Congratulations iSchool’s Student to CLA Award Winner Nicole Askin

We are pleased to announce this year’s iSchool’s Student to CLA award winner: Nicole Askin. Congratulations, Nicole!
The Student to CLA award is co-sponsored by CLA and the iSchool@UBC and is intended to enable a student to attend the annual CLA Conference.
This year’s conference will be held in Ottawa in early June.
Participating students provide volunteer support at the conference and are exposed to a wide range of activities and events.

The CLA Student Article Award 2015 – Extended Deadline

Deadline Extended: April 15, 2015

This contest is open to all students registered in, or recently graduated from, a Canadian library school, a library technician program, an information science program (including distance education programs), or faculty of education library program. Registered students may be full or part time; graduates should have completed their studies within one year of the competition’s closing date of March 31, annually. Articles submitted must be written while the student is enrolled in a program of study, or within one year of graduation. Each contestant must submit a faculty member’s statement attesting to the fact that the article fulfills the above requirements. Multiple-author papers are eligible, but in the event such a paper is selected, only one prize will be awarded. Submissions may be in English or French. Winning articles in French would appear in both official languages.

Prize: $200 of your choice of CLA/ALA publications.
Please e-mail submissions to by April 15, 2015
To learn more click here

ARMA VI’s Annual Nanaimo Conference is April 20, 2015 – Register Now

Click on link to see poster: ARMA Vancouver Island Nanaimo Conference 2015

ARMA Vancouver Island’s main event of the year is coming soon, a one day conference in Nanaimo, BC on Monday April 20, 2015. Just four weeks away!
Register now (link) and please share this invitation with your colleagues on the Island, Mainland and beyond.

Our programming committee has lined up some great speakers this year, and we’re also looking forward to the breakout sessions where you can work on solving the issues that matter most to you.

If you’re a student with valid ID issued by an accredited educational institution, and not yet a member of ARMA International, please feel free to register at the ARMA Member rate.

8:45-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Introduction
Bruce Norman Smith (MLIS), SharePoint Consultant and IM Advisor at itgroove (link)

9:10-10:10 How to Handle FOI Requests from Law Enforcement Agencies, Video Surveillance, and Privacy Impact Assessments
Bradley Weldon (LL.B, CIPP/C, CIPP/IT), Senior Policy Analyst at OIPC BC
10:10-10:30 Networking & Coffee
10:30-11:30 Critical Collaboration/Records Management, Privacy and Information Security
Lara Wilson, Director of Special Collections & University Archivists at UVic / CCA Chairperson
Dave Young, Records Management Archivist at UVic
11:30-12:15 Problem Solving Sessions
Ken Oldenburger at Information Governance Consulting (link)

12:15-1:15 Networking & Lunch (provided)
1:15-2:45 Earthquakes and Information – Is your Organization Ready?
David Miller, Senior Account Executive at CUBE Global Storage
2:45-3:00 Networking & Coffee
3:00-4:00 Integrating the Principles: Access and Privacy and IM
Julie Luckevich (MLIS, CIAPP-P), Principal Consultant at Eclaire Solutions Inc.
4:00-4:10 Closing
Jon Weston, Application Developer / Records Management Consultant at File IT Solutions (link)

