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New Database Trial: InCites

Posted: May 26th, 2016

Available 26 May – 27 June, 2016, InCites is a customized, citation-based research evaluation tool on the Web that lets academic, government and research administrators and funders conduct analyses on their productivity and benchmark their research output against peers worldwide.

To learn more about InCites™ go to http://researchanalytics.thomsonreuters.com

Summer Exhibits at The Union Gallery

Posted: May 25th, 2016

This summer The Union Gallery is pleased to present two new exhibitions:

The Main gallery will feature Robert Hengeveld’s, Erratic Turns, mixed media installation, 2016

The Project Room will showcase Judy Ruzylo’s, The Order of Things, multi-media documentary installation, 2013

The opening reception will be held June 3, 2016, from 5-7pm. The exhibitions will run from from: June 7 through August 11, 2016.

Please note, the gallery will be closed from May 21st to June 3rd for maintenance and the installation of the new exhibition.

InterLibrary Loans (ILL) Email Phishing Scam

Posted: May 16th, 2016

A number of phishing emails that are ostensibly from the Library have been received by Queen’s email account holders.

This email requests a response that users should recognize as a phishing attempt, and may be similar to this example that was reported recently:

“Dear User,

Your access to the Interlibrary Loans (ILL) is expiring soon, and you will be not eligible for Document Delivery Service. To continue to have access to the library services, you must reactivate your account. For this purpose, click the web address below or copy and paste it into your web browser. A successful login will activate your account and you will be redirected to the ILL homepage.

If you are unable to log in, please contact the IT Support Centre for immediate assistance.

Kind Regards,

Interlibrary Loans & Document Delivery Services
Queen’s University Library
99 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
Phone: (613) 533-2526
Email”

If you receive a message of this type, do not follow the link and please delete the email.

Additional information on email phishing is available on the ITS Phishing Awareness information page.

Queen’s Librarian Receives the OCUFA Service Award

Posted: May 12th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Constance Adamson, an academic librarian at Queen’s, has been selected as one of this year’s recipients of The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Service Award.

Constance served as OCUFA’s president from 2011-2013, providing exemplary leadership to the organization. She also served as Chair of OCUFA’s Board of Directors from 2013 to 2014. Through it all, she has been a stalwart and tireless defender of the rights of faculty, librarians, and archivists.

For more information, please see the OCUFA announcement.

Congratulations Constance!

New Database Trial: South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922

Posted: May 6th, 2016

Available 6 May – 5 June, 2016, South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922, is a one-of-a-kind collection providing online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.

June Dissertation Boot Camp at Douglas Library

Posted: May 2nd, 2016

Want to achieve the momentum you need to write your thesis? Then register now for June Dissertation Boot Camp, brought to you by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and Student Academic Success Services (SASS).

Pre-boot orientation is on Friday 3rd June, followed up with five more days of writing from Monday 6th June to Friday 10th June.

Spaces are limited and priority goes to doctoral students nearing completion.

Data Day 2016: Maximize the Impact of Your Data

Posted: April 26th, 2016

Please join us for Queen’s University’s third annual Data Day. You will learn about evolving Queen’s data services, national guidelines (e.g. Tri-Council), and national and international initiatives for managing, linking and promoting your research data. You will hear from Queen’s researchers about their experiences in data management and learn more about digital scholarship across disciplines.

Registration and the program for Data Day 2016 are available here.

Quiet Writing Times for Faculty Members and Post-Doctoral Fellows

Posted: April 19th, 2016

The Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) and Queen’s University Library have teamed up to offer communal space for quiet writing on Friday mornings on a monthly basis in the Fireplace Reading Room in Stauffer Library. The room is located on the second floor, directly above the library’s main entrance. The Library Café downstairs will be open and faculty and post-docs are welcome to bring coffee and snacks into the space.

Our next session is scheduled for April 29, and we are pleased to announce that URS Research Projects Advisor, Kristina Arseneau, will be present to offer advice on research proposals between 10 – 11 am.

To help us monitor interest in the program, registration is requested, but not required: http://queensu.fluidsurveys.com/s/quiet_writing/

For the remainder of the academic year, other Quiet Writing Times have been confirmed as follows:

  • Friday, April 29, 8am-noon
  • Friday, May 27, 8am-noon
  • Friday, June 24, 8am-noon

Queen’s Library Hiring Student Assistants for Fall 2016

Posted: April 18th, 2016

The posting is now up for fall Student Assistant positions in the Library. The link on the Library website is at http://library.queensu.ca/about/jobs/student. Please submit your application as soon as possible as the deadline is next Thursday, April 21st. Also, please be sure to apply for a Work Study bursary as this is a condition of employment. Information about the Work Study program and the application is available at http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financial-assistance/work-study-program.

World Health Day 2016

Posted: April 7th, 2016

World Health Day is held annually on April 7.  The WHO’s theme this year is diabetes prevention and treatment.  Browse the Library’s diabetes e-book collection.

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