Spotlight on Science & Engineering
Science & Engineering librarians instruct, inform and engage.
Science 101 is a course at UBC that provides an introductory science education in physics, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, earth and ocean sciences, and biology for those who historically have had difficulty accessing a university education. For the last decade, two UBC engineering librarians – Aleteia Greenwood and Eugene Barsky – have offered library workshops to Science 101 students. These workshops have focused on the world of scientific information: how to approach it, how to find academic research papers and books, and how to evaluate the information students find online.
In June, Aleteia and Eugene will present a co-authored paper at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference (ASEE) in Vancouver. This paper describes the community of Science 101 students and the ever-changing methods used to engage them, and highlights what the librarians have learned from the experience. The paper will be published in the ASEE conference proceedings and deposited into cIRcle, UBC's institutional repository, after the conference.
For more information on the Science & Engineering Library and its programs, services and events, please visit its website.
New Director of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre: Simon Neame
Simon Neame has been selected as the new Director of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, effective as of June 1, 2011, for a five-year term.
Simon has worked at UBC Library since 1998, most recently as the Acting Director of the Learning Centre. The Director's mandate is to provide strategic leadership to community engagement initiatives on and off campus, along with directing the Learning Centre's physical facility, and its programs and services for students. The Director reports to the University Librarian and is a member of the Library Executive Team.