarberJoe Frank, author and illustrator of Arthur Garber The Harbour Barber, will be signing in the Firefly Books booth #706 on Thursday at 1:30 PM.

When Arthur Garber sets up shop in a seaside town sailors, surfers and tourists each one messier than the one before show up at his shop desperately in need of tonsorial care. One day a person who had been lost at sea shows up in town and offers up the greatest challenge of Arthur’s career.

Author,Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Joe Frank

Author and illustrator, Firefly Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

1:30 PM – Lisa de Nikolits – Book Signing

Lisa de NikolitsEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist’s SolutionLisa de Nikolits, author of The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist’s Solution, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 1:30 PM.

A one-of-a-kind serio-comic suspense thriller. When a post-retirement couple embark on an unintentionally life-changing around-the-world adventure, punk rock, domestic intrigue, esoteric spirituality, and a zany cast of characters make for an unforgettable deep dive into the meaning of life.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Lisa de Nikolits

Author, Inanna Publications

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:30 PM – Rachel Seigel – Book Signing

Rachel SeigelEXPO – Crabtree Publishing Company Booth #323/325

Rachel Seigel, author of Hurricane Readiness, will be signing in the Crabtree Publishing Company booth #323/325 on Thursday at 1:30 PM.

This detailed book examines what scientists know about hurricanes, how we can predict them, and how we learn from each event. Case studies and brief bios of key scientists and organizations highlight the information.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Rachel Seigel

Rachel Seigel, Library Services Centre

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Middle Grade

2:00 PM – Adrienne Kress – Book Signing

Adrienne KressEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Dreams Come to Life (Bendy and the Ink Machine, Book 1)Adrienne Kress, author of Dreams Come to Life (Bendy and the Ink Machine, Book 1), will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Thursday at 2:00 PM.

Something is going bump in the night at Joey Drew Studios, something that leaves behind trails of thick, dark ink. Don’t miss this official, original, pulse-pounding story from award-winning author Adrienne Kress, developed with the Meatly, Mike Mood, and Bookpast!

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Adrienne Kress

Author, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

2:00 PM – Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman – Book Signing

Charlotte Corbeil-ColemanEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Guarded GirlsCharlotte Corbeil-Coleman, author of Guarded Girls, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 2:00 PM.

The stories and experiences of three imprisoned women intertwine in dramatic and dangerous ways, as the psychological destruction that is solitary confinement taunts each of their lives.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman

Author, Playwrights Canada Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

2:00 PM – John Corr – Book Signing

John CorrEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Eight Times UpJohn Corr, author of Eight Times Up, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Thursday at 2:00 PM.

Ever since his mom left, Riley has been a mess. His dad signs him up for aikido, hoping it will help with his anxiety. Through the teachings of their sensei, Riley and his classmates come to understand that aikido is not about winning or losing or about being perfect.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
John Corr

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

2:00 PM – Katia Grubisic – Book Signing

Katia GrubisicEXPO – Literary Press Group Booth #310

ABC MTLKatia Grubisic, author of ABC MTL, will be signing in the Literary Press Group booth #310 on Thursday at 2:00 PM.

Montreal spelled out in a mosaic of haiku, descriptive text and full-colour photographs. From A to Z, every letter introduces a different aspect of the city in all its diversity and fun. ABC MTL was shortlisted for the 2018 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Prize in the original French version.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Katia Grubisic

Author, Linda Leith Publishing

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

2:00 PM – Shane Peacock – Book Signing

Shane PeacockEXPO – Nimbus Publishing Booth #531/533

Phantom of FireShane Peacock, author of Phantom of Fire, will be signing in the Nimbus Publishing booth #531/533 on Thursday at 2:00 PM.

The long-awaited new book in the award-winning cross-Canada adventure series finds 15-year-old Dylan Maples on the hunt for New Brunswick’s Phantom Ship.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Shane Peacock

Author, Nimbus Publishing

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

2:00 PM – Zetta Elliott – Book Signing

Zetta ElliottEXPO – Canadian Manda Group Booth #312/314

Say Her NameZetta Elliott, author of Say Her Name, will be signing in the Canadian Manda Group booth #312/314 on Thursday at 2:00 PM.

Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Zetta Elliott

Author, Disney-Hyperion

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

2:30 PM – Bridget Liang – Book Signing

Bridget LiangEXPO – James Lorimer & Company Ltd Booth #625

Bridget Liang, author of What Makes You Beautiful, will be signing in the James Lorimer & Company Ltd booth #625 on Thursday at 2:30 PM.

Logan Osborne knows he likes boys, but has not come out to his family or at school, and no one knows that he likes to sometimes wear girls’ clothes and makeup. When he starts at a school for the arts he finds a wider range of gender and orientation being accepted.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Bridget Liang

Author, James Lorimer & Company

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

2:30 PM – Hannah Mary McKinnon – Book Signing

Hannah Mary McKinnonEXPO – Harlequin Booth #730

Sister DearHannah Mary McKinnon, of Sister Dear, will be signing in the Harlequin booth #730 on Thursday at 2:30 PM.

Learning she’s not her dying father’s daughter, Eleanor goes in search of her birth father. When he wants nothing to do with her, she becomes obsessed with her newly discovered half-sister and slowly begins to infiltrate her seemingly perfect life.

Speaker Profile(s)
Hannah Mary McKinnon

, MIRA Books

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

2:30 PM – Heather Smith – Book Signing

Heather SmithEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's GardenHeather Smith, author of The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Thursday at 2:30 PM.

This gorgeously illustrated picture book tells the story of a young Japanese boy who loses his dad in a tsunami. Inspired by the true story of the wind phone in Otsuchi, Japan, created by artist Itaru Sasaki.

“A moving tale… offers comfort and peace to those left behind.” – Booklist starred review

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Heather Smith

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

2:30 PM – Kari-Lynn Winters – Book Signing

Kari-Lynn WintersEXPO – Fitzhenry & Whiteside Booth #520

Buzz about BeesKari-Lynn Winters, author of Buzz about Bees, will be signing in the Fitzhenry & Whiteside booth #520 on Thursday at 2:30 PM.

Imagine a world without bees. Not only would it be less colourful – with fewer wildflowers and flowering plants – it would be less fruitful as well. A world without bees would mean a world where the food supply would be significantly diminished.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Kari-Lynn Winters

Author, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

2:30 PM – Paddy Scott – Book Signing

Paddy ScottEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

The Union of SmokersPaddy Scott, author of The Union of Smokers, will be signing in the OBP Pavilion on Thursday at 2:30 PM.

The final day in the life of chain-smoking 12-year-old Kaspar begins with a search for a canary and ends in an ambulance with an almighty “theme essay” on the boy’s lips. Set in the late sixties in small-town Ontario, The Union of Smokers is a heartfelt debut offering up an odd and oddly wise hero.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Paddy Scott

Author, Invisible Publishing

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

2:30 PM – Sheree Fitch – Book Signing

Sheree FitchEXPO – Nimbus Publishing Booth #531/533

You Won’t Always Be This SadSheree Fitch, author of You Won’t Always Be This Sad, will be signing in the Nimbus Publishing booth #531/533 on Thursday at 2:30 PM.

An inspiring journey of resilience in the wake of grief from beloved storyteller and poet Sheree Fitch.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Sheree Fitch

Author, Nimbus Publishing

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

3:00 PM – Alisha Sevigny – Book Signing

Alisha SevignyEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

The Lost Scroll of the PhysicianAlisha Sevigny, author of The Lost Scroll of the Physician, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 3:00 PM.

Sesha, the daughter of the pharaoh’s royal physician, must find the precious scroll her father was transcribing before his death, not only to save the kingdom, but to also save her brother’s life.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Alisha Sevigny

Author, Dundurn

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

3:00 PM – Jennifer Farquar – Book Signing

Jennifer FarquarEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

WatermarkJennifer Farquar, author of Watermark, will be signing in the OBP Pavilion on Thursday at 3:00 PM.

Returning to her childhood home on Mikinaak Island after a 20-year absence, Mina McInnis unravels the incidents that caused her family’s disintegration. She is forced to uncover the truth about the tragedy from her past, and the presence that dwells in the cold, dark waters of Lake Huron.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Farquar

Author, Latitude 46 Publishing

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

3:00 PM – Philippa Dowding – Book Signing

Philippa DowdingEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

Quinn and the Quiet, QuietPhilippa Dowding, author of Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 3:00 PM.

On Quinn’s third day at the Work Centre he sees a girl run away. After he’s questioned about her escape, suddenly a renegade Officer and Work Bot want Quinn to help the oldest children find sanctuary in the Quiet, Quiet. But why are the children turning blue? How can Quinn help them?

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Philippa Dowding

Author, DCB

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

3:00 PM – Rebecca Fisseha – Book Signing

Rebecca FissehaEXPO – Nimbus Publishing Booth #531/533

Daughters of SilenceRebecca Fisseha, author of Daughters of Silence, will be signing in the Nimbus Publishing booth #531/533 on Thursday at 3:00 PM.

Reminiscent of the deeply immersive writing of Taiye Selasi and Arundhati Roy, Rebecca Fisseha’s Daughters of Silence is psychologically astute and buoyed both by metaphor and by the vibrant colours of Ethiopia. It’s an impressive debut.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Rebecca Fisseha

Author, Goose Lane Editions

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

3:00 PM – Rob Shapiro – Book Signing

Rob ShapiroEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

The Book of SamRob Shapiro, author of The Book of Sam, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Thursday at 3:00 PM.

The Book of Sam is the story of the unchosen one, a kid with no prophecy to fulfill who ventures to Hell, a fantastical world of falling cities and strange creatures, in search of his best friend.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Rob Shapiro

Author, Dundurn

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

3:00 PM – Rolf Harvey – Book Signing

Rolf HarveyEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Running LateRolf Harvey, author of Running Late, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 3:00 PM.

Running Late marks the re-emergence of a truly unique and important voice in Canadian poetry, bringing together selected earlier works by Rolf Harvey along with a captivating set of new work. Harvey was a key member of the Canadian poetry scene in the 1960s and ’70s.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Rolf Harvey

Author, Mosaic Press

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

3:00 PM – Sarah Sawler – Book Signing

Sarah SawlerEXPO – Nimbus Publishing Booth #531/533

Sarah Sawler, author of Be Prepared: The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather and Everything, will be signing in the Nimbus Publishing booth #531/533 on Thursday at 3:00 PM.

This award-nominated book, starring Nova Scotia’s favourite weather reporter, Frankie MacDonald, and written by author Sarah Sawler, shares stories from Frankie’s early years, along with facts about all things sunny, rainy, snowy, and stormy!

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Sarah Sawler

Author, Nimbus Publishing

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

3:00 PM – Suri Rosen – Book Signing

Suri RosenEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

My Best Friend and Other Illusions Suri Rosen, author of My Best Friend and Other Illusions , will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Thursday at 3:00 PM.

