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Saturday, June 1
 

8:30am

Sa1: New Library Director Boot Camp
Intended for those who have recently taken up the role of Library Director and those who consider themselves still “new” to the role. Join experienced library leaders working in small, medium and larger libraries across the province in a day long exploration – all the things you really need to know about being a library director in BC.

To register for this session, please contact: Edel Toner-Rogala, Manager, NCLF and NELF at
etoner-rogala@nclf.ca. 



Speakers
avatar for Edel Toner-Rogala

Edel Toner-Rogala

Manager, North Central Library Federation
The North Central Library Federation is a partnership between libraries in the North Central region of British Columbia. The public libraries of Burns Lake, Cariboo Regional District, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Granisle, Mackenzie, McBride, Prince George, Valemount and Vanderhoof... Read More →


 
Sunday, June 2
 

9:00am

S1: Library Trustee Orientation Program
TOP is a comprehensive look at the roles and responsibilities of library trustees in British Columbia. Participants are introduced to the provincial context for public library leadership, including legislation and services, community advocacy, current issues, and strategies for success. Lunch is included. Register for this session at: http://www.bclta.ca/register




Speakers
avatar for Mike Gagel

Mike Gagel

Board Chair, Prince George Public Library
Mike is President of, and has been on the BCLTA board since 2016, and serves as Chair of the Prince George Public Library Board. Mike is active in other areas of his community as well. He volunteered with Parent Advisory Councils at the school and district levels, and has been a Scouter... Read More →


Sunday June 2, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
CIVIC 207 808 Canada Games Way

9:00am

S2: Joint NCLF Board and Librarian’s Advisory Group Meeting
Please email Edel Toner-Rogala at etoner-rogala@nclf.ca if you plan to attend this meeting.

Speakers
avatar for Edel Toner-Rogala

Edel Toner-Rogala

Manager, North Central Library Federation
The North Central Library Federation is a partnership between libraries in the North Central region of British Columbia. The public libraries of Burns Lake, Cariboo Regional District, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Granisle, Mackenzie, McBride, Prince George, Valemount and Vanderhoof... Read More →


4:00pm

S3: North Central Library Federation Board Meeting
For more information on this session, please contact: Edel Toner-Rogala, Manager, NCLF and NELF at
etoner-rogala@nclf.ca.

6:15pm

Beyond Bored Game Night

Kick off the conference with a high-energy evening of board games. Choose from Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Catan, Five Minute Dungeon, Munchkin & more!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Weisgarber

Laura Weisgarber

Reader's Advisory Assistant, Prince George Public Library


6:15pm

Stranger Things Nerf Tag

Who ever said conferences were boring? Enjoy Nerf Tag in Stranger Things Style! Comfortable clothing and footwear recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Darcie Smith

Darcie Smith

Community Outreach Librarian, Prince George Public Library
avatar for Laura Weisgarber

Laura Weisgarber

Reader's Advisory Assistant, Prince George Public Library


8:00pm

The Public Film Viewing
Select your free ticket to this event by visiting the 'Tickets' tab. 
Join us for at Famous Players cinema at Parkwood Place in downtown Prince George for a free Sunday evening screening of the film "The Public," starring Emilio Estevez and Jena Malone.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsor Hoopla Digital, tickets for this screening are complimentary (limit 2 per attendee).

Sunday June 2, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Famous Players 172-1600 15th Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 3X3
 
Monday, June 3
 

7:15am

8:00am

Keynote - Grace Dove
Keynote made possible with support from Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Dove

Grace Dove

Actor
Grace Dove is a First Nations actress from Canim Lake, BC who has embraced a responsibility to lift up her audience and her community. In 2015 she co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in the Oscar-winning film The Revenant. You can currently watch Grace in the Netflix... Read More →


9:30am

M1: Reader's Advisory and Reference: a Match Made in Library Heaven

This session explores the delivery of high-standard customer service through the blending of reference and reader's advisory services in public and academic libraries. Change is the great constant in libraries, and information professionals who are open to learning and ready to shift gears to accommodate patron needs can make lasting connections and create life-long library users.

