This is an in-person conference that will be held at L.R. Wilson Hall (Room 1057). Below is the tentative schedule for the day.  Coffee, lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

8:30am – 9:00amRegistration and Morning refreshments
9:00am – 10:30amLand acknowledgement and Keynote

Navigating Settler Responsibilities: A Practical Guide for Initiating Library Decolonization.
Heather Campbell and Dan Sich (he/him)
10:30am – 10:45amSpeed networking/Social
10:45am – 11:00amBreak
11:00am – 12:00pmPanel

Preparing for the Unexpected in Library Teaching and Learning.
Reece Steinberg (he/him), Arvind Kang (he/him), Mai Lu (she/her), Dana Thomas, and Samantha Kruger (moderator)
Toronto Metropolitan University, Humber College, University of Toronto Mississauga, Toronto Metropolitan University
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch
1:00pm – 1:45pmLightning talks

Just Give them the Fish: A Provocation, Jane Schmidt (she/her), Toronto Metropolitan University

Chinese Language Bibliographic Database Instruction – When you don’t Read Chinese, Nathan Wolfe (he/him), University of Toronto Mississauga

The Power of We: Developing an Online First-Year Information Literacy Course in a Team-Based Model, Vanja Stojanovic (he/him) and Colleen MacKinnon (she/her), Brock University

Ripped from the Headlines: Using News Stories to Explore Government and Legal Information Research, Heather Buchansky (she/her), University of Toronto
1:45pm – 2:30pmPlenary talk

I Wish I Would have Learnt that in Library School: Foundations of Good Instructional Practice.
Kari D. Weaver (she/her)
University of Waterloo
2:30pm – 3:00pmBreak and Poster session

Outreach as a TALint Student. Sabine O’Donnell (she/they), University of Toronto Student

RADAR: Two Website Evaluation Rating Activities for One-Shot Instruction, Kate Gibbings (she/her), Ontario Tech University

Meeting our Learners where they are: One Size does not fit All, Shelley Woods (she/her) and Nathalie Soini (she/elle), Queen’s University

Mapping the Conversation: Using Citation to Deconstruct Authority, María Ruiz, David Gerstle (he/him) and Joanna Szurmak, University of Toronto Mississauga

Getting your Money’s Worth: Developing Teaching and Learning Opportunities with Classical Coins, Jessie Blackwell (she/her), University of Waterloo
3:00pm – 4:00pmRoundtable/Small group discussions

The McMaster Teaching and Learning Mini-Conference Team is committed to fostering a positive, enthusiastic, and collaborative event space for all attendees. We welcome respectful discussion and dialogue and embrace the introduction of new ideas and pedagogies. Discrimination or harassment of any form will not be tolerated, including (but not limited to) on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, religion, disability, age, or cultural identity. This pertains to all Mini-Conference events and venues, including during presentations or social events. 

If, at any time, a participant feels unsafe or as though they have experienced discrimination or harassment during the Mini-Conference, we strongly encourage them to report the incident to a member of the planning committee by filling out this anonymous form.   

We are dedicated to providing a barrier-free space for all participants. If you have an accessibility need, please reach out in advance to ensure we can robustly support your Mini-Conference experience.