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CLA 2012 National Conference – Program Highlights

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2012-02-18

The preliminary program for the CLA 2012 Conference and Trade Show has been published to the CLA Web site.

Registration for the conference is also open.

Some highlights for public sector library and information professionals:

Thursday, May 31, 2012

7:30 am to 8:45 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

Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Speaker

Daniel J. Caron, Ph. D.,
Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada and Chair, Heads of Federal Agencies

Finding Our Place on the Digital Shelf
Historically, knowledge repositories have played a significant role in the successive waves of social transformation that have occurred as a result of literacy extending into all layers of society. In the twenty-first century, however, traditional formats and supports are no longer the pre-eminent mediums for the transmission of knowledge. In fact, the value added to these repositories has shifted as they rapidly become hubs within social networks with physical and virtual nodes centred on the democratic creation, curation and distribution of information resources. Will this, indeed, become the new look of knowledge repositories?

10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Open Hours of Trade Show

There are many reasons to visit our outstanding showcase – here are just a few:

  • over 100 booths and tabletops displays
  • all the news on the latest products and services for the profession
  • Poster presentations
  • Internet Café

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch on the Trade Show Floor

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

A1 – Hot Topic: Conversation with Daniel Caron
Following Daniel Caron’s presentation earlier this morning, CLA is pleased to offer a conversational session with Mr. Caron where he will take your questions from the opening session and continue the exploration of Library and Archives Canada and their vision.

A2 – Harvesting the Canadian Web: Using Web Archiving to create the Collections of the Future
Web sites come and go–it is the nature of the Internet. What do you do when the content of these sites are of social, cultural and educational significance to your current and future users? This session discusses the use of web archiving as a proactive approach to collection development in a digital age.
Speakers: Debbie Feisst, Public Services Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries; Sean Luyk, Intern Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries

A4 – Community Impact: Transforming Lives through Libraries
Now more than ever, libraries are struggling to demonstrate their value and impact in communities. Enjoy three dynamic speakers as they share practical tips, experience, and research that will change how public libraries create programs, advocate to stakeholders, and determine measurable outcomes.
Speakers: Troy Anderson, Customer Education Specialist, Gale, part of Cengage Learning; Stephen Abram, Vice President, Strategic Markets and Partnerships, Gale, part of Cengage Learning; Nader Qaimari, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cengage Learning

A7 – Sink or swim: Strategies for the coming data deluge
Over the last 5 years, there has been a flurry of reports, conferences, consultations, and articles stressing the importance of collecting and providing access to research data. Libraries, in collaboration with others, are well positioned to support the management of this data. They are already recognized for preserving and providing access to other types of content, and have links with research communities. However, managing large and diverse collections of research data comes with special challenges and can be daunting. This session will discuss the value and benefits of research data management and provide an introduction to the role libraries can play in this burgeoning new realm. The session will feature several renowned speakers discussing the opportunities and complexities inherent in managing research data.
Panelists: Sharon Murphy, Head, Academic Services Division, Engineering & Science Library Queen’s University; Heather Piwowar, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia; Wendy Watkins, Data Librarian, MADGIC, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

B9 – Making a Lasing Impression: Building our Brand in our Branches
What do our customers see when they walk in our branches? Is it positive? Is it purposeful? In 2010 the Edmonton Public Library rebranded – taking dramatic steps to change the way customers see us. Join us to discuss the second phase of our award winning campaign – how to make the branch experience match the brand we’ve created. Through examples and experiences we’ll show to bring the brand inside.
Speaker: Tina Thomas, Director, Marketing and Fund Development, Edmonton Public Library

B10 – E book Licensing: Sharing Best Practices and Imagining Future Strategies
As e-books become more and more popular, the acquisition model is shifting from owning to licensing materials. What does this mean for libraries, for vendors, and for users? Using a lightning talk format, experts from various library sectors will speak about the current and future landscape of e-book licensing. A must for anyone involved with Collection Development and/or Electronic Resources.
Speakers: Tara Wong, Coordinator, Digital Services, Ottawa Public Library; Colleen Neely, Head, Technical Services, Carleton University; Louise White, Associate University Librarian (Marine, Music & Education) Memorial University of Newfoundland; Scott Wasinger, Senior Director of Sales, eBooks and Audiobooks, EBSCO Publishing

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

C16 – The Great Debate
“Be it resolved that the core values of modern librarianship are antiquated and obsolete.”

