Program

Time Topic Speakers
9:30
Welcome - grab a coffee and danish!

10:00 Welcome and Community-Led Committee Update

10:15 Keynote
Michael Ciccone, Executive Director
Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)
10:45 Community Led Toolkit
Erin Scuccimarri and Jenny Schnoll
11:15 Break
11:30 Keynote - An Evaluation Framework
John Pateman, CEO
Thunder Bay Public Library
12:30 Lunch
Lunch provided
1:30 Roundtable Discussions (topics ranked by participants)
2:30
Break
2:45
Roundtable Discussions #2

3:45 Concluding Remarks

4:00 Adjourn

Speakers


John Pateman

John Pateman has worked in public libraries for 37 years in a number of different roles ranging from Library Assistant to Chief Librarian. John was Chief Librarian of three library systems in the UK: Hackney, a diverse inner London borough; Merton, a multicultural London suburb; and Lincolnshire, a large rural county. John is currently Chief Librarian and CEO at Thunder Bay Public Library. John was part of the research team which produced Open to All? The Public Library and Social Exclusion (2000), which informed the Working Together Project (2004-2008) in Canada.

John is the author of Developing a Needs Based Library Service (2003), Public Libraries and Social Justice (2010, with John Vincent) and Developing Community-Led Public Libraries (2013, with Ken Williment). John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and he received the National Culture Award from the Cuban government for his work in support of Cuban libraries.


Michael Ciccone
Michael Ciccone is currently the Executive Director of the Centre for Equitable Library Access, on secondment from the Hamilton Public Library, where he is Director of Collections. Previously he was the Associate Director of Collections at the DC Public Library and the Head of Acquisitions for the branches of the New York Public Library.