Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thanksgiving Library Closure

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Thanksgiving is just about here! Please note the library hours for the long weekend.

Chilliwack Library:
Saturday, October 10: 10-4
Sunday and Monday, October 11-12: CLOSED

Abbotsford Library:
Saturday, October 10: 10-6
Sunday, October 11: noon-6
Monday, October 12: CLOSED

Posted by Brenda

Monday, September 28, 2015

UFV celebrates the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection

A sample of cookbooks from the
Newman Collection.
Good Food Tells a Story -
UFV's favourite recipes
On September 24th, UFV faculty and staff celebrated the library's newest special collection: the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection.  As a fundraiser for the collection, the UFV Library published a cookbook of favourite recipes contributed by faculty and staff titled Good Food Tells a Story.  Copies of the cookbook are available to purchase and net proceeds will go towards building the collection.  Details on how to buy a copy are available here.

Staff made dishes from the Good Food
Tells a Story
cookbook for guests to sample.
Photos from this special evening are available here

Dr Lenore Newman talks to our guests about the significance of heritage cookbooks and what they tell us about our culture, society and food ways.

If you would like to learn more about the collection, please click here to open our research guide on the Newman Collection. 

Posted by Mary-Anne

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Amazing Race!

We are waiting for the Amazing Race participants to descend upon the library. This is part of the International Student Orientation. Students will take part in "Library: Mission Possible" which gives them a series of challenges to learn about our library and then to tell us about their home country library. Should be fun -- flavoured water, chocolates, and cool library buttons!

Posted by Brenda

Monday, August 31, 2015

You are invited to a celebration!

Please join us for a celebration of UFV Library's new Special Collection - the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection.  We will also be unveiling our new UFV Cookbook of favourite recipes, Good Food Tells a Story, as well as celebrating the MSA Museum's publication of Abbotsford: from Village to City.

When:  Thursday, September 24th from 7-9PM
Where: The Abbotsford campus library's foyer (G building 33844 King Road)

Learn more about these exciting projects, explore the collection, meet the authors and enjoy refreshments and food samplings.

RSVP by September 18th to Mary-Anne MacDougall by email:

Click here to explore our research guide to the Newman Collection.

EBL Books downtime Sept. 15th

Proquest is performing some system upgrades to the EBL platform.  The downtime period will be:

Vancouver (PDT): Tuesday, September 15 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

This outage will affect a small number of purchased e-books which reside on the EBL platform.  These titles can be identifed in our library catalogue by the URL, which will resemble the following string:

Posted by Patti Wilson

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Proquest Maintenance Alert August 12th

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM PDT, ProQuest will be performing critical maintenance to correct a load balancer error. The window is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM PDT and will last for two (2) hours.

Affected Databases include:
Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA)
Canadian Newsstand

ERIC (Proquest version)
Globe & Mail: Canada's Heritage from 1844
Periodicals Archive Online

Social Services Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts

Friday, July 31, 2015

Banner Maintenance Announcement - Sunday, August 2

To improve service security and performance, IT Services will be working on Banner system upgrade during our regular maintenance window:    Sunday, August 2, 7AM – 11AM PST

MyUFV, My UFV Course Tools, and Student Files will experience service interruptions. Online Learning, and Student and Employee Email will be available.

Users might experience a range of error messages when attempting to access Banner data through myUFV during the outage.

Posted by Mary-Anne