A line up of of expert speakers and a wealth of information over the course of two days - you won’t want to miss this!
November 8 and 9, 2004 at the NOVOTEL TORONTO.

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Building Capacity Through Partnership and Collaboration
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

3 Park Home Avenue
North York, ON

Subway stop: North York Centre on the Yonge line
Intersection: Yonge Street and Park Home Avenue (North of Sheppard; South of Finch)

Attendees will leave the Summit with:
*    Clear understanding of partnership principles
*    Guidelines for scoping partnerships
*    Insights into clarifying the goals, roles, responsibilities, and even exitstrategies 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.

Please note that the fees shown in the Education Institute Fall 2004 Calendar (p. 23) are listed incorrectly. They should be as stated below. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Two day fee: Members - $239.00 + GST; Non-members - $289.00 + GST
On-Line Registration for full 2-day Summit

One day fee: Members - $149.00 + GST; Non-members - $199.00 + 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.

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. .

MICHAEL RIDLEY is Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph.

KEN ROBERTS is the Chief Librarian of the Hamilton Public Library and the President of the Ontario Library Association.

DARREL R. SKIDMORE is Chief Executive Officer, London Public Library and former Director of Education for Metropolitan Toronto School Board (MTSB).

DAPHNE WOOD is Manager of Communications and Community Development at the Hamilton Public Library.

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