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W.D. Jordan Library in the Journal

Posted: January 21st, 2015

This article looks at the stereoscopic project that digital humanities student Tiffany Chan is working on at W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library.

digital humanities student Tifany Chan

Tiffany Chan

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.

Featured Display: Sir John A.

Posted: January 8th, 2015

Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial–This display, on the main floor of Stauffer Library, provides a glimpse of some of the items that are part of the W.D. Jordan Special Collections Library.

Sir John A Macdonald display

Sir John A Macdonald display

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.

New QCAT Feature!

Posted: December 2nd, 2014

At a suggestion from the Queen’s Alma Mater Society (AMS) we have implemented the ability to text a call number and title to you cell phone from the catalogue and have released it this week in its Beta phase for public testing.

If there is a call number you should see a link ‘Text me this Book Location’  just below ‘Show on Floorplan’ on the Full Record View of an item. If there is no call number there should be no link.

Clicking the link will allow you to enter your cell number and choose your provider. Submitting the form will send the title, call number, location and an optional note to your cell phone. Neither your cell phone number nor your service provider are saved or stored on the library’s server.

NOTE: you will be responsible for any charges or fees levied by your service provider for receiving the incoming text message. We welcome your feedback about this feature. Submit feedback by clicking this link.

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)


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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