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Monday, Nov. 7th, 2016 Annual Meeting

Biographies of Librarians & Information Professionals

2015 W. Kaye Lamb award winners

Spring 2016 Newsletter

The Ex Libris logo designed by Leslie Smart and Associates uses a woodcut created for L. Bruce Pierce, a former editor of Ryerson Press, who has permitted its use for our logo. The pine tree bent to the wind and the geese flying south are found in all parts of Canada.


Previous AGM speakers, 1987 to present


Three Presentations and Discussions on Library Education, a Toronto neighbourhood, and the Digital Age
  • The History of Library Education, speaker Agatha Barc
  • Orchardviewers and the History of North Toronto, by Lynda Moon
  • Digital Age Concerns including the Material Internet, Censorship, and Scholarhship, Dale Askey from McMaster University


Two Presentations and Discussions on Surveying and Collecting
  • The Future Action Plan for the Toronto Public Libraries, speaker Kim Silk
  • Collecting Cookbooks, Mary F. Williamson and Liz Driver (with Fiona Lucas)


Four Presentations in Librarianship and Heritage Preservation
  • Sunnybrook Hospital services for veterans with Phil Gold, Archivists and Librarian, Toronto
  • "New Approaches in Map Librarianship" with Courtney Lundrigan from Trinity College, Toronto
  • Woodland Cultural Centre library services with Vivre Willand, Brantford
  • Ex Libris Oral History project with Vivienne James, Toronto


New Directions in Academic Librarianship
  • Michael Ridley, McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph
  • Noel McFerran, Kelly Library, St, Michaels College
Promoting Archives: The War of 1812, Diamond Jubilee, and Social Media
  • Stewart Boden,,Archives of Ontario
  • Paul Sharkey, City of Toronto Archives


Panel Discussion: "E-Books and Libraries" convened by Jean Weihs
  • Lani Sellick, retired documentary producer
  • Joanne Lombardo, Collections Librarian, E-Books at Toronto Public Library
  • Malle Vallik, author, editor, digital publisher Harlequin
The Human Library
  • Cort Egan, Manager, Communications, University of Guelph Library, with student Adelle Miller (human book)
  • Anne Marie Aikens, Manager, Corporate Communications, Toronto Public Library


Panel Discussion: "Post-Retirement Activities; from Consulting to Volunteering"
  • Jean Weihs, Consultant, Columnist and Writer
  • Shireley Lewis, Children of Ethiopia Education Fund Canada
Storytelling: its History in Libraries and the Effects of New Media
  • Ken Setterington, Toronto Public Library
  • Mariella Vertelli, Toronto Public Library


Panel Discussion: "Prison Libraries: Past, Present, & Future"
  • Joanne Lefebvre, Coordinator, Learning Resources Initiative,Ontario Region, Correctional Services Canada
  • Rob Baltovich (librarian wrongly convicted)
Library Juries: a panel
  • Douglas Gibson, McClelland & Stewart
  • Ken Setterington' Toronto Public Library
  • Todd Kyle, Mississauga Public Library


Discussion: "Bring Out Your Dead or Focus on Genealogy"
  • Sharon Murphy, Timelines Genealogical Research, Cobourg – "Hiring a Professional Genealogist"
  • Marian Press, Acting Chief Librarian Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – "Wired Genealogy: Where the Internet has Taken Family Historians"


Panel Discussion: "Independent Book Sellers, Challenges in the Big Box Store Era."
  • Brenda Bickram, Books for Business
  • Leonard McHardy, Theatre Books
  • Sheila Kauffman, Another Story
  • Alison Fryer, The Cookbook Store
Gwen Harris, Gwen Harris Information Services:
  • "Life on the Web: The Web as a Social Place."


Anna Porter, Author and Former Publisher of Key Porter Books
  • "Canadian Publishing in the Global Marketplace."
Panel Discussion: "Trends and Challenges in Collection Building ( What Are Libraries Buying and Why) - (The Shrinking Dollar and Expanding Choices."
  • Scott Millard, Manager, Library Service, Halton Catholic District School Board
  • Charlotte Stewart, recently retired University Librarian (Acting), McMaster University
  • Susan Caron, Manager, Collection Development, Toronto Public Library


Vivienne Monty, Senior Librarian, York University:
  • "Changes in Reference Due to Technology: From Gutenberg to Gates"
Ken Setterington, Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services, Toronto Public Library
  • "The Importance of Story in an Automated World"


Brian Cantwell Smith, Dean, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto
  • "Future Directions for the Faculty of Information Studies"
Panel Discussion: "The Growing Crisis in School Libraries"
  • Liz Kerr, Past President of OLA
    "Outline of the Issues - Trends and Perspectives - National, Provincial, Local"
  • Janet Kaufman, Head, Information Services and Co-Director of the Learning Common, University of Guelph
"A Perspective on the Problems Being Encountered at the University Library Level"
  • Teri Shaw, Canadian Federation of University Women
    "Background the CFUW's Resolutions on Supporting School Libraries"


Ian Wilson, National Archivist of Canada,
  • "The New Library and Archives Canada"
Panel discussion: "The Ontario Digital Library (ODL): A Virtual Reality"
  • Michael Ridley, University Librarian, University of Guelph
  • Ken Roberts, Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library


