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Wednesday, May 4
 

09:00

ACRL ND & MB Symposium
The symposium theme is Our World is Not Flat: Disruption and Renewal in Academic Libraries on the Great Plains. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Alexander Freund, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Freund has been active in work with new immigrants and refugees, creating opportunities for self- and shared-documentary activities. He recently initiated a “crowdfunding” campaign to transcribe the recorded stories of Salvadoran immigrants to Manitoba.

View the schedule: http://www.ndmbacrl.org/Symposium/2016-Symposium-Draft_Schedule.pdf 

Wednesday May 4, 2016 09:00 - 12:00
Assiniboia

09:00

Integration of Makerspace Philosophy in Programming and Service Delivery at Winnipeg Public Library
This full day pre-conference session will explore the direction that WPL has taken when offering makerspace programming and services for all ages across the system. The morning will include a series of formal presentations which will explain the integration and delivery of makerspace programs including approaches to staff training and awareness, as well as training workshops that have been provided to external groups of educators and library staff. Plans are underway for a physical makerspace to be built at Millennium library, and plans for the physical space as well as the technology and equipment to be included in this space will be discussed as well.

Speakers
TL

Theresa Lomas

Theresa Lomas is the Administrative Coordinator of Central Library Services for Winnipeg Public Library, and has worked in libraries for 32 years.  She has seen libraries evolve dramatically throughout her library career, and looks forward to seeing how libraries are reinvented over... Read More →
avatar for Alix-Rae Stefanko

Alix-Rae Stefanko

Winnipeg Public Library
Alix-Rae Stefanko is a Youth Services Librarian at Winnipeg Public Library where her focus is the implementation and delivery of high quality youth services and programming across the City of Winnipeg. She regularly delivers training and development for staff and community groups... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 09:00 - 12:00
Kildonan

09:00

PLSB Pre-Conference : Library Training

Session topics were selected based on library input and presenters will include PLSB Library Consultants as well as other library professionals from participating libraries in Manitoba. Library staff and board members are encouraged to attend all or part of the full day session which is open to both new and seasoned library staff.

PLS Pre-Conference Day Program: Public Library Training

Block A (9:00am to 10:30am): New Librarian Training

9:00 – 9:30: Public Library Services Branch – Who We Are and What We Do

Meet the staff at the Public Libraries Branch – introductions will be made and explanations of what each individual staff member specializes in will be explained.

9:30 – 10:00: Public Libraries Act and Grant Requirements

Learn the main points from the Public Libraries Act and all required documents and actions required to maintain eligibility for government assistance.

10:00 – 10:30: Statistics, Data Analysis & Patron Feedback

Learn how to use Counting Opinions – LibPas: where to input yearly stats, how to generate and create reports. LibSat:  how to promote and use the data collected from the Customer Satisfaction Survey.

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee Break

Block B (10:45am to 12:30pm): Library Promotion Training

10:45 - 11:15: Advocacy 

What are you doing to advocate for your public library? Kelly Murray, Head Librarian at Bibliotheque Allard Regional Library shows the presentation she gave to her municipality requesting additional funding.

11:15 – 11:45: Social Media

Learn how to effectively use Social Media to get the most out of promoting your library and its resources and services.

11:45 – 12:15: Promoting Your Library Through Programming

Tabitha Norby, Library & Information Instructor at RRC presents on working with patrons, staff and your community to build connections and actively promote your library.

12:15 – QUESTIONS

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch Break

Block C (1:30pm to 3:00pm): Public Librarian Training 

1:30 – 2:00: Searching our Resources: eLM, fILL and EBSCOhost.

A short presentation (10 mins each) on how to search and request items using the three databases provided by PLS: eLibraries Manitoba, fILL and EBSCOhost.

2:00 – 2:30: Staff Training

This section will focus on effective and easy ways to provide staff training and education. 

2:30 – 3:00: Collection Development 

Learn the basics of Collection Development – creating a purchasing strategy, selecting material for your collection and weeding tips.

3:00 – 3:15 – Coffee Break

Block D (3:15pm – 4:30pm): Lightning Sessions – Recommended Topics

3:15 – 3:45: Accessibility Plans – How to Create Them?

The Disability Issues Office will present on how to start your accessibility plan.

3:45 – 4:00: Applying for Grants

A short overview of the process involved when applying for grants for your library.

4:00 – 4:15: Consortium Purchasing – What do consortiums do for libraries?

Find out more about consortiums and how they help your library.

4:15 – 4:30: How to Write an Annual Report?

Learn the basics of writing an effective annual report: what to include.


Speakers
avatar for Erika Martin

Erika Martin

Assistant Librarian, WMRL


Wednesday May 4, 2016 09:00 - 12:00
Charleswood A

12:00

Lunch (provided)
Grand Beach BBQ.

Wednesday May 4, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Charleswood B

13:30

ACRL ND & MB Symposium
The symposium theme is Our World is Not Flat: Disruption and Renewal in Academic Libraries on the Great Plains. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Alexander Freund, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Freund has been active in work with new immigrants and refugees, creating opportunities for self- and shared-documentary activities. He recently initiated a “crowdfunding” campaign to transcribe the recorded stories of Salvadoran immigrants to Manitoba.

Wednesday May 4, 2016 13:30 - 16:30
Assiniboia

13:30

Integration of Makerspace Philosophy in Programming and Service Delivery at Winnipeg Public Library
The afternoon will consist of a maker faire event where delegates will have the opportunity to explore a variety of tools and programs and experience hands-on learning and experimentation. WPL staff have held several maker faires to date (for staff and public) and the feedback has been extremely positive.

