Are you a library community member willing to explore, connect and discuss innovative technological approaches with librarian leaders across Canada?
CONNECT will be bringing an even stronger Library Learning Commons representation to this year’s conference. Leaders from every aspect of the library community, public, K-12, higher education, IT, will enjoy sessions that explore and discuss the innovative technological approaches and partnerships that our libraries provide to our communities.
If this stream sounds interesting to you, consider checking out the following sessions:
School Libraries and eLearning: Answering the call for access and equity (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 9:00 AM)
School libraries are pivotal to the success of online learning programs. As online students often are transitioning for the first time from face-to-face environments, they realize that they need to develop new strategies for their studies and a new skill set for success. The profile of an online adolescent student in combination with the context surrounding their choice to learn online puts the library at an optimal position to support this learning. As with face-to-face learning, school libraries have the flexibility, security and tools to meet the needs of online learners.
Teacher-Librarian, eLearning teacher- Upper Grand District School Board
Supervisor, Library & Media Services- Upper Grand DSB
Fighting Falsehoods: Education Libraries and Fake News (Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 1:00 PM)
Fake News is possibly the biggest news-maker since the 2016 U.S. Federal election. Libraries are stepping to the forefront in combating fake news. At the Lakehead University libraries, librarians are providing teacher-candidates with useful tools and classroom activities that will help students navigate the sometimes not so fine line between the “true” and the fabricated. Evaluating information/websites and discerning fake news is an important component of digital and media literacy. Let’s take a look at some Fake News tools, quizzes, activities for the classroom and good-ole critical thinking as ways to fight the fakeness.
Online Learning Librarian- Lakehead University
Instructional Techology/Education Librarian- Education Library, Lakehead University
Media literacy on a budget: Training teachers online (Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 AM)
Liaison Librarian- Brock University