Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
| UM/GALE Announcement! | Network: Delta_Conference |   Password: Delta123  |   Map

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Wednesday, May 30
 

7:45am CDT

Registration
Wednesday May 30, 2018 7:45am - 4:45pm CDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30am CDT

PLSB Pre-Conference Session
This pre-conference event is open to public library staff and trustees .

Proposed Schedule 
  • 8:30-8:45 am (15 min) Registration & coffee
  • 8:45 – 9:00 am (15 min) PLS Greetings/Opening
  • 9:00 -9:55 am (55 min) Roundtables/World Café Conversations
    • Explore with other library workers how to get people in the door, the future and purpose of libraries, and technology in the library through a World Café format.
  • 9:55 – 10:10 am (15 min) Break
  • 10:10-10:55 (45 min) Social Inclusion 
    • Growing a Library’s Capacity to Deliver Community-led, Socially-inclusive Services
      “Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.” – Rumi
Developing effective community-led library service is all about digging deep. Community-led services that are also socially inclusive require even deeper digging.  As institutions of learning public libraries must model  practices that effectively and responsibility engage with communities that have traditionally been under-served by public libraries, including Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people living in poverty, people with disabilities and individuals with diverse sexualities and gender identities.  Monique will discuss steps that libraries can take to build their capacity and lay a solid foundation for doing this work.  From preparing to reach out, to sustaining relationships to transferring decision-making power, the skills and tactics of socially-inclusive, community-led service can lead to extraordinary transformations – both of a library and of the greater community it serves.

  • 10:55-11:25(30 min) Supporting Success for Newcomers
    • Winnipeg Public Library’s guide to programs, resources and services for newcomers.
      Workshop description: Discover the many programs, resources and services that are helping newcomers adjust to their new lives in Canada AND improve their English language skills. Learn tips and tricks on how to use the library’s catalogue. See a demonstration of our top picks for literacy learners of the library’s free, online databases.
  • 11:25-12:05 (40 min) Collection Development and Maintenance
    • Learn how three small libraries have managed their collections to create interest and meet local needs. Highlights will include revamping Y.A. sections, tips and tricks for acquisitions, weeding criteria, and more.
  • 12:05-12:50 (45 min) Lunch and short presentation/discussion with MLA & MLC representatives about getting involved
  • 12:55-1:35 (40 min) Accessibility Panel
    • Learn about how your library can provide accessible services through library hardware, software, the National Network of Equitable Services and by utilizing the services of the Community Places Program free consultation reports on your facility needs.
  • 1:35-2:05 (30 min) Ebsco Session
    • As Databases continue to be a growing part of the library’s offering, learn how to find the best articles for your research projects and save them on your own personalized web folder for future reference. How about organizing notes on those articles on the web, too? Interested in getting the table of contents from your favourite journal emailed to you? Or, want to get new articles on specific topics emailed to you as they get published? Learn all these things (and more) to make research easier using the library's EBSCO  databases. One of our primary vendors in this area is EBSCO Publishing. These databases are upgraded continuously with features such as providing Audio, Translator Options, Improved PDF Viewer Mechanisms and the ability to set up the databases to provide your patron’s access on mobile devices.  The  databases also go well beyond research and include everything from book recommendations to providing information on how to do repairs on cars, small appliances or house upgrades.   David Lubin will present on all of these features and general overview to ensure our libraries use these valuable products to ensure their full value is realized.
  • 2:05-2:25 (20 min) Break
  • 2:25-5:30 (3 hr 5 min) Jessica Dumas/KAIROS Blanket Exercise
    • The Blanket Exercise workshop will explore the Indigenous nation's relationships with the Canadian Government, in a walk along activity through a 500-year journey. The activity reviews through a timeline from European arrival to colonization, residential school and social policies that have molded today’s Indigenous peoples. I guarantee participants will be engaged, and we will have created a safe place for questions and discussion, as we find our personal and professional paths to reconciliation. This is a highly interactive workshop. Be prepared, the workshop is physically, emotionally and intellectually engaging. The workshop closes with a sharing circle, where participants often express

Moderators
avatar for Svitlana Maluzynsky

Svitlana Maluzynsky

Municipal Library Consultant, Government of Manitoba
DW

Denise Weir

Regional Library Consultant, Public Library Services

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Campbell

Courtney Campbell

Administrator, Flin Flon Public Library
After leaving her small home town in Southern Manitoba, Courtney went on to pursue Bachelor Degrees in music and education as well as a diploma in photojournalism. She completed her MLIS at Western University in 2016. Her past experience as a music teacher and photographer is used... Read More →
JD

Jessica Dumas

Professional Lifestyle Coach, Jessica Dumas Coaching & Training
avatar for Sabina Iseli-Otto

Sabina Iseli-Otto

Public Services Librarian, National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)
Sabina Iseli-Otto is the Public Service Librarian with the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). She works with librarians to help match books in accessible formats to the people with print disabilities who want to read them. If you call the NNELS help line, chances... Read More →
DL

David Lubin

Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO Publishing
Sports, Travel, Restaurants, Family
avatar for Carolyn Minor

Carolyn Minor

Section Head, Special Services Department, Millennium Library, Winnipeg Public Library
avatar for Ralph Mueller

Ralph Mueller

Facilities Consultant, Community Places Program, Province of Manitoba
With thirty years of experience dealing with all manner of buildings, Community Places Program provides whole building consultations including Accessibility Reviews designed to aid in making the physical building more accessible in a manner designed to ease the financial implications... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Murray

Kelly Murray

Head Librarian, Bibliothèque Allard Regional Library
I became the Head Librarian in 2013 after serving as the Assistant Librarian for 5 years. I love to learn and seek out new ways to make our library impactful in our community. Webinars have been a huge help for me to look outside the box on how to do this. Check out our Annual... Read More →
MR

Mauri Rosenstock

Outreach Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
avatar for Jo-Ann Verniest

Jo-Ann Verniest

Head Librarian, Victoria Municipal LIbrary
MW

Monique Woroniak

Winnipeg Public Library
Monique Woroniak writes and is a frequent presenter in the areas of community development and anti-racist approaches to service delivery—specifically, the ways organizations can responsibly support and learn from Indigenous voices. She has played a central role in advancing Indigenous–focused... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 8:30am - 5:30pm CDT
Charleswood A

9:00am CDT

Library Policy: Making the Lynx
Limited Capacity seats available

Policies are the superstructure of library service, and this half-day workshop will introduce participants to the tools needed to build and maintain that superstructure. This will be a hands-on session with opportunities to create policies for use in your public library. Participants are encouraged to bring existing policies for collaborative review during the workshop. There will also be a lynx. Prizes will be given. This workshop will be of primary interest to CEOs/Directors and Trustees/Board Members working in a public library setting.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dawber

Michael Dawber

CEO/Librarian, Rainy River Public Library
Michael Dawber has worked in the library field since 1997. A graduate of Ontario's EXCEL and Advanced EXCEL library management programs, Michael has experience at five public library systems around Ontario. He has also supervised a special library in the public health sector. In 2011... Read More →



Wednesday May 30, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
St. Vital

9:00am CDT

Working With Copyright(s) Workshop
 Librarians & Library staff are often expected to negotiate and advise in a complicated copyright landscape. As non-lawyers, we can’t give you legal advice, but as copyright practitioners we have tons of practical experience and insight we will share with active learning exercises sprinkled throughout. From copyright basics in a new light, to ways to talk copyright to patrons and stakeholders, this workshop is designed to get everyone, no matter their experience, more comfortable with copyright issues. We will also give up-to-the-minute updates on what is happening with copyright in Canada (it is a busy year!), copyright advocacy, and will involve a number of people from different library types to contribute to the conversation.

Here is a link to the presentation: https://librarytoolshed.ca/content/copyrights-workshop-mlc-2018

Speakers
avatar for Brianne Selman

Brianne Selman

Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, University of Winnipeg Library


Wednesday May 30, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Tuxedo

9:00am CDT

Accessibility in Libraries: Moving Beyond Compliance
The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law in December 2013 and a truly inclusive Manitoba means we must achieve significant progress by 2023. The Accessibility Standard for Customer Service was the first of five standards of the Act and it required that public sector organizations be compliant by November 1, 2017.