Speakers
TL

Theresa Lomas

Theresa Lomas is the Administrative Coordinator of Central Library Services for Winnipeg Public Library, and has worked in libraries for 32 years.  She has seen libraries evolve dramatically throughout her library career, and looks forward to seeing how libraries are reinvented over... Read More →
avatar for Alix-Rae Stefanko

Alix-Rae Stefanko

Winnipeg Public Library
Alix-Rae Stefanko is a Youth Services Librarian at Winnipeg Public Library where her focus is the implementation and delivery of high quality youth services and programming across the City of Winnipeg. She regularly delivers training and development for staff and community groups... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 13:30 - 16:30
Carol Shields Auditorium Millennium Library

13:30

PLSB Pre-Conference: Library Training

Session topics were selected based on library input and presenters will include PLSB Library Consultants as well as other library professionals from participating libraries in Manitoba. Library staff and board members are encouraged to attend all or part of the full day session which is open to both new and seasoned library staff.

PLS Pre-Conference Day Program: Public Library Training

Block A (9:00am to 10:30am): New Librarian Training

9:00 – 9:30: Public Library Services Branch – Who We Are and What We Do

Meet the staff at the Public Libraries Branch – introductions will be made and explanations of what each individual staff member specializes in will be explained.

9:30 – 10:00: Public Libraries Act and Grant Requirements

Learn the main points from the Public Libraries Act and all required documents and actions required to maintain eligibility for government assistance.

10:00 – 10:30: Statistics, Data Analysis & Patron Feedback

Learn how to use Counting Opinions – LibPas: where to input yearly stats, how to generate and create reports. LibSat:  how to promote and use the data collected from the Customer Satisfaction Survey.

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee Break

Block B (10:45am to 12:30pm): Library Promotion Training

10:45 - 11:15: Advocacy 

What are you doing to advocate for your public library? Kelly Murray, Head Librarian at Bibliotheque Allard Regional Library shows the presentation she gave to her municipality requesting additional funding.

11:15 – 11:45: Social Media

Learn how to effectively use Social Media to get the most out of promoting your library and its resources and services.

11:45 – 12:15: Marketing the Public Library

Tabitha Norby, Library & Information Instructor at RRC presents on how to market your public library.

12:15 – QUESTIONS

12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch Break

Block C (1:30pm to 3:00pm): Public Librarian Training 

1:30 – 2:00: Searching our Resources: eLM, fILL and EBSCOhost.

A short presentation (10 mins each) on how to search and request items using the three databases provided by PLS: eLibraries Manitoba, fILL and EBSCOhost.

2:00 – 2:30: Staff Training

This section will focus on effective and easy ways to provide staff training and education. 

2:30 – 3:00: Collection Development 

Learn the basics of Collection Development – creating a purchasing strategy, selecting material for your collection and weeding tips.

3:00 – 3:15 – Coffee Break

Block D (3:15pm – 4:30pm): Lightning Sessions – Recommended Topics

3:15 – 3:45: Accessibility Plans – How to Create Them?

The Disability Issues Office will present on how to start your accessibility plan.

3:45 – 4:00: Applying for Grants

A short overview of the process involved when applying for grants for your library.

4:00 – 4:15: Consortium Purchasing – What do consortiums do for libraries?

Find out more about consortiums and how they help your library.

4:15 – 4:30: How to Write an Annual Report?

Learn the basics of writing an effective annual report: what to include.

 


Speakers
avatar for Erika Martin

Erika Martin

Assistant Librarian, WMRL


Wednesday May 4, 2016 13:30 - 16:30
Charleswood A
 
Thursday, May 5
 

TBA

Tradeshow
The Trade Show is a cost effective way to meet face-to-face with current and future customers in Manitoba and the surrounding areas. The Manitoba Libraries Conference is a professional development and networking event for library leaders and staff from all information sectors in the province.

Thursday May 5, 2016 TBA
Delta Grand Ballroom

08:00

Registration Open
Thursday May 5, 2016 08:00 - 09:00
Registration Corridor

09:00

Welcoming Remarks
Thursday May 5, 2016 09:00 - 09:30
Assiniboia
  • Host Organization MLA

09:30

Keynote: Fred Penner
At a recent keynote address to an early childhood education conference, acclaimed family entertainer, singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message. Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication. Fred has presented at numerous early childhood conferences across Canada. His keynote addresses are inspiring and entertaining. He grew up in Winnipeg and through his work in child care centres (Knowles School for Boys, Childrens Home of Winnipeg) Fred gained a deep personal awareness of the emotional, behavioral and physical challenges these children faced. From the small screen to the live stage; from writing songs to composing scores; this seasoned performer’s ability to blend his considerable talents has garnered critical acclaim and a host of awards. Like the precious ingredients in your favourite feel good soup, his combination of warmth, ease, enthusiasm and grace bring nourishment too often lacking in these turbulent times.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Penner

Fred Penner

At a recent keynote address to an early childhood education conference, acclaimed family entertainer, singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message.  “Never underestimate your ability to make... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 09:30 - 10:30
Assiniboia
  • Host Organization MLA

09:30

Career Connections Booth (Thursday)

Hope to ace that next interview? Want to build a resume or CV that stands out from the crowd? Wish you had someone to help you figure out how to get the career you really want?

Visit MLC 2016’s Career Connections Booth to book a private, confidential appointment with a professional who is eager to share his/her expertise. 

You will leave with tools that will help you:

  • Write a great cover letter
  • Add polish to a Resume/CV
  • Perform your best in an interview
  • Network to make connections
  • Set effective career goals 

Click here to book your 20-minute consultation at the Career Connections Booth today!

Bring your resume/CV, cover letter, and/or questions and get on track! 


Speakers

Thursday May 5, 2016 09:30 - 15:00
Registration Corridor

10:30

Break
This is when you rest and chat with your library friends.

Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30 - 10:45
Assiniboia
  • Host Organization MLA

10:45

Friends: Making Connections that Count
Limited Capacity seats available

Friends groups enable the library to have a greater reach into the community, to increase the library’s visibility, to network and partner with other community organizations and to have advocates for the library who can mobilize quickly and efficiently. Even a small Friends group can accomplish a great deal. They tend to know what works in your community. As volunteers of an autonomous organization created to benefit the library, Friends can undertake projects the library cannot, apply for grants (particularly if they have charitable status), fundraise, hold events outside the library and advocate when needed with direction from the Library Board. This session will provide examples of Friends groups from across Canada which have maximized their community connections, raised significant funds, made citizens more aware of what the library has to offer and who stood up for the library.

