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01 Message from the President
03 Message from the
University Librarian
05 People
08 Learning and Research
19 Community and
24 Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre
28 Future Directions
30 Appendices
30 A: Library Staff
3 2 B: Library Statistical Summary
33 C: Growth of Collections
34 D: Library Expenditures
35 E: Friends of the Library and the
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 2008/09
Cover Image: A captivating image
from Richard Doyle's In Fairyland.
UBC Library's Arkley Collection of Early
and Historical Children's Literature
captures the magic of childhood.
www. library.u be. ca Message from the President
On behalf of the entire university I would like to take this opportunity
to acknowledge another year of achievements for UBC Library and
the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. In many ways, the Library serves
as the heart of our campus - a welcoming space for learning, research,
study contemplation and socializing.
Stephen J. Toope
President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC
I also want to highlight the efforts made by the
Library and Learning Centre to serve communities beyond
campus. Such outreach is vital not just for the Library, but for
the University as a whole, as it demonstrates our relevance
and value as a publicly funded research institution.
Indeed, outreach is a key part of the University's new
strategic plan, entitled Place and Promise. As the plan states,
"the University supports scholarly pursuits that contribute
to knowledge and understanding, and seeks every opportunity to share them broadly" and "the University embodies
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   oi Message from the President
the highest standards of service and stewardship of resources and works within the
wider community to enhance societal good." The Library and Learning Centre play a
key role in helping UBC reach this wider community and in doing so support our
overall mission.
In this digital age, technology changes rapidly and libraries need to respond. UBC
Library has done an admirable job adapting to the times and I am confident that it
will continue to transform current and future challenges into opportunities.
That said, I firmly believe that libraries, as physical entities, will continue to be
fundamentally important. Even though collections are increasingly digital, there
are many disciplines where hard copy holdings are not just favoured, but required.
Yet it's also important to remember that libraries are not just repositories of
collections; they are also places to be, places where people want to spend time as
part of a community.
The Report of the University Librarian to the Senate underlines the many ways in
which UBC Library is meeting the diverse needs of its users. I invite you to explore
its contents and participate in the life of the Library.
Stephen J. Toope
President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC
02   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Message from the
University Librarian
/ am pleased to present the 2008/09 Report of the University Librarian
to the Senate, which provides a thorough overview of yet another
productive year at the Library
Ingrid Parent
University Librarian
This is my opportunity to introduce myself as the
new University Librarian at UBC Library. I began my
appointment on July 1,2009, shortly after this report's
timeframe (which runs from April 1, 2008 to March 31,
2009). I have also recently been elected the President-elect
for the International Federation of Library Associations
and Institutions, and will serve as that organization's
President from 2011-2013.
Before coming to UBC, I served as an Assistant Deputy
Minister for Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa.
My arrival at UBC was a homecoming of sorts; I received
my BA Honours in History and a degree in library science
from UBC.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   03 Message from the University Librarian
After having spent most of my career in eastern Canada, I am delighted to return to
my alma mater, and to one of the country's outstanding academic libraries. I look
forward to implementing plans to enhance the Library's resources and services. You
can read about some of our key initiatives for the coming year in the Future
Directions section.
A new leader also joined the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre during this reporting
period. Sandra Singh became the Director of the facility in November 2008, and
came to UBC from the Vancouver Public Library. She arrived at the Learning Centre
at an exciting time - shortly after the grand opening of the building took place the
previous spring - and has been instrumental in guiding the institution for the
benefit of users at UBC and throughout the province.
I want to thank my predecessor, Dr. Peter Ward, who served with distinction as the
Interim University Librarian for the past three years. And I want to thank all of the
staff at UBC Library, whose hard work enables us to thrive as an academic library in
the 2tst century. Lastly I thank our users, who inspire us to provide resources and
services for study research, enjoyment and lifelong learning.
Enjoy the report - and please let us know if you have any feedback on UBC Library
and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
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Ingrid Parent
University Librarian
04   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate People
UBC Library is more than the sum of its collections. Its true value is
realized through its staff, whose expertise and dedication provide
users with excellent resources and services.
UBC Library's most important resource
is its staff.
The search for an Associate University Librarian (AUL),
Collections and Scholarly Communications concluded
successfully in June. This position, an enhancement to the
former AUL Collections portfolio, addresses a rapidly
evolving area.
A five-year term position was created for Associate
University Librarian, Planning and Community Relations.
Responsibilities include relations with the external
community strategic planning, and special projects and
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   05 People
Recruitment commenced for the position of Director, Finance and Facilities in
February after the previous director moved to the Provost's office.
The Library amalgamated two AUL positions to create the position of Associate
University Librarian, Public Services.
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Library Staff/Training and Development
Creating a supportive climate for staff is a top priority at UBC Library. The addition
of resources in digitization, scholarly communications, and teaching and learning
demonstrate the Library's dedication to enhanced support for the campus and
broader community.
06   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate A commitment to ongoing planning and development is in place, represented by a
training and development plan, communications initiatives, healthy workplace
strategies, recognition and celebrations.
In the spring, a Staff Development and Resource Planning team formed to support
the Library's mission to develop and retain knowledgeable, capable and engaged
staff. Hard work and thoughtful dialogue resulted in a series of recommendations,
including the establishment of a Library Assistant Think Tank and a performance
review program enhancement.
Patricia Foster, a Library Assistant in Woodward Library, is the 2008/09 recipient of
the new Suzanne Dodson Award, which encourages library assistants to develop
their professional skills. Alan Doyle, University Records Manager, received the
2008/09 Diana Lukin Johnston Award, which supports training and education for
the Library's professional staff.
The Library continues to invest in professional development through formal
training programs and conference attendance. Informal in-house activities also
continued to be a priority.
Health and Wellness
Initiatives were promoted through Library Human Resources
and the HR Committee for a healthy sustainable workplace.
The Library created and managed an annual staff events
fund of $1,500. About too Library staff participated in seven
community events.
An inaugural UBC Library Employee Excellence Award
was presented to Megan Campbell, Serials Supervisor at
the Library Processing Centre.
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Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   07 Learning and Research
UBC Library provides its array of users with the skills needed to
find information efficiently and evaluate it critically. The Library's
online services and electronic resources complement more
traditional formats, and its instruction and training assist learners
across the spectrum.
UBC Library - supporting learning
and research.
During 2008/09, Library staff answered 196,546
questions in person, by telephone, by e-mail or as part of
the AskAway program, a virtual reference consortium of B.C.
libraries. On the UBC Vancouver campus, Koerner Library
and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre are the busiest
branches, handling about 54% of information services. UBC
Okanagan Library accounts for 9%, and virtual reference
services account for about 6%.
