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Reference Desk Removal at Stauffer

Posted: July 21st, 2015

Today we begin to remove the reference desk at Stauffer Library. The recommendations of the Public Services Renewal Project called for a reconfiguration of our service points to meet the needs of our users. Many of our locations have already consolidated to a single service point, and after much deliberation we decided to develop the circulation desk at Stauffer Library into an integrated service point. This integration will make it easier for Library users to connect with our services, and will also open up much needed study space.

Services provided by the QLC student assistants will continue in their new location at the circulation desk, reference by librarians will be provided through referral, and ITServices will move their help desk to the Micro Repair drop off desk on the Lower Level of Stauffer Library.

As we look forward to the exciting times ahead, we also honour the past of one of Queen’s signature buildings, and the space will be configured in the spirit of the building.

We are working to keep any disruptions caused by the increased activity to a minimum, and we will continue to keep you informed as this project progresses.

For more information on the Public Services Renewal Project, please see the Library and Archives Master Plan (LAMP) website.

Reach of libraries increasing.

Posted: July 8th, 2015

Reach of Libraries increasing

Reach of libraries increasing – read more of the Queen’s Gazette interview with Vice-Provost & University Librarian, Martha Whitehead in the July 7th issue – see page 5.

Queen’s Library Services Represented at SOAR

Posted: July 3rd, 2015

Queen’s Learning Commons, Student Academic Success Services, and the Adaptive Technology Centre provided information to new Queen’s Students and families today at SOAR.

Queen's Learning Commons staff at SOAR

Queen's Learning Commons staff at SOAR

Liz Parsons (SASS); Andrew Ashby (Accessibility Hub)

Liz Parsons (SASS); Andrew Ashby (Accessibility Hub) at SOAR

SOAR (Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources) continues throughout July on Campus – for more information, see the SOAR webpage for details.

New local momentum for data analytics

Posted: June 11th, 2015
New local momentum for data analytics

New local momentum for data analytics

Scott Lougheed, a graduate student in the School of Environmental Studies, presents his perspectives on effective data management to a full crowd in Douglas Library at Data Day.

To read the full article, turn to page 11 of the June 10th edition of the Queen’s Gazette.

Assistive Technology Conference

Posted: June 5th, 2015

Adaptive Technology Centre Coordinator and Queen’s University Librarian Michele Chittenden joined other informative presenters at the inaugural Assistive Technology Conference held at King’s University College at Western University in London Ontario on June 4th!  Some highlights of the conference were broadcast on CBC Radio Ontario Morning from the London Bureau news today.  A video clip posted via the London Free Press provides more information of the event.

Assistive Technology Conference 2015 – Year of Collaboration & Transition

Assistive Technology Conference 2015 – Year of Collaboration & Transition

The conference also initiated the beginning of collaboration amongst Assistive Technologists with the formation of a new sharing opportunity – the Network of Ontario Assistive Technologists (NoOAT).

Union Gallery launches new exhibitions!

Posted: May 22nd, 2015

The Union Gallery would like to extend an invitation to you for the opening reception of two excellent exhibitions at The Union Gallery, Common Ground and It’s Not Working. The opening reception will take place May 30th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, see you there!

Union Gallery Spring / Summer 2015 Exhibitions

Union Gallery
1st Floor Stauffer Library
Queen’s University , Kingston ,ON
K7L 5C4
613 533-3171
web: uniongallery.queensu.ca

A bloom of thanks …

Posted: April 24th, 2015
Library staff surprise the library’s café workers, Kim Crawford and Cindy Delaney, with flowers and cards.

Library staff surprise the library’s café workers, Kim Crawford and Cindy Delaney, with flowers and cards.

Read more of this story here.

Preserving the history of Queen’s.

Posted: April 24th, 2015

In his role as Queen’s Digital and Private Records Archivist, Jeremy Heil is tasked with “preserving the authentic record of individuals, corporations and the university.”

Read more of the most recent “People of Queen’s” article here

Preserving the history of Queen's

Preserving the history of Queen's

Queen’s University Library Annual Report 2013-2014

Posted: April 23rd, 2015

Our new publication, the Annual Report, is now available.

QUL Annual Report 2013-2014

“The History of Fado” Exhibit

Posted: April 22nd, 2015

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU) presents a poster exhibit entitled: “The History of Fado” courtesy of Camões I.P.  Fado is a performance genre incorporating music and poetry widely practised by various communities in Lisbon. It represents a Portuguese multicultural synthesis of Afro-Brazilian sung dances, local traditional genres of song and dance, musical traditions from rural areas of the country, and the cosmopolitan urban song patterns of the early nineteenth century. The dissemination of Fado through emigration and the world music circuit has reinforced its image as a symbol of Portuguese identity, leading to a process of cross-cultural exchange involving other musical traditions (UNESCO.org) 20 April to 11 May 2015 Joseph S. Stauffer Library, Queen’s University.

For more information about the exhibit, please contact:

António Macedo
Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
103 Stuart St., Kingston Hall, room 407
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6, Canada
613-533-2072 (LLCU office)

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