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Memorial University Library News - Wed, 2014-07-16 11:11

Summon 2.0 is here!

Summon lets you search for books, articles and more all at once. It searches multiple library resources, including the library catalogue, our digital collections like the Digital Archive Initiative (DAI) and many of our library databases and indexes for your research terms.

Summon 2.0 offers a new and improved look -let us know what you think of it! Send your comments to libweb@mun.ca. 

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CANCELLED – Library Web Services Outage, July 13

UNB Library News - Fri, 2014-07-11 14:49

UPDATE from Physical Plant: “Please be advised that with unforeseen circumstances we are rescheduling the HIL power outage to a future date.”

A planned power outage at the Harriet Irving Library will occur this coming Sunday, July 13, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please be aware that the outage will make unavailable the library website, electronic resources, reserves, and any services requiring authentication (eg. the library’s proxy server). The library catalogue, UNB WorldCat (visit http://unb.worldcat.org/), will remain available but electronic books or journals requiring login will remain inaccessible for the duration of the outage.

Power is expected to resume at 3:00 PM.

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Heather MacFadyen, the new Collections Strategy Librarian

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-07-11 10:33
The Dalhousie Libraries are pleased to welcome Heather MacFadyen to the new role of Collections Strategy Librarian. In this new role, Heather will provide analytical, assessment, consultation, and planning services to support collection activities for the Dalhousie Libraries. Heather started with the Dalhousie Libraries as an intern in 2011 while she completed her MLIS degree.… Read More »
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Welcome Terri!

MSVU Library News - Wed, 2014-07-02 18:13
Terri Milton begins today July 2nd as the Mount Library's new Librarian.  Terri will be working in the area of outreach and promotion and with the Faculty and Students in Education and Child and Youth Study. She is a familiar face at the Mount having worked diligently over the last 4 years as the co-coordinator of the Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC) in support of Faculty of Education and Child & Youth Study Department.  Previously she had worked as a librarian at the Nova Scotia Community College. Her deep understanding of the importance of community outreach and her strong commitment to service are among the many strengths she brings to her new position at the Library. Terri completed her MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science) at the University of Western Ontario and also holds undergraduate degrees in Education (Acadia University) and Chemistry (Mount Allison University).

Congratulations on your new position at the Mount Library, Terri!

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Canada Day Hours

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-06-26 16:20
  All of the Dalhousie Libraries, with the exception of the Sexton Design & Technology Library, will be closed on Canada Day (Tuesday, July 1). The Sexton Library will be open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Canada Day. Happy Canada Day, everyone!  
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Congratulations Terry!

MSVU Library News - Wed, 2014-06-25 19:01


Thank you to Librarian Terry Paris for 42 years of dedicated service to the Mount. Congratulations on your retirement!
Read more about Terry's contributions to the Mount . . .
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Artists’ books from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition

Memorial University Library News - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:53

Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth II Library (QEII) is hosting a commemorative exhibit of travelling artists’ books from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. This international arts coalition continues to sponsor a number of different projects in response to the horrific car bombing on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, Iraq, that killed 30 people and wounded more than 100 on March 5, 2007. The street, named after 10th century Arab poet Al-Mutanabbi, is famous for its booksellers and book market.

The exhibit includes 45 limited-edition books from 10 countries. The works encompass a variety of styles including accordion-folded books, flag books, pop-up books, books in boxes and scrolls, and employ a wide variety of media such as wax, metal, mirror, roof shingles, gold leaf, ribbons, ash, thread, sand paper, and velvet.

“There are two aspects to the exhibit which stand out to me over and above the qualities of the individual books,” said Patrick Warner, exhibit curator and special collections librarian in the QEII Library. “One is that it draws attention to a tragedy, the bombing of a street market in Baghdad and the killing and maiming of people who just happened to be there on that day. Focusing on a particular incident – one of the many bombings that happened and continue to happen in Iraq – gives the tragedy a human face, one that can easily be lost in the flow of news reports, statistics and political rhetoric about the conflict. The second is that this particular bombing was not just an attack on people, it was an attack on culture. The response organized by the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition is the response of a literate culture which has at its heart creativity, not destruction.”

The exhibit is on display on the 3rd floor of the QEII Library from June 20-Aug. 31.

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Best wishes to John Teskey!

