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Tuesday, June 8
 

9:00am ADT

Cultivating Innovation: A Workshop to Improve Facilitation and Problem Solving to Creatively Drive Change
There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. Enrolment Limit: 32.

This full day workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn through co-creation with other participants. Facilitators will provide the framework and tools for participants to use and adapt to suit their specific realities. The content covered comes from Design Thinking methodology, a framework used within social innovation organizations.

Participants will:
  • work on strategies to find, define, and solve problems;
  • interactively explore brainstorming techniques – divergent and convergent thinking - how and when to apply each;
  • deploy various problem-solving tools and templates that can be adapted for future projects;
  • develop ideation techniques;
  • prototype and solution test for systematic improvement and getting your entire team involved, regardless of their communication style;
  • learn new approaches to giving and applying useful feedback.

Ultimately our goal is for participants to walk away with tools they can apply, regardless of their job title, organization type, or library type they work in. Drawing from research and experience, the facilitators will introduce concepts and guidance throughout the day. Most of the outcomes will come from shared learning amongst the participants. The workshop and provided resources will allow participants to return to their workplaces ready to be change makers. 

Speakers
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Tyler Griffin

Assistant Regional Director, York Library Region, New Brunswick Public Library Service
Tyler has been working in public libraries for 13 years and thrives on collaborating with colleagues across the organization, stakeholders, and community members to find innovative ways to deliver library services in New Brunswick communities.
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Kaelan Keys

Business Development Manager, Efficiency Nova Scotia
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Sarah Kilfoil

Regional Director, York Library Region, New Brunswick Public Library Service
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Andrea Koteles

Library Director, New Brunswick Library of Craft and Design


Tuesday June 8, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm ADT
General

1:30pm ADT

Skills For An Intercultural Workplace
There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. Enrollment Limit: 32

Creating a culturally competent and inclusive workplace culture blends awareness with actions and behaviours. In this activity we will “create” what we think of as a normal culture, and then explore the process of changing it; balancing the needs of the people who will come and go, with the needs of the group (the organization). Intercultural components of change are mixed among more general expectations of communicating. This is an interactive activity, with a large percentage of the time relying upon the lived experiences of those in each group being shared and developed. We cultivate the trust that comes from open communication and enhance our abilities to be agents of change. The activity is debriefed by a skilled facilitator, and participants emerge with a deeper appreciation for our own roles and abilities in this process.

Those registering for this workshop are encouraged to attend the “Benefits of a Diverse Workplace Culture” live webinar, offered monthly by the ISANS Workplace Culture program, without charge. Attendance on this webinar is an optional, enjoyable opportunity to raise awareness and answer questions prior to the day and is led by the same expert facilitator as with our workshop.
https://www.isans.ca/employer-support/workplace-culture/live-stream-registration/

Speakers
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Paul Pickering

Coordinator, Workplace Culture Program, Immigration Services Association Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Paul Pickering has delivered this program for ISANS for the past 8 years, engaging employers throughout Nova Scotia.  He has lived and worked in a variety of countries and combines education in Anthropology, Communication Studies and Adult Learning with business acumen and facilitation... Read More →
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Colleen Belle

Coordinator, Workplace Culture Program, Immigration Services Nova Scotia (ISANS)


Tuesday June 8, 2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm ADT
General

8:00pm ADT

Virtual Ghost Walk
Tuesday June 8, 2021 8:00pm - 9:00pm ADT
General
 
Wednesday, June 9
 

9:00am ADT

9:00am ADT

Grow-a-Library Silent Auction Fundraiser for Literacy
Drop on by, and visit us online as we fundraise for 3 great charitable literacy organizations this year!

New this year, the APLA Grow-a-Library Committee is offering an online Silent Auction, that starts Wednesday morning at 9:00am, and will remain open until the following day on Thursday afternoon at 3:30pm.
Bid often, and bid high!

  • 100% of the funds received will go towards the charitable literacy organizations!
  • The winning bidder, will choose which of the 3 selected charitable literacy organizations they wish to support – and will make their bid donation (payment) directly to the organization online… and added bonus, receive a personal Charitable Donation Income Tax receipt from the literacy organization!

As always, you can choose to make a personal donation direct (online) to any or all of the selected charitable organizations – and receive a personal charitable Income Tax receipt upon request too! (If you do, please mention APLA! It will help us keep track of the amounts of donations received. Thank you!)

The Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute (DBDLI) is an Africentric institute that creates education change for learners of African ancestry to empower them to reach their full potential.

The DBDLI is committed to improving educational experiences, opportunities and outcomes for Nova Scotian learners of African ancestry.


The Newfoundland & Labrador Laubach Literacy Council (NLLLC) is a non-profit, charitable volunteer organization serving the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Since 1987 they have been committed to providing free quality literacy programs and services aimed at helping improve lives by raising literacy levels.

Their programs include one-on-one free tutoring to adults, including speakers of other languages, essential and employment skills programs, and a summer youth tutoring program.


CODE envisions a world where every young person can pursue their education and realize their full potential as a literate, empowered, self-reliant citizen.

CODE’s mission is to enable student learning by increasing their access to qualified educators and locally- relevant, high quality learning materials.


Thank you all, for your participation and support!

And a HUGE thank you to all who provided donations of the thoughtful Silent Auction items.

—2021 APLA Grow-a-Library Committee

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:00am - Thursday June 10, 2021 3:30pm ADT
Virtual

9:30am ADT

The State of Government Information in the Atlantic Provinces
Cross pollinate and cultivate.  In Nova Scotia, we have collaborated with a few organizations, but with the current state of government documents in the province, we should do more.  The fact is the Nova Scotia Legislative Library can no longer keep up with the myriads of documents created in a year. It’s taken 5 of us over two years to review the government online material, and we’re still not done.  Other provincial legislative libraries have worked with other provincial library organizations to assist with the stewardship of electronic government documents.  Why can’t we?

This presentation will examine the status of government publications in all four Atlantic provinces and discuss the challenges with government document librarianship in the 21st century. These challenges, however, point to numerous opportunities for ensuring that government information is accessible to all now and in the future. The presentation will also discuss digitization efforts and priorities in the four Atlantic provinces. Some materials in the Nova Scotia Legislative Library need to be digitized in order to preserve them for future use.

Access to government information is a fundamental tenet of democracy. Other countries have struggled for the right to free access to government information. In Canada, we tend to take this access for granted. This information will not be available in the future, however, if we don’t take the time and effort to ensure that there is a stable and reliable system in place. Government information is in crisis, we need to ensure that the proper policies and procedures are in place for effective stewardship of these one-of-a-kind documents.

Speakers
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David McDonald

Legislative Librarian, Nova Scotia Legislative Library
David started with the Nova Scotia Legislative Library in 2003 as the Systems and Library Technology Manager and set up the Nova Scotia Legislative Library’s electronic deposit of Nova Scotia government documents in the fall of 2007.  In 2012-13 he took a leave of absence to manage... Read More →


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

9:30am ADT

How Far Can Collaboration Go? Considering the Librarian as an Interdisciplinary Research Partner
Collaboration between faculty and academic librarians is a frequent topic within LIS literature and conferences, but the focus frequently considers the librarian a practitioner rather than a researcher. This type of collaboration is often framed with the librarian as a support to the faculty member, rather than an equal partner. The research project Yours 'till the biscuits bounce’: A Critical Feminist History of Home Economics in Canada’s Maritime Provinces combines the expertise of an academic librarian/archivist and a faculty member within the Applied Human Nutrition program at Mount Saint Vincent University. This project is an example of a research partnership in which both the librarian and faculty member have equal stakes in the project and they work collaboratively to utilize each other’s skills sets in order to carry out a large research project.
The benefits and challenges of research collaboration between a librarian and faculty member will be explored in depth in this presentation. Structural issues like exposure to research in MLIS programs and the limits of collective agreements for librarians will be discussed, as well as individual perspectives on collaboration within our respective disciplines and dealing with imposter syndrome.
This presentation will highlight the value of interdisciplinary research and cross-discipline partnerships, including the development of skills and exposure to new ideas. We will also address the challenges of balancing the differing responsibilities of our individual roles,
including available time for research and areas of expertise, as well as differing levels of experience with research. Lessons learned and recommendations for fostering positive research collaborations will also be shared.

Speakers
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Lindsey MacCallum

Scholarly Publishing Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University
Lindsey MacCallum is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as the Humanities liaison. Her research interests include examining the use of open source institutional repositories at small academic institutions and exploring the history of home... Read More →
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Jennifer Brady

Assistant Professor, Applied Human Nutrition, Mount Saint Vincent University
Jennifer Brady is a Registered Dietitian and Assistant Professor at Mount Saint Vincent University. In addition to exploring the intertwining histories of dietetics and home economics, her work focuses on the social, political, and cultural aspects of food through the lens of critical... Read More →


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

9:30am ADT

On the ‘Same Page’: The New Nova Scotia Public Library Consortium
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.

Speakers
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Tiffany Bartlett

Chief Executive Officer, Colchester-East Hants Public Library
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Eric Stackhouse

Chief Librarian, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library


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

9:30am ADT

The Ultimate Beehive of Knowledge: Using Wikipedia to Engage Communities
The panel members will highlight collaborations and partnerships between libraries and external
groups and organizations, and will share tips on how to use WIkipedia as a tool to connect
researchers to library resources, raise the visibility of special collections, engage students and
faculty, and increase representation of underrepresented groups.

Attendees of the session will learn how to:
● Promote local library physical and digital collections via wikis to boost their usage
● Design wiki projects to create student learning outcomes aligned with the ACRL
Framework, particularly around concepts of authority and scholarship
● Identify gaps in entry coverage, especially for underrepresented groups via
organizations like Art+Feminism
● Create or expand entries that utilize library resources and provide trustworthy
references
● Develop digital literacy skills through wiki editing and evaluation of online content

The session will be moderated, and will include representation from a variety of libraries and
archives, including special, academic and public to appeal to a wide range of attendees.


