Program

Partnerships: Creating a New Vision for Libraries

#MetLib2017

April 30 to May 5, 2017

Note : La majorité des ateliers seront présentés en anglais.

Sunday April 30

6 pm  Welcome reception, registration and cocktail dinner
7 pm  Opening remarks
  >Ivan Filion,Montréal libraries Director, Cultural Services – City of Montréal, Canada

> Danielle Chagnon, Director General, Grande Bibliothèque – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

> Corrado Di Tillio, Standing Committee Chair – IFLA Section on Metropolitan Libraries

Location: Conseil des arts de Montréal, 1210 Sherbrooke Street East, Montréal

(in the Gaston­Miron building, which housed the first Bibliothèque centrale de Montréal until 2005)

artsmontreal.org

Monday May 1

Location: Grande Bibliothèque
8 am  Registration and official welcome
8:30 am  Coffee and breakfast
9 am  Introductory remarks
 Auditorium       > Chantal Rossi, Associate Councillor, Culture, Heritage and Design – City of Montréal, Canada

> Martin Carrier, Chair of the Board of Directors – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

 Presentation of the co-hosts of MetLib 2017

“Overview of public libraries in Québec”

Danielle Chagnon, Director General, Grande Bibliothèque – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

“Montréal’s public library network”

> Ivan Filion, Montréal libraries Director, Cultural Services – City of Montréal, Canada

10:30 am  Coffee break
11 am  Roundtable discussion: Advocacy
 Auditorium As part of the IFLA International Advocacy Programme, which is designed to promote and support libraries as they contribute to achieving United Nations Agenda 2030 objectives,  we will focus on the strategies and impacts of the Déclaration des bibliothèques québécoises [Declaration of Québec Libraries] as well as programs developed  at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Moderator: Suzanne Payette, Director – Brossard Library, Canada

“Strategies for Developing an Impactful Advocacy Campaign”

 > Siobhan A. Reardon, President & Director – Free Library of Philadelphia, USA

Presentation of the Déclaration des bibliothèques québécoises

> Danielle Chagnon, Director General, Grande Bibliothèque – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

> Geneviève Rossier, Director – Communications, Public Relations and Digital Visibility – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

12 noon  Lunch
1 pm  Stroll toward the site of the Saint-Sulpice Library
1:30 pm

Auditorium     

Presentation of the BAnQ Saint-Sulpice project

In January 2016, the City of Montréal and the Québec government agreed  to transform the Saint­Sulpice Library into an innovative library and FabLab intended chiefly for young library users. After hearing a presentation on the project, we will be invited to help carry it out by joining in a co­design activity.

Moderator: Louise G. Labory, former Director – Bibliothèques de Montréal, now consultant and lecturer at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal

 > Benoît Migneault, Director – Saint­Sulpice Library, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

Co-design activity

> Jessica Huneault, owner, designer, and project manager – Huneault design et collaboration, Montréal, Canada

3:30 pm  Coffee break
4 pm  Guided tour of the Grande Bibliothèque
5:30 pm  Free time for dinner and evening activities
   

Tuesday May 2

Location: Grande Bibliothèque
8:30 am  Welcome and light breakfast
9 am  Roundtable discussion: What is a partnership?
 Room M.450    Partnership:  what, why, how? This session explores the nature  of partnerships, the reasons for establishing them, and various ways of carrying them out, based on approaches developed  by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the Gwinnett County Public Library.

Moderator: Nathalie Martin, Advisor – Libraries Department, Cultural Services, City of Montréal

  “Participatory partnerships – involving all staff in partnership creation” 

> Charles Pace, Executive Director 

>Michael Casey,Director of Customer Experience 

> Margaret Penn, Branch Services Director

Gwinnett County Public Library, Atlanta, USA
  “Movies, polar bears and baseball: partnering with community entities”
  > Kimber L. Fender, Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director – Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, USAKimber L. Fender, Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director – Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
10:30 am Coffee break
11 am  Roundtable discussion: Partnership support tools
 Room M.450 The libraries of Utrecht and Rotterdam  tell us how partnerships within their community enabled them to develop innovative services answering the needs of their users.

