Now that the summer semester is complete, students should also take this opportunity to clear all outstanding fines, and return overdue items to ensure access to grades and transcripts. Please check your library account on the Library website to see if you have overdue items, or fines greater than $10. If you are graduating this year, all fines must be paid prior to Fall convocation. Fines can be paid at the Library’s Circulation Desk, either by cash, Interac (debit), VISA, MasterCard, American Express or the Ryerson OneCard. The Library also accepts payment from the above credit cards by phone, please call 416-979-5055, “Option 2″. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
All Ryerson instructors and staff are required to use two-factor authentication in order to access Library eResources, eHR, RAMSS, and D2L Brightspace as of August 1, 2018.
Setting up two-factor in two steps
Step 2: Add two-factor to your Ryerson account
(i) Log in to my.ryerson with your username and password.
(ii) Look for the Self Service module and click Personal Account.
(iii) Under the Security section, click Two-Factor Authentication.
What to do if you don’t have a mobile phone
If you don’t have a mobile phone or prefer not to use your phone, you can use a universal second factor (U2F) security key or a one-time verification (OTV) code generator. Check with your department for approval purchasing a U2F or OTV.
How two-factor helps secure your account
Two-factor is the best way to protect your Ryerson account and the information in it. With two-factor enabled, even if someone guesses or steals your password, they won’t be able to access your account without something only you would have, such as your phone. It will also protect your account from attackers in cases such as payroll diversions, identity theft, theft of intellectual property, and exam data.
We’re recruiting Ryerson students to fill various student staff positions at RULA! Students interested in working at the Library during fall/winter 2018-2019 should visit our Student Jobs page for details. Applications are due Monday, August 13—apply soon!
The Collaboratory (located on the 3rd floor of the library) has some new bookable equipment available for faculty, staff, and Collaboratory members:
If you are looking for print books or journals over the summer, please note that we are currently shifting our entire print collection to create more space for students, make the collection more accessible by integrating print serials into call number runs, and ensure we have sufficient room for the collection to grow. It is a huge project and a massive team effort, which includes physical shifting, changing digital records, and creating new signage. We have hired a number of summer students to assist staff with this project, who have been working very hard to finish this project in time for the Fall semester. If you need assistance locating print materials over the summer, please ask for assistance from our staff, and we will be more than happy to help!
The Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) is pleased to announce its 2018/19 RULA Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants to encourage the creation and adoption of open educational resources. OER are learning materials that are openly licensed such that they are freely available to be adapted, copied, and shared. OER can be: courses, modules, textbooks, multimedia, assessments, and supplementary materials.
These grants advance the University’s priorities to foster an innovation ecosystem and ensure excellence in student learning experiences, and build on RULA’s digital initiatives, expertise in Open Access and Open Education Resource publishing and dissemination, and academic priorities of access and openness. The Library and Archives is very pleased to collaborate with the Office of eLearning and the Learning and Teaching Office in the review and adjudication of the grants, and in the support of successful projects. A total of $35,000 is available in two categories of grants:
Category 1 – Creation or Adaptation
- 3 grants for creation or adaptation of an OER textbook or ancillary materials and its subsequent use in class- $10,000 each.
Category 2 – Review and Adoption
- 5 grants for peer review and adoption of OER, or creation of small-scale supplementary/ ancillary material for an existing OER – $1,000 each.
Objectives of the Grant Program
- To support faculty members in the review, revision and adoption of open textbooks and other OER materials
- To increase the use of open educational content, textbooks and OER at Ryerson University resulting in pedagogical innovation, enhanced access for students, and reduced textbook and class material costs.
All RFA and CUPE Faculty members, Librarians and Post-Doctoral fellows, may apply for these grants.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Curation and customization of OER that will be freely and openly shared within Ryerson University and beyond
- Impact on student experience, including high-quality materials, maximum access, open and innovative pedagogy, and cost savings to students
- Active engagement of students with Faculty in the adaptation/adoption of OER
- Improve discipline/subject OER coverage
- Complete and viable budget and project outcomes, consistent with project objectives and appropriate administrative approval from your Chair or supervisor as necessary
- Foster commitment to building equity, community and inclusion, advance the TRC Calls to Action, and alignment with Ryerson’s Academic Plan and priorities
Guidelines for Applicants
- Complete the Application Form by 4:00 pm on September 28, 2018. Proposals must be submitted via this link prior to the deadline.
- Selection Process: Proposals will be evaluated according to an established assessment rubric based on the criteria noted above. A RULA OER Grant Review Committee comprising representation from the Library and Archives (chair), the eLearning Office, and the Learning and Teaching Office will consider all applications. The results of this process will be communicated to each applicant by October 22nd, 2018, and announced during Open Access Week 2018.
