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Wednesday, June 9 • 9:30am - 10:30am
On the ‘Same Page’: The New Nova Scotia Public Library Consortium

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Big change is coming to public library access in Nova Scotia! In 2019, the eight public library regions outside of the HRM joined forces to create a new consortium called the One Library Card Alliance (a.k.a. Team Octopus). Together, the Alliance will serve 55% of Nova Scotians.

The vision of the Alliance is that all Nova Scotians will have equal opportunity to connect to library resources for learning, discovery, and improved quality of life. Thanks to a nearly half a million-dollar investment from the Culture Innovation Fund (Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage), the Alliance is working towards realizing a new, shared integrated library system, discovery layer, and one common set of circulation policies.

The anticipated ‘go-live’ date of the new shared system is summer 2021. This session will explore how we plan to get there: from the project’s overall objectives to the nitty-gritty details pertaining to information technology, policies, project timelines, and interregional cooperation.

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Tiffany Bartlett

Chief Executive Officer, Colchester-East Hants Public Library

Eric Stackhouse

Chief Librarian, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

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Trecia Schell

Past President, Atlantic Provinces Library Association
Managing Branch Librarian for River John, Stellarton and Trenton Public Libraries, and Books-by-Mail.Services to Adults & Older Adults, Programming, Public RelationsCommunity Outreach (in Pictou County)..

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am ADT
Stream: Cortland