In addition, Library staff presented 1,421 sessions on
resources and services to 32,440 students, faculty and
non-Library staff. More than 10,200 students and faculty
from the arts, humanities and social sciences attended
Library classes on information literacy. Meanwhile, more
than 10,400 from the professional schools (business,
education, law), and more than 8,300 from the life sciences/
sciences disciplines also attended. In addition, more than
3,500 students enrolled in Vista classes (previously WebCT).
At UBC Okanagan, more than 3,300 students attended
classes in the Library.
In-person Library visits totalled 2,919,499 in 2008/09 (more
than 23,000 per day in October, the busiest month of the
year). Nearly 800,000 visitors used Koerner Library more
than 500,000 used UBC Okanagan Library and nearly
600,000 used the Learning Centre (excluding the south
entrance, which does not feature a gate counter), where
08   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate in-person visits are expected to increase. Virtual visits to the Library's website
totalled more than 5.6 million.
LibQUAL+ and Assessment
In January and February, the Library conducted its second LibQUAL+ survey,
asking faculty and students for feedback to improve library services. A total of
665 responses were received from faculty graduate students and undergraduates
at the UBC Vancouver campus.
Preliminary findings indicate that the score for general satisfaction of services is
slightly higher than in 2007, when the first survey was undertaken. However, users
remain concerned about the difficulty of finding materials on the Library website,
and the ease of access from one's home or office. Faculty in particular, are concerned
about the comprehensiveness of collections, specifically electronic journals.
The Library participated in a beta test with other members of the Association
of Research Libraries (ARL) on a shorter version of the LibQUAL+ survey called
LibQUAL+ Lite, which was limited to Library staff.
Analysis of survey results will allow the Library to identify concerns and improve
services. After the 2007 LibQUAL+ survey steps were taken to enhance collections
and improve findability the Library's website, customer service, and space and
The inaugural survey was the catalyst for embarking on a sustainable assessment
program. In May UBC Library participated in "Effective, Sustainable and Practical
Library Assessment," a service offered by the ARL. ARL Visiting Program Officers
Jim Self and Steve Hiller evaluated the Library's assessment efforts during an on-
campus visit, and prepared a report with recommendations. A plan is being
prepared by the Assessment Working Group, which will integrate assessment into
the Library's operations and demonstrate value to the academic community.
The Library is beginning to standardize its method of collecting statistics among
different units. It implemented Desk Tracker, a Web-based system, to track two key
activities: reference services and instruction. Twenty-one branches and divisions,
with 41 service desks, record activity in real time, allowing managers and schedulers
to review and analyze results.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   09 Learning and Research
UBC Okanagan
UBC Okanagan Library -
an example of innovation.
Expansion continued to be the theme of the UBC Okanagan campus
throughout the academic year. Student numbers grew by to per cent,
the Fipke Centre for Innovative Research opened, and new residences
and parking lots appeared. UBC Okanagan Library responded to
increased demands and led significant campus initiatives.
An obvious indicator of library success is usage. As an informal site of
learning, daily use of the Library for research and study remains strong,
ranking the UBC Okanagan locale among the busiest of UBC's libraries.
The Library is leading the campus on the professional development
front. The creation of a committee and a "community of practice"
with Student Services led to the launch of a staff development
program. This ambitious effort, with full endorsement from Human Resources, aims
to create a culture of service excellence.
Students served as an informal advisory group and they continue to cite the Library
as an example of innovation on campus. Indeed, the Library was included in a
documentary film featuring the success of the student-led initiative. This relationship
will continue next year as new topics have been identified, including Internet misuse
and the selection of new furnishings. Student input and findings from the LibQUAL+
survey promise to include multiple users' perspectives in upcoming Library plans.
A small group of librarians and staff have formed a new "green team," tasked with
conducting an environmental audit of the Library and proposing options for
improved practices. This new initiative is the Library's attempt to translate the
University's goal for sustainability into tangible results.
Librarians enhanced their interaction with students through the action-research
group VOICES. This group collated data from two focus groups and conducted a
short survey on recreational reading habits of their peers. The student group, now
under the auspices of campus Health and Wellness, is dedicated to ensuring that
student needs are met by campus providers such as the Library. Their eagerness to
work on Library issues, often space-related, is welcome.
Library building planning continues, albeit with revisions. Expansion renovations
originally planned for 2009 have been delayed pending the completion of current
building projects on campus. That said, the existing Library footprint was
refurbished. Building on the success of the Field Reading Room, which opened
last year, the first floor was updated, resulting in a fresh, spacious look.
10   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Information Resources and Collections
Fluctuating financial markets resulted in an increased cost of Library access to
resources, including print and electronic media. During this fiscal year, the Library
spent more than $10 million for electronic resources and added more than 100,000
print volumes. Electronic serial titles alone totalled nearly 66,000. The transition
from print to online accelerated (please see Appendix B for more information).
At UBC Okanagan, the collections strategy focused on monograph purchases and
digital collections. Subject liaison librarians continued to purchase both streams
aggressively in their subject areas. UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver split the cost
of purchasing enriched catalogue records for monographs. This service adds the
table of contents to the catalogue, permitting greater access to print volumes and
multi-authored works.
UBC Library in Vancouver partnered with UBC Okanagan on several large joint
purchases, with a focus on journal backfiles. Several purchases were made, including
journal titles from Cambridge University Press (Journal of Fluid Mechanics Digital
Archive 1956-1996); Elsevier: Neuroscience, Medicine and Dentistry, Lancet, Cell press
and Total Chemistry backfiles (more than 400 titles dating to 1823); Psychiatry Legacy
Collection (six titles from American Psychiatric Publishing dating to 1844); Springer
Journal Archive (926 titles dating to 1873); Wiley (Angewandte Chemie International
Edition 1962-1997), and Thieme (22 titles dating to 1969).
Web of Science was extended back to 1900. The Library also
purchased other noteworthy online collections, including:
1  Archivision (34000 high-quality professional images of
architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning,
archaeology and design)
1 ASTM Digital Library and Standards
1  B.C. Building Code
1  Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
1  C19: The Nineteenth Century Index
1  Canadian Historical Review backfile access to 1920
1  China Academic Journals Archive 1994-2008
■  Eighteenth Century Collections Online Part II
(45,000 new titles)
1   The Globe and Mail dating to 1936
1  House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (1801-current)
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Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   11 Learning and Research
Oxford Scholarship Online music collection
Sabin Americana (1500 to 1926)
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960-1974
Springer 2009 e-book collection (more than 3,200 titles)
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Rare Books and Special Collections.
