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BC Library Conference 2017

April 19–21, 2017

Vancouver, BC

F12 - Libraries Too! Collaboration and Planning Tools for Every Organization

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM–1:45 PM PDT
Cordova Ballroom
Session Description

Generously Sponsored By: Canada Label Company

Write a business or marketing plan? Improve online collaboration among your employees? Perform an environmental scan? Such activities are at the core of the effective operation of all organizations, including our libraries, yet many of us struggle with them.
Brought to you by the academic business librarians of BC, this interactive show-and-tell session will feature demonstrations of some of the newest planning, productivity, and collaboration software tools available. Join us to learn about tools you and your library can start using right away—both in the context of your own library's operations and while working with community groups and businesses in workshops and reference interactions.
The broad internal/external relevance of such tools to our own planning and to the work we do helping others means that this session will be valuable to a wide range of librarians, from administrators to those who provide reference and community engagement assistance. Hope you can join us for a productive discussion!


Maryann Kempthorne, Capilano University

Maryann Kempthorne has worked in news, business, software development, cultural institutions, and libraries in and around Vancouver. A bibliographer and media librarian by trade, she works hard to broaden and engage access to resources in the form any user might require. She is committed to library systems that optimize discoverability, is engaged around creating rich, user-centred digital delivery, and is driven to advocate for fair and open access principles in library service design.

Andre Iwanchuk, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Andre is the Business and GIS Librarian at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He obtained his MLIS from UBC in 2011, and has strengths in both business research and data services. Andre's library experience includes Simon Fraser University, Douglas College, and North Vancouver City Library. Prior to obtaining his MLIS, Andre worked for 10 years as a small business owner of a sound editing company.

Irena Trebic, University of British Columbia

Irena is the Reference and Instructional Librarian at UBC’s David Lam Management Research Library. She has worked as a librarian in Ottawa for a few years before moving to BC. Irena has a BCom degree which is a great asset when working with business collections and communicating with Commerce students and faculty.

Mark Bodnar, Simon Fraser University

Mark Bodnar has been working as a business librarian for many years, but still loves to learn about new tools that he can share with colleagues, entrepreneurs, and anyone who will listen.