CLA 2010 National Conference – Program Highlights
Posted by CLA Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2010/04/20
Thursday, June 3, 2010
7:30 am to 9:00 am
First Timers Breakfast
If you registered as a conference First-Timer, please take this delicious opportunity to meet colleagues and to learn how to make the most of your conference experience. Seasoned CLA conference delegates will share advice, information and mentor new attendees to navigate their way at this outstanding conference. There is a nominal charge of $10 per person for a hot and healthy breakfast.
9:00 am to 10:30 am
Keynote Speaker: Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
A1 – Library Services and the Mobile Landscape
OCLC is on the Mobile learning curve, just like everyone else. In this discussion we’ll talk about what led us to develop the WorldCat Mobile Pilot, what we’ve learned so far, and where that’s headed. Greg Carpenter, CEO of Boopsie. Inc., will provide an overview of the Mobile landscape and a well-founded reality check on what it takes to provide access from any web-enabled phone. If you’re pursuing a mobile strategy of your own or just wondering how best to respond to increasing demands for mobile access to library services, you’ll want to hear this.
Speakers: Bruce Washburn, Senior Consulting Engineer, Research Office, OCLC; Greg Carpenter, CEO, Boopsie, Inc.; Cindy Cunningham, Director, Partner Programs, Business Development, OCLC
A2 – What the Google Settlement Means for Libraries: National and International Perspectives
What is the Google Book Settlement? How will it affect libraries, particularly Canadian libraries? The broad availability of collections accumulated by research libraries will transform the way we do our work. This discussion will include strategies to assure the interests of libraries are served in a world where Google is a major player, as we peer deeper into the realities of mass digitization.
Speakers: Jean-Claude Guedon, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal; Paul Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, University of Michigan
A3 – Taming the Tsunami: Best Practices in E-mail Records Management for Small Organizations
Even small organizations generate quantities of e-mails, but when a professional services firm moves all client correspondence from traditional formats (letter, fax and phone) to e-mail, a rigorous approach to electronic records management is required. Best practices must take account of legal requirements, technology challenges and existing corporate culture.
Speaker: Suzanne LeBlanc, MISt Candidate, University of Toronto
A64 – So You Want to Connect with Libraries Internationally?
Have you been interested in international networking opportunities but didn’t know where to start? Do you belong to a library with a dormant ‘sister library’ project? Attend this session to learn more about successful library research exchange and partnership opportunities.
Speaker: Chantal Phillips, Librarian, University of Guelph
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
B12 – Student Views from the School of Library and Information Studies
MLIS students from the University of Alberta’s school of Library and Information Studies will present summaries of their research papers, selected by a judging team from the school. Practicing library professionals: take this opportunity to contact the authors whose papers have particular relevance to your own situation, and engage our new professionals by discussing the practical issues related to their papers.
Speakers: Serena Boyte – “Intelligent Design in Academic Libraries: A Comparative Study”; Brian Jackson – “The Information Needs of Academic Researchers in an Interdisciplinary Subject Area: Aboriginal Studies”; Michael Silver – “SRU and OpenSearch: Leveraging Library Data in a Web-Based World”; Daniel De Castro – “Crossing cultural boundaries on campus: Identifying potential obstacles in promoting public library services to Canadian student newcomers”
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
C15 – The Future of Resource Discovery: Promoting Resource Discovery With Improved Metadata
Good resource discovery needs usable metadata. But library metadata is often locked in legacy structures and systems. Learn new ways to think about bibliographic metadata and its functions, find out about the changes in metadata standards and their impact on resource discovery of the future. See an actual application of these new ideas in an open source application, the eXtensible Catalog.
Speakers: Tom Delsey, Consultant, Thomas J. Delsey Consulting; Jennifer Bowen, Assistant Dean, Information Management Services, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
C18 – Preparing for the Profession: An Interactive Session for New and Emerging Professionals
One of the most daunting tasks for new and soon-to-be new librarians is the application for their first professional position. In this truly interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to get targeted, practical advice on job seeking from experienced members of the Re:Generations committee.
