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Library Update – March 24, 2017
As we approach the end of the winter term (yes, winter will end!), we complete and re-start our annual planning cycle. We have an all staff meeting scheduled for Wednesday April 5th at 10am, where I’...
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Library Update – March 3, 2017
There was a voice from our collective Queen’s past in the media this week — Patrick Deane, writing that Parochialism and protectionism are the enemies of enlightenment.  Patrick’s eloquence and his...
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Martha’s Update – February 10, 2017
Since my last update we’ve had the Ontario Library Association SuperConference, with strong Queen’s participation. For me, it means a variety of meetings of other groups as well, such as the CARL...
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Library Update – January 27, 2017
I have a number of updates about our work together but first I’d like to highlight some recent events. Thank you to all who attended the all staff meeting this week to think about the themes of...
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Library Update – December 2, 2016
Diversity and inclusion. Consider those two words closely, and the mind expands with possibilities. What do we do in the library — in our collections, services and spaces — to contribute to an...
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Library Update – November 11, 2016
Remembrance Day, a melancholy end to a week in which it feels the ground has shifted.  I went to look for appropriate Leonoard Cohen quotes this morning, and see that many people have landed on this...
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Library Update – October 21, 2016
Happy Canadian Library Workers Day! CFLA-FCAB has designated the third Friday in October as a day for Canadians to recognize the valuable contributions made by all those who work in and for the...
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Happy Canadian Library Workers Day
Here at Queen’s University Library, we are known for our strong research collections, superb facilities, and of course, our dedicated staff.  Our employees work to support our strategic priorities...
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Library Update – September 30, 2016
As we finish the September sprint, a few updates… The presentation slides for the All Staff Meeting on September 13 are posted, and I would be happy to hear any comments you may have after looking...