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BCLA Perspectives

Issue 1

Academic Librarians Section update

The Academic Librarians Section is conducting a review of its current mandate and name. This has been an ongoing discussion within the section for a number of years. In 2010, ALS, then known as the Academic Librarians in Public Service Section (ALPS), distributed a...

In the media

Lauren Hjalmarson. “First Nations group's new library meant to boost literacy.” Kelowna Now (Oct. 2, 2015). Neeta Garcha. “Dozens attend official opening of new Summerland library.” Global News (Oct. 3, 2015). Jennifer Thuncher. “Squamish Public Library sees busiest...

How to turn 150

The New Westminster Public Library opened its doors on Aug. 15, 1865, becoming the first library open to the public in British Columbia. But how do you throw a 150th birthday party? Nobody lives to 150, so there were a lot of unknowns. The first question to answer was...

News from UBC’s Indigitization Program

Since 2013, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, the Museum of Anthropology, and the iSchool have supported 19 projects from B.C. First Nations organizations through the Indigitization: Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program. This innovative...