C17 – Starting Now to Imagine the Library in 100 Years
Remember the story about guys in the bar who made a bet and then called the library to find the answer? Even those guys knew that the library was a place to get answers but they don’t call anymore. If it doesn’t frighten you that they don’t, it should. Start now to imagine how libraries can again be their resource. The only library we can predict in 100 years is the one we start building now.
Speaker:  Phil Hall, Systems Librarian, Vancouver Public Library

C20 – Copyright – New Legislation and Its Impact; Working With and Without Collectives; Discussion of Recent Court Cases
CLA Copyright Committee will present an update on current copyright issues including new copyright legislation, recent court judgments, and the tariff environment.
Speakers: Margaret Ann Wilkinson, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario; Rob Tiessen, Head, Access Services, University of Calgary

C21 – Stand and Deliver: Library Advocacy and Budget Defence
Budget crunched? More crunches coming? Learn how every member of library staff can have a role to play in library advocacy, how to develop an effective advocacy plan, how to build relationships with stakeholders, how to defend budget submissions, and help your library to survive and thrive. This session will use a mock trial format to demonstrate the arts and methods of advocacy.
Speakers: Deborah Walker, Director, Library Strategy and Innovation, Markham Public Library; Catherine Biss, CEO, Markham Public Library; Moe Hosseini-Ara, Director, Service Excellence, Markham Public Library

C22 – Current Issues in Technical Services and Serials
Join us for the Technical Service Network 2011 Roundtable! Possible topics we will discuss this year: Patron Driven Acquisitions: lessons learned; What does a post-MARC era look like?; Trends, tools and challenges in collection evaluation; Discovery layers; Electronic Resource Management; Find out how others have dealt with challenges and share your experiences.
Moderator: Doug Kariel, Head Technical Services & Systems, Athabasca University Library

C23 – What is the Role of the European Union Delegation in Canada?
Come to this session and learn about key European Union policies on trade, education, cooperation, and internal market. Discover open sources available to all libraries and library users to gather information about the policies.
Speakers: Danielle Fishman, Information Assistant, Delegation of the European Union to Canada

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

CLA Book Awards & Reception
The 2012 CLA Book Awards Reception promises to be an outstanding evening as we celebrate the success of these prestigious award winners. We invite you to join the winning authors for great food, wine and beer!
(Ticket required)

Friday, June 1, 2012

8:30 am to 10:00 am

Plenary Session: The International Impact of National Advocacy Efforts

CLA’s role as an advocate for library issues at the national level is recognized and supported by the library community. But how does that national advocacy effort have an impact at the international level?

Increasingly, decisions are being taken by consensus between governments at international forums which have a direct impact on the ability for libraries to serve their local communities. IFLA often calls on its national association members to connect with their federal governments to promote specific issues under consideration by international bodies such as WIPO, UNESCO, or WTO. With this distributed network, IFLA ensures that a common message is provided to many governments so that member states come to international meetings with a common understanding of an issue.

Ingrid Parent is Canada’s first IFLA President, and now leads the advocacy efforts of IFLA on behalf of the international library community. Ingrid will provide an overview of IFLA’s current advocacy initiatives, and discuss the relationship between IFLA, national associations, national governments, and international bodies.

10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Open Hours of Trade Show

There are many reasons to visit our outstanding showcase – here are just a few:

  • over 100 booths and tabletops displays
  • all the news on the latest products and services for the profession
  • Poster presentations
  • Internet Café

10:30 am to 11:30 am

D27 – Tag… We’re It! The World of Interlibrary Loan
This panel discussion will provide an overview of various types of ILL departments (large academic library, small academic library, and public library). We will discuss the challenges that we are currently facing in our ILL departments, and the opportunities that we see for the future. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about interlibrary loan services.
Speakers: CJ deJong, Access Services Coordinator, University of Alberta; Karen Hildebrandt, Access Services Coordinator, Concordia University College of Alberta; Jill Pangborne, INFO Operations, Training and Helpdesk, Southern Ontario Library Service

D28 – Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?
Learn how libraries can increase client service by leveraging open source data sets to visually represent data. The session will be an overview of the current GIS program at the Library of Parliament and a practical component on how users can download and join census data for research purposes.
Speakers: Maureen Martyn, Chief, Current Awareness and Strategic Analysis, Library of Parliament; David Sharp, GIS Librarian, Carleton University Library

