September 18, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 pm The program begins at 6:00 pm, with a Q&A and reception to follow (MBA House, 3385 Wesbrook Mall, UBC’s Vancouver campus, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1W5)

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Consulado General de México en Vancouver are pleased to bring to UBC campus this unique exhibition from Yucatán, México as part of the city’s celebration of Mexico Fest 2014.  Located in Southeastern Mexico, on the north part of the Yucatán Peninsula, Yucatán is bordered by the states of Campeche to the southwest, Quintana Roo to the southeast and the Gulf of Mexico lies off its north coast.

In Yucatan there are more than 150,000 people who in one form or another make their living from Arts and Crafts mostly by participating in their production or comercialization. In a population of 1,900,000 inhabitants, we are looking at almost 8% of the population being dependant on Arts and Crafts. Aside from their economic contribution, this promotes and maintains local culture.

For the Department for Visual Arts of the Ministry for Culture and Yucatan Arts, this exhibition represents an opportunity to share and spread the important work of the Yucatan artisans.  Arts and Crafts, embroidery, goldsmithing and wood carving are cultural expressions that significantly contribute to the cultural identity of the people of Yucatan. There is nothing more emblematic about this state than the “hipil” (dress), a “terno” (three piece suit) or woven hammock. The study of these objects helps us better understand the history of Yucatan, its natural resources and above all; the different habits and traditions that make up the everyday lives of these people.

For more information about this exhibition, please contact Allan Cho, Community Engagement Librarian at the UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

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UBC Library is in the process of transitioning from the use of special purpose copy cards, to a one card system. Faculty, students, and staff who wish to make photocopies or print documents from the library will use their UBCcard.

The Pay for Print service requires an activated UBCcard account. You can do this at There is also a link labeled “Add Funds – UBCcard” at Access is via your CWL username and password.

Anyone who would like reimbursement for funds left on an old copy card should go to the reception desk in the Library Administration office on Level 2 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, during office hours.

For more information, contact a staff member at the Circulation Desk.

As a companion to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide) which is only available in print at UBC Library, we have created an online Legal Citation Guide.  There is a link to this guide from the Law Library homepage, directly under the heading “Research Resources.”

The McGill Guide focuses on the citation rules for materials commonly referred to in legal writing – legislation, case law, books and journal articles.  To meet the needs of students and faculty who must cite to a broader range of resources, we have acquired The Chicago Manual of Style Online.  It is now available campus-wide from this resource page.

photo(28)A new month is just around the corner and that means a new display is up at Education library!  “Fairy Tales: Grow Your Imagination” showcases just a few of the many fairy tales and fairy tale themed books we have here at this branch.

Please feel free to browse our Fairy Tale Guide:

Fairy Tales / Myths / Nursery Rhymes: Alternate Versions Bibliography

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