Dania Tomlinson

(She, Her, Hers)

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Email: dania.tomlinson@ubc.ca


UBCO Library is hiring a Project Records Manager to work alongside Records Manager and Archivist Paige Hohmann. One of their responsibilities will be the oversight of a portion of UBCO’s digital records governance projects. The objective of this program is to reorganize a campus unit’s shared drive to bring it in line with electronic records management best practices. This program has proven to be so popular that the demand warrants expanding it! We hope that the Project Records Manager role will increase records management capacity this summer. If your unit is considering a digital governance project, get in touch with Stephanie.plumb@ubc.ca for more details!

Records Storage Open. Image of the Commons building in the background

The Records Storage program, located within Okanagan Special Collections on the bottom floor of the Commons, is operational. Staff are regularly on campus and can accommodate any box transfers or access requests you have, though they will be subject to some special safety considerations due to Covid. They have also officiated the new records management database O’Neil for more efficient tracking of your box transactions.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to process a box transfer or access your records in storage! See the updated website for all forms, instructions and safety protocols.
Records Storage Program

The beginning of a new fiscal year has arrived, and the records management team wants to remind you that now is a good time to catch up on your records housekeeping. Is there a filing cabinet that no one has cleaned out in recent memory? Now is a great time to do some weeding. Are there records that haven’t met their retention stacking up in a forgotten corner of the office? Email Stephanie.plumb@ubc.ca for guidance on how to box records and have them delivered to the ORMO’s storage vault.

The Okanagan Records Management Program will oversee an annual shred day in May, where all boxes of records in our program for which retention has expired will be marked for destruction. Don’t worry – we are careful to get permission from department heads before putting any box into the shred queue.

We would love to hear from you with any questions or comments you may have!

Records Management Services

Library catalogue freeze scheduled for April 30 to May 10

Due to an upgrade to the Library’s catalogue, users will not be able to renew or recall materials or pay fines starting Friday April 30, 2021 at 1 p.m. Full service is expected to resume May 10, 2021 at 7 a.m.

Users who have UBC cards will be able to:

  • Order materials through the Materials Pick-up service
  • Continue to access electronic resources through the Library catalogue

Users will not be able to:

  • Renew materials
  • Place recalls
  • Pay fines
  • Access their MyAccount

Users without an active account by April 30 will not have their account activated until after May 10.

Please note that users will not incur fines for books due during this period.

For assistance, please contact the library at libquestions.ok@ubc.ca

We apologize for any inconvenience as we work to improve your experience with UBC Library systems.

T'anchay Redvers and Joshua Whitehead January 14
Authors in conversation:
T’áncháy Redvers and Joshua Whitehead

The UBC Okanagan Library is pleased to present a unique online author event celebrating the diversity of literature created by and for Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer people on January 14. This event features writers and creators T’áncháy Redvers and Joshua Whitehead in conversation.

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Any time zone. Any Country. Any Subject. Your Library is supporting. you wherever you are. Image of globe. UBC Okanagan Library

Need Sources?

Your CWL gives you access to online articles and ebooks in the UBC Library collection. In addition, you can use the Library Access Browser Extension to access materials anytime, anywhere.

Have Citation or Search Questions?

Get search and citation help by emailing libquestions.ok@ubc.ca or connect instantly through AskAway chat. You can also find answers to your citation questions in our Citation Style Guides.

Need more in-depth research support?

Contact your Subject Librarian any time through the Ask your Librarian form.

Call for applications. Open Educational Resources Grant. provost.ok.ubc.ca/awards-funding/oer/ Apply by Nov 27. UBC Okanagan Campus


The UBC Okanagan Open Educational Resources Grant pilot program provides funding and support to UBC Okanagan faculty who wish to adapt or create open educational resources. Open Educational Resources (OER) are any teaching and learning materials that are made available to others to use without cost, and with an open license that allows for their reuse, revision, and redistribution. OERs may include open textbooks, lesson plans, quizzes and test banks, videos, animation, and simulations, class handouts, interactive activities and tools, and presentations.

Application Deadline: November 27, 2020

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Queer Recommends

Thank you to everyone who offered their recommendations for 2SLGBTQIA+ books and films to add to our collection. Your requests are now available to borrow through the UBC Okanagan collection or are on order. Thank you for helping to make our collection more diverse!

A History of my Brief Body by Billie Ray Belcourt

Other options:

Burning Sugar by Cicely Belle Blain 

Other options:

Call Me by Your Name (film) 

Call me by Your Name by André Aciman

  • UBC Okanagan collection: ON ORDER

Other options:

Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

Other options:

Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYa Anthology Stories

Love after the end: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction

Other options:

Running with Scissors by Augusten Borroughs 

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Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

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Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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Vanishing Monuments by John Elizabeth Stintzi

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We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

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If you are looking for something in our collection that we don’t have, please let us know. We always accept recommendations.
Email us: libquestions.ok@ubc.ca


Queer Recommends UBC Okanagan Library

Are there any 2SLGBTQIA+ books, movies, shows, or other resources that you wish were available through the UBC Library? During Queer Orientation we are asking UBCO students, staff, and faculty to recommend their favourite 2SLGBTQIA+ literature, films, and more through our social media channels to help develop our collection. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and send us your recommendations in a comment, DM, or simply @UBCOLibrary. We’ll also be offering some of our favourites from our collection. #ubcolibraryrecs

We are here for you! UBC Okanagan Library.
From our remote work environments to wherever you are remote learning – we want you to know that your Library is here to support you online.

Although most physical Library spaces remain closed, our dedicated team has spent the summer preparing virtual services so that we can continue to support you remotely. We have shifted our services to support you online through a variety of flexible formats: instant AskAway chat for assistance with using the Library’s resources, virtual consultations with Subject Librarians for your in-depth research questions, and local contactless pickup for borrowing books.

In addition, the Student Learning Hub is now fully virtual with an array of free and flexible online learning services to support you while learning remotely. Discover a support network that meets your individual needs, including online learning skills support; tutoring in math, science, and writing; Supplemental Learning’s group study sessions; and one-on-one language development for French, Spanish, and English.

We wish you a successful academic term!