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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)

     

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


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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, Dalhousie...


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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)

     



    Speakers
    Soon to be Dean of Libraries at MacEwan University. Librarian...


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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)

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    Librarian, Anchor Archives Zine Library


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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)

     

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    Technical Services Librarian Institute of Technology Campus...

    APLA Past President, University Librarian at Saint Mary's University...


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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)



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    My name is Amy and I am the Metadata and Copyright Librarian...



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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...


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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 Cochrane...

    Clinical Research Librarian Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Ce...


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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 never...


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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 Director, Collections Services, UNB Libraries...


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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)



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    A graduate from the University of British Columbia’s Master...


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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)

     



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    I'm the Manager of Council of Atlantic University Libraries/Conseil...


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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)



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    Frances Newman is the CEO of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library...

    Chief Librarian, PEI Public Library Service.


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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)

     



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    Ann Smith is Science Librarian and both the Scholarly Communications...

    Computer Science Librarian, Dalhousie University | | I have...

    Academic Librarian, Acadia University


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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)



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    Outreach Library Branch Coordinator, South Shore Public Libr...

    Reference Librarian/Bibliothécaire de Référence, Bibliothèque...


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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)

     

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    I am lead of the CNIB Library Partners Program, an initiative...

    Director Government Relations | | CNIB Atlantic Canada


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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)

     



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    Beth Maddigan is the Head of the Education Library & Commons...

    Susan Bloos has been the Branch Manager of the Forest Heights...


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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...


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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)

     



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    Simon has worked with the University Archives and the Prince...


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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
    Krista Godfrey is currently the Digital Initiatives Librarian...


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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 in...


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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


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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


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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 other...

    Youth Services Librarian Tantallon Public Library


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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
    Peter Webster is Associate University Librarian, Information...


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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
    Wendy Rodgers cannot believe she has been a professional librarian...


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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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