Speakers
avatar for Gillian Wigmore

Gillian Wigmore

Nechako Branch Coordinator, Prince George Public Library
Gillian Wigmore is a reader, writer and library branch coordinator, though the order varies day to day. Dedicated to community-led and low-barrier librarianship, Gillian has a decade of experience in libraries and a passion for learning.


9:30am

M2: CELA and Bookshare: Partnering to Serve British Columbians with Print Disabilities

The Centre for Equitable Library Access or CELA, is a national, not-for-profit organization, that has been providing accessible materials to Canadians with print disabilities through public libraries for over 5 years. Driven by a commitment to innovation and responsiveness to patron and member library needs, CELA has reinvented its user interfaces with an open source solution and migrated its catalogue to a new platform developed in partnership with Bookshare. Bookshare offers the largest collection of accessible materials in the world and is offered to patrons for free from libraries that are CELA members. The main benefit of this implementation is the combining of the Bookshare and CELA collections into one searchable and transactional catalogue.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ciccone

Michael Ciccone

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


Monday June 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CIVIC 205 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

9:30am

M3: Looking Back, Moving Forward: BC Public Libraries Supporting Reconciliation in their Communities
Is your library interested in supporting reconciliation in your community but doesn’t know where to begin? Join us for a report on reconciliation-based activities shared by large and small public libraries around the province. This session will also include specific insights and lessons learned throughout the process of planning and executing a large-scale community event. You'll walk away inspired to begin your own initiative through collections, programs and events, outreach, staff training, policy and more.

Presented with support from the Friends of the Prince George Public Library.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Sawatsky

Melissa Sawatsky

Program & Event Coordinator / Public Relations, Smithers Public Library
Melissa Sawatsky is a library professional and writer currently living on unceded Witsuwit'en territory in Smithers, BC. She serves as the Program and Event Coordinator at Smithers Public Library and is a board member of the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council. Sawatsky has published... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Wright

Wendy Wright

Director, Smithers Public Library
Wendy Wright serves as Director of the Smithers Public Library on the unceded territory of the Witsuwit’en Nation in northwestern BC. She has always loved connecting people with stories, ideas, and information in various formats and enjoys creating opportunities for people to learn... Read More →


9:30am

M4: Hypervisors and Geeks Unleashed: Implementing a Computer Network on a Budget

Small rural libraries are often struggling with managing computer and network technology, but this is not always the case.  When the McBride and District Public Library was successful in acquiring a new building for their operations, the Library Director gave her part-time network and computer techie a list of needs and desires for the computer network in the new building, along with a moderate budget. Moreover, she gave him free reign to design and build a system to fit the new library building. Little did she know how adventureous it could be to unleash a geek on a project like this!  Using mostly open source software, the end result was a surprisingly successful implementation of the Linux-based Proxmox hypervisor running virtual machines that serve the Library staff and patrons alike.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Balla-Boudreau

Naomi Balla-Boudreau

Library Director, McBride & District Public Library
Naomi became Director of the McBride Public Library in 2012, and was a major force in spearheading the successful drive to acquire a new building for the Library.  She never turns down a new project involving the Library, and so was willing to go along with the crazy ideas Larry... Read More →
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Larry Stamm

Network/Technical Administration, McBride and District Public Library
Larry has been involved with the McBride Public Library for over 20 years, as a volunteer, board member, and lastly as part-time staff as the Library "Techie".  His education has all been "on the job", much of it gained from having to fix the latest mistake he made.  He enjoys being... Read More →



Monday June 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CIVIC 206 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

10:45am

Refreshment Break
2nd Floor of Civic Centre

Monday June 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am

11:00am

M5: Renovation Refresh: Embracing the Change Challenge
In 2018, Douglas College received approval for renovating our New Westminster campus library starting in the summer of 2019.  In addition to functional improvements to our library infrastructure the College committed funds to support a design refresh complete with a new service desk, space zoning, furnishings, and signage.  With over 8,000 FTE students and a collection of 160,000 monographs it has been exciting and daunting to plan for and scope out the transition of staff and services to new temporary spaces, all with the aim of providing continuity of service and collection access.  Come to this session to learn about how we've worked through the challenges of planning and coordinating our reno to date and what's next.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith

