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 THE  UNIVERSITYOF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA Message from the University Librarian
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I have spent my first year at UBC Library
getting to know the campus including the
extensive library system and all of the faculties
and departments we partner with and support.
I've seen firsthand the work that goes into
building and maintaining excellent collections,
helping students in their academic success,
and making invaluable connections with
faculty, researchers, and the community.
As one of Canada's top academic research
libraries, UBC Library strives for excellence in
all that we do. Over the past year, we've seen
impressive additions to our collections - both
physical and digital - which have garnered
attention both locally and internationally.
We have continued to focus on students
and researchers to ensure our services are
aligned with their most pressing needs. We've
increased our community programming to
reach important groups across Vancouver
and draw them to campus to experience our
unique exhibits and events. I am particularly
proud of the work we've done to connect with
important groups on campus through our
Asian language book clubs, visits with the
Musqueam First Nation, and participation in
UBC's Pride Picnic.
The efforts and dedication of our librarians,
archivists, professional and support staff are
evident in the impressive outcomes covered
in this report.
- SUSAN E. PARKER
2017-18 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT
MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN      2
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STUDENT, FACULTY AND
STAFF MEMBER Unlatching
Knowledge with
help from alumni
UBC Library's 2017 annual contribution
to the Knowledge Unlatched initiative is
funded by an endowment established by
UBC's class of 1932 for development of the
library's collections. The initiative brings
together libraries from all over the world via
a crowdfunding platform to support Open
Access scholarly e-books in the humanities
and social sciences, 'unlatching' more than
500 e-books since its inception in 2013. The
unlatched e-books are made accessible to
UBC students via OAPEN and Hathitrust.
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Contributing to new
discoveries with old news
In August 2017, the BC Newspapers
Digitization project made 47,249 issues
of 163 newspapers—published across the
province between 1859 and 1995—available
through the library's Open Collections portal.
Launched in 2011, the project brings the vast
inventory of community newspapers around
BC to British Columbians through an online,
open access historical resource for research,
teaching and learning. A subsequent four-
week promotional campaign increased the
collection's usage rates by more than 100%
year-over-year.
The Vancouver Weekly Herald
Rare Books & Special Collections acquires
the only known surviving copy of the first
item ever printed in the city of Vancouver.
Published on Friday January 15,1886 and
printed in seven columns, the front page
of the Vancouver Weekly Herald contains
among other things, local advertisements,
histories of the Granville and Vancouver
townsites, reportage of the meeting of locals
to draft a request for incorporation and a
column entitled "The Chinese Question".
The acquisition underscores the library's
commitment to collecting and preserving
materials that directly relate to the history of
British Columbia. The document is available
for viewing in person at RBSC or online
through Open Collections.
GROWING OUR COLLECTIONS    5 The Weynton
Journal
Rare Books and Special Collections acquires
a journal believed to be the earliest firsthand account of B.C. by an English woman.
Written by Susannah Weynton (nee Hack,
1821-1901), wife of the master of the
Hudson's Bay Company supply ship Cowlitz,
Captain Alexander John Weynton, the handwritten journal documents, among other
travels, Weynton's four months spent on
Vancouver Island at Fort Victoria and Fort
Rupert and on the mainland at Fort Langley
between March and July 1850. With donor
support, a digitized version of the journal is
made available for viewing in UBC Library's
Open Collections, providing another tool for
teachers, students and the community to
learn about the rich history of the province.
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GROWING OUR COLLECTIONS    6 2017-18 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT
HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED    7 Equipping
students for
success on and
off campus
Student writing consultants at UBC
Okanagan's Writing and Research Centre
and UBC Vancouver's Centre for Writing and
Scholarly Communication are approved for the
College Reading and Learning Association's
International Tutor Training Program
Certification. Adoption of the certification
sets an internationally accepted standard of
skills and training for tutors and allows for a
clear and cohesive curriculum that increases
collaboration with the university's units and
faculty experts for tutor training.
HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED    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.
INBOUND CHANNELS
Personal
solicitations
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CONSTITUENCY TYPES
Foundations
Alumnus
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organizations
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TOTAL FUNDS RAISED*
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NUMBER OF GIFTS
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FUNDS RAISED
$46lK
$302K
$278K
$119K
$95K
Outright
donations
Gifts in kind
Pledges
Realized
bequest
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FUNDRAISING FOR THE FUTURE    9 The Centre for Writing and
Scholarly Communication sees
unprecedented use
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly
Communication sees unprecedented student
traffic. By focusing on an appointment-
based model rather than a drop-in model,
the CWSC ensures a 'reserved' time for
students to discuss their writing, which
prevents long wait times and maximizes the
time and talents of the Centre's peer writing
consultants. The most popular service is the
writing consultation, a 25-minute (50 minutes
for Grad students) one-on-one appointment
where students work with peer writing
consultants to improve their writing, shape
their writing process, and meet their goals.
HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED  10 Student-curated
exhibit highlights
gems from our
collections
The Library launches an exhibit featuring
images from the Uno Langmann Family
Collection of B.C. Photographs in Ike's Cafe
in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in
the Fall of 2017. The exhibition is curated
by graduate student Ashlynn Prasad under
the guidance of archivist Krisztina Laszlo
and provides hands-on learning for iSchool
students while making the collection more
visible and accessible to UBC students and
the wider UBC community.
The collection is a point of pride for UBC
Library and consists of more than 18,000 rare
and unique early photographs from the 1850s
to the 1970s. It is considered the premiere
private collection of early photos of B.C.
and an important illustrated history of early
photographic methods.
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Student curator next to photos from
the Uno Langmann Family Collection
exhibition in Ike's Cafe
HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED   11 Statement of Revenue & Expenditures
Vancouver campus
Fiscal year April 1,2017 - March 31,2018.
GPOF^
SALARIES BENEFITS COLLECTIONS
OTHER
TOTAL
REVENUE SURPLUS/DEFICIT
17,228,881      3,245,289
16,938,913      4,535,959     41,949,042       41,877,760
-71,282
Non-GPOF:
Fee for Service
Specific Purpose Fund
Endowment
Sponsored Research
122,487
67,387
13,126
8,767
37,380
474,551
-61,969
5,895
111,024
556,600
-264,175
641,289
400
-375,199
84,689
400
Total expenditures
17,418,755       3,267,182
17,450,844     4,479,885      42,616,666      42,255,274
-361,392
LIBRARY EXPENDITURES
41%
Collections
41%
Salaries
8%
Benefits
10%
Other
irpose operating funds
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RESPONDING TO RESEARCH NEEDS   13 A hand-drawn map of the
world by cartographer and
artist Anton Thomas
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accessible, and the extensive print map and atlas collection
held at Koerner Library is a rich resource for researchers
interested in adding a spatial component to their work.
Marking this shift in interest towards geospatial research,
UBC Library hosts Visualizing the World: A Maps and
Geographic Information Systems Speaker Series. In this free
series, selected cartographers and geospatial researchers
are invited to talk about their specialties, which range across
a wide spectrum of disciplines, from the art of hand-drawn
maps to the science of medical geography.
2017-18 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT Celebrating
50 years of
the Colbeck
Collection
The Library partners with the Faculty of
Arts and Department of English to present
An Unmatched Devotion, an exhibit and
symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary
of UBC's acquisition of the extensive Norman
Colbeck Collection, one of the world's most
comprehensive collections of Victorian and
Edwardian English and Anglo-Irish literature.
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The open data movement has been gaining
ground each year as more data is made freely
available online by public institutions. While
increased access to larger and more diverse
datasets is a critical step forward for open data
advocates, making sense of all this information
has become the next big challenge.
Library students, instructors and practitioners
collaborate to build mutual learning
opportunities and enhance our extensive Open
Collections platform. One cross-functional
team created interactive maps with platform
data, by plotting digital objects from two
collections according to their geographic
2017-18 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT
points of origin. The completed maps provide
a highly visual search method for researchers
and enriched metadata for the thousands of
scanned digital photos, maps and rare texts
found in The MacMillan Bloedel Limited
fonds and the UBC Institute of Fisheries Field
Records, both housed at UBC.
Our Open Collections provide researchers
with a platform for open, linked, and
visualized data projects that demonstrate
how UBC can contribute to a growing
international trend.
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Library co-hosts
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symposium
The Woodward Library hosts the "In
Search of Nursing's History" symposium
in partnership with the School of Nursing's
Consortium of Nursing History and BC's
History of Nursing Society. The day-long
event opens with a brief history of the
library, its unique collections and branches
through the years and is followed by a panel
presentation and walkabout to engage with
the Woodward Library's spaces, nursing
history resources, collections and artifacts.
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Experience
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The Library hosts the Canadian Jewish
Experience exhibit, A Tribute to Canada
150 (CJE) on level 2 of the Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre for ten days. The exhibit
serves as an educational tool to share
Jewish aspects of Canada's story with the
UBC community and explores patterns of
immigration, war and diplomacy, public
service, justice and human rights, economic
growth, arts, culture and sports.
