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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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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 its future.

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LTAS Member Spotlight: Dawn Smaill

Member spotlights are back after a short hiatus! This month please meet Dawn Smaill, a library technician working in an academic library.

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Physical Changes: Do Renovations Change the ‘Traditional’ Library?

Ashley Van Dijk The main floor at Simon Fraser University Library in Burnaby is undergoing renovations this summer and into the fall. The most notable change with the renovation is the merging of the Loans and Reference counters. This brings … Continue reading

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Changing Models of Library Service

On November 21, 2012 I attended SLA Western Canada Chapter’s event “Changing Models of Library Service”.  The panel members were Simon Neame, Director of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC, and Professor Luanne Freund, a faculty member at … Continue reading

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The Reference Interview Part 1: The Essentials

**crossposted at Literature Reviews for Library Techs** Introduction When patrons enter a public or academic library, they often need  assistance in locating the information they are seeking.  The idea of the reference interview is to focus the query of the … Continue reading

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Phil the Web Crawler – Kobo replaces Google in eBook deal, libraries as post office, students find text eBooks clumsy, and books at platform.

– Libraries as Post Office? The United States Postal Service (USPS) may invite some public libraries to double as post office. – Survey says: Canadian Book Buyers and Their Relationship to Libraries. – A Selection of Findings from The Survey of Institutional Digital … Continue reading

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