Monday, October 24, 2016

Maui Monday: November 7 Chilliwack De-stressing Event

Join Mac, the professional therapy dog, in the Chilliwack campus library for Maui Monday, November 7. Mac will be in the library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., but our tropical-themed de-stressing event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. We'll have coffee and treats to help get you through your mid-term blues.

Posted by Lisa

Friday, October 21, 2016

Problems with Find It box from off campus

Our Find It Discovery Service vendor has an "active service issue" regarding using this product in guest access mode. Some UFV students have been experiencing problems in the past few weeks. We are in the process of switching our search box to the type that routes you directly to the proxy login page before proceeding with a search. This should rectify the problem.
If you are still having problems, you can also search directly in a database, such as Academic Search Complete, or use the EBSCOhost Research Databases search box located here.
We apologize for the problems this has caused some of our users.

Posted by Patti Wilson, Oct. 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Carl Peters Considers What is Creative Writing?

Please join us on Thursday, November 17th in the Abbotsford campus library at 1pm for a lively presentation and discussion on the nature of creative writing.  Dr Carl Peters, from the UFV English department, considers this question through a detailed reading of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons.  He examines Stein's poetry and poetics in light of contemporary developments in painting, theatre and cinema.

Dr Peters' recently published Studies in description : reading Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons (TalonBooks 2016) provides a parallel analysis of Stein's work.  Jade Colbert writes "on the left page, Tender Buttons (the definitive, City Lights edition) and on the right, Peters’s annotations. If you haven’t read the main text before, I recommend doing that first. But remember: Go slow.” Colbert, Jade, Review: New books from Lynn Coady, Margaret Mackey and Carl Peters, Globe & Mail, Friday, June 10, 2016 Retrieved from

For more information about Studies in description, please click here.

A selective bibliography of Stein's work in the UFV Library:

Three lives ; and, Q.E.D. : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism
PS 3537 T323 T5 2006

The making of Americans : being a history of a family's progress
PS 3537 T323 M3 1966

A primer for the gradual understanding of Gertrude Stein
PS 3537 T323 Z553

Reflection on the atomic bomb
PS 3537 T323 A6 1973

Fernhurst, Q.E.D., and other early writings
PS 3537 T323 A6 1983

The letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946 
 PS 3537 T323 Z497 1986

Operas & plays 
 PS 3537 T323 O6 1987

Lifting belly 
 PS 3537 T323 L5 1989

The geographical history of America ; or, The relation of human nature to the human mind 
 PS 3537 T323 G37 1995

Tender buttons : objects, food, rooms
PS 3537 T323 T4 1997

Click on the link below to read a biographical article plus review a complete bibliography of Stein's work:
Kimbel, Bobby Ellen. "Gertrude Stein." American Short-Story Writers, 1910-1945: First Series. Ed. Bobby Ellen Kimbel. Detroit: Gale, 1989. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 86. Literature Resource Center. Web. 21 Oct. 2016.

Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Posted by Mary-Anne

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Purple Light Nights

The Abbotsford & Chilliwack Libraries are shining purple lights throughout the month of October to remember those who have lost their lives to domestic violence and in support of those who survived domestic violence.  The Chilliwack campus library has purple lights available by donation as well.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the UFV Library has many informational resources available in print and online.  Check out the display in the Chilliwack library or consult our research guide for Social Work to access the collection.

For more information about the Purple Light Nights campaign, please click here.

Posted by Mary-Anne

Congratulations Bob Dylan - Nobel Laureate 2016

Singer, songwriter, poet Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel prize for literature.  His extensive body of work, influence and courage has earned Dylan this astonishing recognition.  Click here to read the Nobel press release.  Click here to read Dylan's bio-bibliography.

Posted by Mary-Anne

Friday, October 7, 2016

Internet Service Interruption early Oct 13th

There will be an approximately one-hour internet service outage at UFV in the early morning hours of Thurs, Oct 13. The 60-minute outage will occur sometime between 1 am and 5 am. All internet-based services, including, but not limited to, the UFV website, email, myUFV, and myClass, will be unavailable during this service interruption. 

This is a maintenance outage planned by Telus that impacts a number of sites across the province.

Thank you for your patience during this period.

IT Services

Posted by Patti Wilson, Oct. 10, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

EBL Platform downtime Oct. 15th

Due to required system maintenance, the EBL patron interface will not be available at this time:

•    Saturday October 15, 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This will affect 105 e-books in our collection.  They can be identified by their URL, which begins with

Posted by Patti Wilson, Oct. 5, 2016