Creative Communities - BC Library Conference 2015
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Friday, May 22 • 11:30am - 12:14pm
F16 - Looking Inwards and Out, New Professionals in Libraries LIMITED

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Fluctuating between idealism and cynicism, those new to library work can be passionate about the profession - for better or for worse. Join a diverse and enthusiastic panel for a discussion of the issues, concerns, and dreams of those who are new to, and just entering the field. What does the profession look like to new professionals? What does “professional” mean to new professionals? How would they like to shape the library world, and how is the library world shaping them? Is it constraining them or allowing them to grow in unexpected ways, or both? What are the issues within librarianship, or that librarianship is concerned with, that are most important to those who have recently entered the field? This session promises a lively discussion covering topics from what advocacy should look like and how we define ourselves as professionals, to what we can do to help with literacies, open access and creativity in our communities and our workplaces.


Sarah Felkar

Sarah is the Digital Access Librarian at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Currently she is serving as a director at large for the British Columbia Library Association, and as the BC Library Coop’s Licensing Business Function Group Chair. She specializes in making technology... Read More →

Anna Ferri

Anna Ferri is a MLIS candidate with the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, UBC, and Student Librarian at West Vancouver Memorial Library. She is serving as the BCLA Board Student Representative, the Browser Editorial Board Student Representative and is a member of... Read More →

Allison Trumble

Allison Trumble recently graduated from UBC with an MLIS. She works part-time at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and North Vancouver District Public Library and is the Chair of BCLA's Information Policy Committee. Her professional interests include... Read More →

J Jack Unrau

J Jack Unrau is a Public Librarian who works on the information desk at a (small city’s) downtown library branch most days. He does his best work helping one person at a time, which he realizes is not the most efficient way to librarianize, but is a good way to keep your subversive... Read More →


Friday May 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:14pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 2 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  • Sponsored by: iSchool @ UBC