With her practicum just around the corner, Glichelle Pereyra talks to us about her decision to come back to school for a Bachelor of Education, and how the Education Library is helping her succeed. From borrowing Micro-bits to attending workshops, Glichelle gives us insight to how she made the most of what the Library has to offer and how easily you can too.

Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library is excited to announce a new public exhibition in the Chung Collection exhibition room, “Fashioning the Landscape: Women’s Interwar Sportswear at the Canadian Pacific Railway Resorts.” The exhibition has been guest curated by Klahanie Research.

Interwar CPR brochures courted elite female consumers by advertising resorts as more gender neutral spaces than day-to-day life. Images of progressive women’s sportswear, which borrowed from men’s fashion, were used to rationalize and naturalize the rugged activities of the recreational holiday landscape. Distant, isolated, outdoor locations helped to relax social codes that would have been more vigorously enforced in more formal, populated urban centres. With the removal of city clothes, women symbolically shed workplace and household inequalities and seized pleasure with an outfit for every activity. From arrival to an evening of
glamour, this exhibit explores the sportswear of: golf, hiking, skiing, canoeing, swimming, and riding, worn across CPR resorts.

“Fashioning the Landscape: Women’s Interwar Sportswear at the Canadian Pacific Railway Resorts,” which is free and open to the public, will be on display in the exhibition room of the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection, in the Rare Books and Special Collections reading room. The RBSC reading room is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-2521 or rare.books@ubc.ca.

The ASRS is currently experiencing service delays in certain areas due to a mechanical issue.

Please call the IKBLC circulation desk at (604) 822-8149 before picking up material.

Our new Collection Spotlight is up.  “Winter Wonderland” is a gathering of children’s books with a winter theme.

Primary (K-3)
All you need for a snowman    PZ4.9.S344 Al 2002
Bear’s winter party  PZ4.9.H63 Br 2016
Bedtime for Bear   PZ4.9.H45497 Bd 2010
Counting on snow   PZ4.9.N4835 Cn 2010
Every autumn comes the bear   PZ10.3.A86923 Ev 1993
Footprints in the snow   PZ4.9.M3888 Ft 2007
Frederick   PZ4.9.L66 FR 1987
Holly’s red boots   PZ4.9.C436 Hs 2008
In the snow   PZ4.9.C64446 In 2009
Jillian Jiggs and the great big snow   PZ4.9.G546 Jl 2002
Kitten’s winter   PZ4.9.F4684 Kw 2011
Littlest sled dog   PZ4.9.K957 Lt 2008
Mary of Mile 18   PZ4.9.B533 Mr 2001
Mountain of mittens   PZ4.9.P626174 Mt 2007
Names for snow   PZ4.9.B3941 Nm 2003
No two snowflakes   PZ4.9.F5743 Nt 2001
One snowy night   PZ4.9.B979 On 2004
One winter night   PS8623.L69 O54 2006
Over and under the snow   PZ4.9.M48187 .M475 2011
Owl moon   QL696.S8 Y64 1987
Perfect snow   PZ4.9.R4544 Pf 2009
Red Fox running   PZ4.9.B942 RD 1993
Singing away the dark   PZ8.3.W8928 Sn 2010 CCBC
Snow   PZ4.9.S414 Sn 1998
Snow day!   PZ4.9.Z4553 Sn 2007 CCBC
Snow surprise   PZ4.9.E673 Sn 2008
Snowballs   PZ4.9.E334 SN 1995
Snowman   PZ4.9.B7646 SN 1978
Snowmen at night   PZ8.3.B865 Sn 2002
Snowmen at work   PZ8.3.B865 Sw 2012
Snowy day   PZ4.9.K2 Sn 1962
Snowy sports: ready, set, play!   PZ4.9.G9218 Sn 2009
Stella, queen of the snow   PZ4.9.G392 Sq 2000
Straight to the pole   PZ4.9.O4944 St 2003
Thomas’ snowsuit   PZ4.9.M947 Th 2011 CCBC
Trudy   PZ4.9.C6634 Tr 2009
Waiting for winter   PZ7.M5483 Wt 2009

