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HOLD THE DATE: Changing Times: Inspiring Libraries (MLIS, Dual)

Changing Times: Inspiring Libraries Summit True or False? –         I want to live, work and learn in a community where knowledge is exciting, important and easy to get. –         My library is not an economic, social or creative hub of my community. –         I want my library to be more. If you answered true to […]

Registration for 2013 January term WISE courses (All Students)

Registration for the 2013 January term WISE courses opens **October 29, 2012**. Information on the available courses can be found here: http://www.slais.ubc.ca/courses/wise/12-13-wt2/wise-12-13-wt2.htm General information on WISE can be found here: http://www.slais.ubc.ca/courses/wise.htm It is possible additional WISE courses will be added later. Currently five courses are listed that have been approved for qualified SLAIS students. ————– […]

UBC MOOC on Program Design (All Students)

As you may know, UBC is embarking on a pilot project to offer three MOOC courses next year (MOOCs are free, “massive, open online courses”). These are taught by UBC professors, but not for credit. One of them is Introduction to Systematic Program Design, intended for people who aren’t experts in computer science. Description: This […]

Methodology Mixer: Interdisciplinary Approaches of Methodological Inquiry (All Students)

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS 13 November 2012, 2 to 4pm UBC Research Commons invites you to submit your abstracts for 5 minute presentations on research methodology. Using the appropriate methodological design for your research question is one of the most critical components for advancing academic inquiry.  The objective of this event is to explore multiple approaches […]

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 […]

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