Book Borrowing in the Canadian Library Market

Shimona Hirchberg / BookNet Canada

BookNet Canada surveyed book buyers, readers, and library borrowers from across Canada. We discovered who borrowers are, how and why visitors and borrowers use libraries, plus more insights. We examined how library circulations and retail sales intersect, including comparing library visits with books purchased and popular subjects borrowed and bought.

Bringing Open Scholarship and Open Education to the Public through an Academic/Public Library Collaboration

Matthew Murray and Ryan Regier / U of Guelph
Emily Tyschenko / Guelph PL

The Open Access Movement has become a part of the status quo in Academia, but how important is it to the general public? We established partnerships with the public library and a local community space to run sessions on how to access scholarly literature without institutional affiliation.

Can MEDLINE records be excluded from an Embase search without loss of sensitivity, for a systematic review?

Zahra Premji and Heather Ganshorn / U of Calgary

Embase (Ovid) offers an option to filter out MEDLINE records. We examined the impact of this filter on the retrieval of relevant (included) studies. Searches from 20 recent Cochrane reviews were re-run in MEDLINE, Embase, and Embase (with filter). We recorded whether included studies were found in each results set.

Collaborative dreams: Launching a patient information service using LibGuides

Kimberley Aslett / Southlake Regional Health Centre
Katherine Santangeli / U of Toronto

This project grew out of the day-dream wishes of a patient-family education lead, and a health informationist. Working with a practicum student, we created a new service for regional cancer centre staff to provide access to, and confidence in, a collection of patient information resources, using LibGuides.

Engaging Migrant Workers at Lynden Library

Chris D’Agostino / Hamilton PL
Ella Haley / Friends of Lynden Migrant Farm Workers

Outlines the story of how Lynden staff made the library a hub between Langford Conservancy, migrant workers, and the community. Outreach led to a medical clinic for the workers, a bicycle program, meeting spaces, free wi-fi and more. Lynden demonstrates what community-led outreach can achieve, even in a small library.

Examining the Library as a Site for Intervention: A Mixed-Methods Case Study Evaluation of the “Innovative Solutions to Homelessness” Pilot Project

Teresa Hill and Dr. Katherine Tamminen / U of Toronto

This poster describes the outcomes of a year-long pilot project that delivered social work services to homeless individuals in the City of Mississauga. This project evaluation employed quantitative and qualitative data. These findings can inform the delivery and implementation of similar programs for homeless individuals.

Exploring the involvement of librarians in systematic reviews in Business

Zahra Premji / U of Calgary

This poster shares the results of an exploratory study that examined the prevalence of librarian involvement in systematic reviews in the management/business domain. This research serves as an environmental scan and identifies whether an opportunity exists for academic business librarians in the area of knowledge synthesis research and support.

FDK Infinite Inquiries

Diana Will Stork and Carrie Fisher / TDSB

Many TLs have kindergarten in their timetable. How can TLs collaborate effectively with FDK teachers on rich inquiries in the LLC and in the community? Join TL Diana (Huron JPS) and FDK teacher Carrie (Carleton Village JMS) to discuss collaborations: What is infinity?, How do subways move?, and many nature inquiry/STEAM projects.

Grounding Indigenous Learning in the Library and on the Land through Relationship and Reciprocity

Krista Spence / U of Toronto

By using Indigenous texts, and in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous educators and Elders, a library program became a hub for school-wide learning. Indigenous voices were highlighted through written and visual resources, as well as guests. Students deepened relationships to Land and to people through gardening and processing Tobacco.

It’s Worth the Effort: Interlibrary Loan in an Ontario College Setting

Lori Hallahan and Dale Albrecht / Georgian C

Explore how Georgian College is meeting the needs of its students, faculty, and staff through free Interlibrary Loan service. An efficient use of staff, technology and funds come together to provide a success rate of 93% for 2,991 requests in one year and it continues to increase.

Meeting the Space and Storage Challenges of a Major Renovation

Sarah Heath and Daniel Bromby / Bishop’s U

Imagine moving your library services and collections to a temporary, modular building for 18 months while your library is under construction. This poster will capture how we successfully maintained services and access to significant portions of our collection during relocation. Learn about our creative use of available space and resources.

Snacks in the Stacks

Dayna Peebles / London PL
Madisson Goldhawk

A simple, healthy snack bin brought peace to our branch and fostered trust between staff and our once “problem” kids in our high-needs neighbourhood. We coupled this initiative with a hugely successful laptop program that has, among other benefits, provided an opportunity to increase children’s capacity for responsibility.

Sweet Dreams Are Made of OE, Who Am I to Support Open Pedagogy? Collaborating to Grow Open Education Initiatives in Higher Ed

Marnie Seal / Cambrian C

Faculty at Cambrian College are incorporating OER and open assessment into teaching practices. For example, inviting students to contribute to blogs, assigning open textbooks, and even co-creating open textbooks with students. How can the library support Open Education initiatives? Marnie will present collaborations to promote OER & copyright awareness with faculty/students.

The Impact of the Global Movement of Open Access (OA) on OA Publishing for Canadian Government Researchers

Marisa Ruccolo / The Web of Science Group
Yongtao Lin and Alana Pollock-Greenwood / Natural Resources Canada

Has the global Open Access movement impacted government researchers on following the growth in both OA publishing and Open Science (OS)? This study will attempt to assess whether existing mandates in OA and OS initiatives have led to an increase in OA compliance and how the availability of open publications contribute to research impact assessment.

The role of librarians in translating evidence to guide clinical practice

Sadaf Ullah and Anne Dabrowski / Centre for Effective Practice

Librarianship at the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) goes beyond conducting searches. At CEP, the unique role of the librarian is to synthesize often-conflicting clinical evidence and opinion. Cutting through the research “noise,” we identify key learnings that form the groundwork for clinical tools utilized by providers around the country.

Trapped on Mars!: Designing an out of this world escape room

Mikaela Gray and Vincci Lui / U of Toronto
Charmaine De Castro / Sinai Health

In Fall 2018, the Gerstein Science Information Centre (University of Toronto) developed a space-themed escape room for the annual Science Literacy Week festival. Participants were stranded on “Mars” and challenged to escape in 30 minutes. Come learn our secrets for creating puzzles and staging your own budget-friendly DIY escape room.

Unity Health Toronto libraries clients’ needs assessment using an appreciative inquiry approach

Katie Merriman and Naz Torabi / Unity Health Toronto

Three medical libraries at Unity Health Toronto integrated into one library system. We undertook an extensive needs assessment project to understand the information needs and expectations of all libraries’ clients at UHT, with the ultimate goal of establishing a new service model. The poster will describe the process and outcomes.

Wonderful World of Workshops: Integrating Research Consultations and Active Learning into Traditional Workshop Models

Anna Flak, Nicole Doro, and Ariel Stables-Kennedy / McMaster U

McMaster University Librarians are developing a workshop series for the campus community. The poster will share our successes, failures, and lessons learned; particularly the incorporation of a workshop component where attendees are encouraged to bring their own projects and use the instruction as an opportunity to develop their work.