What if your imaginary friend from childhood suddenly reappeared… only this time he’s no figment of your imagination. This truthful and often funny story is the mark of a rising new voice in Canadian children’s literature, and exploration of how to reconcile memory, family, forgiveness.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Suri Rosen

Author, Scholastic Canada

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

3:30 PM – Annette Kussin – Book Signing

Annette KussinEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

It’s Attachment: A New Way of Understanding Yourself and Your RelationshipsAnnette Kussin, author of It’s Attachment: A New Way of Understanding Yourself and Your Relationships, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Thursday at 3:30 PM.

In It’s Attachment, Annette Kussin offers us a comprehensive overview of the Attachment theory of human development and relationships in a way that gives us both understanding and practical ideas for constructive changes.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Annette Kussin

Author, Guernica Editions

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

3:30 PM – Lorna Schultz Nicholson – Book Signing

Lorna Schultz NicholsonEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Amazing Hockey Stories: P.K. SubbanLorna Schultz Nicholson, author of Amazing Hockey Stories: P.K. Subban, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Thursday at 3:30 PM.

An exciting, behind-the scenes look at P.K. Subban – a superstar both on and off the ice! From his earliest days, P.K. has been a force! He comes from a family dedicated to hard work and fun; a family not afraid to take chances. This book also highlights Subban’s commitment to important causes.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

3:30 PM – Markus Harwood-Jones – Book Signing

Markus Harwood-JonesEXPO – James Lorimer & Company Ltd Booth #625

Markus Harwood-Jones, author of We Three, will be signing in the James Lorimer & Company Ltd booth #625 on Thursday at 3:30 PM.

Jasbina “Jassie” Dhillon is at summer performance camp to address concerns of her parents and teachers over her struggles at school and her lack of close friends. To Jasbina’s surprise, she quickly makes two new friends, Ams and Sydney. The problem is that the pair can’t seem to stand each other.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Markus Harwood-Jones

Author, James Lorimer & Company

Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

IdeaHUB Thursday

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

10:00 am – 10:25 am – Build Future Readers with a Book Gifting Program

Jeanne Smitiuch, Nora BriggsIdeaHUB Stage

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

Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EXPO

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

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

11:30 am – 11:55 am – Can One Collection Meet Your Teaching, Learning, and Research Needs?

Kathleen McLellanIdeaHUB Stage

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

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

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

Lead Product Marketing Manager, ProQuest
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EXPO

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm – Streamline Course Materials and Embed your Library in Teaching and Learning

Jessie RansomIdeaHUB Stage

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

Product Specialist, Teaching and Learning, Ex Libris
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EXPO

12:30 pm – 12:55 pm – Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation’s Bold Vision

Ariel SillerIdeaHUB Stage

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

Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EXPO

1:00 pm – 1:25 pm – Cozy Thrillers – Readings from Theft By Chocolate and Theft Between the Rains

Luba LesychynIdeaHUB Stage

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

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Authors, EXPO

1:30 pm – 1:55 pm – What’s New @ IEEE

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

2:00 pm – 2:25 pm – The Guide to Evaluating a Mobile App Solution

Adam Aronson, Carlos CanasIdeaHUB Stage

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

In this presentation, we’ll answer questions like:

  • What does good mobile app design look like?
  • How can I tell if an app is accessible?
  • What are the “nice to have” and “need to have” mobile app features?
  • How can libraries benefit from having a native mobile app?
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EXPO

2:30 pm – 2:55 pm – Trends in Academic Library Book Acquisitions

John Elliott, Barb Kawecki,Alicia ZorzettoIdeaHUB Stage

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

GOBI Library Solutions
Speaker Profile(s)
Thu 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EXPO

3:00 pm – 3:25 pm – Laugh out Loud with Ventriloquist Yvette Locke

Yvette LockeIdeaHUB Stage

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

The Puppet Lady
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 YarrowMTCC 104CD

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.

If you attended this session, please complete a brief session evaluation here

Speaker Profile(s)
Nicole Adams

Local History & Genealogy Librarian, Oshawa PL

Caitlin Frailick

Branch Manager, Hamilton PL

Amanda Freeman

Manager, Central Library, Burlington PL

Shelley Hawrychuk

Chief Librarian, U Toronto

Diana Krawczyk

Manager, Children, Youth and Popular Collections, Central Library, Mississauga Library

Alexandra Yarrow

Manager, Special Projects, Ottawa PL

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

Accessibility by Design: The Promise of Accessible Publishing

Laurie Davidson, Daniella Levy-Pinto, Laura BradyICTC Kingsway

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.

If you attended this session, please complete a brief session evaluation here

 

Speaker Profile(s)
Laurie Davidson

Emerging Initiatives Coordinator, BC Libraries Cooperative

Daniella Levy-Pinto

Coordinator for Accessibility Testing, National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

Laura Brady

Director of Cross-Media, 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 SalibaMTCC 206E

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.

If you attended this session, please complete a brief session evaluation here

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Presentation (PDF)

Booklet (PDF)

Notes (.docx)

Speaker Profile(s)
Brendon Foster-Algoo

, Toronto PL

Carrie Benbow

, Toronto PL

Ab Velasco

, Toronto PL

Pam Saliba

, Toronto PL

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, Kathryn BlairICTC Ontario

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.

If you attended this session, please complete a brief session evaluation here.

 

Speaker Profile(s)
Mark Swartz

Visiting Program Officer, Canadian Association of Research

Heather Martin

Copyright Officer, U Guelph

Dan Sich

Teaching & Learning Librarian, eLearning, Western U

Kathryn Blair

Copyright Specialist, U Waterloo

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

Creating and Evaluating Effective Infographics

Kelly SchultzMTCC 203CD

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.

If you attended this session, please complete a brief session evaluation here.

 

Speaker Profile(s)
Kelly Schultz

Data Visualization Librarian, 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 PenneyMTCC 202AC

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.

If you attended this session, please complete a brief session evaluation here.

 

Speaker Profile(s)
Camille Callison

Indigenous Strategies Librarian, U Manitoba

Stacy Allison-Cassin

Associate Librarian, York U

Robin Desmeules

Cataloguing Librarian, McGill U

Lisc Daley

, Government of the Northwest Territories

Stacey Penney

Cataloguing Librarian, 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 CarsonMTCC 104A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Anne O'Shea

Deputy Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Island Regional Library

David Carson

Director, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Vancouver Island Regional Library

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

Implementing an Augmented Reality Library Tour

Jennifer RossMTCC 206D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Ross

Librarian, Laurentian U

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

Intellectual Freedom Spotlight

Bessie Sullivan, Christina de Castell, James TurkMTCC 206AB

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?

Please Note: This session will be recorded by CBC Radio One

 

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Speaker Profile(s)
Bessie Sullivan

CEO, Haliburton County Library System

Christina de Castell

Chief Librarian, Vancouver PL

James Turk

Director, Centre for Free Expression

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

Manga Academia: Using Manga in the Classroom

Erik Ko, Mike BarltropMTCC 201D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Erik Ko

Co-Founder, Manga Classics

Mike Barltrop

Educator, Toronto DSB

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
School Libraries
Academic, Instruction, Literacy

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

Susan CleyleMTCC 104B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Susan Cleyle

University Librarian, Memorial U

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

OCULA Lightning Strikes

MTCC 206C

Lightning-style talks on the latest in college and university libraries, including:

  • Bryn Huzzey: "LGBTQ Patron Anxiety: Why Library Support is Vital"
  • Tomoko Shida: "Harnessing the Power of Assessment & Policy in Special Collections to Advance Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Within Academic Libraries"
  • Emily Da Silva: "How Can Academic Libraries Collaborate with Campus Technology Transfer Units to Support Research Commercialization?"
  • Laura Viselli, Erin Calhoun, and Angel Su: "Preserving Our Knowledge While Protecting Our Planet: Interrogating the Role of Academic Libraries in Environmental Activism and Advocacy"
  • Oy Lein Harrison: "Indigenous Metadata and Reconciliation Efforts in Canadian Libraries: Framing the Issues"
  • Abigail Warnock: "Academic Libraries and Student Mental Health"

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Speaker Profile(s)

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

OPLA Spotlight: Takara Small

Takara SmallICTC Ballroom B

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.

This session will also include the presentation of the OPLA Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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 RobertsMTCC 206F

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Heather Buchansky

Student Engagement Librarian, U Toronto

Mary Cavanagh

Professor, U Ottawa

Dianne Oberg

Professor Emerita, U Alberta

Marc d'Avernas

Metadata + Description Specialist, Mount Royal U

Kate Johnson-McGregor

Teacher Librarian, Grand Erie DSB

Sarah Roberts

Research & Advocacy Officer, 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 McCrimmonMTCC 201EF

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Adele Reid

Manager, Administrative & Branch Services, King Township PL

Philip Wasley

Branch Services Coordinator, 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 Namachchivaya, Dale AskeyMTCC 203B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Donna Bourne-Tyson

, Dalhousie U

Vivian Lewis

University Librarian, McMaster U

Beth Sandore Namachchivaya

University Librarian, Waterloo U

Dale Askey

Chief Librarian, U of Alberta

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 Kupidura, Carole Nkoa, Olivier St-Cyr, Joanna GrodeckiICTC Oakville

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Nadia Caidi

Associate Professor, Director of International Student Experience, U Toronto

Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo

Vice-Presidente, LeLabo et Productrice Deleguee a l’Office National du Film

Peter Kupidura

, Toronto PL

Carole Nkoa

Directrice Principale du Marketing et des Communications, TFO

Olivier St-Cyr

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Joanna Grodecki

MI Student, U of 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, Jon LewisICTC Ballroom A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Kevin Chlebovec

Kevin Chlebovec, National Film Board of Canada

Jon Lewis

Jon Lewis, York Region DSB

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

Dayna DeBenedetMTCC 202B

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!

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Speaker Profile(s)
Dayna DeBenedet

CEO/Chief Librarian, Dryden PL

Thu 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General
Outreach / Advocacy, Public Service, Rural

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-PottsICTC Humber

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?

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Speaker Profile(s)
Nancy Cooper

First Nations Consultant, Southern Ontario Library Service

Marni Harrington

Associate Librarian, Western U

Heather Hill

Heather Hill, Western U

Paulette Rothbauer

Associate Professor, 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 MorrisonMTCC 104CD

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!