Session Details
How to Handle Requests from Law Enforcement Agencies; Video Surveillance; And Privacy Impact Assessments are topics that will be coved by Bradley Weldon from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia. His session will also include a question and answer period giving attendees a chance to ask questions about related privacy topics.
Critical Collaboration/Records Management, Privacy and Information Security– This session presented by Lara Wilson and Dave Young will focus on the role of records management in the University of Victoria’s operational response to the January 2012 privacy breach.
Breakout Session – Ken Oldenburger will facilitate attendee work groups and conversations on the topics suggested by ARMA VI members for this event. Topics include: records management solutions for smaller municipalities who cannot afford records management software, how to manage electronic records and email, a look at financial records and where the retention periods come from?, and getting a records retention schedule in place and keeping it up to date.
Earthquakes and Information – Is your organization ready? – It shouldn’t be news to anyone that a major earthquake is in Vancouver Island’s future. What would happen to your organization’s ability to protect and retrieve critical information when the big one hits? David Miller of CUBE Global Storage will discuss how to approach business continuity and disaster recovery planning, show you how to discover your organization’s vulnerabilities, and explore possible ways to minimize your risks and get your business processes up and running as soon as possible after an earthquake or other disaster.
Integrating the Principles: Access and Privacy and IM – Julie Luckevich will discuss how records and information management and access and privacy programs are beginning to overlap more and more, so why do two separate gap analyses just because there are two sets of principles? This session will explore the core concepts in both subject areas at a high level, and, using a practical methodology, show how to combine them, using either ARMA’s Principles or the CICA’s Generally Accepted Privacy Principles as the source model. Once the gap analysis is done, sample findings can be compiled and condensed into actionable workplans for senior management using either model as the primary source.

Conference details
· Theme: Bridging Privacy, Information Governance and Records Management
· Location: Nanaimo Conference Centre (Google Maps link)
· Registration Closes: Wednesday April 15th 2015
· Conference Date: Monday April 20th 2015
· Time: 8:45am – 4:15 pm
· Cost: $120 for ARMA members (Join ARMA link) and $150 for non-ARMA members

Don’t forget to Register! (link)

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AMIA Scholarship Program

The Association of Moving Image Archivists is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2015 Scholarship Program.

Click on link to see poster: AMIA

Today in history: NATO launches its First Satellite

Today marks the 45th Anniversary of NATO’s first communications satellite, launched on March 20th 1970 from Cape Kennedy in the US (PR/CP(70)2). A total of 8 NATO satellites were launched and operated for over 40 years, until 2004 when NATO began using with British, French and Italian owned satellites for secure communications.
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DMIL Student Update: New Opportunities With Deadlines Soon

• Roger K. Summit Scholarship to Attend the SLA 2015 Annual Conference to be held June 14-16 in Boston. Deadline March 30th, 2015 —

From the UBC Library: seeking students for Open Access focus group

UBC Library invites faculty and graduate students to participates in focus group about open access publishing and funding models.
Researchers from the University of Tennessee are meeting with graduate students and faculty members from four universities: UBC, the University of California, Harvard, and Ohio State University. The research is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and UBC’s participation has been approved by the UBC research ethics board.
“Pay it Forward” is a research study of the economic implications of an open access model for funding open access to scholarly journals. The research will help us understand attitudes and opinions of university faculty and graduate students regarding open access economic models. This knowledge will be used by investigators to inform financial and feasibility models and will help identify possible benefits and barriers of open access models..
The focus group will take place Tuesday, March 24 10-12 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on the Vancouver Point Grey campus and will last between 1.5 and 2 hours. As a thank you for your participation light refreshments will be served. For detailed information about the study see
If you would like to participate please indicate your availability at the link below as soon as possible:
We look forward to seeing you!

Student Conference Support

Student Awards to attend the Canadian Library Association (CLA) Conference and the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) Conference
Student to CLA
At the request of CLA, every year SLAIS nominates a student as part of the “Student to CLA” program. The nominated student acts as a volunteer at the conference in return for registration and shared accommodation. SLAIS provides a travel stipend of up to $500.
Procedure: Applications from students in the form of a letter of interest addressed to Associate Director Dr. Luanne Freund – due by March 31.
Student to ACA
The ACA provides financial support for students who are selected by the ACA Conference Program Committee to speak at the student session. Also, all student members are able to register for the conference at a reduced rate. SLAIS will provide a travel stipend of up to $500 for one person or $250 each for two persons attending the conference. Preference will be given to students whose paper has been accepted for a regular session who do not receive funding from other sources, students who are responsible for the UBC archival research booth at the conference, students who are members of the UBC ACA Student Chapter, and students who have distinguished themselves in some leadership role throughout the year.
Procedure: Applications from students in the form of a letter of interest addressed to Associate Director Dr. Luanne Freund – due by March 31.

