We invite you to sign up for Celebrate Learning Week, a weeklong showcase celebrating teaching and learning opportunities available to students, faculty, and staff. Join us from May 2–7, 2016 as we honour and promote learning and development opportunities through open lectures, information sessions, student advising activities, poster sessions, and workshops. A selection of events include: Brilliant: […]

The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) Awards Committee invites nominations for the ACMLA Honours Award. According to the guidelines for the award, the nominee should be a person who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of map librarianship. The contribution may either be for a specific activity or for general services and contributions such as continued membership in the Association with active participation either as an executive officer, committee chairperson, or committee member. Normally, membership in ACMLA is a prerequisite, however, that does not preclude considering outstanding non-members.

The Student Paper Award will consist of a prize of $250 and free membership in the Association for one year. The award includes an invitation to present the winning paper at the Annual Conference. The Association will waive registration fees and provide a travel stipend up to $250.00 with receipts. The award will normally be given on an annual basis to a student from Canada or studying in Canada currently enrolled in a post- secondary institution (college or university). The essay shall be original and published and of no more than 3000 words. Primary consideration for the award will be given to the essay’s originality and its contribution to new knowledge and insight. Other considerations include the author’s demonstration of the relevance of the subject, the quality of the presentation and documentation, and the literary merits of the essay.

Learn more about the submission guidelines here.

Nominations can be submitted to Rosa Orlandini at past.president@acmla-acacc.ca.

Deadline:  April 27, 2016.




Thanks to all students and staff who came out to UBC Library’s Chat and Chew Library Love event last Friday April 8th at IKBLC. We had a strong stream of visitors to our library booth, taking part in a pop-up photo booth, and sharing thoughts and anecdotes about library services. Library swag and snacks were very well-received by students celebrating their last day of classes for term two, and preparing for Block Party at UBC, as well as exam period (we hope!).

UBC Library hosts a Library Love booth annually to share appreciation for library users of all kinds and to encourage communication about library services and facilities. Consistent messaging we received this time around included a fondness for the Ridington Room at IKBLC, and appreciation for the library’s historical collections, such as an early edition of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden.  

Be sure to follow our Facebook page to see our great album of photos from the event. We are already looking forward to Library Love 2017!

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