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Student Registrations at Changing Times, Inspiring Libraries Summit (MLIS & Dual Students)

Please don’t delay in registering for the Changing Times, Inspiring Libraries Summit, planned for December 6 (evening) and 7 in Vancouver. This is an excellent opportunity to network with library leaders (who are always assessing potential employees), as well as hear from a renowned leader and thinker on the future of libraries. Student registrations are […]

MACL Faculty, Grad Publish Paper on Québecois YA Lit

Professor Theresa Rogers, a faculty member from UBC Department of Language and Literacy Education and part of the interdisciplinary faculty for the Master of Arts in Children’s Literature, and recent MACL graduate Geneviève Brisson have published “Reading Place: Bodies and Spaces in Québecois Adolescent Literature.” The original paper appears in Children’s Literature in Education “Online […]

Ingrid Parent Interviewed on Changing Library Model

Constantly evolving technology and dramatic changes in student and faculty research habits has forced academic libraries to rethink how they collect, manage information and create knowledge in the digital age. UBC has embarked on a major restructuring of its collections and services, and University Librarian Ingrid Parent, a SLAIS alumna, discusses these changes with UBC […]

Jill Woelfer Speaks on Homeless Youth and Library Use

Fulbright Scholar Jill Woelfer will be speaking at Vancouver Public Library next week on her research into homeless youth and library use. Jill is a PhD student at the University of Washington, where her research has focused on the role of information systems and technologies in the lives of homeless young people in Vancouver and Seattle. Jill […]

Bralorne Reading Room (SLAIS Lounge) and SLAIS Gallery – November 14 and 15 (All Students)

The Bralorne Reading room (SLAIS Lounge) and SLAIS Gallery will have large poster boards displaying faculty and student research posters to celebrate the construction of the Roberta F. Greig Research Laboratory on November 14 and 15.  Tables and chairs will be moved around causing limited areas for study. You are welcome to use the Kitimat […]

Friday Fun Post (All Students)

Some interesting and entertaining links: Tablet proliferation is driving e-reader sales down. Way, WAY down: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/28/ereaders-future-tablets_n_2035666.html Square Trade performs drop tests and water tests on the iPad 3, Nexus 7 and iPad Mini: http://youtu.be/HbHomq4QwIk (note: Square Trade is a product protection firm – ‘nuff said, but still fun to watch!) Disney buys LucasFilms, and instantly […]

Interviewing + Your next Career Move (All Students)

Both sessions take place in the Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road. Registration is now open for: Interviews with Impact Wednesday, Nov 14th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM For a complete session description, please visit http://www.grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/7720-gps-career-services-workshop-interviews-impact .  You may register at:  https://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g1f64   Your Next Career Move: It Starts With You! Friday, Nov 16th, 9:30 […]

Call for Proposals: BC Library Conference 2013 (MLIS, DUAL, PhD)

The BC Libraries Conference is May 9th to 11th, 2013 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond BC.  The 2013 theme is “Are We There Yet?”  With all the discussion about change and transition in the library community these days we hope that this theme lets us poke a bit of fun at ourselves […]

Faculty, Students Alumni Featured in the News

Several members of our UBC iSchool community have been making the news lately. Faculty member Victoria Lemieux is featured for her work in visual analytics in the current issue of Innovations, the newsletter of the UBC Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Sciences. The article is titled “Tools for Thought: Using Visual Analytics to Gain […]

Ubyssey Article Examines Library’s Changing Role

UBC’s student newspaper, The Ubyssey, takes a look at how the UBC Library is changing as it transforms into a collaborative learning and research space. The article, “Turning a Page: The Changing Role of the University Library,”  examines a number of issues that are driving the changes, from increasing pressures for study space and a […]

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