On 2 March 2011, Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, will present the above colloquium at the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) Colloquia for Spring 2011.

Abstract: In today’s changing information society, knowledge curation is in demand, information literacy is essential, and those entering the workforce must be ready to demonstrate new competencies. No doubt, the library is a force of change, contributing to and accelerating the ever growing needs of e-research.  Yet libraries can do more. Libraries need to shift their paradigm from “They will come” to “We will go to them” and in doing so, be prepared to explore new methods of outreach and community engagement at a local level and beyond. How do we, as librarians and information professionals, meet these demands? What trends are libraries currently facing that will impact future generations of information professionals? This presentation will address these key issues and offer a review of libraries and librarianship in a global context.

Date: March 2, 2011

Time: 12-1pm

Location: Dodson Room, Room 302 in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Point Grey Campus

This colloquium will be webcast through the generous sponsorship of the I.K. Barber Learning Centre.

For more information, please contact Eric Meyers (eric.meyers@ubc.ca) or Aaron Loehrlein (a.loe@ubc.ca).

Above excerpt in italics is courtesy of SLAIS and above image is courtesy of Flickr: UBC Library’s Photostream.


Dear users – UBC Library is proud to present Summon, your new one-stop search tool.

Summon provides fast, relevance-ranked results on any topic from UBC Library’s collections in a single search. It will let you search the full range of UBC Library’s vast holdings – including books, journals, articles, newspapers, government publications, maps, data, conference proceedings, course materials and more – all in one place.

The launch of Summon underlines a key goal of UBC’s strategic plan: “Enhance and integrate access to print and digital collections to make them easier to find.”

This new discovery tool will make your search efforts quicker and better. Send your comments and questions to lib.summonfeedback@exchange.ubc.ca.

Happy searching!

Did You Know?

It includes open access resources such as cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository and the Library’s digital image collections and more for your research needs. You can find more information on Summon here.

Above excerpt in italics courtesy of Glenn Drexhage, Communications & Marketing Officer, IKBLC

Above image is courtesy of Erin Watkins

If you missed the Sport and Society Dialogue Series the first time around, now’s your chance to view this exciting piece of Olympic history through cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository.

In February and March of 2010, leading experts and advocates gathered at UBC to participate in five thought provoking discussions on a range of Olympic related topics from ethics and sustainability to inclusivity and social responsibility. Only through cIRcle are the complete recordings of this series available to anyone, anywhere via the web.

Listen to high profile speakers such as former Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen and Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, discuss the power of sport as a vehicle for social change.

Sport and Society Dialogue Series:

Sport, Ethics and Technology: Is High Performance Sport Inconsistent with Ideals and Ethics?

Sport, Peace, and Development: How Can Sport Contribute to Positive Social Change? (Featuring Stephen Lewis)

Sport and Inclusion: Are Major Sporting Events Inclusive of First Nations and Other Groups?

Sport and Challenge: Is Anything Possible? (Featuring Rick Hansen)

Sport, Legacy and Sustainability: Is it Worth It?

Above images are courtesy of the UBC Sport Program (available in PDF) and UBC Public Affairs

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