The Alchemy of Special Collections

Permalink 12/22/14 15:46 , Categories: Uncategorized

Richard Ring, Head Curator & Librarian of the Watkinson Library Trinity College is the presenter of the University of Victoria, University Librarian’s Lecture Series 2015. He is the Head Curator & Librarian of the Watkinson Library Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut. His talk “The Alchemy of Special Collections”, concerns the nature and magic of rare materials in their ability to transport patrons from the prosaic to the inspirational. Specifically, it will feature the Creative Fellowship program for undergraduates that he implemented at Trinity College in 2011, which now boasts over twenty alumni.

Thursday, January 15, 2015
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Room 129, Mearns Centre for Learning – McPherson Library

Free admission, but limited seating.

Thank you for supporting Food for Fines

Permalink 12/17/14 12:17 , Categories: Uncategorized

A huge thank you to everyone who made this year’s Food for Fines campaign a success. This year we raised more than $3,475.44 in non-perishables, personal items and monetary donations!

Overall, since 2006, the UVic Libraries have raised more than $31,263.19 for the Mustard Seed and UVSS food banks.

Stay tuned for next year: it will be the 10th anniversary of this campaign.

Faces of UVic Research: Learning Commons Librarian Justin Harrison

Permalink 12/15/14 13:21 , Categories: Uncategorized

Justin Harrison is the Learning Commons Librarian at the University of Victoria Libraries. In this new video, Justin talks about his research studying graphic novel courses at UVic.
Faces of UVic Research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZPFb3iMjmI

New Province-Wide Access to Research Materials Announcement

Permalink 12/01/14 10:59 , Categories: Uncategorized

As part of a collaborative agreement, the University of Victoria Libraries, the University of British Columbia Library and Simon Fraser University Library, with the support of the BC Electronic Library Network, have negotiated a unique agreement, on behalf of students, faculty and B.C residents, to provide permanent access to all of the Gale Digital Collections products – nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content. These resources will enrich learning and research in subject disciplines including Area Studies (Canadian, American, British and World History from 1400-2012), English, Journalism, Political Studies, First Nations Studies, History, Science Technology and Medicine, Women and Gender Studies, Theatre Studies, and History of Banking and Finance.

Students and faculty can access and start using these digital historical archives via the University of Victoria Libraries Research Databases.

We raised $11,314 for the United Way of Greater Victoria!

Permalink 11/26/14 11:52 , Categories: Uncategorized

The results are in – and it’s official. The University of Victoria Libraries raised $11,314 for the United Way of Greater Victoria!

Last week's 3-day sale in the Michèle Pujol room at the SUB was a bonafide success, beating last year’s grand total of $10K. An important event during the UVic United Way Campaign, the book sale now contributes half of all event donations on campus.

Special thanks to everyone who donated materials and assisted in the operational success of this year's sale.

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