Spring 2012 Conference

Bring it On! Shaping the Future of Academic Librarianship

Inn on the Twenty, Jordan, Ontario – Friday April 27, 2012

This is a joint conference by the Western New York/Ontario Chapter, ACRL (WNY/O ACRL) and the Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA). Registration and program information will be posted here shortly.

Registration is now closed.

Conference in Brief (see also PDF version)

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Welcome
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Keynote: The Crisis in Academic Librarianship, and Why This is Such a Good Thing
Michael Ridley, University of Guelph
10:15 a.m. – 11:00a.m.
Pecha Kuchas (see descriptions and presentations)
“Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images [or slides] x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace” (from http://www.pecha-kucha.org/).
  • Mentoring New Librarians for Teaching Success
    Allison Bell, University of Toronto
  • Adapt for the Future: Applying Discovery Layers in Academic Libraries
    Courtney Lundrigan and Kevin Manuel, Ryerson University
  • Occupy the Stacks: What Academic Libraries Can Learn from The People’s Library
    Carey Toane, MLIS candidate – Western University
  • The Library is the Cloud
    Pamela Jacobs, Brock University
  • Learning Environment Architect … Moving from Lecture to Experience
    Mara Bordignon, Seneca College
  • Five Librarians Walk into a Bar…
    Lise Doucette, Marni Harrington, Courtney Waugh, University of Western Ontario
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Birds of a Feather
The idea of birds of a feather (BoF) is to give people a chance to get together and discuss topics of mutual interest. Ideas for discussion are all up to participants. You will have a chance to contribute your idea or sign up for a session. Each of the discussion topics will be assigned a table and during the BoF hour time slot…groups can take the discussion wherever it will go!” (modified from: http://wilu2010.blog.lib.mcmaster.ca/)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Interactive Session: Finding Your Voice and Defining Your Message
Bhupesh Shah and Kimeiko Hotta-Dover, Seneca College
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Conference wrap-upEveryone is welcome to join us for dinner at the Jordan House at 5:00pm