Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) welcomes Congress attendees!

Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) would like to WELCOME Congress attendees and invite attendees to visit The RULA Showcase.

Event: The RULA Showcase
Dates: Monday, May 29th – Friday June 2nd
Time: 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: LIB278

The RULA Showcase will highlight current special projects and research by library staff and faculty, with one project highlighted daily. Topics include open textbooks, computational textiles, digital exhibitions, and librarian liaison roles. Drop by during lunch and see what’s new at the Ryerson Library.

The Schedule is as follows:

  • Mon May 29, 11-1: Jane Schmidt, Little Free Libraries®: interrogating the impact of the branded book exchange
    • A critical examination of a non-profit organization’s claims to enhance literacy, create community and water “book deserts”.  – Postponed to Tuesday, May 30th 
  • Tues May 30th , 11-1: Ann Ludbrook, Sally Wilson, Fangmin Wang, Kelly Dermody, & ECampusOntario, OER: Ryerson Infrastructure project & open textbook projects
    • Learn more about Ryerson’s online publishing infrastructure project with eCampusOntario designed to enhance and expand eCampusOntario’s planned Open Textbook Library of 180 open textbooks.
  • Wed May 31, 11-1: Trina Grover and Doris Lovadina-Lee, E-textile projects in the DME
    • Knit Happens! is an informal program designed to build on the makerspace activities in the DME lab and introduce different forms of making. It provides a venue for students and staff to engage in creative projects that draw expertise from across disciplines while fostering diversity in both gender and interests.
  • Thurs June 1st, 11-1: Cecile Farnum, RULA’s Review of Its Liaison Model
    • The Library is reviewing its liaison model, which refers to the assignment of a subject librarian to a specific program or department. Learn why this project was initiated, its goals and objectives, and a project status update.
  • Fri June 2nd, 11-1: Sally Wilson, The Real Winnie Project
    • Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100 is a collaborative, interdisciplinary project that focuses on a unique chapter of Canadian history from WWI. It is based on the Colebourn Family Archives, a collection of photographs, diaries, images, books, and objects, which has been lent to Ryerson University for the purposes of this project. The Exhibit (November 5 – December 7, 2014), held in the Ryerson Image Centre focused on the role of photography within the archive while the collection websites presents the complete contents of the collection along with browsable diaries, dynamic maps, and manipulatable 3D objects. This poster presents the Library’s contributions to this project.

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.

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.

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