A partnership between UBC Library and the Vancouver Opera has resulted in “Lillian’s Vancouver: The Chung Collection Tour.” This tour of the exceptional Chung Collection complements the Vancouver Opera’s world premiere of Lillian Alling.

The Chung Collection is the generous gift of Dr. Wallace Chung and Dr. Madeline Chung, both longtime patrons of the Vancouver Opera.

We are proud to present free tours of the Chung Collection for Vancouver Opera patrons and members of the public. The next tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections division, which is located on level one (the lower level) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Registration is required – please contact library.development@ubc.ca.

Fascinating Japanese maps and notebooks from UBC Library’s Tokugawa Era collection will be on display for all to admire from September 27 to October 1. The exhibit includes maps and atlases from the Tokugawa (Edo) period (1600-1868) on subjects including earthquakes, pilgrimages, and world and domestic travel.

The Tokugawa display is presented in conjunction with the 2010 Japan Studies Association of Canada Annual Conference. Please come view this vital collection at Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), located on level one (the lower level) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. RBSC is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Looking for information on international business? What about marketing or human resources – or an array of other management topics?

If this sounds like you, then make sure to check out Emerald Management Plus, UBC Library’s new e-journal collection.

This collection provides online access to more than 120,000 articles from over 250 journals from the following 22 management disciplines:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Advanced Automation
  • Built Environment
  • Business Ethics and Law
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Enterprise and Innovation
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industry and Public Sector Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • International Business
  • Learning and Development
  • Library and Information Studies
  • Management Science/Management Studies
  • Managing Quality
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Logistics Management
  • Organization Studies
  • Performance Management and Measurement
  • Strategy
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Authors from more than 145 countries publish via this collection, ensuring users gain a global perspective on issues.  Over 85% of these journals are double-blind peer reviewed, guaranteeing verified, quality research.  UBC students, faculty and staff will automatically gain access to new and acquired titles as soon as they are added to the collection.

To get help using this collection, ask us.

Come join us for an afternoon of illustrative story telling, courtesy of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. The stories of the trickster Raven, as told by Yahgulanaas, are what most people would call comics – and they are also fun, humorous and sometimes rude. Yahgulanaas takes traditional Haida stories and turns them into manga (Japanese-style comics). He has dropped the traditional rectangular boxes and voice balloons associated with the North American comics of Marvel and DC, and instead has developed a flowing style that uses a bold line stretched almost to the breaking point – a motif strongly associated with Haida art – to link the images in the narrative.

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas appears on Thursday, September 30 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lillooet Room (301) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, located at 1961 East Mall on the UBC Vancouver campus.

To ensure a seat, please RSVP in advance: 604.827.4366 or ikblc-events@interchange.ubc.ca.

This event is presented by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Robson Reading Series, in partnership with UBC Library, UBC Canadian Studies, the UBC Learning Exchange and UBC Bookstore.

UBC Library is partnering with UBC Library Vault, Rare Books & Special Collections and the UBC Bookstore for Word on the Street – an annual day-long event celebrating the diversity, quality and originality of writing and publishing in BC.

The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Library Square in downtown Vancouver.

Our goal is to raise awareness of UBC Library, the UBC Library Vault, Rare Books & Special Collections and the Robson Reading Series, and promote all that they have to offer to the greater Vancouver community.

This year UBC Library is sponsoring author Charles Campbell, who will appear in the Authors Tent to read from The Maquinna Line, the lost novel from Norma Macmillan.

The UBC Library Vault and the Robson Reading Series are also participating in the Treasure Hunt – the first 250 participants get a free gift!

Last year’s event was a great success – more than 170 new community members joined UBC Library that day.

So come out, see what we have to offer and celebrate BC publishing!

UBC Library teaches more than 1,400 classes and workshops to over 30,000 students and faculty each year as part of its instructional programming. In addition to its extensive in-class and computer lab classes, the Library will offer an online workshop series in mid-September to get you ready for research.

Upcoming online workshops include:

  • Introduction to the Web of Science
  • Introduction to Health Sciences databases on EbscoHost: Cinahl and PsycInfo
  • Introduction to PubMed
  • Getting Started at UBC Library
  • Google & Google Scholar

To register for any or all of these workshops go to:  http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/series/38

For more information on how to prepare for an online class, see: http://toby.library.ubc.ca/webpage/webpage.cfm?id=810

Check out the Library’s full workshop calendar at: http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/calendar/

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