Speakers
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Jeannie Bail

Director of Learning & Research Service, UNB Libraries
Jeannie Bail's current research interests include metaliteracy and community engagement with diverse user groups.
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Mireille Eagan

Curator of Contemporary Art, The Rooms, St. John’s, NL
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Colleen Field

Head, Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Colleen Field has been a librarian at Memorial University Libraries since 1988. She is currentlyHead of its Centre for Newfoundland Studies which has a mandate to collect, preserve andmake available published materials about Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Silvia Gutiérrez De la Torre

Honorary Resident Wikipedian, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC


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

9:30am ADT

Moving the Library Outside to Achieve Social Change
Over the past few years, Halifax Public Libraries has launched two outdoor libraries. Dartmouth North Public Library opened the first outdoor library in the region by turning a wall out the library into sliding glass doors to an outside deck. The incorporation of the outdoor space resulted in a dramatic increase in space to house the growing population that uses the library. Free WiFi, opportunities for people of all ages to play, and outdoor spaces for the community to linger has made a profound difference to Dartmouth North, a neighbourhood where most people live in apartments without access to beautiful outdoor spaces.  This past year, in response to congestion within the Keshen Goodman Public Library, a second outdoor library was opened, equipped with hammocks, an outdoor stage and plenty of space for all. 
In this session join Halifax Public Libraries Chief Librarian & CEO, Åsa Kachan, and Landscape Architect Sue Sirrs, explore the importance of outdoor space in improving general well-being, the particular opportunity that comes from integrating libraries and outdoor spaces for users of all ages, and participate in an interactive exercise to create the perfect outdoor library for your community.

Speakers
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Åsa Kachan

Chief Librarian & CEO, Halifax Public Libraries
Åsa Kachan is the Chief Librarian & CEO of Halifax Public Libraries, where she oversees 400 staff working across 14 branch and beyond.
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Sue Sirrs

Landscape Architect, Halifax Public Libraries
Sue Sirrs is a Landscape Architect who has worked on a range of projects, including the recent design of two outdoor libraries at Halifax Public Libraries at the Dartmouth North and Keshen Goodman branches.


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

10:30am ADT

Refreshment Break
Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am ADT
General

11:00am ADT

No Budget? No Problem! Outreach and Promotion in an Academic Library
Britanie has been the Outreach and Promotion Coordinator at the Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University for the past 6 years. Until recently she was working with no budget at all and still is working with a very small budget. In this presentation, Britanie will discuss all the great initiatives she has been able to realize by reaching out to the community - within the Library, the University and beyond. Hopefully this presentation will provide you with some ideas for your own Library that can be done with little to no budget!

Speakers
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Britanie Wentzell

Academic Librarian, Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
Britanie has been an Academic Librarian at Acadia University for almost 7 years. She is the liaison for Business, Economics, History and Classics, as well as the Outreach and Promotions Coordinator for the Library. Her areas of interest include: Librarian-Professor Collaboration in... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm ADT
Stream: Gravenstein

11:00am ADT

Serving Canadians: A Look At How CBC/Radio-Canada Reflects Contemporary Canada
Discover some of the innovative ways that CBC/Radio-Canada has been collaborating with libraries in this interactive 60-minute session. With the common goals of connecting communities, promoting diversity and inclusion, supporting Canadian culture and trusted news and democracy in Canada there are many opportunities that exist.

When we think of partnering with our public broadcaster, we may often think of the traditional methods such as sharing information with a local program in the hopes that it will be covered. This is a great way to reach more Canadians but CBC/Radio-Canada is more than that. Libraries, like CBC/Radio-Canada, are important cultural institutions that help promote democratic life in Canada and are at the core of our communities. Programs like CBC Radio’s Atlantic Voice share stories about people and issues throughout the region and are accessible to all.

Have you ever thought about some of the more unconventional ways that we can work together to help connect communities? For example, in Nova Scotia, CBC was a presenting sponsor for Word on the Street,  CBC Consumer Watchdog Talks, and multiple other initiatives that have taken place on library grounds. Most recently, CBC/Radio-Canada partnered with the CULC to promote and participate in Canada’s first-ever national, bilingual eBook club. We have also created many opportunities with local libraries across the country to showcase books through programming such as CBC Books, CBC Reads, Massey Lectures and numerous podcasts, and have also sponsored multiple literary prizes.
 
In looking towards the future, technology continues to play a key role. CBC/Radio-Canada will soon be launching Mauril — a new platform to learn English and French at no cost, using a wide range of stimulating and entertaining content from the public broadcaster. We’ll share some key learnings from this as we continue to push the boundaries and innovate to serve Canadians.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

11:00am ADT

The Accidental “Archivist”: Collaborating Across Campuses and Communities to Preserve the Grenfell Campus, Memorial University Archive
Many small archival collections across Canada, particularly in rural areas, have no Archivist and no budget. How can Librarians and Archivists work together to ensure that these materials are preserved and accessible? What support is needed to strengthen and protect archives in our region? Learn about one collaboration between the Grenfell Campus Archive (and its collection of oral histories of communities in Newfoundland and Labrador), Memorial University Libraries, and the Corner Brook Museum and Archive. 

Speakers
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Crystal Rose

Head Public Services, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus
Crystal is interested in innovative ways to make libraries engaging spaces for users and utilizing emerging technologies to enhance library services. Her position as Head of Public Services encompasses reference, library instruction, collections, web development, social media, and... Read More →
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Colleen Quigley

Head and Archivist (Performing Arts Collection) of Archives and Special Collections, Memorial University
Colleen’s research interests include performing arts and the relationship with memory, meaning and myth-making and concepts of individual and cultural identity and representation. Colleen holds a Masters of Information from the University of Toronto; a BFA in Dance from York University... Read More →
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Dr. John Bodner

Social Cultural Studies; Chair, Board of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus


Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm ADT
Stream: Cortland

11:00am ADT

Transplanting the Open Library: From Denmark with Love to Rural Nova Scotia
A presentation highlighting the challenges of implementation and management of Open Library technology in the socio-economic climate of rural Nova Scotia. An Open Library is a library that uses technology to offer extended public access, in addition to the regular staffed hours. With grant funding, Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) implemented the first Open Library in Canada outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area at Guysborough, Nova Scotia. The presenters travelled to Denmark in June 2019 and applied their acquired knowledge to this rural Open Library implementation.
Since the Open Library launch in late August 2019, the software and hardware components have been working well, and security issues have so far been negligible. Interesting aspects of the project have been the perceptions of the Open Library on the part of community members and municipal funders who find the installation of cutting-edge technology perplexing due to the organization’s historical message of scarcity. Despite ECRL’s annual operating budget issues, grant funding allowed us to create this working model of a positive future for rural public library service. Our hope is that study of the project will help to secure further government investment in this solution.


Speakers
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Laura Emery

CEO, Eastern Counties Regional Library
Winner of the of 2018 Norman Horrocks Award for Library Leadership for her work on Reading Nova Scotia: 150 Books of Influence.
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Patricia McCormick

Deputy CEO, Eastern Counties Regional Library
Recipient of the APLA Memorial Award.
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Dana Thomas

Innovation Project Manager, Eastern Counties Regional Library
Project Manager, Open Library Pilot Project.


Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm ADT
Stream: Ida Red

11:00am ADT

Cross-pollinating Community Pedagogies in the Early Childhood Sector in New Brunswick
Differing perceptions of early literacy and the role of the adults in young children’s worlds remain topics of debate in fields related to early childhood.  Recently, the children’s services website Jbrary drew attention to some researchers’ claims that public librarians have “uncritically adopted” Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR2) in story-time programming (Sooke and McKenzie, 23).  These researchers position ECRR2’s reliance on scientifically based reading research, ignoring other approaches such as sociocultural research, as reducing the role of the children’s librarian to that of agent of school readiness, serving to feed the education system.  Stooke and McKenzie invite counter narratives, so that libraries can, as Krabbenhoft notes in Jbrary, reflect and “reclaim our space as a socially inclusive literacy-based institution.” 

The presenters wish to contribute further to this reflection, from their experience collaborating across public library, childcare, and community outreach programs. Partnerships invite us to explore the points where ECRR2 and the NB Early Years Curriculum Framework overlap, and the claim that these early years frameworks focus exclusively on school readiness. In using ECRR2 as one tool to engage families, are we excluding a broader definition of early literacy, and risking the exclusion of diverse, vulnerable populations? Where do families fit into these counter narratives? Finally, what do we each contribute to community literacy projects as professionals?

Krabbenhoft, L. (2019). Early Literacy Research Is Not Neutral: A Critique of Every Child Ready to Read. Jbrary, Sept. 9, 2019, Retrieved Dec. 10, 2019 from https://jbrary.com/early-literacy-research-is-not-neutral-a-critique-of-every-child-ready-to-read/.
Prendergast, T. (2013). Growing Readers:  A Critical Analysis of Early Literacy Content for Parents on Canadian Public Library Websites. Journal of Library Administration, 53:4, 234-254, Retrieved Dec. 10, 2019 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2013.865389.
Stooke, R.K. & McKenzie, P. J. (2011). Under Our Own Umbrella: Mobilizing Research Evidence for Early Literacy Programs in Public Libraries,” Progressive Librarian #36/37, 15-29, Retrieved Dec. 10, 2019 from http://www.progressivelibrariansguild.org/PL/PL36_37/015.pdf.


Speakers
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Heather McKend

Head of Children's Services, Saint John Free Public Library
Heather McKend has worked as a Children’s Librarian since 2007, and explores opportunities to design and deliver early-childhood and family literacy programs with other professionals and community groups in libraries and outreach settings. She shares her love of children’s books... Read More →
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Cheryl Brown

Community Literacy Worker, Quality Learning New Brunswick
Cheryl Brown has worked in the literacy field for 27 years, for non-profit groups, licensed facilities, public libraries, and the Early Childhood Branch of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  She works to sidestep barriers to literacy services for vulnerable... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm ADT
Stream: McIntosh

12:00pm ADT

Lunch: Cooking with The Noodle Guy
  • 12:00pm: Gather your ingredients.
  • 12:15pm: Follow along and cook.
  • 12:45pm: Eat what you've made.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:00pm - 1:10pm ADT
General

1:10pm ADT

Keynote Opening Remarks
Wednesday June 9, 2021 1:10pm - 1:30pm ADT
General

1:30pm ADT

Embracing Change: Emerging and Reawakening to Indigenous and Diverse Voices and Cultivating Respectful Relationships (Opening Keynote)
Over the last decade, we have seen substantive movement as it relates to Indigenous people and Indigenous knowledge being held in mainstream archives, libraries, and cultural memory institutions. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report and Calls to Action prompted and provided the catalyst for change and show the critical need to rethink protocols around the sharing, teaching and intergenerational transfer of knowledge by honouring Indigenous voices, relationships, and cultural protocols. Now at this pivot moment when we are reawakening and emerging back to our daily routine, it is the time to embrace change and use this opportunity to respectfully unsettling and even dismantle historical practises and implement change, expand inclusivity and reconciliation-based praxis that is inclusion of Indigenous and diverse voices and worldviews. By engaging cultural memory professionals and providing space to examine practice, to explore the interconnectedness of Indigenous and other diverse knowledges and to set the groundwork for respectfully engagement creating much-needed meaningful change moving forward to create an ethical space for diverse knowledge to be preserved and shared in culturally appropriate manner.

