Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Proquest Maintenance Aug 18/18

Several Proquest products will be unavailable due to system maintenance on August 18/18.
Proquest e-books have a maintenance downtime Sat. Aug. 18 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, and Proquest databases have a downtime Sat. Aug 18 from 7:00 pm to Sun. Aug. 19th 3 am.

Posted by Patti Wilson

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Student Printing Unavailable in Chilliwack, Wednesday, August 8

Student printing is unavailable on the Chilliwack campus in the library and computer lab. IT Services is working on a solution. We will update when more information is available.

Posted by Lisa

UFV Library to host the Art of the Book 2018 exhibit

The University of the Fraser Valley library, located in Abbotsford, BC, is very proud to be hosting the 2018 Art of the Book exhibition from September 10th to December 7th.  We are the sole host site in the Lower Mainland.  The Art of the Book is an international juried exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG).  The exhibit opens in Victoria in August, and will be traveling for two years across Canada.

Driving instructions:
If you are coming from either East or West, the best way to get to the UFV Abbotsford campus is on Highway 1.
Take exit 90 for McCallum Road; follow the King Connector to King Road;  turn left onto King Road; UFV will be on the right.

If you are traveling from Washington State, take I-5 N to WA-539 N/Guide Meridian/Meridian St in Bellingham; head North on WA-539, then right (East) on WA-546 which becomes WA-9 to the Sumas Border crossing.  Head North on Hwy 11 (Sumas Way); turn left on Vye Road; turn right onto McKenzie Road; entrances to the Abbotsford campus are on the left, before you reach King Road. 

Campus Information:
Visitors to our campus can find information about parking and the library's location here.

Accommodation information: 
Tourism Abbotsford has information about places to stay in the area.  One of the closest hotels to the Abbotsford campus is the Best Western Plus - Regency Inn & Conference Centre located on Marshall Road.

For more information about the UFV exhibit, please contact Mary-Anne MacDougall
August 8, 2018 


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

August library hours and closures

August and the BC Day long weekend is quickly approaching, and that brings library closures and changes to the hours.

Click here to see the hours calendar.

The Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries will both be closed for the entire BC Day long weekend (August 4-6). 

Due to decreased demand, Abbotsford library hours will be reduced for August. Starting August 1st - August 24th, 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

 Chilliwack library hours remain 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday and closed weekends.

And during the break between classes (August 25-September 3) the libraries will be open 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday only, and closed on weekends and Labour Day.

The Abbotsford Library will be CLOSED on August 30 for a staff retreat. The Chilliwack library will be open that day, 8:30-4:30.

posted by Brenda

Friday, June 29, 2018

Indigenous Foodways Display

The Abbotsford library has a new display for the summer of 2018: Indigenous Foodways: the story so far from UFV Library's Special Collections.  Highlighting material from the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection as well as a number of titles from the Heritage Collection, viewers can get a sense of how food practices and knowledge were communicated over the last 100 years.  There are examples of the colonial perspective on First Nations' foodways as well as titles exploring the cultural and nutritional contribution of traditional foods, and finally, some cookbooks from the Newman Collection sharing recipes and stories. 

Colonial Period titles:

Teit, J. A., & In Steedman, E. V. (January 01, 1930). Ethnobotany of the Thompson Indians of British Columbia. Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1927-1928.

Yanovsky, E., & United States. (1936).  Food plants of the North American Indians.  Washington: U.S. G.P.O. 

Transitional Period titles:

Ellis, E. A., & Canada. (1979). Northern cookbook. Edmonton, Alta: Hurtig Publishers, in co-operation with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the Canadian Government Publishing Centre. 

Batdorf, C. (1990). Northwest native harvest. Blaine, WA: Hancock House.

Kananen, L. (1975). Yukon cookbook. Vancouver, B.C: Douglas & McIntyre.

Colwell, A. (2014). Galiano Island nettle recipes.

Bennett, K. H. (1981). 49 north cooks wild: Wild game cookbook and outdoor manual. Edmonton: 49 North Pub.

Webber, H., & Woolsey, M. (1996). Cranberries & Canada geese: Webber's Northern lodges : a second batch of our most requested recipes. Churchill, Man., Canada: Blueberries & Polar Bears Pub.

The Emerging Indigenous Voice titles:
Turner, N. J. (1978). Food plants of British Columbia Indians: Part 2. (Food plants of British Columbia Indians.) Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum.

Turner, N. J., & British Columbia Provincial Museum. (1975). Food plants of British Columbia Indians: Part 1. Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum

Framst, L. S. (2001). A Tahltan cookbook, vol. 2: More than 88 ways to prepare salmon. Cecil Lake, B.C: L. Framst Books.

George, A. (2013). Modern native feasts: Healthy, innovative, sustainable cuisine. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.

Poirier, K., & Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. (2008). Čamus: (chum-us) adj.= Very satisfying when you've been well fed : Čamus ma = it tastes good. Port Alberni, B.C. (P.O. Box 1383, Port Alberni, V9Y 7M2: Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.
Further Reading:

Wiebe, N., Desmarais, A. A., & Wittman, H. (2011). Food sovereignty in Canada: Creating just and sustainable food systems. Halifax, N.S: Fernwood Pub.

 B.C. Studies (Autumn 2013)  Complete issue about ethnobotany in BC.

Posted by Mary-Anne
June 29, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Canada Day Weekend Hours

Here are our hours for the Canada Day long weekend:

(June 30)
11AM – 5PM
Sunday (July 1)
10AM – 9PM
Monday (July 2)

We will open again on Tuesday, July 3.
Click for more details on our summer hours!

Posted by Brenda