The Robert Munsch Award

Robert Munsch is an enormously successful children’s writer, Canada’s best-selling author, and arguably Guelph’s most famous living resident. He has published more than 50 individual titles, and his books have sold many millions of copies in more than a dozen languages.

As part of its celebration of all things Munsch, the Guelph Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of the Guelph Public Library, will offer The Robert Munsch Award, a $1000 Cdn award for the best short essay or position paper discussing the place or the impact of the writings of Robert Munsch in English Language Children’s Literature.

Eligibility:
Submissions are invited from undergraduate and graduate level university students in Library and Information Science, Children’s Literature, Early Childhood Education and related areas of study.

Eligible submissions should be between 1000 and 2500 words in length, must include a short letter of support from a university faculty member in an appropriate subject area and must not have been published previously.

Eligible submissions must be received no later than May 15, 2014.

Applicants will retain copyright of their submissions but must agree to give the Guelph Public Library permission to exhibit selected papers in the Library and on its website. All submissions will become part of the GPL Archives.

To submit:
Papers, together with a short note of faculty support, should be submitted to: munschaward@library.guelph.on.ca. Please include “Munsch Award” and the name and location of the applicant in the subject line.
For further information, please contact: kcafarella@library.guelph.on.ca.

Evaluation:
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of academics and librarians.

FAFLRT Scholarship Nominations: Deadline is April 29, 2014

The Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) Awards Committee is now accepting applications for the <http://www.ala.org/faflrt/initiatives/awards/scholarship-award> Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship <http://www.ala.org/faflrt/initiatives/awards/scholarship-award>  which is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal library. The student will receive a scholarship award of $1,500.

Eligibility Criteria:

*         Applicants must be full or part-time students at the time of application
*         Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school
*         Students who have not already earned an ALA accredited degree
*         Students who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship

To Apply:

*         Complete an online nomination form, visit:   http://www.ala.org/faflrt/nominationstudentform <http://www.ala.org/faflrt/nominationstudentform>
*         Letter of reference from a FAFLRT member, Federal librarian, library employer, a library school professor, etc. should be emailed to the Awards Committee Chair in support of an application.

The deadline for submissions is midnight Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

 

 

United Nations Academic Impact Essay Contest – deadline March 15

Many Languages, One World: United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest

June 25-29, 2014

Winners participate in a 5 day International Youth Forum in New York and present their work at the United Nations Headquarters on June 27th

Airfare, room and board provided in New York.

Write an essay (2000 words or less) discussing the ideas of global citizenship and understanding and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these. Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural and national context.

Entries must be in an official language of the United Nations that is not the entrant’s first language or primary language of instruction in his or her primary or secondary education. Students must be full-time university students, sponsored by a Faculty Member or University Representative, and must be 18 years of age or older.

This is the website: http://www.els.edu/en/ManyLanguagesOneWorld

ALPS Panel: Incorporating Research and Scholarship Into Your Professional Practice

Curious about how to get involved in library-based research, not to mention how to fund it, find the time, or show others?  The Academic Librarians in Public Service (ALPS) section of the BCLA/CLA Student Chapter is excited to announce our spring panel: Incorporating Research and Scholarship Into Your Professional Practice!

Join us on Tuesday, March 18 2014 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Dodson Room (within the Chapman Learning Commons in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) to hear speakers from academic and public libraries describe their experience with library-based research and scholarly activities, which can range in their involvement and formality.

Our panelists:

  • Eugene Barsky (Reference Librarian, Woodward Library, UBC)
  • Kay Cahill (Facilities Development Librarian, VPL)
  • Allan Cho (Community Engagement Librarian, UBC)
  • Ania Dymarz (Life Sciences Librarian, SFU)

Some questions they’ll answer:

  • How are you involved in library-based research and scholarship?
  • How have you showcased your research?
  • What are the rewards and benefits of research?
  • What are the challenges?

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask our speakers your questions!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP via the Eventbrite link below, to ensure appropriate seating & refreshment preparation.

RSVP: https://alpsresearchpanel.eventbrite.ca

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Copyright conference – May 26-27, 2014

Theme for the conference: Jumping off the (Leg)islation. The spirit behind this theme is moving forward in our new Canadian copyright environment – methods, issues and ideas.

There is a student rate for the conference – $100 for the 2 days.

Our keynote speakers are:

Kimberley Christen Withey, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program, Department of English, Washington State University
Topic: Copyright and Traditional Knowledge

Paul Stacy, Associate Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons
Topic: The ABC’s of CC – Using Creative Commons (CC) to generate a global public commons of knowledge and culture

 

The conference program is available at: http://conferences.uvic.ca/public/conferences/37/schedConfs/58/program-en_US.pdf

EARLY BIRD registration closes on April 18: http://conferences.uvic.ca/index.php/abccopyright/abccopyright2014/schedConf/registration

We’d love to see you at the conference!