Speakers
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Camille Callison

Camille Callison (Tahltan Nation) is the Indigenous Strategies Librarian at the University of Manitoba and working on a PhD related to Indigenous knowledges and cultural memory institutions in Anthropology. She is committed to advancing matters related to Indigenous peoples and creating... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm ADT
General

2:30pm ADT

AlphaNumérique : A National Digital Literacy Project In Public Libraries
The AlphaNumérique Digital Literacy Project aims to make digital accessible to all, across Canada, especially victims of the digital divide. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted and deepened this divide. To help solve the problem, the project offers learning activities to audiences and train library staff on teaching techniques in digital literacy. AlphaNumérique will be presented to participants to raise awareness of the role of libraries in promoting digital inclusion.

For citizens, the learning activities developed aim multiple aspects: online browsing, emailing, online security, fake news identification and so on. Workshops are offered online and in person by the Alphanumérique staff. People can also follow free tutorials on the project’s website.

As for the libraries, the workshops aim to empower the staff to create, organize and be able to provide coaching to the population on the matter of digital literacy fundamentals. The project also offers free downloadable and customizable content to offer or advertise the workshops.

Speakers
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Frédéric Séguin

Project Manager, BIBLIOPRESTO
Frédéric Séguin has been working at BIBLIOPRESTO since 2020. He is a recent graduate from HEC Montréal project management program. Previously, he worked, since 2011, at the University of Montréal where he was involved in information literacy training, part of the virtual reference... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

2:30pm ADT

CFLA - Cross Pollinating Library Advocacy across Canada
As the national voice of Canada's libraries, the Canadian Federation of Library Associations advocates on behalf of all types of libraries on a broad spectrum of issues from local to national significance. Hear about the successes achieved and challenges faced by our profession, and the optimism that the Executive Director sees for the future.

Speakers
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Rebecca Raven

Executive Director, CFLA-FCAB, Principal at Blackbird Consulting
A passionate believer in the power of libraries to stimulate positive change through community engagement, Rebecca Raven is the current Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations and the retired CEO of Brampton Library. Rebecca's 30+ years in public library... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm ADT
Stream: Ida Red

2:30pm ADT

Escape Room in a Backpack and Beyond!
In the Fall of 2019, our Outreach and Engagement Team tried a new approach to library orientation. With just a backpack’s worth of materials, ordinary library study rooms were transformed into escape rooms. Advertised as a Welcome Week activity, the Escape Room required groups of 4-6 students to solve a series of puzzles based on five learning objectives. Students had only 20 minutes to work through a scenario: find the missing USB containing their assignment in order to Escape the Library and get to class on time. And they had fun!
Simple enough to put into a backpack and carry across campus, and for a budget of less than $150, this game has strengthened the Library’s connection to our colleagues in Student Services; our Language Centre students, faculty and staff; and our new and returning students. Designed to be a learning tool and not just an event, this library instruction game is easily adaptable based on user needs, opening up new possibilities for collaboration and Library engagement across a diverse university community.
Participants will learn how a student engagement activity has grown into an in-class library instruction tool, and how they can create their own portable Escape Room for their own libraries.

Speakers
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Shawna Murphy

Outreach & Engagement Librarian, Saint Mary's University
Shawna Murphy is the Outreach & Engagement Librarian at the Patrick Power Library. She is interested in all things outreach, evidence-based LIS practice, accessibility, and continually improving the user experience.
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Carolyn Gillis

Library Clerk, Document Delivery, Saint Mary's University
Carolyn Gillis works in Document Delivery at the Patrick Power Library. She is interested in connecting people with the book that is right for them.
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Heather Sanderson

Information Literacy Librarian, Saint Mary's University
Heather Sanderson is Information Literacy Librarian at the Patrick Power Library. She is perennially interested in finding new ways to engage students in learning about the research process.
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Meagan Pottie (she/her)

Coordinator, Library Information Services, Mount Saint Vincent University


Wednesday June 9, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm ADT
Stream: Gravenstein

2:30pm ADT

Public Programming Collaborations At LAC’s Regional Service Points
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) established service points in the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in June 2017 and at the Central Branch of Vancouver Public Library (VPL) in November 2017. In addition to providing reference services for LAC’s entire archival and published holdings, these regional service points are also responsible for a variety of outreach and public programming initiatives, many in collaboration with other organizations in the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) sector. 
 
This presentation will include some introductory information about LAC and its holdings (published and archival) as well as LAC’s Halifax service point. The core of the presentation will focus on public programming activities undertaken with partner institutions (archives, museums, and libraries) to promote knowledge of LAC services and LAC holdings, reach new audiences, and to build stronger connections with local communities. Examples will be drawn from both LAC’s Halifax and Vancouver offices and will include, among others, developing workshops on LAC’s digitized First World War records and Indigenous Genealogy as well as a collaborative project for Halifax’s Nocturne: Art at Night festival. A look at some of the public programming challenges and lessons learned along the way will conclude the presentation.

Speakers
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Laurena Fredette

Library and Archives Canada Halifax at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Library and Archives Canada Halifax
Laurena Fredette is currently the Acting Supervisor of LAC’s service point in the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Her team is responsible for providing local orientation and reference services and a variety of public programming activities, many of which include close... Read More →
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Marnie Burnham

Manager, Regional Services, Library and Archives Canada


Wednesday June 9, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm ADT
Stream: Cortland

3:30pm ADT

Refreshment Break
Wednesday June 9, 2021 3:30pm - 4:00pm ADT

4:00pm ADT

Lightning Talks 1
Special Special Collections”: Making a Space for Print Artifacts at the Vaughan Memorial Library

This talk details my MLIS practicum project at Acadia University, which sought to answer the question: “How should we manage ‘special’ library materials that do not fit within a library’s Special Collections mandate?”

This project arose in response to a high volume of materials labelled as “Rare Books” and housed in the Vaughan Memorial Library’s Special Collections that did not meet the library’s criteria for rare books as outlined in the Collection Development Policy (Acadia University, 2006). Though not technically rare, these materials possessed certain physical characteristics that made them too unique or valuable to be incorporated into general circulation. What should be done with these materials? To answer this question, this project analyzed current literature on the subject of special library materials as well as various institutional approaches to rare books collections. This poster shares findings from this analysis as well as my recommendations and rationale for dealing with these “special special” materials. Namely, to establish a Print Artifacts Collection within the library.

Canadian Responses to the Opioid Crisis 
The opioid crisis is a problem in communities across North America. The numbers are telling—deaths due to opioid use are growing, and Canada is in the midst of a health epidemic. A public health emergency was declared by BC’s provincial health officer in April 2016, due to a dramatic rise in drug overdoses and an increase in the illicit drug fentanyl (Ministry of Health, 2016). That year on average, there were more opioid related deaths than car accidents the year before (Belzak & Halverson, 2018).
Many libraries in the United States are implementing specific activities to respond to the crisis. This includes training staff to use naloxone (an antidote which temporarily reverses opioid overdoses), space modifications and programming initiatives. However, little research is available on what is happening at Canadian libraries. Specifically, how is the opioid crisis affecting Canadian libraries? How are Canadian libraries responding to the opioid crisis? What information gaps are present in Canadian libraries about the opioid crisis? Particularly, how is information shared between frontline staff such as librarians and assistants, and senior management? How does information gaps and a disconnected between frontline staff and management affect decision making in a library setting and the implementation of harm reduction initiatives such as naloxone?
This presentation will discuss how libraries are responding to the opioid crisis locally and nationally. Wiggans, who is conducting a thesis on this topic will share the project’s research methodology and preliminary results.

Let’s be library friends!
In September 2016, Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) began a partnership with Acadia University Library and NSCC Kingstec Library to offer leisure reading to their students. Boxes of books from the public library collection are sent to the university library, on a rotating basis. Acadia students may borrow or browse the books. In conjunction with this partnership, AVRL has presented escape rooms and other programs, and loans a Wii game console to the university library. Angela and Britanie will give you a quick overview of the partnership and how it has evolved.





Speakers
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Deborah Hemming

Learning & Instruction Librarian (Interim), Dalhousie Libraries
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Angela Reynolds

Community Engagement Coordinator, Annapolis Valley Regional Library
Angela Reynolds is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Annapolis Valley Regional Library. She’s been a librarian for over 20 years, working in small rural libraries and larger urban systems, mainly as a Youth Services Librarian. She is currently the Vice-President of NSLA.
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Britanie Wentzell

Academic Librarian, Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
Britanie has been an Academic Librarian at Acadia University for almost 7 years. She is the liaison for Business, Economics, History and Classics, as well as the Outreach and Promotions Coordinator for the Library. Her areas of interest include: Librarian-Professor Collaboration in... Read More →
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Siobhan Wiggans

MI Candidate, Dalhousie University
Siobhan Wiggans is a Masters of Information  candidate at Dalhousie University’s School of Information Management and Library assistant with Halifax Public Libraries. Prior to working at libraries, Wiggans worked in the arts and cultural sector in New Brunswick, PEI and Nova S... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

4:00pm ADT

Bibliography Revisited in the New Brunswickana Project
The goals of this presentation are two-fold. First, I would like to update the regional community on the New Brunswickana Project, which began as a collections development exercise within UNB Libraries, to ensure that we were doing our part to identify, locate and preserve NB-related publications as part of our mandate. Identification led to bibliography as the systematic listing of published materials, categorized thematically. We have hosted two annual New Brunswick Bibliography symposia to foster a diverse community of practice for this work, involving memory institutions from across the province and beyond. Gaspereau Books has agreed to publish the series of bibliographies as they are prepared. UNB Libraries will develop an openly accessible, online version as well, so that any researcher can locate material by New Brunswickers or about New Brunswick.

The second aspect of this presentation will focus on my own contribution to this effort, a bibliography of material related to the role of organized religion in the province’s history (Keith Grant of Crandall University has graciously agreed to write the Introduction), and the reestablishment of carefully selected and organized bibliographies as research tools. While full text searching and indexing databases have essentially pushed bibliographies to the margins, they remain valuable especially for shining light on lesser-known works. Also, by repositioning one’s scope for selection, we can create a more inclusive and complete image of NB’s publishing history. Finally, by disseminating the bibliographies as an open, online tool, we can remove barriers to information that exist for some.

Speakers
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Joanne Smyth

Director, Collections Services, UNB Libraries
Joanne is the Director of Collections Services at UNB, and is a collaborator on the New Brunswickana Project with Jocelyne Thompson. She is very interested in bibliographic instruction and (more recently) in building robust and effective research tools.