Monograph Collections & Metadata Librarian, Douglas College Library
Trevor has been working in BC post-secondary libraries for almost 10 years, and has been an adjunct instructor with UBC's iSchool for the past five.
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Kathy Peters

Technical Services Supervisor, Douglas College
Kathy has been in her role at Douglas for over 13 years.  She is also an instructor in Langara's Department of Library and Information Technology.
avatar for Trish Rosseel

Trish Rosseel

Director, Learning Resources & Records Management, Douglas College Library
Trish has worked in post-secondary libraries and library organizations for over 20 years, including roles at the University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia.


11:00am

M6: Dr. Tech: Ever Evolving Technical Support in the Library

Technical support in the library has changed so much over the last 20 years. This is where we came from and where we are going; the trials and tribulations of helping patrons with their technology.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Kozoris

Jeff Kozoris

Digital Literacy & Instructional Librarian, PGPL
Jeff has been a Public Service Librarian at Prince George Public Library for nearly twenty years performing reference duties, collection development, Page Team supervision, and teaching people how to use the internet in so many of its facets. He now has the longest job title in the... Read More →


Monday June 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
CIVIC 205 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

11:00am

M7: Banishing Stranger Things

Have you ever been faced with library material with spills and stains that are enough to make your skin crawl? Has your library material ever been invaded by nightmares from the upside down? You are not alone. This session offers quick tricks and tips on how to save material using inexpensive everyday tools like sandpaper and hairspray. We will also provide a demonstration of our very own ZappBug Oven and discuss best practices and procedures in dealing with an unwanted invasion of creepy crawlies. Join us in exploring ways in which you can banish “stranger things” from your library’s collection.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Hilder

Leslie Hilder

Circulation Shift Leader, PGPL
Leslie Hilder has been a shift leader in the Prince George Public Library circulation department for 2.5 years and has learned a lot about her strengths and weaknesses in the time since.
avatar for Angeline Meehan

Angeline Meehan

Customer Accounts Specialist, Prince George Public Library
Angeline Meehan has been Prince George Public Library’s Customer Accounts Specialist for two years and was a shift leader in the circulation department for 5 years. She may be the bravest in the department when presented with the strangest things. 


11:00am

M8: Conquering Collections: Streamlining Your Series

Magic Animal Friends, or Magical Animal Fairies? Last Ranger, or Ranger’s Apprentice? Books of Umber, or Books of Ember, or maybe it was Books of Elsewhere? Sometimes it can feel next to impossible to keep track of the Junior collection. While there are several helpful tools, sometimes the sheer amount of series can feel overwhelming. This session will look at ways to help streamline ordering and make sense of your collections. As well, it will offer a chance to brainstorm with follow purchasers the ways you stay on top of your own collections.

Presented with support from the Friends of the Prince George Public Library.

Speakers
avatar for Alise Nelson

Alise Nelson

Library Assistant, Teen Services, Prince George Public Library
Alise Nelson is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and holds a Certificate in Liberal Arts as well as Bachelor’s Degrees in English and History. She is currently an MLIS student, and Library Assistant with the Prince George Public Library. Alise manages collections for all Junior... Read More →



Monday June 3, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
CIVIC 204 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

12:15pm

Lunch with Skye Patrick, Library Journal's 2019 Librarian of the Year
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Skye Patrick, Library Journal's 2019 Librarian of the Year! Patrick has been the Director of LA County Library since 2016. 

Speakers
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Skye Patrick

Library Director, LA County Library
Skye Patrick was appointed LA County Library Director on February 1, 2016. She has held leadership roles at Broward County, Queens Public Library, and San Francisco Public Library. Ms. Patrick manages the Library’s $201 million annual budget and is responsible for the operation... Read More →


1:45pm

M11: Sensory Literacy

How can libraries become more accessible to patrons with sensory sensitivities? Sensory sensitivities can include life-long diagnoses such as autism, as well as temporal manifestations, such as because of grief. This session presents a brief understanding of how sensory sensitivities operate, why accessibility for patrons with sensory sensitivities is important in libraries, and how libraries can offer programs and resources to better serve our patrons and their families!

