Leddy News

Preserving Queer Life in Southwestern Ontario: UWindsor digital archive project shared with international audience

Queer Life in Southwestern Ontario

As parades and celebrations took place around the world in June to celebrate Pride Month, Information Services Librarian Scott Cowan used his platform to highlight the importance of queer stewardship in Windsor-Essex to an international audience at the 2019 ALMS conference hosted in Berlin, Germany.

Over 400 participants from over 40 countries gathered to discuss the collection and preservation of materials of all types from LGBTQ2+ communities.

IT student consultants recognized for outstanding service

Alexa Dicecco
Every day the Leddy Library IT student consultants go out of their way to help Leddy Library patrons with technical support. Sporting the iconic blue IT vest, they are a significant component to the Systems Department in providing services to library users.
 
To recognize their outstanding contributions, Leddy Library has launched the inaugural Student Consultant Outstanding Service Award.
 

Brain Freeze and Button-Making Student Appreciation Day

Brain Freeze and Button-Making
Take a break from the books and join us for our Brain Freeze & Button-Making Student Appreciation Day!

The Leddy Team will be set up outside the library from 2:00-4:00 PM on Wednesday, June 19 to hand out Freezies and help make buttons. Those who join the fun will also have the opportunity to win a Leddy Library prize.

Bring your favourite photos and designs or get crafty with the supplies provided by Leddy to make a custom button.

Leddy Library Summer Reading Challenge

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on leisure reading, whether you’re reading beside the pool, at the park, or in the (air conditioned!) library. This year, make your summer reads really count by entering the Leddy Library’s Summer Reading Challenge!
For every book you read this summer, cast a ballot for a chance to win a special book-related prize. The more books you read, the greater your chance of winning!

Leddy Library welcomes Devon Mordell as digital scholarship and archiving librarian

Devon Mordell
UWindsor alumna Devon Mordell (BFA 2004) has returned to her alma mater for a two-year term as digital scholarship and archiving librarian in the Leddy Library.

Mordell spent several years working in educational technologies and instructional design at McMaster University before completing her Master of Archival Science at the University of British Columbia’s iSchool.

1934 mini-comic the latest from the Harding Project

Chatham Coloured All-Stars mini-comic
Local students will have the opportunity to turn new pages of history this September — pages of a comic book, that is.

A 10-page comic book along with a teachers’ guide is the latest development to grow out of the Breaking the Colour Barrier: Wilfred (Boomer) Harding and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars project.

Leddy Library hosting map sale

Map Sale May 13 - 17
The public is invited to a Map Sale this week in the Leddy Library.

Leddy Library is offering all its United States Geographical Survey topographic maps for purchase at 25 cents each — cash only.

The sale will run 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 13 to 17, in the library’s basement Media Centre. For directions, visit the Information Desk.

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