How did your library fare?

Join your colleagues from the Manitoba library community to explore and learn more about steps you can take to ensure your library and the services you provide move from basic compliance to full engagement for all library patrons.

Participants will gain a better understanding of the Act and the Standards and, specifically, the impact it has on libraries, information professionals, library staff and clients. Participants will learn firsthand what people with disabilities experience and the challenges they face when visiting the library. Panelist speakers will share information on accessibility initiatives and resources. A world café activity will offer you plenty of opportunity to discuss your concerns and learn from peers and colleagues. This day will offer you many opportunities to network and share stories and information with others from around Manitoba.

SCHEDULE:

9:00 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 am - Manitoba’s New Accessibility Law & the Impact on Libraries 
  • Speaker:  Yutta Fricke, Executive Director, Disabilities Issues Office (Province of Manitoba)
  • Description: This talk will provide an overview of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) and the five accompanying standards.  Yutta Fricke will discuss the first of five standards, the Customer Service Standard, as well as what to expect as we prepare for the release of the second  standard.

10:15 am - Break

10:30 am - Breaking Down Barriers: Social Media and Digitized Material Accessibilit
  • Speaker: Lisa Snider, Senior Consultant and Trainer, Access Changes Everything (http://www.accesschangeseverything.com/)
  • This session will focus on basic concepts and tips on how to make social media content, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube video, text, linked content and images more accessible for everyone, including people with different disabilities. The information presented in this session will help with some of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) Standards.

12:00 pm - Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm - World Café
  • World Cafés support collaborative dialogue and conversation around the questions that matter to us.  Using this technique, and the power of conversation, we can share our knowledge and learn from each other in an intimate group setting.  This World Café will provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss, with an experienced moderator and in small groups, their experiences on issues around accessibility.

2:15 pm - Break

2:30 pm - Panel Session

Speakers:
  • Sabina Iseli-Otto, Public Service Librarian, National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)
    • NNELS produces books in accessible formats and makes them available through all Canadian public libraries to readers with print disabilities. Sabina Iseli-Otto will discuss what the value of this model might be for other work related to accessibility. Also, though NNELS is a provincially-funded service, they had the pleasure this past spring of working with a million-dollar federal grant to improve the availability of alternate formats. Over the course of that project, NNELS was able to have thought-provoking conversations with consumer groups, publishers, and book editors and Sabina will share some of those conversational highlights with you.

  • Michael Ciccone, Executive Director, Centre for Equitable Library Access / Centre d’accès équitable aux bibliothèques
    • The Centre for Equitable Library Access is a non-profit organization that works with public libraries to provide accessible materials to Canadians with print disabilities along with support for member libraries and patrons. It is funded by a number of government and library sources to provide a multitude of support services, and partners with a number of other organizations for production of accessible formats. The annual budget provided to support their efforts exceeds $4 million. Michael will provide a brief history of the organization, discuss partnerships with consumer groups, publishers, producers and international organizations, and reveal what the future holds for the service.

  • Jim Hounslow, Instructional Designer, Red River College

  • Alan Bridgeman
    • Alan Bridgeman is a final year Computer Science student at the University of Manitoba. He is very active in the accessibility movement including holding positions with the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD), National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and many others. Alan has a particular interest when it comes to making books and libraries accessible having worked as a Technical Assistant for the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS).

  • Fred Dugdale
    • Fred Dugdale joins the panel and brings a unique perspective of dealing with the cognitive challenges resulting from brain damage.

3:50 pm - Closing Remarks

Moderators
AB

Alan Bridgeman

Manitoba Director, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Alan Bridgeman is a final year Computer Science student at the University of Manitoba. He is very active in the accessibility movement including holding positions with the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD), National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS... Read More →
avatar for Kerry M Macdonald

Kerry M Macdonald

Library Director, Library Services
Kerry Macdonald is the Director of Library Services at Red River College where she is fortunate to work with a fantastic team. She graduated in 2004 with a Master of Library & Information Sciences degree from the University of Western Ontario. She has worked in a number of academic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ciccone

Michael Ciccone

Executive Director, Centre for Equitable Library Access
Michael Ciccone has over 20 years of public library leadership experience, managing collections, technical services, historical collections, web presence, and data gathering and analysis. In addition to his role as Executive Director of CELA , he is a member of the eBound Canada board... Read More →
avatar for Yutta Fricke

Yutta Fricke

Executive Director, Disabilities Issues Office
Yutta Fricke is the Executive Director of the provincial Disabilities Issues Office (DIO). The DIO's current priority is the development and implementation of standards under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act.  Yutta started working in the area of disability in 1989, when she became the Development Program Director of Disabled People’s International (DPI).  She left DPI in 1999 to raise two daughters while working as an independent consultant.  Yutta started working for the Manitoba Go... Read More →
avatar for Sabina Iseli-Otto

Sabina Iseli-Otto

Public Services Librarian, National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)
Sabina Iseli-Otto is the Public Service Librarian with the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). She works with librarians to help match books in accessible formats to the people with print disabilities who want to read them. If you call the NNELS help line, chances... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Snider

Lisa Snider

Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant and Trainer, Access Changes Everything
Lisa Snider is the Senior Consultant and Trainer in her company, Access Changes Everything.Since 1999, Lisa’s passion in life has been to make the digital world more accessible for people with disabilities in different North American settings and contexts. She shares this knowledge... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Kildonan

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Wednesday May 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

1:00pm CDT

The Key to Good Public Library Governance: Understanding Roles and Responsibilities
Limited Capacity seats available

Good governance is a partnership between two groups in a non-profit organization: management and the Board of Trustees.  In this workshop, participants will build their understanding of how a good governance partnership works to ensure a healthy, thriving organization.  We will explore the roles and responsibilities of both partners, how the partners can best support one another in their respective work, and what to do when the navigation of the relationship gets tricky.  During the session, participants will be encouraged to ask questions as their lived experiences provide great learning.
Learning outcomes:
  • Basic governance principles
  • Understanding of roles and responsibilities of management and trustees, including the role of the Board chairperson
  • Tips and resources to improve existing relationships

Will include combination of presentation, group discussions, question/answer, and time for each participant to plan/set goal(s) applicable to their situation.
 


Moderators
avatar for Donna Kormilo

Donna Kormilo

Past Chair, Manitoba Library Trustees Association

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Hunt

Jackie Hunt

Executive Director, Volunteer Manitoba


Wednesday May 30, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
St. Vital

4:00pm CDT

Welcome Happy Hour
Kick-off your conference with a happy hour. MLC delegates, speakers, exhibitors and MLA members are invited!

Cash bar.

Wednesday May 30, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Blaze Lounge

4:00pm CDT

 
Thursday, May 31
 

7:30am CDT

Manitoba Library Consortium Inc (MLCI) Annual General Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday May 31, 2018 7:30am - 8:45am CDT
Tuxedo

7:45am CDT

Registration
Thursday May 31, 2018 7:45am - 4:00pm CDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00am CDT

Welcoming Remarks
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Albrecht

Vickie Albrecht

Biological Sciences Librarian, University of Manitoba Libraries
I work in the Sciences and Technology Library on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba. I received my Library Technician diploma from Seneca College, Ontario in 2009 before completing a M.L.I.S. in 2011. I have worked in public and academic libraries. I moved to Winnipeg... Read More →
avatar for Megan O'Brien

Megan O'Brien

Youth Services Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
I started working in public libraries when I was 15 and was never quite able to stay away. Originally from Thompson, Manitoba, I received my B.A.H in English Literature from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and completed my Masters of Library and Information Management at... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am CDT
Assiniboine

9:30am CDT

Opening Keynote: Save Saskatchewan’s Libraries
In 2017, the Saskatchewan provincial government tried to cut funding to Saskatchewan libraries by 55%. One rural woman created a volunteer team who used social media, protests, and mainstream media to see this reversed in a matter of 5 weeks. Learn how a non-hierarchical, completely volunteer powered group forced the most popular politician in the country to reserve a disastrous decision when all hope seemed lost.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Freethy

Christine Freethy

Founder, Save Saskatchewan Libraries
Christine Freethy is the executive director of a regional food security non-profit. She was previously a domestic violence and crisis counsellor, and won a gold medal in child welfare research.  Raised in a very impoverished Francophone family with only 6 books, including “la Bible... Read More →
avatar for Glen Freethy

Glen Freethy

Glen is a former rural branch Librarian - and was the only male rural library clerk in Lakeland Library Region! Some of his past employment includes various jobs in the oil patch, welding and farm labour. He is a voracious lifelong reader and met his wife because he wrote a letter... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Assiniboine

10:00am CDT

Exhibit Hall 10-5PM
Thursday May 31, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Ballroom

10:30am CDT

Break in the Exhibits
Thursday May 31, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am CDT
Ballroom

10:30am CDT

MLC HeadShot Lounge
Are you in need of a professional headshot? Or just want to update the one you have? A great headshot can be used a in variety of settings - library guides, LinkedIn, online conference schedulers and more. Show people your very best side!

