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Creative Communities - BC Library Conference 2015
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Wednesday, May 20
 

7:45am PDT

Full Day Library Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Limited capacity. Please select on Eventbrite.

7:45 am – Meet at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. The tour will be taking public transit, please bring transit fare.

9:00 – 10:00 am - VPL Central Branch – Inspiration Lab

11:00 – 11:45 am - Richmond Art Gallery

Lunch (Pay your own way or bring your own)

1:15 – 2:00 pm - Richmond Public Library

2:15 – 3:00 pm - City of Richmond Museum

3:15 pm – Return back to the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel


Wednesday May 20, 2015 7:45am - 3:15pm PDT
Off site (departing from Hotel Lobby)

6:00pm PDT

Opening Keynote - Veda Hille
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Veda Hille

Veda Hille has been writing music, making records, and performing since 1992.  She is a classically trained pianist, art school drop out, performance curator, self-taught singer, theatre interloper, and independent artist.  She has released 13 albums, the latest being Peter Panties... Read More →


Wednesday May 20, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

7:00pm PDT

President's Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Immediately following the keynote address, all delegates are invited to celebrate the opening of the BC Library Conference 2015 Trade Show at the President’s Reception. This is a chance to say hello to the representatives of companies and organizations who do business with, and support, libraries. The Welcome Reception is hosted by Heather Buzzell, BCLA President. Meet up with colleagues and friends at the first social event of this year’s conference.

Hors d’oeuvres provided. No-host bar.


Wednesday May 20, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Minoru Ballroom 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
 
Thursday, May 21
 

9:15am PDT

T01 - Trans* Inclusion - Building Parks and Recreation for All
Limited Capacity seats available

The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s next civil rights frontier” headlined the June 2014 cover of Time Magazine. Learn how community and staff came together in Vancouver to examine barriers to participation for trans* and gender variant citizens and developed recommendations to improve inclusion and access through programming, human resources, signage, facility design, and partnerships. Stories and learning will be shared from recent experiences rolling out public trans* inclusive programming, removing gendered signage, and launching an awareness campaign in recreation facilities.


Speakers
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Susie Hutchison

Susie Hutchison, Recreation Manager with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and Co-Chair of the TGVI Working Group, works with the committee to implement its recommendations across Vancouver’s diverse recreation system.
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Kai Scott

Kai Scott, M.A., is a Social Scientist and Engagement Specialist trained in both qualitative and quantitative methods and educated in the field of International Political Economy and Development. His practice Dialectic Research Services works collaboratively with various Aboriginal... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2015 9:15am - 10:29am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

9:15am PDT

T02 - Supporting Business Development Goals - Moving Toward a Course of Action in Public, Academic, and Private Libraries
Limited Capacity seats available

There are many opportunities for libraries to explore ways to support communities’ and organizations’ economic and business goals. Municipalities have goals for economic development. Universities have plans for commercialization. Companies have business development targets. But are we doing everything we can to support these important objectives? The possibilities go beyond reference and collections, but it can be difficult to know how to proceed. This session will be a facilitated discussion with attendees to explore practical courses of action to support the information needs of our economic communities.

Speakers
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Alyssa Green

Alyssa Green is the Manager of InfoAction, a Vancouver Public Library (VPL) fee-based research division. Experienced in business and legal research, Alyssa specializes in corporate and market research. Prior to VPL, she worked as the Manager of ResearchPlus, Calgary Public Library’s... Read More →
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Sarah Sutherland

Sarah Sutherland is the manager of content and partnerships at CanLII. Before that she worked in a variety of libraries, including those in a national full service law firm, the Province of Saskatchewan, the National Research Council, and the Law Society of Saskatchewan. She has collaborated... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 9:15am - 10:29am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 3 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Work
  • Sponsored by: Vancouver Public Library

9:15am PDT

T03 - Readers’ Advisory for the Rest of Us: Innovative Reading Recommendations for Diverse Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

On behalf of the BCLA Readers’ Advisory Interest Group, this session advocates for a renewed emphasis on reading recommendations and presents innovative approaches offered at the Vancouver Public Library.  While libraries are still known for books, our role as a trusted resource for reading recommendations faces intense competition from digital and physical retail. A wealth of recent survey data indicates that while the public rates the library highly as a valuable institution, we are not being recognized as a place to discover great reads. Of further concern is that the recommendation sources that dominate the market are limited in their ability to reach socially and economically excluded communities. Librarians can improve on services provided by social networks, media, booksellers and recommendation engines. We can synthesize an array of readers’ advisory tools to benefit a specific individual or respond to a local community need. We can neutralize commercial biases of booksellers; combine all engines to increase the power of their recommendations; and utilise our existing community connections to expand readers’ advisory to a much larger segment of our population. By using flexible and proactive techniques for connecting individuals and their communities to their next read, we can retain one of the core missions of the public library. The session concludes with an overview of alternative recommendation services recently launched by the Vancouver Public Library that reach reading communities left behind by big retail.

Speakers
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Jorge Cardenas

Jorge Cardenas is a community librarian at the Vancouver Public Library and has a background in literature, creative writing and translation. He rides his bike around the city to bring the library to the people.
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Caroline Crowe

Caroline Crowe is a librarian at Vancouver Public Library. She received a MLIS from the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, UBC. She has been a librarian at the Vancouver Public Library since 2003 and is currently a member of BCLA’s Readers’ Advisory Interest... Read More →
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Tim McMillan

Tim McMillan graduated from UBC's School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies in 2009 with an MAS and an MLIS. Since 2010 he has worked at the Vancouver Public Library first as an auxiliary reference librarian and later as an acting Branch Head. Tim currently works at the... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 9:15am - 10:30am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Activism
  • Sponsored by: Library Bound Inc.

9:15am PDT

T04 - American Sign Language / English Bilingual Family Storytime
Limited Capacity seats available

Research reveals that children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (HOH) are more likely to struggle with reading than their age peers who can hear. Children in Deaf/HOH families may need alternate, multimodal routes to literacy in their early years, yet many librarians do not know how to best support them. This session explores a family storytime model designed in partnership with Family and Community Services and Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at the Ministry of Children and Family Development. In this model - piloted at Vancouver Public Library and recently introduced at Burnaby Public Library - stories, songs and rhymes are simultaneously presented in ASL and English. The program is lead by a Deaf storyteller from Family and Community Services and a children's librarian, along with two sign language interpreters. It celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity, and is inclusive of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing families. This session will provide attendees with a compelling rationale for ASL/English storytimes, as well as practical how-tos for implementation in your own communities. We will include a demonstration with visual props, a slide show of actual programs, and handouts of sample program plans. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn some ASL rhymes that can immediately be integrated into all kinds of storytime programs. The session will be presented in both English and American Sign Language.

Speakers
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Alayna Finley

Alayna Finley works as a family literacy specialist with Family Community Services Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services and has returned to school for graduate studies in Deaf Education. She recently took part in specialized parent-infant training at Gallaudet University... Read More →
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Tess Prendergast

Tess Prendergast is a children's librarian at Vancouver Public Library Central Children’s Library. She has recently collaborated on several program models that respond to the early literacy needs of children with developmental differences in library settings. Tess is also completing... Read More →
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Randi Robin

Randi Robin is a children’s librarian at Burnaby Public Library, where she co-leads storytimes in ASL and English. Working in a linguistically diverse community, she has a keen interest in cross-cultural understanding, and is grateful to the Deaf parents who’ve shared their language... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 9:15am - 10:30am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Activism
  • Sponsored by: Vancouver Public Library

9:15am PDT

T05 - Creating Communities with Open Badges
Limited Capacity seats available

Libraries can support lifelong learning, not only by providing resources but by facilitating the creation of communities that learn together. This talk will look at how digital icons known as Open Badges can be used to facilitate connections within a learning community. Open Badges are issued in recognition of an accomplishment or skill, and their value differs from other forms of recognition because they are “Open” which means they can be transmitted from the issuing website to a social media site like LinkedIn. To ensure that no contextual meaning is lost when the badge is taken out of the issuing website, badges have metadata embedded into them. This typically includes the name of the organization that issued the badge, the name of the person who earned it, and what they had to do to earn it. This session will explore badge programs that foster a tightly-knit learning community. We will examine badge programs where the visibility of earned badges, community recognition of online participation, and the complexity of criteria for badge earning have helped to build a community with a shared focus and engagement in learning outcomes. We will also discuss the possibilities open badges have to further lifelong learning and community development in a library environment. This presentation will also encourage participation and collaboration through a hands-on component. Using a toolkit provided by the presenters, participants will work in groups to create a badge for a specific learning community. They will share their creation with the rest of the audience and explain how they tailored their design to facilitate learner engagement.

