FINAL CALL – New Leaders award deadline – JUNE 2

Are you an current ASIST member in your first three years of membership? Would you like to help to provide input and perhaps even assist in revisioning or improving an ASIST Chapter, SIG and/or Committee?

Please consider applying to be one of the New Leaders in the 2014 cohort. Eight awards are available for 2014. Awardees will be assigned a mentor, and will receive travel (up to $1000) and free conference registration for the 2014 and 2015 annual meetings.

How do I apply?

Find out full details of this award and the application process here (and below):

If you have any questions please contact the Chair of the New Leader Committee,

Kathryn La Barre<>



Deadline approaching – for Library Assessment Conference Travel Awards

This Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST is the application deadline for the ARL sponsored Library Assessment Conference travel awards. Five awards of up to $2,000 each are available for individuals from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to attend the 2014 Library Assessment Conference August 4–6 in Seattle.

ARL hopes to expose a diverse group of emerging professionals to the rich perspectives of practitioners regarding organizational assessment needs, research, and evaluation. For additional information about the award and submitting your application, please visit the ARL website:

Graduate Pathways to Success Workshop: Procrastination + Career Symposium

Registration is now open for the following Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) sessions:

GPS/UBC Life & Career Centre Workshop: Breaking Patterns of Procrastination

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

For a session description, please visit:

To register, see


Centre for Student Involvement & Careers and GPS will be hosting a graduate student career exploration symposium on Tuesday, June 10th.

Details can be found at:  Registration will open later this week.   Registration for the June 9th pre-symposium workshops will open next Monday.  Join us on facebook at UBC Grad School for further updates.


Volunteers needed to learn to make vbook videos for children’s information book award project

To all students in all programs

Volunteers are welcome to join Professors Eric Meyers and Judi Saltman and learn how to make book videos and to create a video with a partner (or on your own) for the Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Information Book Award finalists – shown at the October 18th Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable breakfast.

We are repeating the success of last year’s information book award videos – a crew of SLAIS student volunteers put them together with some guidance from Eric Meyers, Kay Weisman and myself last year.

So – if you wish to volunteer for this experience, email me directly at my email below and I will arrange a date in early September for an overview of how to make the video once a shortlist has been announced.

It’s a great skill for programming in libraries with kids and teens.



Curious About The College Libraries Section?

Join the CLS Virtual Membership Meeting, Wednesday, May 28th at 1 pm CDT.

Would you like to learn more about the College Libraries Section?
Are you Interested in getting involved with CLS and wondering how to start?
Are you curious about CLS programs taking place during the ALA Annual Conference?
Would you like to share your ideas with CLS Leadership?

Please join CLS Chair Sally Gibson and members of the CLS Executive Committee on Wednesday, May 28th at 1 pm CDT via Adobe Connect to learn more about the benefits of CLS membership and how easy it is to get involved.

To access the meeting on May 28th, click on the following link: Once you enter Adobe Connect (sign in as a guest — no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate — both need to be GREEN.
Please contact CLS Membership Committee Chair Kim Copenhaver and CLS Vice Chair Elect Sally Bryant with any questions. We look forward to sharing the benefits of CLS membership with all attendees.

Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services, an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program. This year’s ABOS annual conference will take place at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, CA from October 25 – 31. The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services.

Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science and Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, retired after teaching at Clarion from 1971-2008. He co-founded with John Philip the “Great American Bookmobile Conference”, running it for many years until ABOS was formed and took over management of the conference. This scholarship honors Dr. Vavrek’s profound commitment to librarianship.
The application deadline for this year’s awards is August 1, 2014.

Digital Directions, July 21-23, Portland, OR – Register Now – Seats are going fast!

DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
July 21-23, 2014
Portland, Oregon USA

Register Now – Seats are going fast
We expect to sell out before the deadline this year!

Join colleagues from institutions large and small for 2 ½ days of instruction on basics and best practices for creating good digital objects, collections, and initiatives. Network with colleagues who have similar challenges, interact with faculty one-on-one, and visit one of America’s greatest cities.

Complete agenda and faculty list now available.



Dual Degree Transfer Deadline for MLIS Students Who Began in January 2014 [MLIS]

To all MLIS students who began their degree in January 2014, the deadline to apply to transfer into the Dual degree is June 2, 2014. If you have interest in transferring into the Dual program and want more information on the process, please contact me (Dan Slessor, Student Services Coordinator), at your earliest convenience.

This does not apply to students who have already contact me to discuss the process.



Graduate Pathways to Success workshop: Resume Clinic

Registration is now open for next week’s Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS)/CSI&C Resume Clinic.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
For a complete session description, please visit
To register, see

Several new workshops including the writing week series, procrastination and from resume to online profile have been posted at .


UBC Library Research Commons Workshops May 2014

Tips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: tables of contents, page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session:
Citation Management Using RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley

Need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work? Citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work.

Sign up for a tool specific hands-on workshop about the core concepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley.

Are you new to citation management tools entirely, or do you have advanced-user questions? See our Consultations page to book a one-on-one session:

Citation Management Using RefWorks:
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Citation Management Using Mendeley:
Thursday, May 30th, 3-5pm
Citation Management Using Zotero

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Koerner Library, RM217
Workshop 1- Basic SPSS

Do you wonder what SPSS is and how it can be useful to manage and analyze your data? Would you like to learn how to work with SPSS just by clicking a few keys? Let us help you learn the basics.

No previous knowledge of SPSS is required for the first workshop:

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Workshop 2- SPSS Data Management
Do you know how to edit your data using effective data management software? Do you want to work with user-friendly software without going through a hassle of writing code? SPSS can do this for you with a few clicks. Attend this workshop and learn how to manage your data fast.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Koerner Library, RM217

Workshop 3 – Descriptive/Graphing Analysis with SPSS

Do you have trouble summarizing your data? Do you want to analyze your data with t-test, ANOVA, Pearson-test, etc. using SPSS? Do you have trouble graphing and presenting your data with SPSS? Well, we can help you with all of these questions. Enroll in this workshop and learn how to analyze your data hassle-free!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Workshop 4 -Regression Analysis

Regression analysis is a statistical process for estimating the relationships among variables. We can use regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another. Do you wonder how to do linear and logistic regression analysis with SPSS? Do you want to learn about simple and multivariate regression modeling? Register for the SPSS Regression workshop to get a sense of it all!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? See our Consultations page to book a session:

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