Dr. Stacy Allison-Cassin, Guest Speaker

Jennifer LaPlante, Guest Speaker: Artificial Intelligence: How to Use, Apply and Trust

Hansel Cook, Guest Speaker

Literacy Lightning Talks:
o Information Literacy: Lindsay McNiff, Learning & Instruction Librarian, Dal
o Health Literacy: Kristy Hancock, Evidence Synthesis Coordinator, MSSU
o Food Literacy: Emily Mathew, Food Literacy Specialist, HPL
o Data Literacy: Julie Marcoux, Data Librarian, Dal Libraries
o Cultural Literacy: Amani Saleh, Newcomers Engagement Specialist, HPL
o Financial Literacy: Samantha Taylor, Senior Instructor, Rowe School of
o Legal Literacy: David Michels, Public Services Librarian
o Musical Literacy: Diana Doublet, Orchestra Librarian, Symphony Nova Scotia

Panel: The Future of G.L.A.M.
• Jeff Mercer, Deputy CEO, South Shore Public Libraries
• Michael Vandenburg, University Librarian, Dalhousie Libraries
• Elinor Crosby, Manager, Programming and Community Engagement (Western District),
Halifax Public Libraries
• Maggie MacIntyre, Executive Director of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums
• Patti Bannister, Provincial Archivist & Director at Nova Scotia Archives
• Suzanne van den Hoogen, University Librarian, Saint Mary’s University

Committee Members

  • Alison Brierly – Registration Chair
  • Toni Beaton – Web and Communications Chair
  • Kory Melnick – Co-Chair
  • Alysha Try – Co-Chair
  • Annette Amenta – Financial Chair
  • Kellie Dalton – Logistics Chair