LAW LIBRARY level 3: KDC188.D66 C48 2010
Matthew Chapman, The Snail and the Ginger Beer: The Singular Case of Donoghue V Stevenson (London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2010).

Are you struggling with a particular feature(s) of Connect, want a quick recap or just need to discuss the structure of your course materials? Do you have questions about copyright or need help creating your course reserves lists? If yes, come to the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s all day drop-in – talk to the specialists and get one-on-one assistance with your Connect course! This drop-in session will be held: 

Jan 9, 2014

9:00am – 4:00pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – Seminar Room 2.22A/B


We are also offering virtual ONLINE support on January 9, 2013 between from 9-4pm. Please see this link below for more details:

Registration is not necessary for this event.


workbookAll-girls schools may be more orderly, but they are also bastions of strict conformity in which non-feminine behaviour is ruthlessly stamped out, according to a Concordia University study that may have implications in the ongoing push for single-sex education in Canadian schools.

Read the National Post article here:

using_computer“As education budgets grow tighter, teachers across the country are turning to a new crowdsourcing website to purchase school supplies for their students.

The website — — was launched just a few months ago, and has since raised thousands of dollars to pay for more than 200 projects in publicly-funded classrooms.

After submitting a proposal to the website, one Toronto teacher was able to raise more than $1,600 to buy five video cameras for her communications technology class.”

Read more at the CTV News site:

From today’s NYT:

Yuri Milner, the Russian entrepreneur, philanthropist and self-described “failed physicist” who made a splash two years ago when he began handing out lavish cash awards to scientists, announced Thursday that he was expanding the universe of his largess again: This time, he will begin handing out $3 million awards to mathematicians.


It is a pleasure to announce that the Think Tank 3 Summary Report just arrived in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository! According to cIRcle statistics, it has been accessed and/or downloaded by the following “Top Country Views”: Canada, United States, Belgium, Australia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom so far.

The report covers five core themes: operationalizing sustainability; enhancing human well-being; green venues/buildings; measurement and certification; and, business case of sustainability.

Its purpose is to “[e]nhance our understanding of how Universities, sport and community organizations can leverage sport and sustainability; [b]lend academic and practitioner views to explore innovative solutions, effect change, and create a return on investment; and, [b]ring together individuals from universities, community and sport organizations, primarily from Canada and the Pacific Northwest.”

Read the full report via cIRcle at:

Did You Know?

In case you missed it, Professor John Robinson, Associate Provost of UBC Sustainability, presented strategies on sport and sustainability at the Think Tank 3: Program event. This event, hosted by the UBC Centre of Sport and Sustainability on 26-27 September 2013, can be viewed and/or downloaded in cIRcle at:

Ingrid ParentIt has been an exciting year at UBC Library, and I am pleased to share a few highlights with you. Much of our work provides us with an opportunity to connect, learn and grow with our users and community partners. Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment.

The Library continues to advance in the digital world, thanks to the digitization of several important collections. In the spring, the Irving K. Barber learning Centre announced a grant for the B.C. Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program, an important initiative that assists B.C. Indigenous organizations in converting audio cassette tapes for preservation and access. On the opposite end of the spectrum is one of the oldest items in our collection, a medieval manuscript book recently acquired by the Library that provides research and learning opportunities for students and scholars.

Changing campus needs regarding teaching and learning guide the direction of UBC Library, and it was with great excitement that we partnered with the Faculty of Education to launch UBC’s first LOOC. Other changing user needs informed decisions to consolidate services into one-stop service points, as well as renovate key spaces in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. 

Recognizing the achievements of researchers, scholars and community members brings us great satisfaction, and so I was pleased this year to present the inaugural winner of the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on B.C. The Library also awarded the fourth annual UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award, and four students received GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Awards.  

It was a busy year for the Library’s community involvement, both at the local and international level. I was honoured to have served as the first Canadian president of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). My presidency, which concluded this year, provided me with an opportunity to showcase UBC and Canadian accomplishments to the world, and to bring international learnings back to the campus. We were happy to host the 2013 Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance Annual Meeting at UBC Library, and welcome several international visitors throughout the year, including City University (London), Copenhagen Business School and Shanghai Municipal Archives. 

I was appreciative of the opportunity to host a book and film launch in celebration of the Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection, and to recognize one of our most generous supporters. This exceptional collection is one example of the extraordinary resources available to Library users and community partners.

Finally, UBC Library once again partnered with the UBC Alma Mater Society to deliver the 11th annual Food For Fines Campaign. The program raises funds for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and UBC’s AMS Food Bank to support disadvantaged members of the community. I am grateful for the continued generosity of Library users in supporting this important program. 

Best wishes to you throughout the holiday season, and a very Happy New Year.


Ingrid Parent

University Librarian

University of British Columbia

UBC Library Conservator Anne LamaPrevention rather than cure.

It’s a simple yet effective maxim – and one that Anne Lama, Library Conservator, promotes as she cares for UBC Library’s extensive physical collections. “Book damage over time is inevitable, but we can all play a part in preservation with some attention, knowledge and care,” she says.

As UBC Library expands its varied and unique collections, preservation-conservation activities become ever more significant to ensure collections are accessible for years to come. Managing the degradation of materials such as paper, leather, newsprint and other items, is where Lama comes in.

A conservator provides a range of services including treatment and care of collections, examination and documentation, and managing damaged materials through restoration processes. One of Lama’s top priorities is to set up the Library’s conservation lab to oversee the treatment of individual items and collection-level projects. She works closely with staff in Rare Books and Special Collections, and University Archives, to ensure the highest levels of collections care are met. 

Before joining the Library, Lama worked for 10 years as Conservator at the National Archives in Paris, France, and has experience in graphic art restoration. She notes that her work at the Library is a return to her first love – working directly with books – and feels that her new role focuses on the future of her profession.

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