Showing posts from 2017

End of Fall 2017

December is a busy month for the academic community. Whether you were busy writing exams or grading them, we figured you could use our support. We extended our hours; staying open until 1:00 am. We hosted a yoga class and were visited by four adorable therapy dogs. We also created "Write it Forward", a call to action that gave the SMU community the opportunity to write on our front windows. Library staff also donated 49 dozen cookies that were distributed throughout the library as a pick-me-up for our SMUdents. We'd also like to extend a huge thank you to SMU's World University Service of Canada Society (WUSC), the Great Enlightenment Society, and SMUSA for donating their time and some delicious drinks and treats to their peers.

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Introducing: the PRME Guide

We are pleased to collaborate with Sobey School of Business to offer the Sobey School PRME Library Guide. PRME, or Principles of Responsible Management Education, is a United Nations initiative encouraging discussion of social and environmental responsibility in business school curricula and supporting sustainable development goals.
The PRME Guide provides a comprehensive list of resources and best practices for eight academic disciplines within business. Included in the guide are articles and reports; books; case studies; videos; and webinars. Citations for recommended books and articles are publicly available, however full-text materials are restricted to Saint Mary’s users under our academic licencing agreement. Identified case studies can be purchased for class use.
Access the PRME guide here

Wrapping up October

It's been a busy month. We celebrated Mi'kmaw History Month, Canadian Library Month, and Open Access Week. We've hosted two Faculty Authors: Marc Doucet and Rohini Bannerjee. Activist and writer Desmond Cole stopped by the archives to check out the Lynn Jones African Canadian collection. We also hosted a Day of the Dead/Dia De Los Muertes altar courtesy of Erica Fisher and the Department of Modern Languages and Classics. The altar will be displayed until November 2, so there's still time to check it out!
Halloween also came in with a bang! Several of our team members dressed in costume. We were treated to some delicious cookies thanks to Erica Fisher. She baked skull shaped sugar cookies for anyone to drop in and decorate. The event was a huge success! The room was lively, with faculty, staff, and students stopping by to decorate cookies. Check out some photos below.
 Some of the library team in costume
 A Day of the Dead costume and the Day of the Dead altar
Skull su…

Open Access Week 2017

October 23 to 29, 2017 is Open Access Week! Each year, the week sees hundreds of events happen around the globe, highlighting the ability of open access to increase the impact of scholarly output.
This year's theme invites us to talk about what open resources enable.

"Open in order to...":
increase access to knowledge improve public healthfind new collaboratorsenable global participation in scholarshiprepurpose existing dataraise the visibility of my research
What benefits do you see from open access culture?

More info here

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Lots happening this October!

This October we're celebrating Mi'kmaq History Month! We're delighted to host two large display cabinets of local artifacts. Drop in to check out Mi'kmaw-made baskets, crafts, tools, and more. Special thanks to SMU's Indigenous Student Society for making this possible!

We're also celebrating Canadian Library Month! Each October we aim to raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadian Society. This year's theme is 'A Visit Will Get You Thinking'.

Libraries are the most popular cultural institution in Canada--more than 21 million Canadians have a library card! Libraries offer everyone equal access to resources; enriching the everyday lives of citizens by giving them the opportunity to explore thoughts, ideas, and facts.

Coming up...

Our Faculty Author Series will continue this month with Dr. Rohini Bannerjee! October 24th @ 2:00 pm in LI135We will play host to a Day of the Dead altar thanks to Dr. Erica Fischer-Dorantes! Set up will b…

"Living Ovid" Book Display in the Library Through September

“Living Ovid" Dr. Goran Stanivukovic, English Department, recently created a book exhibit in collaboration with the Library. The display celebrates the Roman poet Ovid and continues through September.

Marie DeYoung, University Librarian, and Goran Stanivukovic, English Department

Library Hosting Service Expo


Talk by Atlantic Canadian Historian


New Film Database Added