Indigenous Subject Headings Modifications

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Ms. Cameron from Red River College presented at the MCC's Microlearing session on May 4, 2020. Manitoba Archives Project  - Formed a working group (Camille Callison - U of M Indigenous Services Librarian, Christine Bone - U of M Metadata Librarian, Brett Lougheed - U of W Archivist; Terry Reilly -  Manitoba Archives, Janet La France – St. Boniface Historical Genealogist).  Mandate:  ‘to find problematic Library of Congress Subject Headings  and to replace the term “Indian” wherever possible.’  Consulted with Indigenous experts, both local and from around the world over many months.  Questioned Manitoba Bands about what names they call their own people. Results: 1093 changed or deleted headings and 120 new headings added. Lists were sent to Indigenous leaders and communities around the province.

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SNAP: Meeting Students’ Needs with a Large-Scale Multi-Site Finals Week Event

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The Long Night Against Procrastination is a well-established and successful event running overnight at the University of Manitoba’s Elizabeth Dafoe Library biannually. To encourage better study and lifestyle habits, in the fall of 2017 the event was reimagined and rebranded into a four night evenings-only event at both Elizabeth Dafoe Library and the Sciences and Technology Library. We surveyed students at the event to discover whether or not students like and benefit from the change in programming and event offerings at end of semesters in the University of Manitoba Libraries. In this presentation, we share a program description and survey results.

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Grace Romund and Janice Winkler

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grace.romund@umanitoba.ca

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2018
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#Umlibraryscavengerhunt Student Outreach Via Social Media During Fall 2017

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This session highlights the challenges and successes of administering a social media scavenger hunt during fall orientation at a university library.

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Ellen Tisdale and Janice Winkler

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ellen.tisdale@umanitoba.ca

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2018
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Collection Development and Management

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This information has been transferred to Word documents as this forum doesn't support Excel documents. Statistics are totalled at the end of the year and put into the first document '2017 circulation stats to use in purchasing 2018 books for Toolshed' based on the different categories that are set up for our library. The second document '2018 Book Budget Report for Toolshed' takes the percentage of circulation from the first document and multiplies it times the available funds to determine what should be spent in each category. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
The first document also allows you to compare from one year to another whether your circulation has increased or decreased via category and what you should look at changing.  Keep in mind that you can alter an amount.  For instance, the first year this was created we added money to the Graphic Novel area as our collection was old and not receiving circulation but our staff knew that there would be a demand for it from a number of people who struggle to read.  Since then we have automatically been able to receive a dollar percentage for this category due to circulation.

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Kelly Murray

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admin@allardlibrary.com

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2018
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Bright Spot Library Practices in Manitoba: What’s Working and How Can We Do More of It?

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A study, by the Public Library Services Branch (PLSB), to discover the best practices of the top performing libraries in the province. The study aimed to find out why some libraries were reporting declining statistics, while other where seeing increased statics. We set out to try and determine if we could find any common elements in the libraries that were seeing increased statistics. Would it then be possible to distil best practices and then share it with the other libraries? By studying the statistics, we were able to determine which libraries had high activity in three key areas compared to their population. The process gave PLSB a starting point and means for comparison and further study. The resulting report gathers the information we discovered on common elements between these locations, and could make a good comparison for those that wish to improve their own key performance indicators like gate count, circulation and turnover

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Anthony Woodward

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anthonykwoodward@gmail.com

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2018
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The Key to Good Public Library Governance: Understanding Roles and Responsibilities

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Presentation by Jackie Hunt, Executive Director, Volunteer Manitoba

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Jackie Hunt

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jackie.hunt@volunteermanitoba.ca

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2018
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Copyright(s) Workshop: MLC 2018

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Librarians & Library staff are often expected to negotiate and advise in a complicated copyright landscape. As non-lawyers, we can’t give you legal advice, but as copyright practitioners we have tons of practical experience and insight we will share with active learning exercises sprinkled throughout. From copyright basics in a new light, to ways to talk copyright to patrons and stakeholders, this workshop is designed to get everyone, no matter their experience, more comfortable with copyright issues. We will also give up-to-the-minute updates on what is happening with copyright in Canada (it is a busy year!), copyright advocacy, and will involve a number of people from different library types to contribute to the conversation.

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Brianne Selman

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b.selman@uwinnipeg.ca

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2018
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All Sorts of Authority: Guiding Students Over the Threshold in Information Literacy

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While the ACRL Framework promotes the use of threshold concepts in information literacy, how these concepts are implemented in the classroom is left open to individual instructors. This session will highlight one useful method for engaging students in a discussion about authority. This very simple activity challenges students to look beyond “good” and “bad” sources to see how authority is constructed and how it can be deployed in different contexts.

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Ian Fraser

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i.fraser@uwinnipeg.ca

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2018
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Library Policy: Making the Lynx

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Policies are the superstructure of library service, and this half-day workshop will introduce participants to the tools needed to build and maintain that superstructure. This will be a hands-on session with opportunities to create policies for use in your public library. Participants are encouraged to bring existing policies for collaborative review during the workshop. There will also be a lynx. Prizes will be given. This workshop will be of primary interest to CEOs/Directors and Trustees/Board Members working in a public library setting.

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Michael Dawber

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libraryrr@gmail.com

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2018
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EBSCO: Product & Information Updates, Manitoba Libraries Conference 2018

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Databases continue to be a growing part of the library's offering. Learn how to find the best articles for your research projects and save them on your own personalized web folder for future reference. How about organizing notes on those articles on the web, too? Interested in getting the table of contents from your favourite journal emailed to you? Or, want to get new articles on specific topics emailed to you as they get published? Learn all these things (and more) to make research easier using the library's EBSCO databases. One of our primary vendors in this area is EBSCO Publishing. These databases are upgraded continuously with features such as providing audio, translator options, improved PDF viewer mechanisms and the ability to set up the databases to provide access on mobile devices. The databases also go well beyond research and include everything from book recommendations to providing information on how to do repairs on cars, small appliances and house upgrades. David Lubin presents on all of these features and provides a general overview. His goal is to ensure that libraries use these valuable products to their full potential.

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David Lubin, EBSCOhost

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dlubin@EBSCO.COM

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2018
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