Important Announcements

Classes on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 For Returning SLAIS Students

2012/13 Winter Session Term 1 begins on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Returning SLAIS students please be aware that all SLAIS Tuesday classes will go ahead as scheduled on the first day of term with the exception of LIBR 502 and LIBR 503.

InfoCamp Seattle 2012 (MLIS and Dual students)

You’re invited to InfoCamp Seattle 2012! InfoCamp is an unconference for the information community. It features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event — so anyone can sign up to lead a session.

Final Call for Papers, iConference 2013

The iConference 2013 Papers deadline is September 3, 2012—less than a week away! All authors are encouraged to finalize their submissions as soon as possible. Learn more at Conference Site: Conference Submission System: Following the Papers deadline, Notes will be due September 10; this new category is for reporting early and partial […]

Join Us for Photography Session at iSchool on Wednesday

If you happen to be in Vancouver and have time, we’d love to have you join us for some photography at the iSchool this Wednesday, August 29. The photographer is Martin Dee, an award-winning UBC staff member. He’s spending the day with us so we can get some new shots for our website, as well […]

Announcement of Barber Centre Construction

Please be aware the Barber Centre will be undergoing construction on the third floor, starting in mid-September, in support of changes to service delivery in the Library and the Learning Commons.

Big Ideas for Libraries – Event for MLIS and Dual students

You are invited to join in a conversation about what libraries could be and how they could contribute even more deeply to building stronger and more meaningful connections and relationships in your community.  Titled “Oh, the Places We’ll Know: Big Ideas for Libraries in Communities,” the event takes place the evening of September 19th at […]

International Students Now Eligible for Work Study Positions

This message is of interest to all international iSchool students, particularly those at the master’s level. All UBC students, including those on a study visa, are now eligible to apply for Work Study/Work Learn positions. For graduate students, these were formerly available only to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The policy has been changed so […]

SLAISMatters Summer Newsletter Now Online

The Summer 2012 edition of SLAISmatters, the newsletter of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The iSchool@UBC, is now available in PDF format as a downloadable file. In this issue you’ll find a feature on the UBC iSchool’s new Roberta F. Greig Research Laboratory, an article on changes to the MAS curriculum, news […]

Ph.D. Student Poster Chosen for Conference

UBC iSchool Ph.D. student Elaine Goh has won an honourable mention for her poster, “Strengthening the Regulatory Framework in a Digital Environment: A Review of Archives Legislation,” at this year’s Archival Educational Research Institute (AERI). Elaine’s poster was one of 21 posters at this year’s Institute, representing research from Ph.D. students and faculty from institutions […]

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