March 20th, 2017 by Sharon Choi | Comments Off on Open Scholarly Practice
“Open scholarship, which encompasses open access, open data, open educational resources, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is changing how knowledge is created and shared.” Association of Research Libraries Open Scholarship
In this session, we’ll explore ideas of scholarly practice in the digital age and how they can inform or be applied to teaching and learning. How has scholarly practice changed and what are the possibilities that open practices and platforms open up when students and faculty members become co-creators engaged in meaningful, generative work?
We’ll look at emerging practices at UBC that are engaging students as producers of knowledge using open platforms to align classroom spaces with scholarly practice.
Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301
Registration Required: At this time we require everyone – UBC affiliated or otherwise – to register for the CTLT events system. If you already have a CWL please sign in. However, if you do not have a campus-wide login, then please register for a BASIC cwl account (you will see basic as the bottom option on the 3rd screen).
May 30th, 2016 by Karen Ng | Comments Off on Emily Drabinski – Intersections with Power: Critical Teaching and the Library Catalogue
As teaching librarians, we introduce our students to knowledge organization structures that enable inquiry and curiosity in the library, but also use language and logic that we might otherwise contest. Students researching gender and sexual identities in our library catalogs, for example, must confront a controlled vocabulary that represents bias against them more than it does the reality of their own lives. These are pivotal moments, where students intersect with structures of power. Librarians engaged in critical work against dominant knowledge formations can both help students perceive the structures of power that enable some ways of knowing and not others, and help them understand those structures as subject to change. We can begin by understanding how librarians are produced in part by intersections with structures of power.
The Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) is Canada’s only conference devoted to library instruction, information literacy, and information fluency. Sessions explore both research-based and applied subject matter, and are attended by librarians from Canada, the United States, and beyond with a variety of teaching and learning interests. It is notable that WILU is not affiliated with any association or organizing body – instead, since its inception in 1972, it has been sustained and passed on from year to year through the collaborative efforts of hosting institutions.
Select Articles and Books Available at UBC Library
Accardi, M. T., Drabinski, E., & Kumbier, A. (2010). Critical library instruction: Theories and methods. Duluth, Minn: Library Juice Press. [Available at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – Z711.25.C65 C75 2010]
Drabinski, E. (2012). Forum:Radical teacheras an online and open access journal. The Radical Teacher, (94), 3-13. doi:10.5406/radicalteacher.94.0003 [Link]
Drabinski, E. (2013). Queering the catalog: Queer theory and the politics of correction. The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 83(2), 94-111. doi:10.1086/669547 [Link]
Drabinski, E. (2014). Toward a kairos of library instruction. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(5), 480-485. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2014.06.002 [Link]
Drabinski, E. (2016). Valuing professionalism: Discourse as professional practice. Library Trends, 64(3), 604-614. [Link]
Langholt, J. (2012). Critical library instruction: Theories and methods. edited by maria T. accardi, emily drabinski, and alana kumbier. duluth, MN: Library juice press, 2010. pp. xvi+341. ISBN 978–1-936117-01-7. The Library Quarterly, 82(1), 93-96. doi:10.1086/662949 [Link]
February 10th, 2016 by Karen Ng | Comments Off on iSchool@UBC Colloquia Series: Research Day 2016
The iSchool at UBC (School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies) invites guest speakers to participate in the Colloquia Series. These events are open to the public, and are of interest to faculty, current students, alumni, and other professionals and researchers in the community.
The faculty contacts for the Colloquia Colloquia Series are Dr. Aaron Loehrlein and Dr. Heather O’Brien.
Research Day 2016: Keynote Speech
Friday, March 11, 11:00am-12:00pm
The Curator and Copyright
How does it happen that a practicing archivist, fully happy with the normal archival tasks of accessioning, describing, preserving, and making available archival collections, ends up spending most of his time thinking about copyright? This talk will highlight three areas that seem core to the archival mission but that are also shaped by copyright. Archivists can use new technologies to increase access to holdings, license access to content from the repository, and preserve born-digital objects. Yet there is a copyright component to all these activities. Understanding that component and how to minimize the risk that it poses should be part of the archivist’s toolkit.
Peter Hirtle, Affiliate Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Until his retirement from Cornell in 2015, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues. Previously at Cornell, Hirtle served as Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections and as the Associate Editor of D-Lib Magazine. He is an archivist by training with an MA in History from Johns Hopkins and an MLS with a concentration in archival science from the University of Maryland. Hirtle is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of its Working Group on Intellectual Property. He was a member of the Commission on Preservation and Access/Research Library Group’s Task Force on Digital Archiving and the Copyright Office’s Section 108 Study Group, and is a contributing author to the LibraryLaw.com blog.