Wednesday, January 28, 2009 @ 9:00 AM . 4:00 PM

Session # 1
9:00 AM . 4:00 PM
SEATS AVAILABLE Black Belt Librarians: Safety and Security in Your Libr
 
Warren Graham, Warren Graham Training and Consulting

 
Warren Graham is a nationally renowned expert in day-to-day library security procedures, with 25 years of exprience as a security professional. After working 17 years as the Security and Safety Manager for the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, he retired to establish Warren Graham Training and Consulting.

Warren has traveled across the United States helping libraries of all sizes acquire a sense of really controlling their work environment. Unlike other security consultants, Warren has library work experience, making him well-aware of the problems the front-line, professional librarian experiences on a daily basis.

Developing his techniques for handling difficult situations and patrons through the years of facing myriad security situations, Warren knows by his own experience what works and what simply does not. His .real world. approach and strategy, grounded in much trial and error, will quickly give your staff a sense of empowerment and put you well on your way to doing all you can to develop a practical, workable, security program.
 

Convenor: Cameron Metcalf

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Session # 2
9:00 AM . 4:00 PM
SEATS AVAILABLE. Together for Learning with Smart Board Technologies
 
Deb Kitchener, Curriculum Consultant Libraries, eLearning & Literacy; Sue Peel, Teacher-Librarian, Lincoln Alexander PS, York Region DSB

 
Discover how the use of touch-sensitive white boards, airliners, clickers and sympodiums can be used effectively in any school library program. We will share teaching exemplars supporting the new library vision. We will demonstrate the use of Smart Board Tools and Smart Board Gallery, how you can customize the gallery tool, and the integration of such software as Google Earth, Smart Ideas and Smart Notebook. Incorporating the use of Smart Ideas software we will show you how to use the graphic organizer templates and develop free form templates. Gain hands-on experience with the white board tool technology and develop some ideas of your own. Come away with sample library lessons using these tools and exemplars.
 

Convenor: Pat Whitehouse

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Session # 3
9:00 AM . 4:00 PM
CANCELLED. Digging Deeper through Multimedia Presentations
 
Colin Harris, Curriculum Consultant; Pat Whitehouse, Former Consultant; Dave DiPasquale, Computer Resource Teacher, York Region DSB

 
Explore how you can support your students to become media creators not just consumers. Using Macs and the iLife suite, students are empowered with the tools of their generation, providing a natural and engaging way to express their knowledge in any subject area. With iLife, students have everything they need to create and share compelling, media-rich projects including photo books, documentaries, podcasts, music, and more. Please note that some experience with computers would be helpful. Ideas can be adapted for both elementary and secondary teacher-librarians and classroom teachers.
 

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Session # 4
9:00 AM . 4:00 PM
SEATS AVAILABLE  Broadcast Yourself and Meet Your Curriculum E
 
Bryan Pardo, Key Media Specialist; Cresencia Fong, Instructional Leader, ICT & e-Learning K-12; Katina Papulkas, Instructional Leader; Toronto DSB

 
YouTube, TeacherTube and SchoolTube are the newest ways to engage our students and accommodate their learning styles. See how you can use these new media tools to differentiate learning through the content, process and product. You will have the opportunity to create curriculum related Photostories with a variety of OSAPAC licensed applications and digital photos. Afterwards, Web 2.0 tools will be used to post Photostory creations to the "Tubes" for educational purposes and to celebrate learning. This is a full-day hands-on session in a computer lab setting. Participants are encouraged to bring a USB memory stick.
 

Convenor: Sharon Mills

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Session # 5
12:30 PM . 5:00 PM
Toronto Public Library Branch Revitalization and Renewal Library Tour 2009
 

 
Library branches and services make an enormous contribution to the social development, cultural landscape and economic growth of the city. Toronto Public Library buildings are planned to be functional as well as visionary and responsive to their community. This year's tour will visit three very different, beautifully renovated branches: a heritage listed building, a district branch with a unique shape, and a stunning reinvented strip mall branch. Take the tour bus from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Registration Lobby.

Dufferin/St. Clair Branch, 11,208 sq ft
Located in the heart of Toronto's Corso Italia, the Dufferin/St. Clair project represents an intriguing blend of old world charm and new world convenience. Period details, glistening tile work and a jewel-toned palette serve as a delightful backdrop to a range of modern library services that include: Toronto Public Library's second KidsStop, featuring a fairy tale theme, large dragon and storytelling throne; improved reading lounges and study spaces, complete with fireplace and restored historic murals; a separate Teen Zone and a program room overlooking an outdoor reading garden.

S. Walter Stewart District Branch, 25,850 sq ft
One of the few round libraries in the world, this renovation uses themes of space and exploration to open up the building's spaces to create a sense of discovery. The branch features an atrium roof, a funky Teen Zone, a winding staircase to a café area with a children's floor reflecting the space theme. Beyond an arching entrance which lights up, children are welcomed into Toronto Public Library's first KidsStop - an interactive centre that supports the development of early literacy skills for preschool children. There they can imagine and discover the enormous rocket, big book and other literacy-rich interactives.

Cliffcrest Branch, 4,900 sq ft
This strip mall library represents Toronto's first browsing branch. It is whimsical in furniture and layout with azure blues and apple greens, inspired by nearby Lake Ontario and surroundings. Creative, flexible merchandizing, self serve checkout, returns into the workroom and a compact service desk all contribute to the new retail style ambience.
 

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Session # 6
9:00 AM . 4:00 PM
FOPL: Public Library Funding Models in North America
 
Punch Jackson, Executive Director, Alberta Public Library Services, Municipal Affairs, Government of Alberta
Michael Shoop, Independent Contractor, Diamond Management Consulting, British Columbia
Judith Hare, CEO, Halifax Public Libraries
Barbara Clubb, City Librarian, Ottawa PL
Lesley Boughton, State Librarian, Wyoming
Linda Murray, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council Wendy Newman, Senior Fellow, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto.
Mary Sieminski , Senior Consultant at RPA
Grant Pair, Assistant State Librarian for Statewide Development Programs
State Library of North Carolina

 
In many Ontario communities, the provincial government contributions in comparison to the municipal government contribution to public library budgets is widely varied resulting in a situation that threatens assurances of the Public Libraries Act of equity and access, and avoidance of fees for use of library materials.

In other jurisdictions in North America, the province or state has taken a much more aggressive legislative and funding position with regard to library operations. The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries will lead three discussions:

Funding Models in Canada
Data will be shared on the amount of provincial vs municipal funding to Ontario.s public libraries since 1995, with an assessment on the impact this is having on the services of small vs large public libraries. Representatives from BC and Alberta will describe how their governments have implemented funding models that attempt to ensure service quality and access to all, regardless of the municipality where they reside.

Funding Models in the U.S.
U.S. states such as Wyoming, Colorado, Ohio and Montana are often cited as examples of best practices in terms of their funding models and service level consistency. These state governments have assumed significant leadership roles in shaping their public library systems. Representatives from these states will describe the legislative and financial support they receive from their federal, state and municipal governments and the pros and cons of these models.

Group Discussion
From this exploratory session, information received though the various speakers and presentations, discussion will be facilitated among participants suggesting appropriate .next steps. for the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, whose mandate includes advocacy, marketing, research and consortia purchasing.

Resources:
Agenda (.doc)
Funding Data Synopsis (.xls)
 

Convenor: Maria Ripley

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Session # 7
5:00 PM
AGM: FEDERATION OF ONTARIO PUBLIC LIBRARIES
 
Presiding: Marzio Apolloni, Chair

 
 

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Session # 90
6:30 PM
THE ART OF NETWORKING
 
Caitlin Williams and the OLA 2009 Division Presidents

 
One of the key reasons for attending a professional conference like this is to expand your network of friends and colleagues.  These become the special people you can turn to at any time in your professional career, and this special reception is organized to assist you in meeting these folks and getting the most from your OLA Super Conference experience!

And you will meet Dr. Caitlin Williams, who has specialized in the areas of networking, mentoring and building successful careers for over 20 years. She will share special tips and strategies to set you on the successful path.

You will also meet the incoming OLA Division Presidents, and have the opportunity to offer ideas about OLA membership programs and services
 

Convenor: Edwin Perry

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Session # 100
8:00 PM
Placemaking Around Civic Institutions
 
Cynthia Nikitin

 
Cynthia Nikitin has earned a reputation as a persuasive advocate for "Placemaking"as an approach to city planning and urban design. As a manager of numerous large-scale and complex projects during her 15 years with Project for Public Spaces, Inc., where she is Vice President for Public Buildings and Downtowns as well as the director of the Civic Centres Program, she has striven to serve as a compelling voice in support of more sustainable towns and cities nation-wide.

At one time, civic institutions and the spaces around them were some of the most vital "places" in villages and towns. Courthouses were built around public squares, and the civic plazas and parks that surrounded them were gathering places for all types of celebrations. Unfortunately, during the last several decades, the ideal of maintaining the civic realm around institutions has fallen by the wayside.

Libraries, museums, community centers, City Halls, colleges, hospitals, religious institutions and spaces that surround them still have the potential to once again anchor communities, both physically and ideologically, by providing resources, gathering places, and forums for open communication. By working together and pooling their unique strengths and expertise, these institutions can work together to fulfill the potential of civic institutions to better serve their shared populations.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

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Session # 101
9:30 PM
2009 WELCOME PARTY
 

 
Music, fun, and refreshments. Renew acquaintances, meet friends, network, welcome newcomers!
 

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Session # 200
7:45 AM
By Invitation Only: Forest of Reading® Breakfast
 

 
All winning authors of the 2008 Forest of Reading® program, and members of the current Selection and Steering Committees, are invited to a special networking breakfast. The details will be emailed directly to you!
 

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Session # 201
7:45 AM
By Ticket Only: Supporting the Entire Care Team: A Unified Vision of Evidence-Based Information
 
Christian Patrick, EBSCO

 
OHLA Breakfast. More and more health care systems are recognizing the need for collaboration between doctors, nurses, therapists and the patients themselves. How do medical librarians support this trend through evidence-based information resources? By invitation only.
 

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Session # 300
9:05 AM
Cancelled
 

 
 

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Session # 301
9:05 AM
OLA's 2009 Forest of Reading® Showcase
 

 
It is a pleasure each year to welcome the authors whose books were the favourites of over 225,000 readers in the Forest of Reading® readers' choice awards. The authors will share thoughts and experiences, including reflections on the second annual Festival of Trees. Awards Ceremony at Harbourfront Centre in May.

BLUE SPRUCE (K-2)
Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, Mélanie Watt
Kids Can Press

SILVER BIRCH FICTION (gr. 3-6)
The Secret of Grim Hill, Linda DeMeulemeester
Lobster Press

SILVER BIRCH NON-FICTION (gr. 3-6)
Secret Agent Y.O.U: The Official Guide to Secret Codes, Disguises, Surveillance and More, Helaine Becker, ill. Dave Whamond
Maple Tree Press

SILVER BIRCH EXPRESS (gr. 3-6)
Things are Looking Grimm, Jill, Dan Bar-el
Orca Book Publishers

RED MAPLE (gr. 7-8)
Safe as Houses, Eric Walters
Doubleday, Canada

WHITE PINE (high school)
Keturah & Lord Death, Martine Leavitt
Red Deer Press

GOLDEN OAK (adult literacy)
I Am a Taxi, Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books

Official wholesaler for OLA.s Forest of Reading®
 

Convenor: Peggy Thomas

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Session # 302
9:05 AM
Working with Students in the Learning Commons
 
Nathalie Soini, Learning Commons Co-ordinator, Queen's University

 
In 2005, the Queen's Learning Commons hired 12 students, called the QLC student assistants, to answer questions in the Learning Commons (located in Stauffer Library). It has not always been an easy process, but we believe that the services and programs provided by the QLC student assistants have become an integral part of the Learning Commons. We will discuss the evolution of our training and staff acceptance of the students in the Learning Commons.
 

Convenor: Norda Majek Odunmi

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Session # 303
9:05 AM
TD Summer Reading Club: Reaching out to children in your community
 
Ken Setterington, Children & Youth Advocate; Anna Cocca, TD Summer Reading Club, Toronto PL; Sheilah O’Connor, Kidspace & Web Services, Toronto PL; Jennifer Schmitt, Children’s Librarian, College-Shaw Branch, Toronto PL; Lianne Fortin, National Co-ordinator, TD Summer Reading Club, Library and Archives Canada; Jane Venus, Manager, Children & Teen Services, Ottawa PL

 
AHear the highlights of the upcoming 2009 TD Summer Reading Club and contribute suggestions for the 2010 theme. Lots of outreach ideas to help you promote the club and draw more children and families than ever into your library this summer.
 

Convenor: Tina Dolcetti

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Session # 304
9:05 AM
Conflicting Cultures: Plagiarism in popular and academic cultures
 
Selinda Berg, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, University of Windsor

 
The Internet Generation are our upcoming scholars; however, the culture in which they are immersed includes practices which may jeopardize their understandings of academic integrity. Examine formats and practices well understood in academic culture and compare those to popular culture attitudes, practices and pastimes (fan-fiction, music mash-up, YouTube). Students often grapple with, and ultimately misunderstand, the expectations of academia. With a stronger understanding of student interests librarians will be able to employ strategies to combat academic dishonesty and plagiarism.
 

Convenor: Tanis Fink

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Session # 305
9:05 AM
Does the Reference Desk Need Librarians?
 
Donna Millard, Director, Library Services, Social Sciences and Humanities; Michelle Lake, Library Assistant, Research Help/Learning Commons, Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University

 
Change is in the air in many Canadian academic libraries, and the McMaster Libraries are re-imagining their reference services and staff. The new liaison program at McMaster has increasingly taken the librarians off the desk, and the future will likely see library assistants taking over all reference duties. Hear perspectives based on first-hand experience, staff surveys, interviews and an overview of recent scholarship. We hope that the McMaster model will ignite a lively discussion about the future of reference services in Canadian academic libraries.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
Bibliography (.doc)
 

Convenor: Krista Godfrey

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Session # 306
9:05 AM
Continuing Education and Self Learning: What role can the library play?
 
Jami van Haaften, Librarian; Lynda Parks Sahadat, Vice-President, Human Resources; Jo-Ann O.Connor, Library Technician; Sudbury Regional Hospital

 
Many organizations identify continuing education for staff as part of their mission statement. What role can your library play in meeting this strategic objective? We offer traditional support for continuing education through various means . journal club, reading lists, literature searches to support presentations, table of contents circulation, etc. Let.s take this a step further. Find out how your library can support and foster continuing education and professional development activities in your organization by using existing technology.

Resources:
Session Presentation  (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Kim Aslett

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Session # 307
9:05 AM AM
Help with Genealogical Queries
 
Dr. Fraser Dunford, Executive Director, Ontario Genealogical Society

 
The Ontario Genealogical Society is a logical place to seek help with your genealogical queries. With 30 branches across Ontario, there may be one close to your library. Learn how to make use of the Society for queries, for training courses and for advice on what to add to your collection. Find out about other Ontario heritage organizations that are useful sources of information.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Alexandra Eisenbichler

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Session # 308
9:05 AM
What They Tell Us: Listening to your residents
 
Pat Cavill, President, Pat Cavill Consulting
Wendy Newman, Senior Fellow, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

 
Focus groups and other forms of research conducted in three small city libraries (15,000, 20,000 and 30,000) have provided some interesting input. Learn what these libraries have done as a result of listening to their communities.
 

Convenor: Cathy Matyas

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Session # 309
9:05 AM
Creating the Future You've Imagined: Planning that makes a difference
 
Anne Marie Madziak, Consultant, SOLS

 
Developing a strategic plan that is futuristic, achievable and measurable is crucial board work. Be introduced to an essential planning process for public libraries that is scaleable and manageable, and will result in a renewed sense of purpose and a future direction that will advance library service.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Elaine Minette

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Session # 310
9:05 AM
Libraries Building Communities: What works?
 
Kate Johnson, Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies; Matthew Griffis, Research Assistant, University of Western Ontario

 
With the public library.s importance as an information organization diminishing in the wake of the ubiquitous web, the need has arisen again to re-evaluate its role in the community. Reporting on ongoing research that has investigated the role of the library in community building in both the United States and Canada, you will learn about the programs and services that lead to a feeling of community cohesion and involvement among community members. Share stories on how your library.s services have improved people.s lives and learn how to use these stories to sell the library to funding organizations.
 

Convenor: Esrick Quintyn

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Session # 311
9:05 AM
Checking Under the Hood: Why open source might be right for your library.
 
Kevin Stranack, Research Associate, Simon Fraser University Library

 
Are you hearing more and more about open source? Are you wondering how it might benefit your library? From basic desktop applications to fully-featured integrated library systems, open source is becoming a serious option that all libraries must consider as part of any software procurement process. Get an overview of open source software, discuss how it differs from proprietary software, and examine its use in libraries. You will come away with options you can implement immediately (well, at work on Monday), as well as ideas to consider in long-term systems planning.
 

Convenor: Nigel Tappin

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Session # 312
9:05 AM
A Cataloguer's Journey on the Road to FRBR
 
Thomas Brenndorfer, Librarian, Guelph PL

 
Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) is a new model for understanding cataloguing data, and it is now the foundation for the new cataloguing code, Resource Description and Access (RDA). FRBR bridges the gap between the card catalogue and new bibliographic discovery tools possible with new technology. Follow the historical development of FRBR as a public library cataloguer recounts his use of the new data model to gain greater insights into the future of catalogues.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pptx)
 

Convenor: Zsuzsanna Lancsak

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Session # 313
9:05 AM
Meeting the Challenges of Migrating to a New Content Management System
 
Michael Vandenburg, Database Librarian, Kingston Frontenac PL; Cameron Metcalf, Head, GSG, University of Ottawa

 
With the advance of freely available and sophisticated content management systems (CMSs), many libraries are beginning to migrate their websites to CMSs such as Drupal, Plone and LibGuides. While these CMSs offer flexible ways to publish content and connect with patrons, there are significant challenges in migrating existing customized websites into new systems. Listen to the decisions and methods used to migrate or merge complex web applications into a new CMS from the public and academic library perspectives.
 

Convenor: Margaret Williams

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Session # 314
9:05 AM
Creating an EBook Service for OCUL
 
Alan Darnell, Project Manager, Scholars Portal

 
The Ontario Council of University Libraries received funding from Ontario Buys to establish an eBooks service as part of the Scholars Portal suite of services. Learn more about the issues and opportunities of aggregating commercial and open access eBooks on a locally hosted service using the ebrary ISIS engine.
 

Convenor: Shuzhen Zhao

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Session # 315
9:05 AM
Volunteer Management: Best practices in action
 
Julie Ross, Manager, Volunteer Resources, Barrie PL

 
Learn how to apply best practices in volunteer management to volunteer participation in your own library. Find out how community partnerships and resources can enhance volunteer involvement. Screening practices will also be discussed, including recruitment, position descriptions, application, interviews, orientation, training, supervision, retention and recognition.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Adrienne Heesan

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Session # 316
9:05 AM
C3: Replacing Dewey for Better Merchandising and Customer Service
 
Suraj Sharma, Manager, Technical Services; Debbie Walker, Director, Library Strategy and Innovation; Andrea Cecchetto, Manager, Amy Dolmer, Teen Librarian; Markham Village Library

 
Markham Public Library has introduced C3, .Customer Centred Classification,. a new classification system designed from the customer perspective. C3 replaces Dewey with a classification system based on customer-friendly subject categories and shorter, simpler 4-digit call numbers for non-fiction items. C3 combines the browsing-friendly approach of book stores with the specific-item findability of a numbering system that provides a unique shelf address. Learn more about the benefits of C3.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Andrea Gagliardi

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Session # 317
9:05 AM
Information is Our Business: Reaching your small business community
 
Beverley King, Information Services Librarian, Halton Hills PL; Cynthia Perry, Business Resources Librarian, Oakville PL; Kathy Walls, Information Services Librarian, Burlington PL

 
Do you want to reach out to your small business community? Discover how the public libraries in Halton canvassed their small business community, developed a plan to improve service and then implemented their plan. Learn how to create partnerships and develop outreach opportunities to gain support for your business plan.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Jesslyn Stonicus

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Session # 318
9:05 AM
CANCELLED: Roundtable Discussion on Library Management
 
Janet Banfield, CEO, Ramara Township PL will lead a panel of Library Managers

 
Library managers in small- to medium-sized libraries wear many hats! You will hear ideas and strategies for working with staff, recruiting and selection, professional development and more. Following the discussion, there will be a .Grill the Boss. session allowing questions from audience members.
 

