We will be tearing down our old green sorting room walls during Reading Week. Our apologies for the noise and distraction in the library during this time. Once the space is cleared, we will be putting in another student study area. Our CD and Sheet Music collections have moved to a nearby alcove. Please bear with us while we continue to try to meet students needs. And yes, we are also dreaming about all of the extra space in the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre!
This year the library is hosting the Banned Book Reader Series again, as well as a talk that will be presented by Scott Murray and Glen Ryland. Details of both are outlined below!
Please Join MRU Library on Main Street for Freedom to Read Week!
Denying and Affirming the Holocaust: The Challenges of Free Speech
After the copyright expired on Hitler’s anti-Semitic manifesto, Mein Kampf in 2015, an annotated version was published by the Institute for Contemporary History as it’s now in the public domain. Could the republication offer new ways for academics to demystify the Nazi regime to better understand contemporary cases of racism and genocide? Or will it contribute to the spread of neo-fascist beliefs and encourage Holocaust denial? Please join Dr. Glen Ryland and Dr. Scott Murray as they discuss the contemporary challenges of Nazi history, Holocaust denial and free speech.
To register please visit mru.ca/freedomtoread
- book chapters;
- books, videos, thesis (anything that needs to be physically borrowed).
Food for Fines is now the first and third Tuesday of every month!
The next Food for Fines day is Tuesday, February 16th.
Patrons (including faculty and staff) are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food donations to the library for the SAMRU Peer Support Centre Food Bank on the first and third Tuesday of every month and receive up to $5.00 off of their library account fines. It is a maximum $5.00 reduction in fines per Food for Fines day.
Items in high demand include: powdered or canned milk; canned tuna, salmon or meat; canned fruits and vegetables; sugar, coffee, and tea; peanut butter; pasta and pasta sauce; baby food and baby formula. There is also a great need for toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, baby care items, toilet paper and feminine hygiene products.
Even if you don’t have any Library fines, please consider making a donation, your generosity will be appreciated.
Please call 403-440-6019 or drop by the Circulation Desk for more information.
Let’s talk about trigger warnings and microaggressions in the classroom and beyond!
Where: Library Lounge (located in the library)
Date: Thursday January 21st, 2016
All students, staff and faculty are welcome to join this informal conversation about Trigger Warnings and Microagressions, led by MRU’s Patricia Kostouros and Rosalee Averin. The Big Ideas Lounge invites you to share your ideas and consider the views of others through engaging and thoughtful dialogue.
Snacks provided. Drop in or register here. See you there!
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