News & Noteworthy Archive

Extended Hours: November 28 - December 15

For your studying convenience, the Library's extended hours run from Friday, November 28th until Monday, December 15th. During that time, the hours will be as follows:

The Library will begin its intersession hours on Tuesday, December 16th. For a complete calendar of library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Stress-Free Zone Returns! December 7 - 15

Feeling stressed? Need a study break? Come to the Library's Stress-Free Zone. Relax, enjoy free coffee and snacks, play a game, watch a movie or just chill out!

WHEN? December 7 - 15; 6 - 10:30pm

WHERE? Room L1114

In advance of the event, the Library would also like to thank our other Stress-Free Zone partners:

• Aramark Higher Education (Food Services)
• University of Lethbridge Students' Union
• Alumni Association
Let us know what you think about our Stress-Free Zone via our Comment/Suggestions page.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blackfoot Digital Library Redevelopment and Art Installations Celebrated!

Link to Notice

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Library Operational Change: Check Out Transactions-to-Email

In addition to receiving the convenient courtesy notices that we send, starting in January 2015, the Library will email check out transaction receipts to patrons.

What does this mean for you?

Convenience and speed. The transaction receipt that contains the item(s) and due date(s) you checked out will be sent to your email account—you will no longer have to wait for slow printouts or worry about losing the receipts. [You can feel good about using a little less paper too.]

Still want a printed receipt?

Library personnel will print a receipt of your transaction upon request.

TIP: You can always access your online Library account (https://darius.uleth.ca/patroninfo/) to review your current check outs, track your history, perform renewals, submit hold requests, and more!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Therapy Dogs Returning to the Library: December 8 & 10

Tired? Stressed? Need some fuzzy fun? Exam time can be hectic, so take some time out and visit a therapy dog in the Library!

WHEN: December 8th and 10th

TIME: 6-7 p.m.

WHERE: L1008B

After you visit a therapy dog, visit the Library's Stress-Free Zone running from 6-10:30 p.m. nightly from December 7th to 15th.

The therapy dogs are brought to you by our friends in the Student Success Centre in partnership with the St. John Ambulance.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Library Intersession Hours | December 16, 2014 to January 6, 2015

During the intersession period between the fall and spring semesters (December 16, 2014 - January 6, 2015), the Library's hours are as follows:

Spring semester hours will begin on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. For a complete overview of Library hours, please visit: www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Trial Databases: American Indian Histories and Cultures and America West

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.

The wide range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library's extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.


America West

From early topographical sketches and pioneers’ accounts, to photographs of Buffalo Bill and his ‘Wild West’ stars, explore the fact and the fiction of westward expansion in America from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Browse a wide range of rare and original documents including printed books, journals, historic maps, broadsides, periodicals, advertisements, photographs, artwork and more.

Monday, December 08, 2014

"landScapes" Art Display in the Library

A. Smith's "landScrapes" is now on display in the Library! The 14 works that are part of the exhibition are on the level 10 north blue wall. You can find a comment book and the "People's Choice Ballot Box" to provide the artist with feedback and select your favourite work near the Library's exit.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Resource Radar: The Institutional Repository

Link to Notice

Monday, December 01, 2014

National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo at the Library

Link to Notice

Monday, December 01, 2014

New Database: Heritage

The Heritage project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada's most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 60 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists. The collections include genealogy, Aboriginal history, government documents, military history, and landmark papers.

Connect to Heritage

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Database: The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) provides a comprehensive resource for the scientific community working with Arabidopsis thaliana, a widely used model plant. TAIR consists of a searchable relational database, which includes many different data types. Data can be viewed using an interactive MapViewer, and analyzed with our tools. Datasets can be downloaded. In addition, pages on news, information on the Arabidopsis Genome Initiative (AGI), Arabidopsis lab protocols, and useful links are provided.

Connect to TAIR

Friday, November 21, 2014

Living Library Event - Tuesday, November 18

Come to the Living Library event during International Education Week and "check out" a student from another country! Learn about their culture and speak to them one-on-one. Students from Jamaica, Japan, Mexico and Hawaii will be available to tell you all about their home countries.

Tuesday, November 18 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at LINC building, in front of the library entrance doors

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Library the Perfect Home for Student Art Installation

Link to Notice

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Remembrance Day Hours (November 11th)

The Library's hours of operation for Remembrance Day (Tuesday, November 11th) are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Regular hours will precede and follow this day. For more details on the Library's hours, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Library Headcounts: October 19th to 25th

From Sunday, October 19th to Saturday, October 25th, student assistants (you may see them with clipboards) will be performing headcounts in the Library. The counts are to determine how many people are in the Library spaces and computer resources in use during the designated count times. No other information is being collected.

If you have any comments, concerns, or questions, please contact the Library’s General Services Desk (gsd.library@uleth.ca).

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Open Access Presentation: Your Research, Your Article, Your Future - Tuesday, October 21 at 3:00pm

You are invited to to a presentation in celebration of International Open Access week entitled "Your Research, Your Article, Your Future" by guest speaker Jennifer Laloup from PLOS ONE.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 21 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: The presentation will take place in the University Library Alcove, behind the Information and Research Assistance desk.

RSVP: Reception and refreshments will follow, and this event is RSVP only. Please RSVP to alison.butler@uleth.ca by October 17, 2014.

About Jennifer Laloup:

Jen is an Editorial Manager at PLOS ONE, the world's largest scientific journal. Over the last six years, she has seen firsthand how open access and PLOS ONE have transformed the academic publishing landscape. Soon after joining PLOS in 2008, she developed ONE's media program, which helps authors promote their research via various media channels, and uses ALMs as a means to help quantify the reach and impact of research published in ONE. Jen's background includes degrees in Technical Journalism and Speech Communication, along with experience working for major media outlets.
About PLOS ONE:
PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
PLOS ONE is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication. PLOS ONE welcomes reports on primary research from any scientific discipline. It provides:
From more information about Open Access week visit www.openaccessweek.org

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Resource Radar: Case Law, Legal Info, International News, and Journal Articles? LexisNexis is your database!

Link to Notice

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

The Library's hours of operation during the Thanksgiving Day weekend are as follows:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

LibQual+ Survey Update

The University Library has completed another successful LibQUAL+ survey. While participation has indirect rewards for all, for some fortunate individuals, participation has its own special reward. Congratulations to students Tanner Heggie, Nathan Hill, Tyler Morton, and Jeremy Wu and to faculty member, Don Gill, each of whom won a $100 gift card from the University Bookstore.

The LibQUAL+ Library Service Quality Survey is used in libraries worldwide and allows the Library to check in on the quality of library services as perceived by the University Community. The 2014 LibQUAL+ Survey ran from March 3rd to 23rd. The results will be compared to those from the previous surveys conducted in 2005, 2008, and 2011 to see if we are addressing issues and continuing to meet user expectations. Each time the Library conducts LibQUAL+, the results identify and inform improvements to be contemplated for library services.

For the University of Lethbridge Library, LibQUAL+ is the cornerstone of its service assessment activities. According to Leona Jacobs, LibQUAL+ Lead Project Librarian, "LibQUAL+ goes beyond simply counting things (e.g., collection usage, visits, etc.) or checking interest in specific issues (e.g., instruction). LibQUAL+ is a high level survey that actually seeks to understand user perceptions and gauge the University community’s overall satisfaction with the services provided by the Library. The survey is, indeed, complex, asking respondents to rate their minimum expectations for, desired expectations for, and actual perceptions of various aspects of library service. However, the aggregated scores for each of the scales, then provides the Library with a sense of University community’s "zone of tolerance" (the difference between minimum and desired expectations) for each of three dimensions of service: library collections and the access to these collections (whether physical or electronic), interactions with library staff, and the physical library space and an understanding of whether the Library is meeting expectations in these regards."

The 2014 LibQUAL+ had 494 valid responses submitted. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Database: AIP Scitation

Scitation offers online access to a robust collection of close to 1 million articles from leading physical sciences publications including journals, conference proceedings, standards, and magazines published by AIP Publishing and its publishing partners.

Access AIP Scitation

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Presentation: Oral History at the Galt Archives - Wednesday, October 1

The Centre for Oral History and Tradition in Partnership with the Galt Museum and Archives Presents:

Andrew Chernevych, "Oral History at the Galt Archives"

WHEN: Wednesday, October 1, 2014; 12 - 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Library Alcove (on the 10th floor behind the Information & Research Assistance Desk)

ABOUT: Chernevych will focus on the collection of the Galt Archives, discussing circumstances of creation, form and content of the oral history materials; preservation issues; public access; and how oral histories can help create richer historical narratives.

For more information:
Email: coht@uleth.ca
Phone: 403.329.2544
Metered parking available: http://www.uleth.ca/security/content/pay-display

Thursday, October 02, 2014

New Database: SCOAP3 Repository (Beta)

SCOAP3 is a one-of-its-kind partnership of thousands of libraries and key funding agencies and research centers in two dozen countries. Working with leading publishers, SCOAP3 has converted key journals in the field of High-Energy Physics to Open Access at no cost for authors.

Access SCOAP3 Repository (Beta)

Friday, September 26, 2014

New Database: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

A comprehensive, one-volume reference resource for chemistry and physics research. The 95th edition includes 22 new tables, plus major updates and expansions.

Access the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Friday, September 26, 2014

Library Tours Available September 15-20

Library tours are being offered on the following dates/times:

Sign up online and find out how to access Library resources and services that will help to make your semester a success. Tours last approximately 50 minutes.

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

University Historical Timeline

The University of Lethbridge Timeline, a project located in the University Archives, with assistance from the University Library, has just undergone an extensive revision with many more images added to the gallery along with additional historical highlights presented. It can be accessed on both the Library and Archive homepages. The Timeline is fully searchable using any search box on the University's webpages. If you have any suggestions or comments please email either mike.perry@uleth.ca or jacob.cameron@uleth.ca

Monday, September 15, 2014

Undergraduate Lending Policy Change: Main Collection Items

Starting September 1, 2014, the undergraduate loan period on Main Collection items will change. The 6-weeks loan will remain; however, items can now be recalled after the first 3-weeks.

Why was this done? This brings the undergraduate loan policy into agreement with the Library's Access Policy, which states, "Loans of more than three weeks are subject to recall after the first three weeks."

Provided there is no hold on the item, it can be renewed for two additional 6 week periods. Items are subject to an immediate recall in any renewal period.

The 6-week/no-recall borrowing period for undergraduates will remain on Curriculum Laboratory materials.

For complete details on undergraduate borrowing privileges, please visit the undergraduate borrowing privileges page.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall Hours Begin Wednesday, September 3rd

The Library's fall semester hours will begin on Wednesday, September 3rd. The regular hours of operation will be as follows:

▷ Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

▷ Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

▷ Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

▷ Sunday: 1 – 9 p.m.

For a complete overview of the Library's hours, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Monday, September 08, 2014

Intersession Hours: August 20 to September 2

During the intersession period between the summer and fall semesters (August 20 – September 2), the Library's hours are as follows:

Fall hours will begin on Wednesday, September 3.  For a complete overview of Library hours, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Monday, September 01, 2014

Printing/Copying Unavailable Friday, August 29

What is this notice about?
A planned outage of the Equitrac and Follow-You printing services will take place while these systems are being upgraded.

When did this happen?
Equitrac and Follow-You printing will be unavailable Friday, August 29 beginning at 8:30 am until the end of day.

Who was affected and how?
This outage will affect anyone in the following categories:

Why did this happen?
This outage is required to upgrade the Equitrac print queue software to the latest version in preparation for the new semester. This upgrade is planned to coincide with a University semester break and long weekend so as to impact the fewest number of users.

For assistance:
If you require additional information or have any concerns, please contact the ITS Solutions Centre at 403-329-2490 or help@uleth.ca.

Thanks,
U of L IT Solutions Centre Team.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cleaning and Collection Shifting Alert

In early May, Library staff will begin a project to clean and shift the collections shelved on Levels 9 and Level 10 (north). Please be aware that the project involves the use of vacuum cleaners, so nearby study areas may be affected by the associated noise.

Signage will be placed in the areas that are immediately affected.

We apologize in advance for the disruption and will endeavour to complete the project as quickly as we can.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Library Catalogue and Searching Unavailable Monday, August 18

The Library Catalogue, associated search tools (Quick Search, Article Search, etc.) and interlibrary loan service will be unavailable Monday, August 18 due to a planned major software migration being performed by our vendor. During this time, access to our licensed databases will be limited to on-campus only. Circulation activities at the General Services Desk will be limited to check-out and check-in functions. If you require assistance locating materials or have questions, please contact staff at the service desks.

It is hoped the migration will not require the entire day and a notice will be posted when all systems are available. We thank you in advance for your patience while we work on improvements to our systems over the summer.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Library Closure: Heritage Day; Monday, August 4th

The University Library will be closed on Monday, August 4th for Heritage Day.

The Library will reopen on Tuesday, August 5th at 8:00 a.m. For a complete overview of Library hours, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Library Catalogue and Searching Unavailable Friday, July 11 from 6:00am - 7:00am

The Library Catalogue and associated search tools (Quick Search, Article Search, etc.) will be unavailable Friday, July 11 from 6:00am - 7:00am while we perform necessary hardware upgrades.  During this time, access to our licensed databases will be limited to on-campus only.

We thank you in advance for your patience while we work on improvements to our systems over the summer.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Library Catalogue and Searching Unavailable Wednesday, July 9 from 5:00am - 6:00am

The Library Catalogue and associated search tools (Quick Search, Article Search, etc.) will be unavailable Wednesday, July 9 from 5:00am - 6:00am while we perform necessary hardware upgrades.  During this time, access to our licensed databases will be limited to on-campus only.

We thank you in advance for your patience while we work on improvements to our systems over the summer.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Intersession and Canada Day Hours (June 26 - July 1)

During the intersession period (June 26 - July 1), the Library's hours of operation will be as follows:

The Library will return to its regular Summer Semester hours of operation on Wednesday, July 2. For a complete overview of Library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Bridge Bucks Unavailable Thursday, June 26

Link to Notice

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Job Posting: Professional Librarian (Term)

Link to Notice

Friday, June 06, 2014

Job Posting: Library Operations Specialist III (Temporary)

Link to Notice

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Job Posting: Library Operations Specialist III

Link to Notice

Saturday, May 31, 2014

New Database: Scalable Brain Atlas

Scalable Brain Atlas: The Scalable Brain Atlas (SBA) is a fully web-based display engine for brain atlases, imaging data and topologies. It allows client websites to show brain region related data in a 3D interactive context and provides services to look up regions, generate thumbnails or download nomenclature- and delineation data.

Access Scalable Brain Atlas

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Library Closure: Victoria Day - Monday, May 19

The University Library will be closed on Monday, May 19, 2014 for the Victoria Day holiday. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, May 20 at 8:00am

We hope you have a great long weekend!

For a complete overview of Library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Library Catalogue and Searching Unavailable Today, May 16 from 4:30 - 6pm

The Library Catalogue and associated search tools (Quick Search, Article Search, etc.) will be unavailable today, May 16 from 4:30pm - 6pm while we perform necessary hardware upgrades.  During this time, access to our licensed databases will be limited to on-campus only.

We thank you in advance for your patience while we work on improvements to our systems over the summer.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Summer Hours Begin May 7

The Library's regular summer hours of operation are as follows:

For a complete overview of Library hours, including future closures and intersession hours from May to August, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Monday, May 12, 2014

New Database: Association of Religion Data Archives

Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world. The ARDA allows you to interactively explore the highest quality data on American and international religion using online features for generating national profiles, GIS maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other reports. Over 450 surveys and other data collections are available for online preview and virtually all can be downloaded free of charge.

Access Association of Religion Data Archives

Monday, May 12, 2014

Library Hours: Intersession Period (April 30 - May 6)

During the intersession period between the spring and summer semesters (April 30 - May 6), the Library's hours will be as follows:

Wednesday (April 30): 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday - Friday (May 1 - 2): 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday (May 3 - 4): CLOSED
Monday (May 5): 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday (May 6): CLOSED

Summer session hours will begin on May 7. For a complete overview of Library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Library Closed on Tuesday, May 6

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, May 6 for it's annual staff retreat.  Regular summer hours will resume at 8:00am on Wednesday, May 7.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Library's Stress-Free Zone: 21-29 April 2014

Feeling stressed? Need a study break? Come to the Library's Stress-Free Zone. Relax, enjoy free coffee and snacks, play a game, watch a movie or just chill out!

WHEN? April 21 - 29; 6 - 10:30pm

WHERE? Room L1114

In advance of the event, the Library would also like to thank our other Stress-Free Zone partners:

Let us know what you think about our Stress-Free Zone via our Comment/Suggestions page.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Extended Hours: April 11 - 29, 2014

For your studying convenience, the Library's extended hours run from April 11th to 29th. During this time, the hours will be as follows:

Following the conclusion of exams, the Library will begin its intersession hours on Wednesday, April 30th. For a complete list of calendar hours visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Coulee plant publication a collaboration between library, faculty and community

Link to Notice

Monday, April 28, 2014

Library Redevelopment: Brainstorm About the Future!

Help us brainstorm as we think about how to make the Library better!

The Library invites your informal input as we begin to plan possible redevelopment of some of our spaces and services. We welcome your suggestions and ideas. Any feedback is completely voluntary and anonymous. http://uleth.ca/lib/LibRedev/

Monday, April 28, 2014

Employment: Systems Support Specialist II (Project)

Link to Notice

Monday, April 28, 2014

New Database: AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search indexes full text scholarly research in the field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development. The literature includes working papers, conference papers, as well as journal articles. The database is searchable by any words used in the citations and abstracts; the full text papers are available in PDF format.

