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Library News 2006

Melhorn-Boe (Book Artist) Slide Talk on Dec 13 in Jordan Library

Posted: December 10th, 2006

Lise Melhorn-Boe, book artist and Fall 2006 Visitor and Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Women’s Studies, will be repeating the slide talk she gave in November about her works:

Place:  Graham George Room in the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library (in Douglas Library, at the corner of Union and University)
Date:  Wednesday, December 13
Time:  11 a.m.

More information:  About the Melhorn-Boe exhibit in the Jordan Library.

Eng/Sci Newsletter – December issue

Posted: December 8th, 2006

The December issue of the Engineering and Science Library Newsletter is now on the web at http://library.queensu.ca/webeng/newsletter/newsletter.htm 

Some of the topics covered in this issue are:

  • New Engineering and Science Library, Head
  • Human Rights Day (Heinz R Pagels award winners, articles, websites)
  • The Library Visits the Classroom
  • New Databases
  • New Books
  • Circulation Notes
  • … and more

    Catalyst for Discovery: A Three-Year Strategic Plan for Queen’s University Library

    Posted: December 6th, 2006

    Catalyst for Discovery: A Three-Year Strategic Plan for Queen’s University Library was completed in September 2006. The Library undertook a brief planning process in early 2006 in anticipation of a new University strategic plan, and Catalyst for Discovery was designed to meld with the University’s direction and priorities as outlined in Principal Hitchcock’s discussion paper Engaging the World and Queen’s Draft Strategic Plan of April 2006.

    With the release of Engaging the World: A Strategic Plan for Queen’s University, the Library has a new framework for its strategic directions and we are pleased to see that the goals we established in Catalyst for Discovery are in alighment with the University’s articulation of values, principles and goals. For example, the Library’s themes relate directly to the University’s emphasis on an active learning environment, inquiry-based learning and critical thinking: the Library’s information services and educational programs, its collections and its physical and virtual spaces will be critical to Queen’s principle of engaging our students. Engaging the World was approved unanimously by Queen’s Senate yesterday, and goes before the Board of Trustees at their regular business meeting this evening for a ratification vote. (See http://qnc.queensu.ca/campusnews_article_loader.php?id=456b037f41e30).

    Catalyst for Discovery is a live document. Each of the Library’s units and teams has developed a set of activities and initiatives related to the goals of the plan, and these will evolve over the next three years, as user expectations change and new opportunities arise. These activities and initiatives, along with background on our planning process, are available for all to explore at http://library.queensu.ca/stratplan/.

    Thieme ElectronicBook Library: Colour Atlases

    Posted: December 1st, 2006
    Thieme ElectronicBook Library: colour atlases
    This online reference library from the Thieme Publishing Group includes thirty-two titles from their Flexibook Atlases and Textbooks series. Content covers anatomy, basic science, clinical science, and radiology.
    URL: www.thieme.com/ebooklibrary
    Warning: Books may load slowly due to high traffic.

    E-Therapeutics: Prescribing & Managing Drug Therapy at Point of Care

    Posted: November 29th, 2006
    E-Therapeutics provides access to evidence-based, reliable Canadian drug and therapeutic information. Web access to best practices on common medical conditions, content also includes e-CPS, CPhA’s Therapeutic Choices, Lexi -Comp’s Lexi-Interact, information for patients, and more.

    Enter and win in the Bracken Library Contest!

    Posted: November 27th, 2006

    Click here to enter the Bracken Library Contest!Bracken Library is giving away great prizes to Health Science students who can answer questions relating to Bracken Library.  There is a new question every day, so check back regularly and answer as many as you like!  Contest ends December 8th so don’t put it off…  Enter now and win these fabulous prizes!

    Grand Prize: $25 Gift Certificate from Queen’s University Bookstore

    Secondary Prizes: OVID T-shirts; Pictorial tribute to Sir William Osler coffee table book.

    Enter the contest at http://library.queensu.ca/webmed/contest.html

    Stauffer Library Open 24 x 7 from Nov 27 – Dec 20

    Posted: November 26th, 2006

    Starting on Monday, November 27th and continuing through to 11 pm on Thursday, December 21st, the Stauffer Library building will remain open 24 hours, every day, in order to provide student study space on campus during the exam period.

    PLEASE NOTE: Between 11 pm and 8 am, only current Queen’s University students, staff, faculty and community cardholders will be allowed in the building. Patrons should be prepared to show identification to Security upon request. Also, library circulation and reserve services will not be available beyond the regular hours of service.

    Students leaving Stauffer Library after midnight are encouraged to call the AMS Walkhome service. Check the posters in the Library for Walkhome contact information or speak to the Security personnel at the Library entrance.

    Import Web Page Data into RefWorks with RefGrab-It

    Posted: November 23rd, 2006

    Now you can easily capture web page data with a single click!  RefWorks new feature, RefGrab-It, works with your browser to capture bibliographic information from web pages.

    RefGrab-It also searches the web for additional information related to your web page (based on ISBN numbers, PubMed IDs and DOIs) working behind the scenes to get you the most complete bibliographic information.  You have the option to seamlessly import any of the data RefGrab-It locates into your RefWorks account.

    To install RefGrab-It log in to Refworks, click on the link under the Tools menu, and follow the download instructions. 

    ENVIROnetBASE: Environmental Resources Online

    Posted: November 22nd, 2006

    ENVIROnetBASE: Environmental Resources Online

    This full-text, e-book collection provides browse and search access to more than 260 professional and technical texts on topics relating to environmental science, engineering and technology.  The contents of the books, published by CRC Press, are fully searchable.

    Subjects covered in the collection include: ecology and natural history, environmental modelling and systems analysis, environmental and ecological risk assessment, environmental and occupational health and safety, environmental chemistry and toxicology, environmental engineering, environmental law, management and compliance, landscape ecology, remote sensing, GIS, and mapping, resource management and sustainability, turfgrass science and engineering, water science, technology and engineering.

    What is Happening in the Stauffer Library Loggia?

    Posted: November 22nd, 2006

    Construction in the Stauffer Library RotundaIf you have passed through the Stauffer Library Loggia recently, scaffolding and drilling and other signs of construction activity have been hard to miss.

    What’s going on?!

    The activity is preparation for installation of a cafe, scheduled to open in Winter 2007. The cafe service point will be in the Rotunda area (shown in the adjacent photograph). Six booths for cafe seating will be built in the open area leading toward the Union Gallery.

    Menu items available at the new cafe will include hot and cold drinks, as well as cold food such as sandwiches, pastries, cookies, etc. No hot food will be served (with the exception of hot beverages). The coffee will be Fair Trade blends.

    As much as possible, cafe construction is being done off site, to minimise noise and dust. We thank library patrons for their understanding during this construction period.

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