- Funds will be available once a detailed budget is approved by the RULA OER Grant Review Committee.
- Funds may be used to be used to pay students; editors; graphic designers; videographers, with preference given to projects that employ Ryerson students. Funds cannot be used to purchase equipment or used for travel costs.
- This is not an equipment fund, however, if the substance of the project requires equipment, that component may be considered if it is demonstrated that such equipment is unavailable on campus and is instrumental to the project on a case-by-case approved basis.
- Faculty teaching release is not funded by this grant.
- Funds will be made available no later than November 30th, 2018 after recipients attend an introductory 2-hour on-boarding session. Category 1 funds must be expended no later than August 31st, 2019, and Category 2 funds must be expended no later than April 15th, 2019.
- Brief final reports at project completion and/or close of the granting period are required, including an outline of fund expenditures. Any unspent funds will be returned to the Library and Archives.
Reporting and Deliverables
For Category 1 – Creation and Adaptation grants:
A mid-term report is due April 15, 2019, and final reports and links to materials created must be submitted to the Library OER Grant Committee by August 31, 2019. Upon completion of the project, a presentation must be made during Open Access Week (October 2019).
For Category 2 – Review and Adoption grants:
Final two-page report and links to materials created must be submitted to the Library OER Grant Committee by April 15, 2019. Upon completion of the project, a short presentation must be made during Open Access Week (October 2019).
Acknowledgment and Licensing
Grant recipients are required to credit the RULA Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants in any publications, conference proceedings, or media appearances resulting from the funded project.
All materials created via these funds must be licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY license, or a CC-BY-NC license and indicate that they were funded by a RULA Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants.
Groups will be interviewed at end of project for feedback and a follow-up interview will be done after in-classroom pilots.
To apply for a grant, please submit a completed application form to RULA by 4 pm September 28, 2018. Grant recipients will be announced October 22nd, 2018. If you have questions, please feel free to contact either Ann Ludbrook email@example.com ext. 6910, or Sally Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 556898, or email email@example.com.
RULA is hiring students to fill the role of Student Facilitators for a Financial Literacy course to be offered in the upcoming 2018/2019 academic year (both fall and winter semesters)!
Applicants can be part-time or full-time students, undergraduate or graduate (must be at least a 2nd year undergraduate or above) from any discipline.
A full facilitator training program will be provided during the period of August 20 – 22, 2018, and successful applicants must be available during this time.
Students can apply by submitting their resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 18th, 2018.
Find more details about the role, how to apply, and the interview process on the job posting.
Update: Positions Filled.
It’s Canada Day weekend! The Library will be closed on Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2. For more information about library hours, please visit our website. Have a safe and wonderful long weekend!
All Scholars Portal services, which includes the majority of the Library’s journals/ebooks, as well as RACER, the InterLibrary Loan system, will be temporarily unavailable from Saturday, June 30th at 5pm until Sunday, July 1st at 5pm. The full list of affected services is available on the Scholars Portal website. We apologize for any inconvenience.
It’s time for summer projects at the Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) and we’re fortunate to have wonderful student staff here to help. Read on to learn about some of our projects and the roles of student staff.
Anish is our Weekend Circulation Assistant. He’s available to help you access Library materials and answer borrower questions on Sundays. On weekdays this summer, Anish is meeting people from all over the world and helping them learn about Toronto as staff at a hotel.
Claire, Business Management
Claire assists visitors in two popular Ryerson buildings–the Library and the Student Learning Centre–as a Library/SLC Specialist. As part of the front-line services team, Claire provides information about programs and facilities in the Library, SLC, and the University. You’ll also spot her assisting with special events and conducting head counts. Claire’s excited to help people learn more about the campus and the Ryerson community all summer.
Hafsa, Biomedical Engineering
Hafsa works behind the scenes as a Library Digitization Projects Assistant. Hafsa is helping to serve patrons in a variety of ways by supporting eReserve, Interlibrary Loan, and Accessibility Services. The range of projects and the opportunity to work alongside RULA staff are some of the reasons Hafsa is enjoying her summer at RULA.
Mathura, Business Technology Management
Mathura works with staff in Development and Library Client Services as a Special Project Assistant. By bringing the student perspective to projects like reviewing Library policies and the Library student employment program, Mathura is contributing to the continuous enhancement of front-line services at RULA. Outside of work, Mathura looks forward to exploring Toronto this summer.
Are you a Ryerson student interested in joining the team? Keep an eye on our Student Jobs page and social channels.