A Leadership Summit you won’t want to miss!
November 8 and 9, 2004 - Toronto, Ontario

An Education Institute offering in Partnership with Dysart Jones

Partnerships come in many forms: alliances, networks, federations collaboratives, and consortia. All libraries need these various types of partnerships to build capacity, strengthen their positions and meet the changing needs of those they serve. But even the best partnerships evolve and, without clear parameters and careful management, can unravel.

The Summit will explore the principles and potential of partnerships as well as the experiences of those who have partnered in public, academic, corporate and digital environments. With the development of The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries and the Ontario Digital Library, the collaboration of university and college libraries, and the integration of corporate library and IT initiatives, this Summit could not be more timely. The Summit is designed both to challenge conventional thinking and provide practical guidelines.

The Leadership Summit will appeal to all those involved in or considering a type of partnership. Public, academic, corporate and school librarians and information professionals, as well as trustees, community and academic leaders.

*    November 8th, 2004 - 10 am to 4:30 pm
and November 9th, 2004 - 9 am to 4:30 pm

NOVOTEL Toronto/North York, Ontario

Attendees will leave the Summit with:

*    Clear understanding of partnership principles
*    Guidelines for scoping partnerships
*    Insights into clarifying the goals, roles, responsibilities, and even exit strategies of partnerships
*    Ideas from those who have experienced partnerships: the good and the not-so-good
*    Understanding of the skills required for developing and operating partnerships
*    Thoughts regarding future partnering opportunities for their organizations
*    Considerations of traditional "sacred cows" and new relationship ventures

*    Potential of Partnerships
*    Partnership Experiences: Communities; Academic; Digital libraries
*    Principles of Partnerships: Formal or Informal?
*    Scoping, Clauses and Agreements
*    People in Partnerships: Approaches, Roles, Responsibilities & Skills
*    Real-time Implications: Ontario Digital Library, Federation of Public Libraries, etc.
*    Building Capacity by Balancing Clear Parameters & Incredible Potential

The interactive Summit combines thought-provoking presentations with "how-to" lectures and small group discussions.

Two day fee: Members - $189.00 + GST; Non-members - $249.00 + GST
On-Line Registration for full 2-day Summit <www.thepartnership.ca>

One day fee: Members - $119.00 + GST; Non-members - $169.00 + GST
On-Line Registration for ONE day (either November 8th OR November 9th)

SPEAKERS include:

DEB deBRUIJN is Executive Director of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), a program of Canadian universities to license electronic versions of scholarly publications for academic researchers. Previously Deb was Executive Director of Canadian National Site Licensing Project (CNSLP), Manager of the British Columbia Electronic Library Network and held several positions within the University of Calgary Library system. Deb is active in the work of the International Coalition of Library Consortia, has held executive and committee positions with national and provincial library associations, and was honoured by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) in 2001 as the first recipient of the CARL Award of Merit, in recognition of her leadership of the CNSLP initiative.

CATHERINE HENDERSON, former CIO, Community Services, Ontario Government.

LIZ KERR, Library and Media Curator, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.

JANE LIGHT, Director, San Jose Public Library.

GLEN MURRAY, Former Mayor of Winnipeg.

LUCY PANA is Executive Director of The Alberta Library a province-wide library consortium that works collaboratively with its members in includes public, university, college, technical institute, and special libraries to promote universal access to resources in Alberta's diverse libraries. A recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Alberta Library School, Lucy has held several positions with the Government of Alberta and was Chair of Consortia Canada.

MICHAEL RIDLEY is Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph. The University of Guelph Library is a part of a unique partnership with the libraries at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. This consortium, the TriUniversity Group of Libraries (TUG), has as its goal the development of harmonized services, resources and expertise serving the combined user community of the three institutions. Mike has served as President of OLA as well as of the Canadian Association for Information Science, member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries.

KEN ROBERTS is the Chief Librarian of the Hamilton Public Library and the President of the Ontario Library Association. He is also a member of the task force that is trying to put together the Ontario Digital Library. Ken received the 2001 Canadian Association of Public Libraries (CAPL) "Outstanding Public Service Award. As a writer, he was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature in 1994.

DARREL R. SKIDMORE is Chief Executive Officer, London Public Library and former Director of Education for Metropolitan Toronto School Board (MTSB).  The MTSB was the confederate board of the previous seven Toronto area school boards, so a major component of his role required on-going involvement with all three levels of government. Darrel was also Co-ordinator of the Local Education Improvement Committee, responsible for co-ordinating the initial work for the amalgamation of the seven boards in the Toronto District School Board.  He is a member of the Strategic Directions Council and the Boards of Big Brothers of London and Grand Theatre, London.

DAPHNE WOOD is Manager of Communications and Community Development at the
Hamilton Public Library. She develops community partnerships and forms
strategic alliances for the library system. Daphne has an honours degree in
Journalism from Carleton University, and an MBA from Royal Roads University.
Her communications experience spans the public, private and non-profit
sectors in Toronto and Hamilton.


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