Wednesday June 9, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm ADT
Stream: Ida Red

4:00pm ADT

Community-led Libraries: Cross Pollination From the Outside In
The purpose of the proposed presentation is to share the preliminary findings of a SSHRC-funded research project that asks two questions: (1) to what extent have Canada’s public libraries leveraged, or not, the model for community-libraries as defined in the Working Together Project toolkit (2008), distributed more than twelve years ago? And (2) what new opportunities for public service innovation exist when librarians and social workers share the same public space? The findings --based on the voices of those interviewed-- resonate closely with conference themes. For example, cross-pollination is inevitable when: a library hires social workers to deal with the most vulnerable; a technical services space becomes transformed --during the first COVID lockdown-- into the city’s foodbank distribution centre; and, when library staff are set free in the community and charged with finding and engaging with those living at the margins, whom the library has failed to reach.  Equity, inclusivity, race and class all play a role in this re-imagined community-led library.

Speakers
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Dr. Siobhan Stevenson

Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Before completing a PhD in LIS with a focus on public libraries in 2005 and moving into academia,  I worked (in descending order) as: a provincial library consultant, a library clerk caretaker, a library clerk and, as a teenager, a page. Public libraries are my passion, and sharing... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm ADT
Stream: Gravenstein

4:00pm ADT

I See Me - Supporting Diversity and Inclusion Networks to Build Representative Information Services
The Canadian Agriculture Library has a long record of supporting  and working within client networks to better represent the information service needs of all employees of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.  The department promotes and supports a number of diversity and inclusion networks and encourages all employees to participate.  Information Specialists from the Canadian Agriculture Library participate in and work closely with many of these networks.  To encourage and support participation the department provides education and training to inform employees about inclusion and diversity within government.  This presentation will focus on the outreach, learning, and relationship building between the Indigenous Network Circle (INC) and CAL to provide inclusive and representative information resources.

AAFC Diversity and Inclusion Networks:
Indigenous Network Circle (INC)
Gender and Sexual Diversity Inclusiveness Network (GSDIN)
Persons with Disabilities Network (PWDN)
Women in Science Network (WISN)
Visible Minorities Network (VMN)
Young Professionals Network (YPN)
Student Panel of Representatives for Orientation, Unity and Training (SPROUT)

Speakers
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Seana Collins

Head, Client Relations, Canadian Agriculture Library, Agriculture & Agri-food Canada
Seana Collins has worked as a Librarian for over twenty years with a focus on outreach and client relationship building.  Beginning with her first position with the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) as the Outreach Publications Consultant to her current... Read More →


Wednesday June 9, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm ADT
Stream: McIntosh

4:35pm ADT

Bring Science Into Your Library
Science Literacy Week is a Canada-wide celebration of books, movies, podcasts and events that share exciting stories of the science, discoveries and ingenuity shaping our lives. Learn more about Science Literacy Week and how you can join this celebration of science culture from September 20 to 26, 2021. Jessica Larocque of the Fredericton Public Library will share concrete examples of how you can participate and bring science into your library!

Speakers
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Christian Riel

Director of Communications, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Christian has 30 years of experience creating and delivering science outreach programs in both public and private research-based organizations. He currently channels his passion for science communication at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
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Jessica Larocque

Head of Children's Services, Fredericton Public Library
Jessica Larocque: Jessica has worked in libraries both large and small, with children, teens and adults and at almost any desk that can be found inside of a public library for close to 20 years. She loves sharing the joy of reading (and science!) with people of all ages.


Wednesday June 9, 2021 4:35pm - 5:05pm ADT
Stream: Red Delicious
 
Thursday, June 10
 

8:00am ADT

Yoga with Danielle
Thursday June 10, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am ADT
General

9:00am ADT

I Swear This Is Different From An FAQ! : Creating An Improved Online Research Guide For Undergraduate Students
With the abrupt transition to online learning in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, the Robertson Library recognized a need to provide students with accessible and flexible options for research assistance that did not rely on real-time services such as virtual chat or in-person consultations. Inspired by Portland State University’s open-source Library DIY Guide, we replaced our previous writing help page with a new, more robust online tutorial for conceptualizing, researching, and writing a research paper. Robertson Library’s ‘Start Your Research Paper Here’ guide is aimed specifically at first-year undergraduate students or any student new to writing a university-level paper.  It presents common research questions phrased simply and accessibly. The questions are designed to mirror the type of language used by students during research consultations and service desk interactions. With the creation of this guide, we hope to help alleviate research and writing anxiety by providing students with an easy-to-use alternative to real-time virtual or in-person reference services. This presentation will focus on the process of implementing the guide and report on its reception by the campus community.

Speakers
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Keri McCaffrey (she/her)

Liaison Librarian, Robertson Library - University of Prince Edward Island
Keri McCaffrey is a Liaison Librarian at the Robertson Library at UPEI. Her interests include Academic Integrity and Information Literacy. One of her most exciting duties is being in charge of the Robertson Library social medias. Check out Robertson Library's Instagram here: http... Read More →
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Keltie MacPhail (she/her)

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island
Keltie MacPhail is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the Robertson Library, UPEI. In addition to a variety of duties, she oversees the Library’s digital historical collections and manages both the digitization lab and 3D printing service.


Thursday June 10, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am ADT
Stream: Ida Red

9:00am ADT

Research In View: Re-imagining Knowledge Dissemination at Mount Saint Vincent University
Increasing recognition of the value of knowledge mobilization within academia has led to new ideas about how research can be made accessible. Using visual depictions of research processes or results can lead to a more approachable, nuanced understanding of the research undertaken at universities. These ideas formed the foundation of the Research in View exhibit; created, curated, and hosted by the Mount Saint Vincent University Library, this exhibit featured the research of Mount students, staff, and faculty in art-based formats (images, sculpture, text, etc.). The exhibit encouraged researchers to consider innovative ways in which their research could be disseminated, promoted campus engagement and collaboration, and helped the Mount Library form stronger connections across the university in its efforts to bolster scholarly communication.
Through collaborative work with the MSVU Art Gallery and Research Office as well as a variety of academic departments, Research in View was an opportunity to share research being conducted at the university and encourage potential partnerships among researchers across disciplines. In addition, by promoting the Library as a centre of public-focused research dissemination and engagement, Research in View helped grow the Library’s scholarly communication and advocacy and outreach programme.
This presentation will examine changing ideas of knowledge dissemination and scholarly communications; explore library promotion and marketing; discuss relationship building with a variety of campus departments; suggest ways of utilizing existing library spaces for organizing exhibitions; and considers the value of art-centred spaces in academic libraries.

Speakers
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Lindsey MacCallum

Scholarly Publishing Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University
Lindsey MacCallum is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as the Humanities liaison. Her research interests include examining the use of open source institutional repositories at small academic institutions and exploring the history of home... Read More →
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Tanja Harrison

University Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University
Tanja Harrison is the University Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Tanja has worked in academic libraries for 23 years and endeavours to cultivate and promote the synergies between libraries and art whenever she can.


Thursday June 10, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am ADT
Stream: Gravenstein

9:00am ADT

Shifting Digital Landscape - Hoopla 2.0
The key to survival in today’s changing library landscape is relevance – but remaining relevant in a swift-changing and highly competitive environment is not easy, nor is it cheap, so libraries can ill-afford to overspend on materials. To this end the foundation of hoopla 2.0 is built out on new technology which will ensure that a library will never spend a single cent more than necessary.

Speakers
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David Narciso

Senior Account Executive, CVS Midwest Tape
Husband, father, Canadian, entrepreneur, cycling enthusiast, senior account executive at CVS Midwest Tape. Intrigued by rapidly evolving technologies and human experiences.


Thursday June 10, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

9:00am ADT

Staff Technology Training at the Halifax Public Libraries - From Development to Implementation
Libraries and technologies are always changing. Sometimes, these changes can feel daunting and overwhelming for staff. This is why developing and implementing staff technology training has become essential in empowering staff to make mistakes, to learn from them, and to feel comfortable working with technology. Join Melissa Scanlan to learn about her journey. From developing staff technology competencies to implementing a staff technology training framework, Melissa will share all that she has learned along the way, and what she wishes she had known before she began.

Speakers
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Melissa Scanlan

Information Technology Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries
Melissa Scanlan is the Information Technology Librarian at the Halifax Public Libraries. Melissa has been employed with the Halifax Public Libraries since 2015 where she dabbles in all things technology, from gadgets to staff training.


Thursday June 10, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am ADT
Stream: Cortland

9:00am ADT

Bridging Communities: NBPLS as a Welcoming and an Open Space for Diverse Populations
The New Brunswick Public Library Service provides services to newcomers as an opportunity for cultural exchange between local communities and various newcomer groups. Providing newcomers with helpful information, programs, services, and opportunities to connect with their new communities, occupies a vital place in the priorities of NBPLS and its Strategic Plan.
According to the NB-IRDT1, NBPLs in the south of the province saw more growth than the north. Overall, the number of users grew by 8% between 2010-2018.
This growth could be explained by the fact that the component of the population of NB, in terms of aging and demographic change, is experiencing active evolution. It is also because the NBPLS is proactive rather than reactive in service development. As a result, NBPLs are today a gateway and a place where newcomers and their families can connect with resources, learn new skills, and meet new people.
This paper will be built on two axes:
  1.  A detailed presentation not only about programs and services provided to newcomers’ communities in particular, but also other cultural programs that allow them to explore and know their new local     communities.
  2. An analysis review based on an investigation about the role of the public library in the life of a newcomer.
1    Emery, J. C. H., Daigle, B., & Wang, L. (2019). The use of public libraries in New Brunswick, 2010 to 2018. Fredericton, NB: New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training.


Speakers
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Inaam Charaf

Public Services Development Librarian, New Brunswick Public Library Service
PhD- Library, Information & Communication Sciences/ Claude Bernard University Lyon 1-France.In the past three years, I have taken on different roles and responsibilities within the New Brunswick Public Library Service. December 2018- April 2019: Reference Librarian at the Campbellton... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am ADT
Stream: McIntosh

10:00am ADT

Refreshment Break
Thursday June 10, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am ADT

10:30am ADT

Safe Spaces Part 1:  Developing Capacity to Support Trans and Other Marginalized Communities
With a particular focus on the experiences of trans staff and library patrons, this session explores how to reduce harm to marginalized communities. Participants will hear from own-voice experts and others and be invited to participate in a discussion about the creation and maintenance of safe library spaces.The second half of the session will offer participants the chance to hear some first-hand experiences from individuals in various communities. Participants will have the opportunity to consider how their home library may reflect on some of these experiences, and continue in anti-oppression work.