Speakers
avatar for Dorothy Macnaughton

Dorothy Macnaughton

Dorothy has roots in Manitoba, as her mother was born in Benito and her father in Rapid City. Dorothy has been involved with two different Friends of the Library groups for the past 20 years.  The Sault Ste. Marie Friends group is a medium-sized group (population of the Sault is... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Kildonan

10:45

Library Transformers - MLTA
Limited Capacity seats available

Transformers are public libraries in rural Manitoba that have transformed themselves and become more vital and responsive to their communities. Sandra Yeo, Head Librarian, Boyne Regional Library in Carman, and her staff reorganized their collection from Dewey Decimal to subject categories.  Jo-Ann Verniest, Head Librarian, Victoria Municipal Library, Holland, rearranged and modernized the look of the library and uses her retail background to market the collection. Speaking about creative programming will be Jean-Louis Guillas, Director of Parkland Regional Library, and Donna Walby Lawson, Manager of Library Services, Springfield Public Library in Dugald.  After the panel presentation there will be time for discussion and sharing of other transformational stories from the audience. This presentation has been arranged, sponsored and hosted by the Manitoba Library Trustees Association.


Speakers
JG

Jean-Louis Guillas

Director | Parkland Regional Library
DW

Donna Walby Lawson

Manager of Library Services | Springfield Public Library, Dugald
avatar for Jo-Ann Verniest

Jo-Ann Verniest

Head Librarian, Victoria Municipal Library
Head Librarian | Victoria Municipal Library, Holland
SY

Sandra Yeo

Head Librarian | Boyne Regional Library, Carman


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Charleswood A

10:45

Looking Into VuFind
Limited Capacity seats available

There is an urgent need to transform resource discovery in the face of the changes taking place in library collections. There has been a move away from physical items owned and housed in libraries; increasingly, library collections are composed of electronic resources offered by a multitude of remote providers. Accessing these dispersed resources requires connecting to each one of these providers individually. Currently, Red River College Library (RRC) does not have a discovery tool serving as a uniform search platform, but one open source option caught the attention of some of RRC’s inquisitive minds. In September 2015, a team was formed to embark on a project to test the discovery tool “VuFind”, which was developed by Villanova University Library. The presenters will tell the story of their project that was carried out with existing staff and computer resources. They will discuss the phases of the project, what it entailed technologically, how the assessment prepared them for future implementation, and how the teamwork brought insight on communication and collaboration. They will also share bits of wisdom garnered from using open source software, myths dispelled about discovery tools, and most importantly, what they found out about VuFind that improves the way library resources can be discovered by patrons.

Speakers
CL

Can Li

Can is a library technician at Red River College Library. She also has a MLIS from San Jose State University with a concentration on digital resources and emerging technologies.


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Charleswood B
  • Host Organization MLA

10:45

Unlimited Access: Library Service with NNELS
Limited Capacity seats available

Know any readers who need to read books in formats other than print? About 10% of Canadians have a visual, mobility, or cognitive impairment that prevents them from being able to read print-books. The National Network for Equitable Library Services (NNELS) is a public library service available in Manitoba that offers public library patrons with a print disability books in formats they can read. In this session, we'll show you how to access those formats using a few different pieces of technology that make information more accessible. We'll also offer tips on what NNELS users are looking for from libraries, where to find treasures in the NNELS collection, and how to market accessible library service in your community. You’ll also learn how to get new users started with a variety of electronic devices including computers, DAISY players, iPads, and Android devices.

Speakers
LC

Leslie Corbay

Leslie Corbay is a Library Accessibility Consultant with the province of Manitoba. He works closely with libraries, community members and provincial and territorial partners to support all aspects of the NNELS network and service delivery.
SI

Sabina Iseli-Otto

Sabina Iseli-Otto works for NNELS and helps public libraries in 8 provinces and territories share books in accessible formats with the readers who need them. She lives in rural Alberta. 
DK

Doris Koop

Doris Koop is the Executive Director of Vision Impaired Resource Network (VIRN). She is a long-time advocate for inclusive access to library services. She lives in Winnipeg.


Thursday May 5, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
St. Vital
  • Host Organization MLA

12:00

Lunch (provided)
Stir-Fry Lunch Buffet. Coffee to follow in the tradeshow room.

Thursday May 5, 2016 12:00 - 13:15
Assiniboia

13:15

Collection Matters: Establishing Harmony in our Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Relationships can be complicated and confusing. No, this isn't a self-help session. We will talk about relationships between collections and the communities we serve. How do we use our limited funds to purchase material that will get used the most? What do our customers want most out of our collections and how do we create realistic goals and objectives to meet this demand? This session will provide practical advice on how we can use statistics to develop a responsive approach to collection management.

Speakers
BB

Barbara Bourrier-Lacroix

Barbara Bourrier-Lacroix is a Collections Librarian with Winnipeg Public Library, responsible for the adult fiction (print & eBook), large print, audiobook, music CDs, serials, and French collections of a 20-branch public library system. Her Goodreads reading goal for 2016 is 150... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
St. Vital

13:15

Makerspace Summary Presentation*
Limited Capacity seats available

A summary discussion of the previous day's Makerspace activites.

Thursday May 5, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
Charleswood B

13:15

School Libraries Experiences & Perceptions
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will present the results of exploratory research conducted in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa to create a better understanding of the experiences of preservice teachers in school libraries during their own K-12 education as well as during their practicum placements. Presenters will explore the range of experiences and perceptions that preservice teachers have in relation to school libraries and how these experiences might influence their own teaching and their time in the Bachelor of Education program. We hope to highlight the connections between participants’ K-12 school library experiences, practicum experiences, and the academic instruction in the Faculty of Education. The presenters hope to use the data collected to inform information literacy instruction in the Faculty of Education and to promote preservice teachers’ awareness of school libraries. The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution and as such data has been collected in both French and English. Bilingual questions and discussion will follow the session.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown is the E-Learning Librarian at the University of Ottawa.  Prior to this position, she worked for several years as the Liaison Librarian in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.  Michelle received her MLIS from McGill. She also holds a M.Ed. from the... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
Charleswood A

13:15

The New Music Library at the UofM
Limited Capacity seats available

The Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library at the University of Manitoba moved into its new home in the Taché Arts Complex in August 2015. This exciting event was the culmination of seven years of planning. This presentation will review the relationships between people, systems, and collections that contributed to the success of the building project, and that will lead to future success in the new space.