Updates from HCI@UBC

HCI@UBC has confirmed its new name and subtext: HCI@UBC: Designing for People. A new website has also been developed: http://hci.ubc.ca/

The HCI@UBC team is also looking for a new logo for branding. Anyone with design skills or thoughts on the logo can contact Joanna McGrenere at joanna@cs.ubc.ca

 

 

Getting Hired in Public Libraries Panel on Thursday, March 13th, at 6:00pm

The BCLA/CLA Student Chapter is excited to announce our next event, open to all students of SLAIS! We will be holding a Getting Hired in Public Libraries Panel on Thursday, March 13th, at 6:00pm. 

Students will have the opportunity to listen to six panelists from all facets of public library service describe their experience with the hiring process and give advice for students entering the field. Following the panel, there will be time for socializing with the panelists over refreshments. This is an excellent opportunity to meet professionals in the library field and gain valuable insights regarding the hiring process. It is also one of few events at SLAIS that specifically addresses public libraries, so don’t miss out!

Panelists include:

Deb Hutchison Koep, Deputy Director, Technology and Technical Services, West Vancouver Memorial Library
Kathy Payne, Human Resource Consultant, Vancouver Public Library
Susan Everall, Manager, Neighbourhood Services, Vancouver Public Library
Lindsey Pagnucco, Teen Services Librarian, Vancouver Public Library
Cara Pryor, Head of Community, Program, and Service Development, North Vancouver City Library
Amy Ashmore, Youth Services Librarian, Surrey Libraries

Not interested in public libraries? This event is still for you! Much of the discussion and advice dispensed will hold true for all kinds of library positions and fields.

Please join us for Getting Hired in Public Libraries on Thursday, March 13th, at 6:00pm in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, room 261.

Any questions? Feel free to direct them to myself, Rebekah Adams at rebekah.af.adams@gmail.com or Danielle Wing at wingdj@gmail.com.

GPS workshop: Writing for the Public + 3MT semi-finals and finals

Three Minute Thesis 2014: Please come out and support your fellow graduate students all while learning about their diverse research programs.

3MT Semi-Finals: Tuesday, March 11th, 1:00 – 2:30 and 3:00 – 4:30

3MT Final: Thursday, March 13th, 4:30 – 6:00

Graduate Student Centre Ballroom.

Interested in volunteering for the events (registration support, presentation timer, etc.)?  E-mail graduate.pathways@ubc.ca .

 

Registration is now open for:

Getting the Word Out: Writing your research for the public sphere, Friday, March 14, 9:00am – 4:00pm

For a complete session description, visit:  https://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/11363-gps-workshop-getting-word-out-writing-your-research-public-sphere

To register, please visit: https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g3128

 

There is still space available for this week’s:

GPS/CSI&C Workshop: Resume Clinic, Tuesday, March 4, 12:30pm – 2:30pm

To register, please visit: https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g310c

 

GPS/SCARL Workshop: Quantitative Covariates and Linear Models, Wednesday, March 5, 10:00am – 12:00pm

To register, please visit: https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g310d

Manitoba Libraries Conference 2014 – Registration is now open!

Registration for the 2014 Manitoba Libraries Conference is now open!

The 2014 Manitoba Libraries Conference, May 12th – 14th 2014 at the Delta Hotel in downtown Winnipeg, is a chance for us to celebrate the Unlimited Potential of the library community in Manitoba and beyond. We are excited to bring you a rich and diverse conference program with topics ranging from children’s literature, strategic programming for public libraries, and innovative library access to human rights, open-source technology, and new digital initiatives in Manitoba’s libraries and archives. We also have a dynamic pre-conference agenda as well as keynotes from Nora Young, host of CBC radio’s Spark, and Winnipeg author Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair.

For more information visit:

Program: http://www.mla.mb.ca/content/program
Registration: http://www.mla.mb.ca/content/registration


									

Mother Goose on the Loose workshop

In this workshop, you can explore scientific findings regarding child development, experience a hands-on Mother Goose on the Loose® session, and learn how to easily plan and present programs for infants and toddlers.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 9 2014;  9:00am – 4:00 pm                                                        

Location: Surrey City Centre Library, Room 418, 110350 University Drive, Surrey, BC, (paid parking; on Surrey Central Skytrain loop)

Cost: $60 includes lunch & craft supplies

For more information please see:

MGOL workshop

 

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