Monday, October 24, 2016

Raiding the Rawlinson - Halloween Edition

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Join staff at the John W. Scott Health Sciences Library this Halloween as they raise the lid on some ghastly tomes from the Rawlinson Rare Book Collection.

Inspired by the spookiest of seasons, visitors will have the opportunity to view some of our most frightening rare medical books. Learn the ingredients for a Romany baldness cure and how to properly administer leeches. Discover the morbid ways artists have depicted the human body throughout history.  View one of the most unique items in our special collection - a book purported to be bound in human skin.

Drop by the John W. Scott Health Sciences Library on Monday, October 31 between 11:30am - 1:30pm and join in the fun.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Award Winning Staff @ UAlberta Libraries

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Over the past several months, a number of University of Alberta Libraries staff members, as well as some of their UAlberta colleagues, have been recognized for their work via a range of local and national awards.  Our hearty congratulations to them all!

Angie Mandeville, Public Services Manager, Cameron Library
Scott Davies, Cataloguing and Metadata Assistant, Bibliographic Services
University of Alberta Libraries Service Excellence Award

This newly established award recognizes a University of Alberta Libraries staff member, or team of staff members, who has demonstrated excellent service to internal and/or external UAL users in the current academic year.

James Franks, Associate University Archivist, Special Collections & Archives
Information Access and Protection of Privacy Program Award for Outstanding Leadership and Contribution to the Field of Access and Privacy in Alberta and Canada

It recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the field of information rights in Canada through various means such as teaching, research, career work in the field, professional development, etc. in the field

Weiwei Shi, Digital Initiatives Applications Librarian, Digital Initiatives, UAL
Chuck Humphrey, Research Data Management Services Coordinator, Digital Initiatives, UAL
Umar Qasim, Digital Preservation Officer, Digital Initiatives, UAL
Tai-chun Lee, Unix System Administrator, Information Technology Services, UAL
James Doiron, Research Data Management Services Coordinator, Digital Initiatives, UAL
Tyler Antonio, Systems Analyst, Information Services & Technology, IST
James Woodward, Team Lead/Infrastructure Apps, Information Services & Technology, IST
Information Technology Excellence Award

This UAlberta award recognizes teams which have shown innovative use of hardware and/or software technology to successfully deploy a major IT project with significant impact to research, teaching, administration, and/or the campus experience.  The team won this award for their work on the DMP Assistant tool for preparing Data Management Plans.

Angie Mandeville, Public Services Manager, Cameron Library
Excellence in Leadership Award

This UAlberta award recognizes outstanding leaders for their awareness of and attention to issues and concerns that impact the quality of the work and learning environment.  Angie won this award for her leadership in supporting learners.

Monday, October 3, 2016

READ IN Week 2016: One World, Many Voices

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Celebrate READ IN Week beginning October 3rd by discovering the different stories that inspire us!   

The purpose of READ IN Week is to create a greater awareness of the importance of reading. Historically, the event has successfully promoted the school as an important place for the development of lifelong literacy, but also highlights events and activities in libraries, community centres and workplaces.

Need some reading inspiration?  Our Education librarians at Coutts have compiled a recommended reading list for K12 readers based on the theme of diversity. All books can be borrowed through U of A Libraries or the Edmonton Public Library. Borrow one, borrow many and share stories!

Check out the READ IN web site for more information.