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Your Name and Title: Fiona O’Connor, Senior Services Specialist Innovation Learning and Service Planning

Library, School, or Organization Name: Toronto Public Library

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Toronto, Canada

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): librarians: public and academic, library assistants, managers

Short Session Description (one line): Toronto Public Library’s Innovator In Residence program.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): I will describe:

  • History of Innovator Resident program.

An outline of the development of the program began, funding information and how TPL continues the program

  • Resident programs to date

The various artists and innovator that we have hosted. This will include background information on how it fits in with the Digital Innovation Hubs across the Toronto Public Library system.

  • A sample of programs offered by the resident

A showcase of some of the popular programs that were offered.

  • Application and hiring process

What the application looks like and what the procedure is in hiring the innovator.

  • Learning outcomes for the participants attending

How the program fits in with TPL’s strategic plan.

  • Partnering with the innovators after the program is complete.

Connecting with the innovator after the program is complete. Describing the programming that continues.


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