Access AgEcon Search

 


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Library Ventilation

During the month of March Facilities will be improving the operation of the humidification system within the ventilation units. As a result there will be a "new smell" in the air and may be noticeable to some individuals however to most the smell will be unremarkable. This aroma is not harmful and will fade away when the project is complete. Work will be conducted after hours and on weekends to minimize any disruption to staff and students.

If you have any concerns please contact:

Project Manager - rod.gelleny@uleth.ca or
Risk and Safety Services - darlene.konynenbelt@uleth.ca

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

-- Originally published on the university's Notice Board (http://www.uleth.ca/notice/display.html?b=301&s=20667).

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Thanks for your input on our recent survey...

It is very much appreciated!

The Library


Monday, March 31, 2014

LibQUAL+ On Now!

Have you been asked to help? Please complete your survey. The Library. http://bit.ly/18xgGEa

Monday, March 24, 2014

New Database: bioRxiv

bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. These articles are not peer-reviewed, edited, or typeset before being posted online. Clinical studies or clinical trials are not accepted. They do, however, undergo a basic screening process for non-scientific and/or offensive content.

Access bioRxiv

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New JSTOR Collections Added: Business IV and Ecology and Botany II

Two new collections have been added to JSTOR:

Access JSTOR


Thursday, March 06, 2014

New Database: Astronomy Image Explorer

Provides quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of images, illustrations, graphs, charts and videos that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and is available free online to scientists and the public alike. New images are added daily as the journal content is published and copyright information is embedded in each file downloaded from the site, along with the journal reference to facilitate proper citation.

Access Astronomy Image Explorer

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Library Hours of Operation: Reading Week (February 17 - 21)

The Library's hours during Reading Week (February 17 - 21) will be as follows:

Regular hours of operation will precede and follow these dates. For complete details about the Library's hours, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Saturday, February 22, 2014

New Database: First World War: Personal Experiences

This resource showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the First World War, from personal narratives and printed books to military files, propaganda pamphlets and strong visual documents. The material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary material, including scholarly essays, case studies and interactive maps.

Access First World War: Personal Experiences

Monday, February 17, 2014

New Alexander Street Press Search Interfaces

Alexander Street Press video collections can be cross-searched using this interface:
http://0-vasc.alexanderstreet.com.darius.uleth.ca/

Streaming video collections available include:
Alexander Street Press Collections:
http://0-search.alexanderstreet.com.darius.uleth.ca/
Searching interface which enables users to cross-search all Alexander Street Press databases in one interface. This search interface includes the following databases:

Friday, February 14, 2014

New Database: Nursing Education in Video

Nursing Education in Video is a unique online collection of videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All of the videos in the collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

Access Nursing Education in Video

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Draw

Enter to win some sweet treats for Valentine's Day near the Library entrance! Draw date is Friday, February 14 at noon.

Friday, February 14, 2014

New Database: Science Reference Center

A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources. Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Access Science Reference Center


Friday, February 07, 2014

New Resource: Films on Demand Digital Education Video

Films On Demand is our Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and manage their entire collection through a robust administrative reporting system. Films On Demand delivers outstanding digital video ideal for students and faculty.

Access Films on Demand

 


Friday, January 31, 2014

New Database: Science Conference Proceedings

This distributed portal provides access to science and technology conference proceedings and conference papers from a number of sites (primarily professional societies and national labs), whose areas of interest in the physical sciences and technology intersect those of the Department of Energy.

Access Science Conference Proceedings

 


Friday, January 31, 2014

University of Lethbridge Library Rae Hazelwood Award Winner: Taelynn Graham

Congratulation to Taelynn Graham! She is the winner of this year's University of Lethbridge Library Rae Hazelwood Award. This $500 award was established in recognition of the retirement of Rae Hazelwood who served as a U of L librarian.

To qualify, the recipient must be an undergraduate Student Assistant in the Library for at least two semesters, carry a minimum 60% course load, maintain high academic achievement in her/his studies, and demonstrate commendable performance while in the employ of the Library.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Resource: Anatomy and Physiology Online

Anatomy and physiology online includes 19 comprehensive modules on the human body encompassing Primal's award winning 3D anatomy and new integrated physiology content. Stunning interactive 3D anatomy views allow you to engage with the 3D model using intuitive functions to rotate, add or remove anatomy and identify and learn more about any visible structure. Each module has case studies, giving real medical context and relevance, as well as a dedicated section on aging. Test your knowledge with the interactive quizzes at the end of each section.

"The representation of the body in Primal's range of software is unique because of its accuracy and detail. It is derived from genuine medical scan data that has been interpreted by a team of Primal anatomists and then translated into three-dimensional images by an expert team of graphics specialists. The anatomy visuals are accompanied by three-dimensional animations that demonstrate function, biomechanics and surgical procedures. To supplement the core three-dimensional anatomy data are clinical videos and text written by some of the world's leading medical specialists."--Primal Pictures

Access Anatomy and Physiology Online


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stress-Free Zone Winner

Congratulations to Alphine Bindiridza -the winner of a gift certificate to the U of L Bookstore, which was generously donated by the U of L Alumni Association (University Advancement).

The Library thanks its Stress-Free Zone partners that helped make this event a success:

To read some of your comments about the Stress-Free Zone, please visit: http://on.fb.me/1aOjWsq

We hope everyone enjoyed the zone and we look forward to hosting it in the future!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Database: Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Network

The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. The Center acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. Most of the materials acquired are from outside the United States, and many are from the emerging regions of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. CRL holds approximately five million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications, and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Current acquisitions emphasize materials produced outside the United States, especially publications and archives from developing regions.

Access Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Network

Monday, January 20, 2014

Take a Library Tour

Library tours are being offered on the following dates/times:

Sign up online and find out how to access Library resources and services that will help to make your semester a success. Tours last approximately 50 minutes.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Intersession Hours: December 17 - January 7

During the intersession period between the fall and spring semesters (December 17 - January 7), the Library's hours will be as follows:

The spring semester hours of operation will start Wednesday, January 8. For a complete overview of Library hours, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Library Extended Hours: November 29 - December 16

For your studying convenience, the Library's extended hours run from November 29th to December 16th. During that time, the hours will be as follows:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Following the conclusion of exams, Library hours will begin intersession hours on Tuesday, December 17th. For a complete calendar of library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Library Stress-Free Zone: December 8 - 16

Feeling stressed? Need a study break? Come to the Library's Stress-Free Zone. Relax, enjoy free coffee and snacks, play a game, watch a movie or just chill out!

WHEN? December 8 - 16 from 6 - 10:30pm

WHERE? Room L1114

In advance of the event, the Library would also like to thank our other Stress-Free Zone partners:

Let us know what you think about our Stress-Free Zone via our Comment/Suggestions page.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Therapy Dogs Coming to the Library: December 9th and 11th

Tired? Stressed? Need some fuzzy fun? Exam time can be hectic, so take some time out and visit a therapy dog in the Library!

WHEN: December 9th and 11th

TIME: 6 -7pm

WHERE: L1008B

After you visit a therapy dog, visit the Library's Stress-Free Zone running from 6-10:30pm nightly from December 8th to 16th.

The therapy dogs are brought to you by our friends in the Student Success Centre in partnership with the St. John Ambulance.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New Database: Biography in Context

Provides access to Gale Group biographical sources with full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Allows user to search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Library Closing at 5pm, Tuesday, December 3

Due to conditions caused by the inclement weather, the Library will be closing at 5pm on Tuesday, December 3rd. The Library will reopen at 8am on Wednesday, December 4th.

Please follow the Notice Board for updates.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Library Closing at 5pm December 2

Due to the blizzard conditions, the Library will be closing December 2 at 5pm.

All regularly scheduled classes and activities will resume as scheduled the morning of Tuesday, December 3.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Living Library Event - Tues 19th Nov 2013 11:30am-3:00pm

Event Date:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 11:30am - 3:00pm

Location:

By the library entrance

What is a Living Library?

Instead of a book, borrow an actual person and have a real conversation. Please come and ask questions to our Living Library and learn more about Brazil, Belize, China, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway and Saint Lucia.

Why this event is taking place?

To celebrate the International Education Week and to celebrate the existing diversity of our University.

Who will be doing this?

Hosted by the Library, in cooperation with the International Centre for Students, our very own International Students will be our Living Library experts representing their countries.

What countries are represented?

Image for accompanying notice

Monday, November 25, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro: Now Available

It does not matter if you want a laptop or tablet, you will get the best of both worlds with this full feature Surface Pro that includes the Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft Office 2010, Adobe Photoshop Express, and more.

In addition to the applications, the Surface Pro's package includes: Surface Pro tablet, Surface keyboard, tablet pen, mini display port to VGA adapter, mini display port to HDMI adapter, and a power adapter.

Undergraduate students can borrow the Surface Pro for 4-hours and faculty, graduate students, and staff can borrow it for 24-hours. The Surface Pro package is also bookable online.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Remembrance Day Weekend Hours

The Library hours for the Remembrance Day weekend are:

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, November 12.

Monday, November 25, 2013

New Trial Database: World Religion Database

The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world’s religions for the period 1900 to 2050.

URL: http://0-www.worldreligiondatabase.org.darius.uleth.ca/wrd_home.asp

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Level 9 Carpet Installation

The replacement carpeting for Level 9 has arrived and is being transported from Level 10 to Level 9.  This work may generate some noise today around the elevator areas.  Level 10 south and Level 11 should remain quiet and unaffected.

Installation of the carpet will begin this evening (September 24) and it is expected to take approximately 3 weeks.  All work will be performed while the Library is closed to minimize any impact to our users.  We thank you for your patience.

 


Friday, October 25, 2013

Library Flood Event of June 2013

The summer of 2013 marked one of the most significant events in the University of Lethbridge Library's history. As anyone that works in the Library Information Network Centre (LINC), University Centre for the Arts (UCA), and University Hall knows,Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 was the beginning of a trying time for the departments that reside in those structures.

During excavation work on the south plaza outside the Student Union Building (SUB) a waterline was broken. Fast work staved off the deluge, but the temporary dam broke-sending thousands of litres of water down the tunnel that connects the SUB to the LINC. The force of the built up water pushed a wave through the LINC tunnel, into the UCA, and beyond.

The Library's collections were largely spared due to the raised floor that supports power and communication cables on level 9. Though collections did not receive direct water damage, humidity levels in the building rose rapidly and collections began to absorb the excess moisture in the air. Cockling, the warping and wrinkling of materials such as paper, was the result.

Not only were physical collections endangered, but digital assets were also threatened. Assets such as the Blackfoot Digital Library, the Encore search engine, and the Library's website were temporarily offline.

What followed over the days and weeks was a coordinated effort by university Facilities, Information Technology Services, and the Library to preserve all assets and return the facility to some level of service as soon as possible.

From June 12th to 19th, Library staff coordinated restoration crews in the moving of more than 180,000 items of material from level 9 to level 10 of the facility-enabling the remediation process to begin.

For its part, the Library tried to normalize operations as soon as possible-providing computing and study space for patrons. Ongoing and steady restoration efforts throughout the summer months saw the return of the collections to level 9 and access returned to patrons.

Wendy Merkley, Associate University Librarian, stated that, "while flooding and libraries really don't mix, there were some positive outcomes to this event - the library has been able to reconfigure floor space on Level 9 adding additional book stacks, reconfiguring the layout of electrical and data cabling, and adjusting the positioning of student study spaces."

And, from Dr. Chris Nicol, former Dean of Arts and Science, Acting University Librarian at the time of the flood, and now University Librarian, effective July 1, 2013, "as Wendy has mentioned, this was not an overall positive event; however, it did give me an opportunity to learn a lot more about our operations at a faster pace, and to work with many dedicated Library staff, as well as highly committed staff from several other areas of the University, including Facilities and Information Technology, who played a huge role in returning us to operational conditions."

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

New Database: Biodiversity Heritage Library

Provides open access to over 59,300 titles of digitized biodiversity, natural history, and taxonomic literature worldwide.

Connect to Biodiversity Heritage Library

 


Monday, October 07, 2013

New Database: threeSOURCE

threeSOURCE is a research and resource hub for Alberta's third sector. Grey literature publications for, by, and about nonprofits and social services in Alberta are collected.

Connect to threeSOURCE

Monday, October 07, 2013

L950 Available as Drop-in Computer Lab

L950 on level 9 of the Library is now available as a drop-in computer lab for students when classes are not scheduled there.

Take advantage of the creative and productivity orientated applications and the Library's convenient hours.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Writing Centre Reopens Monday, September 16th

The Writing Centre will be reopening this Monday! Tutoring sessions may be booked online at http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/academic-writing/schedule-consultation

The Centre will be open during the Fall 2013 term from September 16th to December 6th. Term hours are as follows:


Monday, September 23, 2013

Library Tours Available September 16-21

Library tours are being offered on the following dates/times:

Sign up online and find out how to access Library resources and services that will help to make your semester a success.  Tours last approximately 50 minutes.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Level 9 Wi-Fi Restored

Good news, you can now surf the Internet anytime, anywhere in the Library! Wireless Internet access has been restored to level 9.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Database Platform - Merck Index Online

Merck Index Online is now available with perpetual access through the Royal Society of Chemistry platform.

The Merck Index is a world renowned reference source for chemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical information that contains more than 10,000 monographs, 28 supplemental tables, and 450 organic name reactions. For over 100 years, The Merck Index has provided critically evaluated, peer-reviewed, and authoritative information on compounds of significance in research, commerce, and environmental impact. Compound descriptions and key facts include capsule statements identifying compound classes and scientific significance, chemical structures, physical properties, an extensive collection of synonyms, and citations to patents and scientific literature. The database contains over 900 retired monographs archived from previous editions and a Therapeutic Category Index with over 370 classifications hyperlinked to more than 4000 monographs. The Organic Name Reactions include reactions schema and key references. The Supplemental Tables comprise a collection of hard-to-find biomedical and chemical information, for example the chemical and biomedical acronyms, vaccines, amino acids found in proteins, and radioactive isotopes used in medicine. 

Connect to Merck Index Online

 


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Level 9 Open - Limited Electricity and WiFi

Level 9 of the Library is now accessible to the public including the collection and study carrels.  Please note however, there is limited access to electricity and WiFi networks.  It is hoped these issues will be resolved by the end of the week and thank you for your patience.

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Database: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Provides coverage of 500 full-text journals, covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

Please note access to this database is restricted to UofC Social Work students (Lethbridge Division).

Connect to Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Monday, September 09, 2013

Fall Hours Begin Wednesday, September 4

The Library's fall semester hours will begin on Wednesday, September 4. The regular hours of operation will be as follows:

For a complete overview of Library hours, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Update: Level 9 Collection More Accessible

Flood damage to the Library caused by a water main break in early June resulted in service disruptions including reduced study space and no access to a portion of the collection housed on Level 9.

Over the past 2 months, significant progress has been made toward readying the Library for the Fall semester. While work continues it has been determined that as of Wednesday, August 7, Library staff will be able to retrieve items from the collection on L9 at the request of patrons.

Please note that the Level 9 area is still an active construction site and remains closed to general Library traffic.

If you need an item from this part of the collection please take your request to the General Services Desk on Level 10.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Noise Alert: Books on the Move

The Library will begin the task of moving books back to Level 9 starting tomorrow, Friday, August 19, which will make Level 10 disruptive and noisy. It is suggested patrons use Level 11 for any quiet/study purposes. It is hoped to have this project completed by Friday, August 30th.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Intersession Hours Begin Wednesday, August 21

During the intersession period between the summer and fall semesters (August 21 - September 3), the Library's hours will be as follows:

The fall semester hours of operation will start Wednesday, September 4. For a complete overview of Library hours, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Job Posting: Library Operations Specialist III - Temporary Position

Link to Notice

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Digital Library Upgrade

We will be doing the on our Digital Library (http://digitallibrary.uleth.ca) website next Thursday, August 22nd.  There will be some minor downtime during the upgrade.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Library Collection Access and Interlibrary Loans Services

Due to the recent flooding in the Library, the following Main Collection call number spans have been relocated to the south side of level 10 in the Library:

The Main Collection on level 10 north remains QH 501 C33 1997 - ZTX 392 D93 c.1.

The Oversize Collection is located behind the Information and Research Assistance Desk (IRAD) on Level 10.

Any item that is outside the provided call number ranges on level 10 can be acquired via the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service. ILL requests are typical processed within one business day.

Delivery of articles is relatively convenient and fast, but books can take up to 1-2-weeks for delivery, so do not delay submitting your requests. As often as possible, ILL services will acquire resources from institutional partners that provide priority service or are in close proximity.

For more information regarding ILL services, please visit http://www.uleth.ca/lib/services/display.asp?PageID=51, or email lib.illo@uleth.ca.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dr. Christopher J. Nicol Appointed University Librarian

Link to Notice

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Library Closed on Monday, August 5

The University Library will be CLOSED on Monday, August 5th for Heritage Day.

The Library will reopen on Tuesday, August 6th at 8:00am We hope you have a great long weekend!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Writing Centre Summer Hiatus

Please note that the Writing Centre will be closed from July 2nd to July 12th. Appointments can still be scheduled online for the second half of July. See the following link: http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/academic-writing/schedule-consultation

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Database: GIS Bibliography

This database covers the literature of geographic information systems, science and technology. It indexes journals, conference proceedings, books and reports from the origins of GIS to the present.

