The following events take place at UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in conjunction with the 2008 Congress of the Humanities and Sciences (

Anne of Green Gables: A Literary Icon at 100
Exhibition schedule: May 31 to June 8, 2008
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall

Exhibit Opening & Symposium

Saturday, May 31, 2008
Exhibit – Lillooet Room
Symposium – Dodson Room

Both the exhibit and symposium are open to the public.


10:30 a.m. to noon, Dodson Room
Leading and Emerging Scholars Reflect on Anne of Green Gables in the Centenary Year
Chair: Irene Gammel


12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., Dodson Room
Looking for Anne; Exhibit Opening and Book Signing with Curator and Author Irene Gammel
The exhibit opening talk in the Dodson Room is followed by an exhibit tour and book signing by Irene Gammel in the Lillooet Room.

1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Guided tours of the Lillooet exhibit

4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Anne of Green Gables: New Directions
A workshop co-hosted with the University of Toronto Press, Dodson Room


4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dodson Room
Anne of Green Gables: New Directions at 100

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Exhibit tour, Lillooet Room

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UBC By Design
(Re)constructing Spaces of Academic Culture and Community

What is the University? Why is the design important? Who defines its purposes and fabric? How is it experienced?

May 22 to June 6, 2008
Koerner Library, 1958 Main Mall
Visual Arts Gallery, Level 1
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Congress Book Fair at UBC’s Student Recreation Centre (the Bird Coop)
6000 Student Union Boulevard

From May 31 to June 3, the UBC Library Vault ( will have a table at the Congress Book Fair, and will sell Library Vault card sets, tote bags and vases.

June 4, 2008
At 4 p.m., the Bibliographical Society of Canada will tour Rare Books and Special Collections, located on the first level of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. This will be followed by a 4:30 p.m. reception at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, located on the fourth level of the Learning Centre.

Music Library
The Canadian Association of Music Libraries and Archives will meet with the Canadian University Music Society at Congress 2008 from June 5 to June 8. Most sessions will be held in the Music Building (6361 Memorial Road). On June 6, there will be a tour of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, along with a display of items from the Stravinsky Collection and the Philip J. Thomas Popular Song Collection at Rare Books and Special Collections. There will also be joint sessions and concerts held by the two groups over the four days.

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