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 gift certificate. The survey is open until December 21, 2012.

Find out about exciting developments at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in the Summer 2012 issue of Connects. Highlights include updates on community engagement, student learning support, digitization initiatives and more. We also feature a tribute to Dr. Irving K. Barber, whose generous support was vital to the development and construction of the Learning Centre.

View the PDF or browse the issue below.

“Celebrating Irving K. Barber’s Life,” a video of the June 11 Celebration of Life event held to honour Dr. Barber, appears on the Ubyssey‘s website.


Canaccord Learning Commons. Photo: Martin Dee

The latest on UBC Library appears in the Spring 2012 issue of the CPSLD Newsletter, published on behalf of the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia.

Scroll to page 27 for the UBC entry – which includes a tribute to Irving K. Barber, an update on the Library’s new Community Report, notable film donations and more.

UBC is honouring Dr. Irving K. Barber with a Celebration of Life event on June 11 – and you’re invited to take part.

Dr. Barber, who recently passed away, contributed millions of dollars to promote education and research throughout British Columbia. His gift of $20 million was largely responsible for the development and construction of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the realization of its mission: a facility dedicated to the intellectual, social, cultural and economic development of the people of British Columbia and beyond.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Celebration of Life event, which takes place Monday, June 11 at UBC’s Old Auditorium from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature friends, family and others providing tributes to Dr. Barber. Those unable to attend can watch the event via a live webcast.

This will be followed by a reception from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Golden Jubilee Room, located on level four of the Learning Centre.

For more on Dr. Barber, please read UBC Library’s tribute.


The legacy of Dr. Irving K. Barber, a UBC alumnus, forester and philanthropist who passed away last week, is covered by the Vancouver Sun, the Province, the Nelson Star, the Surrey Leader, the Prince George Citizen and the Ubyssey.

You can also view the UBC media release and a tribute on behalf of UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

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