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10:00am

Pre-conference CAUL- CBUA Digitization and Digital Preservation Workshop
    Tuesday May 22, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm @ KCIC Classroom

    CAUL- CBUA Digitization and Digital Preservation Workshop
    This workshop is designed for a wide-ranging audience, from those beginning to consider digitization projects to people who can tell the difference between a DjVu and an OAIS.  Session topics include hands-on CAIRN/Islandora training, digital preservation strategies, and digitization best practices.  Find out what projects are happening in the Region and how your library can get involved.

     

    10-10:15 - Introductions

    10:15-11:15 - Creighton Barrett: Introduction to Digital Preservation Management
    This session will provide an overview of digital preservation and introduce the OAIS Reference Model and Trustworthy Digital Repositories.  The session will look at basic digital preservation strategies, explore the components of a digital preservation policy framework, and examine the organizational, technological, and resource-related infrastructure needed to manage a digital preservation program.

     

    Presentation

     

    11:15-11:30 - Break

    11:30-12:30 - Slavko Manojlovich: OAIS Based File Format Preservation Planning.
    The session will cover preservation planning as described by the OAIS Reference Model. This is a critical component of digitization and the management of borne digital objects and insures the long-term availability and access to our valuable digital collections. The end result of the planning process is an actionable table which summarizes, by media type, the range of ingested file formats, the long-term preservation format(s) for each type of ingested file format and the available access formats used to deliver the digital content to our users on their preferred devices. Preservation planning is applicable to all repository platforms including Islandora, DSpace, EPrints, CONTENTdm, etc.

    12:30-1:00 - Lunch

    1:00-2:00 - Breakout groups

    Attendees are encouraged to join one of the Working Groups created at CAIRN Camp to determine leadership, goals and next steps.

    Access WG: Looks at best practices for access, search and discovery of archival data.

    Best Practices WG: Looks at mapping Islandora/Other repository practices and components to the OAIS standard, as well as investigate other certification standards. It will also investigate established metadata practices and standards and promote a common approach among CAUL libraries.

    Policy and Sustainability WG: Investigates costing models and service agreements for CAIRNrepo. It will also look at potential funding opportunities and joint projects within CAUL institutions.

    Education and Communication WG: coordinates communication activities for CAIRN members and provide educational opportunities on repository and preservation issues.

     

    2:00-3:00 - Erik Moore: Open Q&A session/experience sharing
    This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss opportunities and challenges in their local environments as well as solicit advice from the crowd on anything from staffing to best practices to storage models.

     

    3:00-5:00 (Break at 3:30) - Kirsta Stapelfeldt/David Wilcox/Mark Leggott: CAIRN Islandora training session
    The CAUL Atlantic Islandora Repository Network (CAIRN) project is an Islandora-based digital asset repository for use by all CAUL institutions to steward digital assets in a consortially-managed framework. All Islandora components make use of international standards to ensure the long-term preservation of critical digital assets. The afternoon session will highlight the current functions of the CAIRN repository for member groups, as well as provide information about the issue tracking system used to manage requests for further development. Attendees will be provided with credentials for the site, as well as resources designed to support member institutions in the creation and curation of digital collections. These resources include general content collections (comprised of basic formats such as images and documents) as well as specialized Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD), Institutional Repository (IR), and Authority collections. Members who envision contributing metadata-only collections to CAIRN (in order to highlight developed institutional collections) will also benefit from this session, which will highlight Open Archives Initiative (OAI) harvesting and dissemination functions in the CAIRN system. Attendees will also be provided with access to informational materials prior to the session.

     

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    Speakers

    Archives Specialist, Dalhousie University Archives and Speci…

    DuraSpace

    Director of the Electronic Text Centre at UNB Libraries and…

    Islandora Project/Repository Manager at University of Prince…

    Mark is the University Librarian at the University of PEI, P…

    Associate University Librarian Information Technology and Ma…


    Type Workshop


11:00am

Luckett Vineyards Tour

11:00am

Grand Pre Winery Tour

3:00pm

Registration / Check - In

4:30pm

APLA Executive Meeting (by Invitation)

5:00pm

Reception for the Silverberg Collection
    Tuesday May 22, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm @ Quiet Reading Room

    Internationally acclaimed artist David Silverberg has generously donated his lifetime collection of fine art books to Acadia University. Please join us for a wine-and-cheese reception as we celebrate and explore this unique gift. All APLA delegates welcome!


    Type Social


7:30pm

Opening Reception for All Delegates
 
 

8:00am

Registration / Check - In

9:00am

Welcome to Delegates

9:15am

Keynote Address: Finding Treasure: Value and Opportunity in Challenging Times
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am @ Denton Hall (12 Horton Avenue, Wolfville, NS B4P 1K9)

    Mr. Greenlaw’s presentation will include examples of digital and collaborative work being done in Nova Scotia, and he will lead a discussion on how to ensure libraries remain a valuable resource for library clients now and in the future.

     

    Bill Greenlaw is the Executive Director of the Archives, Museums and Library Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.



    Speakers
    Executive Director, Archives, Museums and Libraries | Nova …


    Type Keynote


10:15am

Break

10:15am

11:00am

Discovering Hidden Treasures Overseas: Young Professionals and International Librarianship
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 324

    In many ways, International Librarianship is a call to adventure for young professionals.  It offers a unique way to further their one’s career development, make a meaningful impact for developing libraries and uphold the highest ideals of the profession.  This session focuses on 2 themes: how library collections in developing countries are Hidden Treasures that help retain the important and unique resources of their people, and; secondly, how time spent abroad illustrates the richness of our profession and can positively shape a young librarian’s career.   Both themes will explore how ways of thinking and doing natural to North American professionals who are working abroad may need to be re-evaluated while maintaining the highest of library standards and practices.  This session’s material will be comprised of the author’s own experience with UNESCO in the Caribbean, as well as researched material from the experiences of other librarians involved with international capacity building projects.

     

    (Moderator: Laura Dukowski)

     

    Presentation

     



    Speakers
    I'm passionate about the librarian's craft, specifically its…


    Type Session


11:00am

RDA, FRBR, and FRAD: Connecting the Dots
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 224

    FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic  Records), FRAD (Functional Requirements for Authority Data) and RDA (Resource Description and Access) can be a confusing and intimidating alphabet soup.  Since Library and Archives Canada and Library of Congress plan to implement these models in 2013, it’s important that we understand their impact on the structure of our library catalogues.  This session will explain the three models and how they work together to impact client search and retrieval. Using practical examples, this session will discuss how RDA incorporates the FRBR and FRAD models into bibliographic records, and the impact of these changes on existing library catalogues and workflows.


