Reminder: Clear Fines & Return Overdue Titles

Congratulations on completing the Winter term! This is a reminder to clear all outstanding fines and return overdue items as soon as possible to ensure access to grades. Click here or on the Renew button on the library’s homepage to see if you have overdue items or fines greater than $10.

All fines can be paid to the Library at the Circulation Desk, see library hours, either by cash, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or with your Ryerson OneCard. The Library also accepts payment from the above credit cards by phone – please call 416-979-5055 and select option 2.

Liaison Model Review Project

The Library is currently reviewing its liaison model, which refers to the assignment of a subject librarian to liaise with a specific department or program. For more information on this project, please view the following slideshow on Google Drive.

 A number of engagement opportunities are planned for library users during the month of April, including:
  • A survey distributed via email to faculty, instructors and graduate students to help identify the areas of liaison support that are important to these users groups.  There will also be an opportunity to participate in a one-on-one follow up interview.
  • Outreach to other stakeholder partners who are not formally represented in our current liaison model, but are important library users.  These could include zones, research centres, and other departments on campus.

A formal report, including recommendations, will be available later in 2017. If you would like more information on this project, or to contribute feedback, please contact Cecile Farnum, Librarian, cfarnum@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5000, x4093.

Available now: Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

Frontier Life is now available. This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

Course Reading Requests for Spring Summer 2017

All faculty or instructors interested in using the One-Stop Course Reading Service  for the 2017 Spring/Summer term should submit their course reading requests by April 7th, 2017. After that, requests will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Online: The Library’s E-Reserve service provides course reading support via D2L Brightspace. To order readings, instructors can use the e-reserve request form inside their D2L course OR send a reading list with full citations and the needed by dates to reserve@ryerson.ca. Please review instructions on Placing items on Reserve.

Print: If you prefer print, order print course packs sold at the Campus Store OR place course readings in the Print Reserve collection at the Library. If you order print course packs from copy shops other than the Bookstore, only use approved vendors.

Reminder: Permissions are required for material that exceeds 10% of a work or one chapter (whichever is larger). Permission needs to be requested each term the material is being used through reserve@ryerson.ca.

World Water Day… by the numbers

March 22 is World Water Day, an annual international event, officially designated by the United Nations in 1993 to create awareness about the importance of freshwater, freshwater resources and sustainability. See the Statistics Canada report, World Water Day… by the numbers here

Trial: Inspec on EBSCO platform

Ryerson has Inspec available as a trial through April 10th, 2017.

Created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, this database provides abstracts and indexing to the scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering.

Please email erm@ryerson.ca your feedback.

RULA remembers Stuart McLean

It is with great sadness that we learned of Stuart McLean’s passing yesterday. McLean had a deep connection to and history at Ryerson. He joined the Journalism department as faculty in 1985, and served for a time as the Director of the broadcast division of the School of Journalism. He retired in 2004.

You can explore his fonds in our archives and borrow his books from the library.

The Ryerson Library and Archives remembers him fondly, and extends our condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Stuart.