Access GIS Bibliography

Friday, July 05, 2013

Library Update: Jun-18-2013

The library has reopened on both L10 and L11. Staff will be available at both the General Services Desk and at the Information & Research Assistance Desk. Approximately 180,000 volumes have been moved from L9 to L10. The materials housed on L10 and L11 are now available for use, please check at the General Services Desk for assistance locating items. Work continues on L9, which will remained closed until the reclamation is complete. Library materials remaining on the south side of L9 will not be available for use until work is finished in that section of the library.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Intersession and Holiday Hours

During the intersession period (June 27 - July 2), the Library will be reducing its hours of operation. The hours during this period will be:

The Library will return to its regular Summer Semester hours of operation on Wednesday, July 3. For a complete overview of Library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Writing Centre Relocation During Library Closure

Due to the current temporary Library closure, from June 12th to June 14th, the Writing Centre will be moving its services to D536 in University Hall. Please excuse the inconvenience. Regular online booking for the rest of the week is still possible, only our location has changed. Updates to follow as the situation develops.

Friday, June 28, 2013

New Database: Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Contains the most detailed account of U.S. culture and history in a single, searchable database, consisting of more than 3 million articles, many of them peer-reviewed, from approximately 375 leading magazines.

Access Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fines and Inter-library Loans During Closure Information

While the Library is closed, no fines will be assessed for any items that would be due during this time. Any fines that may be incidentally incurred during this period will be forgiven. Patrons can also return items to local public libraries and those items will be routed to the U of L Library once operations have resumed.

The Library is set to reopen on Monday, June 10 at 10:00am. Collections on level 9 will not be accessible to patrons, but measures are being considered for retrieval of items from that floor.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

UPDATE: Library Will Be Closed Until Monday, June 17

Due to the extensive remediation work being perform in the Library because of damage caused by the flooding last week, the Library will be closing at 5pm on June 10.

The Library will tentatively reopen on Monday, June 17.

We appreciate the support and understanding that the community has provided as we work to preserve the integrity of the Library's collections.

 



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Database: Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

Contains indexing of almost 1200 periodicals, including the most important scholarly journals published in North America and Europe throughout the 20th century.

Access Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

 


Monday, June 10, 2013

New Database: Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective: 1900-1984

Contains more than 249,000 essays in collections dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.

Access Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective: 1900-1984

 


Monday, June 10, 2013

Course Reserve Search Now Available on Mobile Website

The ability to search for course reserves is now available on the Library's mobile website.  It is located under the "Search" menu option on the mobile homepage.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Update: Library Will Reopen on Monday, June 10 at 10:00am

Due to ongoing restoration work being performed in the Library following Wednesday's flooding (http://on.fb.me/11nYypg), the Library will remain closed. The Library will re-open on Monday, June 10th at 10:00am.

Please continue to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (www.twitter.com/ulethlibrary) for updates related to Library access.

Additional updates regarding this incident will be posted at www.uleth.ca and www.facebook.com/ulethbridge.ca

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Database: University of Chicago Press Journals

A collection of 47 journals presenting original research from international scholars in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical sciences. Titles are hosted on JSTOR.

Access the University of Chicago Press Journals

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Writing Centre Closed Until Monday, May 20

The Writing Centre will be closed until Monday, May 20th. They are currently in the process of changing the online appointment booking system. For more information, or to book an appointment for May 20th or later, please email writing.centre@uleth.ca

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Library Closure: Victoria Day - Monday, May 20

The University Library will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2013 for the Victoria Day holiday. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, May 21 at 8:00am. We hope you have a great long weekend!

For a complete overview of Library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Summer Hours Begin May 8

Starting May 8, the Library will be moving to its summer hours of operation, which are as follows:

For a complete overview of Library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Friday, May 17, 2013

Stress-Free Zone Winners!

Congratulations to Brenna Scott and Holly Travis! Each has won a gift certificate to the U of L Bookstore, which were generously donated by the U of L Alumni Association (University Advancement).

The Library would also like to thank our other Stress-Free Zone partners that help make this event such a success:

We hope everyone enjoyed the events and we look forward to hosting it in the future!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Resource: Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Link to Notice

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Library Stress-Free Zone: April 21-29

Feeling stressed? Need a study break? Come to the Library's Stress-Free Zone. Relax, enjoy free coffee and snacks, play a game, watch a movie or just chill out!

WHEN? April 21 - 29; 6 - 10:30 p.m.

WHERE? Room L1114

In advance of the event, The Library would also like to thank our other Stress-Free Zone partners:

Let us know what you think about our Stress-Free Zone via our Comment/Suggestions page: http://bit.ly/11EeKoX

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Extended Hours: April 12 - 29

For your studying convenience, extended hours run from April 12th to 29th. During that time, the hours will be as follows:

Following the conclusion of exams, Library hours will be reduced on Tuesday, April 30th. For a complete calendar of library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Monday, April 29, 2013

New Database: Farm, Field and Fireside: agricultural newspaper collection

The Farm, Field and Fireside Collection is a project of the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The collection is a repository of digital facsimiles of historic agricultural newspapers published in the United States. More years and new titles of agricultural newspapers will be added.

Access Farm, Field and Fireside: agricultural newspaper collection 

 


Monday, April 22, 2013

New Digitized Collection: Cardston Alberta Temple: An Historical Record

Cardston Alberta Temple: An Historical Record
URL: http://digitallibrary.uleth.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/cardston

The University Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new digitized collection entitled "Cardston Alberta Temple: An Historical Record". This collection of 500+ individual items include a selection of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other documents that record the Temple's history. An interesting feature of this collection is that virtually all individuals pictured in photographs were identified as part of Elizabeth Rosenvall's work while assembling the collection between 2003 and 2006. The Cardston Alberta Temple digitization project was developed in partnership with Donna Beazer, Library Manager at the Jim and Mary Kearl Library in Cardston, Alberta.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Emergency Final Paper Help: Writing and Research Tips

Finishing up your final essays and research papers for the term? Do you have last-minute questions about writing, research, or citations?
The Library and the Writing Centre are teaming up to help you out! Bring specific questions to one of our informal drop-in workshops:

Where?
L1008A and B

When?
Thursday, April 11: 3:00 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 16: 4:00 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 17: 3:00 - 4:00pm

If these times don't work for you, remember you can always drop by the Library's Information and Research Assistance desk: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Easter Weekend Hours

Library's Easter Weekend Hours (29 March-1 April)

The Library's hours of operation for the Easter weekend are as follows:

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 2nd. For complete details about the Library's hours of operation, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

We hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Alexander Street Press Databases Unavailable Sunday, March 31, 8-10am

All Alexander Street Press databases will be unavailable from 8am - 10am on Sunday, March 31, due to the vendor performing scheduled maintenance.  View a listing of the databases affected by this outage.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Database: American Economic Association

Provides full text access to 7 titles from the American Economic Association from 1999 until current. The titles include: American economic review, Journal of economic literature, Journal of economic perspectives, American economic journal: applied economics, American economic journal: economic policy, American economic journal: macroeconomics, American economic journal: microeconomics.

Access American Economic Association

Sunday, March 24, 2013

New Database: Academic World Book

Academic World Book is a resource for researchers at the university level. This reference site features articles, thousands of e-books, and more than one hundred thousand primary source documents along with academic writing and research guides.

Access Academic World Book

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Campus ID Card Required to Borrow from Library

Effective Monday, February 4, 2013, all Library patrons will be required to present valid Campus ID cards to borrow resources from the Library. Driver's licenses or other forms of identification will no longer be accepted.

The reason for the requirement is to:

If you have any comments, concerns, or questions, you can submit them to the Library's Suggestions and Comments form.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Library will close at 5:30pm, Sunday, March 3

Due to the winter storm, the Library will be closing at 5:30pm today, March 3.  Regular hours will resume tomorrow at 8:00am.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Celebrate Freedom to Read Week: February 24 - March 2

Link to Notice

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Trial Databases: Biography Reference Bank and Current Biography Illustrated

The Library has trial access to the following two biography databases until February 28, 2012:

Access Biography Reference Bank

Access Current Biography Illustrated


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Level 9 Lighting Outage Tonight - February 28 4-8pm

Due to maintenance, lights will be out from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 in areas of level 9 in the Library. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chinese New Year Draw Winners

In celebration of Chinese New Year and the year of the snake, the library held from a draw from February 4th to 11th. We are pleased to announce the winners. Chandler Pedersen has won Neil Somerville's Your Chinese New Year 2013 and Amina Mburugu has won a journal.

Thank you to everyone who entered to win and special congratulations to Chandler and Amina.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Database: Women and Gender Studies Core Books

This is a bibliography of the most important books currently in print for women's studies. The database is a project of the Association of College and Research Libraries. The books are selected by academic librarians who volunteer to maintain a subject area. The database is intended to assist in building women's studies collections and selecting available course readings. The database is updated throughout the year, with annual editorial oversight.

Access Women and Gender Studies Core Books

 


Monday, February 25, 2013

Reading Week Hours of Operation

The Library's hours of operation during Reading Week (February 18 - 24) will be as follows:

Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, February 25. For complete details about the Library's hours of operation, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Database: Employment Law: Solutions for the Canadian Workplace

Authored by one of Canada's most prestigious national law firms, Employment Law: Solutions for the Canadian Workplace is the most comprehensive reference available for Canadian employment issues. Covering federal and provincial standards (including Quebec), this guide provides useful information on both the legal and practical aspects of the hiring process, managing the employment relationship, withdrawal from the employment relationship, remedies, defending a wrongful dismissal claim and more.

Used by Lawyers/Attorneys, Managing Partners, Human Resource Managers, Personnel Managers, VP Human Resources/operations, anyone whose duties include supervision of employees or workplace management in private organizations, crown corporations and public institutions, hospitals and other health care facilities, colleges, universities, educational authorities, governments and government agencies.

Access Employment Law: Solutions for the Canadian Workplace

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Writing Centre Move to L1006A (Library)

The Writing Centre is still located in the Library, but they have moved.  They are now located in L1006A on Level 10 south.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

New Database: World Politics Review

World Politics Review is a daily online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government and elsewhere.

Multiple Areas of Study Covered
This database currently has thousands of articles in its archives, and produces more than 75,000 words of original content per month. World Politics Review covers topics of key relevance to foreign policy, international politics and foreign affairs. These include the following:


Access World Politics Review

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stress-Free Zone Bookstore Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to Chantelle Keim--the winner of our Stress-Free Zone draw! The prize is a Bookstore gift certificate provided by the University of Lethbridge Alumni Association (University Advancement).

The Library would also like to thank our other Stress-Free Zone partners:

We hope everyone enjoyed the events and we look forward to hosting it in the future!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Searching with Encore

It has been observed some searches in Encore return an error screen saying "An exception has occurred. You may continue by restarting this session." This error occurs when someone is searching Encore and there are no hits/results for the search term entered.  We have made our vendor of Encore aware of the problem and they are currently working on a solution.  If you encounter this error screen, use the browser back button and enter different search terms.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Noise Alert - Carrel Repairing/Refinishing

Crews will be working on repairing/refinishing carrel desktops from January 2 - 4 beginning with Level 11 and working down to Level 9. This will involve noise and possibly dust.  Signage will be updated indicating where the work is being performed.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Intersession and Holiday Hours

Between December 18, 2012 and January 9, 2013, the Library's hours of operation will be as follows:

Regular hours of operation will resume on Wednesday, January 9. For complete details about the Library's hours of operation, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

We wish you Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

My SpringerLink Accounts

Unfortunately no individual accounts for My SpringerLink will be migrated. This means that if your users have set up their own account on springerlink.com, their account will be lost. Due to privacy reasons we are unable to reach out to them, so we are asking your kind assistance in informing them.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Stress-Free Zone is Back in the Library! December 9 - 17

Feeling stressed? Need a study break? Come to the Library's Stress-Free Zone. Relax, enjoy free coffee and snacks, play a game, watch a movie or just chill out!

WHEN? December 9 - 17; 6 - 10:30 p.m.

WHERE? Room L1114

Let us know what you think about our Stress-Free Zone via our Comments/Suggestions page: http://bit.ly/11EeKoX

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Water Leak Cleanup Level 9 - Excuse the Noise

Due to the water leak on Level 9 November 27th, there will be some repairs and cleanup going on. This may lead to some noise on Level 9. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Archives Digitizes University Academic Calendars Collection

The University Archives has recently digitized its collection of academic calendars that date from the establishment of the University of Lethbridge in 1967. The calendars have been created as searchable PDFs and are accessible from the 'University Calendar' page within the Institutional Repository web site. Note: Academic calendars from 1996/97 to present are available from the Registrar's Office and Student Services (ROSS) web site.

The availability of these digitized calendars will be particularly useful for past U. of L. students seeking details relating to previous course and program descriptions as well as for individuals researching the history of the university.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Custom Map Tutorials

A quick and easy way to create a custom digital map is by using ArcGIS Explorer Desktop software that can be downloaded for free using the link on the Library's Spatial Data webpage. There are 3 very helpful tutorials on this webpage too which take you step-by-step through the process using datasets from the Library's Spatial Data Collection and/or data you have collected into a spreadsheet.  No prior GIS (Geographic Information System) experience needed!

Tutorial Overview:
1. How to download ArcGIS Explorer from the ESRI website and spatial data from the Library website. (3:19) [link]
2. How to use ArcGIS Explorer to add overlays to a map. (7:38) [link]
3. How to add data from a spreadsheet into ArcGIS Explorer. (7:08) [link]

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Write-ins at the Library

November is National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo)!

The U of L Library is hosting write-ins for novel writers who want a little support, some inspiration, or just to know that they are not alone in the crazy - I mean, ambitious - endeavor of writing a novel in a month.
 
Saturdays throughout November from 2-5 pm in room L1008B. 

For more information see www.nanowrimo.org

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

EndNote for Beginners Instruction - November 23

EndNote is "bibliographic citation management software" used to manage and organize your research literature. It integrates with Microsoft Word so that you can "cite-while-you-write" using any of a number of built in citation styles. We will be using EndNote in the Windows/PC environment with Microsoft Word 2010.

An instruction session for beginners will be held on November 23 from 1pm - 2:30pm.  Sign-up for this session here.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Remembrance Day Weekend Hours

The Library hours for the Remembrance Day weekend are:

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, November 13.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Library Website Maintenance - Wednesday, November 7 from 5-7am

The library website server requires security patch upgrades to its operating system.  This work will be performed on Wednesday, November 7 from 5 – 7am.  The upgrade process will require restarts of the server which will result in periods where the website will be unavailable.

Please note Encore and the library catalogue will not be affected during this upgrade. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

New Database: Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy

The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy is a streaming video collection of the latest in research and best practice methods in the fields of counseling, mental health, and psychology. The collection features presentations from world-renowned researchers and clinicians, such as Donald Meichenbaum, John Gottman, Marsha Linehan, Deepak Chopra, and Salvador Minuchin. Much like traditional, text-based academic journals, The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy will provide the most up-to-date content in counseling and psychology. Database users may create their own custom playlists and video clips.

Access Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Text Message Library Information Services

It has been possible to email, IM, phone, or visit the Library’s Information and Research Assistance Desk (IRAD) for help, but now patrons can send text messages. Text short questions to 780.666.4622 and get short reliable replies.

Additional features of the service include:

Friday, November 02, 2012

JSTOR Institution Finder: Off-campus Access

JSTOR's Institution Finder is a login service that directs off-campus users to a proxy login page for authentication when they find JSTOR content on the web. A growing number of end-users are finding content from a variety of places including Google, Google Scholar and Wikipedia and coming directly to JSTOR, unauthenticated. The Institution Finder is designed to return the end-user to the exact JSTOR page they started on, most often a specific article, rather than the home page or a search page.  Institution Finder was created to lessen user confusion, and facilitate seamless authentication through your library proxy in a minimal number of steps.

Here's a quick explanation of how it works:
1. A University of Lethbridge user arrives on a JSTOR article page from a Google search or other referring page
2. An on-campus user will get automatic access to the full-text, but users outside of the University of Lethbridge IP range will be denied access
3. When denied access to the full-text, the user is presented with some options for accessing JSTOR including a link to the JSTOR login page and the Institution Finder
4. From there they can search for their institution and follow a link to the University of Lethbridge proxy login page
5. After logging in they are authenticated to JSTOR and will be automatically redirected to the original full-text article

Friday, November 02, 2012

New Circulating Equipment: Four New iPads (a.k.a., the iPad 3)

These iPads (http://www.apple.com/ca/ipad/) are a significant upgrade from the previous versions that were circulated. They are faster, have a better screen, include back and front facing cameras, and more applications.


Two new applications that have been added are: GarageBand (for audio editing) and iMovie (for video editing). For productivity, the iWorks suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) is also included.

The iPads can be borrowed for up to 96-hours by faculty, staff, and students (graduate and undergraduate). At present, they cannot be renewed for a longer period. The iPads are bookable through the catalogue (http://darius.uleth.ca/record=b2165489~S1) and can be retrieved from the General Services Desk in the Library.

Contents of the kit include: iPad (with grey Smart Cover), carrying case, charger, charging/USB cable, HMDI video adapter, VGA video adapter.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Open Access Week at the Library October 22 - 28

During the week of October 22-28th, you are invited to participate in Open Access Week at the library! You have the opportunity to come to the library to check out a display about this topic, talk with the librarian at the Information and Research Assistance desk about issues related to Open Access, or consult the library guide, Open Access: The basics on the library website under the "Guides" section.

