Was happy to contribute to this pandemic-focused episode of the British Library’s Anything But Silent podcast (starting at 8:00): Libraries under lockdown “Amid the pandemic, we hear from the British Library team ensuring crucial documents are delivered to public health services, a library that has exchanged books for food parcels, and a bridal studio, supportedContinue reading “Libraries under lockdown – British Library’s Anything But Silent podcast”
Stories from the Open Gov podcast – ep29 Pam Ryan: Libraries are more than just books “Pam Ryan is the Director for Service Development & Innovation at the Toronto Public Library (TPL), the World’s largest urban public library system, featuring 100 branches, close to 1 million cardholders, and 10 million items that can be checkedContinue reading “Stories from the Open Gov – ep29 Pam Ryan: Libraries are more than just books”
How Toronto’s Leading the Way in Library Innovation: A Conversation with Pam Ryan “The Toronto Public Library (TPL) has been at the forefront of this trend. From creating “innovation hubs” in its branches that provide access to cutting-edge technologies, to partnering with organizations around the city to start a conversation around responsible data use, to spearheadingContinue reading “Sidewalk Toronto – How Toronto’s Leading the Way in Library Innovation: A Conversation with Pam Ryan”
Happy to have been asked to participate on this panel at the American Library Association Annual Conference: Building a Digital Community Inside and Outside of the Library “As new and emerging technology are implemented, there is a lack of discussion about how to help the public keep pace with rapid digital transformation and to understandContinue reading “Building a Digital Community Inside and Outside of the Library – Urban Libraries Council session at ALA Annual Conference 2019”
Great event serving as part of this year’s OLA Digital Odyssey: Digital Literacy and City-Building: Open Data and its role in Civic Health and Urban Planning “On this moderated panel, panelists will share their thoughts on the intersections of digital literacy and city building, drawing on their expertise in urban planning, librarianship, inclusion and technology“.
Really enjoyed participating on this panel at this year’s Go Open Data Conference. Our Digital Community – What’s Needed? “Our digital world holds many challenges as illustrated by Cambridge Analytica, issues related to the local Sidewalk Toronto initiative, the smart cities challenge happening in Canada and differences between our urban and rural communities. This diverseContinue reading “Go Open Data Conference: Our Digital Community – What’s Needed?”
Great visual record of our OLA Superconference 2019 OCULA Spotlight session: Shaping Smart Cities!
Overdose Prevention and Response and Libraries: A Panel Discussion
Looking forward to joining this super line-up of public sector leaders at the 2018 Conference Board of Canada conference: Public Sector Transformation 2018: Delivering Digital and presenting on Toronto Public Library’s transformation and role in Canada creating the world’s best libraries.
As a Creative Commons lifer, I’m thrilled to be able to participate with an amazing group of women, brought together by Kelsey Merkley for Uncommon Women: a conversation in leadership, allies and advocates, and reconciliation at the April Creative Commons Global Summit — so fortunate to have it in Toronto again! In May, I’ll beContinue reading “Spring Conference Presentations”