Fall 2007 issue

UBC’s Okanagan Library newsletter

by Glenn Drexhage on December 3, 2007

UBC’s Okanagan Library publishes a twice-yearly newsletter with updates on collections, projects and staff in the Okanagan. The Fall 2007 issue details cIRcle, UBC’s Institutional Repository, renovation updates, the Reference Assistance Program, and staff news. You can view the past issues of the newsletter online.

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UBC Library featured in “new librarians” coverage

by Glenn Drexhage on November 16, 2007

The December 2007 issue of University Affairs includes an article on the “new librarians,” and features comments from UBC Library’s Dean Giustini. “University of British Columbia’s libraries have also seen dramatic changes. When biomedical branch librarian Dean Giustini joined the UBC library staff 10 years ago, the biomedical library offered just three electronic journals. It […]

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UBC’s library robot in the media

by Glenn Drexhage on September 17, 2007

The latest issue of Backbone magazine includes a feature article on UBC Library’s automated storage and retrieval system – aka the library robot. You can view the article at

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The Dolman Collection at UBC Library

by Glenn Drexhage on September 14, 2007

UBC Library’s Dolman Collection is profiled in this article from UBC Medicine magazine.  “In his corner in the Rare Books and Special Collections room of the new Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on the Point Grey campus, Ralph Stanton scrolls through a list of books on a computer monitor. Names both famous—Florence Nightingale and Louis […]

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A hole-in-one donation for UBC Library

by Glenn Drexhage on August 31, 2007

Vancouver’s Sam Martz, a retired businessman and golf aficionado, has given his entire book collection of 4,730 golf books valued at about $450,000 to UBC. The collection, dating back to early 19th-century editions, covers all aspects of golf including club histories, the genesis and art of the game, course architecture, instructions and even poetry with […]

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The President’s Service Award

by Glenn Drexhage on June 14, 2007

The latest issue of UBC Reports features an article on UBC employees who recently received the 2007 President’s Service Award for Excellence. The recipients include Leeta Sokalski, Library Circulation and Office Manager. Congratulations Leeta! Leeta Sokalski, Circulation and Office Manager of UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, has developed a reputation for being able to […]

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Florence Nightingale collection in the news

by Glenn Drexhage on June 6, 2007

UBC Library’s digitized collection of Florence Nightingale Letters was recently in the news. “Letters written by Florence Nightingale released online by University of British Columbia,” by Nicholas Read, the Vancouver Sun. “UBC opens digital library,” by Elaine O’Connor, the Province (Vancouver). “Important pieces of nursing history now online,” by Canadian Nurse magazine, September 2007 issue. The […]

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Friends – Spring 2007

by Glenn Drexhage on May 25, 2007

The spring 2007 issue of Friends newsletter is now available. View other UBC Library publications online.

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Report to the Senate 2005-2006

by Glenn Drexhage on December 1, 2006

The 2005-2006 UBC Library Report to the Senate is now available. Read about the library’s developments and future directions.

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Connects – Winter 2006-07

by Glenn Drexhage on October 9, 2006

The fall issue of Connects, the newsletter of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, is now available. Read up on achievements of the past year and get a preview of projects to come. To view other UBC Library publications, please visit

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