During the seven-year planning process, which began in 2008, we navigated a steep learning curve as we developed relationships with the architects and project managers, created and maintained connections with our stakeholders (students, faculty, library staff, benefactors, library administrators), and projected changing collections, technology, and systems.

During the move, which happened in August 2015, we developed relationships with movers, the construction company, tradespeople, campus IT staff, part-time staff, volunteers from other units. We revised our shelving plan for the collection several times on the fly.

After the move, it was over a month before we re-opened to the public. During this post-move phase, we considered signage, service policies and procedures, outreach to patrons to keep them informed of our progress, and myriad daily staff processes to maximize our new workspace. Our new space is 2.5 times the size of the old library, with nearly 3 times the seating for students. All the professors, undergraduate and graduate students in music are located in the same building as the library. We now have room to build the collection, to use the space in innovative ways, and opportunities to collaborate with our community.

Speakers
avatar for Lorna Cameron

Lorna Cameron

Lorna Cameron has been a library assistant at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library  for 14 years. Previously, she worked as a library technician at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and at the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies. She holds a diploma... Read More →
avatar for Janneka Guise

Janneka Guise

Janneka Guise has been the head of the Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library since 2007.  She holds an MLIS (U Alberta) and an MMus in Music Theory (Western University).  Prior to joining U Manitoba, she had professional positions at the University of Toronto, Red Deer College, Washburn... Read More →
avatar for Mikaela Oldenkamp

Mikaela Oldenkamp

Mikaela Oldenkamp has been a library assistant at the University of Manitoba’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library since September 2011. She holds a diploma in Library and Information Technology and a Bachelor of Arts. Mikaela served as President of the Manitoba Association of Library... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 13:15 - 14:15
Kildonan

14:15

Break
This is when you rest and chat with your library friends.

Thursday May 5, 2016 14:15 - 14:45
Delta Grand Ballroom

14:45

Library Space & Signage Evaluation
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will present an overview of how the University of Manitoba Libraries adapted the concept of a "Kindness Audit" to identify and document space, usability, and signage concerns and triumphs across all 20 system locations. The session will include background on the University of Manitoba Libraries project, instructions on developing standards for user experience to match your own users and priorities, and a summary of our findings and common issues noted across our locations. The session will be an hour in length, with an interactive portion of approximately fifteen minutes prior to our general findings in which participants will view photos of library areas and identify potential wayfinding, signage, and usability concerns. There will also be time for questions at the end. Session emphasis will be on practical, low-cost assessment, and will emphasize the right of users to be comfortable and self-navigate in library spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Ruby Warren

Ruby Warren

University of Manitoba
I'm the webnerd of the MLA. I like chewing on UX and design and assessment stuff. Also I like muppets and anime and videogames, if you're sick of the shop talk.


Thursday May 5, 2016 14:45 - 15:45
Charleswood B

14:45

Success Secrets - MLTA
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel presentation by two very successful Manitoba public libraries.  Bibliothèque Allard Regional Library has branches in St. Georges (southeast of Powerview-Pine Falls) and Victoria Beach.  Guided by a strategic plan, it is a community hub with creative programming, special events and a social media presence.  In 2014, Jake Epp Library (Steinbach) had the highest circulation rate of any public library in Manitoba, over three times the average number.  650 kids signed up to take part in the 2015 summer reading program.  Their strong community presence features varied programming and partnerships with organizations.  Come and hear the secrets of their success.  This presentation has been arranged, sponsored and hosted by the Manitoba Library Trustees Association.


Speakers
CG

Carolyn Graham

Carolyn Graham, Head Librarian | Jake Epp Library
KM

Kelly Murray

Head Librarian | Bibliothèque Allard Regional Library with branches in St. Georges and Victoria Beach.


Thursday May 5, 2016 14:45 - 15:45
Charleswood A

14:45

There's a Health App for That!
Limited Capacity seats available

The number of health related mobile apps available to consumers now exceeds 165,000. Studies have shown that over 50% of these apps have limited functionality. Consumers, without guidance, may choose the most popular apps or try out several in an attempt to determine what is best for them. Some reviews have revealed that a total of 36 apps account for nearly half of all downloads of health apps and 40% of all health apps have fewer than 5,000 downloads. Most apps focus on fitness or wellness by helping the user manage things like count calories or track steps walked.  The most successful health apps leverage all smartphone capabilities, link to external sensors, incorporate alerts and reminders, graphically display user date and link to social media or healthcare providers. In this session we will review issues surrounding app quality and regulation, review and demonstrate helpful consumer health apps, and consider developments that are making health apps more useful to patients and healthcare providers. Attendees will leave this session with a presentation and handouts they can give within their own communities.

Speakers
ML

Me-Linh Lê

Me-Linh Lê  is a health sciences librarian at the University of Manitoba. She serves a diverse patron group that includes physicians, nurses, researchers, and students. She is extremely interested in how libraries and librarians can better use technology to assist users and... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 14:45 - 15:45
Kildonan

15:45

Manitoba Libraries Working Group Town Hall

Please join us for an open discussion between the audience and leaders of our library associations in Manitoba. This meeting will affirm the great value and potential of the library associations in our province. The President of the Manitoba Library Association/Chair of the Manitoba Libraries Working Group will provide a report on the status of the Working Group, who since May of 2015 have re-ignited efforts in the exploration of the potential consolidation of several Manitoba Library Associations. We will summarize the work that has been accomplished to date as well as highlight the benefits, barriers, and questions that have arisen. Time will be scheduled for questions, comments and discussion. This session is open to all.

