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UBC Library’s Winter Update appears in the new issue of the BCLA Browser (Volume 4, no.1), the newsletter of the British Columbia Library Association.

Have a read and find out about the exceptional Videomatica film collection being housed and preserved by UBC and SFU; the B.C. Historical Newspapers Project; a CLIR meeting at UBC Library; the latest instalment of Live-in for Literacy: exhibitions at Rare Books and Special Collections; the Great Reads leisure reading program; and exciting news involving cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository.


Image of past Live-in for Literacy campers by Martin Dee

Media advisory, Jan. 17, 2012

Lovers of literacy and libraries are invited to come by and show their support for Live-in for Literacy, which begins this Tuesday on the second-floor foyer of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

From January 17 to 26, students will once again “camp” at the Learning Centre in order to raise funds to build one or more libraries in a developing country.

The organizers also welcome book donations of any kind.

Place: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall
Date/Time: January 17 – 26
Parking: Rose Garden Parkade, 6278 North West Marine Drive

This year, the goal is to raise up to $3,000 at UBC over the 10-day event through a series of fundraisers. The program is running at 10 Canadian universities, which have set a goal of $27,000 for projects in India that support local language publishing, education equality for girls and a library reading room.

Find out more about this inspiring initiative at UBC on Twitter (aRoomtoReadUBC), on Facebook and at

Past Live-in for Literacy events at UBC have helped raise money to construct libraries in Nepal and India.

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