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Session # 319
9:05 AM
Catching, Caring and Connecting: How to ensure you make it happen for professionals in your library
 
Anne Murphy, Area Manager; Marilyn Braaten, Manager; Marian Kutarna, Manager, Meg Utangi-Matsos, Senior Librarian; Mississauga Library System

 
Attracting and retaining professional staff is becoming more of a focus for libraries. Hear what the Mississauga Library System has done to attract, train, mentor and appreciate its professionals.

Resources:
Handout (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Erin Kent

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Session # 320
9:05 AM
Serving the Needs of Readers: What does it take?
 
Sharron Smith, Manager of Readers. Advisory Services, Kitchener PL; Shonna Froebel, Manager, Adult Information Services, Barrie PL; Angela Bowen, Librarian, Ottawa PL; Bonnie Symons, Library Consultant.

 
Readers. Advisory has always been a core public library service, one that requires staff to have specific knowledge and skills to meet the ever-changing needs of today.s readers. The OPLA Readers. Advisory Committee has developed a set of core competencies for this service; join them to find out what these competencies are and how you can use them to ensure you or your staff is ready to provide reading suggestions.
 

Convenor: Jessica Rovito

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Session # 321
9:05 AM
Experience Non-fiction Writing!
 
Cindy Matthews, Instructional Leader, Library and Learning Resources, Toronto DSB

 
Connecting to students. experience and interests is critical to engaging them. Let.s come together for learning, with a focus on student writing of informational text forms. As Dr. Douglas Reeves highlights in The Learning Leader, a school-wide emphasis on non-fiction writing leads to overall student achievement. As teacher-librarians and research designers, we can lead our colleagues in addressing this call!

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Joel Krenz

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Session # 322
9:05 AM
Media Literacy Makes an Impact @ your library
 
Linda Sutherland, Teacher-Librarian, Seventh Street Junior School; Sybille Parry, Teacher-Librarian, West Glen Junior School; Toronto DSB

 
Are you looking for new ways to incorporate media literacy into your library program? Join us to gather a cornucopia of new ideas ranging from Kidpix Slideshows, to creating commercials, to promoting social justice, to deconstructing films and engaging in digital storytelling. We will also look at ways to integrate media literacy into other areas of the curriculum. Join us as we immerse ourselves in this exciting world, unleashing its power for our students!

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
Handout (.doc)
Poppy Movie (.mov)
 

Convenor: Gail McGregor

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Session # 323
9:05 AM
Engaging the Teen Brain through Critical Inquiry
 
Garfield Gini-Newman, Senior Consultant, The Critical Thinking Consortium

 
Engagement through solving relevant and meaningful problems is a powerful way for all teens to learn. Receive insights into teen brain research and the links to critical inquiry including some practical ideas for infusing critical thinking across the curriculum.
 

Convenor: Deb Kitchener

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Session # 324
9:05 AM
A New Model for Inquiry in the School Library Program
 
Tim Gauntley, Program Co-ordinator of Library and Learning Resources, Toronto DSB

 
What.s the difference between inquiry and research? How many useful and realistic stages/steps inform the inquiry/research process? What do we know now about student research behaviours that we didn.t know 10 years ago? And the big one: how can we rejuvenate information literacy teaching to improve achievement for 21st-century learners? Tim Gauntley helped develop the inquiry section of the new OSLA draft document Together for Learning. Discuss the implications of this new inquiry model, examine the differences for school library practice between the new model and that from Information Studies, 1999, and share print and online resources to support implementation of the new model.

Resources:
Session Presentation - Part 1 (.ppt)
Session Presentation - Part 2 (.ppt)
Session Presentation - Part 3 (.ppt)
Session Presentation - Part 4 (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Phillip Jeffrey

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Session # 325
9:05 AM
You've Got The T-L Job. Now What?
 
Richard Reid, Teacher-Librarian, Valley Farm Public School, Durham DSB

 
The role of the teacher librarian is ever changing,  constantly evolving and can
leave you revolving.  In many schools you are the book, media, information,
technology and research skills specialist.  Top this with all the other roles you
play in the school community and you can be spinning at an uncontrollable speed and thinking; How do I do all this and teach?  Share the journey of a new
teacher-librarian over a two-year period.  Learn some helpful tricks to turn your
librarian role from break neck to amazing.
 

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Session # 326
9:05 AM
Read-aloud Novels for Primary, Junior and Intermediate Classrooms
 
Rachel Steen, Selection Manager, S & B Books

 
From the time they are babies, children are read aloud to. From board books to picture books, there seems to be no shortage of material to read to young children, but often, by the time they are able to read independently, the joy of being read to is forgotten. Discover fabulous titles to be read aloud in classrooms and the library, as well as offering tips on how to choose books for this purpose.
 

Convenor: Jason Bird

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Session # 327
9:05 AM
Does Your Library Design Meet Accessibility Requirements?
 
Cindy Alexander and Chad Martin, Brodart Canada

 
Accessibility . the degree to which an environment, device or service is accessible by all people including physical/sensory disabilities and special considerations. Does your library have easy access throughout? Learn about universal design, direct access and all of the latest products available to upgrade your library floor to meet accessibility standards.

Resources:
Handout (.doc)
 

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Session # 328
9:05 AM
Public Libraries Delivering Digital Literacy
 
Barbara Swartzentruber, Broadband Initiative, Ministry of Government Services; David Harvie, Systems Librarian, Stratford PL

 
The Ontario Government.s Digital Strategy places a very high priority on digital literacy. Hear how three public libraries in rural Ontario, building on the government.s .Rural Connections. program, are engaging residents to enhance their digital literacy. Knowledge Ontario and social networking are key components.

Resources:
Session Presentation Barbara Swartzentruber (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Monica Rettig

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Session # 329
9:05 AM
What's Age Got to do With It?
 
Caitlin Williams, Consultant-in-Residence, OLA Career Centre and Mentoring Centre, President, New Directions for the Good Life, LLC, Successful Women, Inc.

 
The so-called aging tsunami is just around the corner. Over the next five to 10 years, we will see more older workers and more who are getting ready to retire. This demographic reality can be a fantastic opportunity for helping older workers find new ways of contributing their strengths, for guiding younger workers into positions of leadership and for steering organizations toward a well-designed and crafted vision of their library of tomorrow. We invite you to explore possibilities for growth and outline the path to get there.
 

Convenor: Edwin Perry

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Session # 330
9:05 AM
Généalogie ou Comment déterrer vos racines francophones
 
Monique Brûlé, Chef, Services communautaires et aux bibliothèques, Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-est

 
Cet atelier porte sur les diverses sources d'information concernant la généalogie franco-canadienne et franco-américaine. Les ressources explorées sont de format imprimé, virtuel sur Internet et électronique (banques de données).
This session will explore different information resources to help patrons with their research concerning franco-canadian and franco-american roots. The ressources explored with be in a variety of formats, namely print, viritual through Internet and electronic databases.
 

Convenor: Julianna Drexler

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Session # 331
9:05 AM
New Academic Librarians: Networking to success
 
Debbie Chaves, Wilfrid Laurier University; Jim Brett, Manager/Librarian Ontario Veterinary College Learning Commons, University of Guelph; Caroline Stewart, University of Guelph-Humber, Academic Liaison and Information Literacy Librarian

 
Explore issues of mentoring and networking for new librarians in an interactive, hands-on workshop. Entering into a new job can be a very daunting period in a librarian’s life. Discuss avenues and tehniques that new librarians can use when they are looking for or starting a new position.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pptx)
 

Convenor: Sarah Forbes

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Session # 400
10:40 AM
Disrupting the Library Transporter Beam
 
Mark Leggott, University Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island

 
Physicists have advanced the science behind Star Trek.s transporter by capturing and recreating an object.s information at a quantum level. While libraries won.t see the impact of this for some time, the analogy of the transporter and the science behind it is instructive. As the digital landscape changes how people access information, libraries need to transform the way they do business. We can.t simply move our existing models and processes to another time and context, but instead need to disrupt the transporter beam to effect meaningful transformation in our organizations. Discuss how libraries can effect this change in a timely manner and not mess up the atoms too much.
 

Convenor: Cynthia Williamson

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Session # 401
10:40 AM
Répondre aux besoins d'information des utilisateurs incapables de lire les imprim&
 
Amélie Harbec, Gestionnaire, Service d'aide au lecteur, Bibliothèque d'INCA; Faline Bobier, Co-ordinator, Visunet Canada Partners Program, CNIB Library

 
Cette présentation offre un survol des services d'INCA, incluant la Bibliothèque numérique, et les différents médias substituts disponibles (audio en format DAISY, braille, texte électronique, braille électronique). Elle présente aussi un aperçu du Programme de Partenariat Visunet Canada et explique comment les bibliothèques peuvent utiliser cet outil pour servir leur clientèle incapable de lire les imprimés.

Approximately 10% of canadians are incapable of reading print because of a visual or physical handicap or because of a learning disability. This session will present the services offered by INCA, including the digital library and the different substitute media that are provided to visually-impaired users (audio files in DAISY format, braille, electronic text, electronic braille). It will also give a brief outline of the partnership program with Visunet Canada and explain how libraries can access this tool in order to serve their patrons.
 

Convenor: Julianna Drexler

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Session # 402
10:40 AM
Moving Beyond: Different directions for library technicians
 
Pam Casey, President, Information Now; Linda Pauloski, Manager, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Library Resource Centre; Nanci Abbondanza, Program Manager, Ontario Teacher.s Pension Plan

 
A panel of library and information technicians who each chose an unusual career path which has sent them in vastly different and surprising directions. Hear their stories, and reflect on your own career choices!

Resources:
Session Overview (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Ulla deStricker

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Session # 403
10:40 AM
Prospect Researchers: What you can do with your information skills
 
Kim Wachta, Senior Research Officer; Stephanie Hilson, Senior Research Officer; Rachel Caldwell, Senior Research Officer, McMaster University

 
Prospect researching is an exciting new career opportunity for library professionals. The true story of how experience in law, business and academic libraries enabled Kim Wachta, Stephanie Hilson and Rachel Caldwell to become catalysts for philanthropy as Prospect Researchers at McMaster University. Their message . you can do it too!
 

Convenor: Gail Knaggs

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Session # 404
10:40 AM
Understanding Work-Life Balance From Opposite Ends of the Age Continuum
 
Maureen Cubberley, CEO, Huntsville PL; Aimee Ellis, Manager, Department Library, Yukon Energy, Mines, and Resources Library; Christie Martel, Librarian, Statistics Canada.

 
We all know the numbers: one-quarter of librarians and one-in-five paraprofessionals are 58 years and older. They will retire and the .younger. people will move into their jobs. But the work-life balance expectations of the next library force are vastly different than anything most of the imminent retirees have considered. Go beyond the theoretical and into the practical realm of how libraries are meeting the challenges and using technologies to assist.
 

Convenor: Mary Baxter

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Session # 405
10:40 AM
Speak Up for First Nation Public Libraries: A call to action
 
Panel Moderator: Patty Lawlor, First Nations Consultant, SOLS
Panel:
Sheri Mishibinijima, Wikwemikong PL
Kitty Gale, Big Grassy First Nation PL
Karen Lewis, Kanhiote Tyendinaga Territory PL
Karen Foster, Chippewas of Georgina PL

 
Ontario's First Nation public libraries launched Our Way Forward, a five-year strategic plan, in 2004. Now, the implementation team is launching a major information and call-to-action campaign. Did you know that less than 40% of Ontario's First Nation communities have public libraries, and few people working in these libraries have formal library training? Did you know most of these libraries depend on program grants for salaries and materials? The situation is one of shameful disadvantage. First Nation public libraries, knowledge keepers for their communities, seek your support. Learn more about the "Speak Up" campaign and how your voice can help!

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
Handout (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Ossama Fouda

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Session # 406
10:40 AM
IT Governance: What library boards need to know now
 
Karen Dubeau, Trustee, Newmarket PL

 
Increasingly rapid advancements in information technology and social networking have important implications for library trustee policy development and decision-making. Explore many important issues trustees need to consider in policy development, oversight, risk management and financial planning.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Margaret Wicklum

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Session # 407
10:40 AM
Research on Effective Advocacy
 
Dr. Ken Haycock, Professor and Director, School Of Library and Information Studies, San José State University

 
Each of us has our own view of advocacy, what works and what doesn.t. Some of us confuse it with public relations or even confrontation. Others consider it an annual event, rather than a process. What really works? Why do some advocacy efforts succeed and others don.t? Review the research on effective advocacy following interviews with innumerable elected officials, senior legislative staff and professional lobbyists, as well as library leaders and advocates, all within a not-for-profit perspective.
 

Convenor: Beth Phieffer

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Session # 408
10:40 AM
Succession Management: Strategic & Practical
 
Rebecca Jones, Managing Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

 
Will your key positions be filled with key people? Succession management means ensuring that key positions within an organization are filled for tomorrow. Research proves the successful continuity of an organization requires a succession of qualified people to fill key positions, and that this succession needs to be aligned with where the organization and its community is headed in the future. When board and management agree on a succession management framework they often eliminate the chaos of replacement or loss of talented individuals. Let us guide you through the questions and framework boards and management need to consider as they proactively . and progressively . establish ways to manage the successful succession of key roles in the library to lead the library into the future.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Andrew Porteus

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Session # 409
10:40 AM
Enhancing Reading Engagement: Aboriginal, African- and Asian-Canadians
 
Dr. Barbara McNeil, Assistant Professor, University of Regina

 
Zoom in on contemporary research that address the reading and literacy needs of diverse boys with an emphasis on those who are Aboriginal, African-Canadian, and Asian-Canadian. Featuring lively book talks on quality fiction, non-fiction, and music that promotes the reading and literacy engagement of boys from target groups. Learn about practical reading and response strategies that are highly effective for the students considered.
 

Convenor: Jan Reynolds

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Session # 410
10:40 AM
Cancelled:  It's Just a Little Bit of Programming, Isn't It?
 

 
 

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Session # 411
10:40 AM
Cancelled Tweeting 101
 
Jessica Olliver, London PL

 
Micro-blogging has filtered into the library community as a quick form of blogging that allows users to write and publish brief text updates (usually 200 characters or less) that answer the question “what are you doing?” The technology serves to expand the possibilities for social networking and information sharing for both librarians and patrons alike. This session will explore this relatively new social networking software more explicitly through Twitter and will also incorporate an instructional component for participants interested in learning how to use micro-blogging in their libraries.
 

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Session # 412
10:40 AM
Smart Tiny Tech: Solving problems with simple technology
 
Jessamyn West, Adult Technology Co-ordinator, Randolph Technical Career Center, Bethel, VT

 
You don't need complicated high-tech solutions or expensive software to use effective technology at your library. Explore solutions for solving library problems with simple free technologies and offer pathways for further exploration. Our focus will be on small libraries with small staffing and a less tech-savvy patron base.
 

Convenor: Marian Doucette

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Session # 413
10:40 AM
Building User-Centred Websites with Drupal
 
Amanda Etches-Johnson, User Experience Librarian; Catherine Baird, Marketing, Communications and Outreach Librarian, McMaster University; Greg Sennema, Electronic Services Librarian, Wilfrid Laurier University Library

 
Drupal is a free, open source web content management system that has been gaining interest in the library world. Drupal offers a flexible modular configuration that allows website creators to incorporate functionality such as content description, blogs, forums, tagging, groups and events planning. Learn how two libraries, McMaster University and Wilfred Laurier University, have implemented this functional CMS to build user-centred websites. Find out the benefits of working with an open source CMS, gain insights from two libraries that have worked with Drupal.
 

Convenor: Allison Bell

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Session # 414
10:40 AM
Student Experience of eBooks: How they are found, used and (not) read
 
Peter H. Jones, Redesign Research; Warren Holder, Electronic Information Resources Co-ordinator; University of Toronto Library

 
The University of Toronto Libraries present the findings from their eBook user experience study conducted in 2008. The how.s and why.s of student and scholar use of eBooks are illuminated by asking questions such as: What do students prefer to read and use, and why? Are students actually reading the books? Are they reading online? How do they want publishers to improve eBooks? EBook usage statistics at the University of Toronto and our informed speculations about eBooks adoption will be presented.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
Image (.jpg)
 

Convenor: Sam Kalb

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Session # 415
10:40 AM
Creative Outlets for Youth @ your library
 
Ken Sparling, Editorial Youth Advisory Group Leader, Marketing & Communications, Toronto PL; Susan Kernohan, Youth Services Librarian and Writers Group Leader, North York Central Library; Angela Rawling, Young Voices Guest Editor; Emily Pohl-Weary, Co-ordinator, Parkdale Youth Writers. Group

 
Hear about two innovative opportunities for creative expression for Toronto youth: Toronto Public Library.s Young Voices program, featuring a magazine of teen art and writing selected by youth, writers workshops, and a writers conference; and the Parkdale Youth Writers. Group, a pilot project co-ordinated by award-winning Toronto writer Emily Pohl-Weary. At-risk youth meet once a week in the library to write, design and publish their own web magazine with inspiration from local writers and artists.
 

Convenor: Monica Rettig

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Session # 416
10:40 AM
New Accessibility Legislation: standards and progress
 
Estelle Small, Program Advisor, Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

 
Hear the latest on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Gain an accurate understanding of the legal requirements of the act and progress on two of its standards: customer service and information and communications.
 

Convenor: Anna Shestak

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Session # 417
10:40 AM
Promoting Harmony in a Diverse Community
 
Jean Foster, Acting CEO, Windsor PL; Iole Iadipaolo, SWIS Manager, New Canadians. Centre of Excellence, Inc

 
Windsor Public Library collaborates with several multicultural service agencies and community groups in a city-wide Harmony campaign to provide the citizens of Windsor celebrations, settlement services, digital exhibits and community information sessions for children, young adults and families. Our partnership, with the New Canadians. Centre of Excellence Inc, is a dynamic and innovative relationship that provides benefits to both newcomers and the library community.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Geoff Piersol

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Session # 418
10:40 AM
Community Development: The keystone to public libraries' relevance
 
Bill Irwin, Lecturer, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario

 
The library is an important cultural, economic and social institution. Libraries help build their communities in many ways and have the ability to create social capital for their communities. Taking a theory-in-action approach, which builds upon the principles of social inclusion, civic engagement and citizen empowerment. You will learn about best practices, actual examples and working guidelines.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Jessica Green

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Session # 419
10:40 AM
Going for GOLD: the attraction and tribulations of LEED certification
 
Kerri M. Robinson, Director, Library Services, Collingwood PL; Henry Wong, Principal, WGD Architects, Inc; Jennifer Carroll, Project Manager, Green Buildings, Enermodal Engineering Ltd, Ron Martin, Deputy Chief Building Official, Town of Collingwood

 
When Council finally reached a decision to build a new public library in Collingwood two years ago, it directed the project team to pursue a SILVER level LEED certification status, as a commitment to municipal sustainability. The results of that decision were significant in cost, architectural work, contractor.s work and sustainability. Through the commitment of the project team and community, a very generous donation was received which not only supported the LEED certification process, but nudged us toward pursuing GOLD level LEED status.
 