Working Group website here: http://mla.mb.ca/mblibraries/

Stream available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfQ-mePICaNMtXrBX-fr7w/live


Speakers
avatar for Alix-Rae Stefanko

Alix-Rae Stefanko

Winnipeg Public Library
Alix-Rae Stefanko is a Youth Services Librarian at Winnipeg Public Library where her focus is the implementation and delivery of high quality youth services and programming across the City of Winnipeg. She regularly delivers training and development for staff and community groups... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2016 15:45 - 16:45
Charleswood A

17:00

Indigenous Interest Group meeting
Meeting of the MLA Indigenous Interest Group

Thursday May 5, 2016 17:00 - 18:30
Tuxedo Room 1st Floor Delta

17:00

MAHIP Annual General Meeting
Thursday May 5, 2016 17:00 - 18:30
St. Vital

17:00

MALT AGM
Manitoba Assoication of Library Technicians AGM

Thursday May 5, 2016 17:00 - 18:30
Charleswood A

17:00

17:00

San Jose State University iSchool Information Session
Limited Capacity seats available

If you’ve been thinking about earning your master’s degree, or perhaps refreshing your skills by completing a post-master's certificate, we encourage you to stop by our information session, and learn how the School of Information at San Jose State University can help you achieve your educational goals. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet with our school’s director, Dr. Sandra Hirsh, and talk to her about your career aspirations. She can help you decide which one of our fully online programs is best suited for you. Our school offers a master’s degree in library and information science, a master’s degree in archives and records administration, a post-master’s certificate, and a gateway doctoral program. All our school’s educational programs are only online. This session is open to all.


Thursday May 5, 2016 17:00 - 18:30
Charleswood B

19:00

All Delegates Social
Come out and join your colleagues for a special All Delegates Social. This party is the place to mix and mingle with fellow delegates, make new friends and enjoy an evening commemorating the Manitoba Library Association’s 80th Anniversary. The event will include a presentation of the 2015 Manitoba Library Service Awards and the Library Innovation of the Year Award.  Hors d'oeuvres will be served.Cash bar. Ticket is included with full conference registration, and single tickets can be purchased for $30.You won’t want to miss out!

Thursday May 5, 2016 19:00 - 21:00
Assiniboia
 
Friday, May 6
 

07:30

MLCI AGM
Limited Capacity seats available

MLCI Annual General Meeting

Friday May 6, 2016 07:30 - 08:45
Fort Garry Room 3rd Floor Delta Winnipeg

08:00

Registration Open
Friday May 6, 2016 08:00 - 09:00
Registration Corridor

09:00

A Library Matter of Genocide
Limited Capacity seats available

This session examines a selection of 50 books listed in the WorldCat library catalogue on the subject of Native American Genocide -- the titles of which include variations of the terms genocide, holocaust or extermination – and finds that all but two are described with euphemistic terms such as “Indians of North America – Government relations.” I argue that the library’s ideologically-situated “power to name” (Olson) can help to reinforce politically convenient but unjust narratives regarding historical and contemporary genocides, and in contradicting the intent of the authors of these books actually comprises a form of holocaust denial, as well as a barrier to reconciliation. As a pathway towards reconciliation in library science, sources of Indigenous and progressive alternative terminologies and tools are introduced that can promote more accurate retrieval of — and, more importantly, honest engagements with — Native American genocide literature.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dudley

Michael Dudley

Librarian, University of Winnipeg Library
Michael Dudley is the librarian for Indigenous Studies, history, political science and disability studies at the University of Winnipeg. He holds Master's degrees in both Library and Information Studies and City Planning, and spent 11 years at the U of W's Institute of Urban Studies... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Kildonan

09:00

Public Services Skills - Working with Difficult Patrons
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will cover details of common difficult customer situations and appropriate response strategies as well as barriers that exist when communicating with difficult patrons and how to better prepare ourselves for inevitable difficult patron situations.

Speakers
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Bruce Fiske

Bruce Fiske graduated from the University of Manitoba Social Work program with a Master of Social Work in 2011 and Bachelor of Recreation Studies in 1993. He has been a Social Worker at Winnipeg Public Libraries since June 2012. His background most of his life has been in the area... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Charleswood B

09:00

Writers, Librarians and the Spaces Between Them
Limited Capacity seats available

How do writers and librarians connect? What can we do to establish positive and lasting relationships between the supporters of the written word and the people who want to share their words? The Manitoba Writers’ Guild represents our provincial writers at all stages of their growth and development. We want to establish a solid foundation of communication for groups who share the same love of storytelling.


Speakers
MM

Melanie Matheson

Melanie Matheson is an award-winning designer and children’s writer living in Winnipeg. She loves art, books and animals, and colour is her life. 


Friday May 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Charleswood A

09:30

Career Connections Booth (Friday)

Hope to ace that next interview? Want to build a resume or CV that stands out from the crowd? Wish you had someone to help you figure out how to get the career you really want?

Visit MLC 2016’s Career Connections Booth to book a private, confidential appointment with a professional who is eager to share his/her expertise. 

You will leave with tools that will help you:

  • Write a great cover letter
  • Add polish to a Resume/CV
  • Perform your best in an interview
  • Network to make connections
  • Set effective career goals 

Click here to book your 20-minute consultation at the Career Connections Booth today!

Bring your resume/CV, cover letter, and/or questions and get on track! 


Speakers

Friday May 6, 2016 09:30 - 15:00
Registration Corridor

10:00

Break
This is when you rest and chat with your library friends.

Friday May 6, 2016 10:00 - 10:30
Delta Grand Ballroom

10:00

Tradeshow
The Trade Show is a cost effective way to meet face-to-face with current and future customers in Manitoba and the surrounding areas. The Manitoba Libraries Conference is a professional development and networking event for library leaders and staff from all information sectors in the province.