In celebration of Open Access Week, you are invited to a public presentation by Michael Hohner: "Walking through walls: On the grave matter of Open Access so far and of a more defeasible solution for its future". See you there!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm

University Theatre Foyer (5th Floor University Hall)

Wine and cheese reception to follow

Please RSVP to Emma Thompson 329-2166
emma.thompson@uleth.ca
by October 17th, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Federated Article Searching Unavailable Wednesday, October 3 from 10pm - 12am

Federated article searching within Encore will be unavailable on Wednesday, October 3 from 10:00pm - 12:00am.  Our vendor for the Encore product will be performing necessary hardware upgrades during this time.

Please note databases can be searched directly from our Databases by Subject and Databases by Title webpages.

We apologize in advance for this unanticipated inconvenience.

 


Thursday, October 04, 2012

Academic Writing Centre To Reopen Monday, September 17th

Link to Notice

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

University of Lethbridge Library Rae Hazelwood Award Winner: Ayra Kelly

Ayra Kelly is the winner of this year's University of Lethbridge Library Rae Hazelwood Award. This $500 award was established in recognition of the retirement of Rae Hazelwood who served as a U of L librarian.

To qualify, the recipient must be an undergraduate Student Assistant in the Library for at least two semesters, carry a minimum 60% course load, maintain high academic achievement in her/his studies, and demonstrate commendable performance while in the employ of the Library.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Database: BrainMap.org

BrainMaps.org is an interactive multi-resolution next-generation brain atlas that is based on over million megapixels of sub-micron resolution, annotated, scanned images of serial sections of both primate and non-primate brains and that is integrated with a high-speed database for querying and retrieving data about brain structure and function over the internet. Currently featured are complete brain atlas datasets for various species, including Macaca mulatta, Chlorocebus aethiops, Felis catus, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Tyto alba, and many other vertebrates.

Access BrainMaps.org

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sign up for a Library Tour

The University Library will be holding tours at various times from Wednesday, September 12 - Saturday, September 15. Sign up for a tour today!

We asked the opinions of all students who participated in a library tour and we're pleased to report that most students found it very useful. Have a look at some of their comments:

"I was really pleased with how well the library was explained - finally, I knew where I could go to find certain resources. I also know that I shouldn't be afraid of asking for help!"

"Without the library tour I'd probably have tried to avoid using the services at all costs for fear of becoming overwhelmed and confused."

"I found it very helpful as a first year student. In a way the library was almost scary because I had no idea where to even start looking. It was very helpful that she took us through all of the different places so that I knew where to find everything! Thanks so much!"

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Database: DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

DOAB is a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an open-access business model. Currently in beta, the site offers titles in a variety of subjects from academic publishers including Brill, Open Book Publishers, Palgrave Macmillan, and the University of Michigan Press. All listed titles include an abstract, keywords, license information, purchasing options, and links to the full texts from publishers' websites.

Access Directory of Open Access Books

 


Monday, September 10, 2012

New Database: ChemSpider

ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 26 million structures from hundreds of data sources.

Access ChemSpider

Monday, September 10, 2012

Intersession Hours Begin Wednesday, August 22

During the intersession period (August 22 – September 4), the Library will be reducing its hours of operation. The hours during this period will be:

• August 22 – 24 (Wednesday – Friday): 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• August 25 – 26 (Saturday – Sunday): CLOSED
• August 27 – 31 (Monday – Friday): 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

• September 1 – 3 (Saturday – Monday): CLOSED
• September 4 (Tuesday): 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The fall semester hours of operation will start Wednesday, September 5. For a complete overview of Library hours, please visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Library Performing Website Maintenance and Updates on Friday, August 31

The Library will be performing maintenance and updates to our website in preparation for the Fall, 2012 semester.  This work will begin on Friday, August 31 at 5:30am. At this time, you may experience some display problems however, we are making every attempt to minimize any disruption to our services.

We thank you in advance for your patience while we continue to improve our virtual web services.


Saturday, September 01, 2012

New Database: AccessScience

McGraw-Hill's AccessScience 2.0 features fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.


Access AccessScience here

Friday, August 31, 2012

Services for Students Webpage

Link to Notice

Friday, August 31, 2012

ScienceDirect Unavailable August 25 - 26

Our vendor for ScienceDirect has informed us the database will be unavailable from Saturday, August 25 at 5:30am until Sunday, August 26 midnight due to a platform upgrade.

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Database: TimeTree - a public knowledge-base for information on the evolutionary timescale of life

TimeTree is a public knowledge-base for information on the evolutionary timescale of life. A search utility allows exploration of the thousands of divergence times among organisms in the published literature

Access TimeTree

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Library Closed Monday, August 6 for Heritage Day

Link to Notice

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Library Systems unavailable on Thursday, July 12 9-10pm. Access to Library databases limited to on-campus users only

Due to a necessary restart of our server, Library systems will be offline from 9-10pm tonight, Thursday, July 12. Access to licensed databases will be limited to on-campus users.

We apologize for this inconvenience while we continue to work on improving our services.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

UofL Joins Eduroam - a service that provides secure access to wireless networks at cooperating educational institutions worldwide

Link to Notice

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Update: Library catalogue, federated article searching and off-campus access to databases now available

Library systems, including the catalogue, federated article searching and off-campus access to licensed databases, have now been restored and are available.  We are continuing to experience some issues with the implementation of single sign-on functionality, so the Encore search interface remains unavailable.

We thank you for your patience while we continue to work with our software vendor to solve these problems.   News and information will be posted on the Library's homepage and social media sites as it becomes available.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Intersession and Holiday Hours

During the intersession period (June 26 - July 3), the Library will be reducing its hours of operation. The hours during this period will be:

The Library will return to its regular Summer Semester hours of operation on Wednesday, July 4. For a complete overview of Library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

UPDATE: Library Catalogue and Encore unavailable on Friday, June 29. Access to Library databases limited to on-campus users only

Update:

Due to an unexpected delay, Library systems, including the catalogue, Encore search tool, federated article searching and off-campus access to licensed databases, will be unavailable on Friday, June 29 for a major hardware/software upgrade and single sign-on implementation.  This additional downtime is required to to ensure all systems have been thoroughly tested.  We are hopeful the systems may be back online sooner--updates will be posted on the Library's homepage and social media websites.

Please note licensed databases will be available on-campus when accessed through our website database pages:

Thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to improve our services.

Friday, June 29, 2012

U of L Copyright Update

Link to Notice

Friday, June 08, 2012

Congratulations to Jan Tuescher -- the winner of our Stress-Free Zone draw

Congratulations to Jan Tuescher - the winner of our Stress-Free Zone draw! The prize is a Bookstore gift certificate provided by the University of Lethbridge Alumni Association (University Advancement).
The Library would also like to thank our other Stress-Free Zone partners:

Monday, May 21, 2012

Library NFB Film Club Series: Wiebo's War - May 16 at 7:00pm

Wiebo's War
Documentary
Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00pm in L1060

Soon after natural gas wells were drilled near the Alberta home of Reverend Wiebo Ludwig and his clan, the Christian community started experiencing health problems. After five years of being ignored by the oil and gas industry, Ludwig decided to fight. The story of a man's relentless struggle against powerful industry interests. Run time: 93min.

With short film A Prairie Story - Hothouse 3

Director Anne Koizumi laments the changing face of her home town, Calgary, in this critique of the spread of suburbia and exurbia. Beautifully animated with Plasticine sculpted on glass and paper cut-outs. Run time 1min 34sec

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

University Digitized Collections Unavailable

The University of Lethbridge Digitized Collections system is currently unavailable due to a software problem.  We apologize for this inconvenience and are currently working on a solution.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Intersession Hours

During the intersession period between the spring and summer semesters (April 30 - May 6), the Library will be reducing its hours. The hours during this period will be:

For a complete overview of Library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Monday, May 07, 2012

EBSCO Scheduled Maintenance - May 5 (6pm) to May 6 (6am)

EBSCO will be performing scheduled maintenance from 5 May 2012 at 6:00 PM to 6 May 2012 at 6:00 AM on their e-journal full-text access servers.
Direct access to articles from EBSCO's linking services will be unavailable for the following list of publishers:

Only articles from these eight publishers accessed via A-to-Z TOC Browse, EJS, or SmartLinks+ will be affected. These publishers account for only 80 of our more than 15,000 journals handled by our linking services, so we hope the overall impact to will be minimal.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Stress-Free Zone in the Library is Back April 19 - 29

Feeling stressed? Need a study break? Come to the Library's Stress-Free Zone. Relax, enjoy free coffee and snacks, play a game, watch a movie or just chill out!

When? April 19 - 29; 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Where? Room L1114

Let us know what you think about our Stress-Free Zone via our Comments/Suggestions.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Extended Hours April 13 - 29, 2012

For your studying convenience, extended hours run from April 13th to 29th. During that time, the hours will be as follows:

Library hours will decrease on Monday, April 30th. For a complete calendar of library hours, visit: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/hours/

Monday, April 30, 2012

New Database: American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection. Series 2

This database consists of titles published from 1894 through 1923. This collection offers material on the significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans and the growing interest and experimentation with non-Western religions. It presents a comprehensive picture of American life at the time.  The collection includes:

 Access American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection. Series 2


Friday, April 27, 2012

New Database: Counseling and Therapy in Video collection available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy and psychology

Counseling and Therapy in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.

Includes:
Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume I
Counseling and Therapy in Video, Volume II
This current release includes 609 videos totaling 648 hours

Access to Counseling and Therapy in Video

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Position: Communication and Assessment Specialist (Term)

Link to Notice

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Weekened Hours

The Library will be open the following hours during the Easter weekend:

Friday April 6: Closed
Saturday April 7: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday April 8: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday April 9: 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, April 10.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ebsco Databases Temporarily Unavailable

EBSCOhost is experiencing connection problems due to server maintenance. This is affecting the EBSCO databases and ebooks. EBSCO informs us that they are working on this as a very high priority.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Library NFB Film Club Series: The Future Is Now! - March 21 at 7:00pm

The Future Is Now!
Documentary
Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00pm in L950

In an effort to re-connect a pessimistic "everyman" with humanity, a journalist takes him on a voyage of possibilities, encountering leading thinkers in the arts and sciences. Will the journalist succeed in turning the cynic into an optimist? Will it matter? What can one person do?  Run time: 91min.

With short film The Big Swing - Hothouse 7

The macabre animated tale of a child trying to overcome her fear of the swing. Run time 1min 25sec

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mini-Massages in the Library: Monday, March 19, 2:30 - 4:15pm in L1112

Link to Notice

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Database: IEEE Xplore provides access to scientific and technical publications produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE Xplore is a powerful online resource for accessing scientific and technical publications produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and its publishing partners. IEEE Xplore provides access to a comprehensive collection of full-text PDF documents comprising the world's most highly cited journals in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. The content repository supporting IEEE Xplore contains more than 2 million articles from over 12,000 publications that encompass journals, conference proceedings, and technical standards, with select content dating back to 1893.

• Coverage: 1893 to present
• Full-text: Yes
• Abstracts: No

Access IEEE Xplore

Access provided through a Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) initiative

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Database: CanGeoRef

CanGeoRef references are drawn from GeoRef with additions supplied by the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences from four "pilot provinces" (Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba & Newfoundland/Labrador) - Alberta and Manitoba have already been completed and work has begun on Ontario. The references cite the journal literature, meeting proceedings, abstracts, books, reports, theses and maps. Documents in CanGeoRef are primarily related to geology. An important addition to CanGeoRef is the Mineral Assessment Reports (these are complete for Alberta, to be followed by those of other jurisdictions in a later phase).

Indexing is based on the controlled vocabulary found in the print GeoRef Thesaurus and the systematic vocabulary terms are available online as hierarchical lists (see this webpage also for a link to the "GeoRef Serials List"). Specific geographic locations are listed as place names, and, for principal locations, latitude and longitude are provided.

Access CanGeoRef

Monday, March 12, 2012

iPads for loan in the Library

You can now borrow iPads from the General Services Desk (GSD) in the Library! Each of two iPads includes productivity (Keynote, Numbers, and Pages), creativity, entertainment/gaming (Angry Birds, major Canadian broadcasters) applications, and more. The iBooks application has some sample e-book titles and Newsstand has the New York Times’ daily headline news available.

Like our laptops, the iPads can be borrowed by undergraduate students for 4 hours. Faculty, graduate students, and staff can borrow them for up to 24 hours. Each iPad kit comes with: iPad (in protective case), soft-shell bag, charger (USB cable and adapter/wall plug-in they may be connected), and VGA adapter.

Users can select the “iPad Survey” icon on the home screen to help the Library determine how the iPads can be improved and purposed in the future. The survey is anonymous and short, so please let us know how we can make the iPads better.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Event: IGNITE: Respect & Diversity - Wednesday, March 7, 5pm - 7pm

Link to Notice

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Library NFB Film Club Series: The Chocolate Farmer - January 25 at 7:00pm

The Chocolate Farmer
Documentary
Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00pm in L1168

In an unspoiled corner of southern Belize, cacao farmer Eladio Pop works his plantation in the tradition of his Mayan ancestors. A tender and moving tale, this lush cinematic journey captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a dramatically changing world. Run time: 71min 22sec.

With short film Black Gold - Hothouse 7

Aimée van Drimmelen's Black Gold employs hand-drawn animation layered over stop-motion sequences of moving ink on drum skins to create a striking, mournful portrait of the Alberta tar sands. Run time 1min 25sec

 

Monday, March 05, 2012

EndNote X4: An introduction to citation management

The University Library invites faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to a workshop to introduce them to several options in citation management. About half the workshop will be on using EndNote X4 to organize, store, and manage references. The latter part will be hands-on.

This workshop is being offered on the following date:

Workshop Leader: Marinus Swanepoel
Registration
: https://www.uleth.ca/lib/Self-Serve/endNote/ (space is limited)

Monday, March 05, 2012

Library NFB Film Club Series: Mighty Jerome - February 29 at 7:00pm

Mighty Jerome - Marking African Heritage Month (February 2012)
Documentary
Wednesday, February 29 at 7:00pm in L950

A film about the rise, fall and redemption of Harry Jerome, track and field star and one of Canada's greatest athletes. Gorgeous monochrome imagery, impassioned interviews and astonishing archival footage are used to tell the compelling story of what has been called "the greatest comeback in track and field history."  Run time: 83min 38sec.

With short film A Cloud's Dream - Hothouse 7

One cloud's imagination soars in a captivating journey from dusk 'till dawn in this stereoscopic particle simulation that explores various cloud formations. Run time 1min 25sec

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Valentine's Day Draw Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our draw: Carissa-Lynn Stretch, Jamie Westlund, Megan Varney, and Shelby Schumaker.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Library Reading Week Hours

Library hours of opening during Reading Week (February 20 - 26) :

Monday: Closed (Family Day)
Tuesday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 1pm - 9 pm

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Library Catalogue unavailable February 22 from 9am - 1pm. Access to Library databases limited to on-campus users only

Library systems, including the catalogue, Encore search tool, federated article searching and off-campus access to licensed databases, will be unavailable on Wednesday, February 22 from 9:00am - 1:00pm due to major software upgrade.

Please note licensed databases will be available on-campus when accessed through our website database pages:

Thank you in advance for your patience.

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Database: Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)

Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI) is the leading source of abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards. An indispensable tool for students, researchers, and practitioners worldwide, DAAI covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century, surveying disciplines including ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture. DAAI contains more than 212,000 records, with around 1,200 new records added in each monthly update.

Access Design and Applied Art Index (DAAI) here

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Enter Our Valentine's Day Draw

Enter our Valentine's Day draw for some sweets for your sweet!  The entry slips and box are near the library entrance.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Database: FRANCIS - a multilingual, multidisciplinary database covering the humanities and social sciences

The FRANCIS database is created by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS) in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy (France). It is an invaluable resource for research libraries. FRANCIS is a multilingual, multidisciplinary database covering the humanities and social sciences. Its broad subject areas and international scope make it an ideal stand-alone social science database, as well as a suitable complement for more specialized databases. FRANCIS is strong in areas such as archaeology, geography, linguistics, philosophy, religion, and sociology. The database contains more than 1.8 million records with abstracts in French or English, subjects in both languages, and includes coverage of journals, books, conference papers and other documents.

Access the FRANCIS database here

Monday, February 13, 2012

New for Undergraduates: 6 week loans on items in the Main Circulating and Curriculum Laboratory Collections

New for Undergraduates: 6 week loans on items in the Main Circulating and Curriculum Laboratory Collections

Additionally, provided there is no hold on an item, it can be renewed twice for an additional 6 weeks each. Items recalled during the renewal periods must be returned within 2 weeks of notification.

This is up from the previous 3 week loan period that only allowed one 3 week renewal with an immediate recall on Main Circulating Collection items—the Curriculum Laboratory Collection allowed 2 renewals.

For complete details on undergraduate borrowing privileges, please visit: http://bit.ly/zEnXdI

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Library Session: Introduction to citation management with an emphasis

The University Library invites faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to a workshop to introduce them to several options in citation management. About half the workshop will be on using EndNote X4 to organize, store, and manage references. The latter part will be hands-on.

