Library News 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
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).
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
Watch for these fun activities:
- puzzles & games
- holiday crafts
- question of the day – on our Facebook page & in the library
Bracken Library hours will be expanded during the exam period:
December 2- 20, 2012
- Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – midnight
- Friday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
For info on hours at all libraries, go to: http://library.queensu.ca/library/hours
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!
Queen’s has embarked on a major redevelopment: imagining the Queen’s Library and Archives of the future.
The LAMP Steering Group is collaborating with a core team of internationally respected expert consultants in a rigorous and imaginative planning exercise to develop Queen’s Library and Archives Master Plan. CS&P Architects are specialists in education, Reich + Petch Architects are collection specialists and Aaron Cohen Associates, library specialists. This core team will be supported by a group of subconsultants in key disciplines including costing, engineering, heritage, audiovisual and information technology. The LAMP Steering Group is working with the lead planning partner CS&P Architects to develop a clear understanding of space needs and opportunities in both the Library and the Archives. The Master Plan Report will guide future planning and identify priorities for future investments.
Queen’s Library and the Archives invite all stakeholders of the Queen’s community to attend the upcoming project overview presentation on Thursday, November 29th, 9:00 – 9:45 am, Robert Sutherland Hall Rm. 202. This presentation will kick off two days of intensive consultation with all Queen’s stakeholders. CS&P, will facilitate discussion sessions with staff groups relating to each library, the Archives, collections, information technology and academic services (reference/information, teaching, research services). Other group sessions include QLC partners, faculty, undergraduates, graduate students and university operations (campus planning, security, etc).
Queen’s encourages you to engage in the re-visioning of Queen’s Library & Archives campus network. Imagine your Queen’s Library & Archives of the future and help us build it.
Consider these questions:
1. Existing Facilities – Queen’s Library & Archives Strengths & Weaknesses
What are some of the noteworthy strengths and weaknesses you can identify with the Facilities you use and work in, that we should address in the Master Plan?
2. Library & Archives Master Plan of the Future
The Library & Archives Master Plan presents an extraordinary opportunity to consider the Queen’s Library & Archives network in new and exciting ways which better support changing technologies, teaching, learning and research environments today and in the future. What do you think the plan will look like?
Please share your ideas in person or online with our planning partners.
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