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 UBC Library
Report of the
University Librarian to the Senate   2015-2016
Message from the
University Librarian
Investing in and building
our collections
Connecting students to
transformative learning
experiences
Community engagement
and outreach
Research, discovery and
innovation
Nurturing our Library
community
Capital Campaign update
A look ahead
jemic libraries are the nexus between pedagogy and scholarly communication. As a
space rich in content, technology and expertise, UBC Library is a welcoming place and a
virtual space for faculty and students to engage in their own individual learning journey. The
library and its millions of items, both physical and digital, provides ample source material to
inspire or provoke new knowledge. What happens in the classroom and in research begins or
ends in the library. The everyday possibility for innovation is the essence of UBC Library,
This report documents a selection of individual successes aligned with the library's strategic
goals. Each is its own story and together they represent only a small snapshot of the output
of UBC Library. As a decentralized library of eleven branches and four service units, our
ibrary system spans every area of study and supports all faculties at UBC. I am proud to be
a part of this library, made up of librarians, archivists and staff who care deeply about the
student experience, impactful collaborations with faculty and researchers and engaging with
communities beyond UBC campuses.
acknowledge the efforts of the librarians, archivists and staff who serve UBC and its
community so ably. I also thank the students and faculty who choose to work with UBC
Library in a variety of ways. Your collaborations, insights and feedback ensure that UBC
Library continues to offer a high standard of collections and services
Respectfully submitted,
Melody Burton
University Librarian
THE  UNIVERSITYOF BRITISH COLUMBIA UBC Library Snapshot
UBC Library advances research, learning and teaching excellence by connecting
communities within and beyond UBC to the world's knowledge. The Library, a high-
ranking member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), is the largest library
in British Columbia and provides access to expanding digital resources and houses an
on-site digitization centre. For more information, visit library.ubc.ca.
15 branches across
2 campuses
307 FTE
• 89 librarians
• 161 management & support staff
• 41 student employees
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INVESTING IN AND BUILDING OUR COLLECTIONS
Our collections, both physical and digital, are at the core of the Library's mission and are vital to furthering excellence in
research, learning, and teaching at UBC. We continue to build our physical collections while maintaining our resources and
providing powerful tools for online discovery.
The Library continued to be affected by the escalating costs of maintaining and acquiring collections in the 2015-2016 year.
More than 70% of the library's collection budget is allocated to purchases from US vendors and publishers, including a large
percentage of our subscriptions to more than 2.5 million licensed electronic holdings such as e-joumals, e-books, indexes,
databases and datasets. Over the past three fiscal years, the acquisitions budget has been adversely affected both by inflation
and by the low Canadian dollar.
These escalating costs have necessitated advancements in our acquisition of e-resources through our Evidence Based
Acquisition (EBA) program for ebooks. UBC Library has committed to purchasing a certain value of ebooks with selected
publishers in exchange for access to a much larger number of titles. Purchases will be based on actual usage of the ebooks by
users, ensuring only the most frequently used titles are purchased.
UBC Library's digital repositories and Open Collections continue to grow. The cIRcle digital repository has seen 9
scholarship deposited since 2015.
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The library also made a number of significant strategic acquisitions during the past year, including Rare Books and Specia
Collections' Story of Glittering Pain, printed by William Morris and the Kelmscott Press, the Philip J. Thomas fonds. Canadian
teacher, musician and folklorist; and UBC Okanagan Library's launch of its first digital collection, the Archibald Murchie
collection
The Library was a key partner in a $509,000 USD grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York awarded to UBC
Press and University of Washington Press to develop a digital publishing platform for interactive books in Indigenous studies
The digital hub will enable Indigenous communities and scholars to work more effectively together and will provide solutions to
existing barriers to full participation in the exchange of ideas and knowledge. UBC Library will be a partner and advisor in the
project, ensuring it meets with library standards for long term preservation.
CONNECTING STUDENTS TO TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
The evolving needs of UBC students require that we deliver a comprehensive academic learning experience, creating
exceptional learning environments that encourage innovative thinking. Several projects and events this year have demonstrated
our commitment to the enhancement of learning on campus for all UBC students, from first-year international students to
advanced graduate students pursuing independent research, we aim to connect students with meaningful support and
transformative learning experiences through targeted projects and programs.