This workshop is being offered on the following date:

Workshop Leader: Marinus Swanepoel
Registration
: https://www.uleth.ca/lib/Self-Serve/endNote/ (space is limited)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Multimedia Services

Link to Notice

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Stress-Free Zone Winners

Congratulations to Alison Frank, who won the $25 generously donated by the Alumni Association, and to Emily Noullett, the winner of the gumdrop guess! Thanks to all who enjoyed the Stress-Free Zone, and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Friendly reminder from the Library

It's that time of the semester when all of us are tidying desks, offices, lockers, etc. This is a friendly reminder to check your library record and return any library materials that may be due. The staff of the University Library hope you have a great holiday break.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Library Catalogue unavailable January 4 from 9am - 11am. Access to Library databases limited to on-campus users only

Due to a necessary software upgrade, user access to the Library Catalogue will be unavailable on Wednesday, January 4 from 9am-11am. Library database/index access will be limited to on-campus use only.

Thank you in advance for your patience. Please watch the Library homepage for progress updates.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Library Holiday Break Hours

The Library will be closed from noon, December 23th to January 2nd. Normal hours resume at 8:00am January 3rd. Have a safe, happy holiday!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Library extended hours of opening are here!

Due to student requests for extended hours during exam time, the Library is extending its weekend hours from December 2nd to December 19th.

Friday: 8:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am to 11:00pm

Hours will decrease to intersession hours after December 19 and can be viewed here.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Library Sessions: Introduction to citation management with an emphasis on EndNote X4

The University Library invites faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to a workshop to introduce them to several options in citation management. About half the workshop will be on using EndNote X4 to organize, store, and manage references. The latter part will be hands-on.

This workshop is being offered on the following dates:

Workshop Leader: Marinus Swanepoel
Registration
: https://www.uleth.ca/lib/Self-Serve/endNote/ (space is limited)

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Today - Library NFB Film Club Series: A Drummer's Dream

A Drummer's Dream
Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00pm in L1168

A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting as seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. Run time: 85 minutes. Come and join us for what is to be sure to be an entertaining and exciting film!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Encore system creates more user-friendly searches

Link to Notice

Monday, December 05, 2011

November is National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, and the U of L Library is hosting write-ins for aspiring novelists on Saturdays throughout November, from 2-5pm in L950. For more info see www.nanowrimo.org or contact Sandra at sandra.cowan@uleth.ca.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Database: AES (Audio Engineering Society) E-Library

The AES E-library provides full-text searching of most of the journal technical articles, convention preprints, and conference papers published by the Audio Engineering Society from its inception in 1953. Over 10,000 papers and articles are stored in PDF format.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Noisy Light Replacement in the Library - November 18, 2011

Utility staff will be working on the lights in the Library on Level 9 & 10 on Friday November 18th.

There will be noise and some sections without power during this time.

Sorry for this inconvenience!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Library Open 10am-5pm on Remembrance Day, Nov.11

Please note the Library will be open from 10:00am - 5:00pm on Friday, November 11.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Library NFB Film Club Series: Act of Dishonour

Act of Dishonour (with short film Hothouse 4: One)
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm in L1168


Shunning easy answers and challenging preconceptions on both sides of the cultural divide, this elegant, nuanced portrait of life in Afghanistan is part lament against injustice, part testament to the spirit of a people who have survived decades of war. Running time: 91 minutes.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Library Sessions for Graduate Students: Using EndNote X4

The University Library invites Faculty and Grad Students to a workshop on using EndNote X4 to organize, store, and manage references.

Sessions are being offered on the following dates:

Workshop Leader: Marinus Swanepoel

Registration: https://www.uleth.ca/lib/Self-Serve/endNote/ (space is limited)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

JSTOR Database Unavailable Off-campus

Access to the database JSTOR is currently available on-campus only.  We apologize for this inconvenience and are working on a solution for off-campus users.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

New Database: Merck Index Online - chemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical information

The University of Lethbridge Library has acquired online access to the Merck Index Online via a COPPUL initiative.

The Merck Index is a world renowned reference source for chemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical information that contains more than 10,000 monographs, 28 supplemental tables, and 450 organic name reactions. For over 100 years, The Merck Index has provided critically evaluated, peer-reviewed, and authoritative information on compounds of significance in research, commerce, and environmental impact. Compound descriptions and key facts include capsule statements identifying compound classes and scientific significance, chemical structures, physical properties, an extensive collection of synonyms, and citations to patents and scientific literature. The database contains over 900 retired monographs archived from previous editions and a Therapeutic Category Index with over 370 classifications hyper-linked to more than 4000 monographs. The Organic Name Reactions include reactions schema and key references. The Supplemental Tables comprise a collection of hard-to-find biomedical and chemical information, for example the chemical and biomedical acronyms, vaccines, amino acids found in proteins, and radioactive isotopes used in medicine.

Access Merck Index Online

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Database: American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection - Series 1

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection -- Series 1 presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. The historical time period of the collection reflects upon a time of great doctrinal, social, and organizational change. The collection includes many volumes in Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and other languages besides English, documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era and provides an in-depth view of the way that interest in, and knowledge of, biblical languages emerged during the nineteenth century, an important foundation for today's study and understanding of biblical languages.

Access the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Resource: Emerald Insight: Emerald Business, Management & Economics eBook Collection

This collection includes 400 volumes in 65 series with new content added each year. Featuring titles from the highly regarded JAI imprint, the collection covers subjects such as strategy, accounting and finance, organizational studies and economics. The books are available in both HTML and PDF formats, and can be cross searched with Emerald journals.

Search the Emerald Insight Collection

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Trial Database: Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a video journal for biological, medical, chemical and physical research

The Library has initiated a two week trial to full access for the Journal of Visualized Experiments, JoVE. Please have a look and provide feedback regarding this product to Brenda Mathenia.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Library presents NFB Film Club Series: Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie (with short film William Shatner Sings O Canada)
Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00pm in L1168


Director Sturla Gunnarsson interweaves a key lecture given by Suzuki with scenes from his life and lifetime--the major social, scientific, cultural and political events of the past 70 years. (running time 93 minutes)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Congratulations to Kuda Shumbayawonda--recipient of the Rae Hazelwood Library Scholarship

Congratulations to Kuda Shumbayawonda! He is this year's recipient of the Rae Hazelwood Library Scholarship.

This $500 scholarship was established in honour of the retirement of Rae Hazelwood who served as a university librarian. The scholarship is awarded to a student assistant that has been employed by the Library for two semesters, carrying a 60% course load, and demonstrates academic achievement in his/her studies.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Library's newest databases - PAIS International and PAIS Archive

The University of Lethbridge Library has purchased two new databases - PAIS International and PAIS Archive, which index the public and social policy literature of business, economics, finance, law, international relations, public administration, government, political science and other social sciences.  These databases cover the literature from 1915 to the present and can be accessed via the Indexes/Databases Title list.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Library Is Into Pop Fiction

Link to Notice

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Database Trial: Chicago Manual of Style Online

The Library has initiated a 4 month trial to the Chicago Manual of Style Online. Please feel free to try this product and send your comments and impressions to Brenda Mathenia.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online is available at the following URL: http://0-www.chicagomanualofstyle.org.darius.uleth.ca/16/contents.html

Friday, September 23, 2011

Free cake and coffee today in the Library from 1-3pm. Come celebrate!

Come celebrate with the Library! The LINC building is having its 10th anniversary celebration on Friday, September 9 from 1-3 p.m. Coffee and cake will be served!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Library Closed September 3-5

The Library will be closed for the Labour Day weekend, September 3-5.  We will re-open September 6 at 8:00am.

Enjoy your long weekend!  See you all next week!

 

 


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

New Resources: Alberta Star, Barons Globe and Barons Enterprise

The Library recently completed a project in which they digitized the Alberta Star (22 issues), Barons Globe (42 issues) and Barons Enterprise (38 issues) newspapers, now available from the U of L Library's Southern Alberta Newspapers digital collection: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/digitized_Collections/sanews.asp.

The Alberta Star covers a time period from 1902 to 1907 and contains 22 issues. The Barons Enterprise covers the 1911-1912 time period and contains 38 issues of the newspaper. Lastly, the Barons Glove covers the time period from 1920 to 1921 with 42 issues. Unfortunately, unlike the rest of the newspapers in this collection, these newspapers do not have article segmentation allowing you to read individual articles by just clicking on them.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Library Closed Monday, August 1

Please note the University Library will be closed for the Heritage Day holiday on Monday August 1. We will re-open Tuesday August 2 at 8:00am Have a great long weekend!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

We'd Like Your Input: Multimedia Workstation Feasibility Project

The Library would like your input for our Multimedia Workstation Feasibility Project. The Library is considering providing multimedia workstations, which would allow users to produce multimedia presentations/projects, as well as technical support for the associated equipment and software.

To provide your input and for more information on the project, please visit our Multimedia Project webpage.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Library Closed July 1-3

The University Library will be closed from July 1 - 3, 2011.  Regular hours resume on Monday, July 4, 2011.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Interlibrary Loan System Upgrade

A necessary upgrade to the Interlibrary Loan system will take place from Wednesday, June 8 until Thursday, June 9.  Requests will be accepted during this time, but will not be processed until Friday, June 10.  Our apologies for an inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Job Posting: Supervisor, Access Services

Link to Notice

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Database: Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs

Full-text publications reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights from continental Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand, dating from 1543-1945. The Periodical Series contains complete runs of magazines and newspapers mainly from 1860-1900; the Monograph Language Series offers over 4000 books and pamphlets in English (over 2000 titles), German, French and other languages. Non-English-language books are summarized in English.

Access this database

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Database: Encyclopedia of Popular Music

"This encyclopedia's 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. The expanded Fourth Edition includes thousands of new entries on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system"--Home page

Access this database

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Interactive Language Database: Mango

The Basic modules comprise 10 lessons in introductory level polite conversation. The Complete modules comprise 100 lessons to achieve an intermediate conversation level.

Coverage for the Basic modules includes foreign language instruction for English speakers in 29 languages: Arabic (Levantine), Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Latin), Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian Urdu, and Vietnamese. Also English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction from 14 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

Coverage for the Complete modules includes foreign language instruction for English speakers in 16 languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Tamil, and Ukrainian. Also English-as-a-second-language (ESL) instruction from 3 languages: Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish.

Access the Mango interactive database here

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Printer/Copier Service Disruption

An important message from Campus Information Technology Services

Please note that starting Tuesday May 24 at 03:00pm, all Printing, including Follow-You Printing will be temporarily disabled until possibly Wednesday May 25 at 08:30am (Printing Services is a high priority and will be restored as quickly as possible). Anyone requiring printing will need to go to the E6 Labs during the printing downtime. Please see the Lab Proctor for printing instructions.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Library Closed on Monday, May 23

The University Library will be closed on Monday, May 23. The Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00am.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Congratulations Stress-Free Zone Winners

Congratulations to Andrea Dearham, winner of the draw for the bookstore gift certificate donated by the Alumni Association, and Shelagh Barnes, winner of the jelly bean guess. We hope everyone enjoyed the opportunity to 'de-stress' during exams!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Need a technology-related question answered? Come ask a Peer-Assisted Technology Support Student

Need a technology-related question answered? Come ask a PATSS - a Peer-Assisted Technology Support Student. These students will be stationed beside the Information & Research Assistance desk from 1 p.m. to close on weekdays and during all of the library's open hours on weekends, ready to answer your computer hardware, software, printing, or audiovisual equipment questions.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter Weekend Hours

The Library will be open the following hours during the Easter weekend:

Friday April 22: Closed
Saturday April 23: 9:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday April 24: 9:00am - 11:00pm
Monday April 25: 9:00 am - 11:00pm

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Database: Oxford University Press

The Library has purchased a new database of 228 journal titles from Oxford University Press. The database provides full-text online access to electronic journals published by the Oxford University Press. Disciplines covered are humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. A brief bibliographic description of each title is given in an "About this journal" section. The "Online journals" table lists the available online material for each journal. The full text of these online journals is generally available for the past several years, though abstracts of articles date back additional years.

http://0-www.oxfordjournals.org.darius.uleth.ca

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Database: Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online

The Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online contains over 170,000 articles or entries on all types of places throughout the world; both physical places and political entities. Most articles have details on where the place is located, its dimensions and borders, and information on economic activities, demographics, history, and former or alternate names and different spellings and pronunciations.

http://0-www.columbiagazetteer.org.darius.uleth.ca

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Trial Database: Canadian Book Review Index Online

The Canadian Book Review Index Online provides full-text reviews of scholarly, reference, trade and children's English-language books published in Canada from 1982. Reviewers are subject experts, and more than 50 new reviews are added each month. The trial for this database expires on April 24, 2011.

http://0-cbraonline.com.darius.uleth.ca/

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Database: OECD iLibrary

The OECD iLibrary ... gives seamless access to statistical data, books, journals and working papers. It replaces SourceOECD... and contains publications and datasets released by OECD, International Energy Agency, Nuclear Energy Agency, OECD Development Centre, PISA, and International Transport Forum since 1998. Full-text access is available only for statistical products and the "Decisions, Recommendations and other Instruments of the OECD.

Connect to OECD iLibrary

Friday, April 08, 2011

Students' Union Funds New Mac Laptops

The Library has received nine new circulating Macintosh laptops, purchased by the University of Lethbridge Students' Union through their Quality Initiative Proposal fund. These will replace the five laptops which were purchased with this fund in 2007-2008. Circulating laptops are a high-demand item, and requests for Macs especially, has been growing. The University Library is grateful to the ULSU for their support, which enables the Library to provide this service to students.

Monday, April 04, 2011

New Electronic Resource: Science

Science is a leading journal of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. This new resource may be accessed via the following link:

http://0-www.sciencemag.org.darius.uleth.ca/

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Job Posting: Systems Support Specialist II

Link to Notice

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Display: King James Bible 400th Anniversary

Link to Notice

Friday, March 25, 2011

Survey on Library Service Quality: LibQUAL

From February 25 to March 18, the University Library will be surveying a random selection of faculty and students on their perceptions of library service quality.

Invitations will be sent through your University of Lethbridge e-mail. If you are among those chosen to complete this survey, we would appreciate it if you would take 10-15 minutes to give us your input.

Your participation is important to building a better Library and a better University. And, if you need further incentive, participants may choose to submit their email address for inclusion in a random draw for one of five $100 gift certificates from the UofL Bookstore!

All responses are strictly confidential; only aggregated data will be reported.

For further information, please check out:
http://www.uleth.ca/lib/libQUAL/2011/

Friday, March 18, 2011

Library Service Survey: LibQual - Ends Friday!

Link to Notice

Friday, March 18, 2011

Trial Database: Ethnographic Video Online

Intended to be a visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture, online in streaming video. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films. Includes footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures. Thematic areas include: language and culture, kinesthetics, body language, food and foraging, cooking, economic systems, social stratification and status, caste systems and slavery, male and female roles, kinship and families, political organization, conflict and conflict resolution, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, and sex, gender, and family roles.

Access Ethnographic Video Online

This trial database expires on March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Webpage: Collections Central Information Source

University Librarian, Alison Nussbaumer in conjunction with Brenda Mathenia, AUL Client Services, Facilities & Collections, are pleased to announce the launch of a new website that will provide a source of central information regarding a systematic and holistic review of library collections at the U of L. The site, known as the "Collections Central Information Source" will provide a central location to find information on all library collection projects, including context, purpose and process [timeline, key decisions, plans for consultation, etc.] The web page will be updated regularly and will expand over the coming months. You can access the page at http://www.uleth.ca/lib/communities/index.php/CCIS/ or from a link located under the "About Us" tab on the Library home page.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

LibQUAL+ Survey Coming Soon to the Library

Your chance to speak out about the library is coming soon! For more information on the LibQUAL+ process or to take a look at past survey results and subsequent initiatives, visit the library website at http://www.uleth.ca/lib/libQUAL/2011/.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

International Week PechaKucha Event

The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to be hosting a Pecha Kucha event as part of the University of Lethbridge's International Week 2011. Presentations by faculty, staff and students will be given on the theme of internationalism.

What is PechaKucha?

"PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and you talk along to the images.

PechaKucha (events) are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps - just about anything really, in the PechaKucha 20x20 format

The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in 2003. PechaKucha Nights are now happening in over 230 cities around the world"

For more information and to view sample presentations follow this link: http://www.pecha-kucha.org/what

Where and When will the event take place?

Wednesday, February 16 at 4:30 - 5:30 pm in the Library (10th floor North)

For more information contact Heather Nicholson @ heather.nicholson@uleth.ca or 329-2166.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Win a Valentine Treat contest. Draw on February 14th

Enter our "Win a Valentine Treat" contest and you could be the lucky person to take home some chocolate on February 14th. Entry forms are at the Library entrance.

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Resource: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

The online edition of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics contains the full text of the 8 volume print edition. In addition, the online dictionary is a dynamic resource for economists which contains hyper linked cross-references within articles, features carefully selected and maintained links to related sites, incorporates quarterly additions and updates, and offers search and browse facilities, both full-text and advanced.

Connect to The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

 


Monday, February 14, 2011

Library Hours Survey: We Need Your Input

The library "hours of service" survey, done in consultation with the University of Lethbridge Students' Union, is seeking user input to determine what, if any, changes we can make to the hours of operation (regular fall/spring semester hours only) to more fully meet your needs. We cannot add new hours to the schedule but based on feedback we may be able to reallocate some of our existing hours. Log in and let us know your preference! The survey will run through 6:00 pm on Friday, March 4, 2011. Thanks for helping make the library a better place!

Complete the Hours Survey

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pardon the noise - Library Roof Repairs

The Library roof is undergoing critical repairs. This may create unavoidable noise at times. Please bear with us while we undergo these repairs.