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to our local
community
Staff and faculty in Rare Books and Special
Collections are awarded a Certificate of
Appreciation from Metro Vancouver Transit
Police for their contribution to Constable
Graham Walker's discovery of the 102-year-
old unsolved murder of Charles Painter,
a special constable for the BC Electric
Railway, in 1915. The discovery culminated
in a provincial memorial for Painter. RBSC
employees pulled over 100 years' worth of
transit policing history, which led Walker to
the City of Vancouver Archives, BC Hydro
Archives, and the Vancouver Police Museum.
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Japan-Canada: Missionary
Photographs of
Meiji-Taisho Japan
The Asian Library and Rare Books and Special Collections partner
with the Department of History to present Double Exposure | Japan-
Canada: Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan, an exhibit
and symposium that features photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan
taken by Canadian missionary John Cooper Robinson. The photos
offer a rare glimpse into Japan from the 1890s through to the 1920s.
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ENGAGING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS 22 Asian Language
Book clubs
The Asian Library partners with the Faculty
of Arts to expand their Asian language
book club programming, adding Korean and
Punjabi language book clubs to their existing
Chinese and Japanese language book clubs
in the Spring of 2018. The clubs are open to
the UBC and broader Vancouver community
and attract students, alumni and community
members with advanced language skills.
The clubs launch with an initial meet
and greet session and conclude with a
second facilitated book discussion, with
refreshments served at both. The expanded
programming is supported with a strategic
promotional campaign and sees impressive
results. Both the Chinese and Japanese clubs
reach capacity.
ENGAGING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS 23 Collaborating on
Traces of Words
The Asian Library and Rare Books & Special
Collections collaborate with the Museum of
Anthropology (MOA) on Traces of Words,
an exhibit that explores art and calligraphy
from Asia. The library hosts and co-curates
a satellite exhibit at the Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre that features Asian materials
from the UBC Library collections, providing
a venue for students to engage with some of
the library's most fascinating collections.
Qur'an, Iran, 1842-1843 (BP100.1842) as
displayed in the Traces of Words exhibit
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ENGAGING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS 24 Experiential learning with the
Musqueam First Nation
UBC Library employees visit the Musqueam
First Nation for an experiential learning tour to
expand learning and relationships. Community
members share traditional stories and insights
on culture, while showing staff and faculty
the heart of Musqueam— the administration
office, community centre, longhouse, cultural
centre, lands and rivers at the reserve. Staff
and faculty participate in discussions about
how to build relationships with Musqueam
and move beyond consultation.
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Connecting
with Pride
Active participation in on-campus
community events is a direct way that UBC
Library connects with community members
to provide specialized library resources.
Together with UBC Campus & Community
Planning and the Equity & Inclusion Office,
members of the UBC Library Diversity
& Inclusion Team and the Exceptional
Workplace Committee found a new way to
add a literary layer to the resources on offer
at UBC's inaugural Pride Picnic. Creating
a pop-up Library at Lee Square at the
Vancouver campus, UBC Library staff and
faculty were on-hand to check out books,
promote other LGBTQI2S+ library collections,
and help visitors create custom-made
celebratory buttons.
2017-18 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT UBC Okanagan
Library highlights
The Digitized Okanagan History project, jointly led by
archivists from both UBC campuses, launches a new
online resource which features rich, local content from
project partners, bringing the people and places of the
Okanagan region onto the screens of Valley residents.
The resource includes over 6,000 photos and documents
dating back to the turn of the last century with additional
images added to the portal every day. The project allows
for further research into the region and contributes
to long-term stewardship efforts and preservation of
Okanagan history. Other highlights include the redesign
of the Library's Peer Technology Assistant program,
the Writing and Research Centre's International Tutor
Training Program Certification from the College Reading
and Language Association, and the launch of the
Frequencies podcast series.
Find out more in the 2017 Report to UBC Okanagan Senate.
2017-18 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT / would like to thank the many contributors to this report and
those who contributed to its development and production.
Susan E. Parker
University Librarian
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
COVER
Katya Roxas, Library Communications
PAGES
PGs 1, 2, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28: Library Communications
PGs 3, 6: Paul H. Joseph, UBC Communications & Marketing
PGs 4, 10: Martin Dee, UBC Communications & Marketing
PG: 8 Darren Hull, UBC Okanagan
PG 14: Anton Thomas
PG 20: Policia Museum
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
Anna Moorhouse and Katya Roxas
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