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ALS 2015 December Meeting

The 2015 December Academic Librarians Section meeting took place on December 4th in the Harbour Centre building at SFU Vancouver.

The theme of this year’s December meeting was an exploration of the ways we work with our communities and collaborate with one another, whether librarian to faculty, librarian to student, library to library, library to community group, etc.

Thanks to the generous support of the SFU Library, the web cast of the Academic Librarians Section meeting was provided for those unable to join us in person.


  • 9:00 registration and coffee
  • 9:30-12:00 lightning talks and discussion
  • 12:00-1:00 lunch (included in the cost of registration)
  • 1:00-3:00 ALS meeting and round table

Lightning Talks Speakers:

  1. Mary Anne MacDougall, UFV Library, “What’s Cooking at the University of the Fraser Valley Library”
  2. Barbara Sobol & Kim Partanen, UBC Okanagan Library, “The Inclusive Technology Lab at UBC Okanagan Library”
  3. Christine Wald, University of Victoria Library, “GoVikesGo: Using Open Access Academic Library Publications as Community Engagement Tools”
  4. Eugene Barsky, UBC Library, “Long Live Math!”
  5. Kathleen Reed, VIU Library, “Research Methods Courses as a Site of Librarian-Disciplinary Faculty Partnerships”
  6. Holly Hendrigan, SFU Library, “The Why and Wherefore of Librarians as Oral Historians”
  7. Alex Garnett & Carla Graebner, SFU Library, “Research Data: From Hot New Pile of Development Money to Stable Library Service”
  8. Kathryn Neeley, Quest University Library, “Making Learning Common: Creating Curriculum-wide Program in Partnership”
  9. Susan Atkey & Heather de Forest, UBC Library and SFU Library, “Cross Commons Collaboration – Connecting, Sharing, and Inspiring Qualitative Research(ers) Across Campuses”



Workshop on the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education

Capilano University, in partnership with BCLA’s Academic Librarians Section, hosted a one-day workshop on the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. The workshop took place on May 1, 2015 at Capilano University in North Vancouver.

Through presentations, small-group work, and individual planning and reflection, the workshop will open up conversation around the following questions:

  • What theoretical concepts guided the creation of the new Framework?
  • How does the Framework compare to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000)?
  • What are the six “frames”?
  • What are the first steps to implementing the Framework in our institutions?
  • How will this impact student learning outcomes and the way we teach our classes?
  • What new opportunities for collaboration and project work will the new Framework present?
  • As a community of practice, what is our commitment to the Framework and its role in teaching and learning?

This workshop is open to practitioners and students from across the information professions, and registration information will be available shortly. Space will be limited to 40 participants.

We are also seeking event collaborators and one presenter for each of the six frames. To participate, please contact Jocelyn Hallman, Teaching and Learning Librarian at Capilano University, at [email protected].

Join the Conversation

Check out what everyone is discussing over on the forum BC Academic Libraries Section here. Must be a member of BCLA or a forum member to view & discuss.