The Library appreciates the financial support from faculties and departments. These
include the Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia, the Centre
for Korean Research, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Land
and Food Systems, the Faculty of Medicine, the Sauder School of Business, the
Department of English, the Department of History and the Department of Philosophy. Partnerships with the Department of Computer Science and the Office of
Research Services provided campus-wide access to MIT CogNet and access to COS
Scholars Universe.
To secure perpetual access to growing electronic collections, the Library entered
into an arrangement with Portico, a non-profit service that provides a permanent
archive for e-journal content. More than 71 publishers participate, and more than
8,000 e-journal titles are preserved in the event that a publisher goes out of
business or access is affected in some other way.
12   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate For the first time, UBC Library used a service called ScholarlyStats, which provides
statistics on the usage of more than 395,000 potential journals and more than 1,200
databases from select collection platforms.
Collections Use and Access to Materials
As faculty and students increasingly use online resources, the recorded use of the
Library's print-based resources continues to decline slowly. Preliminary data indicates
that there were 62 million page requests made from the Library's website and a partial
count of e-journal usage totalled more than six million full-text articles, compared to
2.5 million circulations of print materials. (Circulation of print materials declined by
nearly 7%; however, print circulation still represents an average circulation of 50 print
items per year for students and faculty at UBC, not counting in-house use). The
transition from traditional print titles to online versions has vastly improved access
to research resources and services.
Interlibrary Loan brought in close to 17,000 items from other libraries. The Library
also shared its collections with other researchers, sending nearly 16,000 items to
libraries in B.C. (accounting for 66% of lending), nearly 6,000 to libraries elsewhere in
Canada (24% of lending) and more than 2,000 to libraries in the USA/international
locales (tO/6 of lending).
New titles added to the Library's collection included more than 50,000 new e-books
and more than 200,000 new e-book records.
Technical Services participated in collection-management projects, including the
Koerner Library weeding project and the Law Library reclassification project. They
performed quality control of metadata for electronic theses and dissertations. An
inventory-and-review process of all Library Processing Centre materials was undertaken in anticipation of a proposed move.
Financial support provided as part of UBC's Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) resulted in
a significant increase in the volume of unique University materials that were digitized. The original SPF request outlined four significant areas that UBC Library is
targeting for a Digital Library Centre: digitization, an institutional repository open
access and open education. Big gains have been made to create a foundation for the
development of the digital library in these areas, with more than 1.6 million pages of
materials being digitized to date.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   13 Learning and Research
Much of these efforts focused primarily on capturing the research output of current
and former UBC graduate students. Beginning in 2007, the Library, in conjunction
with Faculty of Graduate Studies (FoGS), developed the Electronic Theses and
Dissertation (ETD) submission program. This allows UBC graduate students to
submit and provide access to their theses through cIRcle, UBC's open access institutional repository ( cIRcle serves as an online archive of the
University's intellectual output.
As electronic submission at UBC is still voluntary, the Library has contracted with
FoGS to scan all hard-copy submissions. In addition, the Library digitized 440 theses,
totalling 63,143 pages. This enables the University to provide online access to all
unrestricted theses submitted since fall 2007.
Building on this success, the Library developed a major retrospective scanning
project for older UBC theses. In the first phase, more than 6,300 theses submitted
between 1992 and 1998 were scanned. The repository now makes 13 years of graduate
student material freely accessible, and the Library plans to continue digitizing earlier
theses. Indeed, the Library digitized UBC's first too theses to celebrate the University's centenary - including the first two graduate degrees, both awarded to women.
Rare Books and Special Collections
In October, UBC Library opened its new Rare Books and
Special Collections (RBSC) and University Archives divisions
in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Speakers included
Peter Ward, University Librarianpro tem, RBSC Head Ralph
Stanton and Sherrill Grace, Professor of English and Malcolm
Lowry expert. Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat sang some of
the earliest B.C. folk songs collected by Philip J. Thomas (the
Thomas Collection of 7,000-plus music books is part of
RBSC's holdings on British Columbia).
At the end of December, local collector John Keenlyside
delivered the second tranche of his collection to RBSC. This
donation holds records of the Inferior Court of Vancouver
Island from 1858 to 1866, the first expression of a small
claims court system in what is now B.C.
This Gladys Reid bookplate belonged
to Judge Frederic William Howay, who
received an honorary degree from UBC.
One of RBSC's unique collections focuses on B.C's first art
book-binder, Dorothy Burnett. RBSC obtained her book and
manuscript collection years ago; in May her book-binding
14   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Vancouver m l
taken on behalf of the shipping arm
forestry company MacMillan Bloedel.
tool collection was located in California and repatriated to B.C. Her friend Donald
Fleming donated more than 150 tools. Book-binding tool collections are scarce in rare
book libraries; in addition to the Burnett set, there is the Birdsall Collection at Massey
College in Toronto. Now, RBSC can show Burnett's designs and finished books, along
with the tools that made them.
Other highlights included:
1  The donation by Elias Stavrides of a complete run of Greek-Canadian Voice, the
Vancouver Greek-language newspaper.
1  The purchase of a collection of colonial-era B.C. philatelic material, courtesy of
the Daggett Endowment in RBSC. This purchase was followed by a substantial
gift from the same source.
1  A manuscript map collection on B.C's historic trails donated by Rita Harris, and
developed over years of research and hiking by her late husband Robert C. Harris.
The collection covers Aboriginal, voyageur, gold rush and other trails.
1  An addition to the children's literature collection involving the tale of Little Red
Riding Hood. Users will soon have more than 400 opportunities to assess
different versions of the story.
1  A donation of a collection of English Literature and biography dating to the 1500s
by Allan Pritchard, a UBC alumnus and retired University of Toronto professor.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   15 Learning and Research
i The story of survival in Winnipeg and Vancouver, told through the manuscript
diaries of Richard Aranson, an Icelandic worker who immigrated to Canada just
before the Great Depression.
i  The purchase of the William Spring Fur Seal archive, which documents the
seal-fur dispute in the Gulf of Alaska in the late 19th century.
University Archives and Records Management Services
In addition to the acquisition and preservation of information documenting the
University's history, University Archives continued to expand and enhance access to
its digitized collections.
With support from Enrolment Services, Archives digitized all UBC Calendars
published since 1915. Another partnership with Alumni Affairs and the Alma Mater
Society enabled the digitization of the complete run of UBC's student yearbook,
published from 1916 to 1966.
In records management, work continued in the development of comprehensive
records schedules governing the retention and disposition of University records.
