Open: Living the Creative Campus

Catherine M. Hale, PhD

2018 Keynote Catherine M. HaleCatherine Hale is Director, Creative Campus Planning at Sheridan, where she is currently developing a 5-year strategic plan for our Creative Campus in collaboration with community stakeholders. She also leads the development of Sheridan’s Creative Campus Galleries, which both showcase and catalyze creativity through the mobilization of visual culture. Prior to joining Sheridan, Hale held positions as Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University and as Curator of African and Non-Western Art at the University of Iowa Museum of Art. She has also curated exhibitions for the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University and the Carleton University Art Gallery. Hale holds a Ph.D. and A.M. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University and an M.A. in Canadian Art History from Carleton University.


PechaKucha Presentations

“Owning” OERs

Jennifer Peters, eLearning & Digital Literacies Librarian, Seneca College
Liana Giovando, Applied Science & Engineering Technology Librarian, Seneca College

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We all know when a college launches into planning for a new strategic direction, the library will look for a place to integrate themselves and contribute. This is one of those stories.

Seneca is currently working on a new Digital Learning Strategy of which open education is an integral component. The problem is that there is no centralized support for OER at the college. Faculty, administration, and the library have all been interested in exploring Open Resources but to date, they do so ad hoc and independently.

Is this an opportunity for the library to be at the centre of something great? Or are we going to over-commit, yet again?

This presentation will take you on the journey of how the library became involved in OERs at Seneca College. How we are on a path to “own” OERs.

Building a Repository of IL Learning Materials in an LMS

Kathleen Oakey, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian, Sheridan College

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Over the last year, I undertook to compile a self-serve list of resources related to information literacy that faculty who were teaching general education courses could easily access and insert into their own courses. This PechaKucha will focus on the rationale, process, and challenges faced by undertaking this project.

Academic Integrity Tutorial – An Open Invite to Faculty!

Danielle Palombi, Manager, Centre of Student Academic Excellence, Sheridan College
Angela Clark, Academic Integrity Facilitator, Sheridan College

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Hear about a recent initiative, Sheridan’s Academic Integrity Tutorial, launched in Fall 2017 that was created by Library and Learning Services and the Centre for Teaching and Learning. See images of the tutorial, the logic behind the curriculum design of it and more.

Revealing the Layers: 3D Printing and Open Culture

Alana Otis, Reference & Information Literacy Technician, Seneca College

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Seneca’s 3D printing program at the Seneca Sandbox gives free access to an emerging technology many would have to otherwise pay for. We not only promote use of open software and designs, but our program has open doors and allowed users to connect across programs and disciplines. Creativity and technology come together as we grow a community of practice.

When Open Isn’t Enough: The Dilemma of Rising Journal Costs

Dijana Kladnjakovic, Coordinator, Collections & Technical Services, Humber College
Valerie Walton, Library Technician – Reference & Periodicals, Humber College

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The rapid drop in the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar in 2016 was causing major concerns for Humber Libraries’ journal budget. The significant cost increases for journals meant we had to completely reassess our journal subscriptions. With few open source options to turn to, how could we decide what to keep and what to cancel? We leveraged quantitative data and individual knowledge to preserve access and to keep as many doors open as possible.

Our Big Fat Assess(ment) Project

Jennifer Easter, Librarian, Centennial College

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Students and provincial governments are increasingly demanding accountability on return on investment (ROI), resulting in post-secondary institutions sharpening their metrics toolkits. Assessment is playing a bigger role in the college system and demands are being made on libraries to provide data to justify staffing and expenditures. This challenge also represents an opportunity to think about how we can measure our contribution to student success. Centennial Libraries has long collected statistics, but the metrics were for all the usual library-centered suspects: gate counts, circulation, etc. Data collection was somewhat haphazard and in many cases, ad hoc and by request only. How does a library with limited staff capacity tackle the request from executive administration to detail our contribution to student retention and success? Find out how we at Centennial “did our thing good” in response to this ongoing challenge.

The “Open Mind” That Ultimately Led to an “Open Door” for All Our Students

Mary Goral, Library Technician, Humber College

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This presentation is about challenging myself to try something new; learning a new technology, (that being Go-Animate software) and keeping an open mind through the process of creating a Humber Libraries Research Tips video. I will be showing the many elements that go into making an animated production, from start to finish (script creation, animation, choosing voices, music and other refinements). Once this video reached completion, it became an open door for all our students to see, through a portal on our library website. The theme of openness runs through my entire presentation. The video is then the vehicle used to lead students to open access on so many levels. Ultimately, they will feel a very open, helpful and friendly library community, both online and face to face. In a very fun and creative way, we have welcomed those students to come to the Research Help Desk and explore all the options available to them.