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LIBR/ARST 596 Professional Experience – Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Library

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form http://resources.slais.ubc.ca/2016/07/16/profexapp/, please cite the project number 2018-01-15 RBSC. Please include a resume and cover letter.

Professional Experience (check one)
 
  • ARST 596 (For Archival Studies Students)
Professional Experience Project Proposal Form
Name of Organization
  Rare Books and Special Collections, UBC Library
Address
  RBSC
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z1
Canada
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Supervising Librarian/Archivist
  Krisztina Laszlo
Phone
  (604) 822-2232
Email
  Krisztina.Laszlo@ubc.ca
Purpose of the project:
  The purpose of the project is to assist with conceptualizing, curating and designing an exhibit to highlight archival and special collections resources related to our forestry holdings to be installed in the RBSC reference room vitrines. The exhibit team will also work with Woodward library to select unique materials from their collections. This outreach initiative is in tandem with an exhibit on the main floor of IKBLC that will focus on the history of the IKBLC building/site being undertaken by University Archives. Both exhibits are to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Barber center.
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
  The PE Student will assist the RBSC Archivist in putting together the exhibit and related design and promotion. Main tasks will be done as a team effort and will include determining exhibit themes, selecting items from RBSC holdings that highlight the history of forestry in BC, writing didactic panels and labels, creating promotional materials (time permitting), and assisting with the design components. Selecting items for display will involve researching our holdings to select appropriate materials.
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
  The expected result of the project is the completion and installation of an exhibit at RBSC. The student will learn about exhibit curation, outreach, design, exhibit text writing and creating public relations tools. Exhibitions are often use by libraries and archives to promote materials in a dynamic way, and this project will help RBSC highlight its forestry related materials and to celebrate the anniversary of the Barber Center.
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
 
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)
  • Summer Session, Term 2 (July – August)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
  The exhibit is to be installed by mid to late August, 2018.
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
  MAS or MLIS core, and especially any classes related to public outreach.

LIBR 596 Professional Experience – BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (2)

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form http://resources.slais.ubc.ca/2016/07/16/profexapp/, please cite the project number 201710-02. Please include a resume and cover letter.

Name of Organization
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Address
102-100 Park Royal South
Coast Salish Territory
West Vancouver, B.C. V7T 1A2
Canada
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Supervising Librarian/Archivist
Rowena Koh
Phone
(604) 913-9128
Email
rowena.koh@gmail.com
Purpose of the project:
The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) was established in 1996 by the First Nations Summit to help First Nations establish Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) programs and services that meet the needs of Indigenous children and their families both on- and off-reserve.

BCACCS is committed to nurturing excellence through community outreach, capacity building, education, research, advocacy and direct service delivery, ensuring that every Indigenous child in BC has access to spiritually enriching, culturally relevant, high quality ELCC services. It is through this commitment that BCACCS has developed a variety of culturally-based resources and training workshops, operates two Aboriginal Head Start Programs, and maintains considerable policy and research experience and expertise.

The BCACCS Resource Centre plays a fundamental role in supporting the work of BCACCS. It does so through the development and maintenance of a resource and research collection that prioritizes materials on topics integral to the development of Indigenous ELCC programs and delivers them to our diverse range of stakeholders, which include parents, students, practitioners, educators, academics, researchers, community leaders and policymakers across the province and beyond.

One of these tools is our Indigenous ELCC Knowledge Portal (http://portal.acc-society.bc.ca), which provides tools, resources and research assistance on topics of importance to our users, including Literacy & Language Development, Health & Well-being, Parenting, Special Needs, Research & Policy, and Leadership & Management in Indigenous ELCC programs.

The main purpose of this professional experience project is to research and develop a subject guide for our Knowledge Portal on Relationship to the Land. This will involve collecting resources relevant to Indigenous perspectives on helping young children connect to the land in early childhood environments, and designing and creating a LibGuides subject guide. The student will also identify books and other materials that will be acquired and included in the Resource Centre lending library collection and identify any gaps in knowledge to help inform future research and curriculum development.

We are seeking one SLAIS student, preferably enrolled in the First Nations Curriculum Concentration program and with knowledge or an interest in ELCC to assist in this work, which will take place both on- and off-site (with virtual supervision).

Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
– Identify relevant books, journal articles, toolkits, guides, videos and other online resources for inclusion in the Relationship to the Land subject guide
– Design and build a Relationship to the Land subject guide and publish it on the Indigenous ELCC Knowledge Portal
– Write a final report with recommendations for acquisition and identification of gaps in Indigenous ELCC research and resources
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
The student will have developed and published a Relationship to the Land subject guide on the Indigenous ELCC Knowledge Portal. They will also have written a final report that lists acquisition recommendations for the BCACCS Resource Centre lending library collection and reports on gaps in Indigenous ELCC research and resources related to helping young Indigenous children connect to the land.
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
Preferably before March 31, 2018, but may be extended into the spring.
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
LIBR 522G First Nations Literature And Other Materials For Children And Young Adults
LIBR 529 Services for Families and Early Literacy in the Preschool Years
LIBR 577 Special Libraries
LIBR 580 Collection Management

ARST 596 Professional Experience – Teck Resources Limited

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form http://resources.slais.ubc.ca/2016/07/16/profexapp/, please cite the project number 201712-02. Please include a resume and cover letter.

Professional Experience (check one)

 
  • ARST 596 (For Archival Studies Students)
Professional Experience Project Proposal Form
Name of Organization
  Teck Resources Limited
Address
  Suite 3300, 550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 0B3
Canada
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Supervising Librarian/Archivist
  Terra Dickson
Phone
  (604) 699-4131
Email
  Terra.Dickson@teck.com
Purpose of the project:
  The purpose of this project is to physically process the records of the Cominco Fonds.

Established in 1906, Cominco Ltd. was one of Canada’s leading companies engaged in mining, mineral exploration, smelting, and in chemical and fertilizer production. In 2001, Cominco was amalgamated with Teck Corporation leading to the creation of what is now known as Teck Resources Ltd.

The Cominco fonds includes information regarding the company’s origins as a subsidiary of the CPR, the management and growth of the company’s diversified businesses, and information about each of its mines and other various holdings. Collected by the Cominco Library and organized by subject, the collection requires intervention to ensure it is processed, intellectually organized, and preserved according to current archival and preservation best practices.

Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
  – Collaborate with the Corporate Archivists to develop a finding aid for the fonds according to RAD and with appropriate cross-references to the original organization of the fonds
– Intellectually organize the fonds according to series
– Physically rehouse the fonds as required
– Make recommendations for the conservation and long-term preservation of material within the fonds and undertake those activities wherever possible.
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
  – Processing as much of the fonds as possible in the given timeframe
– A RAD-compliant finding aid for what has been processed during the project, cross referencing the original organization of the fonds;
– The records rehoused for long-term preservation;
– Recommendations for any outstanding preservation/conservation actions to be undertaken on the newly processed and rehoused material in the fonds;
– A plan for outstanding work to be completed post project
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
 
  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)
  • Summer Session, Term 2 (July – August)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
  No
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
  – ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials
– ARST 520 Selection and Acquisition of Archival Documents
– ARST 587 Preservation

LIBR 596 Professional Experience – UBC Student Communications Services

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form http://resources.slais.ubc.ca/2016/07/16/profexapp/, please cite the project number 201712-01. Please include a resume and cover letter. Deadline for this posting is January 5, 2018.

Professional Experience (check one)
  • LIBR 596 (For Library and Information Studies Students)
Professional Experience Project Proposal Form
Name of Organization
UBC Student Communications Services
Address
West Mall Swing Space
2175 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z4
Canada
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Supervising Librarian/Archivist
Katja Clark
Email
katja.clark@ubc.ca
Purpose of the project:
The primary purpose of the project is to investigate the behaviours, attitudes, and expectations of UBC undergrad students and develop user personas to inform the digital communication strategies of UBC Student Communications Services.
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
The graduate researcher will be responsible for:
– Processing, coordinating, and analyzing quantitative data from the interview and survey findings
– Triangulating quantitative data with qualitative findings from the persona research
– Using students.ubc.ca web analytics (Google Analytics) and social analytics to enhance our understanding of student behaviour on existing digital channels
– Leveraging existing PAIR data and findings from past student surveys (e.g. AMS, EUS) to inform our understanding of student demographics
– Exploring existing research on demographics and psychographics of target audience
– Evaluating the digital behaviour of UBC students
– Regularly collaborating with undergraduate student researchers in the development of user personas
– Presenting findings in a research report to the Student Communications Services team
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
At the end of the project, we would like a demographic and psychographic profile of our audience and strategy and framework for reporting analytics.
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
We’d like the project to conclude by the end of April, with the potential of continuing the researcher role.
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
Ideally:
LAIS 609C: Making Sense with Data
LIBR 555: Information Design I: Systems
LIBR 556: Information Design II: Documents
LIBR 507: Methods of Research and Evaluation in Information
ARST 575H: Information Visualization and Visual AnalyticsRecommended:
LIBR 506: Human Information Interaction
LIBR 559N: Text Analytics
LIBR 559M: Social Media for Information Professionals
LIBR 553: Understanding Information Users in Diverse Environments

ARST 596: Mascall Dance Society

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2017-10. Please include a resume and cover letter.