Moderator: Suzanne Payette, Director – Brossard Library, Canada

  “Rotterdam Public Library – Learnings from the field: How partner­ ships can enable physical expansion  in the city”

> Annerie Brenninkmeijer, Manager – Public Libraries of Rotterdam, Netherlands

“Embedding the Utrecht Public Library in the community” 

> Ton van Vlimmeren, Director – Utrecht Public Library, Netherlands Ton van Vlimmeren, Director – Utrecht Public Library, Netherlands

12 noon  Lunch
1 pm Guided tour of the Boisé Library
  Location: Montréal, SaintLaurent borough (transportation included)
  Presentation of innovative partnerships: Montréal Joue festival and the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending program> Gentil Pich, Advisor for Documentary Resources – Libraries Department, City of Montréal, CanadaPresentation of innovation partnerships: Montréal Joue and the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program
3:30 pm  Guided tour of the Saul Bellow Library
  Location: Montréal, Lachine borough (transportation included)Place: Montréal, Lachine borough (transportation included)
5 pm  Return to the downtown area
6 pm  Jazz evening – Dinner
  Location: Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill, 1254 Mackay Street, Montréal (transportation included)

upstairsjazz.com

Wednesday May 3

Location: Grande Bibliothèque
8:30 am  Welcome and light breakfast
9 am  Roundtable discussion: Best partnership practices
 Room M.450 Partnership can take many different forms and adapt to many different situations and challenges. It must enable  each partner to reach goals that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to achieve. We present a high­quality selection from Barcelona, Philadelphia, Paris, and Toronto.

Moderator: Joanne Plante, Director, Reference Services, Grande Bibliothèque – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

  “Dealing with users’ IT knowledge gap through cooperation between libraries and other IT­promoting agencies in the city”

> Carme Galve, Director of the Jaume Fuster Library – Member institution of Barcelona Libraries, Spain

  “Community partnerships: happy marriages or strange bedfellows

> Siobhan A. Reardon, President & Director – Free Library of Philadelphia, USA

  “Innovative partnerships in the field of social and digital inclusion undertaken by the libraries of the City of Paris”

> Emmanuel Aziza, Director, Office of Libraries and Reading – Paris Mayor’s Office, Cultural Affairs Department , France

  “Having data in support of the evaluation of library partnerships; benchmarking amongst MetLib peers for identifying ‘best practices’; MetLib data tool and its report output capabilities”

> Ian Reid, VP Customer Support – Counting Opinions, Toronto, Canada

 
10:30 am Coffee break
11 am  Roundtable discussion: Benefits of partnerships
 Room M.450 Through the experiences of colleagues from Belgrade and Shanghai, we will discover a variety of positive repercussions from partnerships that are well planned and well carried out. These are inspiring models!

Moderator: Louise G. Labory, former Director – Bibliothèques de Montréal, now consultant and lecturer at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal

  “Innovative intersectoral partnerships – best practices of the Belgrade City Library”

> Marjan Marinkovic, Assistant  Director – Belgrade City Library (BCL), Belgrade, Serbia

“Building a better  partnership: the case of Jiading Library in Shanghai”> Shiwei Wang, Professor – The Institute of Information Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China

12 noon  Lunch
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Roundtable discussion: Innovative partnerships in Québec and in Canada

A great opportunity to discover library networks in Québec and Canada through innovative partnerships developed  over the past few years.

Moderator: Louise G. Labory, former Director – Bibliothèques de Montréal, now consultant and lecturer at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal

Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC)

  > Paul Takala, Chief Librarian – Hamilton Public Library, Canada, and Chair, Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC)

 > Jeff Barber, Director – Regina Public Library, Regina, Canada

 > Ella Nason, Assistant  Director – New Brunswick Public Library Service, Canada

Canada

> Johanna Smith, Director General of Public Services – Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada

> Paul Takala, Chief Librarian – Hamilton Public Library, Canada, and Chair, Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC)

> Paul Trumphour, Director, Information Technology and Facilities Management – Toronto Public Library, Canada

 Québec

> Ève Lagacé, Director – Association des Bibliothèques publiques du Québec / Quebec Public Libary Association (ABPQ­QPLA), Montréal, Canada

> Jean-François Cusson, Director – BiblioPresto, Montréal, Canada

Mélanie Dumas,Director of Access to the Universal Circulating Collection – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Montréal, Canada

Roundtable discussion: network news

The IFLA MetLib Section is a tightly knit community.  From one year to the next, members follow the development of each others’ projects.

