Treasures & Tea: Archie Wills: An Eyewitness to History

Permalink 11/27/14 10:49 , Categories: Uncategorized

On December 4th, at 12:30 p.m. in the Special Collections & University Archives (room A003), Dave Obee will discuss journalist and politician Archie H. Wills. The archives of Archie Wills are held at UVic Libraries and document the life and work of Archie Wills (1892-1988), a journalist who began working for the Victoria Daily Times at age 15. During his career he held a variety of positions with the Victoria Daily Times, including Sports Editor and City Editor. He was Managing Editor from 1936 until his retirement in 1951. Wills also served in WWI with the 58th Battery of the Canadian Forces Artillery, including sixteen months of active duty in France.

For more upcoming UVic Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives event and exhibit information: http://www.uvic.ca/library/locations/home/spcoll/events/index.php.

Special Collections and the University Archives works with the Pre-Digital Books Research Collective to bring together researchers, instructors, students, and members of the community to explore and share materials from the collections.

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.

Andreas Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Permalink 11/20/14 14:31 , Categories: Uncategorized

Members of the AbeBooks Marketing team recently visited UVic Libraries to explore the book that sparked the scientific revolution: Andreas Vesalius’ Fabrica. Dr. Hélène Cazes of UVic's Department of French introduced Special Collections & University Archives' copy of the 1555 edition and shared her research on this fascinating book in her Treasures and Tea talk on October 16. You can view AbeBook's beautiful homage to this rare volume in an image gallery and video: http://www.abebooks.com/blog/index.php/2014/11/12/andreas-vesalius-beautiful-fabrica-a-pioneering-book-of-anatomy/

Food for Fines is back!

Permalink 11/14/14 14:06 , Categories: Uncategorized

The UVic Libraries’ Food for Fines drive returns again this year, from Monday, November 17 to Friday, December 12.

UVic Libraries will be collecting food and personal items at three of our primary service points: the Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library Main Loan Desk, the Curriculum Library Loan Desk and the Diana M. Priestly Law Library Loan Desk. In return, we will waive library fines at $2 per non-perishable food item or personal item (toothbrushes, soap, etc.), to a maximum of $20.

The donations will be divided between The Mustard Seed Food Bank and the University of Victoria Students’ Society Food Bank. In the past we’ve consistently raised over $3000 with this campaign!

You can also pay for your fines, but ‘divert’ up to $20 of the money to the Mustard Seed as a donation instead of paying the library.

Food for Fines is a nationwide food bank drive - other participating university libraries include UBC, SFU, Queen’s, Laurier, Windsor, TRU, Carleton and more.

Appointment of Lisa Goddard, Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Strategy

Permalink 10/31/14 12:03 , Categories: Uncategorized

UVic Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Goddard as Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Strategy, effective February 1, 2015. She comes to UVic from Memorial University where she has been Scholarly Communication Librarian since 2012, and has held various prior positions at Memorial including acting AUL for IT in 2010 and Head of Library Systems from 2003-2009. She holds a BA from Queen’s University, an MLS from McGill University, a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from Memorial University, and is currently completing an MA in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta.

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