Intermediate (4-7)
Cross-country cat   PZ4.9.C128 CR 1979
Greatest skating race : a World War II story from the Netherlands   PZ4.9.B67 Gt 2004
Missuk’s snow geese   PZ4.9.R2788 Ms 2008
Mitten : a Ukrainian folktale   PZ7.3.DK2 B727 MT 1989
Moominland midwinter   PZ7.J247 Mn 1992
Snow music   PZ4.9.P314 Sn 2003
Snowboard twist   PZ4.9.G464 Sw 2004
Snowflake Bentley   QC858.B46 M37 1998
Stone Fox   PZ7.G173 ST 1980A
Tomten   PZ4.9.L6585 TO
Winter eyes   PZ8.3.F655 Wn 1999
Winter poems   PZ8.29 .W55 1994
Winter room   PZ7.P2843 WN 1989

Hockey/Skating – Primary
Farm team   PZ4.9.B2196 Fr 2006
First hockey words   PE1449 .G87 2014 CCBC
Henry Holton takes the ice  PZ4.9.B7331466 Hn 2015 CCBC
Hockey tree   PZ4.9.W2134 Hc 2006
Lucy tries short track   PZ8.3.B6668 Lh 2016 CCBC
My granny loves hockey   PZ4.9.W43243 My 2014 CCBC
Skating with the bears   PZ4.9.B73896 Sk 2004

Hockey/Skating – Intermediate
Boy in number four   GV848.5.O7 K65 2014 CCBC
Brady Brady superstar hockey collection   PZ7.S534253 Bs 2015 CCBC
Crosby’s golden goal   PZ4.9.L566 Cr 2012
Gretzky’s game   PZ4.9.L566 Gr 2005
Hero named Howe   PZ4.9.L566 Hr 2013 CCBC
Hockey sweater   PZ7.C2327 Hc 2014 CCBC
How figure skating works   GV850.4 .T465 2009
Ice time   PZ7.1.T746 Ic 2015 CCBC
One hockey night   PZ4.9.W2134 On 2010
Peter Puck and the stolen Stanley Cup   PZ7.M1499 Pr 2015 CCBC
Puckster plays the hockey mascots   PZ4.9.S36553 Pp 2014 CCBC
Skate, Robyn, skate!   PZ7.H882 Sk 2004
Skating for power & speed: hockey the NHL way   GV847.25 .R6829 2002
Skating shoes   PZ7.S914 SK 1951
Timberwolf tracks   PZ7.B79984 Tf 2009
Up your game on and off the ice   GV847.25 .S88 2015
Where’s my hockey sweater?   PZ4.9.T475 Wh 2005

French
Franklin joue au hockey sur glace   PZ23.J46 Fn 2004
Grand Gretzky   PZ23.L54167 Gr 2005
Habit de neige, L’   PZ20.9.M896 Hb 1987
Hiver   PZ20.9.O628 HV 1982
Hiver, ou, Le Bonhomme sept heures, L’   PZ20.9.A539 HV 1980
Lili Tire-bouchon et ses cochons de neige   PZ23.G55 Jl 2002
Livre de l’hiver, Le   QH81 .O885 1983
Lucy fait du patinage de vitesse   PZ24.3.B69 Lh 2016 CCBC
Mon amie la neige   QC926.37 .K36 2006
Une mauvaise journée pour Benjamin   PZ20.9.B689 Mv 1996
Simon et les flocons de neige   PZ20.9.T582 SM 1988

Non-Fiction
Alpine skiing   GV854.875 .W58 2010
Bugs and bugsicles : insects in winter   QL496 .H36 2010
Building an igloo   E99.E7 S849 1990
Hibernation   QL755 .H54 2008
Long shot   GV848.W55 Z84 2007
Pink power   GV848.6.W65 S38 2007
Seasons of the year   QB637.4 .S725 2011
Shortest day : celebrating the winter solstice   GT4995.W55 P44 2003
Snow and ice : Canadian winter weather   QC981.3 .M675 2005
Snowy science : 25 cool experiments   QB637.8 .L48 2011
Why do geese fly south in winter? : a book about migration   QL754 .A52 2007
Winter book   PN6071.W575 W55 2008

DVDs & Videos
In winter still [videorecording] : a Claude Monet story   ND553.M7 I55 2011 dvd
Sing the cold winter away [sound recording] : family songs for wintertime   M1992.R45 S56 2009 cd
Sweater [videorecording] : a childhood recollection   PN1997.5 .S93 2007 dvd

Stephanie Savage Library employee profile

Stephanie Savage has spent the past two years developing her career and a new job portfolio as UBC Library’s Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian. “I was able to be creative in initiating projects, developing connections across the library and campus, and taking the opportunity to do things that hadn’t been done before.”