Speakers
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Lindsey MacCallum

Scholarly Publishing Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University
Lindsey MacCallum is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as the Humanities liaison. Her research interests include examining the use of open source institutional repositories at small academic institutions and exploring the history of home... Read More →
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Melissa Scanlan

Information Technology Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries
Melissa Scanlan is the Information Technology Librarian at the Halifax Public Libraries. Melissa has been employed with the Halifax Public Libraries since 2015 where she dabbles in all things technology, from gadgets to staff training.
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Martin Chandler

Data Services Librarian, McGill University Library
Alison Farrell is a Public Services Librarian at Memorial University who is currently responsible for Research Data Management services. She sits on various RDM committees at Memorial, in Atlantic Canada and nationally.
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Cate Carlyle

CRC Coordinator, Mount Saint Vincent University
Cate Carlyle is an author, librarian and former elementary school teacher. She is currently the CRC Coordinator for the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University, the APLA VP Nova Scotia and convener of the APLA Continuing Education Interest Group. 
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Ben Mitchell

Adjunct Lecturer, University of King's College
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K-Lee Fraser

Liaison Librarian, Cape Breton University
K-Lee Fraser is the School of Arts and Social Sciences and Unama’ki College Liaison Librarian.  Her research interests include library anxiety, information literacy, sociolinguistics, and diversity.


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am ADT
Stream: Ida Red

10:30am ADT

Assessing Needs in a Multi-faceted Organization
"Our Staff need this!"  "I need to learn about..." and " What we really need to be trained on is..." These are loaded and exciting statements about staff learning & development. Helping staff learn in any organization is challenging. A Library has many diverse staff, clients, and needs. Staff have a challenge when it comes to properly serving the community. Library leaders and supervisors have a challenge to ensure their staff are trained, meet various employment standards and have skills to grow and change to meet the future needs of the community they serve.

Halifax Public Libraries has undergone a major strategic review which included conducting an Organizational Training Needs Assessment. This significant study will inform how library staff are trained at HPL in the future.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the Training Needs Assessment process, the major components of the study and how it informed the Training Strategy for the Halifax Public Libraries. Join Pam as she shares the discoveries, and the strategies from this experience for you to use in your situation in a dynamic and interactive way. 

Learning outcomes for the workshop:
By the end of the workshop participants will:
  • Understand what a Needs Assessment is in relation to training programs
  • Review the Needs Assessment process at Halifax Public Libraries
  • Have two different tools to use in assessing their organization and training needs
  • Be able to apply some of the findings from the Halifax Public Libraries in their organization
  • Discuss training needs in their organization with other participants in the workshop
  • Have discussed their training & development challenges with other participants in an open discussion.
  • Construct a brief outline to develop a Needs Assessment in their organization.

Speakers
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Pam Tracz

Manager, Learning & Development, Halifax Public Libraries
Pam Tracz is a Certified Training & Development Professional and has a Masters in Adult Education. She is a dynamic speaker with over 20 years in learning & development experience in a variety of organizations large and small. She is a passionate and engaging presenter with a genuine... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am ADT
Stream: Cortland

10:30am ADT

Building a Regional OER Repository – Partnering for Student Success
As student debt reaches new heights in Canada, post-secondary institutions are seeking strategies to decrease the economic burden placed on students. Open textbooks (which are free to use) are unquestionably a less costly alternative for students.  Open textbooks also enable faculty/instructors the opportunity to create/adapt open textbooks to better match the needs of their courses.

The Council of Atlantic University Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l’Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA) is uniquely positioned to provide leadership in the region in the area of Open Educational Resources (OER). CAUL-CBUA has the critical skills, knowledge, expertise, and relationships within its membership to build and deliver an open textbooks repository and service.

In support of post-secondary institutions in the Atlantic region, and in partnership with students, faculty, and staff in the region, CAUL-CBUA recently launched the regional OER repository, AtlanticOER, well as the accompanying AtlanticOER Development Grants Program, Peer Review Honoraria Program to ensure quality content, and an OER Toolkit to support content creators. Please join us to learn more about this exciting new regional initiative!

Speakers
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Cynthia Holt

Executive Director, Council of Atlantic University Libraries


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am ADT
Stream: Gravenstein

10:30am ADT

The Adaptive Library – New Ways of Delivering Resources to Support Students, Faculty and Researchers
Libraries are experiencing an increased demand for electronic content along with a need to improve the speed and processes for delivery of all resources. These challenges also create a unique opportunity for libraries to rethink their existing services and to promote the library as the center of activities related to knowledge, creativity, innovation and scholarship on campus.
This session will include an overview of three solutions from Ex Libris which libraries can leverage to streamline their processes and highlight the value of the library as an enabler to teaching, learning and research in innovative ways.

Speakers
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Jessie Ransom

Teaching & Learning Product Specialist, Ex Libris
Jessie Ransom joined Ex Libris in early 2015 after spending 6 years working as a reference librarian in her home state of Colorado. In her current role as the Teaching and Learning Product Specialist she works with Leganto, the Ex Libris course materials solution, and also with North... Read More →
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Mike Richins

Director of Product Management, RapidILL, Ex Libris
Mike Richins has 20 years of experience in resource sharing starting with the Interlibrary Loan department at Colorado State University Libraries, eventually joining the RapidILL team in 2010 and moving to Ex Libris in 2019. Contributing to both RapidILL and Rapido, he works with... Read More →
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Yuval Kiselstein

Vice President of Product Management, Rialto, Proquest


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

10:30am ADT

The Role of the Rural Library in the Prevention and Intervention of Youth Sexual Exploitation
The sexual exploitation and human trafficking of youth is a pervasive issue across Nova Scotia, and is on the rise in rural areas.  Opportunities for prevention and intervention in locations where youth gather are crucial for the disruption and interruption of this problem.  The rural library often serves as a gathering space for youth, particularly in the absence of other community centres or youth-based programs in the area. 
 
YWCA Halifax is currently engaged with libraries across the province in peer-based outreach initiatives which seek to prevent and intervene in the sexual exploitation of youth.  Additionally, YWCA Halifax convenes a provincial partnership in the effort to leverage regional resources and create a community of practice around the issue. 
 
This presentation will: give attendees an overview of the context of youth sexual exploitation in Nova Scotia; provide them with tools to assist in the identification and response to youth sexual exploitation; and discuss opportunities for rural libraries to play a role in the prevention of this issue.

Speakers
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Charlene Gagnon

Manager of Advocacy, Research and New Initiatives, YWCA Halifax
Charlene Gagnon works on a number of systems level initiatives and partnerships for YWCA Halifax in the areas of youth sexual exploitation and women’s housing & homelessness.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Anthropology from MSVU, and has over a decade of experience... Read More →
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Thunder Shanti Narooz van Egteren (she/her)

Trafficking and Exploitation Services System Coordinator, YWCA Halifax
Thunder Shanti Narooz van Egteren coordinates the Trafficking and Exploitation Services System (TESS) project at YWCA Halifax.  She has a background in Gender Studies and Non-Profit Management and has spent the past decade working in BC, Alberta, and Nova Scotia with marginalized... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am ADT
Stream: McIntosh

11:30am ADT

Refreshment Break
Thursday June 10, 2021 11:30am - 11:45am ADT

11:45am ADT

Respectful Indigenous Subject Headings from LSC
In Jan 2021, LSC released its updated and respectful Indigenous Subject Headings, the culmination of several years work and requests from our clients to provide an alternative to the older “traditional” headings. In this session, we will discuss the origins of the project, how it evolved, and how it has been implemented and is now in active use by clients. And, how we can help libraries looking to make their own changes.

Speakers
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Michael Clark

Library Service Representative (Sales and Marketing), Library Services Centre
Michael Clark is the Sales and Marketing Rep for LSC, Canada’s only not-for-profit library vendor. He has 15 years experience in public and academic libraries, ensuring that patrons and the collection are best served.


Thursday June 10, 2021 11:45am - 12:15pm ADT
Stream: McIntosh

11:45am ADT

Safe Spaces Part 2: Developing Capacity to Support Trans and Other Marginalized Communities
With a particular focus on the experiences of trans staff and library patrons, this session explores how to reduce harm to marginalized communities. Participants will hear from own-voice experts and others and be invited to participate in a discussion about the creation and maintenance of safe library spaces.The second half of the session will offer participants the chance to hear some first-hand experiences from individuals in various communities. Participants will have the opportunity to consider how their home library may reflect on some of these experiences, and continue in anti-oppression work.

Speakers
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Cate Carlyle

CRC Coordinator, Mount Saint Vincent University
Cate Carlyle is an author, librarian and former elementary school teacher. She is currently the CRC Coordinator for the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University, the APLA VP Nova Scotia and convener of the APLA Continuing Education Interest Group. 
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Martin Chandler

Data Services Librarian, McGill University Library
Alison Farrell is a Public Services Librarian at Memorial University who is currently responsible for Research Data Management services. She sits on various RDM committees at Memorial, in Atlantic Canada and nationally.
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K-Lee Fraser

Liaison Librarian, Cape Breton University
K-Lee Fraser is the School of Arts and Social Sciences and Unama’ki College Liaison Librarian.  Her research interests include library anxiety, information literacy, sociolinguistics, and diversity.
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Lindsey MacCallum

Scholarly Publishing Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University
Lindsey MacCallum is the Scholarly Publishing Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as the Humanities liaison. Her research interests include examining the use of open source institutional repositories at small academic institutions and exploring the history of home... Read More →
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Melissa Scanlan

Information Technology Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries
Melissa Scanlan is the Information Technology Librarian at the Halifax Public Libraries. Melissa has been employed with the Halifax Public Libraries since 2015 where she dabbles in all things technology, from gadgets to staff training.
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Ben Mitchell

Adjunct Lecturer, University of King's College


Thursday June 10, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm ADT
Stream: Ida Red

11:45am ADT

Communicating Research: Finding the Right Venue, Avoiding Pitfalls, and Making Impact.
Academic researchers are painfully aware of the impetus to “publish or perish,” but knowing how and where to publish may be more elusive. Impact Factors, citation counts, knowledge translation, open access, funder requirements, job applications, tenure and promotion deadlines – determining the best outlet for research in order to maximize impact involves a host of considerations.
Early career researchers or those researching in niche areas may not have obvious outlets accessible to them and may be uncertain how to share their outputs to best advantage. Researchers, and the librarians who support them, need a to maintain a high level of scholarly publishing literacy in order to identify and assess options. This is decidedly true in the age of open access publishing; while “predatory publishers” of the misspelled spam emails are generally easy to spot and avoid, established journals with poor, deceptive, or inconsistent peer-review and quality control practices can be far more challenging to spot. While supporting open access is important, researchers and librarians alike much be sophisticated in avoiding the pitfalls the open access model has inadvertently created. Checklists sometimes are simply not enough.
This session will consider how to guide researchers to make informed decisions about where and how they choose to share their work. This includes considering the purposes and ultimate audiences for research outputs, choosing an appropriate journal, navigating issues surrounding open access, understanding how to evaluate a potential journal’s legitimacy and quality, and upholding the integrity of the scholarly record.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Rothfus

