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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BC History Digitization Program: 2010 Recipients Announced

by Glenn Drexhage on April 14, 2010

A handful of First Nations projects and the first out-of-province initiative are among the successful recipients of the 2010/11 B.C. History Digitization Program (BCHDP) awards. The digitization program, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, was launched in 2006. It provides matching funds that help libraries, archives, museums and other organizations digitize unique […]

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Message from the University Librarian

by Glenn Drexhage on April 7, 2010

Welcome to UBC Library. I joined the Library in July 2009, and I am honoured to belong to this organization and to UBC, one of the world’s great public universities. UBC Library stands out as a leading institution in North America and a high-ranking member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The Library has 21 branches and divisions, including on- and off-campus locations and UBC Okanagan Library.

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Douglas Coupland speaks at the Learning Centre for Media Studies conference

by Glenn Drexhage on April 6, 2010

The upcoming Media Transatlantic conference, which focuses on the topic of media studies, runs from Thursday, April 8 – Saturday, April 10 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Registration is required for the conference, but all are welcome to attend the keynote address by B.C. writer and artist Douglas Coupland, which takes place at […]

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“Kabuki in Print” at UBC’s Asian Library

by Glenn Drexhage on April 1, 2010

Art enthusiasts, take note: “Kabuki in Print” is now available for viewing on the upper level of the Asian Library. The show is presented in celebration of the Asian Library’s 50th anniversary, and in anticipation of the performance of TomoeArts’ production of “ODORI: The World of Kabuki Dance,” which will be performed at UBC’s Frederic […]

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TLEF support for UBC Library

by Glenn Drexhage on April 1, 2010

UBC Library is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of TLEF (Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund) support for two projects. “Online Learning Opportunities for Commuter and Distance Education Students” has been granted more than $25,000, and “Working 2.0: Co-Curricular Learning Tools Assessment, Evaluation and Development for a Business School Learning Commons” has been […]

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RBSC’s Alice in Wonderland collection featured on CBC TV

by Glenn Drexhage on March 31, 2010

UBC Library’s exceptional Alice in Wonderland collection, housed in Rare Books and Special Collections, is featured on CBC TV news. The reporter, Bob Nixon, includes some thoughts and a video clip of the story here.

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UBC, cIRcle excel in global rankings

by Glenn Drexhage on March 26, 2010

The University of British Columbia and its institutional repository both feature prominently in a pair of global rankings. UBC is the top-ranked Canadian university – and 35th in the world – according to research from CSIC (the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), the largest public research body in Spain. A separate CSIC ranking places UBC’s […]

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