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Get to Know Rare Books and Special Collections - 11:00am

Have you ever been curious about what we do or what we have at Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library (RBSC)? Join our weekly open house / hands-on show-and-tell for an introduction to our space and our unique materials and collections! The event is free and open to the general public, as well as the UBC community. No need to RSVP, just drop in to learn what RBSC is all about! Rare Books and Special Collections is located on the 1st floor of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC Vancouver campus. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at (604) 822-0645 or rare.books@ubc.ca.


Multi-Disciplinary Graduate Student Writing Community - 12:00pm

Facilitator: Catherine.

Experience shows that it is easier (and more pleasant) to get your thesis written when you do two things:

1. Write regularly
2. Are part of a writing group or community

Our peer-facilitated writing communities give you the opportunity to do both; Weekly meetings with a Peer Writing Consultant from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication give you a chance to work out writing goals for the week, ask questions, share best practices, and connect with your peers. Throughout the week, engage in a facilitated online space that allows you to ask questions, keep each other accountable, and share your work for feedback if you wish. The goal of this community is to offer support, engagement with your peers in other programs, and extra accountability to keep you writing until your thesis is done.

Presented by The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication.


Pixelating: A Digital Humanities Mixer - Co-working session - 12:00pm

The Pixelating Mixer is an opportunity for DH scholars across campus to meet colleagues, talk tools, brainstorm ideas and network with others who use digital tools to explore and visualize their research.

This session of Pixelating is an open co-working session - a time to work on DH projects and skills with others for support, both moral and technical.

During this time you might:
- work through a tutorial or training
-clean up some messy data that's been bothering you
-set up a project blog or website
-work on your metadata
-check out DH resources such as books and data sources available at UBC Library (librarians will be on hand to help out)

We provide tea and coffee, soft chairs, tables, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of. You bring your laptops, DH projects, and ideas.

This is an open event - drop in and out as your schedule allows.


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News & Highlights

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Going green at UBC Library

UBC Library is contributing to literacy in communities around the world thanks to its partnership with Better World Books.

Read More Posted on July 18, 2017

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UBC Library users now able to access ancient Greek and Latin literature with the Digital Loeb Classical Library

Users can now browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content across more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts.

Read More Posted on July 13, 2017

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2017 employee Recognition Award winners announced

Congratulations to the winners of this years Library Recognition Awards.

Read More Posted on June 29, 2017

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Upgrades to Irving K. Barber Learning Centre complete

The upgrades, which began in February 2017, include new flooring, additional study spaces, improved lighting, upgraded furniture and additional electrical outlets with USB chargers.

Read More Posted on June 26, 2017

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