Speakers: Gillian Byrne, Head of Circulation and Document Delivery, Memorial University, Queen Elizabeth II Library; Meghan Eccleston, Business Librarian, Bronfman Business Library, York University; Megan Fitzgibbons, Liaison Librarian, McGill University; Christina Hwang, Instruction Librarian, University of Alberta; Dale Storie, Research Librarian, Alliance for Canadian Health Outcomes Research in Diabetes, University of Alberta; Jane Schmidt, Manager, Collections Services Team, Ryerson University; Susan Murphy, Head, Health Sciences Library, University of Saskatchewan; Amanda Wakaruk, Government Librarian, University of Alberta
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
CLA Book Awards
Join us to celebrate the announcement of three prestigious CLA awards: the Book of the Year for Children Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award, and the Young Adult Canadian Book Award. Meet the award winners and enjoy great food and drink. Your ticket entitles you to a copy of one of the award-winning books thanks to the generous sponsorship of Library Services Centre.
Friday, June 4, 2010
7:30 am to 9:00 am
CLA Interest Group Breakfast Meetings
8:30 am to 10:00 am
D24 – Making Sense of Business Research
This session will introduce key business research concepts and resources and is ideal for non business information workers. Attendees will learn how to find information on companies, industries, financial markets and economic issues, relying on public, private, free and fee based sources.
Speaker: Robyn Stockand, Coordinator, National Bank Financial
D26 – Books Behind Bars: Community Development Librarianship in Prison Libraries
In the past three years, the Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) Women’s Prison Subcommittee has worked with inmates to help build an active and dynamic prison library. Listen to a panel share their stories behind the evolution of the committee and the development of the library.
Speakers: Tanya Driechel, Community Programming Librarian, GELA Women’s Prison Library Subcommittee
Liz Fulton Lyne, Manager of Library Operations & Services, Yellowhead Tribal College Library; Moyra Lang, Researcher & Consultant, University of Alberta; Masha Ribich, Community Librarian, Abbotsfield Penny Mckee Branch, Edmonton Public Library; Kirsten Wurmann, Librarian, Legal Resource Centre; Jocelyn Badley, Virtual Services / Reference Librarian, Strathcona County Library; Karra Tait, Social Program Officer, Edmonton Institution for Women; Tara Forman, Early Literacy Librarian, Strathcona County Library
10:30 am to 11:30 am
E30 – The Engagement of New Library Professionals in Leadership
As new professionals make the transition from LIS programs to the workplace, they are likely to find opportunities to engage in leadership. This study examines the leadership engagement of new professionals in Canadian libraries and explores their interest in and willingness to take up leadership roles, as well as the barriers and opportunities to leadership that they perceive to exist.
Speaker: Kathleen De Long, Associate University Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries
E31 – The Art and Science of Win-Win Negotiating
What is “negotiating” really? How do you get to a win-win outcome? Can anybody learn to negotiate? Yes! Learn the art and the science of negotiating anything – a salary increase, a job offer, a contract with a vendor. Remember: you won’t get what you don’t ask for.
Speaker: Juanita Richardson, Business Development Consultant, CEDROM-SNi
E32 – eBook Discovery and Access: We Want it Now!
As cataloguing departments see decreases in staff resources but increases in the number of online titles requiring access for users, they are forced to consider new ways of managing catalogue records and making material discoverable. This presentation covers the current ebook landscape, how discovery and access challenges can be met and how the future landscape can be formed to better meet the needs of users.
Speakers: Aaron Wood, Technical Services; Metadata Librarian, University of Calgary – Libraries and Cultural Resources; Corey Davis, Technical Services Librarian, Royal Roads University Library
E33 – How to Quantify the Return on Investment of Library Technology Projects
How does one know if a new library technology will, as a vendor claims, enhance productivity and save the organization time and money? This presentation provides a proven 10 step process for forecasting the return on investment of a library technology project and reducing the subjectivity in the decision making process, while enhancing the long term security of the library.
