Lightning Talks

Lighting Talks are 7-minute presentations that serve as valuable introductions to a project, topic, or idea. This year’s Lightning Talks cover a variety of topics including:

  • Library initiatives to increase and support diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring, retention, and promotion practices
  • Inclusive library spaces
  • Collection development that reflects the diversity of people and ideas in our communities
  • Inclusive and accessible library services and programming
  • Challenges in achieving diversity, equity and inclusion in our libraries

The deadline for submitting proposals was Friday March 2, 2018 at 5pm.

2018 Spring Conference Lightning Talks

Presenter(s) Institution Session Title
Harjinder Rana Lakehead University We will not shut up and catalogue! Why we created a library job that explicitly supports diversity, equity and inclusion
Myra Henry

Kritsten Totleben

University of Rochester River Campus Libraries Adventures in Career Exploration in Librarianship: Leveraging Students’ Love of Libraries
Mikayla Redden

Nicole Carter

Saint Mary’s University What’s their long game? Understanding the (librarianship?) career goals of visible minority student library employees
Margaret Wall

Daisy Dowdall

Robarts Library, University of Toronto Libraries

TALint student, Robarts Library, University of Toronto Libraries

Mindfulness or Prayer at the Library: Designing a multi-use space for secular and faith-based activities
Jesse Carliner

Kyla Everall

Robarts Library, University of Toronto Libraries Welcoming students with families: Building a Family Study Space at the University of Toronto Libraries
Kayla Gregg Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College Inclusivity through leisure reading
Hana Kim East Asian Library, University of Toronto Diversity and Inclusion through Area Studies Collections
Dijana Kladnjakovic

Najeeb Ahmed

Humber College Institute of Advanced Learning and Technology Indigenous Resources – a collection analysis
Matt Thomas Wilfrid Laurier University Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in Collections Policies
Zack Osborne

Caleb Nault

St. Michael’s Hospital Embedding Transgender Health Information into Hospital Library Resource Guides
Kelly Dermody

Kraigen Brown

Ryerson University Library & Archives Championing captioning at the University. How the library ended up the expert in accessible media.