Second Annual Langara Speed Mentoring Workshop

On April 19, the second annual speed mentoring workshop involving Library and Information Technology students and graduates was held at Langara College.  The event was organized and sponsored by the Langara Library and Information Technology department.

The event this year included ten mentors who had the opportunity to share their post-graduate experiences with ten Langara students.  In addition, eleven mentees eager for some guidance as they enter the field attended the event.  I t was an absolute pleasure for me to serve as the MC this year.

Ten tables were set up.  Due to smaller numbers than last year, three minutes were allotted for each session.  There would be roughly one mentor to one student at each table. When the bell rang to indicate the end of the session, each student would move on to another table of their choosing.

Mentors came from public, academic, and special libraries.  They perform a variety of tasks in their work.  Students asked questions of the mentors pertaining to their work, their job search leading up to employment, and how their Langara education prepared them to enter the field.

Students once again have provided positive feedback about their experience at the workshop.  Though LTAS provided some of the mentors and the MC, once again a huge thank you is due to Diane Thompson and Serenia Tam of the Langara Library and Information Technology department for heading up the organizing of this event.  Thank you as well to all the mentors and mentees who participated.   See you next year!

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LTAS Member Spotlight: Anita Thompson

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: 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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