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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


“Open Access Week” October 24-30, 2016!

Did you know that  “Open Access Week” at UBC is happening October 24-30, 2016? Open Access is a movement encouraging the removal of barriers to scholarly research so that scholarly work is accessible to people everywhere. Access is available to everyone: students, policy makers, health care workers, professionals, educators, scholars in the developing world, and the public.

This year’s theme is “Open in Action”. You can find out more at http://openaccessweek.org/.  We encourage you to RSVP for events to learn more about what Open Access means for researchers, students, and faculty at UBC.  You will learn more about topics such as open textbooks, author rights, DOIs and cIRcle Deposit, Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, and Engaging with Open Scholarly Practice.  We also invite you to explore UBC’s Open Textbooks where you can also find some online business open textbooks. UBC Library also has an Open Collections portal which includes digital photos, books, newspapers, maps, videos, theses and more.  These publicly-accessible collections are constantly growing and reflect the research interests of the UBC community and beyond. If you are looking for UBC theses specifically, please take a look at our institutional repository, cIRcle (circle.ubc.ca).

Did you know that peer reviewed journals can also be Open Access?  Take a look at Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review, an online, open-access, peer-reviewed business librarianship journal.  One of our librarians, Irena Trebic, has published a conference report about the American Library Association (ALA) conference in Orlando she attended in the latest issue of Ticker.  The article is available to read at http://ticker.mcgill.ca/issue/view/3.

Here are some additional Open Access Resources:


Small Business Week October 17-21, 2016

UBC’s Small Business Accelerator Program is celebrating Small Business Week during October 17-21, 2016.  Check out their blog for more details.

David Lam Library has put together a book display about entrepreneurship and small business. We also have a temporary collection of small business books in the back of the library. Come check out one of the titles or ask the staff at the services desk to point you towards the small business collection.

From titles exploring local BC business practices to those discussing social entrepreneurship, one of these recommendations is sure to fit your niche.

1. Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Global Perspective

This book is focused on the wider contexts of management innovation, entrepreneurship, and human resource management practices, from a global perspective.

2. Uncertainty in Entrepreneurial Decision Making: The Competitive Advantages of Strategic Creativity

This book fills an existing gap in understanding three key concepts of business management: entrepreneurship, uncertainty, and strategy.

3. The Entrepreneurial Arch: A Strategic Framework for Discovering, Developing and Renewing Firms

Illustrated with various real-world examples, this structured and concise book will appeal to students, as well as to practitioners looking to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

4. Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works

The authors set out a framework for understanding how successful social entrepreneurs go about producing transformative change. They discuss four key stages: understanding the world; envisioning a new future; building a model for change; and scaling the solution.

5. Base of the Pyramid 3.0: Sustainable Development Through Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The authors of this book propose new objectives and ways of working to formulate more sustainable solutions through innovation.

6. Strategy Formulation in Entrepreneurial Firms

Using a sample covering a wide range of entrepreneurial firms in the UK, the author addresses the lack of strategic thinking in the management of small firms and provides recommendations for formulating and implementing effective strategic management processes.

7. Confessions of an Entrepreneur: How to Survive the Highs and Lows of Starting Up

This is a book about the emotional issues on the journey every single entrepreneur has to take – the sacrifices you make, the struggle to choose and work with the “right” partner(s), the strain of uncertainty and potential failure, the dizzying and addictive highs of success, the challenge of building and motivating a team – “everything “that you will experience when you start a new business.

8. Sustainable Venturing: Entrepreneurial Opportunity in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Sustainable Venturing attempts to show how harnessing the innovative power of entrepreneurship can be used to solve global social and environmental challenges.

9. British Columbia’s New North: How to Build your Business, Respect Communities–and Prosper

If you have ever wanted to explore Northern BC this book is for you. It looks at business practices in BC’s northern communities as well as challenges and opportunities.

10. Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

The authors look at how the actions of entrepreneurs are shaped by the external environment and availability of resources, consider the types of organizations in which entrepreneurs can be found, and look at the diversity in their backgrounds, experience, and how they think and learn.

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“The reference help is an amazing resource. I didn’t even know about it until now!”
– COMM 465 student, October 2016

English and business communication resources

As part of the Plan For Success campaign, David Lam Library has put on a display of books aimed at helping you deepen your understanding of English and learn more about business communication. To find out more about this campaign, check out the  Plan For Success website. You can find more information about Communication Development Programs on the myBcom website. Here you will find links on how to improve your grades, get support from the Communication Coaches or learn how to obtain information about academic integrity.  As always, David Lam librarians are here to help you out with your research!

Check out the book list below and come borrow one of these great resources from the CLC to help you succeed in English communication.

