Archive for the 'News & Announcement' Category


Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

VICTORIA – British Columbians will have better access to more information thanks to a new virtual reference library service called AskAway, Education Minister Shirley Bond and Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell announced today during the Libraries in Dialogue with Government conference. Read the entire article here.

Library Research Seminar IV

Friday, September 29th, 2006

London, Ontario October 10-12, 2007 Theme: The Library in Its Socio-Cultural Context: Issues for Research and Practice Abstracts of 600-800 words, including references, are due by February 1, 2007 to the Conference Chair, Dr. Gloria Leckie (address noted below). It is a longstanding truism that for too long, too much library research has been focused […]

Great News!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Jian has happily started his co-op with North Van. Ying was offered a part-time position at VANOC after her summer co-op. Heather has become a Systems Librarian at McGill U. Ian is the Digitization Librarian now at SFU and a Burnaby resident. He is attending a conference in Beijing next month. Beibei is the Acting […]

Open WorldCat is coming soon

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 provides a permanent destination page and search box that lets a broader range of people discover the riches of library-held materials cataloged in the WorldCat database. More details…


Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

已跌破50%。 近年来我国国民网上阅读率正在迅速增长,上网阅读率从1999年的3.7%增加到2005年的27.8%,年平均增长率为107%。如果能促进人们网上阅读,也是解决阅读率下降的良方。

LONG OVERDUE: a Fresh Look at Public Attitudes about Libraries in the 21st Century

Friday, June 16th, 2006

A message from Diantha Dow Schull (President of Americans for Libraries Council) What do Americans think of libraries in the age of the Internet? We thought we’d ask, so we engaged Public Agenda to conduct a major national public opinion study. We are delighted to share the final report with you today. For a copy […]

Join the Info*Nation Movement

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Info*Nation (pre-launched) is a participatory website that promotes library and information professions in Canada. It is targeted at today’s youth and other people seeking exciting career opportunities. It will speak their language and grab their attention.

The Researching Librarian

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

“The Researching Librarian” website might be of interest to librarians who would like to perform research. Helpful web resources can be found there.

We are indexed by Google!

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

We just agreed to stay low-profiled at our first meeting two weeks ago. Now we are on Google, and cited by some library blogs in China.

Way to Go, Mao!

Monday, June 5th, 2006

叶茂当选为学生校董是康奈尔109年中国留学生史上又一重大突破。 I met Mao at the Asian Library when he came to request statistical data from China. I was impressed by his extensive research and suggestions of improving the library collection. He was just one of many graduate student users, but his passion and smile were unforgetable. I was so happy and proud to hear […]

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