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 (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, 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
You will also learn about #1lb1ref which launches on January 15th and how you can participate!
A collaboration between the Research Ethics Board and the Leddy Library provides a new platform for researchers to share summary reports of research studies with study participants. Researchers will be able to login with their UWin ID and password to quickly submit summaries online at http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/research-result-summaries through a simple online form. When summaries are complete they will be made available publicly through the site to participants.
Leddy Library is hosting write-ins for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year.
The write-ins will be held every Thursday in the month of November, from 6-9PM, in room 302 West. Participants of NaNoWriMo as well as individuals who are working on other creative writing projects are welcome to join.