Basil Frederick Stuart-Stubbs, the eighth University Librarian at UBC, passed away on May 29, 2012. He was 82.
A Professor emeritus and University Librarian emeritus at UBC, Stuart-Stubbs will be remembered as a bibliophile, scholar and librarian. His writings encompass Canadian history, historical cartography, historical bibliography, library history, copyright law, library automation, union catalogues, resource sharing and computerized networks.
“I had the honor of knowing Basil for many years, admiring his achievements from across the country. He was truly unique, an icon in the evolving story of librarianship in our country,” says Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian and President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. “I considered him to be a generous mentor, a revered colleague, and a dear friend to many. He will be missed.”
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You can view the original film footage taken at the time of the dedication/cornerstone ceremony for the opening of the new Law building back in 1951. It is available within the University Archives‘ UBC Historical Sound and Moving Image Collection in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/31869.
Above photo is courtesy of University Archives and partial excerpt in italics is courtesy of UBC Library at The University of British Columbia.