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Library News 2011

Canadian biologist named top science newsmaker

Posted: December 23rd, 2011

A Canadian biologist has been named as one of “10 people who mattered this year” (CBC News)

Bracken Library Holiday Closure

Posted: December 23rd, 2011

The Bracken Health Sciences Library will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday December 23rd and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3 2011 at 8:00 a.m.  See complete hours

Use these forms to ask a question or to request a literature search.  Queries and requests will be responded to when the library re-opens.

Happy holidays!

Stress Relief Week at Bracken Library

Posted: December 8th, 2011

Bracken Library users were invited to participate in a variety of activities during “Stress Relief Week” (Dec. 28-Dec.2).  Click here for more info and photos of Bracken’s “bookmas tree”.

Extended Hours During Exams

Posted: December 8th, 2011

Stauffer Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from December 4 to December 20. See hours for other campus libraries.

Bracken Library’s Holiday Tree

Posted: December 5th, 2011



The Bracken Health Sciences Library’s holiday tree, made from bound journal volumes!

Irish Newspaper Archives – Trial Extended

Posted: December 1st, 2011

Explore this trial database until 31 January, 2012.

The Irish Newspaper Archives is an online digitized database of Irish newspapers dating from 1763 to the present. It includes a mix of out of print titles and current titles, and provides word searchable access. Titles include the Irish Independent (1905-current), Sunday Independent (1906-current), The Freeman’s Journal (1763-1924), the Nation (1842-1897) and many of Ireland’s leading regional newspapers.

Webinar: Human Rights Documentation, Center for Research Libraries, January 11, 2012

Posted: December 1st, 2011

Jan. 11 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CDT
Contact: James Simon – jsimon@crl.edu
Register Now

This event will present what the Center for Research Libraries has learned about how electronic evidence and documentation of human rights violations are collected, maintained, and used. CRL staff and experts will discuss the evolving role of technology in human rights documentation and suggest strategies and best practices for organizations and archives to maintain this documentation for the future.

School of Environmental Studies Seminar – Carbon Accounting: Quantifying GHG Emissions

Posted: November 28th, 2011

The School of Environmental Studies is pleased to present a seminar on GHG Emissions and Carbon Footprint Accounting by Guliad Egeh.  Guliad is one of only a handful of certified GHG Inventory Quantifiers in the world. 

The presentation will focus on the methodology and quantification of GHG emissions and carbon footprints. Dr. Adam Fenech, from the Department of Environmental Sciences at U of T, will end the presentation with a brief look at the proposed carbon goals for the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve (FABR). 

WHEN:  Thursday December 1st, 2:30pm

WHERE:  Biosciences Building, Room 1120

Librarian Amanda Ross-White credentialed Health Information Professional

Posted: November 24th, 2011

Health Sciences Librarian Amanda Ross-White, MLIS, has been credentialed by the Medical Library Association as a senior member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.  The AHIP designation recognizes the time and effort a health information professional commits to professional development activities.  Ms. Ross-White earned a Master of Library & Information Studies degree in 2002 and joined the Queen’s University Library in 2004.

Queen’s Medical Students visit the National Library of Medicine

Posted: November 14th, 2011
photo credit Stephen Greenberg

photo credit Stephen Greenberg

Medical students from Queen’s Meds 2015, 2014 and 2013 visited the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland on Nov. 5th.  NLM is the largest medical library in the world–home of Medline, Pubmed and inventor of MESH headings.  This visit was part of the 13th annual HIstory of Medicine Field Trip–for the first time to Washington DC (see previous History of Medicine field trips).  In the photo, the 55 medical students and Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair, History of Medicine, had just spent two hours visiting the Historical Collections with Stephen Greenberg.  Dr. Greenberg is Coordinator of Public Services, History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

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