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Thursday, November 5 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
Going Local: Creating Unique & Special Collections in an Academic Library

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Over the past two years, the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus Library has undertaken a review to update their special collections and focus on the local geographical areas and targeted populations. From this, a localized, accessible, and unique collection has emerged that can better serve the students and faculty on campus, as well as community user groups in the area. This project helped to grow the community engagement focused strategic direction of the university and increase the visibility of the library in the surrounding community through building new relationships.
This session will focus on examining the roles libraries can play in developing targeted and focused special collections, drawing from recent experience in reimagining and expanding an existing special collection within a newer academic campus library. It is hoped that this session can spark active audience discussion around the impact special collections can have on the strategic goals of a library or university/college and on the roles and responsibilities academic libraries have in preserving local history.

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Arielle Lomness

Collections Librarian, University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Arielle is currently responsible for coordinating the UBC Library's Okanagan campus collections activities, including acquisitions, renewals, and cancellations. Along with the Library's Vancouver campus, she has been participating in leading e-book evidence-based and package acquisitions programs. Additional responsibilities include overseeing book and other material donations to the Library. | | Arielle’s research interests include... Read More →

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