No matter how you plan on using it - we've got you covered. For the very first time, MLC will be offering a complimentary professional headshot from Robert Lowdon Photography. Stop by during headshot hours to get your portrait taken.

The HeadShot area will be available on Thursday and Friday

Not sure what to wear for a headshot?
  • Choose solids instead of prints and patterns – as these can make the photo look too busy
  • Accessories should be simple and timeless
  • Blue, green, wine, and purple are good colours as they are flattering on most people
  • Avoid flesh tones and white
  • Simple necklines are better
More tips can be found here: https://srkheadshotday.com/blog/womens-attire-headshots/ and https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mens-attire-headshots-scott-r-kline/?trk=prof-post



Thursday May 31, 2018 10:30am - 2:30pm CDT
Ballroom

10:45am CDT

Merging Libraries: A Manitoba Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

Collaboration between libraries and the pooling of resources are best practices in providing public library services. In Manitoba, various factors have influenced recent library system mergers.
Learn from public library leaders about their experiences with mergers, the post-merger effects on service delivery and their unified sustainability. Discover the benefits to the merging partners and their patrons

Speakers
CC

Cathy Ching

Director of Library Services, South Central Regional Library
We are going through a review process and are asking ourselves 'Why should people care about the library?" and how do we get them to care.
DW

Denise Weir

Regional Library Consultant, Public Library Services


Thursday May 31, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Kildonan

10:45am CDT

Book Club Kits for Sharing
Introduce the idea of creating book club kits for local book clubs and then maximize their usage by making them available to other libraries and making them visible on our websites. When multiple libraries begin with one or two kits, and add one or two per year, all libraries will benefit by having more book club kits available through ILL. This session will be a basic sharing of our experience hoping that together we can fine tune the process to benefit all of us.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Graham

Carolyn Graham

Head Librarian, Jake Epp Library
Book Club Kits, anything Librarian related. British mystery books.


Thursday May 31, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
St. Vital

10:45am CDT

Manitoba's Best Books Blitz 2017
Looking for a great way get a good overview of the key books being locally produced this year? Fifteen Manitoba-based publishing houses have gathered the cream of this year's best local books by genre, and will blitz through them! Guaranteed not to lag, the fast pace will provide loads of laughs and plenty of practical information about local books. Designed to appeal to reader advisory groups and all librarians, categories and information is presented with libraries needs in mind.
Genres include the latest in indigenous material, French-language, children's and young adult, Mystery's, Non-fiction etc. etc! A listing of the session's book titles, ordering information and book specs will be given in a neat little catalogue to keep, so sit back and enjoy.

Speakers
avatar for Association of Manitoba Book Publishers

Association of Manitoba Book Publishers

Projects Coordinator, Association of Manitoba Book Publishers


Thursday May 31, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Charleswood A

10:45am CDT

Sharing Stories – The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Project
The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling project is a province-wide event which celebrates the lives, histories, practices and cultures of Saskatchewan’s First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Status peoples through storytelling. Since its launch in 2004, the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling project has grown from 21 events with an attendance of under 3,000 to 394 events with an attendance of over 18,000 in 2016. A representative of the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee which oversees SAS will present everything you need to know about how this unique province-wide initiative came to be, the work of the SAS coordinator, information on funding and evaluation, examples of SAS programming for all ages, and what it is like planning SAS events as a librarian. LSSAP hopes that spreading word about the project will inspire librarians across Canada to create similar programs.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Baker

Lindsay Baker

Community Services Librarian, Wapiti Regional Library
Lindsay is the Community Services Library for Wapiti Regional Library in Saskatchewan. She represents Wapiti on the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee, which coordinates the annual Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Storytelling month.


Thursday May 31, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
Charleswood B

11:45am CDT

Lunch and TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards Presentation
Join us at the all-delegates luncheon where we will announce the winners of the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards. Since 2007, these awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in each official language in local public libraries across Canada.

Speakers
LF

Lianne Fortin

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


Thursday May 31, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm CDT
Assiniboine

12:45pm CDT

Deliver an Amazing TD Summer Reading Club Program at Your Library!
Hear more about the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards from program partners and from 2017 Library Award winners. Hear what it takes to become an award winner and tips on how you can deliver an award-winning program at your library!

Speakers
LF

Lianne Fortin

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

Jessica Roy

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


Thursday May 31, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Charleswood B

12:45pm CDT

Social Media Outreach in Libraries
We will discuss different approaches and tactics for using social media in libraries. Janice and Ellen will give a summary of our UM Library Scavenger Hunt from Fall 2017. We will explore the ways in which social media can be implemented in a range of different types of libraries. Danielle will discuss building and maintaining a vibrant social media presence for a multi-branch rural public library system (Western Manitoba Regional).

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Clark

Sarah Clark

Liaison Librarian, University of Manitoba
Sarah Clark has been part of the University of Manitoba Libraries since 2012. She is the Liaison Librarian for Kinesiology and Recreation Management and Women's and Gender Studies, and also the Teaching Support Librarian. Her current research involves integrating scaffolded assignments... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joshua J. Herter

Joshua J. Herter

Assessment & Communications Librarian, University of Winnipeg
Proud Slytherin. I like data, design, and irreverent personalities. 
avatar for Danielle Hubbard

Danielle Hubbard

Director of Library Services, Western Manitoba Regional Library
Director of Library Services
avatar for Ellen Tisdale

Ellen Tisdale

Architecture & Humanities Librarian, University of Manitoba
JW

Janice Winkler

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Manitoba



Thursday May 31, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Kildonan

12:45pm CDT

Library Archetypes; The Changing Role of Library Design in the Digital Era
As communities and municipalities look to support and reinforce the sense of community within their localities, administrators are recognizing that the quality and distinctiveness of their built environment plays an increasingly important role in engaging the general public and their neighbourhood. By creating spaces that are unique and reflective of their specific settings, todays libraries can become more than just a collection of books, creating ‘common places’ within our diverse communities. Library Planning and Design in a digital era needs to respond to the rapidly shifting landscape that is contemporary library design. By addressing both the social and technological aspects in which information is communicated and consumed in todays public environments, library design needs to be accessible, adaptable, flexible and engaging environments that promote public use and support active and collaborative community engagement.
The role and adaption of libraries within our project experience will be told through the eyes of one person’s journey from childhood to senior ages and how both people and libraries grow together. We will expand on how library design has adapted over those years in the digital era.
Our presentation will highlight past and current projects, within the last two decades, ranging from size and location within Manitoba municipalities, grade schools, to City of Winnipeg urban settings and beyond to post-secondary institutional campuses

Speakers
avatar for Corey Greenham

Corey Greenham

Architect & Associate, LM Architectural Group
I am an Architect and Associate with LM Architectural Group. I have an adoration with design and drawing and try daily to incorporate those activities into my professional and personal life which in many ways is very much the same. I am very passionate about public, cultural and... Read More →
avatar for Shelly Slobodzian

Shelly Slobodzian

Shelly is an Associate and Professional Interior Designer with diverse project experience routed in the firm’s corporate, hospitality and education sectors, specifically playing a key role within LM’s Education Team. She is directly involved in the marketing and promotion of the... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Charleswood A

12:45pm CDT

Who Thinks What about Research? Academic Librarian Research According to Librarians, Faculty, and Collective Agreements
Limited Capacity seats available

