LAW LIBRARY level 3: K5170 .P38 2018
George Pavlich, Criminal Accusation: Political Rationales and Socio-Legal Practices (Abingdon: Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD984 .N49 2018
Amy Goymour, Stephen Watterson & Martin Dixon, eds., New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and Solutions (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2018).
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LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD2115 .F58 2017
Sean Fitzgerald, Shareholders’ Agreements (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD7134 .M36 2017
Lord Mance &Jacob Turner, Privy Council Practice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE3404 .M363 2018
Christopher P. Manfredi & Antonia Maioni, Health Care and the Charter: Legal Mobilization and Policy Change in Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJ147 .H47 2018
Tamar Herzog, A Short History of European Law: The Last Two and a Half Millennia (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE8781.C75 R43 2017
Stefania Carnevale, Serena Forlati & Orsetta Giolo, eds., Redefining Organised Crime: A Challenge for the European Union? (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017).

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC iSchool. In the post-print information era, how do libraries manage scholarly information? Academic libraries have developed alongside technology, but technology is now changing the structures of information creation, dissemination, retrieval, and preservation. The use of technology in and by libraries, and by the scholars whom they serve, has raised new questions for librarians about their work and its place within the academy.

This presentation explores how forces and critical issues that are now shaping academic libraries are deepening their engagement with scholars and helping to build platforms and relationships that expand the pathways of creation, discovery, learning, and dialogue. We will consider several of these phenomena and how they may contribute to expanded roles for libraries and a new era of library work.

Speaker Bio

Susan E. Parker was appointed University Librarian at the University of British Columbia starting on September 1, 2017. She was previously the Deputy University Librarian at UCLA from 2005 until mid-2017, where she had a broad administrative and operations portfolio that included budget and fiscal planning, space planning and renovation, assessment, programming, and various user services. From 2015-2017, she served as interim Director of Library Special Collections. She was Associate Dean of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge from 1997-2005.

Parker is known as a speaker and author of numerous publications on library leadership and disaster planning in libraries. Her ALA, LAMA, and ACRL service extends over more than 30 years. She earned a B.A. in History and English from Earlham College, an M.A. in U.S. history from Indiana University, a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Capella University, and the M.L.S. from Queens College, City University of New York. Parker was a member of the 2003 class of UCLA Senior Fellows and a member of the 2013-15 cohort of ARL Leadership Fellows.
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Select Articles and Books Available at UBC Library

Susan, E. Parker. (2012). Innovation and Change: Influences of Pre-Disaster Library Leadership in a Post-Disaster Environment. Advances in Library Administration and Organization, 31, 121-204. doi:10.1108/S0732-0671(2012)0000031006. [Link]

Susan E. Parker, Don Jaeger & Kristen Kern. (2008) What to Do When Disaster Strikes. The Serials Librarian, 44(3-4), 237-242, doi: 10.1300/J123v44n03_13. [Link]


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Once Upon a Pop-up is on display on level 1 (RBSC reading room) and level 2 (main foyer) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from April 11 through May 31, 2018.

Image from Wither's EmblemesThis past spring term, Rare Books and Special Collections hosted a number of classes from a wide variety of disciplines, including English, history, art history, German studies, Asian studies, and many more. We love hosting classes, as it allows us to introduce so many more students to our amazing collections. We especially love to see the results of the students’ work with our collections and the incredible insights they bring to their topics. Now we’re very happy to share some of this great student work with you!

One of the assignments for Professor Patsy Badir’s course, “Image and Text in Seventeenth Century Literature,” was an in-depth exploration of a single book from a selection of 17th-century items here at RBSC. Students were asked to research the history of the item and introduce it to a public audience online. We have a few of these student projects to share with you and hope you enjoy them. Perhaps you will be inspired to stop by RBSC to see one of the items for yourself!

First up: Aiden Tait’s exploration of George Wither’s Collection of Emblemes, Ancient and Moderne:


Register Now for the Next Open Scholarship in Practice Day – May 2

Open scholarship, which encompasses open science, open access, open data, open education, and all other forms of openness in the scholarly and research environment, is transforming how knowledge is created and shared.
Join us for a full day of workshops exploring the practice of open scholarship – from new tools that can increase the reproducibility of research, to new pedagogies that become possible when students and faculty become co-creators engaged in generative knowledge creation. Hear from UBC colleagues who are incorporating “openness” in innovative ways to enhance teaching, research, and public impact.
Featured sessions include:

  • hands-on training for tools such as Open Science Framework, GitHub, WeBwork, Pressbooks
  • next steps in Canada’s Tri-Council Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management
  • faculty lightning talks on open education tools and practices at UBC.

