“Harry Potter and the academic business library”: A research poster by Irena Trebic

Congratulations to Irena Trebic, Reference Librarian, who presented her research poster “Harry Potter and the academic business library” at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in Baltimore, MD on March 23, 2017. This research poster provides a summary of a partnership between David Lam Library, Chapman Learning Commons and Rare Books and Special Collections that produced a multi-branch exhibit illustrating connections between the Harry Potter series and Vancouver’s local business community. The poster outlines David Lam Library’s/CLC’s strategies of engaging users, illustrating thematic connections and soliciting feedback from students via a survey about changes in user perceptions.  In addition to the exhibitions,  UBC Library also hosted a Colloquium and two Halloween parties.  Irena received noted positive feedback and votes for the quality of the poster. A thank you to Chelsea Shriver for her support with this project. The poster is available in cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository.

Irena also created a Harry Potter at David Lam Library research guide which summarizes the exhibition and related events in addition to providing links to relevant library books, ebooks, databases, journals, and theses.

International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day, David Lam library would like to highlight some books from our collection about women and work. Come into the library and check out the books for yourself!

Women in Leadership and Work-family Integration

Margaret Weber 2015
Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead Sheryl Sandberg 2013
Women in business : the changing face of leadership Patricia Werhane et al. 2007
The feminine in management consulting : power, emotion, and values in consulting interactions Sheila Marsh 2009
How Asian women lead : lessons for global corporations Jane Horan 2014
Avon : building the world’s premier company for women Laura Klepacki 2005
The 85% niche : the power of women of all colors–Latina, Black, Asian Miriam Muléy 2009
The voice of success : a woman’s guide to a powerful and persuasive voice Joni Wilson 2009
Global women’s entrepreneurship research : diverse settings, questions, and approaches Karen D. Hughes 2012
Black women in leadership : their historical and contemporary contributions Dannielle Joy Davis 2013

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

UBC Library is celebrating Freedom to Read Week, February 26 to March 4, 2017. Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in a free country such as Canada, schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Banning books and restricting free expression on the Internet affects the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.

Are you curious about books that have been banned in Canada? Titles such as To Kill A Mockingbird and even the Harry Potter series made it to the list in recent decades! Take a look at the list of 30 challenged publications to find out more.

As part of Freedom to Read Week, UBC Library is hosting a Freedom of Information Request Workshop. Learn about the process of filing Freedom of Information (FOI) or Access to Information (ATIP) requests in BC and Canada. Topics include finding out if the information you need is already publicly available, structuring your request so it can be answered efficiently, and knowing your information rights under FOI laws.

Time & Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:30p.m.–1:30p.m. Location: Woodward Library Computer Lab – Room B25

Click here to register for the workshop.

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Thanks so much for your quick reply. Really helpful information!”
-UBC Sauder School of Business Phd student in Finance, February 2017

Library resources vs. “fake news”

Given the current trend of “fake news” stories, David Lam Library wanted to shed light on its library resources which offer access to trustworthy sources of information.  The library subscribes to over 50 online business databases which pool quality information from a variety of reputable sources. You can find information ranging from current news (eg. Factiva database), company reports (eg. Mergent database), consumer trends (eg. Passport GMID database), industry reports (eg. IBIS World database), and countless scholarly and peer-reviewed articles (eg. Business Source Complete database), in addition to many other types of business information. Instead of worrying about whether something you find on the Internet comes from a reputable source, why not check out some of the databases listed above? If you are not sure where to start or how to search these databases, be sure to drop by the research help desk, Monday to Friday, 1-4 pm to obtain help from a reference librarian.

If you are not sure whether something you read online falls under the category of “fake news”, here is a possible checklist to follow:

1. Do you know who the source is, or was it created by a common or well-known source? Example National Geographic, Discovery, etc.
2. How does it compare to what you already know?
3. Does the information make sense? Do you understand the information?
4. Can you verify that the information agrees with three or more other sources that are also reliable?
5. Have experts in the field been connected to it or authored the information?
6. How current is the information?
7. Does it have a copyright?