Archives is working to develop a University records storage facility and advocating
for the increased implementation of electronic records management to reduce
paper records.
Scholarly Communications
UBC Library seconded a Librarian to manage the Scholarly Communications
project, aided by a steering committee of faculty and librarians. The Library's
determination to engage faculty and students has anchored the project, and plans
are underway to integrate scholarly communications activities into the Library's
digital scholarship plans.
New requirements from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. led to a UBC Library/ Office of Research
Services collaboration enabling UBC researchers to deposit applicable grant-funded
publications into an open access repository.
The Association of Research Libraries and Ithaka, a non-profit organization, initiated
a study on new models of scholarship, in which 17 UBC librarians participated. The
process involved interviewing faculty. UBC contributions, along with those from
45 other North American academic institutions, are included in a widely distributed
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Detail from the Spanish Chant Manuscript,
a dazzling volume of Gregorian chants
published circa 1575-1625.
A UBC Journal Editors Forum featured 17 UBC chief editors and managing editors.
Issues included open access, print-to-electronic transition, funding pressures and
author rights.
UBC Library joined the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
(SPARC), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), Students for FreeCulture and 65 other
institutions for the First International Open Access Day. The goal was to boost
awareness and identify UBC faculty and students who participate in open
access scholarship.
Technology Infrastructure
In conjunction with the cIRcle Co-ordinator, Library Systems & Information
Technology (LSIT) secured the services of @mire, a company involved with the
development and support of DSpace, the platform that supports the Library's
institutional repository.
LSIT collaborated with the Asian Library to purchase Nintendo DS game consoles
for loan. The consoles are used with Japanese-language learning modules. Additionally LSIT created and installed a Japanese DVD-ROM workstation to provide access
to specialized resources.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   17 Learning and Research
New workstations requiring less space and energy were installed in the Chapman
Learning Commons, the Learning Centre and other Library locations. In addition,
LSIT participated in the planning and implementation of an upgraded fleet of Xerox
copiers/printers/scanners throughout the Library, resulting in improved services
for patrons and staff.
Digital signage was expanded from a project that started in the Learning Centre.
The infrastructure has provided additional signage in the Koerner, Woodward and
David Lam libraries.
Improved audio-visual technology for meetings and communication was installed,
and the Library now has video-conference equipment in the Learning Centre and
the Koerner B.C. Gas Room.
The Library participated in iTunes University which places learning tools and
objects such podcasts, video and audio onto iTunes.
A "database walk" cleaned and updated more than four million authority records for the catalogue. Finding tools, such
as subject headings and author names, were updated.
LSIT purchased an application called Primo to provide
Library users with a more cohesive and effective way to
And resources.
A two-phase project was initiated for an online room-booking and event-registration system (LIBS) for staff and
patrons, including those at UBC Okanagan.
An image of the White Rabbit from
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Rare Books and Special Collections
houses more than 200 editions of
this classic tale.
18   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Community and
Co-operation and community engagement are vital to UBC Library
and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, which support learning and
research at UBC and beyond.
The Library and Learning Centre reach
communities at UBC and throughout
the province.
Community Access
UBC Library and the Irving K Barber Learning Centre
continued to offer a wide range of community programs.
In September, the Library offered free borrowing cards in
celebration of UBC's Centenary and the Learning Centre
opening. Cards were available to B.C. citizens, and nearly
L,ooo were issued. Free community cards were also offered
to members of Musqueam Indian Band.
UBC Library is actively involved with many groups including
the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C., the Alcuin
Society and other libraries, archives, museums and school
boards. Library branches continued to foster community
connections, and the following are a few examples of
such efforts.
The Asian Library digitized the Western Canadian edition of
Ming Pao newspaper, beginning with the inaugural issue
published on October 15,1993. The project was done in
collaboration with Ming Pao.
UBC Library sponsored two events organized by the Canadian
Association for the Asian Arts in celebration of the millennium anniversary of the Japanese classic The Tale ofGenji,
widely considered to be the world's first novel. Community
members received booklets highlighting Japanese- and
English-language resources at UBC Library.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   19 Community and Internationalization
Annual funding for Ave years from the Center for Korean Research will enhance the
Asian Library's Korean collections, support acquisition trips and enable the Library to
subscribe to the Korea Social Science Data Archive.
The Education Library worked with the Board of the Canadian Children's Book Centre,
the Vancouver School Board's School Library Resource Centre Consultative Committee,
the UBC Learning Exchange Varsity Readers program and the Vancouver Children's
Literature Roundtable.
Xwi7xwa Library partnered with the Learning Centre and the School of Library,
Archival and Information Studies to support the Nisga'a Lisms Government Archives
development project. Xwi7xwa also hosted the Fraser Valley Regional Library and
Surrey Public Library Aboriginal Outreach teams, which serve First Nations in Langley
Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Surrey.
Science tot is a non-credit, barrier-free course offered to residents of Vancouver's
Downtown Eastside and other inner-city communities. The Science and Engineering
Library gave a workshop on using the Library website and provided a course page to
support student research. Science and Engineering also podcast the Vogt Symposium
at UBC, with the results archived in cIRcle. Speakers included Nobel Prize winners Carl
Rubbia, Walter Kohn and Stan Hagen.
The popular Robson Reading Series continued at UBC's downtown campus as part of
the Cultural Olympiad. The series hosted more than 34 award-winning Canadian
writers. Series readings were also held at the Learning Centre.
UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
UBC Library partnered with the Learning Centre to offer community-focused
programs including:
1  A successful presence at the 2008 Word on the Street Literary Festival, showcasing
the Library's programs and winning first prize for best booth display.
1  The second Live-In for Literacy fundraising initiative, which featured students
living in the main foyer of the Learning Centre for to days in January. The Library
contributed $1,000 to raise money for schools and libraries in India. Similar events
occurred in six other universities across Canada.
UBC Library continued as a member of the B.C. Electronic Library Network (BCELN), the
Council of B.C. Post-Secondary Library Directors, the Electronic Health Library of B.C.,
the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research
20   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries, the Council of Prairie and Pacific
University Libraries and other consortia.
The Library was a partner in B.C. Library 2020 and the B.C. Libraries Cooperative, which
promote collaboration among academic, public and school libraries.
The Library and Learning Centre partnered with the Public Library Services Branch, the
B.C. Electronic Library Network and community agencies to sponsor the inaugural B.C.
Digitization Symposium in December. The event, which featured a keynote address by
Ian Wilson, the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, attracted more than 170 delegates
from across the province.
