Program Schedule

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    • June 1, 2016
      • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PMRegistration DeskRegistration is open to pick-up badges or register on site.
      • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMCopyright Advisory CommitteeRoom: Bytowne
      • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMGovernment Information NetworkRoom: Chaudiere
      • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMAccessible Collections and Services NetworkRoom: Capitale
      • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AMLibrary History NetworkRoom: Joliet
      • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMIntellectual Freedom Advisory CommitteeRoom: Bytowne
      • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMTechnical Services NetworkRoom: Joliet
      • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AMCANCELLED - Library and Literacy Services for Indigenous Peoples of Canada NetworkCancelled
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMWelcome Plenary and KeynoteCLA President Sandra Singh welcomes everyone to the CLA National Forum. In this welcome address we will introduce you to the proceedings of the Forum and publically honour our CLA Award recipients. To follow, the Canadian Library Association is pleased to present our keynote speaker, Chief Wilton (Willie) Littlechild, Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, former Member of Parliament, and respected lawyer. Chief Littlechild is a strong advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and promoter of the implementation of the treaties between the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Crown.
      • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PMNetworking & Refreshment Break
      • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PMThe Promise and the Peril of Intellectual Freedom in the 21st CenturyWhat are the key threats to intellectual freedom in Canada? And what are the sources, drivers, and targets of such threats? How do we balance evolving challenges with free speech rights and social responsibility in Canadian democracy? Our distinguished panel will help delegates enhance their understanding of crucial issues as the library profession moves forward with policy development in the broad arena of intellectual freedom.
      • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PMCompetitive Landscapes: Look Around & Make DecisionsThe profession and sector has talked of competitive forces for many years. What's been missing from this conversation has been an honest analysis of the competitive forces, segmentation of the library sector within the context of that analysis, and decision criteria for segments and areas in which the library sector has both the strength and marketing position to carve out new opportunities, the durability and power to maintain current roles, services and business lines, and the courage to divest of others. Bringing their individual and collective perspectives to this session, the panelists work with the audience to draft the analysis, segmentation and criteria for making tough yet critical decisions within the public and academic library sectors and the library landscape as a whole.
      • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PMDigital Strategy and the Government of CanadaGovernment digital strategy encompasses a wide range of topics, from fostering digital innovation, to open government data, to privacy and security legislation, to telecommunications policy, to cyberbullying prevention, and Canadian content regulations. Over the last few years of their mandate, the previous Conservative government put policies in place in many of those areas, with their high level strategy outlined in the Digital Canada 150 document. Where will the new Liberal government take us? Are there any hints as to what their digital strategy might be? What previous initiatives will be discontinued and what new initiatives will be created? Come to this interactive session where expert panelists will touch on a few of the most important areas of Canada’s digital strategy as well as engaging participants in a conversation about how the library community could both move forward on some initiatives of our own as well as influence the government’s direction.
      • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PMInfluencing Canadian Copyright: Getting ReadyThe session will provide lightning updates on a range of copyright topics including Marrakesh/Bill C-11, unused exceptions, TPP provisions for term extension, digital locks, and educational fair dealing. Half of the session will be then devoted to smaller discussion groups to explore library policy positions on such copyright matters.
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMWelcome ReceptionCome celebration our accomplishments and embrace a new chapter [commencer un nouveau chapitre] in the history of Canadian libraries. Join us for our 2016 Welcome Reception and share in the remembrance of 70 years of championing libraries and library services in Canada. Share your memories of friends, conferences and great moments in advocacy with colleagues old and new. City of Ottawa Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor and City Councilor Tim Tierney will welcome you and your colleagues to the beautiful City of Ottawa.
    • June 2, 2016
      • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PMRegistration DeskRegistration desk is open to pick up badges or register on site.
      • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AMDelivering Content in the Digital Market: Licensing Issue or Paradigm Shift?Traditional library service models built around the lending of physical collections were not designed to encompass digital content, and many libraries find themselves struggling to incorporate digital collections into their existing physical models. Can we make digital content behave in the same way as physical materials? Do we even want to? Are there fresh approaches to consider? Panelists will reflect on how digital technology is disrupting the marketplace for content creation, publishing and distribution and explore the opportunities (and threats) for libraries that emerge from that disruption.
      • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AMConvergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (LAM’s) – Capitalizing on the digital disruption.Can libraries, archives and museums work together to change the user experience? The future of Culture and Memory Institutions depends on it! This diverse panel collectively uses, evaluate and manages, Libraries, Archives and Museums. A review of emerging initiatives and approaches will demonstrate how LAM’s can align their goals and technology to prepare for a unified future together.
      • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AMNational Metrics ProgramWhat Gets Measured, Gets Funded : National Metrics Program The Canadian Federation of Library Associations has identified a critical area of their work to be establishing a national metrics program focused on defining and reporting on the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for Canadian libraries. What has been hidden will be revealed.
      • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AMFrom Truth to Reconciliation: A Discussion on the Path ForwardThis panel will discuss the activities of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission their calls to action, and the path that lie before us as individuals or as an organizations and as a nation.
      • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PMCommunity Show CaseThis is your opportunity to network with the vendors and service providers of the library community. You will learn about new or enhanced products and services; build new industry connections and reconnect with colleagues. We have several organizations, associations and government departments who are eager to meet with you to hear about what your library needs most. There will be an opportunity to win prizes for visiting!
      • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking & Refreshment BreakJoin your colleagues in the Community Show Case for some coffee talk.
      • 11:00 AM - 12:45 PMCLA Book Awards LuncheonLiterary and graphic excellence in books for children and young adults is encouraged and promoted through the Book Awards program of the Canadian Library Association. On this day we publically honour the recipients of these 3 prestigious awards sponsored by Library Services Centre.
      • 11:00 AM - 12:45 PMInnovation in Canadian LibrariesOCLC and CLA are proud to again celebrate Innovation in Canadian Libraries. At this symposium, OCLC will present awards—cosponsored with Congrès des milieux documentaires (CMD), OLITA (OLA) and CLA—to three innovative institutions. These awards recognize cutting-edge initiatives in the library community, and the winners will present their projects in detail during the symposium. A brief OCLC update will follow the presentations. The symposium will offer a networking opportunity, and a light lunch will be served. Sponsored by OCLC
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PMUnconference: The Incubator RoomThe unconference format creates an informal space for peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity. Join us in discussion, engagement, and the opportunity to network.
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PMFuture of the ProfessionDiscussion on the future of the profession from the perspectives of public library, Academic, Specialized Library.
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PMFrom Truth to Reconciliation: A Discussion on the Path ForwardThis is a repeat session to allow participants the opportunity to join the discussion. This panel will discuss the activities of the truth and reconciliation commission their calls to action, and the path that lie before us as individuals or as an organizations and as a nation.
      • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PMConvergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (LAM’s) – Capitalizing on the digital disruption.This is a repeat session to allow participants the opportunity to join the discussion. Can libraries, archives and museums work together to change the user experience? The future of Culture and Memory Institutions depends on it! This diverse panel collectively uses, evaluate and manages, Libraries, Archives and Museums. A review of emerging initiatives and approaches will demonstrate how LAM’s can align their goals and technology to prepare for a unified future together.
      • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PMNetworking & Refreshment BreakJoin your colleagues in the Community Show Case for some coffee talk.
      • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PMCFLA-FCAB Open ForumThe inaugural CFLA-FCAB board will introduce the vision and scope of this new organization and the work to date. Whether you are an individual interested in this new national organization, or a library association representative exploring a membership with CFLA-FCAB, we hope you will join for questions and discussions about the scope and possibilities. Please help us to create the new national voice for Canadian libraries.
    • June 3, 2016
      • 7:00 AM - 12:00 PMRegistration DeskRegistration desk is open to pick-up badges or register on site.
      • 7:30 AM - 8:45 AMMP Advisory BreakfastThe Parliamentary Breakfast offers librarians from communities across Canada an opportunity to meet with Members of Parliament to discuss the issues that matter to the millions of Canadians who use our facilities, services, and collections. The morning will feature speeches on topics of interest at the federal level and will include an opportunity to invite your Member of Parliament to be hosted at your table, which will encourage an interactive dialogue. Note this is a ticketed session: cost is $10
      • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AMCombined ReportingThe Report Back will summarize the major highlights, the big ideas and the ah-ha moments from the 2016 Forum discussions. The key findings, brought together, will catalyze a new era of engagement, focus, and impact.
      • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AMNetworking & Refreshment Break
      • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM National Documentary Heritage Digitization Strategies from Around the World - Keynote LuncheonThe presentation will begin with an international panel discussion on Digitization catalysts, followed by the Launch of Canada’s Strategy with a facilitated discussion and table work on the National Heritage Digitization Strategy.
      • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PMForum Closing RemarksCLA President, Sandra Singh will bring the 2016 Forum to a close - a celebration of our final gathering.