Community partnerships

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.


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.



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:


Treaty Canoe on display at Leddy Library

Treaty Canoe

Treaty Canoe, a full-size art installation by artist Alex McKay (BFA 1990), will be on display in the Leddy Library’s Student Research Collaboratory for Treaties Recognition Week.

Treaties Recognition Week takes place the first week of November each year in Ontario and was introduced in 2016 as one way to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and relationships.


Library helps launch Journal of Canadian Baseball

Canadian Journal of Baseball

Leddy Library is partnering with the Centre for Canadian Baseball Research to launch the Journal of Canadian Baseball, a new publication featuring articles in English and French from community and academic researchers.

“This is a unique opportunity to share the fascinating world of Canadian baseball studies,” says librarian, Heidi Jacobs, who connected with the centre and formed a partnership following the 2016 Canadian Baseball History Conference.