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SLLLC Welcomes Marc Stoeckle

Introducing the TFDL's newest Learning and Services Librarian

Wed, 05/17/2017

 
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Marc Stoeckle, the newest learning and services librarian in the Taylor Family Digital Library, specific to the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures and School for Creative and Performing Arts. 

 
Marc is available to help students, faculty and staff members with any research related questions they might have in the area of languages, linguistics, literatures and cultures, whether its finding the right resources or citation questions. He is also available to teach information literacy courses in collaboration with SLLLC faculty members. 
 
Please contact him at: mstoeckle@ucalgary.ca or 403.220.6777 to set up an appointment or to ask any questions regarding research, the library’s various databases and journal collections, finding a resource, etc.

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Biography for Marc Stoeckle:

Originally from Germany, Marc is from a town near Karlsruhe close to the French border. Which would explain why, as a native German speaker, he also knows a bit of French. His English is fluent, which he attributes to books and film after high school and he has studied Swedish, noting that it was easier to learn due to it also being a Germanic language. 

Marc has always shown a strong interest in research. After attaining his BA in Music, he left Germany to complete his MA in Library & Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. Some of his research has been exploring therapeutic connections between music and Alzheimer’s patients. Using music from their childhood, Alzheimer’s patients have shown an improvement in being able to remember details about their lives. For his research in this field, Marc has designed an electronic app which acts as a music player that is easy for Alzheimer’s patients to use in finding and filtering the music they remember. 

During his Master's program at UBC, Marc completed a research project in which German-Canadians were interviewed about their experience immigrating to Western Canada. The “British Columbia and Canada through Arriving Eyes” research project identifies key materials describing German immigrants’ experiences of British Columbia and Western Canada (including Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba). The project has culminated in a publicly accessible website/historical project that collects interviews and family photos, to tell the stories of German native speakers who emigrated to Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries. The website includes an extensive bibliography of primary & secondary resources about German-speaking immigrants in Western Canada and their experiences, perspectives, impressions and perceptions since their arrival in Canada. Under the category “Immigrant Stories”, the website provides oral history interviews, pictures, diaries & documents of German-Canadians, which are also accessible through UBC’s cIRcle. This is the first project focusing specifically on German speaking immigrants and their relationship to Western Canada. 
 
The website functions as a public exhibit and resource platform for researchers, students and the public and is run by the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. The members are Dr. Kyle Frackman, Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies at the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies; Keith Bunnell, Reference and Collections Librarian (Humanities & Social Sciences Division) at the Walter C. Koerner Library & Marc Stoeckle, Research Assistant & Graduate from the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at UBC. (excerpt taken from http://arrivingeyes.arts.ubc.ca/

For more information, please visit the British Columbia and Canada through Arriving Eyes website, or the Goethe Institute Canada's recently published article about Marc's project.

 

Pictured (from left): Patricia Milewski, Barbara Milewski, Marc Stoeckle & Hans Milewski
Photo Credit to: Martin Milewski