LTAS Member Spotlight: Ashley Edwards

In the months leading up to the annual BC Library Conference (May 2016) the member spotlight will showcase several library technicians/assistants who are presenting in a panel looking at the current state of the profession and it’s future.

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LTAS Member Spotlight: Krissy Bublitz

In the months leading up to the annual BC Library Conference (May 2016) the member spotlight will showcase several library technicians/assistants who are presenting in a panel looking at the current state of the profession and it’s future.

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Children’s Literature One Day Conference at UBC

Many Worlds to Walk In: A One Day Conference Exploring Diversity in Children’s Literature, Librarianship, and Education

 

UBC’s Biennial Children’s Literature Graduate Research conference will be held on 30th April, 2016 at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre! The conference will showcase graduate student research and creative writing that explores, questions and analyses issues surrounding the topic of diversity in children’s literature. This may include research on narratives that depict diversity as well as the diverse formats we use to create and share narratives. We’re excited to be welcoming Dr Naomi Hamer (University of Winnipeg) and Dr Renee Hill (Syracuse University) to UBC as keynote speakers!

 

For more information, visit our conference website!

 

Register now!

Register to attend at http://vclr.ca/registration/. Online registration will close on Monday 25th April.

Faculty/Professional: $45
Student/Presenter: $25

Call for Volunteers

 

Interested in volunteering at the conference? Let us know! Tasks would include morning set up, advising guests, help with lunch and break catering, and end-of-day clear up. Please emailubc.conference.2016@gmail.com for more information.

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Makerspace Workshop

You are cordially invited to the next BCLA YAACS Continuing Education Event:

Makerspace May

Enthusiastic teen and middle years librarians will be sharing cool, budget-friendly makerspace activities that you can easily adapt for your library’s teens and tweens.

This hands-on workshop will get you making and creating some exciting projects, and you’ll take home some sweet swag!

When: May 3, 2016

Where: City Center Library, Surrey

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Cost: $5 per person (covers the cost of project materials)

To register: Email Tina : tina.lee@bpl.bc.ca

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Sincerely,

Your YAACS Continuing Education Committee

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LTAS Member Spotlight: Linda Jones

In the months leading up to the annual BC Library Conference (May 2016) the member spotlight will showcase several library technicians/assistants who are presenting in a panel looking at the current state of the profession and it’s future.

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Annual UFV Speed Mentoring Event

On March 5th, during one of the first sunny weekends, I was fortunate to be facilitating the annual Speed Mentoring event at the University of the Fraser Valley. Alumni from the Library and Information Technology program gathered to spend their Saturday afternoon back at the school as mentors for soon to be graduates. This was the sixth time the event was co-hosted by the student association (LITSA) and LTAS, with sponsorship generously provided by the UFV Alumni Association.

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Job Search Resources for BC

Every weekend I send a message to the LTAS listserv with new job openings in BC that would appeal to people who have, or are getting, a Library Technician diploma.  Here are the online resources used to assemble those messages.  Thanks as always to my predecessor, Mandi Schwarz, for setting up most of the system. Continue reading

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