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Dear ERIC community,
I am pleased to tell you about exciting changes that will be coming to ERIC in the near future. These changes are being made in order to provide an improved level of service to the community, at a reduced cost to taxpayers.
Transition to a New Website: From August through October 2013, users will notice ongoing changes and improvements to the ERIC website. We seek to make the transition as seamless as possible and ask the ERIC community to bear with us while we make improvements.
  • New website: On August 2nd, there will be a new ERIC website, including a new ERIC logo (above). Initially, the new website will simply have the ERIC search function, which will continue to work in the way that the ERIC search function has worked in the past. Additional features and content will be added on an ongoing basis through October.
  • Delay in indexing: As ERIC transitions into a new contract cycle (see below), there will be a delay in indexing material. New material will not be released from August through October. In October, the ERIC team will index any key material not indexed during the transition period.
  • Delay in releasing full text PDFs:  Currently, the full text of all peer-reviewed articles and of all articles published after 2005 is released, as are the articles released through the scanning process. We are continuing to scan user-requested PDFs during this transition, but the mechanism to release the cleared PDFs will not go live until this fall. Starting in October, a large batch of PDFs will be released at once, and then additional PDFs will be released on a weekly basis, in order of user request.
  • Delay in requesting a PDF and submitting documents: While we transition to a new website, users will not be able to request that PDFs be restored or submit documents for inclusion in ERIC. We will work to restore these features as soon as possible, by September at the latest. However, during this period, the PDF restoration process will continue behind the scenes.
Transition to a New ERIC Contract Cycle: Starting this month, ERIC will begin a new contract cycle with some exciting long term changes that users will see over the next few years.
  • New Topic Oriented Section of the Website: In early 2015, ERIC will release a brand new section of the ERIC website that allows users to browse ERIC’s content by topic area. There will be 15 topics with between 5-10 subtopics for each topic. Each topic and subtopic will have its own webpage with a factual topic summary that is similar to the former ERIC digests in structure, but with greater detail and written on broader topics. These will be written by leading subject matter experts in the field. There will also be links to relevant ERIC documents, thesaurus terms, and information for each topic and subtopic.
  • New Selection Policy: In the next few months, the ERIC team will work with an advisory group of librarians and subject matter experts to recommend changes to the selection policy. The goal will be to ensure that ERIC continues to index relevant education literature. After the new selection policy is approved, it will be posted on the website. Shortly thereafter, this committee will revise the list of sources that ERIC indexes to make sure that the sources included are aligned with the selection policy and are the best use of taxpayer dollars.
We look forward to continuing to update you on the progress we’re making on these improvements and thank you for your understanding during this transition.
Ruth Curran Neild
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
Institute of Education Sciences

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Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Koerner Library

UBC Library

1 year term opportunity from September 2013 – September 2014


UBC Library

University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 15 branches and divisions, including two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collections include over 6.3 million volumes, 850,000 electronic books,150,000 electronic journals, 27,000 numeric data files, 5.6 million digital pages, and 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.

For more information about UBC Library, please visit

The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010-2015 can be viewed at


Overview of this position:

The UBC Library is seeking a UBC Librarian to fill a fixed term opportunity as Librarian in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. The division provides reference, instruction, collection development and related public services in the areas of humanities and social sciences.

Within the context of a changing environment, and in collaboration with division staff, the successful candidate will undertake liaison, reference, and collection development activities with a focus in the areas of Anthropology, Linguistics, and Spanish. In addition other subject liaison and collection development responsibilities may be added to the position during the term. 

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

A graduate degree from an accredited program in Library Science. In addition, an undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences or equivalent knowledge gained through professional experience in these subject areas is required.

The ideal candidate possesses relevant professional librarian experience, familiarity with bibliography, faculty-library liaison, electronic services, collection development, library instruction, an appreciation of the need for responsive and innovative information services, excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Spanish is highly desirable. The successful candidate may be assigned other responsibilities and may be required to work evening and weekends as required.

Term of appointment and salary:

This is a fixed term opportunity from September 2013 – September 2014.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications will include: a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, indicating the candidate’s education and training; work experience in the areas listed above; evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as evaluations; a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and the names of three referees with their email addresses.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at by August 21, 2013.



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An interview with Scott Barry Kaufman was featured in Saturday, July 20′s Globe and Mail.  “As a child, Scott Barry Kaufman had an auditory disorder that made it difficult to process words in real time.  . . . he performed badly in IQ tests, had to repeat Grade 3 and spent years in special education.  He was told that his disability made high-level academic achievement unlikely.  Today Dr. Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist at New York University with a PhD from Yale and a master’s degree from Cambridge.” (Hune-Brown, p. F3)  His latest book, Ungifted:  Intelligence Redefined  ( part of our e-book collection) attempts to come up with a new way of looking at talent and intelligence. 

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Lorenzo Sacconi et al., eds., Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance: The Contribution of Economic Theory and Related Disciplines (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HF5681.B2 K75 2013
Vern Krishna, Understanding Financial Statements (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K4600 .S45 2013
Jingxia Shi, Free Trade and Cultural Diversity in International Law (Oxford: Hart Pub., 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE397.T67 K94 2013
C. Ian Kyer, Lawyers, Families, and Businesses: The Shaping of a Bay Street Law Firm, Faskens 1863–1963 (Toronto: Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by Irwin Law, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE7749.O45 C73 2013
Aimée Craft, Breathing Life into the Stone Fort Treaty: An Anishinabe Understanding of Treaty (Saskatoon: Purich Pub., 2013).

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KEB231.A62 L35 2013
Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Land Title Electronic Forms Guidebook (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KU4352 .L39 2007
Andrew Lynch, Edwina MacDonald & George Williams, eds., Law and Liberty in the War on Terror (Annandale: Federation Press, 2007).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KUQ1507 .E58 2013
Klaus Bosselmann, David Grinlinton & Prue Taylor, eds., Environmental Law for a Sustainable Society, 2d ed. (Auckland: New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, 2013).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ7078 .B33 2013
Mohamed Elewa Badar, The Concept of Mens Rea in International Criminal Law: The Case for a Unified Approach (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013).

UBC Courses with Indigenous Content 2013-2014 (Xwi7xwa Library)

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