Friday March 2 is Reserach Day, the day when all the SLAISers who’ve been doing research (with faculty members or on their own) present what they’ve been doing with poster sessions or full on presentations. There’s a keynote speaker and lunch. At least a couple of ASIS&T@UBC members are presenting, and a few more are volunteering. Check out the Research Day Program and we hope to see you there!
We just got this email on our list, but in case you missed it (or aren’t subscribed to the email@example.com list) here’s something interesting happening in Vancouver this month:
Hi UBC ASIST,
I’ve started an IA Meetup group. Our first meeting is January 30 on Commercial Drive, 5:30-7:30.
You can find more details here.
It would be a great place for students those wanting to learn more about information architecture. I’m an ASIST member, an information architect, and working on my MLIS (though not at UBC). I hope you’ll come join us. Bring any questions!
Sadly, I’ll be in a Management course that evening, but I hope someone goes representing us and reports back.
Hey everyone, our first meeting of 2012 will be Thursday January 12, noon-1pm in the Trail room. As our secretary Adam said:
We’re in the early planning stages and are looking to get some input
on what sort of events might appeal to the greater SLAIS community. We’ve got some Cool Tool Days in the works and are thinking about guest speakers and some techy group learning projects.
If you are interested in technology and information (either because you like it or feel you want to learn more), please come!
Hi there everyone, especially those of you just starting at SLAIS. If you’re coming here after meeting someone from ASIS&T at the LASSA orientation on Wednesday, thank you very much for following up the face to face into the digital. I’m not sure that makes an entirety of sense, but let’s roll with it.
ASIS&T@UBC’s most visible function throughout the term is running our Cool Tools days in which you (yes you!) get to tell your peers about the cool digital tips tricks and tools you use. You can also come and just absorb information if you want. (Check out some notes from previous Cool Tools Days on our wiki.) We haven’t scheduled our first Cool Tools day of the term yet but we’ll be doing that at our first meeting.
That meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 12 from 12pm to 1pm in the Trail Room and we hope to see you there. Also, we’re on Twitter @asistubc where we’ll try to keep you informed as to what’s going on.
ASIS&T@UBC’s next Cool Tools Day will be Tuesday November 8th in the Terrace Lab from noon to 1pm.
Cool Tool days are an informal means of sharing and learning about helpful tools. Some that might improve your scholastic skills and others that are just fun to know about. We also welcome new presenters with hidden gems or just new ways to use technology. You don’t have to member of ASIS&T to present or attend – everyone is welcome.
You can see the schedule on our wiki and sign up as a presenter here. Presentations are 5 or 10 minutes in length including a minute or two to ask and field questions. The wiki also contains re-caps of the previous Cool Tools days if you’re interested in learning more about what sort of content is covered.
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
Present: Adam, Kristoff, Jamie, Joy, Andrew, Mary.
- Cool tools days re-cap: We still need to put a write up on the Wiki. Discussion also turned to re-organizing the wiki to better suit our long-term needs of transferring information from one exec group to the next.
- Next cool tools day set for November 8 from 12 noon to 1PM in the Terrace Lab. We’ll serve timbits (Jamie) and coffee (Adam). We’ll also live blog the re-cap (Adam).
- Trivia Night: still need a location. Tossing around some off campus ideas. May mean that event is more of a social gathering than fundraiser if we need to slip in to an existing trivia night.
- RFID brown bag: Andrew to email David re: his contact.
- Conferences: Andrew attended part of Access 2011. He will email link with videos of presentation to ASIS&T listserv. Also, on Nov 12 there is a conference in Washington that he will send more info about. THAT Camps?
- Next meeting: Tentatively set for second week of school in January. Will email when date is closer to pin down time. Need to have it confirmed before January cohort orientation.
- End of meeting.
Sorry for the delay in posting these, and thanks for coming out!
The next ASIS&T meeting is this coming Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Trail Room (note that there is a slight time change from what we discussed at the last meeting).
You might want to come if you are interested in any of the following things we’ll be discussing:
- Re-cap of the last Cool Tools Day and planning the next one in early November.
- Planning an informal lecture/discussion on RFID.
- Planning a trivia night or two with LWB.
- And other general melange of things related to ASIS&T.
The ASIS&Ters who are in Vancouver hope to see you there (and the one in Australia is looking forward to hearing about it).
This came through our mail this morning and it might be of interest to ASIS&T types:
UBC Science and Engineering Library and UBC IEEE Student Chapter have invited George Plosker, IEEE Client Services Manager, to present a talk on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The session will take place on Monday November 7th in Kaiser 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Refreshments will be served.
If you are an IEEE member, a science or engineering faculty, postdoc, student, graduate student in technology, even a non-engineering student interested in technology, you know how knowledgeable research skills will contribute to your success. The University of British Columbia community has access to the IEEE Xplore, a digital library providing full text access to more than three million IEEE documents. Learn how to use IEEE Xplore in a “best practices” manner. This one hour talk and demo will cover all the latest features and insider tips when searching IEEE Xplore. See how use of IEEE resources can enhance your career. Plus, learn what IEEE Xplore can do that Google can’t!
That sounds interesting to me, and hey, free food! Check it out and maybe share what you learn at our next Cool Tools Day?
What: Cool Tools Day
Where: Terrace lab @ SLAIS
When: Tuesday October 4, 2011 noon-1pm
Cool Tools Day is an event we put on to share some of the neat tech tools that are useful for infopros like ourselves. Last year we talked about DropBox, bookmarking accounts, podcasts, visual search engines, visualization tools, screencasting software, and loads more.
You can sign up to present on our ASIS&T wiki-page. (It’s really informal and a good way to practice explaining technology in a short amount of time.) If you don’t want to present and are just interested in learning about tools, come on down. There will also be coffee and some sort of snacks.
IMPORTANT: You do not need to be a tech-nerd to attend or even to present at Cool Tools Day. Please come and share your knowledge.