UBC Librarians Without Borders presents a Speaker Series panel featuring notable UBC staff working in international librarianship. The panel will be an hour of inspiration to hear about staff projects and to get students thinking about the possibilities of partnerships and improving access to information resources ‘beyond’ borders, as per the ethos of Librarians Without Borders.

Speakers include:

  • Ingrid Parent, current UBC University Librarian and past President of the International Federation of Librarians Abroad (IFLA).
  • Elizabeth Jordan, Senior Tenured Instructor, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS) within the UBC Faculty of Education. She has worked with a literacy project in the Daadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya educating teachers.


Close up of Koerner Library exterior

Detail, Koerner Library.

University Librarian Ingrid Parent’s remarks about the challenges and opportunities facing UBC Library, and research libraries around the world, are highlighted in the Fall 2012 issue of the CPSLD Newsletter

Other news includes the Library’s jump in ARL standings; a collaborative agreement between UBC Library and the Peking University Library; a tribute to Basil Stuart-Stubbs, UBC’s former University Librarian and Director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies; updates on cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository; and more.

The Library’s submission begins on page 24 of the newsletter, which is published on behalf of the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia.


In the David Lam Library at UBC

Canaccord Learning Commons. Photo: Martin Dee

UBC Library and Ingrid Parent, University Librarian are featured in the recent Fall issue of Trek magazine that explores the changing nature of libraries.

Are libraries at risk of becoming museums for books? To stay relevant in the digital age, libraries add value to information by focusing on the services they provide, the sociability of the spaces they inhabit and the new technology they use to deliver content.

According to Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, “the purpose of the library is to make connections between people and information and between people and people.” 

Read more from the article, “The Changing Library,” by Teresa Goff in Trek magazine online.

Remember the past and get inspired for the future in the latest issue of LibFOCUS as we explore the changing role of libraries, Remembrance Day ceremonies and more.

Photo: Martin Dee

An update on UBC Library appears in the fall 2011 issue of the CPSLD Newsletter, published on behalf of the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia.

Check out the update on pages 21-23 for the latest on the B.C. Historical Newspapers Project, the B.C. History Digitization Program, UBC’s fundraising and alumni engagement campaign and the Library’s role, UBC’s University Librarian and her presidency of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, and more.


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