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UBC Library acquires rare letters written by young Japanese Canadians during World War II

by michelle blackwell on April 19, 2018

The collection of 147 letters provides unique insight into the devastating effects of the Japanese Canadian internment.

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The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication sees unprecedented use

by michelle blackwell on October 3, 2017

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communications offers free support to all writers at UBC and has been fully booked since opening for the new semester on September 18, 2017.

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Active Workstation launches at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

by Anna Moorhouse on May 24, 2018

Students who study at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre now have a new way to hit the books thanks to the installation of an active workstation.

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UBC Library digitizes Kelmscott Chaucer and launches digital colouring book series

by Anna Moorhouse on May 17, 2018

When UBC Library acquired the Kelmscott Press’ Works of Geoffrey Chaucer in 2016, the book’s preservation story was just beginning.

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One-on-One with Susan E. Parker

by Anna Moorhouse on May 16, 2018

One-on-One is an ongoing series aimed at getting ‘behind the scenes’ with senior leadership at UBC.

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Koerner and Education Library branch closures planned for Saturday, June 9

by michelle blackwell on May 2, 2018

Both library branches will be closed due an electrical shutdown related to scheduled maintenance on the primary electrical distribution system.

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Notice to users: Library Catalogue and ASRS outages scheduled for May 13 to May 18

by michelle blackwell on May 1, 2018

Notice to users: Due to an upgrade to the library's catalogue, users are not able to renew, recall, request materials, or pay fines. Requests for materials from ASRS are also unavailable. Requests for materials from PARC are still available. Full service is expected to resume May 19.

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Open Scholarship in Practice – May 2

by michelle blackwell on April 26, 2018

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Education Librarian, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus, Full-Time, Ongoing

by Anna Moorhouse on April 17, 2018

The Education Librarian provides information and research support services to faculty, students, and the UBC community.

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24/7 hours at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

by michelle blackwell on April 10, 2018

The IKBLC will be open 24 hours a day from Monday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 25.

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Food, Friends and Fish: Celebrating the Harry Hawthorn Foundation

by Anna Moorhouse on April 9, 2018

With more than 2200 books in its fly-fishing and angling collection, the Harry Hawthorn Foundation at UBC Library has grown considerably from a relatively modest beginning.

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