A Leadership Summit you wonąt 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

*    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
*    Understanding of the skills required for developing and operating
*    Thoughts regarding future partnering opportunities for their
*    Considerations of traditional "sacred cows" and new relationship

*    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 <>

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

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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