Records Management

Through co-op, Stephanie gained hands-on knowledge and learned what it is like to work in an academic library – all of which she could not have learned in the classroom alone.

Through co-op, Jessica was able to pave the way to her current position, gaining what she calls “invaluable experiences” each step along the way.

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.

The co-op program gave Susanne an opportunity to put the theoretical knowledge she gained in her studies into practice in both the private sector and in government, leading to a full time job upon graduation. Susanne believes that “it is important to be able to make the connection between theory and practice before you finish a school program as it prepares you for the reality of working in your chosen field and shortens the learning curve when you are hired.”

Sarah Rathjen won the 2010 SLAIS Student Of the Year (Master of Archival Studies) due to her outstanding achievement in all aspects of student performance, including academics, the  workplace, and professional and community involvement. Her work term at Royal BC Museum in Victoria illustrates how co-op played a role in bridging her academics and career development.

Following an introductory SLAIS course to the field of records management, Naomi was keen to gain work experience in the area; her eight-month co-op term with the Community Infrastructure Directorate of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada gave her the hands-on experience she was looking for.

Jennifer has received two things in tandem from Co-op: confirmation that she has chosen the right career path in records management, and a job offer from BC Hydro.

The Arts Co-op Program is thrilled to recognize Kristina McGuirk as our UBC iSchool (SLAIS) Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) 2017 Student of the Year! Kristina has won distinction based on her tremendous performance at BGC Engineering and commitment to personal development.

Congratulations to Jennette Chalcraft, our MAS Co-op Student of the Year for 2017! Jennette has been recognized for impressive work term at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), and for her substantial engagements in the library community at UBC and beyond.

Helen’s remarkable work terms with Playwrights Theatre and Library and Archives Canada earned her the 2012 SLAIS MAS Student of the Year and 2011 SLAIS MAS Honourable Mention, respectively.