Stop by and pick up fresh produce from UBC Farm! The market takes place on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, at the corner of Agricultural Road and East Mall.
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Academic institutions are facing increasing change and so too are libraries. Yet the Library’s role in creating and disseminating knowledge and supporting academic excellence remains steadfast. UBC recognizes the Library’s capacity to respond to new needs, says David Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic, adding that the Library is an integral part of academic and student success.
The annual UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award honours UBC faculty, staff and students who expand the boundaries of their research through creative use of new tools and technologies. Rowan Cockett, a Masters of Science student in Geophysics, received the award for his submission Visible Geology, which came from a desire to improve the way geoscience research is disseminated to undergraduate students. It involves a web-based application designed to enhance the visualization of geologic structures and processes through interactive 3D diagrams. Read more
Library staff leadership program contributes to exceptional workplace
A program to support managers at UBC Library is one of the key initiatives stemming from efforts to bolster UBC Library’s workplace culture. A Library cohort of 50 staff with supervisory responsibilities are working with UBC Human Resources over a 12-month period to develop their leadership and management abilities through coaching, online lessons and face-to-face events as part of the university’s Managing at UBC program. The program, developed by the UBC Organizational Development & Learning office, is designed to support managers, recognizing the significant responsibility they hold for employee performance, engagement and achievement of unit goals. Read more
Great Reads for all
The Great Reads collection was launched in 2011 by Shannon Simpson, a co-op student who conducted research with colleague Bailey Diers on student reading habits when she was asked to develop a collection of popular titles for Koerner Library. The success of the Great Reads pilot at Koerner led to the project’s expansion – UBC Library users can now browse Great Reads titles at Woodward Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
Jo Anne Newyear-Ramirez, Associate University Librarian for Collections, is interested in exploring tailored programming over the coming year, including selections based on campus initiatives, holiday/seasonal themes and notable months (such as Asian Heritage Month, which takes place in May). Read more
Explore Library snapshot stats
Explore a series of infographics that outline some of the Library’s key facts and figures over the past year, including how we spending money on Library resources, the anatomy of a donation, the number of materials at the Library and how Library staff serve our users.