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MAS alumn Jennifer Meehan appointed Director of the Library of Congress’ Special Collections

MAS alumn Jennifer Meehan appointed Director of the Library of Congress’ Special Collections

Jennifer’s career spans over 18 years in academic and research institutions, including 14 years of management and leadership experience.

GAA Opportunity for UBC iSchool Students: Portfolio Course Development

GAA Opportunity for UBC iSchool Students: Portfolio Course Development

This position will work with Dr. Luanne Sinnamon and Rick Kopak to assist with the development of a course proposal for an MLIS Portfolio course.

How UBC Library Is Rethinking Problematic Indigenous Representations in Children’s Literature

How UBC Library Is Rethinking Problematic Indigenous Representations in Children’s Literature

Learn how UBC Education Library, Xwi7xwa Library and UBC Okanagan Library found a way to contextualize problematic books from the children’s picture book collections.

Decay No More: A Persistent Twitter Dataset for Learning Social Meaning

Decay No More: A Persistent Twitter Dataset for Learning Social Meaning

Congratulations to PhD candidate Chiyu Zhang, Dr. Abdul-Mageed and Postdoc ElMoatez Billah Nagoudi on receiving the Best Paper Award for this work!

UBC YAACS Movie Day

UBC YAACS Movie Day

Join Dr. Eric Meyers and UBC YAACS (Young Adult and Children’s Services) for the screening of Song of the Sea and a discussion afterwards, including pizza!

Encrypted Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Private: A Look at WhatsApp Privacy Concerns

Encrypted Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Private: A Look at WhatsApp Privacy Concerns

In this Digital Tattoo blog post, MLIS student Karen McInnes explains how WhatsApp shares personal data and raises concerns about user privacy on this popular app.

A tribute to Sylvia Crooks, Professor Emerita

A tribute to Sylvia Crooks, Professor Emerita

Professor Sylvia Crooks passed away in Vancouver on May 26. She was a faculty member for 16 years and taught in our School until retiring in 2002.

GAA opportunity: UBC iSchool Equity and Diversity Committee

GAA opportunity: UBC iSchool Equity and Diversity Committee

This position will use materials developed by the committee over the past year to create an internal resource for equity, diversity, and inclusion approaches in course design and delivery.

Understanding Community-University Knowledge Exchange

Understanding Community-University Knowledge Exchange

This OER is a useful tool for infusing community perspectives in discussions of scholarly communication; promoting ethical research practices, and supporting librarians working with diverse communities.

Take 5: Climate Change, Sustainability, and Equitable Access to Resources

Take 5: Climate Change, Sustainability, and Equitable Access to Resources

MLIS graduate Elizabeth Johnston highlights five research items in the Downtown Easts Research Access Portal (DTES RAP) about sustainability and climate change.