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Open Access Week events at MRU – October 20 – 28

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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.
T107, limited seating available (more…)

10th Annual United Way Book Sale!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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.

Library Catalogue Outage

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

In order to update security,  the library catalogue will be intermittently unavailable Thursday April 17 between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

You may encounter 404 error messages when searching the catalogue or when linking to books from the discovery search tool.

Access to databases will NOT be affected by this outage, thanks for your patience.

Food for Fines!

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Help out your fellow students and save some $$$…

From Tuesday, March 25th to Thursday, March 27th, 2014, the Library will take up to $5.00 off your fines with a donation to the Student Food Bank.

Items in high demand include: powdered or canned milk; canned tuna, salmon or meat; canned fruits and vegetables; sugar, coffee, and tea; peanut butter; 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 440-6019 or drop by the Circulation / Reserve Desk for more information.

MRU Library’s Big Ideas Lounge: Respect, Rights and the Secular University

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

MRU Library’s Big Ideas Lounge: Respect, Rights and the Secular University
Wednesday, March 12 3 – 5 pm, 2nd Floor Wyckham House

Everyone is welcome to join this dialogue led by Stephanie Stone, Diversity and Human Rights Advisor at MRU. The Big Ideas Lounge invites you to share your ideas and consider the views of others through engaging and thoughtful dialogue.
Snacks provided. See you there!

The Library Wants You!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Student Technology and the new Library & Learning Centre – tell us what you need!

Planning is underway for the Library and Learning Centre, and we would like to hear from students about their technology needs and how to meet them in the new building.

Are your technology needs currently being met on campus? How could technology support for your studies be improved? Come and talk to us about how the new building can best support your learning technology needs.

Let us know in the comments below your ideas for the new library.

More questions? Feel free to contact Alice Swabey at aswabey@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7241

MRU Library Award

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Now accepting submissions for the 2014 MRU Library Award for Excellence in Scholarly Endeavors.

This $1000 prize will be awarded for student reseach. Please consult the Award website for more information.

 

Names Instead of Numbers

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

This international travelling exhibition features 27 floor-to-ceiling banners featuring biographies selected from the Dachau Remembrance Book project set up at the former concentration camp’s memorial site.  The exhibition is currently on display in the MRU Library until February 17 and has been scheduled to coincide with the MRU conference, Understanding Atrocities.

 

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