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Keynote [clear filter]
Thursday, June 6

9:00am NDT

Opening Remarks
Thursday June 6, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am NDT
. Conference Hall B 2007

9:15am NDT

The More we Change...
As libraries re-imagine themselves for the future, we look to the past to see how far we have come. Have we come that far? Free access to knowledge to build an informed citizenry is one of the cornerstones of our profession; one of the reasons we have the buildings we work in. As the world debates whether libraries are still relevant and endlessly ponders the potential future or imminent death of the printed book, libraries continue to be valued by their communities. This informal, narrative view of libraries through the lens of one library worker will challenge you to think about the role you play as an agent in building for the future of the library you work in.

avatar for Beth Maddigan

Beth Maddigan

Education Librarian, Memorial University Libraries
Beth Maddigan is the Head of the Education Library & Commons at Memorial University. She has worked in libraries since 1982 in seven different positions, three different types of libraries, and two provinces. Beth is an advocate for community literacy and free library programming... Read More →

Thursday June 6, 2019 9:15am - 10:30am NDT
. Conference Hall B 2007
Saturday, June 8

10:30am NDT

Closing Remarks
Saturday June 8, 2019 10:30am - 10:40am NDT
. Conference Hall B 2007

10:40am NDT

Ensuring Authentic Indigenous Content
Those of us who are the product of public education in Canada were not always given the chance to learn the true story of Indigenous people from Turtle Island, yet we are the ones who are responsible for ensuring our current students have access to authentic and appropriate materials.  Kelly will speak to the importance of this work by librarians and teachers alike, and the role we all must play in reconciliation.

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Kelly Brownbill

Kelly Brownbill’s spirit name, Wabunnoongakekwe, means Woman Who Comes from the East and she is proud to be Waabizhashi Dodem, Marten Clan. She is a member of the Flat Bay community of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Newfoundland, and of the Three Fires Midewin Lodge.Kelly has been working... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2019 10:40am - 12:00pm NDT
. Conference Hall B 2007