Research and graduate education

Contactless pickup and digital delivery services begin at Leddy Library

Contactless pickup and digital delivery services begin this week at the Leddy Library.

The library will now allow patrons to request and pick up physical loan materials via the library website. Patrons may place requests online for physical resources, with pickup dates beginning Friday, July 17.

In addition, digital delivery services will enable patrons to request electronic files of scanned material within the allowable copyright laws and fair dealing guidelines.

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Librarian tackles virtual services

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed new questions for research and teaching on campus, and the Leddy Library is finding answers.

Information services librarian Adam Mulcaster is currently helping a group of researchers in the faculties of nursing; science; and arts, humanities, and social sciences identify literature to support their work in assessing the impact of COVID-19 on regional health care workers, particularly those who are crossing the international border daily to commute to their jobs in Michigan.

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History teaches the significance of community during a crisis

Sarah Glassford holding new book

When Leddy Library’s archivist Sarah Glassford opened her mail last week, she found copies of her new book on Canadian women’s Second World War experiences, aptly titled Making the Best of It. Flipping through the pages she couldn’t help but notice parallels between wartime and the current COVID-19 pandemic — especially the significance of community to both.

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Leddy Library welcomes Berenica Vejvoda as academic data librarian

Photo of Berenica Vejvoda, Data Librarian

In the technological age of information, analytics, and statistics, almost everything we do can be converted into research data. For the Leddy Library’s new academic data librarian, Berenica Vejvoda, the data collected from our everyday actions has the potential to solve problems, assist decision making, create new knowledge, and tell compelling stories.

Vejvoda will help the campus community understand, use, and analyze data through the services provided by Leddy Library’s Academic Data Centre.

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