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Wednesday, March 20


Data-Driven Collections & Patron Management: The New Library Science
It's 2019. Do you know what your local library is doing with data? Panelists from major Canadian library systems will share their latest data-driven initiatives that are revolutionizing collections and patron management to increase efficiencies, insights, and opportunities. BookNet's Monique Mongeon will speak to the role BNC LibraryData will play in the aggregation and analysis of nation-wide library collections data.

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Michelle Sawh

Director, Administration, Markham Public Library
Michelle has an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Information degree, and a Teaching Certificate.  In addition, she has a Certificate in Public Library Leadership from the Canadian Urban Libraries Council.  Before joining MPL, Michelle worked for 10 years in the private sector... Read More →
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Jessie Bach

Bibliographic Services Manager, Marigold Library System
I am the Bibliographic Services Manager at Marigold Library System in Strathmore, Alberta, where I oversee the purchasing, cataloguing and processing of library material for 36 libraries.  Before entering the public library world, I worked in a number of environments including public... Read More →
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Maria Cipriano

Senior Collections Specialist, Toronto Public Library
Maria Cipriano is a Senior Collections Specialist at the Toronto Public Library and is responsible for adult digital collections including ebooks, digital magazines, and other streaming services.  She has over 25 years of collection development experience in public libraries and... Read More →
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Janet Horne

Manager Library Systems, Vancover Public Library
Janet is a librarian and a IT professional who has been working in libraries with technology for 30 years.  Her current position is manager of IT at the Vancouver Public Library.   
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Monique Mongeon

Project Manager, BookNet Canada
Monique Mongeon has always been fascinated with the intersection of books and technology – from her start making fansites for her favourite books, to her current role as Project Manager at BookNet Canada. Monique also teaches ebook production at Ryerson University’s Chang School... Read More →

Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:10am - 11:55am
Auditorium B (lower level, MaRS) 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada


New from BookNet Canada: Loan Stars & Loan Stars Jr.
The Loan Stars readers' advisory program had a big year in 2018, from welcoming hundreds of new library staff from across Canada to launching Loan Stars Jr., a new bi-monthly list of Juvenile and Young Adult titles that will debut in March 2019. 
Find out what else we've been up to the past year, how all those Loan Stars picks are being celebrated by the larger literary community, and how you can get involved in 2019.

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Elizabeth Barker

Project Coordinator, BNC
Elizabeth Barker: marketer, library power-user, metadata nerd. As a member of the BookNet Canada team, Elizabeth is able to spend her days doing what she loves: working closely with libraries, bibliographic data, and publishers. When not making/seeking reading recommendations, Elizabeth... Read More →

Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Auditorium C (lower level, MaRS) 101 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7, Canada