Category Archives: Track E

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

E101: Disturbing the Comfortable: Radical Information Literacy in School Libraries

Track C: (Lincoln)  —  Internet@Schools – Monday 23 October 
10:30 – 11:15

School librarianship has seen renewed interest as a potential corrective to “fake news” and other recent (real and perceived) information literacy failures. The internet has weakened traditional journalism, altered the economics of academic publishing and content production, created new networks of bigotry and disinformation, and, at least in theory, empowered young people around the world with immediate access to information and new tools to share their own knowledge and identities. But by largely hewing to traditional notions of bias, authority, and the nature of academic and civic engagement, school librarians may have reinforced existing inequalities and made themselves less relevant in the world our students will face. Can we transform information literacy instruction to help create the world we want to live in? Join us to discuss what these changes might look like and how we can implement them in school libraries.

Presented by: Mark Roquet

E102: Is It Real or Is It VR? Exploring AR & VR Tools

Track C: (Lincoln)  —  Internet@Schools – Monday 23 October 
11:30 – 12:15

Explore the best of emerging apps and tools for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and their potential in this introductory session. Consider a variety of apps and tools and how apps such Quiver, NYT VR, and Discovery VR can be incorporated into the library or curriculum in meaningful ways. How can libraries support the use of these tools, and what questions should we be asking? Lastly, identify ways libraries can be engaging in action research to further understanding of the impacts of VR and AR tools.

Presented by: Carolyn Foote

E103: Teaching Students to Distinguish Evidence From Argument

Track C: (Lincoln)  —  Internet@Schools – Monday 23 October 
13:30 – 14:30

When students pick up a nonfiction text, they tend to approach it either as offering an opinion or presenting evidence. In reality, sources contain both elements. Library instruction often assumes that when students evaluate sources, they naturally know how to distinguish between the two. Join our speakers for this hands-on session, where you can share your practices and explore new ways to teach this critical skill that often gets lost in the shuffle.

Presented by: Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Sara Zoroufy

E104: Learning at the Speed of Technology

Track C: (Lincoln)  —  Internet@Schools – Monday 23 October 
15:15 – 16:00

Our students have access to remarkable technology. From smartphones to everything Google, how technology is leveraged to support student learning is a question every library and school must address. Join David Jakes as he explores the dynamic nature of technology and helps you understand the tools and trends that are reshaping what it means to be a learner in a learning landscape always in perpetual beta. Explore the boundless conditions that students have before them to craft their own learning expedition with technology and the role that libraries have in empowering that journey. Most importantly, see how school libraries can embrace an innovation mindset that can support and prepare students for the opportunity of possibility.

Presented by: David Jakes