Library News 2009
The December issue of the Engineering & Science Library newsletter is now available.
The Bracken Health Sciences Library will close at noon on Dec. 24th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on January 4th.
A Dickens of a Holiday
Selected holiday items and Dickens’ volumes from Special Collections, on display in Stauffer Library through the holiday period.
The Life and Work of Dr. F.R.C. Clarke
A memorial display in honour of Dr. Clarke, Professor Emeritus and former Director of Queen’s School of Music from 1981-1991, including a selection of his compositions, writings, records and ephemera from the Jordan Library collections. Dr Clarke was a highly respected church organist, conductor, composer, educator, and expert on Dr. Healey Willan. On display until further notice in the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library, 2nd floor of Douglas Library.
During the December exam period through to December 21, Stauffer Library is open around the clock all days of the week (view Stauffer Hours).
Please note that the Circulation Desk is staffed as follows:
- Full service: Monday – Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm
- Limited service: Monday – Friday from 4:30 to 8:45 pm, and on weekends from 10 am to 8:45 pm
- No desk service after 8:45 pm
Reference services continue to be available 10am – 5pm, Monday-Friday.
Celebrating 100 years of service to the Queen’s community, the Campus Bookstore is marking its Centennial with a donation of $100,000 to Queen’s University Library to support the purchase of course-related electronic books, journals and other information resources.
Founded in 1909 by two students from the Queen’s Engineering Society, the Campus Bookstore is a student-owned and operated not-for-profit enterprise with a mandate to distribute required course material at the lowest possible price to students.
“We wanted to commemorate the Bookstore’s 100th Anniversary in a manner consistent with our mandate” says Jordan Black (Sci’10), Chair of the Board of Directors. “The Campus Bookstore focuses on required readings like textbooks and course packs, but we recognize that students also need access to secondary course-related readings and information. Supporting the Library in this way is a natural extension of our mission.”
“While the University continues to invest in library acquisitions, it is always a challenge to keep pace with increasing costs and continuously evolving lists of new titles,” says Paul Wiens, University Librarian. “With this generous gift from the Campus Bookstore, the Library can purchase additional course-related electronic information resources that we could not otherwise afford.”
The Campus Bookstore at Queen’s University is a unique enterprise, focused on saving students money rather than making money. Under its not-for-profit mandate, the Bookstore returns excess revenue to students in the form of textbook discounts of about 9% on average.
“Like the Library, we aim to serve all Queen’s students in all disciplines,” says Chris Tabor, General Manager of the Campus Bookstore. “Allocated to the purchase of electronic resources, this gift ensures that these materials will be available to Queen’s students any time of the day or night, and from any location on- or off-campus.”
Launched in October 2009, Dimensions is the electronic magazine of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. It highlights NRC research, development and technology-based innovation of interest to Canadians, and provides links to science information on the NRC website and other Internet sites.
The latest issue of the Engineering & Science Library Newsletter is now available.
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