Presented with support from the Friends of the Prince George Public Library.

Speakers
avatar for Andra Nadeau

Andra Nadeau

Library Assistant, Children's Services, Prince George Public Library
Andra works at the Prince George Public Library serving patrons aged 0-9 and their caregivers. She is also a social worker, and has experience working with children with disabilities (or, "diffabilities"), in child protective services and in child and family mental health service... Read More →



Monday June 3, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
CIVIC 205 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

1:45pm

M12: Resilient and Ready: Libraries Stepping Up to Support Access to Justice

Many libraries are stepping up to fill service gaps left by shuttered governmental services, and they are doing it without additional support. While challenging, this presents new opportunities. LawMatters and LSS  are committed to working with public libraries to rise to this challenge and work towards increasing access to justice in BC. In this workshop style session we will arm you with useful tools to help your patrons navigate the confusing landscape of legal issues. Using real life examples we will show you free, plain language and trustworthy legal information resources on a range of topics including wills and estates, family and criminal law. Afterwards, you will be able to apply your knowledge and hone your legal reference skills with a series of practice case scenarios.

Presented with support from Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Lim

Patricia Lim

Publications Development Coordinator, Legal Services Society
Patricia Lim is the Publications Development Coordinator for the Legal Services Society of BC, which provides legal aid in BC. She develops and evaluates Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) materials and resources, and works with community organizations, including libraries... Read More →
avatar for Megan Smiley

Megan Smiley

LawMatters Program Coordinator, Courthouse Libraries BC
Megan Smiley is the Program Coordinator for the LawMatters Program. She works with public libraries to enhance public access to legal information in all communities throughout British Columbia. She manages the LawMatters grant program, offers collection support, and provides training... Read More →



Monday June 3, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
CIVIC 206 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

1:45pm

M10: Digging Up Your Roots: Family History at Cloverdale Library
Family History is one of the world's fastest growing hobbies. The Family History department at Surrey Libraries’ Cloverdale Branch is an example of how we bring people from many communities (and sometimes continents) together in a shared quest:  How to build your own family tree!  Using basic tools such as Census records, vital records, probate records, and more, and then adding in the newest tool – DNA – we can help you fortify your family tree by discovering stories, facts, and possibly even family members you were unaware of!  Join us for a discussion on how Cloverdale Library provides support, resources and learning opportunities in the fascinating world of family history research.

Please note this is a double session and includes one 15 minute break. 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie C. Brown

Jamie C. Brown

Information Services Technician, Surrey Libraries
Jamie has been interested in family history since knowing that she was the great-granddaughter of a pioneer in Surrey, BC.  She spent years writing letters, trekking to cemeteries, archives and museums, in Canada and abroad, all on the genealogy quest.  And then came the internet... Read More →


1:45pm

M9: Boards and Library Directors: Talking public library governance and public library values

This session is for all library directors and trustees. No matter where you are in governance development and excellence, we guarantee that you will enjoy the session and leave feeling more confident about your public library values and your unique governance roles and responsibilities. You will also leave with renewed connections with your trustee and library directors networks and your associations, ABCPLD and BCLTA.  This highly interactive workshop for trustees and library directors will explore the practices and outcomes of successful strategizing, oversight, and management for public libraries through a lens of public library values, such as diversity and inclusivity, equitable access, intellectual freedom, privacy, and reconciliation.  

Please note this is a double session and includes one 15 minute break. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hargrove

Scott Hargrove

Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Valley Regional Library
Scott Hargrove is the Chief Executive Officer of Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL), in British Columbia, Canada. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the library profession, with extensive experience in both library and technology leadership. His current professional... Read More →
avatar for Babs Kelly

Babs Kelly

Executive Director, BCLTA
Babs has successfully used a community engagement approach for supporting the development of organizations and boards for over 25 years. She has worked for a variety of non-governmental agencies, businesses, and for the public sector, including public libraries in Ontario, Saskatchewan... Read More →


Monday June 3, 2019 1:45pm - 4:30pm
CIVIC 204 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

3:00pm

Refreshment Break
2nd Floor of Civic Centre

Monday June 3, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm

M15: Poetry Walk

Join PGPL staff for a 3km guided walking tour of downtown Prince George, blending historical information with Canadian poetry. This is a chance to get outside and be inspired by a non-traditional library program that can easily be adapted to your own local library. Please dress for the weather.

