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Fines to Food

The end of winter term is approaching and spring is just around the corner!
 
This year when you pay your library fines you’ll also be helping your fellow students in need! The campus food bank is in of need of healthy goods that meet the needs of our student population.  

As a result, the Leddy Library is donating 10% of the fines we receive to the campus food bank so that they can help meet the needs of students here at the University of Windsor.

The Leddy Library’s Extended Exam Hours

Starting on early Monday morning April 2nd at 2:30 AM and running until Friday April 20th when the library closes at midnight, the Library will be moving to exam hours. During this time the library will be open 24 hours 5 days a week.  On Fridays and Saturdays the library will close at 2:00 AM and reopen at 10:00 AM.
 
Please refer to the exam hours here:
 
http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/hours
 

FREE Button-Making sessions

Exams are almost upon us, but don’t hit the panic button!  Instead, make your own button during one of our FREE button making sessions! 

WHEN: Monday, April 2 - 10 AM – 12 PM
             Wednesday, April 4 - 2 PM – 4 PM

WHERE: Leddy Library’s front lobby. You can’t miss it!

WHY: Release all your stress and worry into a button and then wear it with pride. 

FREE film screening on April 4th

The Leddy Library will be hosting a FREE movie screening for National Canadian Film Day!  There will be free popcorn!

The film is  “I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing”, a quirky Canadian film from 1987 that was filmed in Toronto.  This year NCFD is showcasing women in Canadian film.  The writer and director of this movie, Patricia Rozema, is from Sarnia!

Take a break from studying to watch this (short—only 81 minutes) movie!  It’s a great stress-reliever, and your brain can use the break!

We’ve Doubled our Number of Group Study Rooms!

The Leddy Library is proud to say that we have doubled our number of group study rooms! That’s right – we have gone from four study rooms to eight!  We’ve been listening to feedback from our students and have worked tirelessly to carve out space for these new rooms.

Four of the study rooms are located on the 3rd floor of the Main building, three are on the 3rd floor Leddy West, and one is on the 2nd floor of Leddy West.

They’re first come first serve.  Drop by the Circulation Desk to check availability. You can “borrow” a group study room for 3 hours at a time.

Congratulations to Mita Williams, new Scholarly Communications Librarian

Congratulations to Mita Williams, our new Scholarly Communications Librarian!

As Scholarly Communications Librarian, Mita coordinates scholarly initiatives including Scholar@UWindsor (http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/), digital publishing, advocacy, support, service and campus outreach on evolving models of scholarly communication.

 

Special Funds used to Expand Indigenous Collection

This year, $50,000 of the library’s collection budget was set aside to strengthen strategic areas of the book collection, as identified by librarians and informed by academic and research needs. One area that the library prioritized is the expansion of our existing collection of books by indigenous authors and publishers. Leddy Library also acquired indigenous-themed material to support disciplines across the campus, such as philosophy and education.
 

Congratulations to Dave Yott, Excellence in Health & Safety Award

Dave Yott, Acquisitions/Bibliographic Services Coordinator at the Leddy Library, has won an Employee Recognition Award for Excellence in Health & Safety.  He has been with the Leddy Library for over twelve years. 
 
According to the University of Windsor’s selection guidelines, the Excellence in Health & Safety Award is designed to “recognize the contributions that employees make in fostering a culture of health and safety in the workplace”.

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