Convenor: Kerri Robinson

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Session # 420
10:40 AM
A Duty to Inform: patron information and public libraries in Ontario
 
Jacquelyn Burkell, Associate Professor, Unversity of Western Ontario

 
Ontario public libraries collect and store a great deal of personal information about their users, including identifying information and library records. Understand legislative requirements (MFIPPA) and hear examples of best practice, including guidelines for developing patron notices and privacy policies.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Erica Heeson

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Session # 421
10:40 AM
Exemplary School Library Programs
 
Dr. Don E. Klinger, Queen's University; Elizabeth Lee, Queen's University; Gay Stephenson, People For Education; Christopher DeLuca, Graduate Student; King Luu, Graduate Student, Queen's University

 
Queen's University and People for Education have recently completed a study of exemplary school library programs in Ontario on behalf of the Ontario Library Association. Through teacher, administrator and volunteer interviews, and student surveys we have been able to identify key features of exemplary school library programs that help ensure they are a vital resource in the school. Our study illustrates how exemplary library programs can function and flourish under very different conditions. Be inspired by the contributions that Ontario teacher-librarians make to their students and schools and find ways to make your own school library program even more effective.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
Exemplary School Libraries in Ontario A Study (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Isabelle Hobbs

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Session # 422
10:40 AM
Citation Savvy in K-8
 
Shelley Merton, Teacher-Librarian/Technology Contact Teacher, Havelock-Belmont PS

 
Academic honesty begins from the first moment you open a book and retell a story in Kindergarten. Developing a school wide plan for academic honesty is more full-bodied than figuring out where to put the periods or what to underline. Working with your staff, you can create a dynamic process of bringing students and staff into the 21st century while putting the emphasis on critical thinking research projects that avoid plagiarism. Copyright can be fun!

Resources:
Citation Plan Work Sheet Handout (.pdf)
Sorting Cards Handout (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Lynn Wisniewski

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Session # 423
10:40 AM
Teaching Social Justice/World Issues in Elementary School Through Picture Books
 
Rachel Steen. Selection Manager, S & B Books

 
Accelerated immigrant into Canada has led to the need to connect all students with world history and current world events.  You will learn about recently published picture books and novels that cover these topics in a sensitive and kid-friendly way.
 

Convenor: Marcia Harvey

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Session # 424
10:40 AM
Draw them In: Engaging students through your school library website
 
Bobbie Henley, Department Head of Library, Brantford CI&VS

 
Create a fun and enticing virtual school library website! Step 1: Snapping a photograph of your library interior. Step 2: Turning that photograph into a drawing. Step 3: Using Corel PHOTO-PAINT (or another similar program) to colour it. Step 4: Deciding on what you want students to access (online databases, research strategies, book club blogs). Step 5: Creating links to all files, databases and sites by collaborating with IT staff. The result: a unique-to-your-school library site that helps students both virtually and physically.
 

Convenor: Sue Peel

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Session # 425
10:40 AM
Give your Literacy Program Super Powers
 
Penny Chaiko, Teacher-Librarian, Nantyr Shores SS

 
Learn how to apply literacy strategies using graphic novels. Walk away with actual lessons and graphic novel suggestions that can be used in your class the next day. Although focused on secondary students, the lessons could be used for elementary students as well.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
Bibliobraphy (.doc)
 

Convenor: Vanessa Vila

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Session # 426
10:40 AM
Digital Storytelling and Partnering
 
Marilyn Girndt, Teacher-Librarian; Mark McLaren, Teacher-Librarian; Myra MacLennan, Head of Department, Teacher-Librarian, Sinclair SS

 
Want to include technology in your library program but don.t know where to start? Learn how to include a digital storytelling component using Microsoft Photostory into a partnered Grade 12 College English class.

Resources:
Photo Story 3 Assignment (.doc)
Storyboard Worksheet (.doc)
 

Convenor: Marilyn Legault

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Session # 427
10:40 AM
The Public Library Filtering Debate: to filter or not to filter, that is the question
 
Greg Hayton, CEO, Cambridge PL; Don Mills, CEO, Mississauga Library System.

 
Are we protecting citizens from inapporpriate materials or withholding important information through filtering software? Join the discussion on this hot current issue as we explore the various points of view and what libraries are doing about it.
 

Convenor: David Allen

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Session # 428
10:40 AM
Using Digital Content for Differentiated Instruction in 21st-Century Skill Development
 
Doug Doherty, National Sales Manager, NetTrekker d.i.; An educator TBA

 
Today's digital-native students have grown up on the Internet and are demanding that they be taught in the same way they receive the bulk of their daily information, communication and entertainment  - electronically. In response, educators are seeking educationally-relevant digital content to connect and engage our students, and positively impact their learning.
 

Convenor: Dagmar Petry

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Session # 429
10:40 AM
Web 2.0 Community Building Strategies: The world of science 2.0
 
John Dupuis, Science Librarian, York University

 
Science is a collaborative, incremental enterprise. Large teams must work together on massive long-term projects, working toward common goals and creating joint scholarly outputs. Scientists also have to deal with information overload like everyone else with countless journals, conferences and blogs vying for their attention. Science is also becoming data oriented, with the computational analysis of huge datasets (genomic, geospatial, astrophysical) and the modeling of complex systems (climatological, chemical, biomechanical) becoming a core activity in most disciplines. Scitech academics and publishers are reacting to all these forces as well as the pressure from Open Access publishing by becoming more innovative in the features and services that they are offering. What are some of the lessons that the library community can learn from their experiences?
 

Convenor: Alison Stirling

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Session # 500
2:10 PM
Creative Communities
 
Richard Florida
David Miller, Mayor of Toronto will extend a special welcome to conference delegates

 
Richard Florida is among the world's leading public intellectuals. Esquire Magazine recently named him one of the "Best and Brightest" in America. He is author of the national and international best-selling book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which received the Washington Monthly's Political Book Award and was cited as a major breakthrough idea by the Harvard Business Review. His ideas have been featured in major ad campaigns and are being used globally to change the way regions, nations, and companies compete. He is founder of the Creative Class Group, an advisory services firm charting new trends in business and community. He is Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Florida earned his PhD from Columbia University.

Why is the library community so keenly interested in engaging with Richard Florida? Libraries are a direct contributor to the well-being of the economy, workforce, creativity and technological innovation - but there is considerable potential to do more.

OLA Super Conference 2009 will start the dialogue to determine how libraries can and do contribute to Ontario's creative economy and future prosperity.

Resources:
Opening Remarks and Introduction David Miller, Mayor (.mov)
 

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Session # 600
3:45 PM
A Thousand Words About Our Culture
 
Stephen Marche, Author, Columnist and Culture Expert

 
Stephen Marche is a celebrated pop culture columnist for Esquire Magazine, a novelist and non-fiction writer, an avid reader and a CanLit commentator. He is a Torontonian who has two critically-acclaimed fiction books to his credit including 2005’s Raymond and Hannah and last year’s Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, and he is currently working on a third major novel.

A former professor at City College of New York, Marche excels at linking moments and movements. He is a connector par excellance, who can one minute be talking about the latest video game and the next making a connection between that and people’s fascination with the imagery of the skull. Conference-attendees are sure to enjoy his unique style,  and his perspectives will provoke our sensibilities!

Billed as one of the city’s “most intellectual young couples”, Marche and his wife, Toronto Life Editor Sarah Fulford, have one son.

Special thanks to Penguin Books Canada for their support of this Spotlight Speaker. Visit the Penguin booth on the EXPO floor.  
 

Convenor: Cindy Weir

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Session # 601
3:45 PM
Moved to Session 330
 

 
 

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Session # 602
3:45 PM
Academic Friends Groups in Ontario Libraries
 
Karen Turko, Director, Special Projects, University of Toronto Libraries; Vivian Cummins, Chair, Library Circle of Friends, Carleton University; Michael Peterman, Professor Emeritus; Special Events Committee, Trent University; Patricia O.Flaherty, Chair, Library Circle of Friends, Carleton University

 
There are Friends of the Library in academic library institutions. Find out where they are, and what they do. Hear how Friends at university and special libraries volunteer, fundraise and support their libraries.

Resources:
Session Presentation Karen Turko (.ppt)
The Circle of Friends logo Carleton University (.ppt)
Friends of the Bata Library Trent University (.doc)
FOCAL
 

Convenor: Jami van Haaften

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Session # 603
3:45 PM
The Chat Continues: The changing face of Ontario's virtual reference service
 
Virginia Roy, Project Manager, Ask Ontario Library; Panelists: Rebecca Blackburn, Virtual Librarian, Greater Sudbury PL; Michael Russell, Electronic Services Librarian, Georgina PL; Laura Master, Coordinator of Information Services, Kitchener PL

 
AskON has doubled in size since its launch in January 2008. Participating libraries reveal the impact askON has had on staff, visitors, services and operations. Including future enhancements and the potential delivery of PC to PC voice (VOIP) services and other innovations in virtual reference services.
 

Convenor: Jan Dawson

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Session # 604
3:45 PM
MLIS Co-op Students: opportunities and successes
 
Marcie Jacklin, Science Liaison Librarian, James A. Gibson Library, Brock University; Dalia Smith, Librarian, Academic Liaison and Information Resources, University of Guelph-Humber; Leslie Taylor, MLIS student, University of Western Ontario

 
At our university libraries, we have been fortunate to hire a variety of co-op student-librarians, who have not only provided us with new and invigorating perspectives and ideas, but have also come with high expectations and a desire to learn. As their employers, we provide them with solid experiences and opportunities, as well as a great deal of mentoring. Come hear what types of projects, initiatives and general working environment will lead to a successful experience for both employer and student.

Resources:
Pearls of Wisdom Handout (.docx)
 

Convenor: Jennifer Easter

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Session # 605
3:45 PM
Inspiring Innovation Through the ETeaching Collaborative
 
Sheila Pinchin, Educational Developer, Office of Health Sciences Education; Laurie Scott, Head, Public Services & Education, Bracken Library; Amy Allcock, Web Developer, School of Medicine, Queen.s University

 
The eTeaching collaborative (ETC) at Queen.s University is an innovative, interdisciplinary team which provides faculty with one-stop access to support in electronic learning resources, technological tools, and educational methodology. A natural partnership has grown among librarians, a digital services technician, educational developers, and web and technology specialists. Focusing on the ETC.s collaborative processes, its evolution, the unique technological solutions employed by the team and its group dynamic.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Laura Jantek

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Session # 606
3:45 PM
Sam I Was: Ryerson's master plan and the new student learning centre
 
Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian; Bob Jackson; Ryerson University

 
With the purchase of prime real estate, formerly occupied by Sam the Record Man and Future Shop, Ryerson is now anchored on Yonge Street in the heart of downtown Toronto. Hear the campus master plan and approaches taken in the development of the new student learning centre, a major and much needed expansion of the university library.
 

Convenor: Marcia Salmon

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Session # 607
3:45 PM
Peer Review 2.0: Tomorrow's scholarship for today's students
 
Kate Gronemyer, Instruction Librarian, Oregon State University Cascades Campus; Anne-Marie Deitering, Undergraduate Services Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries

 
Whether you celebrate the wisdom of crowds or bemoan the cult of the amateur, it.s clear the emerging web has serious implications for the way we share ideas. The emerging web.s potential to foster new forms of knowledge creation strikes at the heart of the scholarly enterprise. When scholars can create their own journals, encyclopedias, and (un)conferences, the processes of traditional scholarly communication begin to seem unnecessarily opaque. Consider how we can teach our students to evaluate and use scholarly information on the emerging web, and how to communicate the value of peer review to students.

Resources:
Handout (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Patricia Green

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Session # 608
3:45 PM
Beyond Statistics: Journal collections that meet faculty needs
 
Jim Self, Director, Management Information Services, University of Virginia Library; Linda Day, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Guelph Library

 
Focusing on faculty satisfaction with journal holdings for university teaching and research, we will cover use of the Journal Citation Reports database as a tool for assessing the quality of a journal collection with examples from analyses done at the University of Guelph Library. The findings will be contrasted with faculty satisfaction with journal collections at a variety of North American universities in light of LibQUAL+ library assessment survey results obtained in recent years. In particular, work done to raise faculty satisfaction at the University of Virginia will be reviewed.

Resources:
Session Presentation Jim Self (.pptx)
Session Presentation Linda Day and Alan Gale (.pptx)
 

Convenor: Alan Gale

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Session # 609
3:45 PM
Critical Appraisal: building on the basics
 
Melanie Browne, Consultant

 
Librarians are increasingly expected to include critical appraisal in their portfolio of expertise. We will give you critical appraisal tools that provide thorough, generic lists of questions that one would ask when attempting to determine the validity, applicability and appropriateness of a study. If you have a basic understanding of what critical appraisal involves and would like to build on what you know, or are simply curious to know what else you should learn to increase your competency, then this is for you.
 

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Session # 610
3:45 PM
Creating Personal Learning Through Self-Assessment
 
Dr. Jean Donham, College Librarian and Professor of Education, Wartburg College, Waverley, Iowa

 
Assessment is a word that is typically associated with formal schooling, and with being imposed from external sources: for example, teachers assess student work, administrators assess teacher performance, and authorities assess school and school board progress. Although external assessment strategies are essential, the most valuable assessment leading to productive lifelong learning is self-assessment. Within the context of information literacy, liaison librarians and teacher-librarians create opportunities for students to develop habits of reflection and self-assessment. Learn pertinent strategies to maximize the cycle of continuous improvement: setting learning goals, pursuing the learning, and reflection/self-assessment of one.s learning.

NOTE: This is an Education Institute session, brought to you at OLA Super Conference. Our speaker, Dr. Jean Donham, will be speaking to us from Iowa.
 

Convenor: Liz Kerr

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Session # 611
3:45 PM
How Library Boards can Work with Local School Boards
 
Ken Haycock, Haycock and Associaties
Joe Allin, Trustee, Durham District School Board and Trustee, Brock Township Public Library Board

 
Capital Projects: What Works! Ken will begin the discussion based onn his extensive research and experience. Joe will outline specific examples both urban and rural, outlining success and challenges.

Resources:
Session Presentation Ken Haycock (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Elizabeth Vipond

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Session # 612
3:45 PM
8 R's Update
 
Ken Roberts, 2008 President, Canadian Library Association; Kelly Moore, Executive Director, Canadian Library Association

 
In 2003, CLA initiated the President.s Council on the 8R.s to focus in-depth study of eight key issues facing libraries in the coming decade: recruitment, retirement, retention, rejuvenation, repatriation, re-accreditation, remuneration and restructuring. Since then, a major study was released in February 2005, the Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries, and in October 2008, a Summit on Human Resources was held in Ottawa to discuss a national strategy and action plan.
 

Convenor: Tamara Stojakovic

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Session # 613
3:45 PM
Partnering for Success: Public Libraries in 2020
 
Marg Rappolt, Deputy Minister of Culture; Barbara Clubb, City Librarian and CEO of the Ottawa Public Library; Wendy Newman, Senior Fellow, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto and author of the research study; Brian Bell, Director of Online Services, Oakville Public Library; and Ken Doherty, Director of Community Services for the City of Peterborough and a former chair of the Municipal Cultural Planning Partnership.

 
Marg Rappolt, Deputy Minister of Culture will outline 2008-2009 Ministry initiatives and review key program and policy activities. The update will be followed by a panel discussion on the Ministry's recent research study prepared by Wendy Newman on current thinking on the public library of the future and its potential application in Ontario. The panel moderator will be Barbara Clubb, City Librarian and CEO of the Ottawa Public Library. Panel members will include: Wendy Newman, Senior Fellow, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto and author of the research study; Brian Bell, Director of Online Services, Oakville Public Library; and Ken Doherty, Director of Community Services for the City of Peterborough and a former chair of the Municipal Cultural Planning Partnership.
 

Convenor: Bessie Sullivan, Kingston-Frontenac PL

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Session # 614
3:45 PM
Project Conifer: Evergreen library system for Ontario Universities
 
John Fink, Digital Technologies Development Librarian, McMaster University; Dan Scott, Systems Librarian, Laurentian University

 
Find out how the Evergreen open source library system, originally developed for a public library consortium, is being adapted for academic libraries by three Ontario universities. Discussion will focus on the challenges, successes and mistakes (err, .learning opportunities.) of the project.

Resources:
Session Presentation Dan Scott
Session Presentation John Fink
 

Convenor: Jennifer Soutter

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Session # 615
3:45 PM
OPACs for all: using OpenBiblio in your small or special library
 
Bartek Kawula, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board

 
Are you managing a small collection and don.t have the resources for a proper automated library system? Say goodbye to that inefficient homebrew catalogue and come discover OpenBiblio, a free and easy-to-use open source library management system that features an OPAC, circulation, cataloguing and staff administration functionality. Determine if OpenBiblio is right for you. We will demonstrate the painless installation process on a Windows computer and show how to use the program. Anyone comfortable working with Windows will be able to get OpenBiblio up and running. Bring a laptop and follow along!

Resources:
Pre-session preparation notes (.doc)
 

Convenor: Margaret Williams

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Session # 616
3:45 PM
Knowledge Databases: are they the answer?
 
Nicole Nolan, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, University of Western Ontario; Jennifer Robinson, Western Libraries

 
Compare and contrast the implementation and use of two knowledge management databases at Western Libraries. Intelliresponse, a commercial product, provides responses to user queries by matching criteria from the knowledge management database to keywords entered into a search box. Branded Ask Western Libraries, this system focuses on facilities and services information. Find Answers Quickly is a second knowledge management database in use at Western Libraries with a focus on providing responses to reference-type queries related to the discipline of business as part of an international academic consortium.
 

Convenor: Sarah Forbes

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Session # 617
3:45 PM
CANCELLED: Connecting First Nations to Online Library Services
 
Brian Beaton, K-Net Co-ordinator, Keewaytinook Okimakanak

 
K-Net is a regional information technology and content development service of Keewaytinook Okimakanak (Northern Chiefs Tribal Council). The K-Net program is supporting the development and delivery of a variety of broadband connections and services, developing a national Indigenous network that connects all First Nations across the country. We will highlight our efforts and actions identifying community needs, mobilizing local organizations, and encouraging and supporting individual use of local IT services and applications. Existing resources created with various online tools will be showcased and further research and development opportunities will be discussed.
 

Convenor: Maureen Cubberley

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Session # 618
3:45 PM
Grand Theft Library: Overcoming resistance to video games in the library
 
Laura Pallister, Training Librarian, Kingston Frontenac PL; Anthony Petryk, Virtual Services Librarian, Kingston Frontenac PL

 
The introduction of video games to your library will likely be cheered by many and strongly opposed by a vocal few . possibly your own staff! Learn how to respond to most of the criticisms, complaints and resistance you.ll encounter as you introduce this popular new media into your library.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Tina Dolcetti

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Session # 619
3:45 PM
Dewey Divas and Dudes: Best adult books for Spring 2009
 
Maylin Scott, Assistant Manager, Library Sales, Random House of Canada; Lahring Tribe, Manager, Library Sales, Random House of Canada; Rosalyn Steele, National Accounts, Library Sales, H.B. Fenn & Company

 
A preview of exciting new spring books, including fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, books by Canadian authors and some hidden gems, from a group of passionate readers and book reps.
 

