MRU Library

Food for Fines Every Tuesday

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 any Tuesday to receive up to $5.00 off of their library overdue fines.  It is a maximum $5.00 reduction in overdue fines per Food for Fines Tuesday.

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 Service Desk for more information.

Indigenous Science Speaker Series: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, Nov. 2nd

Indigenous Science Speaker Series: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia – Aboriginal Title and Resource Management. Chief Joe Alphonse will be coming to Mount Royal University to speak about the significance of Tsilhqot’in Nation title win at the Supreme Court. 3:30pm-5:30pm in the Ideas Visualization Lounge. Free Admission. Please register.

http://mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/FacultiesSchoolsCentres/IniskimCentre/Events/IndScienceSpeakerSeries.htm

Visit us for DOYYC!

Take a look at the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre during Doors Open YYC on September 23!

The RLLC is a 16,000-square-metre, four-storey stand-alone LEED gold-certified building with state-of-the-art technology in visualization classrooms, 360 visualization room, a dedicated makerspace, treadmill desks.

Look forward to:

  • Live, interactive demos of the Maker Studio
  • Demos of the Visualization classroom
  • Viewing the Archives and Special Collections
  • Take a guided or self guided tour

More information on the DOYYC website

Database Trial – Canada Ebook Subscription

We currently have a trial of an exciting new ebook package! Canada Ebook Subscription is a database that currently has 9,940 titles with a cross-disciplinary Canada-specific focus, including 290 newly-added titles (160 English / 130 French)

This resources features titles from Academic, Education, Small and Trade presses including: Canadian Science (NRC Research Press); Grey House; IDRC Books/Les Éditions du CRDI; Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal; University of Alberta Press; Pembroke; Canadian Museum of History; Coteau Books; Talonbooks; Nimbus Publishing; Ontario Genealogical Society

To access and test out this new resource use the following login information:

 

URL – https://libproxy.mtroyal.ca/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/coppulca

Username: coppultaleln1
Password: Upd48KD2

New faces and expertise in the Library – Maker studio and Visualization spaces

With some of our new spaces in the Library we have also added new staff with matching expertise.

Maker studio

The Maker Studio is a creative space for students, faculty and community users to experiment with new technologies and tools to tackle projects and explore ideas and concepts in a hands-on way. Users from the MRU community can design objects and creations for their research, coursework, or personal projects. Currently located in EL 1355, we looking forward to having the larger Maker Studio (EL 1245) completed by January 2018.

Contact Sandra Sarmiento, Technology Facilitator,  at ssarmiento@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7789 with any questions about using the Maker Studio technology.

Visualization spaces

  • Ideas Visualization Lounge
    • Located on the first floor (EL 1270), the Ideas Visualization Lounge is an exciting event and presentation space, designed to support Library and campus programming with public lectures, presentations, workshops and other interactive events. The state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall is ideal for large-scale displays to augment events and programs. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of August.
  • Visualization classroom
    • The Visualization Classroom, located on the first floor in EL1441, offers a state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall ideal for large-scale displays of text, images, video, data etc.  This exciting new teaching, learning and research space enables innovative teaching and unique opportunities to explore, learn, create and share. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of September 2017.
  • Immersion Studio
    • The Immersion Studio (EL3345) takes experiential and immersive learning to a new level. This “grey box” room allows projection of images or information on all four walls of the room at the same time, creating a unique 360º experience for teaching, learning and research. Construction is expected to be complete by October 2017

Contact Anna Nuhn – Visualization Specialist – anuhn@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7088

Our website redesign project

MRU Library users who have recently visited our website will have seen our calls for volunteers to participate in web usability interviews. These interviews are part of our project to update the website along with the launch of the Riddell Library + Learning Centre. The response was fantastic, and shows how important our online presence is to the MRU community. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest and who donated their time!

Just as with other parts of the new building, as we plan the website we anticipate there will be several opportunities for MRU students and employees to contribute. Keep an eye out for future calls for volunteers; they will be posted to the site.

In the meantime, if you have general website feedback, please contact Sarah Stephens at sstephens@mtroyal.ca.