Melissa Rothfus

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Dalhousie University


Thursday June 10, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm ADT
Stream: Gravenstein

11:45am ADT

Contemplation in the Commons: An Ethnographic Study of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information Inforum’s iRelax Mindfulness Resource Area
Created in 2016, the iRelax Mindfulness Resource Area in an innovative meditation and yoga resource hub situated within the University of Toronto Faculty of Information’s Inforum Learning Commons. Comprised of approximately fifty interconnected digital, physical, and textual resources, the iRelax area possesses a distinctly open and visible spatial profile intended to promote open conversations about positive mental health. This presentation at APLA 2021 will advance findings from a recently completed ethnographic study of the iRelax area that casts its unique configuration of resources and several initiatives and programs that it has engendered subsequent to its creation as contemplative infrastructure. The study’s findings suggest that this novel form of infrastructure fulfills an important service gap left unmet within many information institutions and furthermore highlights the value of contemplative infrastructure as a concept worthy of future inquiry.

Contemplative infrastructure is characterized by the properties of embeddedness, interconnection, openness, and reach (Star & Ruhleder, 1996; Monteiro et al., 2013), as well as holism, intentionality, transparency, and visibility. Engagement with contemplative infrastructure involves an interest in the development of attention, focus, resilience, and wellbeing, as well as in certain cases the immaterial beyond the material or the spiritual. Contemplative infrastructure additionally includes the various individuals that are associated with it in existing and emergent roles, including ‘designers and developers, users and mediators, managers and administrators’ (Bowker et al., 2010, p. 98).

References:
Bowker, G. C., Baker, K., Millerand, F., & Ribes, D. (2010). Toward information infrastructure studies: Ways of knowing in a networked environment. In J. Hunsinger et al. (Eds.) International handbook of internet research. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9789-8_5
Monteiro, E., Pollock, N., Hanseth, O., & Williams, R. (2013). From artefacts to infrastructures. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 22, 575-607.
doi: 10.1007/s10606-012-9167-1
Star, S. L. & Ruhleder, K. (1996). Steps toward an ecology of infrastructure: Design and access for large information spaces. Information Systems Research, 7, 111-134.
doi: 10.1287/isre.7.1.111.  

Speakers
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Hugh Samson

Graduate Student, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto


Thursday June 10, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

11:45am ADT

Performance Excellence in a Public Library
Supervisors and staff alike want to remove time-wasters and bottlenecks from their daily work. We’ll walk you through Halifax Public Libraries’ framework for taking on performance excellence projects. Whether you are streamlining workflow to make the most of your staffing hours or to reduce staff frustration, you’ll get tips for planning and doing a project, getting management and staff buy-in, and ensuring the desired changes happen.
We’ll review projects we’ve undertaken to reduce wait times for holds, improve the turn-around time of bookable program equipment, and simplify record-keeping for library programs. We’ll describe how we worked with management and staff to set expectations, change behaviors and demonstrate results.
Halifax Public Libraries is a participant in Halifax Regional Municipality’s Performance Excellence Program. The presenters have been trained in Lean Six Sigma methods for process improvement and change management.

Speakers
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Darla Muzzerall

Manager, Research & Analytics, Halifax Public Libraries
Darla Muzzerall worked in community engagement and branch management before assuming her new research and analytics role. She is currently revamping HPL’s program statistics so the data better support decision-making.
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Daniel Matto

Access Support Specialist, Halifax Public Libraries
Daniel Matto is HPL’s Borrower Services expert. He recently completed a performance improvement project that substantially reduced customers’ wait times for holds.
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Jesse Weaver

Delivery Services Supervisor, Halifax Public Libraries
Jesse Weaver coordinates the staff team that transports library items among HPL’s 14 branches. He recently completed a performance improvement project that reviewed delivery services within the library system.


Thursday June 10, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm ADT
Stream: Cortland

12:20pm ADT

Accessible formats – What, Where, When and How!?
Library users with print disabilities can benefit from access to a wide variety of formats, including DAISY audio, commercial audio, ePub, braille, printbraille. This presentation will take participants on a tour of the main accessible formats available in Canadian public libraries and discuss which formats are useful for different types of users, reading tools, and books. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of offering patrons' choice of format and how to help patrons select the best formats for their situation abilities and reading preferences.

Speakers
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Lindsay Tyler

Senior Manager, Centre for Equitable Library Access
Lindsay Tyler is a librarian for CELA where she works to help public libraries offer collections and services for patrons with print disabilities.


Thursday June 10, 2021 12:20pm - 12:50pm ADT
Stream: McIntosh

12:50pm ADT

Lunch
Thursday June 10, 2021 12:50pm - 2:00pm ADT

1:00pm ADT

APLA Pre-resolutions Meeting - Please read description for details of how to attend
Open to all members of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association

If you would like to attend this meeting then please let Marc Harper (VP-President Elect) know ahead of time so he can send you an invitation to the meeting. The email address is president-elect@apla.ca

For any APLA member proposing/or seconding a resolution you will need to attend this meeting.

The last time for submitting a proposed resolution to the committee is Noon on Thursday 10th of June.

Thursday June 10, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm ADT
General

2:00pm ADT

Navigating the Gig Economy: A Workshop for Maximizing Short-Term Library Contracts
New graduates and early-career professionals are being faced with a difficult task: entering a job market defined by part-time, short-term contracts and a persistent lack of job security. This precarity often leads to problems in the personal and professional lives of those seeking work (Henninger et al. 2019). From the job interview to your final project report, knowing how best to budget your time and where to expend your energy is important to develop meaningful work experience relevant to your career goals. This presentation will encourage those in the early stages of their careers, or who are about to start looking for work, to reach for their goals within the constraints of the current short-term contracts. I have recent, relevant experience navigating the job market and working in short-term roles within the last two years ranging from 8 weeks to 10 months. This session will include strategies and tactics to get the most out of a short-term contract, build lasting relationships, and ensure relevant project experience. I will include a workshop-style handout for participants to follow along, prompting them to note what experience they are looking to gain and how they can attain it. This will follow the structure of the presentation and allow participants to make connections with their previous work experience, as well as examine how they could implement these strategies in future work opportunities.

Henninger, Ean, Adena Brons, Chloe Riley, and Crystal Yin. 2019. “Perceptions and Experiences of Precarious Employment in Canadian Libraries: An Exploratory Study.” Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 14 (2). https://doi.org/10.21083/partnership.v14i2.5169. 


Speakers
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Sarah Bartlett

Library Assistant, Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries
Sarah Bartlett holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Western University and currently works in the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library system. She has worked in both public and academic libraries and is interested in examining the continued presence and expansion... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm ADT
Stream: Cortland

2:00pm ADT

Online Scholarly Author Profiles: Essential Tools for Maximizing Visibility of Scholarly Output
Internet profile sites like Google Scholar Profile and ORCID ID, are used by academics, and other authors to showcase their journal articles, presentations, books, etc. 
Correctly distinguishing work by individual authors, is a major problem, internet search engines, and major article databases have not been able to solve.   Authors need to use online profiles to link all of their work, even when the author publishes under different variations of their name.  Profiles distinguish work by one author from  work by many other authors of the same name.   They also consistently affiliate each author with the institution they work for.
This session will discuss  a number of popular online profile sites, such as Academia.edu, Researchgate, Publons,  and Mendeley.  It will look at the benefits and drawbacks of each.    But the focus will be on ORCID and Google Scholar Profiles.  The session will show important relationship between these profile tools and the primary  journal indexes Elsevier Scopus and Web of Science/Web of Knowledge.
This session will demonstrate the many  benefits of online profile sites, and look at the growing importance of maintaining up-to-date online personal profiles.

Speakers
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Peter Webster

Associate University Librarian, Information Technology Services, Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary's University
With Saint Mary’s since 1993, Peter Webster has served on management and technical committees for the NOVANET library consortium, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL-CBUA), and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). He is currently Co-Chair of the External... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm ADT
Stream: Gravenstein

2:00pm ADT

Solving Collection Management Challenges During The Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect seemingly every aspect of life, libraries are paying close attention to its impact on their collections. Specifically, libraries are experiencing a rapid evolution of their print collections, as students and patrons increasingly demand electronic resources amid virtual learning and restrictions on physical buildings.
 
While libraries are constantly working to ensure their collections and services are meeting the needs of the continually evolving—and unique—expectations of their users, the need to address the print collection has never been more evident. And the reasons are many: For some, acquisition funds need to shift to electronic resources. For others, there is a need to re-evaluate physical space requirements to provide ample study space. Serials typically make up a significant portion of a library’s collection but are often left out of a print collection analysis. However, making few evidence-based serials deselection decisions about long title runs can recoup a lot of physical space.
In this session, attendees will learn innovative and practical ways libraries have leveraged collection analysis data to improve their library’s impact and sustainability, including navigating their response to the declining use of print monographs, managing their print serials, re-evaluating space for social distancing, and understanding collection diversity. 
 
Inaction—or simply putting off collection management decisions—inevitably leads to larger problems that are more time-consuming and expensive to solve. Learn how a proper collection analysis empowers libraries to make evidence-based decisions regarding the future of their collection.

Speakers
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Joseph Hafner

Associate Dean of Collection Services, McGill University Library
Throughout his career, Joseph has held leadership positions at both McGill University and at the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library. He is an active member of IFLA, a previous Vice President of the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML), and serves on both the... Read More →
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Peter Zeimet

GreenGlass Product Specialist, OCLC
Pete is a librarian (University of Wisconsin) with experience in academic and special libraries. He has worked in library automation for 15 years, the last four years as a Product Specialist for GreenGlass.


