Learning Centre-backed digitization project in the Times Colonist, Globe and Mail

A new B.C. electronic resource that involves support from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre has launched. The British Colonist Digitization project is a joint venture with the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper and the University of Victoria Library, with support from other organizations including the Learning Centre. The project involves the digitization of issues of […]

Friends newsletter Fall/Winter 2008/09

The Fall/Winter 2008/09 issue of Friends, UBC Library’s newsletter, is now available. You can view a PDF of the issue here: Download file

Crossroads Conference at the Learning Centre

The Crossroads Conference helps bring people together. In our busy, hurried everyday lives, students and the leaders of society rarely have the opportunity to converse and work together. For the first time, however, students from secondary schools across Metro Vancouver have the exclusive opportunity to cross paths with the social, environmental and economic leaders of […]

Introducing "Insight," UBC Library's Faculty newsletter

Welcome to Insight, UBC Library’s newsletter for faculty. You can view a PDF of Insight here: Download file

UBC Players' Club on display at UBC AMS Gallery

An in-depth exhibit of UBC’s first student club will be on display from Monday, November 24 to Friday, November 28 in the UBC AMS Gallery, located in the Student Union Building on the Point Grey campus. This show is part of UBC’s Centenary Celebration ( The group’s rich legacy of archives is also being digitized, […]

UBC Library and Learning Centre in CPSLD Newsletter

Read about the latest developments at UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in the Fall 2008 issue of the CPSLD Newsletter – a publication from the Council of Post Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia. You can view the newsletter here (UBC news begins on page 17):

RBSC participates in Archives Week

Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is participating in Archives Week, which runs from November 16-22. The event is organized by the Archives Association of British Columbia, and this year the theme is “Taking Care of Business: the Heritage of Trade and Commerce.” As part of this effort, RBSC offers an introduction to Yip Sang, […]

Tony Harrison: Workshop on Speaking Verse

Tony Harrison and award-winning actress Sian Thomas lead a master class at UBC on reading poetry aloud and delivering verse in performance. Some participants will have the opportunity to continue working with Harrison and Thomas on the delivery of verse and to perform scenes from Harrison’s plays as part of his final event at UBC […]

The 21st-century Library: An ArtsMondays event

On Monday, November 17, UBC Librarian pro tem Peter Ward will speak at the ArtsMondays Free Public Speaker Series, held at UBC Robson Square. This series features UBC’s Faculty of Arts presenting a range of issues to the public. Peter will talk about developments that have led to the 21st-century Library. He will discuss the […]

Dodson Music Series Returns on November 14th

The first concert of the 2008-2009 season of the Dodson Music Series will take place on Friday November 14th at 12:00 noon in the Dodson Room of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. TIRESIAS AND FRIENDS Tiresias is a duo ensemble consisting of Rachel Kiyo Kiwaasa, a recent alumna and also the previous director of […]