Monthly Archives: October 2013

ALPS December Meeting: December 6, 2013, Vancouver BC

The theme for this year’s ALPS December Meeting is:

Technology and the academic librarian: emerging, merging, and changing the game

Flexible learning; virtual campus infrastructure, open access, open learning, open data, open textbooks, (open everything!)’ MOOCs, LOOCS! What does it all mean for academic librarians? Do place and physical presence matter or is good technology enough?

This December come share your strategies, questions, and innovations related to these new models for higher education. We are looking for speakers who have something to say about our shifting landscape and how we are adapting to it. Is your institution embracing a new model for instruction? How has your library been involved in developing or supporting new ways of delivering services and information to our students, staff and faculty? Are we doing a good job of adapting?

Format: 15-minute lightning talks (with lots of time for questions and discussion)

Submit a proposal for your lightning talk to by 4 pm on November 4th, 2013

Please include your name, your topic, and why it’s relevant or interesting or current. No pressure – if you can do all of that in 20 words that’s enough. Or write a page. Whatever works for you!

Also, tell us if you’ll require technology beyond laptop, projector and wifi.

Thank you!


Getting Hired in Higher Education: A Panel

Interested in a career in academic libraries? Want to learn more about navigating the hiring process and securing your first professional position? Join us for this information to hear from recent graduates as they share their experiences transitioning from student to professional in the world of academic librarianship!

Panelists from college and university libraries will discuss their paths from graduation to employment, and the tips, tricks, and strategies they have found useful as new librarians and information specialists. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask our speakers your questions on how best to prepare yourself for success as an academic librarian! This event is facilitated by Academic Librarians in Public Service (ALPS) at SLAIS. Contact Amber Saundry ( for further details.

This event is being held at UBC’s IKBLC, Dodson Room on 29 October from 12:00-1:30 pm. We hope to see you there!