Happy searching!

Opening Reception and Symposium at Belkin Art Gallery

Do you need a bit of a study break? Why not check out the To refuse/To wait/To sleep and M&A Opening Reception and Symposium at Belkin Art Gallery.  This exhibition investigates belief and prediction in economic models, precarious labour and illicit and marginalized markets. Speculative and experimental, this work of various artists tests models, forecasts futures and examines histories of exchange and the limits of productivity. In the context of knowledge-based economies, student debt and the outsourcing of intellectual labour, the exhibition aims to draw forth dialogues about how we imagine individual and collective futures in the “new normal.”

The Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, January 12, 6-9 pm. The Symposium takes place on Friday, January 13 from 3 to 9 pm at the UBC Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies and will include artists Melanie Gilligan, Gabrielle Hill, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Marianne Nicolson and international curator and author Maria Lind. The Symposium is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required: rsvp.belkin@ubc.ca

To find out more, take a look at http://belkin.ubc.ca/events/to-refuse-symposium.



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I wanted to send a thank you note to let you know how amazing [the staff member at the front desk] was this morning at the CLC…. I know the staff at the CLC face many students and are asked to help across the board, but I wanted to reach out and let you know just how much I appreciated [her] going above and beyond this morning to help.”
-UBC Sauder School of Business Student, November 29, 2016

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“Thank you for the informative workshop on Business Resources. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about and be reminded of these useful tools!”
-Staff member, November 2016

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“Thank you for your session. My class definitely needed the help and were appreciative of your time and help.  Thank you so much!”
-Sauder Faculty member, November 2016

Celebrating Thrive Week

It is that time of year again. UBC is celebrating Thrive this week (the 8th year in a row)!  This is a week focused on building positive mental health for everyone on campus. Be sure to also check out one of many campus events aimed at promoting positive mental health during Thrive Week, from October 31 to November 4, 2016. Events range from fitness classes, to tips for dealing with stress, campus tours, and more. We also invite you to Attend the Thrive Kick-Off Celebration:  Drop by the square outside the bookstore on October 31 from 8:30am-11:30am for free drinks, stress balls, snacks, live music and more.

To celebrate Thrive Week, David Lam Library is putting on a display of books about surviving and thriving in a campus setting, dealing with stress, and improving your productivity.

Drop by this week and join us for Sauder Tea Time. Find out more at the CLC front desk.

Title Author Year Call Number
The best four years : how to survive and thrive in college (and life) Adam Shepard 2011 LB2343.32 .S54 2011
Extreme productivity : boost your results, reduce your hours Robert C. Pozen 2012 HD69.T54 P678 2012
Sleeping with your smartphone : how to break the 24/7 habit and change the way you work Leslie A. Perlow 2012 HD5106 .P424 2012
Off balance : getting beyond the work-life balance myth to personal and professional satisfaction Matthew Kelly 2011 HF5549.5.J63 K44 2011
What to do when there’s too much to do : reduce tasks, increase results, and save 90 minutes a day Laura Stack 2012 HD69.T54 S7284 2012
Emotional labor in the 21st century : diverse perspectives on the psychology of emotion regulation at work Alicia A. Grandey 2013 HF5549.5.N64 E46 2013
HBR guide to managing stress at work HBR 2014 HF5548.85 .H42 2014
Strategic stress management : an organizational approach Valerie J. Sutherland 2000 HF5548.85 .S874 2000
Loss, grief and trauma in the workplace Neil Thompson 2009 HF5548.8 .T487 2009
The work/life dichotomy : prospects for reintegrating people and jobs Martin Morf 1989 HF5549 .M625 1989
Smart choices : a practical guide to making better decisions John S. Hammond 1999 BF448 .H35 1999
The seven habits of highly effective people : restoring the character ethic Stephen R. Covey 1990 BF637.S8 C68 1990


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