WEDNESDAY, November 2, 2016 - Evening Social hosted by Western Alumni (optional)
7 PM - 9 PM
Grad Club, Middlesex College, Western University
Guests will receive a complimentary drink and appetizers. You do not need to be a Western alumni to attend. Register here.

THURSDAY, November 3, 2016 
9 AM - 4:15 PM

London Public Library, Central Branch 
251 Dundas St., London, Ont., N6A 6H9

Please take a look at our past conferences for what we’ve held in the past. 

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Registration

9:30 - 10:15 a.m. - Opening Remarks and Richard Scrimger!

10:15 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Poster Sessions

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Speed Networking

These 10 minutes sessions will be one–on–one with some of the best and brightest in our Ontario libraries (names to be released closer to the event)! Take this opportunity to bounce ideas, ask questions and network! The amount of sessions per participant will be dependent on demand. Registration for these sessions will happen prior to the Expo. Keep watch for email notification and sign up early!

*The below list is subject to change. The complete listing will be available at the time of email notification.

GTA Library System  – Margie Singleton, CEO Vaughan Public Libraries
Large Library System  – Susanna Hubbard Krimmer, CEO London Public Libraries
Large Library System  – Rebecca Raven, CEO Brampton Public Libraries
Small Library System  – Michelle Alleyne, CEO East Gwillimbury Public Libraries
Medium Library System – Kelly Kipfer, Manager of Community Engagement & Children’s Services, Waterloo Public Library
Federation of Ontario Public Libraries – Director, Stephen Abram
Children’s & Youth Manager – Kate Alatsas, Manager of Chlidren’s & Youth Services, Brampton Public Library
OLA’s Children and Youth Committee – Douglas Davey, Former Chair of Children and Youth Committee, Children and Youth Services Librarian Halton Hills Public Library
Ontario Library Association – Shelagh Paterson, Executive Director, Ontario Library Association
2015 Children’s Librarian of the Year – Andrea Wesson, Youth Advocate Vaughan Public Libraries
Julie Gonyou Senior Director, Administration & Special Projects London Public Library

11:30 a.m. –  Presentation by London Public Library Staff on the Central Library Revitalization Project (optional Library tour)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. - Lightning Talks

2:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. - BREAK

2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. - Change Management: Rebecca Raven, CEO Brampton Public Library & Maureen Barry, CEO Burlington Public Library

The library world moves fast, and child and youth library workers are often the first to react!  Join library leaders – and former Children’s Librarians - Rebecca Raven and Maureen Barry as they share their experience on how they manage change and stay on the cutting edge.

2:40 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Engage with play, STEM learning and interactive engaging tools to enhance your programs and services

3:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. - Award Ceremony and End of Day Grand Prize Draw Giveaway!