Have you seen this banner outside the UBC Education Library branch?  It’s showing just 6 of the exciting new UBC Education Library titles to help you create a “Tech-Infused Practice.”  On the main floor of the branch, just behind the Service Desk, you will see two display shelves.   On the left shelf are Professional books such as the ones below, and on the right shelf are Children’s books with the theme of Technology.

Stop by and see what’s new in Technology Enhanced Learning!

 

A selection of makerspace kits are available to be booked in advance so that students may plan to use them during their practicum visits. Students may reserve Ozobots and Microbits by following the instructions below. Note that there are 2 identical microbit kits for loan. Reservations are available between January and the end of June 2019.

Our new “Poetry for All” Collection Spotlight is up.  Stop by and sign out a book of poetry!

Included in the Spotlight is a section on the works of Dr. Carl Leggo.  Dr. Leggo was a poet and professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia.  He recently passed away in March.  A selection of his books, and books that his works have appeared in, have been included in the Collection Spotlight.

Did you know April is National Poetry Month?

Connecting poetry to the BC curriculum:

“Through their study of language and texts, students have opportunities to develop a lifelong love of reading, writing, and learning and an appreciation for the power, beauty, joy, and artistry of language and texts” (from ELA curriculum rationale)

“Students are expected to…appreciate the power, beauty, and artistry of language and texts and their impact on personal, social, and cultural life” (from ELA curriculum rationale)

Big Ideas:
“Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.”
“Playing with language helps us discover how language works.”

Students are expected to know:

  • Different forms of stories and texts, including poems
  • Literary and poetic devices
  • How to think critically, creatively, and reflectively about a range of texts, including poems

 

Image: Pixabay

 

What is a Research Data Centre (RDC)?

Attend Introduction to the RDC (Research Data Centre)

 

Date: April 2, 2019

Time: 2-3pm

Location: Room B25 – Computer Lab – Woodward Library

 

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Which citation management tool is the best for your research?

Attend Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Research (Beginner)

 

Date: April 4, 2019

Time: 12pm to 2pm

Location: Room 217 – Koerner Library

  

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Explore thesis/dissertation formatting tips and more

Attend Thesis Formatting: Tips, tricks, and resources

 

Date: April 8, 2019

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Room B25 – Computer Lab – Woodward Library

 

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Dig into Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

Attend Literature Reviews: Searching and Keeping Track

 

Date: April 9, 2019

Time: 11am to 1pm

Location: Room B25 – Computer Lab – Woodward Library

 

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cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository

 

UBC Research Commons

 

 

 

 

 

Now that spring is well underway, we’re thinking about ways to enjoy the beautiful sunshine! For this post, we’ve gathered together our favourite images of bicycles from Open Collections.

Recently added to the Uno Langmann Family Collection of British Columbia Photographs, this photograph album documents Clara Wilson’s cycling trips across Canada. Check out the full album for many more photos of her adventures!

Sproat Lake, 1940. From Clara Wilson’s photo album, [Ten Annual Cycling Trips, 1938-1947].

1st Bike Riding Lesson, July 1943. From Clara Wilson’s photo album, [Ten Annual Cycling Trips, 1938-1947].

 

As well as providing transportation, cycling can be a great social activity. Here’s a photograph of a women’s cycling club from 1907:

Cycling club and croquet lawn, 1907.

 

We enjoyed looking at this bicycle route map of Victoria, B.C., from 1897:

The Province pocket road map of Victoria and surroundings: compiled for the use of bicyclists from the government map, 1897.

 

Of course, with bikes, you don’t have to stay on the road. These postcards from the Tremaine Arkley Croquet Collection depict cyclists on the beach and in the woods:

La plage à marée basse, 1919.

Le bois, 1906.

 

We found photos featuring tricycles, unicycles, and even a 15-wheel bicycle in Open Collections:

UBC 44.1/510. Dee, Martin. Participants in Science Week tricycle race, 1990.

Kong, Vincent. [Photograph of Stanley Kong].

UBC 44.1/2454. UBC engineering students on 15-seat bicycle built for Manulife Ride for Heart to raise funds for research, May 1991.

 

Finally, we loved finding these photos of bicyclists on and around campus – from the UBC Archives Photograph Collection:

UBC 41.1/1446-2. Lindner, Franz. Bicyclists on University Boulevard, 1978.

UBC 44.1/1886. Woman on bicycle, 2005.

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