Friday, February 9, 2018

More cookbooks for sale in the Abbotsford library!

Recently, some cookbooks were donated to the library and many of them could not be added to the Newman Western Canadian Cookbook Collection because they fall outside of the collection mandate.  The books for sale are in good condition and are being sold for between .25 cents and $1/each.   All proceeds will go towards building the Newman collection.  This time, there are many cookbooks from Ontatio, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia available to purchase.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary-Anne MacDougall

Posted by Mary-Anne/February 9, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

UFV Libraries Closed for Family Day, February 12

BC Family DayUFV's Chilliwack and Abbotsford libraries, as well as our Askaway virtual reference service, will be closed on Monday, February 12, 2018 to mark Family Day. Please note that the library's catalogue (including ebooks) and databases remain available.

Click here for complete library hours.


Posted by Mary-Anne
Feb. 6, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

Askaway closing early today at 7pm

With apologies for the inconvenience, Askaway, our virtual reference service, is closing at 7pm today due to systems maintenance.  Askaway will reopen as usual tomorrow morning at 1oam.

posted by Mary-Anne

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Bell Let's Talk Day is January 31st

  • Today is #BellLetsTalk Day!! For every tweet/retweet using #BellLetsTalk or view of our official Bell Let’s Talk video, Bell will donate 5¢ to Canadian mental health initiatives!
  • It’s #BellLetsTalk Day!! Visit bell.ca/letstalk to learn 5 simple ways to help end the stigma around mental illness
  • Happy #BellLetsTalk Day! Get the dialogue started by downloading the Bell Let’s Talk conversation toolkit here: bell.ca/letstalk
  • #BellLetsTalk Day is here! Spread the word and let’s #endthestigma around mental illness!


Bell is also pleased to share information about a NEW initiative that directly impacts post-secondary student mental health. Yesterday, Bell Let’s Talk and The Rossy Family Foundation (The RFF) announced a joint $1,000,000 donation for the creation of a national standard for post-secondary student mental health to support student success on campuses across Canada. The RFF and Bell Let’s Talk have engaged the Mental Health Commission of Canada to lead the project to establish the standard in collaboration with Canada’s standards setting organizations.  The new standard will establish mental health best practices at Canadian universities, colleges and institutes to support student mental health and academic success and developed in collaboration with students, staff and faculty.   Read more about the announcement here.

UFV students in need of support can contact UFV Counselling

posted by Mary-Anne/ January 30, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Banner server maintenance Saturday, January 27th

Saturday, January 27th between 6PM and 10PM:

Students will experience a short (15 minute) Banner service interruption during the server downtime and may get a range of error messages when attempting to access Banner student data through MyUFV. 

Blackboard Learn, My UFV, student files and student and employee email will still be available.

posted by Mary-Anne
Wednesday, January 24th

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Raven Making in the Atrium and Drop-in Crafts at the Chilliwack Library

The Indigenous Student Centre and Chilliwack campus library are collaborating on a series of drop-in crafts and raven-making workshops on the CEP campus this winter:

  • Thursday, January 18, drop-in craft (dreamcatchers, mini button blankets, medicine bags, beaded dragonflies) in the library, 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Monday, January 29, raven making in the atrium, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, February 5, drop-in craft (dreamcatchers, mini button blankets, medicine bags, beaded dragonflies) in the library, 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 21, raven making in the atrium, 2 to 3 p.m.


For more information about the craft sessions, contact Josephine Charlie in the Indigenous Student Centre, 604-792-0025 local 2473, josephine.charlie@ufv.ca. For more information about the raven making workshops, see the library’s Libguide: http://libguides.ufv.ca/c.php?g=697360. Click on the Reconciliation and Reconnection tab for a video demonstration of paper raven making.

Posted by Lisa 

Monday, January 8, 2018

ScienceDirect access problems again Jan. 16

January 16, 2018 4:00 pm
We are experiencing access problems on some computers again this afternoon. Elsevier Technical Support has been contacted. We apologize for any problems this may be causing our users.

Posted by Patti

Monday, January 8th at 11:52am
SCIENCEDIRECT ACCESS PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN RESOLVED.

Monday, January 8th at 10:50am.
We are currently experiencing problems accessing ScienceDirect, and we appreciate your patience while we investigate.  We will update this post once access has been restored.

Posted by Mary-Anne