    (Moderator: Barbara Ann King)



    Speakers
    Associate Professor, School of Information Management, Dalho…


    Type Session


11:00am

The University Commons: A Case Study One Year After Opening
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 300

    The Hans W. Klohn Commons opened in September 2011 on the Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick. Years in the planning, quick in the execution with federal infrastructure funding, the commons as a concept included the writing centre, math and science help centre, student technology services, a collaborative classroom and library services. The building meets LEED gold standards for environmental design, including recycled grey water, natural light and an elevator that gives back to the grid. How does a commons differ from a library? How is the building changing how we provide services? What are we doing differently? What problems endure? What can you learn about how space and furniture impact services, even for more modest renovations and changes to service? As libraries move away from the centrality of print books, is the “commons” a model that still has relevance or is it just a passing fancy?

     

    (Moderator: Elaine MacLean)

     


    Type Session


11:00am

Zines in Libraries and Archives: Opportunities and Challenges
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 330

    Zines are becoming a popular addition to different kinds of libraries and archives due to their relevance to different kinds of users, but the uniqueness of zine culture and the zine format present challenges for integrating with standard library and archival practices. Zines are self-published magazines made outside of mainstream press and media that often convey information, perspectives, and stories that are underrepresented in mainstream culture, and so are especially important to marginalized groups such as youth, women, queers, and people of colour. They can be cheaply and easily made with basic technology or elaborate and intricate works of art. They are also unique artifacts that can be important pieces of local and radical history. Amanda Stevens, Librarian at the Anchor Archive Zine Library in Halifax, will present an overview of zine culture and history, outline the benefits of incorporating zines into different kinds of collections, discuss the challenges of collecting and managing zines, and offer practical solutions to these challenges based on current research and practices by libraries and archives around the world.

     

    (Moderator: Patricia Milner)

    Presentation



    Speakers
    Librarian, Anchor Archives Zine Library


    Type Session


12:00pm

Lunch

12:00pm

Poster Sessions (Day 1)

    Integrating Intercultural Competencies in Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries
    Authors: Jeannie Bail, Information Services Librarian; Aaron Goulding, Senior IT Consultant, Digital Media Centre; Steve Lawlor, Manager, Fellowships and Awards, School of Graduate Studies


    This poster, which developed out of an International Educators’ Training Program (IETP) workshop held at Memorial University in November 2011, outlines some of the international programming the Queen Elizabeth II Library has initiated to date. Future plans are also discussed, and it is hoped that the poster will generate new ideas and suggestions for more ways to incorporate international activities into the library.


    3D Printing & Libraries
    Authors: Riel Gallant and Michael Groenendyk, Dalhousie University

     

    Through the support of Dalhouise libraries, CBCL Ltd. Engineering Consultants and Nova Scotia Museum, Riel Gallant and Michael Groenendyk are exploring new 3D printing and scanning technologies and how these technologies could impact the future of library services and collections. As part of their research they currently creating a repository of 3D digital models, including fossils, jewelry, buildings and car parts, that will be made available to students at the end of the summer. Students will be able to download and modify these digital objects, as well as physically recreate them on a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer.

     

    The Linux Terminal Sever Pilot Project
    Author: Chuck Hubbard, Nova Scotia Provincial Library.

     

    The Linux terminal server pilot project was a joint effort between the Nova Scotia Provincial Library and South Shore Public Libraries to see if a Linux terminal server is a viable way to deliver public access computing in a public library setting.  Public access computers in Nova Scotia public libraries are primarily Windows based and these terminals need to replaced on average every 4 years at a cost of thousands of dollars.  This cost doesn't take into account the time it takes staff to update hardware and software.  A Linux terminal server setup saves in both money and time by using existing Windows computers as dumb-terminals (forgoing the need to replace terminals every 4 years) and having to only update the software on the server instead of many stand-alone machines.

     

    A Health Policy Language for Nova Scotia: a Dalhousie School of Information Management Reading Course project
    Authors: Jackie Phinney, Dalhousie School of Information Management MLIS Class of 2012, Dr. Jacqueline MacDonald, triDistrict Manager, Annapolis Valley Health, South Shore Health, South West Health, Dr. Louise Spiteri, Director, Dalhousie School of Information Management

     

    In 2007, the CEOs of Nova Scotia's nine District Health Authorities and the IWK Hospital established the OP3 Committee (One Province, One Process, One Policy) to work toward shared health policies. An identified obstacle to shared policy development is the lack of a common language: As new policies are written, terms are defined by the writer without reference to either a common glossary or   to terms and definitions in existing policies.  This project developed  a systematic approach to establishing common definitions of terms for shared policy development.  Methods used included assessment of information needs, and the identification, evaluation and comparison  of existing health and policy nomenclatures.  Outcomes of the project include a pre-existing meta thesaurus and local glossary to meet the Committee’s needs.

     

    Our Science, Our History: Hidden Treasures Online from the Nova Scotian Institute of Science
    Author: Michelle Paon, Dalhousie University Libraries

     

    Did you know that Nova Scotia mackerel were once described as “pouty and greedy”?  Or that certain boulders in Nova Scotia survived a storm-tossed history? In January 2012, the Dalhousie Libraries officially launched the online Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, one of the country’s oldest scientific journals. The project makes available free of charge on the internet, the first 120 years of the publication. During that period, from 1863 to 1984, some 900 articles were published in the journal, representing the work of over 400 authors. The online Proceedings capture the excitement and dedication of natural historians and provide insights into biological and geological discoveries of early scientists in Nova Scotia. The articles can provide primary source material for students and researchers and will appeal to those who enjoy Nova Scotia history.


    Type Posters


12:00pm

Poster Sessions Continued (Day 1)

    BIG Data, Social Data: Targeted Harnessing of Transient Micro-Blogging Data
    Author: Sreejata Chatterjee, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Computer Science

     

    There are huge amounts of real-time social media data being created every moment. For example, ~230 million tweets are posted daily by Twitter?s 200 million users.

    If harnessed, it can provide a great wealth of insight into what people are thinking about and what they like or dislike. For instance, Twitter data has already proven to be useful in a number of different contexts: monitoring elections to predicting stock market trends to conducting brand monitoring and PR campaigns. However, social media data tend to be noisy and ephemeral. Furthermore, social media companies often limit the amount of data one can access automatically at any point of time, making this rich source of transient data difficult to collect. In this project, we propose an architecture to collect, store and serve augmented Twitter data while bounded by the above limitations.

