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UBC Library's monthly e-Newsletter to the campus community and beyond features the latest on upcoming events, digital collections and other news. 
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JAN 2013 | Vol. 3 No. 1

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Library events

Dodson Music Series

The 2012/2013 Dodson Music Series presents its third concert, Goethe Readings, featuring music inspired by writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The event is free and open to the public, Friday, January 18 at noon in the Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Robson Reading Series

Join us at the UBC Bookstore at Robson Square for two author readings. Julie Devaney (My Leaky Body) and Gary Geddes (Drink the Bitter Root) will be reading on Thursday, January 24 at 7 p.m. Robson Reading Series events are free and open to the public.

Esther Shalev-Gerz art exhibition

For over twenty years, Shalev-Gerz has created installation and photographic work that addresses questions of collective and personal memory, history, place and citizenship.

The exhibition includes photos of her childhood in Lithuania, portraits of indigenous peoples in Sweden and Holocaust survivors.

Selected works are on display at Koerner Library and the full exhibition can be viewed at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery from January 11 to April 14, 2013.


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Contributors: Glenn Drexhage, Allan Cho.
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Cover image "Woodward Library near completion," 1964, taken from the UBC Historical Photograph Collection in the University Archives. online.

In this month's issue of LibFOCUS, we share details on how to connect to library resources off-campus, provide an update on current library renovations, and offer January events for everyone.

Woodward Library exterior

Sci/Eng relocates to Woodward Library  

Science & Engineering Library staff were relocated from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre to Woodward Library in early December. Reference materials, current journals and course reserves have been moved as well, but the remainder of the physical collections will continue to move until early Spring 2013. These moves are part of the vision for an integrated sciences library at Woodward Library to support the university’s research precinct, located on south campus.
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library buildingEnhancing Library spaces

A number of construction and renovation projects are underway at various UBC Library to enhance student spaces.  At the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, a new multi-service desk will combine both the circulation and reference desks for library users. The multi-service desk model was also recently implemented at Koerner Library. At Koerner Library, renovations are underway on the first floor although the space remains open for students to use for studying. Construction and renovation updates are posted on Twitter and our Library Changes site.

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Improved e-access to library off-campusLibrary users will notice a significant improvement in how they connect to library resources from off-campus. Beginning this month, library users can login to a new tool called EZProxy, which simplifies connecting to electronic resources remotely.
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