D30 – Everything Old is New Again
Examines North American librarianship from a historical perspective-issues in the 1950s compared to today. What was analog in many instances is now digital. A multitude of web and print resources are referenced. Topics include librarians, libraries & library services, intellectual freedom & social responsibility, research & preservation, and literacy & popular culture. Everything old is new again.
Speakers: Ernie Ingles, Director & Executive Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta; J. Nicole Mullings, Graduate Technical Assistant, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta

D31 – Open Past: Digital Projects from Government Libraries
Learn about digitization projects from several government libraries and discover the treasure trove of information available to you. The session includes a panel presentation from Statistics Canada, Finance Canada and the Library of Parliament.
Speakers: Bernie Gloyn, Assistant Director, Statistics Canada Library; Iona Henderson, Web Coordinator, Department of Finance Canada; Sonia Bebbington, Director, Knowledge Management and Preservation, Library of Parliament; Eileen Bays-Coutts, Chief, Library Services, Department of Finance Canada; Denise Ledoux, Coordinator of PARLINFO, Library of Parliament

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Poster Presentations on Trade Show Floor
This is an opportunity for delegates to meet with poster presenters to learn about new and innovative projects in the Canadian library and information community.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

E35 – Student Views from the School of Information Studies
Students from the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies will present summaries of their research papers, selected by the School. Practising 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.

E37 – Open Sesame: Open Data, Data Liberation and New Opportunities for Libraries
Cities and data producers are quickly embracing Open Data, albeit unevenly. The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) has been a pioneer in broadening access to data for nearly two decades. This session will examine the relevance of Data Liberation in terms of Open Data and explore how librarians can step up to the plate to make Open Data/Open Government as successful as DLI.
Speakers: Wendy Watkins, Data Librarian, Carleton University; Ernie Boyko, Adjunct Data Librarian, Carleton University; Tracey Lauriault, PhD Student, Carleton University; Margaret Haines, University Librarian, Carleton University

E38 – Getting your Library From Good to Great
The Grimsby Public Library’s Chief Librarian will revisit her first year at the Library. Learn how she and the Library Board have been working to ensure that their Library continues to effectively serve their changing community. Inspired by the writings of popular Management Consultant Jim Collins, explore how to help your library thrive in these times of change and uncertainty. Gain practical strategies on making the most of the resources you have to take your library from good to great.
Speaker: Lita Barrie, Chief Librarian, Grimsby Public Library

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

F42 – Conversations with Leaders: Future Strategies
Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates, interviews leaders in the library community representing a range of libraries. Conversations & discussions focus on strategies & practices aimed at ensuring a positive future for libraries, surfacing ideas & perspectives, reframing thinking & identifying different paths for dealing with future challenges, providing insights from practitioners & more.
Speakers: Michael Ridley, CIO & Chief Librarian, University of Guelph; Ken Roberts, Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library; Daniel Lee, Knowledge Manager, KPMG Resource Centre

F43 – The Changing Metadata Landscape
Along with technological and environmental changes, our metadata world is shifting dramatically and is causing us to rethink the future of bibliographic control. A number of developments including RDA, FRBR, the Semantic Web and Open Linked Data are the primary drivers for this transformation. Find out how the new and emerging standards interconnect and what the benefits will be for our users.
Speakers: Diane Beattie, Acting Director, Open Content Division, Library and Archives Canada; Pam Armstrong, Manager, Open Data, Open Content Division, Library and Archives Canada

F44 – No More Excuses!
We’ve heard every reason in the book why your community doesn’t know what’s going on in your library. Whether you are a large or small library doesn’t matter. This presentation will show you how ingenuity, a bit of technology and the belief that libraries matter to communities can conquer all the barriers stopping you from getting the word out about what your library is doing.
Speaker: Nancy Dowd, Product Lead LibraryAware, NoveList

F45 – Discovery Interfaces: If all the big kids are doing it, why can’t I?
A discovery interface provides a more intuitive search experience for users, whether searching a library catalogue, an article index, or any other data source. Learn about the features of these systems and practical steps for implementing one.
Speaker: Jonathan Jacobsen, Senior Consultant, Andornot Consulting Inc.

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

CLA AGM Registration

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

All delegates and members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting. This is an exciting and dynamic time for the association and CLA is charting a new course.

