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SLA@ UBC: Tour of BC Cancer Library reveals critical services for both patients and staff

From the Special Libraries Association Club at UBC, which I’m involved in as Tour Co-ordinator.
– written by Hans Ongsansoy

SLA club visits BC Cancer
From left, Elena, Shannon and Annie of BC Cancer Library welcome SLA@UBC to their facility.

The library at BC Cancer “delivers timely service and evidence-informed resources to people facing cancer and those involved in oncology care or research.”

That the librarians at BC Cancer serve two such distinct client bases — patients as well as staff — is just one of the myriad aspects of their work revealed to SLA@UBC members who toured BC Cancer Library’s Vancouver branch early in 2020.

Librarians Shannon Cheng and Elena Popova began the session by introducing their library technicians, Annie and Susan, who are responsible for the library’s Circulation and Cataloguing & Acquisitions, respectively. They then took the group on a walk-through of the stacks, conducted an informative Q&A, and concluded with a visit to the “pop-up” library at BC Cancer’s clinic across the street (the main library is located within its research facility).

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