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Leddy News

Trial: Adam Matthew Sex & Sexuality Module I

Available for viewing only (no pdf downloads) until the end of September 2020, the Adam Matthew Sex  & Sexuality Module I allows you to explore changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender and sexual behaviours in America and beyond, from the late-nineteenth century to the present day. Sex & Sexuality covers a broad range of topics and is drawn from leading archives around the world.

Contactless pickup and digital delivery of library materials now available for undergrad students

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Contactless pickup and digital delivery services at Leddy Library are now available to all undergraduate students.

The library launched the new services to resume the borrowing of physical materials in mid-July to faculty and graduate students.

“The launch went very well with roughly 300 items requested and processed,” said Dave Johnston, head of Access Services. “We are excited to expand the services to the rest of campus.”

Contactless pickup and digital delivery services begin at Leddy Library

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Contactless pickup and digital delivery services begin this week at the Leddy Library.

The library will now allow patrons to request and pick up physical loan materials via the library website. Patrons may place requests online for physical resources, with pickup dates beginning Friday, July 17.

In addition, digital delivery services will enable patrons to request electronic files of scanned material within the allowable copyright laws and fair dealing guidelines.

Library search tool launches Central Discovery Index

Beginning Sunday, July 12, the OMNI academic search used by Leddy Library will roll out a new Central Discovery Index (CDI) to improve the search experience.
 
The CDI will allow users to access more granular resource types and will increase access to more electronic resources via merged central indexes.
 
The change will happen behind the scenes and does not alter the existing search tool although you may notice some of the entries look slightly different.
 

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.”

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