Webcasting 2.0: Translating. Captioning . and Indexing for Flexible Learning, a crowd-sourced teaching and learning program
provided English to Chinese translation for a series of UBC-produced lectures that enabled UBC students to develop their
translation skills by providing Chinese caption subtitles onto the YouTube videos for dissemination. (cont'd)
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This program created by the Asian Library, in partnership with UBC Department of History, Asian Studies and the Chinese
Centre for Research, provided UBC students with a unique, immersive learning experience.
The Digitization Centre launched a project in collaboration with the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
that enabled undergraduate students to transcribe the Latin of a digitized Antiphonarv Spanish Chant manuscript and translate
their transcription into English for further study.
The Education Library partnered with the Alma Mater Society (AMS), the Faculty of Arts and the Centre for Teaching and
Learning to develop interactive online and print curricular resources for UBC Education students learning to teach in outdoor
classrooms. The library played a key consulting role in the development of a website that provides long-term resources to
benefit educators at UBC and globally - connecting educators to new and more meaningful methodologies and tools
Rare Books and Special Collections acquired rare copies of Jane Austen' Northanger Abbey and Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of
Udolpho which plays a prominent role in Austen's novel. This acquisition is now used to enhance teaching and learning around
the relationship between the two books, adding an immersive three-dimensional component to the student learning experience
The library saw significant growth in the use of Library Online Course Reserves this year; this free resource ensures learning
materials are made available to UBC students on the most cost-effective basis possible.
UBC Library is committed to being a central learning hub that enables students of all levels to supplement and enhance the
instruction they receive in the classroom by connecting them to a robust and varied calendar of events, workshops, lectures,
exhibitions and networking opportunities.
This year, the Koerner Library focused on bringing open science, data sharing and coding skills to UBC students by partnering
with Mozilla Science Fellows and the Mozilla Science Lab to host Software Carpentry and Github workshops - hands-on events
that covered core skills needed to be productive in a small research team taught via live coding.
To highlight the acquisition of rare Harry Potter books, the David Lam Library and Canaccord Learning Commons hosted a
colloquium that explored the impact and influence of the Harry Potter series on the city and people of Vancouver, literacy,
iterature, fan engagement and industry. The colloquium was enhanced by a scavenger hunt and exhibition of the rare Harry
Potter books courtesy of Rare Books and Special Collections to encourage student engagement and learning.
The library developed a regular event series to help support learning and on-campus interdisciplinary network-building
Pixelating: A Digital Humanities mixer, is a weekly open co-working session where students and faculty gather to work on
digital humanities projects for technical help and interactive learning.
This year also saw the launch of the Inclusive Technology Lab at UBC Okanagan, a vibrant welcoming space designed to
support students with disabilities by providing access to assistive technology. The lab includes collaborative group workspaces
with ergonomic furniture, a distraction-reduced study room and a computer lab with specialized software.
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate In 2015/2016, the library provided 1,049 instructional classes to more than 25,296 participants and answered more than
102,900 questions in person and online. The library also successfully secured six TLEF grants, partnering with faculties and
departments across campus. For more information about specific funded TLEF projects, please visit the Library's Teaching and
Learning webpage.
By connecting students to these crucial resources and experiences, the Library enhances and enrichens the UBC student
experience.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH
Over the past year, the Library has made great strides in nurturing existing community relationships and making new
connections both on campus and within the wider BC community.
To celebrate our Centennial Anniversary, the Library hosted a lecture by world-renown librarian and historian Dr. Frances Wood
entitled "From Buddhism to Nestorian Christianity: The importance of the Silk Roads in the movement of ideas and religions
across Central Asia " The lecture was the signature event of UBC Library's Centennial program and strengthened UBC Library's
ties to the international academic library community.
On a more local level, the library has been a major player in supporting several important local community projects in the
Greater Vancouver Area.
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre partnered with UBC's Centre for Community Engaged Learning to make secondary
research more accessible to local community members through their Little Mountain Neighbourhood House community garden
project. This partnership resulted in the Tips for Community Researchers resource that enables community researchers to more
easily access academic research that is relevant to their specific projects.
