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LASSA promotes these mentorship programs as a service to its students, but is not involved in matching or facilitating relationships through Ten Thousand Coffees.

For further help with navigating the Ten Thousand Coffees platform, click here.

Questions? Email Christine Lee, Assoc. Director, Alumni Engagement, Arts, at

10,000 Coffees: A New Way to Connect

Ten Thousand Coffees is a networking platform where students and alumni can seek out career advice anytime and from anywhere.

To get started, current students and recent graduates can search the online tool for other iSchool students or alumni who are working within professions of interest to them. Once an initial match is made, students and alumni can connect over coffee by phone or online. Alumni are also encouraged to network with others whose experience might interest them, including faculty, staff and other fellow alumni. 

Please note that this process is self-initiated, and LASSA will not oversee mentorship connections.

Current students looking to connect with other students and/or alumni:

We would love to connect with you! 

Reach out to current students for advice on courses, assignments, and to hear about favourite Work Learn positions and Co-op terms. Interested in career advice and networking? Reach out to alumni. 

When matched, we ask that you make yourself available for 1 online or phone conversation, with email correspondence afterwards.

Alumni interested in talking to students: 

Thank you for offering your time!

COVID-19 has created a challenging job market. Hearing from you can help our new grads build their professional network, gain industry advice, and help them better navigate their career path.

We ask that you make yourself available for 1 online or phone conversation, with email correspondence afterwards.

Click here for more information on how to join 10,000 coffees as alumni.

How can I create my free profile?

Follow these steps to join the UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees.

Note: Steps 2 and 3 are critical, please make sure you follow the instructions below when completing these.

1. Create a free profile on the UBC Hub of Ten Thousand Coffees (make sure you sign up with an email address you check regularly).

Click here to begin creating your profile.

2. For your profile in the Basic Information section, please ensure you indicate your degree (MLIS, MAS, MASLIS, MACL or PHD) in “School Program” and “UBC iSchool” in “School” (see screenshot below). There is an “Autofill with LinkedIn” option to upload your details directly from your LinkedIn profile.

3. For the UBC Hub Section, when it asks “Select what you’d like to share,” check Providing Mentorship, then select from the list of other types of support you are able to provide to students. If you’re a current student interested in providing mentorship to incoming students AND receiving mentorship from Alumni, check both Providing Mentorship and Receiving Mentorship.

4. Under “Interactions” checking the second box will allow the platform to send you a suggested connection monthly. You can disable this option.

Note: Once inquiries and introductions are made, both parties will be free to manage these connections in whatever way suits their needs (through Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Google Hangout, or other communications channels). UBC does not screen the individuals who have joined The UBC Hub.

“This field needs to make more room for people who are not your typical library types. We need to make room for different disciplines to come into this field and expand it.”

-Skye Patrick, 2019 Librarian of the Year

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