Preliminary Program

Partnerships: Creating a New Vision for Libraries

April 30 to May 5, 2017

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Sunday April 30

6 pm  Welcome reception, registration and cocktail dinner
7 pm  Opening remarks
 
  • Ivan Filion, Library Director, Service de la culture – Ville de Montréal, Canada
  • Danielle Chagnon, Director General, Grande Bibliothèque – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

Place: Conseil des arts de Montréal

(located in the Gaston-Miron building, which housed the first Bibliothèque centrale de Montréal until 2005)

artsmontreal.org

Monday May 1

Place: Grande Bibliothèque
8 am  Registration and official welcome
8:30 am  Coffee and breakfast
9 am  Introductory remarks
 
  • Chantal Rossi, City Councillor, responsible for culture, heritage and design –Ville de Montréal, Canada
  • Christiane Barbe, Chief Executive Officer – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

Presentation of the libraries organizing the event

  • Danielle Chagnon, Director General, Grande Bibliothèque – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada
  • Ivan Filion, Library Director, Service de la culture –Ville de Montréal, Canada
10:30 am  Coffee break
11 am  Roundtable discussion: Advocacy
  “Strategies for Developing an Impactful Advocacy Campaign”

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

“Presentation of the Déclaration des bibliothèques québécoises”

  • Christiane Barbe, Chief Executive Officer – 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 Presentation of the BAnQ Saint-Sulpice project

  • Benoît Migneault, Director – Bibliothèque Saint-Sulpice, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), Canada

Co-design activity

  • Jessica Huneault, owner, designer, project manager – Huneault design et collaboration, Montréal, Canada
3 pm  Coffee break
3:30 pm  Guided tour of the Grande Bibliothèque
5 pm  Guided tour of BAnQ Vieux-Montréal (optional)
5:30 pm  Free time for dinner and evening activities

Tuesday May 2

Place: Grande Bibliothèque
8:30 am  Welcome and light breakfast
9 am  Roundtable discussion: What is a partnership?
  “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, USA
10:30 am Coffee break
11 am  Roundtable discussion: Partnership support tools
   “Embedding the Utrecht Public Library in the community.”
 
  •  Ton van Vlimmeren, Director – Utrecht Public Library, Netherlands
12 noon  Lunch
1:30 pm Guided tour of the Bibliothèque du Boisé
  Place: Montréal, Saint-Laurent borough (transportation included)
 
  • Presentation of innovation partnerships: Montréal Joue and the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library program
4 pm  Guided tour of the Bibliothèque Saul-Bellow
  Place: Montréal, Lachine borough (transportation included)
5 pm  Bus tour of the city
6 pm  Jazz evening – Dinner
  Place: Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill (transportation included)

upstairsjazz.com

Wednesday May 3

Place: Grande Bibliothèque
8:30 am  Welcome and light breakfast
9 am  Roundtable discussion: Best partnership practices
  “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 as Director – Skokie Public Library, Illinois, USA
  • Susan Benton, President and CEO – Urban Libraries Council, Washington, DC, USA
  “Democracy: Think, dream and act together”
 
  • Étienne Mankiewicz, Deputy director, Head of Events and communication – Bibliothèque publique de Lyon, Lyon, France
10:30 am Coffee break
11 am  Roundtable discussion: Benefits of partnerships
  “Innovative intersectoral partnerships – best practices of the Belgrade City Library”
 
  • Marjan Marinkovic, Assistant Director – Belgrade City Library (BCL), Belgrade, Serbia
12 noon  Lunch
1 pm   Roundtable discussion: Québec and Canada partnerships
5:30 pm  Free time for dinner and evening activities

Thursday May 4

Place: Grande Bibliothèque
8:30 am  Welcome and light breakfast
9 am  Libraries short films projection
10:30 am Coffee break
11 am  Roundtable discussion: Types of partnerships
  “Dealing with users’ IT knowledge gap through cooperation between libraries and other IT-promoting 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, Bureau des bibliothèques et de la lecture – Mairie de Paris, Direction des affaires culturelles, 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
12 noon Lunch
1 pm Guided tour of the Bibliothèque Benny
  Place: Montréal, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough (transportation included)
2 pm  Roundtable discussion: network news
 
  • Jasmina Ninkov, Director – Belgrade City Library, Serbia
  • Josephine Siegrist, Director – PBZ Pestalozzi-Bibliothek Zürich,  Switzerland (from 2008 until January 2017)
  • Anna-Maria Soininvaara, Deputy Library Director in charge of the division of centralized services – Helsinki City library, Helsinki, Finland
  Place: Bibliothèque Benny
3:30 pm Guided tour of the Bibliothèque Marc-Favreau
  Place: Montréal, Rosemont–La Petite Patrie borough (transportation included)
5:30 pm  Activity to be determined
  Place: Grande Bibliothèque
7 pm Closing evening – Dinner
  Place: Auberge Saint-Gabriel, located in Old Port of Montréal (transportation included)

aubergesaint-gabriel.com

Friday May 5

Place: Grande Bibliothèque
8:30 am Welcome and light breakfast
9 am MetLib Standing Committee Meeting
11:30 am Off-MetLib activity (optional)
  Visit of the Bibliothèque de Brossard

* Registration required

Place: Montréal’s South Shore (transportation included)

  Visit of the Bibliothèque de Saint-Hubert
  Presentation by the Quebec Public Library Association (ABPQ-QPLA)
  Visit of the Cidrerie Rougemont and friendship toast
  Return to the Grande Bibliothèque