Archive for November, 2014

‘Food for Fines’ Another Success

Monday, November 24, 2014

Food For Fines returned again for 2014 and ran November 24 to December 13. Students were able to lose their library fines by donating non perishable food items.

How Food for Fines worked:

  • Food For FinesEach food item payed off $2 in Library fines, to a maximum of $20.
  • Fines applied to all types of materials were eligible including books, DVDs, videos, and CDs.
  • Food for Fines did not apply to overdue, lost or damaged items.
  • Any OC library user, whether student or community user, could ‘cash-in’ a non-perishable pre-packaged food item.
  • Food items could not be cashed in against future fines.
  • Previously paid fines were not refunded in exchange for food items.


  • Meal in a can (chili, stew, chunky soup)
  • Low fat canned and dry soup
  • Canned legumes (beans, chick peas)
  • Pasta (macaroni, spaghetti, lasagne)
  • Tomato sauce and pasta sauce
  • Rice
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Tuna and other canned meat (e.g. ham)
  • Healthy granola bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Boost/Carnation Breakfast/Ensure
  • Baby food/formula
    ~List provided by Okanagan Valley food banks
    ~Please ensure food has not reached expiration date

Please contact OC Library staff with further inquiries. All food items were donated to local area food banks.

Display – Stories of the First World War as Told in Maps

Friday, November 21, 2014

WW1 Maps on DisplayIn conjunction with Remembrance Day and the centenary of the First World War, the Kelowna Campus Library  collaborated with faculty members to present a major display feature located in the Library foyer, November 8-20.

The display featured a distinctive and original presentation of the military, as well as human stories of the catastrophic war that changed the world. To truly understand the broader lessons of where, why and how the First World War was fought, requires maps. Maps provide geographic context, portray the environment, and document the tactics and strategy of war. The 22 maps presented were not only sources of information, they are also were extraordinary in their diversity, poignancy and storytelling power. The maps presented Tour of Map Displayartifacts, actually handled by people who fought the war. The maps were sometimes taken into the battlefields, sometimes lost and captured by the enemy, and sometimes brought back as souvenirs. Other maps were handled by people at home, trying to follow their loved ones as best they could. These maps brought meaning to their users who kept them. For Canadians 100 years later, these maps tell important stories, the lessons of which must be remembered.

The maps were on loan from the private collection of Terence Day, Professor in the Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences department at Okanagan College. Additionally, Professor Day conducted a guided tour of the map display. The display also featured Library books that support studies and research in the history of the First World War.

The display ran the 8th to 20th of November at Okanagan College, KLO Road, Kelowna. Library foyer (2nd floor of the Centre for Learning).

Inquiries regarding this display may be sent to Michelle Ward, Kelowna Campus Librarian, 250-7625445 ext 4749.

Extended library hours for exams

Thursday, November 6, 2014

ClockExtended library hours for exams are now posted on the Library’s website. Hours vary according to campus, with the last weekend opening for all libraries being December 6th and 7th. Hours for the upcoming holiday season have also been posted.

Exam Period & Holiday Hours

Salmon Arm
Friday, Dec. 12 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 14 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wed, Dec. 17 & Thurs, Dec. 18 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 19 7:45 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 20 & Sun, Dec 21 CLOSED
Mon, Dec. 22 & Tues, Dec. 23 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 24 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thurs, Dec. 25 – Dec. 31 CLOSED
January 1 CLOSED
Friday, January 2 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 3 & Sun, Jan. 4 CLOSED

Writing and Research Showcase Exceeds Expectations

Monday, November 3, 2014

From an exceptional author talk on the history of ink by Ted Bishop, to daily presentations highlighting the creative work and research of OC faculty and staff, the first ever Okanagan College Scholarly and Creative Expo can be deemed a success.

feature_deakin3The event began with a week-long Writing and Research Showcase. Displays were set-up at all campus libraries to showcase the scholarly and creative work of faculty and staff. Presentations also took place throughout the week that highlighted the creative work and research of OC faculty and staff. Presentations ranged in subject matter and included topics such as Pussy Riot: Performance Art as Feminist Resistance to Interlocking Oppressions by Interdisciplinary Studies professor Dr. Norah Bowman, How to Write Cases by Business professor Dr. Kyleen Myrah, The ring structure of the binary icosahedral group by Mathematics and Statistics professor Satoshi Tomoda, and Ethnic Media in Canada, Why Do They Matter? by Sociology professor Xiaoping Li.

This event was a success due to the hard work of the OC Library Director, library staff members and librarians, as well as OC’s Institute for Learning and Teaching (ILT).

Let us know what you thought of this event! Send us feedback.

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