Speakers
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Kate Chandler

Kate Chandler is a graduate student at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at UBC. She is the assistant to UBC’s Open Badges project, and researches Open Badge programs as part of her work.
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Erin Fields

Erin Fields is the Liaison Librarian in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Flexible Learning Coordinator for UBC Library. Her current work involves co-leading a Teaching and Learning Education Fund grant on the application of open badges in three programs at UBC (badges.o... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 9:15am - 10:30am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Cedarbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Evidence
  • Sponsored by: iSchool @ UBC

10:30am PDT

Java Jolt Coffee Break in Exhibits

Thursday May 21, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Minoru Ballroom 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Break
  • Sponsored by: Library Bound Inc.

11:15am PDT

T06 - Small Changes, Big Impact: New and Affordable Solutions for Document Delivery
Limited Capacity seats available

Interlibrary loan has long been a staple service for academic libraries. For many small to mid-sized institutions, ILL traditionally offered a low-cost - but slow and paper-based - way for libraries to expand user access to resources. Fortunately, new and inexpensive technologies are allowing libraries to re-imagine ILL. Since 2012, Langara College, Emily Carr University, and The Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources of British Columbia (CAPER-BC) have revamped their ILL and document delivery services using TitanFile, a Canadian post-to-web service that specializes in secure document sharing services. TitanFile has vastly improved delivery times, increased user satisfaction, and generated useful usage data on upload/download rates, more than doubling ILL use at Langara. With online delivery, ILL is increasingly seen as a "patron driven" acquisition tool, helping libraries deal with static budgets and steadily rising journal costs. This session will be of interest to those looking to move to online ILL delivery or explore alternatives to existing document delivery tools. It will demonstrate how tools that were not developed for the library market can be effectively incorporated into library workflows. Ample time will be provided for questions and information sharing about ILL practices.

Speakers
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Alison Curtis

Alison Curtis is the Collection Development Coordinator at Langara College Library. She enjoys all things collection and teaching-related, plus the usual librarian things (books, chocolate, wine) and riding her bike. Outside the library, she's a budding shop steward and aspires to... Read More →
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Tara Robertson

Tara Robertson is the Accessibility Librarian at CAPER-BC. She manages alternate format production of textbooks and other course materials for post-secondary students with print disabilities. She also advocates for students with print disabilities and collaborates with other organizations... Read More →
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Hillary Webb

Hillary Webb has been the Systems and Technical Services Librarian at Emily Carr University for the last two years and before that was the visual resources librarian at NSCAD University in Halifax. Her research interests include engagement with students on social media and the possibility... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 11:15am - 11:58am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Cedarbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Access
  • Sponsored by: TitanFile

11:15am PDT

T07 - Practicing Politics: Engagement with Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

As aspiring activists and library advocates, library and information technology students will lead participants through an interactive discussion about what it takes to work in 21st century libraries. They will challenge participants to think about what it means to be political, to be engaged, and to be “rule-makers” more than “rule-followers”. This session creates a dynamic space for practitioners, new and experienced, to re-imagine a future where their roles as knowledgeable and committed advocates for democracy, social justice, access and life-long learning are more deeply entrenched in the psyche of their communities.  Employees of the future need to be self-sufficient, capable, responsible and “not afraid to expand the boundaries of their knowledge” (Buckley & Reidy, 2014). Through this session, the presenters will challenge their participants to reflect on the library worker of the future.

Speakers
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Amanda Geofroy

Amanda Geofroy is a 2nd year LibIT Student at the University of the Fraser Valley. She has previously worked in a small community library for 10 years, in which inspired her advocacy for libraries and life long learning. Amanda is completing her diploma with a Systems Technology... Read More →
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Candra Marr

Candra Marr is a recent graduate of the Library and Information Technology Program at the University of the Fraser Valley. She enjoys research, history, and exploring cultural trajectories as the world becomes more technologically connected. Candra previously completed her Bachelor’s... Read More →
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Anila Schneider

Anila Schneider is a LibIT graduate at the University of the Fraser Valley. She started her career in the library world in grade 11 when she became the Page of the Agassiz branch of the Fraser Valley Regional Library. Two years later she became a casual on-call Circulation Assistant... Read More →
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Katie Veldhoen

Katie Veldhoen is a recent graduate of the Library and Information Technology Program at the University of the Fraser Valley. Katie also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English Literature and looks forward to using her experience and passion to be a valuable resource... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2015 11:15am - 11:58am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

11:15am PDT

T08 - Beyond the Book - Brand the New Library
Limited Capacity seats available

The role of the library within the community has changed. With this shift comes a need to reimagine the brand of the library and develop a new graphic language that moves away from books and towards the concepts of networks, dialogue, innovation and collaboration. Through his work rebranding the Fraser Valley Regional Library in 2007 and the Calgary Public Library in 2015, Kevin Broome has delved deep into this visual realm and gained a unique perspective on the future of the library and how it can realize its full potential as a leader in the Information Age.

Speakers
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Kevin Broome

Kevin Broome combines over 10 years as a Graphic Designer with a strong track record in Digital Development, Social Media and Creative Strategy. Throughout his career, he has worked with national and global clients including Canadian Pacific Railway, Starbucks, and The Heart & Stroke... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 11:15am - 11:59am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Place
  • Sponsored by: EBSCO

11:15am PDT

T09 - Let's Redefine Accessible Library Service
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the National Network for Equitable Library Service (nnels.ca) staff and guests for an update on the past year and the group’s vision for the future. Having celebrated its first birthday last December, and with live connectors across more than half of the country, NNELS is continuing to expand access to library service for people with print disabilities. The service model is directed by communities of users, and mediated by public libraries. In addition to the contextual discussion, expect to create a draft engagement strategy for your own community, one based on combining your skills with your library’s assets, and for the benefit of community members with print disabilities, along with everyone else.

Speakers
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Ben Hyman

Ben Hyman is the award winning Executive Director of the BC Libraries Cooperative, home of several large-scale collaborative library technology initiatives, including Sitka, nnels.ca, librarytoolshed.ca and more. A Technologist, policy strategist and advocate for the use of open tools... Read More →
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Sabina Iseli-Otto

Sabina Iseli-Otto provides support to libraries for NNELS (the National Network for Equitable Library Service). She has been involved with public libraries as a board member, volunteer, reference librarian, shelver, contractor, regional librarian, and rural library director. She is... Read More →
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Elizabeth Lalonde

Elizabeth Lalonde is the director of the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind. In 2011, she helped found this Victoria-based not-for-profit, which is run by blind people. Members of the Centre agree that blind Canadians deserve the right to training and opportunity, the right to... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Access
  • Sponsored by: Canada Label

11:15am PDT

T10 - West End Stories - an Oral History Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Individuals are feeling more isolated and disconnected from their communities, and libraries are currently challenged with how to evolve with their communities' needs. We propose that the ability to share and hear stories from other ordinary community members will help with this disconnect. While information and popular literature is widely available, the stories about our communities and community members are not – and in the case of some community groups these stories are at risk of being lost forever if they are not collected soon. This is an opportunity for libraries to continue their role of gathering, preserving and sharing information and stories in a new way. Vancouver Public Library's goal is to enable the preservation of local culture, heritage and identity through ensuring long-term digital access to our community's stories. On October 3rd 2014, VPL launched the West End Stories exhibit website (www.vpl.ca/westendstories/) featuring oral stories told by 12 individuals who grew up and attended school in Vancouver's West End during the 1930s to 1950s. This is the first project completed by VPL's Community Digital Initiatives Team and will lead the way toward enabling our community members to consider VPL as a resource to help them create, preserve and share their own stories digitally.

Speakers
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Jodi Caddick

Jodi Caddick is a Library Technician with more than 20 years experience helping patrons find their own stories using family history, genealogy, and most recently, the West End Stories project. She works in the Digital Services department of the Vancouver Public Library.
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Tara O'Coffey

Tara O'Coffey is the Assistant Manager of Community Digital Initiatives & eLearning at Vancouver Public Library. Tara worked with the project's community partner and managed the West End Stories project from inception to conclusion. She has worked for VPL for 14 years in a variety... Read More →
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Erin Ziegenfuss

Erin Ziegenfuss is a Digital Collections Librarian at Vancouver Public Library. She was VPL’s acting Community Digital Initiatives Librarian for the post-interview phase of the West End Stories project, coordinating the audio editing and curation of content for the exhibit website... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 3 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

12:00pm PDT

Lunch in Exhibits

Thursday May 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Minoru Ballroom 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Break
  • Sponsored by: United Library Services

1:30pm PDT

T11 - Telling *Your* Story: Marketing Your Library and Its Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Libraries are home to millions of stories - some true, some fiction; some told in words, others in sound or images. But sometimes, libraries forget to tell their own stories, and that can have an impact in patron traffic, attendance at programs, or in understanding the value of libraries in public, academic and corporate communities. As the nature of libraries changes with technology and culture, the marketing and promotion of your programs and your value to patrons and your broader community has become more important than ever. In this session, we'll talk about why promoting your library and its collections and programs is important for making sure your library thrives. We'll also talk about the many tools you can use to market and promote your library, including something that comes naturally to libraries: telling stories about what you do and how it's making a positive difference for the people you serve.