Thursday June 10, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

2:00pm ADT

Welcoming Library: Pop-Up Conversations on Immigration
How can libraries create an environment of welcoming and belonging for immigrants, refugees, and new Canadians? In the northeastern US, the touring Welcoming Library (https://www.welcominglibrary.org/) is being used to create conversations about immigration and community. Those conversations, both planned and spontaneous, are driven by the project’s new arrival picture book collection and embedded discussion questions. Whether it is an adult encountering the pop-up display and experiencing a 10-minute cultural immersion through a book, or a child hearing a picture book read aloud, the Welcoming Library allows patrons from the resident community to meet immigrant families on the page, discover commonalities, increase empathy, and reduce inter-group anxiety. New Arrivals, seeing their experiences represented in the featured books and companion programming, gain a sense of belonging and crucial validation. This session will review the components and impact of the I'm Your Neighbor Books' Welcoming Library and share the growing movement to identify immigration and new citizen books as a cultural genre.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Cappy

Kirsten Cappy

Executive Director, I'm Your Neighbor Books
Kirsten Cappy is the Executive Director of I'm Your Neighbor Books (https://www.imyourneighborbooks.org), a US nonprofit organization that highlights the lives of new arrivals and new citizens through the Welcoming Library (https://www.welcominglibrary.org/) and other children’s literature engagement projects. The Welcoming Library becomes available in Canada in 2021... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm ADT
Stream: McIntosh

2:35pm ADT

Accessibility in Collection Development Policies in Academic Libraries in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Manitoba: A Content Analysis
Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Manitoba are the only three provinces that have enacted accessibility laws. Accordingly, this legislation may have impacted collection development policies. A content analysis of publicly available collection development policies of academic libraries in these three provinces was done to determine if accessibility was explicitly mentioned. Wording supporting accessibility in policies could have an effect on collection development practice, and thereby serve as a means for increasing the accessibility of a library’s collection.


Speakers
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Agnieszka Hayes

MLIS, Independent Scholar
Agnieszka Hayes has worked in both academic and public libraries in four provinces. She is passionate about accessibility in general, but especially in libraries.


Thursday June 10, 2021 2:35pm - 3:05pm ADT
Stream: Cortland

2:35pm ADT

Grey is the New Black: Changing Library Instruction Virtually
Searching for grey literature is an important part of conducting systematic, scoping, or other comprehensive literature reviews in many disciplines. Access to grey literature allows researchers to find alternative perspectives that may not be represented in standard literature and locate experts in a particular field. Searching for grey literature can often be a tricky and overwhelming process, in part because this topic is not always integrated into standard information literacy teaching sessions in post-secondary libraries. And it should be.

We believe the primary job of an academic library instructor is to facilitate the discovery process rather than to provide answers to all the questions. This presentation will discuss the change in the delivery model of the workshop we presented last fall entitled “Grey is the New Black: Searching for Grey literature”. We will share our experiences in adjusting to the “new reality” by moving our in-person workshop to the online environment. And at the same time ensuring that the participants in our sessions gain the knowledge that they will be able to take with them beyond their academic education. Active learning techniques and access to specialized software were critical in creating a productive learning environment and supported teaching of core skills such as strategic searching and evaluation of sources. We were able to support each other in this new quest by relying on our ongoing partnership and collaboration. In order to cultivate academic learning, it is vital to continually change our approach to teaching and implementation of our instructional practices.

Speakers
avatar for Aleksandra Blake

Aleksandra Blake

Librarian, Carleton University
Aleksandra Blake is a subject specialist in Research Support Services at the Carleton University Library, providing research support in areas of Political Science, International Affairs, Political Economy and European and Russian Studies. Her research interests include information... Read More →
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Margaret McLeod

Research Support Services, Carleton University Library
Margaret McLeod is a subject specialist in Research Support Services at the Carleton University Library, providing research support in areas of African studies, social work, and global and international studies. She is a Carleton History graduate with interest in information literacy... Read More →


Thursday June 10, 2021 2:35pm - 3:05pm ADT
Stream: Ida Red

3:00pm ADT

Refreshment Break
Thursday June 10, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm ADT

3:30pm ADT

Developing Computer Programming Workshops for Adults with Python and Jupyter
Issues surrounding digital literacy have been of interest to library professionals for more than two decades. However, the projected rise of computer programming as an essential workplace skill and as a “new literacy” has encouraged many libraries to develop programs that help patrons acquire increasingly complex computational competencies. In most cases, these programs are directed at children or young adults. As an example, the American Library Association’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative seeks to develop computational thinking skills in youth within public and school library environments.
A gap currently exists when it comes to library programs that teach computer programming skills to adults. The goal of this presentation is to discuss the development of learning activities to teach adults the fundamentals of coding, so that they are not overlooked during this societal shift. Using a series of workshops first offered at the Moncton Public Library in the fall of 2019 as a case study, we hope to provide insights in the planning, design, development and delivery of computer programming lessons that covers the basics as well as more advanced topics such as Object-Oriented Programming and recursion.
In doing so, we will also discuss the tools used such as the Python programming language and the features that make it an ideal first language, as well as Jupyter notebooks, which provide an all-in-one solution to create shareable visual presentations, write and execute code, and develop reference materials.

Speakers
avatar for Mathieu Lanteigne

Mathieu Lanteigne

Head of Reference Services, Moncton Public Library
I am a passionate librarian and manager who strongly believes in collaborative leadership. I am particularly interested in issues related to community development and computer programming within the public library context.


Thursday June 10, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm ADT
Stream: Cortland

3:30pm ADT

Thanks for the New Content! Faculty Response and Deployment of New Digital Purchases by the Library
Libraries are constantly purchasing new content.  How will the new content make a difference in teaching and in research? This session will provide a first hand account from a faculty perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Erwin Warkentin

Dr. Erwin Warkentin

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Erwin Warkentin is a professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  His areas of research include Religion and Literature, Censorship and Art, Post-War German Literature and Information Control in Occupied German... Read More →
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Salvy Trojman

Country Manager, Gale, A Cengage Company


Thursday June 10, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

3:30pm ADT

The Research Data Management Landscape at Two Atlantic Canadian Libraries
Research Data Management (RDM) provides the mechanism for cross-pollination of data, cultivation of ideas, and change in the efficiency and effectiveness of research. Academic librarians are providing significant leadership in the movement to better, more effective use of research data. But are researchers in our community following the charge? In Canada, the Tri-Agencies have adopted a draft Research Data Management Policy for grant funding that include research data management plans and open-access sharing of research data from publicly funded research. This means grant-funded researchers must have a thorough grounding in RDM practices, and librarians who guide them need to identify gaps in practice and understanding in order to develop programming that bears fruit.

Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and Memorial University in Newfoundland were among many universities across Canada which undertook a survey of their faculty, post-docs, and graduate students to understand how they manage and share their research data, how they might be better supported to follow recommended RDM practices, and what are differences in needs and practices across disciplines. This understanding can be used to address local circumstances and contribute to a national understanding of researcher practices, needs, and capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Farrell

Alison Farrell

Public Services Librarian, Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Erin MacPherson

Research Data Management Librarian, Dalhousie University
Erin MacPherson is the Research & Instruction Librarian at Dalhousie University. She is based at the Faculty of Agriculture at the Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus. Her interests include teaching, reference and data management planning.
avatar for Melissa Rothfus

Melissa Rothfus

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Dalhousie University


Thursday June 10, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm ADT
Stream: Gravenstein

3:30pm ADT

Weeding with Care: Two Case Studies in Improving Access by Making Space
The Curriculum Collection at Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a collection of materials appropriate for use in K-12 classrooms. Patron feedback indicated the space where the collection lives felt messy and cramped, which inhibited browsing and discovery. In response to this feedback, Deborah Hemming undertook a deselection project in the Curriculum Collection in Summer 2019.

While working in map libraries at Brock University and McGill University, Martin Chandler was tasked with weeding to create more study space for students, while in one instance a weeding process had already recently taken place, and in the other the collection was not in a state fit for weeding.

This talk will present two differing case studies that discuss the challenges and successes involved in atypical weeding projects, including the creation of flexible, effective deselection criteria, the need for well-developed institutional knowledge and inventories, and recommendations for physical re-organization of the collections.

Speakers
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Martin Chandler

Data Services Librarian, McGill University Library
Alison Farrell is a Public Services Librarian at Memorial University who is currently responsible for Research Data Management services. She sits on various RDM committees at Memorial, in Atlantic Canada and nationally.
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Deborah Hemming

Learning & Instruction Librarian (Interim), Dalhousie Libraries


Thursday June 10, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm ADT
Stream: Ida Red

3:30pm ADT

Advancing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Atlantic Region Academic Libraries
The intention of this panel on equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility is to provide an opportunity for librarians and library staff from universities across the Atlantic region to engage in discussions about the value and importance of increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive workplace environment. It will also be an opportunity to share the advances and progress made in respective university libraries on EDI and accessibility as well as addressing current and future challenges and opportunities. Through forecasting emerging EDI and accessibility topics and priorities in the library, the panel will create space for reflection and capacity-building through exploring two sub-themes: ‘courageous conversations’ and ‘adventurous approaches’. It will dig deep to explore hidden and emerging EDI and accessibility issues, and highlight the best examples of creative, courageous interventions that are contributing to change. An additional focus will be on using positive action to advance EDI and accessibility in the Atlantic region academic libraries.
We anticipate the panel to create space to engage with previously less-explored, hidden equity issues and examine/encourage promising practice to address them; increase knowledge and confidence in Atlantic region academic libraries to undertake positive action initiatives to tackle inequality and underrepresentation across workforce and library governance; improve member library capacity to make progress on EDI and accessibility in an increasingly complex environment; and engage with leaders and influencers to foster dialogue on embedding a strategic approach to equality/equity in member institutions.

This panel and engaged conversation is a safe space for first-voice participants to share their perspectives or experiences if they wish to.

Speakers
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Saran Croos

Engineering and Computer Science Librarian, University of New Brunswick
Saran was appointed as the Engineering and Computer Science Librarian at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in January of 2013. In addition to holding both an MPA and MLIS, Saran also has a Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma (Algonquin College), with which he worked as a... Read More →
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Maggie Neilson (She/Her)

Academic Librarian, Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
Maggie is an Academic Librarian at Acadia University, and the Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Vaughan Memorial Library. In addition to her role in the Library, Maggie is active in coordinating and supporting EDI initiatives across the Acadia campus and participates... Read More →
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Dominic Silvio

Public Services Librarian, Killam Memorial Library, Dalhousie University
Dominic is a Public Services librarian and a subject specialist based in the Killam Memorial Library, Dalhousie University.


