Congratulations to our graduating student employees!

Photo Credit: Curtis Sassur

Congratulations to our graduating student employees!  The Library annually recognizes their contributions by giving them the opportunity to suggest items to add to the collection.  The items selected by the students have been purchased and are now available at the Library, with a mention of the contributors in the catalogue records, as well as in each of the chosen items themselves.

In the photo, recent graduates Charles Ko (upper left), Maham Hijazi (upper right), Zobia Qureshi (lower left) and Monique Aaron (lower right) display their requested titles, now part of the Library collection.

Requested titles include Tools of Titans (2016), X-Men: Magneto Testament (2015), Planet Earth II (2017), The Giving Tree (1992).

Another way to access full text

While accessing library materials through the library’s website remains the easiest way to access full text, there are other tools that can help you gain access to electronic resources. Browser extensions are tools that can help you access PDFs while browsing the web. Using these tools identifies you as a Ryerson Library user and gives you access to our resources.

This quick guide to EZProxy browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome explains how to install and use these tools.

 

Noise on 5th floor of Library (June 15-19th)

Starting on Monday, June 15th, Ryerson Facilities Management will be coordinating the removal and disposal of ballast from a small roof on the Podium Building.  The ballast that is removed will be transported from the Podium to the Library’s freight elevator, via the north side of the Library’s 5th floor.  The removal of this material will take up to days.  Work will be concentrated during the afternoon and evenings.

May 4th – Acoustic testing on 8th floor of Library

Acoustic testing will be conducted on the 8th floor of the Ryerson Library on May 4th between 12:00 p.m and 5 p.m. Please keep in mind that the testing may result in intervals of loud noise being generated. The 6th, 9th and 10th floors of the library would be a better choice for those requiring quiet/silent study space during this period.

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.