     

    The Theology of Information Seeking: Understanding Church Leaders’ Source Selection in a Digital World
    Author: David Michels, Dalhousie University 


    Research over the last fifteen years has demonstrated the growth of religious activities online.  These online engagements have raised concerns about the erosion of traditional religious authority.  Information seekers can now easily interact with beliefs and practices outside their religious traditions.  As one Pastor respondent noted, “ten years ago you wouldn’t have stumbled across that…it wouldn’t have been in your local bookstore.”  Yet contrary to these assumptions, some recent research suggests that traditional authorities are often reinforced rather than eroded in online environments.  In my ethnographic study of information seeking of church leaders, many respondents cited orthodoxy as an essential criterion in source selection.  However, sources actually used were from diverse and frequently contradictory theological sources, often accessed online.  I explore this apparent contradiction, and how leaders manage conflicting information, by considering two ideas: the role of information mediators (the “pastor filter”), and North American evangelicalism as theological “kaleidoscope”.

     

    Treasuring our Treasures: Special Books at UNB Saint John
    Author: Janet Fraser, University of New Brunswick, Hans W. Klohn Commons

     

    Over the past 50 years UNBSJ faculty and librarians have acquired many book treasures for both Special Collections and the general stacks. Since there has been very little promotion of these treasures until very recently, a great number of these books have remained hidden, or if on the surface, in shadow. In my poster presentation I will give examples of how collections such as our Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection, one of the best collections of its kind in the world, is being publicized through exhibits and a website, and discuss the planned digitization of many rare science fiction materials. I will also discuss our unusual “Beat” collection and some of its special features. Included too, will be examples of our wonderful author features, such as the recent reading and book display celebration of the 100th birthday of the late, great Canadian poet Irving Layton.

     

    AcademiaMap Dashboard: Visualizing Scholarly Networks on Twitter
    Author: Melissa Anez, Dalhousie School of Information Management./Social Media Lab

     

    AcademiaMap Dashboard is an Online Influence Assessment Application designed for scholars. It helps to filter the "noise" from Twitter streams by using various "influence" metrics, and provides an easy way to identify trending topics and interesting voices to follow on Twitter. 

    The dashboard interface displays tweets using a color-coded system based on the profession or role of the tweeter, alongside other relevant information such as the Tweeter's number of followers, location, and Klout score.

     

    The Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre: Embedded Information Specialists in a Health Knowledge Synthesis Environment
    Authors: Robin Parker, Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre, Research Methods Unit and Capital Health Library Services; Sarah Visintini, Dalhousie University School of Information Management MLIS Practicum Student; Lara Killian, Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre; Jessica Babineau, Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre; Barbara Hill-Taylor, Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre and College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University; Jill Hayden, Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre and Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology, Dalhousie University

     

    The Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre (NSCRC) was established in 2009 through the joint efforts of the Canadian Cochrane Network & Centre, the international Cochrane Collaboration, and centre Lead, Dr. Jill Hayden and is a regional site of the Canadian Centre. With the support of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, the NSCRC has since pursued the mandates of building a strong local support network, providing training opportunities, and facilitating the uptake of health research evidence by local decision-makers. This poster describes the progress of the NSCRC in providing knowledge synthesis resources and training with a focus on the roles of the information specialists on the team.


    Type Posters


12:00pm

Resume Review Service
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm @ Fountain Commons: Alumni Boardroom

    This might be the most valuable 20 minutes of your conference! Make an appointment to have your resume reviewed in a 1-on1 meeting with a professional in the field. Mentors will include senior administrators from archives, university libraries, public libraries, hospital libraries and a major commercial vendor. Get advice on your resume and job-hunting strategies from an employer’s perspective. Send your resume ahead of time and get even better feedback!

    To register please contact APLA VP New Brunswick, Christin Sheridan by clicking on the Register button below.


    Type Workshop


1:30pm

Communication, Collaboration and Cooperation: An Evaluation of Nova Scotia’s Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere (BARA) Multi-type Library Initiative
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 224

    Have you ever wondered how to build something from nothing and turn it into a huge success? This presentation will provide you with the opportunity to explore  Nova Scotia’s multi-type library reciprocal borrowing initiative. Comprised of all public, university and community college libraries in Nova Scotia, the Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere (BARA) pilot program provided residents of Nova Scotia, 18 years of age or older, the opportunity to obtain a library card from any participating library and to borrow and return materials to any participating library, free of charge. The authors will detail the progression of this initiative from its inception to its implementation.

    (Moderator: Lou Duggan)

     

    Presentation

     



    Speakers
    Technical Services Librarian Institute of Technology Campus,…

    A graduate of the Dalhousie School of Information Manageme…


    Type Session


1:30pm

Khyber Centre for the Arts Archives: Beginning at Square One
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 324

    The first in a two-part series, this presentation will introduce the current development of the archives at the Khyber Centre for the Arts.  The Khyber, located in a heritage building on Barrington Street in Halifax, functions as an art gallery, cinema, music venue, and social space, and the archives reflect these varied social functions. A significant part of this legacy exists in an estimated 2000 posters that include unique silkscreen prints, photocopies, and hand drawn objects.  Our current project is specifically directed towards poster digitization and generally towards establishing a physical and digital archival framework for the Khyber.

    This presentation will examine the preparatory process required to build an archives from the ground up.  We will first present on the origins and breadth of the Khyber’s collection.  Secondly we will discuss the process of implementing a sustainable online cataloguing and digitization database that suits the financial reality of a non-profit arts organization, including establishing metadata standards, and developing policy.  Thirdly we will discuss the realities of building a physical archives, and finally an open discussion of the future of this project including expectations, goals, and foreseeable challenges.

     

    (Moderator: Hilllary Webb)



    Speakers
    My name is Amy and I am the IT and Emerging Technologies Lib…



    Type Session


1:30pm

Looking Closely: Picture-book art
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 300

    There are plenty of awards for children’s books, but did you ever wonder what makes a picture-book a real winner? Do you ever get asked to recommend a really good picture-book? Have you ever caught yourself browsing slowly through picture-book art in amazement?  Attend this  workshop and you’ll soon be a picture-book expert! We’ll examine artistic styles, book awards, authors and illustrators. Then, in a hands-on section of the workshop, you’ll get to practice your picture-book smarts!

