Author Archives: HeatherD

Jobhunting Tips

Hi, you might recognize me from such emails as weekly BC Jobs updates on the LTAS listserv.  After jobhunting as a new graduate, then as an experienced Library Technician in a new city, I’ve learned a few things that might be helpful … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Interview with Diane Thompson

Diane Thompson, former Library Technician and current Chair of Langara College’s Library & Information Technology Program, kindly agreed to answer a few questions for LTAS readers.

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Revenge of Miscellany

Have your patrons received unsolicited emails asking them to publish in an open-access journal, join an open-access journal’s editorial board, or present at a conference they haven’t heard of before?  Beware of pseudo-academic publishers and promoters taking advantage of the open-access model. … Continue reading

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Miscellany Returns

Fighting the perception that school libraries aren’t necessary, by The Adventures of Library Girl (via Stephen’s Lighthouse). Has the library fallen out of step with the school, or do people not know about the library’s good work? Attention my jobhunting brothers and sisters: The Five Basic … Continue reading

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Employment Sites Beyond BC

As you may have read in my recent email to the listserv, LTAS has shut down its ProBoards online bulletin board.  Since communication options and preferences have changed over the years it was not being used much.  Thanks to Stephen Karr … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Proof of public libraries’ importance from a new study quantifying value of the Toronto Public Library (found on Stephen’s Lighthouse). Conducted by the Martin Prosperity Institute, this is the first study of its kind in Canada … Key findings include: The total … Continue reading

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