Monthly Archives: December 2008

UFV Welcomes Hongfei Li, Systems and Circulation Librarian

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is extremely pleased to welcome Hongfei Li as Systems and Circulation Librarian, effective January 12th, 2009.


Hongfei is currently the Systems Librarian/Circulation Manager at the City University of Seattle Library.  Prior to that, he was the Library Systems Developer at Wichita State University Libraries, and the Automation Services Librarian at the Nashville Public Library.


Hongfei has a Master of Library and Information Studies from McGill, a Certificate in Computer Science from Laval University, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Beijing.  Through his education and work background he brings extensive experience and knowledge of library systems.  He has worked closely with circulation departments and circulation systems in both systems management and supervisory capacities.


Hongfei lives with his family in Richmond.


Submitted by: Colleen Bell, Information Literacy and Web Services Librarian, University of the Fraser Valley


UFV Launches the South Asia History Bibliography

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Library has launched the South Asia History Bibliography:


This project originated with Dr. David Milobar from the Department of History, and the contents of the bibliography are resources that David has identified in his years of research on the history of South Asia.  History liaison librarian Mary-Anne MacDougall worked with David to turn this into an online bibliography that could be shared with the public using Refworks software, with technical assistance provided by librarian Colleen Bell.  UFV student Tamarack Hockin did an outstanding job of editing, verifying and uploading the citations into Refworks.  She worked on the first two sections (British Raj and Company Raj) in the Winter 2008 semester.  She then went on to complete all the remaining sections (General, Mughal India, Post 1947 India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pre 1947 Punjab and Post 1947 Punjab and Indo-Canadian and South Asia Diaspora) in the Summer semester.  To date there are over 3,000 records in the database.


This bibliography is a wonderful example of a successful collaboration between UFV teaching faculty, UFV faculty librarians, and UFV students.


Submitted by: Colleen Bell, Information Literacy and Web Services Librarian, University of the Fraser Valley

ALPS LINK Laud a Librarian Contest Winners

ALPS LINK awarded the winners of the Laud a Librarian contest last Friday, December 5, 2008 at the ALPS December meeting.


With the Laud a Librarian contest, BC librarians nominated the best library instruction learning objects. See the full list of prize winners at:  All of the winners have been asked to donate their work into the ALPS LINK repository and many have already contributed their learning objects. Thank you!


Thanks to Langara College Library and UBC Library for their support of the ALPS LINK’s contest prizes.


Laud a Librarian was a great success and ALPS LINK now has 130 learning objects for library instruction! See them all at:


Submitted by: Katherine Miller, ALPS Incoming Chair, UBC Woodward Biomedical Library