Speakers
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Lesli Boldt

Lesli Boldt is president of Boldt Communications Inc., a boutique marketing communications agency based in Vancouver, B.C. She’s a seasoned marketing communications and public affairs professional with over 20 years of experience in the industry, and over a decade of consulting... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:42pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Work
  • Sponsored by: Dragonfly Consulting

1:30pm PDT

T12 - Both Sides Now: a Podcast and Panel Discussion About the Intersection of Librarians and Library Technicians
Limited Capacity seats available

Despite working alongside one another, librarians and library technicians often lack a fulsome knowledge of one another's skills and qualifications. Our collegial, though sometimes tense, relationships demonstrate that there is a need to foster mutual respect and encourage collaboration between different library staff. By unpacking our respective education and sharing some common experiences, we hope to bring a greater depth of understanding to who library technicians and librarians are, and foster a more open professional environment for further discussion and collaboration.  Our key goal is to facilitate a discussion which encourages clearer understanding among colleagues. By better knowing one another’s skills, strengths, and experiences, we can better leverage our services and planning. It is important for all of us to understand that library technician isn’t a “lesser” profession, but simply a different one. We anticipate an illuminating discussion about the places where we intersect, overlap, and diverge.  This panel brings together an array of job titles and experience levels -- from new professional to manager, educator and student -- and will be of interest to new and experienced professionals alike. This session will be hosted and live-taped by the SS Librarianship Podcast.

Speakers
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Ashley Van Dijk

Ashley graduated in 2009 with her Library and Information Technology diploma, and is currently working at SFU Burnaby in the Information and Instruction division. Ashley is the Chair of the Library Technicians Assistants Section of BCLA.
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Sam Mills

Sam graduated from UBC with an MLIS in 2014, and is currently a librarian with the Programming & Learning Department at the Vancouver Public Library as well as the Information & Instruction Division at the Simon Fraser University Library.
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Christina Neigel, Panelist

Christina Neigel is Associate Professor in the Library and Information Technology Department at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is currently completing a Doctorate in Education at Simon Fraser University with a research focus on the role of gender in LIS leadership.
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Pat Cumming, Panelist

Pat Cumming is the Head of Information Services at West Vancouver Memorial Library. She holds a Library Technician Diploma from Algonquin College in Ottawa and an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. Her career in libraries spans more than 30 years and includes work as a... Read More →
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Tamarack Hockin, Panelist

Tamarack is a Library Technician with Surrey Libraries. Holding a LIT Diploma and Bachelor's degree from UFV, Tamarack is also an MLIS candidate at San Jose State University. Find her @tamahoc or http://about.me/tamahoc
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Alli Sullivan

Alli Sullivan holds an MLIS from UBC’s iSchool, graduating in May 2014. She is currently the Instructional Services Librarian at Langara College and an Auxiliary Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library.

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:42pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Cedarbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Work
  • Sponsored by: Simon Fraser University Library

1:30pm PDT

T13 - LGBTQ YA Readers’ Advisory: Overcoming Challenges to Readers' Advisory for an Elusive Patron Population
Limited Capacity seats available

Canadian teenagers like to read about Canadian characters. What if announcing at the reference desk "I'm a Canadian" was daunting to a teenager? What if when she said it, the reference desk person had trouble helping her find resources? LGBTQ YA readers are an important and unique subset of Canadian readers. Let's look at strategies for putting books into their hands. We'll explore various studies on the subject and present findings from our own survey circulated to Gay Straight Alliance High School Clubs in 2015. As part of the session, we'll provide attendees with the opportunity to fill out optional surveys. Results from these will be compiled and shared electronically afterward. The PowerPoint of the Session, together  with Reading Lists, etc., will also be shared. So bring your strategies, your questions, your challenges and your favourite LGBTQ titles. We're hoping you'll leave energized with many titles to recommend and many ideas about how to recommend them.

Speakers
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Robert Bittner

Robert Bittner, SSHRC CGS Doctoral Fellow Instructor - EDUC 465 (Children’s Literature), Simon Fraser University Vancouver Children's Literature Roundtable Steering Cttee PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University. Rob Bittner is a PhD Candidate in the department of Gender, Sexuality... Read More →
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Helen Wilding Cook

Helen Wilding Cook is the Children's & YA Collection Development Coordinator at Library Bound Inc. She started working in a book store twenty-three years ago where she was in charge of the Children’s and YA Department. From there she joined a book wholesaler - again specializing... Read More →
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Jenny Fry

Jenny Fry is the Information Services Librarian at City Centre Library (Surrey Libraries). Jenny earned her MA in Gender Studies at UNBC in Prince George in 1997, and her MLIS in Library and Information Studies from the SLAIS at the UBC in 1999. She has worked in a variety of non-profit... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:43pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Evidence
  • Sponsored by: Library Bound Inc.

1:30pm PDT

T14 - Virtuous Cycles: Empowered Learners, Replicating Successful Learning Models, Creative Failure
Limited Capacity seats available

The Mozilla Hive Learning Network is a city-by-city model of bringing as many of the learning activities as possible together so all the varied groups (libraries, community centres, schools, hack/maker spaces, independent schools and instructors) know that the others exist and what they are doing, and so that learners can map their own pathways through it. Traditionally it has focused on digital learning and youth 12-18, but in the Vancouver branch we are trying to bridge the digital and physical worlds, and open to learners of all ages.  This session will be about discussing how to best involve people in their own learning, bridge different groups, whether we can scale what are often very personal experiences so that learners world-wide can participate, and the very central role libraries are playing.  In parallel to this, the Maker Foundation has been sponsoring Maker Education meet-ups, bringing librarians, educators, administrators, community centre organizers, makers, parents, and kids together to discuss how to get tools into kids hands to empower them to take charge of their own educations and engage with the world around them.

Speakers
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Dethe Elza

Dethe Elza is a geek dad and aesthetic programmer working for Awesense.com to help reduce the world's carbon footprint. He has previously worked for Mozilla (Lightbeam add-on) and for several Vancouver startups. Dethe has mentored through Ladies Learning Code, Software Carpentry... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:44pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 3 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Place
  • Sponsored by: Emerald Group Publishing

1:30pm PDT

T15 - More Research into Practice: the Latest from the iSchool at UBC
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will offer a potpourri of current research projects underway at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at UBC.  A panel of five current faculty members and doctoral students will paint a picture of the questions driving their research, the projects underway to find answers to those questions, and the emerging results.  Research topics range from e-government information to learning analytics, from collaborative crowdsourced projects to information avoidance, and more.  We will encourage questions and suggestions from the audience and look forward to catching up with alumni and all those interested in the burning research questions of library and information studies!

Speakers
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Colleen Addison

Colleen Addison is a PhD Candidate at the iSchool @ UBC. Ms. Addison holds an MA in Creative Writing and an MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. Her PhD research is focused on the issue of information avoidance in the health domain.
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Luanne Freund

Dr. Luanne Freund is Associate Professor at the iSchool @ UBC. Dr. Freund teaches information services and does research in information retrieval and access to information. She has a particular interest in e-government and the open data movement.
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Sarah Gilbert

Sarah Gilbert is a PhD Student at the iSchool @ UBC. Ms. Gilbert holds an MLIS from Dalhousie University. Her doctoral research is focused on the motivations for participation in crowdsourced projects.
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Caroline Haythornthwaite

Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite is Professor and Director at the iSchool @ UBC Dr. Haythornthwaite does research in a range of areas including Internet research, social informatics and online learning/learning analytics.
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Lisa Nathan

Dr. Lisa Nathan is the Assistant Professor at the iSchool @ UBC. Dr. Nathan researches issues related to the design of information systems, sustainability, value-sensitive design and information policy. She coordinates the First Nations Curriculum Concentration at the iSchool.

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Evidence
  • Sponsored by: iSchool @ UBC

2:45pm PDT

Ice Cream Break in Exhibits
Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Minoru Ballroom 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Social Event
  • Sponsored by: CVS Midwest Tape

3:15pm PDT

T16 - UBC's Open Collections: Delivering Digital Objects to the World
Limited Capacity seats available

In the summer of 2015 UBC Library will debut a new interface and service for accessing Library-curated and Library-produced digital objects called Open Collections. Following the Digital Public Library of America metadata model, metadata harvesting workflow and discovery and delivery services, Open Collections will provide researchers, students and members of the public centralized access through a single interface and index across all of UBC Library's digital collections and objects, including photographs, maps, books, theses, articles, newspapers and more. Advanced services include metadata visualizations and direct access to the API for metadata harvesting across collections as well as full text data mining (when possible). This presentation will provide an overview of the project, timeline, future directions and a preview of the Open Collections.

