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University of PEI News - Tue, 2014-05-20 00:09
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Nellie Renzelli Joins the Office of the University Librarian

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-05-16 14:52
Nellie Renzelli has worked at the Killam Library for almost twenty years. In that time she has worked in conservation, preserving and repairing materials; and in the bindery, binding journals and other printed library materials. Nellie also worked in serials and in the mail room. In addition, she has also provided public assistance with serials… Read More »
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Victoria Day Hours at the Dalhousie Libraries

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-05-16 10:17
Who’s open, who’s closed this holiday Monday (May 19)? Sir James Dunn Law Library — closed W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library — noon–6 p.m. Killam Memorial Library — closed MacRae Library — closed* Sexton Design & Technology Library — 10 a.m.–6 p.m. The rest of the weekend, all of the libraries will be on regular summer term hours. *Please… Read More »
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Come in, we’re open: Small gestures of kindness create a Memorial family

Memorial University Library News - Thu, 2014-05-15 16:11

He will try and remember your name, or your faculty or some small detail about you.  It is his subtle way of making you feel comfortable, especially if you are a new student. “Welcome to Memorial, welcome to campus, welcome to St. John’s, welcome to the QEII Library, how can we help you?” These are words he says often and in return students and faculty never forget the kindness, or his face.

Greg Bourgeois sees himself as just one of the many employees on campus who do their job with skill and grace as a flow of students and faculty are continually replenished. “I don’t think anything I do in my particular job is of any greater significance to what anyone else in my department or any department in the university community as a whole does. I think everybody does the best that they can do and that’s all we ask of anybody…It really comes down to being approachable.”

Mr. Bourgeois has worked in the QEII library for almost 30 years. If you measure that in the number of Memorial graduates, you get this staggering statistic: roughly 63,120, that is over half the population size of the city of St. John’s; it is difficult to grasp that immense reach and impact in the daily routines that make up a work life on a university campus. Yet some things remain the same and perhaps that is what roots people in campus life and makes them not only fixtures, but for a short while, almost like family to students: “The people on campus, the university, is such a diverse workplace. There are so many different cultures and so many fresh faces every year, full of expectation and promise. Campus is alive with people, with culture, forward movement, initiative, innovation, care and also strife and anxiety and it is just so full of life and that inspires me. It keeps me engaged.”

Often being the first point of contact for new students is an interesting perspective and the questions asked can require some fast thinking and wide-ranging know-how. “You’ll quite often get people asking where is my exam, what building are my classes in, where are the bus schedules, where is the Arts and Culture Centre, how do I find a family doctor…people often tend to view libraries as information centres…I try and answer as many of them as I can. If I don’t have an answer to the question, I do my best to track down an answer for the patron.”

“Greg’s dedication to patron service is exemplary and is representative of the attitude of all staff in the circulation department. One of the top priorities within our unit is public service,” said Donna Norman, supervisor of the circulation and document delivery department. “The QEII library has approximately 998,000 people pass through our doors every year, and 94,000 materials were checked out in 2012 so you can see why service is so very important to the work we do.”

It is the small gestures of kindness that make for lasting memories and can come to epitomize a chapter in the life of student. The marks fade, the essay and exam pressures release, but the experience of kindness stays as students enter the worlds that await them. “I’ve been asked to graduation ceremonies, particularly by people who didn’t have family here…I remember one particular gift I was given. It was a line drawing of a fish that one particular grad student gave me. She said, ‘if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have graduated from Memorial’ and I was really taken aback. I said, ‘of course you would have. You’re bright and talented and ambitious,’ and she said ‘yes, but I didn’t really feel welcomed until I walked into the library and you set up my account. You gave me so many helpful pointers…I got the support I needed.’ That drawing hangs proudly in my home,” said Mr. Bourgeois.

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Welcome Kindreds!

University of PEI News - Thu, 2014-05-15 12:57
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First World War Symposium May 15 to May 17

MSVU Library News - Thu, 2014-05-15 10:44

The Mount is hosting A Symposium on the First World War: Remembrance, Commemoration and Perspectives  from May 14 to May 17 in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

To recognize this event, the Library has created a small display of artifacts in the vitrines at the rear of the main floor of the EMF Centre.

Among the items on display are the Christmas 1914 gift box distributed to the soldiers at the behest of  Princess Mary, the daughter of King George V, medals, a 1919 Peace Plate, a sketch by the distinguished Western Front artist Muirhead Bone, and a presentation copy of Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome signed by the men of the Officers' Mess.
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Kellogg Grand Prize Winner

Dalhousie Libraries News - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:57
Congratulations to Charles Kalinsky (BScN student) who won the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire for filling in the Kellogg Library Services Survey. Thanks to Charles and 70 others who took the time to complete our survey.  The feedback will be a great help as we plan our new library space coming January 2016.  
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Copyright and Fair Dealing 101: Audiovisual materials in the classroom

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:19
Copying Audiovisual Works Under the fair dealing guidelines, Dalhousie faculty and staff may make a copy of up to 10% of a copyright-protected audiovisual work and distribute the short excerpts (see Fair Dealing Guidelines, section four) for research, private study and educational purposes, among other purposes, subject to the safeguards discussed below. Acceptable methods of distribution include… Read More »
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Copyright and Fair Dealing 101: Copying for coursepacks

