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* 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

  • Collecting Cookbooks, Mary F. Williamson and Liz Driver (with Fiona Lucas)

  • “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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rob Baltovich (librarian wrongly convicted)

Library Juries: a panel
* Douglas Gibson, McClelland & Stewart

  • Ken Setterington' Toronto Public Library
  • Todd Kyle, Mississauga Public Library

  • Marian Press, Acting Chief Librarian Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – “Wired Genealogy: Where the Internet has Taken Family Historians”

  • 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.”


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



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”


Panel discussion: “The Ontario Digital Library (ODL): A Virtual Reality”
* Michael Ridley, University Librarian, University of Guelph
* Ken Roberts, Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library


* 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”



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


* 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”

  • Josephine Bryant, CEO, Toronto Public Library
  • Marcel Giroux, Chair, Kingston-Frontenac Public Library Board

Stephen Cummings,

  • “In Search of Angus Mowat” PhD Thesis

  • 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”

  • 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”

  • An account of his travels and career

Marion Fowler, author,

  • “In a Gilded Cage: Heiresses and Duchesses”

  • “Waygoose and the Mackenzie Heritage Printery Museum”

Jean Little, author of children's literature

  • “The Joys and Trials of Writing for Children in Canada”

  • “Writing Library History”

Chris Raible, writer, broadcaster and historical interpreter

  • “Creating Authorities -sare many of my imperfections”

  • “Three Decades of Change”

Albert Bowron,

  • “Thoughts on the Changes in Libraries”

  • “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”

  • “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”

  • “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”

  • “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”

  • “Aspects of Oral History”

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