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Pre-Conference [clear filter]
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

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