Speaker announcement: UBC SLAIS Alumni Association’s 2013 Meet the New Grads event (All Students)

The UBC SLAIS (the iSchool at UBC) Alumni Association has the great honour to announce Colin Preston, Media Librarian, CBC Vancouver, as guest speaker at the 2013 Meet the New Grads. The event will take place at the Alice Mackay Room, lower level VPL Central Branch, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver, on Friday, April 12th from 5:30-8 p.m.

To purchase tickets and sponsor one or more graduating students, please visit: http://www.eventbrite.ca/event/3172873149#

Colin graduated from UBC SLAIS in 1983, building on his degree in Anthropology and his Teaching Credential.  Weathering the 80’s recession with many contracts and temporary jobs, he joined Vancouver Public Library briefly, and then accepted the position of Media Librarian at CBC Vancouver.  In Colin’s words:

I’ve been there ever since, although I now call myself a Media Archivist. My greatest accomplishment? Stickhandling the CBC Archives Project here at CBC Vancouver- coordinating & cajoling staff, contract and student hires to preserve and create catalogue records for some 300,000 discrete Television ‘artifacts’ as well as making the first steps to create a real Archive for CBC Radio material.

My professional sidelines include Sound & Moving Image appraisal, union activism, public programming of Heritage Film and foster-parenting ‘orphan films’ that appear on our vault’s doorstep.

Colin is well known for his passion for his work at CBC and in the community and for his humour and warmth.

The Meet the New Grads event celebrates the newest graduates of The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies: The iSchool at The University of British Columbia, and offers alumni, faculty, directors, staff, and other friends of SLAIS the opportunity to meet the new graduates and welcome them as our colleagues.

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