Reflections on the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use conference

Over the course of three days spanning the end of May and beginning on June, UBC hosted WILU – the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use – with a theme of “Intersections”. I attended the full conference including a pre-conference session, and presented during the lightning talks about library technicians facilitating instruction.

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The Non-Traditional Library Practicum Experience

This post was written by Norm Barry, a second year library technician student studying at Langara College about a practicum placement outside of the library field.

An opportunity arose through the Library Tech Practicum program for me to work part-time at a Non-Traditional Library to complete a further 70 hours of practicum time in the Spring Semester of 2016, March through May.

The practicum was to be done with the Westbank (West Kelowna) Museum and Archives

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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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