DT159.6.S73 C36 2010 Canada, Parliament, House of Commons, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, The Referendum in Sudan: Where to After 2011?: Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development ([Ottawa]: Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, 2010). Online access: http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2011/parl/XC11-403-1-1-04-eng.pdf E78.B9 F57 2010 Continuing Legal Education Society [...]

On 2 March 2011, Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, will present the above colloquium at the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) Colloquia for Spring 2011.

Abstract: In today’s changing information society, knowledge curation is in demand, information literacy is essential, and those entering the workforce must be ready to demonstrate new competencies. No doubt, the library is a force of change, contributing to and accelerating the ever growing needs of e-research.  Yet libraries can do more. Libraries need to shift their paradigm from “They will come” to “We will go to them” and in doing so, be prepared to explore new methods of outreach and community engagement at a local level and beyond. How do we, as librarians and information professionals, meet these demands? What trends are libraries currently facing that will impact future generations of information professionals? This presentation will address these key issues and offer a review of libraries and librarianship in a global context.

Date: March 2, 2011

Time: 12-1pm

Location: Dodson Room, Room 302 in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus

This colloquium will be webcast through the generous sponsorship of the I.K. Barber Learning Centre.

For more information, please contact Eric Meyers (eric.meyers@ubc.ca) or Aaron Loehrlein (a.loe@ubc.ca).

Above excerpt in italics is courtesy of SLAIS and above image is courtesy of Flickr: UBC Library’s Photostream.

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Feb 24

Improved search function

The helpful folks in our Systems department at UBC Library have made a significant upgrade to the search functionality of the Chung Collection website: you can now choose to search only for items which have an online version currently available. This is a great option for those who are using the collection from away and are unable to come and see the items in person (or who prefer to do research at home in their pyjamas).

Katherine Miller and I will be offering a RefWorks for the Sciences – Mon, 7 March, 10am – 12pm in Woodward library computer lab. Please feel free to register and join us – http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/1092

As part of our ongoing series of blog posts featuring place names in B.C. from the room names in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, today we will take a look at Granby River. Originally referred to as the North Fork of the Kettle River on early B.C. maps, the Granby River meets the Kettle Riverin Grand Forks B.C. and got its name from the Granby Smelting Company which operated on its banks. The owner of the Granby Smelting Company named the company after his hometown in Quebec (see B.C. Geographical Names). The company also expanded into other parts of the province and built a number of “company towns,” as shown by archival material in the Royal B.C. Museum and Archives, the Nanaimo Community Archives, and the Penticton Museum and Archives.

At Rare Books and Special Collections, we have a photo album showing various aspects of the operation of this company in Anyox, B.C., dating from sometime in 1910′s. The photographs show both external and internal views, showing the placement of the plant on the river, the machinery inside, and in some cases employees.

Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Company photo

Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Company photo

Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Company photo

Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Company photo

Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Company photo

Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Company photo

Note that these photographs are not from Granby River, but rather from the company town of Anyox. The Granby company was so influential that the body of water that this plant was on was also named Granby Bay. This photo album is part of our B.C. Historical Photograph Album Collection.  Although the finding aid for this collection is in an older format, the collection is rich with historical views from all of British Columbia.

In the Barber Centre, the Granby River room is a group study room on the 4th floor, facing East Mall. These study rooms are bright and airy, and very popular for group work. They can be booked online.

Group study room in Barber Centre

Group study room in Barber Centre. Photo courtesy of UBC Library (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubclibrary).

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Feb 21

"Lost and Found" at the Japanese Canadian National Museum

The Japanese Canadian National Museum has opened an exhibition of photographs called "Lost and Found." They hope that visitors to the exhibition will recognize people or landmarks in the photographs and contribute this knowledge by leaving a note on pages posted for this purpose beside the photographs.  To learn more about the exhibition and for location and hours, click here.

Dear users – UBC Library is proud to present Summon, your new one-stop search tool.

Summon provides fast, relevance-ranked results on any topic from UBC Library’s collections in a single search. It will let you search the full range of UBC Library’s vast holdings – including books, journals, articles, newspapers, government publications, maps, data, conference proceedings, course materials and more – all in one place.

The launch of Summon underlines a key goal of UBC’s strategic plan: “Enhance and integrate access to print and digital collections to make them easier to find.”

This new discovery tool will make your search efforts quicker and better. Send your comments and questions to lib.summonfeedback@exchange.ubc.ca.

Happy searching!

Did You Know?

It includes open access resources such as cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository and the Library’s digital image collections and more for your research needs. You can find more information on Summon here.

Above excerpt in italics courtesy of Glenn Drexhage, Communications & Marketing Officer, IKBLC

Above image is courtesy of Erin Watkins

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