Posted: December 3rd, 2013
Take a break and come to the Seminar Room!
We have puzzles, colouring and other activities to give your brain a break. You can also make holiday cards for charity.
These activities will be available until the last day of exams and they are brought to you by the Queen’s Learning Commons. (http://www.queensu.ca/qlc)
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
Need a break from studying?
*Check out our Question of the Day
*Sign out a game from the Circulation Desk
*Work on a Sudoku, wordsearch, or jigsaw puzzle
*Enjoy a treat on Wednesday, December 4th!
Posted: November 28th, 2013
Access the Exambank to see past exam questions from your courses. Exambank! Exambank is the official database of past exam questions from courses offered at Queen’s University.
Search for Law Exams
Posted: November 26th, 2013
The Bracken Health Sciences Library has extended hours from Saturday, November 30th until Wednesday, December 18th:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
See all Queen’s University Library hours.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
Queen’s University Library is pleased to announce a new option for accessing library resources from off-campus, the Library VPN Service. VPN (Virtual Private Network) provides a secure and stable method of remotely accessing licensed web-based resources. VPN is not a replacement for EZproxy, which will continue to be the Library’s primary off-campus remote access service.
The main difference between VPN and EZproxy is that VPN is tied to a user’s computer or mobile device. After installing the VPN software, users can connect remotely to library resources with a single login. EZproxy, on the other hand, is a web-based system linked to a user’s web browser session. If a user closes their web browser after logging in to EZproxy, the connection will be lost and the user will have to login again when they launch a new browser session or window. For more information, see the comparison of EZproxy and VPN.
Queen’s Engineering and Science faculty may request a personal VPN account by completing an online form. At this time, VPN service is only available to faculty in Health and Life Sciences, Engineering and Science Departments. For more information about the service, please visit the Library’s VPN guide or contact your liaison librarian.
Posted: November 11th, 2013
The Bracken Library is hosting a book launch for Dr. Duffin’s latest and 8th book: Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian in a Postmodern World. This book, as well as others by Dr. Duffin, will be available for purchase and signing.
Monday, 25 November 2013
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Bracken Library – Botterell Hall
18 Stuart Street
Reception to Follow
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Posted: November 11th, 2013
A Brief Communication about Dr. Nancy Ossenberg’s Cranial Nonmetric Trait Database has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. This database represents Dr. Ossenberg’s life’s work from 1963-2003, in which she took skull measurements at museums around the world. The database is available at the Cranial Nonmetric Trait Database website, Scholars Portal Dataverse, and in QSpace.
Posted: November 6th, 2013
Farewell to Depository Services is an expert Op-Ed piece written by Amy Kaufman (Head, Lederman Law Library) and Jeff Moon (Data Librarian) and published in the Ottawa Citizen on Monday, Nov. 4. You can read the full article online: Farewell to Depository Services, a building block of democracy.
Posted: November 6th, 2013
Queen’s earned top marks again this year in Maclean’s magazine’s annual rankings in a number of categories, ranking first in the country when it comes to the number of faculty members winning national awards, holdings per student in the library, and the overall operating expenditures devoted to student services. For more information about Queen’s standing in the Maclean’s University Rankings and a link to the complete rankings, see the full story at the Queen’s News Centre.
Posted: October 28th, 2013
Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond?
The Equity and Human Rights offices are calling for nominations for the Steve Cutway Accessibility Award.
The award, established in 2008, recognizes and celebrates the efforts of faculty, staff and students who demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, innovation and commitment to creating a learning and work environment in which persons with disabilities enjoy full participation.
Here are just a few examples of efforts in advancing employment equity:
- developing and delivering interesting and effective awareness training about disability and accessibility issues
- demonstrating flexibility, respectfulness and creativity in responding to requests for accommodations in the classroom or in the workplace
- conveying a welcoming and inclusive attitude towards students and employees with disabilities in one’s department
- utilizing elements of universal instructional design in one’s curriculum that at the same time enhance accessibility
- paying particular attention to accessibility when planning projects or events at the University
If you know someone who has made such efforts, they may be eligible for an award! More information about the award, and access the online application form, can be found on the Equity Office website.
Nomination Deadline: January 17, 2014