Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and the Ryerson University Library will celebrate 52 new Canadian citizens during an enhanced citizenship ceremony.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: 8th Floor SLC Building

Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience Lab (DME) Creators Grant Showcase

On Thursday, Nov. 14 student recipients of the 2019 Library Creators Grant will be showcasing their grant projects.

These dynamic projects, which range from documentary film to kaleidoscopic light prisms, each address specific social issues that impact our lives, our city, and our culture.

RSVP: bit.ly/2019creatorsgrant

Date: Thursday, Nov. 14

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Ryerson University Library, 4th Fl, LIB 405

Make Financial Lemonade with Guest Speaker Liz Schieck, New School of Finance

 

Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive, especially when you’re a student living off of limited income or OSAP. 

On Nov. 11, come learn some tips for getting your money under control with guest speaker Liz Schieck, New School of Finance.

About Liz Schieck:

Liz Schieck is a certified teacher and financial coach from the New School of Finance. 

Date: Monday, Nov. 11

Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: LIB-405 (4th Floor of Library)

Free program. Register at Financial Lemonade

Open Access Week Events Oct. 21-27, 2019

Open Access Week is a global event held annually in October to raise awareness of the benefits of Open Access in the academic community.  Open access materials are academic materials distributed online legally and free of cost. This year’s theme is  Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge – a prompt for the academic community to consider the benefits of open access, which include increased access to knowledge in our own communities and around the world. Ryerson Library is hosting several Open Access Week events in the week Oct. 21-27. We encourage faculty and graduate students to attend open access events and learn more about how open access can benefit your teaching and research.

Open Access Week Keynote and Award

Day: Oct 21, 2019

Time: 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

Location: Library Collaboratory, 3rd Floor (access via 3rd Floor, LIB/SLC)

Keynote – Open Access and Inclusive Infrastructure in Support of Epistemic Diversity and Knowledge Equity

Keynote Speaker: Leslie Chan, University of Toronto, Scarborough

Leslie’s talk will focus on why we need to think beyond Open Access and the common debates about business models and licensing options. As commercial interests have increasingly been monopolizing the essential infrastructure of knowledge production and distribution, this will have the effect of further narrowing the ways we think about the research processes, dissemination, and evaluation of impact. The implications for the reduction of intellectual diversity and means of knowledge representations will be discussed.

Leslie Chan Biography: 
Leslie Chan is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto, Scarborough, where he is crossed appointed to the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media. His teaching and professional practices center on the role of “openness” in the design of inclusive knowledge infrastructure, and the implications for the production and flow of knowledge, and their impact on local and international development. An original signatory of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, Leslie has been active in the experimentation and implementation of scholarly communication initiatives of varying scales around the world. He has served as Director of Bioline International, an international collaborative open access platform since 2000. Leslie was the principal investigator for the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet), funded by IDRC in Canada and DFID in the UK, and the PI of the Knowledge G.A.P project. He serves on the advisory board of the Directory of Open Access Journal, and the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). Recently he became a member of an international working group on Investing in Open Infrastructure. He has published broadly on open access, open science, and scholarly communications.

Award – 2019 Ryerson Library Open Access Wall of Fame 

Dr. Jennifer L. Lapum

Dr. Jennifer Lapum is a Professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing. She is a leader and social justice advocate in the development and curricular integration of Open Educational Resources (OER) in post-secondary education. She has been a lead author and editor in the production of several e-textbooks that have involved creating original content combined with adapting and remixing existing OER. These resources have included topics related to health assessment, vital sign measurement, scholarly writing, nutrition, nurse-client interviewing, and immunizations. In addition to reducing textbook costs for students, Dr. Lapum’s passion is to promote learner engagement and create accessible learning spaces by leveraging the multi-media and interactive elements of book authoring software programs. The collaborative nature of OER production has been a cornerstone of her work in which she has valued the joint efforts of students, educators, instructional designers, librarians, artists, among others.

Publish Open Access without Paying Fees & Distinguish Yourself with an ORCID ID

Date: Oct 21, 2019

Time: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m

Location: Ryerson Library Collaboratory (access via 3rd Floor, LIB/SLC)

Do you want to publish your scholarly work and make it openly discoverable on the Internet, AND also comply with your publisher agreement? The Library will show you how to “publish green” open access versions of your scholarly articles without having to pay extra fees. Using SHERPA/Romeo and the Library Digital Repository you can learn how to make your article available even if you have already signed a publisher agreement. In this workshop you will also learn how to set-up, use and populate an ORCID account. In order for scholarly work to be found in a global network of researchers, it is essential to easily differentiate authors. Many journal publishers and funding agencies now require or encourage authors to apply with an ORCID ID. In fact over 80 publishers now require an ORCID ID to submit papers, including IEEE, Sage, and Wiley.

Register for these Events

 

Film Screening: Paywall – The Business of Scholarship

Date: Oct 22, 2019

Time: 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m

Location: Ryerson Library Collaboratory (access via 3rd Floor, LIB/SLC)

As part of Open Access Week, the Library will be screening Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. This documentary, which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers. There will be popcorn! This is a drop in event open to the Ryerson community.

