Library and Information Technology

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Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate program Fall 2018 course

June 10, 2018

Are you a graduate library technician looking for continuing education opportunities! If yes, the Library Technician Post-Diploma certificate program is for you.

The Fall 2018 course offering will be LIBT 380: EMERGENT LIBRARY TECHNOLOGIES. The course is run online for 8 weeks starting on October 1, 2018.  Only 20 spaces are available so apply early to avoid disappointment. For information on the program and this course, contact libitinfo@ufv.ca

 

Fiona Hunt joins the Library and Information Technology Department

June 7, 2018

The Department of Library and Information Technology (LibIT) at the University of the Fraser Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Hunt as Assistant Professor (tenure-track).

Fiona holds an MLIS from UBC and has been teaching as a sessional instructor in the Dept. since 2017. She joins the full-time faculty after 15 years of teaching and librarianship overseas. Prior to that, she worked at various academic institutions and public libraries around the Lower Mainland. Fiona's primary area of expertise and interest is effective information literacy instruction through student engagement. Teaching in the Diploma in Library and Information Technology program at UFV combines Fiona's two passions--teaching and libraries--and she is excited to begin her position on August 1, 2018. 

The students, staff and faculty are excited to begin working with Fiona!

 

Congratulations 2018 LIBIT Graduates!

June 7, 2018

Diploma in Library and Information Technology Graduates

Congratulations to the Library and Information Technology Diploma graduates for 2018! At the June 2017 UFV Graduation Ceremony, the following graduates were recognized: Colin Ballard, Jacklyn Chomyc, Sierra Cook, Kabrienne Eremondi, Liana Herman, Wiebke Imsel, Brenna Kanski, Jeffrey Li, Claire MacDonald, Tammy Paton, Pooja Rattan, Allyson Robinson, Kerry Schwenneker, April Sitybell, Denise Stulp, Van Trieu, Chandra Turgeon, Frank Turley, Michelle Whibley.

Kabrienne Eremondi was named as the outstanding student of the 2018 graduating class. Congratulations Kabrienne!

Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate Graduates

Congratulations to Filomina Ambrosino and Robyn Elliott for graduating from the Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate program.

 

BCLA announces 2018 award winners

May 28, 2018

Each year, the British Columbia Library Association invites the library community, partners, and stakeholders to nominate individuals and organizations for awards recognizing outstanding work in libraries throughout BC. In an ongoing effort to fully articulate how the work of libraries reflects the values of our communities and of the library sector, the BCLA Board re-imagined the Association’s awards in 2017. The winners of the 2018 BCLA awards were announced at the 2018 BC Library Conference on May 11th. The UFV LibIT department was thrilled to hear that Tim Atkinson, former instructor and Program Head of the LibIT program at UFV was honoured.

BCLA Eureka Award | Tim Atkinson

The BCLA Eureka Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have created an innovative approach to address a barrier, solve a problem, provide a powerful new insight, or introduce an original idea in the library world. The 2018 Eureka Award was presented to Tim Atkinson. In just a few of the words of one of his four nominators:

Tim Atkinson retired in December 2016 but his ideas, vision, and innovative leadership continue to live on with many in our community. Throughout his prolific and varied career as an educator, library administrator, instructor, mentor, and colleague, Tim has been consistently inspiring in his ability to imagine and advance solutions to persistent problems, and in exemplifying how to think and work creatively, guided by the values but not unduly inhibited by the traditions of libraries. In addition to more formal, tangible achievements, he achieved a tremendous amount by reaching out to mentor and encourages others, investing time and care to connect and create informal communities of doers and thinkers. Scrupulous in giving credit, creative in looking for opportunities to put others forward, Tim has left a lasting legacy in libraries for his vision, and for his approach. The communities and relationships he established, nurtured and facilitated carry on the conversations and work he started, stronger and more confident thanks to his contributions.

Tim’s contributions to the library sector transcend the expected and achieve excellence.

 

LIBIT students lead session at the BC Library Conference!

May 14, 2018

We are delighted to report that UFV's Library and Information Technology program students led a standing-room-only session at this year's BC Library Conference, Work + Culture: Defining Our Values titled "Finding Friendly Faces: Questioning what it means to be “inclusive” and “mindful” in front-line service work" . Tammy Paton, Candace Gillmeister, and Kabrienne Eromondi explored the dynamics of work-culture, focusing specifically on the ways the quality of service work can be greatly influenced by approaches in mindfulness as frame for building more inclusive and welcoming environments. Beginning their talk with amusing dramatizations, their session inspired thoughtful discussion and refreshing insight into the challenges of balancing multiple interests and needs when performing service work to more than 76 conference attendees. 

