2011 Annual Conference

Monday, May 16

Infinity and Beyond…The Future of Library Services in Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John’s City Hall in the E.B. Foran Room, located on 10 New Gower Street.

Check Out This Year’s Presenters!

Keynote Speaker: Su Cleyle, Associate University Librarian, MUN Libraries
Building Community in the Beyond: What is the Role for Library Associations?
Su’s academic library career spans more than two decades and during that time she has held a variety of positions with NLLA, APLA, CLA, and CACUL. She is a founding member of the journal Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Emeritus editorial board member of Library Hi Tech, and co-editor of the book Last One Out Turn Off the Lights: Is this the Future of American and Canadian Libraries? (2005). Currently, Su is Chair of The Partnership, the network of Canadian provincial, regional and territorial library associations responsible for a variety of professional development initiatives including the Education Institute, The Partnership Job Board, the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research and coming soon, Canada’s first national professional development certification program for those who work in libraries. Su is passionate about our profession, its community and how they can both continue to be relevant in our ever changing library landscape.

Round Table Discussion “The Future of the Profession” Panelists:
Louise Spiteri, Director/Associate Professor, Dalhousie School of Information Management
Kelly Hatch, Librarian, Colonel Harland Sanders Pediatric Research and Family Resource Centre
Beth Maddigan, Children’s Librarian, Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries
Annette Anthony, Regional Librarian, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Laura Winnett, Teacher Librarian, Bishop Abraham Elementary

Ken Carter, Director of Partnership Research and Analysis, Rural Secretariat and Louise McGillis, Associate University Librarian, Grenfell, MUN Libraries
Horizontal Networking: Get Out of Your “Silo” and Engage the Broader Community: Learn how libraries can partner with community and government organizations to support research needs in the province.

Timothy Harlick, Library Technician III, Dr. C. R. Barrett Library, Marine Institute
Marine Topics: Developing an Online Resource Experience: The development of Marine Topics web pages has been part of a larger effort to convert the Dr. C.R. Barrett Library homepage from a static site to an interactive reference tool customized to meet the information needs of faculty, students and marine industry based Centres of the Marine Institute. Topics pages are designed to be the point of first contact for information seeking in each respective field. We want to introduce students in particular to a level of access which piques their curiosity, pushes them want to find out more, use the library more, and learn how to answer questions independently. By clustering important resources in consultation with faculty and labelling those clusters to make them identifiable by program, we provide a high quality and relevant virtual space for students to explore.
The Marine Topics pages have served as a form of outreach to the different disciplines represented at the Marine Institute. Liaising with departments has allowed us to showcase how the library can meet the day to day information needs of both academia and industry, while also empowering the departments by engaging them in the development of our collections and research aids. The result has been very positive. This presentation will give us a chance to demonstrate our efforts to date and where we intend to go from here.

Gillian Byrne, Electronic Resources/Acquisitions Librarian, QEII Library, MUN Libraries
The Missing Link: The Power of OpenURL to Connect People to Resources: No technology in recent memory has improved the user experience like the development of the OpenURL standard (and subsequently, the Link Resolver). I can clearly recall life p.r. (pre-resolver) and the struggles students had trying to navigate from an index to the article. OpenURL has dramatically increased the ability of users to access libraries’ electronic content, but what is it? How does it work? This short presentation will get under the hood of OpenURL and outline how OpenURL works, what you can do with it and future areas of development for the standard.

Vicki Murphy, Acting Assistant Manager, Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries
Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks at the Public Libraries: This spring the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries is laucnhing its new eLibrary, it’s virtual branch where patrons across the province will be able to download eBooks and audiobooks to their computers and transfer them to portable devices. This session will demo the new website and show how this will be done.

Lisa Goddard, Scholarly Communications Librarian, MUN Libraries
Greater Reach for your Research: The Memorial University Research Repository: The Memorial University Research Repository is a new scholarly communications initiative from Memorial Libraries. The repository acts as an institutional research bibliography, provides greater exposure for faculty publications, and allows faculty members to easily share resources related to their research and teaching. Scholarly Communications Librarian Lisa Goddard will discuss the benefits of faculty self-archiving, as well as the challenges of setting up a research repository.

Jeannie Bail, Business and Copyright Research Liaison Librarian, QEII Library, MUN Libraries;
Crystal Rose, Public Services Librarian, Ferriss Hodgett Library, Memorial University; and Maria Burn, International Student and Library Assistant, Ferriss Hodgett Library, Memorial University
Internationalization at Memorial Libraries: Internationalization has been characterized as the integration of an intercultural element into higher education. At Memorial, the number of international students has increased dramatically. At the same time, the institution is sending students abroad to study at programs such as Harlow, U.K., and La Coruna, Spain. Come learn about some of the internationalization efforts taking place at various libraries within the Memorial system. Highlights include the use of distance education software to reach out to political science students while studying at Harlow, the recent photojournalism exhibit of daily life in Afghanistan: “Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes”, Multicultural Week events in the library, and unique library orientation and information literacy sessions especially for international students.

Amanda Tiller, Information Services Librarian, MUN Libraries and Shannon Gordon, Public Servics Librarian, MUN Libraries
2011 Freedom to Read Week: Announcing the winner of the 2011 Freedom to Read Week photo contest and unveiling the winning poster.

Parking and Car Pooling Information
On nearby Harbour Drive, there are 12-hour parking meters. There are pay-parking lots in the downtown, minutes from City Hall, like the Delta St. John’s Hotel and Convention Centre ($15/day) or the Atlantic Place Parking Parking Garage ($13/day). Check out our Google Map of Parking Near NLLA Conference Venue.

Visit Downtown St. John’s for more information about parking.

We are facilitating car pooling to and from the QEII Library. When you register, please indicate if you require a ride, or if you are able to offer rides.

Conference Schedule (Download NLLA2011ConferenceProgram)

Sunday, May 15
7:00 pm: Pub Night at the Shamrock City Pub, 340 Water Street
Monday, May 16
8:00 am: Registration
9:00 am: Welcome, Melissa Feaver, NLLA President
9:05 am: Keynote Speaker, Su Cleyle
9:30 am: Ken Carter & Louise McGillis
10:10 am: Coffee Break
10:45 am: Timothy Harlick
11:10 am: NLLA Annual General Meeting
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:05 pm: Gillian Byrne
1:30 pm: Vicki Murphy
1:50 pm: Lisa Goddard
2:10 pm: Break
2:40 pm: Amanda Tiller, Shannon Gordon
2:55 pm: Jeannie Bail, Crystal Rose, Maria Burn
3:30 pm: Round Table Discussion: The Future of the Profession
Facilitator: Su Cleyle
Panelists: Louise Spiteri, Kelly Hatch, Beth Maddigan, Annette Anthony
6:00 pm: NLLA/APLA Joint Social

Social Events
Sunday, May 15, 7:00 pm:
Pub Night at the Shamrock City Pub, 340 Water Street
Monday, May 16, 6:00 pm:
NLLA/APLA Joint Social, Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, 115 Cavendish Square (included with registration)

For more information, contact Conference Planning Committee Chair, Crystal Rose.

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