Are you curious which library books are most popular among your peers? We have compiled a list of David Lam Library’s top 10 circulating books (excluding reserve books). For 2018, this list included: -Thinking fast and slow -Designing your life : how to build a well lived joyful life -Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, […]
Are you curious what our Sauder Faculty has been publishing about. There are a few ways to find this information. If you are curious about a particular researcher or department, take a look at the Sauder publications website at http://facultypubs.library.ubc.ca/index.php?hidden_bid=2&year=1&author=1&auth=0&division=1&div=0&department=0&unit=0&search=1&labels=1&newpage=1&display_images=1 This site is updated regularly with new publications constantly being added. In addition to this […]
In honour of International Women’s Day today, we invite you to check out some of the very recent outstanding achievements by our female UBC Sauder students, alumni and faculty, for example: Current BComm students, Kella Chan, Trixie Hernandez and Tessa Yin recently placed first in a North American case competition organized by global consumer goods giant, […]
As the days get shorter, we celebrate Small Business Week 2017 with our partners at the Small Business Accelerator Program. The Small Business Accelerator offers free online access to reliable business information and tools for secondary market research for BC businesses and entrepreneurs. This initiative is led by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. To […]
As the days get shorter, we celebrate Small Business Week 2017 with our partners at the Small Business Accelerator Program. The Small Business Accelerator offers free online access to reliable business information and tools for secondary market research for BC businesses and entrepreneurs. This initiative is led by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. To […]
Ever wonder what your favorite prof is reading? Check out our new faculty and staff picks display at the David Lam Library! You will find titles such as Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works (recommended by Prof. Darren Dahl); The Selfish Gene (recommended by Prof. Kin Lo);  The Life You Can Save: How to […]
It’s the 20th birthday of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the book that started both a literary phenomenon and pop culture tidal wave. In 2015, UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections began acquiring complete sets of first editions of the Harry Potter series. Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) houses significant collections of rare […]

Every Spring since 1981, Vancouver’s Alcuin Society holds a national competition to select the country’s most beautiful books of the previous year. The winning books tour every province in Canada, and are also exhibited at the two major book fairs in Germany, in Frankfurt and Leipzig. As well, copies are donated to the Canadian Embassy Library in Tokyo, where they are exhibited during the Tokyo International Book Fair.

 

The purpose of the competition is to motivate publishers to pay attention to the look of books, as well as to their content. In addition, the Society hopes to encourage book designers by national and international recognition of their work.

 

The books are judged by three different jurors each year – experts in their fields from all over the country, and, occasionally, from abroad. The entire book is taken into account: the cover, the choice of type, layout, white space; paper used, readibility, creativity in design; and most of all, the appropriateness of the design to the content.

 

This March, IKBLC is exhibiting the winners from last year’s competition. There are eight categories of books: from children’s books to pictorial, from poetry to reference. Some of the judges’ comments on what they liked about the books are available, and displayed near the books.

 

PDFs of the full-colour awards catalogues are available online for some of the past competition winners. In mid-March 2017, the Society’s 35th competition will take place in Vancouver, for Canada’s 2016 publications, and when it’s published, this year’s catalogue will be available online as well.

 

This exhibit takes place March 1 to 31, at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (2nd level).

UBC’s Small Business Accelerator Program is celebrating Small Business Week during October 17-21, 2016.  Check out their blog for more details. David Lam Library has put together a book display about entrepreneurship and small business. We also have a temporary collection of small business books in the back of the library. Come check out one of […]
As part of the Plan For Success campaign, David Lam Library has put on a display of books aimed at helping you deepen your understanding of English and learn more about business communication. To find out more about this campaign, check out the  Plan For Success website. You can find more information about Communication Development […]

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