Panel discussion:
Is Librarianship as a Profession Headed for Oblivion?"
  • Roma Harris, Vice Provost and Registrar, University of Western Ontario and Professor , Faculty of Information and Media Studies
    "Identity Shaping: Is time running out for Librarians?"
  • Deborah Defoe, Chief Librarian, Kingston and Frontenac Public Library
    "The Report of the Death of (public) Librarianship is greatly Exaggerated"
  • Maureen O'Reilly, Recording Secretary of Local 416, Library Division of the TorontCivic Employees Union and Public Services Librarian at Brentwood District Library
    "Senior Qualified Application - A Threat tthe Profession? A Union Member's Perspective"
Panel Discussion:
  • Elizabeth Driver, Bibliographer, editor, author, culinary historian, "Where is my Expert?"
  • Mary Canvanagh, PhD candidate, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Torontand Manager of Virtual Library Sources, Ottawa Public Library
    "Librarians of the Future - Following the 'red thread' pf the Question"
  • Peter Hajnal, retired International Organization and Government Information Specialist, University of TorontLibraries
    "Librarianship Changed and not Doomed"


Judy Donnelly, Project Manager, HBIC,
  • "History of the Book in Canada Project"
Susanne Sexty, Memorial University,
  • Plan for an Ex Libris Website and e-mail service
Peter Hajnal,
  • "The WTO and GATT - Should Ex Libris be Concerned?"


John English, "The Future Role of the National Archives and National Library" Gwyneth Evans, Director General of National and International Programs For the National Library of Canada
Miriam McTiernan, Archivist of Ontario


Panel discussion: "Our Library Heritage for the New Millennium"
  • Scott James, Archivist, Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, and former Director, Toronto City Archives
  • Mary Rae Shantz, Special Collections Librarian, Toronto Reference Library
  • Joanna Wellheiser, Preservation and Digitization Specialist, Toronto Reference Library
Karolyn Smardz, Public Heritage Consultant
  • "Fugitive sources: Researching the Lives of African-Americans in the Promised Land"


Panel discussion: "Amalgamation: The Impact on Public Libraries and Librarians"
  • Josephine Bryant, CEO, Toronto Public Library
  • Marcel Giroux, Chair, Kingston-Frontenac Public Library Board
Stephen Cummings,
  • "In Search of Angus Mowat" PhD Thesis


Panel discussion: "Bill 109: Its Impact on Public Libraries in Ontario"
  • Lorne Bruce, Collections Services Librarian, University of Guelph
  • Bruce MacNeil, Past Chair, Kitchener Public Library Board
  • Peggy Walshe, CEO, Kitchener Public Library
Elizabeth Hulse, librarian, freelance writer,
  • "Recovering Sir Daniel Wilson: A Tale of Two Cities"


Panel discussion: "Adapting tNew Environments"
  • Rose Dotten, Teacher-Librarian, University of Toronto Schools Library
  • Virginia Gillham, University Librarian, Sir Wilfred Laurier University
  • Jane Horrocks, CEO, Richmond Hill Public Library
Howard Engel, author,
  • "Challenges of Writing Crime Fiction in Canada"


Kildare Dobbs, author, and broadcaster,
  • An account of his travels and career
Marion Fowler, author,
  • "In a Gilded Cage: Heiresses and Duchesses"


William Poole, founder of Waygoose,
  • "Waygoose and the Mackenzie Heritage Printery Museum"
Jean Little, author of children's literature
  • "The Joys and Trials of Writing for Children in Canada"


Sheila Wilson , author of a history of the St. Catharines Public Library
  • "Writing Library History"
Chris Raible, writer, broadcaster and historical interpreter
  • "Creating Authorities -sare many of my imperfections"


Margaret Beckman,
  • "Three Decades of Change"
Albert Bowron,
  • "Thoughts on the Changes in Libraries"


James J. Talman, University Librarian, University of Western Ontario
  • "From the Ontario Archives the UWO Library"
Farley Mowat, author
  • Perspective on his father, Angus Mowat, through an exchange of letters while Farley was overseas during the Second World War
Judith St. John, Librarian, Toronto Public library
  • "Fortuitous Happenings and Uncanny Coincidences"


John A. Wiseman
  • "Temples of Democracy: A History of Public Library Development in Ontario, 1880-1920"
Robert Blackburn, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto
  • "Anecdotes from the History of the University of TorontLibrary"


Bernd Frohmann, Professor, School of Library and Information Science, UWO
  • "The Importance of History tLibrarianship"
Katharine Greenfield, retired Head of Special Collections, Hamilton Public Library
  • "Writing Library History - The Hamilton Public Library"
Marianne Scott, National Librarian,
  • "The National Library and Library History"


Margaret Anderson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Library and Information Science, University of Toronto
  • "Oral History Project on Retired Public Librarians"
Janet Fyfe, Professor, University of Western Ontario
  • "Oral History Activities, School of Library and Information Science, UWO"
Ian Wilson, Archivist of Ontario
  • "The Mission of Archives"


Roger Nickerson, Sound Archivist, Ontario Archives
  • "Aspects of Oral History"

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