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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.

NCLEX Prep Books

Posted: April 5th, 2016

Studying for the NCLEX? Bracken Library has NCLEX exam prep books you can borrow to help you!

Snack Break @ Bracken

Posted: April 4th, 2016
Studying for exams? Take a healthy snack break at Bracken! Thursday morning, April 7 at 10:00.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us!

Posted: April 4th, 2016

On Wednesday April 20 between 7:30 and 8:30 pm, Queen’s University Library and Kingston WritersFest invite you to a poetry book launch in Speaker’s Corner at Stauffer Library.

This exciting event showcases five acclaimed poets reading from their new spring poetry collections! Featuring Roo Borson and Kim Maltman, Suzanne Buffam, Michael Crummey, and Steve Heighton. Copies of the books will be available for sale and signing.

Tickets are $17 in advance (incl. HST and handling) – $19 at the door – and are available online at kingstonwritersfest.ca and at Novel Idea Books on Princess Street. FREE rush seats available to Queen’s, RMC, and SLC students with valid ID.

Special Collections will be hosting a pop-up exhibit one hour before the event. More information to come!

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Martha Whitehead reappointed Vice-Provost and University Librarian

Posted: April 1st, 2016

Queen’s University has announced Martha Whitehead accepted re-appointment as Vice-Provost and University Librarian for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2016. The principal’s advisory committee unanimously recommended her reappointment.

Martha is recognized as a leader in her field with national and international profile. Her external activities position Queen’s as an active player in the research library landscape, and help build collaborations and develop new perspectives. She is President of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and she has served as Vice-Chair/Chair/Past Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL).

For the full story, please see the Queen’s Gazette.

Spring/Summer eReserve Deadline

Posted: March 17th, 2016
* Monday, April 11, 2016 *
Spring Summer Term Deadline
The deadline for Spring-Summer term courses will be April 11. Please
submit your readings by this date if you want them to be available at
the beginning of the term. Requests received after April 11 will be processed on  “as received” basis
* Get Started
*
If you have any Spring/Summer lists, we have time to process them now. If you
want to get started, please use one of the two following methods:
If you are using Moodle, follow the instructions here: http://guides.library.queensu.ca/ereserves/instructor-tutorials/moodle
If you are using OnQ or want to just have an eReserves webpage without
using a Learning Management System, follow the instructions here: http://guides.library.queensu.ca/ereserves/instructor-tutorials/stand-alone
Other instructor tutorials are available here: http://guides.library.queensu.ca/ereserves/instructor-tutorials
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* Tips for faster processing *
If you are not quite ready to submit an entire list, please send the
first 3-4 weeks of readings. This way, materials can be supplied on time
for the beginning of the term.
Check on your readings to be sure students will have access to materials
without delay. If you notice a problem or have any questions, contact
slreserv@queensu.ca.

The deadline for Spring-Summer term courses will be April 11. Please submit your readings by this date if you want them to be available at the beginning of the term. Requests received after April 11 will be processed on  “as received” basis

Get Started

If you have any Spring/Summer lists, we have time to process them now. If you want to get started, please use one of the two following methods:

Other instructor tutorials are available here: http://guides.library.queensu.ca/ereserves/instructor-tutorials

Tips for faster processing

If you are not quite ready to submit an entire list, please send the first 3-4 weeks of readings. This way, materials can be supplied on time for the beginning of the term.

Check on your readings to be sure students will have access to materials without delay. If you notice a problem or have any questions, contact slreserv@queensu.ca.

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