Now that exams are over, the Leddy Library is now operating at reduced hours.
Archive for 2009
On Wednesday, December 16th, Leddy Library showed some love through *free* coffee and brownies as part Student Appreciation Day.
More info can be found from The Daily News coverage of Leddy Library’s Student Appreciation Day.
During exams, Leddy Library will remain open 24hrs from Sunday to Friday.
December 6 to December 21, 2009
Sunday 10am – Friday 2am
Saturday 10am – 2am
December 22, 2009 – January 3, 2010
Tuesday, December 22 – 8am – 4.30pm
CLOSED Wednesday, December 23 to Sunday, January 3
Regular Hours for the Winter Term begin Monday, January 4, 2010
Congratulations are extended to librarian Johanna Foster for being awarded the Academic Librarians Distinguished Service Award from CAUT !
The full story, as told by the Daily News:
Learning she had won the Academic Librarians Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers was a gratifying but unexpected honour for a UWindsor librarian.
“I was very happy,” said Johanna Foster, who works in the Leddy Library’s Information Services Department. “I have a passionate commitment to collegiality so it is especially rewarding to be recognized by my peers.”
The award recognizes outstanding service by academic librarians or faculty who have contributed to the advancement of the status and working conditions of academic librarians at Canadian universities and colleges.
In her award citation at the association’s council meeting, November 28 in Ottawa, Francesca Holyoke said Foster was “at the fore of many of the changes both in the work and the workplace of academic librarians.” Her career spans the period when librarians won recognition as partners in the academic enterprise.
“I really do believe in the academic role of librarians,” Foster said. “It is important to be recognized as part of the academy and to be active participants. It is wonderful that we have so many librarians involved in various aspects of campus life.”
Among her contributions are work with the Windsor University Faculty Association, including a term as the first woman and first librarian elected president; much experience with contract negotiations; advocacy for women’s rights in a number of capacities; and service to the community as a member and chair of the Windsor Public Library board and a charter member and director of Literary Arts Windsor.
Foster, a Windsor alumna (BA 1969), is just the seventh recipient of this award since its inception in 1994 and the second recipient from the University of Windsor.
The University of Windsor and the Leddy Library are seeking an experienced and creative leader who can think strategically and direct a collaborative effort to shape a shared vision to advance the University’s and the Library’s goals.
For more information, please see the University of Windsor’s Faculty Recruitment’s advertisement and position profile.
Pay Your Library Fines With Food!
Help support the University of Windsor Student Food Bank and reduce your library fines by donating non-perishable, unopened food items at the Leddy Library’s Circulation Desk.
For each item that you donate, you’ll receive $2 off your fines, up to $50 per person!
Food For Fines runs December 7 through December 13, 2009.
New trial at Leddy Library: Victorian Popular Culture (until January 8, 2010)
Victorian Popular Culture is an essential resource for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This innovative portal invites users into the darkened halls, small backrooms and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic and spiritualist séances.
The trial is only available on campus through this link: www.victorianpopularculture.amdigital.co.uk
Off-campus access to this trial is not available.
* Please note that the ‘download entire document in PDF’ option is not available during trials. However, you are still able to view and print images from the collections.
The Leddy Library currently features two displays. Our front lobby display looks back at The Spanish Flu 1918-1919, so called because “Spain was not at war; its press was not censored and so reporters wrote about the pandemic sooner and more honestly.”
In front of the Williams Coffee Pub, you can read about the research and the writing done by the librarians at the University of Windsor.
CARL, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, recently awarded three research grants of $2000 to Dean Giustini (University of British Columbia) for his project titled “Canadian academic librarians and their use of social media; a two-phase survey”, to Laura Briggs (University of British Columbia, Okanagan) for her project titled “More than a Rubber Stamp? The Role of Collection Librarians in Curriculum consultations,” and to Kristin Hoffmann (University of Western Ontario) and to (Leddy Library’s own) Selinda Berg’s (University of Windsor) project titled “Co-op placements in academic libraries: Their role in the formation of librarians professional identity.” Congrats, Selinda!
The November 2009 issue of Journal of Academic Librarianship features two articles from Leddy Librarians.
“Chinese Graduate Students and the Canadian Academic Library: A User Study at the University of Windsor” by Guoying Liu and Danielle Winn “presents a pilot study that examined the information seeking behaviors of Chinese graduate students at the University of Windsor. Findings on current Chinese students’ perceptions, expectations, and use of library services are highlighted including implications for academic libraries to meet international students’ information needs.”
Selinda Berg, our Clinical Medicine Librarian, collaborated on a paper about Integrating Research into LIS Field Experiences in Academic Libraries.
Also recently published is Leddy’s Heidi Jacobs who wrote “Transforming the One-Shot Library Session into Pedagogical Collaboration: Information Literacy and the English Composition Class” with Dale Jacobs of the University of Windsor’s English Department.