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Freedom to Read Week Talk: Dr. Rob Bittner

Posted: February 19th, 2017, by catherine shuttleworth

Freedom to Read Week is February 26 to March 4, 2017

Censorship of LGBTQ+ Books for Children and Young Adults

Join us for a talk by Dr. Rob Bittner on the topic of challenged and banned LGBTQ+ books for children and young adults.

Monday, February 27
12:30 – 1:45pm
Dodson Room, IKBLC, UBC

Register Now

Meeting: Tuesday, January 17, 1:15-1:45pm, Trail Room

Posted: January 10th, 2017, by catherine shuttleworth

Join us for the first meeting of 2017, Tuesday, January 17, 1:15-1:45pm in the Trail Room.

Items for discussion include voting for new executive members, rebranding to remove mentions of CLA, and planning events and activities for the term, including Freedom to Read Week in February.

Everyone is welcome!

Meeting: Tuesday, November 22, 1-2pm, Trail Room

Posted: October 18th, 2016, by catherine shuttleworth

Please join us for the next meeting of the BCLA Student Chapter: Tuesday, November 22, 1-2pm in the Trail Room.

Everyone is welcome!

Meeting: Tuesday October 18, 12-1pm, Trail Room

Posted: October 11th, 2016, by catherine shuttleworth

Please join us for our next BCLA meeting, Tuesday October 18 from 12 to 1pm in the Trail Room. We will be voting in our new executive members and will also vote on some important changes to the BCLA/CLA Student Chapter name (due to the dissolution of CLA) and executive roles.

We hope to see everyone there and look forward to welcoming our new executive members!

Meeting: Thurs, April 7, 12noon, Trail Rm

Posted: April 1st, 2016, by chloe riley

Please join us for the last meeting of the school year! Thursday, April 7, 12noon to 1pm in the Trail Room.

Everyone is welcome! We hope to see you there.

Event Announcement: Getting Hired in Public Libraries Panel

Posted: March 2nd, 2016, by chloe riley

The BCLA/CLA Student Chapter presents “Getting Hired in Public Libraries.”

Please join us for a panel discussion on Thursday, March 17, 1-2pm, in the Dodson Room, 3rd floor of IKBLC.

Our panelists include:
Sarah Felkar, Digital Services Librarian, West Vancouver Memorial Library
Anna Ferri, Auxiliary Librarian at Vancouver Public Library, Surrey Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library
Eileen Gillette, Core District Coordinator, Greater Victoria Public Library
Tim McMillan, Head of Fraserview Branch, Vancouver Public Library

We are collecting some questions in advance for the panelists here. Please feel free to add to the document!

We look forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE MARCH 14: Unfortunately, Eileen is unable to make it to the panel. We are very lucky to have Inti Dewey, Auxiliary Youth Services Librarian at Surrey Public Library agree to join us!

Meeting: Thurs March 3, 12noon-1pm, Trail Room

Posted: March 1st, 2016, by chloe riley

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 3, 12noon to 1pm, in the Trail Room.

Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there!

Event announcement: Freedom to Read Week

Posted: February 16th, 2016, by catherine shuttleworth

It’s almost Freedom to Read Week! Please join the BCLA and ALA student chapters next week for two exciting events to mark the occasion:

Wednesday, February 24th1pm-2pm – Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
What’s the big deal about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement? What is it and how will it impact our daily lives? The biggest and most secret agreement in history has finally been signed. The question of whether Canada will ratify it now takes centre stage.

Join OpenMedia’s Digital Rights Specialist Meghan Sali in a conversation about how the TPP will impact us, censor our Web, criminalize our online activities and cost Canadians millions of dollars. Come out and become better informed about the implications of the TPP, how it will affect daily life in Canada, and how you can make your voice heard.

Reserve your free ticket now!

Thursday, February 25th12.30pm-1.45pm – Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Please join us for a panel discussion on the subject of freedom to read and censorship in our society. We have an exciting lineup of panelists including librarians, authors/illustrators and SLAIS’s very own Judi Saltman. Light refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to UBC Bookstore.

Reserve your free ticket now!

Event announcement: Tour of RBSC and ASRS!

Posted: February 5th, 2016, by chloe riley

Join us on Thursday, February 11 for a tour of Rare Books and Special Collections, and a demo of the ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System). The tour will be from 12noon to 1pm, and we’ll meet outside the entrance to RBSC just before 12.

There is a limited number of space for this tour, so please contact Kaya to reserve a spot at

Upcoming meeting: Thurs, Feb 4 at 12noon in the Trail Room

Posted: January 30th, 2016, by chloe riley

Our February meeting is next week; join us on Thursday, February 4, 12noon to 1pm, in the Trail Room.

Topics for discussion include the dissolution of the CLA and what it means for our group, as well as planning for upcoming tours and events.

Hope to see you there!

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