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Two New History Resource Trials at Leddy

April 9th, 2012 by Heidi

Leddy Library currently has two active trials of historical resources.  These trials are available only for the specified periods and are available only on campus.  Please let us know if you have any feedback on these trials.

Welcome to British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 from Microform Academic Publishers (available here until May 2, 2012)

This series brings together a wealth of collections spanning two centuries of Britain’s colonisation, commercial, missionary and even literary relations with Africa and the Americas. Alongside the records of Liverpool merchants involved in the infamous Triangular Trade, there are those of slave plantation owners, of early Anglican missionaries, of naval and customs officials, and of a group of socialists from Lancashire, who maintained a lengthy correspondence over many years with the father of American poetry.



American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5: (Available here until June 1, 2012)

This collection includes digitized images of American magazines and journals never before available outside the walls of the AAS, and is not available for acquisition in digital form from any other source. More than 7,600 periodicals comprised of over seven million pages are available, eclipsing all other online resources in this area.

Exam hours in effect: Leddy now open 24 hours

April 5th, 2012 by Mita

Thursday April 5 to Thursday April 19

Thursday, April 5 at 8am to Friday, April 13 at 2am (24hrs)
Saturday, April 14: 10am to 2am
Sunday, April 15 at 10am to Thursday, April 19 at midnight (24hrs)

from Leddy Hours

Welcome our new librarian

April 3rd, 2012 by Mita

We’d like to welcome David Johnston to the Leddy Library as our new Information Services Librarian.

Dave earned his Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2011. He recently completed a contract position as Public Services Librarian at Mount Allison University.


Friday, 11am : The Library as Interface to Public Space and Public Self

March 30th, 2012 by sberg

Leddy Libraries’ Librarian Research Series will continue Friday, April 13th at 11:00 with Mita Williams presenting, “The Library as Interface for Public Space and Public Self.” Mita will explore the library’s potential to help bridge the digital divide and to play a key role in facilitating public space and the infrastructure of the Internet  as a means to share and engage with each other. Join us Friday, April 13 at 11:00am, Room 302 West Building, Leddy Library.

Optical Character Recognition for the Masses

March 30th, 2012 by Mita

Optical Character Recognition for the Masses

Our second talk in the Leddy Library’s Librarian Research Series is today, at 11 am in Room 302, West Building, in the Leddy Library.

Art Rhyno will be presenting his talk, Optical Character Recognition for the Masses: Digitization Options for Small Budgets and Big Collections.  Please join us!

Check out what`s new at Leddy Library

March 15th, 2012 by Heidi

Get a sneak peek at the new books coming into Leddy Library by visiting the New Arrivals shelf behind the Reference Help Centre on the main floor. Browse by subject.  See what’s new. Find your new favourite book.

What if Maria Susanne Cummins had Twitter?

March 12th, 2012 by Mita

Please join us on March 16, 2012, in room 302 West from 11am to Noon to hear “What if Maria Susanna Cummins had Twitter?: Information literacy, literary history, social media and the classroom” – a presentation by Heidi LM Jacobs.


This presentation is the first of a series of a Librarian Research Series which provides the opportunity for the library and campus community to hear more about the exciting, innovative, and diverse research projects being undertaken by the librarians of the University of Windsor.  Upcoming talks include:

March 30, 2012, 11:00- Noon
Art Rhyno
“Optical Character Recognition for the masses: Digitization options for small budgets and big collections”

April 13, 2012, 11:00- Noon
Mita Williams
“The library as interface to public space and public self”

April 20, 2012, 11:00- Noon
Brian Owens
“The archival manuscript and the book: Tools of knowledge and artefacts of destruction during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812.” (Working Title)

April 27, 2012, 11:00- Noon
Karen Pillon
“No student turned away: Using Kohlberg’s 6 Stages of Moral Development to inform a customer service model”

May 4, 2012, 11:00- Noon
Kristi Thompson & Victoria Paraschuk
“Finding strength(s): Insights on Canadian Aboriginal physical cultural practices”

May 11, 2012, 11:00- Noon
Tamsin Bolton
“Students helping students: Measuring the impact of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Mentor Program”

May 18, 2012, 11:00- Noon
Selinda Berg


Black History Month: Digital Resources at Leddy

February 11th, 2012 by Heidi

Celebrate Black History Month by exploring some of Leddy Library’s fantastic Black History digital resources

Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.











Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more.  It combines several resources for research and teaching in Black Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, The HistoryMakers® Videos and full transcripts for interviews with 100 contemporary African Americans, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), historical black newspapers, and the Black Literature Index.









Black Women Writers celebrates the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents, the database gives an unparalleled view of black women’s struggles through time. The database features over 105,996 pages.










Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice: Bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, this resource allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice. In addition to the primary source documents there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography.









African American Music Reference will contain 50,000 pages that offers the first comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.











African American Poetry: The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince’s ‘Bars Fight’, c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.


Poll: what swag should the Leddy Library give away?

January 9th, 2012 by Mita

We’re running a poll on the Leddy Library Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/questions/10150570525431558/?qa_ref=qd

The question is: what promotional item would you want to receive from your friendly neighbourhood library?

(Hate Facebook? let us know what you’d like in the comments!)



Posters of advice to sink in slowly

January 5th, 2012 by Mita

What better way to kick off the new year than with words of wisdom from those who have threaded before us? That’s precisely the premise of advice to sink in slowly, a wonderful project enlisting design graduates in passing on advice and inspiration to first-year students through an ongoing series of posters [Brain Pickings]

Welcome back for another semester!  Here are some posters that we hope you find inspiring for the days ahead. There’s lots more too.

Design by Rebecca Cobb

Design by Rebecca Cobb


Get Lost

Design by Thomas Barwick

Chase your own tale

Design by Gray318


take time

Design by Temujin Doran

Learning is frustrating

Design by Robert Evans