MRU Library Blog

Apply to Teach in the Immersion Studio for Winter 2020

We are currently accepting applications from faculty interested in teaching a Winter 2020 course in the Immersion Studio. This is an opportunity to partner with the Library to utilize this unique resource for teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Located on the third floor of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre, the Immersion Studio is a 360º projection room that allows for immersive multimedia experiences that enhance group learning and research.

This is an environment that supports simulation and context-based learning, providing opportunities to interpret information in relation to where and when it occurs.

Room Features:

  • Present images, video, and audio in 360º
  • Specialized surround sound system
  • Customizable furniture arrangements
  • Display content from multiple HDMI sources
  • Room capacity: 20-40

Use Cases:

  • Presentations
  • Exhibits/Galleries
  • Simulations/Training
  • Research/Data Visualization

If interested, please fill out the booking request form. Application review begins January 2, 2019, please submit applications early as space and time are limited.

For more information or to arrange a consultation please contact:
Anna Nuhn, MRU Library Emerging Technologies Specialist (


Special Guest Lecture with Sandra Littletree

Libraries are where you go to access information and Indigenous systems of knowledge should be considered and applied to historical documents and new material. MRU Library is pleased to feature a guest lecture with Dr. Sandra Littletree, PhD who will offer insight on how to make space for Indigenous perspectives in institutions. Honouring Relationality: Centering Indigenous Perspectives in Library Services will take place  on Tuesday, May 28 at 2pm and is open to the public. Register today!

Honouring Relationality: Centering Indigenous Perspectives in Library Services with Sandra Littletree on May 28 at 2pm

Students Share Feedback on Library Services and Spaces


The Library set up a feedback table with whiteboards and colourful sticky notes at the West Entrance of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre on February 11. Thank you to all the students who took time to write down where they want to see change in the Library to better serve the MRU community, and also the high-fives for what you love the most about the people and services offered.

Library leadership received all 173 comments recorded by students throughout the day and carefully considered each one. Students weighed in on everything from group rooms, the Maker Studio, seating, to specifics on how to best communicate with Mount Royal students throughout the semester. We’re excited to look into new ways to implement change and make improvements. Look out for updates, as we expect to share any changes made that are from student suggestions. In the meantime, refer to the infographic below for answers to a portion of questions and concerns included in the feedback.


Submit Research to Library Awards for a Chance to Receive Cash


Mount Royal students can submit outstanding research to the Library Awards for Research Excellence by April 10, 2019 for a chance to win a cash award from one of three categories.

The Mount Royal Library Awards for Research Excellence celebrates students who produce outstanding scholarly projects such as essays/papers, film projects, poster presentations, web or technology-based projects, or creative works that demonstrate research skills and the effective use of information resources.

Individual projects and group projects will be evaluated for the award category entered on the application:

Senior Award – $1000: For projects created in 4000-level or higher courses, independent studies, capstone or honours thesis work, this category recognizes projects which are larger in scope, represent a higher level of independence and a greater depth of research.

Junior Award – $1000: For projects created in 1000-level to 3000-level courses, this category recognizes outstanding student work at a level that is smaller in scope and depth of research.

Group Award – $1500: For projects created at any course level, this category recognizes outstanding student work completed by 2 or more students.The award will divided equally among group members.

Visit for complete details including submission requirements.