Purpose of the project:
The purpose of the project is to archive 30 years of dance history at Mascall Dance.
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
Research the specific of dance company archival needs.
Assess the timeline of the archival project
Identify the materials required.
Create a budget.
Project Management of Archival Project.
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
This project will give the student an insight into a dance company and enter niche area of dance company archives. There is an opportunity for the student to develop a skill that would otherwise not be learned.

The host will have the company’s history archived in a way that the company can review, reflect and disseminate the information to our audience and general public.

Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)
  • Summer Session, Term 2 (July – August)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
Ideally, the next 12 months.
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
MAS Core Courses (ARST 510, 515, 516, 573)

LIBR 596: Bowen Island Public Library

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2017-09. Please include a resume, cover letter.

Purpose of the project:
The purpose of the project is to assess, arrange, describe, catalog and physically house the library’s circulating collection of medical equipment. Bowen Library is expanding it’s facility and our “Med Shed” collection will be re-housed in the new Annie Laurie Wood Annex. The collection of mobility, bathing and daily living aid equipment is currently housed in a shed and is manually circulated using paper forms.
This project will asses the items in the collection for suitability of continued circulation; describe and catalog the items; determine storage options; and develop circulation policies for the collection.
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
-Inventory the items in the collection.
-With assistance from a health professional, determine suitability of items for continued circulation.
-Review classification and cataloging options for non-book materials. Develop a classification system for the collection items.
-Describe and catalog collection items to provide best discovery and access for staff and patrons.
-Determine storage options for the collection within the new space.
-Review and revise (as necessary) circulation policies for the collection.
-Create Collection Development Policies for this specific collection.
-Devise a marketing strategy to make the community more aware of the collection.
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
Host expectations and outcomes:
An easily searchable and discoverable collection.
The ability to monitor the collection and it’s use in the community through statistical records of loans.
The collection will be more easily accessible for staff and patrons/

Student expectations and outcomes:
Student will gain experience in handling, cataloging and circulating non-traditional library materials – an area growing rapidly across public libraries.
Student will expand their understanding of public library collections and the diversity of services provided.
The student will gain experience in classification, taxonomies, and cataloging in a real world setting.
Student will increase their understanding of client driven services.

Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
Ideally the project will be completed in conjunction with the completion of the Annie Laurie Wood Annex. Projected date for construction completion is between December 2017 and January 2018.
The Med Shed collection will be moved from it’s current location to the newly constructed space preferably before the new addition opens.
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
LIBR 511 – Cataloguing and Classification
LIBR 580 – Collection Management

Additionally, coursework in Taxonomies (LIBR 514E) and Public Library management and services (LIBR 576 or LIBR 531) would be considered beneficial.

ARST 596: SFU – Special Collections and Rare Books – Adeena Karasick

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2017-08. Please include a resume and cover letter.

 

Purpose of the project:
The project objective is to appraise, arrange and describe, and physically process the recently acquired fonds of Canadian poet, performance artist, and essayist Adeena Karasick (http://www.cjnews.com/culture/books-and-authors/adeena-karasick-work-sfu-collections). The fonds consists of Karasick’s personal and poetic papers, drafts, correspondence, journals, posters, audiotapes and videotapes.
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
The project will consist of appraising, arranging and describing, and physically rehousing the records. The student will use Special Collection’s AtoM database to enter their descriptions and produce a finding aid for the fonds according to RAD standards.
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
The end result of the project will be the long-term preservation and increased accessibility of the records in this fonds. The production of a finding aid in SFU AtoM will greatly add to the discoverability of the fonds. The student will gain experience in appraisal, arrangement and description, and preservation activities under the mentorship of an experienced archivist. They will also develop experience using AtoM software.
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)
  • Summer Session, Term 2 (July – August)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
No
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials
ARST 520 Selection and Acquisition of Archival Documents

Recommended:
ARST 587 Preservation

ARST 596: SFU – Special Collections and Rare Books

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2017-07. Please include a resume and cover letter.

