The Truth About Cats & Dogs: Children’s Books About the World’s Most Popular Pets
January 6 – 20, 2020
This exhibit features fiction and non-fiction children’s books about cats and dogs. From well-loved classics like Old Yeller by Fred Gipson to newer graphic novels like Fluffy Strikes Back by Ashley Spires, library patrons and pet lovers of all ages will find something of interest.
Curators: Jennifer Abel, Carmen Marchal, Stephanie Marston, Elena Pederson
Specific location: Collection Spotlight area (Main Level of UBC Education Library)
Other feline and canine themed exhibits at other branches of the UBC Library:
Past Purrrrfect: Cats in the Collection (special supplemental exhibit In the Doghouse: Historic Hounds)
Jan 6 – Feb 29, 2020
Past Purrrfect highlights materials from the 19th to the mid-20th centuries featuring a bevy of furry felines. In this exhibit you will find kitties playing, sleeping, prancing, purring, and being naughty. From our diverse holdings, items on exhibit range from photographs and family albums, children’s literature, correspondence from noteworthy individuals, pop-up books, bookplates, and artist editions.
Curator: Krisztina Laszlo
Specific location: RBSC Reference room.
Friends from another Species: the Business of Pets
January 13- February 14, 2020
The David Lam Library and Canaccord Learning Commons’ part in the exhibit will include highlighting aspects of the print and electronic collection, as well as search strategies that help people find information on pets and the pet related industries. This includes market research resources like Passport GMID and IBISworld, as well as resources on influencer marketing and social commerce. Engagement activities include a photo wall of a variety of pets that have captured the hearts of many through various social channels.
Curators: Irena Trebic, Kim Fama, Christina Sylka
It’s Reading Cats and Dogs
February 1 – 28, 2020
It’s Reading Cats and Dogs will explore the literary, historical, and cultural obsession with our canine and feline companions through a selection of materials from Koerner Library’s holdings. The display will also highlight the cats and dogs of Koerner Library staff, with photos as well as book recommendations paw-sonally approved by our furry friends.
Curators: Keith Bunnell and Alexandra Alisauskas
Specific location: Koerner Library, Fireplace
Wild Observations: Felidae and Canidae around the World
January 6 – February 28, 2020
A selection of books highlighting the fossil history, genetics, and conservation of wild cats and dogs from Woodward Library’s collection.
Curators: Sarah Parker and Chantal Lyons-Stevenson
Specific Location: Woodward Library, Memorial Room