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 THE  UNIVERSITYOF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA Message from the University Librarian
It has been an eventful year at UBC Library. Our efforts to
advance learning and scholarship have been particularly
impactful this year as the library leads a project to build the
Federated Geospatial Data Discovery for Canada. We continue
to engage with communities off-campus to support initiatives
like National School Library Day and Science Literacy Week and
we are finding new ways for users to engage with collections
by launching a free, downloadable colouring book series using
art from items in our Rare Books and Special Collections,
which went on to win first place in the 2019 IFLA Press Reader
International Library Marketing Awards. Our commitment
to create and deliver responsive collections remains strong,
acquiring new and exciting collections including the personal
archive of Hanne Wassermann Walker, a significant figure of
pre-WWII Viennese cultural and social life who later settled
in Vancouver. We continue to develop innovative programmed
library space and services, collaborating with several groups
on campus to bring an Emerging Media Lab to our users in the
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
It has also been an important year of reflection, consultation
and redefinition. In the Fall of 2018, we embarked on the
process of creating a new Strategic Framework for the library
to guide our future work. The process has been a fruitful and
fulfilling one with fulsome user and stakeholder consultation.
We confirmed the great amount of good will that people have at
UBC for the library and learned about opportunities and areas
where the library can lead in key areas, like Open Access, more
proactively.
The framework allows us to align more directly with user needs
and respond quickly, keeping them at the forefront of our
decision-making processes. We look forward to finding new and
better ways to support you in your work.
- SUSAN E. PARKER
2018-19 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT
MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN      2 Cll
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REFERENCE INTERACTIONS
LEARNING AND SCHOLARSHIP    3 Unique skillset makes librarians
vital to medical research at UBC
In the spring of 2018, The Canadian Institute
of Health Research funded twenty-two
grants through the Opioid Crisis Knowledge
Synthesis Operating grant. The $1.85 million
dollar grant aims to address the pressing
evidence needs of knowledge users within
the context of the Canadian Drugs and
Substances Strategy and help tackle the
most urgent elements of the opioid crisis,
including opioid-related mortality rates.
UBC researchers receive six of the twenty-
two grants awarded nationally. Of those,
five receive some kind of librarian support,
highlighting that librarian involvement
makes grant applications more successful
and underscoring librarian consultation as
integral to the research lifecycle.
CANARIE Research Data
Management funding
UBC Library is named as one of nine
successful recipients for the Research Data
Management (RDM) funding call from
CANARIE, a non-profit corporation that
supports research, education and innovation
in Canada. With this funding, the library
leads a project to build the Federated
Geospatial Data Discovery for Canada, with
collaborative support from UBC IT, UBC
VPRI ARC, Scholars Portal, University of
Toronto, CARL Portage, Compute Canada,
McMaster University and the Canadian
Historical Geographic Information Systems
Partnership. The project will result in open-
source software that allows users to discover
Canadian geospatial research data.
2018-19 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT
LEARNING AND SCHOLARSHIP    4 Behind the scenes image fro
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Support for Open Textbook'
and Open Educational
resource creation
The library secures TLEF grant funding to pilot a program that provides
ongoing production support for open textbooks at UBC. The pilot aims to
produce eight open textbooks in several disciplines and, in the process,
allows the library to determine if open textbook support is a sustainable
service that could be offered to the UBC community. The project makes
course textbooks more affordable and provides faculty with direct
support for textbook production.
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aking the lead
on Open Access
In October 2018, the library hosted a free screening
of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship for the UBC
community as part of programming for Open
Access Week. The documentary, which delves into
the business of academic publishing and focuses on
|the need for open access to research and science,
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In collaboration with Alumni UBC, the library
presents "Creating the Cities and Country
We Deserve," a Master Mind Master Class
on the importance of civic engagement with
Naheed Nenshi, mayor of the City of Calgary.
The event is made available to view via
webcast during and after the event thanks to
library funding.
The library is a presenting partner for "The
Poetry of Amazement — Citra Kavya",
an event with celebrated novelist Vikram
Chandra, as part of Vancouver's Indian
Summer Festival.
The library sponsors two events at the
2018 Vancouver Writer's festival, A Nation
Divided: Tommy Orange & Gary Shteyngart
in Conversation with Mark Medley and
Rachel Kushner in Conversation with Jael
Richardson.
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National School
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The Education Library partners with UBC's
iSchool and the Faculty of Education's
Language and Literacy Education (LLED) to
celebrate National School Library Day. The
event showcases the many ways school
libraries collaborate with other organizations
to support children's literacy and creates a
rare opportunity for library and education
professionals, as well as students, to connect
and share their appreciation for the role
school libraries play in fostering a love of
reading and cultivating informationally fluent
citizens.
