Preliminary Program

Workshop

 


 

 


Sunday, June 7


17:30 – 20:30  Icebreaker Party, Le Cercle, Alphonse-Desjardins Building, Université Laval, room 4512. Included in the registration fee.

 


Monday, June 8 (Gene H.-Kruger Building, Université Laval, room 2320)


09:00 – 10:00   Registration and Welcome (coffee/tea)

10:00 – 10:10   Opening address
                        Loubna Ghaouti, Director of the Library, Université Laval

10:10 – 11:30   Opening Conference

 
11:30 – 12:00   Presentation

12:00 – 13:30   Lunch, Cafeteria (
Charles-De Koninck Building)


13:30 – 17:00   Workshop : Decolonizing Metadata: Enabling Sharing of Cultures

                        through Respectful Representation

                        Sharon Farnel, Metadata Coordinator, University of Alberta Library

 


Tuesday, June 9 (Gene H.-Kruger Building, Université Laval, room 2320)


09:00 – 10:30   Presentations


10:30 – 11:00   Coffee/tea


11:00 – 12:00   Presentations

 

12:00 – 13:30   Lunch, Cafeteria (Charles-De Koninck Building)


13:30 – 14:30   Keynote


14:30 – 15:00   Presentation

 

15:00 – 15 :30  Coffee/tea


15:30 – 16:30   Presentations

18:00 – 20:00   Steering Committee Meeting

 

 

Wednesday, June 10


All-day trip : In the morning, discover the world largest teaching and research forest, the Montmorency Forest, located 45 minutes north of Quebec City.

 

In the afternoon, follow an experienced guide who will introduce you to the main attractions of the Old Quebec City district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bus pick-up from university at 8:00 and from Hotel Universel at 8:10. Return to the Campus by 18:00. Included in the registration fee.

 


Thursday, June 11 (Gene H.-Kruger Building, Université Laval, room 2320)


09:00 – 10:30   Presentations

 

10:30 – 11:00   Coffee/tea

 

11:00 – 12:00   Keynote

 

12:00 – 13:30   Lunch, Cafeteria (Charles-De Koninck Building)

13:30 – 15:00   Presentations

 

15:00 – 15:30   Coffee/tea

 

15:30 – 16:00   Presentation


16:00 – 17:00   Announcement of the William Mills Prize Winner,  Honorary

                        Mentions and Business Meeting

18:00 - 22:30   Banquet at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

 

23:00 -             Dance night in Quebec City

 


Friday, June 12 (Library - Jean-Charles-Bonenfant Bulding, Université Laval, room 4285)


09:00 – 10:00   Visit to the Bernard Saladin d’Anglure Collection

 

10:00 – 11:00   Presentations


11:00 – 11:30   Coffee/tea


11:30 – 12:00   Presentation


12:00 – 12:30   Overview of the next colloquy


12:30 – 14:00   Special lunch at the Library

 


Saturday, June 13


Optional tour in Charlevoix : Explore the magnificent Charlevoix resort region, whose mountains border the St. Lawrence River. Bus pick-up from university at 8:00 and from Hotel Universel at 8:10. Return to the campus by 17:00. Direct transportation to the airport on the way back can be arranged. Not included in the registration fee.

 

 

 

 



Workshop

Decolonizing Metadata: Enabling Sharing of Cultures through Respectful Representation (Monday, June 8, 13:30-17:00)

Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals have long criticized the Eurocentric standards and practices used for organizing, classifying, and describing resources held in cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums. There is an urgent need for these institutions and those who work within them to address these structural biases through decolonizing approaches. Through a combination of presentations, small group discussion, and hands-on activities, this workshop will introduce participants to the notion of decolonization of metadata, provide opportunity to critically examine a variety of resource descriptions, and enable discussion of opportunities and challenges for decolonization processes in participants’ local contexts, leading to a plan for some concrete actions that can be taken after the workshop.

 

Sharon Farnel is Metadata Coordinator at the University of Alberta Library. In that role, she is leading the Library’s decolonizing description initiative, and a member of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations Indigenous Matters Committee Joint Working Group on Subject Headings and Classification. She is also an interdisciplinary PhD Candidate at the University of Alberta in the School of Library and Information Studies and Department of Educational Policy Studies. In her doctoral research, she is working with the Inuvialuit Cultural Centre in Inuvik to develop a community driven knowledge organization and resource description framework for the Inuvialuit Digital Library.