Innovation library improves public access to UBC’s digital resources
What: UBC Innovation Library official opening
Who: Stephanie Hall, Okanagan Regional Library executive director, Deborah Buszard, UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Okanagan campus
When: Thursday, October 15, at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Okanagan Regional Library, Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna
UBC Okanagan’s new Innovation Library officially opens to the public this week.
The library, located in the Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library on Ellis Street, will make access to all of UBC’s electronic collections easier for the public, explains Deborah Buszard, UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Okanagan campus.
“UBC is delighted to provide an additional point of access to the university in downtown Kelowna,” says Buszard. “The Innovation Library will offer the community an outstanding new way to connect with UBC’s vast collection and knowledge resources.”
Along with opening remarks from Buszard and Stephanie Hall, the Okanagan Regional Library executive director, Pilar Portela, CEO with Accelerate Okanagan will also speak about the anticipated impact of UBC’s Innovation Library in the downtown core.
The Innovation Library, located on the second floor of the library, will have a UBC librarian on hand for academic consultations and to support students, faculty, and the public. The project is a two-year pilot program, funded partially by the Irving K. Barber Learning Fund, which supports community-based partnerships, and partially by a private British Columbia-based foundation.
The official opening takes place Thursday, October 15, at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend the opening.