We apologize for the disruption!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

SciFinder Scholar Desktop Client to be Discontinued

SciFinder Scholar will be discontinuing the client desktop platform on June 30, 2011 for all U.S. and Canadian academic institutions. On this date, the University of Lethbridge Library will only have access to the web version of SciFinder Scholar.

To get started, please visit http://www.cas.org/movetoweb/ for helpful resource materials to make your transition to the web version of SciFinder as easy and seamless as possible. To setup up a web version user account, visit this web page for more information.

Please note: The client version of SciFinder will remain fully supported until June 30, 2011.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Copyright Information: Important Update

The University of Lethbridge licence with Access Copyright expired on December 31, 2010, and due to changes initiated by Access Copyright, it will not be renewed.

Effective January 1, 2011, instructors will no longer be able to print classroom handouts, have course packs created, or post articles on the learning management system without checking the copyright information on each of the articles they wish to use.

In an effort to assist with this process the Library has developed a online tool that will allow instructors to verify copyright information for electronic journals by searching for the journal title.

The tool will be made available through the Library website on the Copyright Guidelines and Services for Faculty and Instructors pages.

Friday, February 04, 2011

New Database: PhilPapers

PhilPapers is a comprehensive directory of online philosophy articles and books by academic philosophers. We monitor journals in many areas of philosophy, as well as archives and personal pages. We also accept articles directly from users, who can provide links or upload copies.

Access PhilPapers

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Database: Informa Healthcare

InformaHealthcare contains a comprehensive collection of content, books and journals in both original article and review format, spanning various therapeutic disciplines from drug discovery and development to clinical trials to the general practitioner.

Access Informa Healthcare

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bulletin boards and white boards available for use in the library

The Library has recently installed a bulletin board on which students and university groups can freely post materials, subject to the discretion of library staff. Have a room to rent? Car to sell? Services to offer? Post it on the 'community' bulletin board, located on the north side of the reference section on level 10 (around the corner from the Writing Centre).

Two rolling white boards have also been provided on level 10 for groups to move around the library and use as they like; currently, they are both on the north side of the library, one on the east wall (beside the Writing Centre) and one on the west wall. Please feel free to use them while working; white board markers are available for $1.00 from the General Services Desk.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Job Posting: Peer Assisted Technology Support Students

Position Overview:
Peer Assisted Technology Support Student (PATSS) assistants are required to work throughout the library supporting the technology needs of their peers. This work includes the basic troubleshooting of hardware and software problems, as well as providing help with using media and audio-visual packages. Working under the direction of the Library's Systems Team, PATSS will play a role in developing and delivering a series of technology training sessions envisioned to take place at the beginning of each semester.

Job Duties:
Prospective PATSS must demonstrate above-average computer and communication skills, familiarity with a wide range of technologies, flexibility in responding to diverse requests and strong interpersonal skills to assist a variety of students. Under the direction of the Library Systems Dept. PATSS are responsible for assisting in troubleshooting and supporting Library equipment and software including, but not limited to:

1. Computer Equipment Desktop PCs
Circulating laptops - PC and Apple
Mobile devices
2. Peripherals Monitors
Printers
Data projectors
DVD players
Camcorders
Digital cameras
3. Software PC and MAC OS
Office Suite
4. Network The Bridge
Learning Management System (currently Blackboard)
Printing
Email
Wireless
5. Media Editing equipment & software
Multimedia iMac workstations
Adobe Suite
Audio & Video editing software

Qualifications common to successful applicants include, but are not limited to:

Availability: must be available to work day/evening/weekend shifts. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who are planning to return as students for the Fall (2011) semester.

The Library is an equal opportunity employer and the supervisors responsible for hiring student assistants base their decisions on the following criteria:

Applications, which should include a resume detailing your qualifications, will be accepted at the Library Administration office (L1136) until end of day Friday, January 28th, 2011.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Library Catalogue currently unavailable. Access to Library databases limited to on-campus users only

Due to a hardware upgrade, user access to the Library Catalogue is currently unavailable. Library database/index access is limited to on-campus use only.

Thank you in advance for your patience. Please watch the Library homepage for progress updates.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Library Holiday Break Hours

The Library will be closed from noon, December 24th to January 3rd. Normal hours resume at 8:00am January 4th. Have a safe, happy Christmas holiday!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Display: Advanced Methods, Education and Training in Hyperspectral Science and Technology (AMETHYST) Program

The Library is proud to partner with the Advanced Methods, Education and Training in Hyperspectral Science and Technology (AMETHYST) Program to bring you our new display, located next to the Information and Research Assistance Desk.

For more information on this display, please see our display webpage.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Extended Library Hours are here!

For your study pleasure, the Library has extended its weekend hours of opening and we're now open every night until 11:00 pm from December 3rd to 20th!

Check out our extended weekend hours of opening:

Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

View Library Hours

Monday, December 20, 2010

Library Catalogue & Off-campus Access to Databases Unavailable (2:30pm - 4pm today)

The Library catalogue and off-campus access to the Library electronic databases are unavailable from 2:30pm - 4pm today, December 3.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, December 03, 2010

TIP- Learn how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively. Try it now!

Link to Notice

Thursday, December 02, 2010

QR Codes Arrive in the Library

QR code linking to the Library homepageQR (or "quick response") codes contain different kinds of information, such as URLs/web links, videos, textual information, or a combination of these. They can be read using a "smart phone" camera, along with appropriate software application (which can be downloaded on to your smart phone using your app store). For more information on QR codes, check out our QR information page.

The Library will be introducing these codes on the bookable group work rooms. This makes it easier and more convenient for users to book available rooms!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Library Hours November 11th

The Library will be open on Thursday, November 11th from 10:00am-5:00pm.

We will resume our regular hours on Friday, November 12th at 8:00am.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Reopening of the SAAG Library

We are very pleased to announce the reopening of the Library in the newly renovated Southern Alberta Art Gallery. The library is open to all University of Lethbridge faculty, staff, and students. Access the catalogue from the SAAG Library's home page or just drop by the Gallery at 601 3rd Avenue South and check out the collection!

Don't forget to check out the current exhibitions while you're there!

www.saag.ca

Thursday, November 11, 2010

External internet access from the University campus is currently unavailable.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

City of Lethbridge geospatial datasets are now available for download

City of Lethbridge geospatial datasets are now available for download by the University community through the Library's revamped Geospatial (GIS) & Numeric Data web pages. Make sure to check back throughout the semester to view new additions to the U of L Library Data Collections.

Friday, November 05, 2010

New mobile website for Library

The University Library has gone mobile! Check out the first mobile website application at the U of L on your mobile device: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/mobile/ . This 'app' allows you to view the library's hours, book a group work room, find available computers in the library, do a quick catalogue search, look at your library record, view library news and notices, find contact information, and text a librarian. And of course, it will connect you to the full library home page as well.

For more information, please see our Library Mobile Website App web page.

Also, if you have any comments, suggestions or ideas for improvement, we'd really like your feedback!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New Trial Databases : Mint Global / Orbis

The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce access to 2 new databases, Mint Global and Orbis on a trial basis. These databases are available for on campus use only.

Mint Global and Orbis contain worldwide listed & private company data for over 60,000 companies, including P/L and balance sheet accounts, detailed subsidiary and shareholder data, rating information, financial indicators for private firms, earnings estimates, stock information, business & company-related news, and real-time global merger & acquisition activity.

Mint Global contains identical content to Orbis, but has a more user-friendly, student-focused interface. Orbis has a more researcher-focused interface.

Mint Global and Orbis are on trial until November 8, 2010 and is available via our Indexes/databases webpage.

Please send any feedback regarding these databases to the Management librarian, Nicole Eva.

For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Book a Group Work Room on Level 11

There are now 7 bookable group work rooms on level 11 - 2 on the east end (by the Prentice Institute) and 5 on the west end. These rooms can be booked through our online Group Work Room Booking System by selecting "Library, Level 11" from the drop-down menu.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

The Library will be open the following hours for the Thanksgiving weekend:

Friday, October 8: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday October 9: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 10: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday, October 11: Closed

We will reopen Tuesday October 12 at 8:00am.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Group Work Room Booking System

Link to Notice

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Look for the Library Catalogue!

Have you had a chance to check out the new look to the Library Catalogue? It may look different, but it still works the same way!

If you have any questions, ask at the Information and Research Assistance Desk, or use our Ask Us service!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Media Collection now on Level 10

The Media Collection (music CDs, DVDs, LPs and other mixed media material) has been relocated to Level 10 (south side). You'll find it behind the Current Serials section.

The Index Collection is now located on Level 11 (north side) and the Microform Collection is located in front of the Prentice Institute on the east end of Level 11.

If you need assistance locating items from these collections, please ask for help at the Information and Research Assistance Desk located on Level 10.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Library Closed for Civic Holiday: Monday, August 2nd

The Library will be closed for the holiday on Monday, August 2nd. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, August 3rd.

Have a great long weekend!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Library Closed July 1st, 3rd, & 4th

The University Library will be closed:

We will be open on Friday July 2nd, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

Have a great holiday!

Monday, July 05, 2010

New Library Display: History of Jazz/History of Rock and Roll

The Library presents a new display: History of Jazz and History of Rock and Roll, located in the display cabinets in the Library's front entrance. This display corresponds with 2 music classes being offered during Summer Session 1.

For more information check out our current general display webpage.

Image for accompanying notice

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Library closed Sunday, May 30 due to university-wide IT network interruption

The University Library will be closed this Sunday, May 30, 2010, due to the university-wide shut down of Internet access, telephones, etc. scheduled to occur between 3:00 am and 6:00 pm.

The Library will be open regular hours on Saturday, May 29th (noon - 5:00 pm) and Monday, May 31st (8:00 am - 9:00 pm).

We apologize for the inconvenienced this may cause. If you have any questions please contact Library Administration at (403)329-2261.

Monday, May 31, 2010

IT Service Outage Sunday, May 30th 3:00am to 6:00pm

Link to Notice

Friday, May 28, 2010

Computer hardware failure resulted in generation of inaccurate notices

The Library experienced a computer system failure this week which resulted in the generating of inaccurate notices relating to items checked out and library fines. Please view your patron record to review up-to-date information on the status of your Library account. Please call 403-329-2265 if you require further assistance.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Media Collection - Temporary relocation to Level 10 (south) as library renovation work gets under way

The media collection (music CDs, DVDs, LPs and other mixed media material) are being temporarily relocated to Level 10 (south side). You'll find them near the print serial index collection in the center area of L10 south. The move should be completed by Monday (March 8th). If you need assistance locating items from this collection please ask for help at the General Services Desk located on Level 10.

The Library renovation (which will kick off in earnest on Monday, March 8th) will result in new group work rooms (five on Level 11 and four on Level 10) - an important part of Library efforts to address student needs and support student learning/success.

If you have questions or concerns please contact Brenda Mathenia, Assoc. University Librarian for Client Services & Facilities directly at brenda.mathenia@uleth.ca or by phone at 403.329.2460

Watch the What's New section for regular updates!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Library Closed Tuesday, May 4th for retreat

The Library will be closed Tuesday,May 4th for our annual staff retreat. Regular hours resume Wednesday, May 5th.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

New Trial Online Resource: Primal Pictures

A short-term trial of an online teaching tool called Primal Pictures is now available for University faculty, students and staff. Primal Pictures provides 3D anatomical structures, clinical slides, dissections, animations, and much more, derived from real human data. If you teach or are taking courses related to anatomy, kinesiology, and the structure of the human body, you may be interested in having a look at:

http://0-ovidsp.ovid.com.darius.uleth.ca/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=main&D=pplp

Thanks in advance if you have a moment to have a look and to provide feedback. Please send your feedback/questions/comments by April 26 to:

Andrea Glover
Kinesiology librarian
andrea.glover@uleth.ca

or

Rumi Graham
Health Sciences librarian
grahry@uleth.ca

Friday, April 30, 2010

Food for Fines Week was a success!

We're very pleased with the results of Food for Fines Week. 407 items of food were donated with a total of $1539 in fines being waived. The food will be presented to the Students' Union Food Bank.

Thanks to all who participated in helping out our hungry students!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Food for Fines Week!

Do you owe fines for overdue Library items? If you do, you'll be pleased to know that the Library is offering amnesty on overdue fines. You can wipe the slate clean by bringing in one non-perishable food item to the Library for every $5 worth of fines. All food items will be presented to the UofL Student Union Food Bank.

Even if you don't have fines but wish to support the hungry students, please drop off any food items and we'll be only too happy to receive them!

Additional information:

Check out Your Library Record to determine if you have fines or overdue materials.

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Library Display: The Ten Grandmothers Project

Once again, Linda Many Guns has partnered with the Library to bring a new display. This new display showcases the "Ten Grandmothers Project".

The Ten Grandmothers Project was created to capture and share the wisdom of Aboriginal women. This illuminating project helps us understand the values Aboriginal women have relied on since time immemorial to inform their behaviour, colour their lives, and direct their choices.

For more information check out our current general display webpage.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Reminder: Time springs ahead this weekend (takes effect 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14)

Reminder: Time "springs ahead" this weekend (takes effect 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14). Don't forget to change your clocks! The library will open at 1:00p.m. DST on Sunday.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Never take reading for granted...Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week, Feb. 21 - Feb. 27, "encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms."

"Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read." (Freedom to Read website)

Please check out any that interest you! For more information on our display, check out our Freedom to Read Displays webpage.

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Monday, March 01, 2010

New Library Display: How Trade Goods and Beads were Welcomed to the Blackfoot Territory

Linda Many Guns, a Native American Studies faculty member, and Pat Breaker, a Graduate student, collaborated with the Library to create our newest display which showcases Linda's personal collection of beads and native clothing/artifacts.

"The display provides a brief glimpse at how Blackfoot people enjoyed and welcomed trade goods. Trade cloth replaced animals hides; although not as durable, their colours were highly appreciated. In this display we see how the bead production in Europe went through three significant phases as the glass bead industry matured. The larger beads and the long beads are the oldest with the pony beads arriving around the mid 1800's and finally the tiny seed beads were produced by the late 1800's. As the beads made their way into Blackfoot culture they too were welcome additions to be added to the clothing or used to decorate gun holders, par fleche and other utensils." (Linda Many Guns)

More information is available on our current general display webpage

This display is a must see so hopefully you'll find time to view it in the Library entrance!



Thursday, February 25, 2010

Library Hours for Reading Week

Library hours of opening during Reading Week:

Monday: Closed (Family Day)
Tuesday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 1pm - 9 pm

Monday, February 22, 2010

Congratulations to our Valentine's Day Chocolate winners!

Congratulations to our Valentine's Day Draw winners: Samantha Barry, Janine Peters and Brenda Bicharr.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

ProQuest Databases Unavailable Jan. 30 & 31

All Proquest databases will be unavailable for twelve hours beginning 8:00 pm January 30th due to infrastructure maintenance. Click here to determine all Proquest databases available at the University of Lethbridge Library.

Monday, February 01, 2010

New Year, New You!

Having problems keeping your new year's resolution? Bet you didn't know the Library could help! Check out the display by the Information & Research Assistance Desk for information on nutrition, exercise, personal finance, job hunting, quitting smoking and more!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Limited Library Catalogue Functionality Monday, Jan. 25

On Monday, January 25th these online functions on the Library website will be unavailable due to system upgrades:

Searching in the catalogue and on-campus access to databases will still be available.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Change to Group Study Room Booking...

In response to student input during the previous semester the Library has removed the once-weekly restriction on booking group study rooms. Students can now book a room once per day for group work or study. Please keep your comments coming; use our Comments/Suggestions online form. We appreciate the feedback!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Winners from the Stress-Free Zone

Congratulations to Peter Van Herk on his exact guess of the number of jelly beans in the jar - he has won all 237 jelly beans!

Congratulations to Katelynd Marchant on winning the pronghorns t-shirt, which was graciously donated by the Bookstore!

Both prizes can be picked up at the General Services Desk.

Thank you to all who entered!

Remember, if you visited the Stress Free Zone and have a comment or suggestion, you can send it from the Library's Comments and Replies page.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Get it Here! 5 Minute Massages

Are you stressed about your upcoming exams? How does a back massage sound right now? Why not come to the Library's Stress-Free Zone (Room L114) between 7:30 and 9:30 on Dec. 21st and line up for a 5 minute chair massage.

Give us some feedback on our first ever Stress-Free Zone via our Comments/Suggestions.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Library Helps Out the Environment

In the Library's attempt to leave less of an environmental footprint, we increasingly acquire electronic resources rather than print resources, recycle discarded books, deliver electronically Interlibrary Loan requests and more. Read this article in the December issue of The Legend to learn more about how we're enhancing the environmental sustainability of the University.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Library Front Entrance Closed Dec. 14 Due to Water Leakage

Link to Notice

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New: Texting @ Your Library

You could get out a piece of paper, find a pencil, and write down the call number for library material so you can find it in the stacks. Or, you could text it to your cell phone! Simply click on the "Send via Text Message" icon in the catalogue record.  The text message will contain the location, call number, and title of the item from the catalogue record.

PLEASE NOTE: Carrier charges may apply if your cell phone service plan does not include free/unlimited text messaging.

View an Example

Don’t see your cell phone service provider listed for texting? See staff at the service points and let them know. We will see if we can add your provider to our service. Your comments about this new feature are welcomed.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Find us on the New U of L website!

Just in case you're wondering where the Library link is on the University's new website...  Roll over Academics and there we are!  We also have a link near the bottom of the page on the "Current Students" tab.

