Canadian Library Association Conference 2009 – Montreal – Itinerary

Canadian Library Association web site:

Friday May 29, 2009

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Resource Description and Access – From Rules to Entities: Cataloguing with RDA

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
475, boul. De Maissonneuve Est
Montreal, QC

Detailed agenda:

Check out F. Tim Knight’s excellent introduction to RDA:

Joint Steering Committee for the Development of RDA:

RDA Online:

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Montreal

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CLA Opening Reception


Palais de Congrès, Montreal – site of CLA 2009


Saturday May 30, 2009

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Speaker

Joseph Janes – Associate Professor at the Information School of the University of Washington

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Technical Services Interest Group Annual General Meeting

La Popessa Restaurant
115 St.-Antoine Street West
Montreal, QC

Technical Services Interest Group wiki:

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Session A1 – Local Libraries, Universal Libraries – The Reading and the Public Library in a City of Knowledge
Speakers: Louise Guillemette-Labory, Directrice associée – Bibliothèques; Pierre Godin, Consultant, Ville de Montréal – SDCQMVDE

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Session B14 – Core Service Review: “Heart of the Matter”
Speakers: Adele Kostiak, Chief Executive Officer, Brampton Library; Susan Wright, Management Consultant, The Randolph Group, Management Consultants Inc.

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Session C17 – Changing Neighbourhoods, Changing Libraries: Urban and Suburban Perspectives on Working with Underserved Youth
Speakers: Darla Muzzerall, Branch Manager, Halifax and Dartmouth North Libraries; Kathleen Peverill, Branch Manager, Sackville Public Library, Halifax Public Libraries

6:00 pm (7:00 pm departure) – 11 pm
Polaris Dinner Cruise

King-Edward Pier
Boat name: Cavalier Maxim

Cavalier Maxim


Sunday May 31

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Session D24 – SACO (The Subject Authority Component of the PCC): An Introduction and Discussion of McGill’s Experience
Speaker: Karen Jensen, Science Cataloguing Librarian, McGill University

10:30 am – 12:00 noon

Session E34 – Tsuga-riffic: A Public Library’s Experience with Open Source
Speakers: Susan Downs, CEO, Innisfil Public Library; Debra Mann, Branch Manager, Innisfil Public Library; John Van Rassel, IT Manager, Innisfil Public Library; Mandy Pethick, Reference Librarian, Innisfil Public Library

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Session F36 – Increase Your Readers’ Advisory Knowledge with Book Blogs!
Speaker: Alexandra Yarrow, Librarian, Ottawa Public Library

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Session G43 – Great Debate – Be It Resolved that Collaboration Between Academic and Public Libraries is a Waste of Resources
Speakers: Ken Roberts, CLA President, and Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library; Melody Burton, Chief Librarian, UBC Okanagan; Jeff Barber, Library Director, Regina Public library; Candice Dahl, Liaison Librarian, University of Saskatchewan

Monday June 1

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Session H54 – Implementing Primo at the Tri-University Group of Libraries
Speaker: Alison Hitchens, Cataloguing & Metadata Librarian, University of Waterloo

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Session I62 – The Impact of Social Cataloguing Sites on the Public Library Catalogue: Patrons, Social Tagging and the New Face of the Catalogue
Speakers: Louise Spiteri, Associate Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University; Laurel Tarulli, Collections Access Librarian, Halifax Public Libraries

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Closing Keynote Presentation
Helene Blowers – Director of Digital Strategy for the Columbus Metropolitan Library

hblowers Helene Blowers’ blog:

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