October 2012

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SLA President in Vancouver Oct. 24 (MLIS, Dual Students)

Brent Mai, President of the Special Libraries Association, will be in Vancouver on Wednesday October 24, 2012 to meet with Western Canada Chapter members about the SLA’s direction and vision. UBC SLAIS students are warmly invited to be part of this event. See http://wcanada.sla.org/2012/10/10/brent-mai-visit/ The session will be live-streamed and recorded for those who cannot […]

Registration Now Open for the Instructional Skills Workshop (All Students)

Registration is now open for the Instructional Skills Workshop November 16, 17, 18, 2012.  Please note that participants must be able to attend the entire 24 hour workshop. The Instructional Skills Workshop is an internationally recognized program and students receive transcript notation for their participation.  It is a 3-day intensive workshop that develops participant’s teaching skills and confidence. It is […]

Resume Clinic + Career Planning (All Students)

Getting Back on Track with your Thesis: This session is currently being rescheduled and we apologize for the inconvenience.  Furthermore, we were unable to contact students who had registered due to a technical issue with our online registration system.  We hope to reschedule for later this fall or the spring. Space is still available for […]

Melanie Feinberg on Personal Digital Collections (All Students)

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at University of British Columbia, is pleased to welcome Dr. Melanie Feinberg of the University of Texas at Austin as the next speaker in our 2012-13 Colloquium Series. She is speaking Wednesday, October 17, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., on the topic of “Personal […]

Call for student for LIBR 597 Research Collaboration on indigenous issues in curation (MLIS, DUAL)

Are you interested in undertaking a 3-credit LIBR 597 Research Collaboration course (under the supervision of SLAIS faculty member, Dr. Lisa Nathan) in 2012 Winter Term 2? We will complete a literature review and document archival and museum collections from available online information in order to prepare for a project comparing curatorial practices in indigenous […]

Call for Proposals, 2013 Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference (MACL)

Proposals are currently being invited for the 2013 Children’s Literature Association Annual Conference, to be held June 13-15, 2013 at The University of Southern Mississippi in Biloxi. The 40th Annual Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Conference will address play and risk in children’s and young adult (YA) literature and culture. Much of John Newbery’s A Pretty […]

January 2013 Courses (All Students)

If you have decided not to take any of the January term courses in which you are registered, please go ahead and drop those courses now.  We still have wait lists for some courses and it will be a big help to your fellow students if we can clear some of the wait lists sooner […]

6th Annual Drop Everything and Read Event by the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association (MLIS, Dual)

On behalf of the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association I would like to invite your library (patrons and staff, alike) to join teacher-librarians, school libraries, and literacy advocates across BC in helping to celebrate National School Library Day by participating in our 6th Annual Drop Everything and Read Event. This BC-wide event has grown to include participation […]

ALA Student Chapter Does Virtual Readout for Banned Books Week

For Banned Books Week 2012, the UBC Student Chapter of the American Library Association created a Virtual Readout of the picture book And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, with illustrations by Henry Cole. Since its publication in 2005, it has regularly made the top 10 list of the most challenged books […]

UBC iSchool Team Wins 2012 HCIR Challenge

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, the iSchool at UBC, is proud to announce that the iSchool team has won the 2012 HCIR Challenge. Part of the Sixth Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval Conference, held Oct. 4-5 in Cambridge, MA, this year’s Challenge was to design a system to provide efficient […]

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