Research is an important component of academic librarianship. Often required for promotion and tenure, research is integral to the practice of evidence-based librarianship. This session will review a study of the perceptions of librarian research according to librarians and non-librarian faculty, as well as the provisions for librarian research in collective agreements at universities across Canada. Surveys and semi-structured interviews were used to solicit insights from participants on the nature of librarian research, the ability of librarians to conduct research, and the awareness and perceived value of that research. Librarian research was rated as critical and valuable, though awareness of librarian research was found to be relatively low among non-librarian faculty. When this awareness was increased, interdisciplinary communication, trust, and engagement with faculty improved. Formalized support for research was often lacking, even at institutions that require research of their librarians.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Babb

Maureen Babb

WRHA Liaison Librarian, University of Manitoba
Maureen Babb is a liaison librarian for the newly established WRHA Virtual Library at the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library. Prior to this, she was the MHIKNET librarian for Manitoba Health. A recent graduate of the University of Alberta’s MLIS program, she completed her... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
St. Vital

1:45pm CDT

Break in the Exhibits
Thursday May 31, 2018 1:45pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ballroom

2:00pm CDT

Journal Club For Library Workers
While journal clubs may commonly be linked to health professionals and health librarians, they can benefit any professional group who sees value in discussing research literature in their area. Journal clubs are an excellent way to foster community and provide continuing education opportunities with very little overhead.

Library journal clubs can be formed around a type of librarianship (public, academic, school), a particular focus (library instruction, library supports for new Canadians) or location, and can be tailored to any library worker role or credential (MLIS, library technicians, school librarians, all library staff). We will present a short history and description of journal clubs and how they can be organized. We will post the citation for an open-access article of broad appeal in the conference program and lead a group discussion of the paper as part of our session.

Article to be discussed: https://trends.ifla.org/files/trends/assets/documents/ifla_trend_report_2017.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Grace Romund

Grace Romund

University of Manitoba, University of Manitoba
Grace Romund has been working as a librarian at the University of Manitoba for four years, first as a health sciences librarian and now as liaison librarian at the Sciences & Technology Library. Her research interests include university student information needs and information seeking... Read More →
avatar for Janet Rothney

Janet Rothney

Dentistry Librarian, University of Manitoba
avatar for Andrea Szwajcer

Andrea Szwajcer

University of Manitoba


Thursday May 31, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Kildonan

2:00pm CDT

Renewal of the National Union Catalogue
The transition from AMICUS to OCLC’s services is a major change for Canadian libraries and for Library and Archives Canada. The session will focus on the renewal of the National Union Catalogue and will give an overview of AMICUS and OCLC services, key project milestones, benefits to Canadian libraries, subscriptions for small libraries (with a particular focus on Manitoba), options for Non-OCLC member and, stakeholder involvement.


Speakers
avatar for Diane Beattie

Diane Beattie

Director, Library and Archives of Canada
Diane Beattie has over 25 years of experience in the field of library and archival management. Diane is currently Director, Description Division at Library and Archives Canada. Her Division is responsible for the creation of metadata for library holdings, the National Union Catalogue... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

2:00pm CDT

Summer Reading Club
South Interlake Regional library has been offering hugely successful children’s programs for many years. A few years ago they began taking a community led approach to deliver their summer reading program.  With 2 library branches servicing 2 unique communities they start with a base program and then roll it out in 2 different ways to meet the unique needs of their communities.

Join South Interlake Regional Library staff as they show case their plans for the 2018 Summer Reading program and share tips on what they've learned along the way, how partnerships have enhanced their programs and creative ways of promoting the program.

There will be time at the end for attendees to share their own success stories, throw around ideas and ask questions.

Speakers
DD

Darlene Dallman

Director, South Interlake Regional Library
Darlene has been the Director of South Interlake Regional Library for 15 years. With a background in accounting and business management she has gained a reputation for being an expert in accessing grants to carry out library and community projects.
avatar for June Makowski

June Makowski

Teulon Branch Librarian, South Interlake Regional Library
I am very creative and love making things, I also love watching children create and learn new things. The best part of being a librarian is the programming we do, I like to think of new ways to challenge young and old to try new things and succeed.
PP

Pam Palcat

Bookmobile Librarian, South Interlake Regional Library
JR

Joan Ransom

Stonewall Branch Librarian, South Interlake Regional Library


Thursday May 31, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Charleswood A

2:00pm CDT

​ Examining The Oral History Writing Process through the Lens of Redemption: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life After Gangs
Limited Capacity seats available

Redemption: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life after Gangs_ by Anne
Mahon is a collection of nine personal life stories from ex-gang
members. The goal of the book is to provide hope and encouragement, as
well as to honour the resilient people who are making positive changes
in their lives. In 2017, MLA sponsored Anne Mahon in an application
for a Community Grant from The Winnipeg Foundation. The grant was
successfully received and was used to promote and distribute 401
copies of the book to libraries and community organizations throughout
Manitoba. Delegates will learn about the creation of the book and take
away a better understanding of the oral history writing process.
Personal stories and oral histories are a gateway to better
understanding people and the world around us and _Redemption: Stories
of Hope, Resilience and Life after Gangs_ is an example of how we can
learn in this fashion.

Moderators
avatar for Alix-Rae Stefanko

Alix-Rae Stefanko

Branch Head Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
Alix-Rae Stefanko is a Branch Head Librarian for Winnipeg Public Library (St. Vital) where she is responsible for the oversight and management of the branch facility including its programs, services, and collections as well as leadership of staff. She is actively involved with the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne Mahon

Anne Mahon

Author
Oral history writer, volunteer, prairie girl. Writing the resilient stories of the disempowered to give hope and encouragement to all. The Lucky Ones: African Refugees Stories of Extraordinary Courage (2013), Redemption: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life After Gangs (2017). Her... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
St. Vital

3:00pm CDT

Bringing the Library to Underserved Communities
Winnipeg Public Library’s Outreach team brings the experience of the library and its resources to people in the community who may not otherwise access library services. This session will focus on some of the ways we provide library services to lower income neighbourhoods. These include:
• Check it Out! Mobile Library program
• Visits to community spaces with presentations, membership signups, pop-up libraries
• Participation in community events (fairs, festivals)


Speakers
MR

Mauri Rosenstock

Outreach Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

3:00pm CDT

CFLA-FCAB: Canada’s National Voice for Libraries
CFLA-FCAB is the national voice of Canada’s library communities. Through a collaborative approach, the Federation advocates for libraries while influencing national public policy. Learn more about CFLA-FCAB’s structure, membership, activities and development since incorporation and discover how to lend your voice to CFLA-FCAB.

Speakers
avatar for Julie McKenna

Julie McKenna

CFLA-FCAB Chair & Deputy Library Director RPL, Regina Public Library
Julie is the Chair of the CFLA-FCAB Board of Directors and also serves as the Manitoba and Saskatchewan representative. Julie joined Regina Public Library as the Deputy Library Director in 2007. She oversees all public services, including those delivered through the Dunlop Art Gallery... Read More →
avatar for Alix-Rae Stefanko

Alix-Rae Stefanko

Branch Head Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
Alix-Rae Stefanko is a Branch Head Librarian for Winnipeg Public Library (St. Vital) where she is responsible for the oversight and management of the branch facility including its programs, services, and collections as well as leadership of staff. She is actively involved with the... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

3:00pm CDT

Fair Dealing for Non-Educational Libraries
This presentation will make the case that special, public, and non-educational libraries need to start relying more on fair dealing to allow their users to make full-use of the content these libraries are licensing.

Speakers
RR

Ryan Regier

McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

3:00pm CDT

Managing History and Computer Science in Academic Librarianship
This presentation focuses on the differences between being a Humanities and Science subject librarian at the University of Manitoba. The talk will explain the differences I have experienced between the departments I serve: Mathematics, Computer Science, and History. It will also describe how I engage with these departments and how I change my teaching style for students in these two very dissimilar disciplines.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Fullerton

Cody Fullerton

Librarian, University of Manitoba


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

3:00pm CDT

The T.G. Hamilton Family fonds and Community engagement
The proposal is to examine how the T.G. Hamilton Family fonds, especially the spirit startling photographs of séances, levitations, and ectoplasms, have become a Winnipeg community resource of international renown. The presence of this wonderful archive in the city has drawn in research form both near and far including popular writers, scholars, students, playwrights, artists, and film makers who create new works and media from a host of perspectives and intentions. Ever since there donation to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections the photographs some 35 years ago the Archives has communicated their existence through publications and print, radio and television, talks, lectures, university classes, websites, social media, national and international conferences. The community has responded and continued a long-term engagement these unique materials which is on-going and which has shaped the perception Winnipeg has of itself.

