August 2012

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GPS Event Registration open: Scholarships and Awards

Registration is now open for: A Tour Around Scholarship and Award Opportunities Wednesday, Sept 5th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Rd, Point Grey Campus For full event description, see To register, visit A Tour Around Scholarship and Award Opportunities Wednesday, Sept 12th, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM The Gordon […]

Classes on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 For Returning SLAIS Students

2012/13 Winter Session Term 1 begins on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Returning SLAIS students please be aware that all SLAIS Tuesday classes will go ahead as scheduled on the first day of term with the exception of LIBR 502 and LIBR 503.

InfoCamp Seattle 2012 (MLIS and Dual students)

You’re invited to InfoCamp Seattle 2012! InfoCamp is an unconference for the information community. It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event — so anyone can sign up to lead a session.

Final Call for Papers, iConference 2013

The iConference 2013 Papers deadline is September 3, 2012—less than a week away! All authors are encouraged to finalize their submissions as soon as possible. Learn more at Conference Site: Conference Submission System: Following the Papers deadline, Notes will be due September 10; this new category is for reporting early and partial […]

Join Us for Photography Session at iSchool on Wednesday

If you happen to be in Vancouver and have time, we’d love to have you join us for some photography at the iSchool this Wednesday, August 29. The photographer is Martin Dee, an award-winning UBC staff member. He’s spending the day with us so we can get some new shots for our website, as well […]

Faculty Research Hailed as “On the Radar” in American Libraries

UBC iSchool faculty member Dr. Victoria Lemieux’s work on visual analytics received a mention as a new direction for LIS schools and graduate work in American Libraries, in an article by Beverly Goldberg examining “What’s New in LIS Schools.” The final section in the article mentions Dr. Lemieux’s work with Dr. William Wong of University […]

Announcement of Barber Centre Construction

Please be aware the Barber Centre will be undergoing construction on the third floor, starting in mid-September, in support of changes to service delivery in the Library and the Learning Commons.

Student Defends Thesis on Canadian YA Literature

Congratulations to Master of Arts in Children’s Literature candidate Karen Taylor, who has successfully defended her thesis, “’Her Knowledge of Flora and Fauna Came Mostly from Fiction’: The Adolescent as Green Subject in Three Canadian Young Adult Novels.” Using the lens of ecocriticism, this thesis focuses on the literary portrayal of nature in three contemporary […]

Dual Student Eden Marchand’s Experience Featured at SFU

Dual student Eden Marchand has been putting her archival studies theory to practice this summer doing a professional experience for academic credit with Simon Fraser University Library. Working in the Library’s Special Collections division, she is organizing a recently acquired collection of archival material from Canadian sprinter Harry Jerome, who earned a bronze medal at […]

Webcast of Telling Stories with Data

What good is open data if we don’t know how to find and use it? The digital age has ushered in new opportunities to better understand our communities and demand accountability from our governments. In an intensive two-day master class, digital publishing expert Phillip Smith introduced some of the “working with data” tricks he has […]

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