Xwi7xwa Library continued to build on its successful history of engagement with Indigenous communities, both on-campus and
across the province, by digitizing historic and language materials (100 cassettes of historic conferences and 20 reel to reel Cree
language tapes) with the original formats stored in the Rare Books and Special Collections vault.
In 2015, the Library's Small Business Accelerator (SBA) completed its first year in a successful strategic partnership with
Entrepreneurship (SUBC that provided market research intelligence for e@UBC audiences and curated digital content for flexible
learning platforms. SBA offered one-to-one consultations for referred teams from their programs.
By connecting and engaging with communities, the Library nurtures important conversations and contributes to the economic,
cultural and social well-being of the people of BC and beyond.
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RESEARCH, DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION
In 2015-2016, the Library forged ahead on several projects that expanded access to our collections and connected
researchers and faculty with targeted support and resources.
In October 2015, we launched our Open Collections portal, which brings together
ocally created and managed content from the University of British Columbia
Library's open access repositories. The site saw more than one million site visits in
less than a year.
To facilitate and simplify the process of depositing research in to cIRcle, UBC's
digital research repository, we introduced a cIRcle System automated ingest that
proactively recruits Open Access articles on behalf of researchers, with no work or
intervention required from faculty. This simplified the depositing process and
resulted in over 1,100 peer-reviewed articles deposited into the cIRcle digital
repository.
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To facilitate analyses on the content within the Open Collections portal, the Library created an Open Collections API tool that
helps users query and conduct advanced analysis on Open Collection data. Scholarship and data available through the Open
Collections portal is more accessible than ever.
The Banff International Research Station Workshop Lecture Videos (BIRS) is one of the many lectures series made available
through the Open Collections portal. A joint Canada-US-Mexico initiative, BIRS seeks to bring together people from a wide
range of mathematical, scientific and industry backgrounds to create a forum of knowledge and research methods. Thanks to
UBC Library's Open Collections, these lectures are available to anyone worldwide.
UBC Okanagan Library, in partnership with the office of research Services launched its own specialized service portal in 2015
that aims to streamline processes for busy researchers, rimes: the Research and Infrastructure Management Enterprise,
allowing them to focus on their research.
To support these new powerful discovery tools, the library made some significant strategic changes to staffing, installing a
Data Management Librarian, a Digital Repository Librarian and a Scholarly Communications Librarian.
By strengthening connections between researchers, faculty, and their tools, the Library plays a major role in accelerating
research, discovery and innovation.
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate NURTURING OUR LIBRARY COMMUNITY
We are committed to fostering a respectful, healthy environment that encourages leadership, collegiality, diversity, individua
growth and opportunity and strive to nurture fruitful connections between our staff and faculty.
Since establishing the library's aspirational values and behaviors in 2015, we have moved to implement these through
personalized workshops for library teams and compile all training opportunities available within the library and on campus to
make training more easily accessible and searchable for library faculty and staff.
The library continues to offer regular events to its staff and faculty that focus on our aspirational values ranging from museum
tours to meditation offerings and maintains a regular schedule of social events.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
UBC Library raised over $2.7 million during 2015-16 through donations and gifts-in-kind from generous supporters. This
funding helped support collections, spaces, services and programs for faculty and students, and contributed to start an evolution,
UBC's fundraising and alumni engagement campaign which concluded on September 30, 2015.
UBC Library's start an evolution campaign goal: $25,000,000
Total raised for fiscal 2015/16: $2,776,764
Total raised during campaign (2011-2015): $23,414,997
startanevolution.ca
In the coming year, the library will focus on several projects related to refreshing and reimagining the library's spaces to meet
the needs of students, faculty and the community. With the help of donors, the library hopes to transform two levels of Koerner
Library into spaces for graduate student support and digital scholarship. The library also continues to fundraise for revitalization
of the Asian Centre, home of the Asian Library, to provide updated spaces and programming, and to create a true community
centre for Asian cultures at UBC and in the region.
