GPS/Library Workshop: Scholar, Blogger, Tweeter, Author: Building Your Academic Profile

Date & Time

Thursday, 06 June 2013
13:30 to 16:00


Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and the UBC Library

Registration Closed / Past Event


Thinking about publication of your research? There are more ways to communicate your scholarly ideas than ever before. Learn about skills and tools for discussing, interacting, presenting, writing, commenting, and finally publishing your research.

In this workshop you will:

  1. Develop a scholarly/publication profile using both traditional and social tools
  2. Build knowledge of formal and informal modes of publication
  3. Identify ways to broadly participate in your field (e.g. webinars, blogs, open education resources)

Speakers: Erin Fields and Susan Atkey

Erin Fields, MLIS is a Reference Librarian in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UBC Library.  Her research interests include instructional theory, librarianship and popular culture, and social media.   Erin has developed and delivered a training program on social media at York University and has offered sessions at UBC on such topics as social cataloguing tagging. Erin has also has taught workshops on Getting Published in the Humanities and Social Sciences.   You can follow her on Twitter (@Emefie).

Susan Atkey (MA, MLIS) is a Librarian in the Humanities and Social Sciences division at UBC Library. She organizes the Grad Student Workshop series in Koerner Library, and teaches workshops on Keeping Up-to-Date with New Research and Doing a Literature Review, among others.  Susan also helps to co-ordinate the programming and services of the UBC Library Research Commons. 

Registration: Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session.  To register, please visit

After you submit your registration you will receive confirmation of registration within 2 working days. If you have difficulty with the registration process please e-mail.

Refreshments: Beverages will be provided. Please bring your own mug.

For further information on the GPS program, check: Faculty of Graduate Studies - Graduate Pathways to Success Program


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.