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Irving K. Barber Learning Centre opening featured in student blog

by Glenn Drexhage on April 17, 2008

The official opening of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, held on April 11, 2008, was covered in a blog by Phillip Jeffrey, a Masters of Science student in Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC. You can view the entry here: http://www.fadetoplay.com/2008/04/14/irving-k-barber-learning-centre-grand-opening-the-future-of-learning/

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A special home for the Chung Collection

by Glenn Drexhage on April 17, 2008

On April 15, 2008, an event was held to celebrate the new, permanent home of the exceptional Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection. The event was held in the Golden Jubilee Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. You can view the press release here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/media/releases/2008/mr-08-042.html And you can view the Chung […]

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Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – Official Opening

by Glenn Drexhage on April 15, 2008

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC celebrated its official opening on April 11, 2008. Hundreds of people attended this special event, marking a historic day for UBC Library, UBC and the province of British Columbia. You can view the press release here: http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2005-2009/2008OTP0084-000512.htm

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Chapman Learning Commons featured in UBC Reports

by Glenn Drexhage on April 7, 2008

An overview of the Chapman Learning Commons, located in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, is featured as the lead story in the April 2008 issue of UBC Reports newspaper. You can view the article here: http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/ubcreports/2008/08apr03/heritage.html

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Learning Centre featured in e-Strategy Update

by Glenn Drexhage on March 12, 2008

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is featured in the March 2008 issue of UBC’s e-Strategy Update. You can view the article here: http://update.estrategy.ubc.ca/2008/03/03/visiting-the-barber

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Learning Centre opening featured in The Ubyssey

by Glenn Drexhage on February 26, 2008

The opening of the second and final phase of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is featured in the The Ubyssey, a UBC student newspaper. Nearly five years after the project began, Main Library’s transformation into the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is nearing completion. Phase II opened it’s doors to students on February 25th […]

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Live-in for Literacy at UBC Library

by Glenn Drexhage on February 25, 2008

The recent literacy event at Koerner Library, which involved students living in Koerner to raise funds for libraries in Nepal has gathered quite a bit of media attention. The event was held by the new UBC club called DREAM, or Discover the Reality of Educating All Minds, which is raising money for Room to Read, an […]

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cIRcle featured in UBC Reports

by Glenn Drexhage on February 8, 2008

cIRcle, UBC’s information repository, is featured in the February 7, 2008 issue of UBC Reports. Scholarly publishing is starting to come full cIRcle at UBC thanks to the development of an online storehouse known as an institutional repository (IR). Dubbed cIRcle (circle.ubc.ca), the site is designed to help store the vast array of UBC’s research […]

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Golf Donation to UBC Library profiled in the media

by Glenn Drexhage on January 17, 2008

The recent valuable and generous donation of golf books from Sam Martz to UBC Library has been featured in several newspapers.   The Globe and Mail, Sept. 5, 2007 “Fifty years in the making, collection of golf books ‘is the big leagues’.” Read more online. The National Post, Sept. 5, 2007 “The 81-year-old retired businessman […]

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Report to the Senate 2006-2007

by Glenn Drexhage on December 9, 2007

The 2005-2006 UBC Library Report to the Senate is now available (PDF). Read about the library’s developments and future directions.   

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