Meet in front of the Circulation Desk at Bob Harkins Branch, main floor. 


Speakers
avatar for Darcie Smith

Darcie Smith

Community Outreach Librarian, Prince George Public Library


Monday June 3, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm

3:15pm

M13: Honouring Reconciliation: A Learning Journey

In 2017, the West Vancouver Memorial Library received a Canada 150 Community Fund grant specifically “to plan and implement activities and events to honour the experiences of Indigenous people in Canada, to facilitate community learning and to promote understanding of our shared history.” This marked the beginning of the Library's ongoing Honouring Reconciliation initiative to expand understanding of local Indigenous history, the impacts of colonialism and its ongoing effects on Indigenous peoples. In this session, we will discuss the work involved in developing and implementing the Honouring Reconciliation events; share the challenges and positive outcomes that we encountered; and explore how the Honouring Reconciliation activities affected the organization and community.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Cumming

Pat Cumming

Head of Customer & Community Experience, West Vancouver Memorial Library
Pat Cumming is the Head of Customer & Community Experience at the West Vancouver Memorial Library.  Her career in libraries spans more than 30 years.  She has experience in public, academic, school and special libraries. That experience has led to a passion for community engagement... Read More →
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Ehlam Zaminpaima

Customer Experience Librarian, West Vancouver Memorial Library
Ehlam Zaminpaima is a Customer Experience Librarian at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, where she is responsible for literary and cultural programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University, as well as a Masters in Library and Information Science from the... Read More →


Monday June 3, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
CIVIC 205 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

3:15pm

M14: Removing Barriers to Accessibility in Public Libraries

NNELS is a publicly-funded library of books in accessible formats for readers with print disabilities. Learn how public library staff create access to the collection, how to use the available formats, and more. There will also be an update on NNELS's work with publishers in the important area of accessible publishing. There will be ample time for questions, and if there are any specific topics you would like this session to cover, please send an email to support@nnels.ca.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Davidson

Laurie Davidson

Emerging Initiatives Coordinator, BC Libraries Cooperative
Laurie Davidson is the Emerging Initiatives Coordinator at the BC Libraries Cooperative. She has over 20 years of librarian experience and has worked in library consortia, academic and public libraries as well as in product management and customer service management roles for an ILS... Read More →


Monday June 3, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
CIVIC 206 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

6:00pm

Night in Neon!
Don't miss the "We won't forget about you" 80s song parody/tribute!

Go back to high hair, mullets, scrunchies and leg warmers and join us for a night in neon.
Enjoy an all eighties buffet and dance to Def Leppard, Duran Duran and the Beastie Boys. Dinner is
included.

Doors open at 6:00pm. Dinner is served at 6:45pm. 

Prize for the best eighties outfit!

 
Tuesday, June 4
 

7:45am

8:15am

T1: Libraries Branch Update

Join Director, Mari Martin and team from the Libraries Branch for an update on current programs and provincial strategic priorities for public libraries and community literacy. We will use the time to share trends in library services around BC and leave time for a Q and A at the end.

Speakers
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Mari Martin

Director, Libraries Branch
Mari Martin (MLIS) is the Director, Libraries Branch within the Ministry of Education. Since 2015, she has been responsible for administering the Library Act for public libraries and implementing provincial strategic priorities. After receiving here MLIS at the University of British... Read More →


9:30am

T16: Privacy Issues in Libraries
Privacy is foundational to the work and mission of libraries. Individuals need to be able to freely access resources and explore their interests without fear or concern that their activities will be subject to scrutiny or surveillance.