The Library held management retreats with SFU, the University of Victoria, the
University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Washington libraries.
International Initiatives
UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre hosted international visitors
from many institutions including the Society of College, National and University
Libraries (SCONUL) for the UK and Ireland. Other international visitors came
from Korea University North Carolina State University Australia's University of
Technology the University of Macau, the Academy of Korean Studies and the
University of Manchester.
The Asian Library collaborated with the Genealogy Society of Utah
to digitize more than 5,600 pages of clan association publications.
The 2008 satellite conference of the International Federation of
Library Associations and Institutions, entitled "Multicultural to
Intercultural: Libraries Connecting Communities," was co-hosted
by UBC, Library and Archives Canada, Simon Fraser University the
Vancouver Public Library and the British Columbia Library
Xwi7xwa Library led a team of four writers from the U.S. and
Canada to author an article on Indigenous librarianship for the
third edition of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information
Studies. Xwi7xwa also partnered with the University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee's School of Information Studies and University of
Saskatchewan's Indigenous Portal to plan for an international
series of gatherings on Indigenous knowledge organization.
Detail from Abraham Ortelius's
Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova
Descriptio, which revolutionized
European cartography.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   21 Community and Internationalization
Friends, Donors and Alumni
UBC Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre benefit greatly from the generosity of donors, who provide valuable funding for many purposes and gifts-in-kind that
enhance collections. The Library and Learning Centre are grateful for the 1,256 gifts
received from dedicated friends, donors and alumni during this reporting period.
Valued at $2,954617, these included cash donations, pledges and gifts-in-kind made to
various endowments and projects. Below are some endowments that benefited from
donor generosity during 2008/09.
Centenary Library Endowment
The Centenary Library Endowment Fund was created to help UBC Library respond to
emerging opportunities and high-priority needs. Alumni bequests from two longtime
supporters of the Library, Bryce Waters (BASC Chem. E. '46, BA '49, B.Ed, '60) and Sonia
Williams (BA Hons. History '67, M.Ed, '74), formed the initial endowment for the fund.
UBC Library greatly appreciates their foresight and generosity.
A former math and French teacher with a background in engineering, Bryce Waters
(1924-2007) was a member of Vancouver's Esperanto community a gardener and a
supporter of wildlife causes. Born in Summerland, B.C., his love of languages led to
bookshelves filled with texts in Yoruba, Igbo, Russian, Polish, Quechua and Welsh.
Waters was also a dedicated supporter of UBC Library. From 1986 on, he gave to the
Friends of the Library Fund; he was also a member of the Chancellor's Circle.
An educator, avid reader, world traveller and lifelong learner, Sonia Williams (1934-
2008) is remembered for the sense of adventure that took her far from her Yorkshire
roots. She was passionate about medieval history, cooking, travel and opera, and her
personal library featured many volumes on these topics.
Chung Family Endowment
Thanks to generous gifts from Dr. Wallace Chung and his sister Dr. Marilyn Chung, the
Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection's holdings are being catalogued
and digitized. More than 25,000 items comprise the collection, which documents the
history of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), the exploration and settlement of British
Columbia, and the Chinese-Canadian immigration experience.
David Lam Endowment for the Chung Collection
After viewing the permanent installation of the Chung Collection, the Lam Family was
inspired to establish an endowment to support this exceptional record of the Canadian experience. The David Lam Endowment for the Chung Collection will fund
special exhibitions, publications and outreach, as well as education initiatives, colloquia and workshops.
22   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Gifts in Kind
Gifts in kind are invaluable to the development of UBC Library's collections. Below are
some highlights from the past year.
i   Rare Books and Special Collections holds the world's best collection on the novelist
Malcolm Lowry. This year the Estate of Hilda Thomas donated a collection of
ephemera, along with the draft and notes of Thomas's thesis on Lowry.
i  Vancouver lawyer David Yorke donated the Arthur "Slim" Evans fonds, which
records in letters and other documents the On-to-Ottawa Trek, a pivotal event in
the Canadian public's response to the Great Depression of the 1930s.
1  Tremaine Arkley donated his book collection on croquet to supplement the
existing collection of illustrations. The Arkleys funded the collection's digitization.
1  Yosef Wosk donated four wood blocks used to produce engravings published in the
Alcuin Society's journal Amphora.
1  The Asian Library received about 3,000 volumes as gift books from the collection of
Prof. Jae-gap Song of Tongguk University in Seoul, Korea.
1  Henry Messerschmidt donated a copy of a rare book on the history of European
1  Retired professor of architecture Abraham Rogatnik donated a collection of books
from the earliest printings on Le Corbusier, the seminal French architect.
1  An anonymous supporter donated a rare collection of postal covers of colonial
Vancouver Island.
UBC Library Vault
UBC Library Vault ( continued to grow. The project was launched
by the Library Development Office more than two years ago to build awareness of
rare and special collections, foster an online community and cultivate support for the
Library. Proceeds are directed to the Library's various funds and endowments.
Hundreds of images are available for viewing on the site, along with descriptions. Users
are also able to sign up for eVault, a monthly e-newsletter that highlights special themes
and the latest news. Nearly 1,000 subscribers have signed up to receive eVault and the
Library Development Office looks forward to boosting this number in the coming year.
The Library Development Office's efforts resulted in a trio of awards. eVault won a Prix
D'Excellence gold medal for Best Newsletter (print or electronic) from the Canadian
Council for the Advancement of Education. Meanwhile, a package prepared for the
official opening of the new Rare Books and Special Collections space was given an award
of excellence from Hemlock Printers, and a gold medal for fundraising and special event
publications from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE
District VIII).
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   23 Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
The official opening of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre was held on April n,
2008. This occasion attracted many special guests and speakers, including
Premier Cordon Campbell, Advanced Education Minister Murray Coell, UBC
President and Vice-Chancellor Stephen Toope, and Dr. Irving K. Barber and his
wife Jean. Peter Ward, University Librarian pro tem, served as the Master of
Ceremonies at the event, which was opened by a special address from Ms. Mary
Charles, an Elder from Musqueam Indian Band.
Reflections at the Learning Centre.
A few days later, another celebration was held, this
time for the official re-opening of the Wallace B. Chung and
Madeline H. Chung Collection. The collection now has a
beautiful and permanent home, located in Rare Books and
Special Collections on the Learning Centre's first level.
Speakers included UBC President Toope, renowned Canadian author Wayson Choy and Dr. Wallace Chung.
The installation of a multi-storey chandelier was a gift
of inspiration to the Learning Centre. Jean Barber, wife of
Dr. Irving K. Barber, generously funded this spectacular
piece of art.
