Nova Scotia Library Association

2016 Annual Conference

September 23 - 25, 2016

Pictou Lodge & Beach Resort

Sense of Place

you, your community, your library, your work

NSLA Conference 2016 Conference Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2016

12:00-6:00pm Registration Table Northumberland Room Porch
1:00-4:00pm Pre-conference sessions
1. Safe Spaces Training to raise awareness and understanding of the LGBTQ community with Vania MacMillan, Pictou County Centre for Sexual Health
2. Developing Library Strategies to assist patrons with executive functioning difficulties with Doreen Coady Shadbott, Nova Scotia Health Authority
3. Creative Reminiscence: Presenting programs for seniors with Sue Mosher, Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL)

1. Northumberland Room

2. Wentworth Room

3. Julianna Room

4:00-5:30pm NSLA Board Meeting Wentworth Room
4:30-6:00pm LBANS Executive Meeting Julianna Room
5:30-6:30pm Pizza Buffet *optional at an additional cost Fireside Lounge
5:30-6:30pm NSLA AGM Part 1 Julianna Room
6:30-7:30pm One Book Nova Scotia (1BNS) reading Northumberland Room A
7:30-9:00pm Opening Reception & 'An Evening of Spirits' Including local product samplings and ghost stories around the campfire! Fireside Lounge & outdoors

Saturday, September 24, 2016

7:00-8:00am Yoga on the Beach with Rachael MacLean Northumberland deck, then beach
8:15-9:00am Breakfast Northumberland Room
8:00am-1:30pm Registration Table Northumberland Room Porch
9:00am-4:30pm Exhibitors Northumberland Room B
9:00-10:00am Keynote Speaker - Elena Madison, Project for Public Spaces (sponsored by Nova Scotia Provincial Library and Total Transport Solutions Inc.) Northumberland Room A
10:00-10:30am Nutrition Break with Exhibitors sponsored by CVS/Hoopla Northumberland Room B
10:30-11:45am Session I
A. Architectural Design of Library Buildings with Dale Archibald, Archibald & Fraser Architects Inc.
B. Safety for all in a Public Workplace with Cst. Paul Vanderlaan, Pictou County District RCMP
C. Building a "Makerspace" with Megan Cameron, Colchester East Hants Public Libraries (CEHPL)

A. Northumberland Room
B. Wentworth Room
C. Julianna Room
12:00-1:30pm Lunch Fireside Lounge
1:30-2:30pm Session II
A. Libraries as Community Art Spaces with Sarah O'Toole & Elizabeth Glinz, Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL)
B. The People's Place Library: Building social inclusion with, and for, Indigenous Peoples with Laura Lee Kearns & Nancy Peters, St. Francis Xavier University
C. LBANS Town Hall: Panel on Capital Fundraising An open panel discussion with representatives from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Building Canada Fund

A. Julianna Room

B. Wentworth Room

C. Northumberland Room

2:30-3:00pm Nutrition Break sponsored by Whitehots Northumberland Room
3:00-4:00pm Session III
A. Getting Creative with Weeded and Donated Books - a hands on crafting session! (runs until 4:15pm) with Carol Wilkie & Pat Smith, PARL
B. Block Party: Connecting to Your Community Through Play with Mark Black &Sarah Manchon, Halifax Public Libraries (HPL)
C. Bookrage Podcast with Denise Corey, Cumberland Public Libraries (CPL) & Laura Emery, Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL)

A. Julianna Room

B. Northumberland Room

C. Wentworth Room

4:30-5:30pm LBANS meeting & NSLA Pre-Resolutions Julianna Room (LBANS) Wentworth Room (NSLA)
6:30-9:00pm Pre-dinner meet and greet, Conference Banquet and NSLA awards Fireside Lounge

Sunday, September 25, 2016

7:30-9:00am Breakfast Northumberland Room
8:00-9:00am NSLA AGM Part II Northumberland Room
9:00-10:00am Session IV
A. Keeping it Green with Marla Cameron, Pictou County Solid waste Management
B. Academic and Public Library Partnerships for Leisure Reading Collections with Kristel Fleuren-Hunter, PARL & Suzanne Van den Hoogen, St. Francis Xavier University
C. Babies and Books ... and Seniors? Taking Baby and Toddler Programs into the Seniors Home with Kate Oland, Cape Breton Regional Library

A. Wentworth Room

B. Northumberland Room

C. Julianna Room

10:00-10:30am Nutrition Break sponsored by Atlantic Book Ltd. Northumberland Room
10:30-11:30am Session V
A. Community Engagement in Nova Scotia Libraries with Heather Reid, HPL
B. Creating Community: Art and Inspiration in Public and School Libraries with Pam Eakin, CEHPL, Roxanne MacMillan, Rocky Lake Junior High School & Becky Thompson, Artist & Teacher
C. Non-Fiction Historical Research and Writing with John Ashton, Ashton Creative Design

A. Julianna Room

B. Northumberland Room

C. Wentworth Room