Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BC Day Long Weekend and August Hours

The BC Day long weekend is quickly approaching and that means library closures. However, in addition to the reduced hours for the BC Day long weekend, our Abbotsford Library hours will be reduced for the rest of August.

Click here to see the hours calendar.

LONG WEEKEND HOURS
The Chilliwack library will be closed for the entire long weekend (July 30-August 1). The Abbotsford library will be closed Sunday and Monday, but it will be open on Saturday, July 30 (1-5).

AUGUST HOURS
Starting August 2nd - August 20 the Abbotsford Library hours will change to:

Monday: 8:30-7:30
Tuesday: 8:30-4:30
Wednesday: 8:30-4:30
Thursday: 8:30-7:30
Friday: 8:30-4:30
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

INTERSESSION HOURS
And during the break between classes (August 21-September 5) the library will be open 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday only, and closed on Labour Day.

posted by Brenda

Friday, July 22, 2016

What's Your Story? Display and Event Coming Up

Have you ever wondered if you were a book what your title would be?

We’re looking for “books” for our UFV Chilliwack human library display and event. You can nominate yourself or nominate someone else.

Our mission is to present unique experiences that challenge peoples’ understanding of stereotypes and educate people on diversity. Our criteria is that the people in our human library live or work within UFV’s catchment area and that the topics presented or the people involved have some connection to UFV and its objectives.

Due to capacity limitations, we’ll only be collecting one or a few books on each topic, and as a result, some nominations may be swept up and placed in storage for future collection.

We’re creating a display for the Chilliwack library, in our large display cabinet, on a poster that will hang in the Chilliwack library and on our website. We’ll also host an event in the winter semester in which members of our human library will be invited to speak and to participate in round-table discussions about their experiences. If this is for you, please fill out this form and return it to the Chilliwack campus library.

What’s your story? We can’t wait to hear it.

Posted by Lisa

New issue of Library Connections Newsletter

The latest edition of Library Connections, UFV Library's newsletter, is live on our website (http://www.ufv.ca/library/library-connections-newsletter/). Read about how the library is engaging in visioning our role in the future. Other stories in this issue:


  • De-stressing events featuring service dogs at Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries,
  • Librarian Diane Cruickshank presented a paper she co-authored with Librarian Hongfei Li at a conference in Seoul,
  • Our successful Sx-wōx-wiyám Stories of  Long Ago event,
  • Librarians Diane Cruickshank, Colleen Bell and Martin Warkentin at UFV's professional development day,
  • New student orientation in Chilliwack,
  • Orlando Strong: a report from the American Library Association Conference in Orlando in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shootings,
  • What's your story? the Chilliwack library is creating a human library display and event,
  • Saying goodbye to the old Chilliwack library.


Posted by Lisa


Monday, July 11, 2016

New Login Credentials for Employees Needed for Database Access



Starting July 25th, UFV employees will undergo a change in the authentication credentials used for accessing the UFV Library’s databases from off campus.  Employees will need to use their Network login credentials (eg. smithj), rather than myUFV credentials (eg. 300012345).  Network login credentials are the same as those used to login into employee computers.
There is no change to student authentication.
 If any difficulties arise, please contact the UFV Library or IT Service Desk.

Posted by Patti Wilson, July 11, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Used periodical boxes need new homes


Organize yourself!

The Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries have a limited supply of used periodical boxes available for free. Ask at the circulation desk in either library before September 30.
















Posted by Lisa

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

EBL Books Platform Maintenance July 23rd



To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, the ProQuest EBL platform will be unavailable for approximately three hours beginning Saturday, July 23, 2016 due to scheduled maintenance. 

The EBL patron interfaces will not be available at this time:

Vancouver (PDT): Saturday July 23, 2016 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  



Posted by Patti Wilson, June 28, 2016.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

No Student Printing or Photocopying on Tuesday


The Blackboard Transact system will undergo an upgrade on Tuesday, June 28 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

Please be advised that neither printing nor photocopying will be available in the library or the computer labs. The self-serve PHIL stations (used to load money onto Campus Cards) will also be unavailable during this time. 

(All other Blackboard devices on campus will be available for retail purchases in the Bookstore, at all foodservice locations, for Baker House laundry, Athletics, and International Education.)

During the upgrade students can visit the:

Campus Card office, S1101, to add funds or to print assignments
CEP Library circulation desk to add funds or to print assignments
Abbotsford Library circulation desk to print assignments


We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted by Brenda