Posted: February 19th, 2013
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a university wide competition for Queen’s Masters (thesis only) and doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges. The challenge is to present complex research material in an engaging, compelling way, using only one slide.
More info here: http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/events/3mt.html
Posted: February 6th, 2013
Pinhole photography exhibit in Stauffer Library for IDIS 210 – Arts in Society (Prof. Donato Santeramo)
“These photographs refer to a much different world than the one we are accustomed to. It is far more mysterious and unfolds with much greater subtlety than do the dictates of the day-to-day we have become used to.
The images were created using a Pinhole Camera; that is to say simply a box with a tiny hole in the front.
A Pinhole Camera has no lens, no focus controls; essentially nothing but light and film between the photographer and the image itself. It is the purest form of photography that exists. The film is processed using techniques dating from the nineteenth century and printed on paper etched with silver which gives the print a soft, mysterious presence.
I find using Pinhole Cameras both challenging and satisfying. It’s deeply evocative when suddenly the everyday world, and the consciousness that goes along with all that, collapses into Beauty. Now you’re dealing with something totally transcendent…”
The exhibit will be on display from February 4-15.
For more information, please contact the Languages, Literatures and Cultures department in Kingston Hall.
Posted: January 31st, 2013
Congratulations to Cory Laverty, Head, Education Library who has been awarded the 2013 Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA) Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Award is given to recognize an individual working in libraries in Ontario who has made an outstanding contribution to academic or research library development and who has served as a role model or mentor in academic libraries. Anne Fullerton (University of Waterloo) explained why she nominated her for the award:
Cory is an exceptional academic librarian full of curiosity and ideas who consistently models the Librarian Scholar in her practice, research and teaching. Her presentations pack rooms at Library conferences… because she helps us understand those critical areas we didn’t learn in library school – learning theory and good practice, educational technology applications, learning outcomes and more. Cory stands out because she is always in the conference program generously sharing her experience, vision and even work in progress. I am challenged and inspired whenever she speaks. Journal articles, chapters in books, e-Learning wiki for Librarians and videos match her spoken output. In the unique and pioneering role of Learning Technology Faculty Associate (20% of her regular job), Cory strategically taught faculty the value of information literacy to learners and the value of librarians for online course development. This kind of interaction was rare when Cory began but it paved the way for librarians at other universities with similar groups on their campus. Cory was elected to OCULA council by her peers. Projects on communication with Ontario colleges and universities have been a focus. Cory is frequently invited to work for Library organizations like CARL and OCUL who seek her out to join ground breaking projects like the inaugural Librarian’s Research Institute (Peer Mentor) and Quality Assurance and Learning Outcomes Committee. On top of all the above, Cory manages the Education Library and Teacher’s Resource Centre at Queen’s University. (http://educ.queensu.ca/news/laverty.html)
Posted: December 11th, 2012
ProQuest Congressional Publications provides an easy search of United States congressional and legislative histories held at Queen’s University Library. Explore Congress with the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional and legislative research. You can perform in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest. Also, find testimony on issues of the day, track a bill’s legislative history, find members of Congress, committee assignments and voting records.
- Legislative Histories, 1969-present
- Bills and Laws, 1987-present
- Committee Prints and Miscellaneous Publications, 1817-present
- Congressional Record Daily Edition, 1985-present
- Hearings, 1789-present
- House and Senate Documents, 1789-present
- House and Senate Reports, 1789-present
Posted: December 6th, 2012
The Library now subscribes to the current U.S. and global industry research report modules from IBISWorld.
Covering over 700 industries, each report consists of 30-40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, performance (current & forecast), competitive landscape and more. Search for industries by keyword(s) or browse a list of American industries defined according to the five-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
Posted: December 3rd, 2012
Recess: Improve your productivity and reduce your stress.
There will be stress -relief activities in the libraries on campus starting Monday December 3rd. 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
Posted: November 26th, 2012
Would you like to help Queen’s Library imagine and build its future? As part of the Library and Archives Master Plan process, focus group sessions are taking place this week and we’d like you to participate! The session for undergraduate students takes place Friday, November 30, from 1:30 – 2:30, and the session for graduate students from 2:30 – 3:30. Both are being held in the University Club at 168 Stuart Street. Pizza will be served. Please come and share your thoughts about the library of the future!
Posted: November 8th, 2012
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will cease its interlibrary loan (ILL) service as of December 2012. Queen’s will no longer be able to borrow material held at LAC which includes newspapers and archival material on microfilm and Canadian university theses.
Users of LAC’s current services should note the following dates:
November 16, 2012: End of renewals. All items loaned after this date will be non-renewable and need to be returned to Interlibrary Loans.
December 11, 2012: End of loan requests, location searches, and ILL-related photocopying services.
Posted: October 18th, 2012
Scopus: Over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers; a comprehensive resource to support research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities. On trial 18th October – 2nd November.
See a complete list of trial databases. Access restricted to Queen’s faculty, students and staff.
Posted: October 17th, 2012
The Library now subscribes to Nineteenth Century Collections Online.
A multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the nineteenth century; will be comprised of numerous collections to be released over many years, including a variety of material types–monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more–in one cross-searchable location. At present the database contains four extensive archives: British Politics and Society, Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection, and British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture.