School of Library and Information Studies

Workshops Spring Summer 2009

Legal Resources and Services Workshop Outline

DATES OFFERED: May 8, 9, 10, 2009 (13 hours) Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm

INSTRUCTORS: Cathy Woodside, Alberta Law Libraries and Mona Pearce

Course Goal: To provide students with an introduction to legal resources and services provided by various types of organizations such as law firm libraries, government libraries, public and academic libraries, legal institutes, and consumer-focused agencies.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of information professionals providing legal resources and services in various agencies
  2. Describe the skills required to manage an legal information service responsibly and ethically
  3. Discuss basic legal reference tools and service, and describe the differences with general reference tools and service
  4. Discuss the traditional, new, and emerging formats of legal reference resources
  5. Describe the emerging trends in legal information service in North America.

Emergent Literacy

DATES OFFERED: June 5, 6, 7, 2009 (13 hours) Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm

INSTRUCTOR: Allison Taylor-McBryde, Head of Children's Services, North Vancouver District Public Library

Course Goal: To provide an introduction to the current research about child development from birth to age six, targeting the areas of language and pre-reading skills. The crucial role that care-givers and librarians can play in enhancing that development for all children will be emphasized.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the basic stages of child development from birth to age six, as informed by current research
  2. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of care-givers in a child's development and how librarians can facilitate care-giver involvement in the child's development
  3. Describe appropriate emergent literacy resources for the different age groups birth to age six
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of community outreach, and the economic and linguistic influences on children’s literacy development
  5. Plan and carry out programming for children that is designed to inform caregivers and enhance children's emergent literacy skills

Aboriginal Librarianship, Resources and Service

DATES OFFERED: July 3, 4, 5, 2009 (13 hours) Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm

INSTRUCTORS: Reegan Breu, Manager, Information Services, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources and Marquita Bevans, Systems Librarian, Parkland Regional Library

Course Goal: To provide students with an introduction to the special resources and services that best meet the needs of Canada’s aboriginal population.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the information needs of aboriginal people and how to serve those needs in public and academic libraries
  2. Discuss the resources, services, and programming most relevant to the needs of aboriginal children and young adults
  3. Describe examples of collection management and library building adaptations that provide a more welcoming environment to aboriginal clientele
  4. Discuss the role and importance of community outreach within the aboriginal community and ways to achieve that outreach

Information Modeling in XML Workshop Outline

DATES OFFERED: August 14, 15, 16, 2009 (13 hours) Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm

INSTRUCTOR: Peter Binkley, Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries

Course Goal: To provide an introduction to both theoretical and practical aspects of XML and its major applications in library and information services.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. Understanding the concept of XML and its associated technologies such as XALT, and their importance in information modelling
  2. Know how to structure, present and tranform information in XML and associated technologies
  3. Understand major applications of XML in LIS