Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Get Your Copy of Good Food Tells a Story

The Library created a cookbook of the favourite recipes gathered from the UFV faculty and staff as a fundraiser for the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection.  In it you will find recipes and stories as diverse as the staff and faculty who submitted them.  From baked salmon tails,  to  Wareneki, to Rabbit, Madrid Artist-Style or Figgy Duff and Nanaimo Bars, there is something for everyone.
Details on how to purchase a copy can be found here.  Partial proceeds from the sale of Good Food Tells a Story will go towards building the Newman Collection.

Posted by Mary-Anne

Monday, November 21, 2016

Off Campus access outage Nov. 22

There will be a 30 minute maintenance period on our Ezproxy system on November 22nd, from 9:00 - 9:30 am.  During this time, access to licensed UFV Library resources will be restricted to on-campus only.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Posted Nov. 21, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Remembrance Day Library Closures

Both the Abbotsford and Chilliwack libraries will be closed on Friday, November 11th for Remembrance Day.

Library Hours

Posted by Brenda

Remembrance Day Legacies: UFV Library Staff Family Histories.

Brenda Philip, UFV’s Circulation and Data Services Librarian, couldn’t imagine the treasure trove of information she would find when going through a family trunk looking for something to contribute to the display.  She found her grandfather Captain George Morrison Philip’s military archive including photographs, transcribed letters written by her grandfather in the trenches of World War I, and other correspondence relating to his military decorations. 

Captain George Morrison Philip was awarded both the Military Cross, with a bar, and the Distinguished Service Order in 1916.  Upon closer examination of the supporting documentation of the DSO, library staff were delighted to see signatures from both King George V and Winston Spencer Churchill, the then Minister for War.

This display will be available until the end of November.

Posted by Mary-Anne

Monday, October 24, 2016

Maui Monday: November 7 Chilliwack De-stressing Event

Join Mac, the professional therapy dog, in the Chilliwack campus library for Maui Monday, November 7. Mac will be in the library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., but our tropical-themed de-stressing event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We'll have coffee and treats to help get you through your mid-term blues.

Posted by Lisa

Friday, October 21, 2016

Problems with Find It box from off campus

Our Find It Discovery Service vendor has an "active service issue" regarding using this product in guest access mode. Some UFV students have been experiencing problems in the past few weeks. We are in the process of switching our search box to the type that routes you directly to the proxy login page before proceeding with a search. This should rectify the problem.
If you are still having problems, you can also search directly in a database, such as Academic Search Complete, or use the EBSCOhost Research Databases search box located here.
We apologize for the problems this has caused some of our users.

Posted by Patti Wilson, Oct. 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Carl Peters Considers What is Creative Writing?

Please join us on Thursday, November 17th in the Abbotsford campus library at 1pm for a lively presentation and discussion on the nature of creative writing.  Dr Carl Peters, from the UFV English department, considers this question through a detailed reading of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons.  He examines Stein's poetry and poetics in light of contemporary developments in painting, theatre and cinema.

Dr Peters' recently published Studies in description : reading Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons (TalonBooks 2016) provides a parallel analysis of Stein's work.  Jade Colbert writes "on the left page, Tender Buttons (the definitive, City Lights edition) and on the right, Peters’s annotations. If you haven’t read the main text before, I recommend doing that first. But remember: Go slow.” Colbert, Jade, Review: New books from Lynn Coady, Margaret Mackey and Carl Peters, Globe & Mail, Friday, June 10, 2016 Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/review-new-books-from-lynn-coady-margaret-mackey-and-carl-peters/article30385114/

For more information about Studies in description, please click here.

A selective bibliography of Stein's work in the UFV Library:

Three lives ; and, Q.E.D. : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism
PS 3537 T323 T5 2006

The making of Americans : being a history of a family's progress
PS 3537 T323 M3 1966

A primer for the gradual understanding of Gertrude Stein
PS 3537 T323 Z553

Reflection on the atomic bomb
PS 3537 T323 A6 1973

Fernhurst, Q.E.D., and other early writings
PS 3537 T323 A6 1983

The letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946 
 PS 3537 T323 Z497 1986

Operas & plays 
 PS 3537 T323 O6 1987

Lifting belly 
 PS 3537 T323 L5 1989

The geographical history of America ; or, The relation of human nature to the human mind 
 PS 3537 T323 G37 1995

Tender buttons : objects, food, rooms
PS 3537 T323 T4 1997

Click on the link below to read a biographical article plus review a complete bibliography of Stein's work:
Kimbel, Bobby Ellen. "Gertrude Stein." American Short-Story Writers, 1910-1945: First Series. Ed. Bobby Ellen Kimbel. Detroit: Gale, 1989. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 86. Literature Resource Center. Web. 21 Oct. 2016.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Posted by Mary-Anne