Event Announcement: Getting Hired in Public Libraries Panel

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!


Event announcement: Tour of RBSC and ASRS!

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 kaya_fraser@hotmail.com.


Bake Sale! Wed Jan 20, 11am-1pm

BCLA/CLA is holding a bake sale this week!

Stop by the SLAIS lounge between 11am and 2pm on Wednesday, January 20th, for some yummy treats. (Maybe even stop by more than once …)

Hope to see you there!
Bake Sale Poster


Event Announcement: Readers’ Advisory Workshop!

Readers’ Advisory Workshop

Presented by the UBC student chapters of ALA, BCLA/CLA, SLA, Librarians Without Borders, and YAACS!

When: Wednesday, Dec 2, 11am – 1pm

Where: Lillooet Room, IKB

Want to find out more about Readers’ Advisory? Come to our workshop to learn about RA basics, resources, and skills — for adults, young adults, and children!

We’ll be hosting a series of student-led lightning talks on Readers’ Advisory topics, from RA Resources to Adult Literacy Levels to Diversity in RA.

Jumping in and participating is a big part of learning RA skills, so we encourage you to participate in the following events (though, of course, it’s not required):

  • Genre Roundtable. Stoked about the idea of talking up your favourite genre for 3-5 minutes? Send Chloe an email with your genre to sign-up! chloeanneriley@gmail.com
  • An informal Bookslam. Want to try recommending a book in just 1 minute? (We’re all new to this, so don’t be shy!) Bring a great book to recommend!

Interested in coming but can’t stay for the whole workshop? Drop by anytime and stay for as long as you like!

Awesome snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!