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Letter from the Director: US Direct Loan Funding Affecting US Students at the iSchool at UBC

January 12, 2015

We at the iSchool are all greatly disturbed by the sudden and unexpected withdrawal of the Direct Loan funding source for US students. We know this affects a number of you and we have been working with UBC’s Enrolment Services to clarify the issue as well as explore ways to support our students. This recent […]

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iSchool Faculty Member Awarded Grant from OCLC

January 8, 2015

Assistant Professor Eric Meyers has received a $15,000 award from OCLC (Online Computer Library Center, Inc.) and OCLC Research in collaboration with the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) for his proposal "Easy as Pi: Developing Computational Thinking in the Public Library."

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iSchool Faculty Member Wins Innovation Award

January 8, 2015

Assistant Professor Eric Meyers will be honoured at the 2015 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference with the Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award.

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ACA Symposium 2015

December 3, 2014

Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) at UBC student chapter conference.

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Winter Intersession Special Topics Course – Clarion University

December 2, 2014

The Department of Library Science at Clarion University is offering a winter intersession special topics three credit class (Dec. 15, 2014-Jan. 14, 2015) entitled #Linked Big Data. The focus of the course centers on the library’s role in shaping how big data can be organized, structured, and linked via semantic web technologies. The nature and […]

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ALA Accreditation Process Update

December 2, 2014

The Master of Library of Information Studies program at UBC is accredited by the American Library Association as of January 1, 2017.

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UBC campus

Congratulations Graduates!

November 27, 2014

Congratulations! 26 SLAIS students who had their degrees conferred in September 2014 and November 2014 (13 MLIS, 4 MAS, 2 MASLIS, and 7 MA in Children's Literature).

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Dodson Visiting Professor of Indigenous Information Studies

November 19, 2014

The iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is pleased to invite applications for the Dodson Visiting Professorship, named in honour of Suzanne and Earl Dodson. Located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in Vancouver, Canada, UBC holds an international reputation for excellence in research, teaching and learning.

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SLAIS MLIS Student Member of Winning Team in ASIS&T Design Competition

November 14, 2014

In the Student Design Competition, Team Disaster Box, featuring iSchool MLIS student Krista Parham, with Kenyon Crowley, and Zachary Frazier took First Prize. Prompted with designing for information needs in crisis, this team presented a concept for a decentralized, resilient, parallel Internet network with an integrated social media platform to be deployed in the event […]

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UBC iSchool at ASIS&T

October 30, 2014

UBC iSchool will be well represented at the 77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington from October 31st - November 5th as a number of UBC faculty and students will be attending and participating in the event.

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