Digital Odyssey : Going Mobile : Friday, June 11th, Ryerson University

Digital Odyssey is a one-day conference that focuses on themes of research, learning, accessibility, and usability associated with technology in libraries. This year’s theme is Going Mobile! and our keynote speaker will be Jason Griffey.

Event Location:
Oakham House Conference Centre, Ryerson University
55 Gould Street, Toronto.
Map, directions, and nearby accommodations

Register online from the education institute
Official hashtag :  #OLITA

PROGRAM

8:00 am: registration
9:00 am: welcome
9:10 am: our keynote speaker: Jason Griffey
10:15 am: break
10:30 am: concurrent sessions:

11:30 am: OLA Annual General Meeting

  • Peggy Thomas, 2009 OLA President, Presiding
  • keynote address: Beth Jefferson, founder and CEO, BiblioCommons

12:30 pm : lunch
1:30 pm: – Lightning sessions (4 x 15 minutes)

2:40 pm:  break
3:00 pm: concurrent sessions:

4:15 pm:  closing remarks & reception

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Mobile Audio

Speaker: James Mason, University of Toronto Libraries
Convenor: Lesa Balch

James Mason is currently the Technical Services Librarian for the Faculty of Music at the  University of Toronto. Previously, James has worked as a Librarian at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Currently, much of James work focuses around methods for providing access to digital audio collections, which includes his work on creating a streaming audio database of the Faculty of Music’s events. James is currently an active member of the Music Library Associations Bibliographic Control Committees Subcommittee on Metadata. As well, James is an active member of professional organizations including the Music Library Association and the Canadian Association of Music Libraries and Archives. Bmus (Lakehead University), Mmus (UBC), MLIS (UBC)

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Experiences with Mobile Services

Speakers: Graham McCarthy, Sally Wilson: Ryerson University Library and Archives
Convener: Mita Williams

Graham McCarthy is the Innovative Technologies Librarian at Ryerson University located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  He has been at Ryerson for 3 years, but as a librarian for only 8 months.  In his time at Ryerson, he has created many emerging technology services that link library data with social networking sites and push library data out onto mobile devices and within learning management systems.  In 2008 he won an award for the “Most Innovative Patron Service” for integrating library catalogue records with Facebook.  Graham received his Masters degree in Information from the University of Toronto in November 2009.

Sally Wilson is the Web Services Librarian at Ryerson University in Toronto, a role that affords her the opportunity to explore emerging technologies and their relationship to libraries.  She received her MLS from the University of Toronto and worked for a library automation vendor prior to joining Ryerson initially as the Systems Librarian.

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Thundertalks : QR Codes

Sally Wilson, Ryerson University and Archives

Sally Wilson is the Web Services Librarian at Ryerson University in Toronto, a role that affords her the opportunity to explore emerging technologies and their relationship to libraries.  She received her MLS from the University of Toronto and worked for a library automation vendor prior to joining Ryerson initially as the Systems Librarian.

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Thundertalk : Designing for Mobile

Amanda Etches-Johnson is the User Experience Librarian at McMaster University Library, a role that requires her to explore, evaluate, and implement emerging technologies and UX best practices to ensure the best possible online experience for the library’s users. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario, where she teaches grad students about social media literacies & affordances. Amanda frequently writes and presents about web design & usability, user experience practices and trends, emerging technology, and social media. She can be found online at blogwithoutalibrary.net.

Amanda’s slides for this presentation can be found on Slideshare.

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Thunder Talk: Reference From the Street

Brandon Weigel is entering his second year on the path to librarianship, and
enjoying it immensely.  His more unusual course projects include Street
Reference; the On-Demand Book Service, bringing reading material and
community publishing to the far north; and writing and directing an odd
short musical about cell phones.  He is particularly interested in universal
access to information and the role of libraries in developing communities.
This summer he managed a critical Web project for askOntario, and is
currently building a reference library at Bombardier Aerospace.

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