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UBC Library Staff Bulletin 2001

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No. 264
UBC Library Staff
Fall 2001
Update - The Chapman Learning Commons
The construction and renovations are well underway on the 5th floor of Main Library and should be wrapped
up by late December. The Learning Commons will be 'open for business' in the New Year and promises to be
a hub of activity, offering one of the first wireless site on campus, a laptop lending program, 34 flat screen
computers with access to Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and a comfortable and dynamic learning space in the
A wide range of programs will be offered through the Learning Commons, including a peer assistant
program called Leaders in Learning, workshops galore in the Dodson Room, including AMS Tutoring and
Academic Success. To support the services and programs in the Learning Commons, Information Services
will be moving to their new home on stack level 5 of the Main Library. Drop in and say hi!
The donors who are making this space possible, Dr. Lloyd and Mrs. Kay Chapman, visited the Library in
October and took a tour of the Commons. They were thrilled with our progress, both in construction and
programming, and at the remarkable transformation of the concourse. The Chapmans will visit us again for
the official opening early in 2002.
Be sure to check out the Learning Commons Web page currently under development at
Research Data Centre - Koerner Library
The British Columbia Interuniversity Research Data Centre is
now open and operating in Koerner Library, Room 202. The
Centre is jointly sponsored by UBC, Simon Fraser University
and the University of Victoria, with infrastructure funding from
the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, to provide access to
confidential Statistics Canada microdata files. A Statistics
Canada employee, Lee Grenon, runs the Centre. Faculty and
Graduate students from the three universities with projects
approved by Statistics Canada and the Social Sciences Research
Council are eligible to use the Centre. An official opening is
planned for mid-December. More information is available on the
Lee Grenon and researchers in the BCIRDC Centre's Web page (www.data.library.ubc.ca/.rdc/).
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Mark your calendars for the annual UBC Library Christmas Party!
This year's gathering will be held at Cecil Green House, December 13,
12-4pm, and will feature a hot turkey lunch and music by students
from the School of Music. Stay tuned for more details.
ubc library bulletin page 2
UBC at Robson Square
Construction is underway at UBC's new downtown campus, UBC at Robson Square, in preparation for the
facility's opening November 30th. The Library will have a significant presence there, sharing space with the
bookstore, as one of the first services you encounter as you enter the new campus.
Because our space is on the small side, the majority of resources at the Robson Square Library will be
'virtual', with few print materials being housed on site. Students at Robson Square, like their counterparts
at Point Grey, will have access to numerous publications with the click of a mouse. Users will be able to
request interlibrary loans as well as ask for materials to be delivered from Point Grey to Robson Square.
There are six public computers as well as study carrels and two group study tables. A new Robson Square
library Web page is now accessible from the UBC Library's branches page.
The Robson Square campus will be a dynamic facility. To showcase the programs and services available, the
university is hosting an open house November 30th and December 1st. The Library is organizing several
activities for this event, including a display of materials from the Chung Collection, a lecture by Dr. Wallace
Chung, a powerpoint presentation from University Archives, and an interactive online treasure hunt. Watch
for details about the open house in the Vancouver Sun and The Province, and on the Robson Square Web
page, www.robsonsquare.ubc.ca. There will be door prizes, music and entertainment - even a robot waiter!
Robson Square is located at 800 Robson Street, right next to the Vancouver Art Gallery. The main entrance
is just off the skating rink (below street level). And the good news is - the skating rink is to remain a
skating rink, thanks to the facility's 'landlord', the BC Buildings Corporation!
