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Don’t Miss These Three Student-Led LIS Conferences Happening in February!

Don’t Miss These Three Student-Led LIS Conferences Happening in February!

February 2, 2020

A highlight in the Canadian librarianship calendar each February is the offering of several student-led conferences on current topics facing the profession.

Follow on-line and through social media over the next two weeks as students at the uAlberta School of Library and Information Studies, the Dalhousie School of Information Management, and the UBC School of Information host their peers and professionals from across Canada and around the world to exchange ideas on how to tackle the issues facing libraries and archives


Forum for Information Professionals (FIP)

Date: February 7, 2020
Theme: There and Back Again: Resilience and Libraries
Hashtag: #FIPCON2020

The Forum for Information Professionals is an annual one-day event hosted by the students of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta on current topics facing librarianship.

FIP is an opportunity for librarians and information professionals from all parts of Alberta to exchange ideas with library students and academics. Speakers include professional librarians as well as current and past students.

The event will be live-streamed using Adobe Connect.

Information Without Borders

Date: February 11, 2020
Theme: Information at Home
Hashtag: #IWB2020

The Information Without Borders (IWB) Conference is a student-run initiative led by individuals in the Library and Information Studies program at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This one-day event provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion on a central topic affecting all professions represented at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management.

Information Without Borders 2020 theme is Information at Home. Information at Home focuses on the information needs of individuals in Nova Scotia and investigates the ever-changing information landscape.

ACA@UBC 12th Annual Seminar and Symposium

Date: February 13-14, 2020
Theme: From Accountability to Memory: The Duty to Document, the Right to Destroy, the Need to Preserve
Hashtag: #acaubc2020

The Association of Canadian Archivists’ Student Chapter at the University of British Columbia (ACA@UBC) is delighted to present its Twelfth Annual International Seminar and Symposium, entitled “From Accountability to Memory: The Duty to Document, the Right to Destroy, the Need to Preserve,” which will be held at UBC from February 13th to 14th, 2020.

ISO 15489 defines appraisal as “the process of evaluating business activities to determine which records need to be created and captured and how long the records need to be kept.” The openness of this definition has allowed records and archival management practices to adapt to the current political and social climate. Currently, governments are issuing legislation that imposes upon public officers the duty to document their activities and decisions. In this context, records and archives managers have become essential actors in the documentation of internal procedures by making appraisal decisions at all stages in the life-cycle of records. Likewise, individuals are gaining power over the existence of records about them and by them through the exercise of the right to be forgotten, while people claim the need to preserve their memory and to choose the place of preservation. The personal and legal liabilities of records and archives professionals have become deep-seated concerns in recent years. Thus, the 2020 Seminar and Symposium will focus on the role of appraisal in society today, as well as on our professional roles in relation to it.

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