Engage Students with Social Annotation

Date: Oct 22, 2019

Time: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Ryerson Library Collaboratory (access via 3rd Floor, LIB/SLC)

Join the teams from the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching and the Ryerson Library for a hands-on workshop on teaching with social annotation, a new way to engage students with their readings. Recent research has shown that social annotation, which allows students to leave comments, questions, and reflections in the virtual margins of digital texts, as well as interact with each other, builds community and improves students’ reading comprehension, motivation, and critical thinking.
You will learn how to use Hypothes.is, an open and free web annotation tool. Hypothes.is allows you and your students to collaboratively annotate websites and course readings. Hypothes.is can also be used for your own scholarly, research, and creative work.
Hypothes.is is one of many open pedagogy tools available for your teaching needs.

Register for these Events

Distinguish Yourself with an Open Researcher ORCID iD

Faculty, instructors and graduate students are invited to attend drop-in training sessions on setting up and populating an ORCID account.

Many journal publishers and funding agencies now require or encourage authors to apply for publication or funding with an ORCID iD. In fact, over 80 publishers – including IEEE, Sage and Wiley – require it for the submission of papers.

ORCID iDs allow for authors and scholarly work to be easily found within a global network of researchers.

To learn more, register for one of the following:

In Library Session: Friday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Location:  Library Collaboratory, 3rd Floor   Register

In Library Session: Thursday, Oct. 17, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Location:  Library Collaboratory, 3rd Floor   Register

In Library Session: Monday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m – 3 p.m. Location:  Library Collaboratory, 3rd Floor (Open Access Week event) Register

Monday, Oct 28, 12 p.m. – 2p.m. Location: Catalyst at FCAD, RCC 230

ORCID accounts can now be set- up using ORCID my.ryerson authentication.

English Paper Piecing

A simple, portable, meditative craft, English Paper Piecing (also known as EPP) is a quilting technique used to hand sew fabric patchwork using paper templates.

Come, learn how to stitch hexagon fabric pieces to create a larger quilted piece.

Join us and enjoy this meditative practice. Resources and instruction provided.

Date(s): 

Monday, Oct. 21

Time:

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Location:

Library’s Isaac Olowolafe Jr. Digital Media Experience Lab (DME), 3rd Floor, SLC

RSVP: English Paper Piecing

Ryerson Library OER Grants 2019/2020

The Ryerson University Library is pleased to announce its 2019/2020 Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants to encourage the creation and adoption of open educational resources. OER are learning materials that are openly licensed such that they are freely available to be adapted, copied, and shared. OER can be: courses, modules, textbooks, multimedia, assessments, and supplementary materials.

These grants advance the University’s priorities to foster an innovation ecosystem and ensure excellence in student learning experiences, and build on Ryerson Library’s digital initiatives, expertise in Open Access and Open Education Resource publishing and dissemination, and academic priorities of access and openness. The Library is very pleased to collaborate with the Office of eLearning and the Learning and Teaching Office in the review and adjudication of the grants, and in the support of successful projects. A total of $32,000 is available in two categories of grants.

For more information, please see the 2019/2020 OER Grants page.

Queering Canadian Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

 

Join us on Thursday, August 22 for Queering Canadian Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

Ryerson Library edit-a-thons are for beginners, experts, and everyone in between. Join us on our wiki-editing quest to lift voices, and improve knowledge and representation. All members of the Ryerson community are welcome, as well as community members interested in the topic.

Date: Thursday, August 22 2019

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Theme: Queering Canadian Wikipedia

Location: Ryerson Library Collaboratory, enter through yellow door, SLC 3rd floor

Laptops: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged; a limited number of laptops will be available for those who are unable to bring their own.

Reminder to return Overdue Items and Clear Your Fines

We hope everyone is having a successful exam period – the summer term is almost complete!

  • Please clear any outstanding fines and return overdue items as soon as possible. Head to the renewals page to see if you have overdue items or fines greater than $10. Students with fines greater than $10 will not be able to view their grades until their accounts are cleared.
  • All fines can be paid to the Library at the Circulation Desk, either by cash, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or with your Ryerson OneCard. The Library also accepts credit card payment by phone – please call 416-979-2149. We do not accept personal cheques.
  • If you have questions or concerns about fines or overdue items, please contact the Library Circulation Desk by email at access@ryerson.ca or by phone at 416-979-5055.

From all of us at the Library, thank you and we wish you all the best with your exams!

Emerging Technology Summer Workshops

From July 23 – 24, 2019 the Library Collaboratory is piloting two hands-on workshops for library and educational communities, to empower participants with new knowledge to implement emerging technologies in their own library spaces and programming. Get your hands dirty and learn something new!

Workshop 1: Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT)

Workshop 2: Introduction to 3D Printing

Participants may register for one workshop — or they may register for both workshops at a special rate.
Scroll down for more details and for registration.

Space is limited. Register today!