SLAIS news: Research Day is just around the corner
By Dan Slessor.

Research Day

The iSchool’s 4th Annual Research Day will be held on Friday, February 28th. The event will showcase research contributions of iSchool students and faculty working at the intersections of archival, information, library and children’s literature studies.

The theme for this year’s Research Day is “Information and Rights”.  Student and faculty will share their work through posters, demos and short presentations.

The keynote speaker for the event is Professor Wendy M. Duff, from the University of Toronto. She will present on “The Rhizome, the Archives and Social Media.” Her presentation begins at 11am.

All are welcome to attend. Inquiries about Research Day can be directed to

Faculty Announcements

The iSchool is currently reviewing applications for a tenure-stream faculty position. Applications were encouraged from candidates with research and teaching interests relating to digital collections.

Stay tuned for more news regarding the successful candidate.

New Faces in the SLAIS Office

Congratulations to Debra Locke, the iSchool’s Information Assistant. Debra welcomed a baby boy, Justin, into the world on November 7.

Veronika Yorumez has been appointed as the school’s interim Information Assistant during Debra’s maternity leave. Veronika can be reached at

Winter Colloquia Series

The Winter Colloquia Series has been announced and, as expected, the lineup includes a diverse array of exciting presenters and topics. The colloquia occur 12pm – 1pm in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on the following days:

January 22 - Richard Arias-Hernandez Visiting Lecturer, University of British Columbia "Co-construction of Information Systems Designs and Social Values: An Ethnographic Study"

February 5 - Barbara Kwasnik Professor, Syracuse University "The Intent of a Classification:  Evaluating Classifications Based on the Concept of 'Warrant'"

February 26 - Sarah Ellis Award-winning writer for children, librarian, reviewer, critic, and faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts "The Writer as Critic: Inside and Outside the Book" (MACL event)

April 2 - Betsy Diamant-Cohen Librarian and creator of the award-winning early literacy program Mother Goose on the Loose "Purposeful Play for the Youngest Learners: Early Literacy from Birth to Age Five" (MACL event)

To find out more about colloquia events or to watch video of previous colloquia, visit:

Dan Slessor is the Student Services Coordinator at SLAIS: The iSchool@UBC