     

    (Moderator: Anthony Pash)

     



    Speakers
    Head of Youth Services for Annapolis Valley Regional Library…


    Type Session


1:30pm

Quality Evidence Quick: Innovative Practices for Moving from Full Systematic Reviews to a Rapid Review Model
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 330

    Budgets everywhere are under stress. Public attention is focused on decisions made in many settings, including health care. Action frequently happens before context is fully understood. Are policy makers' decisions supported by available evidence? Librarians and information managers have the skills to seek, identify, and collect relevant evidence, and to summarize findings to support better decision making. Innovation is needed to determine how time and resources are most effectively committed, and to engage meaningfully with stakeholders before, during, and after the evidence synthesis process. Information professionals involved in summarizing evidence to support policy and decision making in any setting can benefit from our experience working within tight time frames to produce high-quality evidence syntheses. This case study of the experience of staff members at the Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre in moving from comprehensive literature searching and systematic review methodologies to a rapid review model will include lessons learned applicable to any field or area of research. We will discuss possibilities for streamlining the process, always with the goal of producing high quality results. Our approach was ambitious and iterative, and benefited from guidance from other research teams working on similar projects. We learned from the challenge of balancing a quick turnaround with known, robust methods for performing literature searches, screening processes, data extraction, and narrative summaries, and in the future plan to liaise earlier and more frequently with key stakeholders to focus efforts efficiently.


    (Moderator: Amanda Horsman)

     



    Speakers
    Evidence Synthesis Research Coordinator at the Nova Scotia C…

    Clinical Research Librarian Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Ce…


    Type Session


2:30pm

Break

3:00pm

Discovering Hidden Needs: How DDA Can Revolutionize Monograph Collection Development
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 300

    Demand-driven acquisition (DDA, also sometimes called PDA, patron-driven acquisition) of e-books allows patrons to get immediate access to e-books they need, while libraries pay for only the books that actually get used.  Librarians have sophisticated tools to pre-filter the e-books available to patrons. And it all runs through the library's catalogue, seamless to the patrons. This session will bring together three speakers, Meg Ecclestone, of YBP Library Services, to explain the systems used by vendors to help create targeted DDA programs in partnership with libraries, Lou Duggan, of Saint Mary’s University, to describe his PDA project with EBrary, and Novanet’s investigation of consortia PDA/DDA models, and Melissa Belvadi, of UPEI, to describe how her small institution got started in the last year with a very small budget and the outcome so far.  Discussion will include both the mechanics and underlying philosophical issues of using DDA as a collections development tool.

     

    (Moderator: Leigh Gagnier)

     

    Presentation - Meg Ecclestone

     

    Presentation - Melissa Belvadi



    Speakers
    Lou Duggan is the Chair of the Dalhousie School of Informat…

    Collection Development Manager, Eastern Canada YBP Library S…

    Melissa Belvadi is currently the User Experience & Collectio…


    Type Panel


3:00pm

Social Media Research: Making Sense of a Networked World
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 330

    The Social Media Lab (http://SocialMediaLab.ca) at Dalhousie's School of Information Management studies how social media and other web 2.0 technologies are changing the ways in which people communicate and disseminate information and how these changes are impacting social, economic, and political norms and structures of our modern society. In addition, we are developing and testing new web tools and apps for discovering and visualizing information and online social networks. The broad aim of our various research initiatives is to provide decision makers with additional knowledge and insights into the behaviours and relationships of online network members, and to understand how these interpersonal connections influence our personal choices and actions.

    This panel will highlight some of the various research initiatives currently underway at the Social Media Lab. The sample projects to be presented will include a study on political polarization in social media, the adoption and use of social media among scholars and a study of the TheOneRing.net, an online fan community.

     

    (Moderator: Michelle Helliwell)

     



    Speakers
    I am an Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Mana…

    Recent graduate of the School of Information Management at D…

    Graduate student at the School of Information Management, Da…

    Graduate student at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhous…


    Type Panel


3:00pm

Why We Do It: Canadian YA Author Panel
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 224

    This session is generously sponsored by The Canada Council for the Arts and the Nova Scotia Provincial Library.

     

    Four Canadian authors of Young Adult books will talk about their work, why they write for YA, and answer some really fun questions from the moderator & audience.  Featured authors are Carrie Mac, author of The Beckoners, the Triskelia series, and more; Christy Ann Conlin, whose first YA novelette, Dead Time, was published just last year; Mark Oakley, author of the graphic novel series Thieves and Kings , and via Skype, Arthur Slade, author of the Hunchback Assignments and other great books.

     

     

    (Moderator: Angela J. Reynolds)

     



    Speakers
    Canadian writer of novels for young adults. @arthurslade on…

    Carrie Mac is an award winning YA novelist currently living …

    Christy Ann Conlin is a writer, editor, journalist, editor, …

    Mark is a published author and illustrator and has created c…


    Type Panel


3:00pm

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Archives

    During APLA 2011, an archivist at Acadia University discussed her delivery of information literacy sessions with an archival twist and the collaboration of archivists and librarians.  As a follow up to that discussion, the archivist invites you to her laboratory to experience first-hand the delivery of an archival information session.  Through a practical, guided, 30-minute exercise and interactive discussion, this session will take participants on the same journey of discovery as is experienced by undergraduate students at Acadia.  The archivist will also share the results of her Winter 2012 research project, which surveyed faculty and student needs for archival support as well as developed new archival sessions.  Participants will see how the Archives – a treasure trove – has been hidden in plain sight, but is now gaining visibility. This session will be held in the Acadia Archives.

     

    (Moderator: Bethany Jost)

     



    Speakers
    Wendy Robicheau is an Archivist at Acadia University who nev…


    Type Session


4:00pm

Wolfville Farmers' Market Open
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 4:00pm - 7:00pm @ DeWolfe Building (24 Elm Avenue)

    The Wolfville Farmers' Market is open for its first Wednesday of the season today! Just across the street from Acadia, the WFM is a fun and fabulous market with local crafts, wines and spirits, plants, produce, preserves, meat, fish, eggs, and prepared foods if you're feeling peckish before the banquet. http://www.wolfvillefarmersmarket.ca/


    Type Social


6:00pm

APLA Merit Award Banquet and Dance featuring Gin and Sonic
    Wednesday May 23, 2012 6:00pm - 11:30pm @ Wheelock Dining Hall

    Savour the fine food and the stunning view at Acadia's dining hall during the Merit Award banquet and dance. We'll start with a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres and a host bar sponsored by Eureka.cc, and then celebrate the Merit Award winner before dinner. Faculty favourite cover band gin+sonic will keep us dancing until midnight.

