Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies (SLAIS) Master of Children’s Literature (MACL) colloquium series. Although library service to children was once mainly focused on books, today play is also a strong component. Children learn best through play. Library programs that incorporate purposeful play experiences can give children (and their parents) opportunities for practicing self-regulation, experiencing positive reinforcement, and developing pre-reading skills. Playful early literacy programs (such as Mother Goose on the Loose) in public libraries help children build school readiness skills; they also teach parents about easy activities to replicate at home that help with their child’s development. Hear about some fun activities with seriously helpful benefits that can be used with even the youngest library visitors!

Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is the creator of the early literacy program Mother Goose on the Loose. She was named by Library Journal as a Mover and Shaker in 2004. In 2013, she received the Leadership and Professional Achievement Award from the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of the American Library Association. The ASCLA award recognized her as “a prolific author, inspiring mentor and presenter, knowledgeable consultant and teacher and creator and developer of the Mother Goose on the Loose program. This program has revolutionized the way story times are presented to young children at libraries across the country and has empowered librarians to work confidently with this young population of readers.” Dr. Diamant-Cohen has had years of experience working in libraries and children’s museums. She runs training workshops and presents courses through colleges and library associations.

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Resilience is a process that advisors and educators in higher education can influence positively. While many students experience exceptionally high amounts of stress that can cause anxiety, depression, suicidality, and disengagement, it is possible to nurture the factors associated with resilience when young adults face adversity.

In this presentation, Dr. Michael Ungar will share seven factors that have been shown to predict resilience across cultures and contexts. Based on both his clinical practice and research in more than a dozen countries, he will show how relationships, a powerful identity, experiences of power and control, social justice, material security, a sense of cohesion and belonging, and cultural adherence can dramatically change a student’s ability to cope when stressors pile up.

Using case studies and results from his research, Michael will explore practical ways those working with young adults can help them improve their capacity to cope.

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Please submit your request to book the Level 2 foyer (map) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. In order to effectively consider your request, provide full details of your proposed foyer event as best as possible.

- Allow up to 4 business days for a response as building stakeholders have to be consulted while assessing your request.
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For any questions, please contact IKBLC Bookings.
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  • Foyer Event Details

  • The Level 2 foyer may be reserved by UBC organizations and departments only to promote learning-related activities and opportunities. Our vision is to highlight learning support programs and services that engage and enhance students' academic success and wellness. Note that we cannot host UBC clubs.

    Please provide a detailed description of your proposed foyer event below, specifying how it will contribute to the above vision and including any relevant website links. Your request will not be processed without a valid description. This description may be edited to be made publicly available in UBC Library newsletters.

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    For event promotion elsewhere on campus, visit UBC Digital Signage.
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    The following terms and conditions apply for requests and if confirmed, for the duration of your foyer event in the Barber Learning Centre. Non-compliance with the following policies may result in the denial of future booking requests.

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    • Foyer requests are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to approval and availability. In the interest of minimizing the impact on students studying in the space, IKBLC has a limited number of bookings for the foyer each term.
    • IKBLC reserves the right to decline requests that:
        - Will interfere with the student academic cycle
        - Do not fit with our mandate
        - Are commercial in nature
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  • Building Operations

    • For health and safety reasons, the distribution of beverages, baked goods, or other open food is not permitted.
    • Single serving packaged food, such as granola bars and tea bags, are acceptable.
    • Posters and banners are not to be attached to any part of the building and will be removed immediately; groups may be charged for any resulting damage to the building interior.
    • Standing sign holders for promotional material may be available for borrowing upon request, subject to availability.
    • IKBLC does not have any provisions for the storage of any event materials.
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