Purpose of the project:
The project objective is to appraise, arrange and describe, and physically process the fonds of Canadian writer and editor Darren Wershler-Henry. Records include correspondence, manuscripts of all of his published work, and a significant amount of records in digital format. Wershler-Henry is a former Senior Editor of Coach House Books, and a frequent collaborator with other writers; as such, his archives contains a significant amount of correspondence with and work by other writers, including Bruce Andrews, derek beaulieu, Christian Bok, Stephen Cain, Natalee Caple, Christopher Dewdney, Rob Fitterman, William Gibson, Kenneth Goldsmith, Barbara Gowdy, Michael Holmes, Adeena Karasick, Hal Niedzviecki, Michael Ondaatje, Mark Surman and Steve Venright.
Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
Appraise, arrange and describe, and physically rehouse records. Produce a finding aid for the fonds according to RAD standards using AtoM software. Make recommendations as necessary for the conservation and long-term preservation of material within the fonds, with a particular emphasis on material in digital format.
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
The final products will be a RAD-compliant finding aid in SFU AtoM, the records rehoused for long-term preservation, and recommendations for the preservation of digital records within the fonds
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)
  • Summer Session, Term 2 (July – August)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
No deadline.
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials
ARST 520 Selection and Acquisition of Archival Documents
ARST 587 Preservation

Recommended:
ARST 555 (3) The Preservation of Digital Records

LIBR 596: The Wikipedia Library

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2017-05. Please include a resume, cover letter.

Purpose of the project:

Building on the success of the #1lib1ref campaign (1lib1ref.org), we are looking to launch a fall campaign focused on integrating free-to-read/open-access citations into Wikipedia articles. The student would be involved in helping to organize this campaign, including developing instructional materials, promoting the campaign, and evaluating successes/lessons learned after the campaign’s conclusion.

Summary of activities required to carry out the project:

-Develop written and/or video instructional materials for participants
-Complete development of the campaign website (drafted in MediaWiki)
-Propose and implement a promotions plan
-Assist with running the campaign, including responding to participant questions/concerns
-Evaluate the success of the campaign and note lessons learned for future activities

Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:

Host and student will collaborate on the running of the campaign. Host will receive a report evaluating what was and was not successful about the campaign. Students will gain experience in developing instructional materials, running a virtual program, promotions (especially via social media), and program evaluation.

Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):

Winter Term 1 (September – December)

Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?

We are planning to run the campaign during Open Access Week in October 2017; evaluation would follow.

Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)

Required: 508 or previous MLIS Core.
Recommended: 535 and/or 570.

Location:

Placement will be virtual; offices are located at 149 New Montgomery St
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
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LIBR/ARST 596: John Richard Allison Library (Regent College)

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form here, please cite the project number 2017-01. Please include a resume, cover letter

Purpose of the project:
The John Richard Allison Library at Regent College has a growing rare book collection, currently consisting of just over 3,200 rare and early printed works, comprised largely of Anglican, Puritan and Evangelical writings, and representing such authors such as Richard Baxter (1615-1691), John Bunyan (1628-1688), Thomas Hooker (1586?-1647), and George Whitefield (1714-1770). The core of the collection is from the personal libraries of Drs. James I. Packer and James M. Houston, and later augmented by other generous donations, most notably that of Rev. E.B. Heaven of Port Hope, Ontario, whose contribution features the works of 17th-18th Century Anglican theologians. The Library seeks to build on these gifts and continues to collect rare and antiquarian works of classic Christian spirituality, with a special emphasis on Anglican, Puritan and early Evangelicals authors.

Having acquired the collection from disparate donors, items within the rare book collection vary greatly in regards to physical condition, size, and age. With limited staffing, there is no one on site with specialized preservation expertise. As stewards of this collection, we seek guidance in creating ongoing policies and procedures for the care of these works.

Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
Assess the current condition of the collection. Target volumes that require immediate attention;

Inform staff of any improvements that can be made to the shelving and storage of the rare books;
Establish best practices for the maintenance and data monitoring of the library’s dehumidifier and hygrometer;

Carry out minor book repairs on as time allows, concurrently guiding staff on basic preservation procedures;

In conjunction with library staff, obtain a quote for contracting out the repair of selected items from several special collections;

Train staff on the best practices for routine cleaning of the collection;

Provide a quote for any additional materials or equipment needed to carry out preservation measures in the library;

Create a written policies and procedures manual for the care and preservation of the rare book collection.

Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
Library staff will be provided with an informed policies and procedures strategy, supported by some basic training, applicable to the preservation of our rare book collection. The student will gain from the experience of developing a real-world preservation strategy in a small library setting.
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 1 (September – December)
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
  • Summer Session, Term 1 (May – June)
  • Summer Session, Term 2 (July – August)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
No.
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
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