In case you missed this recent UBC Library event, Dr. Chu presented an exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries. The study examined reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools. Some examples of these social networking tools used by libraries included Facebook, Instant Messaging (IM), Twitter and LinkedIn. This presentation is now available in the Library Events collection at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42260.

To browse through other Library events in this collection, just click on the following link: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42260.

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One of the most viewed items in the Library Events collection is a presentation that was part of UBC’s First International Open Access Day event back in October 2008. In support of the open access movement, the UBC Library joined with SPARC, PLoS (Public Library of Science), and Students for FreeCulture along with 65 other institutions in celebration of this worldwide event. You can listen to this presentation in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/2750.

UBC Library warmly welcomes Dr. Samuel Chu and his upcoming presentation, Social Networking Tools for Libraries: An exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries.

Dr. Chu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He will present his exploratory study, which examines reasons for using or not using social networking tools, the length of usage, and the perceived benefits and costs of using these tools. The study also offers insights for academic librarians to make informed decisions in applying social networking tools.

This free presentation takes place on Tuesday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lillooet Room (301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Please register by Friday, April 6 at events.library.ubc.ca.

Excerpt in italics above is courtesy of the UBC Library blog

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Dr. Chu is a UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) graduate as well as a former UBC Library employee. Take a moment to browse the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies’ collections in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/588 by clicking on ‘Titles’ under ‘This Community’.

Celebrate Research Week 2012 is almost here!

As part of UBC Library’s events that are lined up for Celebrate Research Week 2012, don’t forget to attend cIRcle’s event next Thursday, March 8th at 2pm.

We will be presenting first-hand feedback from faculty, students and librarians who have used cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. They have made their research and conference papers, exemplary student projects, webcasts, podcasts and more available online through cIRcle.

See you there!

Title: Your Research goes Global with cIRcle

Date: Thursday, March 8th

Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Dodson Room (302 – 3rd floor) at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

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The top item in the Environmental Science Undergraduate Research Papers and Reports collection is entitled, “Waste solutions for Metro Vancouver”. To date, it has had over 300 views from Canada, USA, China, Russia, Japan, Ukraine, UK, United Arab Emirates, Argentina and Ethiopia. Take a look at it in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/24466.

Above image is courtesy of UBC Library at The University of British Columbia.

It’s getting close to that time of year when The University of British Columbia hosts a week-long celebrate research week at UBC’s Vancouver campus and other locations in and around Vancouver.

Are you planning on attending and/or presenting your scholarly research or innovative research dissemination tool that week? Either way, you are likely anticipating those expert lectures on timely topics by members of the UBC community (faculty, students, and invited guest speakers).

To see the Celebrate Research Week 2012 events listing, visit: http://celebrateresearch.ubc.ca/.

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A UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award was created in 2010 and includes a $2,000 cash prize and a framed certificate. This award honors UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings being disseminated. This year’s recipient will be announced at the Celebrate Research Week gala in March 2012.

Above image is courtesy of the Celebrate Research Week website at The University of British Columbia.

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