Jan Wallace, the Interim Director, finished her term in June.
She remains the Head of the David Lam Management
Research Library. Sandra Singh began as the new Director in
November, coming to the Learning Centre from the Vancouver Public Library. Her participation in the Library's management group ensures ongoing support of the Learning
Centre's mandate.
24   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Inside the inspiring
west entrance.
Automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS)
UBC Library is the first Canadian library to install an automated storage and retrieval
system (ASRS), which began operating in June 2005. It features four robotic cranes
that retrieve steel bins, filled with books and other items, from a racking system
measuring about 45 feet high, 60 feet wide and 160 feet long. With a capacity of
more than one million volumes, this system provides valuable growth space for the
Library's physical collection. The ASRS received 26,300 requests for items this year.
The Small Business Accelerator Program continues to develop, with content created
for several industries including manufacturing, retail and professional services. This
project, developed in partnership with the David Lam Library at the Sauder School of
Business, aims to provide market research guides - or "accelerators" - and related
resources to assist entrepreneurs and the small-business community. Trips to
communities throughout B.C. are planned after this reporting period to gather
feedback, and the program will primarily be offered via the Small Business Accelerator website, set to launch in early 2010.
The Learning Centre continued to be a popular site for an array of events, including
Congress 2008, the UBC Learning Conference, the Student Leadership Conference
and the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference. In addition, high
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   25 Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
school students worked with Learning Centre staff to organize the first Crossroads
Conference, where students from Metro Vancouver met social, environmental and
economic leaders.
The Learning Centre was a major sponsor and host for the first B.C. Digitization
Symposium, held in December. The symposium marked the first time that major
stakeholders including libraries, museums, archives, historical societies and schools
gathered to discuss digitization strategies in B.C.
The B.C. History Digitization Program continued to provide matching funds for
projects involving the digitization of unique historical material. Funded projects
included photograph collections from the Bella Coola Valley Museum Society and the
Northern British Columbia Archives, community newspapers, fossil specimens,
medical artifacts and works by renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman. The Learning
Centre was honoured to receive a Merit Award for Programs and Services from the
British Columbia Library Association for the digitization program.
The Learning Centre sponsored two readings as part of UBC Authors week, delivered
by Dr. Peter Dauvergne and Dr. Timothy Brook. In addition, Dr. Mark Holder, an
Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan, delivered a talk entitled "Pursuing Happiness:
The Science of Well-Being."
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be not only
a focal point of education for students and teachers
at UBC but will also support lifelong learning by
people throughout B.C. and the world. It will enable
them to work effectively together in continuing to
build a better British Columbia through the sharing
of knowledge and experience.
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Statement of
Purpose and Charter of Principles
The Learning Centre participated for the
third time in UBC Alumni Weekend and
offered tours of the facility.
In January students from the Astronomy
310 class gathered in the Learning Centre
foyer to create a "human orrery" that
modelled the solar system. This project was
supported by UBC's Carl Wieman Science
Education Initiative. Later that month, the
final all-candidate debate for the AMS
elections was also held in the foyer.
26   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Students flanked by a stunning glass chandelier,
created by John Nutter and donated by Jean
Barber to the Learning Centre.
In 2002 a group of students created the Africa Awareness organization with the
support of organizations, faculty members and staff. Since then, an African Studies
program has been developed and cultural events, lectures and internships have
evolved. The Learning Africa event, held at the Learning Centre and organized
by students under the guidance of staff, highlighted the programs and learning
opportunities for students interested in this area.
The Program Services Librarian continued planning for Professor Henry Yu's project,
which involves UBC students interviewing elders from B.C's Chinese-Canadian
communities. The project aims to highlight experiences from 1885 to 1947, during
the times of the restrictive Chinese Head Tax and Chinese Immigration Act. It
received $50,000 in funding from the federal government's Community Historical
Recognition Program.
Chapman Learning Commons
The Chapman Learning Commons (CLC), located in the refurbished core of the Main
Library, re-opened in June. Peer assistants worked on the Learning Centre's Welcome
Desk and provide guided tours.
The Learning Commons partnered with UBC's Office of Learning Technology on the
Support Hub pilot, which integrated technology support and staff at the help desk.
In addition, partners such as the Writing Centre, Math Resource Centre and School of
Library, Archival and Information Studies began offering academic support services
in the Learning Commons. Working closely with Student Development, the Learning
Commons hosted the popular AMS Tutoring Service, as well as the Student Success
workshops and programs from Career Services and the Undergraduate Research Office.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   27 Future Directions
There are a number of key initiatives that UBC Library will pursue
in the coming year. First and foremost is the development of a new
strategic plan.
The previous strategic plan ran to 2007, and in the
interim an Operations Plan was implemented. That plan is
now officially "retired," and the aim now is to produce a
new strategic plan that will guide the Library in the years
ahead. The timing for such a development is opportune,
given that the University is nearing the completion of its
own strategic plan for the institution as a whole. The
intention is to tie the goals of the Library's strategic plan in
with those of UBC's overarching plan in order to focus and
strengthen our initiatives.
An autumnal view of
Koerner Library.
There is a need to move forward promptly on the Library's
key priorities, rather than undertaking a lengthier
planning process that could delay progress. A steering
committee will formulate the plan, in full consultation
with the Library's staff and stakeholders, throughout
the fall of 2009 and have a document finalized by
early 2010.
An area of focus will be the Library's digital agenda,
highlighted as a top priority by the University Librarian
upon her arrival at UBC. Technology and the digital world
are transforming academic libraries, and UBC Library
needs to respond accordingly. The Library has already
pursued many important digital activities and projects;
however, there is a need to unify these disparate efforts so
the Library can pursue its digital agenda with a strong
voice and sense of purpose.
28   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate The Irving
a hub of lifelong learni.
UBC and beyond.
The availability of space within the Library system remains a pressing issue. As
statistics in this report's appendices illustrate, physical collections continue to grow,
thereby putting pressure on the Library's ability to store an ever-increasing array of
material. Certain branches and divisions are faced with urgent space needs - both
for their physical holdings, and for their ability to provide suitable workspaces for
users. In the coming year we will continue to focus on finding ways to maximize the
Library's spaces and pursue new opportunities.