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Speaker Profile(s)
Julia Campbell

Adult Services Librarian, Ajax PL

Frances Hanemaayer

Frances Hanemaayer, Burlington PL

Samantha Dillane

Youth Services, Caledon PL

Kate Morrison

Kate Morrison, Hamilton PL

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

CULC CEO Panel

Lauren Jessup, Mark Asberg, Susan Walters, Pilar MartinezICTC Ontario

Come and listen to the perspectives of CEOs on the hot-button issues and the opportunities facing our public libraries and communities, as well as the pressing issues and joys that come from being a library leader.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Lauren Jessup

, Barrie PL

Susan Walters

CEO, Richmond Public Library

Pilar Martinez

, Edmonton PL

Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
General, Public Libraries
Careers, Inspiration, Public Service

Cultural Diversity in Library Leadership

Mai Lu, Valentina Ly, Amanda FrenchMTCC 204

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Mai Lu

Mai Lu, U Toronto

Valentina Ly

Valentina Ly, Sinai Health System

Amanda French

Supervisor of Development and Training, Mississauga Library

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

Data Curation for Communities of Sound: A Speculative Workshop

Marjorie Mitchell, Felicity TaylerICTC Kingsway

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.

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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 PedersenMTCC 206E

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.

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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 Van Tassel, Suzanne McLeanICTC Caledon

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Suzanne McLean

Suzanne McLean, Collingwood PL

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

Sweet Dreams? Librarians’ Role in Academic Integrity

Vickie Albrecht, Sarah Clark, Janice WinklerMTCC 203CD

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.

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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

WITHDRAWN: National Union Catalogue Update

Monica Fuijkschot

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

As part of its strategic priorities, Library and Archives Canada supports a strong and connected Canadian library community through enhanced collaboration and services to support in selecting and describing new Canadian works for their collections.

Published Heritage Branch is engaging with the library community across the country to develop a vision, policy, and strategy for Voilà Canada’s new National Union Catalogue in order to maximize participation and achieve greater representation by Canadian libraries. This interactive session focuses on discussion in order to get input from the library community on 1) a new vision, policy and strategic direction for Voilà and 2) practical solutions and next step we need to take together in order to achieve this new vision, policy and strategic direction.

Speaker Profile(s)
Monica Fuijkschot

Director General of Published Heritage, Library and Archives Canada

Thu 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
General

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Sessions

Digital Inclusion of Marginalized Seniors: Access to Health Care Information

Linda Crosby, Donna Sevenpifer, Megan AndersonMTCC 201D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Linda Crosby

Research & Curriculum Librarian, Fanshawe C

Donna Sevenpifer

Faculty Research Associate, Fanshawe C

Megan Anderson

Research and Curriculum Librarian, 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 BaynesMTCC 104B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Kelly Nielsen

Manager - Public Services, Brantford PL

Danielle Baynes

Coordinator- Public Services, Brantford PL

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

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

Dayna DeBenedetMTCC 104A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Dayna DeBenedet

CEO/Chief Librarian, Dryden PL

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

From Compliance to Inclusion: Accessible Library eResources

Corinne Abba, Siobán LinnenMTCC 206C

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Corinne Abba

Librarian & LEAP Project Manager, George Brown C

Siobán Linnen

Projects and Communications Coordinator / LEAP Project Manager, Ontario Colleges Library Service

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

Google Ad-Words Public Library Grant: $10,000 / Month

Sandra Sydor, Beatrice Pitocco, Ryan PatrickICTC Oakville

Come find out about the Google Ad-Words marketing grant for public libraries and how you can access the grant which gives you $10,000 a month in Google Ad-Words. Sandra Sydor from Barrie Public Library will speak about her experience in using the Google Ad-Words to drive web traffic to their website, along with pay-for-use services that automate the entire process.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Sandra Sydor

Manager, Community Engagement, Barrie PL

Beatrice Pitocco

National Sales Manager for Canada, Koios

Ryan Patrick

Director, Customer Services, Counting Opinions

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
General, Public Libraries
Data, Marketing, Outreach

How Libraries Can Be the Heroes in an Ever-Changing Scholarly Landscape

Katie BirchICTC Niagara

The good news: academic research is expanding beyond the traditional boundaries of scholarly journals and Western-based sources to include multimedia formats, open access, text and data mining, and the inclusion of diverse and global voices.  
The not-so-good news: Scholars, faculty and students are required to sort through an enormity of scholarly content in databases, archives and an endless array of online sources.

That’s where the library comes in. In this session, you’ll learn how libraries can support their institution’s increasing need for varied, rich and diverse content in a way that is simple and effective. Libraries can both serve the needs of their users and reinforce their position as an authoritative information provider and curator. You’ll see how libraries who provide a unified, discipline-focused approach to collections management can effectively support research, teaching and learning in their institution and academic community at large.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Katie Birch

Vice President of Product Management, ProQuest

Thu 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

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

James Dekens, Amanda FreemanMTCC 206AB

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
James Dekens

Manager, Neighbourhood Branches, Burlington PL

Amanda Freeman

Manager, Central Library, 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 WilsonMTCC 203B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Chloe Lei

Chloe Lei, Concordia U

Jennifer Peters

eLearning and Digital Literacies Librarian, Seneca C

Ann Ludbrook

Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian, Ryerson U

Sally Wilson

Web Services Librarian, 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 McKnightMTCC 201EF

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Julia McKnight

Teen Services Librarian, 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 RigbyMTCC 206F

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.

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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 RanaMTCC 206D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Eva Jurczyk

Electronic Resources Librarian, U Toronto

Harjinder Rana

User Services and Accessibility Librarian, 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 BachMTCC 203A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Katelyn Stoddart

Librarian, Mississauga PL

Sarah Harrison

Customer & Community Service Specialist, East Gwillimbury PL

Raymond Bach

Customer & Community Service Specialist, 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.

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

WITHDRAWN: Exploring Cultural Awareness Through Indigenous Graphic Literature

Kent AllinMTCC 202AC

Please note that this session has been withdrawn due to presenter illness.

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Kent Allin

Teacher/Coach, Hastings And Prince Edward DSB

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

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Sessions

A Rhetoric of Silence in the IL Classroom

Meredith FischerICTC Halton

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Meredith Fischer

Liaison Librarian, 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 MillsMTCC 206F

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Desiree Baron

Branch Head, Vancouver PL

Samantha Mills

Assistant Manager, Program Planning and Evaluation, Vancouver PL

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

Co-Teaching, Collaboration and Engagement for Learners

Heather StonessMTCC 206D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Heather Stoness

Teacher Librarian, Halton DSB

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
School Libraries
Instruction

Collaboration: From Aspirations to Reality

Tracey DonaldsonMTCC 201D

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.

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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 ThompsonMTCC 202AC

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.

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Emily Thompson

Community-Led Librarian, 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, Lindsay Bontje, Martin ChandlerMTCC 104A

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.

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Jennifer Thiessen

Liaison Librarian, Brock U

Lindsay Bontje

Lindsay Bontje, Humber C

Martin Chandler

Martin Chandler, McGill U

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

Explaining the Decline of Collective Copyright Licensing in Educational Institutions

Donald TaylorMTCC 202D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Donald Taylor

University Copyright Officer, 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 FlaccaventoICTC Oakville

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Monique Flaccavento

Director, OISE Library, U Toronto

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

Marie Kondo Your School Library

Isabelle Hobbs, Sara HaddowMTCC 206AB

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!

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Isabelle Hobbs

Teacher Librarian, Durham DSB

Sara Haddow

Library Technician, Grand Erie DSB

Thu 2:50 pm - 3:30 pm
School Libraries

Moving Forward from Legacy Classification Systems

Raegan SwansonMTCC 203A

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?

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Speaker Profile(s)
Raegan Swanson

Executive Director, 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 MaMTCC 105/106

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.

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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 WangMTCC 206C

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Andrea Kosavic

Associate Dean, Digital Engagement and Strategy, York U

Minglu Wang

Research Data Management Librarian, 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 HornMTCC 201EF

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.

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Bailey Urso

Bailey Urso, Woodstock Hospital

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.

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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

Laura Brady, Diana Davidson, Rina Hadziev, Daniella Levy-Pinto, Sarah Mayes, Deborah NelsonMTCC 206C

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Laura Brady

Director of Cross-Media, House of Anansi Press

Diana Davidson

Director of Public Library Services Branch, Municipal Affairs, Province of Alberta

Rina Hadziev

Executive Director, Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)

Daniella Levy-Pinto

Coordinator for Accessibility Testing, National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)

Sarah Mayes

Manager of the Support for Organizations, Canada Book Fund

Deborah Nelson

CEO, eBOUND

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

Canadian-Sikh Heritage Resources

Ramandeep Sarai, Jillian Toombs, Stephanie CheungICTC Halton

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Ramandeep Sarai

Ramandeep Sarai, Toronto DSB

Jillian Toombs

Elementary Educator, 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 McColganMTCC 206F

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Alix-Rae Stefanko

Branch Head Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library

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 WilkinsonMTCC 202B

Annual update on copyright issues from the OLA Copyright Advisor.

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Margaret Ann Wilkinson

Professor, 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, Catherine CorenoMTCC 105/106

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Robert Giorgini

Robert Giorgini, London PL

Colleen Harris

Colleen Harris, London PL

Cory Crossman

Cory Crossman, City of London

Catherine Coreno

Account Representative, London PL

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 BerishMTCC 202AC

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.

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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'ByrneMTCC 203B

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.”

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Speaker Profile(s)
Annmarie Uleryk

Information Specialist, Access Copyright

Denise Angeloni

Library and Information Specialist, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

Simone O'Byrne

Library and Information Specialist, 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 PietropaoloMTCC 201D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Loren Fantin

Loren Fantin, OurDigitalWorld

Benoit Rochon

President/Co-Founder, Wikimedia Canada

Stacy Allison-Cassin

Associate Librarian, York U

Cristina Pietropaolo

Cristina Pietropaolo, Ryerson 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 PosthumusMTCC 104A

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.

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Emma Campbell

Emma Campbell, Idea Exchange

Beth Lanigan

Youth Services Assistant, 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

Dr. Sheila Cote-MeekICTC Ontario

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.

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Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek

Vice-President, Equity, People and Culture, York University

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

OHLA Spotlight: Tai Huynh

Tai HuynhICTC Kingsway

Presentation Title: Confronting Healthcare’s Knowledge Inequality

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.

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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 MckensyMTCC 104CD

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.

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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

OSLA CouncilMTCC 201EF

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 SeigelMTCC 206AB

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.

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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 RobinsonMTCC 206D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Lesa Balch

Lesa Balch, Kitchener PL

Sherry Fahim

Director, Digital Technology and Creation, 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 ByrneMTCC 104B

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!

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Speaker Profile(s)
Douglas Davey

Douglas Davey, Halton Hills PL

Gillian Byrne

Manager, Toronto Reference Library, 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

ICTC Ballroom

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.

Please note that there are no longer physical tickets for the Public Library Awards Gala. If you purchased a ticket you will be added to the electronic list.

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Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Games Night Social

ICTC Caledon/Humber/Haliburton

Come and participate in Dungeons and Dragons or in a variety of board games. Chat with attendees who are also interested in games. A fun lighthearted night. Cash bar.

