Author Archives: Stephen Karr

About Stephen Karr

Stephen completed his Library and Information Technology diploma at Langara College in 2009. He has been involved in LTAS since 2009, and has been a blog contributor since 2012. He currently works as a Cataloguer at Library Bound Inc.

Call out for library tech mentors and mentees

I am now one of the Co-Chairs of the BCLA mentorship committee.  The BCLA mentorship program matches mentees who are students or who are just starting out in the field, with more experienced library professionals.  Library technicians as well, as … Continue reading

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Call out for library technician mentors

I am on the BCLA mentorship committee.  The BCLA mentorship program matches mentees who are students or who are just starting out in the field, with more experienced library professionals.  Library technicians as well, as librarians have participated in our … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Speed Mentoring Workshop at Langara College

On April 22, Langara College hosted its first speed mentoring workshop involving Library and Information Technology students and graduates.  The event  was organized and sponsored by the Langara Library and Information Technology department. Eleven mentors were invited by department chair … Continue reading

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Micheal Vonn: A discussion about Intellectual Freedom, Civil Liberties, and Libraries

On November 24th, Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, came to Vancouver Community College to talk to several library workers at a BCLA sponsored event about the issue of the right to view sexually explicit material … Continue reading

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Youth Program Development

**crossposted at Literature Reviews for Library Techs** Introduction It is beneficial to get youth involved in the library culture.  In fact, if we accept that it is important to shape people when they are young, it is essential.  How do … Continue reading

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Reference in Law Libraries

**crossposted at Literature Review for Library Techs** Introduction I have already written an overview on the reference interview, and on search strategies.  This blog post is about reference work specifically as it may apply to reference staff in law libraries.  … Continue reading

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