ENGAGE WITH COMMUNITIES    8  Le martirologe: ou L'histoire des martyrs de la
Revolution by Jean-Gabriel Peltier (1760-1825)
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RESPONSIVE COLLECTIONS  10 Offering an
expansive and
detailed look
at LGBT2SQIA
history
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UBC Library users gain access to more than
1.5 million pages of rare and unique primary
source content through LGBTQ History and
Culture Since 1940, Part II, a fully searchable
archive that includes periodicals, newsletters,
manuscripts, government records,
organizational papers, correspondence,
posters and other primary source materials
primarily from Canada and the United
States. Users can group commonly occurring
themes, revealing hidden connections
to search terms and additional relevant
information, and create user-generated tags
and user accounts, which allows for eas^|
collection, citation and grouping of sources
that are full-text searchable thanks to Optical
Character Recognition.
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Rare letters written by young
Japanese Canadians during
World War II
Rare Books and Special Collections acquires
an extraordinary collection of letters that
provide unique insight into the devastating
effects of the Japanese Canadian internment
during World War II. The collection of 147
letters, written to donor Joan Gil lis in 1942
by a group of young Japanese Canadians
she met while attending Queen Elizabeth
Secondary School in Surrey, speaks to the
daily life and the challenges faced by these
young people after being ordered out of the
"Security Zone" on the B.C. coast. Filled with
frequent references to acute homesickness
and sadness at being removed from their
homes, the letters are an important addition
to the library's robust Japanese Canadian
research collection.
Making the Canadian Art
Exhibition Catalogue collection
more accessible
The Music Art and Architecture library
moves its Canadian Art Exhibition catalogue
collection that was somewhat scattered in
storage, into a new, cohesive and visually
impressive display in the Ridington Room.
The project, dedicated to the memory of
UBC Fine Arts Librarian Diana Cooper who
devoted her professional career to the visual
arts in Canada, is complemented by facsimile
reproductions of Emily Carr paintings and
can be accessed by library users during
reference hours.
RESPONSIVE COLLECTIONS   12 The personal
archive of Hanne
Wassermann Walker
Rare Books and Special Collections acquires the
personal archive of Hanne Wassermann Walker (1893-
1985), a significant figure of pre-WWII Viennese
cultural and social life. Born in Vienna to a Jewish
family, Wassermann Walker left Nazi-occupied Austria
in 1938. After living briefly in England, and then in New
York, she went on to emigrate to Canada, taking up
residence in Vancouver and later North Vancouver.
Her extensive archive includes an impressive number
of documents, correspondence, print media coverage,
photographs and artifacts that span over a century.
One of the collection's highlights is the collection of
documents and photographs tracing Wassermann
Walker's life-long friendship with Trude Fleischmann,
ranked among the most significant portrait-
photographers of the 20th century. The sheer size
and breadth of the archive presents countless unique
opportunities for research, teaching and learning
in a number of fields from Holocaust studies, and
Women's Studies, to Kinesiology and Fine Art, while
demonstrating the library's efforts to increase our
documentation of women's role in history.
2018-19 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT
RESPONSIVE COLLECTIONS   13 Developing a
collection of
music
by Indigenous
artists
Music, and songs specifically, are embedded
in all Indigenous cultures, and in many, are an
important means of transmitting language,
history, and cultural knowledge. The Xwi7xwa
Library makes significant headway in efforts
to consolidate and develop their collection of
music by Indigenous artists, from recordings
made by current musicians such as Tribe
Called Red or Tanya Tagaq, to recordings
of publicly available archival material
and commercial recordings of traditional
materials, such as Metis fiddle music. The
collection is meant both for enjoyment and
for scholarly research, providing immense
value to research in a number of fields
including music, fine arts, art history, political
science and beyond.
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SERVICES AND SPACES   15 Pianos available
in five library
locations across
campus for
private practice
Thanks to a generous donation by Tom
Lee Music and a collaboration with the
Faculty of Arts, four new Tom Lee pianos
are introduced to library locations across
campus. In addition to the Music Art and
Architecture Library, pianos are also located
in the Chapman Learning Commons, Koerner
Library, Woodward Library and the David
Lam Management Research Library. The
pianos have the ability to plug in headphones,
which makes them perfect for improvising or
relaxing without disrupting other users.
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SERVICES AND SPACES  16 "KBLC Active
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with the UBC SEEDS Sustainability Program
to make two active workstations available to
users. The permanent installation includes two
stationary bikes and an adjustable-height desk
|so users can be active while they study. The
project addresses UBC priorities around well-
being and active living, while also providing
a direct way to enhance the student learning
experience. To date, the bikes have clocked more
than 1000 kilometers per month and will serve
as a prototype for future workstation initiatives
on campus.
SERVICES AND SPACES   17 Fundraising for the Future
Donor support enables 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
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NUMBER OF GIFTS
1,196
FUNDS RAISED
$272K
$444K
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donations
Gifts in kind
$1.06M   pledges
$27K
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bequest
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FUNDRAISING FOR THE FUTURE  18 AA» •
Bringing
emerging media
learning tools to a
wider audience
The library collaborates with UBC IT, the
Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTLT) and
the Emerging Media Lab to open a new lab
in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. In its
newest location, the Emerging Media Lab
leverages the library's inclusive nature and
central location to attract a larger and more
diverse group of users. The lab enables faculty,
students and staff from all disciplines to evolve
learning by creating tools and techniques
using emerging media including Augmented,
Mixed and Virtual Reality. This effort aligns
with the library's mandate to create space for
interdisciplinary interactions and provide tools
to explore new technologies, with the potential
to transform education and research practices
at UBC.