Lastly development will become ever-more important to the Library's future growth
and success. The severe economic downturn of the past year has affected institutions of higher education throughout North America, and UBC is no exception -
although it has fared better compared to many of its counterparts. That said, the
University does face pressures, and departments and units across the UBC system,
including the Library, will need to make difficult budgetary decisions moving
forward. In this setting, the Library's ability to raise funds from donors, foundations
and other sources of support will be crucial in order for us to continue providing the
best resources and services possible.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   29 Appendix A
Library Staff
(Aprill, 2008 -March 31,2009)
During the reporting period the Library's staff complement (including
GPOF and non-GPOF budget positions) of full-time equivalent (FTE) positions
was 306.96. UBC Okanagan Library's total FTE was 18.61.
Staff and Faculty members who retired or who took early retirement: Jeff Barker,
Humanities and Social Sciences; Michael Beaton, Library Administration, Finance;
George Brandak, Rare Books and Special Collections; Tom Nichol, Library Systems
and Information Technology; Arlene Schmidt, Technical Services; Deborah Wilson,
Woodward Biomedical Library.
Library staff joining the 25 Year Club: Queenie Wong, Humanities and Social
Library staff joining the 35 Year Club: Jeff Barker, Humanities and Social Sciences;
Lynn Jenkinson, Woodward Biomedical Library; Elaine Thomson, Technical Services;
Meily Wong, Woodward Biomedical Library; Judy Wright, Borrower Services.
Faculty Librarians joining the Quarter Century Club: Jo-Anne Naslund,
Education Library
Co-op Students: Manuela Boscenco, Library Development; Jeremy Buhler,
Woodward Biomedical Library; Christine Conroy Library Development; Pamela
Fairfield, Library Development; Larissa Halishoff, Borrower Services and Humanities
and Social Sciences; Me-Linh Le, Library Development; Noushin Naziripour,
Woodward Biomedical Library; Stephen Russo, Rare Books and Special Collections;
Jenna Walsh, Woodward Biomedical Library; Wei Yang, Library Development.
New and reconfigured positions: Assistant Director, Irving K. Barber Learning
Centre; Associate University Librarian, Planning and Community Relations;
Associate University Librarian, Public Services; cIRcle Co-ordinator, Collections and
Scholarly Communications; Circulation and Collection Space Co-ordinator, Borrower
Services; Circulation Manager, Borrower Services; Communications Co-ordinator,
Information Services; Community Business Services Librarian, Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre; Digital Library Project Librarian, Technical Services; Director,
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre; Executive Co-ordinator, Office of the University
Librarian; Geographic Information Systems Librarian, Humanities and Social
30   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Sciences; Head, Art and Architecture and Planning; Head, Rare Books and Special
Collections; Head, Woodward Library and hospital branch libraries; Head, Xwi7xwa
Library; Library Human Resources Manager, Library Administration; Teaching and
Learning Librarian, Public Services; Term Business Plan Accelerator Librarian, Irving
K. Barber Learning Centre; University Librarian.
Heads and Branch Librarians: Art and Architecture and Planning (formerly Fine
Arts) - D Vanessa Kam; Asian Library - Eleanor Yuen; Biomedical Branch Library -
Dean Giustini; Borrower Services - Leonora Crema, Lynne Gamache (acting);
Chapman Learning Commons - Simon Neame; David Lam Management Research
Library and UBC @ Robson - Jan Wallace; Education Library - Christopher Ball;
Eric Hamber Memorial Library - Tricia Yu; Humanities and Social Sciences - Peter D
James; Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - Sandra Singh; Law Library - Sandra
Wilkins; Library Systems and Information Technology - Renulfo Ramirez; Music
Library - Kirsten Walsh; Rare Books and Special Collections - Ralph Stanton; Science
and Engineering - Aleteia Greenwood; St. Paul's Hospital Library - Barbara Saint;
Technical Services - Maniam Madewan; UBC Okanagan Library - Melody Burton;
University Archives - Chris Hives; Woodward Biomedical Library - Rita Dahlie
(to December 2008); Woodward Library and Hospital Branch Libraries - Greg Rowell
(commenced March 2009); Xwi7xwa Library - Ann Doyle.
Library Operations Management Group: University Librarian pro tem - Dr. Peter
Ward; Associate University Librarian, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences -
Tim Atkinson (to September 2008); Associate University Librarian, Collections and
Scholarly Communications - Jo Anne Newyear-Ramirez (commenced April 2008);
Associate University Librarian, Library Systems and Information Technology -
Renulfo Ramirez; Associate University Librarian, Planning and Community
Relations - Leonora Crema (commenced January 2009); Associate University
Librarian, Public Services, formerly Assistant University Librarian, Life Sciences
Libraries - Lea Starr (commenced study leave in January 2009), Rita Dahlie (acting
January to June 2009); Director, Finance and Facilities - Bill Tee (to January 2009);
Director, Finance and Facilities - Corey Sue (commenced January 2009); Director,
Human Resources - Deborah Austin; Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre -
Sandra Singh (commenced November 2008); Interim Associate University
Librarian, Collections and Technical Services (to April 2008) and Head, Education
Library - Christopher Ball; Interim Director, External Relations, Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre (to December 2008) and Head, Borrower Services - Leonora Crema;
Interim Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (to June 2008) and Head, David
Lam Management Research Library and UBC @ Robson - Jan Wallace.
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   31 Appendix B
Library Statistical Summary
(Aprill, 2008 -March 31,2009)
Total Volumes
Volumes Added1
E-books (includes 53,647 new)
Serial Titles2
Numeric Datafiles
Digital Collections (pages, images, titles, files)
Other: audio/visual, cartographic, graphic
Recorded Use of Library Resources - Print
Library Website - Page Requests (recorded use - digital)
E-journal usage3
Document Delivery (Internal)
Interlibrary Loan - Lending
Interlibrary Loan - Borrowing
Instruction Classes - Number of Sessions
Instruction Classes - Number of Participants
Instruction Vista (six sessions) - Number of Participants
Total Questions Answered
Reference Questions
Directional Questions
Gate Count
Library Website - Number of Visits
Staff (FTE)
Management and Professional (M&P)
Support Staff
Total FTE All Staff
1 Includes 101,485 volumes, 235,233 e-books
2Includes 13,826 print, 65,341 electronic, 944 e-databases
3 Number of full-text articles viewed from e-journals (partial count)
32   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Appendix C
Growth of Collections
Serial Titles2
Other Formats:
Archives (meters)
Audio (cassettes, CDs, LPs, DVDsf
Film, video, DVD
Graphic (photographs, pictures, etc.)