Convenor: Erika Heesan

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Session # 620
3:45 PM
Updating the Secondary School Library
 
Maureen Casey, Instructional Leader, Toronto DSB

 
Bring your secondary school library into the 21st century without a (huge) budget. Create an environment that serves all types of learners and promotes all types of literacies. From vision to promotion . discover issues and solutions that will help make the school library an inviting and productive learning space.
 

Convenor: Sue Anderson

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Session # 621
3:45 PM
Graphic Novels in Secondary School Classrooms and Libraries
 
Lesley Wilde, Reference & Continuing Teacher Education Librarian, Education Library, Queen.s University

 
Learn the benefits of using graphic novels in secondary classrooms and libraries. Discover methods to integrate graphic novels into teaching across the curriculum with subject based recommendations and activities. Find out how to establish a well-balanced graphic novel collection in the school library that meets the needs of both students and teachers. Discuss how graphic novels are being used in various schools and what others have found to be successful.
 

Convenor: Jason Bird

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Session # 622
3:45 PM
Using Web 2.0 Tools To Enhance Differentiated Learning
 
Cindy Sargeant. Student Success Teacher; Roger Nevin, Teacher-Librarian, Adam Scott CVI

 
Schools today must re-engage the disengaged student. Research has shown that an effective way of accomplishing this goal is to incorporate technology and web 2.0 tools (i.e. wikis, podcasting, photostory, blogs, video, etc.) into our classrooms. We will demonstrate how students can find success in school by connecting the technology they use in their personal lives with technology we use in the classroom. Discuss how the teacher-librarian, through partnerships with teachers, can develop and support curriculum that uses web 2.0 tools. Google Apps (education edition) will also be presented along with assignments, lesson plans, activities and examples of student work will be posted on the speaker.s website: www.connectingeducation.com.
 

Convenor: Bobbie Henley

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Session # 623
3:45 PM
Post Secondary Students, Perceptual Disabilities and Copyright Reform
 
Davina DesRoches, CARL Research Associate

 
How does current copyright legislation meet the needs of perceptually disabled post secondary students? What exemptions are permitted? Learn more about adaptive technologies being used, and the barriers and solutions to providing fair and equitable universal access.
 

Convenor: Philip Springall

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Session # 624
3:45 PM
I LOVE This Book but How do I Use it?
 
Maria Martella, Owner, Tinlids; Jim Martella, Teacher, Hollycrest Middle School, Toronto DSB

 
Presenting the best new picture books, fiction and graphic novels with a wide range of reading and interest levels, for primary, junior and intermediate grade levels. Get valuable ideas for tie-ins to curriculum, traits of writing and lesson plans.

Resources:
Tinlids Booktalk Titles (.pdf)
*Lesson Plans:
Extra Extra (.pdf) | Listen to the Wind (.pdf) | Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed (.pdf) | Ninja Cowboy Bear (.pdf) | The Enemy (.pdf) | The Oyster Who Looked at the Sky (.pdf) | This is Your Life Cycle (.pdf) | Three Cups of Tea (.pdf) | Word Nerd (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Wenda Tulloch

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Session # 625
3:45 PM
Maisons de la culture
 
Louise Matte, Cultural Officer, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Montréal

 
The Maison de la culture Frontenac is one of 12 maisons de la culture (i.e. Cultural Centres) in Montréal, and part of a larger municipal network comprised of 24 centres. The Maison Frontenac, the network.s flagship centre, houses a 314-seat performing space, two art exhibition studios (3,500 sq.ft. and 1400 sq. ft.), a public library (4,900 sq.ft.) as well as a spacious entrance hall that can also serve as a performance, an exhibition or a special event space. The concept of a Maison de la culture is to house a public library as well as professional exhibition and performance spaces. Learn from experience; hear the benefits and challenges!
 

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Session # 626
3:45 PM
Research Skills Grades 9-12, a Continuum of Ready-made lessons
 
Lorna Gleason, Teacher-Librarian, Fellowes High School; Sue McCullough, Teacher-Librarian, Madawaska Valley District High School; Donalda Stevens, Teacher-Librarian, Arnprior District High School; Kathleen Turner, Teacher-Librarian, Madawaska Valley District High School; Renfrew County DSB

 
Have you been struggling with gaps in research skills among high school students and are looking for a progressive set of cross-curriculum lessons? Receive a package of lessons on such topics as note-taking, independent research, paraphrasing and summarizing, quoting and citing, referencing (both APA & MLA), report writing, PowerPoint presentation tips, avoiding plagiarism, generating a thesis statement and writing an annotated bibliography. All lessons are designed for teaching in the library and include a lesson plan and PowerPoint and most also include worksheets and rubrics.

Resources:
Renfrew County Skills Continuum (.ppt)
Annotated Bibliography (.ppt)
Annotated Bibliography - Article 1 (.doc)
Annotated Bibliography - Article 2 (.doc)
Annotated Bibliography - Article 3 (.doc)
Lesson Topic: Annotated Bibliography (.doc)
Annotation Worksheet (.doc)
 

Convenor: Terry Maguire

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Session # 627
3:45 PM
Retirement Prospects in Turbulent Times
 
OMERS: Graham Pugh, Vice President, Investment Risk Management
OTTP: Rosemarie McClean, Sr. Vice President, Member Services

 
The turmoil of the world's economy over the past year has brought angst to working Canadians.  Will we be able to retire with our pensions intact? How is the situation in the global markets affecting our pensions?  Most OLA members  are in either OMERS or OTPP - two of Canada's largest pension plans.  Representatives from each organization will provide the current context as a backgtound to answering our concerns and questions.
 
 

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Session # 628
3:45 PM
Deconstructing the Movie Machine 11
 
Fiona Denzey, Doug Atkinson, CVS, Inc.

 
Returning for Year 11 . with the lollipops and popcorn you.ve come to look forward to! Enjoy an overview of the year.s best and worst high-octane films, currently being thought of as children.s materials.
 

Convenor: Marietta Levinson

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Session # 629
3:45 PM
Putting the School Library on the Map
 
Marilyn Willis, Current OSLA Vice President, Vice Principal Cherrytree PS; Julie Fisher, Library Support Technician; Tara McLean, Library Support Technician, Peel DSB

 
Find out how to put your library on the map by using your current team to heighten library exposure and make it the hub of the school. We will look at marketing and promotion strategies as well as increasing your staff circulation, maximizing your staff, library makeovers, collection development, weeding and finding ways to help boost the library budget.
 

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Session # 630
3:45 PM
Forest of Reading - Le Prix Tamarack
 
Christine Labelle, Junior French Immersion Teacher and Teacher-Librarian, Halton DSB
Monique Brûlé, Chef, Services communautaires et aux bibliothèques, Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-est

 
L'initiative très populaire Forest of Reading® s'est dotée d'un nouveau programme en français ! Venez discuter des titres en nomination ainsi que partager des idées et des stratégies pour une mise en oeuvre réussie de ce programme de lecture en français! Enfin, votre participation à cet atelier aidera orienter l'avenir du prix Tamarack!  Attention public and school libraries!  The much-celebrated Forest of Reading® initiative has added a new program - the first one in French language!  Join us to discuss the new program, the nominated titles, and implementation ideas and strategies to ensure success of your program! Help to shape the future of le prix Tamarack in future years.

Resources:
Session Presentation Christine Labelle (.ppt)
* Handouts:
Liens avec tes lectures (.doc)
Liens avec le monde (.doc)
Liens avec ton vécu (.doc)
Passeport de lecture (.doc)
Passeport de lecture documentaires (.doc)
 

Convenor: Celine Marcoux-Hamade

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Session # 701
5:15 PM
Association des bibliothéques de l'Ontario-Franco
 
Presiding: Céline Marcoux-Hamade, Présidente 2008.

 
Annual General Meeting
 

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Session # 702
5:15 PM
Ontario College and University Library Association
 
Presiding: Cynthia Williamson, President, 2008.

 
Annual General Meeting
 

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Session # 703
5:15 PM
Ontario Health Libraries Association
 
Presiding: Mary McDiaramid, President 2008

 
Annual General Meeting
 

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Session # 704
5:15 PM
School Library Awards Reception
 
Ontario School Library Association

 
Teacher-Librarian of the Year Award
Distinguished Administrator of the Year Award
Award for Special Achievement
Sponsored by Saunders Book Company
 

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Session # 801
6:00 PM
Reception du prix micheline persaud
 
Association des bibliothéques de l.Ontario-Franco

 
Award Presentation and Reception
 

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Session # 802
6:00 PM
Academic Library Awards Reception
 
Ontario College and University Library Association

 
Award Presedntation and Reception
 

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Session # 803
6:00 PM
Ontario Health Libraries Association Reception
 

 
Presentation of new products and services by sponsor, OVID Technologies
 

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Session # 804
6:00 PM
OPLA Readers' Advisory Committee
 
With the generous support of Library Bound, Inc.

 
This reception is for members of the OPLA Readers' Advisory Committee and their guests.
 

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Session # 805
5:30 PM
University of Western Ontario Alumni Reception
 

 
Western Library and Information Science graduates are invited to join us for a reception on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Joe Badali.s, 156 Front Street West between 5:30 PM . 7:30 PM. Come reconnect with LIS faculty, staff and alumni in a fun informal setting. RSVP online at www.westernconnect.ca/lis_event or call 1-866-447-1044. See you there!
 

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Session # 806
6:00 PM
Faculty of Information Alumni Association Reception
 

 
The Faculty of Information.s Alumni Association is hosting a super gathering to celebrate its super alumni! Catch up with classmates by joining us in the .East. Private Dining Room at a reception on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Joe Badali.s, 156 Front Street West between 6:00 PM . 8:00 PM. The cost is $10 and includes free appetizers and a drink of your choice. Even if you are not attending the conference, everyone is welcome. RSVP kathleen.obrien@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-7184 by Tuesday, January 27th, 2009.

 

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Session # 807
5:30 PM
Ministry of Culture Reception
 
Ontario Public Library Association and Ontario Library Boards. Association

 
The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of Culture, has been invited.
 

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Session # 808
7:00 PM
THE 2009 PUBLIC LIBRARY AWARDS DINNER
 
Ontario Public Library Association and Ontario Library Boards. Association

 
Gala banquet. Celebrate the contributions made through public libraries in Ontario, and the achievements of the individuals who lead the way.

AWARDS to be presented:
Minister.s Awards for Innovation
Angus Mowat Awards of Excellence
James Bain Medallion for the Public Library Trustee of the Year
Children.s Librarian of the Year
Excellence in Youth Services Award
Readers. Advisory Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
W.J. Robertson Medallion for Public Librarian of the Year
Public Library Guidelines Certification will be presented
The Friends of Ontario's First Nation Public Libraries Honour Program's Friendship Feather Awards
Ticket Required.
$55.
 

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Session # 850
7:30 AM
TALCO AGM
 
Presiding: Marlene Turkington, Thames Valley DSB; Kelly Diiorio, Resource Teacher, Niagara DSB;

 
TALCO (The Association of Library, Media, Information Technology Co-ordinators and Consultants of Ontario) invites conference delegates who are the lead people in their school boards for library, media and information technology programs to attend the AGM. No cost. Registration will be done through the TALCO listserv.
 

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Session # 900
8:00 AM
Dr. Michael Bloom
 
Vice-President, Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada

 
Dr. Bloom is responsible for managing the Organizational Excellence, the Education and Learning, and the Learning and Development research groups.

In May 2008, the International Forum on the Creative Economy brought together over 200 national and international thinkers, leading economists and business leaders to discuss evidence on the current and future economic forces and trends impacting the innovation, creative, and knowledge-based economies. At that event, Dr. Bloom spoke about the recent Conference Board of Canada report titled: Valuing Culture: Measuring and Understanding Canada.s Creative Economy, which examines the culture sector as a cornerstone of the creative economy.

Dr. Bloom is a graduate of the University of Oxford (DPhil) and Carleton University (BA, MA).
 

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Session # 1000
9:05 AM
A Web of Connections: Why the read/write web changes everything
 
Will Richardson, author, retired educator and Learner in Chief at Connective Learning, Inc

 
The web has brought a world of information to our fingertips and, in the process, has transformed much of the way we work and live. But now that we have the ability to contribute our own ideas and experiences to the sum of human knowledge that we are building online, the impact of the web is even more powerful.
This shift in how we use the web is already challenging political, business and media leaders to rethink the ways in which they operate. But what about education? Our model of schooling hasn.t changed significantly in over 100 years, and it continues to be resistant to change in any meaningful ways.
Yet in this new world of global connections, of powerful personal learning opportunities online, of shifting notions of information and knowledge, we must begin to re-envision the basic foundations of teaching and learning. If we don.t, if we sit back and watch the world change without us, we risk our relevance and our ability to prepare our students for the world in which they will live and work.
 

Convenor: Anita Brooks-Kirkland

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Session # 1001
9:05 AM
Changes to Canada's Copyright Act
 
Margaret Ann Wilkinson, Professor, University of Western Ontario

 
As OLA’s copyright expert, Margaret Wilkinson will provide a status report on the current status of amendments to the Copyright Act.  With the fall election, work has slowed, but the concerns of the library community, particularly with respect to access to digital information and technical protections measures, need to be in our on-going conversations with policy-makers.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Michael Russell, Georginia PL

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Session # 1002
9:05 AM
La sélection de ressources académiques en langue française
 
Julianna Drexler, Branch Head, Frost Library, York University; Jennifer Dekker, Subject Librarian, University of Ottawa; Leila Saadaoui, Bibliothécaire/Librarian, Université Laurentienne

 
Cette session intéractive présente des idées sur les ressources utilisées dans une bibliothèque académique et les fournisseurs de livres et revues académiques.

An interactive workshop presenting resources and vendors for academic libraries purchasing French language resources.
 

Convenor: Julianna Drexler

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Session # 1003
9:05 AM
Fundraising that Works!
 
Lori Ann Nash, President; Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association; Heather Rumball, President, Toronto Public Library Foundation

 
Hear experts from Ontario.s most successful Friends group and Public Library Foundation. How do charitable organizations and foundations operate and raise funds for their library? Some groups undertake one major fundraiser annually or smaller, innovative fundraisers which generate excellent funds and publicity in their community. Deepen your understanding of the role of friends groups and foundations in generating funds for your library.

Resources:
FOCAL
 

Convenor: Jami van Haaften

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Session # 1004
9:05 AM
Taking It To The Streets: Knowledge Ontario in Action in Ontario libraries
 
Jean Foster, CEO, Windsor PL; Cathy Matyas, CEO, Waterloo PL; Lori Sims, CEO, Oakville PL

 
Learn how libraries in Ontario are leveraging the full range of services/solutions and technologies being developed by Knowledge Ontario to extend their services, budgets and influence in the community.
 

Convenor: David Thornley

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Session # 1005
9:05 AM
Prison Libraries: Connections to the community
 
Joanne Lefebvre, Co-ordinator, Learning Disabilities Initiative, Collins. Bay Institution

 
When you are behind bars, the library becomes an important link to your successful re-entry into the community. How do prison libraries balance the order and quiet of the library with the noise and confusion of a penitentiary while effectively providing resources to help with an offender.s successful reintegration into society? Clearly a prison librarian has many unique challenges.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Kathryn Suffoletta

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Session # 1006
9:05 AM
Encountering Values: The reinvention of information literacy?
 
Benjamin R. Harris, Assistant Professor/Instruction Librarian, Trinity University, Texas

 
Ask a classroom of students to research sources based on their personal value system. Then, take a picture. This is what confusion looks like. Still, the ability to factor personal values into the evaluation and selection process is a component in the ACRL Competency Standards for Information Literacy. Presenting comparative analysis of the ways that various iterations of information literacy objectives manage the connection between values and IL development. The LIS literature is reviewed to determine if/how this discussion is taking place in theory or practice. Explore strategies for dealing with the issue of values and information literacy and receive suggestions for further research to encourage and guide continuing discussion.

Resources:
Handout (.doc)
Bibliography (.doc)
 

Convenor: Autumn Piette

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Session # 1007
9:05 AM
Designing Effective Library Spaces: How research can inform practice
 
Lisa M. Given, Associate Professor, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Alberta; Mary Ann Mavrinac, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Mississauga

 
It is important to take an holistic approach to the design and examination of library spaces; here, library practice is informed by the results of research, and research results are enriched by using the University of Toronto Mississauga.s Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre as a practical context. By working collaboratively, the LIS researcher reviewed issues such as student behaviour, noise, furniture, security, etc. Explore this collaborative researcher-practitioner partnership and learn tips on creating spaces for student success.
 

Convenor: Marni Harrington

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Session # 1008
9:05 AM
Making the Grade: Meeting the requirements for tenure
 
Sarah Coysh, Librarian, York University; Doug Suarez, Reference Librarian and Subject Specialist for Sociology and Applied Health Sciences, Brock University; Anne Kelly, Wilfrid Laurier University; Maura Matesic, Reference Librarian, York University

 
The process of achieving tenure, continuing appointment or permanent positions in academic institutions can be mysterious to librarians new to the environment. Librarians who have achieved tenure will describe their activities and how they created a successful portfolio, based on vaguely-worded paragraphs in a collective agreement. On the other side, librarians experienced in evaluating promotion and tenure packages will elaborate on the elements that committees consider in their deliberations and new criteria being developed at some institutions to promote clarity in the process.

Resources:
Session Presentation Sarah Coysh (.pdf)
Session Presentation Maura Matesic (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Gina Matesic

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Session # 1009
9:05 AM
Moved to 1712
 

 
 

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Session # 1010
9:05 AM
Working Together: Brock University library's new learning commons
 
Kevin Manuel, Liaison Librarian, Brock University

 
The James A. Gibson Library at Brock University opened its new Matheson Learning Commons in September 2008. In addition to the library.s resources, the Learning Commons will include a number of on-campus services used by students for their academic needs. In the fall of 2008, a series of focus groups were conducted to explore how the new Learning Commons impacts students. learning and research needs. The research results from this qualitative study provide rich detail about how a Learning Commons space in an academic library is interpreted from the students. perspective.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Deborah Wills

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Session # 1011
9:05 AM
Rapid Response Health Technology Assessments: Speed versus systematic searching
 
Hayley Fitzsimmons, Manager, Information Services, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

 
There is a growing demand for rapid response reviews from health-care administrators and decision makers to support quick decision making and tight timelines. Discuss search techniques used by the Information Services department of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) to support the rapid response reviews produced by CADTH.s Health Technology Inquiry Service (HTIS). Specific techniques discussed include: use of study type .filters. or .hedges. in order to reduce search results, focussed grey literature searching and database selection.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Melanie Browne

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Session # 1012
9:05 AM
Successful Projects 101: planning and operating a project for your library
 
Sam Kalb, Library Assessment & IT Projects Co-ordinator, Queen.s University Library

 
Whether they involve a consortium of libraries or a single branch library, successful projects share common attributes. Learn how to identify attributes and outline project management techniques and practices that will help guide your project toward the desired goals and avoid some common pitfalls along the way. Sam is an experienced project manager and co-ordinator of the 2007 LibQUAL Canada Survey Project.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Steven Chabot

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Session # 1013
9:05 AM
Session Withdrawn
 

 
 

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Session # 1014
9:05 AM
How 'green' is your library?
 
Ron Lemaire, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

 
As we plan for new buildings or renovations, we want to be responsible to our environment and our budgets. We read more and more about green building solutions, but where to start? Introducing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System (LEED®), learn more about sustainability strategies, community plans and green building policies.
 

