Starting this summer, Stauffer Library is filling interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering and Sciences and Law, using Relais, an ILL system that is also now in use at many other OCUL institutions. Relais improves upon our existing Ariel ILL system by allowing us to quickly receive requested documents and deliver them electronically directly to your RACER email address, via a secure website. If you have any questions about this new service, please contact the Interlibrary Loans office at 613-533-2526 or email email@example.com
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-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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Need a break? Here are some activities to consider – work on a jigsaw puzzle, write an encouraging phrase on the white board, read the stress relief pamphlets and on Wednesday, April 9 snacks will be available. These activities are sponsored by the Queen’s Learning Commons and Bracken Library. Good luck with your exams!
Please drop by the Circulation Desk at 10 am on Wednesday, April 9th, and enjoy a “Stress Relief” treat, brought to you by the QLC and the staff of the Engineering & Science Library. Post your answer on the easel, conveniently located beside our Circulation Desk, to our question of the week, “What are you looking forward to doing this summer?”
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