Leddy News

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.

Upcoming Space Assessment

Starting on Monday February 12th we will be conducting some regular sweeps of the library to help us assess space use. You may notice some of our staff wandering up and down the building with clipboards during this time. They will collecting information on how many patrons are using different spaces in the building. They will not be collecting information about any of our patrons. The information collected will be used for internal space planning purposes only. Staff will be as unobtrusive as possible and there should be no disruption.

Leddy Library Invites Applications for Limited-Term Science Data Librarian (24 months)

Leddy Library (University of Windsor) invites applications for a Limited-Term Science Data Librarian (24 months). Deadline for applications is February 23, 2018. Direct link for more information - http://www1.uwindsor.ca/faculty/recruitment/science-data-librarian-limited-term-24-months.
 

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”.

Write Now! at Leddy Library: Grad Writing Sessions

Do you find it hard to carve time into your schedule for writing your thesis or dissertation? 

The Leddy Library’s Write Now! sessions are an opportunity for grad students to come together to write regularly.  Fitting writing into your weekly schedule can make the daunting task of writing a thesis, dissertation, or other large project a lot more palatable. 

Noon Talk on Monday January 15th: Wikipedia, Wikimedia, Wikidata, Wikicite

On Monday, January 15th, please join us in room 302West of the Leddy Library to learn more about the wikis behind Wikipedia : Wikimedia, Wikidata, Wikicite and Wikisource in this lunchtime talk from Mita Williams.

Wikipedia event poster

You will also learn about #1lb1ref which launches on January 15th and how you can participate!
 

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