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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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