Speakers
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Paul Joseph

Paul Joseph is a Systems Librarian at UBC Library. He specializes in architecting solutions and integrating data and applications in innovative ways. Current examples include the delivery of course reserves in the context of the Learning Management System utilizing the Summon API... Read More →
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Mimi Lam

Mimi Lam is a Digital Projects Librarian at UBC Library. Mimi works to fulfill UBC Library’s strategic plan directions. Specifically, accelerating research and managing collections in a digital context. She supports UBC Library’s Digitization Centre in managing digitization projects... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2015 3:15pm - 3:55pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 3 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

3:15pm PDT

T17 - Giving Students a Choice
Limited Capacity seats available

For years our librarians have spent September delivering 60+ first year library instruction sessions to students enrolled in first year English classes. This year, we gave students the choice to attend a face-to-face session or to complete videos online; all students then completed a quiz worth 2-3% of their course grade. We surveyed the students about their preferences and tracked their library quiz grades. Not surprisingly, most students choose the online option. The question facing us now is whether this new approach actually works? And for whom? Beyond student preferences, how do we measure success for students, librarians and professors? This session will summarize our study and will open a discussion around creative options for reinventing first year library instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Sobol

Barbara Sobol

Undergraduate Services Librarian, UBC Okanagan Library
Barbara Sobol holds the position of Librarian, Undergraduate Services at the UBC, Okanagan Campus Library in Kelowna, BC. She coordinates the library's first year instruction program, supervises the Library Service Desk and manages many projects and campus relationships focused on... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 3:15pm - 3:55pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Evidence
  • Sponsored by: Simon Fraser University Library

3:15pm PDT

T18 - Growing Community Seed Libraries
Limited Capacity seats available

Innovation Rooted in History Connecting communities to local food and nature experience is increasingly recognized as essential to individual and community health and well-being. Yet access to the tools and knowledge to grow plants in the city is unequally distributed. As a way to invite new and experienced gardeners alike to share resources on common ground, LifeCycles Project Society presented the idea of developing a community led seed library in partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library. With an aim to build healthy communities through free seed and free education, LifeCycles and GVPL are now working with partners across Canada to develop a sustainable and transferable seed library program model, which we hope to share with interested public libraries and community groups throughout BC.  In February 2014, the Victoria Seed Library was launched, providing free membership to people once they have attended an introductory workshop. Seeds are made available through Seed Library Saturdays 2-3 times per month at various library branches and people are invited to participate in regular gardening and seed saving workshops freely available at the library and in community gardens. The program model has garnered critical praise from community seed savers across Canada, in part due to its rapid development and well organized systems. Our recent success has enabled us to expand the development of seed libraries and better develop our program model. LifeCycles is now working with Surrey Public Libraries and is supporting Richmond Food Security in working with the Richmond Public Library to create their own community maintained seed collection.

Speakers
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Cyndy Hill

Cyndy Hill is the Director of Development at Surrey Libraries. She has been achieving outstanding results for her non-profit since 2002. She embraces philanthropy and its ability to make profound change in the world. Since 2008 she has worked with the library team to initiate fund... Read More →
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Matthew Kemshaw

Matthew Kemshaw is the Seed Library Coordinator at LifeCycles Project Society. He has been supporting urban food programming in schools, parks, and other community minded spaces for almost a decade. Matthew began saving seeds 10 years ago, with Elementary school children. In 2013... Read More →
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Jennifer Rowan

Jennifer Rowan is the Adult Services & Adult Programs Coordinator at Greater Victoria Public Library. Passionate about public libraries and making people feel welcome, Jennifer has delivered programs at GVPL for 15 years. Her years as a Children's & Family Literacy Librarian have... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday May 21, 2015 3:15pm - 3:56pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Activism
  • Sponsored by: Surrey Libraries

3:15pm PDT

T19 - Talk Creative to Me: Understanding Your Library’s Creative Capital
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether it's the increasing number of practical examples of libraries turning their spaces into community hubs of cultural activity such as maker spaces; or the academic research on the importance of cultural spaces in cities and communities. The evidence is in: it pays for libraries to invest in creativity and culture.  Applying her knowledge and experience in community cultural planning and cultural infrastructure development in Canada, Eileen Gillette will take a behind-the-scenes look at cultural engagement strategies; placemaking and the role libraries play in building sustainable creative communities. The session will be broken down into three key areas. The first area will examine the cultural elements of creative communities. Exploring real stories of how communities are repurposing spaces for cultural uses, taking over abandoned storefronts for special events, developing public art in unconventional places and integrating creative technology into arts programming.   The second part of the session will review how libraries are described and discussed in the cultural sector. Highlighting areas where libraries are well defined in creative community discussions and where they are surprisingly absent from the conversation. Advocating for the need for libraries to take a seat at the cultural table and share our stories/experiences with others.    The final part of the session will review community cultural development practices and steps towards integrating a cultural lens into the library. Providing attendees with a creative toolkit of ideas and practices that can be taken back to their libraries.

Speakers
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Eileen Gillette

With both an academic and practitioner background, Eileen Gillette has a wide range of experience in community cultural development, cultural planning, cultural policy and cultural sustainability. She worked as a Cultural Policy Analyst at the Creative City Network of Canada focusing... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2015 3:15pm - 3:57pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

3:15pm PDT

T20 - FIPPA in a Big Data Post-Privacy World

May 13th, 10am

We have just heard from Brian Lamb that, for personal reasons, he is unable to present this session at the BC Library Conference. The Conference Planning Committee joins Brian Lamb in apologizing to all who registered for this session. We will certainly ask Brian back next year!


Thursday May 21, 2015 3:15pm - 3:58pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

3:15pm PDT

T21 - Towards a Renewed National Voice for Libraries: CLA Reinvents Itself
Limited Capacity seats available

These are interesting and often challenging times for libraries. More than ever a strong and clear library voice is needed to advocate for the principles libraries stand for, and to help communicate with our stakeholders and communities about the value of libraries.  For almost 70 years the Canadian Library Association has served as this unified national voice on issues ranging from copyright legislation, net neutrality, intellectual freedom, and more. At this time, and like many libraries and library associations, CLA recognizes that changing times require a change in direction, structure, and vision.
CLA is exploring ways forward that secure a national voice for libraries and library issues leveraging CLA's established reputation and brand. A renewed CLA will respond to current issues in an informed and strategic manner, and advocate in the best interests of our institutions and the communities we serve.
The BCLA Board has invited Sandra Singh (CLA Vice-President/President-Elect) and Michael Ridley (CLA Treasurer) to join Caroline Daniels to explore questions that will help establish a unique mandate for a reinvigorated, representative, and responsive national association.


Moderators
Speakers
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Caroline Daniels, BCLA

President Elect, BCLA
Caroline Daniels is the Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loan librarian at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Caroline is the President elect of BCLA and has served on the BCLA Board since 2013. Caroline has always had a keen interest in BCLA and has served on committees, sections and... Read More →
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Michael Ridley

Michael Ridley is a librarian at the University of Guelph and an instructor in Guelph's First Year Seminar Program. He is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian at Guelph. Ridley has served in various executive capacities for CLA, OLA, CAIS, CRKN, and CARL... Read More →
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Sandra Singh

Sandra Singh joined Vancouver Public Library as its Chief Librarian in December 2010. She joined VPL after serving as the Director of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia. Prior to that, she worked at the Vancouver Public Library, first as the... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Cedarbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

4:00pm PDT

Afternoon Appetizers and Cash Bar

Thursday May 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Minoru Ballroom 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Social Event
  • Sponsored by: Whitehots Intelligent Library Solutions

5:15pm PDT

Plenary - Free Speech: Debate, Discussion, Dissent
Limited Capacity seats available

BCLA is pleased to host the Canadian Library Association presentation of the 2015 CLA Advancement of Intellectual Freedom Award to Brian Campbell, which will take place immediately before the Plenary.

“War is the health of the state,” wrote the American essayist Randolph Bourne during World War I. “Public opinion, as expressed in the newspapers, and the pulpits and the schools, becomes one solid block. Loyalty, or rather war orthodoxy, becomes the sole test for all professions, techniques, occupations.” Librarians have a special responsibility to resist such orthodoxy. How do we protect free speech and dissent today? What are the implications of Bill C 51 and the “war on terror”? How do we avoid the trap of using the call for free speech to deprive others of their rights and freedoms? What do we mean when we talk about free speech in a library context? Please join our distinguished panel of speakers to explore questions, and share opinions, that are relevant to us all.

The Keith Sacré Library Champion Award will be presented immediately following the plenary discussion.