Location: ICTC Caledon/Humber/Haliburton

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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 learning by belting out your favourite tunes alongside other attendees! Or just come along and watch! Participation not mandatory.

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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, Danielle ArbourMTCC 204

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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Suzanne Acharya

Community and Programming Librarian, Burlington PL

Danielle Arbour

Public Education Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton

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, Lianne Fortin, Alix-Rae Stefanko, Jessica HalsallMTCC 206E

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Jessica Roy

Manager, TD Summer Reading Club, Toronto PL

Lianne Fortin

Program Manager, TD Summer Reading Club, Public Services Branch, Library and Archives Canada

Alix-Rae Stefanko

Branch Head Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library

Jessica Halsall

Librarian, Children's Services, Program Development, Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa

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 BuryMTCC 104CD

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.

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Sarah Shujah

Liaison Librarian & Entrepreneurship Librarian, U Toronto

Kate Johnson-McGregor

Teacher Librarian, Grand Erie DSB

Christopher Tomasini

Christopher Tomasini, Lakehead U

Samhita Gupta

Teacher Librarian, Branksome Hall

Sophie Bury

Director of Learning Commons & Reference Services, York U

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

Gender and Sexual Diversity 101

The 519MTCC 201D

Gender and Sexual Diversity 101 is an interactive workshop focused on raising awareness and building knowledge of gender and sexual diverse communities and the barriers to full participation that 2SLGBTQIA people often face. As a participant, you will learn to identify respectful and affirming language and build your knowledge of how the Ontario Human Rights Code protects people from discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression, sex, and sexual orientation. This session will be capped at 30 participants.

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The 519

Agency, City of Toronto

Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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

Michelle Arbuckle, Rochelle Mazar, Anne BechardMTCC 203CD

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Michelle Arbuckle

Programming & Outreach Librarian, 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 BuehlerMTCC 202AC

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.

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Camille Callison

Indigenous Strategies Librarian, U Manitoba

Robin Desmeules

Cataloguing Librarian, McGill U

Trina Grover

Librarian, Ryerson U

Carol Rigby

Carol Rigby, Cataloguing and Editing Services

Stacy Allison-Cassin

Associate Librarian, York U

Kelly Buehler

Senior Cataloguing Department Head, Toronto PL

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

Navigating an Evolving Content Landscape

Ann FordMTCC 202B

CVS Midwest Tape will continue its evolution by enhancing the tools and resources necessary to deliver second-to-none experiences to library patrons—and their communities. With a focus on maximizing workflows, the new cvsmidwesttape.ca will include:

To support the delivery of this evolution Midwest Tape will be bringing the Midwest Tape and hoopla platforms together under a new Midwesttape.com and CVSmidwesttape.ca experience. With these efforts we’ll have the ability to deliver new features that evolve the platforms alongside your evolving roles and needs as you serve your communities. Although simple in concept, this evolution—influenced by your commitment to your communities, patrons, and Midwest Tape—will address many new challenges facing the library community. On the surface, libraries will have access to tool sets providing cleaner, more simplistic administrative workflows. But underneath, we’re creating a new experience that will provide libraries the transparency and flexibility they need to have greater control over their content and the experiences delivered to their patrons.

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Fri 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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 WawrzyniakMTCC 203B

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.

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Ian Bigelow

Ian Bigelow, U Alberta

Heather Pretty

Heather Pretty, Memorial U

Christopher Carr

Special Materials Cataloguing Librarian, Concordia U

Kris Wawrzyniak

Senior Metadata Specialist, Toronto PL

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 AllenICTC Ballroom

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

Learning & Curriculum Support Librarian, U Guelph

Amber Allen

Learning + Curriculum Support Librarian, 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 SaavedraMTCC 104B

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Susan Truong

Senior Collections Specialist, Toronto PL

Ryan Saavedra

Senior Collections Specialist, Toronto PL

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

Building a Community Comics Library

Rotem Diamant, Rebecca RadevskiMTCC 206F

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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Speaker Profile(s)
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 KhokharMTCC 104A

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.

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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 BeatonMTCC 201EF

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!

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Cate Carlyle

Cate Carlyle, Mount Saint Vincent U

Allana Beaton

Curriculum Support Advisor, 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 RohwederMTCC 206D

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.

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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, Monique RoyICTC Haliburton

Cette présentation vous dévoilera des stratégies que deux membres des équipes de la Bibliothèque publique du Grand Sudbury ainsi que la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa ont employées dans le cadre de leurs collaborations avec des partenaires communautaires locaux afin de promouvoir des objectifs communs tels que l'alphabétisation et le développement communautaire

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Nathalie Blanchard

Nathalie Blanchard, Ottawa PL

Monique Roy

, City of Greater Sudbury

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 Black, Alison Clarke, Ben SmeetsICTC Ontario

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.

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Alexandra Black

Branch Manager, Brampton PL

Alison Clarke

Coordinator, Performance Measures & Data , 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 SnakeICTC Humber

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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Speaker Profile(s)
Sue Pratt

LIT Program Coordinator, 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 HanzMTCC 203A

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!

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Marcela Isuster

Liaison Librarian, 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 AndersonICTC Kingsway

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.

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Caleb Nault

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Specialist, University Health Network

Jessica Babineau

Health Science Librarian, University Health Network

Ashley Farrell

Information Specialist, University Health Network

Melanie Anderson

Information Specialist, University Health Network

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

Online Learning Roles of Academic Librarians in Canada

Heather McTavishMTCC 206C

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.

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Heather McTavish

Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Ontario Tech U

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

The Price is Right - Making Access Affordable for All Libraries

Whitney MurphyMTCC 206AB

Join us for a conversation about ebook acquisition trends and how purchase decisions are being influenced by pricing. We’ll compare acquisition data from Canadian academic libraries with their worldwide peers – and engage live polling to learn more about what matters to local librarians.  Finally, we’ll discuss how aggregators are helping to bring more expansive access options to libraries everywhere, making ebooks affordable for all library budgets.

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Whitney Murphy

Senior Manager, Strategy & Market Support, ProQuest

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am

Youth On Board: Young Representatives at Library Board Meetings

Bee Stillar, Nikolina LikarevićICTC Oakville

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!

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Bee Stillar

, Bonnechere Union Public Library

Nikolina Likarević

, Bonnechere Union PL

Fri 9:00 am - 9:40 am
Governance
Inspiration, Liaison, Library Boards, Youth Committees

Author Signings Friday

Author Signings on Friday

10:00 AM – A.G. Pasquella – Book Signing

A.G. PasquellaEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

Carve the HeartA.G. Pasquella, author of Carve the Heart, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

Ex-con Jack Palace must contend with gang wars, bikers, and the mob when he agrees to help the woman who betrayed him.

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A.G. Pasquella

Author, Dundurn Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:00 AM – Barbara Fradkin – Book Signing

Barbara FradkinEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Blood TiesBarbara Fradkin, author of Blood Ties, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

In the latest book in the Cedric O’Toole series, country handyman Cedric finds his life turned upside down when a stranger shows up claiming to be his brother.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Barbara Fradkin

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:00 AM – Brenden Carlson – Book Signing

Brenden CarlsonEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

Night CallBrenden Carlson, author of Night Call, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

In a very different 1933, self-styled detective Elias Roche and his robot partner, Allen, immerse themselves in the criminal underworld to find a killer and prevent war on New York’s streets when a murder occurs that not only threatens both the police and the mafia but appears connected to Roche.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Brenden Carlson

Author, Dundurn

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:00 AM – Carmen Mok – Book Signing

Carmen MokEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Violet ShrinkCarmen Mok, illustrator of Violet Shrink, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 10:00 AM.

In this powerful story, a young girl navigates social anxiety at family gatherings and works with her father to find a solution.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Carmen Mok

Illustrator, Groundwood Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

10:00 AM – Cate Carlyle – Book Signing

Cate CarlyleEXPO – Georgetown Publications Booth #206

#NOTREADYTODIECate Carlyle, author of #NOTREADYTODIE, will be signing in the Georgetown Publications booth #206 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

Ginny’s life comes to a screeching halt one fateful Monday when a shooter shows up at Southwestern High School during first period. #NotReadyToDie offers a unique glimpse into current issues of violence and school shootings from the perspective of the students trapped inside and told in real time.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Cate Carlyle

Cate Carlyle, Mount Saint Vincent U

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

10:00 AM – Christine Baldacchino – Book Signing

Christine BaldacchinoEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Violet ShrinkChristine Baldacchino, author of Violet Shrink, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 10:00 AM.

In this powerful story, a young girl navigates social anxiety at family gatherings and works with her father to find a solution.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Christine Baldacchino

Author, Groundwood Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

10:00 AM – Kate Merlin – Book Signing

Kate MerlinEXPO – Nimbus Publishing Booth #531/533

Stormy PassageKate Merlin, author of Stormy Passage, will be signing in the Nimbus Publishing booth #531/533 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

Young Nate leaves school and gets a job working on the steamship New York. But the work is hard, and the ship gets caught in the Saxby Gale of 1869. Will they ever make it to safety? Based on a real incident, this adventure story is written at the grade 2-3 level, but it should appeal to ages 9-12.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Kate Merlin

Author, Chocolate River Publishing

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:00 AM – Michelle Kadarusman – Book Signing

Michelle KadarusmanEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Music for TigersMichelle Kadarusman, author of Music for Tigers, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 10:00 AM.

A young violinist discovers her mother’s family secretly harbor a sanctuary for extinct Tasmanian tigers in the remote Australian rainforest. When an encroaching mining operation threatens the hidden sanctuary, Louisa realizes her music can help.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Michelle Kadarusman

Author, Pajama Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:00 AM – Paul Gilligan – Book Signing

Paul GilliganEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

King of the Mole PeoplePaul Gilligan, author of King of the Mole People, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

This smart and funny illustrated middle grade series stars Doug Underbelly, who struggles to balance chaos both in school and in the underworld. Dealing with seventh grade is tricky but it’s nothing compared to navigating the feud between Mole People, Slug People, Mushroom Folks, and the Stone Goons!