Friday May 6, 2016 10:00 - 15:00
Delta Grand Ballroom

10:30

Frames and Games: ACRL Framework
Limited Capacity seats available

The February 2015 release of the ACRL Framework for Information for Higher Education represented a dramatic shift in the academic librarian community’s vision for library instruction. This revision was welcomed by many who had begun to see the former standards as an inflexible checklist of information behaviours, out of line with the realities of the 21st century information environment. As welcome as these changes are, a more complex vision of information literacy and library instruction comes with the heavy responsibility of implementing a revised program at our institutions. What practical applications are there for this new framework?
Join instruction librarian xxx to see one example of implementing the Framework into a typical one-shot instruction session. This presentation will include discussions of threshold concepts, their general characteristics and significance to information literacy instruction, their definitions under the Framework, and ultimately, core considerations for applying these new ideas to our instructional practice in a way that resonates with students.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser

Head, Library Reference & Instruction, University of Winnipeg
Ian Fraser is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the University of Winnipeg Library. His research interests include critical pedagogy, information literacy, and the history of libraries.


Friday May 6, 2016 10:30 - 11:45
Charleswood A

10:30

Libraries as Safe Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

Jodie Layne is the founder/ director of Safer Spaces Winnipeg,  a group that combats street harassment, empowers women and trains employees of organizations across the province on how to make safe spaces for women and the LGBT community. She is also a contributing writer to several publications on a regular basis including: iVillage.ca, xojane.com, Prairie Yogi Magazine, The Rooster, Fat Girl Food Squad, The Manitoban, The Uniter, and others. 


Speakers
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Jodie Layne

Jodie Layne is the founder/ director of Safer Spaces Winnipeg,  a group that combats street harassment, empowers women and trains employees of organizations across the province on how to make safe spaces for women and the LGBT community. She is also a contributing writer to several... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 10:30 - 11:45
Charleswood B

10:30

Sprucing Up your ILS with Sitka and Evergreen
Limited Capacity seats available

Spruce consortium libraries are members of the Sitka community, sharing an award-winning Evergreen open source integrated library system that makes library day-to-day operations easier for staff and discovery and inter-library borrowing simple and seamless for patrons. Library staff considering a new ILS will hear from Spruce libraries about Sitka/Evergreen’s many exciting features, strong support environment and smooth migration process.

Speakers
avatar for David Christensen

David Christensen

Technology Consultant, Manitoba Public Library Services
Ask me about the Spruce Libraries Co-op!
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Darlene Dallman

Head Librarian, South Interlake Regional Library
Spruce Library Co-op, Evergreen Software, Libpress websites, rural public libraries, storytime programs, advocacy.


Friday May 6, 2016 10:30 - 11:45
St. Vital

10:30

What's the So-Whatness: Policy Audit
Limited Capacity seats available

How to conduct a practical and useful policy audit in a public library setting. This is not primarily a policy-writing session but a discussion of how CEOs and trustees can co-create a successful audit. Topics will include assembling a critical list of policies to cover and how to manage the auditing process at the library board level. Policy = Cool. Like. Bowties!

Speakers
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Michael Dawber

CEO, Rainy River Public Library
Michael Dawber has worked in the library field since 1997. A graduate of Ontario's EXCEL and Advanced EXCEL library management programs, Michael has experience at five public library systems around the province. He has also supervised a special library in the public health sector... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 10:30 - 11:45
Kildonan

11:45

Lunch (provided)
The Forks Parisian Sandwich

Friday May 6, 2016 11:45 - 13:00
Assiniboia

13:00

Beyond the Desk: Providing Reference at Alternative Points of Need
Limited Capacity seats available

Traditionally, the reference desk has always been a critical library service point. Here, patrons are able to receive immediate assistance, and in many cases, develop meaningful connections with library staff. Regardless of the exact question, or the time spent finding a solution, it is clear that these encounters often hold significance for librarians and library users alike. In recent years, however, a shift to alternative service models has become apparent, leading librarians to adopt shorter desk shifts, or to be removed from the “front lines” altogether. As these changes in service become increasingly common, library employees are often left wondering whether reference remains a significant piece of their role, and if so, how this service can continue to be delivered effectively. In this session, presenters will share their experiences in moving away from traditional desk-based reference and discuss alternative methods for meeting the crucial needs of library users.

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Albrecht

Vickie Albrecht

Vickie Albrecht graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto before pursuing an M.L.I.S. from the University of Western Ontario.  She is the biological sciences liaison librarian at the University of Manitoba Libraries since 2012.  
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Sarah Clark

Liaison Librarian, University of Manitoba
Sarah Clark has been part of the University of Manitoba Libraries since 2012. She is the Liaison Librarian for Kinesiology and Recreation Management and Women's and Gender Studies, and also the Teaching Support Librarian. Her current research involves integrating scaffolded assignments... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 13:00 - 13:45
Kildonan

13:00

LibPress Websites: Connecting Libraries and Patrons
Limited Capacity seats available

LibPress is a hosted website solution that helps libraries show off their unique services and connect online with their patrons. Built by the BC Libraries Cooperative (Co-op) - an organization that knows and understands libraries - and using feedback from the library community (including directors, staff and patrons) as well as research-based user experience design, LibPress offers visually-engaging, feature-rich websites that libraries can easily update on their own. Additionally, LibPress engages with other Co-op services and comes bundled with the Co-op's extensive support. In this session, we'll show you what LibPress websites look like as well as give you an overview of the administration screens used by libraries to manage content. You'll also hear first-hand from a Manitoba LibPress library about their experiences getting on board with, and using the LibPress service.


Friday May 6, 2016 13:00 - 13:45
Charleswood A

13:00

Public Libraries in Manitoba First Nations Communities: A collaborative approach
Limited Capacity seats available

The University College of the North agreed to develop and operate a joint Academic and Public Library in Norway House in 2009. Since that time we have signed a contract to develop and operate a joint School/Academic/Public Library in Easterville, and this year have signed a contract to do the same in Pukatawagan. Each of these libraries have common problems, but each is also unique and operates to meet those unique needs. The contents will be made up of three parts: 1) Administrative and Political; how it came about and what is involved; 2) Library Services; what do we do, and what happens to make it possible; and 3) provide a talk about the writing classes helping local people and other community members all over the north write books and get their books published and the Northern Writer’s Reading Series.

