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UBC Library 2021/22 Senate Report

by phoebe chan on August 9, 2022

UBC Library’s annual Senate Report is now available. Read about our highlights from the past fiscal year, which include advancing research, learning and scholarship, engaging with communities, inspiring with innovative spaces and services and stewarding the organization. Learn how the library transitioned back to fully in-person operations on campus in September 2021, kicking off a year of hybrid teaching, learning and work.

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Hannah McKendry working in the new Conservation Space at IKBLC.

Meet Hannah McKendry, Conservation Technician at UBC Library

by matt patton on August 4, 2022

Learn how priceless collections at UBC Library are preserved and protected in the library's new Conservation Space. Hannah McKendry, Conservation Technician, shares her story.

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Read UBC Library’s Open Education 2021/2022 Impact & Activity Report online now

by Anna Moorhouse on July 28, 2022

The core of UBC Library’s open education program is our focus on helping and supporting faculty, students, and staff in their open practices.

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UBC Library’s Joan Gillis Fonds is added to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s Canada Memory of the World Register

by Library Communications on July 26, 2022

UBC Library’s Joan Gillis Fonds has been added to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s Canada Memory of the World Register in recognition of its historical value.

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UBC Library acquires extensive photography book collection

by Anna Moorhouse on July 20, 2022

UBC Library is excited to announce that the Music, Art and Architecture (MAA) Library in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has acquired the Harry and Ann Malcolmson Photography Book Collection.

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2022 Employee Recognition Award winners announced

by matt patton on June 23, 2022

UBC Library is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of UBC Library Awards. Each year, the Library Awards Program shines a light on those employees who have demonstrated exceptional creativity, innovation, leadership, excellence and a dedication to customer service through their work.

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Rare Books and Special Collections and University Archives to close from August 1 – November 30, 2022

by Library Communications on June 20, 2022

Connect for more information on supports available for remote research and instructional support requests during this time.

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Supporting the International Decade of Indigenous Languages

by Anna Moorhouse on June 6, 2022

As part of Indigenous History Month, a new exhibit has launched in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. View featured materials from Xwi7xwa’s Indigenous language collection, and learn how the branch supports language revitalization on campus and in the community.

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How UBC Library is rethinking problematic Indigenous representations in children’s literature

by Anna Moorhouse on June 6, 2022

What do you do with problematic materials in a library collection—with books that are outdated, that perpetuate stereotypes, depict cultural appropriation, or include racism and other harmful elements?

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Meet Kimberly Fama, Reference Librarian at UBC Library

by matt patton on June 2, 2022

Kimberly Fama shares her story on how she enjoys thinking outside the box when it comes to engaging with students at the library. Learn how she leverages the power of TikTok and Instagram to help students access e-resources and more.

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