The m-Libraries 2009 Conference takes place in the new Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. IKBLC is facility dedicated to the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development of people in British Columbia. By providing and enhancing access to information, knowledge, and innovative teaching through the support of learning and research on an interactive basis with people in British Columbia and throughout the world, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre provides the opportunity for future generations to be at the forefront of learning.
Constructed around the core of the Main Library of The University of British Columbia, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre demonstrates the fundamental relationship between the heritage of the past and the potential of the future. The Learning Centre will be a visual icon for a learning environment that provides the tools and support to turn information and data into knowledge, understanding, and solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s worlds.