Commitments to privacy have long been featured in librarians’ codes of ethics and policies. The Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ code of ethics states that its members have the responsibility to protect the privacy and dignity of library users and staff. In British Columbia, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act works in concert with this responsibility by preventing the unauthorized collection, use or disclosure of personal information by public bodies.

This session will provide an overview of FIPPA, with a focus on how it applies in the library context. Attendees should leave this session with a better understanding of their privacy obligations, as well as the resources and tools that are available to them. They should also gain insight into how FIPPA operates in some of the common scenarios that they encounter in their day to day work. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.


Speakers
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Nathan Elliot

Policy Analyst, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC


9:30am

T3: Preservation Basics

This hands-on session will explore basic preservation techniques that are easy to implement, low-cost, and useful in all types of libraries. Session participants will rotate between four stations to learn about care for photographs, care for paper-based material, book repair, and custom box-making. Each station will include a small hands-on activity.

Speakers
avatar for Mandi Schwarz

Mandi Schwarz

Library Technical Assistant – Electronic Resources, University of Northern British Columbia
Mandi graduated from the Information Management and Library Technologies program at MacEwan University in 2007, and has been managing UNBC’s electronic resources since 2010. She learned book repair while working at MacEwan’s libraries and still repairs books from personal collections... Read More →
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Florence Smith

Archives Assistant, University of Northern BC
Florence Smith is the Archives Assistant for Northern BC Archives & Special Collections; she has also worked as a Circulation Library Assistant at both UNBC Library and Valemount Public Library. Florence has hands-on experience with book repair, digitization, care of photographs... Read More →
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Sarah Giesbrecht

Project Archivist, University of Northern BC
Sarah is a recent graduate from UBC’s SLAIS. She has a dual Masters of Library, Archival, and Information Studies and a Master of Arts in Medieval Studies from U of T. Her interests are in access, information literacy, and preservation.
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Kim Stathers

Archivist/Librarian, University of Northern BC
Kim Stathers likes to refer to herself as an "Archibrarian". She graduated from UBC SLAIS with a dual Masters of Library, Archival and Information Studies and has worked in both libraries and archives over the past 12 years. For the past 7 years, Kim has worked at the University of... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CIVIC 204 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

9:30am

T4: Change Management In Libraries

It has been said that change is the only constant. Every year, the rate of change increases.  Like all other organizations, libraries are regularly changing to meet new needs, offering new services and collections in response to new customer demands, legislative evolution, and a myriad of other change drivers.  The statistics are bleak - studies have shown that an estimated 70% of change programs fail to achieve some or all of their goals.  Fear not! Help is available – successful change management models can help libraries to manage change successfully, and reap the rewards that result!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hargrove

Scott Hargrove

Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Valley Regional Library
Scott Hargrove is the Chief Executive Officer of Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL), in British Columbia, Canada. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the library profession, with extensive experience in both library and technology leadership. His current professional... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
CIVIC 205 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

9:30am

T2: Responding with Respect

Give your front line staff the tools they need to work with clients who may be experiencing distress due to mental illness or stress. Participants gain knowledge on how to recognize those who may be experiencing a mental health problem, respond to them and refer them to further help.

Please note this is a double session and includes one 15 minute break. 

Speakers
avatar for Mary Lu Spagrud

Mary Lu Spagrud

Manager, Education & Projects, Canadian Mental Health Association
Mary Lu Spagrud is the Manager of Education & Projects for Canadian Mental Health Association – Prince George Branch.  She is an instructor in Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Works, Live Life to the Full, ASIST, SafeTALK and presents on a wide variety of topics relating... Read More →


10:45am

Refreshment Break
2nd Floor of Civic Centre

Tuesday June 4, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am

11:00am

T6: Tour of Two Rivers Gallery, MakerLab & 3D Doodlers Exploring Session

Begin your visit with a tour of the galleries, then head upstairs for a tour of the  MakerLab. MakerLab is a community space stocked with tools, technology, materials and mentors, that Two Rivers Gallery opens to the public every Thursday night & Saturdays. Get hands on with the Gallery's 3D Doodlers!

Two Rivers Gallery is located in Canada Games Plaza, just a short walk across from the Prince George Public Library. 

