UBC Asian Library calls for lightning talk proposals from UBC scholars, students, staff, and community members.
UBC Asian Library supports scholars, students, staff, and community members conducting research on, or learning about Asia and Asian heritage. Our resources include not only academic books and databases but also films, music, newspapers, magazines, children’s literature, etc. In the week of June 5th, Asian Library will host a set of lightning presentations on how our users are engaged with our collections and services for their research, studies, and entertainment. Each presenter will present their topic of interest and then discuss how Asian Library’s resources were relevant to the research. There will be time for Q & A with the audience.
To submit, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Asian Library Research Lens”:
- Your name and contact information
- A brief blurb introducing yourself
- A brief summary of your presentation; 200-500 words will suffice. This will include:
- Your research question/topic of interest
- The UBC Asian Library resource(s) that you used. See examples below.
- Your accessibility and tech needs, if any
- Any other information you wish to give us, and any questions you have
- The deadline to submit your proposal is Wednesday, May 10th, 2023. You will be contacted by May 19th.
The lightning presentations will be 5-6 minutes in length each. You may wish to use slides or videoclips. This event will be held online using Zoom. The event is planned for the week of June 5th, 2023.
Examples of Resource Use
- For Korean language learning, presenter used physical Asian Language collections, and especially enjoyed using the DVD set of the Korean drama series Misaeng(Asian language materials in ASRS or PARC are also acceptable).
- For an undergraduate paper on women poets of Iran, presenter used the UBC Library Research Guide for Iranian Studies to locate and use the open resource, Encyclopedia Iranica.
- Presenter used their CWL to access licensed Asian language e-resources such as the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism.
- Presenter used Asian language resources available through UBC’s Open Collections, such as the Japanese Maps of the Tokugawa Era Collection, of which the physical items are housed in Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC).