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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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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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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 its future.

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