Monthly Archives: November 2014

Registration Open for the ALPS December Meeting!

Registration is now open for the Dec 5th Academic Librarians Section meeting “Re-evaluate, reimagine, and reinvigorate: responding to and creating change in academic librarianship”. Please register for the event at before the noon December 1st deadline. The event will be held at SFU Harbour Centre (Rm. 7000, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver).

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our exciting list of speakers for the morning Lightning Talks:

  • Sally Taylor, UBC. BIOSIS Previews: re-evaluating what’s “core”
  • Janis McKenzie & Rebecca Dowson, SFU. Small can be beautiful: the new “feature” reference collection at SFU Bennett
  • Jocelyn Hallman, Capilano University. Strategic Teaching and Learning at CapU
  • Eugene Barsky, UBC. Research Data Management in UBC – Time to Walk the Walk
  • Danuta Zwierciadlowski & Hillary Webb, Emily Carr University. Using WordPress When Your Library Can’t Afford LibGuides
  • Meg Ecclestone, Vancouver Island University. “There’s a university in Nanaimo? What’s a Nanaimo?” My move West from the centre of the universe

We look forward to seeing you there!


Re-evaluate, Reimagine, and Reinvigorate: Responding to and Creating Change in Academic Librarianship

Save the date:

The December Academic Librarians Section meeting has been booked for Friday December 5th from 9am to 3pm in Room 7000 in the Harbour Centre building at SFU Vancouver.

Call for proposals:

The theme of this year’s ALS December Lightning Talks is Re-evaluate, reimagine, and reinvigorate: responding to and creating change in academic librarianship

Have you recently redesigned a library workshop, updated a library policy, or changed something else about your library or your professional practice? Come share your experience at the December ALS meeting. The Academic Librarians in Public Service (ALPS) committee has recently changed its name to the Academic Librarians Section (ALS) to recognize the diverse work done by academic librarians. Inspired by this change, the theme of this year’s December meeting is a celebration of all of the ways in which we respond to and create change across our libraries.


Format: Lightning talks (10-15 minutes for each presenter with Q&A time afterwards)

Submit a proposal for your lightning talk to by 4 pm on November 10th, 2014.

Please include your name, the title of your proposed talk, and details on how your topic connects to this year’s theme. No need to submit a detailed proposal; write a few lines or provide a more detailed write up if you have one. All ideas welcome. Lastly please tell us if you’ll require technology beyond a laptop, projector and wifi.