Speakers

Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

3:00pm CDT

Tinlids Top 10 Children’s and YA books for 2018
Come hear about 10 new titles that are must-haves for every library!

Speakers
MM

Maria Martella

Owner, Tinlids
I am the owner of Tinlids, a Canadian wholesaler of books for kids and teens. I love talking about books, especially picture books, graphic novels and fiction. We support all publishers, and also have a strong focus on Canadian and Indigenous books.


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

3:00pm CDT

Experience of Working from Your Library Technician Degree to your MLIS
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel explores the experience of working from your library technician’s diploma to your MLIS. It will cover what you need to know about working as a technician while getting your MLIS, explore the experience to transitioning into a librarian role, discuss overlap and differences with librarian and library technician professions, and explores how the library technician’s diploma can work as a starting point for your MLIS. Lastly, we will discuss what skills and experience library technicians have and are carrying forward into librarianship.

Speakers
avatar for Vickie Albrecht

Vickie Albrecht

Biological Sciences Librarian, University of Manitoba Libraries
I work in the Sciences and Technology Library on the Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba. I received my Library Technician diploma from Seneca College, Ontario in 2009 before completing a M.L.I.S. in 2011. I have worked in public and academic libraries. I moved to Winnipeg... Read More →
avatar for Breanne Bannerman

Breanne Bannerman

Library Technician, Seven Oaks School Division
I will be offering a slightly different perspective to this conversation as I have a Master of Library and Information Science but am currently employed as a Library Technician. I completed my MLIS in 2013 at the University of Western Ontario. As part of my MLIS education, I earned... Read More →
avatar for Justin Fuhr

Justin Fuhr

Librarian, University of Manitoba
avatar for Kerry M Macdonald

Kerry M Macdonald

Library Director, Library Services
Kerry Macdonald is the Director of Library Services at Red River College where she is fortunate to work with a fantastic team. She graduated in 2004 with a Master of Library & Information Sciences degree from the University of Western Ontario. She has worked in a number of academic... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
St. Vital

3:00pm CDT

First Lego League: STEM Program
Strong volunteer and staff support allowed the gaynor family regional
library to set up Manitoba’s first LEGO league that is part of a
huge international program the merges lego and robotics in a worldwide
imitative. The program is more popular than the library can handle
even though the program grew from one group to four teams in three
years. The program promotes stem skills in the community at a low cost
to the library.

Speakers
KK

Ken Kuryliw

Director, Library Services, Gaynor Family Regional Library


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Kildonan

3:00pm CDT

Removing barriers to accessibility in public libraries: what libraries across Canada are doing well
In working with public libraries across Canada, we’ve noticed that libraries that “do accessibility well” have some things in common. We’ll share our observations and their practical, low-cost suggestions on how to make library culture more welcoming and accessible to staff and patrons with disabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Sabina Iseli-Otto

Sabina Iseli-Otto

Public Services Librarian, National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)
Sabina Iseli-Otto is the Public Service Librarian with the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). She works with librarians to help match books in accessible formats to the people with print disabilities who want to read them. If you call the NNELS help line, chances... Read More →


Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Charleswood A

4:15pm CDT

Public Libraries - Discussion Period
Meet with other public librarians to discuss issues relevant to all libraries now and moving forward.

Moderators
CD

Cheryl Davies

Administrator, Thompson Public Library

Thursday May 31, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Charleswood A

4:30pm CDT

Manitoba Association of Health Information Providers (MAHIP) Annual General Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Manitoba Association of Health Information Providers Annual General Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Janet Rothney

Janet Rothney

Dentistry Librarian, University of Manitoba


Thursday May 31, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
St. Vital

4:30pm CDT

Prison Library Committee (PLC) Business Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Prison Libraries Committee Business Meeting

Are you curious about the MLA Prison Libraries Committee? Please drop on by for an informal meeting and discussion about the work we are doing in four Manitoba prisons. Want to get involved? We'd love to chat with you!

See you soon!

 


Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Wurmann

Kirsten Wurmann

Winnipeg Public Library & Manitoba Library Association- Prison Libraries Committee
Talk to me about the Prison Libraries Committee!


Thursday May 31, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm CDT
Tuxedo

4:30pm CDT

MLC Mixer
Sponsored by the University of Manitoba Libraries and Gale Cengage Learning, the event is great opportunity to make new connections and relax after a long day of sessions. Enjoy music from Vinyl Salon along with delicious appetizers and a cash bar - receive one free drink ticket at the door.

The Manitoba Library Association will present the 2018 MLA Awards, and the evening will feature an exciting announcement from the University of Manitoba Libraries and Gale Cengage Learning. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on the MLC registration page. Delegates who have registered for the full conference have a ticket included as part of their registration.

We are looking for photos of libraries from all across Manitoba for our slide show at this year's mixer. We want to see you represented! Please send your photos to: events.mlc@mla.mb.ca

Thursday May 31, 2018 4:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
Assiniboine

5:30pm CDT

Manitoba Association of Library Technicians (MALT) Annual General Meeting
Manitoba Association of Library Technicians Annual General Meeting

Speakers

Thursday May 31, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Kildonan
 
Friday, June 1
 

7:30am CDT

7:45am CDT

Registration
Friday June 1, 2018 7:45am - 3:00pm CDT
Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00am CDT

Making Mental Health A Priority
Mental health is a growing challenge in the workplace. It can impact customer relations, damage relationships, limit career opportunities and cost employers millions of dollars in lost productivity.  As managers, knowing how to deal with mental health concerns effectively is an important part of our job. However, how do we know when there is a problem? How can we offer assistance and what assistance is available? What legislation and HR policies exist to guide us? Join us for a discussion on how to navigate this challenging area.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Cuddy

Ed Cuddy

Manager of Library Services, Winnipeg Public Library
I've worked at Winnipeg Public Library in a variety of roles for over 30 years, most recently as Manager of Library Services. I feel that public libraries serve the public good because they connect us to ideas, to resources for learning, creating and playing and they connect us to... Read More →
avatar for Simon Gillingham

Simon Gillingham

Senior Labour Relations Offcer, City of Winnipeg
Over my career I have had the privilege and experience of working in the field of human rights related to employment and provision of services. I enjoy human rights as legislation and case law is every evolving.I love debating human rights and am always happy to discuss human rights... Read More →
AM

Andrew McCulloch

Branch Head Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
I am the Branch Head Librarian of the Sir William Stephenson Library. I love working with collections for better promotion and display. Finding new and unique ways for customers to find and interact with collections is something I live for.Ask me about Sir William's Tell Us What... Read More →
AM

Adam Milne

Program Director, Mood Disorders Association
I have been involved with the Mood Disorders Association for seven years. I helped create, and deliver one of the most comprehensive Peer Support training programs in Manitoba.


Friday June 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Charleswood B

9:00am CDT

Beyond the library desk: Outreach opportunities in academic integrity
Limited Capacity seats available

At Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in Brandon, members of the Library, Learning Commons, and Assiniboine International have collaborated on a dynamic, bottom-up academic integrity initiative. Initially focused on proactive ways to limit plagiarism among incoming international students, it has evolved in breadth and depth to also address the larger issue of academic integrity at an institutional level. In examining ACC's continuing odyssey, participants will compare and contrast their own efforts, and discuss related existing research. Participants will gain tools and approaches to answer the following crucial questions: how can we reduce plagiarism among international and domestic students? In what ways can we successfully promote academic integrity in our individual roles? Why and how should libraries play a role in academic integrity? How can we coordinate our individual efforts to cultivate or create a culture of academic integrity?