Electronic resources:
Bibliographic and
full-text databases
E-journals (titles)
Digital collections (pages, images)5
Total microforms
March 31,2008
March 31,2009
1235,233 new e-books, 101,485 new volumes
2 Serial titles (de-duplicated) includes 13,826 print, 65,341 electronic, 944 e-databases
3 New base count in 2008/09
4 New base count in 2008/og
5 Digital collections includes 1,595,794 pages/images, 12,439 titles (cIRcle),
19,184 datafiles (1,133 datasets)
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   33 Appendix D
UBC Library Statement of Expenditures
(Fiscal Years April - March, in thousands of dollars)
"Includes UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan
NOTE: Aside from 2006/07, financial reporting includes results solely for UBC Vancouver
Scope of Financial Information
The funds included in this financial report are:
1   General purpose operating funds
1   Fee for service funds
1   Specific purpose funds
1   Endowment funds
Management Discussion
For fiscal 2008/09, UBC Library committed to priority spending for items such as the
database walk, a discoverability tool called Primo, lab renovations at the Education, Koerner
and Woodward libraries, and the Asian Library binding backlog. The Library increased its
acquisitions of collections materials, especially electronic resources.
UBC Library and the University were impacted by the global economy's marked decline
in fiscal 2009. Consequently, the model for endowment revenue was re-drawn. The Library
joined the University-wide initiative to protect future endowment revenue by conserving
any surplus grant revenue and directing it to the principal of the fund for reinvestment.
This resulted in more than $930,000 being reinvested.
For the coming fiscal year, endowment fund spending will decrease by about 30% in order to
maintain stability and sustainability Also, in the past fiscal year UBC Library saw its buying
power decrease by 25% in terms of US dollar transactions.
Despite these changes, the Library remains committed to enhancing research collections
and providing improved access for its users - a fact that is underlined by a 20% increase in
collections spending during this fiscal year. For the coming year, UBC Library is making a
concerted effort to maintain the same level of investment in collections.
34   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Appendix E
Friends of the Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
(Aprill, 2008 -March 31,2009)
The following donors
generously contributed
gifts between April 1, 2008
and March 31, 2009.
Chancellor's Circle
($25,000 to $249,999)
Dr. Wallace B. Chung
Miss Marilyn Y.N.S. Chung
Dr. Ronald A. Jobe
Dr. Allan D. Pritchard
Mr. Ralph J. Stanton
Mr. David T. Yorke
Wesbrook Society
($1,000 to $24,999)
Dr. Michael Alms
Dr. Ivan Avakumovic
Dr. George W. Bluman
Mrs. G. Pat Blunden
Mr. Charles W. McKay Burge
Ms. Sandra L.M. Cawley
Mr. Chin-Jong Chen
Dr. L. Stanley Deane
Ms. Deborah Defosse
Ms. Mary C. Dvorak
Dr. Haig Farris
Dr. Donald R. Fleming
Mr. Thomas K. Fleming
Mr. Ravinder Singh Gill
Dr. Neil L. Guppy
Mrs. Rita P. Harris
Dr. Donna Hinds
Dr. Robert W. Kennedy
Mrs. Mary H. Knox
Dr. Sam T.M. Kwauk
Mrs. Jean G. Lane
Mr. Henry Luck
Mr. George McWhirter
Mr. Parviz Maghsoud
Mrs. Beth Malcolm
Dr. M. Patricia Marchak
Dr. H. Edward McLean
Mr. Howard G. Mitchell
Ms. Joan Munro
Dr. William H. New
Mr. Donald I. Ourom
Ms. Marion L. Pearson
Prof. Abraham J. Rogatnick
Mrs. Ursula M. Schmelcher
Dr. Gunther F. Schrack
Mrs. Joan Stace-Smith
Dr. JohnE.R. Stainer
Mr. Richard Stevenson
Mr. William Francis Stewart
Mr. Walter X. Styba
Mrs. Diana Sullivan
Ms. Diana Thomson
Ms. Mary H. Vickers
Mrs. Bethiah C. Weisgarber
Dr. YosefWosk
Ms. Katherine Ann Wreford
Mr. Andrew Hinds
We have made every effort
to ensure the accuracy of
the list of donations received
between April 1, 2008 and
March 31, 2009. Please direct
any inquiries to the Library
Development Office at
Report of the University Librarian to the Senate   35 Appendix E
Friends of the Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
(Aprill, 2008 -March 31,2009) Continued
Mrs. Joan P. Atkinson
Dr. Hinda Avery
Mr. Diego Bastianutti
Dr. Laurence L. Bongie
Dr. John David Bossons
Mr. Tom Briggs
Ms. Joanne Caple
Mr. Wing Hon Chau
Mrs. Cathy Chuang
Dr. Bruce P. Dancik
Dr. William Mark Elliott
Mr. E.B. Freeman
Mr. Richard D. French
Ms. Leah B. Gordon
Mr. James H. Goulden
Mr. Claudio Grubner
Mr. Frederick E. Haack
Mr. Robert Haw
Mrs. Chantal Hilton
Mrs. Linda Hsu
Mrs. Pei Zhen Hu
Mrs. Shelley Jaffe
Mr. Donald R. Johnson
Mrs. Julie Kim
Dr. JohnKastelic
Dr. David G. Kirkpatrick
Mr. Michael Laine
Mrs. Anita Kin Ching Lam
Ms. Yim Mui Lau
Ms. Isabella D. Losinger
Miss Karen L. MacWilliam
Ms. Moyra McDill
Mr. Fred Ma
Mrs. Hillary Maile
Mr. John Mastalir
Mrs. ElyMendoza
Mrs. Sarah Neale
Ms. Lise Oppenheimer
Dr. James M. Orr
Mr. Andrew Pangilinan
Dr. Janet T. Rolfe
Dr. Robert S. Rothwell
Mr. J. Fred Sigurjonsson
Dr. David E.N. Tait
Ms. Virginia Taylor
Mr. Kim M. Tong
Mr. Caleb Toombs
Mrs. Yan Wang
Mrs. Bernadette Wilde
Miss Lydia K. Wong
Mrs. Aekyung Yang
Miss Glennis Norene Zilm
Mr. Alan Zimmer
36   Report of the University Librarian to the Senate Acknowledgement
/ would like to thank the many contributors to this report
and those who aided in its development and production.
Ingrid Parent
University Librarian
Glenn Drexhage
Assessment Librarian
Margaret Friesen
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Cover, PGs 7,11,12,14,15,17,18, 21 - UBC Library Vault,
Courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections
PG 01 -Martin Dee
PG 03-Eugene Lin
PG 05 - Collage photos courtesy of UBC Library
PG 06 - University Archives
PG 08 - Holly Parmley/UBC Library Graphics
PG 10 - Bud Mortenson
PGs 19, 24, 25, 27, 29 - Lara Swimmer Photography
PG 28 - UBC Library Graphics
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