Moderators
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Gwen Bird

Gwen Bird was appointed the dean of libraries/university librarian at the SFU Library in October 2014. She was previously the Executive Director of COPPUL, the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, for 3 years. Prior to COPPUL she worked at the SFU Library for several... Read More →

Speakers
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Anne Cameron

Anne Cameron is a Canadian novelist, poet, screenwriter and short story writer. She was born in Nanaimo, BC. She began writing at an early age, starting with theatre scripts and screenplays. In 1979, her film Dreamspeaker, directed by Claude Jutra, won seven Canadian Film Awards... Read More →
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Dale Askey

Dale Askey currently serves as the Associate University Librarian for Library & Learning Technologies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he also occupies the role of Administrative Director of the Lewis & Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. He has filled... Read More →
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Micheal Vonn

Micheal Vonn is a lawyer and has been the Policy Director of the BCCLA since 2004. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in the Faculty of Law and in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies where she has taught civil liberties... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2015 5:15pm - 6:45pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

6:45pm PDT

Create. Collaborate. Congregate. Evening All-Delegate Social

Thursday May 21, 2015 6:45pm - 8:30pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Social Event
  • Sponsored by: BC Libraries Cooperative
 
Friday, May 22
 

8:00am PDT

Friday Morning Meet & Greet (refreshments provided)

Friday May 22, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Break  Social Event
  • Sponsored by: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

9:00am PDT

F01 - Books Behind Bars
Limited Capacity seats available

Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre's (VIRCC) Wilkinson Jail has been in the Victoria region for 100 years, but until two years ago the jail had no formal, sustained contact with the public library system. This session will describe the work Greater Victoria Public Library has done in that time, first, to build a 2000 volume book deposit at VIRCC that supplies 300 inmates with regular reading materials (annual budget: $0.00); and, second, to build a rudimentary book request service which, in its early incarnation, filled over 1000 requests in just over a year (annual budget : $0.00). This project has been a rich and rewarding professional experience, and has many lessons for those of us who attempt to give outreach service to underserved and marginalized populations in general. Among these lessons: how to create a service when the demand is there but the resources and the roadmap are not; how to persuade established institutions to take a chance when the risks are significant and the payoffs are unclear; how to ask for help from the right people at the right time; and how to embrace the notion that pretty good services realized are better than perfect services talked about.

Speakers
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Carl Cavanagh

Carl Cavanagh has been a librarian for 25 years, in Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, and Victoria. He is currently a Public Service Librarian at the Greater Victoria Public Library in Victoria BC where, among other things, he does library outreach for regional agencies working on homelessness... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:43am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

9:00am PDT

F02 - Can I Actually Use It? Testing Open Textbooks for Accessibility
Limited Capacity seats available

We will briefly describe the process of user testing open textbooks with post-secondary students who have print disabilities. We will focus on the lessons learned in this process and how this data fed into the creation of a toolkit on accessibility for open textbook authors. We will share our failures and reflect on how we would improve this process in the future. This project is a collaboration between BCcampus and CAPER-BC. BCcampus is a publicly funded organization that uses information technology to connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all B.C. post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework. BCcampus is the lead organization for the open textbook project in BC. The Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources of British Columbia (CAPER-BC) provides accessible learning and teaching materials to students and instructors who cannot use conventional print because of disabilities. An open textbook is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and made available online to be freely used by students, teachers and members of the public. They are available for free as online versions, and as low-cost printed versions, should students opt for these.

Speakers
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Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge is a Manager of the Open Education program at BCcampus. Amanda supports the development and sharing of open educational resources in BC. She project manages the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER and provides technical and instructional design support for the... Read More →
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Tara Robertson

Tara Robertson is the Accessibility Librarian at CAPER-BC. She manages alternate format production of textbooks and other course materials for post-secondary students with print disabilities. She also advocates for students with print disabilities and collaborates with other organizations... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:43am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond C Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

9:00am PDT

F03 - "Open Knowledge": A MOOCish Experiment in Creative Communities and Library Education
Limited Capacity seats available

In the fall of 2014, five instructors from five universities in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Ghana came together with over 50,000 students from around the world to create a new learning experience on the themes of openness and participation, including modules on open education, open access, participatory culture, and more. "Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning" is a MOOC -- a massive, open, online course, freely available to anyone with an internet connection and a desire to learn with others. In addition to the non-credit, MOOC participation, five cohorts of credit students joined the course, including iSchool students from UBC, Publishing students from SFU, Education students from Stanford University, Business students from Fordham University, and Political & Social Science students from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. Students engaged not only in the critical ideas within the themes of the course, but also developed their digital literacy skills, learning to use a variety of social media and digital creation tools to connect with one another (as well as with experts in the field) and complete “hands-on” activities to find, identify, evaluate, use, and remix openly licensed content from the web, including text, images, audio, and video files. In creating the course, our goal was to facilitate a dialogue on the critical role of active, engaged participation within communities, and the importance of openness to allow for this to develop in meaningful, empowering ways. Libraries are a key platform for transformative participation, and librarians and library staff require new knowledge and new skills to make this a success. Join us for a discussion of learning, connecting, participation, library education, and upcoming open learning opportunities.

Speakers
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Victoria Lam

Victoria holds a Masters of Arts from the University of Manchester, and is currently working to attain her Master of Library Information Science from the School of Library, Information and Archival Studies at the University of British Columbia.
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Lauren Maggio

Lauren is the Director of Research and Instruction at Stanford University’s medical library. Lauren has a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science and a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature from the... Read More →
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Kevin Stranack

Kevin Stranack is a Learning Coordinator of Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University Library. Kevin works with the Simon Fraser University Library’s Public Knowledge Project, leading its community services and learning initiatives. Kevin has a Master of Library and Information... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:43am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Cedarbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Place
  • Sponsored by: Simon Fraser University Library

9:00am PDT

F04 - Tiny Stories, Big Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2013 the Powell River Public Library launched a microfiction contest based on the book 420 Characters by author and artist Lou Beach. The challenge: to pack vivid descriptions, original characters and surprising plot twists into a narrative small enough to fit in a Facebook status update. The result: a literal deluge of story submissions. Some were fictional, others not. They were written by seniors, teens, and everyone in-between. The Library brought the contest back in 2014 by popular demand.   This session is all about the nuts and bolts of running a successful microfiction contest. You’ll get a practical breakdown for how to run your own contest – from advertising to judging to hosting a reading to sharing the results online. You’ll also pick up some tips on how to find strong visuals, harness social media teasers, and respond to creative spin offs and opportunities as they arise. Using tiny stories as an example, we’ll discuss creative programs as a form of activism, advocacy and the key to lifelong learning.

Speakers
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Sonia Zagwyn

Sonia Zagwyn began working in libraries when she was 14 ¾ years old and never really stopped. Between studies in visual arts and creative writing she worked in three B.C. library systems, completing an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC in 2011. Her projects are often interdisciplinary... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:43am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 3 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Work
  • Sponsored by: Emerald Group Publishing

9:00am PDT

F05 - In Conversation with Penny Ballem
Limited Capacity seats available

Public libraries play an important role in support of healthy and sustainable communities. As knowledge and social infrastructure, public libraries are positioned to not only meet the lifelong learning needs of their residents, but also provide platforms for community engagement and dialogue. In Vancouver, the relationship between the Library and the City has evolved over recent years, with the Library taking on an increased role in supporting broader City priorities.

Speakers
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Penny Ballem

Penny J. Ballem, MSc, MD, FRCP, City Manager, City of Vancouver.Dr. Ballem joined the City of Vancouver in December 2008 as the City Manager. Dr Ballem is a physician who came to the City from a long and diverse career in the health sector as a senior administrator, practitioner... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

9:00am PDT

F06 - Between Visual Arts and English: The Digital Fabrication Lab at UVic
Limited Capacity seats available

A quick scan of digital fabrication research across the academy suggests that computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) is most common in mechanical engineering, architecture, design, and urban planning departments (Goertz and Morgan 2014). For two examples among many, consider Taubman College's Digital Fab Lab at the University of Michigan and the John H. Daniels Faculty Fab Lab at the University of Toronto. Inspired by Neil Gershenfeld's groundbreaking work at MIT, digital fabrication appeals to practitioners in these fields because it tightens the loop between model and prototype, code and material, concept and object. It also allows those practitioners to better anticipate surprises, reduce error and waste, and rapidly test their ideas before projects are delivered for small- or large-batch production. But, aside from a few recent publications (e.g., Elliott et al. 2012 and Kee 2014), very little attention has been paid to the relevance of CAM techniques to scholarly communication in the arts and humanities. This talk will unpack that relevance, with a focus on a new space at the University of Victoria: the Digital Fabrication Lab (a collaboration between Visual Arts and English).

