Library publication awarded prize in Canadian book design competition

Permalink 04/22/14 11:19 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVic Libraries is delighted to announce that The Seghers Collection: Old Books for a New World has been awarded a third prize in the prose non-fiction illustrated category for the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, 2014. All the award winning books are posted to the Alcuin Society website, showcased in an awards catalogue produced by the Alcuin Society, and exhibited nationally and internationally.

The Seghers Collection: Old Books for a New World by Dr. Hélène Cazes is the first publication under the University Libraries’ imprint. The publication explores the bibliographic history of the Seghers Collection, their spiritual and religious significance within the catholic tradition and their attributed owner, Charles John Seghers, (the second Archbishop of Victoria. The Seghers Collection consists of approximately 4,000 books on Catholic theology and church history, canon law, liturgy and ritual, canonization and monasticism on permanent loan from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria at the University of Victoria Libraries in Victoria, British Columbia.

The Seghers books are of interest not only for their content, but also for the light that they throw on book production, printing, illustration, and binding, especially on the European continent from 1550 through to the end of the hand-printing era.

Margaret Peterson: A Search in Rhythm exhibit

Permalink 04/10/14 14:56 , Categories: Uncategorized

A Search In Rhythm exhibit features the artworks and personal papers of the groundbreaking mid-20th century abstract painter, Margaret Peterson (1903-1997). This is the first in an upcoming series of exhibitions presenting the University of Victoria's Artist Archives and Legacy Art Galleries joint holdings which demonstrates the rich research potential of this recently acquired material.

April 11 to August 9, 2014 – Legacy Maltwood (in the Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library)
Check library hours here:

For the Robert Amos article "The human essence, in sculpture" in the Times Colonist, April 20, 2014

ONECard will be the new library card

Permalink 04/10/14 11:26 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVic is switching over this month to a new identity card system, called ONECard. ONECard will be the new UVic Libraries’ card. There will be a period where both the old library cards and the new ONECard can be used to sign out materials.

We encourage you to upgrade quickly to the new ONECard once the changeover has gone into effect on May 1, 2014. Current students, faculty and staff members can visit the Photo ID Centre (University Centre) between April 14-23 to have a new photo taken. More information is available at:

Transgender archives symposium - updates

Permalink 03/07/14 10:30 , Categories: Uncategorized

The University of Victoria Moving Trans* History Forward international symposium
concluded Sunday afternoon with tours of UVic Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives, following two days of sessions, workshops, art and film screenings.

A publication on our Trans* archives and rare publications will be available in late spring, in paper and as a PDF.

For the UVic media release: Study of transgender activism aims to create safe, more just world
For the Amy Smart article "Trans pioneers to lead forum" in the Times Colonist, March 21, 2014
For the Erin Flegg article "Victoria hosts first conference on archiving trans history” in the Daily Xtra, March 25, 2014
See the photo gallery "pioneers of transgender activism"

Ying Liu receives President's Distinguished Service Award

Permalink 02/21/14 09:58 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVic Libraries' Ying Liu has been awarded a 2013 President's Distinguished Service Award in the category of the First Five Years - Outstanding Service and Excellence in Service and/or Leadership Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions of faculty and staff in their first five years of employment at UVic. Ying was the successful candidate among ten other nominees in her nomination category, and was presented with her award by President Jamie Cassels at the President’s Distinguished Service Awards celebration on February 20, 2014. Read more about this celebration of exceptional staff in The Ring.

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