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ProQuest outage Feb 28, 10pm-5am

Posted: February 19th, 2015

On February 28, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products. The window is scheduled to begin Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. for five (5) hours.

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

Research databases:
ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com)
ProQuest Congressional (congressional.proquest.com)
ProQuest Dialog (search.proquest.com/professional)
Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
eLibrary (all editions)
ProQuest Digital Microfilm
ProQuest Obituaries
ProQuest Research Companion
SIRS (all editions)
Dissertation publishing
ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools
COS Funding Opportunities
COS Scholar Universe

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources
Books in Print®
LibraryThing for Libraries™
ProQuest Syndetic Solutions™

Freedom to Read Lunchtime Events

Posted: February 10th, 2015
The Queen’s Learning Commons would like everyone to uoin us on Tuesday, February 24, Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26 @ 12:30-1:30 pm in Speaker’s Corner.
Guests will read passages from challenged or banned books as part of the Freedom to Read Week.
For more information about Freedom to Read, go to: http://www.freedomtoread.ca/

The Queen’s Learning Commons would like everyone to join us on Tuesday, February 24, Wednesday, February 25, and Thursday, February 26 @ 12:30-1:30 pm in Speaker’s Corner.

Guests will read passages from challenged or banned books as part of the Freedom to Read Week.

For more information about Freedom to Read, go to: http://www.freedomtoread.ca/

Can’t join us? View the presentation (pptx)

Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference – Call for Proposals

Posted: January 21st, 2015

Present your research or your innovation/experiential learning projects! The 9th Annual Inquiry@Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference will be held in the Queen’s Learning Commons, Stauffer Library, March 5-6, 2015.

The conference is an opportunity for you to share your research while participating in an academic conference. As a presenter you will gain graduate and career skills, such as critical thinking, effective writing and presenting. You will engage in scholarly communication with students and faculty from many disciplines.

For more information and to submit your abstract: Go to http://www.queensu.ca/iatq/
Submission deadline: Midnight January 30, 2015.

Register for QLC Workshops

Posted: January 6th, 2015

Welcome back!  The Queen’s Learning Commons offers a wide variety of workshops. To register, go to: www.queensu.ca/qlc/workshops

Essential Maintenace Required for Nature.com on Saturday, December 13

Posted: December 11th, 2014

This is a notification to all customers of downtime for essential maintenance to Nature.com, Palgrave-Journals.com and Palgraveconnect.com. The maintenance window will run from 8.00am EST to 12.00pm EST on Saturday 13th December 2014. During this time the sites will not be accessible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Stress Relief Week December 1-5

Posted: November 25th, 2014

Need a break from studying?

Post your answer to our Question of the Day.

Drop by  the Engineering & Science Library (level 5) on Tuesday, December 2nd, and enjoy a treat complements of the QLC and the staff at the Engineering & Science Library.

Food For Fines

Posted: November 25th, 2014

The SGPS Holiday Assistance Program and the AMS/SGPS Food Center are happy to bring you FOOD FOR FINES!

For every item of non-perishable food that you donate, $1.00 will be deducted from your overdue library fines, to a max of $10.00 per student.

Donate between 8 am and 8 pm at the circulation desk in Stauffer Library, from December 1st to December 4th only.

Chairs at Queen’s

Posted: November 24th, 2014

For the university community, a chair is a position of distinction. Chairs provide the means for universities to recognize, attract and retain top researchers and scholars, both from within the university and from around the world. Research chairs carry special privileges and obligations.

The Douglas Chair in Canadian and Colonial ­History came with its own custom-made armchair. In 1910, James Douglas, Queen’s third chancellor, personally funded the chair and later commissioned an elaborately carved Burmese teak armchair to accompany the position.

The current chair holder is Dr. Don Akenson, a specialist in Irish history. The armchair, being restored, in 2010, by Stéphane Doyon, a Master of Art Conservation student, is now on display in the Special ­Collections room of Douglas Library. Read the entire alumni review story about chairs at Queen’s (by Andrea Gunn, MPA’07)

Principal Woolf Interviewed About Incunabula Exhibit

Posted: November 17th, 2014

The incunabula exhibit, on display in the W.D. Jordan Library from October 20 – December 1, 2014, includes materials from the Library’s collection as well as two works from Principal Woolf’s private collection.

In a recent interview with the Queen’s Gazette, Principal Woolf encouraged people to visit the exhibit, saying that “(t)he exhibit is fabulous because these aren’t just old books. They’re among the rarest in the world and they appeared right at the dawn of printing.” Read the full interview in the Gazette, and be sure to come to the W. D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library to see the exhibit, continuing until December 1.


Posted: November 14th, 2014

depicts an Open Street Map created map of Kingston with GIS Day written below

To celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 19th http://www.gisday.com/, Queen’s University Library will be hosting 100 high school students from Loyalist Collegiate Vocational Institute (LCVI) for a series of talks, tours and demonstrations in collaboration with the City of Kingston as well as the Department of Geography and Geology. The City of Kingston and Queen’s University Library will have a display set up in the atrium of Stauffer Library to generate awareness and to educate Queen’s students, the LCVI school group, staff, faculty and the greater public about how geography makes a difference in our lives through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.

Stauffer Library, November 19th , 2014
8:30 am – 2:00 pm (the City of Kingston and QUL will be set up in the Atrium demonstrating GIS applications and will be raffling off 3 GIS prize packs)
12:30 pm -2:00 pm (Geology Department demonstrations of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) with geophysical sensors and Terrestrial Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) equipment)

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