By Glenn Drexhage on June 15, 2011
Joy Kirchner, UBC Library’s Scholarly Communications Co-ordinator, has been appointed as a Visiting Program Officer to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The 12-month appointment was made to support the ACRL’s scholarly communications initiatives. Kirchner remains in her role at UBC Library, but has been granted some release time to assist the ACRL. [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on April 7, 2011
Eugene Barsky, a Science and Engineering Librarian at UBC Library, has won an award from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE, Engineering Libraries Division) for his work involving the digitization and promotion of decades of information on mine reclamation. Barsky was given the Innovation in Access to Engineering Information award for the project, a [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on February 2, 2010
An interview with Dean Giutstini, “the Dean of Social Media in Medicine,” is featured on Significant Science – a blog about science, medicine, health and technology. Dean is a Reference Librarian at the Biomedical Branch Library. You can read the interview here.
By Glenn Drexhage on December 21, 2009
Eugene Barsky, a Science and Engineering Librarian at UBC Library, has published an article in Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research. Partnership is an open access journal. The article, entitled “A Library Journal Club as a Tool for Current Awareness and Open Communication: UBC case study” can be viewed at http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/1000/1558.
By Glenn Drexhage on June 9, 2009
Gwen Zilm, Associate Vice President, Learning Services at UBC Okanagan, has been awarded with the Miles Blackwell Outstanding Academic Librarian Award. This is the highest honour presented by the Canadian Library Association. The award was recently presented to Zilm at a national library conference in Montreal. You can read more here: http://web.ubc.ca/okanagan/publicaffairs/mediareleases/2009/mr-09-053.html
By Glenn Drexhage on March 17, 2009
Dean Giustini of UBC Library’s Biomedical Branch Library has been named as a 2009 Mover & Shaker (Tech Evangelist) by Library Journal magazine, which states that “Together, these individuals comprise the coming generation of library leadership.” In his preweb library days, Dean Giustini noticed that consumer health groups for breast and prostate cancer, along with [...]
By Glenn Drexhage on August 11, 2008
Ralph Stanton, Head of UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections, has been appointed as a member of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. This board is an independent tribunal of the Department of Canadian Heritage. You can view the press release about the announcement here: http://www.pch.gc.ca/newsroom/index_e.cfm?fuseaction=displayDocument&DocIDCd=CJV081416
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 [...]