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E-learning in Libraries Symposium: Fostering Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange in Digital Learning 

By Anna Flak and Matt Rohweder

The E-Learning in Libraries Symposium is an annual event that is organized by library professionals from a variety of sectors. The Symposium provides the opportunity to share insights on the latest advancements in e-learning initiatives and projects across academic, public, and special libraries across Canada. Celebrating its 10th year, the Symposium remains as a shining example of collaboration and community among professionals actively involved in e-learning within a library setting. In the face of the expanding digital learning landscapes, the rise of hybrid work environments, and the integration of AI, the Symposium remains relevant to the evolving roles of library professionals.

The Annual Symposium 

The Symposium serves as a platform for in-depth discussions, presentations, and hands-on workshops related to e-learning in library environments. Participants delve into topics ranging from innovative online teaching techniques to the integration of new programs, technologies, and initiatives in libraries. Through this format, the Symposium acts as a melting pot of ideas and experiences, fostering an atmosphere of collaboration and forward-thinking. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or a newcomer, the Symposium offers a safe space for everyone to engage, learn, and contribute to the evolving landscape of e-learning. The 2024 upcoming Annual Symposium is planning on taking place at the end of November or the beginning of December. 

The 2024 Annual Symposium will take in place late November or early December this year.

The Symposium Planning Team 

The Executive Committee for E-Learning in Libraries is composed of dedicated library professionals from libraries across Ontario who share a passion for advancing e-learning in library settings. 

If you are enthusiastic about contributing your time and skills to this initiative, we invite you to reach out. Participating on the planning committee has also proven to be an excellent early career step for networking and building essential skills to take with you into your workplaces. 

Feel free to contact Anna Flak at or Matt Rohweder at for more information about joining the executive committee or to learn more about the Symposium.

Anna Flak is a Teaching and Learning Librarian at McMaster University Library. Anna can be reached at

Matt Rohweder is a Liaison Librarian and the Interim Accessibility Coordinator at Wilfrid Laurier University Library. Matt can be reached at or through his LinkedIn page.

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