The Partnership Education Series

Spring 2023: Building Your Researcher Toolkit
The Partnership presents the Spring 2023 education series, with a focus on new researchers. It aims to equip attendees with an introduction to research best practices, provide insights and resources to collect and communicate research findings, and offer approaches to translate research skills into library programming and project work. 
  • Members: $125
  • Non-members: $165
  • Staff from First Nations Public Libraries: $0
  • Student, Retired, Underemployed members: $50
  • 10% off for groups of 5+ from the same institution

Please note: Event fees are subject to taxes based on your region.

Registration is open starting Monday, March 20th, 2023.

Check out the Registration FAQ to learn more about the format, technical requirements, and more! 

NOTE: Registrants will receive on-demand access to session recordings, which can be accessed for 3 months following the event date. 

Monday, May 8th, 2023

1:00 PM  – Introduction 

2:00 PM  – Breaking Down and Building Up: An Introduction to Research Design with Yimin Chen (Royal Roads University / UWO) 

3:00 PM  – An Introduction to Data Visualization with Alexandra Wong (York University) 

4:00 PM  – Not Your Average Researcher: A Public Librarian’s Experience in Collaborative Research with Suzanne Fernando (TPL) 

4:45 PM  – Closing Remarks 


  • Networking access 
  • AMA Open Forum to pose questions navigating research challenges and find or share useful resources for your specific research project 
  • On-demand access to session recordings post-conference