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UBC Librarian featured in ARL publication

by Glenn Drexhage on September 29, 2009

Joy Kirchner, the Librarian for Collections, Licenses and Digital Scholarship at UBC Library, has published an article in a special issue of Research Library Issues from the Association of Research Libraries. You can view the article – entitled “Scholarly Communications: Planning for the Integration of Liaison Librarian Roles” – and other related pieces here: http://www.arl.org/news/pr/rli265pr.shtml

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Library Processing Centre is being relocated

by Glenn Drexhage on September 25, 2009

At its September 2009 meeting, the UBC Board of Governors approved the relocation of the School of Population and Public Health to the Library Processing Centre (LPC).  The Library will vacate LPC by December 2009. To accommodate this move, the Library Processing Centre’s staff and services will be relocated within existing UBC Library sites, including […]

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UBC Library at Word on the Street festival

by Glenn Drexhage on September 25, 2009

Come check out UBC Library at the 2009 Word on the Street festival, an annual event that celebrates books, writers and readers. The Library’s booth will feature: – sign-ups for its Community Card, which offers access to UBC Library collections for patrons outside the campus community; – UBC Library Vault, an initiative to promote Library […]

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CLA essay winner from UBC Library/SLAIS

by Glenn Drexhage on September 25, 2009

Manuela Boscenco is the winner of the Canadian Library Association’s (CLA) 2009 Student Article Contest. She is the Promotions Co-ordinator in UBC Library’s Development Office and a student at UBC’s School of Library and Information Studies. Her article, “Strictly Business: Providing Access to Digital Images,” appears in Feliciter, the CLA’s magazine, Issue 4, 2009. You […]

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Digital Tattoo featured in Times-Colonist; upcoming workshop

by Glenn Drexhage on September 16, 2009

The Victoria Times Colonist published an article called Checklist for Maintaining a Healthy Digital Identity. In addition to providing some great information, it highlighted Digital Tattoo, an online resource designed to help you explore how your online identity affects you, your friends, your school and your job – for better and for worse. Digital Tattoo helps you […]

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Food for Fines 2009

by Glenn Drexhage on September 11, 2009

Food for Fines is a joint AMS and UBC Library initiative to support members of the community in need. UBC Library users who wish to donate non-perishable food items may have $2 in fines paid for each food item donated, up to a maximum of $20. Food donations will be given to local food banks. […]

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Library, Learning Centre efforts in UBC Reports

by Glenn Drexhage on September 9, 2009

UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre are featured in the September 2009 issue of UBC Reports. You can read about the digitization of UBC’s first 100 theses, a project undertaken by University Archives, here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2009/09/04/women-were-first-to-earn-ubc-grad-degrees-first-100-theses-project/ And you can read about new offerings from the Chapman Learning Commons here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2009/09/04/uncommon-learning-opportunities/

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m-Libraries conference featued in Ariadne magazine

by Glenn Drexhage on September 8, 2009

An article on the recent m-Libraries conference – which was held at UBC and explored the world of libraries, information and mobile devices – appears in the July 2009 issue of the UK publication Ariadne. You can view the article here: http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue60/m-libraries-2009-rpt/

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Innovative University-community project moves forward

by Glenn Drexhage on September 3, 2009

An innovative project that involves students and members of B.C’s Chinese-Canadian community is well underway. The three-year effort involves students interviewing Chinese-Canadian community members – elders in particular – to record and preserve the oft-ignored history of the Chinese in Canada. UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre are involved in the project, […]

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Win with UBC Library’s new search tool

by Glenn Drexhage on August 25, 2009

UBC Library invites you to help us – and possibly win an iPod Touch in the process! We’ll soon be launching a beta version of a tool that will improve the way you’ll be able to search for materials across the UBC Library system. During the fall semester, students, faculty and staff are invited to […]

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