Looking Forward to Super Conference 2014

It is just over a week until the Ontario Library Association Super Conference, which promises to be as exciting as ever. Plenary speakers include Nina Simon, Jennifer Keesmaat, Robert J. Sawyer, David Usher, and Miranda Hill. And the conference closes with our gala luncheon guest speaker, Colonel Chis Hadfield. Very exciting, and a great connection to the conference theme, A Universe of Possibilities!

Designed for Thinkers: A Critical Literacy Approach to Digital Citizenship

speakingI am part of a group from The Association of Library Consultants and Coordinators of Ontario (TALCO) working on a “made in Ontario” learning resource for digital citizenship. We are very excited to have a session at Super Conference designed to gather input into the project from students, teacher-librarians and other educators. Ruth Hall, Coordinator of Library & Learning Resources Coordinator for the Toronto District School Board, will be leading this session with me. We are very pleased to be hearing members of the Education Minister’s Student Advisory Council and secondary students from the TDSB voice their ideas in our panel. TALCO members will then be facilitating table discussions on topics ranging from information ethics to online safety. Promises to be a lively and fruitful session!

Of course the great highlight of the conference for me is that it marks the beginning of my term as OLA President for 2014. What a huge honour to lead this wonderful organization! It promises to be a most exciting and productive year.

See you at the conference!

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