UNB Library News - Tue, 2014-06-24 17:38

June 30th marks the end of an era as John Teskey steps down as Director of Libraries (UNBF) after 23 years at the helm. John has led the system through major change, taking advantage at every opportunity of technological advances that have transformed both library collections and library services.

Evidence of John’s impact on UNB Libraries can be seen all around. From digital collections to online reference services, food in the library (the opening of the HIL coffee shop in the late 1990s caused quite a stir!), the launch of the Electronic Text Centre, the development of the Learning Commons, the introduction of group study rooms, and the implementation of two automated library systems (QUEST in 1995 and WMS in 2013), John has pulled us, sometimes kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century!

A celebration of John’s many achievements and contributions to UNB is being planned for the fall. Notices and invitations will be sent closer to the date.

In the meantime, we wish him well!

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Reflections on a Career in Libraries: we say farewell and good luck to retiring librarian Gwyn Pace

Dalhousie Libraries News - Tue, 2014-06-24 08:55
Gwyn Pace has worked at the Dalhousie Libraries for thirty years, serving the information needs of students and faculty. Throughout her career, Gwyn has been the history subject specialist, the Dalhousie Libraries Document Delivery Librarian, the Circulation Librarian for the Killam Library and more recently the Copyright Liaison Librarian, as well as always spending some… Read More »
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Downtime for Some Online Health Sciences Tools This Weekend

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-06-20 12:40
Due to routine maintenance, the following tools and platforms will experience downtime on Saturday, June 21 from midnight until Sunday, June 22 at 2 a.m. •            JBI Tools (through Ovid only) •             JBI Administration Tool •             LinkSolver •             Links@Ovid •             Ovid Administration Tools •             OvidMD •             Portal Toolkit •             SearchSolver We apologize for the inconvenience.… Read More »
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Reception in honour of Donald A. Macdonald

UNB Library News - Wed, 2014-06-18 14:57

The Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management invites you to a reception in honour of UNB alumnus Donald Angus Macdonald (B.Sc.F., 1914), Canada’s third and last Dominion Forester.

When: 23 June 2014

Where: Forestry & Geology Building, Room 202

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30 p.m.

Please RSVP to yolanda@unb.ca

Staff from Archives & Special Collections will give a brief talk accompanied by images and illustrations. In addition, items from the recently acquired collection of D.A. Macdonald will be on display.

Further information can found at: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/forestry/news/mcdonaldreception.html

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Summertime Moves and Improvements at the Killam

Dalhousie Libraries News - Wed, 2014-06-18 13:53
The number of students in the Killam tends to lessen in the summer, but that doesn’t mean we stop working. In fact, we take advantage of the fact that many students are enjoying a few months off by getting as many big projects done as we can, and this summer is no exception! Here’s what’s… Read More »
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Lindsay McNiff, the New Learning and Instruction Librarian

Dalhousie Libraries News - Wed, 2014-06-18 12:09
  The Dalhousie Libraries are pleased to welcome Lindsay McNiff to the new role of Learning and Instruction Librarian. Lindsay originally came to the Dalhousie Libraries from Toronto in the summer of 2012. She started as a limited term librarian, spending five months at the Killam and five months at the Kellogg. Eventually, her term… Read More »
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Goodbye Purple Chairs

SMU Patrick Power Library News - Tue, 2014-06-17 15:35
Over the past few years, slowly but surely, most of the Library's furniture (tables, desks, study carrels, different kinds of chairs) have been replaced with nice, new shiny versions.  Most, not all. 

Those familiar, much-enjoyed purple armchairs have been aligned along the glass walls on the main floor, silently providing comfort to appreciative students (and  faculty and staff) for a few decades now.  But years of use and abuse have taken their toll, as is to be expected.

So they're going to be "retired" too.  Over the coming weeks we'll be buying about 40 new armchairs, which we hope will be enjoyed as much as the old ones.

Of course, chairs come in many shapes and sizes.  What ones are best for reading?  For resting?  For using a laptop?  To help us make a decision we've brought in some samples.  Look for them under the "We Want Your Input!" sign near the entrance.  Because we would also like your help.  Pick one, have a seat, see how it feels, try the others and then vote for your favourite!  Who knows, maybe everyone will like the same one.

In any case, come September, whichever one we go with, they're going to look great.  And feel great.