After living in Montreal, Japan and Winnipeg, Stephanie returned to Vancouver, ready for the next step in her career. Stephanie started her librarianship journey as a UBC iSchool student in the Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program. She recalls learning about copyright during her studies, “I learned a lot about what the job would entail and it kept me interested and I decided to continue to pursue it in my professional career”.

Stephanie takes the initiative to start her own projects, build expertise and expand her skillset beyond the library: “We are lucky to be in a place where some of the most exciting research in the world is going on, so I always try to remember to go to talks or events on campus,” she says. “It could be an opportunity to get broader insight to what’s going on and what’s important to people on campus.”

In her day-to-day, Stephanie helps graduate students, researchers and faculty members with scholarly communications and copyright compliance. Stephanie is also looking for ways to engage with different groups from the UBC community, and is now working on an Alma Mater Society (AMS) grant-funded project that involves undergraduate student journals.

With her growing network and advocacy for open scholarship practices, she hopes to contribute to her industry by seizing opportunities to work with colleagues across multiple institutions on a local and national level.

Thinking about the next steps in her career, Stephanie is looking forward to publishing her first research paper and hopes to build campus fluency around Open Access and Open Educational Resources. “I believe in the work and it’s important to think about the research and publication process being available and equitable. If we can change people’s workflows or get them to consider publishing Open Access or to put materials in cIRcle, I think that cumulatively has an impact.”

For early career professionals, Stephanie shares, “it’s really important in the beginning to make that effort and get out of your branch or wheelhouse and make connections early on. A lot of the way innovation happens, in my experience, is through serendipitous connections with people.”

Learn more about Scholarly Communications and Open Access

In a previous blog post, we discussed John Gerard’s The herball, or, Generall historie of plants (1597), a book that features lists of plants with accompanying descriptions of their properties. For this blog, we will introduce more illustrations of plants in our Open Collections.

Botanical and ethnological appendix to Menzies’ journal of Vancouver’s voyage, April to October, 1792

Archibald Menzies was a Scottish surgeon, botanist and naturalist. He joined Captain George Vancouver’s voyage around the world in 1790 and kept a journal (source: Wikipedia). In 1923, part of Menzies’ journal that related to Vancouver Island and Puget Sound was published in Victoria, BC.

British botanist and ethnographic researcher Charles F. Newcombe made this appendix, introducing plants collected by Menzies on the north-west coast of America. It contains 5 illustrations, 3 of which were drawn by Menzies.

Alpine flora of the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Written by American botanist Stewardson Brown, this book is a guide to the rich and interesting flora of the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks. It is illustrated with plenty of water-colour drawings and photographs – here are some of our favorites.

What’s up buttercup?

These orchids have a funny name, lady’s slipper.

Here are more orchids in Canadian Rockies.Here are some berries from the rose family.

Finally, here are some anemone flowers:

 

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada providing access to a collection of over 7M items. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions on two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), including one off-site hospital library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning. The UBC Library Strategic Framework can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

In support of UBC Library’s Strategic Framework and UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan, the Indigenous Programs and Information Services Librarian will work to promote Indigenous scholarship, Indigenous information services, and Indigenous research collections across UBC and the broader community. This position will help implement the UBC Library’s Indigenous engagement priorities through the Xwi7xwa Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s community engagement programming. The Indigenous Programs and Information Services Librarian will take innovative and creative approaches to the sustainability of existing services and programs and the development of innovative services and programs. This position will work closely with librarians and staff in the Xwi7xwa Library. Initiatives will be undertaken in consultation with the Xwi7xwa Head.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head of Xwi7xwa Library. May hire, train and supervise graduate and other student assistants working in areas for which the librarian is responsible. Works closely with Indigenous students, faculty, staff, the wider campus community, First Nations and Indigenous communities and organizations, and the general public. Works collaboratively with librarians and other colleagues on a range of initiatives related to Indigenous education, research, and scholarship.  Consults with the UBC Library Communications and Marketing team and the First Nations House of Learning communications team to ensure UBC brand guidelines and processes are adhered to. 