Speakers
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Jentery Sayers

Jentery Sayers is Assistant Professor of English, as well as Director of the Maker Lab in the Humanities, at the University of Victoria. His work has appeared in American Literature; e-Media Studies; Digital Studies/Le champ numérique; The Victorian Review; New American Notes Online... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 9:00am - 9:45am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Place
  • Sponsored by: Springer

9:45am PDT

Friday Morning Caffeine Fix Coffee Break

Friday May 22, 2015 9:45am - 10:00am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Foyer 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Break
  • Sponsored by: Gale, Cengage Learning

10:00am PDT

F07 - Create & Learn: Empowering Community Content Creators
Limited Capacity seats available

Providing a platform for community created content has become a focus for Richmond Public Library to both ensure that our community has a way to share their creative and intellectual work, and to ensure that information and content from our programming remains accessible long after the actual programs themselves have completed.  To achieve this, RPL has introduced a new digital platform called Create & Learn. This session will go over why Richmond decided to use the Active Textbooks system to build Create & Learn, and demonstrate how this new tool works. We will provide examples of Create & Learn documents, and ways in which it has been used at Richmond Public Library – not only as a tool for the public, but also for staff. An overview of the successes, challenges, and future of Create & Learn will also be discussed, as the possibilities of what our community will create and share are endless!

Speakers
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Tiffinie Green

Tiffinie Green is Director of Product Development at Evident Point Software and started with the company at the beginning of 2015. Prior to joining Evident Point, Tiffinie was a Technology Transfer Officer at the University of British Columbia and helped Faculty and Graduate Students... Read More →
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Kat Lucas

Kat Lucas is eServices Coordinator at Richmond Public Library. Kat has been with Richmond Public Library since 2007. For the past four years in her position as the Coordinator, eServices, Kat has been managing a wide variety of digital collections and services, including eBooks and... Read More →
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Theresa de Sousa

Theresa de Sousa is the Student Resources Librarian at Richmond Public Library. Theresa has worked in public libraries for almost 10 years, and in her current position at Richmond Public Library for the last four years. Theresa is also a member of the BCLA Readers’ Advisory Interest... Read More →
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Susan Walters

Susan Walters has been the Deputy Chief Librarian at Richmond Public Library since 2012. Over the past ten years Susan has been instrumental in fostering a culture of community engagement at Richmond Public library. As an outcome of our Public Consultation process, she has been at... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:12am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Cedarbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

10:00am PDT

F08 - Rethinking Screentime: Apps, Parents, and Families
Limited Capacity seats available

Evidence-based library practice is not so simple when the research is just emerging. For years we’ve advised families to limit children’s screen time, based on guidelines rooted in television research. Today’s touchscreen devices provide very different opportunities for families. These devices are so new, we don’t yet have a body of research to support best practices, leaving families with conflicting messages about appropriate media use.  At VPL, we developed programs about using touchscreen apps to support children in developing early literacy skills, and in creating, interacting, and learning. Apps for Your Little Ones and Apps for Your School-Age Kid are programs for parents and caregivers focusing on how to use apps. Instead of a list of recommended apps, we walk parents through the practical aspects of sharing or encouraging positive app use. We talk about apps in the context of family activities - how they can be tools for early literacy and facilitate creativity. We show how apps can have a role in talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with children, and how apps can give older children opportunities to create, socialise, and discover. We will describe the rational, content, and practical aspects of these programs, our experiences delivering them to different communities, and the lessons we learned. We will demo some of the apps we explored with our parents. We will give you the materials to take and adapt this program for your community. Let’s look beyond outdated media guidelines and ask how our families are really using technology.

Speakers
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Francesca de Freitas

Francesca de Freitas is a Children's Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library. As a librarian, mother to two experiments in perpetual motion, and an escaped web developer, Francesca delights in sharing the wondrous world of stories available to children - in all its forms - including... Read More →
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Lindsey Krabbenhoft

Lindsey Krabbenhoft is an auxiliary Children’s Librarian at the Vancouver Public Library. She also runs a storytime YouTube channel and blog called Jbrary with her friend Dana. She tweets on the regular about librarianship, apps, and her 3-year-old niece at @lmkrabbenhoft.

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:13am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 3 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Evidence
  • Sponsored by: Library Services Centre

10:00am PDT

F09 - Beyond Academic Liaison: Realizing the Academic Librarian as Scholar Practitioner
Limited Capacity seats available

The liaison librarian model is toast. Worse, it was wrong to begin with. It reinforces the academic librarian as service provider rather than academic partner.   Academic librarians are "scholar practitioners." Both aspects of the role are critical to full participation in the academy. However, librarians and libraries have been slow to fully develop our capacity as researchers and teachers, and to establish our libraries as research incubators.  Advancing the research and teaching agenda of librarians requires a clear vision of our role, capacity building to enable new skills, and a new perspective on how research (and research culture) can become part of our professional lives.  In a similar way, academic libraries need to think of themselves as research incubators with specific research mandates. Every library should have a strategic research plan to leverage the capacities of its librarians, enabling a critical mass to address some of the key research questions of our field.  Enabling the scholar practitioner requires rethinking our professional role and reframing the mandate of the academic library. Perhaps the best way to realize the vision of the scholar practitioner is to loosen our ties to the library and branch out as our own academic department.

Speakers
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Michael Ridley

Michael Ridley is a librarian at the University of Guelph and an instructor in Guelph's First Year Seminar Program. He is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian at Guelph. Ridley has served in various executive capacities for CLA, OLA, CAIS, CRKN, and CARL... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:14am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Work
  • Sponsored by: Gibson Library Connections

10:00am PDT

F10 - EPL 2014 Library of the Year: Leading Change and Transforming Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Pilar Martinez will talk about some of the factors that led to Edmonton Public Library winning Library Journal/Gale Cengage 2014 Library of the Year. She will highlight challenges that instigated a shift in organizational culture, review successes and how those successes were achieved, as well as address challenges and learning opportunities along the way.  The session will conclude with a summary of future plans for the Edmonton Public Library and what excites her in her work.

Speakers
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Pilar Martinez

Pilar Martinez is the Deputy CEO at the Edmonton Public Library where she is responsible for leading Branch Services, Marketing & Fund Development, Collections & IT and Research & Assessment. Pilar has a broad base of experience in library leadership including: advocacy, collective... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:14am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Work
  • Sponsored by: Gibson Library Connections

10:00am PDT

F11 - David Eby on Advocacy
Limited Capacity seats available

David Eby will present a summary of several strategies for community engagement learned during his time working with non-profit organizations that he has deployed in his new role as an elected official. Group discussion to share strategies on community engagement will be encouraged with an emphasis on participants leaving with a couple practical ideas they can use to increase their impact in their local community.


Speakers
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David Eby

David Eby was elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey in May 2013.He is an award-winning lawyer, noted for his work on constitutional and administrative law issues related to the protection and promotion of human rights and democratic freedoms. In his professional career David... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

11:15am PDT

Break
Friday May 22, 2015 11:15am - 11:30am PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

11:30am PDT

F12 - Get Real! Questionnaire Design, Administration, and Analysis in a Small-Town Community
Limited Capacity seats available

It's become easier than ever to survey your library's stakeholders; online survey tools such as Survey Monkey have made it possible for anyone to create and disseminate questionnaires, and more and more of the people we serve are online. Moreover, the ways in which libraries report to their stakeholders has shifted in recent years, from traditional metrics such as input and output statistics, to measures of effectiveness, i.e. outcomes and impact--further necessitating the use of qualitative research methods such as questionnaires. As the result, it's more important than ever for library professionals to be proficient in survey design, administration, and analysis, so that we might strive towards the gold standard when conducting our research, and act confidently on the data that we collect. In this session, we’ll summarize and present the leading library assessment literature and review the best practices for survey design, distribution, and data analysis. We’ll then compare these to our recent experience at the Squamish Public Library, designing and administering the 2013 Community Input Survey, as a means to gather information about our users’ expectations, experiences, and values. Beyond just collecting these data, we’ll also talk about how we incorporated this information into our strategic plan, and the ways in which we’ve acted on this information to date.

Speakers
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Hilary Bloom

Hilary Bloom has been with the Squamish Public Library since 2002, first as a circulation desk staff member and later as children’s librarian and deputy director. After several years of auxiliary work for the library, she became the director of library services in January of 2014... Read More →
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Chelsea Jordan-Makely

Chelsea Jordan-Makely is the Public Services Librarian at Squamish Public Library and a firm believer that diligent, continual library assessment is essential to the success of any library system. She has worked in libraries in Tanzania, South Africa, the U.S. and Canada, and has... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:10pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 3 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

11:30am PDT

F13 - Breaking Boundaries, Making Connections with Saskatchewan's Aboriginal People
Limited Capacity seats available

Saskatchewan libraries have undertaken numerous initiatives to build stronger relationships with First Nation and Metis people to ensure libraries are more inclusive and receptive to the diverse information needs of Aboriginal peoples. This session will highlight two provincial committees and Regina Public Library programs, resources, services and strategies that foster quality Aboriginal library services. Such strategies include consultations with Aboriginal organizations and communities, professional development related to Aboriginal awareness, creating a welcoming atmosphere and culturally relevant programming. Many programming initiatives support the development of Aboriginal culture and languages, i.e. Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling project, a province-wide initiative held annually in February.

