Ontario Library Association Archives

OLA Super Conference 2007, p. 33

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pies and practices. Examine the tools available to evaluate their role in community development and consider future directions. Convenor: Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones. 312 MTCC 104C 314 ICH Kingsw;ily 9:05-10:20 am Assessment; Knowledge management,· Statistics and surveys SURVEYMONKEY.COM: ASSESS YOUR LIBRARY'S SERVICES Sam Kalb, Library Assessment and IT Projects Coordinator, Queen's Umversity. 9:05-10:20 am Advocacy; Marketing PLACEMAKING: TURNING YOUR LIBRARY INTO A FIRST RATE DESTINATION Anne Murphy, Area Manager. Mississaugc Ubrary System; Gil Penalosa, Business Advisor, Development and Business Services, City of Mississauga. An overview of the key concepts of placemaking. Hear about some practical ways in which placemaking can be used to improve the library as an important community destination. Convenor: Natalie Gibbons, Kitchener Public Library. MTCC 203C 9:05-10:20 am Access; Programs and services; Users Help your library improve its services by learning basic principiE!S about conducting effective 01n-line surveys, including survey planning, sampling, constructing and analyzing using SurveyMonkey.com. All types of libraries can use thi.s tool and will find this session usd ul. Convenor: Anita Brooks Kirkland, Waterloo Region District School Board. 315 ICH Halton prepare for conferences, and they are able to practice and improve their presentation and communication skills. One of the segments will show how three secondary schools use video conferencing in the White Pine Reading Program to engage the student readers. Convenor: Marybeth Snyder. Waterloo Region District School Board. 316 MTCC 203A 317 ICH Oakville 9:05-10:20 am Values and vision; Curriculum and teaming; Fundraising BEING THE CHA. NGE Peggy Thomas, Centrally Assigned Teacher-librarian; Sybille Parry, Gwen McAllister, Amy Satterthwaite, Heather Myrvold, teachei-Jibrarians, Toronto District School Board. 9:05-10:20 am Reading and literacy; Technology and education; Collections and resources ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND THE SCHOOL LIBRARY Michelle Regina, Department Head of Library, Li Cho, Library Technician, Holy Cross Catholic Academy. York Catholic District School Board. Last year the OSLA project on global citizenship, Be the Change was launched. Join four teacher-librari· ans to find out how they implemented the program in their schools and what impact Be the Change has had on the students involvement. Convenor: Diana Maliszewski, Toronto District School Board 9:05-10:20 am Technology and education; Reading and literacy 313 VIRTUAL LEARNING USING INTERACTIVE VIDEO·CONFERENCING Jeff Brown, Learning Resources and Technologies Consultant, Dean Smith, Teacher-Librarian, Cobourg Disaict Collegiate Institute East, Angela Thompson, Teacher-Librarian, East Northumberland Secondary School, Jacqui Fuger, Teacher-Librarian, Campbellford District High School, Kawarrha Pine Ridge District School Board. SERVING PATRONS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (AND THE PEOPLE THAT CARE AND SUPPORT THEM) Anne Dorsey, Children- Youth Librarian, Barrie Public Library; Sambhavi Chandrashekar, Graduate Student (PhD program), Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. Learn about the potential of using Assistive Technology in your School Library. See how Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Word 0. and other programs can change the way your students learn and develop literacy skills. Walk away with some tips to initiate the pro· gram in your school and receive ready to use handouts for lesson implementation. Convenor: Jo-Anne LaForty, Toronto District School Board. 318 MTCC 201C 9:05-10:20 am Collections and resources; Young adults KIDS ARE KEEN FOR FRENCH BOOKS Louise Godbout-Legault, Coordinator, Southern Ontario Library Service; Nathalie Tremblay, Le Coin du livre Bookstore, Ottawa. Who are the library users with developmental disabilities and how can libraries meet their needs? Here are strategies for library programs, collection development and partnerships with community organizations. Convenor: Andrea Gordon, Burlington Public Library. Is interactive video-conferencing just the latest tech-toy, or is it a potentially powerful teaching tool? This session will demonstrate a variety of ways that good te·achers have incorporated virtual learning experiences in to regular cl;mroom and library programs. Stude1~ts improve their research skills as they Do you find French material for school libraries and French Immersion schools hard to find? learn about the latest and most popular French fiction books on the market aimed to please boys in particular. Get descriptions of great non-fiction books, including series, on all sorts of topics and for all ages. Discover how to select titles that will encourage boys (French or French immersion) to read more, see selection lists from an experi· enced bookstore and possibly browse through the books. Convenor: Ann Ford, Waterloo Region District School Board. .. --~ -· "I (~ Susan Murray 305 · I n a Michael Vandenburg 306 Catherine Steeves 307 Arlene Chan 310 Marjatta Asu 31 1 LUTIOn S C Han Gin G LanDSCaPe 33

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