SERVICES AND SPACES  19 Upgrades at
Woodward
Library
Woodward Library undergoes upgrades
in early 2019, which include furniture
refreshments and space improvements.
Not only do the changes create aesthetic
consistency across the branch, but the new
thoughtful delineation of group and quiet
study spaces makes it easier for students to
find the type of space they need.
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SERVICES AND SPACES
, III" Ensuring access
to collections
for future
generations
2018-19 UBC LIBRARY SENATE REPORT
Thanks to generous donor support, the
Asian Library engages a Chinese rare books
project manager to work exclusively with the
renowned Puban collection, a collection of
rare books that attracts scholars from around
the world seeking to understand more about
Chinese history, art and literature. Work
begins on assessing the collection's needs,
identifying top priorities for preservation and
enriching the catalogue records to enable
scholars to more easily discover materials
relevant to their research.
SERVICES AND SPACES   21 Statement of Revenue & Expenditures
Vancouver campus
Fiscal year April 1,2018 - March 31,2019.
GPOF^
SALARIES BENEFITS COLLECTIONS
OTHER
TOTAL
REVENUE SURPLUS/DEFICIT
17,177,293      3,356,974 16,409,206     3,649,670      40,593,143      41,435,070
841,927
Non-GPOF:
Fee for Service 0 0
Specific Purpose Fund 133,757 20,793
Endowment 77,718 10,953
Sponsored Research 40,965 9,285
6,138
393,651
7,633
8,041
168,322
490,363
50,516
539,297
692,986
112,347
370,975
202,623
61,831
Total expenditures
17,429,733     3,398,005
16,808,995       3,665,611      41,302,344      42,779,699
1,477,356
LIBRARY EXPENDITURES
irpose operating funds
41%
42%
8%
9%
Collections
Salaries
Benefits
Other
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EXPENDITURES AT A GLANCE 22 Digitizing the Kelmscott Press'
Works of Geoffrey Chaucer
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Exploring
Shakespeare
plays through
the lens of
16th century
medicine
The library hosts "And there's the humor
of it": Shakespeare and the four humors,
an exhibition created by the US National
Library of Medicine, the National Institutes
of Health and the Folger Shakespeare
Library that examines the interplay between
medical theory and theatrical language. The
exhibition, supplemented with materials
from UBC Library's collections is displayed
across two branches: Rare Books and Special
Collection and the Memorial Room at
Woodward Library.
STEWARD THE ORGANIZATION 24 Celebrating 10
years of the
Irving K. Barber
Learning Centre
The library celebrates the 10th Anniversary
of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
with two exhibitions. A Place of Learning:
The Evolution of the Library and the Irving
K. Barber Learning Centre explores the
construction and physical evolution of the
1925 Library building and its transition to the
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, while 150
Years of Forestry in British Columbia takes a
broad view of the forestry industry in British
Columbia, an industry in which principal
donor, Dr. Irving K. Barber, was a leader for
much of his career. A technology-forward
place of learning, the four-story building
has become a focal point of education for
students and researchers and an innovative
fixture on campus.
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Digital colouring book series
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The library launches a free, downloadable
colouring book series using art from items
in our Rare Books and Special Collections
inspired by the Colour Our Collections
initiative launched by The New York Academy
of Medicine Library in 2016. The colouring
books provide a low-barrier, interactive
way for users to engage with collections
while also highlighting the vital, but often
overlooked work of digitization. The first book
in the series features the recently digitized
Kelmscott Chaucer (1896), one of the
library's most valuable holdings.
STEWARD THE^ftRGAr
/ UBC Okanagan
Library highlights
The Commons building is completed and features the
first 400-seat classroom on the Okanagan campus,
32 new group study rooms, the D. Ross Fitzpatrick
Great Hall, the Lois & Cliff Serwa Reading Room, a new
home for Okanagan Special Collections, and myriad
student-centred services and spaces that transform the
learning experience on campus. Other highlights include
the development of a three-year Okanagan Library
instructional strategy, ongoing community engagement
through the Digitized Okanagan History project, Leader
in Residence event, opening of the ORL@UBC location,
a new partnership with Project Literacy, and significant
cross-campus advances in Open Science.
Find out more in the 2018 Report to UBC Okanagan
Senate.
2018-19 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 E. Parker
University Librarian
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
COVER
Katya Roxas, Library Communications
PAGES
PGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19,
20, 23, 24, 26, 28: Library Communications
PG. 5: Jason Schmitt, Producer & Director of Paywall: The
Business of Scholarship
PG. 21: Martin Dee, UBC Communications & Marketing
PG. 25: University Archives
PG. 27: Nathan Skolski, Associate Director, Public Affairs
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
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