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Queen’s Librarian Receives the OCUFA Service Award

Posted: May 12th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Constance Adamson, an academic librarian at Queen’s, has been selected as one of this year’s recipients of The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Service Award.

Constance served as OCUFA’s president from 2011-2013, providing exemplary leadership to the organization. She also served as Chair of OCUFA’s Board of Directors from 2013 to 2014. Through it all, she has been a stalwart and tireless defender of the rights of faculty, librarians, and archivists.

For more information, please see the OCUFA announcement.

Congratulations Constance!

New Database Trial: South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922

Posted: May 6th, 2016

Available 6 May – 5 June, 2016, South Asian Newspapers, 1864-1922, is a one-of-a-kind collection providing online access to a select group of South Asian newspapers from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English-, Gujarati- and Bengali-language papers published in India, in the regions of the Subcontinent that now comprise Pakistan, and in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), South Asian Newspapers offers extensive coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the Indian Subcontinent between 1864 and 1922.

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.

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.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s I@Q a success!

Posted: March 16th, 2016

The 10th annual Inquiry@Queen’s (I@Q) conference was held last week, and we have been receiving rave reviews of the programming.

Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers! The Queen’s and Kingston community came together to celebrate their research achievements through presentations, posters, and events. Many positive comments have been received on both the quality of the research and the presentations. Other highlights included the keynote presentations by undergraduate researchers (including a play!), a Kingston Youth Group, and an address by Dr. Art McDonald, Professor Emeritus and co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, and a panel discussion on experiential learning.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success by dedicating your time to organize and attend the events.

Please see our Instagram for photos, and feel free to share any that you might have.

See you next year!

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