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New Trial: Scientific Style and Format – 8th Edition

Posted: July 10th, 2014

-provides convenient tools including information on manuscript preparation and markup, sample correspondence, editorial office practices, and a citation quick guide.

Trial runs 1 July – 31 October 2014.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Newsletter , Spring/Summer 2014, is now available.

Posted: June 27th, 2014

The Humanities and Social Sciences Newsletter , Spring/Summer 2014, is now available.

QRDC Researchers Win Publication Prize

Posted: June 23rd, 2014

Two Queen’s researchers, Mike Kottelenberg and Steve Lehrer, are this year’s recipients of the John Vanderkamp Prize for the best article in Canadian Public Policy, for their research titled: “New Evidence on the Impacts of Access to and Attending Universal Child-Care in Canada” (DOI 10.3138/CPP.39.2.26, 3 Issue, Volume 39, Number 2/June 2013).

This research was conducted in the Queen’s Research Data Centre (QRDC) using Statistics Canada master files.

Nancy McCormack honoured with 2014 Denis Marshall Award

Posted: May 29th, 2014

Nancy McCormack

Queen’s Librarian Nancy McCormack has been awarded with the 2014 Denis Marshall Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Librarianship. This award is an honour bestowed upon a current member of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries who has provided outstanding service to the Association and/or enhanced the profession of law librarianship in the recent past.

Those who nominated Nancy describe her as a “powerhouse” when it comes to making contributions to the scholarship of the library profession.  She has published four books in three years as well as numerous academic articles.  Her legal research texts provide a thorough and practical overview of the theory and processes of legal research and are mainstays of many law library and library school collections.  She has also contributed to the Canadian Association of Law Libraries through her four year tenure as editor of the Canadian Law Library Review and her ongoing role as co-editor of the book review column and as editor emeritus.

Nancy’s influence reaches far beyond writing and publishing.  One of her nominators described her as “incredibly generous, sharing her experiences, her knowledge and her time…. She has been an inspiration to many librarians currently in the profession and is a wonderful role model.”

The award was formally presented to Nancy at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries annual conference in Winnipeg on May 26.


Queen’s hosts Consortium of Ontario Academic Health Libraries

Posted: May 28th, 2014

COAHL, the Consortium of Ontario Academic Health Libraries, is meeting at Bracken Health Sciences Library May 28-29, 2014.  Members are the directors of the six health sciences libraries and one other appointee representing each Ontario university with a medical school: McMaster, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, uOttawa, Queen’s, Toronto and Western.

COAHL “fosters dynamic collaborative and cooperative activities among its member institutions to provide enhanced access to information for all health professions within the universities and their regional affiliations.  COAHL is proactive in initiating resource sharing and funding partnerships to enable educational and outreach activities in Ontario.”

New Database: Library PressDisplay

Posted: May 21st, 2014

Get online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The service also provides up to a 60-day back-file and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire back-file. Click here to access.

Data Day: Managing Queen’s University Research Data

Posted: May 15th, 2014

Got Data?

Queen’s University’s first Data Day is an opportunity to meet researchers and data service providers in a shared forum. You will hear from researchers working with diverse data sets, learn more about the recent consultation document, Toward a Policy Framework for Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada, and how services at Queen’s and beyond can help you preserve and increase the reach of your data.

Monday, May 26, 9-11:30 am

Speaker’s Corner, Stauffer Library

Registration and Program

Managing data

Graphic created by Jørgen Stamp and published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Denmark License (www.digitalbevaring.dk).

Queen’s Library and Archives Team Wins Spelling Bee!

Posted: May 8th, 2014

Congratulations to the Queen’s Library and Archives team of Sharon Murphy, Jane Philipps and Carol Tennant for placing first in the 20th Annual Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee, Kingston Literacy & Skills’ annual fundraiser to help support its Family Literacy programs.

The “Bee-Attitudes” competed with 15 teams, ending in a showdown with the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. The Bee-Attitudes used their mulligan after spelling ‘anaptyxis’ incorrectly, but remained in the competition by correctly spelling ‘hauberk’. The Bee-Attitudes claimed victory with the correct spelling of ‘bombardon’.

This year’s Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee raised over $14,000 for Kingston Literacy and Skills.  Great work, team!

The Bee-attitudes, winners of the Grate Groan Up Spelling BeeJane Philipps, Carol Tennant and Sharon Murphy as the Bee-Attitudes, winners of the 2014 Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee

Queen’s University librarians in Bangladesh

Posted: April 12th, 2014

Queen’s University health sciences librarians Paola Durando and Suzanne Maranda are in Bangladesh April 4-16 on a library development project. See photos on the Bracken Health Sciences Library facebook page.

The project is taking place at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed-Bangladesh Health Professions Institute in Savar. With colleague Mohesana Mosammet, participants from allied health programs are learning to navigate e-resources via an e-library.

Under the auspices of the Queen’s International Centre for the Advancement of Community-Based Rehabilitation, the project is funded by the Southeast Asia Assn. for Regional Cooperation. In providing resources and services for a new Master of Rehabilitation Science program which will get underway in July, the e-library also strengthens all allied health programs at the Centre.

It’s time for RECESS!

Posted: April 11th, 2014

Recess: Improve your productivity and reduce your stress.

There will be stress -relief activities in the libraries on campus starting Monday, April 7.  Activities such as drawing, puzzles and crafts will be provided.  These activities are sponsored by the QLC (www.queensu.ca/qlc)

It’s important to take a break from studying to give your brain and body a break. If you need help with studying, consult with Learning Strategies : http://www.queensu.ca/learningstrategies

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