Monthly Archives: March 2013

Innovation Boot Camp Registration is Open!

The ALPS Exec is pleased to announce that as a result of collaborative efforts between ALPS, the University of B.C. (UBC) Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC’s Human Resources Department and the UBC Faculty Association’s Librarians and Archivists Committee we are able to offer an exciting professional development opportunity.  Innovation Boot Camp will be coming to town! Innovation Boot Camp is “a social experiment designed by Robin Bergart and M.J. D’Elia to explore the question: can we learn to be more innovative?”

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, M.J. D’Elia will be at UBC to lead a workshop for up to 50 librarians. Coffee and snacks will be served from 8:30am-9:00am so please come early and get to know your fellow boot camp recruits! Lunch will also be provided.

We will also be hosting a Pub Night following the workshop at Mahony & Sons on UBC Campus. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP by selecting “ALPS Pub Night @ UBC” when you register. Registration and payment details are included below:

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: REGISTRATION FEE AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Please note that there is a registration fee charged for this event. In order to keep registration costs down, we can only accept payment by CHEQUE or CASH at the door. Please see instructions below for registration fees and payment methods:

Registration fee:

·         BCLA Members: $50
·         Non-BCLA Members: $60

Registration and payment instructions:

1. Register at innovation4libraries.eventbrite.ca  PASSWORD: innovation

2. Choose BCLA Member or Non-Member and the quantity of tickets. (Ticket prices in the software are listed as FREE. This is due to the fact that in order to keep registration costs down, we cannot accept online payment. Please choose one of the offline payment methods below).

3. Select the ALPS Pub Night @ UBC if you wish to attend.

4. After registering, pay by CHEQUE or CASH at the event. See instructions for payment options below:

A: Pay by cheque:

Make your cheque payable to UBC Library and mail to the following address:

Tara Stephens
Rm. 266 Walter C. Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z2

B: Cash at the door:

We will be accepting cash at the door of the event between 8:30AM- 8:55AM. A receipt will be provided. Exact change is appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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**UPDATED** Save the date: April 10 Innovation Boot Camp

Join us April 10 for Innovation Boot Camp – an all day event with M.J. D’Elia

Registration link coming soon!

Innovation Boot Camp is an initiative proposed by Robin Bergart and M.J. D’Elia to openly investigate the nature of innovation. The program is designed to answer one basic question: Can we learn to be more innovative?

To learn more about this exciting opportunity: http://innovationbootcamp.wordpress.com/

Sponsored in part by the Irving K. Barber Learning Center, UBC Human Resources and the UBC Faculty Association Librarians and Archivists Committee.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support.

ALPS Award for Outstanding Service *Nomination Deadline Extended to March 29th*

Established in 2002, the Academic Librarians in Public Service (ALPS) Award for Outstanding Service is presented to an academic public service librarian, or team of same, whose outstanding service has made a real difference to students, faculty, or colleagues in British Columbia.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the ALPS Award for Outstanding Service 2013.  The deadline is Friday, March 29, 2013.  You can find the ALPS Nomination Form here. Forms can be submitted via email to Danielle Winn at danielle.winn@ubc.ca.

We look forward to hearing about your outstanding colleagues!

The award will be presented at this year’s BC Library Conference in Richmond, BC. For more information or to register for the conference, see: http://www.bclibraryconference.ca/.

Please be sure to include the following information:

  • Name of nominator
  • Name of nominee
  • Project or reason for nomination
  • Contact information for nominator in case we need to follow up

Criteria for nomination could include:

  • Demonstrated (through example and/or statistics) impact on students, colleagues, or the library
  • Demonstrated collaboration with colleagues or other institutions
  • Worthy of inspiring similar efforts within the profession

We look forward to hearing about your outstanding colleagues!

Innovation Boot Camp is Coming to Town!

ALPS is pleased to announce that as a result of collaborative efforts between ALPS, UBC’s IKBLC, UBC’s HR Department and the UBC Faculty Association’s Librarians and Archivists Committee we are able to offer you an exciting professional development opportunity.  Innovation Boot Camp will be coming to town! Innovation Boot Camp is “a social experiment designed by Robin Bergart and M.J. D’Elia to explore the question: can we learn to be more innovative?”[1]

On April 4th, 2013, M.J. D’Elia will be at UBC to lead a workshop for up to 50 people. Please watch the ALPS mailing list, blog, Facebook and/or Twitter pages as registration information will be available soon.

Please see the Innovation Boot Camp website: http://innovationbootcamp.wordpress.com/  or look up the article published by Bergart & D’Elia in 2010. Innovation: The language of learning libraries, Reference Services Review, 38, 4 606-620.

Nominations are still being accepted for the ALPS Award for Outstanding Service 2013

Established in 2002, the Academic Librarians in Public Service (ALPS) Award for Outstanding Service is presented to an academic public service librarian, or team of same, whose outstanding service has made a real difference to students, faculty, or colleagues in British Columbia.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the ALPS Award for Outstanding Service 2013.  The deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013.  You can find the ALPS Nomination Form here: http://www.bcla.bc.ca/alps/ALPS award/2013_ALPS _Award_Nomination_Form.doc Forms can be submitted via email to Danielle Winn at danielle.winn@ubc.ca.

We look forward to hearing about your outstanding colleagues!

The award will be presented at this year’s BC Library Conference in Richmond, BC. For more information or to register for the conference, see: http://www.bclibraryconference.ca/.

Please be sure to include the following information:

  • Name of nominator
  • Name of nominee
  • Project or reason for nomination
  • Contact information for nominator in case we need to follow up

Criteria for nomination could include:

  • Demonstrated (through example and/or statistics) impact on students, colleagues, or the library
  • Demonstrated collaboration with colleagues or other institutions
  • Worthy of inspiring similar efforts within the profession

We look forward to hearing about your outstanding colleagues!