Building Bridges: UNYOC/OVHLA 2012 Joint Conference

October 10-12, 2012
NAV Centre, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

Co-Chairs: Paola Durando & Jeff Garvey




We’re two weeks out, and all indicators are that it’s going to be a memorable joint conference!  Count the reasons:

It’s not too late to register and to book your accommodation!

Welcome from UNYOC President

Welcome to the beautiful NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario, on the banks of the St Lawrence Seaway. Here we will gather – away from the daily demands and pressures of our usual work places. Here we will do all those things that one does at a conference: listen to speakers, chat with vendors, learn what others are doing in their libraries, be inspired, be challenged, and be renewed. And we’ll have fun together!

As usual, our time together is short, but it will be packed with interesting things. Our speakers will certainly give us all something to think about. Nancy Roderer, of Welch Library at Johns Hopkins, will speak about the need of librarians to move outside the library. Michelle Young, of Clarkson University, will talk about the importance of library as place. Jim Henderson will speak with us about serving multicultural populations. We’ll learn about new technology.

We will have the opportunity to spend time with favorite colleagues and welcome new ones into our circle as we join with the OVHLA for this year’s conference. I encourage each of us to make the effort to get to know new people during this meeting. Ask someone new to you to chat over a cup of coffee or tea. Sit next to someone new. Make a new connection – build a bridge!

Welcome to the UNYOC – OVHLA Joint Conference in Cornwall, Ontario!

Donna Berryman
President, UNYOC

Welcome from OVHLA President

On behalf of the Ottawa Valley Health Libraries Association, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 2012 UNYOC annual meeting to be held October 10 – 12, 2012 at the NAV Centre near Cornwall, Ontario. It is almost 10 years since the UNYOC Conference was last held in Canada and we are delighted to welcome members to the NAV’s state of the art conference facility set on the shores of the magnificent St. Lawrence Seaway. This year’s theme is Building Bridges and the program promises three stimulating days of learning and networking opportunities as well as some great social gatherings – all in all, an excellent opportunity to build bridges with your colleagues and your profession.

I hope you can join us!

Deborah Scott-Douglas
President, OVHLA


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