UBC Library contributes to BC Books Online project

by Glenn Drexhage on May 19, 2010

Want to learn more about British Columbia? Then you’ll be happy to hear about BC Books Online, a project that features a digital collection of non-fiction books all about the province – and includes UBC Library as a participant. In 2007, a consortium of library organizations and publishers initiated the project, which supports equitable access […]

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Book review column in Business in Vancouver newspaper

by Glenn Drexhage on May 14, 2010

You can review the latest Business in Vancouver book review below, which features contributions from UBC Library’s Jan Wallace and UBC Bookstore’s Treena Chambers. This article from Business in Vancouver, April 13-19, 2010; issue 1068 Book Reviews: New approach to management pushes innovation by design Design Thinking: Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience and Brand Value Edited […]

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Asian Library research workshop on immigration

by Glenn Drexhage on May 13, 2010

An upcoming workshop that’s part of the Asian Library’s 50th anniversary celebrations will focus on Chinese immigration patterns, aided by a head tax database that was launched in 2008. The “Workshop on the Taishan and Zhongshan Immigrants in North America” will enable community members, UBC students and scholars from around the world to conduct research […]

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Asian Library: Where research meets community

by Jessica Woolman on May 11, 2010

More than 150 supporters came to celebrate the past and anticipate the future as they commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Asian Library in early March, 2010. Emeritus librarians and professors who helped build the Library joined students, staff and dignitaries in the Asian Centre, including the President of Sanyo Canada, Koshi Terakawa; the Consul-General […]

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Picturing Canadian children’s literature

by Glenn Drexhage on May 11, 2010

A fascinating exhibition that complements the release of a new book on children’s literature is now on display at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) division. Picturing Canada: Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books and Publishing, highlights Canadian picturebooks from the last 200 years. The exhibition includes rare children’s books as well as popular productions […]

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New shows at the Learning Centre Gallery

by Glenn Drexhage on May 11, 2010

Art fans, take note: two new exhibitions are now on display at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Beyond the Words features portraits of writers by the late Carl Kohler (1919-2006), a Neo-Modernist/Abstract Swedish artist. Subjects including Franz Kafka, Anaïs Nin, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Günter Grass and others are featured in mediums such as […]

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New site bolsters Chung Collection

by Glenn Drexhage on May 5, 2010

The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection, a designated national treasure, has a new virtual home. The handsome website, found at, highlights the Chung Collection’s three main themes: immigration and settlement, early British Columbia history, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Focus groups consisting of faculty, staff, students and community members provided […]

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David Lam Library closes for renovations

by Glenn Drexhage on April 26, 2010

The David Lam Library will close for renovations on May 1, 2010 and re-open in January 2011. Although this will be a challenging time, it will also be worthwhile. The benefits to future students and instructors from the refurbished and redesigned space will be significant. Below are answers to some FAQs for your information. UBC […]

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UBC site of major library conference in 2012

by Glenn Drexhage on April 20, 2010

UBC has been selected as the host campus for the 2012 meeting of the ALADN Conference. ALADN, which stands for the Academic Library Advancement and Development Network, is a group that focuses on fundraising and development issues for academic and research libraries in North America. Members include professionals involved in development and advancement. UBC was […]

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Winning with LibQUAL

by Glenn Drexhage on April 19, 2010

The 2010 LibQUAL survey is over – and UBC Library is happy to announce that participant Sara Komarnisky is the lucky winner of a $200 gift card to UBC Bookstore. Sara, pictured above with University Librarian Ingrid Parent (left) and LibQUAL Project Leader Margaret Friesen, is a PhD student in socio-cultural anthropology who began her […]

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