 

DUTIES:

LIAISON, STUDENT OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Leads the implementation of external Indigenous community engagement programs prioritized by Xwi7xwa and IKBLC, especially in support of community-led, Indigenous information management capacity building training workshops (i.e. archives, libraries, records, digital preservation, and digitization). Serves as Program Manager of the Indigitization program, in collaboration with experts at the Museum of Anthropology, the iSchool, and the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections at the University of Northern British Columbia. Works with program partners in other UBC academic departments and external organizations to maximize program reach across B.C. Works with the Head, Xwi7xwa Library on engagement projects and programs in support of Musqueam Indian Band priorities and participates in related engagement meetings. Networks with the broader community of local, provincial, national, and international Indigenous libraries and information services. Leads the programming of an annual June exhibition in IKBLC by identifying prospective partners, supporting their content development, and coordinating the exhibit installation.

Liaises with assigned academic departments that deliver Indigenous content to enhance the value of the Library as a partner in research and scholarship. Works with UBC librarians and student services units that support Indigenous students and scholarship. Participates in campus and community engagement activities in support of the First Nations House of Learning and UBC Library. Develops outreach and engagement initiatives that bring mutual benefit to the University and communities involved.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Works with UBC Library Communications and Marketing and the First Nations House of Learning communications team to create, update and distribute promotional and informational materials for the Xwi7xwa branch and specific programs, including social media, branch website, digital signage, and promotional and community outreach materials.

 

PUBLIC SERVICES

Participates in the delivery of public services, including reference, information services, orientation, and instruction. Participates in maintaining and developing Indigenous content for teaching and research, including the branch website, user guides, and collections in repositories such as cIRcle. Makes recommendations on the application of current and emerging technologies for scholarship and public services. Assists with the assessment of public services and programs at UBC Library. 

 

COLLECTIONS DEVELOPMENT

Contributes to collection development work in the Xwi7xwa Library. Assists with the selection, assessment, and processing of gifts. Liaises with potential donors and contributors to the Library’s institutional repository, cIRcle.  Participates in community engagement work associated with Indigenous metadata to develop culturally appropriate representations of Indigenous scholarship. Contributes to the ongoing development of Indigenous collections policies for Indigenous library, archival and digital library collection. 

 

OTHER

Serves on library and other committees where appropriate.  Carries out other projects and assignments as determined by the Head, Xwi7xwa Library. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. May represent UBC Library at wider community events.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Required

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous scholarship, Indigenous information services, and Canadian Aboriginal people’s histories and cultures
  • Strong information technology and digital literacy skills
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as a team member with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Cultural fluency for Indigenous contexts
  • A personal commitment to diversity and inclusion with particular emphasis on barrier identification and removal

Preferred

  • Experience within an academic library
  • Degree in First Nations and Indigenous Studies or a related discipline
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities
  • Understanding of community engagement processes and strategies, in particular within the context of post-secondary education
  • Understanding of Indigenous advisory models, in particular within the context of post-secondary education
  • Experience writing for the web (especially using WordPress)
  • Experience using multiple social media platforms and experience extracting and interpreting analytics data
  • Experience working with informational and instructional content, including basic knowledge in using Adobe programs
  • Proficiency in an Indigenous language
  • Prior team dynamics training (e.g. conflict resolution, leadership, or appreciative inquiry)
  • Up to three years of experience as a professional librarian working in areas related to the above qualifications

 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Courteous and effective provision of reference and instruction services. Timely, well organized communications, including written reports and promotion materials. Effective training and supervision of student assistants. Stays informed about current developments in the field, including emergent technologies, and shares this knowledge with colleagues and users. Knowledge of Aboriginal collections, services, relationships and protocols, especially as they relate to B.C. Knowledge of Indigenous scholarship, histories, and cultures. Commitment to and competence in culturally safe engagement and program delivery with Indigenous peoples.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY

This position is a full-time, ongoing appointment.

