MRU Library

Institutional Repository now available

Just in time for Open Access week, the Library is very pleased to announce that the Mount Royal University Institutional Repository (MRUIR) is now available for viewing and deposit (http://mruir.mtroyal.ca/).

The Institutional Repository (IR) is a digital resource that captures and showcases the scholarship, research and intellectual contributions created by Mount Royal faculty and students. By centrally collecting research publications, data, scholarly endeavours, and creative achievements, we are able to preserve, promote and provide free and open access to the excellent work done at the University, while meeting open access requirements of key granting agencies. Continue reading

Open Access Week events at MRU – October 20 – 28

Monday October 20th 10:00 am-11:30 am Location: T107

Open Textbooks: Opening the doors to education (Webinar)
Amanda Coolidge, Manager of Open Education at BCcampus, will provide an overview of the BC Open Textbook Project. She will share with faculty the challenges and successes of open education and provide resources to help faculty adopt, adapt or create their own open educational resources.
Sponsored by: Mount Royal University Library

Monday October 20, 1:00-2:00 pm Location: Library Boardroom (G201)

OA Week Kickoff Event (Webinar)
This panel representing research funders, university administrators, and scholarly societies will discuss how Open Access affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers, and how institutions can support researchers in making their work Open.
Presented by: World Bank and SPARC

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Webinar on Open Textbooks – October 20

MRU Library Open Access Week Speaker Series:

Open Textbooks: Opening the doors to education

In October 2012, the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education announced its support for the creation of open textbooks for the 40 highest-enrolled first and second year subject areas in the province’s public post-secondary system. In May 2014 we received funds for a further 20 open textbooks for skills training and technical programs to support the priorities in B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint.

Amanda Coolidge, Manager of Open Education at BCcampus, will provide an overview of the BC Open Textbook Project. She will share with faculty the challenges and successes of open education and provide resources to help faculty adopt, adapt or create their own open educational resources.

Live webcast: Monday October 20th 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Room: T107

Break Up Your Day presentation on October 14 from 10-11:30 am

Break Up Your Day
What is the “sitting disease”
Do you have it? What can you do about it?

Hosted by Mount Royal University’s Library, this presentation will examine the evidence behind “sitting disease” and the damaging effects of a sedentary lifestyle, particularly at work. The presenters, Dr. Trevor Day and Dr. Nishan Sharma will also discuss some preliminary data from their own investigations on the effects of sitting and discuss some future directions of their work.

October 14, 2014
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
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10th Annual United Way Book Sale!

The 10th Annual Library United Way Book Sale is happening on Thurs Nov 13th, 2014!

Join the cause by donating:

  • until Nov 12th
  • at the Library Admin office (G201)
  • or the Library Circulation Desk (G100)

Shop at the Sale – 9 am to 4 pm in front of the Library:

  • new and used books, CDs, DVDs, videos, albums and more
  • fiction and nonfiction
  • recently published textbooks
  • $1/item

All proceeds go to the United Way of Calgary.