Category Archives: Track C

Opening Keynote: Mix It Up for ROI Secret Sauce!

Opening Keynote – Monday 23 October 
08:45 – 09:45

EEPMON is a Millennial hybrid new media artist exploring the creative intersections through the usages of art and technology. He has collaborated and worked with various projects both in art and technology with firms and galleries across North America, the U.K., and Asia. He has held several shows and won awards internationally. He says, “Technology provides a new area for innovators and artists to experiment and develop new modes of creative expression.” He sees the computer as an artistic tool, just like the paintbrush, and with a desire only a truly passionate artist could have, set out to generate dense, dynamic, and beautiful digital graphic compositions that attracted clients such as Marvel, Canada Goose, Microsoft Xbox, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. His creative and innovative nature is inspiring and has allowed him to transform retail stores into art exhibitions for his creations, combine open-data weather and color to create artistic works, and more. Currently EEPMON is doing his digital artist in residence at Algonquin College Applied Research and Innovation Center in Ottawa, Canada. Follow him on social media: EEPMON or his website at

Presented by: Eric Chan

C102: Building Healthy Communities

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Community Engagement – Monday 23 October 
11:30 – 12:15

Health is the second-most-popular subject of an online search and eight of 10 online health inquiries start at a search engine. In 62% of communities in the U.S., public libraries are the only provider of free public access to computers and the internet. Only 24% of public libraries offer classes on accessing online health and wellness information. How do we ensure public libraries are prepared to meet the health information needs of their communities? Hear from one organization that offers free training, resources, and funding for health-related projects to build healthy communities.

Presented by: Bobbi L. Newman

C103: Community Journeys: Blogs, Music, Art, & Play

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Community Engagement – Monday 23 October 
13:30 – 14:30

This session features three journeys to community engagement. “All stories consist of a few common structural elements found universally in myths, fairy tales, dreams, and movies. They are known collectively as The Hero’s Journey,” writes Christopher Vogler in “The Writer’s Journey.” Storytelling isn’t just for books and screenplays, it’s an essential component of engaging blog posts, About Us pages, and branding. Get real-world examples of how storytelling has transformed the ProQuest Blog, increasing visits more than 50% over the course of a year. In the thriving music scenes of Minneapolis, Minn., and Seattle Washington, these libraries had a wonderful opportunity to engage the community while promoting itself with the implementation of a local music online system. Hear about its research, contract with a vendor for the application, submission of music, jury for music, going live, and audience reaction. As part of a long-overdue renovation process, the Barrington Area Library decided to “proceed with abandon” (sage advice from Patti Smith) and experiment with large-scale, site-specific, immersive art installations, and a museum-quality children’s department including an Imagination Playground and digital interactives. From a funeral for old technology to a giant coloring mural, collaborations with world-class artists, and kids who ask librarians to photograph their creative work for social media and video sharing, the result has been a powerful burst of community building and creativity, as well as a redefinition of what a public library’s purpose truly is.

Presented by: Beth McGough, Courtney Suicu, Francine Alt-Greene, Valerie Wonder, Karen McBride

C104: Interoperable Platforms & Linked Data

Track C: (International Ballroom West) —  Community Engagement – Monday 23 October 
15:15 – 16:00

Linked data has been getting a lot of hype in the library world and elsewhere. But is it just hype or is there really something there worth knowing about? This session focuses on exactly what linked data might have to offer for our library metadata future and, more importantly, the user services which depend on our data. What new kinds of services and user interactions become possible with linked data? How will this impact our bibliographic universe? Appropriate for anyone working in a library, these questions and more are tackled by our expert big thinker!

Presented by: Roy Tennant