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate Appendix A
LIBRARY LEADERSHIP TEAM
(April 1, 2015- March 31, 2016)
LIBRARY EXECUTIVE TEAM
University Librarian - Ingrid Parent
Deputy University Librarian - Melody Burton
Associate University Librarian, Digital Programs & Services - Allan Bell
Associate University Librarian, Learning and Engagement & Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre -
Simon Neame
Associate University Librarian, Collections - Jo Anne Newyear Ramirez
Associate University Librarian, Research Services - Lea Starr
Associate University Librarian, PARC - Renulfo Ramirez
Director, Communications and Marketing - Linda Ong
Director, Library Development - Leslie Fields
Director, Finance and Facilities -Jean-Paul Eidsvik
Director, Human Resources - Ina Reiche
Chief Librarian, UBC Okanagan Library - Heather Berringer
HEADS AND BRANCH LIBRARIANS
Asian Library -Hana Kim (until Feb 5, 2016), Acting Head, Sandra Wilkins (effective Feb 15, 2016)
Biomedical Branch Library - Dean Giustini
Borrower Services, Circulation - Lynne Gamache
Borrower Services, Interlibrary Loan - David Winter
Chapman Learning Commons - Acting Branch Librarian, Devin Soper Cunt/7 May 30, 2015), Acting Branch
Librarian, Gordon Yusko (until November 14, 2016),  Julie Mitchell (effective Nov 15, 2016 upon her return from leave)
David Lam Management Research Library - Christina Sylka
Education Library - Chris Ball
Humanities and Social Sciences Division - Acting Head, Ellen George (until June 30, 2015)
Koerner Library - Anne Olsen (effective June 29, 2015)
Law Library - Sandra Wilkins
Library Digital Programs & Services - Bronwen Sprout
Music, Art and Architecture Library - D. Vanessa Kam
PARC - Renulfo Ramirez
Rare Books and Special Collections - Katherine Kalsbeek
Technical Services - Acting Head, Doug Brigham
University Archives - Chris Hives
Woodward Library- Aleteia Greenwood
Xwi7xwa Library - Ann Doyle
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate Appendix B
LIBRARY STATISTICAL SUMMARY (includes Okanagan Campus)
(April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016)
2015-16
2014-15
Library Collections
Total volumes
7,978,857
7,810,610
Total physical volumes (excluding e-books)
5,652,996
5,625,284
Digital Collections
E-books*
2,325,861
2,185,326
E-joumal titles*
291,325
371,752
cIRcle (includes e-theses)
53,659
49,732
Other Formats
Archives (metres)
4,580
4,452
Audio/visual, cartographic, graphic+
n/a
923,794
Microforms
5,349,119
5,348,724
Teaching and Learning
Classes offered
1,049
1,335
Participants
25,296
32,744
Total reference questions answered
102,900
113,518
Online reference
12,475
12,285
Research
E-book use (section downloads)*
7,308,647
5,223,874
E-joumal use (article downloads)*
7,921,127
7,115,728
Loans (includes renewals)
1,244,882
1,387,375
In-person visits
3,880,703
3,877,811
Website visits
9,754,621
9,555,691
Staff (FTE)
Librarians
89
84
Management and Professional (M&P)
27
30
Support Staff
134
135
Student employees
41
46
IT staff (FTE)**
16
15
Total FTE all staff
307
309
* Figures include purchased and free content accessible through Library search interfaces
+ No longer reporting count as of 2014/15
** New measure in 2014/15 due to transfer of Library IT staff to central IT
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate Appendix C
UBC LIBRARY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES - VANCOUVER CAMPUS
Fiscal year April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016, figures listed in the thousands of dollars.
Salaries
GPOF* 16,295
Non-GPOF
Specific purpose fund 150
Endowment 51
Sponsored Research+ 18
Total Expenditures 16,514
Benefits      Collections Other
3,107 15,825 4,715
19
10
2
3,138
23
57
343
15
0
8
16,191
4,795
Total Revenue      Surplus/Deficit
39,944 38,585 -344
251
123
-128
421
487
66
28
25
-3
40,644       39,220
-409
Notes
^General purpose operating funds
+ In FY15-16 the Library was a recipient of a grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation which ends Feb. 2016.
Of the actual expenditures of $25,354, $20,733 were reimbursed.
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate Appendix D
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AND THE IRVING K. BARBER LEARNING CENTRE
The following donors contributed gifts between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.
FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
(LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION,
$250,000 AND ABOVE)
S Tremaine Arkley
Estate of Anne Marie Kaplan
Estate of Thomas Christopher Brayshaw
Wallace B. Chung
CHANCELLOR'S CIRCLE
(LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION,
$25,000 TO $249,999)
Estate of Anna Ruth Leith
Estate of Moira Edith Dawson
Anonymous
WESBROOK SOCIETY
(ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION,
$1,000 TO $24,999)
Anonymous
G P. Blunden
B.H. Breslauer Foundation
Sandra L. Cawley
Charlton Enterprises
Patricia Cheung
Marilyn S. Chung
David C. Chung
Bruce P. Dancik
Dr. Lloyd & Mrs. Kay Chapman Charitable
Foundation
John H. Farris
Janet S. Fong Wong
John A. Fraser
Michael J. Fraser
Henning C. Freybe
Margaret W. Fung
Kenneth K. Fung
Jocelyn Fung
Kristin A. Fung
John S. Keenlyside
Donald W. Laishley
Alan Y. Lam
Jean G. Lane
Regina Lee
Joseph Lee
Therese Leung
Mary Leung
Parviz Maghsoud
Anonymous
Andrew McPherson
Penny Pan
Vera Pech
Anonymous
Elaine H. Polglase
Roland Whittaker Charitable Trust
Margaret S. Rome
John E. Stainer
Anonymous
Colleen C. Tobman
Andrew Tsui
Judy Tsui
Vancouver Foundation
Theresa Wang
Yosef Wosk
Anonymous
FRIENDS
(ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION,
$500 TO $999)
Elizabeth Ahluwalia
Elizabeth Anda
Gordon R. Ashworth
Laura Balisky
BC Society of Landscape Architects
Laurence L. Bongie
Rose Z. Campeau
Ada Chan
Lisa Chan
Chen-Yao Chang
Yashwant Chawla
Sandy Chen
Ansel Chu
Anonymous
Akin Dada
Angelyn C. Dee
Expedia HQ
Windy W. Fong
Bruce Frankard
Richard D. French
Adrian C. French
Linda K. Fung
Gale: Cengage Learning
Lisle W. Gatenby
Duane E. Gingrich
Kathleen A. Graham
Harminder Grewa
Yunhua Guan
Limin Han
Sudi Hardjojo
Anonymous
Thomas A. Hobley
Anonymous
Daxiong Huang
Wei Wei Hu Jiang
Sia Karrobi
Ali Khan
Faisal Khan
Tasneem Khan
Alexander C. Kinzler
Gabrielle Komorowska
Joungmi Kwon
Anonymous
Shelley Lake
David Lardner
Sau May W. Lau
Angela Leung
Zhengwang Li
George A. Mackie
Donald MacLeod
Karen L. MacWilliam
Rick Mccaffrey
Kumiko Miyako
Donna Y. Moroz
Leslie Ng
C Parkes
David M. Phillips
James A. Rainer
Raja Rajamohan
John D. Redmond
Robert S. Rothwell
Jasvir Sandhar
Curtis Schlappner
Ursula M. Schmelcher
Kamaljit Sekhon
Jack Shao
Parneet Sidhu
Julie Si I la rs
Baldev Singh
William D. Small
cont'd on next page
UBC Library strives to ensure the
accuracy of this list - if there are updates,
please contact the Library Development
Office at 604-827-4112.
