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Message from the University Librarian
The University of British Columbia and its
library system are tremendous contributors
to research, teaching and learning within the
province, in Canada, and across the globe.
Since joining UBC as the new University
Librarian in the fall of 2017,1 have been
impressed by the expertise, energy and
enthusiasm displayed toward students and
faculty, and in the broader community. Our
librarians, archivists and staff work diligently
to ensure that the library is having the best
possible impact for library users.
We are proud of our commitment to Open
Access and increasing our digital resources.
We are expanding our exemplary physical
collections while continuing to invest in
digital resources, giving researchers 24/7
access. We have also made great strides to
enable student success through programmed
student spaces like our new Centre for
Writing and Scholarly Communications
and the upcoming Koerner Library renewal
project. Our links to the community are
demonstrated through new initiatives,
partnerships and collaborations.
The amount of effort that goes into making
UBC Library one of Canada's top academic
research libraries is more than can be
captured in this document. We have selected
some highlights and key data points to
provide a snapshot into what 2016/17 looked
like for the library. I am already looking
forward to what's in store for next year.
- SUSAN E. PARKER
2016-17 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT
MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN      2 ere:
Committing to open access.
Open Access is a movement
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We demonstrate our commitment to Open
Access through support for open access
publishing, open education and text books,
and the expansion of our Open Collections
platform.
We are now a member of the Open Library
of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy
system. The Open Library of Humanities
is an academic-led, gold standard open
access publisher with no author publishing
fees. They rely on support from institutions
like UBC to help fund them in their mission
to make scholarly publishing fairer, more
accessible and preserved for the future.
We partner with the Centre for Teaching,
Learning and Technology to promote
UBC's open resources during Open Access
Week, such as the library's Scholarly
Communications services, workshops and
consultations. We also raise awareness for
UBC's open education repositories which
allow educators to share, manage, and use
education resources such as open textbooks,
lesson plans, quizzes, videos and more.
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INCREASE  TO  UBC  FACULTY CONTENT
AVAILABLE  IN  CIRde,  THE  UNIVERSITY'S
DIGITAL  REPOSITORY
ING TO OPEN ACCESS Our Rare Books & Special Collections
acquires a copy of 'the most beautiful of
all printed books'— the Kelmscott Chaucer.
Printed in a limited edition of only 438
copies, The Works of Geoffrey Choucer was
published in 1896 by William Morris's
famous Kelmscott Press. A joint acquisition
by UBC Library and the Faculty of Arts, the
Kelmscott Chaucer was purchased after two
years of fundraising efforts. A new chapter
in teaching excellence begins for the library
with the acquisition of one of the world's
most extraordinary books.
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collections
We are the first Canadian institution to
provide access to the South China Morning
Post's digital archives. First published in 1903,
the English-language newspaper is a premier
publication known for its authoritative,
influential and independent reporting on
Asia. The acquisition has a significant impact
on UBC's research in Chinese history, Hong
Kong studies, British history, Imperial studies,
Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies
as well as Vancouver history.
Library users now also have access to the
digital Loeb Classical Library to browse,
search, bookmark, annotate and share
content across more than 500 volumes
of Latin, Greek and English texts. The new
digital interface allows users to engage and
more easily interact with the material, greatly
enhancing their learning experience.
GROWING OUR COLLECTIONS Improving
student spaces
Shaping spaces to support learning and
research is a core activity of the library.
We see more than 3.2 million visits across
our nine buildings in Vancouver each year.
Transforming spaces to meet student and
faculty needs is a critical component for their
success.
Significant upgrades are made to the third
and fourth levels of the Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre including new flooring,
added study spaces, improved lighting,
upgraded furniture and additional electrical
outlets with USB chargers.
Upgrades to Woodward Library's front
entrance improve accessibility for visitors
with limited mobility and provide a new
space full of natural light, boasting 33 new
study spaces plus a room designed for
librarian consultations with student and
faculty researchers.
2016-17 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT Responding to researcher needs
We are committed to supporting
graduate student research and
collaboration across disciplines.
Phased renovations to Koerner
Library levels four and five will
meet an identified campus
need for dedicated learning and
collaborative spaces for graduate
students and researchers. The new
area will feature technology-rich,
inviting spaces integrated with
services conducive to graduate
scholarship and advanced
research.
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2016-17 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT Helping students
succeed with
writing support
In its new home at UBC Library, the Centre
for Writing and Scholarly Communication
offers services in the Chapman Learning
Commons, located on level three of the
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. The
Centre provides free support to writers at
UBC, offering undergraduate and graduate
student support at all stages of the writing
process whether they are struggling with
their assignments or are confident writers
needing a second pair of eyes. The most
popular service is the one-on-one writing
consultation. Peer writing consultants are
trained to support students from across a
variety of disciplines to improve their writing,
shape their writing process and set students
up for success.
A full schedule of events and workshops help
students develop better academic writing
habits, learn how to keep their thesis-writing
on track, and practice strategies for writing
the Language Proficiency Index Exam.
HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED WITH WRITING SUPPORT    8 Fundraising for the future
Donor support allows the library to enhance student learning, help researchers
find answers and advance knowledge to its fullest potential. Donations can
help build spaces, connect ideas, and allow the library to provide a margin of
excellence beyond what public dollars provide.
TOTAL FUNDS RAISED
NUMBER OF GIFTS
FUNDS RAISED
INBOUND CHANNELS
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Connecting
research to the
community
Our Irving K. Barber Learning Centre joins
the Making Research Accessible Initiative
as a funding partner and contributor. The
initiative, which improves access to academic
research and community-generated
materials in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
and benefits from the library's foundational
work in securing open access copyright
permissions. This enables post-print articles
to be openly accessible through our digital
repository, cIRcle, and ensures access
to more than 150 scholarly articles and
community-sourced historical material from
the Downtown Eastside.
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Connecting
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Our Indigitization grant program awards
almost $70,000 to support digitization of
Indigenous cultural heritage audio cassettes
from across BC. The program hosts a special
dialogues event, the Indigitization Futures
Forum, which connects current and former
Indigenous participants with university
and community experts. More than 100
participants from western Canada gather
to address post-digitization practice and
policy questions in Indigenous contexts.
Through discussion panels, workshops, and
a community event with Musqueam First
Nation, the Indigitization Futures Forum
allows us to hear from practitioners about
how to shape the direction of the program,
including the development of additional tools
and training for different media formats.
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CONNECTING WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES   11
V Statement of Revenue & Expenditures
Vancouver campus
Fiscal year April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017, figures listed in the thousands of dollars.
LIBRARY EXPENDITURES
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SALARIES       BENEFITS  COLLECTIONS OTHER TOTAL       REVENUE  SURPLUS/DEFICIT
16,626      3,180      16,668     3,707    40,181   40,393 212
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3,205
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Introducing a new community
borrower card
Our new Aboriginal Community
Borrower Card provides
Indigenous peoples living in
Canada access to basic reference
services and on-campus access to
our collections free of charge.
The Aboriginal Community
Borrower Card program is one
of our responses to the Calls
to Action from the Truth and
Reconciliation Commission
findings in 2015.
NEW COMMUNITY BORROWER CARDS  13 Connecting and engaging with
community partners.
By connecting and engaging with
communities and community partners, the
library enables dialogue and contributes to
the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of
the people of BC and beyond.
Our Asian Library pilots a living library'
in partnership with the Pacific Canada
Heritage Centre - Museum of Migration.
Making people, rather than books, available
for checkout, the event brings together four
'human books,' distinguished individuals
who have Asia-related experiences or who
have made an impact in the Asian-Canadian
community. Students, faculty, staff and
community members gather for a night of
intercultural dialogue. Participants gain a
deeper understanding of the social diversity
within our local and campus community,
establishing the library as a place to learn,
exchange ideas and forge new connections
with community members.
Rare Books and Special Collections and
our Music Art & Architecture Library
collaborate with the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra to create programming to enhance
audience engagement at VSO performances
and to increase public visibility of UBC
Library collections in the wider Vancouver
community through two key programs, the
Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the
Philosopher's Stone™ in the summer of 2016
and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in the fall of
2016.
During the collaboration, exhibitions with
complementary UBC Library collections
to VSO programming are displayed in
Vancouver's historic Orpheum Theatre for
audience members to enjoy before and
after performances. Following the VSO
performances, exhibitions are displayed in
the library's Rare Books & Special Collections
to extend the exhibition and draw community
audiences from downtown Vancouver to
UBC's Point Grey campus.
CONNECTING AND ENGAGING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS  14 UBC Okanagan
Library highlights
Our UBC Okanagan Library secures a
$35-million investment to establish a new
Teaching and Learning Centre connected
to the library and fund infrastructure
upgrades. Donors invested an additional
$80,000 in the Inclusive Technology Lab
which offers collaborative group workspaces
with ergonomic furniture, a distraction-
reduced study room and a computer lab with
specialized software. Other highlights include
the coordination of an Okanagan campus
records management initiative, hosting the
annual Leader in Residence program, and
launching its first two digital collections, the
Archibald Murchie Collection and the George
Meers Collection.
Find out more in the 2016 Report to UBC
Okanaaan Senate.
2016-17 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT Acknowledgements
I would like to thank the many contributors to this report and
those who contributed to its development and production.
Susan Parker
University Librarian
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
COVER
Paul Joseph, UBC Communications & Marketing
PAGES
PGs 2, 4, 5, 6, 7: Paul Joseph, UBC Communications & Marketing
PGs 3, 8, 15: Martin Dee, UBC Communications & Marketing
PG 11: Aerial Hover Collective
PGs 10,12,14,16: Library Communications
BACK
Library Communications
PRODUCED BY
Library Communications and Marketing
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6T 1Z1
Assessment Librarian
Design and Production
Jessica Woolman
November 2017
2016-17 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT

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