     

    Menu

     

    Four chef-attended stations:

    1. Seared Hutchinson maple infused Atlantic salmon "llet with cranberry-apple chutney, organic beet paint and Riverview Herbs micro-sprouts

     

    2. Tempura battered shrimp with Van Dyk's blueberry & black pepper "ketchup" and marinated soba noodles

     

    3. Carved roasted vegetable pavé with pumpkin-apple chutney, baby watercress and curry-infused olive oil

     

    4. Carved Oulton Farms pork baby back ribs with Van Dyk's blueberry BBQ sauce, grilled polenta &braised local spinach

     

    Buffet dessert selection: chefs choice includes fruit

    Coffee/tea


    Type Social


 
 

8:00am

Registration / Check - In

9:00am

Advocacy: Rolling up our Sleeves and Working Together
    Thursday May 24, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am @ Patterson Hall, Room 324

    While we all believe that library advocacy is important, we also know that it is hard to do, and particularly hard to do well.  A proposal to establish a standing committee on advocacy is being presented to the APLA membership at this year's OGM.  This session is intended to gauge interest and to discuss the potential for such a committee.  We will explore member expectations of APLA with regard to advocacy, talk about what's going on in other parts of the country, and discuss how we might proceed to develop an advocacy program for the Atlantic region.  Are you interested in rolling up your sleeves and becoming involved, or just learning more about the goals of this initiative?  Please join us for this session.

     

    (Moderator: Elizabeth Johnson)



    Speakers
    Jocelyne Thompson is Associate Director of Libraries, Collec…


    Type Session


9:00am

Building Online Archival Exhibits
    Thursday May 24, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am @ Patterson Hall, Room 330

    The internet has opened up a wonderful world for making “hidden treasures” from archival holdings available online. Many researchers appreciate (and now expect) the ability to search holding without leaving the comfort of home, office, anywhere. Expectations are great so how do we ensure great results? Paul Maxner, Senior Archivist Online Resources at the provincial archives in Nova Scotia will guide us through an interactive session examining some key principals for making great online virtual exhibits. The session will examine technologies related to the capture, manipulation and production of archival content online as well as a detailed behind-the-scenes look at the NSARM website. Paul is now working closely with a new team within the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage – Internet Strategies and Design and will highlight a recent success story titanic.gov.ns.ca.

     

    (Moderator: Bethany Jost)



    Speakers
    A graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Maste…


    Type Session


9:00am

Meaningful Miscellany: New CAUL–CBUA Tools, Resources and Services
    Thursday May 24, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am @ Patterson Hall, Room 300

    Interested in the MONDO, the copyright license management tool the Council of Atlantic University Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l'Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA) recently implemented? How about the new CAUL-CBUA Instructional Objects Repository project, which allows you to browse through instructional videos and webpages created by CAUL-CBUA libraries? Maybe you want to know more about CAIRN, the Atlantic Canada institutional repositories project? This session will provide an overview of ongoing CAUL-CBUA projects and how they might be of use to those working in CAUL-CBUA libraries.

     

    (Moderator: Erin MacPherson)

     



    Speakers
    I'm the Manager of Council of Atlantic University Libraries/…


    Type Session


9:00am

One Book One Island, One Book Nova Scotia
    Thursday May 24, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am @ Patterson Hall, Room 224

    In May 2011, the PEI Public Library Service launched the inaugural One Book One Island campaign with Louise Penny's Still Life. Learn about the preparation PLS staff went through to launch a province wide campaign and some of the surprises encountered along the way.  Why choose a community reads program? Who selected the title? How did we encourage library staff to participate? What was community reaction during and after the campaign? How did we integrate this new community campaign with existing and new library services? We will also describe our plans for the next campaign.

    The session concludes with an introduction to Nova Scotia’s first ever community reads program. One Book Nova Scotia will be launched in the Fall of 2012. What book will it be and how can you participate?  Find out all this and more!

     

    (Moderator: Leigh Gagnier)



    Speakers
    Frances Newman is the CEO of the Annapolis Valley Regional L…

    Chief Librarian, PEI Public Library Service.


    Type Session


9:00am

10:00am

Break

10:30am

The Post-Access Copyright Landscape: A Report from the Atlantic Region
    Thursday May 24, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 224

    During 2011, the issue of copyright dominated the agendas of Canadian universities and colleges due to a massive proposed increase in license fees by Canadian copyright collective, Access Copyright. This presentation will provide an overview of the recent controversy, highlight initiatives to support copyright compliance in the new environment under universities that have opted out of the Access Copyright interim tariff, and discuss how the roles of many librarians expanded in the aftermath to include copyright expertise. Hidden Treasure link: Uncovering the copyright knowledge that librarians possess, which a recent study suggests is often greater than that held by faculty, and positioning ourselves as “copyright go-to persons” in our institutions.

     

    (Moderator: Barbara Ann King)

     

    Presentation

     



    Speakers
    Erin Patterson has been studying intellectual property issue…

    Information Services Librarian Queen Elizabeth II Library, M…

    Library Copyright Coordinator and Associate University Libra…

    Simon has worked with the University Archives and the Prince…


    Type Panel


10:30am

eBooks and iPads / The Impact of a Roaming Reference Service: A Pilot
    Thursday May 24, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 300

    eBooks and iPads (MacNairn)

    New products and devices are moving quickly into the academic environment. There are apps to help you learn, read, annotate and summarize. If you'd like to discover which apps to consider and some to avoid, this is the session for you.

    The Impact of a Roaming Reference Service: A Pilot (Smith/Beazley)

    This paper will report upon the results of a roaming reference service available from the Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University, during the Winter term of 2012.  Although the Library is recognized both as a popular student “hang-out” and place to study, our in-person reference transactions are declining overall. This is particularly so at the Reference Desk.  Consequently, from Monday to Friday, 2 until 4, the roaming reference service will be available and the reference desk will be closed. A librarian with an iPad will roam the single campus library and answer enquiries both face-to-face and online via a chat as they perambulate the building.  Based on this roaming service, our paper will explore such questions as: How many and what sort of enquiries will the students make as a result of the roaming reference service?  Will the new service impact positively or negatively upon existing in-person service points at the Access Services Desk and the number of office visits librarians receive? How will patrons respond to the choice of two online reference services between 2 and 4 from Monday to Friday? Will they migrate to the new roaming reference chat or will they continue to use the consortial chat LiveHelp?  This paper is for you if you have ever wondered about the benefits of a roaming reference service or what happens if you meet the needs of our changing users by replacing the reference desk with alternative services.

     

    (Moderator: Elizabeth Johnson)

     



    Speakers

    Computer Science Librarian, Dalhousie University | | I …

    Academic Librarian, Acadia University


    Type Session


10:30am

Movie Clubs At Your Library / Taking it to the Street, Mall, Fair, Festival…Exposing the Library to a Crowd
    Thursday May 24, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 330

    Movie Clubs At Your Library (Osicki)

    Based on my experience with creating and running a Movie Club for the Saint John Free Public Library, this session will address the following issues and practical matters involved with showing films in a library setting & holding regular discussions about them, among others: selecting films for screening & recommended selection tools, choosing appropriate audio/visual equipment, obtaining public performance licences & why this is important, promotion & publicity materials, free and almost-free movie source options for tight budgets, and film review and critical resources for discussion group material.

