Community partnerships

3-Day Used Book Giveaway

Used books on a table with text that reads Used Book Giveaway, January 24, 25, 26
The Leddy Library will host monthly book giveaways this semester.

Books will be available for free, however, donations are appreciated and will support student appreciation initiatives.
 
The book giveaways will take place in the main lobby on the following dates during the library’s regular operating hours:

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Exhibit to celebrate donation of political cartoons

An extensive collection of more than 2,600 political cartoons by well-known social commentator Mike Graston has been donated to the University of Windsor’s Archives and Special Collections housed in Leddy Library.

Graston, whose regular contributions to the editorial pages of the Windsor Star spanned three and half decades, presented a unique look at local, provincial, national, and international events and the individuals who shaped them.

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Library archives a stop on Doors Open tour

Items from the library archives.
Deep in the basement of the Leddy Library lies a fascinating collection of manuscripts, photographs, and special published works. These archives will welcome the public to see historical highlights spanning from the 1600s to the 2000s during Doors Open Windsor.

The free event invites local residents to be tourists in their own city and features 30 sites to visit Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25.

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Geospatial data analyst creates tool to raise awareness of extreme heat and flooding in the region

Map of Windsor-Essex County
With temperatures rising across Windsor-Essex County this week, Leddy Library’s geospatial data analyst, Carina Luo, designed a web application to raise awareness about climatic hazards in the area, particularly flooding and extreme heat.

After completing research about climate trends in the region, Luo found that Windsor-Essex holds the record for the greatest number of annual heat waves in Ontario between 1971 and 2000. In addition, inland floods have also been a consistent problem for the region, with significant flooding events occurring in 2016, 2017, and 2020.

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Webinar to shed light on research data management

A webinar hosted by the Office of Research and Innovation Services and the Leddy Library on Friday, March 25, will provide instruction in “Data Management Planning for Tri-Agency Grant Applications.”

Data management is more than just a buzzword or a new requirement for grant funding agencies. It is a framework for long-term, secure, sustainable preservation of the data you collect through research projects.

Planning for good research data management can be fraught with difficult questions:

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