MLA CONFERENCE: GATEWAY TO MANY WORLDS
From Thursday, May 9 to Saturday, May 11, the Manitoba Library and
Information Associations Annual Conference is being held at the Ramada
Marlborough Hotel in Winnipeg.
The theme of this annual conference, aimed at library professionals
and information providers, is "Libraries: Gateways to Many Worlds."
Speakers will address a wide range of topics. Keynote speaker Kaycee
Hale, an internationally respected lecturer for civic, social, and
professional groups, will discuss communication and management skills.
Friday's program also features Srinija Srinivasan, the head of design
and maintenance of the world's most intuitive and efficient World Wide
Web site, YAHOO!
Sessions that may be of special interest to CM readers are highlighted
Please visit the conference web-site at http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/mla for a complete
listing of the program, or contact the MLA Office at (204) 943-4567
for more information..
- T21 - Wanted: Peter Rabbit -- THIEF!
- Presenter: MARGARET BUFFIE
Censorship from the author's perspective -- how can it influence
writers to reconsider their work in light of possible future
censorship issues, as well as how concerned individuals and writers
can work together to keep quality literature from being attacked. This
session will also ask the question: If Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit
can be censored, is it even possible to write a
"censorproof" book for children?
- F09 - Show What You Know
- Presenter: MARGARET STIMSON
- Have you ever thought of creating a computerized presentation or slide
show? Participants will see features of a variety of computer
presentation applications, from the simplest program designed for kids
to the popular Power Point and Clarisworks products.
- F26 - CM Magazine: From Conception to Virtual Reality
- Presenters: PETER TITTENBERGER & DUNCAN THORNTON
- This session provides a history of the Manitoba-produced CM magazine
from initial formulation through the realization of a weekly
electronic journal. Included topics: marketing plan; subscriptions;
advertising; other sources of revenue; production; the World Wide Web and
- S05 - Gateways to the Past: Canadian Historical Fiction for the Middle
- Presenter: DAVE JENKINSON
- An examination of historical fiction written over the last quarter century by Canadian authors. What periods are covered and where are
- S06 - Ontario Curriculum Clearinghouse
- Presenter: TANIA COSTANZO
- A description and explanation/demo of the OCC. Of particular interest
to teacher-librarians and those involved in the education field. The
OCC is gathering together curriculum and resource materials for the
province, and encouraging the sharing of these resources.
- S11 - Curriculum Design and Resource-Based Learning
- Presenter: PAT MACDONALD
- In this session, Pat MacDonald sketches out the design of the
province's new curricula, the incorporation of resource-based
learning, and the use of learning resources.
- S15 - School Librarianship: An International Perspective
- Presenter: GERALD R. BROWN
- An overview of the issues and activities in school librarianship
around the world, with special attention to Australia, the Caribbean,
and Great Britain. The work of the International Association of School
Librarianship will be highlighted in relation to other
national/provincial associations' International Relations Committees.
- S16 - Untangling the Net
- Presenters: ELAINE SEEPISH & MARGARET KURYS
- The Internet can be either a goldmine of information or a quagmire.
Margaret and Elaine, who surf the Net daily in search of answers to
questions from teachers and their students, will share some of their
secrets. Included will be discussion of Netscape, search engines,
listservs, the World Wide Web, and useful websites for
teacher-librarians and educators. This session would be most suitable
for the novice who wishes to go beyond e-mail. Emphasis will be on
- S26 - Down to My Last Few Bucks: Getting the Inside Story on the
Depression in Manitoba
- Presenter: CATHERINE MACDONALD
- This session will preview the Edukit developed by the AMA to introduce
grade eleven history students to archival material and research in
archives. The Edukit consists of a video, audiotapes, facsimile
documents, and teacher's guide. This session will be of particular
interest to librarians working in a high school setting.
ADDITIONAL SESSIONS are:
Hands-on Internet labs will run continuously all three days.
- Guidelines for Planning School Libraries - Curriculum Implementation
- Do-It-Yourself: Home Page Construction for the Beginner
- Storytelling and Puppetry Workshop
- Canada's Schoolnet
- Canadian Videos for Young People
- Cable in the Classroom: Copyright-Cleared Commercial-Free Programs!
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