Speakers
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Brenda Fontaine

Besides being published in several newspapers, magazines, and anthologies, Brenda has four published books - three for children and one contemporary novel. She regularly participates in our writing classes, the Northern Writers Reading Series, and the new Northern Writers Sharing... Read More →
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Denise Rowden

Community Librarian, UCN
I am presenting Public Libraries in Manitoba First Nations Communities: A collaborative approach


Friday May 6, 2016 13:00 - 13:45
St. Vital

13:00

The Darakht-e Danesh Online Library
Limited Capacity seats available

The Darakht-e Danesh Online Library for Afghan Educators is a repository of open educational resources (OERs) for teachers, teacher trainers, school administrators, literacy workers and others involved in furthering education in Afghanistan. It uses a multilingual web platform custom-designed for this initiative, and currently houses resources in 14 subject categories, for both primary and secondary teachers, in Dari, Pashto, and English. The Darakht-e Danesh Library aims to increase access to quality resources for Afghan educators, encourage teachers to consult a wide variety of resources in their practice, to use these tools to adapt their own, and to share their own resources with other teachers. This session will describe the process of developing the library and some of the challenges that it has faced in amassing a collection of multilingual, open-licensed content.

Speakers

Friday May 6, 2016 13:00 - 13:45
Charleswood B

13:45

A Maid in Canada Approach
Limited Capacity seats available

In archival collections, photographs have the ability to convey emotions and therefore hold a special place in archival collections. But while most archival images remain in vaults, our society has an insatiable appetite for images and photos have never been more ubiquitous. Archives are having to do more with less and find themselves in a context of stagnant or decreasing funding and are expected to provide fast, free, and digital service. In this reality, how can archives provide significant access to their images? The MAID project shows a creative approach.
The MAID (Mennonite Archival Image Database) is a new collaborative approach. Seven Canadian Mennonite archival institutions launched this new site in March 2015, based on the open source AtoM archival database. This project helps partners maintain intellectual control of their photo holdings and allows users unprecedented access to rare archival photos.
MAID has facilitated new connections. By pooling resources and skills, institutions have forged a new partnership. New users are finding the site and “purchasing” images because the images are impactful. New donors are contacting us, offering their photos for our holdings and to be part of MAID. New avenues for promotion have become available.
This paper will narrate MAID’s origins, development, implementation, challenges, and successes.

Speakers
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Conrad Stoesz

Conrad Stoesz has been the archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Centre and the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies since 1999.  He is co-editor of the "Mennonite Historian" and has had peer reviewed articles published in the "Journal of Mennonite Studies" and "Manitoba History... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 13:45 - 14:15
Kildonan

13:45

Instruction & Outreach Anyone Can Edit
Limited Capacity seats available

Wikipedia is viewed 8000 times each second. The 8th largest referrer to DOIs, Wikipedia has become a ubiquitous starting point for discovery; many students, members of the general public, even professionals like medical doctors use it in their information seeking. Because of this, professionals from libraries, universities, archives, and publishing increasingly recognize Wikipedia's importance as a way to reach where readers already are--on Wikipedia. The Wikipedia Library is an initiative founded in 2012 to facilitate access to research sources for Wikipedia editors. It has since expanded into reference services, research literacy instruction, and outreach to cultural institutions. This session will explore some of these initiatives and how librarians, archivists, and educators can get involved.

Speakers

Friday May 6, 2016 13:45 - 14:15
Charleswood A

13:45

Libraries & Society: Stewards or Collectors
Limited Capacity seats available

The concept of libraries and their impact upon the development of society is unquestionable. In the past, a library could serve as a local meeting place for students, community members and the general public. Today, the library has evolved to serve as an all encompassing platform for a wider variety of information, and for a larger diverse audience of students and the general public. Over the past thirty years, citizens and society have been bombarded with more information than any other previous generation. Many writers have acknowledged this impending challenge as a crisis of information and the inevitable impact of technology. Hade (1982) nearly thirty-five years ago, also questioned this conundrum: "to know means to have access to the informational process. Possession is replaced by access" (as cited in Lennox and Walker, 1993, p. 312). However, how we access information and how we interpret it has also come under intense speculation. Palfrey (2015) provides a more succinct argument by suggesting that modern libraries should evolve in their role from a collector to a steward in this new information age. What impact and new roles does this imply for the modern library? "The distinction between stewards and collectors will become more important, not less so, over time. New knowledge today, in contrast to what has come before, is largely born digital" (pp. 33-34).

Speakers
AM

Ardith McGeown Plant

Ardith McGeown Plant is a doctoral candidate at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.  Her research interests relate to the implications of public policy and its impact on schooling and education within the K-12 system. She has worked for many years conducting... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 13:45 - 14:15
Charleswood B

13:45

Serving the Holistic Needs of Collegiate Students through Cross-Campus Collaborations
Limited Capacity seats available

Universities have long recognized the need for promoting holistic wellness in their student bodies. Financial literacy is increasingly important for college students, who are facing new and unique financial decisions and obligations. Academic librarians are well situated to be able to meet these needs, not by teaching financial literacy themselves, but by connecting the students with subject experts. This has been done at the University of North Dakota through a partnership between two campus libraries, the Chester Fritz Library and the Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences, and UND’s Financial Wellness office. For example, both libraries have collaborated with the Financial Wellness Office to provide library programming that includes financial literacy, such as by co-hosting Money Smart Week events. Other opportunities for involvement include embedded librarians facilitating small group discussions on financial topics. For example, the Library of the Health Sciences and Financial Wellness have worked in partnership to hold discussions with student research teams, such as the Native Health Research Team. Our discussion will focus on our collaborations to promote financial literacy, but will also provide insight on ways to build cross-campus collaborations to promote other areas of student wellness.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Gabriel