    Taking it to the Street, Mall, Fair, Festival…Exposing the Library to a Crowd (Pottie)

    The purpose of this presentation is to show how South Shore Public Libraries took their library out to the people. The joint South Shore Public Libraries/Lunenburg Queens Community Access Society project took a 'mini-branch' out onto the street to show people exactly what a library is, and thereby showcasing SSPL and LQC@P<mailto:LQC@P> to the people of Lunenburg and Queens Counties. This presentation will show how SSPL 'got the show on the road' (how we set up our traveling Library and C@P<mailto:C@P> site), the benefits of having a traveling site, and some of the opportunities (and related feedback) that have already been pursued. Attendees will see how a mini traveling Library/C@P<mailto:Library/C@P> Site is put together and sent out on the road. Details from inception to evaluation will be shared, including circulation statistics, budget, and community response.

     

    (Moderator: Joan Donaldson)



    Speakers
    Outreach Library Branch Coordinator, South Shore Public Libr…

    Reference Librarian/Bibliothécaire de Référence, Biblioth…


    Type Session


10:30am

Reading Reimagined: Library Access For All Including Canadians With Print Disabilities
    Thursday May 24, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 324

    Participants will learn about CNIB’s initiative to establish a national library service for Canadians with print disabilities, “the hub”.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide input to the next steps.

     

    An estimated 10% of Canadians have a print disability, but less than 5% of published works are available in alternate formats.

     

    To address these barriers to full participation, CNIB has assumed a leadership role in defining what a national accessible library service should look like, it’s funding and governance. Through consultations with community stakeholders, funders and content providers, CNIB has developed a plan for a national accessible library service and is now working with partnering organizations to implement this service for persons with print disabilities.

     

    (Moderator: Zita Murphy)

     

    Presentation

     



    Speakers
    I am lead of the CNIB Library Partners Program, an initiativ…

    Director Government Relations | | CNIB Atlantic Canada


    Type Session


12:00pm

Lunch

12:00pm

Poster Sessions (Day 2)

    Integrating Intercultural Competencies in Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries
    Authors: Jeannie Bail, Information Services Librarian; Aaron Goulding, Senior IT Consultant, Digital Media Centre; Steve Lawlor, Manager, Fellowships and Awards, School of Graduate Studies


    This poster, which developed out of an International Educators’ Training Program (IETP) workshop held at Memorial University in November 2011, outlines some of the international programming the Queen Elizabeth II Library has initiated to date. Future plans are also discussed, and it is hoped that the poster will generate new ideas and suggestions for more ways to incorporate international activities into the library.

     

    The Linux Terminal Sever Pilot Project
    Author: Chuck Hubbard, Nova Scotia Provincial Library


    The Linux terminal server pilot project was a joint effort between the Nova Scotia Provincial Library and South Shore Public Libraries to see if a Linux terminal server is a viable way to deliver public access computing in a public library setting.  Public access computers in Nova Scotia public libraries are primarily Windows based and these terminals need to replaced on average every 4 years at a cost of thousands of dollars.  This cost doesn't take into account the time it takes staff to update hardware and software.  A Linux terminal server setup saves in both money and time by using existing Windows computers as dumb-terminals (forgoing the need to replace terminals every 4 years) and having to only update the software on the server instead of many stand-alone machines. This poster presenter is Chuck Hubbard of the Nova Scotia Provincial Library.

     

    The Theology of Information Seeking: Understanding Church Leaders’ Source Selection in a Digital World
    Author: David Michels, Dalhousie University 


    Research over the last fifteen years has demonstrated the growth of religious activities online.  These online engagements have raised concerns about the erosion of traditional religious authority.  Information seekers can now easily interact with beliefs and practices outside their religious traditions.  As one Pastor respondent noted, “ten years ago you wouldn’t have stumbled across that…it wouldn’t have been in your local bookstore.”  Yet contrary to these assumptions, some recent research suggests that traditional authorities are often reinforced rather than eroded in online environments.  In my ethnographic study of information seeking of church leaders, many respondents cited orthodoxy as an essential criterion in source selection.  However, sources actually used were from diverse and frequently contradictory theological sources, often accessed online.  I explore this apparent contradiction, and how leaders manage conflicting information, by considering two ideas: the role of information mediators (the “pastor filter”), and North American evangelicalism as theological “kaleidoscope”.

     

    We’ll go it alone: managing copyright on campus without an Access Copyright license
    Author: Erin MacPherson, MLIS Student, Dalhousie University and staff member of the MacRae Library, Nova Scotia Agricultural College

     

    Many post-secondary institutions that have opted-out of the Access Copyright Interim Post-Secondary Educational Tariff are seeking other methods to manage copyright on campus. As of August 2nd, 2011, approximately 25% (32 Canadian universities) had opted out of the Interim Tariff, with two more to opt-out in 2012 (Knopf, 2011). These universities are relying on the fair dealing exemption in the Copyright Act, existing digital licenses, and other options such as open access materials. It is difficult to determine if these options provide sufficient usage rights and copyright protection as a result of opting-out of an Access Copyright license. This poster will answer several basic questions about these options and changes to the upcoming Copyright Act and will provide recommendations to assist universities in a decision about the options. The poster will also outline several features of the recent model copyright license agreement between Access Copyright and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. The information on this poster does not constitute legal advice and is the personal opinion of the author. This information does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the author’s employer or Dalhousie University.


    Treasuring our Treasures: Special Books at UNB Saint John
    Author: Janet Fraser, University of New Brunswick, Hans W. Klohn Commons

     

    Over the past 50 years UNBSJ faculty and librarians have acquired many book treasures for both Special Collections and the general stacks. Since there has been very little promotion of these treasures until very recently, a great number of these books have remained hidden, or if on the surface, in shadow. In my poster presentation I will give examples of how collections such as our Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection, one of the best collections of its kind in the world, is being publicized through exhibits and a website, and discuss the planned digitization of many rare science fiction materials. I will also discuss our unusual “Beat” collection and some of its special features. Included too, will be examples of our wonderful author features, such as the recent reading and book display celebration of the 100th birthday of the late, great Canadian poet Irving Layton.