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate Appendix D
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AND THE IRVING K. BARBER LEARNING CENTRE
FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
FRIENDS
(ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION,
$500 TO $999)
cont'd
Spectra Energy
Cheung W. Tai
Hsing Li Tai
Kate Walker
Linda M. Waters
Kefeng Wei
Emeile Weldon
John Williams
Grace T Wu
Gang Wu
Jack Yan
Cindy Yuan
Yiu Yuen
Linxue Zhao
Julia Zhao
GIFTS-IN-KIND
$250,000 AND ABOVE
Thomas K. Fleming
- Over 1,700 books, manuscripts, pamphlets and research
materials related to BC history
$25,000 TO $249,999
Stanley Deane
- 28 maps, many of them antique and framed
- Over 450 books on a range of subjects
$1,000 TO $24,999
Ann Ballard
- Archives related to the career of sports journalist Jim Coleman
Jon Bankson
- Plays, scripts and short stories written by Douglas Bankson
Joanna M. Bates
- 21 volumes and 1 framed leaf on the history of the County of
Kent
Cyril S. Belshaw
- Personal and professional archives of Professor Cyril Belshaw
Anonymous
- New materials for the Ann Blades fond
Gord Boyd
-1 signed photo of Igor Stravinsky
$1,000 TO $24,999
cont'd
Josephine L. Bridge
-1 book, Le Traite des Femmes Grosses et Accouchees (1683)
Deborah Bush
- 550 books on railroad history
James 0. Caswell
-108 books relating to Asian art
Robert K. Dales
- Photographs relating to the career of Irving Guttman and the
history of opera in Canada
John H. Farris
- Archives of Wallace and Evelyn Farris
Sneja M. Gunew
- 21 books of English literature from the 19th-20th centuries
Thomas M. Hall
- Mavis Hall collection
Evelyn J. Harden
- 76 books on European and Russian visual art and art history
Graham B. Henderson
-1 painting, "Indian Village at Night" by Ann Blades
Anonymous
- 52 books on a range of subjects
Joy Kogawa
- New materials for the Joy Kogawa fonds
Dan N. Kuhn
- Japanese and Chinese works of art
Blair Leavitt
- "Journal of Huntington's Disease" Vol. 1-4
Metro Vancouver
- 250 books on a range of subjects
Roy A. Miki
- New materials for the Roy Miki fonds
Ramona J. Montagnes
- Canadian cooking and wine books
William H. New
- 300 books, publisher's catalogues and periodicals
Jane Newton-Moss
-1 book, Breeches (Geneva) Bible (1599)
cont'd on next page
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate Appendix D
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY AND THE IRVING K. BARBER LEARNING CENTRE
GIFTS-IN-KIND
$1,000 TO $24,999
cont'd
Thomas L. Perry
- Transcripts and documents related to the Skagit Valley/High Ross
Dam issue
Diane Sawyer, Dana Sawyer, Brian Sawyer, Carol Sawyer
& Lynn Thompson
- Archive of Dr. Alan R. Sawyer
Theresa Thomas
-Philip Thomas fonds
Janet M. Tomkins
-80 books related to Lesotho
University of Hong Kong
-70 books on Hong Kong history, politics, culture, etc.
Jason Vanderhil
-Archive of Al Sens
Ellen M. Woodsworth
- Records from the Women's League for Peace and Freedom
$500 TO $999
John L. Angus
- 31 books on a range of subjects
Laurel J. Brinton
- 2 books, English Historical Linguistics: An Internationa
Handbook Vols. 1 and 2
Priscilla Galloway
- Personal and family archive of Allon Peebles
Linda P. Graham
- 23 books on a range of subjects
Patricia S. Knox
-19 books from the 19th century
Eva-Marie Kroller
- Archives and correspondence related to George Bowering, Pierre
Savand and others
Herbert J. Rosengarten
- 6 books from the 19th century, including Dickens, Trollope, etc.
Barbara Stewart
- 5 books on a range of subjects
Stephen J. Toope
-123 books on a range of subjects
$500 TO $999
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Ruby Wang
-1 set of Chinese language books
W. Peter Ward
- Professional archive of Dr. Peter Ward
GRANT FUNDING
Grants play a vital role in funding UBC Library's services and
projects. Highlights from 2015/16 include:
Korea Foundation
$27,274 for the expansion of Korean collections in the
Asian Library
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$50,583 to fund library research projects
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate Appendix E
UBC LIBRARY AWARD PROGRAMS - 2015/16 RECIPIENTS
The Library administers a number of award programs and provides funding for various
community engagement projects on an annual basis. Each program has eligibility criteria
and an adjudication or nomination process. Recipients are formally recognized and
announced through the Library's communication channels and, in some instances, more
formally at specific events.