3D Digital Visualization for the Humanities – Learn how to utilize digital media for your research this Saturday 21 March (with light refreshments!)

In the digital realm, where rapid change and constant iteration serves as much as a reality as a set of defining characteristics, this workshop will discuss and review current best practices in visual design thinking, rapid iteration, user-interface design and interactive narrative design. With practical hands-on demonstrations and engaging examples; working with various 3D virtual visualization tools such as Sketch-up and the Unity Game engine, participants will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the many digital tools and methodologies at their disposal.

This workshop will also provide insightful advice for those wishing to collaborate with various professional digital media practitioners on digitalmedia projects in the humanities, helping the university researcher or instructor collaborate in the most productive ways possible and achieve the most beneficial outcomes for all concerned with any digital endeavor. Issues arising from the effective use of social media, crowdsourcing, cross-disciplinary co-creation and transmedia strategy will also be discussed.

Most importantly, participants will learn how to make visual and technological decisions in service of their vision in digital media rather than be constrained by it.

Please kindly distribute to students, faculties, and friends who might be interested in the workshop!

Event Information

Time: Saturday, March 21, 1 – 5 pm

Location: Chilcotin Boardroom (Room 256), Irving K Barber Learning Centre, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Y3

Instructor: Ian McDonald

Organizer: Siobhan McElduff (Associate Professor of Latin literature and Roman culture, UBC)


It is highly suggested that participants bring to each workshop a laptop running either Windows 7 or higher (Windows 7 recommended) or Mac OS X (Version 10.6.8 [Snow Leopard] or higher)

Prior to the workshops, please download, install and review the educational digital application, Colonizing Modernism, available as a free download at
About the Instructor

A long-time artist, educator and advocate of the arts and arts in education, since earning his Master’s degree in Digital Media, Ian McDonald has been engaged in the design and production of meaningful digital experiences.

If you are interested, please RSVP and secure your seat here . Refreshments are provided!
You could also visit our website for further information.
Meanwhile, don’t forget about our SFU/UBC Digital Salon Graduate Student Research Afternoon!

A change to network, share, and explore ideas about Digital Humanities across disciplinary boundaries! Please join our SFU/UBC Digital Salon Graduate Student Research Afternoon on April 23 from 4 – 6 pm.

Why present?

This meeting is an opportunity to:
–share your research with graduate students and faculty;
–explain the breadth and significance of your project to your audience;
–network with students and faculty from various disciplines who share your research interests;
–obtain feedback and inspiration from your audience.

What to present?

Our past workshops ( may give you some ideas about what to present. We welcome interested graduate students from different disciplines to present research with a digital or computational aspect.

Each presenter will have 5 minutes to present an idea or research project, followed by a 5 minute Q&A session. This will ensure that each presenter obtains feedback and suggestions from the audience.

Want to present?

Email us your presentation title, and a brief (150 word) description to ASAP!

This Graduate Student Research Day is part of the ongoing SFU/UBC Salon Series on Digital Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts ( Funded by a Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), this series aims to develop a cross-departmental and cross faculty research community in the Digital Humanities in the Lower Mainland.


The Association of Jewish Libraries is pleased to announce a scholarship of $1000 to a student enrolled or accepted in a graduate school of library and information science.
Prospective candidates should have knowledge of and interest in Jewish studies, and demonstrate the potential, ability, and intention of pursuing a career in Judaica librarianship.
The Association of Jewish Libraries awards an annual scholarship to a promising student with a history of participating in Judaic studies or libraries, accepted into or attending an accredited graduate school of library and information science. This scholarship is merit-based rather than needs-based.
Free full conference registration is included and encouraged. AJL membership is not required for eligibility.

For more information and the scholarship application, please visit the AJL website at

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