 

Congratulations to Christina Neigel, Associate Professor, Library and Information Technology

April 18, 2018

Congratulations to Christina Neigel for her 15 years of service to UFV!  Christina, along with other long term employees was honoured at a dinn on April 11, 2018.

 

Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate program Winter 2018 course

January 10, 2018

Are you a graduate library technician looking for continuing education opportunities! If yes, the Library Technician Post-Diploma certificate program is for you.

The Winter 2018 course offering will be LIBT 382: Promotional Planning for Library Technicians. The course is run online for 8 weeks starting on February 5, 2018.  Only 20 spaces are available so apply early to avoid disappointment. For information on the program and this course, contact libitinfo@ufv.ca

 

Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate program Fall 2017 course

July 7, 2017

Are you a graduate library technician looking for continuing education opportunities! If yes, the Library Technician Post-Diploma certificate program is for you.

The Fall 2017 course offering will be LIBT 383: Diversity in the Workplace. The course is run online for 8 weeks starting in early October.  Only 20 spaces are available so apply early to avoid disappointment. For information on the program and this course, contact libitinfo@ufv.ca

 

Library and Information Technology Grad, Deanna Harrison, earns the Governor General's Bronze Medal

June 7, 2017

Congratulations to Deanna Harrison for earning the Governor General's Bronze Medal!

The Governor General's Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal is awarded to the student who achieves the highest academic standing upon graduation from a diploma-level post-secondary program (minimum two year, full-time duration). The Governor General's Bronze medit is awarded based on the final 15 UFV credits. Deanna earned a perfect 4.33 (A+) GPA on her final 15 credits!

Read about her amazing accomplishment here: Deanna Harrison

 

Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

June 7, 2017

Library and Information Technology Diploma Graduates

Congratulations to the Library and Information Technology Diploma graduates for 2017! At the June 2017 UFV Graduation Ceremony, the following graduates were recognized: Thurza Aspinall, Philipa Bayliss, Kaitlyn Brauer, Mun Kyung Chang, Jaclyn Coers, Heather Dahlgrin, Sarah Farrants, Allyssa Fischer, Katia Guzzardi, Deanna Harrison, Krista Hedivan, Meg Hudson, Shannon MacGregor, Kyla Maertz, Sydney Peters, Caitlin Plomp, Gabrielle Proulx, Cynthia Ram, Emily Schlenker, Lesley Seitz, Alexandria Suter and Jasper Wong.

Mun Kyung Chang was named as the outstanding student of the 2017 graduating class. Congratulations Mun!

Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate Students

Congratulations to Aileen Farray, Tracey Naish, Samantha Neukomm and Ursula Nocon for graduating from the Library Technician Post-Diploma Certificate program.

 

Dr. Gariepy reappointed Department Head for a second term

August 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kenneth Gariepy has been reappointed Head of the Department of Library & Information Technology for a second three-year term.

"I look forward to continuing my administrative service to LibIT and the University by collaborating with professors, sessional instructors, and staff to help ensure that we deliver the best undergraduate library education possible," he said.

Dr. Gariepy came to UFV in 2012 from the University of Alberta, where he taught in the School of Library & Information Studies and the Dept. of Educational Policy Studies.

His latest peer-reviewed book is Power, Discourse, Ethics: a Policy Study of Academic Freedom, which was published earlier this year in Europe.

Christina Neigel elected FSA Faculty VP in by-election

September 30, 2015

Congratulations are extended to Prof. Christina Neigel, who was elected Faculty Vice-President of the Faculty & Staff Association in the September by-election. Read her candidate's statement here.

Professor Jan Lashbrook Green wins UFV Teaching Excellence Award

June 11, 2015

Empowering students nourishes UFV Teaching Excellence winner Jan Lashbrook Green.

Read the full article by UFV Today here

LibIT student Natalie Ng receives UFV's 2015 Governor General's Bronze Medal

June 11, 2015

Graduating Diploma Student Natalie Ng earns the UFV 2015 Governor General's Bronze Medal.

Read the full article by UFV Today here.

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