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Speaker Profile(s)
Paul Gilligan

Author, Henry Holt & Co

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:00 AM – Phyllis Webstad – Book Signing

Phyllis WebstadEXPO – Medicine Wheel Education Booth #823

Phyllis’s Orange Shirt/The Orange Shirt StoryPhyllis Webstad, author of Phyllis’s Orange Shirt/The Orange Shirt Story, will be signing in the Medicine Wheel Education booth #823 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

This is the true story of Phyllis Webstad and her orange shirt that was taken away from her on her first day of Residential School when she was just six-years-old. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day, an important day of remembrance for First Nations and non First Nations Canadians.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Phyllis Webstad

Author, Medicine Wheel Education

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

10:00 AM – Robin Stevenson – Book Signing

Robin StevensonEXPO – Canadian Manda Group Booth #312/314

When You Get the Chance ARCRobin Stevenson, author of When You Get the Chance ARC, will be signing in the Canadian Manda Group booth #312/314 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

Following cousins on a road trip to Pride as they dive into family secrets and friendships, When You Get the Chance is a contemporary YA novel, perfect for fans of David Levithan and Becky Albertalli, and for readers looking for a story of friendship and family.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Robin Stevenson

Author, Running Press Kids

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

10:00 AM – Ruth Ohi – Book Signing

Ruth OhiEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

No Help Wanted!Ruth Ohi, author and illustrator of No Help Wanted!, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

Sometimes it’s our mistakes that teach us the most. In this lovely school-based story, award-winning author and illustrator Ruth Ohi gives us a recognizable character – a high-achieving child, who needs a reminder that it’s okay to ask for help – and the lesson that cooperation wins the day!

Author,Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Ruth Ohi

Author and illustrator, Scholastic Canada

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

10:00 AM – Sylv Chiang – Book Signing

Sylv ChiangEXPO – Annick Press Booth #336

Rising StarSylv Chiang, author of Rising Star, will be signing in the Annick Press booth #336 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

With its sharp dialogue and relatable characters, Rising Star, the third book in the Cross Ups series, chronicles the ups and downs of middle school with a relevant, contemporary twist.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Sylv Chiang

Author, Annick Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:00 AM – Terry Lynn Johnson – Book Signing

Terry Lynn JohnsonEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

Dog DrivenTerry Lynn Johnson, author of Dog Driven, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

From the author of Ice Dogs comes a riveting adventure about a musher who sets out to prove her impaired vision won’t hold her back from competing in a rigorous sled race through the Canadian wilderness. A thrilling story of one girl’s self-determination and the courage it takes to trust in others.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Terry Lynn Johnson

Author, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:00 AM – Tom Ryan – Book Signing

Tom RyanEXPO – Canadian Manda Group Booth #312/314

When You Get the Chance ARCTom Ryan, author of When You Get the Chance ARC, will be signing in the Canadian Manda Group booth #312/314 on Friday at 10:00 AM.

Following cousins on a road trip to Pride as they dive into family secrets and friendships, When You Get the Chance is a contemporary YA novel, perfect for fans of David Levithan and Becky Albertalli, and for readers looking for a story of friendship and family.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Tom Ryan

Author, Running Press Kids

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

10:15 AM – Janet Somerville – Book Signing

Janet SomervilleEXPO – Firefly Books Booth #706

Yours, For Probably Always: Martha Gellhorn’s Letters of Love and War 1930-1949Janet Somerville, author of Yours, For Probably Always: Martha Gellhorn’s Letters of Love and War 1930-1949, will be signing in the Firefly Books booth #706 on Friday at 10:15 AM.

Yours, For Probably Always is a curated collection of letters between Gellhorn and the extraordinary personalities that were her correspondents in the most interesting time of her life.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Janet Somerville

Author, Firefly Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:30 AM – Craig Battle – Book Signing

Craig BattleEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Camp Average: Double FoulCraig Battle, author of Camp Average: Double Foul, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 10:30 AM.

It’s a new summer at Camp Avalon – which Mack and his friends still affectionately call Camp Average. Camp director Winston wants to continue the winning streak. So he’s launched a competitive program for elite athletes – including a new group of girl campers.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Craig Battle

Author, Owlkids Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:30 AM – Farida Zaman – Book Signing

Farida ZamanEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

I Want to Be… A Gutsy Girls’ ABCFarida Zaman, author of I Want to Be… A Gutsy Girls’ ABC, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Friday at 10:30 AM.

Babies and toddlers will follow along with this ABC as it explores some of the amazing, and often unusual, jobs that people do. Each fun letter is complemented by an illustration of a girl filled with delight and wonder as she shows us how we can be, quite literally, anything we want to be.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Farida Zaman

Author, Second Story Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

10:30 AM – Harriet Zaidman – Book Signing

Harriet ZaidmanEXPO – Fitzhenry & Whiteside Booth #520

City on StrikeHarriet Zaidman, author of City on Strike, will be signing in the Fitzhenry & Whiteside booth #520 on Friday at 10:30 AM.

City on Strike is a riveting middle-grade fiction focussing on a 13-year-old boy and his younger sister, part of a poor but hardworking immigrant family in Winnipeg’s North End. And like so many others, it’s a family that gets drawn into the chaos that terrible spring.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Harriet Zaidman

Author, Red Deer Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:30 AM – Jessica Westhead – Book Signing

Jessica WestheadEXPO – HarperCollins Canada Ltd Booth #732/734

WorryJessica Westhead, author of Worry, will be signing in the HarperCollins Canada Ltd booth #732/734 on Friday at 10:30 AM.

A riveting novel about a mother’s all-consuming worry for her child over 48 hours at a remote cottage with old friends and a mysterious neighbour, for fans of Little Fires Everywhere and Truly Madly Guilty.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Jessica Westhead

Author, HarperCollins Canada

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:30 AM – Kelly Rimmer – Book Signing

Kelly RimmerEXPO – Harlequin Booth #730

Truths I Never Told YouKelly Rimmer, author of Truths I Never Told You, will be signing in the Harlequin booth #730 on Friday at 10:30 AM.

After Beth Walsh finds journal pages suggesting her mother didn’t die in a car accident as her father had maintained, she searches for answers to the question: What really happened to her mother? The powerful dual-narrative of mother and daughter captures the struggles women face across generations.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Kelly Rimmer

Author, Graydon House

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:30 AM – Larry Swartz – Book Signing

Larry SwartzEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Teaching Tough Topics: How do I use children’s literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity, and diversity?Larry Swartz, author of Teaching Tough Topics: How do I use children’s literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity, and diversity?, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 10:30 AM.

Teaching Tough Topics shows librarians and teachers how to use quality children’s literature to lead students to read, respond, and build empathy. Bullying, racism, immigration, indigenous identities, death, homophobia, poverty, physical and mental challenges are just some of the themes explored.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Larry Swartz

Author, Pembroke Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

10:30 AM – Mark Leiren-Young – Book Signing

Mark Leiren-YoungEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer WhalesMark Leiren-Young , author of Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer Whales, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 10:30 AM.

Take a look at how humans around the world (Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike) related to orcas in the past, how we relate to them now and what we can do to keep cetacean communities alive and thriving. The book deals with science, philosophy, environmentalism, and ethics in a kid-friendly way.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Mark Leiren-Young

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

10:30 AM – Sky Curtis – Book Signing

Sky CurtisEXPO – Literary Press Group Booth #310

Traps: A Robin MacFarland MysterySky Curtis, author of Traps: A Robin MacFarland Mystery, will be signing in the Literary Press Group booth #310 on Friday at 10:30 AM.

A sensational murder of a local politician coupled with the “accidental” death of the owner of the fish farms captures the interest of Robin MacFarland, the feisty Home and Garden reporter for a major Toronto paper.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Sky Curtis

Author, Inanna Publications

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:00 AM – Barbara Fradkin – Book Signing

Barbara FradkinEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

Prisoners of HopeBarbara Fradkin, author of Prisoners of Hope, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Georgian Bay, Amanda Doucette finds herself drawn into the world of exploited foreign workers when she meets a Filipino nanny accused of murdering her wealthy employer.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Barbara Fradkin

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:00 AM – Brenda Chapman – Book Signing

Brenda ChapmanEXPO – Dundurn Booth #437

Turning SecretsBrenda Chapman, author of Turning Secrets, will be signing in the Dundurn booth #437 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

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.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Brenda Chapman

Author, Dundurn

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:00 AM – Elizabeth Macleod – Book Signing

Elizabeth MacleodEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Willie O’ReeElizabeth Macleod, author of Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Willie O’Ree, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

Meet Willie O’Ree – Hockey Hall of Famer and a trailblazer for diversity! Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Willie O’Ree couples simple yet compelling writing with full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Elizabeth Macleod

Author, Scholastic Canada

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

11:00 AM – Eric Hogan – Book Signing

Eric HoganEXPO – Firefly Books Booth #706

Introducing the Gumboot KidsEric Hogan, author and illustrator of Introducing the Gumboot Kids, will be signing in the Firefly Books booth #706 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

Adapted from the award-winning TV show The Gumboot Kids comes this outstanding new series of nature mystery books that celebrate the joy and wonder of mindfully exploring the natural world.

Author,Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Eric Hogan

Author and illustrator, Firefly Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

11:00 AM – Eric Walters – Book Signing

Eric WaltersEXPO – Nimbus Publishing Booth #531/533

Always with YouEric Walters, author of Always with You, will be signing in the Nimbus Publishing booth #531/533 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

In this poignant story, we follow young Emily who has recently lost her grandfather. As she grows, she discovers a series of letters he left behind for her, offering grandfatherly advice at life’s most pivotal moments.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Eric Walters

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

11:00 AM – Fred Groves – Book Signing

Fred GrovesEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Elect Her – still struggling to be recognizd as equalsFred Groves, author of Elect Her – still struggling to be recognizd as equals, will be signing in the OBP Pavilion on Friday at 11:00 AM.

Elect Her takes an in depth look at Canadian women who have overcome gender barriers and have not only been elected, but have gone on to have long and rewarding careers as politicians. This grassroots book highlights women who are, or were, federal, provincial, and municipal leaders.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Fred Groves

Author, Crossfield Publishing

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:00 AM – Jennifer Hillier – Book Signing

Jennifer HillierEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

Little SecretsJennifer Hillier, author of Little Secrets, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

Overwhelmed by the tragic loss of her son, a woman desperately tries to save her marriage after discovering his affair with a younger woman. This discovery sparks Marin back to life. She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too. This woman is a problem Marin can fix. Permanently.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Jennifer Hillier

Author, Minotaur Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:00 AM – Natalie Jenner – Book Signing

Natalie JennerEXPO – Raincoast Books Booth #417/419

The Jane Austen SocietyNatalie Jenner, author of The Jane Austen Society, will be signing in the Raincoast Books booth #417/419 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

With the last bit of Jane Austen’s legacy threatened, a group of disparate individuals come together to preserve both Jane Austen’s home and her legacy. A powerful and moving novel that explores the tragedies and triumphs of life, both small and large, and the universal humanity in us all.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Natalie Jenner

Author, St. Martin's Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:00 AM – Natasha Deen – Book Signing

Natasha DeenEXPO – Canadian Manda Group Booth #312/314

In the Key of Nira GhaniNatasha Deen, author of In the Key of Nira Ghani, will be signing in the Canadian Manda Group booth #312/314 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

A Guyanese girl must find the balance between her parents’ “old world” expectations and traditions while pursuing her dream of being a great trumpeter in this contemporary, coming-of-age story, written by an #OwnVoices author.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Natasha Deen

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

11:00 AM – Robin Stevenson – Book Signing

Robin StevensonEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion RightsRobin Stevenson, author of My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

People who support abortion rights have been fighting hard to create a world in which the right to access safe and legal abortion services is guaranteed. The long fight for abortion rights is being picked up by a new generation of courageous, creative, and passionate activists.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Robin Stevenson

Author, Running Press Kids

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

11:00 AM – Tara Hungerford – Book Signing

Tara HungerfordEXPO – Firefly Books Booth #706

Introducing the Gumboot KidsTara Hungerford, author and illustrator of Introducing the Gumboot Kids, will be signing in the Firefly Books booth #706 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

Adapted from the award-winning TV show The Gumboot Kids comes this outstanding new series of nature mystery books that celebrate the joy and wonder of mindfully exploring the natural world.

