Good afternoon!
Just a reminder of the wonderful sessions we'll be offering as APLA 2017's pre-conference! These sessions will only be available if the minimum attendance is filled. Please see below for the details of these sessions, as well as the attached poster you can share with any interested parties. If you're interested, please see the APLA 2017 Pre-Conference page here.

Bookbinding I & Bookbinding II Workshops with Jennifer Brown

Time: Bookbinding I: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. / Bookbinding II: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Rodd Charlottetown

Cost: $40 per workshop, $70 to attend both workshops.


Participants will learn two bookbinding formats, ideal for journals, notebooks, sketchbooks and more. Formats include a traditional Japanese accordion-fold book, and a stab-binding journal. Demonstrations will be provided and there will be sample books on display.


Resources, materials and tools included. Space is limited; register early! No experience necessary.


Creating Inclusive Environments with Paula Gallant

Time: 9 a.m.-12 noon

Location: Rodd Charlottetown

Cost: $65

Libraries are places of both work and community. Their success is dependent upon the unique contribution of each staff member. Library leaders and managers have the opportunity to build inclusive workplaces for their employees and to engage with diverse staff teams and community members to create community spaces that are “everybody’s place” (Ursula K. LeGuin, author). A high level of self-awareness and specific practices are critical to leading inclusive teams, where individuals feel a sense of belonging that leads to greater productivity and engagement and to the ability to engage diverse individuals and groups in the community they serve. In this half-day course, you will be encouraged to examine the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to create positive, vibrant, and inclusive workplaces and libraries. You will develop a greater awareness of diversity and inclusion and how it manifests in life and work. You will take away strategies and approaches to foster inclusive environments for your staff and to support their efforts to create inclusive spaces for your community.


Data Visualization Techniques and Tools for Academic Libraries with Melissa Belvadi and Alison Ambi

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Robertson Library, UPEI

Cost: $40

From ILSs and LMSs to COUNTER reports from online content providers to log files from reference tracking systems, librarians have more data than ever to help understand patron needs and guide collection choices. But how to present all that data in ways that are meaningful to your

stakeholders and decision makers? How to tell the story that your library needs to tell?


This half-day workshop will introduce you to basic techniques and theory on data visualization, and take you through some basic spreadsheet tools and then more advanced free and commercial products to convert your log files, usage reports and collections data sets into useful presentations and narratives for decision-makers. The workshop will be hands-on, and participants will be encouraged to

bring actual reports and data files from their systems to work with.

Computers will be provided or you can bring your own Windows or MacOS platform device. Tablets are not recommended.


PEI Libraries Tour

Time: 1:00p.m – 5:00pm.

Location: Bus Departs from Rodd Charlottetown

Price: $25.00


Tour leaves from the Rodd Charlottetown for a tour of 3 of our local libraries. Prince of Wales Campus Library at Holland College; Robertson Library at UPEI; and Bibliothèque publique Dr.-J.-Edmond-Arsenault (PEI Public Library Service). Space is limited so register early!


Jennifer Howard
Children's Librarian
Confederation Centre Public Library
P.O. Box 7000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8G8
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