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New: Community Scholars Information Research Grant
We are currently accepting applications for proposals for 'information research' from organizations with a currently enrolled Community Scholar. Deadline January 9, 2023.
Full details and application form.
Workshop: Introduction/Refresher: The Community Scholars Program and Portal
This workshop is for registered Community Scholars
Whether you're new to the Community Scholars Program, or if it's been a while and you're ready to dig in, this session is for you.
This online workshop (hosted on Zoom) will cover:
- introduction to the program
- what you can find in the Community Scholars Portal
- signing in to the Community Scholars Portal
- conducting a basic search and getting "better" results
- saving, downloading, printing, emailing the materials you find
...and a chance to have your questions answered and to meet other program participants
* We'd also love to hear more about your work and how the program can best support you.
December 8 - register
Upcoming information sessions
Are you currently working at a BC non-profit or charity and want to learn more about Community Scholars? We frequently host in-person meetings around the province for you to meet a Community Scholars Librarian, learn about the program and how you can get involved, and connect with other non-profits and charities in your region.
Upcoming journal club meetings
Journal clubs are like book clubs, but with scholarly articles as the reading material. Community Scholars gather semi-monthly to discuss a research article from the Community Scholars Portal that is relevant to the work they do. An important part of journal clubs is reflections from the participants about how their own experiences affirm, counter, trouble, or otherwise relate to the readings. You can see our past meetings and readings on the All Community Scholars Workshops page.
Sign-up here to receive notifications about upcoming journal club meetings for either of the groups mentioned below.
Check out our Tips on reading and evaluating academic papers to help get the most out of the journal club papers and other articles that you read.
Are you intrigued by the idea of a Journal Club and think it might work for you with a different topic or theme? Please get in touch!
Supporting Seniors Journal Club
Next Meeting: TBD
Journal Club on Housing & Homelessness
Next Meeting: TBD
Past workshops and events
Please visit our listing of All Community Scholars Workshops to see the full list of workshops and events we've offered in the past.