August 2012

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Student Article Featured in Feliciter

MLIS graduate Michael Kerr has an article featured in the Spring issue of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association.  “Customer Advisory Committees: Giving a Voice to Library Users” examines the role of customer advisory committees as part of growing trend of expanding the public consultation process for public libraries. The article is based […]

Faculty Named Acting Director of MAGIC

SLAIS, The iSchool at UBC, is pleased to announce that Dr. Victoria Lemieux has been appointed Acting Director of MAGIC, the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre. She will remain on the SLAIS faculty as she is taking up the Acting Director position from Dr. Sidney Fels who is on leave for one year. As Acting […]

Students Publish Info Policy Papers

Several student papers are featured in the latest issue of the BCLA Browser, the newsletter of the British Columbia Library Association. “Bill C-11: A Guide for Academic Instructors” by Devin Soper, “Open Access Policies on Scholarly Publishing in the University Context” by Anna “Christie” Hurrell and “Censorship Issues in School Libraries” by Shannon Mills are […]

Students Win National Fellowship, Scholarships

Students at SLAIS, the iSchool at UBC, continue to earn national and international awards and accolades at all stages of their programs of study. Congratulations are in order for graduating Dual MAS/MLIS student Kevin Read, selected for a prestigious 2012 National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship, MAS student Isabel Taylor and incoming MLIS student Erin […]

Big Ideas for Libraries – Event for MLIS and Dual students

You are invited to join in a conversation about what libraries could be and how they could contribute even more deeply to building stronger and more meaningful connections and relationships in your community.  Titled “Oh, the Places We’ll Know: Big Ideas for Libraries in Communities,” the event takes place the evening of September 19th at […]

International Students Now Eligible for Work Study Positions

This message is of interest to all international iSchool students, particularly those at the master’s level. All UBC students, including those on a study visa, are now eligible to apply for Work Study/Work Learn positions. For graduate students, these were formerly available only to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The policy has been changed so […]

SLAISMatters Summer Newsletter Now Online

The Summer 2012 edition of SLAISmatters, the newsletter of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The iSchool@UBC, is now available in PDF format as a downloadable file. In this issue you’ll find a feature on the UBC iSchool’s new Roberta F. Greig Research Laboratory, an article on changes to the MAS curriculum, news […]

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