Speakers
CM

Caitlin Munn

Manager, Learning Commons, Assiniboine Community College
Caitlin Munn is the Manager of the Learning Commons at Assiniboine Community College. Previously, she worked as an Adult Education facilitator and Bachelor of Education instructor at Brock University. Her instructing focused on digital learning and the effective integration of technology... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
St. Vital

9:00am CDT

Bright Spot Library Practices in Manitoba: What’s Working and How Can We Do More of It?
A study, by the Public Library Services Branch (PLSB), to discover the best practices of the top performing libraries in the province. The study aimed to find out why some libraries were reporting declining statistics, while other where seeing increased statics. We set out to try and determine if we could find any common elements in the libraries that were seeing increased statistics. Would it then be possible to distil best practices and then share it with the other libraries? By studying the statistics, we were able to determine which libraries had high activity in three key areas compared to their population. The process gave PLSB a starting point and means for comparison and further study. The resulting report gathers the information we discovered on common elements between these locations, and could make a good comparison for those that wish to improve their own key performance indicators like gate count, circulation and turnover

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Woodward

Anthony Woodward

Branch Manager, Regina Public Library
Works in public libraries and is interested in technology, pop culture and comics.


Friday June 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Kildonan

9:00am CDT

Sensory Story Times: Inclusive Programming for Children
In this session we will look at do’s and don’ts, tips and tricks, advice and information on planning and presenting a story time that’s welcoming and inclusive for everyone, including input sensitive children and children on the Autism Spectrum. I’ll be sharing my experiences in researching, planning and presenting a Sensory Storytime geared towards children aged 3 – 5, their siblings and caregivers. The presentation will include the practices that worked for me, what surprised me and what didn’t work. Specifically, we’ll be discussing planning and promotion, creating support resources like visual schedules, setting up the room, recommended reads and audience appropriate literacy learning based activities.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Sweeting

Lori Sweeting

Assistant Branch Head, Winnipeg Public Library
I’m a lifelong lover of literature and alliteration. I went my first public library when I was five, and I’ve never looked back since. Chief among my superpowers is the ability to create a never-ending reading list and to talk about books and literacy, anywhere, anytime, to anyone... Read More →



Friday June 1, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Charleswood A

10:00am CDT

Break in the Exhibits
Friday June 1, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Ballroom

10:00am CDT

MLC HeadShot Lounge
Are you in need of a professional headshot? Or just want to update the one you have? A great headshots can be used a in variety of settings - library guides, LinkedIn, online conference schedulers and more. Show people your very best side!

No matter how you plan on using it - we've got you covered. For the very first time, MLC will be offering a complimentary professional headshot from Robert Lowdon Photography. Stop by during headshot hours to get your portrait taken.

The HeadShot area will be available on Thursday and Friday

Not sure what to wear for a headshot?
  • Choose solids instead of prints and patterns – as these can make the photo look too busy
  • Accessories should be simple and timeless
  • Blue, green, wine, and purple are good colours as they are flattering on most people
  • Avoid flesh tones and white
  • Simple necklines are better
More tips can be found here: https://srkheadshotday.com/blog/womens-attire-headshots/ and https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mens-attire-headshots-scott-r-kline/?trk=prof-post

Friday June 1, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm CDT
Ballroom

10:00am CDT

Exhibit Hall 10-3PM
Friday June 1, 2018 10:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Ballroom

10:30am CDT

Library as Destination: Engaging All Families to Foster a Strong and Connected Community of Lifelong Learners
Winnipeg Public Library offers inclusive family programming and services utilizing strategic partnerships to promote early literacy and intergenerational learning. Public libraries of all sizes can contribute to a thriving community when families embrace the library as a community hub and destination of choice. Learn how programs such as Take Your Child to the Library Day and Drag Queen Story Time can engage diverse communities and turn all users into lifelong library customers and advocates.

Speakers
avatar for Alix-Rae Stefanko

Alix-Rae Stefanko

Branch Head Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
Alix-Rae Stefanko is a Branch Head Librarian for Winnipeg Public Library (St. Vital) where she is responsible for the oversight and management of the branch facility including its programs, services, and collections as well as leadership of staff. She is actively involved with the... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Charleswood A

10:30am CDT

Community Connections Through Creative Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a panel discussion about creative writing initiatives at libraries. Creative writing initiatives don't require a high budget or specialized staff expertise. Because of the personal nature of writing, programming in this area is ideal for building lasting, meaningful relationships. Discussion topics will include:
• Writing groups for people to share and discuss their work;
• Instructional programs (especially for youth) where participants are introduced to the tenets of creative writing and are guided through writing activities;
• Open mic readings;
• Promoting the library as a “write-in” setting for writing challenges (eg. NaNoWriMo);
• Inviting patrons to avail themselves of the services of the WPL Writer-in-Residence;
• Author readings and workshops;
• Writing contests; and
• Support available from the Manitoba Arts Council;

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Campbell

Courtney Campbell

Administrator, Flin Flon Public Library
After leaving her small home town in Southern Manitoba, Courtney went on to pursue Bachelor Degrees in music and education as well as a diploma in photojournalism. She completed her MLIS at Western University in 2016. Her past experience as a music teacher and photographer is used... Read More →
avatar for Martine Friesen

Martine Friesen

Writing and Publishing Program Consultant, Manitoba Arts Council
I run the Public Readings By Manitoba Writers Program at the Manitoba Arts Council. If you are interested in having professional Manitoba writers come to your library to do a reading or a series of readings, talk to me.
avatar for Danielle Hubbard

Danielle Hubbard

Director of Library Services, Western Manitoba Regional Library
Director of Library Services
avatar for Danielle Pilon

Danielle Pilon

Winnipeg Public Library
Danielle Pilon is the Section Head of Reader Services at the Winnipeg Public Library. She has organized creative writing programs for the public ranging from open mic sessions to all-day conferences and has administered the WPL Writer-in-Residence program for several years. She is... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Still

Jennifer Still

Poet, Winnipeg Public Library Writer in Residence
Creative writing: workshops, publishing, mentorship, community.


Friday June 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
St. Vital

10:30am CDT

LGBT2SQ+ Inclusive Library Services
Public, academic, special, and school libraries are listening to the community and are providing relevant and responsive LGBT2SQ+ services and collections. We propose to put together a panel of librarians, library technicians, archivists, and community members, all of whom will share their success stories regarding inclusive services, collections, and projects.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix

Barbara Bourrier-LaCroix

Collections Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
avatar for Pharaoh Moans

Pharaoh Moans

Pharaoh Moans is one of Winnipeg’s most fearless and androgynous drag performers. Her drag is a mesh of several different influences from eighties punk, 90s club kids, and contemporary high fashion. She is most comfortable in the grey areas of gender and performance. Pharaoh Moans... Read More →
avatar for Kim Parry

Kim Parry

Outreach Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
I'm passionate about my community, harm reduction and providing accessible and relevant information.



Friday June 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Charleswood B

10:30am CDT

Save Saskatchewan Libraries - In the Social Media Trenches. How to Engage and Win
The admin team of the Facebook group Save Saskatchewan Libraries will share the social media strategies and techniques they used to pressure the provincial government to reverse the cuts to libraries. They will discuss member engagement in large groups. The team will provide learning exercises on how to meet achievable outcome based goals with social media. They will outline the value and process of creating an inclusive environment where people from all political backgrounds can participate in social change together.

