Friday September 21st, 2007
1:00 - 4:00 Services to Older Adults
Part A - Heather MacKenzie, Regional Manager for Services to Older Adults for the Halifax Public Libraries, will discuss an overview of demographic trends, trends in global services to older adults (including a report on Allan Kleiman’s 2007 CLA session), and updates on social surveys and demographic data collected by members of the Nova Scotia Public Libraries’ Working Group on Services to Older Adults.
Part B - Jill Webster, Public Library Consultant, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, will host a showcase on services and programming for 50+ adults. A selection of NS public libraries will kick off the session by showing examples of their recent work. Library staff from all regions is then invited to share their tips and tricks. Bring your questions and comments to these lively two sessions. The members of the Working Group on Services to Older Adults want to hear your suggestions for how to help reach older adults.
1:00 - 4:00 Legal Liabilities of Non-Profit Organizations
Attorney Lisa Teryl will offer a workshop which will help non-profits understand the legal positions of board members and their employees. Workshop will cover non-profit board member liability, and reducing severance claims from departing employees. Senior Administrators, as well as LBANS members, will find this informative.
Friday September 21st, 2007
3:00 - 8:00pm Conference Registration
4:00-5:00pm NSLA Board Meeting
4:45 - 6:00pm LBANS Executive Meeting
6:00 - 6:45pm NSLA AGM Part 1
6:30 - 9:00pm Linden MacIntyre and conference welcome
Book signing at 6:30 and discussion at 7:00. Linden MacIntyre will
discuss his new book "Causeway: A passage from innocence", and 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 attendees.
9:00 - 11pm Reception for all conference delegates
Join us for wine and cheese and mingle with your friends and our authors. A jazz group will compliment the evening.
Saturday September 22nd, 2007
7:00 - 8:00 Nature Walk
Start your conference day with a walk in the fresh air with
biologist, Randy Lauff, as he leads an early morning nature hike at
the Antigonish Landing Hiking Trail system. For anyone with an
interest in the waterfowl of the area, this is a great chance to
take binoculars and learn about the waterfowl in this shallow inlet
of the Northumberland Strait.
A pair of binoculars is recommended and please dress appropriately for the weather and conditions. The trail may wet, it may rain, and you may need extra clothing if it is a cool morning.
7:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 1:30pm Registration
8:30-5:00pm Exhibit Area Open
Session A: Conflict Resolution
As Vice Principal of an elementary school, Gerry Alley knows a little something about conflict resolution! He will discuss how to deal with situations that may arise with library patrons, co-workers, friends, family, and strangers. He will also cover the stages of conflict and how to remain calm in order to peacefully resolve such situations.
Session B: Working Together: Lessons learned from a Community Development perspective at Captain William Spry Library
Tracey Jones and Ken Williment are always striving to improve services to HRM’s diverse patrons. They have been participating in the Working Together Project (WTP),a national pilot project focusing on the development of relationships between socially excluded community members and library services. They have experimented with one-on-one IT training, hosted programs in the community, looked at barriers to library services experienced by socially excluded community members, and are currently transitioning the WTP to the branch. This presentation will explore some of the lessons learned to date, how the WTP has impacted branch operations, and how current branch operations are changing.
Session C: Marketing and Libraries with Gunther Foerster
Gunther Foerster is a motivational and dynamic speaker who is a leader in the field of new technology marketing. He will discuss how essential it is to effectively market your library, how to keep bringing new patrons in, and keep your “regulars” coming back! Learn how to keep your library interesting and exciting for patrons and for the community as a whole.
Session A: Libraries 2.0
Using a Library 2.0 model of user-centered change can bring public libraries to the next level and beyond by creating a system that is flexible, adaptable, and constantly changing to respond to user input, needs, and wants. Such methods move beyond providing our regular patrons with the typical services, and strive to meet users (and not-yet-users) where they’re at technologically, socially, and physically. Jessamyn West will show us why “Library 2.0 is about awareness…and possibly fun.”
Session B: Urgent! Urgent! Emergency! : disasters and disaster preparedness at your library
Flood, Fire, Vandalism, White Juan – all these disasters can and have happened in Nova Scotia libraries. Hear about a recent fire at the Springhill Public Library and vandalism at the Cape Breton Regional Library from Chief Librarians Frances Newman and Faye MacDougall -- how they coped and what lessons they learned. Also hear from staff at Western Counties Regional Library about how and why they have developed a disaster preparedness plan. WCRL staff members Trudy Amirault, Yvette Frost and Yvonne LeBlanc will take you through the steps in the preparation of a plan.
Session C: Gael Stream, Gaelic, and Digitization with Rita Campbell and Sheldon MacDonald
Sruth nan Gaidheal / Gael Stream was originally intended primarily as a project to convert a collection of fragile reel-to-reel tapes to digital audio. However, it proved to be a catalyst for digitization of all material; sound, images, letters, manuscripts and books; significant to the local Gaelic community. In this session Angus L. Macdonald librarians Rita Campbell and Sheldon MacDonald will demonstrate Gael Stream and follow the path from this project to creation and operation of our digitization unit. At the end of the session participants will be able to tour either the Fr. Charles Brewer Celtic Collection or the Library digitization lab.
Session D: Adopt-a-Library Literacy Program
RCMP Constable John Kennedy and PARL’s Maureen Buchanan will present information about the Adopt-A-Library's latest program, the WOW! Reading Challenge that was successfully completed by K-6 students in Pictou County, Cumberland County, and Clare County Ireland.