Title Author Year Call Number
Contemporary business English Scot Ober 2005 PE1112 .O123 2005
Business English : a complete guide to developing an effective business writing style Andrea Geffner 2004 PE1479.B87 G4 2004
Essentials of business communication for English language learners Mary Ellen Guffey 2009 HF5718.3 .G848 2009
Booher’s rules of business grammar : 101 fast and easy ways to correct the most common errors Dianna Daniels Booher 2009 PE1115 .B626 2009
Five-minute activities for business English Paul Emmerson 2005 PE1115 .E46 2005
Dictionary of business terms Jae K. Shim 2006 HF1001 .S5247 2006
Guide to Canadian English usage Margery Fee 2007 PE3235 .F44 2007
Power verbs for presenters : hundreds of verbs and phrases to pump up your speeches and presentations Michael Lawrence Faulkner 2013 HF5718.22 .F38 2013
Make an impact with your written English : how to use word power to impress in presentations, reports, PR and meetings Fiona Talbot 2009  PE1479.B87 T355 2009
The language of business meetings Michael Handford 2010 HF5734.5 .H36 2010
Guide for internationals : culture, communication, and ESL (English as a second language) Sana Reynolds 2006 HD8081.A5 R495 2006
Writing & speaking at work : a practical guide for business communication Edward P. Bailey 2008 HF5718 .B343 2008
AMA Handbook of business letters Jeffrey Seglin 2002 HF5726 .S42 2002

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“Fantastic – great work – I really appreciate the extra effort here!”
– Faculty, September 2016

Database spotlight: Vividata

Have you discovered that our library subscribes to Vividata (formerly “Print Measurement Bureau” or PMB)? This database includes information on Canadians’ usage of over 3500 products and services. Information includes their demographics, attitudes, media consumption, retail outlets, frequency of usage and (when sponsored) the brands they use.

This database has a newly redesigned interface. Once you connect to the database, click on Products and Demographics (the middle of the 3 buttons) to access basic demographics (age, income, education level, occupation, region, etc.) for Canadian consumers of specific types and brands of products and services, across more than 300 different categories.

You can also click on the Media, Lifestyle and Products button to obtain psychographic cluster, leisure activity, and media usage information for the consumers of many products and services. Note that lifestyles/attitudes data is not available at the brand level.

If you are looking for data on the readers of specific Canadian magazines and newspapers, click on the Readership and Demographics button.

NOTE: Be sure to clear the cookies in your browser (or switch browsers) between viewing the product, lifestyle, and readership reports or the database will keep reloading the same type of report.

To get an understanding of the range of products and services covered by the Vividata survey, check out their   list of the topics covered. I strongly encourage you to pause and scan the tips we’ve left for you, including a link to a guide on how to read the complicated Vividata reports. You can also take a look at How to use Print Measurement Bureau, a short video tutorial from the business librarian at McGill University.

Have we piqued your interest? If so, we recommend you get in touch with a business librarian. Be sure to drop in during our reference hours, Monday to Friday 1-4 at the David Lam Library.  We would love to illustrate the amazing benefits of using this database.

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“Thanks so much! I appreciate your help!”
– Ph.D student, September 2016

Koerner Fiction collection on display at Lam library

David Lam Library started a small fiction collection this summer and we have just added several new titles such as Cloud Atlas and Tigana. We also wanted to take this opportunity to expose our students to the wider UBC collections. We partnered with Koerner library to trial hosting selected fiction titles in the David Lam Library and Canaccord Learning Commons in order to highlight their wonderful fiction collection. David Lam Library librarians and staff were encouraged to recommend their favorite fiction titles from Koerner Library, and many of them can now be found on display in the CLC. In addition to being a lot of fun, fiction, including young adult fiction, is beneficial in supporting student success in writing and speaking in English. Additionally, studies have shown that book lovers live longer! According to a Yale study, people who read books have a 20% reduction in risk of mortality compared to people who do not read books. Longevity was not increased by reading newspapers! So we encourage you to borrow one of our fiction titles before this term starts getting really busy.

Here are some of the Koerner fiction titles currently on display at Lam library:

– Life of Pi : a novel / Yann Martel

PS8576.A7651 L53 2001c

– The war of Don Emmanuel’s nether parts : a novel / Louis de Bernières.

PR6054.E132 W3 1990

– The quiet American / Graham Greene

PR6013.R32 Q4 1992

-The Great Gatsby / Stephen Matterson

PS3511.I8 G865 1990

-The age of innocence / Edith Wharton

PS3162 .A4 2002

– Pride and prejudice / Jane Austen

PR4034 .P9 2006

-Anne of Green Gables / Montgomery, L. M

PR9226.O6 A61 1908

– Brave New World / Aldous Huxley

PR6015.U95 B65 2005

– Scarlet Feather / Maeve Binchy

PR6052.I53 S33 2000

– Fluke, or, I know why the winged whale sings / Christopher Moore

PS3563.O594 F58 2003

-The arrival / Shaun Tan

PN6790.A83 T36 2006

– Fugitive pieces / Anne Michaels

PR9299.I132 F8 1996

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