Convenor: Andrew Porteus

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Session # 1015
9:05 AM
OLBA's Leadership by Design: Part One – The Place to Go and Take What You Need When You Ne
 
Margaret Andrewes, Councillor, Town of Lincoln; Randee Loucks, Principal, CGS Consultants

 
This is your opportunity to plug into this new and exciting professional development program for Ontario.s public library boards to engage in working to strengthen their community leadership capacity. Find out what Leadership by Design has in store for you and your board.
 

Convenor: John Sproule

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Session # 1016
9:05 AM
Thrilling Tales: Adult Storytime @ your library
 
David Wright, Readers. Services Librarian, Seattle PL

 
A story hour for grown-ups? Why not?! Adult storytimes can focus on a variety of styles and formats, from suspense and ghost stories to literary fiction and classics, story discussion groups to parent/child programs to podcasts. They can fit any size venue and any size budget. They can draw people to your library, or bring your library into the community. Starting with his own successful .Thrilling Tales. story hour, David will share a variety of programs libraries around the country, and give you all the ideas and inspiration you need to get started with your very own story program for adults.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.doc)
 

Convenor: Shonna Froebel

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Session # 1017
9:05 AM
Evergreen Exposed: Hacking the open source library system
 
William Erickson, Vice President, Software Development & Integration, Equinox Software Inc; Dan Scott, Systems Librarian, Laurentian University

 
Join an Evergreen developer on a tour of the architecture and source code of the Evergreen library system. Ride the service-oriented architecture wave with OpenSRF build user interfaces in XUL, Pylons, and Dojo define search indexes and business logic in PostgreSQL and create your own discovery layer. Get ready to get your hands dirty with Evergreen . this will be a session filled with code!

Resources:
Session Presentation Dan Scott
 

Convenor: David Fiander

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Session # 1018
9:05 AM
Changing Data: Implementing Primo for the Tri-Universities Group
 
Alison Hitchens, Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian, University of Waterloo Library

 
What is involved in converting Voyager MARC data to Primo Normalized XML
during the implementation of the Primo discovery tool? This session will
discuss the types of changes made to the default Primo rules, testing
procedures and the decisions involved in the process based on the experience
of the Tri-Universities Group (University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier
University, University of Guelph).  Come and learn about Primo, about data
conversion and testing, and how to handle data in a consortial environment.
 

Convenor: Ellen Symons

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Session # 1019
9:05 AM
Finding and Getting: Google Books, Google Scholar and free tools
 
Melissa Belvadi, Emerging Technologies & Metadata Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island

 
The Internet offers a wealth of free scholarly resources mixed with finding tools that point to commercial resources your library may already have access to. Two major resources of this type are Google Book Search and Google Scholar. Free applications of OpenURL technology have the potential to help patrons deal with the free/not-free mix. Introducing the use of Google Books and Google Scholar for academic research and demonstrating free services such as browser plugins from OCLC and LibX which use OpenURL services. Including an explanation of the COinS standard used in Wikipedia and elsewhere as applied to these tools.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Alexandra Eisenbichler

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Session # 1020
9:05 AM
Using Technology to See How Our Users Navigate Online Interfaces
 
Cynthia Bail, Subject Librarian; Cameron Metcalf, Head, GSG Library, University of Ottawa

 
What are the advantages of using technology to carry out usability testing? Using software to perform remote usability testing can be very illuminating. Learn how qualitative and quantitative aspects of interface usability can be examined using remote usability software. Hear about experiences using software and online technology during usability testing.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pps)
 

Convenor: Hilkka Luus

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Session # 1021
9:05 AM
Moved to 1229
 

 
 

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Session # 1022
9:05 AM
How to Hook Reluctant Teen Readers
 
Allison van Diepen, Author of Street Pharm and Snitch, English Teacher, Ottawa-Carleton DSB

 
Learn how to get teens excited about reading! Examine why certain books are hits with reluctant teen readers while others fall flat. Discuss how to partner with local teachers and community groups to get teens reading, and how the Internet can be used to put teens in touch with authors and other teen readers.

Resources:
Session Handout (.doc)
 

Convenor: Lindsay Shaw

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Session # 1023
9:05 AM
Ontario's Public Library Act: Understanding and Compliance
 
Rod Sawyer, Library Services Adviser, Ontario Ministry of Culture; Mark C. Gagnon, CEO, Belleville PL and John M. Parrott Art Gallery

 
The Public Library Act sets out the conditions of free public library service. To lead and support our public libraries, trustees need a keen understanding of the parameters outlined in the Act. Review the key elements, and the perspectives on how the Act is used at the Trustee and CEO level. Also of interest to library students.

Resources:
Session Presentation Rod Sawyer (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Margaret Wicklum

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Session # 1024
9:05 AM
Exploring & Overcoming the BIG HR Challenges of Small & Medium Enterprises
 
Einer Westerlund, Co-Lead of the joint Queen’s University/Hewitt Associates Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada Study; Director, Project Development, Queen’s Centre for Business Venturing, Queen’s School of Business.

 
Organizations, now more than ever before, need engaged employees.  The annual Best Small & Medium Employees study has been helping Canadian companies for years – not only increase their levels of engagement and excel at developing high performance cultures – but also to get listed on the Top 50 in the Globe and Mail. Learn more about Hr challenges, the study, and how your organization can benefit from participating.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
Biography Einar Westerlund (.doc)
 

Convenor: Jesslyn Stonicus

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Session # 1025
9:05 AM
Who are these people and why aren't they using my library?
 
Don Mills, Director, Mississauga Library System

 
Using a new .social marketing. tool (PRIZM) the Mississauga Library System has examined who lives around each of its 18 branch locations and who uses and doesn.t use their library. With this tool marketing plans have been developed to reach out to wider usage by the local population based on their profile.

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Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Meg Ecclestone

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Session # 1026
9:05 AM
Keeping it Real!  Promoting First Nations Public Library Week
 
Karen Foster, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Public Library
Karen Lewis, Kanhiote Tyendinaga First Nation Public Library
Sheri  Mishibinijima, Wikwemikong Public Library
Sabrina Saunders, Six Nations Public Library
Kathleen Peters, Beausoleil First Nation Public Library
Rita Chiblow, OLS-North Advisor

 
First Nations Public Library Week is a multi-level, multi-purpose program that encourages all Ontario libraries to join in its celebration.  In First Nation communities, this Week is an opportunity to promote public library services and to celebrate the cultural uniqueness.  Librarians celebrate the week through creative library programming within the community.  In non-native communities, it’s an opportunity to increase awareness of Ontario’s First Nation peoples and make available materials that portray First Nations through training, programming and displays. First Nations Public Library Week 2009 takes place February 9-14.  Session participants have an opportunity to listen to First Nation public librarians share their ideas for celebration suggestions including programming, activities and resources.
 

Convenor: Bill Irwin

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Session # 1027
9:05 AM
Right to Read/Write to Read
 
Sandra Onufryk, President of the Board, World Literacy of Canada; Sharon Yates, Children.s Advocate, Oakville PL; Shawna Rathbun, Canadian Programming, World Literacy of Canada

 
The opportunity to learn to read and write is taken for granted in Canada, However, in the developing world, children and in particular girls, cannot assume even a basic education as a right. Right to Read/Write to Read is a national creative writing contest for students in grades 4 to 8. Ken Oppel, a notable Canadian author will write the first paragraph of a story, and participants will create the middle and ending! The plot will be linked to the literacy work of World Literacy of Canada, and the winning entries will be published. Public and school libraries seeking meaningful youth projects will benefit from hearing about this special World Literacy of Canada project.
 

Convenor: Andrew Ward

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Session # 1028
9:05 AM
Graphic Novels: De-ghettoizing a medium
 
Jason Azzopardi, Library Services Co-ordinator, The Beguilng Arts and Books

 
The medium of graphic novels, historically, has not been afforded the same respect as other forms of artictic expression, despite its contributions to literature. Find out how to contextuaize the medium within the larger sphere of art and literature, de-mystify the selection process, and help address graphic novels as the excellent literary resources they are.
 

Convenor: Greg Gulas

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Session # 1029
9:05 AM
Making Work "Work" For Everyone
 
Caitlin Williams, Consultant-in-Residence, OLA Career and Mentoring Centre, President, New Directions for the Good Life, LLC, Successful Women, Inc

 
Employers and employees can come together to create an environment that is engaging, rewarding, nourishing and high performance. Come learn key strategies that both employers and employees can use to align expectations, improve communications and make the most of diverse work styles. Organizations can succeed when employers and employees better understand one another, agree upon what is at stake and implement plans for moving forward in a positive way that benefits all.
 

Convenor: Donna Bolten-Steele

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Session # 1030
9:05 AM
Show and Tell: Visual literacy in picture books
 
Judy Halpern, Instructor, University of Western Ontario

 
Picture books are bicultural in that they share qualities of reading and of visual arts. Engage readers in visual literacy by teaching them to read illustrations, as well as text, for information. Discover picture books which captivate students on a variety of levels, addressing content of the elementary science curriculum.

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Handout (.pdf)
 

Convenor: OSLA

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Session # 1031
9:05 am
Planning for the Future: An Innovative Study and Big Plans for a County Library Board
 
Lauree Valley, Experince Renewal Solutions, Inc

 
Technology, customer lifestyle habits and competition are forcing libraries to change rapidly in order to be relevant and vital to the people of the communities they serve.  In a time of revolutionary thinking and strategic change, Lauree Vallery is here to help.  As Chief Experience Officer at Experience Renewal Solutions Inc. (ERS), Lauree Vallery will share useful techniques and hints to help your library board move forward in this exciting time of change.  Lauree will also share insights from a recent library study conducted for the Middlesex County Library Board of Ontario.  The techniques used in this study will aid library boards looking to their many stakeholders to help them plot the path to the future.
 

Convenor: Lynn Humfress-Trute

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Session # 1100
10:40 AM
Michael Enright
 
Veteran Broadcaster and Journalist

 
Michael Enright has been the host of CBC Radio One.s The Sunday Edition since September 2000. Prior to joining The Sunday Edition, he hosted This Morning for three years, and spent 10 years hosting CBC Radio.s As It Happens, which he joined after two-and-a-half years as managing editor of CBC Radio News. Prior to that, he held a number of important editorial positions with leading Canadian magazines and newspapers.

He has written for Time magazine and was the editor of Quest. As assistant managing editor of Maclean.s, he oversaw the magazine.s shift from a monthly to a weekly publication. Enright worked for The Toronto Star as a political writer and was Washington correspondent for the Globe and Mail. He received a Southam Fellowship for Journalism in 1979, and studied Chinese history.
 

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Session # 1200
2:10 PM
Advocacy at Work: Saving branch libraries
 
Lori Ann Nash, President, Friends of Ottawa PL Association; Jan Harder, Trustee, Ottawa PL Board; Barbara Clubb, City Librarian and CEO, Ottawa PL

 
The .Save Our Services!. campaign saved branch libraries in Ottawa. For the second time in four years the Ottawa Public Library was faced with possible branch closures. Members of the library community and the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library played a key role. The Friends launched a .Save Our Services. website and an online petition. An education campaign delivered key messages. Study the achievements of this successful campaign, where no branches were closed, and no hours were cut.

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Convenor: Jami van Haaften

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Session # 1201
2:10 PM
The Forest of Reading® 2008 Evergreen Award Winner
 

 
Voting for the 2008 Evergreen Award takes place during Public Library Week in October. The winner is announced in November, and the Award is given during the Friday plenary session at 10:40 AM. Here is your chance to meet the winning author and hear him/her speak.

ONE BOOK ONE CONFERENCE
What if every reader at Super Conference read the same book? You.ve done it in your community (OBOC), and now you can get a taste of it at the Conference!
The BOOK this year will be the Evergreen Award Winner, be watching in November  to find out which book will be the inaugural OBOC title!

Join your colleagues at Expo 2009 either Thursday or Friday at 1:00 pm to participate in this year's ONE BOOK ONE CONFERENCE!

The 2008 Evergreen Award™ is presented to Lawrence Hill for The Book of Negroes.

Resources:
Reading Map (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Marcia Aronson

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Session # 1202
2:10 PM
Reaching Children Through New and Innovative Approaches
 
Anne Bailey, Director, Branches; Ken Setterington, Children & Youth Advocate for Library Services; Leesa Tossios, Department Head, Children & Youth Advocate, Toronto PL

 
Toronto Public Library has been introducing new services and redesigning spaces for young children. Learn about .Ready for Reading,. an early literacy program, and KidsStops: literacy-rich interactive centres. Understand the philosophical underpinnings and practical aspects of bringing these projects to life, and how you can maximize pre-literacy awareness with the parents in your communities.
 

Convenor: Meg Ecclestone

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Session # 1203
2:10 PM
Des stratégies pour rejoindre les usagers là où ils sont
 
Kim Frail, Coordinatrice des services de référence/Reference Services Co-ordinator, Bibliothèque Saint-Jean, University of Alberta Libraries

 
Cet atelier présente des initiatives innovatrices pour rejoindre les usagers dans un milieu universitaire et s.attarde sur les meilleures pratiques qui utilisent des technologies naissantes, tels que le cours en ligne, les tutoriels animés, les .logiciels sociaux,. la baladidiffusion et la messagerie instantanée, afin d'intégrer les services et des ressources de la bibliothèque dans les pratiques de travail existantes des usagers. Des stratégies qui ne reposent pas sur la technologie sont aussi proposées.

Learn innovative strategies to reach patrons in their own environments. Focusing on best practices to integrate library services into patron.s existing workflow procedures such as: online courses, animated tutorials, social software, RSS feeds and instant messaging. Strategies that are not technology-dependent will also be discussed. These strategies will be in relation to academic libraries but could relate to other library environments where appropriate.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Monique Brule

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Session # 1204
2:10 PM
Grounding The Vision: Future plans For Knowledge Ontario
 
David Thornley, Executive Director, Knowledge Ontario

 
The digital services of Knowledge Ontario continue to grow and take shape.  Learn about plans to extend services, build new ones and create a vibrant and inclusive organization.  This session will focus on Learn Ontario (formerly Teacher Ontario) and its Atomic Learning Pilot, an introduction to the new Resource Ontario electronic databases, and our plans related to web presence, collaborative work environments, and a Spring 2009 Ideas Forum, which will help to chart a course for the future.
 

Convenor: Jesslyn Stonicus

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Session # 1205
2:10 PM
Moved to 629
 

 
 

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Session # 1206
2:10 PM
Impact Factor and Citation Metrics: What do they really mean?
 
Debbie Chaves, Wilfrid Laurier University; Brian Cameron, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Ryerson University

 
What began as a metric for determining journal quality, the impact factor, has moved into a new realm of meaning and application. There are now new algorithms to determine how powerful an article in a given journal can be, and thus to infer something about the quality of scholarship of that journal. Which metrics should librarians employ and why? The ethics of using these measures needs to be addressed, especially when the ramifications of these quantitative metrics can be profound. A practical assessment of how citation analysis metrics are created and where librarians should be wary.

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Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Carol Perry

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Session # 1207
2:10 PM
Supporting the Research Endeavor of Academic Librarians
 
Gwen Ebbett, University Librarian, University of Windsor; Selinda Berg, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, University of Windsor; Ken N. Meadows, Educational Researcher, University of Western Ontario

 
In Canada, there has been an increased focus on academic librarians participating as researchers in the research mandate of their academic institutions. Although this focus provides exciting opportunities for academic librarians, proper support and clarity of expectations are critical. Many academic institutions are creating supports aimed at reducing the anxiety experienced by librarians embarking on research, all the while improving the quality of the ever growing corpus of library literature. Potential areas of support for librarians will be discussed from multiple perspectives.
 

Convenor: Naomi Eichenlaub

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Session # 1208
2:10 PM
Still in School: Learning about librarianship from your first contract
 
Robin Sakowski, Academic Liaison Librarian, University of Guelph

 
Library school education is not the end of learning how to be a librarian. How can you be strategic and use the experience of your first contract(s) to enhance your practice of librarianship? Learn practical strategies for career and skill development. Presented by a new professional in her first tenure-track position using a balance of practical and anecdotal advice and theories of learning and career progression.
 

Convenor: Aashah Alam

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Session # 1209
2:10 PM
Information Seeking Behaviours of Chinese Students
 
Guoying (Grace) Liu, Systems Librarian; Danielle Winn, Information Literacy Librarian; Leddy Library, University of Windsor

 
A groundbreaking research study was conducted at the University of Windsor investigating library use and information literacy skills of Chinese-international students studying at the graduate level. Researchers gathered data using individual interviews, and the data was used to analyze how well the Leddy Library is meeting the needs of this specific group of international students. The findings will have implications for how Canadian libraries can improve their services to Chinese students.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Sarah Coysh

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Session # 1210
2:10 PM
Census? Statistics? E-Stat can give you answers!
 
Suzette Giles, Data Librarian; Dan Jakubek, Map and GIS Librarian, Ryerson University

 
Colleges, universities, schools (primary and secondary) and many public libraries can, and do, have access to Statistics Canada.s E-Stat website. E-Stat gives access to much more census data than the publicly accessible Census website. It also features free access to over 36 million series of data (CANSIM) and has a module with environmental data. Come and take a look at what E-Stat can do from finding CANSIM data to mapping 2006 census data. This is a resource for reference staff at all levels of research.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Brenda Mahoney

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Session # 1211
2:10 PM
The Development and Practice of Feminine Courage in Leadership
 
Joy Richards, Vice President, Collaborative Practice, Quality & Chief Nursing Executive, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

 
There are few more universally admired human characteristics than courage. Every identified culture and historical civilization appears to attach great significance both to acknowledgment and exemplary displays of courageous acts and courageous individuals. Yet, what exactly is courage and how is it acquired? Explore the notion of courage development and practice, particularly as it relates to female nursing leadership in Canada, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the phenomenon.
 

Convenor: Mary McDiarmid

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Session # 1212
2:10 PM
When is a Library Not Just a Library?
 
Ian E. Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada

 
When is a library not just a library? When it unlocks the power of 21st-century knowledge to increase literacy, to support health, to encourage civic debate, to welcome newcomers, to facilitate research and to make the vital connections between people, ideas, information and technology. When is a library not just a library? When it becomes the community.s lifeline. Ian E. Wilson is a passionate spokesperson for libraries, and what they can do. For a mind-boggling overview of how much has changed in Canada.s libraries and individual profiles of successes across the country, put this feature presentation at the top of your agenda.
 

Convenor: Adam Taves

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Session # 1213
2:10 AM
Taking Care of Business
 
Dan Humphries; Tarek El-Hennawyr; Regional Business Officers, Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre

 
Find out how the Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre, a government organization, can help you better assist your business clients. Discussion will include business documents, tools, content syndication and a free market research service.
 

Convenor: Linda Delgrande

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Session # 1214
2:10 PM
Municipal Cultural Planning and the Library
 
Gord Hume, Chair, Ontario Municipal Cultural Planning Partnership

 
Cultural planning is emerging as the fourth pillar of municipal governance. Ontario libraries have a critical opportunity to expand their role in the community, and to be leaders in this exciting .Creative City. development.
 

Convenor: Margaret Wicklum

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Session # 1215
2:10 PM
Serving Diverse Audiences at Toronto Public Library: Policy, programming, and service development
 
Eman Amed, Toronto PL Trustee; Anna Kwan, Toronto PL Staff

 
In developing its most recent Strategic Plan for 2008 -2011, the Toronto Public Library Board established strategic directions for serving Toronto’s diverse audiences in the city and its neighbourhoods.  Learn how TPL has incorporated the needs of diverse audiences - newcomers, children, youth, adults, older adults, persons with disabilities, gay and lesbians – into its Strategic Plan.
 

