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Library tours held on January 29, 30, and 31st

Jan 22, 2013
Posted By: Mita Williams
  Library Tours are being held again. You don't need to sign up - just show up! Please join us at one of the times and dates above in the Lobby of the Leddy Library.  
Image of Aaron Swartz

File Sharing, Open Access and the Pace of Change in Academic Publishing

Jan 15, 2013
Posted By: Dave Johnston
Digital file sharing has undoubtedly altered the landscape of music distribution. However, similar changes have not occurred within the realm of academic publishing. What might be dubbed as academic piracy was rarely heard of until the recent death of Aaron Swartz.
Overdue notice : poems from the library

Books out on semester loan are due Jan 15th

Jan 14, 2013
Posted By: Mita Williams
Faculty and graduate students have the ability to borrow most items from the Leddy Library for a loan periods of a semester.
book cover: Lament for first nations

Ten Books to Contextualize the Idle No More movement

Jan 9, 2013
Posted By: Mita Williams
The following is a re-print of's January 4th post Ten Books to Contextualize Idle No More by Andrew Watson and Thomas Peace. Thomas Peace is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College; Andrew Watson is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at York University.   The original post has many other book recommendations made in response to the original ten suggestions - nine of which are currently available at the Leddy Library.
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Update to the library catalogue: video filter and holds are back

Dec 14, 2012
Posted By: Mita Williams
Our library catalogue has been lovingly updated and with the update comes the return of two features that we know were missed.

Food for Fines from Nov 26th to Dec 14th

Nov 21, 2012
Posted By: Mita Williams
For the week of November 26th - December 14th 2012, you can donate food for fines! That's right! You can make a donation to the University of Windsor Food Bank and help fellow students reducing your own library fines. Here are the conditions:
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Team Mo Leddy

Nov 13, 2012
Posted By: Mita Williams
A group from the Leddy Library is hoping to change the face of men’s health, and its members are putting their faces on the line.
screenshot of the five directions of our strategic plan

Leddy Library's plan commits to leadership in learning

Nov 12, 2012
Posted By: Mita Williams
Student input helped to inform the strategic direction of the Leddy Library, says its dean Gwen Ebbett, and its focus on five key points. The library recently unveiled its plan, which dovetails with the objectives of the University’s plan, Thinking Forward … Taking Action.
screenshot of library catalogue showing floor location

Where is that book? Now you know!

Nov 5, 2012
Posted By: Mita Williams
Our library catalogue tells you a lot of things about the books that we have in our collection, but for a period of time, it didn't tell you on what floor your books were located and you had to look up each item in this table on our website:
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Reading about Open Access can be hard. So we have videos

Oct 26, 2012
Posted By: Mita Williams
It's almost the end of Open Access Week and I don't know about you, but I'm having a hard time reading large amounts of text on a Friday afternoon. If you are in the same boat, then you might appreciate these videos about Open Access.
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