Category Archives: Libraries as space

Physical buildings, how space is used

The Evolution of the College Library

Some Friday fun for the end of the term: The Atlantic has a great roundup of images that show the physical evolution of the college library. Which one would you most like to visit?

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Langara Library wins the 2013 Charleston Photo Contest

Langara Library is proud to be among the winners of the 2013 Charleston Photo Contest.  The contest theme was “How do you market your library?”. Excerpt from the press release: For the 2013 photo contest, SAGE was eager to explore … Continue reading

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Coffee break: A Brief Tour of the Digital Delights of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

How do you make a library live online?  Take a quick break and go behind the scenes of the Folger Shakespeare Library, which has done just that, digitizing some remarkable gems from their collection. The article points out a truth … Continue reading

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Learning Commons Open House (plus ice cream!)

When:  June 20, 11am-3pm (drop in) Where:  Langara Learning Commons (Library 1st floor) Please join us on June 20, 2013 between 11am and 3pm to celebrate the new Langara Learning Commons, located on the first floor of the Library. An … Continue reading

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Video: Building a Learning Commons

In August, a film crew from the iSchool at UBC visited Langara.  They interviewed Patricia Cia, Head of Library Services, and Annie Jensen, Communications Librarian, discussing the development of our new Learning Commons (then under active construction), as well as … Continue reading

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Head librarian leads the digital revolution

Head librarian leads the digital revolution at UVicBy Jeff Bell, Times Colonist November 4, 2012 “‘We’re about to enter a Golden Age for libraries,’ Jonathan Bengtson says” … “Ultimately, the university library brings people and academic disciplines together, Bengtson said. … Continue reading

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Library as community

Opinion: The library: a community’s place to gather Vancouver Sun, September 12, 2012By Baharak Yousefi, Special to the Sun September 12, 2012 Bookshelves contain knowledge, but the building is a space for the community to learn from itself Baharak concludes: … Continue reading

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Quiet Coming Back

At Libraries, Quiet Makes a Comeback, by Jennifer HowardThe Chronicle of Higher Education, July 16, 2012 A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Technology section discusses the impact of technology on students and libraries. The ubiquitous computers, laptops, … Continue reading

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