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Library Update – July 7, 2017
June was a month of summing up and looking forward. Building on our all staff planning event in May, heads met on June 14 to discuss current key initiatives and strategic priorities for 2017-18 to...
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Library Update – June 2, 2017
May was certainly a busy month of community engagement! Many thanks and congratulations to all involved with the successful Data Day program on May 11, and our GLAM event on May 25. And, your...
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Library Update – May 5, 2017
Good morning, it’s May and the trees are budding! I’m just back from the spring ARL meeting in Philadelphia, and happy to be in Canada, Ontario, Kingston, Queen’s. This morning I have the pleasure of...
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Library Update – April 21, 2017
Hello from Windsor, site of the Spring 2017 OCUL Directors meeting.  These spring meetings move around the province so that we can experience each institution over time. Some trips also make us aware...
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Library Update – March 24, 2017
As we approach the end of the winter term (yes, winter will end!), we complete and re-start our annual planning cycle. We have an all staff meeting scheduled for Wednesday April 5th at 10am, where I’...
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Library Update – March 3, 2017
There was a voice from our collective Queen’s past in the media this week — Patrick Deane, writing that Parochialism and protectionism are the enemies of enlightenment.  Patrick’s eloquence and his...
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Martha’s Update – February 10, 2017
Since my last update we’ve had the Ontario Library Association SuperConference, with strong Queen’s participation. For me, it means a variety of meetings of other groups as well, such as the CARL...
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Library Update – January 27, 2017
I have a number of updates about our work together but first I’d like to highlight some recent events. Thank you to all who attended the all staff meeting this week to think about the themes of...
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Library Update – December 2, 2016
Diversity and inclusion. Consider those two words closely, and the mind expands with possibilities. What do we do in the library — in our collections, services and spaces — to contribute to an...