Speakers
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Wendy Sinclair

Wendy Sinclair has worked for Regina Public Library for the past 29 years. As Albert Library Branch Head, Wendy has participated on various boards and committees, at the local and provincial level, with the purpose of advocating library services for Aboriginal peoples.


Friday May 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:11pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

11:30am PDT

F14 - Mind the Gap: a Team Approach to Developing More Student-Centred General Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

How do we bridge the gaps between: 
- general information literacy standards vs. specific classroom contexts 
- developing vs. delivering workshop content
- what we (and faculty) think students need to know vs. what they think they need to know 
Join a team of library assistants and librarians for a lively and interactive discussion of ways we can work together to establish effective feedback loops to continually assess and improve our general library instruction programs.

Speakers
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Ashley Van Dijk

Ashley graduated in 2009 with her Library and Information Technology diploma, and is currently working at SFU Burnaby in the Information and Instruction division. Ashley is the Chair of the Library Technicians Assistants Section of BCLA.
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Rebecca Dowson

Rebecca Dowson is a Liaision Librarian for English and History at the SFU Library. In addition to her liaison work, Rebecca has collaborated with Library colleagues and SFU instructors on curriculum revision and assessment for several instruction programs, including Foundations of... Read More →
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Janis McKenzie

Janis McKenzie is Head of Information and Instruction at the SFU Library. Even though she has mixed feelings about the term “information literacy” she is passionate about its importance, and about finding ways to make information literacy instruction more engaging for learners... Read More →
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Hope Power

Hope Power is Assistant Head of Information & Instruction as well as the Liaison Librarian for Education at SFU Burnaby. As a member of the library's former Instruction Team, she assisted with revising and rebranding a series of introductory Discover Your Library workshops and liaised... Read More →
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Dawn Smaill

Dawn Smaill is a Library Assistant in the Information and Instruction Division at Simon Fraser University. She previously worked at the University of the Fraser Valley library. While completing her Library and Information Technology diploma at UFV, Dawn organized the annual Mock Interview... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:12pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond C Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Work
  • Sponsored by: Spring

11:30am PDT

F15 - CUPE - Working In and For Libraries!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will shine a light on the advocacy and activism of library workers in the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) over the past 51 years. Working in all sectors of the library community – post-secondary, public and K-12 - CUPE has been at the forefront of representing library workers locally, provincially and nationally. In British Columbia, CUPE represents 8,000 library workers in colleges, universities, elementary, middle and secondary schools and public libraries. CUPE BC’s Library Committee raises awareness of the work performed by library workers and supports political action, including lobbying B.C. MLAs for increased provincial funding for libraries and library services. At the federal level, the CUPE National Library Workers Committee lobbies federal politicians for literacy and reading rights to ensure that libraries and library services stay public and inclusive. Resolutions passed at CUPE and BC Federation of Labour conventions ensure that library issues form part of the strategic direction of the labour movement. This interactive session will highlight the story of a local library worker’s experience of being on the picket line. Panelists will review the mandate and the history of both the CUPE BC and CUPE National Library committees, including the important work of advocating for libraries in all sectors. Library resolutions will be presented in a mock convention and participants will have then have the opportunity to speak on the resolutions and talk about what happens once a resolution is passed on convention floor.

Speakers
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Zoe Magnus

Zoe Magnus will be representing the CUPE BC Library Committee. The CUPE BC Library Committee provides a forum for CUPE library workers in K-12, public and post-secondary libraries from all regions of the province. The Committee meets regularly to identify goals and strategies for... Read More →
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Denise Parks

Denise Parks will be representing the CUPE BC Library Committee. The CUPE BC Library Committee provides a forum for CUPE library workers in K-12, public and post-secondary libraries from all regions of the province. The Committee meets regularly to identify goals and strategies for... Read More →
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Karen Ranalletta

Karen Ranalletta will be representing the CUPE BC Library Committee. The CUPE BC Library Committee provides a forum for CUPE library workers in K-12, public and post-secondary libraries from all regions of the province. The Committee meets regularly to identify goals and strategies... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:13pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

11:30am PDT

F16 - Looking Inwards and Out, New Professionals in Libraries
Limited Capacity seats available

Fluctuating between idealism and cynicism, those new to library work can be passionate about the profession - for better or for worse. Join a diverse and enthusiastic panel for a discussion of the issues, concerns, and dreams of those who are new to, and just entering the field. What does the profession look like to new professionals? What does “professional” mean to new professionals? How would they like to shape the library world, and how is the library world shaping them? Is it constraining them or allowing them to grow in unexpected ways, or both? What are the issues within librarianship, or that librarianship is concerned with, that are most important to those who have recently entered the field? This session promises a lively discussion covering topics from what advocacy should look like and how we define ourselves as professionals, to what we can do to help with literacies, open access and creativity in our communities and our workplaces.

Speakers
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Sarah Felkar

Sarah is the Digital Access Librarian at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Currently she is serving as a director at large for the British Columbia Library Association, and as the BC Library Coop’s Licensing Business Function Group Chair. She specializes in making technology... Read More →
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Anna Ferri

Anna Ferri is a MLIS candidate with the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, UBC, and Student Librarian at West Vancouver Memorial Library. She is serving as the BCLA Board Student Representative, the Browser Editorial Board Student Representative and is a member of... Read More →
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Allison Trumble

Allison Trumble recently graduated from UBC with an MLIS. She works part-time at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and North Vancouver District Public Library and is the Chair of BCLA's Information Policy Committee. Her professional interests include... Read More →
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J Jack Unrau

J Jack Unrau is a Public Librarian who works on the information desk at a (small city’s) downtown library branch most days. He does his best work helping one person at a time, which he realizes is not the most efficient way to librarianize, but is a good way to keep your subversive... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:14pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Work
  • Sponsored by: iSchool @ UBC

11:30am PDT

F17 - Goodbye Cyberspace. Hello Code/Space.
Limited Capacity seats available

The world basks in the pale light of an ever-increasing number of glowing rectangles. Billions of lines of software code support their operations and sustain their function.  Invisible telecommunications networks connect devices and people across space and time. It's a wonder the whole thing works at all.   Software and its increasingly pervasive physical presence in the world afford new ways of understanding, connecting, and participating. With these new ways comes the need to re-think and possibly re-configure our spaces, a force that is being acutely felt by libraries large and small.   How has this growing presence of networks and computing changed our concepts of space and place? Given our contemporary technological conditions are ideas like "cyberspace" and "online space" still relevant and productive as guiding metaphors for the design of library services and the fulfillment of libraries' civic mandate?   In this talk, Gordon Ross will introduce models and theories to help librarians understand the relationship between software, space, and our interactions afforded through their presence.

Speakers
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Gordon Ross

Gordon Ross is Vice President of OpenRoad, an award-winning Vancouver-based digital experience design firm. His career has spanned 20 years of designing and developing websites, intranets, and web applications for organizations like the City of Vancouver, BC Hydro, Courthouse Libraries... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Cedarbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

12:15pm PDT

YAACS AGM
Friday May 22, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 3 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

12:15pm PDT

Friday Lunch Break - on your own
Lunch is on your own.  There are restaurants on site and nearby, or see our Local attractions page for more options.

Friday May 22, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

12:15pm PDT

ALS AGM
Friday May 22, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond C Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

12:15pm PDT

Library Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Capacity is limited. You must select this tour during Eventbrite registration.

Friday May 22, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Off site (departing from Hotel Lobby)

1:30pm PDT

F18 - Learning beyond the School: Libraries and Learning Transformation
Limited Capacity seats available

BC’s Education Plan is based on a simple vision: Capable young people thriving in a rapidly changing world. To achieve this, we need an education system that better engages students in their own learning and that fosters the skills and competencies they will need to succeed.

Join Rod Allan, formerly the Superintendent for Learning (Ministry of Education), and now the Superintendent of Schools, SD 79 Cowichan Valley, for a discussion of education transformation and personalized learning in BC. In a more personalized world where more learning happens outside of a standard K-12 classroom, what are the opportunities and challenges for communities and libraries?  There will be time for Q & A.


Moderators
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Paige MacFarlane

Paige MacFarlane, Assistant Deputy Minister (Ministry of Education)

Speakers
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Rod Allen

Rod Allen is the Superintendent of Schools, SD 79 Cowichan Valley. As the most recent Superintendent of Learning, with the BC Ministry of Education, Rod has a key leadership role in British Columbia’s transformation to personalized learning. Prior to joining government he was a... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 1:30pm - 2:44pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Cedarbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

1:30pm PDT

F19 - Cancelled: Public Engagement for Public Libraries - Make it Fun, Make it Count
Limited Capacity seats available

Our apologies - due to speaker illness, this session has been cancelled as of Thursday evening.

Delegates scheduled to attend this session may attend another session in this time slot - there is no need to notify Conference organizers which session you've selected.

