September 2013

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GPS Workshops: Create your Career and Overcoming Perfectionism

Create your Career Tuesday, October 08, 1:00pm to 4:30pm 1:00‐1:45pm: Opening Keynote: “Create Your Career”, Speaker: Alexandra Samuel, PhD (Harvard) 2:00‐3:15pm: Panel Discussion: “How to Create Career Opportunities During UBC Graduate School at UBC” 3:30‐4:15pm: Closing Keynote: “Fostering a Spirit of Invention”, Speaker: Boris Wertz, PhD (Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung) For a complete session description, […]

National Library of Medicine recruiting Associate Fellows for 2014-2015

NOTE: Several SLAIS graduates have received this fellowship in the past. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career. The Fellowship: curriculum and projects In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers […]

Call for Papers & Program Proposals for YA Lit Symposium

YALSA is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature, to be held October 31 – November 2, 2014 in Austin, TX.   YALSA’s 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium will gather together librarians, educators, researchers, authors and publishers to explore […]

ALCTS webinar: Let’s Get Ready to MOOC: Why Libraries Should Care [MLIS, Dual]

FREE TO LIBRARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND LIBRARY SCHOOL GROUPS. TO REGISTER CONTACT JREESE@ALA.ORG Date: September 25, 2013 All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time. Description: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development […]

Letter to Students from President of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) [MLIS Students]

Please see the attached letter from Pilar Martinez, President of CLA. UBC Student Chapter Text: September 25, 2013 School of Library, Archival and Information Studies University of British Columbia Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Suite 470- 1961 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Dear Student, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you […]

Final Call for Works in Progress Showcase, 2014 ALISE Annual Conference [MLIS,Dual]

For the Works in Progress Showcase, we invite scholars at any stage of their career to share research-in-progress through posters. The poster will highlight work-in-progress and may present research proposals, theoretical framework, pilot studies, early findings, or preliminary conclusions. In line with this year’s conference theme, educational entrepreneurship, we are particularly interested in: early stages of conceptualization, proposals, or […]

Changes to iSchool Portal [All Students]

Over the next week, you may notice some changes to the iSchool portal. Notably, the “News from iSchool” widget will be replaced with a new widget with content relating to upcoming “Scholarships & Awards” that may be of interest to students as well as “Professional Development” opportunities, such as conferences and workshops. The content currently […]

Garfield Research Fellowship in the History of Information Science

The Medical Library Association Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship promotes and supports research in the history of information science. The $5000 fellowship, established in 2013, is to be used for research-related purposes regarding the history of information science to increase the underlying knowledgebase in this area and enhance the current and future practice of the information professions, […]

GPS Workshops: Stress to Stengths and Introducation to Project Mgmt

Registration is now open for next week’s workshops: From Stress to Strengths! Living a More Congruent Life (offered with the UBC Life & Career Centre) Thursday, October 3rd, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Graduate Student Centre For a  complete session description, please visit: To register, please visit: Introduction to Project Mgmt (offered with the Mitacs Step program) Thursday, October 3rd, 4:00 […]

ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award

The ALISE Youth Services SIG seeks graduate student applications for the ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award, sponsored by the University of Washington Information School. This award supports costs associated with travel to, and participation in, the January 2014 ALISE Annual Conference, in Philadelphia, PA. This award is […]

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