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Tuesday, June 4
 

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
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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

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.

Speakers
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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
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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 →
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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

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
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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
avatar for Marnie Hamagami

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
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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 →


2:45pm

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
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Amy Dhanjal

Communications Coordinator, Prince George Public Library
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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
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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