     

    Marine Information and Policy-Making Processes: Tracing Information Pathways
    Authors: Suzuette S. Soomai and Bertrum H. MacDonald, School of Information Management, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University; Elizabeth M. De Santo, Marine Affairs Program, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University; Peter G. Wells, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, and International Ocean Institute

     

    The critical role of scientific information in marine environmental policy-making in the evolving digital age is currently understudied. This poster will present results of an interdisciplinary research program (based in the School of Information Management), which is examining the use and influence of government-sponsored, marine publications, categorized as grey literature.  Globally, grey literature is a major resource for informing public policy but can remain hidden from use even in the face of rapidly developing digital technologies. This research focuses on information and its use in policy-making processes, documenting information pathways, and identifying barriers and enablers to information flow. Data obtained by several research methods were combined to measure awareness, use, and influence of reports produced by selected governmental and intergovernmental organizations, including the Province of Nova Scotia. While produced for different audiences and in different formats, all stakeholders considered environmental reports to be important information on ocean and coastal issues. Challenges in raising awareness of such information include communication to diverse audiences, engaging the public outside of established knowledge networks, and increasing use of different media.


    Type Posters


1:30pm

Community Chest: Youth and Family Community Engagement @ Your Library
    Thursday May 24, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 224

    Seasoned library leaders Beth Maddigan and Susan Bloos used their years of hands-on work with children, teens and families to develop a community-focused model for library programming. Building on some established frameworks, such as Every Child Ready to Read©, Community Literacy, Family Literacy and Intergenerational Programming, Beth and Susan are using this model to build a treasury of programs that will give librarians working in schools and public libraries a tool to develop, re-energize, or expand current programming happening in libraries.  Necessity, creativity, and user-driven practice have combined and, emerging from the chaos, are some innovative, transformative library programs. Beth and Susan have solicited program submissions from across North America using a targeted and blanket approach. The collected programs are evaluated using a list of criteria defined in the community engagement model. The top 30 submissions in 3 categories will be included in the programming treasury. Join Beth and Susan for a fun-filled, interactive session that will show you ways to discover the treasures that exist in your own community. Then, learn how to mine those treasures to develop a gold standard programming line-up in your school, public or academic library.

     

    (Moderator: Joan Donaldson)

     



    Speakers
    Children's Librarian with 20 years of experience working in …

    Susan Bloos has been the Branch Manager of the Forest Height…


    Type Session


1:30pm

Eating the Elephant: The Scope of Health Information Needs in the Public and Where Librarians Fit
    Thursday May 24, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 300

    100% of the population needs health information of some kind – from healthy recipes to how to manage a chronic disease. The rates of chronic diseases are rising, and the pressure to “self-manage” these conditions means good health information is needed more than ever, particularly for Atlantic Canadians, who have a higher incidence of chronic diseases.

    But there are challenges. Health literacy challenges are vast. There is an imbalance in availability of health information – plenty of tools for those best equipped to use them, but little for those who may need them most. There is a chronic underestimation of how much effort and the skill set it takes to manage this information. And we must get past the rhetoric that “knowledge is power” to really understand how people use health information, if they do at all. How can librarians in various practice settings – public, special, academic and hospital – work to help fill a great need? What are the opportunities for partnership and putting forward our strengths as information managers, information literacy specialists and traditional role as advocates for equity in our communities?  This hour long workshop will highlight some of the issues and challenges of this issue based upon my own research, best practice, as well as the experience of colleagues in Nova Scotia. My hope is that we can have a healthy discussion about the possibility of a common approach to supporting our communities with health information provision. There is a promise of follow-up with those interested in continuing the discussion.

     

    (Moderator: Amanda Horsman)

     



    Speakers
    Librarian with Annapolis Valley Health, South Shore Health, …


    Type Session


1:30pm

Newspaper Digitization @ UPEI: Enabling Discovery and Access to Rich Content
    Thursday May 24, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 324

    Started with a seed grant from the Charlottetown Guardian, the Robertson Library has built hardware and software infrastructure to digitize, enrich, present, share, and steward digital newspaper content.  This session will provide an overview of our digitization project including: opportunities and challenges, managing workflow and digital assets using Islandora (our opensource software framework), the description and indexing of newspaper content, our revised search/discovery/display layer, collaboration and community outreach, long term stewardship, and lessons learned.

     

    (Moderator: Barbara Ann King)

     



    Speakers
    Donald Moses is the Digital Initiatives and Systems Libraria…

    Simon has worked with the University Archives and the Prince…


    Type Session


1:30pm

Revealing Codes: QR Codes in Your Library
    Thursday May 24, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 330

    That little squiggly box you see everywhere now? That’s a QR code. QR codes are 2D barcodes that can hold information such as links and text and act as a link between the physical and virtual world. The session will explain QR codes and how they, and similar resources such as SnapTag, can be used to reveal your library’s services and resources.  Come discover how to create QR codes, see how libraries are using them and discuss whether they’re right for your library.

     

    (Moderator: Patricia Milner)

     



    Speakers
    Web Services Librarian | Memorial University Libraries


    Type Session


2:30pm

Break

3:00pm

Value-Added Interests: Promoting Membership Participation
    Thursday May 24, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 300

    In many facets of our professional lives, we are often fraught with the question of “how do I get more people engaged and involved in x, y or z?” Anyone who has served as part of an executive of an association or as a convenor for an interest group knows this question means more than having people present in chairs; without engagement and participation, the value of the association is diminished and its livelihood is put in jeopardy. In this session, current APLA Interest Group Conveners will talk about how to promote value and how to engage the membership.

     

    (Moderator: Elizabeth Johnson)

     



    Speakers
    Bibliothécaire, Centre de formation médicale du N.-B., Unive…

    I recently became the Campus Librarian for Burridge and Shel…

    Library Assistant VIII, Health Sciences Library, Memorial Un…

    Copyright Officer, Institute of Technology Campus, Nova Scot…


    Type Panel


3:00pm

Author Reading: Carrie Mac
    Thursday May 24, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Wolfville Memorial Library (21 Elm Avenue, Wolfville, NS)

    Join us for a reading by Carrie Mac, award-winning author of teen novels 'The Beckoners', 'The Gryphon Project', the Triskelia trilogy, and others. Carrie is visiting us from Vancouver, BC, and will read from some of her works, talk about her writing, and answer audience questions.  Her novels have been called edgy, compelling, and tautly plotted; her subjects range from the new kid in school to a futuristic world where death can happen more than once.  This reading is free and open to the public, and is made possible in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.

