SAMRU presents a Mayoral Debate today in the Library!
Join us from 5 to 7 on the 4th floor of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre and get informed of your candidate’s platforms!
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:
With some of our new spaces in the Library we have also added new staff with matching expertise.
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.
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access over 6,000 reports and documents produced by the Conference Board of Canada and the Conference Board Inc. Content includes reports, briefings, economic periodicals and recorded webinars. Check it out HERE
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
We have been busy over the Spring and Summer months! Here are the newest offerings that have been added to our A – Z Resource List:
Due to infrastructure work, Euromonitor International’s Passport system will be unavailable from Saturday, 10 May until Sunday, 11 May.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
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.