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!
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever found yourself torn between studying and staying fit? Well the Leddy Library has the solution for you! We’ve installed three new study bikes, so you can get your work done while getting a work out!
Stationary bikes with attached desks have been set up along the northern window in the Leddy Library Main building. Use will be on a first-come, first-served basis. These bikes allow users to exercise the body as well as the mind even during the busiest times of the semester.
From left to right: Linda Patrick (Dean of Nursing), Vincent Courtenay, and Helen Power (Nursing liaison librarian). Picture courtesy of Dr. Gordon Drake.