SLA@SLAIS Meeting Minutes October 25th, 2017

SLA@SLAIS Meeting Minutes

October 25th, 2017

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SLA@SLAIS Meeting Minutes

October 4th, 2017

In attendance: Jennette Chalcraft, Alanna Blackall, Melissa Smith, Wanda Power

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SLA@SLAIS Meeting Minutes

September 20, 2017

In attendance: Jennette Chalcraft, Alanna Blackall, Melissa Smith, Kristina McGuirk, Adair Harper, Wanda Power, Rachel Bergquist, Kayla Hilstob, Samuel Mickelson, and Alex Alisauskas Continue reading

SLA Western Canada Chapter end-of-summer pub night: Tuesday September 19, 5.30-7.30, Steamworks Brewing Co. (RSVP required)

The SLA Western Canada Chapter is hosting an end-of-summer Vancouver pub night! Join them from 5.30-7.30 pm on Tuesday, September 19 for a pub social at Steamworks Brewing Co. (375 Water Street). Some appetizers will be provided, in addition to a no-host bar. On Tuesdays, Steamworks offers $2 off all their Straight-Up Cocktails.

This event is free, but an RSVP is required (to ensure enough seats are saved). To RSVP, please visit If you have any questions about the event, please email


SLA@SLAIS meeting minutes – September 7, 2017

SLA@SLAIS Meeting Minutes

September 7, 2017

In attendance: Jennette Chalcraft, Alanna Blackall, Melissa Smith, Kristina McGuirk, Paula Arasaki, Adair Harper, Wanda Power, Rachel Bergquist, Alex Alisauskas, Kayla Hilstob, Lydia Huey, and Victoria Luchka. Continue reading

AGM NOTES March 30, 2016

SLA@SLAIS Meeting Minutes

March 30, 2016

In attendance: Linnea Lawton, Tim Rainey, Marché Riley, Cecilia Rose, Roxanne
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SLA professional panel discussion, January 20, 2016

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On Wednesday, January 20th, the SLAIS chapter of the SLA hosted a professional panel discussion on Convergence: Special Librarian Roles in Libraries, Archives and Museums. It featured a mix of research librarians and archivists from the commercial, public and legal sectors. On the panel, we had (pictured, from left to right):

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January 11, 2016

In attendance: Brianna Gormly, Emilee Wagner, Cecilia Rose, Steve Thompson,
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SLA Professional Panel Discussion

Convergence: Information Professionals in Libraries and Archives

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

11:00am-12:30pm (panel begins at 11:30am)

Rm. 301 Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Centre

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) UBC Student Chapter is pleased to invite all SLAIS students, staff, faculty and recent graduates to a panel discussion on the topic of the convergence of information professionals’ roles in both libraries and archives.

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SLA Data Discovery and Visualization event

On November 24, the Western Canada chapter marked its end-of-year event with a talk by Chad Skelton at Langara College. Chad demonstrated how organizations can visualize datasets using various display tools. He is a consultant and former data journalist at the Vancouver Sun. You can find the SLA’s link to the event HERE.

Here are some further links on the applications that Chad was showing us:

Tableau Public

Google Fusion

CANSIM – datasets from Statistics Canada.

Chad’s delivery was… racy, as he took us through the whole process from deciding on finding the right stats (very easy to get lost trying to find things on CANSIM) through to converting into colourful charts and graphics on Tableau and Google Fusion.

All in all, it was an entertaining talk and some great q&a discussion afterwards. And some of us newbies on the MLIS course got to meet Lindsay Tripp, the new President of SLA Western Canada chapter.