Dalhousie Libraries News - Thu, 2014-05-08 09:54
  A course pack is a compilation of excerpts of different works to be used as required or supplementary readings by students enrolled in a course of instruction.Dalhousie may rely on the fair dealing guidelines to make copies of short excerpts, and to incorporate them into course packs produced and sold by Dalhousie on behalf… Read More »
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At libraries.dal.ca, we’re always open

Dalhousie Libraries News - Wed, 2014-05-07 15:43
You might be familiar with our five Dal Libraries, the W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences, the Killam Memorial, the MacRae, the Sir James Dunn Law, and the Sexton Design & Technology, but did you know that we have a sixth library? libraries.dal.ca is always open and ready for business, offering the following services: search for titles find… Read More »
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Drop-in Copyright Sessions

Dalhousie Libraries News - Wed, 2014-05-07 10:22
Copyright questions, issues, concerns? Join staff from the Dal Libraries’ Copyright Office for one of these drop-in sessions. Thursday, May 15/12:30–1:30 p.m. Room B228, B Building, Sexton Campus Wednesday, May 21/12–1 p.m. Room 2616, Killam Library Wednesday, June 11/12–1 p.m. Room 2616, Killam Library Watch for upcoming sessions as they are announced throughout the summer months.
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Copyright and Fair Dealing 101: Copying for research

Dalhousie Libraries News - Wed, 2014-05-07 09:29
  Under the Fair Dealing Requirements, Dalhousie faculty may make a copy of a short excerpt (see fair Dealing Guidelines, section four) in conducting research on a specific topic of enquiry or for inclusion in a personal collection of research resources, subject to the safeguard discussed below. The faculty member may share a copy of the… Read More »
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Job Posting: Public Services Librarians, Health Sciences Library

Memorial University Library News - Tue, 2014-05-06 16:28

We are looking for two tenure-track Public Services Librarians for the Health Sciences Library. Deadline for applications is June 2, 2014. Visit our librarian recruitment page for full details including the posting and information for new and prospective librarians.

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Celebrate Europe Day on May 9

Dalhousie Libraries News - Tue, 2014-05-06 13:35
In celebration of Europe Day, May 9, the Killam Library has organized a display in the library’s lobby that will be exhibited throughout the week. Teaming up with the European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) at Dalhousie, the display showcases books, eBooks, information and interesting facts about the European Union. The theme for this year… Read More »
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Copyright and Fair Dealing 101: Copying for teaching

Dalhousie Libraries News - Tue, 2014-05-06 12:22
  Under the Fair Dealing Requirements, Dalhousie University faculty and staff may make a copy of a short excerpt (see Fair Dealing Guidelines, section four) for the purpose of teaching students, subject to the safeguards discussed below. In particular, faculty members teaching a course at the university may: • hand out a hard copy of the short excerpt… Read More »
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Material Safety Data Sheets and OHS online

Memorial University Library News - Mon, 2014-05-05 15:20

May 4-10 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, and we have resources to help you stay safe, current, and compliant when it comes to chemical hazards. Get full-text access to more than 320,000 MSDSs provided directly from manufacturers and suppliers: MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets).

In addition to MSDSs, our subscription to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Academic Support Program provides access to:

  • CHEMINFO: Chemical health and safety information for more than 1,700 important workplace chemicals
  • RTECS: The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
  • The OSH References collection: Convenient access to international sources of OSH-related information including adverse effects of chemicals, ergonomics, case studies, and more.
  • Canadian enviroOSH Legislation plus Standards
  • The International Labour Office (ILO) Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety
  • CHEMpendium of chemical hazard data

Got a question? We’ve got answers. Ask us.

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RA Library Sessions

UNB Library News - Mon, 2014-05-05 08:00

Are you a Research Assistant who could benefit from some not-so-obvious research tips?

Come to learn about various strategies that you could use in your work as a Research Assistant.

What could you do when you cannot find an item? What services are currently available to support your research? How could RefWorks help you organize and share your results?

You are welcome to bring your own questions.

Registration is NOT required for this 30-minute drop-in session.


HIL Seminar Room (HIL 417)

Session Times:

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 (10:30am) or
Thursday, 8 May 2014 (3pm) or
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 (6pm)

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Two Dalhousie Students Awarded Esri Canada Scholarships

Dalhousie Libraries News - Fri, 2014-05-02 15:13
Esri Canada generously provides scholarships to more than 50 higher education institutions valued at over $2 million per year. Dalhousie had a committee of GIS teaching faculty members request submissions for the scholarship. Two Dalhousie students were awarded scholarships. One award of $2,000 was presented to Master of Planning student Daniel Bryce and one award… Read More »
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2014 Mount Library Spring / Summer Hours

MSVU Library News - Thu, 2014-05-01 15:49
The Mount Library's regular spring and summer hours are now available. Please see our Hours page for more details.

Please note: The Library doors are locked to incoming patrons 15 minutes before the building closes.
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