Leddy News

Leddy Librarian in running for Leacock Medal

Heidi Jacobs with book, Molly of the Mall
 
Librarian, Heidi Jacobs, has been named as one of 11 authors on the longlist for the Leacock Medal for Humour Writing. Jacobs is nominated for her debut novel Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear.
 
Set in Edmonton in the 1990s, Molly of the Mall allowed Jacobs to tell a unique story about the Canadian city she grew up in.
 

History teaches the significance of community during a crisis

Photo of Sarah Glassford holding her new book

When Leddy Library’s archivist Sarah Glassford opened her mail last week, she found copies of her new book on Canadian women’s Second World War experiences, aptly titled Making the Best of It. Flipping through the pages she couldn’t help but notice parallels between wartime and the current COVID-19 pandemic — especially the significance of community to both.

Leddy Library hosts Historic Home Cooking Challenge for Archives Awareness Week

Leddy Library's Archives & Special Collections invites you to celebrate Archives Awareness Week (April 6-12, 2020) by participating in the Historic Home Cooking Challenge.

“Each year we put together a display to celebrate our unique collections for Archives Awareness Week,” said the Library’s archivist, Sarah Glassford. “However, since you can't visit us to see it this year, we decided to bring it to you online – with the addition of an interactive challenge.”

Free trial of streaming platform Kanopy

Kanopy Logo

From now until April 17, 2020, the video streaming platform Kanopy will be available to University of Windsor students, faculty and staff. Kanopy has provided the University of Windsor with unlimited access to a selection of documentaries, films and other educational streaming video content.

To access Kanopy, go to https://uwindsor.kanopy.com and use the following credentials to log in:

Explore self-expression with Queer Zine Making

Queer Zine Making

The Leddy Library in partnership with the Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention Office invite you to explore self-expression through Queer Zine Making on Wednesday, March 4 in the Student Research Collaboratory.

Learn how to make two styles of zines to showcase your unique interests, messaging, or research.

All materials are provided. Drop by at any time between 2:00 – 5:00 PM.
 

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