Author,Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Tara Hungerford

Author and illustrator, Firefly Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

11:00 AM – Tim Blackmore – Book Signing

Tim BlackmoreEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Gorgeous WarTim Blackmore, author of Gorgeous War, will be signing in the OBP Pavilion on Friday at 11:00 AM.

Gorgeous War argues that the Nazis used the swastika as part of a visually sophisticated propaganda program that was the forerunner of contemporary brand identity. When the United States military tried to answer Nazi displays of graphic power, it failed and turned to Walt Disney.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Tim Blackmore

Author, Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:00 AM – Wanda Taylor – Book Signing

Wanda TaylorEXPO – James Lorimer & Company Ltd Booth #625

Wanda Taylor, author of No One’s Baby, will be signing in the James Lorimer & Company Ltd booth #625 on Friday at 11:00 AM.

Adopted by Caucasian parents, biracial teen Lizzie feels like she never belonged. After the death of her father, Lizzie starts acting out – dating, staying away from home for days, and giving up her plans to continue her education.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Wanda Taylor

Author, James Lorimer & Company

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

11:30 AM – Alisa Siegel – Book Signing

Alisa SiegelEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

My Name is KonisolaAlisa Siegel, author of My Name is Konisola, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Friday at 11:30 AM.

On a freezing cold winter night, nine-year-old Konisola and her mother step off a plane in Canada, having left Nigeria with nothing but the clothes on their backs. This is a story of bravery and determination, of loss, and of generosity and good will that paved the way for a new family.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Alisa Siegel

Author, Second Story Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

11:30 AM – Becky Blake – Book Signing

Becky BlakeEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Proof I Was HereBecky Blake, author of Proof I Was Here, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 11:30 AM.

Days after she arrives in Barcelona, Niki’s world is turned upside down when her fiancé ends their engagement. Unwilling to return to Toronto and face an assault charge, she turns to life on the streets. Living among pickpockets and graffiti artists, she has to reassess her ideas about family & art.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Becky Blake

Author, Wolsak & Wynn Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:30 AM – Elaine Chen – Book Signing

Elaine ChenEXPO – Fitzhenry & Whiteside Booth #520

Summerwood/WinterwoodElaine Chen, author of Summerwood/Winterwood, will be signing in the Fitzhenry & Whiteside booth #520 on Friday at 11:30 AM.

“Summerwood/Winterwood will beguile readers with its dark vision of a Narnia-like land, populated with real, damaged people. These wonderful tales explore how stories serve the teller, and the roles they force upon the unwitting.” – Kate Blair, author of Transferral

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Elaine Chen

Author, Fitzhenry & Whiteside

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

11:30 AM – Fereshteh Molavi – Book Signing

Fereshteh MolaviEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Thirty Shadow BirdsFereshteh Molavi, author of Thirty Shadow Birds, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 11:30 AM.

To build a life free from violence for her son, Yalda flees from her nightmarish past and troubled homeland, Iran. Part memory, part dream, part present day portrait of immigrant struggles, this compelling novel explores how ordinary people cope with a legacy of extraordinary trauma and upheaval.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Fereshteh Molavi

Author, Inanna Publications

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

11:30 AM – Kenneth Oppel – Book Signing

Kenneth OppelEXPO – HarperCollins Canada Ltd Booth #732/734

BloomKenneth Oppel, author of Bloom, will be signing in the HarperCollins Canada Ltd booth #732/734 on Friday at 11:30 AM.

The first book in bestselling author Kenneth Oppel’s explosive new trilogy!

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Kenneth Oppel

Author, HarperCollins Canada

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

11:30 AM – Monique Polak – Book Signing

Monique PolakEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

I Am A Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent TimesMonique Polak, author of I Am A Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 11:30 AM.

I Am a Feminist examines the history of feminism and addresses the issues girls and women continue to face today. It looks at the ways in which young people are working together to create a world where gender equality is a reality, and encourages readers to speak out for equality and justice.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

12:00 PM – Aimee Reid – Book Signing

Aimee ReidEXPO – Canadian Manda Group Booth #312/314

You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His NeighborhoodAimee Reid, author of You Are My Friend: The Story of Mister Rogers and His Neighborhood, will be signing in the Canadian Manda Group booth #312/314 on Friday at 12:00 PM.

You Are My Friend is a gentle homage to Fred Rogers and shows how his simple message still resonates with us today: “There’s no person in the world like you and I like you just the way you are.” The book includes a short biography of Fred’s life and a bibliography.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Aimee Reid

Author, Abrams Books for Young Readers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

12:00 PM – Catherine Rondina – Book Signing

Catherine RondinaEXPO – James Lorimer & Company Ltd Booth #625

Catherine Rondina, author of P.K. Subban, will be signing in the James Lorimer & Company Ltd booth #625 on Friday at 12:00 PM.

Born in Canada to parents who emigrated from the Caribbean, P.K. Subban is a remarkable athlete and role model. A talent on the ice, playing for some of the best teams in the NHL, P.K. has set records and won the Norris Trophy, the highest honour in hockey for a defenceman.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Catherine Rondina

Author, James Lorimer & Company

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

12:00 PM – Ian Hamilton – Book Signing

Ian HamiltonEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

ForesightIan Hamilton, author of Foresight, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 12:00 PM.

Uncle Chow Tung returns in the second novel in Hamilton’s gripping series following his rise to the head of the triads.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Ian Hamilton

Author, Groundwood Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

12:00 PM – Joel A. Sutherland – Book Signing

Joel A. SutherlandEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

Haunted Canada 9: Scary True StoriesJoel A. Sutherland, author of Haunted Canada 9: Scary True Stories, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Friday at 12:00 PM.

The ninth book in this bestselling and award-winning series – now scarier than ever! In these chilling tales, award-winning author Joel A. Sutherland takes his readers on a strange and spooky journey across Canada. Moody black-and-white illustrations and photographs enhance the haunting read.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Joel A. Sutherland

Author, Scholastic Canada

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

12:00 PM – Lisa Taylor – Book Signing

Lisa TaylorEXPO – University of Toronto Press Booth #322

The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of WorkLisa Taylor, author of The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work, will be signing in the University of Toronto Press booth #322 on Friday at 12:00 PM.

The definitive guide to maximizing workforce value, The Talent Revolution exposes work-life longevity as the most influential driver transforming today’s workplace – a competitive edge for organizations smart enough to capitalize on it.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Lisa Taylor

Author, University of Toronto Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

12:00 PM – Melodie Campbell – Book Signing

Melodie CampbellEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Italian CureMelodie Campbell, author of Italian Cure, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 12:00 PM.

Charlie’s world comes crashing down when her fiancé leaves her for another woman. Then Aunt Della wins a trip for two to Rome. Maybe Italy can cure her broken heart – who needs romance when you have Rome, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast? But with adventure comes danger…

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Melodie Campbell

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

12:30 PM – Kate Elizabeth Russell – Book Signing

Kate Elizabeth RussellEXPO – HarperCollins Canada Ltd Booth #732/734

My Dark VanessaKate Elizabeth Russell, author of My Dark Vanessa, will be signing in the HarperCollins Canada Ltd booth #732/734 on Friday at 12:30 PM.

Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Kate Elizabeth Russell

Author, HarperCollins Canada

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

12:30 PM – Marianne Apostolides – Book Signing

Marianne ApostolidesEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

I Can’t Get You Out of My MindMarianne Apostolides, author of I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 12:30 PM.

Ariadne is a single mother and writer embroiled in an affair with a married man currently writing a book about what it means to say “I love you.” Struggling financially, she takes part in a research study in which she’s paid to live with an AI device.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Marianne Apostolides

Author, Book*hug Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

12:30 PM – Melissa Hardy – Book Signing

Melissa HardyEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

The Oracle of CumaeMelissa Hardy, author of The Oracle of Cumae, will be signing in the 423 on Friday at 12:30 PM.

The young Mariuccia Umbellino lives in a remote Italian village in the early 19th century. She is part of a long line of women who guard an ancient oracle of Apollo, about to be destroyed on orders from the Pope. But the men sent to do the dirty work don’t know who, or what, they’re dealing with!

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Melissa Hardy

Author, Second Story Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

12:30 PM – Natasha Deen – Book Signing

Natasha DeenEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Thicker Than WaterNatasha Deen, author of Thicker Than Water, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 12:30 PM.

Zack Bernard has a thing for crime shows. So when his friend Ella goes missing, Zack can’t help piecing together what he thinks is concrete evidence that could lead to her whereabouts. The problem is, it’s all pointing toward his dad. He knows his dad is lying – what he doesn’t know is why.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Natasha Deen

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

12:30 PM – Robin Stevenson – Book Signing

Robin StevensonEXPO – Literary Press Group Booth #310

Ghost’s Journey: A Refugee Story Robin Stevenson, author of Ghost’s Journey: A Refugee Story , will be signing in the Literary Press Group booth #310 on Friday at 12:30 PM.

When Indonesia becomes a dangerous place for the LGBTQ+ community, Ghost and her family are forced to leave their home and escape to freedom in Canada. Ghost's Journey is inspired by the true story of two gay refugees, Rainer and Eka, and their cat Ghost, with illustrations.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Robin Stevenson

Author, Running Press Kids

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

1:00 PM – Amanda Leduc – Book Signing

Amanda LeducEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Amanda Leduc, author of Disfigured, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 1:00 PM.

Challenges the ableism of fairy tales and offers new ways to celebrate the magic of all bodies. In fairy tales, happy endings are the norm – as long as you’re beautiful and walk on two legs. After all, the ogre never gets the princess.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Amanda Leduc

Author, Coach House Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:00 PM – Chrissy Bozik – Book Signing

Chrissy BozikEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a MooseChrissy Bozik, author of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Moose, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Friday at 1:00 PM.

A quintessentially Canadian take on the old lady who swallows everything! So she swallows a lake to wash out the moose, then some sticks to dam the lake, then a beaver and so on and so on until… she sneezes out a great Canadian campsite.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Chrissy Bozik

Author, Scholastic Canada

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

1:00 PM – Claire Caldwell – Book Signing

Claire CaldwellEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Gold RushClaire Caldwell, author of Gold Rush, will be signing in the OBP Pavilion on Friday at 1:00 PM.