     



    Speakers
    Carrie Mac is an award winning YA novelist currently living …


    Type Session


3:00pm

Discovering Beauty in Your Community: School Gardens, Public Plantings, and Guerilla Gardening
    Thursday May 24, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 224

    Join writer, photographer, and avid gardener Jodi DeLong for an inspiring hour sure to bring out the Guerilla Gardener in you!  This session will offer a variety of information on the topic of beautifying public spaces, including school gardens, and report on several community planting initiatives. Jodi is a freelance writer with a variety of clients, known locally as the gardening columnist for the Halifax Sunday Herald.  She is the author of The Atlantic Gardener's Greenbook (2005) and Plants for Atlantic Gardens: Handsome and Hard-Working Shrubs, Trees and Perennials (2011).  A book signing will follow the session and one lucky winner will take home a copy of her latest title!

     

    (Moderator: Tanja Harrison)



    Speakers
    Freelance writer, author, speaker, and photographer


    Type Session


3:00pm

Soft Landing on a Cloud: UNB Libraries Flies to OCLC for an ILS
    Thursday May 24, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Patterson Hall, Room 330

    Since 1994, UNB Libraries have used SIRSI Dynix as the provider of its integrated library system.  Prompted mainly by the promise of lower costs, we have now committed to switching to OCLC's Webscale Management Services, a cloud-based approach.  The session will focus on the transition to the new system and the problems and benefits we anticipate from the switch.

     

    (Moderator: Barbara Ann King)

     



    Speakers
    Acting Head, Science and Forestry Library, UNB Libraries


    Type Session


4:30pm

6:00pm

Dalhousie School of Information Management Alumni Gathering

6:00pm

Dinner on your own

8:00pm

Private Viewing of Desk Set (1957)
    Thursday May 24, 2012 8:00pm - 9:45pm @ Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS)

    Classic librarian movie at Wolfville's historic Al Whittle cinema. Katharine Hepburn plays a librarian at a broadcasting network's reference library, and Spencer Tracy plays the inventor of a computer that Hepburn and the other library staff fear is going to replace them. Free popcorn and cash bar from 7:30 until 8:00! Just a block down the main street from Acadia. http://alwhittletheatre.ca/index.php


    Type Social


 
 

8:15am

9:00am

Five Bridges Junior High and Tantallon Public Library: A Partnership
    Friday May 25, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am @ Patterson Hall, Room 324

    School and public libraries are both educational institutions by nature.  While their missions may differ, both libraries strive to create life long learners.  In our current economic situation, libraries are usually forced to trim their budgets.  These funding cuts can make collaboration even more important.  In many cases both libraries serve the same children and families. School libraries in Nova Scotia are typically staffed by one or two people.  Resources are limited due to small budgets.  Staff members have a difficult time providing access to current print and online tools.  The financial restraints force staff to find new ways to access these tools and keep students engaged by providing stimulating programming. The Five Bridges Junior High Library and Tantallon Public Library have forged a partnership over the last few years that provides an exciting way to achieve program goals.  The library staff regularly connect to share ideas, resources and programming.  The Five Bridges Junior High Library and Tantallon Public Library have forged a partnership over the last few years that provides an exciting way to achieve program goals.  The library staff regularly connect to share ideas, resources and programming.  The collaboration takes the form of creating joint programs, having the public library staff participate in programs with students, attend open house events to meet the families and providing financial support by covering some of the costs associated with the programs. Please join Erica Smith and Lucas Maxwell to learn how they created this relationship and find out what programming ideas have worked for them.

     

    (Moderator: Michelle Helliwell)

     



    Speakers
    I am a Library Technician at Five Bridges Junior High. My o…

    Youth Services Librarian Tantallon Public Library


    Type Session


9:00am

Going Mobile: Smart Phones and Library Services
    Friday May 25, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am @ Patterson Hall, Room 300

    A Review and Roundtable presentation.  This session will review evolving trends in mobile telephone use, and consider important issues they present for libraries.   We will demonstrate some key mobile information services, and discuss the major opportunities  to deliver library services by mobile phone.  The audience will be asked to share their experiences, and participate in discussing the development of mobile phone services in Atlantic region public and academic libraries.

     

    (Moderator: Ann Smith)

     



    Speakers
    Associate University Librarian, Information Technology Patri…


    Type Session


9:00am

Hush! Libraries and Silence
    Friday May 25, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am @ Patterson Hall, Room 330

    The "shushing" librarian is a common stereotype, but one that is less evident now than it was in the past, even though we probably need the enforcement now more than ever before. In terms of the conference theme, one of the "hidden treasures" that must be rediscovered in today's libraries is silence. It is an issue about which users and staff alike are passionate, though not necessarily in agreement. This research examines how noise, quiet, and silence are discussed in library literature and beyond, and how such discussions reflect the ways in which the value placed on silence in society has changed. Libraries have responded in various and sometimes contradictory ways to the changing value of silence in public spaces. This presentation will examine various approaches taken by libraries, and synthesize a range of discussions on this important topic.

     

    (Moderator: Elaine MacInnis)



    Speakers
    I have been a Humanities Liaison Librarian at the QEII Libra…


    Type Session


9:00am

Panning for Digital Image Gold
    Friday May 25, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am @ Patterson Hall, Room 224

    Finding images is often the last thing on your mind when searching for information, but they can add impact that words aren’t capable of providing.  As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Next time you, or a library user, are thinking of finding an image on the Internet, think outside the Google bubble. This session will introduce you to both free and proprietary online visual resources, including ones available through public and university libraries, and teach you how to use these resources to find ideal, high quality images for your own projects. You will also be provided with an overview of creative commons licenses, the process of sharing your own images, and the copyright issues surrounding visual resources. 

     

    (Moderator: Nicole Dixon)

     

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10:00am

Break

10:30am

Closing Keynote: Sense and Serendipity: Discovering Women's Stories Through Historical Research
    Friday May 25, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm @ Denton Hall (12 Horton Avenue, Wolfville, NS B4P 1K9)

    Ami McKay’s debut novel The Birth House was a # 1 bestseller in Canada, winner of three CBA Libris Awards, nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and a book club favourite around the world. Her new novel, The Virgin Cure, is inspired by the life of her great- great grandmother, Dr. Sarah Fonda Mackintosh, a female physician in nineteenth century New York City. Born and raised in Indiana, Ami now lives in Nova Scotia.

    Ms. McKay will give an illustrated talk discussing her research process for both The Birth House and The Virgin Cure. A question and answer period, as well as a book signing, will follow the presentation.



    Speakers
    Ami McKay’s debut novel, The Birth House was a # 1 bestselle…


    Type Keynote


12:00pm

Lunch

12:30pm

2:00pm

Luckett Vineyards Tour

3:00pm

Grand Pre Winery Tour
 

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