Convenor: John Sproule

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Session # 1216
2:10 PM
OLBA's Leadership by Design: Part Two – Let's Find Out About a Board That's Doing What We
 
Margaret Andrewes, Councillor, Town of Lincoln; Randee Loucks, Principal, CGS Consultants

 
As Ontario.s library boards grow stronger through Leadership by Design so do their connections with each other. In 2008, OLA secured an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for OLBA to gather the stories of libraries that are demonstrating exemplary leadership in community development. These case studies are the basis for .Learning from Our Peers,. to be unveiled at this session as the fifth element in the evolution of OLBA.s Leadership by Design.

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Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Beth Phieffer

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Session # 1217
2:10 PM
Open Source Integrated Library System: A virtualized solution
 
Shann Leighton, CEO, Grand Valley PL; William VanKeuren, CEO, Hanover PL; Wilda Allen, CEO, Grey Highlands PL; Sheila Durand, CEO, North Perth PL

 
In early 2008, six autonomous libraries in Grey, Dufferin and Perth Counties (single and multi-branch) joined together to form the Saugeen Library Consortium in order to share costs and migrate to a new ILS using KOHA 3 open source software. The technology allowed the libraries to share expenses and knowledge and still maintain their own unique instances of KOHA 3, is the open source software virtualization of each library on one server! Libraries of all sizes can benefit in many other ways using server virtualization. The panel of speakers will outline the challenges faced and how they were overcome while welcoming questions and comments from the audience.
 

Convenor: Mike Russell

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Session # 1218
2:10 PM
Managing Citations Using Free or Fee-Based Software: What's the difference?
 
Cynthia Bail, Subject Librarian, University of Ottawa

 
How comparable are online citation management tools such as RefWorks, Endnote Web, Connotea, Zotero? Each product has its strengths and weaknesses, but does each product offer a good return on investment (fee versus free)? While many users have a preference for one product, do the reasons relate to technological advantages or some other consideration? Get an overview of some of these citation management tools and gain insight into why some user communities may prefer one product over another.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pps)
 

Convenor: Lesa Balch

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Session # 1219
2:10 PM
Considering New Discovery Layers
 
Martha Whitehead, Associate University Librarian, Queen.s University Library; Alan Bell, University of Waterloo; Nora Gaskin, McMaster University; Sian Miekle, University of Toronto; Tom Adam, Information Literacy Librarian, University of Western Ontario

 
Academic libraries have numerous options for new discovery layers designed to improve our users. experience of searching our catalogues and other information sources. Explore the factors considered by several university libraries in arriving at their decisions, and what was learned from user research and the implementation process. The discussion will be of interest to anyone selecting or implementing a discovery layer system or next generation catalogue.

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Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Gail Richardson

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Session # 1220
2:10 PM
Volunteers Needed: New Canadians and Volunteering
 
Jennifer Hesse, Administrator, Volunteer Services; Heidi Williams, Librarian, London PL

 
New Canadians bring lots of great skills as volunteers for libraries! Learn ways to use these skills to the best advantage of your library, as well as how to ensure that both the library and the volunteer benefit from the relationship.
 

Convenor: Janice Kullas

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Session # 1221
2:10 PM
Jane Salmon, Barrie PL; Patrick Gracey, Toronto PL; Jennfer Stephen, Vaughn PL
 
Members of the OLA Best Bets committee

 
The 10 best Canadian titles for young adults from 2008 as well as honourable mentions. Great for developing a collection that will appeal to a wide variety of teen reading tastes and levels.
 

Convenor: Jane Salmon

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Session # 1222
2:10 PM
Building a Learning Community
 
Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates

 
Learning 2.0/web 2.0 is having a huge impact on organizations, but not everyone understands the tools and how to use them for productivity, service delivery and success. Discuss a world-wide movement which uses learning 2.0 techniques to support shared learning in libraries and other organizations. Filled with examples and tips, you can take the experience of others and create your own program very quickly to help your colleagues learn about web 2.0 tools and build a strong client-focused collaborative culture.
 

Convenor: Michael Budd

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Session # 1223
2:10 PM
The Social Web Goes to School: Enabling 21st-century learning
 
Panelists:
Will Richardson, Connective Learning, Inc.
Melanie Parrack, Executive Superintendent of Student Success, Toronto DSB
Mark Carbone, Chief Information Officer, Waterloo Region DSB;
Roger Nevin, Teacher-Librarian, Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB

Moderator: Anita Brooks Kirkland, Library Consultant, Waterloo Region DSB

 
Our students are tuned in, connected, learning and creating on the social web. Outside of school, that is. We know that this read/write web offers essential opportunities for 21st-century learners. Yet we exist in an educational environment of some paranoia about the real and perceived dangers of the web, where school districts filter Internet content, have rules against using social software, and where instruction about the Internet often focuses on the negative rather than harnessing the positive. How do we bridge this instructional disconnect? The panel members bring diverse perspectives on the issues, but all have the common purpose of trying to reach common ground on how to resolve the issues and plug our students in to learning.
 

Convenor: Lynn Wisniewski

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Session # 1224
2:10 PM
Teaching Research Skills to Students with Learning Differences
 
Elizabeth MacDonald, Teacher-Librarian; Angela Saxe, Teacher, Sydenham HS; Melanie Craig-Hansford, La Salle SS, Limestone DSB

 
Teaching research skills to students is a challenge but when those students have learning disabilities, learning differences and disorders such as ADHD, Autism and Asperger.s syndrome the task can seem insurmountable. Discover the importance of including students that have learning differences in your library community. Find out how to teach research skills that are transferable and that can help with learning strategies so students have a more successful school experience. Learn how to teach research skills that address all types of learning styles. Develop a working relationship with different types of students in your library and learn how that relationship can blossom as a result of a successful learning experience with you. DVD clips, interviews and practical handouts will be included.

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Handouts and Information
 

Convenor: Clare Gorman

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Session # 1225
2:10 PM
MMORPGs: More Than Just Games!
 
Diana Maliszewski, Teacher-Librarian, Agnes Macphail PS, Toronto DSB; James Maliszewski, Writer, Rogue Games; Mary Maliszewski, Grade 3 Student

 
In 2005, Diana and James Maliszewski spoke at Super Conference on RPGs . role-playing games and their place in school and public libraries. Three years later, it.s a family affair as Diana, James and their daughter Mary discuss various MMORPGs (massive multi-player online role-playing games). From Runescape to Neopets, from Webkinz to World of Warcraft, from Club Penguin to Maple Story, discover how these entertaining diversions are actually transforming how we work, play and think. It.s a Web 2.0 world . see what the buzz is all about!
 

Convenor: Michelle Flecker

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Session # 1226
2:10 PM
CBC Archives Website: Digital content and tools for your library
 
Shireen Cuthbert, Communications Officer, CBC/Radio-Canada

 
With 12,000 radio and television clips in English and French, the CBC/Radio-Canada Digital Archives Website is one of the largest free-access audio-visual archives on the Internet. Now with enhanced features and a new design, the bilingual website offers even more search options including interactive tools to help visitors explore the most significant moments in Canadian history, geography, politics, economics, arts, sports, science and technology. Learn how to use the site as an essential resource on our nation.s past. Discover how to access thousands of clips, explore hundreds of educational materials, and experience key moments in Canadian history through CBC/Radio-Canada microphones and cameras.
 

Convenor: OSLA

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Session # 1227
2:10 PM
The Case for Christian Fiction
 
Alison McCullough, Community Development Librarian, Oshawa Public Libraries and President of the Church Library Association of Ontario; selected authors of Christian Fiction

 
Gimme that ol' time religion doesn't cut it anymore! Christian fiction rocks the book publishing world in the 21st Century. This session will make a case for Christian fiction in the public library. What is Christian fiction? What are popular authors and titles? What are the tools for the reader’s advisor? Who publishes Christian fiction, where can we find reviews? This session will also describe partnership opportunities with community church libraries, outlining a survey and follow-up that was conducted at Oshawa Public Libraries. Don’t be surprised if an author or two drops by to talk-up their latest bestseller!
 

Convenor: Jackie McFarlan

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Session # 1228
2:10 PM
The Extreme Library Makeover – 2009
 
Chad Martin, Brodart Canada

 
Learn about the latest trends to showcase your library and create a customer-driven environment. Discover creative ways to achieve a fresh and up-to-date experience for your patrons on each and every visit. Find out step-by-step how to make your library space more efficient, user-friendly and profitable. Let us help you create your dream library!

Resources:
Extreme Library Makeover Checklist (.doc)
Brodart Graph Paper Handout (.xls)
 

Convenor: Daphne Wood

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Session # 1229
2:10 PM
Creative Librarian/Creative Library
 
Stan Skrzeszewski, ASM Consultants, St. Catharines; Kimberly Silk, President, BrightSail Digital Media Consulting

 
Creativity is the fuel which drives the new economy and the new urbanism of the creative city movement. Using some of the methodologies of .Appreciative Inquiry. and a hands-on and interactive approach, explore the principles of creativity and the creative city, how to work as a creative librarian, what a library needs to put in place to be a creative space and the role of technology in the creative library. Utilizing creative approaches to song-writing give this workshop a distinctive, cross-disciplinary and stimulating atmosphere.
 

Convenor: Gail Sedgewick

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Session # 1230
2:10 PM
CAPL Town Hall Meeting
 

 
 

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Session # 1300
3:45 PM
The Honourable David C Onley, Order of Ontario
 
Lieutenant  Governor of Ontario

 
Accessibility, literacy, responsible citizenship, and dedication to making Ontario the best it can be. These are all qualities embraced by our profession and that help us build libraries as the heart of a community. Stay-tuned to the web for updates.
 

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Session # 1301
3:45 PM
Chaque enfant préparé pour la lecture
 
Todd Kyle, Manager, Churchill Meadows Branch, Mississauga Library System; Catherine Seaman, Co-ordinator, Children & Teen Services, Ottawa PL

 
Ce programme, créé par l'American Library Association et traduit en français par la bibliothèque publique d.Ottawa, propose les six habiletés de pré-alphabétisation qui se développent chez le jeune enfant et les techniques de lecture qui les favorisent le mieux, tout en se servant de multiples exemples d'albums de langue française.  This program, inititally created by the American Library Association and translated into French by the Ottawa Public Library, introduces 6 pre-reading skills for young children and reading techniques that bolsters these skills using several examples of French language books.

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Handout (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Celine Marcoux-Hamade

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Session # 1302
3:45 PM
Friends Helping Friends: Practical Tips
 
Dorothy Macnaughton, Friends of Sault Ste Marie PL; Bill Crawford, Friends of the Mississauga Library System; Jami van Haaften, Sudbury, Friends of the Sudbury PL

 
Round table discussions on the following topics: recruiting/organizing volunteers/members, how to run successful book sales/book stores and community outreach/partnerships. Full group discussion on all topics will follow round table discussions with opportunity for Q & A. Ideas will be collated and sent to all participants.
 

Convenor: Dorothy Macnaughton

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Session # 1303
3:45 PM
(En)Gauging the Network: the Grad Student information environment
 
Morag Coyne, Queen.s University; Mary Claire Vandenburg, Research & Instruction Librarian, Queen.s University

 
Graduate students form and rely on sophisticated networks to help them access, gauge and know the information they need quickly. These networks enable them to participate more fully in the world of scholarly communication. In order for librarians to best serve graduates it is practical to ask: What do these networks look like? How do students build their network? Ultimately we ask: What role ought the librarian play in the life of such networks? Supported by the research in cognitive and information sciences, we will discuss these questions and demonstrate the concrete application we found in greater service levels to graduates.
 

Convenor: Richard Carter

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Session # 1304
3:45 PM
Interactive Outreach: Engaging students in library promotions
 
Nancy Collins, Communications and Liaison Librarian; Marian Davies, Library Associate; University of Waterloo

 
Looking for new ways to engage students with your library? Recent initiatives at the University of Waterloo Library have put students at the centre of outreach efforts through promotions that are student-driven and often student-generated. Drawing on practical examples, we will discuss UW's successful "Why Do You Love the Library?" video contest, online polls, digital displays, and more. Learn about the benefits and logistics of creating dynamic and interactive promotions. Take away fresh and practical strategies for engaging students in your library.s outreach activities.
 

Convenor: Heather Foulkes

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Session # 1305
3:45 PM
Building Upon Research Competencies in First-Year Courses
 
Laurie Morrison, Liaison Librarian; Keri Cronin, Assistant Professor, Visual Arts, Brock University

 
The Department of Visual Arts at Brock University is committed to fostering student research competencies through two introductory courses. Beyond exposing students to critical ideas about visual culture and art history, a second outcome seeks to help them navigate “hidden” academic library resources. Driven by this goal, instruction was created collaboratively among instructors and the librarian through a combination of in-class and online methods delivered throughout the semester. Students arrive at university with varying research abilities, so the instruction was designed to build on existing competencies to develop more sophisticated research strategies. Also, grounded in a constructivist learning theory, frequent  assessments adjusted the instructional content as needed. This session will review preliminary findings of the successes and challenges of this approach.
 

Convenor: 1305

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Session # 1306
3:45 PM
Library Technicians: the Swiss Army knives of academic libraries
 
Carol Campbell, Senior Library Technician, Humber College ITAL; Denise Rooney, Library Technician, University of Guelph-Humber; Adam Weissengruber, Virtual Services Library Technician, Humber College ITAL

 
Library technicians contribute to academic libraries in multifaceted ways. From providing information literacy classes to managing interlibrary loans, library technicians are responsible for a variety of integral activities within an academic library. Come and hear the unique challenges and opportunities that library technicians encounter in an academic library that serves both university and college students.

Resources:
Session Presentation Carol Campbell (.ppt)
Opening Remarks Denise Rooney (.pdf)
Session Presentation Denise Rooney (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Leslie Thomson

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Session # 1307
3:45 PM
What do those licenses say? and other perplexing copyright questions
 
Joan Dalton, Associate University Librarian; Victoria Owen, Head Librarian, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

 
Review the licenses and agreements which determine the terms of use of Scholars Portal resources. Raise awareness of Scholars Portal resources on campus and ensure that the total allowable useage of licensed materials is being utilized in the delivery of course content and in support of research.
 

Convenor: Suzanne LeBlanc

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Session # 1308
3:45 PM
The Evolution of Email Reference: Is it really here to stay?
 
Gillian Griffith; Sarah Wickett; Amanda Ross-White, Clinical Outreach Services Librarians, Queen.s University

 
In addition to our students and faculty, Bracken Health Sciences Library serves a number of clients through our partnerships with health-care institutions in Southeastern Ontario. Regardless of location, our goal continues to be to provide our diverse clientele with seamless and equitable access to customized information services such as access to electronic resources, training, document delivery, information and reference services. As a group of GenX librarians, we have witnessed a remarkable shift in the provision of reference services over the past few years. Our goal will be to explore the challenges posed by email reference, specifically the reference interview, record-keeping and user expectations. We will also examine the current state of email reference in light of .new. alternative modes of communication e.g. IM and texting.
 

Convenor: Penka Stoyanova

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Session # 1309
3:45 PM
One Big Library
 
Stacy Allison-Cassin, Music Cataloguer; William Denton, Web Librarian, York University

 
As Wendy Newman says, it looks like there are many different kinds of libraries (public, academic, school, national, medical, special) but really there.s just One Big Library with branches all over the world. What is it really? What parts of it exist (Scholars Portal? Knowledge Ontario? Open Library?) and what is missing? What tools are available to implement it? What social, professional and technical reasons might keep us from finishing it? We will cover the theory and practice of the One Big Library, drawing on Steve Coffman, Wendy Newman, Dan Chudnov, Christopher Alexander, and others. We will show examples and tools and explain our vision for building the One Big Library.

Resources:
Session Presentation
 

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Session # 1310
3:45 PM
Costly Omissions: Employment barriers for skilled/experienced librarians, in
particular
 
Manjit Singh, Reference Librarian, Brantford PL; Ganga B. Dakshinamurti, Librarian, Albert D. Cohen Management Library

 
Foreign-trained librarians face many barriers when seeking employment in Canada with resultant cost to individuals and organizations. A state-of-the-art review of employment barriers illustrated by case studies for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that will be analyzed so all concerned can maximize benefits.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
Case Study 'A' (.rtf)
Case Study 'B' (.rtf)
 

Convenor: Tara Zarrin

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Session # 1311
3:45 PM
A Year With Verde: Implementing an ERMS from start to full use
 
Andrew Waller, Serials Librarian, University of Calgary

 
The University of Calgary Library has spent the past year implementing Verde, the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS) developed by Ex Libris. They have progressed to the point where Verde is now an integral part of the collections and acquisitions processes. Reflect on how the ERMS served as a marker for internal changes as the University of Calgary moved to a digital preferred collection, including the creation of new positions, new roles, and new workflows.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

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Session # 1312
3:45 PM
Nerds of a Feather: Gaming and virtual worlds in academic libraries
 
Krista Godfrey, Liaison Librarian; Shawn McCann, Immersive Learning (Gaming) Librarian, McMaster University

 
What.s an MMORPG? Can you 1337 5p34k? Ever been pwnd? Know what an avi is? Can you answer these questions? Then this session isn.t for you (but you might enjoy it anyway). Join us as we explore the use of games and virtual environments in higher education. Discover how academic libraries are supporting gaming and virtual worlds, and maybe even have some fun while doing it.
 

Convenor: Tetiana Senyshyn

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Session # 1313
3:45 PM
Moved to 429
 

 
 

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Session # 1314
3:45 PM
Once more, with meaning: The semantic web
 
Andrea Kosavic, Digital Initiatives Librarian; Walter Giesbrecht, Data Librarian; York University

 
What is the semantic web? How can the semantic web help us find, combine and share information via the web? Learn about the ideas behind the semantic web, how far it has come, and where it has yet to go. See the semantic web in action, and learn how to apply related concepts in your own environment.
 

Convenor: Peter Genzinger

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Session # 1315
3:45 PM
Opening the Vaults to Teach History
 
Debbie Jiang, Education Officer, Learning Programs Learning Centre, Library and Archives Canada

 
Discover Library and Archives Canada.s online resources, providing students access to Canada.s key historical documents on constitutional development, Canadian rights and freedoms, the Canadian state and executive branch of government. Bring your questions to this online demonstration.
 

Convenor: Erin Fields

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Session # 1316
3:45 PM
Building Bridges to Business
 
Anne Dorsey, Business Librarian; Ann Andrusyszyn, Manager of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications; Barrie PL

 
Learn to identify business partners in the community and develop meaningful and sustaining liaisons that will be mutually beneficial. Research tools will be highlighted that can assist libraries in the identification and selection of potential businesses. Develop strategies for networking and connecting effectively with community businesses. The focus will be on building and sustaining long-term relationships within the business community.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Kelly Bernstein

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Session # 1317
3:45 PM
OLA Best Bets for Children 2008
 
Laura Reed, Kitchener PL; Sandy Laird, Mississauge PL; Sarah Hart, Brampton PL

 
The 30 best Canadian titles from 2008: 10 fiction, 10 non-fiction and 10 picture books, plus honourable mentions. Great for collection development in Canadian literature.
 