From the Klondike to an all-girls summer camp to the frontier of outer space, these poems explore what it means to be a settler woman in the wilderness: “Claire Caldwell is an environmental doomsayer, but she’s also a comedic, antic storyteller, and she’s great at dark endings.“ – John Irving

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Claire Caldwell

Author, Invisible Publishing

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:00 PM – Danielle McLaughlin – Book Signing

Danielle McLaughlinEXPO – James Lorimer & Company Ltd Booth #625

Danielle McLaughlin, author of Deal With It: Freedom of Expression, will be signing in the James Lorimer & Company Ltd booth #625 on Friday at 1:00 PM.

By exploring the viewpoints of The Censor, The Speechmaker, and The Witness, this book will help you navigate issues of how to express identity and opinion.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Danielle McLaughlin

Author, James Lorimer & Company

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade, Young Adult

1:00 PM – Irene Luxbacher – Book Signing

Irene LuxbacherEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

TreasureIrene Luxbacher, illustrator of Treasure, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 1:00 PM.

When two siblings go on a treasure hunt, they aren’t sure exactly what kind of treasure they are looking for. What they do know is that treasures are shiny, mysterious and precious… and hidden! This beautifully illustrated picture book exudes a sense of wonder at the natural world.

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Irene Luxbacher

Illustrator, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

1:00 PM – Michael Hutchinson – Book Signing

Michael HutchinsonEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

The Case of the Missing AuntieMichael Hutchinson, author of The Case of the Missing Auntie, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Friday at 1:00 PM.

The Mighty Muskrats are off to the city to have fun at the Exhibition Fair. But when Chickadee asks Grandpa what he would like them to bring back from the city, she learns about Grandpa’s missing little sister. Now, the Mighty Muskrats have a new case to solve.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Michael Hutchinson

Author, Second Story Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s

1:00 PM – Mireille Messier – Book Signing

Mireille MessierEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

TreasureMireille Messier, author of Treasure, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 1:00 PM.

When two siblings go on a treasure hunt, they aren’t sure exactly what kind of treasure they are looking for. What they do know is that treasures are shiny, mysterious and precious… and hidden! This beautifully illustrated picture book exudes a sense of wonder at the natural world.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Mireille Messier

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

1:00 PM – Rebecca Thomas – Book Signing

Rebecca ThomasEXPO – Nimbus Publishing Booth #531/533

I’m Finding My TalkRebecca Thomas, author of I’m Finding My Talk, will be signing in the Nimbus Publishing booth #531/533 on Friday at 1:00 PM.

From sewing regalia to dancing at powow to learning traditional language, I’m Finding My Talk by by award-winning spoken-word artist and Mi’kmaw activist Rebecca Thomas is about rediscovering her community, and finding culture.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Rebecca Thomas

Author, Nimbus Publishing

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

1:00 PM – Vanessa Brown – Book Signing

Vanessa BrownEXPO – Canadian Manda Group Booth #312/314

The Forest City Killer: A Serial Murderer, a Cold-Case Sleuth, and a Search for JusticeVanessa Brown, author of The Forest City Killer: A Serial Murderer, a Cold-Case Sleuth, and a Search for Justice, will be signing in the Canadian Manda Group booth #312/314 on Friday at 1:00 PM.

50 years ago, a serial killer prowled the quiet city of London, Ontario, marking it as his hunting grounds. For decades, detectives, actual and armchair, and the victims’ families and friends continued to ask questions: Who was the Forest City Killer?

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Vanessa Brown

Author, ECW Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:30 PM – Eric Walters – Book Signing

Eric WaltersEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

Light a Candle / Tumaini pasipo na TumainiEric Walters, author of Light a Candle / Tumaini pasipo na Tumaini, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 1:30 PM.

Co-written with Godfrey Nkongolo, Light a Candle weaves nonfiction with fiction to tell the story of a boy coming of age in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and his father, the chief of their tribe. The boy plays an instrumental role in the creation of the country of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Eric Walters

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Picture Book

1:30 PM – Jeff Ho – Book Signing

Jeff HoEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

traceJeff Ho, author of trace, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 1:30 PM.

An elegant and sweeping story of a Chinese family’s history, trace follows the footsteps of four generations as their homes and identities are challenged.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Jeff Ho

Author, Playwrights Canada Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

1:30 PM – Stella Partheniou Grasso – Book Signing

Stella Partheniou GrassoEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

This is the Rink Where Jack PlaysStella Partheniou Grasso, author of This is the Rink Where Jack Plays, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Friday at 1:30 PM.

A sporty take on This Is the House that Jack Built! Incorporating lively hockey action, sports values and team play in gentle, rhythmic text, this book is a perfect read aloud for hockey fans, both young and old.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Stella Partheniou Grasso

Author, Scholastic Canada

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

1:30 PM – Tania Stehlik – Book Signing

Tania StehlikEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

I Am VioletTania Stehlik, author of I Am Violet, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Friday at 1:30 PM.

A little girl looks around her and sees that some people are blue, some are green, some are red – the world is a rainbow and Violet herself is a wonderful mixture of her mom and dad. I Am Violet! A book for all babies and toddlers to celebrate the skin they are in.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Tania Stehlik

Author, Second Story Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

1:30 PM – Vanja Jovanovic – Book Signing

Vanja JovanovicEXPO – Second Story Press Booth #423

I Am VioletVanja Jovanovic, illustrator of I Am Violet, will be signing in the Second Story Press booth #423 on Friday at 1:30 PM.

A little girl looks around her and sees that some people are blue, some are green, some are red – the world is a rainbow and Violet herself is a wonderful mixture of her mom and dad. I Am Violet! A book for all babies and toddlers to celebrate the skin they are in.

Illustrator
Speaker Profile(s)
Vanja Jovanovic

Illustrator, Second Story Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Picture Book

2:00 PM – Helaine Becker – Book Signing

Helaine BeckerEXPO – Scholastic Canada Booth #211

The Canadian Kids’ Guide to Outdoor Fun, and You Got This!: 100 Tips for Being Your Stress-Free BestHelaine Becker, author of The Canadian Kids’ Guide to Outdoor Fun, and You Got This!: 100 Tips for Being Your Stress-Free Best, will be signing in the Scholastic Canada booth #211 on Friday at 2:00 PM.

The Canadian Kids’ Guide to Outdoor Fun: A quintessential guide to summer activities, kids will learn the old-fashioned joys of creating their own fun! You Got This!: This book is a reassuring reminder to kids that they have the tools to deal with all of life's hurdles.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Children’s, Middle Grade

2:00 PM – Louise Ells – Book Signing

Louise EllsEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

Notes Towards RecoveryLouise Ells, author of Notes Towards Recovery, will be signing in the OBP Pavilion on Friday at 2:00 PM.

Notes Towards Recovery is a short story collection that explores loss and the spaces around loss. At the centre of these stories are everyday women who must navigate these spaces and their shifting boundaries, often redefining themselves in the process.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Louise Ells

Author, Latitude 46 Publishing

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

2:00 PM – Ruth Panofsky – Book Signing

Ruth PanofskyEXPO – University of Toronto Press Booth #322

Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian PublishingRuth Panofsky, author of Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing, will be signing in the University of Toronto Press booth #322 on Friday at 2:00 PM.

The first-ever study of women in Canadian publishing, Toronto Trailblazers delves into the cultural influence of seven key women who, despite pervasive gender bias, helped advance a modern literary culture for Canada.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Ruth Panofsky

Author, University of Toronto Press

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Adult

2:00 PM – Shira Nayman – Book Signing

Shira NaymanEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

RiverShira Nayman, author of River, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 2:00 PM.

River is the story of a 14-year-old girl, Emily, who travels back in time, and across continents, encountering her maternal forbears when they were her age. She has deep encounters with the young women she meets, as well as with the history that shaped them and, ultimately, her own soul.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Shira Nayman

Author, Guernica Editions

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Young Adult

9:30 AM – Elizabeth MacLeod – Book Signing

Elizabeth MacLeodEXPO – Orca Book Publishers Booth #410/412

How to Become an Accidental GeniusElizabeth MacLeod, author of How to Become an Accidental Genius, will be signing in the Orca Book Publishers booth #410/412 on Friday at 9:30 AM.

Don't be afraid to try! Make connections! Be persistent! Ask questions and never take no for an answer! This nonfiction book is full of inspiring stories and secrets of inventors and innovators who have accidentally changed the world, including profiles of contemporary kids and teenagers.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Elizabeth MacLeod

Author, Scholastic Canada

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

9:30 AM – Heather Camlot – Book Signing

Heather CamlotEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?Heather Camlot, author of What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?, will be signing in the OBPO Pavilion on Friday at 9:30 AM.

What if the impossible were actually possible? What if our imagination could help solve real-world crises? Through a series of seemingly whimsical questions, this middle-grade nonfiction book introduces readers to people and organizations that are subverting violence, war, and totalitarian power.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Heather Camlot

Author, Owlkids Books

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

9:30 AM – Philippa Dowding – Book Signing

Philippa DowdingEXPO – Ontario Book Publishers Pavilion

OculumPhilippa Dowding, author of Oculum, will be signing in the OBP Pavilion on Friday at 9:30 AM.

Miranda1 and William1 are the eldest children of 1000 raised by robot Mothers, taught to read, write, and tend the fruit trees, but in a world without love or freedom. Then one day William1 finds a hidden door to the Outside.

Author
Speaker Profile(s)
Philippa Dowding

Author, DCB

Fri 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Author Signings
Middle Grade

IdeaHUB Friday

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

10:00 am – 10:25 am – Kenneth Oppel on BLOOM

Kenneth OppelIdeaHUB Stage

Join award-winning children’s author Kenneth Oppel as he discusses his new middle-grade novel, BLOOM, the first book in a can’t-put-it-down, can’t-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy that’s part Hatchet, part Alien!

Speaker Profile(s)
Kenneth Oppel

Author, HarperCollins Canada

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

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

Lorna Schultz Nicholson, Natasha Deen, Elizabeth MacLeod, Helaine Becker, Andrew Katz, Lena Coakley, Mireille Messire, Rebecca BenderIdeaHUB 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.

  • Lorna Shultz Nicholson
  • Natasha Deen
  • Elizabeth MacLeod
  • Helaine Becker
  • Andrew Katz
  • Lena Coakley
  • Mireille Messire
  • Rebecca Bender
Speaker Profile(s)
Natasha Deen

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Elizabeth MacLeod

Author, Scholastic Canada

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

11:30 am – 11:55 am – Resistance, Rights, and Reconciliation – Researching Indigenous History with Canadian Primary Sources

Shannon RatzerIdeaHUB Stage

Indigenous studies are an increasingly in-demand area of research and learning. Using national and local Canadian primary source content, we’ll explore historical context for deeper understanding of issues impacting Canada’s First Nations, the Métis, and the Inuit. We’ll also share exciting news on the 2020 ProQuest Primary Sources product roadmap.

