ReAL 2019 Schedule

All conference activities are in Rooms 1400 - 1430 of SFU's Harbour Centre Campus unless otherwise noted.

9:30 – 10:00am

Nametag pickup, coffee, tea, & breakfast nibbles, mingling

10:00 – 10:15am

Welcome and opening remarks

Karen Munro (SFU)

10:15 – 11:00am

Virtual Keynote & Q&A: 

Creating Space: unpacking neutrality in research

Annie Pho (University of San Francisco)

"Librarians are in a unique position as practitioners to support research endeavors, but also act as researchers in our own profession. But often times, research is seen as an objective and neutral act; as something that produces empirical evidence that is without bias. This talk will interrogate the ideas of neutrality in research, the responsibility of researchers to communicate their findings in a humane and community oriented way, and also how we as a profession can create more space for counter-narratives in our own work."

Annie Pho is the Instruction Coordinator and Assessment Librarian at the University of San Francisco. She has a Bachelor's in Art History from San Francisco State University and an Master's in Library Science from IUPUI. She serves on the editorial board for In the Library With the Lead Pipe, is the co-editor for the book Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS, as well as the co-editor of the Critical Race and Multiculturalism Series for Library Juice Press. 

Her research interests include intersectionality and women of color in LIS, student research behavior, and feminist pedagogy in information literacy instruction. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her cat, explore the SF Bay Area, and spends way too much time reading comments on the internet.

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11:00 – 12:30pm

Speaker Series:

What does research sharing look like in academic libraries? 
Moderated by Shahira Khair (UVic)

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Librarians, Schol Comm, and Scope Creep?
Holly Hendrigan (SFU)

Hacking the Historical Data: Register of Chinese Immigrants to Canada, 1886-1949
Sarah Zhang (SFU) & Allan Cho (UBC)

Insights from a Collaborative Research Project with Rebus Community
Donna Langille (UBCO)

A Comparative Study of BC Academic Library Service Models: Combining Research and Practice
Barbara Sobol (UBCO)

12:30 – 2:00pm

Lunch break (on your own)

Not sure where to go for lunch? Why not check out one of our suggestions?

2:00 – 2:20pm

Showcasing Research Outcomes through Library Exhibits
Devina Dandar & Rosie Croft (Royal Roads)

2:20 – 3:50pm

Workshops on research communication and dissemination

Promoting Your Research on Social Media
Erik Kwakkel (UBC iSchool) - Room 1500

Taking Research Out of The Academy: Responsible Community Engagement Through Partnership
Pia Russell (UVic) - Rooms 1400 - 1430

As academic libraries look further afield for new opportunities to serve the wider community, this workshop will review best practices for responsible community engagement and communication, as seen through the lens of the BC Historical Textbooks Project - a campus-community partnership based at the University of Victoria Libraries.

Kicking Out the Jams using Wikipedia
Matt Huculak (UVic) - Room 1510 

Participants will learn how to contribute to Wikipedia, what resources are available to them, how to run their own Wikipedia edit-a-thons, and how to connect with faculty and engage them in contributing to the wikiverse.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Grant Writing* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
Christine Walde (UVic) - Room 1520 

3:50 – 4:05pm

Coffee break (provided)

4:05 – 4:45pm

Facilitated activity:

What does this community mean to you? The future of Keeping it ReAL

4:45 – 4:55pm

Thanks and closing remarks

Ali Moore (SFU)

5:00 – 7:00pm

No-host social

Yagger's Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar
433 Pender St. Vancouver, BC V6B 1V2

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) Nations and peoples on whose ancestral and unceded lands the three SFU Library branches are located. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.