RU Debt Free? Free Financial Literacy Workshop Series

 

RULA will be offering RU Debt Free?, a free Financial Literacy Workshop series over the course of the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 semesters, open to all Ryerson students. Drop by and learn about budgeting, banking, saving, credit basics, and financial life during and after school.

Registration is now open for all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. There are a total of 5 sessions which will be offered afternoons and evenings in both Fall and Winter. You can view the full schedule now.

Register early, as space is limited!

The Grand Library Shift Project

This summer a team of library staff undertook a massive shifting project in order to integrate our print serials with the rest of our book collection. The purpose of this project was to create more space in the library for students, create more space for our collection, and to make our print collection more accessible.

A total of 515,946 books were moved in the course of these project, and 20,828 shelves were cleaned to make the library a more pleasant and welcoming space.

If you are a frequent visitor to the library stacks, you may notice that things are not where they used to be, and that a lot of books have changed floors. We have updated our catalogue, signage in the stacks, and signage in the elevator to reflect all of the changes that were made during this shift.

A big, huge thank you goes out to all of the staff that were involved in this important project. Drop by the library when you get a chance and see how our space has improved!

Book a Library Tour

Did you know that you can book a library tour at RULA? Tours are offered daily, Monday-Friday, at 12pm. They can be booked by new and prospective students, staff, and faculty, and visitors to campus.

Our tours can include visits to the The Ronald D. Besse Information and Learning Commons, The Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience (DME) Lab and Collaboratory, The Geospatial, Map and Data Centre, and Archives and Special Collections, depending on the interests of the group. We can also do a tour in conjunction with the Ryerson Student Learning Centre if you interested in learning more about both buildings.

Please book a tour online, and we will be in touch!

 

Women in Red Wikipedia event at RULA

RULA will be hosting Women in Red, an event and meetup focusing on creating and improving Wikipedia articles on Indigenous women. This event is part of a project to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Indigenous women in Canada.

The Women in Red event will be taking place on Wednesday, August 22nd, 12-5pm, in the ILC lab on the main floor of the library. This is a free event open to all. If possible, please sign up for a Wikipedia account before the event so you can participate in the creation and improvement of these articles! You can read more about the Women in Red event here.

New equipment available in the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory (located on the 3rd floor of the library) has some new bookable equipment available for faculty, staff, and Collaboratory members:

High Performance Desktop Computer 
Intel i7 Core 3.60 GHz
32GB Ram
GForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card
256 SSD & 1 TB Harddrive
Includes Adobe CC 2018
8K 360 Video Camera (available to loan)
8K photo and 4K video rendering
Built in depth maps for 3D extrusion
Auto and Manual aperture and iso
Live recording mode available
New Digital Embroidery Machine 
Up to 8 colour stitching
Largest hoop: 9.46” x 7.88”
New Dye Sublimation Printer
1200 x 1200 dpi
Transfer any photo onto another material
Can transfer ink to: ​Aluminum, Hardboard, Wood, Tile, Mugs, Acrylic, Glass, Slate, Polyester Fabric, & Reinforced Fiberglass Plastic
For more information on the Ryerson Library Collaboratory, including a full list of available equipment and technology, please visit the Collaboratory website.

 

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.

Update: Positions Filled. 

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.