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For the eleventh consecutive year, UBC Library and the Alma Mater Student Society are running their Food for Fines Campaign.

From October 21 to November 3, $2 will be waived for every non-perishable food item (up to a maximum of $30). Donations are also welcome! Food items are distributed to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and the AMS Food Bank. Visit the AMS Food Bank site for a list of food items that are in high demand.

Find us on Facebook & Twitter (#ubcfoodforfines).

The Canadian Library Association has declared October 18 as Canadian Library Support Staff Day.

It’s a day to recognize and give thanks to Library support staff who help deliver programs and services to their communities (and in our case, faculty and students). We believe that the contributions of all our Library staff are essential.

Earlier this month, University Librarian Ingrid Parent received a message of thanks from Derek Gregory, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor and Professor of Geography: 

“I’ve been meaning to write this note [to] tell you how very much I value the UBC Library system…I’ve also come to value the extraordinary holdings, both physical and digital, in the collections and the increasing ease of access to them…I realise how difficult this must be to maintain, given rising costs and falling budgets, so I’m under no illusions about how precarious this all is and how much work must be involved in maintaining such an excellent, truly vital resource for us all.” 

If you’re dropping by any of our Library branches today, take some time to say thanks or high-five to your favorite Library staff – they’ll appreciate the recognition!


Learn to use RefWorks citation management to organize your sources: PDFs, books, articles, web pages and more. 

When? Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Where? Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25


Register here:

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