Thursday June 10, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm ADT
Stream: McIntosh

8:00pm ADT

 
Friday, June 11
 

9:00am ADT

Community Partnerships for STEM Outreach
In response to the restrictions on gathering in Nova Scotia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Halifax Public Libraries (HPL) and SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University established a partnership to distributing technology resource kits to youth in areas across the Halifax Regional Municipality through the 14 branches of HPL. SuperNOVA is a non-profit initiative of Dalhousie University that provides hands-on, engaging STEM education for youth across Atlantic Canada. Working in collaboration with HPL, SuperNOVA has created accessible curriculum for youth to explore and learn about concepts of coding and digital literacy. Over the course of the winter and spring of 2021, the Take Home Tech program will provide three week loans of Ozobots, Spheros, and Codey Rockys packed into kits with curriculum guidelines, as well as providing opportunities for online, virtual webinars. The proposed talk for the APLA conference would outline the objectives and goals of our partnership, the specific logistic details that allow SuperNOVA to loan the technology through the library system, and the benefits to HPL programming that this partnership provides.

Speakers
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Alexandra Fenton

Executive Director, SuperNOVA
Alexandra Fenton has been the Executive Director of SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University for the past 5 years. After completing a Bachelor and Masters of Arts from Dalhousie University, she spent several years working in the public library system before transitioning to SuperNOVA as... Read More →
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Alison Froese-Stoddard

Technology Librarian, Halifax Central Library
Alison Froese-Stoddard is the Technology Librarian at Halifax Central Library, and supervises programs and services in the Media Studio and the Lou Duggan Creative Studio. These spaces facilitate opportunities for people of all ages, skills, and abilities to gain expertise in technology... Read More →


Friday June 11, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

9:00am ADT

Lightning Talks 2
Patrons and Palaeography: Helping With Historical Handwriting
There has been a surge of interest in historical handwriting in the past year as citizen volunteer their time to help institutions with crowd-sourced transcription projects during pandemic times. UNB Libraries has been creating palaeography help materials (tip sheets, letter examples, blog posts) and holding workshops for several years to aid students in accessing and interpreting primary documents which feature cursive writing. Undergrad students are often not familiar with cursive writing due to curriculum changes and by offering some assistance, it allows them the benefit of using documents in their original format. By providing basic palaeography help, patrons may more easily and readily utilize historical collections and assist in volunteer projects.

The Kids Are Alright: Supporting Parent Patrons at Acadia University's Vaughan Memorial Library
Acadia University’s Vaughan Memorial Library has implemented initiatives to support its parent patrons, who are students, faculty, staff, and community members. This brief talk will present the recently developed (2019) Children in the Library policy, as well as the child-friendly resources available at the library.

A First-Year Librarian Embedded in a First-Year Experience: Using a courses’ LMS to advance my learning
One-shot class-based sessions and one-on-one consultations are the basis for providing support to students and are most often provided in-person. However being able to support students online, whether they are on- or off-campus, is now the norm. Subject guides, website resources, and online chats are a great foundation for online support, but as for interacting directly with students after a one-shot, there is little opportunity without the student initiating the interaction. In this presentation, I discuss my experiences as a new librarian, who has interacted with a learning management system (LMS) as an undergraduate and graduate student, and now as an instructor.

As the librarian charged with supporting First-Year Experience (FYE) courses, I reached out to a professor of a FYE course with a proposal to participate in their course beyond the planned one-shot session, specifically through the university’s LMS (Moodle). The proposal detailed my plan to build upon the face-to-face one-shot library session by interacting with the students through a forum dedicated to library and research-related questions, as well as posting resources related to weekly course content.

Topics that will be explored in this presentation include lowering barriers for students to contact their librarian, keeping students aware and engaged, and supporting the concepts and tools covered in their face-to-face, one-shot library session. Additionally, a view into the specific online FYE courses will better equip me to understand student learning outcomes, and in turn, to develop better supports and teaching sessions for other FYE courses.



Speakers
avatar for Leah Grandy

Leah Grandy

Special Collections Assistant, Archives & Special Collections, UNB Libraries
Leah works regularly with The Loyalist Collection and other primary documents held at UNB Libraries to engage students and researchers with the material through interactive projects. She holds a PhD in History.
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Agnieszka Hayes

MLIS, Independent Scholar
Agnieszka Hayes has worked in both academic and public libraries in four provinces. She is passionate about accessibility in general, but especially in libraries.
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Keri McCaffrey (she/her)

Liaison Librarian, Robertson Library - University of Prince Edward Island
Keri McCaffrey is a Liaison Librarian at the Robertson Library at UPEI. Her interests include Academic Integrity and Information Literacy. One of her most exciting duties is being in charge of the Robertson Library social medias. Check out Robertson Library's Instagram here: http... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Neilson (She/Her)

Maggie Neilson (She/Her)

Academic Librarian, Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
Maggie is an Academic Librarian at Acadia University, and the Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Vaughan Memorial Library. In addition to her role in the Library, Maggie is active in coordinating and supporting EDI initiatives across the Acadia campus and participates... Read More →


Friday June 11, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am ADT
Stream: Ida Red

9:00am ADT

TD Summer Reading Club Online Program
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading. Participants will learn more about the TD Summer Reading Club and what resources will be available to them for the summer of 2021! We will discuss the elements of the program that are created with a focus on accessibility and diversity. For the summer of 2021 we are moving to a fully hybrid model: the traditional notebooks, stickers and promotional materials will be available for libraries that can accept physical items, as well, we will offer a robust online component for libraries who choose to deliver the program online.

Speakers
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Lianne Fortin

Program Manager ,TD Summer Reading Club, Library and Archives Canada
Since 2007, Lianne Fortin has been the Program Manager of the TD Summer Reading Club for Library and Archives Canada. She works in partnership with Toronto Public Library, and over 2000 participating libraries across Canada who offer the program and are encouraging kids to read all... Read More →
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Jessica Roy

Manager, TD Summer Reading Club, Toronto Public Library
Jessica Roy is the Toronto Public Library Manager of the TD Summer Reading Club national program. She works in partnership with Library and Archives Canada, and the 2000 participating libraries, to keep kids across Canada reading all summer long.


Friday June 11, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am ADT
Stream: Cortland

9:00am ADT

Updates, News, Reviews, and Reform: CAUL-CBUA Copyright Committee’s Updates and Advocacy
CAUL Copyright Committee - The Copyright Committee focuses on advancing several of CAUL-CBUA’s strategic goals, particularly those related to Scholarly Communication, Resource Sharing, and Professional Development. The role of the Copyright Committee is to provide guidance and support to the CAUL-CBUA community on copyright issues and best practices, and offers research and advisory support to the Board of Directors in developing CAUL-CBUA copyright policy.
Members of the CAUL-CBUA Copyright Committee will provide updates on the situation with copyright and Higher Education in Canada. Copyright has led to some uncertainty for those in Colleges and Universities since the case between Access Copyright and York University came to a resolve and then appeal in 2018. Since that time, a Copyright Act Review has taken place by INDU, The Copyright Board of Canada has issued long awaited tariff decisions with no direction on them being mandatory or voluntary, and Access Copyright has filed a new tariff proposal. This panel will attempt to discuss and clarify some of these concerns from national and regional voices.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Dickison

Josh Dickison

Copyright Officer, University of New Brunswick
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Amy Lorencz

Metadata and Copyright Librarian, Saint Mary's University
Amy, Andrea, and Josh have been involved in Copyright and its changing landscape in Canada over several years and have worked together on previous presentations, webinars, and committees. They serve on local, regional, and national committees on Copyright focusing on Copyright in... Read More →
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Andrea Stewart

Director, Libraries & Learning Supports, Nova Scotia Community College
Andrea is the Director, Libraries & Educational Technology at the Nova Scotia Community College with responsibility for Libraries, Copyright Office, Learning Commons and Educational Technology. She is a member of the CAUL-CBUA Board of Directors and Board Representative on the CAUL... Read More →


Friday June 11, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am ADT
Stream: Gravenstein

9:00am ADT

Feeding the Community: Our Community Fridge Project
Our project is based on thorough research of best practices and discussions with the Provincial Health Department and community partners that launched in July of 2019. The two main goals of this project included addressing issues of Food Security in our community and Reducing Food Waste.
Our presentation will outline first steps, funding, community partnerships, staff buy-in and lessons learned. We will allow ample time for questions and hope to inspire others to follow in our footsteps. We know that libraries traditionally are not a place for food, but we have decided to break with tradition and help our community where it needs it most.
Presentation in English, however questions from the audience can be asked in either French or English.

Speakers
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Julia Stewart

Director, Fredericton Public Library
Julia Stewart holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Acadia University and a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie. She worked for a number of years with Halifax Public Libraries in a variety of positions before moving to New Brunswick in 2015 to take... Read More →


Friday June 11, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am ADT
Stream: McIntosh

9:35am ADT

The Accidental Library Marketer: Five Things You Need to Know to Promote Your Library When the World Keeps Changing
If your job looks very different today than it did at this time last year, you’re not alone. Many librarians now find themselves in charge of marketing and promotions ("other duties as assigned"), even though they have no experience. And they’re expected to do it quickly and effectively. It might feel like an impossible task, but Angela Hursh (Senior Engagement Consultant for NoveList and author of SuperLibraryMarketing.com) breaks down the five most important things you need to know to promote your collection and services.  
Participants will:
- Learn basic tips you can apply to social media, email, video, and print promotions.  
- Learn how to stay on top of marketing trends  
- Learn flexibility in promoting your library 
- Learn how to tell your library’s story, even if you’re not a marketing expert

Speakers
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Angela Hursh

Senior Engagement Consultant, EBSCO/Novelist
Angela Hursh helps libraries create effective and engaging ways to market their collection, both at her job with NoveList and as author of the blog SuperLibraryMarketing.com and host of the YouTube series The Library Marketing Show. Her background includes more than six years in marketing for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and more than 20 years as an Emmy-award winning broadcast TV journalist... Read More →


Friday June 11, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am ADT
Stream: Red Delicious

10:00am ADT

Refreshment Break
Friday June 11, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am ADT

10:45am ADT

Conference Closing Remarks
Friday June 11, 2021 10:45am - 11:00am ADT
General

11:00am ADT

Closing Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Gerald Gloade

Gerald Gloade

Gerald Gloade is an artist, carver and educator from the Mi‘kmaq First Nation, Millbrook,Truro, Nova Scotia. Gerald started his career working as a Graphic Designer for the NovaScotia Department. of Natural Resources‘ Communications and Education Branch.The focus of his work with... Read More →


Friday June 11, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm ADT
General

12:00pm ADT

Lunch
Friday June 11, 2021 12:00pm - 12:45pm ADT
General

12:10pm ADT

APLA OGM
Open to all members of the Atlantic Provinces Library Association.

Friday June 11, 2021 12:10pm - 1:30pm ADT
General