8:00 pm

All-delegates Social
Join us to enjoy stunning views and great food and drink at the new Ottawa Convention Centre!

Enjoy this opportunity to mix and mingle with colleagues, meet new friends and reconnect with others. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and good companions are just part of this outstanding evening.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

8:30 am to 10:00 am

G48 – Hot Topic
CLA will present information and resources on topics of current interest that include ongoing and new issues relevant to the library and information communities. Session information will be posted on the web at a later date and will be included in the final program.

G50 – CLA Battle Decks
Battledecks represent the ultimate challenge for a speaker as they are challenged to give a coherent presentation based on hand-selected, seemingly unrelated slides that they see for the very first time live on stage. This event will see five brave and willing participants compete for the glory of becoming CLA’s first Battledecks champion.
Participants: Megan Fitzgibbons, Liaison Librarian, McGill University; Beth Goslett, Supervising Librarian, Ottawa Public Library; Robyn Stockand, Practicer of Curiosity

G54 – Creating and Using Evidence in Libraries: A Focus on Practitioners
Three presentations on evidence based library and information practice will provide concrete information on how research can inform practice and vice versa. Topics explored are: the impact of evidence summaries on librarians’ knowledge, practice, and users; the role of the practitioner-researcher in the workplace; evidence based management, with examples drawn from public librarianship.
Speakers: Denise Koufogiannak, Collection and Acquisitions Coordinator, University of Alberta Libraries; Lorie Kloda, Assessment Librarian, PhD Candidate, McGill University; Virginia Wilson, Liaison Librarian (French, German, Linguistics), University of Saskatchewan; Julie McKenna, Deputy Library Director, Regina Public Library

10:30 am to 11:30 am

H60 – Strategic Planning: Keep it From Failing
Jim and Rebecca have worked with more than 60 organizations developing strategic plans. Using case studies of public, academic and special libraries they share their experience of how to avoid common pitfalls that result in failed plans and disillusioned staff and Boards. Leave the session with a practical guide to developing a plan that can and will be implemented.
Speakers: Jim Morgenstern, Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates; Rebecca Jones, Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

I64 – The Big Society and UK Libraries: Lessons for Canadian Libraries
How has the Big Society concept in the United Kingdom impacted libraries? Federal ministers are talking to their British counterparts about this initiative. Come hear from the president-elect of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) about what lessons can we in the Canadian library community learn from our British colleagues.
Speaker: Phil Bradley, President, CILIP

I65 – Copyright Bill C-11 and its Implementation
The Copyright Moderization Act, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, Bill C-11, provides educators and librarians in schools, colleges, and universities with many new user rights. This is a practical examination of each new right and provides an analysis of the implications of implementing these changes. Ample time will be available for questions and answers.
Speaker: John Tooth, Coordinator, Instructional Resources Unit, Manitoba Education

I68 – Fostering Employee Engagement: Approaches to Creating Dialogue and Sharing Leadership
Employee involvement is critical to the success of any organization, and to fostering employee growth and engagement. It also challenges leaders and managers to build a culture of collaboration and shared power. The Ottawa Public Library and the Edmonton Public Library will offer insights into their practical approaches to creating a culture of employee engagement and share lessons learned about the challenges and benefits.
Speakers: Anna Mould, Manager, Staff Development and Service, Ottawa Public Library; Louise Reimer, Director, Library Services, Edmonton Public Library

I69 – The Benefits of RDA for Library Users
RDA– Resource Description and Access– is the replacement for AACR2. These new cataloguing instructions introduce a new focus on users. Learn how catalogues will change with RDA. This session will provide an opportunity to visualize how RDA can be used to serve users better and to identify issues in implementation.
Speakers: Thomas Brenndorfer, Librarian, Technical Services, Guelph Public Library; Christopher Carr, Cataloguing Librarian, Hamilton Public Library

I71 -Official Statistics for Reference Librarians: Yes, You Need to Know This Stuff!
Statistical literacy is important! That’s right – yours! Do you know which sources are authoritative and which are fictitious? Or why it’s important to understand HOW statistics are compiled in the first place? Join Mike and Amanda as they explore the best strategies for finding Canadian and international statistics.
Speakers : Mike McCaffrey, Lecturer, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto; Amanda Wakaruk, Government Information Librarian, University of Alberta

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Closing Ceremonies, CLA Awards and Keynote Speaker

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