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Monday, December 07, 2009

NEW Digitized Collection: Southern Alberta Newspaper Collection

The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new locally-digitized collection, the Southern Alberta Newspaper Collection.  This collection offers electronic access to the following historical newspapers: Cardston News [1925-1958], Cardston Record [1898-1899], Macleod Advertiser [1908-1913], Macleod Chronicle [1908-1909], Macleod Gazette [5 issues between 1897-1907], Macleod News [1916-1919], Macleod Spectator [1912-1916] & Milk River Review [1948-1958 & 1961].

Please contact librarian Rhys Stevens (403-329-5176) if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about this or any University of Lethbridge Digitized Collections. 

Monday, November 23, 2009

Check out the new titles added to our collection in October

Link to Notice

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Network Outage: Saturday 5:00am to 8:00am

Link to Notice

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Library Open 10am-5pm on Remembrance Day, Nov.11

Please note that the Library hours for November 11th are 10am - 5pm.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Don't Forget to Change Your Clocks this Sunday!

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend!  Don't forget to move your clocks back one hour this Sunday morning.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Library Basics Workshop: Beyond Google - Using library resources for research

Have a research assignment due, but don’t know where to start?

Not sure where to find books or journal articles in our library?

Don’t have a clue what a ‘scholarly article’ is or how to find one?

Come to the Library Basics workshop and find out! We'll show you how to find books and scholarly journal articles available in our library and demonstrate why we should be your first stop shop for your research needs.

Sessions run:

Oct. 27:    2-2:50, Rm. L950
Oct. 28:  11-11:50, Rm. L950

Friday, October 30, 2009

Congratulations to the School of Graduate Studies

This year is the 25th anniversary of the School of Graduate Studies here at the University of Lethbridge.  A new display has been set up in the front entrance of the library containing the campus newspapers from the year of the first convocation of graduate students, graduation hoods, examples of theses, projects, and dissertations, and more.

 


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Congratulations to Aki - U of L Library Scholarship

Congratulations to Aki Matsuoka for her achievement in winning the University of Lethbridge Library Scholarship, established in recognition of the retirement of Rae Hazelwood who served as a U of L Librarian from 1996 to 2007.

Eligibility for this scholarship requires being a continuing full-time student in any undergraduate degree program and working as a student assistant in the UofL Library for at least two semesters. Criteria is based on academic achievement (minimum 60% course load) as well as work performance.

Congratulations Aki!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Library Closed Monday, Oct. 12

The Library is closed on Thanksgiving Day, October 12th.  Normal hours will resume on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Display: Thirsty Planet

Our current display focuses on water, our planet's most precious resource.  Our materials touch on current topics such as the global water crisis, the politics of managing water, water conflicts, the global issues of sharing water resources, poverty and water, drinking water and many more.

The Library has been building a collection of materials to support water research which is ongoing in the Alberta Water and Environmental Sciences Building (AWESB) at the University of Lethbridge.  This state-of-the-art facility which opened in 2008 supports research in areas such as watersheds, water ecology, water quality and public health, environmental monitoring, hydrologic forecasting and water resource management. 

To access more information on our display and to view a list of all items in the display, scroll down the Library General Displays webpage.

Hopefully you'll have time this fall to come in to visit us and view our new display! We encourage all University of Lethbridge Library users having current borrowing privileges to borrow items on display; simply ask at the General Services Desk and someone will retrieve the items for you from the cabinets.



Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Welcome to the new Associate University Librarians

The Library is very happy to welcome our two new Associate University Librarians, Brenda Mathenia and Wendy Merkley.  Check out their bios in the recent edition of The Legend.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Anti-bullying Display

The library is pleased to be participating in the Education Undergraduate Society’s Anti-bullying Week from September 28-30.  Come check out some of our items on bullying and please sign out any that interest you.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Andrea Glover's role in the FNTP program

For the past five years, Professional Librarian Andrea Glover has been helping First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) students navigate the complex world of a University Library. In her Library Science 0500 course (a requisite course for the FNTP program) she uses humour and enthusiasm for her subject matter to motivate her students.  Check out the rest of the story in the latest edition of The Legend.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

RSS Feeds to new Library resources and more

Did you know you can now subscribe to some Library web-based content using RSS feeds?  You can check out all of our RSS feeds on a webpage which we’ve linked under Services on our homepage. 

How will these RSS feeds benefit you?   You will get regular updates to new Library materials and happenings without having to remember to check manually.  As well, this information will be aggregated in one place and be ready when you’re ready to read it.  Faculty may be particularly interested in using feeds to keep track of new materials in their subject areas of interest.  To do this, click on the RSS Feeds webpage > subject area of interest > Subscribe to this feed.

Questions about RSS feeds?  Check out the link to More Information on the RSS Feeds webpage which answers basic questions such as:  What are Feeds?  How Will They Benefit our Users?  How Do I Read Feeds?  What are Popular Feed Readers? and more….

Please contact your subject librarian if you have questions.

Friday, September 25, 2009

NEW! Bibliobytes: Library's first annual report

The Library is pleased to introduce the inaugural issue of Bibliobytes, an "annual report" of what the Library has been up to over the last year.  Enjoy reading about what the Library has done to improve our service to the university!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Noise Alert on Level 10

Our student workers will be vacuuming the book shelves beginning Monday, July 13th.  If noise is an issue, please move to a quieter location.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Literature Databases: Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Literature Criticism Online

The University Library is pleased to announce the addition of two major literature databases, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Literature Criticism Online (LCO), to our collection of electronic reference resources.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online offers biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world's most influential literary figures.

Literature Criticism Online (LCO) is the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available, offering a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres. You have the option of searching the entire database or searching a specific reference resource within LCO.

Reference resources included within LCO are:

Access to these titles is available via our databases webpage.

For further information, please contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk staff via Ask Us.

Leona Jacobs
Coordinator, Collection Development
University of Lethbridge Library

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Multi-disciplinary Database: Learned Journals Collection

The University Library is pleased to announce the addition of Learned Journals Collection to our collection of electronic resources, made available through our participation in CRKN Digital Content Initiative in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Learned Journals Collection offers access to nearly 800 international journals from not-for-profit publishers, covering archaeology and history, law, life sciences, linguistics and arts, medicine, religion and philosophy, science, social sciences, and technology. This journal collection is published by members of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).

More information and access to these resources is available through our databases webpage.

For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk.

Leona Jacobs
Coordinator Collection Development
University of Lethbridge Library

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Humanities Database: Past Masters

The University library is pleased to announce the addition of Past Masters to our list of electronic resources.  This database has been made available through participation in CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network).  Past Masters is comprised of full-text humanities databases that make available cohesive collections of editions, in both original language and in English translation, of seminal figures in the humanities and social sciences.

For more information and access to this resource, please visit our Databases webpage.

For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk.

Leona Jacobs
Coordinator, Collection Development
University of Lethbridge Library

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Social Sciences & Humanities Database: Erudit

The University Library is pleased to announce the addition of Erudite to our collection of electronic resources, made available through our participation in CRKN Digital Content Initiative in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Érudit is a publishing consortium comprised of three Quebec universities that promotes and disseminates Canadian research. It provides access to documents in the humanities and social sciences and natural science disciplines including academic journals, e-books, proceedings, theses and other documents and data. The journals are mainly published in French; however there are a few bilingual and English titles.

More information and access to this resource is available through our databases webpage.

For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk.

Leona Jacobs
Coordinator Collection Development
University of Lethbridge Library

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Library Closed Monday, August 3

The University Library will be closed for the holiday on Monday, August 3 and will reopen on August 4 at 8:00 am.  Enjoy your holiday!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Library Intern - Term Position

Link to Notice

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Library donor display recognizes Ludvik Pahulje

Take time to look at our most current donor display showcasing 63 books donated to our Library by Ludvik Pahulje, contractor and property manager in the Lethbridge area for several decades. The Pahulje Endowment Fund was directed to the library and, more specifically, for the ongoing acquisition of reading and resource materials (written or other forms). Most of the books are in the Reference Collection and, regretfully, cannot be signed out.  More information is available on our current donor display webpage.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Library CLOSED July 1

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st for Canada Day.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

New display: Addictions - the Price of Pleasure

Our current display on addictions focuses on materials that will be useful for students taking three Health Sciences courses this summer: Addictions and Youth; Sex and Relationship Addictions; Creative Therapies and Addictions.  We highlighted such addictions as alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sex, internet, gambling and more.  Thanks to the campus Health Centre for loaning us visuals which provide an impact to our display.

To access a list of all items in the display, scroll down the Library General Displays webpage.

Hopefully you'll have time this summer to come in to visit us and view our new display!  We encourage all University of Lethbridge Library users having current borrowing privileges to borrow items on display; simply ask at the General Services Desk and someone will retrieve the items for you from the cabinets.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Reference Universe makes your research easier!

NEW - the Library has recently subscribed to Reference Universe, a unique tool which allows you to search through the indexes/article titles of all University of Lethbridge Library's reference works, both print and electronic

To access Reference Universe, click on the Reference tab in the middle of the Library homepage and type in your search term. 

Search Tips:

Questions?  Please Ask Us.

Evaluation:  We will be evaluating this new tool over the next year, then making a decision re: a long-term purchase.  Please help us make this decison by filling in this brief survey after using Reference Universe.  Your comments are very important to us!

Training:  If you are interested in finding out more about Reference Universe and how to use it, please register here. Based on the interest expressed we will be arranging and announcing information sessions.

Leona Jacobs
Coordinator Collection Development
University of Lethbridge Library

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Trial Database: Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Work

The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce access to a new, unique database, Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Work, on a trial basis.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Work: Search a collection of transcripts of actual therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives illuminating the experience of mental illness and its treatment, as well as reference works to contextualize the primary material. Diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, and personal memoirs accompany the full-text of the sessions themselves. The database is updated biweekly and so the depth and breadth of the material included will be continuously growing.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works is on trial until May 15, 2009 and is available via our Indexes/databases webpage.

We welcome all feedback; please submit feedback via our Database Trial Evaluation Form before 2009 May 15.

For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

Leona Jacobs
Coordinator Collection Development
University of Lethbridge Library

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Interlibrary loan articles now delivered to your email!

As of March 30th, the library delivers your interlibrary loans to your email!

Instead of receiving printed copies of articles or book chapters requested via the interlibrary loan service, these requests are now sent directly to your email.  We will continue to process book/video requests as before.

What this means for you is faster handling of your requests, quicker delivery times, and less paper waste!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Greater reach for your research

Are you a faculty member or graduate student interested in maximizing the research impact of your scholarly articles, technical reports, conference presentations or other creative work? If so, consider attending an Institutional Repository information session offered by the University Library. During this short session you'll learn about how U. of L. faculty members are making use of our repository, how repositories can increase your ranking in web search engine results, how you can deposit and preserve your own scholarly materials, and even how Library staff can assist in the process.

When?  May 6th & 7th  10am - 11am

Where?  Room L-950

Rhys Stevens
University of Lethbridge Library

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bridge Buck PHIL STATION (Cash Manager) Shutdown

Please note that all Bridge Buck PHIL Stations (Cash Managers) will be shutdown Friday May 1st at 9:00 A.M.

The shutdown will likely be about 1 – 1.5 hours.  During this shutdown, users will be able to add value at the Copy Centre W630 and the Cash Office. This is necessary for Financial Services to reconcile the Bridge Buck account.

Thank You in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Greg Martin

Monday, May 04, 2009

Unique items make up our Special Collections

Special Collections? What are they? Where are they? Why are they special?  Learn all about them in Mike Perry's article in the March issue of The Legend.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Job Posting - Records Manager

Link to Notice

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Library hours for Easter weekend

The Library will be closed Easter Friday.

Weekend hours are:

Saturday:  9am - 11pm

Sunday:    9pm - 11pm

Monday:   10am - 5pm

Enjoy your Easter break!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Management Databases: LexisNexis Academic and LexisNexis Quicklaw

The University Library is pleased to announce the addition of two new databases to our collection of electronic resources: LexisNexis Academic and LexisNexis Quicklaw. These are available through our participation in The Alberta Library consortium.

LexisNexis Academic provides access to over 6,000 full-text news, business, and legal publications, including deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, international news, and non-English language sources. Sources include business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news. Legal information includes U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and Shepard’s® Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789.

Quicklaw is Canada’s largest online legal research service, providing access to the most comprehensive collection available of case law, legislation, expert commentary, and more.

More information and access to these resources is available through our Indexes/databases webpage.

For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

Leona Jacobs
Coordinator Collection Development
University of Lethbridge Library

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New TRIAL database: Global Health

The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce that we're offering access to a new database, Global Health, on a TRIAL basis.

Global Health indexes a wide range of material including journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, book chapters, and government reports bringing together a broad spectrum of unique resources not found in other research products. Subject coverage includes international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, occupational health, toxicology, health services, and maternal/child health. Based in the UK, Global Health offers international coverage of both the developing and developed world with publications from over 150 countries and material in over 50 languages translated into English.

Global Health is on trial until 2009 March 27 and is available through the library’s indexes/databases webpage. Please note that this is a trial and as such, some functionality you are used to seeing in our databases (e.g. the Find Full Text button) is not available for the trial version. This WILL be turned on with any subscription we embark on.

You will also notice that there are two links: one via CABI and one via EBSCO. CABI is the native producer of the database and they have their own interface which we can choose or we can choose to access the same content through EBSCO. The trial setup through CABI gives us access to the archived backfiles, indexing materials from 1910 to present, whereas the EBSCO link currently only provides access to materials from 1973 to present. If we choose to purchase this database, the backfiles will be available through EBSCO as well.

Please test them both out - let us know what you think about the content, coverage, and features of the database and let us know what you like or dislike about the CABI or EBSCO interfaces.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yes, the Library has fiction books!

Where is your fiction collection? This is a common question at the University Library for which there isn't really a simple answer. To find out the answer, read this article, written by Librarian Judy Vogt, in the March 11th edition of The Meliorist.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Library celebrates Native Awareness Week!

We invite you to come into the Library to view our Sharing the Circle display, created to tie in with Native Awareness Week which is being held on the UofL campus this week.  The main focus of this display is aboriginal art and literature but also includes a focus on native challenges in Canada, such as health and healing, residential schools, gambling, women's issues and more.

We enhanced our display with native art from the UofL Art Collection.  Thanks to the Art Gallery for loaning us these items!

We encourage all University of Lethbridge Library users having current borrowing privileges to borrow items on display; simply ask at the General Services Desk and someone will retrieve the items for you from the glass cabinets. 

A new addition to our General Display webpage is a RSS feed to all materials included in the display.  To access this list, scroll down the Library General Displays webpage.



Thursday, March 12, 2009

Problem with lights on Level 9

The Utilities Dept. is troubleshooting the problems with a string of lights on Level 9 (near the DU call number area).  There may be issues with noise or darkness in this area until the problem is fixed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Library supports Feminism Fun-tastic Week!

Feminism Fun-tastic Week, coordinated by the Campus Women's Centre, is being celebrated at the University of Lethbridge from Feb. 23 - 27th and the Library is joining in the fun!  Our table display of books showcases our extensive collection of books on feminist issues.  

Special thanks to Megan Fester, volunteer with the Campus Women's Centre, who organized and created the poster and signs for our display. 

All of the books are available for checkout and we encourage all University of Lethbridge Library users having current borrowing privileges to borrow items on display.  For further information about this display, check out the Feminism Fun-tastic Week display webpage.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Job Posting - Associate University Librarian - Client Services and Facilities

Link to Notice

Friday, February 20, 2009

Job Posting - Associate University Librarian - Information Systems and Technical Services

Link to Notice

Friday, February 20, 2009

Celebrate Darwin Day With Us!

Darwin Day

"Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12th, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth." (Darwinday.org

To tie in with the University's celebration of Darwin Day, we created a display of books about Darwin, the Beagle Expedition he joined, and his theories on evolution and natural selection. 

All of the books are available for checkout and we encourage all University of Lethbridge Library users having current borrowing privileges to borrow items on display.

For more information on this display, check out this Display webpage.



Sunday, February 15, 2009

Play it safe - don't leave your belongings unattended

It's recently been noted that individuals around the library have been nosing around in others' belongings. Please, don't leave valuables lying about - thieves work fast! It's better to be safe than sorry.

Monday, February 09, 2009

What's Lorelei Harris' role as a subject librarian?

"Our role involves liaising with faculty, selecting material in a particular subject area and providing in-depth reference assistance for that subject area... We also provide classroom instruction for students in our areas, teaching basic research skills or walking them through the nuances of advanced subject-specific research tools," says Lorelei Harris.  For more information check out this story in the January issue of The Legend.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Finding full text journal articles

For tips on finding full text journal articles, check out the article written by librarian Judy Vogt in this week's edition of The Meliorist.

Monday, February 09, 2009

The resourceful student: refining your search

Need to refine your searches in our library databases?  Get tips in the article written by librarian Judy Vogt, which appeared in the January 7, 2009 edition of The Meliorist!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Library Sessions for Graduate Students: Using EndNote X2

The University Library invites Faculty and Grad Students to two workshops on using EndNote X2 to organize, store, and manage references.

Part 1: Introduction 

February 12, 2009, 1:40pm-2:55pm, in L950

Part 2: Beyond the Introduction

February 26, 2009, 1:40pm-2:55pm, in L950

Workshop Leader: Leona Jacobs

Registration: http://www.uleth.ca/lib/Self-Serve/ (space is limited)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Research Grant FUNDamentals Workshop

This workshop offered by University of Lethbridge Research Services will guide you through the basics of finding grant information using online and print resources. 

