Movement of library materials from the Music Library to the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) continues into next week. If you are looking for Music scores denoted with subclass M, they can be found on Floor 3 of IKBLC. The Music current journals have been moved to IKBLC. They are filed with the Art, Architecture and Planning (AArP) and Math (QA) current journals in call number order on Floor 3 near the entrance.

By the end of this week, the librarianship current journals will be transferred to IKBLC as well. On June 20, the Wilson CD collection will relocate from Koerner Library to IKBLC, where they will be on open shelving on Floor 3 near the current journals. The delivery of the Music collection will take place June 23 – 26.

Collections moves continue in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) this week with deadlines fast approaching. The Reference collection has been moved from Floor 4 to Floor 3, with space left for the incoming Music and SLAIS reference materials.

There are approximately ten thousand items in IKBLC that will need to be interfiled with the Music collection. Approximately 60 book trucks will be lined up on Floor 4 of IKBLC. The materials will remain in call number order and accessible to patrons and staff, and signage will be posted.

Library staff are coordinating to integrate current journals from Music, Woodward, Humanities & Social Sciences and Art, Architecture and Planning (AArP) into one location. They will be located in the first two shelving ranges nearest the entrance on Floor 3 of IKBLC.

As of May 1, UBC Library’s services at St. Paul’s Hospital and the BC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre are changing. Please reference our announcement posted on our website the week of April 17 for more information.

The two spaces will continue to be operated by UBC Faculty of Medicine and will be accessible to UBC faculty and students for research and study.

The Library continues to provide the following services to UBC faculty, staff and students:

  • Online access to UBC Library resources for UBC faculty, staff and students remains uninterrupted by these changes.
  • Inter-library loans and document delivery and recall requests for UBC faculty, staff and students can be picked up at either the Biomedical Branch Library (Diamond Health Care Centre, 2775 Laurel Street, Floor 2) or at the Woodward Library at the UBC Vancouver campus (2198 Health Sciences Mall).
  • For reference and research queries, please contact the Woodward Library at 604-822-4440.

UBC Affiliated Hospital Staff can apply for a Hospital Staff Card by visiting the Biomedical Branch Library or Woodward Library. For more information on library cards, visit the Library services website.

Borrowers are encouraged to return items to the Biomedical Branch Library, Woodward Library or any UBC Library branch.

On-site signage at both hospital branches will be posted to redirect UBC faculty, staff and students. We appreciate the patience of our library users during this transition.

Further questions or comments about the hospital library branches can be directed to Linda Ong, Director, Communications and Marketing at UBC Library at library.communications@ubc.ca

Last week, UBC Library announced to its library staff that the service model at St. Paul’s Hospital Library and the BC Children’s and Women’s Health Centre (Hamber) Library would change effective April 30, 2013. This direction was first announced in May 2012 and over the intervening months various meetings and consultations have been held.

We have received emails and questions from faculty, staff and students with regards to what the future model will be for these two hospital library branches. 

Moving forward, a new service model will be established that incorporates access to electronic collections, a core print collection, on-site librarian office hours and access to research and reference services located at Woodward Library. Library staff are also available at our Biomedical Branch at the Diamond Health Care Centre.

Online access to UBC Library resources for UBC faculty and students remains uninterrupted by these changes.

The spaces will continue to be operated by UBC Faculty of Medicine and will be accessible to UBC faculty and students for research and study.

We appreciate the patience of faculty, staff and students during the transition..

Should you have further questions or comments about the hospital library branches, please contact Linda Ong, Director, Communications and Marketing at library.communications@ubc.ca.

 To view the official announcement, visit the Library changes website.

exterior of Woodward Library circa 1964

The January issue of LibFOCUS shares details on connecting to library resources off-campus, library renovations and more. 

The latest issue of UBC Library’s Friends newsletter is now available online (PDF). 

Highlights include recent acquisitions from Videomatica, transformations to physical library spaces, exhibits and a showcase of the Chung Collection. In addition, Dr. Irving K. Barber and Basil Stuart-Stubbs, both supporters of the Library, are remembered in memoriam.

Friends readers are encouraged to fill out a readership survey and enter in a draw to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. The survey is open until December 21, 2012.

Students sitting around a fireplace at Koerner Library

The refurbished main floor at Koerner Library. Photo credit: Martin Dee.

The transformation of UBC Library is examined in a feature article in the Ubyssey. The article, entitled “Turning a Page: the changing role of the university library,” examines issues including electronic resources, digitization, collections management, space and budgetary issues, and more. Interview subjects include David Farrar, UBC’s Provost and Vice President Academic; Ingrid Parent, University Librarian; Jo Anne Newyear Ramirez, Associate University Librarian, Collections Management; and Allan Bell, Director of Library Digital Initiatives.

 

Changes at UBC Library

As part of its strategic plan and budgetary forecast, UBC Library has announced a number of collection and service consolidations at various campus branches and sites. You can stay connected with UBC Library by visiting Library changes, part of our relaunched About Us site. 

The Library changes section features information and news on changes to collections, spaces and services. Users can also provide feedback on these changes.

Stay connected and informed – visit the site, and submit feedback to library.communications@ubc.ca with “Library Changes” in the subject line.

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This month’s LibFOCUS focuses on exciting changes and events happening at UBC Library, including Open UBC, the Alma Mater Society digital collection and more.

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