This year’s conference and festival will be held at the Green Way Claymore Inn, but will include a Saturday lunch and keynote address at St. Ninian’s Place, and a tour of the Fr. Charles Brewer Celtic Collection in the Angus L. Macdonald Library on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University. The Claymore Inn, the Maritime Inn, and the Homeward Inn all have rooms reserved for Conference attendees. There is also a variety of lovely inns and B&B's in Antigonish.
We are honoured to welcome guest writers and writers Linden MacIntyre, Reginald W. Bibby, Glenn Murray, and special keynote speaker Gwynne Dyer as well as a host of experts in the fields of library services, marketing, and management.
evening, Linden MacIntyre will be discussing his new book Causeway:
A Passage from Innocence about the effect the building of the Canso
Causeway has had on Cape Breton’s culture and history. This talk
will be open to the general public as well as all conference
Also open to the general public and conference attendees will be Murray and Bibby's talks. Bibby will discuss his new book The Boomer Factor: What Canada’s most famous generation is leaving behind. Bibby, currently holding the Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, is the leading scholar in the field of Canadian social trends. New York Times bestselling author Glenn Murray's program about his Walter the Farting Dog books will also be open to the public.
Other workshop presenters include
attorney Lisa Teyrl who wrote Nova Scotia Law: Everything You Wanted
to Know But Couldn’t Afford to Ask and Nolan Lushington, who
authored Libraries Designed for Users: A 21st Century Guide. Ms. Teryl will be speaking on “Legal Liabilities of Non-Profit
Organizations” at Friday’s pre-conference; and Mr. Nolan will offer
a talk on “Planning Public Library Buildings” on Sunday as well as
offering consultations to those with library buildings in the
planning stages on Saturday afternoon. Librarian Jessamyn West will
speak on “Library 2.0” and is editor of librarian.net, co-editor of
Revolting Librarians Redux: Radical Librarians Speak Out, and author
of and contributor to articles appearing in professional library
journals and newspapers.
Additional workshops include Marketing and Libraries, Conflict Resolution, Disaster Planning, Greening Your Library, Podcasting, and Myers-Briggs Personality Types in the Workplace.