Speakers: Jeff Narver, Library Productivity Specialist, 3M Canada; Alice Swabey, Access Services Librarian, Mount Royal University Library
10:30 am to 11:00 am
E34 – Freedom of Speech vs. Cultural Sensitivity
Freedom of speech is absolutely essential to Western democracy. But some in the West hide behind freedom of speech, not to legitimately challenge the norms of other cultures but to launch culturally insensitive attacks. In light of the Danish cartoon incident this session tackles the need of artists to create freely with the need of people to be respected.
Speaker: Rukhsana Khan, Author/Storyteller
E35 – Demystifying Open Access
The international Open Access (OA) movement is changing how journal literature is created, disseminated, and purchased. Individuals from academic, public and special libraries are invited to a demystifying look at “green” and “gold” journals, Creative Commons, and information “harvesting”. We’ll explore cost models, intellectual property, OA infrastructure, and practical support strategies.
Speakers: Lisa Goddard, Division Head for Systems, Memorial University; Shannon Gordon, Public Services Librarian, Memorial University
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Trade Show Lunch and Posters
Visit the more than 100 exhibits, network with your supplier community and enjoy lunch and the poster sessions.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
F41 – Working for a Cause: A Panel Presentation with Non-Profit Librarians
Have a socially-conscience mind? Want to know what it’s like working in an organization with a social cause? Come hear from a panel of community-based non-profit librarians who do just that. Attendees will learn about librarians’ role in a specialized organization, challenges of providing information services, and how they contribute to the work and mandate of the organization.
Speakers: Kirsten Wurmann, Librarian, Legal Resource Centre; Lily Mac, Community Information Librarian, AIDS Committee of Toronto
F42 – Liaison Around the Corner: Embedded Librarianship at the Next Level
Sustained department-specific liaison work at the Science & Technology Library, University of Alberta, has resulted in the growth and maintenance of strong mutual working relationships between the Library and the Faculty of Engineering. Learn how these relationships were developed and nurtured, leading to the Librarian in Residence program now embedded in three engineering departments on campus.
Speaker: Randy Reichardt, Research Services Librarian (Engineering), Science & Technology Library
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
G47 – Finding the Sweet Spots– The Value-Added Special Librarian
In environments of cost-cutting, libraries cannot afford “business as usual”. If we don’t rethink, retool, and rebrand, there may soon be nobody for which to do it. It’s time to ask the difficult questions: What are the ‘sweet spots’ where we need to demonstrate how our unique competencies can contribute to goals and priorities? What new opportunities do we need to bring to our clients?
Speaker: Ulla de Stricker, President, de Stricker Associates.
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS) Annual General Meeting
CASLIS invites all members to attend the AGM. You will have an opportunity to meet Executive Council, participate in discussions on issues, and to receive reports on the past year’s activities.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
8:30 am to 9:30 am
H54 – The Role of Information Professionals in the Implementation of Organizational Wikis
The emergence of web 2.0 technologies is enabling organizations to find new ways to break organizational silos and enable collaboration. This session will provide attendees with examples of how to involve their libraries in corporate wiki initiatives and use wikis as a service delivery tool. This session is for you if your organization is thinking about introducing a corporate wiki, or has a wiki.
Speakers: Agnes Addai, Information Specialist, Industry Canada; Joanne Mayhew, A/Information Management Strategist, Industry Canada
9:45 am to 10:45 am
I58 – Greater Government Accountability = New Opportunities for Federal Library Service
The federal government climate is one of greater accountability to Canadians, as well as converging information types and roles. Attention at senior levels has now turned to federal library service, thus the creation of the Assistant Deputy Ministers’ Taskforce on the Future of Federal Library Service. Learn about the findings and recommendations, and share in a vision of next-generation service.
Speaker: Jean-Stéphen Piché, Director General, Government Records Branch, Library and Archives Canada
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Closing Ceremonies and Awards Presentations
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Geist, law Professor and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce law at the University of Ottawa.
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
CLA Annual General Meeting
All delegates and CLA members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting. This is
your opportunity to engage with your elected representatives on Executive Council, participate in discussions on issues and resolutions, and to receive reports on the past year’s activities. CLA governance depends on your participation!