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LASSA presents a Librarian Library!

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Monday, 3 March 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

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Ever wonder what life is like as an auxiliary librarian? Think you’d love to be a law librarian? Want to know more about working as a government librarian? Or is your goal to work in academia?
Well, LASSA has the event for you! 

Come to the Librarian Library on Monday, March 3rd, from 1000 - 1200, in Room 214/6 of the UBC Student Union Building. 

During the event you will be able to ‘check-out’ individual librarians and have a conversation with them for 10-15 minutes. Most of the librarians are very recent MLIS grads who can let you know the ins and outs of their field.

Who's going to be there? These generous folks:

Melanie Delva (MAS 2005) is Archivist for the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster and Provincial Synod of BC & Yukon where she has worked since completing a 9 month Records Management contract with the City of Richmond upon graduation.  Melanie’s professional focus has been on Archives and Social Justice – particularly in the case of the Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.  Melanie was part of a TRC document collections Pilot Project in 2009-2010 and has been heavily involved in reconciliation programs and events.

Rebecca Slaven (MLIS, UBC 2010) has been working as a Client Services Librarian at Courthouse Libraries BC since 2011, where she spends about half of her time on the reference desk, helping both the public and legal community find and use legal information, and the other half working with one of CLBC’s liaison lawyers to produce resources for and provide training via webinar and video tutorials. She also works a few hours a week as an Auxiliary Librarian for AskAway and is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Sad Mag, and Scout Magazine.

Emily Klomps (MLIS, 2012). While completing her MLIS at the University of Alberta, Emily worked as a student assistant the Alberta Law Libraries. She began her professional career at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and now works with McMillan LLP. Emily currently sits on the Executive of the Vancouver Association of Law Libraries (VALL) and is a member of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Webinar Committee.

Schuyler Lindberg completed his MLIS at SLAIS in 2012, and after a stint as a Digital Asset Management Consultant at BC Hydro, began his current role as an Interaction Designer for UBC Library Systems & Information Technology where he tests, designs, and develops user interfaces for library web applications. He is currently building a unified portal for the library's digitized and born-digital collections.

Rachel Yaroshuk (MLIS, 2012) is currently working as an Auxiliary Librarian at Burnaby Public Library and North Vancouver District Library where she provides reference desk services, adult and children's programming, and collections maintenance. She is also working as the Digital Content Manager at the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library where she researched, implemented and is currently instructing patrons and staff on OverDrive eBooks.

Franklin Sayre (MLIS 2012) is a health sciences librarian at the University of British Columbia and is currently the liaison for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Dentistry. He is also responsible for the student librarian team at Woodward Library. Before joining UBC Frank worked as a medical-legal  researcher, a shoe salesman, and a grunt in a number of student positions.

Colleen Addison (MLIS, University of Western Ontario, 2006) worked at the Library of Parliament and the University of Ottawa until 2010 when she returned to school for her PhD.  At both places, she provided virtual and desk reference and collections maintenance, and at the University of Ottawa, she also taught courses in research skills and online searching techniques.


Alison Dodd is currently working as the Client Services Librarian at the Vancouver location of the Environment Canada Library. She provides reference services on a regional and national level, maintains the library's collection, supervises student librarians, and assists with many of the day-to-day aspects of running a special science library. She obtained her MLIS from SLAIS in 2013.

Alyssa Green (MLIS, 2011) is an experienced business and legal researcher who specializes in small business and market research. Prior to joining InfoAction, Alyssa worked as the Manager of ResearchPlus, Calgary Public Library's fee-based division. Additionally, she has worked as a Business Librarian at Calgary Public Library and as a Health Care Researcher at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Health Care Management. (SLAIS, 2011)

Jana Grazley (MAS/MLIS 2013) is a Media Archivist at the Western Front, one of Canada's oldest artist-run centres. She manages a collection of over 1500 videotapes and 300 audiotapes in a range of analogue formats and is currently developing workflows around the management and long-term preservation of digitized and born-digital media assets. 

Dan Slessor (MLIS ’11) is currently working as the Student Services Coordinator at the iSchool@UBC. Before returning to SLAIS, Dan worked for two years as the Diversity Services Librarian at the Calgary Public Library, where he led the Library Settlement Services project, which was funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). As part of the project, he built partnerships with local immigrant-serving agencies, developed programming for newcomers to Canada, and participated in community outreach initiatives.

Please note that our use of Eventbrite for this event is for the purpose of estimating the number of attendees and it does not guarantee a time with any or all librarians. Thank you for understanding! 

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When & Where

UBC Student Union Building
Rooms 214 & 216
2329 W Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Monday, 3 March 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)

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