SLA@UBC TOURS THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY’S LIBRARY (November, 2018)

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This past November, the SLA @ UBC toured the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Library. The archives were unfortunately not available for a tour due to safety concerns related to their location within the building. The tour was hosted by the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Librarian, Jane Devine Mejia. Continue reading

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SLA@UBC MEETING MINUTES OCTOBER 16, 2018

SLA @ UBC
October 16, 2018
5 PM, Trail Room

Attendance: Kristina, Abi, Stephanie, James, Miranda, Eleri, Stuart, Luz, Alex

**Action items
Exec check-in & updates
Coordinators

  • Constitution-AMS still pending, all good for now
  • **Will get promotion on iSchool channels for VAG tour

Events Coordinators

Webmaster/Communications

  • Rebranding update: Twitter updated, Site still in progress, Email address will be updated eventually
  • **Need to promote VAG tour: twitter, facebook, on website.

First-year Reps

  • **promote SLA WCC year-end event
  • **promote VAG tour

Treasurer

  • All good for now, gotta figure out the reimbursement for giftcards

Secretary

Other business

Health libraries event recap

Upcoming Events

SLA WCC Year End Event      Friday, November 9, 6:00-8:30 pm, The Post @ 750

Speaker: Jason Wong, Competitive Intelligence Research Specialist and Law Librarian at McCarthy Tétrault.

Buy tickets ($21, includes one drink and snacks) https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3620353

Medical Library Association (MLA) Scholarship for Minority Students (2019)

The scholarship is for up to $5,000 plus one year of student membership in MLA and free inclusive student registration at the 2019 annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

Please consider applying if you are:

– a member of a minority group, such as Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Aboriginal, North American Indian or Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

– entering a master’s program at an American Library Association (ALA)–accredited graduate library school or, at the time of the granting of the scholarship (February), have completed no more than one-half of the academic requirements of the graduate program.

– a citizen of or have permanent residence in either the United States or Canada.

Applications are due by December 1, 2018 || http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=304.

 

 

 

 

SLA@SLAIS MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

SLA @ UBC
September 25, 2018
5 PM – Trail Room

In attendance: Stephanie M., Mike M., Prubjut G., Korrin O., Paige W., James G., Miranda M., Limor T., Matt K., Abi S., Stuart H., Alex K., Luz V., Derek O., Kristina M.

Action items identified with **

Introductions
Had a number of first-year students checking out the group!
Will need to add new email addresses to the communications list** 

SLA @ UBC Mattermost

  • Following meeting, conversation about retaining mattermost for exec conversation only.

SLA @ UBC rebranding

  • Update name on twitter/website/etc to SLA @ UBC **
  • Discussion about who to affiliate with visually (UBC, iSchool, SLA) – chose SLA. More professionally focused. Will update website design at a later time, may seek input from group. **
  • Conversation for new email address to stay on brand. **
    • Further conversation about needing/not to phase out old email. Current plan: just get new email, forward to old, and keep old since it has all our content attached to it already.

Open positions
    Treasurer: Miranda, thanks for joining us! Need to pass on information about the position, training, etc.**

First-year rep: Luz (MAS) Stephanie (MLIS), thanks for joining us! Need to update website with new contacts**

SLA 2018-2019 events
    Tours: Update on doodle poll – locations, times.
Poll has not closed yet, but current plan:
Fall: Vancouver Art Gallery (Alex) mid november**, Crane (Abi, next two weeks, if we can)**
Save for later/consider possible coordination with ACA: Musqueam, LuLuLemon
Still pursuing/Save for Spring: Film , CBC, Bard, UBC Music, Art, Architecture
Most popular days & times: Fridays 8-12, Fridays 12-5, Tuesdays 12-5

Exec check-in & updates
     Events Coordinators–working on fall tours
Webmaster/Communications–communication is now sending, will add new people
Secretary–needs to send out agenda so people can let us know they can’t make the meetings

BCLA Perspectives newsletter & Wired West SLA Bulletin
     Looking for SLA-interested writers   

Upcoming Events

Discussion about changing our next meeting to attending this discussion for all interested parties. Had not made a decision about this, or possible next meeting. Exec will need to follow up. **
    Health Libraries Association of BC panel discussion “Getting Hired in Health Libraries” October 9th, 2018 5:00-6:30pm in the Dodson Room — includes pizza! Please register: https://goo.gl/forms/bM4o2wooiXHmoEdK2

Please promote in next group email, also possibly on twitter!**

SLA WCC Year End Event      Friday, November 9, 6:00-8:30 pm, The Post @ 750

Speaker: Jason Wong, Competitive Intelligence Research Specialist and Law Librarian at McCarthy Tétrault.

1 student will win a sponsored attendance : to enter, send name and email address to sla.slais.mail@gmail.com by OCT 4. Buy tickets ($21, includes one drink and snacks) https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3620353

 

SLA@SLAIS MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

SLA @ UBC
September 11, 2018
5 PM

Introductions
AMS Club Constitution
SLA @ UBC name change
SLA 2018-2019

  • Events brainstorm (tours, panel, etc)
  • Talked about pairing with other student groups
  • In touch with Bard on the Beach
  • Aim for two this semester

Action item: email out end of next week
Start identifying days/times for tours

  • Institutions others have expressed interest in: CBC, RBSC at UBC, film(?), Vivo (agian), VAG (again), panel representative at architecture firm, medical
  • Kristina to look into Crane Library, James to look into Biodiversity
  • Meeting times for fall

Exec check-in & updates

  • Treasurer, Events Coordinator, Webmaster/Communications, Secretary

*Club positions:

  • First year representative (1)
    • New students
  • Events Co-Coordinator (1)
    • Abi dropped in, interested in getting in on the tours, vote and all approved.

Upcoming area events:

  • Vancouver end-of-summer social: Wed, Sept.19, 6:00-8:00 pm, The Emerald Supper Club. Promote on social media ASAP << Let James know if we don’t see it by end-of-day Sept. 11.
  • Vancouver Island tour & social: Thurs, Sept. 20 4 pm at Royal Jubilee Hospital, followed by social Christie’s Carriage House Pub
  • End of year WCC Social (November 9th at the Post at 750) ($20 for students, sponsorship opportunities available)

Communications/Online Presence

  • Slack/Matter Most?
  • Matter most
  • Facebook?
    • Last year decided Twitter instead << seems to be more professionally relevant
  • Going to have communications responsible for posts on SLAIS/LASSA Facebook
  • Screen in iSchool
  • Poster board in iSchool

Other agenda items

  • Next meeting: 2 weeks,
  • Going to re-send out introduction/welcome email — for some reason it didn’t send before!

SLA@SLAIS and SLA Western Canada Chapter panel (April 12, 2018)

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SLA@SLAIS MEETING MINUTES MARCH 26, 2018

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March 26, 2018

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SLA@SLAIS MEETING MINUTES MARCH 5, 2018

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SLA@SLAIS TOURS VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTER LIBRARY/ARCHIVES (February 19, 2018)

On February 19, SLA@UBC headed to East Vancouver for a tour of library/archives at VIVO Media Arts Centre, currently located at 2625 Kaslo St.

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SLA@SLAIS MEETING MINUTES FEBRUARY 5, 2018

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February 5, 2018

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SLA@SLAIS TOURS THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY LIBRARY (January 26, 2018)

On Friday, January 26th, 2018, SLA@SLAIS toured the library at the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver. Twenty SLAIS students attended the morning tour.

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