Register for Leader in Residence 2019!

This year, Leader in Residence is on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, with keynote speakers Camille Callison and Elliott Shore. Register now! Registration closes on June 5.

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2019 Speakers:

Camille Callison

Bio: Camille Callison, Tahltan Nation Tsesk’iye Clan member, is the Learning & Organizational Development Librarian and PhD student (Anthropology) at the University of Manitoba. Camille is Past Chair of the Indigenous Matters Committee, a Copyright Committee member, chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Committee and was on the founding board of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB). Camille is an Indigenous Partner on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Taskforce and a member of IFLA Indigenous Matters Section Standing Committee, National Film Board Indigenous Advisory Group and Canadian Commission for UNESCO Memory of the World Committee and Sector Commission on Culture, Communications & Information.

Camille Callison’s Keynote

Making Space for Reconciliation: Honouring Indigenous Voices and Worldviews

Abstract pending.



Elliott Shore

Bio: Elliott Shore began working with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in 2003 and was appointed Senior Presidential Fellow in 2008. He is the founding co-dean of the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at CLIR that has introduced almost 200 recent Ph.D.s to hybrid career roles in the academy, and a mentor the CLIR/Mellon Dissertation Fellows. He has served as co-dean of the Frye then Leading Change Institute (co-sponsored by CLIR and EDUCAUSE) since 2012, and was instrumental in developing the CLIR/CIOs program. From 2013 through 2017, Elliott took on the role of Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries, a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries at comprehensive, research-intensive institutions in the US and Canada, and spent 2018 as a special advisor to its board. He is concluding his role at ARL in the spring of 2019 as co-dean of its Leadership Fellows Program. At Bryn Mawr College from 1997 to 2012, Elliott was Director of Libraries and Professor of History and was later appointed CIO in addition to his other duties. He served the previous twelve years as a library director at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, a post he assumed in 1985, just after he was awarded his Ph.D. in History from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Shore received his M.S. in Library Science from Drexel University and he earned his M.A. in International History at the London School of Economics. A native of Philadelphia, where he still resides, Elliott has lived in England, Germany, Taiwan and Japan.

Elliott Shore’s Keynote
Embracing the Present: Why change is difficult and how to move forward

Why is it difficult for all organizations to move in new directions? How can we start to overcome these obstacles?  In ninety minutes together, this presentation will be driven by Elliott Shore’s thoughts, your questions, and questions that Elliott will pose, drawing on his experience in small and large, public and private institutions, and his term as Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries. Elliott will focus on such issues as the “disagreement deficit” and “the competency trap,” how and why they stifle change, and point towards ways that leaders can get beyond those dilemmas.

Libraries as we want them to be

Let’s design our future through a set of exercises that are constrained only by our imaginations.  We will gather together in a room covered with paper and draw and write on the walls with pens, conjuring up a vision of the library as it could and perhaps should be.


Thursday, June 13
9:15-10:15  Coffee & Registration  3rd floor
10:15-11:45  Keynote: Camille Callison  3rd floor
11:45-12:45  Lunch  1st floor
12:45-1:45  Lightning Talks  3rd floor
1:45-2:45  Activities
a. Makerspace demo
b. Commons Tour
c. Self-guided campus walk
2:45-3:00  Snack Break  1st floor
3:00-3:45  Workshops (concurrent)
a. Camille Callison
b. Elliott Shore
 1st floor
5:00-8:00  LOCO* at FSH restaurant
(1405 Saint Paul St.)

*LOCO is an informal gathering for all who work in and around libraries. Although LOCO stands for Librarians of the Central Okanagan, all are welcome to this event!

Friday, June 14
9:00-9:30  Registration only  3rd floor
9:30-11:00  Keynote: Elliott Shore  3rd floor
11:00-11:15  Break: Coffee & Snacks  3rd floor
11:15-12:00  Workshops (concurrent)
a. Camille Callison
b. Elliott Shore
 1st floor
12:00-1:00  Lunch  1st floor
1:00-1:45  First Floor Tour  1st floor
1:45-2:00  Snack Break  1st floor
2:00-2:45  Commons Tour