C5 Planners
Your 2018 planning team (left to right): Karen Lints (Sheridan), Aliya Dalfen (Humber), Junhui Zhang (George Brown), Shanna Pearson (Seneca), Patricia Buckley (Sheridan) and Jennifer Easter (Centennial).

c5_7Participants fueling up before the third annual Connect5 conference kicked off.What does Open mean to you

Participants spent the day exploring how the theme of Open shapes and influences the library profession and their daily work.


Joan Sweeney Marsh, Director, Sheridan Library and Learning Services, kicked off the morning with a warm welcome and introductory remarks for Connect5 participants.
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Our keynote speaker, Catherine M. Hale, PhD, Director Creative Campus Planning, Sheridan College, getting ready to speak to participants about Open and Living the Creative Campus.
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Our keynote speaker, Catherine M. Hale, sharing examples of how Sheridan fosters open and collaborative partnerships between its campus community and external community partners.

Next up were seven exciting PechaKucha presentations!

Jennifer Easter, Librarian, Centennial College, presenting about using LibInsight for a Big Fat Assess(ment) Project.
Dijana Kladnjakovic, Coordinator, Collections and Technical Services, Humber College, presenting about The Dilemma of Rising Journal Costs and Open Journal Resources.
Alana Otis, Reference and Information Literacy Technician, Seneca College, presenting about Open Culture and 3D Printing.
Danielle Palombi, Manager, Centre of Student Academic Excellence, and Angela Clark, Academic Integrity Facilitator, Sheridan College, presenting about collaborating with Faculty on the Development of Academic Integrity Tutorials.
Kathleen Oakey, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, Sheridan College, presenting about Building a Repository of IL Learning Materials for Faculty in an LMS.
Jennifer Peters, eLearning and Digital Literacies Librarian, and Liana Giovando, Applied Science and Engineering Technology Librarian, Seneca College, presenting about the library’s role around “Owning” OERs.
Mary Goral, Library Technician, Humber College presenting about Building a “Go-Animate” video to promote library services and build relationships with students.
During the lunch break, participants were given a tour of Sheridan’s Material ConneXion Library.
Tour of Sheridan’s Material ConneXion Library.
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This year’s Open Dive activity allowed participants to dive deep into Open topics around Diversity and Inclusion, Services and Spaces, Open Access and Resources and Open Teaching and Learning.
Participants deep in thought as they explore how to make library services and resources more open and accessible to students.
Groups having fun and engaging in conversations during the Open Dive activity.
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This group took a quick break from their deep dive discussions to smile for the camera.
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Junhui Zhang and Aliya Dalfen, Connect5 co-planners, leading the Open Dive activities.
An afternoon break wouldn’t be complete without button making, colouring books and brooch-making.
Afternoon Break
Participants mingling and making during our afternoon maker space and candy bar break.
Openly Sweet Candy Bar
The “Openly Sweet” candy bar was a big hit!
Online Citation Module for ESL Students
The Open Dive was followed by an Open Browse where groups were able to mingle and learn about all of the wonderful ideas that people came up with for their target populations.
Creative ways to learn about open access
Some groups found creative and engaging ways to share their ideas during the Open Browse.
Defining Open Access _ Resources
One group was busy at work brainstorming ways to educate faculty about open access and resources.
Evening Students
Many groups dove deep into discussions around improving services for underrepresented user groups such as evening and continuing education students.
Final takeaways
The day ended off with some great giveaway prizes and everyone’s favourite takeaway from the 2018 conference.
C5 Sheridan Hosts
Our wonderful hosts and co-planners, Karen Lints and Patricia Buckley.