12:15-1:15 Lunch at St. Ninian’s Place
- Library Technician's Interest group meeting during lunch
- Rural Services Interest group meeting during lunch
1:15-2:15 Keynote - Gwynne Dyer
Journalist and author Gwynne Dyer will speak on the roles of journalists, authors, and libraries in this new age of global conflict.
Session A: The Boomer Factor (Note: also open to the public)
Dr. Reginald W. Bibby is recognized as the leading scholar in the field of social trends in Canada and will discuss “The Boomer Factor: What Canada’s most famous generation is leaving behind,” the latest in his best-selling series of books. Professor Bibby's efforts to interpret his findings have taken him into a wide variety of settings across North America. He is routinely sought after for comment, data, and presentations. This talk will be open to the general public as well as conference attendees.
Session B: Glenn Murray and Walter the Farting Dog (Note: also open to the public)
Glenn Murray is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, whose Walter the Farting Dog series (with William Kotzwinkle, author of the novel “E.T.”) has sold millions of copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide.
Session C: Special Opportunity - Consultation on Planning Public Library Buildings
Nolan Lushington, library design consultant, will be available to offer individual feedback on library building plans you may have in the planning stages. Space in this workshop is very limited (6) so please register early.
4:30-5:30 LBANS AGM
4:45-5:15 NSLA Pre-resolutions
6:30-7:00 Pre-dinner cash bar
7:00-9:30 Conference Banquet
Make a point to join friends and colleagues for a relaxing evening of fine food and laughs for the main banquet as the cocktails start at 6: 30 p.m. and the three course meal starts at 7:00 p.m. Following the three course meal, NSLA and LBANS will recognize members of the association with the annual awards presented for the LBANS Merit Award, the Norman Horrocks Award for Library Leadership and for the first time, the Emile Theriault Library and Information Technology Award. Also named at this time are the NSLA Award for School of Information Management and the NSLA Award for Library and Information Technology.
For your entertainment, authors Kris Woods and Pat Wilson will present their humorous take on library life with their informal talk, “Why I’d Rather be a Librarian Than a Writer” and facilitate the Figures of Literature costume contest. With a grand prize of two night’s free accommodation at any Delta Hotel in Canada for the best costume, the competition should be interesting to say the least. In addition, some door prizes will awarded.
Following the banquet, members are invited to stroll down the hall to the Justamere Café for an informal social featuring the live music of Antigonish's own, Mishra’s Dream, a gypsy - jazz quartet.
Sunday September 23rd, 2007
7:00 - 8:00 Laugh Yourself Healthy
Laughing Leader for the Nova Scotia Chapter of the International Laughing club, Rene Robichaud, will lead an introductory workshop in the health benefits of laughing. Come prepared to laugh yourself healthy and start the day with a smile. The International Laughing Club was developed in 1995 in India by Dr. Madan Kataria to promote the multiple health benefits of laughing each day. Since then, laughing clubs have spread across the globe as testament of their popularity. Currently over 3500 clubs enjoy this movement which had its origins in yoga. Instructors use a variety of stretching and smiling exercises to promote laughing techniques and health benefits such as stress reduction, improved blood circulation, and boosting your immune system.
7:00 - 9:00 Hot Breakfast
7:00 - 8:00 School Librarian’s breakfast meeting
8:00 - 9:00 NSLA AGM Part 2
8:30 - 9:00 LBANS AGM
8:30-11:00 Exhibit Area Open
Session A: LBANS Town Hall Meeting
Library Board members are encouraged to attend and raise issues of concern and interest.
Session B: Greening Your Library
Nicole Haverkort of Eastern Regional Solid Waste Management will share ideas on how to make your library green. Topics covered will include reducing paper waste, composting and recycling properly, handling weeded books, using green cleaning products and more. Learn how to create a greener Nova Scotia and a greener planet one library at a time.
Session C: Social Networking Online
Web 2.0, the new generation of online community building tools and services, is transforming the user experience. It has never been easier to connect with friends, exchange opinions and ideas, or get entertained or educated online. Patrons are spending time on Second Life, Facebook, My Space, Live Journal, Ning, LinkedIn, FLickr, etc. How can we serve them in this virtual world? Join us for the discussion on social networking and the ways libraries can use it for promotion and instruction.
Session A: Podcasting
Bruce Murray will be speaking on the topic of “Lib-casting: Podcasting for Libraries”. He’ll talk about how podcasting can promote special programs and lectures at the library, and enhance the library’s services. Bruce will also address many low-cost or ‘no’-cost ways to get started right away.
Session B: Planning Public Library Buildings
Library Consultant Nolan Lushington will present and discuss the elements involved in successfully planning public library buildings. He will cover the importance of consultation and communication between library staff, the community, the consultant, and the architect. In order to design a space to best serve patrons, their needs and the best ways to serve those needs must first be determined. Only then can the process of space design successfully proceed.
Session C: Myers-Briggs Personality Types in the Workplace
Alan Gaudet will show how reliable predictions of individual behavior can be an asset in the workplace. In a similar way to left- or right- handedness, the principle of Myers-Briggs Type Indicators is that individuals find certain ways of thinking and acting easier than others. Managers, employees, and anyone working with the public will find this workshop fascinating.
10:45-12:00 LBANS Executive meeting
12:15-1:00 NSLA Board meeting