Staff Training and Development Committee for 2001-2003
Doug Brigham, Donna Curtis, Heather Hettiarachchi, Lotte Illichmann, Peggy Lynn Maclsaac,
Jo-Anne Naslund, Simon Neame, Jane Shinn, Dwight Tanner, Elaine Thorson, Rick Welch,
Suzan Zagar, Margaret Friesen (chair)
email addresses and library at http://www.library.ubc.ca/staff/stdc/who.html
Upcoming training courses:
• Referral Skills (Customer Services Series)
Nov. 20, 10:00-11:45 am Simon Neame, trainer
• Telephone Communication Skills (Customer Services Series)
A one-hour session - any time, on request    Margaret Friesen, trainer
• Basic Emergency Preparedness (Library Health & Safety Program)
Nov. 22, 9-10 am Margaret Friesen, trainer
Staff Development Open Houses (Orientation Program Series)
Dec. 4, 2:00-2:45 pm
Dec. 6, 10:30-11:15 am
Electronic Resources Training Series
Marion Smith, Statistics Canada's Education Sector Consultant for the Pacific Region, will
present an introduction to the Statistics Canada web site and to E-Stat, two rich sources of
Canadian statistical nformation.
Nov 29, 10:30-12:00   Room 216, Koerner Library level 2
ubc library bulletin STAFF UPDATE
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Roxanna Albusel, Temp LA B, LPC
Rob Stickles, Temp LA B, Woodward
Julie Tran, Sess LA D, Main
David Brydon, Sess LA D, Main
Anne Chatwin, Sess LA B, Education
Phoebe Chow, Temp LA B, Asian
Genevieve Derlachter, Sess LA B Woodward
Kimberly Ewacha, Sess LA B, Koerner
Graham Law, LA B, Main Circ
Suzanne Lear, LA B, LPC
Kevin McDonald, Sess LA B, Law
Wendy Osborne, Sess LA B, Koerner
Richard Peck-Fedje, Sess LA B, Main Circ
Lori Pederson, Sess LA B, Koerner
Robyn Trask, Sess LA B, Koerner
Jared Wiercinski, Sess LA B, Koerner
Lara Wright, Sess LA B, Law
Antra Dizdarevic, LA B, Law
Gislene Guenard, LA B, Koerner
Diane Lee, Clerk D, Information Services
Karen Schendlinger, LA C, LPC
Elizabeth Caskey, Librarian, David Lam
Nancy Forhan, LA G, Information Services
Oded Mizrahi, Temp LA B, Koerner
Jennifer Oey, Temp LA B, Koerner
Alexandra Smith, Temp LA B, Koerner
Karen Steiner, Temp LA B, Koerner
Kam Tsang, Temp LA B, Asian
Bernice Koh, LA B, Koerner
Wendy Varner, LA H, Fine Arts
Pat Dunn (Koerner
Library) was inducted
into the Quarter
Century Club this
year, (staffphoto
circa 1977)
Shauna Brown (Law) was married
this summer and is now Mrs Shauna
Christina Sylka (Lam) and her
husband Kevin McNeilly
welcomed the addition of a
son (Miles Isaac) to their
family in October.
Kele Fleming (Information Services)
had a commitment Ceilidh this
summer, and finished her BA degree
in English Literature.
A Cartoonist in Our Midst
Diana Cooper of the
Fine Arts Library
demonstrated her
illustrating talents
in the creation of -
the Library Orientation for Architecture online
tutorial. Diana's whimsical cartoons enliven the
content of the tutorial, and are meant to appeal to
architecture students, who, as Diana points out,
are "very visual".
To view more of Diana's
artwork check out the
tutorial at http://
ubc library bulletin page 4
the Roving
The Library's new
Student Development
Officer Margot Bell
times contestant
playing "Name
the Branch"at
Imagine UBC
carnival festivities,
on September 7.
Nancy Forhan bids goody be to her many Library
friends at a party held in her honour in September.
All the best in Applied Science, Nancy!
Elizabeth Caskey
is greeted by
wellwishers Ron
Simmer and Pat
Dunn at her retirement
party, held at David
Lam Centre
on October 25.
Halloween 2001
Catherine Quinlan,
Rachel Chan, Special Collections
Jocelyn Byfleld, Borrower Services, Koerner
Jane Shinn, Borrower Services,
Music Library staff: Tom Geise, Kirsten Walsh, Erin
Fitzpatrick, Leslie McAuley, and Terry Horner
Peggy Lynn Maclsaac,
Borrower Services, Koerner
Elsa Dickson,
Borrower Services, Main
ubc library bulletin
Editor: Simon Neame
Design: Jill Pittendrigh


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