Tuesday June 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Two Rivers Gallery 725 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC V2L 5T1, Canada

11:00am

T5: Community Scholars Program: Helping local non-profits to access research beyond the paywall
The Community Scholars Program seeks to connect non-profit and charitable organizations in BC with published research and supporting scholar services for free! Come and hear how this program can assist members of your community to access resources to strengthen or develop programs, to support funding applications, for advocacy or policy-making, for organizational management, and their personal and professional development. This program is jointly run by the libraries at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Island University, and the University of Northern British Columbia with the generous support of the United Way, the Mindset Foundation, and the McConnell Foundation.

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Kealin McCabe

Research & Learning Services Librarian, University of Northern B.C.
Kealin has been the Research and Learning Services Librarian at UNBC since 2008. She is currently serving as the liaison librarian for the Community Scholars Program in the North.


11:00am

T7: eBook and Digital Collections Summit: Season Two

Is the shifting digital content landscape starting to feel like an alternate dimension? This session will help you keep the ever-changing world of eBooks and digital collections right side up through lively discussion, collaboration, and information sharing. Building on the momentum of 2017’s eBook Summit of the North, we’ll look at recent developments in digital content licensing including: eBook and e-product trends, an update on BC's shared OverDrive and RBDigital collections product lightning talks on licensed resources given by member libraries. Attendee round table sessions on crowd-sourced topics such as DIY technology, staff technology training and more.  Bring your ideas and questions!

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Davidson

Laurie Davidson

Emerging Initiatives Coordinator, BC Libraries Cooperative
Laurie Davidson is the Emerging Initiatives Coordinator at the BC Libraries Cooperative. She has over 20 years of librarian experience and has worked in library consortia, academic and public libraries as well as in product management and customer service management roles for an ILS... Read More →
avatar for Tami Setala

Tami Setala

Licensing and Business Development Manager, B.C. Libraries Cooperative
Tami currently manages a large range of discounted products and services for Co-op member libraries. With over 20 years in public and special libraries, she has a strong commitment to supporting libraries through changing times. She believes that library cooperation and collaboration... Read More →


Tuesday June 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
CIVIC 205 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

11:00am

T8: Guerrilla Story Time

Guerrilla Story Time is the brainchild of Cory Eckert, a librarian in Houston, Texas, who is also the founder of the Story Underground website. Cory's idea is that as public library programmers, we are a Guerrilla Army, using irregular tactics to provide free, safe, welcoming spaces for caregivers and their children. Her battle cry is "Literacy is not a luxury".  
At the ALA Annual Conference in 2013, Cory led the first Guerrilla Story Time. Her goal was to give programmers a chance to learn from each other, and to promote the vital work of story time to other library professionals, by inviting them to witness the energy and engagement of children's programmers in action.
Everyone is welcome to attend this session!

Presented with support from the Friends of the Prince George Public Library. 

Speakers
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Ruth Buehler

Program Coordinator, Prince George Public Library


Tuesday June 4, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
CIVIC 204 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

12:15pm

1:15pm

T10: An Introduction to Linked Data

This introductory session for librarians with no prior-knowledge of the topic will cover the following basics: What is linked data and RDF? What does linked data look like? What are some of the challenges and opportunities for libraries in a linked data environment?

Speakers
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Antonio Munoz Gomez

Metadata Librarian, University of Northern BC


Tuesday June 4, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
CIVIC 204 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

1:15pm

T11: The House is on Fire - Now What? Digital Content and Public Library Collections.
The continued popularity of digital content is creating ongoing challenges for libraries of all sizes as they seek to balance soaring patron demand for new content with the need to maintain robust physical collections. This participative session will explore the difficulties created by the current licensing landscape for econtent, including the high prices and restrictive digital rights management being imposed by the big five multinational publishers, loss of library rights to popular eaudio content in Canada, and pay-per-use models for streaming video content. The session will explore how libraries can balance investment in physical and digital content, and how all libraries can be strong advocates for better access to econtent.