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The Complete Nova Scotia Medical Bulletin and Journal Now Online

Dalhousie Libraries News - Mon, 2014-06-16 10:45
Those interested in medical history or the history of the Maritime region now have online access to an exciting new resource, thanks to a successful collaboration between the Dalhousie University Libraries and the Nova Scotia Medical Society/Doctors Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Medical Bulletin (Journal from 1988), published from 1922 to 1993, provides unique insight into the… Read More »
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The Big Picture: Archival photo in Perimeter Institute video

Memorial University Library News - Wed, 2014-06-11 17:06

Memorial University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections Division recently got a shout out from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, a centre for research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics, located in Waterloo, Ontario. The video “A Story in Science” shows Dr. S. James Gates Jr., a Perimeter Institute Distinguished Visiting Research Chair and Professor at the University of Maryland, describing his love of science that began right here in St. John’s at the U.S. Air Force Base at Fort Pepperrell. The photo of Fort Pepperrell is credited to the Archives and Special Collections Division. This is just a small example of the many virtual miles our resources travel and the impact they have on history, storytelling and advancing research around the world.

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Blogs from Archives and Special Collections and CNS

Memorial University Library News - Wed, 2014-06-11 09:25

“Oh! You Nasty Nazi Man” is a “Novelty March Song from Newfoundland” donated to Archives and Special Collections by Joseph R. Smallwood. Find out more about this catchy bit of musical history on the Spotlight on the Performing Arts Collection blog.

Or check out some of the great images from our archival collections, including First World War nurses, Bowring’s department store on Water Street, and 100 year old Christmas cards, at the New Collections in the Archives blog.

The Dog’s Tooth is the wiki of the Special Collections unit of Memorial University Libraries. Visit The Dog’s Tooth to see recent acquisitions such as our collection of miniature books (1-2 inches!).

Explore the Holdings of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies to see what’s new and interesting in our Newfoundland and Labrador collections, such as George Gladwin’s sketches of icebergs drawn in 1876.

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David Purdy receives Margaret Williams Trust Fund Award

Memorial University Library News - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:57

The Trustees of the Margaret Williams Trust Fund have presented the 2014 award to David Purdy in the amount of $500. The award was established to promote the development of librarianship in Newfoundland and Labrador, and to honour the memory of Margaret Williams, long-serving head of Memorial University Libraries.

Mr. Purdy holds an MA (English), 2012, from Acadia University, and a BA (Hons), 2010, from Memorial University. He is currently attending Western University in London, ON, where he is pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree. “I feel passionately about providing the world with access to more of humanity’s knowledge, and I believe that this career path is a good way to further that goal,” said Mr. Purdy in his award application. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants seeking funding for library-related projects or assistance in pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, archival studies, or teacher librarianship.

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First Space Gallery celebrates 10th anniversary

Memorial University Library News - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:40

First Space Gallery in the Queen Elizabeth II Library is celebrating its tenth anniversary. To mark the occasion, several unique exhibitions are planned, the first of which is the annual show of art by current and retired faculty and staff of Memorial. Melange is a multimedia exhibition and is the largest faculty and staff show to date. It will be on view until August 15, 2014. 

First Space Gallery is located on the main floor of the Queen Elizabeth II Library, and is open whenever the library building is open. It is a dynamic and evolving exhibit space designed to bring art to the everyday lives of students, faculty, staff, and the broader community. The purpose of the gallery is two-fold: to support emerging artists and enhance the experience of people using our public space known as The Commons. Ten years on, the gallery has created an iconic space that is unique on campus.

To find out more about First Space, view the current exhibit online.

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Best wishes Steve Rosenfeld!

UNB Library News - Mon, 2014-06-09 14:00

Best wishes to Stephen Rosenfeld, Director of Library Systems, on the occasion of his retirement!

Steve has been a fixture at UNB for 40 years and it is almost impossible to think of Library Systems without Steve in the lead. He has recruited and retained an amazingly talented group within Library Systems, and they have created a systems architecture to support the library well into the future.

Most recently, Steve led us through the implementation of OCLC’s WorldShare, which puts the library LMS back on the leading edge, positioning UNB Libraries in a very favourable and stable position from which to move forward.

Steve’s last day in the Library will be Wednesday, April 30th, 2014, but there will be a party in June to celebrate his contributions to UNB. Notices and invitations will be sent closer to the date, but mark your calendar now and plan to join Steve’s retirement celebration on Thursday, June 12th in the Milham Room (HIL).

 

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