Participate in Ryerson’s Good Teaching Experiences Video Project and Receive a $50 Cadillac Fairview Gift Card

Have YOU had a great professor who made your student experience more comfortable by taking the initiative to foster a positive and inclusive learning environment? Ryerson’s Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Committee is looking for students to tell their stories through our Good Teaching Experiences Video Project. Students selected to participate in our video project will receive a $50 Cadillac Fairview gift card. To find out more and to participate click here.

Student Employment – Financial Literacy Facilitators

RULA is hiring students to fill the role of Student Facilitators  for a Financial Literacy course to be offered in the upcoming 2018/2019 academic year (both fall and winter semesters)!

Applicants can be part-time or full-time students, undergraduate or graduate (must be at least a 2nd year undergraduate or above) from any discipline.

A full facilitator training program will be provided during the period of August 20 – 22, 2018, and successful applicants must be available during this time.

Students can apply by submitting their resume and cover letter to libfinlit@ryerson.ca no later than July 18th, 2018.

Find more details about the role, how to apply, and the interview process on the job posting.

Felt Installation in Quiet Study Room

The Ryerson School of Interior Design recently had the opportunity to work with FELT studio on a felt wall installation in the library’s Quiet Study room on the 4th floor of the library. The seminar was conducted as a competition between students to determine who would design the final installation. We are pleased to announce that the winning design, by Valeria Gulia and Adriana Lychacz, has now been installed in our quiet study room. We encourage you to drop by the library and check out this beautiful felt installation on the West wall of the room above the study carrels.

Fay and Fluffy’s Storytime: Reading is FUNdamental

As part of Pride month on campus, Ryerson Positive Space will be hosting Fay and Fluffy’s Storytime on Friday, June 8th at 10am in POD 250. This family-friendly event will feature Fay and Fluffy reading their favourite inclusive story books – and RULA will have be providing a selection of our diverse story books to peruse at this event as well!

These books are available for loan at the library. We pride ourselves on our diverse collections that appeal to all because libraries are for everyone.

Also, make sure to check out our Busy Boxes, activity kits for kids age 3-10. Ask our friendly staff about them at the circulation desk.

Happy Pride month!

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Illustration of people with various visible and non-visible disabilities.

In support of Global Accessibility Day on May 17, Access Ryerson and RULA will be hosting a week of workshops on digital accessibility and inclusion. These workshops will focus on creating accessible documents, presentations and websites. The workshops will take place in the Collaboratory on the 3rd floor of the library and are open to students faculty and staff. Registration is now open.

On Thursday, May 17, there will be sessions available exclusively for faculty and instructors participating in the 2018 Learning & Teaching Conference. Please refer to their website for session times and more information.

RULA is committed to accessibility for our students and community. Students registered with Academic Accommodation Support can get their course content and research materials in accessible format with our accessible formats service. We also provide captioning services, research assistance for students with academic accommodation needs, and book retrieval and extended loans. Instructors who wish to make their documents accessible can access our free online OCR tool which performs optical character recognition (OCR) on documents in an effort to improve their accessibility.

We hope to see you in the Collaboratory for Global Accessibility Day events.

Summer Reading at RULA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer is a great time for relaxing outside with a book. At RULA, we have a popular reading collection specifically designed to help you do that! Our popular reading collection is available year round on the first floor of the library, in between the check out desk and the elevators.

Picks include popular and bestselling fiction, biographies, comedy, graphic novels, and lifestyle guides.  Books are available to check out for two weeks at a time.

We add books to the collection every semester, so come by and see what’s new!

 

Decolonising Description in the Library and Archival Community

Ryerson University and York University will be co-hosting In Our Own Words – a workshop and summit on taking active steps toward decolonizing the description of cultural heritage materials in the library and archival community. There will be presentations, workshops and discussions bringing together community members, scholars, and cultural heritage workers. The event will take place on June 14th and 15th, 2018 at the Scott Library at York University.

Registration is now open. Attendees are encouraged to submit discussion ideas closer to the date of the event. Full information on this event can be found here.

Money Smart Week @ Ryerson Library & Archives

 

This week from April 21 – 28, Libraries and other organizations across North America are celebrating Money Smart Week!

Money Smart Week is a public awareness initiative between the American Libraries Association and the Federal Bank of Chicago to provide financial literacy programming in order to help individuals better manage their personal finances.  Money Smart Week is for all demographics, income levels, and covers all facets of personal finance.

So in the spirit of the initiative, Ryerson University Library is promoting our Personal Finance collection and Financial Literacy guide designed to help students learn to better manage their personal finances, including highlighting financial literacy workshops available to the Ryerson community.  Check out our display of RULA Books this week focusing on personal finance in the main lobby of the Library and our Financial Literacy guide.

We hope you participate and we welcome your feedback!

RULA Stressbusters

We’re about to begin the most stressful time of year for many students – exam time!

In addition to being your space for studying, RULA wants to help you take your mind off of exam stress with some fun new stuff. We now have board games, puzzles, cards and pencil crayons/marker packs available for four hour loan periods. Come by the circulation desk in the library and ask us what’s available – games include Scrabble, Jenga, UNO, and Settlers of Catan. You can also search for games by title in our library catalogue if you’re looking for a specific game. These items will be available all year round, and you can take them anywhere on campus for a break between classes or exams.

Starting next week and for the entire exam period, we’re also going to have candy, snacks, stress balls, and colouring pages available at all of our help desks in the library. Come by anytime for a little fuel to keep you going. Happy studying!

Pop-Up Research Help in the SLC

It’s a busy time of year, and RULA wants to make sure that you have access to the help you need. We will have a pop-up research help desk available on the 4th floor of the SLC starting tomorrow, April 5th, from 1-3 pm. You can also find us at the pop-up desk Tuesday-Thursday from 1-3 pm until Thursday, April 19th.

Come by to ask us all of your research questions, get help with navigating the library’s resources, or ask any other library questions you may have. You can also always visit us at the research help desk in the library, which is open regular hours for the rest of the semester.

See you in the SLC, and happy studying!