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ACMLA Student Paper Award – EXTENDED Deadline April 27, 2016

The Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA) Awards Committee invites nominations for the ACMLA Honours Award. According to the guidelines for the award, the nominee should be a person who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of map librarianship. The contribution may either be for a specific activity or for general […]

Save the Date! ICPSR Summer Program starts June 20, 2016

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program is excited to announce its four-week session dates with the first session beginning June 20, 2016. More information, including workshop announcements, will become available soon. Visit the ICPSR Summer Program website for the latest details!

Koerner Library Book and DVD sale

The Koerner Library sells books and DVDs! We sell unsolicited gifts and donated items which the Library already owns or are not suitable for our collection. All funds will be used to purchase Koerner Library books. Visit the sale bookcase located on the entrance level, adjacent to the Borrower Services Desk. Each item is only […]

Graduate Student Orientation to the Library

Attend a Graduate Student Library Orientation

Are you a graduate student and new to UBC? Would you like to know more about what the library has to offer? We have a series of Graduate Student Library Orientations coming up in Koerner Library over the next month.  These basic workshops will provide you with an overview of some of the key services […]

London Calling: Part Two

Many children’s nursery rhymes have a long and at least partially recorded history. For example, English-speaking children and adults have been singing “London Bridge is Falling Down” since before the first known written version in 1744.* Two important scholars and collectors of children’s rhymes, Iona and Peter Opie, published many collections and annotated compilations of […]

Koerner Library Reference Desk Move

The Koerner Library Reference Desk has moved upstairs to the entrance level of Koerner Library.  As a result you will now have access to a broader range of services and support in one single location, including the expertise of our subject librarians. According to data from the Library’s question tracking system, library users like yourself […]

Religous Belief and Analytical Thinking: Read All About It

UBC Psychology Department’s  Will Gervais and Ara Norenzayan’s recent article in Science has been very widely reported in news media and on the web in general. For your convenience, here’s a link to the full text of the article that has interested tens of thousands of people over the past week. Will M. Gervais and […]

Cyberloafing, and when it’s especially hard to resist

Have you even spent work or study time surfing the web for your personal interests?  That’s cyberloafing  and if you’ve been doing more of it this week, you’re not alone. “The switch to  Daylight Savings Time (DST)  results in a dramatic increase in cyberloafing behavior at the national [US] level.”  Researchers used Google’s archival data […]

Upcoming Workshop: Data Demystified

Does your work require a data set for secondary analysis? Learn how to find and download data from household surveys. The session will focus on the library’s collection of survey data as well as data archives to which UBC researchers have full access: Statistics Canada surveys; Public opinion polls collected by the Roper Center for […]

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