Leddy News

Trial: The Churchill Archives

Expiring October 31st, this on-campus only trial of the Churchill Archive includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents (private letters, speeches, telegrams, manuscripts, government transcripts and other key historical documents), produced between 1874 and 1965, including official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders.

A Leddy Library pilot project : free and open textbooks

This September about 200 students in a course on Management Information Systems will taking part of a new pilot project spearheaded by the Leddy Library.  The project is a partnership with Flatworld Knowledge to provide free and open online peer-reviewed textbooks that are also available for a variety of digital readers - including the iPad, Kindle and Nook - while also being available in print at a fraction of the traditional cost of a paper textbook. This pilot is the first of its kind in Canada.

What can we learn from the Quebec student protest movement?

Today, student leaders from Coalition large de l'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (CLASSE) who helped organize the massive students protests in Quebec earlier this year will be on the University of Windsor campus as part of a speaking tour.  The panel discussion begins at 5 p.m. in the Commons area of the CAW Student Centre.

The Leddy Library has a new website

The old Leddy Library website has served us well since 2005, but it's due for an upgrade. Over the summer the Leddy Library Web Team will be rolling out stages of our new site.  It has a new address: http://leddy.uwindsor.ca/

Most of the content from our old site can found here with the notable exception of our research guides. These will be updated and added over the course of the summer by our librarians.

Librarian Research Series: Students Helping Students

Leddy Libraries’ Librarian Research Series will continue Friday, May11th at 11:00 with the presentation, “Students Helping Students:  Measuring the Impact of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Mentor Program (FASSMP)”. Information Literacy Librarian, Tamsin Bolton along with colleague and co-researcher, Tina Pugliese from the Drama Department will be presenting their collaborative research on the University of Windsor’s FASSMP. The researchers will be joined by five students from the mentorship program who will share their insights on and experiences with the mentorship program.

Scholar's Portal services unavailable May 5 from midnight to 4am

All Scholars Portal services (including Journals, Books, RACER, WizFolio, ODESI, GeoPortal, ASK a Librarian, Refworks, SFX, Verde) will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Friday, May 4 at 23:59 until Saturday, May 5 at 04:00 (EDT). This maintenance window is being used to upgrade existing network hardware. We’re sorry for the interruption and appreciate your understanding.

Librarian Research Series: Finding Strength(s): Insights on Canadian Aboriginal Physical Cultural Practices

Leddy Libraries’ Librarian Research Series will continue Friday, May4th at 11:00 with the presentation, “Finding Strength(s): Insights on Canadian Aboriginal Physical Cultural Practices”. Data Librarian, Kristi Thompson and colleague and co-researcher, Victoria Paraschak from Human Kinetics will be presenting their interesting collaborative research on the Canadian Aboriginal community and their physical cultural practices.

Please join us Friday, May 4 at 11:00am, Room 302 West Building, Leddy Library.

Librarian Research Series: No Student Turned Away

Leddy Libraries’ Librarian Research Series will continue Friday, April 27th at 11:00 with Karen Pillon presenting, “No students turned away: Using Kohlberg's 6 Stages of Moral Development to inform a customer service model.” Karen, Head of Access Services, Leddy Library, will present her exploration of the potential application of Lawrence Kohlberg’s work to build a stronger customer service model at Leddy Library.

Join us Friday, April 27 at 11:00am, Room 302 West Building, Leddy Library.