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Note to attendees: Send us your great ideas!
How does your library or organization offer great service to readers? We are collecting great ideas to share during the conference. If you would like to submit an idea or two, please send either a photo (in JPG format) or a Powerpoint slide (with minimal formatting, please) to (Ideas submitted will be displayed during PAGES and will be available (as a single PDF document) for download afterward on the PAGES website.)

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Location: Stanley Milner Library, Edmonton [map, parking, transit info]

You can download a PDF version of this program that will print easily on one page.

There will not be printed programs available at PAGES, so if you want a personal copy, please print one and bring it with you. However, there will be a large version of the program on display in the lobby to refer to.

8:30 am - 9:00 am


Location: Theatre Lobby
The Library Theatre is located in the basement of the Stanley A. Milner Library. Take the stairs down from the main library lobby, ask inside the library for elevator access, or access from the Library parkade/Churchill LRT station.

9:00 am - 9:15 am


Welcome and opening remarks
Pilar Martinez, Edmonton Public Library

Location: Library Theatre

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Opening Keynote: Joyce Saricks
The Appeal of Story & The Power of Sharing Stories

Location: Library Theatre

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Morning coffee

Location: Library Theatre Lobby/Centennial Room

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Panel A
Locale and the Local: The Importance of Setting in Story

Margaret Macpherson, Moderator
Panellists: Todd Babiak, Janice MacDonald, Alice Major

Appeal factors, such as character, language, pace and setting, have become essential features to consider when providing readers' advisory services. With many of their works set in and around the Edmonton area, this morning's panel of writers discusses setting as an appeal element. How does a story's setting affect the reader's experience, especially when the story is set in a location well-known to the reader?

Location: Library Theatre

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Not provided

There are many options for lunch close by. Find lunch locations near the library (There are many more!)
Kitty-corner from the library (to the North-East) is the Edmonton Centre. The mall is in two separate buildings, each with a food court on the lowest level.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel B
E Versus Paper: The Turning Points

Ted Bishop, Moderator
Panellists: Gerald Beasley, Mary Bennett, Janice Sundar

Digital or print, where are libraries now putting their money? What are the implications of their choices? Do we understand the preferences of readers when it comes to reading for pleasure and reading for information and study? What pressures and opportunities are informing our decisions? This session will explore these questions from the perspectives of public, academic, and school libraries.

Location: Library Theatre

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Afternoon coffee

Location: Library Theatre Lobby/Centennial Room

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Closing Keynote: Maryanne Wolf
How The Brain Learns to Read

Location: Library Theatre

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing remarks

Location: Library Theatre