Holly Gabriel

Holly Gabriel has been the Business and Government Documents Reference Librarian at the University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Library since February 2015.  Previously, Holly has worked at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences as an information specialist for the Rural... Read More →
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Dawn Hackman

Dawn Hackman, M.S., is a Research & Education Librarian at the University of North Dakota Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences. She serves as primary liaison to the medical and physician assistant programs. She also serves as Northeast Clinical Campus Librarian, assisting... Read More →
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Renee Nilsen

Renee Nilsen is the Financial Wellness Program Coordinator for the Health & Wellness Unit at the University of North Dakota. With a mission to empower students to make healthy financial choices, UND Financial Wellness is on the forefront of the financial literacy movement in higher... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 13:45 - 14:15
St. Vital

14:15

Break
This is when you rest and chat with your library friends.

Friday May 6, 2016 14:15 - 14:45
Delta Grand Ballroom

14:45

Beyond 50 Shades of Grey - Developing Erotica Collection
Limited Capacity seats available

Erotic fiction and erotica have traditionally had a small place in public library collections. However, the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey has brought attention and demand for these collections in a way we've never seen before. We will explore the differences between romance, erotic fiction, erotica, and pornography, and review and recommend popular authors and publishing houses. We will provide information and suggestions for professional and social media review sources, as well as other tools you can use for reader's advisory. Finally, we will explore what policies we should have in place to safeguard community standards, address any possible objections, and maintain our commitment to defending intellectual freedom.

Speakers
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Barbara Bourrier-Lacroix

Barbara Bourrier-Lacroix is a Collections Librarian with Winnipeg Public Library, responsible for the adult fiction (print & eBook), large print, audiobook, music CDs, serials, and French collections of a 20-branch public library system. Her Goodreads reading goal for 2016 is 150... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 14:45 - 15:15
Charleswood A

14:45

Creating Connections with Faculty by Marketing Low-Use Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

This lightning talk will comprise of successful strategies that are being used by a new Business Librarian to engage Asper School of Business faculty in using low usage eResources. The outcome of these strategies is not only increasing the awareness and usage of eResources within the business school but also building connections with faculty. Specific cases will be highlighted, however, application can be used in any subject area.

Speakers
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Afra Bolefski

The 'newish' Business Librarian supporting the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba.


Friday May 6, 2016 14:45 - 15:15
Kildonan

14:45

How Hip is the Partnership?
Limited Capacity seats available

Scholarly literature is often described as a conversation among readers and writers of a particular field or discipline. In this presentation we will share our research on how one journal in particular, The Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, strives to provide a platform for conversation for the library community in Canada. As the journal reaches its tenth anniversary, we are exploring how the Canadian LIS community perceives the role and value of this publication. Is there still a place for a journal of such breadth? Is there anything special about a Canadian library journal? How important is open access to Canadian library literature readers/writers?” How does the journal fit into the reading and research habits of contemporary practitioners? How might the journal look going forward? We take the temperature of the value and meaning of Canadian library literature for Canadian librarians and library paraprofessionals.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Bergart

Robin Bergart

Robin Bergart is a User Experience Librarian at the University of Guelph. Her job is to learn about user behaviour in order to improve and enhance the user's experience. Robin is also Editor-in-Chief of Partnership.
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Nathalie Soini

Nathalie Soini is Head of Information Services liaison librarian for French Studies and Languages Literatures and Culture at Queen’s University.  Previously, she was the Learning Commons Coordinator (2005-2015). In addition to her Coordinator role, Nathalie was also Acting Head... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 14:45 - 15:15
St. Vital

14:45

Innovative Display Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Open Access is often discussed in relation to developing countries or within the scope of individual disciplines. However, inequality in distribution of quality information in academia has become more visible even in North America. Larger universities can subscribe to more databases than smaller universities: larger universities can offer more resources than smaller universities. Is this bad or good? To consistently raise awareness of information inequality, participating in Open Access Week is vial; however, it can be challenging for libraries to promote OA Week in a creative and fresh manner every year. The session offers how to use the idea of installation (visual arts) where the viewers become a part of artwork to effectively connect the library’s message with its patrons. Because we incorporated an idea of site-specific art, Open Access displays at Cape Breton University during OA Week 2015 could be the largest around the world. Over eighty-percent of full-time library staff helped my initiative to check the actual cost of 899 citations listed on 21 scholarly articles by our faculty member, add the price tag on each of 899 articles, and installed them in a large learning space. Using techniques of visual arts allows us to include multiple meanings.

Speakers
avatar for Yayo Umetsubo

Yayo Umetsubo

Yayo Umetsubo, BA (Hons), MA, MLIS, has a year of studio art experience from City & Guilds London Art School in London, the United Kingdom. Before she decided to become a librarian, she focused on gaining experience to become an art museum curator. For example, she has worked for... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 14:45 - 15:15
Charleswood B

15:15

Closing Keynote - Sandra Hirsh
Limited Capacity filling up

We are amidst one of the most dynamic and transformational periods of time in the field of library and information science. The impact of technological change is now global and the role of libraries and the professionals that work in them are rapidly and continuously changing. What does this mean for the vitality of libraries in our communities? What does it mean to serve a local community in a global information landscape? And what skills are needed by the library professional to help libraries thrive in this global information market? In this keynote presentation, Dr. Hirsh will summarize the global and technical trends impacting all sectors of the library and information field, highlight the role libraries can serve as the technological and educational hub for their communities, and define the new roles and skills that will be required of LIS professionals to help their organizations thrive in today’s global information market.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Hirsh

Sandra Hirsh

Professor and Director, San Jose State University
Dr. Sandra Hirsh is Professor and Director of the School of Information at San José State University. Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. As an industry... Read More →


Friday May 6, 2016 15:15 - 16:30
Assiniboia

17:00

Good Will Social Event
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Friday May 6, 2016 17:00 - 19:00
Good Will Social Club