Community Outreach

Rishabh’s experience at UGM taught him how success can be achieved in the professional world through different skills including data management, event planning, and teamwork.

Stephanie is our 2018/2019 Honourable Mention for iSchool MLIS Co-op Student of the Year. As a Youth Services Librarian at the North Memorial Branch, Stephanie shined while planning and delivering youth programs.

The archival preservation techniques and database management tools that Aaron learned during his Co-op work term will be transferrable to other roles as he continues to pursue his passion of museum work.

In her work term with the City of Richmond, Talia gained new research skills and developed a deeper understanding of research design.

Working at organizations that advocate for community development and investment helped Namomba to discover her interest in impact investment and social entrepreneurship.

Emily is our 2017/2018 iSchool (SLAIS) MLIS Co-op Student of the Year, honoured for her work term with the UBC Learning Exchange and UBC Library’s Community Engagement team. Emily is extremely excited about a future in which libraries can help communities by dismantling barriers to information access.

Andrea had the opportunity to apply her academic knowledge of community librarianship to her workplace, by prioritizing patron needs and ensuring that libraries are accessible, relevant, and helpful to the community.

Connecting with professionals in her field has been invaluable because she is able to “hear about others’ career pathways and the kind of work they do at the university, offering some perspective on the information field.”

To Tina, her co-op experience has been “both a cultural and professional learning experience” – an opportunity to build her skills in social work while making a positive difference in the Indigenous community.

Through Ryley’s co-op experiences, she has gained skills and experience in fundraising in non-profit organizations, which is one of her long term career goals.