Eric Eich, Vice Provost and Associate VP Academic and Jason Pither, Associate Professor of Biology at UBC Okanagan, are among those leading UBC’s efforts towards a more open research culture. “There’s clearly a huge appetite among UBC researchers to learn how to ensure their work is reproducible, transparent, and open. We’re excited about all the initiatives surrounding open scholarship at UBC, and look forward to describing some of these efforts to the UBC community.”

Christina Hendricks, Deputy Academic Director of CTLT adds that open education “activities have the potential to engage students more in what they’re doing, and also thereby help promote deeper learning, since their work will have more lasting and widespread value.”

The event will be held May 2, 9am-4pm at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. All events are free and open to all but registration is required. Lunch and coffee breaks provided. The full program with registration links is available at Space is limited so register by April 25th.


The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be open 24 hours a day from Monday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 25.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: E98.S77 B67 2018
Lindsay Keegitah Borrows, Otter’s Journey Through Indigenous Language and Law (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HQ767.5.C2 A245 2017
Shannon Stettner, Kristin Burnett & Travis Hay, eds., Abortion: History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice After Morgentaler (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1730 .S36 2017
John P. Sanderson & William D. Cole, The Art of Collective Bargaining (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2017)

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K4095 .D46 2017
Paul Stephen Dempsey, Public International Air Law (Montreal: William S. Hein & Co., Inc. for the Centre for Research of Air and Space Law, McGill University, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE226.R37 C73 2018
Elaine Craig, Putting Trials on Trial: Sexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal Profession (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018).
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LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF240 .G47 2016
Joseph L. Gerken, The Invention of Legal Research (Getzville: William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3:
Paul Bergman, Patrick Goodman & Thomas Holm, Cracking the Case Method, Legal Analysis for Law School Success, 2d ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC1612 .C38 2017
Marta Infantino & Eleni Zervogianni, eds., Causation in European Tort Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC4445 .P67 2018
Roman Petrov & Peter Van Elsuwege, eds., Post-Soviet Constitutions and Challenges of Regional Integration: Adapting to European and Eurasian Integration Projects (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC8465 .L39 2017
Uladzislau Belavusau & Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Law and Memory: Towards Legal Governance of History Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3:
Ralph H. Folsom, European Union Law including Brexit in a Nutshell, 9th ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNN4417 .X538 2017
Yun Xia, Down with Traitors: Justice and Nationalism in Wartime China (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KU1710 .C73 2017
Lisa Burton Crawford et al., Public Law and Statutory Interpretation: Principles and Practice (Annandale: The Federation Press, 2017).


With more than 2200 books in its fly-fishing and angling collection, the Harry Hawthorn Foundation at UBC Library has grown considerably from a relatively modest beginning. In 1953, after a successful fishing trip at Upper Campbell Lake on Vancouver Island, the nine founding members collected a grand sum of $13.50 in fines and good-natured bets from that weekend’s activities and established a trust fund.

At first, the Harry Hawthorn collection was built book-by-book in what Stanley Read, the Foundation’s first Secretary, called a “somewhat unplanned and erratic, ordering of books on angling and game fish.” Over time, however, the Foundation has been the recipient of many generous gifts including the Stanley Read Endowment and the Haig Brown Memorial endowments, resulting in the robust collection we have today. The work continues steadily, with 23 new books added to the collection in 2017/2018, including two deluxe editions.

At the heart of the Foundation exists a passion for angling and our local lakes and rivers, but it’s clear that the camaraderie of the sport is paramount. In his chronicle of the Foundation’s birth and history, Read writes nostalgically about that fateful trip to Upper Campbell Lake: “It was a pleasant, warm and friendly place. The evenings were passed in good conversation; and during the long days we fished.”

The annual fishing trip to Pennask Lake in the BC Interior is now a long-standing tradition among Foundation members. Similarly, as membership has grown, so have the opportunities to bring anglers and their guests together at events like the Harry Hawthorn Foundation Luncheon, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

With characteristic enthusiasm, Read sums up exactly what keeps everyone coming back each year. “Of all branches of sporting literature in the development of western civilization, the literature of angling is the most extensive, the most interesting, and, even to the general reader, the most rewarding.”

Learn how you can get involved with the Harry Hawthorn Foundation by visiting the website.

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