This year’s gathering is an opportunity for us to hear from colleagues in Helsinki, Zurich and Belgrade.

Moderator: Nathalie Martin, Advisor – Libraries Department, Cultural, Services, City of Montréal

> Anna-Maria Soininvaara, Deputy Library Director in charge  of the Division of Centralized Services – Helsinki City Library, Helsinki, Finland

> Josephine Siegrist, Director – PBZ Pestalozzi­Bibliothek Zürich, Switzerland (from 2008 to January 2017)

> Jasmina Ninkov, Director – Belgrade City Library, Serbia

Film screening: The 3rd Place, Public Libraries

(in French with English subtitles)

Over the past few years, public libraries have focused more and more on their social role, but their success has not always been acknowledged. Québec public libraries are aware of the realities of the communities they serve and have become very popular places. Friendly, calm, and reassuring, they welcome a wide range of people including the homeless, immigrants, rebellious teens, scholars, bookworms, drug addicts, seniors, and families. Librarians today are information science specialists, social workers, psychologists, workshop leaders and managers.

Directed by: Martine Forand

Productions 10e Ave inc.

Translation: Anne Stevens

5:30 pm   Guided tour of BAnQ Vieux-Montréal (optional)

BAnQ Vieux­Montréal is located in a 1910 Beaux­Arts style building that originally housed Montreal’s first French­language business school, the École des hautes études commerciales (HEC). Today, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) uses the building to preserve the public and private archives it acquires. The Centre, which can welcome over 200 people in its magnificent reading room, is a key resource for genealogists and researchers interested in family histories.

 Free time for dinner and evening activities

Thursday May 4

Location: Grande Bibliothèque
8:30 am  Welcome and light breakfast
9 am  2017 IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award
Auditorium      Part of the “A Corto di libri” contest organized by Associazione Italiana Biblioteche, this award is given to the best short film about public libraries in large cities and metropolitan areas. After seeing the films, participants will vote as members of the jury that will select the award winner.
  Presented by: Corrado Di Tillio, IFLA Section on Metropolitan Libraries, Standing Committee Chair
 10:30 am  Coffee break
  11 am    Roundtable discussion: Best partnership practices
 Room M.450    Best partnership practices are tools that can help you make sure every child has a library card and is given access to the world of libraries. Partnerships can also help you build your collection, then find ways to get people to use it.
   Moderator: Joanne Plante, Director, Reference Services, Grande Bibliothèque – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada
   “Partnership for creating public library collections in Germany”

  > Lucia Werder, Deputy Director – Bremen City Library, Germany

   “ConnectED: A White  House initiative to connect all children and youth to the learning resources”> Carolyn Anthony, retired Director – Skokie Public Library, Illinois, USA

> Susan Benton, President and CEO – Urban Libraries Council, Washington, DC, USA

  “Democracy: Thinking, dreaming and acting together”

 > Étienne Mackiewicz, Assistant  Director, Cultural Action and Communication Department – Bibliothèque 

12 noon          Lunch
 12:30 pm      Guided tour of the Benny Library
  Location: Montréal, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough (transportation included)
 3 pm     Guided tour of the Marc-Favreau Library
   Location: Montréal, RosemontLa Petite Patrie borough (transportation included)
5 pm
Return to the Grande Bibliothèque
   
7 pm               Departure from the Grande Bibliothèque to go to Auberge Saint-Gabriel
   
7: 30 pm Closing evening – Dinner
  Place: Auberge Saint-Gabriel, located in Old Port of Montréal (transportation included)

aubergesaint-gabriel.com

Friday May 5

Location: Grande Bibliothèque
8:30 am Welcome and light breakfast
9 am IFLA’s Global Vision discussion
10 am Coffee break
 10:15 am       MetLib Standing Committee Meeting

Chaired by: Corrado Di Tillio, Standing Committee Chair – IFLA Section on Metropolitan Libraries

 11:30 am   Off-MetLib activity (optional)
  Guided tour of the Brossard Library
   * Registration required   Location: Montréal’s South Shore (transportation included)
  Guided tour of the Saint-Hubert Library (City of Longueuil)

Presentation by the Québec Public Library Association (ABPQ-QPLA)

Tour of the Cidrerie Rougemont and friendship toast

 Return to the Grande Bibliothèque

 The Brossard Library thanks BiblioMondo for its support of this