GSS CIRCLE OPEN SCHOLAR AWARD
The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award is a collaboration between the Graduate Student Society and cIRcle - the University's
digital repository that was set up by UBC Library in 2007. The award highlights UBC as a leader in the open dissemination
of graduate student work, and creates an incentive for graduate students to populate cIRcle with material beyond theses and
dissertations. Authors of each winning submission receive a cash prize of $500. This year's recipients include:
Paul Liu (Computer Science) was selected for An exploration of matrix equilibration
Monica LP Lytwyn (Education) was selected for Co-creating a pedagogical support document to support meaningful
curriculum and enhanced quality
Andrew Plowright (Forestry) was selected for Extracting trees in an urban environment using airborne LiDAR
Wei-Chung (Applied Science) was selected for Social vulnerability and risk perception of Chinese-speaking
immigrants in Metro Vancouver: a case study of Richmond city residents
INNOVATIVE DISSEMINATION AND ENGAGEMENT AWARD
Established by the UBC Library in 2010, the Innovative Dissemination and Engagement Award (IDEA) focuses on new and
innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. The Award honors UBC faculty, staff and students who are
expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings
being disseminated. The award consists of a $2,000 cash prize. In 2015/16 two research teams were honoured.
•     c3sna?3m, the city before the city. The c9sna?9m project is a groundbreaking exploration of an ancient landscape and
living culture, focusing on c9sna?9m, an ancient village of the Musqueam people located in the heart of Vancouver, and
also Musqueam's traditional, unceded territory. Legacy aspects of the c9sna?9m research project include an education
kit created for elementary through high school students featuring hgnqgmingm language and culture of Musqueam; a
documentary film; and an interactive web-based resource connecting the ancient past to today. The c9sna?9m research
team represents a collaborative effort and includes: Jill Baird, Jill Campbell, Vanessa Campbell, Larissa Grant, Larry
Grant, Susan Rowley, Leona Sparrow, Jordan Wilson and Jason Woolman.
SimPEG. The SimPEG is a software package for research and development in geophysics, which provides a framework
to carry out numerical research. The project is targeted at promoting exploration, experimentation and extension
of ideas in an open-source manner. The project name SimPEG stands for Simulation and Parameter Estimation in
Geophysics. Team members include Rowan Cockett, Lindsey Heagy and Seogi Kang.
BASIL STUART-STUBBS PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOLARLY BOOK ON BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia is an annual prize sponsored by
UBC Library and the Pacific BookWorld News Society, and recognizes the best scholarly book published on a B.C. subject
by a Canadian author. The author receives a $1,000 prize. The award was established in memory of Basil Stuart-Stubbs, a
bibliophile, scholar and librarian who passed away in 2012.
In 2016, John Thistle, a UBC alumnus, won for his book Resettling the Range: Animals. Ecologies, and Human Communities
in Early British Columbia, which explores the ecological and historical impact of settlement including the eradication of
grasshoppers and wild horses from the grasslands. The three other shortlisted titles included Working Mothers and the Child Care
Dilemma: A History of British Columbia's Social Policy by Lisa Pasolli, Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in Early British
Columbia by John Thistle, and Made in British Columbia: Eight Ways of Making Culture by Maria Tippett.
UBC LIBRARY STAFF RECOGNITION AWARDS
UBC Library's Staff Recognition Awards acknowledge the many ways in which staff contribute to UBC Library through
creativity, innovation, excellence, and customer service. Nominations are from within the Library and each recipient receives a
cash $750 award and glass-etched award, presented at the annual Library Staff Appreciation Luncheon. The Award program
began in 2012. More details and recipient profiles are available online 2016 Award Recipients:
Unsung Hero Award - Phoebe Chow, Asian Library, Program Services Assistant
Innovation Award - Meghan Waitt, Central Technical Services, Collections Management Coordinator
Employee Excellence Award - Jeremy Buhler, Assessment Librarian
Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate Appendix E
UBC LIBRARY AWARD PROGRAMS - 2014/15 RECIPIENTS
INDIGITIZATION GRANT PROGRAM
The Indigitization program aims to assist partner communities in developing their processes and policies for a digitization project
through training and ongoing support, and to develop a toolkit that can be made available to other First Nations Communities
wishing to engage in digitization. In addition, the Indigitization Grant provides matching grant funds to further enable training and
distinct digitization projects. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $68,000.
