March 2014

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The Robert Munsch Award

Robert Munsch is an enormously successful children’s writer, Canada’s best-selling author, and arguably Guelph’s most famous living resident. He has published more than 50 individual titles, and his books have sold many millions of copies in more than a dozen languages. As part of its celebration of all things Munsch, the Guelph Public Library, in […]

FAFLRT Scholarship Nominations: Deadline is April 29, 2014

The Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) Awards Committee is now accepting applications for the <> Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship <>  which is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal library. The student will receive a scholarship award of $1,500. Eligibility Criteria: *         […]

United Nations Academic Impact Essay Contest – deadline March 15

Many Languages, One World: United Nations Academic Impact Student Essay Contest June 25-29, 2014 Winners participate in a 5 day International Youth Forum in New York and present their work at the United Nations Headquarters on June 27th Airfare, room and board provided in New York. Write an essay (2000 words or less) discussing the […]

ALPS Panel: Incorporating Research and Scholarship Into Your Professional Practice

Curious about how to get involved in library-based research, not to mention how to fund it, find the time, or show others?  The Academic Librarians in Public Service (ALPS) section of the BCLA/CLA Student Chapter is excited to announce our spring panel: Incorporating Research and Scholarship Into Your Professional Practice! Join us on Tuesday, March […]

Copyright conference – May 26-27, 2014

Theme for the conference: Jumping off the (Leg)islation. The spirit behind this theme is moving forward in our new Canadian copyright environment – methods, issues and ideas. There is a student rate for the conference – $100 for the 2 days. Our keynote speakers are: Kimberley Christen Withey, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the […]

Updates from HCI@UBC

HCI@UBC has confirmed its new name and subtext: HCI@UBC: Designing for People. A new website has also been developed: The HCI@UBC team is also looking for a new logo for branding. Anyone with design skills or thoughts on the logo can contact Joanna McGrenere at    

Getting Hired in Public Libraries Panel on Thursday, March 13th, at 6:00pm

The BCLA/CLA Student Chapter is excited to announce our next event, open to all students of SLAIS! We will be holding a Getting Hired in Public Libraries Panel on Thursday, March 13th, at 6:00pm.  Students will have the opportunity to listen to six panelists from all facets of public library service describe their experience with the hiring process […]

GPS workshop: Writing for the Public + 3MT semi-finals and finals

Three Minute Thesis 2014: Please come out and support your fellow graduate students all while learning about their diverse research programs. 3MT Semi-Finals: Tuesday, March 11th, 1:00 – 2:30 and 3:00 – 4:30 3MT Final: Thursday, March 13th, 4:30 – 6:00 Graduate Student Centre Ballroom. Interested in volunteering for the events (registration support, presentation timer, […]

Manitoba Libraries Conference 2014 – Registration is now open!

Registration for the 2014 Manitoba Libraries Conference is now open! The 2014 Manitoba Libraries Conference, May 12th – 14th 2014 at the Delta Hotel in downtown Winnipeg, is a chance for us to celebrate the Unlimited Potential of the library community in Manitoba and beyond. We are excited to bring you a rich and diverse […]

Mother Goose on the Loose workshop

In this workshop, you can explore scientific findings regarding child development, experience a hands-on Mother Goose on the Loose® session, and learn how to easily plan and present programs for infants and toddlers. Date & Time: Wednesday, April 9 2014;  9:00am – 4:00 pm                                                         Location: Surrey City Centre Library, Room 418, 110350 University Drive, Surrey, BC, (paid […]

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