Faculty, Alumni, Students Featured at UNESCO Conference

The UNESCO Memory of the World Conference will be held in Vancouver September 26-28, sponsored in part by the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at The University of British Columbia. This year’s theme is The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation.  The conference will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre, and feature many contributions by SLAIS faculty, alumni and students. Dr. Luciana Duranti is a featured speaker in the opening plenary on Wednesday September 26, addressing Trust and Conflicting Rights in the Digital Environment. Dr. Lisa Nathan is chairing the session Giving a Permanent Digital Voice to the Silenced later in the afternoon, and doctoral student Corinne Rogers is co-presenting Shared Perspectives: Digital Forensics and Ancestral Computing. On Thursday, Dr. Nathan and doctoral student Elizabeth Shaffer are presenting Social Media, Records and Cultural Heritage: Revealing Tensions and Informing Design, and Dr. Victoria Lemieux is chairing the session The Economics of Preserving Digital Information, and then presenting Financial Records and Their Discontents: Safeguarding the Records of Our Financial Systems. Corinne Rogers returns as session chair for Technology as the Mediator of Heritage and Its Relations with People. On Friday, Dr. Duranti and doctoral student Sherry Xie are co-presenters of a showcase on The Indian Centre of Excellence in Digital Preservation and InterPARES. On Thursday, Dr. Giovanni Michetti is chairing the session Digital Curation: Convergence of Challenges, Institutions and Knowledge, and on Friday he presenting two papers, It FITS the Cultural Heritage! Formats for Preservation: From Spatial Data to Cultural Resources, and then Archives Are Not Trees:  Hierarchical Representations in the Digital Environment. Doctoral student Jessica Bushey presents Born Digital Images: Creation to Preservation, and Adam Jansen presents Challenges and Triumphs: Preserving HD Video at the UBC School of Journalism. Download the full conference program. Finally, following the pre-conference public address, an awards presentation and reception will be held, where ARMA International Educational Foundation representatives will award the 2012 scholarships, including several to current UBC iSchool students.

Conference Travel funding for MLIS/Dual Students (MLIS, Dual)

If you are interested in presenting at, attending, organizing or participating in the organization of a conference in your area of study or any allied field before April 2013, SLAIS may be able to provide a small amount of financial support. To apply for funding talk to a full-time faculty member whose research and teaching are in your area of interest and ask them to nominate you for the award. When you talk to the faculty member you will need a description of the conference and, if applicable, evidence of your paper or poster proposal submission/acceptance and an estimate of the amount of funding needed.

This money is separate from the conference travel awards on the SLAIS web site.

Information for students in the MACL and MAS/Dual programs will be made in another announcement.

Please, note that
• support is for one conference per year for a Masters student
• students should indicate to the faculty member they ask to make a nomination that they have not received other travel money from this special fund for the current academic year
• support for students *presenting* at or organizing a conference takes precedence over participation in the organization of a conference or attendance; presenting a paper takes precedence over presenting a poster
• After receiving nominations from faculty members to the program chair and relevant faculty members will evaluate the nominations and select those that will be funded and for what amounts
Nominations that have been received by November 1 will be considered at that time.  If funds remain after the initial allocation, nominations received at a later date will also be considered. If a student attends a conference prior to November 1st they may still be eligible for funding so long as all the relevant receipts can be submitted.


Deadline for September 2012 Registration Winter Term 1 Courses

Last day for change in registration and for withdrawal from most Winter Session Term 1 courses without withdrawal standing of “W” recorded on a student’s academic record is today, Tuesday, September 18, 2012. There has been some confusion as to why there are different drop dates for each course during the week.  Graduate Studies follows the UBC Calendar deadline drop dates.  See UBC Calendar http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/academicyear.cfm?page=2012&view=09.  If any student drops a course today and receives a “W” on their transcript, please contact Debra Locke, Graduate Secretary, to have it removed.
The drop dates in the SIS system are being looked into by Enrolment Services. Please know that the official drop deadline for Winter term 1 courses without withdrawal standing of “W” recorded is Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

SLAIS Students’ Articles Published in YACCING

Congratulations to SLAIS students Jamie McCarthy, Shannon Mills, Emily Orr for their articles in the Fall 2012 issue of YAACING: the Newsletter of the Young Adult and Children’s Services Section of British Columbia Library Association.

BCLA – First Nations Interest Group Meeting!

Tuesday, September, 18th – 6:30 pm Trail Room
Open to all! Come meet fabulous information colleagues
Learn about information-oriented projects by,with and for Aboriginal communities/organizations in BC over yummy snacks!

Libraries Op Ed Piece in the Vancouver Sun (MLIS, DUAL)

In today’s article in the Vancouver Sun by BCLA member Baharak Yousefi:


CLIR Accepting Applications for Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is accepting applications for the Rovelstad Scholarship in International Librarianship for 2013. The scholarship is applicable only to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

For more details, please see:

SLAIS MACL Program / Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Joint Colloquium – Leonard Marcus

The University of British Columbia Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program
The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable


A talk by world-renowned children’s literature critic and historian, Leonard Marcus


“‘Let the Wild Rumpus Start’: Maurice Sendak as Storyteller and Psychologist”

Friday, October 12th, 2012, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

The Lillooet Room, Room 301, Level 3, Chapman Learning Commons,
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, University of British Columbia
Refreshments served
Book sales and signing
Free — No registration necessary

To see details, go to: http://slais.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2012/09/120906_UBC_SLAIS_Leonard_Marcus_RGB.pdf

SFU Library Features Exhibit Curated by Chelsea Bailey

Dual student Chelsea Bailey completed a practicum in the Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections this summer. As part of her learning experience there, she curated an exhibit on Gerald Giampa, a British Columbia printer who founded Cobblestone Press, producing book bindings, ornamental prints and stationery such as wedding invitations. The display is featured in Special Collections at UBC, and is described in a feature article at the SFU Library website.

2012 – Marion Sherman Bursary for Children’s Librarians

Children’s librarianship is an important aspect of public library service, which is often neglected. Public libraries provide access to recreational and informational materials, plus the experiences vital to a child’s enjoyment of reading and lifelong learning. The Marion  Sherman Bursary for Children’s Librarians was established to encourage library science students to study children’s librarianship. This challenge is particularly acute for Saskatchewan libraries, which have no library school from which to draw “Home-Grown” children’s librarians.

The $750.00 Marion Sherman Bursary for Children’s Librarians is awarded annually to a library science student in an accredited Canadian graduate school of library or information science to assist with tuition expenses.

The successful applicant should have a demonstrated commitment to children’s librarianship. Wapiti Regional Library  Board administers the Marion Sherman Bursary for Children’s Librarians and would appreciate it if you could make available the attached poster and application form.

The deadline is Thursday, November 1, 2012.

For more details, please see: http://www.lib.sk.ca/Default.aspx?DN=96cb75fa-a861-4895-9b23-7a94fdf3d3a4

Thank you.

Anne McLeod
Administrative Assistant
Wapiti Regional Library
P: 764-0712 ext. *200
F: (306) 922-1516

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