2016 Recipients
Cowichan Tribes Quw'utsun Syuw'entst Lelum (Cultural Education)
Musqueam Indian Band
Splatsin Tsm7akaltn (Splatsin Teaching Centre Society)
Stellat'en First Nation
Tl'azt'en Nation
Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
Witsuwit'en Language Authority
Yekooche First Nation
Additional details about how much each recipient received and their project overview is available online
BC HISTORY DIGITIZATION PROGRAM
The BC History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia's historical resources by providing matching
funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to unique provincial historical material.
More than $156,412 in funds was provided for community groups this past year, including the following:
Abbotsford Cultural Centre (dba The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford)
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
City of Vancouver Archives
Emily Carr University of Art & Design
Esquimalt Municipal Archives
Haida Gwaii Museum
UBC Library (Humanities & Social Sciences Division and Digital Initiatives)
Jewish Museum & Archives
Nikkei National Museum
Prince George Public Library
Salt Spring Island Archives
Thompson-Nicola Regional District Library System
Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History
University of the Fraser Valley Library
University of Victoria Libraries
Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver Public Library
Whistler Museum & Archives Society
Additional details about how much each recipient received and an overview of the projects funded is available online
REMOTE COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING FUND
The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning provides funding to faculty members
creating remote community based experiential learning (CBEL) opportunities for UBC students. The funding supports
collaborations between UBC students and organizations located in BC communities outside of the Lower Mainland and enables
students to apply discipline-specific skills and knowledge.
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Report   of   the   University
Librarian   to   the   Senate Appendix E
UBC LIBRARY AWARD PROGRAMS - 2014/15 RECIPIENTS
REMOTE COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING FUND
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2015/16 Project Summaries:
Faculty member: Jessie Sutherland, Faculty of Applied Science, Community and Regional Planning
Course: PLAN 548 G - Quality Projects and Proposals: Working Effectively with Non-Profit Agencies
Partner: Community Action Initiative, various BC communities
In this course nonprofit organizations worked with 16 UBC graduate students to develop a proposal for a real project need and
build a concrete draft grant proposal.
Faculty member: John Yamamota, Faculty of Education
Course: EDUC 430 Field Experience
Partner: School District #27 Cariboo-Chilcotin, Williams Lake Community
A total of 20 UBC Education students completed community field experience for graduating teachers in rural communities
Students broadened their understanding of the variety of settings in which education occurs
Faculty member: Siobhan McPhee, Department of Geography
Course: GEOG 379b Field School
Partner: 8 partners, Williams Lake
20 UBC students participated in a research project aimed at engaging communities and the environment in a sustainable way.
Students partnered with seven community organizations and looked at economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Faculty member: Tara Ivanochko, Faculty of Science, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Course: ENVR 400 YMCA Camp Elphinstone
Community partner: YMCA Camp Elphinstone in Gibsons, BC.
Three UBC students strengthened the camp's existing environmental science education program aimed at school aged children
who come to the camp on school trips. UBC students worked with camp counsellors to connect sustainable practices to camp
activities and develop curriculum.
Faculty member: Lisa Nathan, iSchool
Course: LIBR 596/ARST 596
Partner: Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre, Bella Bella
Four iSchool@UBC students partnered with the Heiltsuk First Nation in Bella Bella where they spent 120 hours on a series of
Heiltsuk language and information organization related projects.
Faculty member: Mark Turin, Faculty of Arts, First Nations and Endangered Languages Program
Course: FNEL 489H: Hftzaqv Language Mobilization Partnership
Partner: Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre, Bella Bella
Through an MOU signed in 2016, the Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre, the Bella Bella Community School and UBC's First
Nations and Endangered Languages Program (FNEL) are partnering in an effort to collaboratively create new opportunities
for speaking, writing and reading the Hftzaqv (Heiltsuk) language by expanding and deepening existing community language
revitalization and cultural documentation in a digital environment.
In coordination with Lisa Nathan (Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia's iSchool, SLAIS), Kim Lawson
(Reference Librarian, Xwi7xwa Library, UBC & Heiltsuk community member) and graduate students from the School's First
Nations Curriculum Concentration, FNEL instructor Mark Turin led an intensive, community-based course in Bella Bella in early
July 2016 with five students.
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