Convenor: Sheilah O'Connor

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Session # 1318
3:45 PM
Readers advisory 2.0/Suggestions de lecture 2.0
 
Alexandra Yarrow, Librarian, Ottawa PL

 
Become a part of the 2.0 conversation! Engagez-vous! Are you looking for free online tools to help with readers. advisory questions? Do you want to learn more about the book world: what.s new, what.s coming soon, what.s being talked about? Focusing on websites, blogs, podcasts, videos, wikis and other online tools in French and English that librarians, publishers and dedicated readers are using to engage with others who are passionate about books. Learn what e-newsletters you must subscribe to, what blogs to watch for literary gossip, and what other libraries are publishing RA tools online. Step into the world of readers. advisory 2.0! Learn about RA tools to supplement library catalogue/databases when engaging in RA interview with patrons. Learn about other libraries. best practices in RA. Get ideas for use in your own library: how to make RA prominent on your library.s website, on YouTube, in a wiki or blog, on the radio, with book clubs or community groups or in the stacks!

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Lindsay Shaw

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Session # 1319
3:45 PM
Project Management: Delivering Successful Projects
 
Susan Kun, Manager, Woodside Branch Library & Adult Collections, Oakville PL; Andy Will, Project Manager, GTA Farecard Project, Town of Oakville; Frances Grano, Project Manager, Town of Oakville

 
Learn about project management resources, templates and tools to assist you with your projects.  The Town of Oakville has developed PMDAG (Project Management Development Advisory Group), which consists of staff from various departments including the library.  One of the outcomes of PMDAG is the creation of a portal of templates and collaborative tools to further a project management culture so that the value of effective planned project delivery and best practices are incorporated into all project delivery scenarios.  This session will also highlight some of the strategic initiatives achieved such as training, measurement and communication strategies, aligning with corporate strategies, and business planning.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

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Session # 1320
3:45 PM
Shiny Toys or Useful Tools?
 
Walt Crawford, Director and Managing Editor of the PALINET Leadership Network

 
Blogs and wikis aren't shiny new toys for libraries and librarians any more.  They've moved from toys to tools.  As with most tools, they're not magic, they're not right for everything or everybody, but they can be powerfully effective in many situations.  This talk will include a very brief introduction to the tools, some notes on when one or the other might make more sense and some cautionary  notes.  Then we'll look at how they're working our for libraries and librarians -- some examples, but also the results of some informal study of library-related wikis and the largest studies of library blogs and blogs by library people.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: John Dupuis

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Session # 1321
3:45 PM
Podcasting: From planning to production
 
Paul Kay, Teacher-Librarian; Joel Krentz, Teacher-Librarian, Toronto DSB

 
Have you ever wondered what podcasting was all about? Are you looking to integrate podcasting into your program? Learn what is needed to start podcasting in their schools and get tips on some of the best available resources. Be a part of the creation of a podcast which will be uploaded to the Super Conference website. Podcast the work your students are already doing!

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
Food Drive (.mp3)
Healthy Eating (.mp3)
Growl Group Grow (.mp3)
Petrifying Portable (.mp3)
 

Convenor: Diana Maliszewski

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Session # 1322
3:45 PM
Leadership and You in the School Library World
 
Derrick Grose, Teacher-Librarian, Lisgar CI, Ottawa-Carleton DSB; Martha L. Martin, Teacher-Librarian, LaSalle PS, Greater Essex DSB; Michael Rosettis, Head of Library, St. Augustine Catholic HS, York Catholic DSB

 
Extending our influence beyond our school is a daunting proposition to many school library staff. Don.t let your talents be minimized! Learn how you can make a difference to school libraries throughout Ontario. Members of the Ontario School Library Association and The Teaching Librarian, the official publication of OSLA, will show you how you can get involved with a commitment level that is just right for you. Get involved to perk up your résumé and help promote school libraries on a grander scale.

Resources:
Session Presentation Derrick Grose (.ppt)
Session Presentation Michael Rosettis (.ppt)
OSLA Council video (.flv)
 

Convenor: Greg Harris

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Session # 1323
3:45 PM
UGLIwiki: A beautiful thing
 
Suzee Kennedy, Teacher-Librarian, Princess Elizabeth PS; Michelle Campbell, Supervisor of Library & Media Services, Upper Grand DSB; Mary-Kay Goindi, Teacher-Librarian, Elora PS; Sherie Anderson, Teacher-Librarian, Beth McEwen, Teacher-Librarian; all from Upper Grand DSB

 
With funding provided by the Ministry of Education Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP), the UGDSB teacher-librarians have created a wiki that serves as an interactive resource for our teacher-librarians. UGLiWiki provides easy access to a variety of exemplary lessons (complete with assessment) that target student literacy skills and foster a collaborative working environment between classroom teachers and teacher-librarians. We will share the best of our best library- and classroom-ready resources as well as provide you with access to the entire wiki. We will also describe the trials and tribulations of creating and unleashing a professional wiki with those thinking of undertaking a similar project.
 

Convenor: Kathy Kawasaki

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Session # 1324
3:45 PM
Initiative for Equitable Library Access (IELA) . Moving Forward
 
Mary Frances Laughton, Director, Assistive Devices Industry Office, Industry Canada; Ralph W. Manning, Initiative for Equitable Library Access, Library and Archives Canada; Sheyfali Saujani, Speaker; Trisha Lucy, Panel Chair.

 
Library and Archives Canada.s Initiative for Equitable Library Access (IELA) and its progress on key activities. LAC has been asked to develop a strategy to implement nation-wide partnerships, activities and services to meet the library and information access needs of Canadians with print disabilities. Come and find out what IELA is doing and tell us what you think!

Resources:
Session Presentation Mary Frances Laughton (.ppt)
Session Presentation Ralph W. Manning (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Nigel Tappin

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Session # 1325
3:45 PM
Your Virtual Library and StudentLink: A faster route to student succes
 
Jan Reynolds, Library Lead Teacher, Near North DSB; James Finan, Director, Student Link Canada; Kate Shields, Board Librarian Secondary, Near North DSB

 
Tired of wasted time in the computer lab? The NNDSB seven-steps to success research model organizes some of the best online subscriptions in a manner that enhances student research skills. Learn the design, implementation and marketing tricks needed to make your virtual library a strong contender against the comfort of Google. An exciting new project among partners NNDSB, Nipissing University and Student Link Canada will be described, in which students have access to 10,000 websites linked to the Ontario curriculum and checked monthly for viability and safety.

Resources:
Effective Marketing Jan Reynolds (.ppt)
StudentLink Handout James Finan (.pdf)
Steps to Research Jan Reynolds and Kate Shields(.ppt)
 

Convenor: OSLA

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Session # 1326
3:45 PM
My First High School Library
 
Al Samsa, Teacher-Librarian, Iroquois Ridge HS

 
Learn how to deal with the learning curve and discover many initiatives such as creating a useful website (including how to create new book web pages in Dreamweaver), dealing with reluctant students and teachers, and how to make your library a more inviting place. Come prepared to share your favourite ideas with the group.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: OSLA

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Session # 1327
3:45 PM
RP(DI + ICT) = Success with Authentic Learning
 
Katina Papulkas, Instructional Leader; Karen Beutler, Instructional Leader . ICT, e-Learning, and Computer Studies, Toronto DSB

 
Actively engage your students in the research process. Using differentiated instruction, assessment tools and ICT strategies to address all learning styles throughout the content, process and the product of the four stages.
 

Convenor: Clare Gorman

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Session # 1328
3:45 PM
Mentoring is BLIS at Brampton Library: New staff training initiatives
 
Tanya Taylor, Human Resources Advisor; Adele Kostiak, CEO, Brampton PL

 
Training and development of staff at all levels is key to the success of a library system. Introducing three new and innovative initiatives that have been successfully developed and implemented at Brampton Public Library. Hear the details of the planning and implementation of: The Mentoring Connection, an internal mentoring program; BLIS . Brampton Library.s in-house library technician training program; and a competency-based Manager-in-Training program, that fast tracks the development of future leaders.

Resources:
Session Presentation Tanya Taylor (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Adele Kostiak

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Session # 1329
3:45 PM
Leadership by Design: In residence.
 
Margaret Andrewes, Councillor, Town of Lincoln; Randee Loucks, Principal, CGS Consultants

 
Book a 20-minute one-on-one appointment with OLBA's Leadership by Design consultants, Randee Loucks and Margaret Andrewes, to seek advice on issues and concerns related to your public library governance role.
 

Convenor: OLBA

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Session # 1401
5:15 PM
Ontario Library Boards' Association
 
Presiding: Lynn Humphress-Trute, President 2008

 
 

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Session # 1402
5:15 PM
Ontario Library and Information Technology Association
 
Presiding: Michael Vandenburg, President, 2008

 
 

Convenor: OLITA

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Session # 1403
5:15 PM
Ontario Public Library Association
 
Presiding: Cindy Weir, President 2008

 
 

Convenor: OPLA

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Session # 1404
5:15 PM
Ontario School Library Association
 
Presiding: Lisa Radha Weaver, President 2008

 
 

Convenor: OSLA

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Session # 1500
6:15 PM
All Conference Networking Event
 
6:15 PM Metro Toronto Convention Centre
You live, you learn, and now you have fun!

 
Can you hear the rhythm?

Can you taste the salsa?

The library community loves to party! And to lead the way, Super Conference welcomes Café Cubano, a Toronto-based 12-member salsa band, who will keep your feet moving and your hearts singing!

Come and dance with us! Learn the salsa..No partner necessary!! Have fun, renew friendships, mix, mingle and meet new friends!

There is no cost for this event, open to all Super Conference 2009 delegates.  Join us for Super Conference's most popular mixer!


Sponsored by Micromedia ProQuest
 

Convenor: OLA

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Session # 1501
6:00 PM
Ontario Library Boards' Association
 

 
 

Convenor: OLBA

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Session # 1502
5:45 PM
OLITA Technological Innovation Awards
 
Ontario Library and Information Technology Association

 
Award Presentation generously sponsored by OCLC. Reception Generously sponsored by Blackwell Book Services.
 

Convenor: OLITA

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Session # 1600
8:00 AM
The Lives of Writers
 
Eleanor Wachtel, CBC Radio, host of Writers & Company

 
In her wide-ranging and idiosyncratic talk, Eleanor Wachtel looks at several aspects of the relationship between the writer and the work. First, she explores the appetite for literary biography and how greater knowledge of the writer.s life may affect the reader.s appreciation of the work. Then, drawing on her personal experience as host of CBC Radio.s .Writers & Company,. she presents specific instances of how writers reveal what is primary to them.
Eleanor Wachtel, host of the CBC Radio.s award-winning .Writers & Company. and .Wachtel on the Arts,. has published four books of interviews: Random Illuminations: Conversations With Carol Shields, Original Minds, Writers & Company and More Writers & Company, and her work is included in the collections Dropped Threads and Lost Classics. Wachtel has received many honours for her contributions to Canadian cultural life, including the Jack Award for the promotion of Canadian books, six honorary degrees, and the Order of Canada.
 

Convenor: OLA

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Session # 1650
9:00 AM
Career Development Day
 
OLA Mentoring Committee

 
A .Conference-within-a-Conference. developed for library school students and new professionals just beginning their career lives. Mix and match the .quick sessions. with the regular Super Conference sessions. Visit displays set up by all types of library institutions . typical of the institutions you may find yourself applying to. Book an individual consultation with one of the library leaders to discuss your personal career path or to have your résumé critiqued.
 

Convenor: OLA

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Session # 1700
9:05 AM
Top Technology Trends – Balanced Libraries: Books, Bytes and Web 2.0
 
Walt Crawford, Director and Managing Editor of the PALINET Leadership Network; Paul Takala, Manager Electronic Services, Hamilton PL; Anita Brooks-Kirkland, Waterloo Region DSB

 
What technologies and trends should you be watching? What's the next big idea for libraries as we begin 2009? Join the experts as they discuss technologies to be aware of now and beyond. They will touch on planning, people and participation. Always one of Super Conference's most anticipated sessions.

Resources:
Session Remarks Walt Crawford (.htm)
Session Presentation Anita Brooks Kirkland
 

Convenor: Michael Vandenburg

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Session # 1701
9:05 AM
Storytime Superstars
 
Helen Kelly, Librarian, Hamilton PL

 
Looking for a best bet at your next storytime? Showcasing the best books and songs to share with a broad range of ages, families, large groups and rowdy crowds. These proven favourites will have you chanting, laughing and singing in no time. Come enjoy an interactive session of rhyme and repetition with the storytime superstars.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: OPLA

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Session # 1702
9:05 AM
Mission Possible: How to run and fund successful teen programs
 
Alicia Subnaik Kilgour, Co-ordinator; Lindsay Shaw, Teen Services;  Collingwood PL

 
Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to attract teens into your library using creative programs and services! Learn about possible funding opportunities and partnerships that may exist in your own community and listen to the achievements and pitfalls that Mission Control (aka the Collingwood Public Library) has experienced over the past couple of years. To help make your own mission possible, an EMP (Emergency Mission Pack) will be given to all participants.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Alicia Subnaik Kilgour

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Session # 1703
9:05 AM
Viewers' Advisory
 
Jill Nicholson, CEO, Lincoln PL

 
An introduction to Viewers' Advisory covering factors of appeal, the interview, viewers' advisory tools and lists.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Angela Bowen

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Session # 1704
9:05 AM
Including Developmentally Disabled Students in High School Libraries
 
Brenda Dillon, Teacher-Librarian, Philip Pocock Catholic SS

 
Learn how to create a more inclusive high school library by developing a program and providing resources for students with developmental disabilities. This program includes orientation and library skills, literacy and literature, information literacy and research, and workplace experience. The importance of collaboration and ongoing professional learning will be emphasized. While school libraries face many obstacles, don.t let that stop you . a welcoming attitude is the key to success!

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
*Handouts:
Capping Course Document (.pdf)
"...Developmental Disabilities..." The Teaching Librarian article (.pdf)
PIP Curriculum (.pdf)
 

Convenor: OSLA

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Session # 1705
9:05 AM
Blog that Website: Connecting students with library resources
 
Kathy Kawasaki, Teacher-Librarian, York Mills CI, Toronto DSB

 
Looking for ways to connect with students and increase the accessibility of your library's resources? Integrate school and library websites using blogging software. Talk to patrons using the comment function of blogs or use MeeboMe instant messaging. Give students online access to resources for their assignments by building a .wiki. for your pathfinders. Easy and free! Examples will be shown and benefits discussed. Step-by-step handouts provided ahead of time on the Super Conference website.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
Handout (.doc)
 

Convenor: Frances Handlarski

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Session # 1706
9:05 AM
Kindergarten Prep is Fun!
 
Denise Colby, Teacher-Librarian, Toronto DSB

 
There seems to be a constant struggle in the library as to what to do with 20 children who have an attention span of five minutes for 45-50 minutes. The answer is simple: have fun! But is it possible to teach library skills and have fun? Yes! Painting in the library is fun and purposeful! Make finding fiction fun! It can happen.
 

Convenor: Gini Dickie

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Session # 1707
9:05 AM
Using Wikispaces with the Forest of Reading® Programs
 
Vicki Miller, Teacher-Librarian; Tracy Walker; Teacher-Librarian, Peel DSB

 
Are you looking for new ways to engage your students in reading programs? Have you thought about how you could use technology with the Forest of Reading® programs? Engage students in online book responses using the Silver Birch and Red Maple programs and wikispaces. We will share how we set up our wikispaces, and outline our successes and next steps. Find out how easy it is to do online voting with the Forest of Reading® programs. There will also be a demonstration of using wikispaces with individual classes using graphic novels. Join us for some .wiked. fun!

Resources:
Session Presentation Tracy Walker (.ppt)
 

Convenor: OSLA

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Session # 1708
9:05 AM
How Library Education Today Meets the Profession's Needs
 
Seamus Ross, newly-appointed Dean; Judy Dunn, Assistant Dean, Academic & Program; Lana Soglasnova, Student, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

 
The library information profession is changing at lightening speed. Are library school programs keeping pace? How are they evolving? And what are students seeking in addition to their formal programs? Explore the current environment from the perspectives of both the student and the I-school. Bring your questions and comments.
 

Convenor: Mariana Jardim

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Session # 1709
9:05 AM
Engaging the Disengaged through your library program
 
Shernett Martin, Teacher-Librarian, Cummer Valley Middle School; Fitz-Roy Gordon, Vice-Principal, Ella Middle School, Toronto DSB

 
It can be a challenge for librarians to program for students who are disengaged in the classroom and enter the library doors dragging their feet. In order to help to create a framework for this programming, we will underscore the importance of understanding the pedagogy of student displacement using research, case studies and recent statistics in the media. Using literacy as a launching pad and the need for teacher-librarians to think outside the box, learn how to engage the disengaged learner.
 

Convenor: Cindy Matthews

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Session # 1710
9:05 AM
"SNAPSHOTS"
 
Brenda Wilson, Head, YA & Children.s Services, Cornwall PL; Catriona Sturton, Director, Imagination Library

 
New at Super Conference this year! Several quick ideas in a single session!

SNAPSHOT ONE
Read to Ride and Ride for Free!
A partnership between the Cornwall Public Library and Cornwall Transit allowed children aged 0 to 13 to ride on the city bus to and from the library for free during July and August 2008. The Read to Ride and Ride for Free summer reading program, now in its 10th year, has amazing, year-over-year stats. Hear how this happened!

SNAPSHOT TWO
Imagination Library!
Dolly Parton.s Imagination Library helps communities provide high-quality books to inspire a love of reading in young children. Once registered in the program, children receive a free book by mail every month from the time they are born until their fifth birthday. Hear more about how this is being implemented by libraries in Ontario.

SNAPSHOT THREE
Vital Communities, Vital Support
How well do Canada.s communities support parents of young children?

Invest in Kids, a national charity supporting parents of young children (see www.investinkids.ca) just completed a year-long study that found an alarming gap between parents. ideal community and the daily reality. One of the two prominent exceptions is community libraries. This quick session will highlight the findings and challenge you to ask what can be done to optimize libraries as a strategic community support for parents.

Resources:
SNAPSHOT ONE Brenda Wilson (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Donna Bight

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Session # 1711
9:05 AM
Retire and go back to Work! Consulting and More!
 
Jean Weihs, Ex Libris Association; Wendy Newman, Senior Fellow, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto; Liz Kerr, Education Director, Ontario Library Association

 
After a successful career, retirement is glorious but many of us love the profession and want to keep working. Using her own experience, Jean will explain what personal skills and attributes make a good consultant and what pitfalls to avoid. Other post-retirement work opportunities and second careers will be explored by Wendy Newman who now teaches the next generation of librarians and Liz Kerr who uses her teaching background to plan professional development at OLA.
 

Convenor: Frances Davidson-Arnott

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Session # 1712
9:05 AM
Profile of an International Collaboration
 
James Dietrich, Instructional Assistant, Computer Services Unit; Olive Wahoush Professor, School of Nursing; Laura Banfield, Nursing Librarian, Health Sciences Library, McMaster University

 
Opportunities occasionally arise to initiate new programs through international collaboration between libraries and faculties. The Health Sciences Library at McMaster University recently participated in a collaborative oncology nursing education project with McMaster.s School of Nursing and the University of the West Indies. Through this experience, the Health Sciences Library and School of Nursing gained many valuable insights into the importance of interdisciplinary partnership in working with international projects.
 

Convenor: Sarah Forbes

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Session # 1713
9:05 AM
Life in the Digital Trenches
 
Nick Ruest, Digital Strategies Librarian; Carl Spadoni, Director of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Libraries

 
First on the list of the ACRL Research Committee.s top 10 assumptions for the future of academic libraries and librarians is that there will be an increased emphasis on digitizing collections, preserving digital archives and improving methods of data storage and retrieval. McMaster University has initiated a major digitization project, .Peace and War in the 20th Century.. Join us as we share our experiences in the first year of our life in the digital trenches! If you are planning a digital project be sure to bring your questions.
 

