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Ten Books to Contextualize the Idle No More movement

The following is a re-print of ActiveHistory.ca's January 4th post Ten Books to Contextualize Idle No More by Andrew Watson and Thomas Peace. Thomas Peace is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College; Andrew Watson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at York University.   The original post has many other book recommendations made in response to the original ten suggestions - nine of which are currently available at the Leddy Library.

Update to the library catalogue: video filter and holds are back

Our library catalogue has been lovingly updated and with the update comes the return of two features that we know were missed.

The Leddy Library has a variety of different video formats in our collections, namely: video cassettes, DVDs and streaming video. Now, by selecting video from the All formats drop down menu, you can search all video formats at once.

Team Mo Leddy

A group from the Leddy Library is hoping to change the face of men’s health, and its members are putting their faces on the line.

Franco Magliaro, John Minos, Brian Owens, Joe Silvestri and Dino Spagnuolo have joined the Movember movement, growing moustaches through the month of November in an effort to raise awareness and funds in support of men’s health issues, especially prostate cancer.

“We were just talking one day and decided to combine our efforts as a team,” says Magliaro, captain of Mo Leddy. “We hope our colleagues will pitch in and make a donation.”

Leddy Library's plan commits to leadership in learning

Student input helped to inform the strategic direction of the Leddy Library, says its dean Gwen Ebbett, and its focus on five key points.

The library recently unveiled its plan, which dovetails with the objectives of the University’s plan, Thinking Forward … Taking Action.

“In truth, it was not that difficult for us to come up with our goals,” Ebbett says. “We are already making movement on a number of these items.”

The plan lays out a course of action to:

Reading about Open Access can be hard. So we have videos

It's almost the end of Open Access Week and I don't know about you, but I'm having a hard time reading large amounts of text on a Friday afternoon. If you are in the same boat, then you might appreciate these videos about Open Access.

The first is called What is Open Access and is drawn by Jorge Cham of PHD Comics:

What is Open Access from PHD Comics

 

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