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Creating the Ethical Classroom: Workshop for Faculty, Librarians, and Staff

On Wednesday May 27th the Academic Integrity Office, the Library and the Learning and Teaching Office will present the workshop Creating the Ethical Classroom with Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director, Academic Integrity Office, University of California San Diego. The event is open to all librarians and instructors at Ryerson as well as GTA universities and colleges.

Creating the Ethical Classroom
Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant
May 27, 2015 (Wednesday)
9:30 AM to 12 noon
POD 250, Ryerson University

REGISTER HERE

The 21st century workplace demands educated professionals but the situations faced in the 21st century workplace demand educated professionals with ethical decision-making and acting abilities. As instructors and librarians, we can infuse ethical education into every classroom no matter the discipline or the subject matter being taught so that we graduate ethical professionals and citizens. In this workshop, author, lecturer and academic integrity director Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant will guide participants through the process of seamlessly integrating integrity and ethics into any classroom. The goal is to create an ethical classroom, not just where cheating is the exception and integrity is the norm, but where students are learning and practicing the ethical decision-making and lifelong skills they’ll need as Ryerson graduates.

You can learn more about Dr. Bertram Gallant’s work at @tbertramgallant or at www.cheatinginschool.org.

Light refreshments will be served.

Mother’s Day… by the Numbers

Did you know that there were 9.8 million mothers in Canada (including biological, adoptive and stepmothers) in 2011?  Check out Statistics Canada’s Mother’s Day in Canada for more information about this special day… by the numbers.

For more information about data and statistics resources available at the Library, contact librdata@ryerson.ca or visit the Library’s data pages.

 

Thank You to Our Wonderful Student Employees!

On April 14th, Ryerson Library hosted the annual Student Staff Appreciation Party and recognized our Student Employee of the Year Award recipient. The Student Employee of the Year Award recognizes students who have achieved excellence in their work environment, and the winners receive an award as well as a cash gift.  Again this year, the selection committee had a difficult time choosing just one recipient, and ultimately recognized two Ryerson students: Carlene Jacob, and Andres Hernandez.

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This event also recognized graduating student employees Andres Hernandez, Mehak Saini, Marjan Hajipour, Bertha Lee, and Slimane Bakelli, who each selected a book to be added to the Library collection.

Congratulations and best of luck in the future!

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Test Search Everything 2.0 With Us!

At the end of May we’ll be upgrading the library’s search engine, Search Everything, to the newest version – and we’d like to invite you to test it out! Search Everything 2.0 has a bunch of new features that we’re excited about, including:

  • A new 3-column layout so that nothing is obscured when you click on a resource for more info
  • Research guides, subject specialist librarians and topic overviews to provide additional sources of information on a topic
  • Topic overviews pulled from Gale Reference Library and Wikipedia
  • Improved facet interface
  • Results grouped by discipline or content type (such as images and newspaper articles)
  • More suggested search terms

Please leave feedback in the comments below or use the feedback page in the top right-hand corner of the test page.

Click here to try Search Everything 2.0

 

New Resource: Oxford Bibliographies Online – Cinema & Media Studies

The Library is pleased to provide access to Oxford Bibliographies Online – Cinema & Media Studies. The bibliographies are a carefully organized, thoroughly peer-reviewed account of the most important books, articles, and websites relating to cinema and media studies.

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Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is an entirely new research tool for the social sciences and humanities. A scholar-curated library of discipline-based subject modules, OBO is designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information in half the time by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research. Each entry is a selective guided tour through the key literature on a topic, receives multiple peer-reviews as well as Editorial Board approval, and is designed to facilitate a research experience with no dead ends. All citations are linked through to your collection via OpenURL, full-text via DOIs, or to the web via links to OCLC, WorldCat, and Google Books, allowing users to locate quickly full-text content directly from OBO. OBO is the ultimate collection development tool for librarians and time saving tool for students and researchers.

Extra Study Space Now Open

As of April 13th, additional study space is now available in the following rooms:

  • ENG-101
  • ENG-102
  • EPH-112
  • EPH-216
  • KHS-239
  • KHS-335
  • TRS-1099
  • TRS-1119
  • VIC-103
  • VIC-105
  • VIC-203

The rooms are open daily from April 13-24 from 8am-6pm, with the exception of Saturday, April 18. More information can be found here.

Library Strategic Plan Now Available!

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 11.16.39Over the past winter, the Strategic Planning Team at the Library has been working hard to draft a new Strategic Plan. The 2014-2019 plan, entitled From Repository to Collaboratory: Investing in Connections, Content, and Communities, builds on the successes from our previous plan and is structured around Ryerson University’s Academic Plan.

For more information on what we’ll be focusing on over the next five years, check out the Strategic Plan here.

New Citation Management Workshops!

Ryerson University Library is pleased to offer support and training in Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote Web, popular citation management tools for faculty, staff, and students. If you are a current user of Refworks, the Library has created a list of citation management alternatives and is encouraging users to begin the process of exporting their references from RefWorks into another software tool.

We want to give you plenty of time to transfer all of your citations before RefWorks is no longer available. The Library will provide support during this time of transition in the form of workshops, online guides, and one-on-one support. We are here to help!

Below is a list of workshops we’ll be offering in the next couple of weeks to get you started with a new citation manager. Please note that these workshops are open to all members of the Ryerson community.


Which Citation Manager is Right for Me? Introduction to Citation Management Software

In this session, you will learn about three research and citation management tools: Zotero, Mendeley and Endnote Web. We provide a quick tour, comparison of features, and answer your questions to help you select the best software for your needs. Both current Refworks users and those new to citation management tools are welcome.

  • March 23rd, 10-11 AM, SLC508
  • March 24th 10-11 AM, SLC508 – Cancelled
  • March 25th, 10-11 AM, SLC 508
  • March 27th, 10-11 AM, SLC 508

Please register here.


Migration bootcamp: Transfer your RefWorks account to Mendeley

Bring your laptop and library staff will help you set up a new Mendeley account, add your RefWorks data, and get comfortable adding new files and citations. Participants without laptops are also welcome to attend, but will not have hands-on experience in the session using the Mendeley desktop client.

  • March 24th, 2-3:30 PM, SLC508
  • April 1st, 10-11:30 AM, SLC 508

Please register here.


Migration bootcamp: Transfer your RefWorks account to Zotero

Bring your laptop and library staff will help you set up a new Zotero account, add your RefWorks data, and get comfortable adding new citations. Participants without laptops are also welcome to attend, but will not have hands-on experience in the session using the Zotero desktop client.

  • March 25th, 3-4:30 PM, SLC514
  • March 30th, 10-11:30 AM, SLC508

Please register here.


Migration bootcamp: Transfer your RefWorks account to Endnote Web

In this session, library staff will help you set up a new Endnote Web account, add your RefWorks data, and get comfortable adding new citations. If you bring your laptop, staff will also get you started with Cite While You Write.

  • March 27th, 2-3:30 PM, SLC508
  • March 31st, 2-3:30, SLC508

Please register here.

New Databases Highlight Precarious Employment

Gender and Work Database logoLooking for information about the changing context of employment? The Gender & Work Database compiles Statistics Canada data about precarious employment, health care, unions, migration, unpaid work, and technology. Additionally, the newly released Comparative Perspectives on Precarious Employment Database (CPD) provides cross-national data on precarious employment.

For more information about data and statistics resources available at the Ryerson Library, contact librdata@ryerson.ca or visit the Library’s data pages.