Convenor: Val Lem

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Session # 1714
9:05 AM
Working With Wikipedia: A Faculty/ Librarian Parnership
 
Diane Granfield, Librarian; Ken Moffatt, Graduate Program Director, School of Social Work, Ryerson University

 
An innovative assignment for a graduate course in a social work program, designed collaboratively by the subject librarian and the course professor, sought to explore paradigms and practices in the production of knowledge through the confounding world of Wikipedia. Students were required to examine scholarly and non-scholarly discourse by critiquing entries and writing their own interventions. In addition, the assignment encouraged students to think critically about the academic world they inhabit and to consider how marginalized communities might or might not be able to contribute to scholarly conversations.
 

Convenor: Yemisi Dina

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Session # 1715
9:05 AM
"Don't Worry Mom, I'm at the Library" – Connecting with Undergrads
 
Jennifer Robinson; Marisa Mitchell, Research and Instructional Services Librarian; Melanie Mills, English & Outreach Services Librarian, University of Western Ontario

 
For the past three years Western Libraries has introduced our services, collections and facilities to students via a welcome tent erected during orientation week. A great deal of planning goes into creating interactive and meaningful orientation displays that will capture attention and educate students about the role of the academic library as a physical and a virtual space!

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Rania Madanat

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Session # 1716
9:05 AM
Moved to 331
 

 
 

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Session # 1717
9:05 AM
Keep or Cancel: Evaluation of EJournal bundles at a hospital library
 
Barbara Scholz, MISt Candidate, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

 
Based on a case study of eJournal bundle usage at Baycrest Staff Library Services, get instructions on how to use Excel spreadsheet functions to analyse COUNTER Journal Report 1, and how this information can be used to inform the decision of whether to keep or cancel specific eJournal bundles. Topics will include: calculation of return on investment, analysis of duplication both between eJournal bundles and between bundles and the collection of individual subscriptions, the proportion of .junk. and embargoed titles in eJournal title lists, and the problem of shifting eJournal bundle content from year to year.
 

Convenor: Mary McDiarmid

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Session # 1718
9:05 AM
OurOntario.ca: Transforming, branding and web 3.0
 
Loren Fantin, Our Ontario Project Manager; Walter Lewis, OurOntario Information Architect

 
We are not (just) in Kansas anymore!

Get Discovered! Let your content shine with a global audience by participating in OurOntario.ca as we ramp up to Web 3.0. Harness the services behind the portal to present your content in the semantic web. Display search results in Google Earth! Want to transform your data, so that it can be reused and repackaged for your specific environment? We can do it for you!
 

Convenor: Brian Bell

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Session # 1719
9:05 AM
How to Run a Successful Budget Campaign and Win!
 
Cathy Matyas, CEO, Waterloo PL; Catherine Biss, CEO, Markham PL

 
Public libraries face budget challenges every year.  Our Boards must respond with innovative strategies and advocacy techniques to ensure that elected officials and key decision-makers support the public library as a recognized resource and partner within our communities.    This session will share winning techniques used by public libraries to respond to budget challenges, and to build financial support at the municipal level.

Resources:
Session Presentation Catherine Biss (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Margaret Wicklum

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Session # 1720
9:05 AM
Meeting Procedures – What You Need to Know
 
Jim Lochrie, President, CMS Consulting

 
A well-run meeting or assembly can pave the path to governing well, making informed decisions and being responsive to our communities. To this end, boards and committees must run effective and efficient meetings. Learn the six fundamental principles of meetings, the role of the chair, the role of each assembly member, and for the chair, a number of useful presiding techniques and skills.
 

Convenor: Beth Phieffer

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Session # 1721
9:05 AM
New Library Buildings – The Long and Winding Road
 
Elaine Condos, Division Manager, Centralized and Information Services, Ottawa PL; Anne Bailey, Director, Branch Libraries, Toronto PL

 
Whether big or small, there are many major steps in getting a new library built. Starting with the vision of the new facility in the context of the Library.s strategic plan and leading to opening day, there are many critical stages to complete . the business case, financial plan, public consultation, identification of functional and space requirements, site selection and more. Come to this session and learn how to move your building project forward.
 

Convenor: Elizabeth Vipond

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Session # 1751
9:05 AM
Networking Savvy
 
Dr. Ken Haycock, Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Science, San José State University

 
Most jobs in our field are not posted; they are filled through networking. How do even the most introverted individuals network without pain? Here are some tips from a successful career mentor and leader.
 

Convenor: Mentoring Committee

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Session # 1752
9:05 AM
What are Public Libraries Seeking in Library School Graduates?
 
Anne Murphy, Manager, Mississauga PL; Maureen Barry, Deputy CEO, Burlington PL; Margie Singleton, CEO, VAughan Public Libraries

 
You are nearing the end of a long career as a student, and now you are considering options for employment in the public library sector. But what, exactly, are public libraries looking for in new professionals? Knowing in advance will help you be successful in your pursuits.
 

Convenor: OLA Mentoring Committee

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Session # 1800
10:40 AM
Disease Mongering, Media and the role of the librarian
 
Alan Cassels, Director, Media Doctor Canada, Pharmaceutical Policy Researcher, School of Health Information Sciences, University of Victoria

 
Canadian health care is in crisis, falling prey to a new and seemingly unstoppable ill: Disease Mongering. But University of Victoria drug policy researcher Alan Cassels has unleashed what he considers to be a cure: the power of healthy skepticism and humour to take on the disease spin being offered by the drug companies. With Cassels new book, The ABCs of Disease Mongering: An epidemic in 26 letters (Emdash Publishing, Victoria, 2007), the well-known commentator on drug policy tickles your funny bone with his new take on the very real and growing phenomenon of Disease Mongering designed to sell us health treatments of all sorts. Gain insights into how, as a librarian, you can capitalize on your trusted role of provider of information to direct your clients to accurate and balanced sources of medical information.
 

Convenor: Jan Figurski

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Session # 1801
10:40 AM
Regional Libraries Come to Ontario
 
Lorne D. Bruce, Head, Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph Library

 
Explore how regional libraries began in Ontario, from the 1940s to mid-1960s. The early history of the regional library co-operatives concept developed in Ontario in the 1950s and took its most complete form in the Public Libraries Act of 1966. This was the early period, before extensive provincial financing. At the same time, the Ontario government was promoting the regional development concept for its municipal structure. Ultimately, however, the municipal form of regional organization would supplant the library co-operatives and systems developed before 1970.
 

Convenor: Arn Bailey

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Session # 1802
10:40 AM
Determining the Usability of EBooks Using the Think-Aloud Method
 
Selinda Berg, Research & Instructional Services Librarian, University of Windsor; Diane (DeDe) Dawson, MLIS Student, University of Western Ontario

 
The widespread acceptance and enthusiasm for eJournals in recent years has led to an increased interest in developing eBook collections in academic libraries. It is generally assumed that eBooks provide the same level of convenience and usability to patrons as eJournals have. This qualitative research study examined the usability of eBooks by observing the strategies of undergraduate science students while they performed information retrieval tasks in print books and eBooks.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
Handout (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Sophia Apostol

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Session # 1803
10:40 AM
Copyright Communication in Canadian Academic Libraries
 
Tony Horava, Collection Co-ordinator, University of Ottawa

 
Ah, the complex and frustrating world of copyright . how are libraries responding? What methods are libraries using to communicate and teach copyright issues? What information is conveyed, and who is responsible? What is the interplay between the library and the institution in developing copyright policy? How is the web being used? Find out the results of a national survey of Canadian academic libraries undertaken in the summer of 2008, as well as offering ideas and strategies for best practices.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Susan Shepley

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Session # 1804
10:40 AM
Habits of information literacy: An embedded approach to instruction
 
M.J. D.Elia, Academic Liaison Librarian; Carol Perry, Academic Liaison Librarian; Jennifer Marvin, Librarian, University of Guelph

 
Librarians commonly encounter .guest speaker syndrome. when they.re invited to deliver instructional sessions: the content may be interesting and useful, but students often view the session as supplemental to the course. The challenge is to embed the tenets of information literacy in a manner that encourages students to develop habits of critical thinking. Learn the strategies used in an information management course to demonstrate how an embedded approach can encourage students to access, evaluate and use information effectively. Data retrieval and visualization, geographic information systems (GIS) and group role-playing will be highlighted.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
Embedded curriculum task chart (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Julie Anne Kent

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Session # 1805
10:40 AM
Falling through the cracks: Podcasting and information literacy
 
Marcella Knibbe, MLIS Graduate, University of Western Ontario

 
Creating communication opportunities with students is an ongoing priority for many academic libraries. Is podcasting an effective means of accomplishing this? Discover the reasons behind implementing podcasting programs and their merits and downfalls exemplified through commentary from academic institutions. A discussion of the relationship between podcasting and information literacy, focusing on the .useful vs usable debate. will provide some insight as to whether podcasting is a truly effective 2.0 technology.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Norma Palomino

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Session # 1806
10:40 AM
Merging Libraries, Merging Reference: The NOHIN experience
 
Jennifer Dumond, Instruction & Public Services Librarian; Melissa Helwig, Information Services Librarian, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

 
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine merged two libraries that fell under its authority to establish the Northern Ontario Health Information Network (NOHIN). Prior to the merger, staff provided reference services to similar but separate user groups. After the merge, librarians had to blend two reference styles to deliver cohesive and relevant reference services. One objective of the merger was to make it as seamless as possible so users would experience minimal disruption. Discover the process used to merge two reference service styles into one, and evaluate the successes and challenges of providing multi-user reference services.
 

Convenor: Gail Nichol

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Session # 1807
10:40 AM
Recruitment and professional careers in Ontario university libraries
 
Robert Clarke, Trent University; Sharon Lamont, Waterloo University; Vivien Lewis, McMaster University; Mike Ridley, University of Guelph

 
What do job seekers have to offer and how does that match with what Ontario university libraries are seeking? What are the key directions in universities these days and how are vacant posts being re-thought to build library teams for the next decade? Join a panel of senior administrators who will discuss recruitment in Ontario university libraries today and in the next few years.
 

Convenor: Anne Fullerton

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Session # 1808
10:40 AM
Multilingual Language Issues of Open Source ILS
 
Jason Zou, Systems Librarian, Lakehead University; Guoying (Grace) Liu, Systems Librarian, Leddy Library, University of Windsor

 
The Evergreen Open Source ILS is a free, open source library automation system developed and in use by Georgia Library.s Public Information Network for Electronic Services. Evergreen has attracted world-wide interest since its introduction in 2006. Since Evergreen was originally developed in the United States, its best supports are in English. For libraries with Chinese collections, Chinese localization is a key project for its promotion to libraries. We have developed a Chinese version, enabling Evergreen to support Chinese in either English or Chinese dominated environments. Discover the Chinese version of Evergreen along with various multilingual issues related MARC standards, encoding, indexing, searching, and sorting especially associated with Chinese language.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Alexandra Eisenbichler

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Session # 1809
10:40 AM
Simplifying research: the joy of LibX and keeping up with RSS
 
Rajiv Nariani, Science Librarian, York University; F. Tim Knight, Head of Technical Services, Osgoode Hall Law School Library, York University

 
See demonstrations of two different technologies that can greatly improve the research experience for your library users. First we will introduce LibX, review its functionality and demonstrate how easy it is for any library to create their own LibX version using the Edition Builder. Then we will demonstrate practical ways of using RSS feeds to deliver up-to-date information at a single location.

Resources:
Session Presentation Rajiv Nariani (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Andrea Kosavic

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Session # 1810
10:40 AM
The Luminary Library Experience: Large scale digitization at TPL
 
Johanna Wellheiser, Manager, Preservation & Digitzation Services; Andrew Lofft, Department Head, Preservation & Digitization Services, Toronto PL

 
In 2007 TPL launched a large scale digitization project in partnership with Kirtas Technologies, Amazon.com, and Ristech. Our goal is to digitize and make available, both freely and for print-on-demand, 10,000 volumes of our pre-Confederation Canadian imprints over the next five years. One year into the project, we will review the progress, implications for TPL's Digital Collections and traditional library operations, technical issues and lessons learned. Learn about new options for promoting and making collections content available online. Hear about new robotic scanning technology. Understand implications for operations and service.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Sheilah O'Connor

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Session # 1811
10:40 AM
University of Guelph Library Website Re-design: Are we there yet?
 
Eric Bungay, Web Development Librarian, University of Guelph

 
A review of the 2008 University of Guelph library website re-design from conception to conclusion with specific reference to .gotchas. and unexpected variables. Hear about project, content and server management issues. Discuss website standards and practicalities as well as the pitfalls and pratfalls encountered along the way.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Arlene Whetter

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Session # 1812
10:40 AM
Implementing Ontario's Accessible Customer Service Standards
 
Dorothy Macnaughton, Consultant, Accessibility and Diversity Training

 
Learn specific details about Ontario's Accessible Customer Service Standards which came into effect in January, 2008. All libraries, schools, universities, and colleges are required to implement these new Standards by January, 2010. Find out how your customer service training can meet the necessary requirements, be comprehensive and meaningful and make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities who access your library services. Learn about the standards for customer service policies, procedures and practices.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pptx)
What is Plain Language? (.doc)
Web sites Provincial Legislation (.doc)
Service Standards Service Animals (.doc)
Accessibility Definitions (MAH) (.doc)
Purposes of the ODA and the AODA (.doc)
 

Convenor: Allison McCullough

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Session # 1813
10:40 AM
Do kids really like Dora the Explorer?
 
Todd Kyle, Manager, Churchill Meadows Branch, Mississauga Library System

 
How do you reconcile quality vs mass appeal in books for your public or school library? What do kids really like, and what do they need? Using entertaining examples, explore the criteria that will help you go beyond these distinctions in taking a marketing approach to collection development.

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Handout (.pdf)
 

Convenor: Alicia Subnaik-Kilgour

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Session # 1814
10:40 AM
Betty Blogger: A recipe for online instruction
 
Amanda Larsen, Librarian, Burlington PL

 
Web 2.0 is no longer the wave of the future, but the wave of the present. It is influencing and changing the way people do business and interact. It.s no longer enough for library staff to just .be informed.. Rather, we.re in the perfect position to instruct our customers in the popularity and use of these online applications. Riding on the success of their public computer classes and that of their popular staff training program .BPL Web 2.Huh?!. the Burlington PL trainers guided their community through an online web 2.0 summer school. And now they want to share their goals, strategies, successes, disappointments, tips and tricks with you!

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Session Presentation (.ppt)
 

Convenor: Yvonne Leung

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Session # 1816
10:40 AM
Cataloguing e-resources @ your library
 
Trina Grover, Librarian, Ryerson University Library

 
Gain an overview of the various methods of describing and providing access to online collections in libraries. Learn the current standards for cataloguing online journals and e-books, as well as recent developments for resource description and access of electronic resources.
 

Convenor: Elizabeth Weijs

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Session # 1817
10:40 AM
Success Through Synergy: Developing a framework for student success
 
Janet Dixon, Head of Library, Waterloo CI; Sarah Bowler, Teacher-Librarian, Waterloo CI; Anita Brooks-Kirkland, Library Consultant, ITS, Waterloo Region DSB

 
Find out how opportunity, ingenuity, and rich collaboration converged to create a positive force greater than we could ever have imagined! What began as a dream to create a school-wide focus on the inquiry process became an inspirational tale of success, that ignited a district-wide learning commons, and continues to enrich the quality of teaching and learning experiences throughout the board. Use the framework to create your own success story.

Resources:
Session Presentation Janet Dixon and Anita Brooks Kirkland
 

Convenor: Ruth Hall

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Session # 1818
10:40 AM
Essential Skills for Contemporary Students – Technology and More!
 
Pekka Baier-Reinio, Program Consultant, Simcoe County DSB

 
Discover how you can incorporate essential, readily available, technological tools to support your students. Using lessons learned from Sci-Fi classics, explore essential skills for the 21st century and, with a somewhat skeptical view, explore the role of technology in schools today.
 

Convenor: June Hall

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Session # 1819
10:40 AM
The Smarter Library: Using smart boards in your library program
 
Elizabeth Golden, Teacher-Librarian, Kingsville PS; Johanna Lawler, Teacher-Librarian, Talbot Trail PS

 
Invigorate your library program and improve student achievement by connecting students with dynamic, practical interactive lessons on the Smart Board. This is truly one piece of technology your students do not have at home.

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pptx)
Talbot Trail Library Wiki
GECDSB Teacher-Librarian Resource Wiki
OLA Forest of Reading Wiki
 

Convenor: OSLA

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Session # 1820
10:40 AM
From Awareness to Funding: A study of PL support in America
 
Vice President OCLC

 
Using Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funding, OCLC explored factors that both drive and limit local library funding: the research was recently published in a report titled, From Awareness to Funding. Even though the surveyed libraries were from the United States, many of the findings are relevant to the Canadian library scene.
 

Convenor: Andrew Porteus

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Session # 1821
10:40 AM
Trustee Round Table
 
Pat Cavill, President, Pat Cavill Consulting; Margaret Andrewes,Councillor, Town of Lincoln; Randee Loucks, Principal, CGS Consultants

 
Come prepared to ask questions, raise issues and share experiences about your public library governance role. This networking session is your firsthand opportunity to .learn from your peers. with the support of expert facilitator, Pat Cavill, and OLBA.s Leadership by Design consultants, Margaret Andrewes and Randee Loucks.
 

Convenor: Esrick Quintyn

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Session # 1822
10:40 AM
Leadership 2009
 
Dr. Ken Haycock, Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Science, San José State University

 
Have you ever felt like you didn.t have time to read all of the latest literature in the fields of leadership, managment and administration? Join Ken for the highlights of this year.s published works, and reflect on the implications for this stage of your personal and professional career.
 

Convenor: Liz Kerr

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Session # 1850
10:40 AM
The Winning Résumé and Career Portfolio
 
Maggie Weaver, Shaftsbury Consultants

 
What do Human Resources Departments look for in the ideal résumé? Does .one size fit all.? How do you keep your résumé short, but include all the requisite components in the best way? Great guidance in minimal time!
 

Convenor: OLA Mentoring Committee

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Session # 1851
11:25 AM
The All-Important Interview
 
Janet kauffman, Jim Brett, Guelph University

 
Your résumé got you to the next step . that all-important first interview. How are you going to present your best attributes, experiences and knowledge in a clear, concise way that will maximize your chances of making .the short list.?

Resources:
Session Presentation (.pdf)
 

Convenor: OLA Mentoring Committee

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Session # 1900
12:15 PM
Justin Trudeau
 
Education, Environment and Youth Advocate

 
The education and empowerment of youth are priorities that have dominated Justin Trudeau.s professional and personal life. Shortly after completing a degree at McGill University, Trudeau moved to Vancouver to earn a bachelor.s of education degree from the University of British Columbia. For the next four years, he devoted himself to teaching children of all ages.

Justin has been actively involved with Katimavik, Canada.s leading national youth volunteer-service program. He has worked to increase the engagement of Canada.s youth towards their country, their communities and their environment.

In addition to Katimavik, Justin has also been involved with the Canadian Avalanche Foundation, promoting intelligent risk-taking and safety awareness; and wilderness groups such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

Justin's work with a large number of diverse organizations and levels of government keeps him travelling extensively to help ensure that Canada is prepared to meet the challenges and responsibilities its future holds.

Justin Trudeau, heir to one of the most famous names in Canadian politics, follows his father to Ottawa after securing a victory in the Montreal riding of Papineau in the recent October federal election.
 

Convenor: OLA

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