In the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report, UBC Library received an overall library satisfaction grade of A-, compared to the national average of B+.

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UBC Library has emerged as a Word on the Street winner, as its display – representing the Library and the UBC Library Vault – was judged as the event’s best Tent Booth.

Word on the Street, held on the last Sunday in September at Library Square in Vancouver, promotes books and authors. It is western Canada’s largest celebration of words and reading.

The UBC Library booth enjoyed steady traffic all day, issued about 250 free community cards and publicized UBC’s rich collections via the Library Vault (see the images online at

The Room to Read charity is featured in a blog from The Province newspaper. This charity is supported in part by the Live-in for Literacy campaign, which features students living in university libraries to raise funds. UBC students participated in this campaign for the first time last year.

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Deb Wilson, a UBC Librarian who recently retired, is featured in Tapestry, the newsletter from the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth.

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The Learning and Teaching Support Hub – a collaboration involving various UBC groups that is based at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – is featured in e-Strategy from UBC Information Technology.

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