Moderators
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Daphne Wood

Daphne Wood is the Director of Planning & Organizational Development at Vancouver Public Library. Daphne joined Vancouver Public Library in March 2009. Her experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors includes strategic planning, media relations, community development... Read More →

Speakers
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Sam Bradd

Sam Bradd ia the Principal at Drawing Change. Sam is a graphic facilitator. He listens and draws to support organizations in doing their best work – from dialogue, to strategic planning, to engagement. Sam is a trained process facilitator with 15 years’ experience and a Masters... Read More →
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Emory Davidge

Emory Davidge is the Principal at The Public Good: Planning + Public Engagement. Emory is a community planner with a specialization in library planning and engagement. She has completed strategic plans and the associated engagement processes with the Vancouver Public Library, Winnipeg... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 1:30pm - 2:44pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Evidence
  • Sponsored by: EBSCO

1:30pm PDT

F20 - Academic Librarians and OER: Access, Advocacy, and Activism
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ve all read or heard the stories  - “Libraries cancel large academic journal packages due to price increases”. “Students muster to demand Open Textbook options across Canadian Universities”. “Scholarly publishing revolution breakthroughs!” Never before has the Open Education movement been more important in academia. Local institutions are beginning to devote more resources towards it, yet the advocacy role that libraries and librarians can play is still unclear to many.  Join members of the BCOER (British Columbia Open Educational Resources) and a BC Open Textbook Faculty Fellow as they discuss how the open movement is changing education, how it can alter the scholarly publishing paradigm, and why librarians should care. A panel of two librarians and one faculty member actively teaching using open resources will discuss open material within the context of the current landscape, finding and promoting open resources to extend collections, and how open access licensing works for the content creators and users.   This session will be a good basic introduction to open access and open educational resources – what they are, how they work, how to get started using them, and how libraries can play a role in the open movement. But it will go further and also look at how librarians can collaborate and contribute to join in the impassioned discussion about OERs in the broader educational community.

Speakers
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Caroline Daniels

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Caroline Daniels is the Systems, Web and Interlibrary Loans librarian at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and a member of BCOER. KPU’s president is a long time proponent of Open Education and has secured KPU as a member of OERu. Many of the KPU faculty have demonstrated great... Read More →
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Rajiv Jhangiani

Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani teaches psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where he conducts research in political psychology, social cognition, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is a Faculty Fellow with the BC Open Textbook Project and has revised two open textbooks... Read More →
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Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith is the Distance and Document Delivery Librarian at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and a member of the BCOER. For the past year, she has been working with faculty who are creating open textbooks and using OERs in their courses. TRU is active with BCcampus’ Open Textbook... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Activism
  • Sponsored by: Simon Fraser University Library

1:30pm PDT

F21 - Multiple Communities, Multiple Literacies: Exploring Users’ Experiences of Library Spaces at Vancouver Island University
Limited Capacity seats available

Literacies are developed and enacted all around us in academic and public libraries. Our spaces are ‘hacked’ by our user communities to meet distinctly non-traditional library needs just as much as they are used to serve traditional informational purposes: these are findings from a space study done at Vancouver Island University Library.   The presenters conducted a ‘space sweep’—dividing their library’s publicly accessible spaces into 43 different zones and then tracking in each zone numbers of users working individually or in groups. As well, noise levels were recorded in certain zones with a mobile phone decibel reader app. The second part of the study involved unobtrusive observation of users in select library spaces and interviewing users about what they typically did during library visits.  This presentation is intended to foster discussion amongst BC public and academic librarians about how our user communities creatively transform library spaces as well as provide ideas for improving our understanding of library users’ experiences.

Speakers
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Cameron Hoffman

Cameron Hoffman is Vancouver Island University’s Learning Services Librarian. He coordinates information literacy initiatives and teaches first-year English and ESL information literacy classes. He has worked in libraries in Alberta and Quebec as well as in BC. He also teaches sessionally... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 22, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 3 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  Place
  • Sponsored by: Simon Fraser University Library

1:30pm PDT

F22 - Oh Glorious Failures! Lightning Talks on How to Succeed Through Failure
Limited Capacity seats available

Conference sessions are often about putting our best foot forward, about sharing what went well, and about glossing over what didn’t work out. This session aims to turn things around by focusing on those times when we tried something new, or different, or innovative and, well, it didn't quite work. By talking openly about failures and what we learned from them, we aim to explore ways to encourage innovation among staff, and to demonstrate what it means to build a creative institution that's responsive to the needs of community members and other stakeholders.  If failure is the only certainty in uncertain times, then it’s time to take back the word ʺfailureʺ and make it part of our success. Accepting failure as a tool for growth can be a successful method to give staff a safe way to take risks and innovate. During the session, staff from a variety of libraries (public, academic, special) will give lightning talks on their ʺglorious failuresʺ, how they overcame them (if they did) and share any insights gained. The goal of the session will be to transform this F-word, so attendees can unlearn the fear of failure and explore how to fail successfully. Through others' stories of failure we will not only learn ways to avoid repeating mistakes, but how to effectively get it wrong the first time.

Speakers
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Beth Davies

Beth Davies is a Manager of Neighbourhood Services at the Vancouver Public Library. She is passionate about how libraries can engage with all members of their communities, and firmly believes that failure is a big part of community engagement.
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Eileen Gillette

With both an academic and practitioner background, Eileen Gillette has a wide range of experience in community cultural development, cultural planning, cultural policy and cultural sustainability. She worked as a Cultural Policy Analyst at the Creative City Network of Canada focusing... Read More →
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Pilar Martinez

Pilar Martinez is the Deputy CEO at the Edmonton Public Library where she is responsible for leading Branch Services, Marketing & Fund Development, Collections & IT and Research & Assessment. Pilar has a broad base of experience in library leadership including: advocacy, collective... Read More →
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Janis McKenzie

Janis McKenzie is Head of Information and Instruction at the SFU Library. Even though she has mixed feelings about the term “information literacy” she is passionate about its importance, and about finding ways to make information literacy instruction more engaging for learners... Read More →
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Tamarack Hockin, Panelist

Tamarack is a Library Technician with Surrey Libraries. Holding a LIT Diploma and Bachelor's degree from UFV, Tamarack is also an MLIS candidate at San Jose State University. Find her @tamahoc or http://about.me/tamahoc
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Michael Ridley

Michael Ridley is a librarian at the University of Guelph and an instructor in Guelph's First Year Seminar Program. He is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian at Guelph. Ridley has served in various executive capacities for CLA, OLA, CAIS, CRKN, and CARL... Read More →
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Tara Robertson

Tara Robertson is the Accessibility Librarian at CAPER-BC. She manages alternate format production of textbooks and other course materials for post-secondary students with print disabilities. She also advocates for students with print disabilities and collaborates with other organizations... Read More →
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Gordon Ross

Gordon Ross is Vice President of OpenRoad, an award-winning Vancouver-based digital experience design firm. His career has spanned 20 years of designing and developing websites, intranets, and web applications for organizations like the City of Vancouver, BC Hydro, Courthouse Libraries... Read More →
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Jentery Sayers

Jentery Sayers is Assistant Professor of English, as well as Director of the Maker Lab in the Humanities, at the University of Victoria. His work has appeared in American Literature; e-Media Studies; Digital Studies/Le champ numérique; The Victorian Review; New American Notes Online... Read More →
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J Jack Unrau

J Jack Unrau is a Public Librarian who works on the information desk at a (small city’s) downtown library branch most days. He does his best work helping one person at a time, which he realizes is not the most efficient way to librarianize, but is a good way to keep your subversive... Read More →
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Sonia Zagwyn

Sonia Zagwyn began working in libraries when she was 14 ¾ years old and never really stopped. Between studies in visual arts and creative writing she worked in three B.C. library systems, completing an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC in 2011. Her projects are often interdisciplinary... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Elmbridge Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
  Work
  • Sponsored by: EBSCO

2:45pm PDT

Pre-Keynote Refreshment Break / Cash Bar
Friday May 22, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Minoru Ballroom 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

3:15pm PDT

Closing Keynote: Wayde Compton - Diversity and Affect
Limited Capacity seats available

Wayde Compton’s talk will be about his experience setting out to represent black British Columbian history in literature and public memorial. It will also be about those who made space for Mr. Compton and others who were trying to do similar work; he will further discuss how diverse representation changes how we are in the world, the nation, the city, and even our own bodies.


Speakers
avatar for Wayde Compton

Wayde Compton

Wayde Compton writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He wrote 49th Parallel Psalm, which was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize, and Performance Bond. His latest books are After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, which was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Minoru Ballroom 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

4:45pm PDT

FNIG Meeting (Cancelled)
Regretfully, the FNIG meeting has been postponed. Contact sarah.dupont@ubc.ca if you would like to hear about the next meeting. Non-lower mainland participants are encouraged to get in touch if you would like to attend by phone, Skype, or video conference.

Friday May 22, 2015 4:45pm - 6:00pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond C Room 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC