From January 16, 2009 to January 26, two students are camping in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre foyer to raise support, awareness and funds for global literacy.

The UBC students are participating as part of Live-in for Literacy 2009, a project that involves university students across Canada living in libraries. The aim is to raise funds to construct libraries in India.

UBC is the only university in Western Canada to take part in the event, and UBC Library has donated $1,000 to the cause.

You can view the press release here:

And you can view a recent story in the Vancouver Sun here:

UBC Library and the Chung Collection are featured in an article on Vancouver’s book culture in the January 2009 issue of Fine Books & Collections magazine.

The article is by Nicholas Basbanes, an author who recently read and spoke at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

You can view the piece here:

UBC Librarian Sheryl Adam is among those quoted in an article about the Digital Tattoo program (

You can view the article here:

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