LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJE5132 .F56 2018
Melanie Fink, Frontex and Human Rights: Responsibility in ‘Multi-Actor Situations’ Under the ECHR and EU Public Liability Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).

Asian Library is pleased to announce that Tomoko Kitayama Yen has joined the Library as the new Japanese Studies Librarian.

Tomoko has almost 15 years of experience working at UBC Library as a Library Assistant in collections and technical services. Her library career started as a Japanese Cataloguer at Asian Library, and she is thrilled to return to the branch in her new role, bringing with her a passion for Japanese collections.

Tomoko has a B.A. in history from UBC and has recently completed the coursework for the Master of Library and Information Studies degree at UBC’s iSchool. She once worked for a Tokyo publishing company and taught Japanese in private language schools in Vancouver. Her career focus has been to make information resources accessible at the backend of the library operation, working on acquisitions, cataloguing and collection maintenance. Tomoko is very excited to move onto a role that allows her to work directly with faculty, students and community at the beautiful Asian Centre.

Tomoko is interested in many areas of studies, such as community-oriented librarianship, knowledge organization and classification of non-mainstream disciplines, digital scholarship, and the history of the book. Above all, Tomoko is eager to be of service to the thriving Japan studies communities on campus and beyond. Her goal is to be a facilitator and collaborator to help UBC scholars, including faculty, students and community users discover and make the most of the world’s information resources. Consider Tomoko as a member of your research and learning team. Please contact her at 604-822-0960 or to make an appointment to discuss how she can best support you.

In 1973 library and clerical workers on university and college campuses across British Columbia began organizing as a union in order to represent their collective interests. Workers at University of British Columbia (Local 1), Simon Fraser University (Local 2), Notre Dame University of Nelson (Local 3), Capilano College (Local 4), College of New Caledonia (Local 5), and the Teaching Support Staff at S.F.U. (Local 6) organized over the next two years to collectively form the provincial wide and independent union, the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE).


Association of University and College Employees. Communications (2 of 2), 1980.


AUCE 1 was the first union in Canada to negotiate maternity leave benefits, a historic win for Canadians across the country and still a leave provision that is envied by many countries around the world. Over the next decade AUCE also fought for fair wages, transparent job classifications, child care, and a discrimination-free workplace for people of all genders, sexualities, races, and ethnicities.


Association of University and College Employees. [Provincial Bargaining Strategies conference records], 1982.


The recently launched AUCE Fonds digital collection is a project that was undertaken with the support of CUPE 2950 – Clerical, Library and Theatre Workers at the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia History Digitization Program. With the project having finished its first year, the AUCE Fonds project has made available 13,000 pages of more than 3,100 digital objects and digitization is continuing into the second year of the project.


Association of University and College Employees. Cap Communicator (vol. 2, no. 3), 1977.


In 1987, AUCE members voted to become a chartered local union of the CUPE, CUPE Local 2950. They are an operating local chapter today and is one of the first trade unions in the province to make its records freely available. The digitized materials include newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, collective agreements, and ephemera and will appeal to researchers in labour studies, women’s studies, political science, economics, and sociology.


Association of University and College Employees. [Organizing new locals], 1981.


Explore the collection through the following themes:

Materials are still being digitized and added to the collection.

For more information on the project and to view the growing collection, please visit Due to copyright and privacy concerns, some items have been redacted and others have not been digitized. Please visit the RBSC finding aid to explore the fonds in full.


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