Speakers
avatar for Kay Cahill

Kay Cahill

Director, Collections & Technology, Vancouver Public Library
As Vancouver Public Library's Director of Collections & Technology, Kay is responsible for service and strategy for the library’s physical and digital collections, websites, and information technology infrastructure, and is also a member of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council working... Read More →


1:15pm

T12: Relaxed Performances in our Libraries

A relaxed performance is a specially adapted event modified for people with extra needs. Theatre NorthWest has been offering Relaxed Performances for two seasons; one show during each production run is reserved as a Relaxed Performance, when everyone in the room commits to being understanding and accommodating of others' sensory needs. Join Marnie to learn how to implement these practices into your library programs and events. 

Speakers
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Marnie Hamagami

General Manager, Theatre NorthWest


Tuesday June 4, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
CIVIC 205 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

1:15pm

T9: Creating Safe and Inclusive LGBTQ+ Spaces in the Public and School Libraries

Based upon research conducted as part of his MLIS degree at Western University, Chris Knapp will focus on how school and public libraries can better serve LGBTQ+ youth by making innovative changes in their physical spacing and composure during reference interviews which can help foster a stronger sense of community and inclusion for youth who often feel excluded. This involves establishing extensive and representative LGBTQ+ collections, providing more thoughtful LGBTQ+ services & programming, and creating safer & more inclusive spacing within the library. The conference session will highlight how spacing, collection development, language (body & verbal), and community partnerships can help expand the knowledge & service capabilities of library staff.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Knapp

Christopher Knapp

Teen Librarian, Prince George Public Library
Christopher Knapp, a recent graduate of the Masters of Library and Information Science program at Western University in London, Ontario, has been conducting research on the topic of providing access to information for LGBTQ+ children, youth, and families via collection development... Read More →


2:30pm

Refreshment Break
2nd Floor of Civic Centre

Tuesday June 4, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm

2:45pm

T13: Book Slam!
A boisterous event that is as informative as it is entertaining. The audience is encouraged to participate in 'slamming' presenters who showcase their latest reading treasures.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Dhanjal

Amy Dhanjal

Communications Coordinator, Prince George Public Library
avatar for Paul Burry

Paul Burry

Support & Circulation Services Manager, Prince George Public Library
avatar for Patricia Gibson

Patricia Gibson

Librarian, Prince George Public Library



2:45pm

T14: Implementing STEAM And Other New Literacies in Your Library

Over the last three years, Fraser Valley Regional Library has been implementing STEAM services and collections, including robots, virtual reality, green screens and ukuleles, with others still to come!  The road to success is paved with technology trend analysis, careful service planning, organizational culture awareness, staff skill development, customer experience analysis, and successful marketing, to name just a few critical elements!  But the results speak for themselves – increased support from your local government, customer delight, and stronger communities.  Learn what FVRL learned the easy way!

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hargrove

Scott Hargrove

Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Valley Regional Library
Scott Hargrove is the Chief Executive Officer of Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL), in British Columbia, Canada. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the library profession, with extensive experience in both library and technology leadership. His current professional... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
CIVIC 205 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada

2:45pm

T15: Stronger Together: Provincial Collaborative Resources for You!

Do you have a newspaper digitization project that needs a home? Have you heard about Arca, BC's collaborative digital repository? Want to know the latest about OutLook OnLine, our provincial interlibrary loan management service? Do you know about Points to the Past, primary sources available to all citizens of BC? Come to this session to hear the latest about these provincial collaborative services and how they are making a difference for BC libraries. Sunni Nishimura, project manager for the BC Electronic Library Network and the Electronic Health Library of BC, will tell you what's new and what's on the horizon for BC ELN and eHLbc services including Arca, OutLook OnLine, AskAway, WriteAway, consortial licensing, and Points to the Past.

Speakers
avatar for Sunni Nishimura

Sunni Nishimura

Manager, BC Electronic Library Network
Sunni Nishimura has been nurturing BC collaborative library services and helping libraries be stronger together since 2007. She has coordinated or been involved with all of BC ELN's services over the years. She is currently the manager for eHLbc and BC ELN Resource Sharing, and coordinator... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
CIVIC 204 808 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC, Canada