Presentation via: https://prezi.com/view/5Le5ptmrUF90e2V9c2Ph/

Speakers
avatar for Christine Freethy

Christine Freethy

Founder, Save Saskatchewan Libraries
Christine Freethy is the executive director of a regional food security non-profit. She was previously a domestic violence and crisis counsellor, and won a gold medal in child welfare research.  Raised in a very impoverished Francophone family with only 6 books, including “la Bible... Read More →
avatar for Glen Freethy

Glen Freethy

Glen is a former rural branch Librarian - and was the only male rural library clerk in Lakeland Library Region! Some of his past employment includes various jobs in the oil patch, welding and farm labour. He is a voracious lifelong reader and met his wife because he wrote a letter... Read More →
avatar for Brennan Hart

Brennan Hart

Save Saskatchewan Libraries
Brennan developed a deep appreciation for libraries in his youth when he realized that in addition to books, the library had comics and movies. Requiring a steady stream of comics, he saw it as unnecessary to own each one. In the days of dial-up, he found the library to be one of... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Morden

Sarah Morden

Save Saskatchewan Libraries
During Sarah's childhood and youth, the library was her safe space. Through access to information, the library provided her with a means to escape. She worked as a public service library assistant not only because of her love of books, music, and film, but also because it is an invaluable... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
Kildonan

11:00am CDT

Postcards: Pixels to the People
For the past five years the Winnipeg Public Library has been digitizing, describing, and providing access to three historical Winnipeg and Manitoba postcard collections. Rob McInnes, collector; Christy Cherwinski, cataloguer; and Mike Ellis, librarian discuss the challenges and joys of working with these collections. Additionally, we will discuss the monetary and human resource needs of undertaking local history digitization projects like these, where corners could be cut (figuratively, Rob, calm down) to make them more accessible, and what is currently out of reach of even larger public libraries such as Winnipeg Public.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Ellis

Mike Ellis

Information and Virtual Services Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
Talk to me about: digitization projects, technology, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, existential risks, 3D printing, or low hanging library and/or local history visualization fruit.
avatar for Christy Willim

Christy Willim

Virtual Services Technician, Winnipeg Public Library


Friday June 1, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am CDT
Charleswood A

11:30am CDT

No Committees Required: Using Commander’s Intent to Build a Team-Based Communications Strategy for the UWinnipeg Library
Inspired by ideas found in Chip and Dan Heath’s Book, Made to Stick, this session will examine how a ragtag group of library nerds transformed themselves into a lean, mean, strategic communications machine. The UWinnipeg Library has one of the lowest librarian-to-student ratios in the country, and staff have minimal time for projects outside of “traditional” library operations. By using the concept of Commander’s Intent, the team has been able to craft a sustainable strategic communications approach that encourages creativity and independent decision-making while maintaining a clear focus on library messaging objectives. Over a year into the project, the library has seen significant gains from increased exposure and engagement with the community.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua J. Herter

Joshua J. Herter

Assessment & Communications Librarian, University of Winnipeg
Proud Slytherin. I like data, design, and irreverent personalities. 
avatar for Marika Prokosh

Marika Prokosh

Reference Supervisor, University of Winnipeg
Marika Prokosh is Reference Supervisor at the University of Winnipeg. She has worked in academic and community libraries for 11 years, and holds a BA in English from the University of Winnipeg. She is also a poet.


Friday June 1, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Kildonan

11:30am CDT

Serve, Save, Strategize: Library Support for Open in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

"Access to information". "Breaking down barriers". "Support for learning". These phrases are common to both librarianship and the open movement, as are emerging priorities like "marginalized communities" and "connected learning". There is a clear strategic union between the two communities, and an opportunity for librarians to engage with this sector to better support their patrons within the current state of the educational sector. This session will explore the case for library support of open initiatives, including an overview of key research findings regarding the role of open in education. It will highlight resources to support open initiatives in teaching and research, particularly for patrons not employed in traditional academic institutional roles. Finally, it will suggest simple and time-efficient steps librarians of all stages and sectors can take to get involved in the world of open and education.

Speakers
NA

Nicole Askin

University of Manitoba


Friday June 1, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
St. Vital

11:30am CDT

Technology Loans in Academic Libraries
This presentation will centre on the Arduino loans I will be instituting in the Engineering Library at the University of Manitoba in the Winter 2018 Semester. This project is a pilot for makerspaces at UM Libraries; it will gauge how students (mainly in the engineering and computer science departments) use the Arduinos and how they would like the libraries to approach technology loans and holdings in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Fullerton

Cody Fullerton

Librarian, University of Manitoba


Friday June 1, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Charleswood A

11:30am CDT

What’s Next for Interlibrary Loan?
What will the future of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) look like as traditional library services continue to change? Will ILL requests start to plummet as open access becomes the status quo? Or will better metadata, discovery services, and potential Big Deal cancellations result in an uptick? What is the role of ILL staff in Scholarly Communication? This presentation will look at these factors and other issues affecting ILL, and attempt to make some predictions about the future.

Speakers
RR

Ryan Regier

McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph


Friday June 1, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

12:00pm CDT

Lunch
Friday June 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Assiniboine

1:00pm CDT

Do We Actually Have to Travel to Learn About This? How Libraries in Manitoba Have Been Offering Virtual Presentations to Library Clients & Staff
Learning through webinars is an educational trend seen worldwide over the last twenty years.  By eliminating the time and expense required of travel, webinars allow participants to attend from multiple locations, and highly-sought after presenters can be attained.  For libraries in Manitoba, there have been many barriers to accessing and providing instruction and education through webinars: Software has been cost prohibitive, access to computers with adequate capacity made webinars inaccessible, and internet reliability and bandwidth availability in rural areas made them unreliable.

Until now.

Recent technological advances have made webinars a feasible option for Manitoban libraries.  This panel will include presentations from librarians who have successfully engaged local and geographically diverse clients via webinar.  Discussion will include: analysis and selection of webinar software, the nuances of presenting by webinar, promotion and communication, managing registrations, and assessment and evaluation.  Come and learn how your library can engage and inspire through webinars!

Moderators
avatar for Orvie Dingwall

Orvie Dingwall

Head of Outreach Services, University of Manitoba
Orvie is the Head of Outreach Services at the University of Manitoba’s Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library, and provides and coordinates library services to regional health authorities in Manitoba. She has served as President of the Canadian Health Libraries Association and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Babb

Maureen Babb

WRHA Liaison Librarian, University of Manitoba
Maureen Babb is a liaison librarian for the newly established WRHA Virtual Library at the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library. Prior to this, she was the MHIKNET librarian for Manitoba Health. A recent graduate of the University of Alberta’s MLIS program, she completed her... Read More →
TG

Tania Gottschalk

University of Manitoba
GM

Gail Matheson

Kivalliq Librarian, University of Manitoba
avatar for Janet Rothney

Janet Rothney

Dentistry Librarian, University of Manitoba


Friday June 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Charleswood A

1:00pm CDT

Libraries and Podcasts: The Winnipeg Public Library Experience
A library podcast? What’s that?! Libraries are always striving to reach their audiences wherever their audiences may be. Podcasts can be a part of a library’s social media strategy in reaching a wider audience. Podcasts can be downloaded or streamed at any time, making them great companions for daily commutes, housework and exercise. At WPL we decided to start a monthly “book club” podcast, in which four hosts discuss a book each month, and answer questions from our library community. At the Manitoba Libraries Conference, we hope to record our first “Live” podcast in front of you: the MLC audience, and then leave time for questions and answers afterwards. Come and see some “behind the scenes” podcast action and ask us anything!

Speakers
avatar for Erica Ball

Erica Ball

Branch Head Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
AC

Alan Chorney

Librarian -- Branch Head, Winnipeg Public Library
avatar for Dennis Penner

Dennis Penner

IdeaMILL Assistant, Winnipeg Public Library
I'm the audio 'engineer' and producer for Winnipeg Public Library's Time To Read podcast - I am responsible for setting up the audio equipment, recording the show, producing the music, editing everything together, and handing over the mp3 file at the end so it can be published to... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Wurmann

Kirsten Wurmann

Winnipeg Public Library & Manitoba Library Association- Prison Libraries Committee
Talk to me about the Prison Libraries Committee!


Friday June 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Kildonan

1:00pm CDT

Life in a Northern Town: The Rewards and Challenges of Library Service Delivery North of the 53rd
The panel will present a background story of each library, including a brief history of the three libraries and the communities, and how they have evolved over the years. We will then discuss the unique challenges that northern libraries face, including those regarding distance, isolation, funding challenges, changing demographic and social issues, among other concerns. The panel will also discuss the many rewards that come with serving a northern community, and how each library has overcome some of the challenges in unique and interesting ways. We will discuss the way we have worked together to support each other, and what our collective vision is for service to the residents of Northern Manitoba. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. At this time we also hope to have some general discussion among participants regarding issues they may have and input that could come from others who have found themselves in similar situations. Our target audience is anyone who is involved with libraries in any capacity, within the Province, not just in the North. We believe it is important that all library employees, board members and government representatives understand how diverse the library community is in Manitoba, and hope that it will lead to better understanding and collaboration between all libraries. We also think that this would be a good opportunity to have library workers in similar situations network, potentially creating a support system that can go beyond the conference.

