Thursday/Friday April 7-8 2016 with Welcome Reception; Pre & Post Library Tours, April 6 & 9
A Call to Action: Building the Change Agenda for the Information Profession
IFLA President’s Meeting
April 7-8, 2016
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
This two day summit focuses on the exploration of building the change agenda at the global, national, institutional and personal level. It brings together leading thinkers, information professionals, and experienced practitioners from different segments of the library and information services community who represent efforts to address new directions needed as a result of societal trends reflecting both regional and library sector perspectives. Engage with public, academic, and institutional librarians as well as library educators, creative and critical makers, futurists, and others in conversation about the change agenda for the information profession.
Wednesday, April 6th
University of Toronto, iSchool
4:00 pm Registration
Tours of the Fisher Rare Books Library & the Semaphore Critical Making Lab (20 minute visits at 4:10, 4:40, 5:10 and 5:40)
6:00 pm-7:30 Reception at the iSchool
Thursday April 7th
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
8:30 Registration (coffee & muffins)
9:15 Opening Keynote President’s introduction of Keynote Taking Action in a Brave New World Patricia Martin, Principal at LitLamp Communications, & Author, Renaissance Generation: The Rise of the Cultural Consumer and What it Means to Your Business; and Tipping the Culture: How Engaging Millennials Will Change Things In her research on the digital culture, author Patricia Martin defines the top priorities essential to a successful transformation for libraries looking to thrive in the 21st century. PPT: http://www.slideshare.net/stephenabram1/ifla-martin
10:30 Supporting the Information Profession & Economy (hour panel followed by ½ hour discussion with table facilitators) Michael Crandall, Principal Research Scientist, The Information School, University of Washington Sandra Hirsh, Professor and Director, School of Information, San Jose State University PPT: http://www.slideshare.net/stephenabram1/ifla-president-forum-hirsh-april2016v2-1 Seamus Ross, Past Dean, Faculty of Information, Interim Director of the Coach House Institute. University of Toronto will talk about Education for Data Analytics & Science and discuss the education of information professionals for data analytics and science focusing on the opportunities, challenges, and the contributions our profession can make.
1:00 Advocacy: Building National Policy Agendas Strategies for moving ahead/action (hour panel followed by ½ hour discussion with table facilitators) Moderator: Janice Lachance, Interim President, Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust Christopher Cutler, Advisor to the Mayor, Community Relations, City of Hamilton Stuart Hamilton, Deputy Secretary General / Director, Policy & Advocacy, IFLA Guy Berthiaume, Librarian & Archivist of Canada will talk about Advocacy: The role of national libraries
Tours: 1. Take a pre-arranged bus to Scarborough (a suburb of Toronto) to see the Toronto Public Library’s latest state of the art branches; visit the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Library, and have ethnically diverse and exciting food for lunch before returning to the Sheraton hotel.
2. Take a guided walking tour to the Toronto Public Library main branch (Yonge & Bloor) and the spectacular new Learning Commons at Ryerson University
3. Visit the Royal Ontario Museum or Art Gallery of Ontario – volunteers can help you get there!