Sales Specialist, ProQuest
Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EXPO, Indigenous

12:00 pm – 12:25 pm – Helping Digital Learners in their Research Library Experience

Tony XuIdeaHUB Stage

The Rabbit Hole of Knowledge mines the web for social network reflections and mentions of scholarly publications to help readers quickly understand the research landscape for their interested field and to guide readers on their own learning path.

Handouts

Presentation

 

 

Speaker Profile(s)
Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

12:30 pm – 12:55 pm – Etuaptmunk and Two-Eyed Seeing: Acknowledging the many facets of seeing and belonging

Rebecca ThomasIdeaHUB Stage

As Rita Joe’s famous poem reads “two ways I talk, both ways I say”, the concept of Etuaptmunk has been around for generations. We often see, teach, and expect the world to operate from our perspective and our perspective alone. Rebecca Thomas will speak on the concept of Two-Eyed seeing and how seeing with both eyes can allow for greater understanding of Indigenous peoples’ plight in what is currently known as Canada.

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Rebecca Thomas

Author, Nimbus Publishing

Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
EXPO, Indigenous

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

David Albertyn, Ginger Bolton, Melodie Campbell, Brenda Chapman, Delvin Chatterson, Jen J. Danna, Hilary Davidson, Nikki Everts, Barbara Fradkin, Karen Grose, Madeleine Harris-Callway, Wendy Hewlett, Essie Lang, Mike Martin, Lynn McPherson, Rick Mofina, Ken Ogilvie, A.G. Pasquella, Judy Penz Sheluk, Mark Swailes, Hyacinthe M. Miller,Ann Shortell, Daniel McTavishIdeaHUB 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.


Melodie Campbell author of Crime Club, Orca Book Publishers

Sixteen-year-old Penny doesn’t want anyone to know her dad is in prison. But when her dog Ollie digs up a human bone in the backyard, police are called in. Penny and her friends are determined to investigate. And before long they discover one thing: if you’ve killed before, you can kill again.


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.


Don't Look DownHilary Davidson author of Don't Look Down, Thomas & Mercer

“A blackmail plot produces complications upon complications in a story of sex trafficking, class wars, and stolen identities… such a satisfying page-turner.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Hilary Davidson is the master of plot twists!” – Tess Gerritsen


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.


The Dime BoxKaren Grose author of The Dime Box, Notebook Publishing

Greta Giffen barely escaped being murdered by the man she grew up with. When she bolts from their secluded cabin in northern Ontario and flees to Toronto, her new life comes at a price. Ian dies under suspicious circumstances and a veteran detective believes Greta has the perfect motive.


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 Girls Dressed For Murder: An Izzy Walsh MysteryLynn McPherson author of The Girls Dressed For Murder: An Izzy Walsh Mystery, Black Opal Books

The Girls Dressed For Murder is the third book in the Izzy Walsh Mystery series. It is a light-hearted whodunnit set along the New England coastline in the 1950s. When Izzy gets a killer dress for her birthday, she isn’t expecting to pair it with murder…


Nefarious NotionsDaniel McTavish author of Nefarious Notions, McTavish Publishing

West Wareham is one of those picturesque farming towns where James Stuart is the newly hired farm hand. It was only a few weeks ago he was living on the streets of New York City. When a prominent businesswoman is found dead near his farm, Jim becomes a suspect and must prove his innocence.


Kenora ReinventedHyacinthe M. Miller author of Kenora Reinvented, Write in Plain Sight Press

When an eleventh-hour interview lands her a job as a private investigator, Kenora Tedesco is sure it’s the end of her woes. But danger & rookie blunders put a promising second-chance romance with Jake Barclay, a retired cop – and her new boss – at risk. Will she admit defeat or fight for what she wants?


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.


CELTIC KNOT A Clara Swift Tale Ann Shortell author of CELTIC KNOT A Clara Swift Tale , FriesenPress

The Clara Swift Tales reimagine pivotal Canadian historic events through the eyes of a young immigrant. Award-wining debut CELTIC KNOT has been called “ALIAS GRACE meets ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.” A winsome heroine comes of age by solving D’Arcy McGee’s murder – it all begins with a shot in the dark.


Nothing to ChanceMark Swailes author of Nothing to Chance, Amazon

A daring, but meticulously planned mid-morning bank robbery has the potential to become the stuff of legend according to its lead architect, Vincent Grier. However, as the events at the First National Bank unfold, the perfect plan unravels in the most disastrous ways for those ensnared in its web.


Speaker Profile(s)
David Albertyn

Author, House of Anansi Press

Ginger Bolton

Author, Kensington Publishing Corp.

Melodie Campbell

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Brenda Chapman

Author, Dundurn

Delvin Chatterson

Author, Tellwell

Jen J. Danna

Author, Kensington Books

Hilary Davidson

Author, Thomas & Mercer

Nikki Everts

Author, Arboretum Press

Barbara Fradkin

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Karen Grose

Author, Notebook Publishing

Madeleine Harris-Callway

Author, Carrick Publishing

Wendy Hewlett

Author, Wendy Hewlett

Essie Lang

Author, Crooked Lane Books

Mike Martin

Author, Ottawa Press and Publishing

Lynn McPherson

Author, Black Opal Books

Rick Mofina

Author, Mira

Ken Ogilvie

Author, Joffe Books Ltd.

A.G. Pasquella

Author, Dundurn Press

Judy Penz Sheluk

Author, Superior Shores Press

Mark Swailes

Author, Amazon

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 PearceICTC Caledon

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Rhonda Moore

Manager, Lyons New Media Centre, Mills Library, McMaster University

Ann Pearce

Manager, Thode Library, McMaster U

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

Cataloguing the Community: GIS Projects in a Public Library

Jorge CardenasMTCC 203A

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.

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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 FrayneICTC Humber

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.

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Alison Frayne

, GoodMinds.com

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

I Read Canadian Day

Richard Reid, Eric WaltersICTC Ontario

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.

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Richard Reid

Teacher Librarian, Durham District School Board

Eric Walters

Author, Orca Book Publishers

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
General

Les bienfaits étonnants des jeux vidéo sur la productivité

Marc GendreauICTC Haliburton

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.

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Marc Gendreau

Marc Gendreau, Optimatron

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

Make Writing: The Encore

Melanie Mulcaster, Angela Stockman, Pam Taylor, Amanda Williams-YeagersMTCC 202D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Melanie Mulcaster

Instructional Coordinator Library K-12, Peel DSB

Angela Stockman

Author, Author

Pam Taylor

, Peel DSB

Amanda Williams-Yeagers

Teacher Librarian, Halton DSB

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

Mentoring Dreams: (Re)shaping Library Communities

Scott Turner, Kristof AvramssonMTCC 206C

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.

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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

On the Move: Navigating Library Technician Career Changes

Rachelle DesRochersMTCC 201EF

Library technicians have so many transferable skills that can adapt to more than just the library sector. By taking risks and setting goals those skills can take you anywhere. This session will explore a journey of using these transferrable skills and making big changes, including the successes and challenges of a cross-country move! By overcoming fears and taking chances, this former OLA staff member will share how big dreams can be achieved.

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Rachelle DesRochers

Information Technician, Vancouver Island Regional Library

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
Library Technicians
Careers

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

Andrew CampbellMTCC 206F

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.

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Andrew Campbell

Teacher, Grand Erie District School Board

Fri 9:50 am - 10:30 am
School Libraries

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

Rosie Krul, Ekram El MomaniICTC Oakville

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.

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Rosie Krul

Rosie Krul, Wellington County Library

Ekram El Momani

Settlement Worker, County of Wellington

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

Strategic Insights on Innovation

Paul Takala, Sherry FahimMTCC 206AB

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Paul Takala

Chief Librarian / CEO, Hamilton PL

Sherry Fahim

Director, Digital Technology and Creation, 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 BleaneyMTCC 104B

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.

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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 BonatoMTCC 206D

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Sarah Bonato

Research, Reference, User Services Librarian, 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 WindsorMTCC 104A

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Brooke Windsor

Associate Branch Librarian, 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 CaldwellMTCC 202AC

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.

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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 BerubeMTCC 206F

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Rachel Breau

Manager of CELA Member Services, Centre for Equitable Library Access

Jennifer Murley

Jennifer Murley, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

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 GordonMTCC 206C

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.

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Mark Robertson

University Librarian, Brock U

Alicia Floyd

Digital Scholarship Lab Coordinator, 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 BuftonMTCC 203CD

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.

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Martha Attridge Bufton

Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian, 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 GloverMTCC 104CD

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.

 

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Speaker Profile(s)
Amanda de Oliveira Fogaça

Public Services Librarian, London PL

Sarah Ziolkowska

Youth Librarian, 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 NgenzebuhoroMTCC 203A

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.

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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 CassarICTC Ballroom

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.

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Meg Uttangi

Meg Uttangi, Hamilton PL

Zarena Cassar

Branch Manager, Brampton Library

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

Government Relations and Associations

Shelagh Paterson, Stephen Abram, Devan Sommerville, Caroline PintoMTCC 206D

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.

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Shelagh Paterson

Executive Director, OLA

Devan Sommerville

Associate Vice-President, Counsel Public Affairs

Caroline Pinto

Managing Principal, Counsel Public Affairs

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 WhyteMTCC 201EF

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Shailoo Bedi

Shailoo Bedi, U Victoria

Jenna Hartel

Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, 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 RamloganMTCC 202B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Victoria Owen

Information Policy Scholar-Practitioner, U Toronto

Nadia Caidi

Associate Professor, Director of International Student Experience, U Toronto

Stephanie Perrin

President, Digital Discretion

Joy Ramlogan

Master of Information Candidate, Lawyer, U Toronto

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

OSLA Spotlight: Shakil Choudhury

Shakil ChoudhuryMTCC 206AB

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.

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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 LevittMTCC 203B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
John Pateman

Chief Librarian and CEO, Thunder Bay PL

John DeGiacomo

Executive Director, Anishnabek Employment and Training Services

Janna Levitt

Senior Partner, LGA Architects

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 RestivoMTCC 204

Children and teens with disabilities are an under-served population 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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Denise Scott

Librarian, Toronto PL

Kate Restivo

Librarian, 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, Mary McIntyre, James RoussainICTC Haliburton

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Loren Fantin

Loren Fantin, OurDigitalWorld

Mary McIntyre

Manager, Special Collections + Support to Published Heritage, Library + 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 GroeMTCC 104B

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.

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Speaker Profile(s)
Colleen Lipp

Colleen Lipp, Caledon PL