Moderators
avatar for Donna Kormilo

Donna Kormilo

Past Chair, Manitoba Library Trustees Association

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Campbell

Courtney Campbell

Administrator, Flin Flon Public Library
After leaving her small home town in Southern Manitoba, Courtney went on to pursue Bachelor Degrees in music and education as well as a diploma in photojournalism. She completed her MLIS at Western University in 2016. Her past experience as a music teacher and photographer is used... Read More →
CD

Cheryl Davies

Administrator, Thompson Public Library
avatar for Lauren Wadelius

Lauren Wadelius

Library Administrator, The Pas Regional Library


Friday June 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Charleswood B

1:00pm CDT

SNAP: Meeting students needs with a large-scale multi-site finals week event.  
Limited Capacity seats available

The Long Night Against Procrastination is a well-established and successful event running overnight at the University of Manitoba’s Elizabeth Dafoe Library biannually. To encourage better study and lifestyle habits, in the fall of 2017 the event was reimagined and rebranded into a four night evenings-only event at both Elizabeth Dafoe Library and the Sciences and Technology Library. We surveyed students at the event to discover whether or not students like and benefit from the change in programming and event offerings at end of semesters in the University of Manitoba Libraries. In this presentation, we will present a program description and survey results.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Romund

Grace Romund

University of Manitoba, University of Manitoba
Grace Romund has been working as a librarian at the University of Manitoba for four years, first as a health sciences librarian and now as liaison librarian at the Sciences & Technology Library. Her research interests include university student information needs and information seeking... Read More →
JW

Janice Winkler

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Manitoba


Friday June 1, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
St. Vital

2:00pm CDT

CELA and Bookshare: Partnering to Serve Manitobans with Print Disabilities
The Centre for Equitable Library Access or CELA, is a national, not-for-profit organization providing accessible materials to Canadians with print disabilities through public libraries such as Winnipeg, Western Manitoba and Portage La Prairie. Driven by a commitment to innovation and responsiveness to patron and member library needs, CELA is reinventing its user interfaces with an open source solution and migrating its catalogue to a new platform developed in partnership with Benetech, Inc. Benetech is a nonprofit with a focus on developing software for social good and the producer of Bookshare. Bookshare offers the largest collection of accessible materials in the world and is offered to patrons for free from libraries that are CELA members. The main benefit of this implementation will be the combining of the Bookshare and CELA collections into one searchable and transactional catalogue. This and other improvements will be discussed by representatives from CELA and Bookshare.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ciccone

Michael Ciccone

Executive Director, Centre for Equitable Library Access
Michael Ciccone has over 20 years of public library leadership experience, managing collections, technical services, historical collections, web presence, and data gathering and analysis. In addition to his role as Executive Director of CELA , he is a member of the eBound Canada board... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Kildonan

2:00pm CDT

Job Sharing in a Public Library: Supporting Work-Life Balance
Limited Capacity seats available

Job sharing is common in many female-dominated careers such as teaching and nursing, but why is it so rare in libraries? Toby Cygman and Kim Parry job share a librarian position at Winnipeg Public Library. Important considerations in planning for a successful job share were communication, workload planning and getting your team on board. Come see how they make it work!

Speakers
TC

Toby Cygman

Outreach Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
avatar for Kim Parry

Kim Parry

Outreach Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library
I'm passionate about my community, harm reduction and providing accessible and relevant information.


Friday June 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
St. Vital

2:00pm CDT

Taking It Bay by Bay and Making It Day by Day: Engaging the Community to Improve Physical Collections in the Library
Limited Capacity seats available

Who says libraries are irrelevant and our physical collections are dead? Not a mid-career librarian at the University of Winnipeg, who jumped from Head of Library Systems to Head of Collections almost two years ago. He has never been more active or engaged with his community. From a retention project, to dealing with catastrophes, to weeding, to inventory, to processing donations, to assessing the reference collection, print serials and microfilm collections, to taking new approaches to the budget formula, he has been taking collective action, working together with those inside and outside the library to build much needed vitality back into the library and its physical collections. Taking even the smallest opportunity to talk to stakeholders face-to-face and taking them directly to the space has really help to engage and inspire a renewed sense of place and interest in our physical collections.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hohner

Michael Hohner

Head of Collections, University of Winnipeg


Friday June 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Charleswood A

2:00pm CDT

The Academic Library and Campus Micro-communities: Outreach and Partnerships at the University of Winnipeg.
The University of Winnipeg recognizes several campus “micro communities”, including Indigenous students, International students, and students experiencing a disability, each of which is supported by staff, lounges, workstations and programming. Since 2012, librarian Michael Dudley has been offering regular reference outreach and orientations to these communities, as well as working alongside Library administration, colleagues and community stakeholders in planning events and partnering on innovative staffing arrangements. In this session, participants will learn how such relationships can be planned, initiated, and developed according to communities’ needs and interests, as well as your library’s strategic goals and capacities.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Dudley

Michael Dudley

Librarian, University of Winnipeg Library
Michael Dudley is the librarian for Indigenous Studies, history, political science and disability studies at the University of Winnipeg. He holds Master's degrees in both Library and Information Studies and City Planning, and spent 11 years at the U of W's Institute of Urban Studies... Read More →



Friday June 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Charleswood B

2:30pm CDT

Break in the Exhibits
Friday June 1, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Ballroom

2:45pm CDT

All Sorts of Authority: Guiding Students Over the Threshold in Information Literacy
While the ACRL Framework promotes the use of threshold concepts in information literacy, how these concepts are implemented in the classroom is left open to individual instructors. This session will highlight one useful method for engaging students in a discussion about authority. This very simple activity challenges students to look beyond “good” and “bad” sources to see how authority is constructed and how it can be deployed in different contexts. The session will include a demonstration of the activity followed by a discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser

Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Winnipeg
Ian Fraser is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the University of Winnipeg Library. His research interests include critical pedagogy, information literacy, and the history of libraries.


Friday June 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm CDT
Charleswood B

2:45pm CDT

Library as a Community Tourism Hub
The Gaynor Family Regional Library is the Tourism hub for the community and area. We are the main tourism information center, providing 1000’s of promotional information items for the area. In addition our staff are trained as tourism ambassadors and we have our own ecotourism site. The Urban Prairie restored 3.5 acres of tall grass Prairie in the center of the City of Selkirk. This low cost community hub role has increased the outreach of the library and gained considerable support on local municipal councils.

Speakers
KK

Ken Kuryliw

Director, Library Services, Gaynor Family Regional Library


Friday June 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm CDT
Kildonan

2:45pm CDT

Making the Most of NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service)
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering about accessible formats, how they work, and who they’re for? Every library in Manitoba has access to the NNELS collection and with our guests from the Vision Impaired Resource Network, we’ll talk about why NNELS and accessible formats are so important. From there, we'll move on to practical matters: how to use the NNELS website, check patron eligibility, and do practical things like burn a DAISY disc. Have questions you want answered ahead of time? Write to us! support@nnels.ca

Speakers
avatar for Sabina Iseli-Otto

Sabina Iseli-Otto

Public Services Librarian, National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS)
Sabina Iseli-Otto is the Public Service Librarian with the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). She works with librarians to help match books in accessible formats to the people with print disabilities who want to read them. If you call the NNELS help line, chances... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm CDT
St. Vital

2:45pm CDT

The Winnipeg Public Library Book Bike
Two years ago Winnipeg Public Library got its book bike! A book bike is a great way to create a mobile library and engage customers in the community. We will cover how we designed and built the bike; and how we use it to promote our library. The book bike will be on display at the conference.

Speakers
MR

Mauri Rosenstock

Outreach Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library


Friday June 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm CDT
Charleswood A

3:30pm CDT

Closing Keynote: Fake News, Real Consequences
Online misinformation and other forms of digital deception are contributing to a crisis of trust in society, and making it more difficult for people to separate reality from fiction. This talk outlines the key drivers of the misinformation ecosystem, and offers suggestions for how we as information and research experts can help people navigate this new, confusing world.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman

Media Editor, BuzzFeed News
Craig Silverman is an award-winning author and journalist and one of the world's leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the media editor of BuzzFeed News where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and fake... Read More →


Friday June 1, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Assiniboine