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.

 

Update your outdated library links to ensure uninterrupted access

Access to the library’s online databases and other eContent has been upgraded to meet current security standards. As a result, users are required to authenticate both on and off campus in order to access electronic journal articles through the library’s databases.

If issues occur when connecting to the Library’s online resources through old library links and bookmarks, please refer to the current A-Z Database List to find and update these library links. This will ensure continued access to the library’s electronic resources, including online journals and journal articles.

Please email erm@ryerson.ca with any questions you have about this upgrade.

Madeleine Lefebvre Receives Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership

Congratulations to Madeleine Lefebvre, Chief Librarian of Ryerson University, who was the recent recipient of the Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership. The award recognizes individuals who have advanced the mission of Ryerson University through outstanding academic leadership and who have contributed significantly to the enhancement of academic life at Ryerson and beyond.

Madeleine will receive this award at the Ryerson Awards Night, scheduled on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4 p.m. at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W.

Madeleine has been the Chief Librarian of Ryerson University since 2007. She has previously held Chief Librarian appointments at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. She is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and an Associate of the Australian Library and Information Association. She was also the 2003/2004 President of the Canadian Library Association. In 2005, Scarecrow Press published her book, The Romance of Libraries. Madeleine has held a sustained interest in planning library space and new buildings that address the need for “congenial space” for students, and has played a major role in the design and development of Ryerson’s award-winning Student Learning Centre.

Learn more about Madeleine receiving the 2017 Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership award here.

Authentication and E-Reserve

Please note that in order to access electronic articles through the library’s databases, users are required to authenticate both on and off campus.

With E-reserve articles, even when logged into D2L Brightspace in one browser, i.e. Chrome or Firefox, users may still be prompted to sign in again when accessing an e-Reserve article. This is because ARES (the system housing e-Reserve articles) often defaults to IE (Internet Explorer) when opening articles, even when the user is already logged in under another browser.

This change was implemented to increase security for library electronic resources.

7th floor of the Library fully operational again.

The water damage on the 7th floor of the Library has been addressed, and the floor is fully operational again.  Thanks to Ryerson’s Campus Facilities & Sustainability (CFS) department, cleanup and repair in the area is now complete and students are welcomed to make use of the Library’s 7th floor again.

We thank you for your patience.

Course Reading Requests for Winter 2017

Any faculty or instructors interested in using the One-Stop Course Reading Service  for the 2017 Winter term should submit their course reading requests by November 18, 2016. 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.