We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 3 years of experience.  However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight January 4, 2020.

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada providing access to a collection of over 7M items. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions on two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), including one off-site hospital library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning. The UBC Library Strategic Framework can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/.  To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Provides reference and information services for Indigenous research topics to Indigenous students, members of the University community, and Indigenous people and organizations.  Assumes responsibility for designated subject areas and liaison with assigned departments. Participates in the development of the Xwi7xwa library collection. Provides instruction and assistance in use of information resources. Plans and implements services that respond to the information needs of users in the Xwi7xwa Library. Participates in the development of library policy, procedures, and services. Assumes responsibility for coordination and management of staff, services and projects as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous scholarship, Indigenous information services, and Canadian Aboriginal people’s histories and cultures
  • Experience working with Indigenous people
  • Cultural fluency for Indigenous contexts
  • A personal commitment to diversity and inclusion with particular emphasis on barrier identification and removal
  • Strong information technology and digital literacy skills
  • Enthusiasm and ability to teach classes and make presentations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with experience writing for online platforms
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as a team member with strong interpersonal skills

Preferred

  • Experience within an academic library
  • Degree in First Nations and Indigenous Studies or a related discipline
  • Proficiency in an Indigenous language
  • Prior team dynamics training (e.g. conflict resolution, leadership, or appreciative inquiry)
  • Up to two years of experience as a professional librarian working in areas related to the above qualifications is preferred

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head, Xwi7xwa Library. Consults with colleagues as required. Contributes to and participated in the UBC First Nations Longhouse community. Works with faculty, staff, students and the public. Supervises work of library assistants. Assigns and supervises work of public services student assistants. Reports on student work to the Head, Xwi7xwa Library.

 

DUTIES:

  • Provides training and supervision of students providing information and reference services.
  • Oversees the provision of reference and information services, including the triaging of questions, and responds to questions escalated due to complex or comprehensive nature
  • Organizes and provides of instruction in research strategies and the use of information sources. Develops and maintains library web resources in designated areas of subject responsibility. Prepares guides and handouts in appropriate formats.
  • Selects collections materials in all formats for assigned subject areas. Assists in development of collection policies.
  • Initiates and maintains contact with faculty in assigned departments. Informs faculty of resources and services available. Discusses collection needs with faculty.
  • Keeps up with the literature and research developments in areas of specialization. Maintains expertise in electronic information resources and technologies. Keeps current with changing professional expectations, services requirements, and developments in academic libraries.
  • Other duties as required.

 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Courteous and effective provision of reference and instruction services. Timely, well organized communications, including written reports and promotion materials. Effective training and supervision of student assistants. Stays informed about current developments in the field, including emergent technologies, and shares this knowledge with colleagues and users. Knowledge of Aboriginal collections, services, relationships and protocols, especially as they relate to B.C. Knowledge of Indigenous scholarship, histories, and cultures. Commitment to and competence in culturally safe engagement and program delivery with Indigenous peoples. Effective instruction and teaching. Current and comprehensive knowledge of the range of interdisciplinary Indigenous subject areas.  Effective use of electronic information and technologies. Effective development of collections to support the needs of users.  Innovative and creative approach to ongoing development of services.  Responsiveness to needs of faculty, students, and other users. 

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY

This position is a full-time, term appointment for one year with a possibility of extension.

We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 3 years of experience.  However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight January 4, 2020.

 

 

Did you know that, in 1998, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) was founded by John Willinsky in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC)? Its aim was and still is today to “improv[e] the scholarly and public quality of research”.

UBC “support[s] scholarly pursuits that contribute to knowledge and understanding within and across disciplines and seek[s] every opportunity to share them broadly” as outlined in the From UBC’s Place and Promise Strategic Plan and echoed in the Library’s Strategic Framework. Discover why PKP is a critical platform in open scholarly communications infrastructure via Digital Programs and Services at UBC Library.

 

Read the Library’s full PKP blog post

 

Explore Open Journals Systems (OJS)

 

Find out more about Open UBC

 

 

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