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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 aleha.mccauley@ubc.ca 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!


Reminder: December 2012 Annual Meeting

The ALPS Executive is excited that our Annual Meeting is less than a day away! Please contact Tara Stephens at (tara.stephens@ubc.ca) if you need a parking pass. If you’re planning to join us via live webcast, please click here at 9:30 am). We can’t wait to see you tomorrow, here’s another look at our exciting program:

9:00-9:30AM: Coffee

9:30-9:45AM: Welcome

9:45-10:00AM: Speaker Group 1

10:00-10:15AM: Speaker Group 2

10:15-10:30AM: Speaker Group 3

10:30-10:45AM: Questions

10:45-11:00AM: Break

11:00AM-12:00PM: First-Year Integrated Instruction Assessment – The UBC Library Experience (Erin Fields)

12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch

1:00-3:00PM: ALPS Business Meeting & Round Table

3:00PM: Optional tour of Langara Library

Business Meeting Agenda

  • Updates from ALPS Executive
  1. Report from Chair
  2. Report from Continuing Ed Committee
  3. Report from Chair-Elect
  4. Report from Recording Secretary
  5. Report from Student Representatives (Getting Hired, etc.)
  • Update from BCLA Conference Program Planning Chair (TBD)
  • Round Table

Don’t Miss Out!

The annual ALPS December meeting is taking place this Friday, December 14th at Langara College*. If you’re unable to attend in person, but would still like to participate, you’re in luck- the event is being live webcast!

 Just click on this link (http://iweb.langara.bc.ca/librarycentral/about-library-central/professional-activities/alps-2012/) on December 14th between 9:30 & 10:45 am and again from 11:00 am- 12:00 pm and you’ll be able to watch our presenters and submit your questions!

*The ALPS Executive Committee would like to thank Langara College for sponsoring the live webcast