Workshop Leaders:  Professional librarians Judy Vogt and Lorelei Harris

When?  Wednesday, February 18, 2009: 9:00 – 11:00am

Where? L950 (Library)

Refreshments will be served!  Please RSVP by Monday, February 16, 2009 to Chris Picken (329-2101).

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Library works to meet grad student needs

Link to Notice

Monday, January 05, 2009

Library closed from noon, Dec. 24- Jan. 4 for holidays

The Library will be closed for the Christmas holidays from noon, Dec. 24th to Jan. 4th inclusive.  We will reopen on Jan. 5th at 8:00 am.  Have a HAPPY, SAFE HOLIDAY!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Extended Library Hours December 16 and 17

Due to the postponement of exams on Saturday December 13, the Library will now be open 8:00am - 11:00pm on Tuesday December 16, and 8:00am - 6:00pm on Wednesday December 17.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

How Did our Library Rate in 2008 Maclean's Ranking of Universities?

"The 2008 Maclean’s Magazine survey of Canadian universities puts the University of Lethbridge in the Top Ten ranking for Primarily Undergraduate institutions, and in a 7th place tie with the University of Prince Edward Island." (Noticeboard message, Nov. 10/08) 

Further information on the 18th annual survey is available on the Maclean’s website.  Full results are available in the November 24th print issue of Maclean's which is now available in the Library.

The UofL Library was ranked in the top 13 primarily undergraduate universities in three key ratings:

  • library holdings per student = 10th place.
  • percentage of the UofL budget devoted to maintaining library services = 12th place.
  • percentage of the library budget allocated to updating the university's collection (both print and electronic access) = 13th place.
  • Monday, December 15, 2008

    Job Posting - Records Manager - permanent position

    Link to Notice

    Monday, December 15, 2008

    Library Welcomes New Librarian, Nicole Eva

    We are very pleased to announce that Nicole Eva (University of Western Ontario MLIS 2008) has recently joined the University of Lethbridge Library on a tenure-track appointment. Nicole has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and worked in the field of advertising for several years in Saskatoon before returning to school to obtain her MLIS. She also spent two terms working at the Queen's University law library as a co-op student. Nicole's portfolio at the University of Lethbridge includes Management.

    Nicole enjoys hiking and walking with her dog, and is excited to be situated in southern Alberta with its proximity to the coulees and mountains. She also loves live music, good food, and of course, reading! She really enjoys working on the reference desk and teaching information literacy skills to students.



    Monday, December 15, 2008

    Job Posting - Library Operations Specialist II (permanent position)

    Link to Notice

    Monday, December 15, 2008

    Exams Postponed Due to Weather, Saturday, December 13, 2008

    Link to Notice

    Sunday, December 14, 2008

    Stay Current on Your Library Record! Subscribe to a RSS Feed

    The Library is pleased to offer an additional way to receive regular updates about your library record.  You can do this simply by subscribing to a RSS feed from Your Library Record and important information about your account will automatically be delivered to your desktop.

    To subscribe to My Record Feed, go to the Library homepage > Self-Serve > Your Library Record. Log in to your library record and click on My Record Feeds subscribe. Once you've subscribed to this feed, you will receive regular updates on the happenings in your library account such as:

    Please note the Library will continue to send out email reminders concerning your library account.

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    NEW: Self-book a Group Study Room

    The Library is conducting a pilot project to test student self-booking of eight group study rooms on Level 10.  Booking a group study room is only available to current UofL students and may only be booked for group study, not meetings or classes.

    To book a group study room, go to the Library homepage > Library catalogue > Search by Title or Subject "group study rooms" > click on Book an item and follow the instructions.  More information on booking is available on FAQs > Booking.

    Questions? Ask at the Information and Research Assistance Desk.  Let us know what you think about this new service via our Comments/Suggestions link.

    Monday, November 24, 2008

    New Digitized Collection: Lethbridge Cenotaph Collection

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce access to a new digitized collection: Lethbridge Cenotaph Collection. The Lethbridge Cenotaph Project is a collection of biographies relating to the 262 soldiers from World War I who are remembered on the cenotaph in Lethbridge, Alberta. Compiled by Brett Clifton, the biographies document their personal lives, military service, and circumstances of death. Grave photos and personal photos are included whenever possible.

    Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    Library Sessions for Graduate Students: Evidence-Based Sources for Health Sciences Research

    Need some help finding evidence-based care information for nursing or topics related to health care? This hands-on workshop will focus on the best places to look for evidence-based nursing literature and will walk through strategies for how to find it.

    Graduate students must register for the session and provide us with a brief thesis statement so that we can tailor the sessions to your needs.

    Date: Nov. 12, 2008
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
    Location: L950 (level 9 Library)
    Register with: Lorelei Harris

    Thursday, November 13, 2008

    Students Love the Library! (2008 Globe and Mail Canadian University Report)

    Undergraduate students rate the University of Lethbridge Library an A-!

    Based on size, the University Library placed second overall in small Canadian universities with enrolment between 4,000 and 12,000.  Check out the complete survey results online to see how our students rated the University in other areas such as quality of education, quality of teaching, class size, student services, campus technology and more.

    Monday, November 10, 2008

    Job Posting - Library Operations Specialist III (permanent position)

    Posting for a permanent position in Collections and Database Services

    Friday, November 07, 2008

    Job Posting - Library Operations Specialist III - temporary position

    Posting for a temporary position in Collections and Database Services

    Friday, November 07, 2008

    And the winners of the Feed Your Mind contest are...

    Juli Orosz and Katrina Hurdle!  Please pick up your $25 Safeway gift cards at Library Administration.  Congratulations! 

    Watch for more "student appreciation" contests coming up in the Library!

    Thursday, November 06, 2008

    Library Session for Graduate Students: Research using Journal Article Databases (Social Sciences)

    Ever wish you could hire someone to do your literature searching for you? Here's the second best thing - a chance to have a professional librarian show you the tips, tricks and new resources that will make your literature searches more comprehensive and less time consuming.

    Graduate students must register for the session and provide us with a brief thesis statement so that we can tailor the sessions to your needs.

    Date: Nov. 4, 2008
    Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm
    Location: L950 (level 9 in the Library)
    Register with: Judy Vogt

    Wednesday, November 05, 2008

    Update on Closure - Campus News

    Link to Notice

    Wednesday, November 05, 2008

    The University Library and campus is closed due to sewage problems

    Link to Notice

    Tuesday, November 04, 2008

    Last Week to Enter to Win $25 Gift Certificate

    Feed Your Mind @ your library draw: Enter your name in the drawbox at the Library entrance and you could be the lucky person to take home a $25 gift certificate from Safeway.   The draw, limited to students only and one entry only, takes place on October 31st.

    Friday, October 31, 2008

    ScienceDirect unavailable Nov.1 (7:00 pm) to Nov.2 (6:00 am)

    Due to scheduled maintenance, ScienceDirect will be unavailable from Nov. 1 (7:00 pm) to Nov. 2 (6:00 am).

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    NEW: Self-book Multimedia Equipment

    You now have the option to self-book any of our multimedia equipment such as camcorders, projectors, laptop computers, digital cameras and more.

    To book an item, go to the Library homepage > Library catalogue > Search by Subject (use any of the multimedia names e.g. camcorders) > Book an item and follow the instructions.  If you're interested in seeing a complete list of the Library's bookable multimedia equipment, search by Subject "av equipment collection" or "bookable equipment".

    Check out this Media webpage for more information on booking/borrowing multimedia equipment.

    Questions?  Ask at a service desk.  Please let us know what you think of our new service via our Comments/Suggestions link.

    Monday, October 27, 2008

    French, Japanese and Spanish language conversation groups in the Library

    Please join us in the library for informal conversation in French, Japanese and Spanish. An opportunity to practice and improve your language skills, these groups are open to all interested students, staff and faculty. Groups run for 30 - 40 minutes and will continue until the last day of classes, December 4th 2008. The groups are drop-in and meet in Group Study Room #9, located on the east end of level 10. Ask at the Information and Research Assistance Desk if you need direction.

    French language conversation:

    Japanese language conversation:

    Spanish language conversation:

    Please contact Glenna Westwood if you have any questions.

    Monday, October 27, 2008

    Library Sessions for Grad Students: Searching SciFinder Scholar

    If you are a Grad student in chemistry, biochemistry or engaging in research which involves a particular chemical substance, you should know when and how best to search for articles, substance information and patent information using SciFinder Scholar. This session will provide a quick overview of this research tool, an understanding of its content and limitations, and practice in doing quick, comprehensive, and targeted searches.

    Please register for the session and provide us with a brief thesis statement so that we can tailor the sessions to your needs.

    Date: October 16, 2008
    Time: 4:00-5:00pm
    Location: E620 (UHall level 6 lab)
    Register with: Shelley Ross

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008

    New Library Display: Canadian Elections

    To tie in with the upcoming Canadian federal election on October 14, 2008, we showcased items from the Library collection that will inform voters on topics such as the various Canadian political parties, elections in Canada, politics and government in Canada and more.  We're also hoping you will share your personal opinions on the upcoming elections so please scribble your comments on the flipchart beside the display on level 10! For more information on this display, check out this Display webpage.

    We encourage all University of Lethbridge Library users having current borrowing privileges to borrow items on display.

    Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    New Medical Trial Database: Clin-eguide

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce access to a new database on trial in the area of Health Sciences: Clin-eguide.  This database contains information primarily for nurses and health practitioners. It includes drug identifier information, a visual guide to differential diagnosis, national guidelines, patient information sheets, and an expanding selection of evidenced-based nursing information. The “Nursing Advisor” tool provides quick reference content for nurses in the areas of drugs, diseases, diagnostic tests, treatments and signs and symptoms.  This trial is made available through our collaboration in Health Knowledge Network (HKN).

    Clin-eguide is on trial until November 15th, 2008 and is available via our Indexes/databases webpage.  Please provide feedback on this database to Health Sciences Librarian, Lorelei Harris, before November 10th, 2008.

    Note: BMJ Point of Care is also on trial until November 11, 2008. Database content is somewhat similar -- we encourage your opinions, feedback, and comments concerning both of these.

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator Collection Development
    University of Lethbridge Library

    Monday, October 13, 2008

    Current Library Display Highlights the Arctic

    Our current display, Northern Light, highlights life in the Arctic, covering topics such as history, health, art, literature,  hunting traditions, environmental issues, social issues and more.  Our display ties in with the current art display in the Helen Christou Gallery: The Arctic Landscape: Inuit prints from the UofL Art Collection.  Thanks so much to the UofL Art Gallery who loaned us several Inuit sculptures from the extensive University of Lethbridge Art Collection.  For more information, check out our Current Library Display webpage.

    Hopefully you'll have time to come into the Library, look over the materials and check out any titles that interest you.  Just ask at the General Services Desk and staff will retrieve the items for you.

    Friday, October 10, 2008

    Alison Nussbaumer, New University Librarian, Brings New Perspective

    Link to Notice

    Thursday, October 09, 2008

    NEW! Bridge Bucks for Copying and Printing

    This fall you must use your Bridge Bucks account to photocopy and print in the Library.  We have 4 machines where you can photocopy and pick up your print jobs: one on Level 9 north, two on Level 10 north near the Library exit and one on Level 11 at the Curriculum Lab entrance.  For more information on Bridge Bucks, check out Information Technology's webpage.  For details, please ask at any service desk in the Library.

    Tuesday, October 07, 2008

    New Databases: Canadian Financial Markets Research Centre (CFMRC) and Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)

    The University Library is pleased to announce the addition of two new databases to our collection of electronic resources: Canadian Financial Markets Research Centre (CFMRC) and Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP). These are available through our participation in COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) and in co-operation with the Faculty of Management.

    CFMRC includes: daily and monthly Toronto Stock Exchange trading information about specific securities; information on "price adjustments" such as dividends, stock splits, recapitalizations, etc.; information on daily and monthly index levels; as well as selected other financial markets information.

    CRSP provides access to NYSE/AMEX/Nasdaq Daily and Monthly Security Prices and other historical data related to over 25,000 companies.

    More information and access to these resources is available through our Indexes/databases webpage.

    For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

    Leona Jacobs,
    Coordinator, Collections Development

    Tuesday, October 07, 2008

    IMPORTANT NEWS re Applying for/Updating Library Privileges

    If you are registered in a University of Lethbridge class, then your library privileges have been automatically updated!

    Over the summer the Library, the Registar’s Office, and Information Technology services have worked hard to build and implement a new system so that registration and address/phone changes you initiate through The Bridge are automatically passed along to the Library.

    YOUR PART in this new process? You must keep your address and phone number information current with the University by using The Bridge. Have you moved since last semester? Since you registered? Please log onto The Bridge and make sure we have your most current address and phone number information. The instructions are below.

     1) Log onto The Bridge

     2) Select PERSONAL INFORMATION

     3) Select UPDATE ADDRESS(ES) AND PHONE(S)

     4) Make any changes necessary.

    This change in Library service is the DIRECT RESULT of student input. Thank you!

    Leona Jacobs, Systems Librarian

    Thursday, October 02, 2008

    New Trial Database: BMJ Point of Care

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce that we're offering access to a new database, BMJ Point of Care, on a trial basis. BMJ Point of Care delivers disease diagnosis and treatment guidance at the immediate point of care. Product highlights include:

    Full-text: Yes

    BMJ Point of Care is on trial until November 11th, 2008 and is available via our Indexes/databases webpage.

    All feedback is welcome. Please send your feedback by November 10th to Lorelei Harris, Subject Librarian for Health Sciences.

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator Collection Development
    University of Lethbridge Library

    Thursday, October 02, 2008

    New Medical Database: Natural & Alternative Therapies (NAT)

    The University Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new database to our collection of electronic resources, Natural & Alternative Therapies (NAT)This complementary and alternative medicine database is designed specifically for the consumer health researcher.  It contains evidence-based articles covering medical conditions, alternative therapies, herbs and supplements, functional foods, drug interactions, and homeopathy. The articles contained in the database are based on double-blind, placebo-controlled studies and other forms of meaningful scientific evidence.

    More information and access to this resource is available through our Indexes/databases webpage.

    For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

    Leona Jacobs,
    Coordinator, Collections Development

    Tuesday, September 30, 2008

    New Resource: Theatre in Video

    The University is pleased to announce the addition of the electronic resource Theatre in Video, made available through our participation in CRKN Digital Content Initiative in the Humanities and Social Sciences. This resource contains more than 250 plays and more than 100 video documentaries available online in streaming video. The collection includes interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors that span a wide range of periods and nationalities.

    For more information, and to access this resource, please visit the Indexes/databases webpage.

    For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

    Thursday, September 18, 2008

    New Resource: Nursing Reference Center (NRC)

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce the addition of Nursing Reference Center (NRC) to our collection of electronic resources. NRC allows researchers to access high quality, recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases, patient education, and drug and reference information from top publishers. As a point-of-care reference tool, this database provides access to thousands of full text documents, covering diseases and conditions, labs and diagnostics, as well as drug and reference information. It also features best practices guidelines, continuing education modules, and patient education information, including handouts.

    For more information, and to access this resource, please visit the Indexes/databases webpage.

    For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

    Thursday, September 18, 2008

    New Database: Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) Collections 1-6

    Through our participation in the CRKN Humanities and Social Sciences Content Expansion, the University Library is pleased to announce the availability of Periodicals Archive Online (PAO) Collections 1-6.  Collections 1-6 of PAO provides full-text access to 500 international, scholarly journals (including more than 60 foreign-language titles) in the humanities and social sciences disciplines from 1802 to 1995 in thirty-seven key subject areas.

    More information and access to this new database are available via our Indexes/databases webpage.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

    Friday, September 12, 2008

    New Database: Classical Scores Library

    The University Library is proud to announce the addition of the Classical Scores Library to our collection of electronic resources, licensed through our participation in the CRKN Digital Content Initiative in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Classical Scores Library contains 400,000 pages of classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 8,000 musical scores. Users can access multiple types of scores across various composers, genres, and time periods. It contains full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, as well as piano reductions. All opera, vocal, and choral texts are rekeyed to allow for deep searching and textual analysis.

    More information and access to this resource is available through our Indexes/databases webpage.

    For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

    Friday, September 12, 2008

    New Resource: Bouquet Général

    Through participation in CRKN Digital Content Initiative for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the University Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Bouquet Général collection via Cairn to their collection of online resources.

    Cairn was formed in 1995 by four European publishing houses (Belin, De Boeck, La Découverte and Erès) and offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines. The Bouquet Général collection is currently comprised of 149 titles from more than 40 publishers, teaching institutions and learned societies. The primary subject areas covered by the collection are history, psychology, economics, political science and sociology. It is anticipated that this collection will grow with additional titles focused in management, arts, literature, philosophy and religious science.

    For more information and to access this resource, please visit our Indexes/databases webpage.

    For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

    Friday, September 12, 2008

    Adam Matthew Digital Collection (CRKN) is Here!

    Through our participation in the CRKN Digital Content Initiative in the Humanities and Social Sciences, the University Library is pleased to announce the availability of Adam Matthew Digital which consists of eight separate full-text collections that offer manuscripts and rare printed sources detailed enough for scholarly research and accessible enough for undergraduate use.

    China: Trade, Politics and Culture 1793-1980

    Search unique, primary source material relating to China's history from 1793 to 1980. It offers rare, printed materials (including missionary periodicals, atlases and books), colour paintings, maps, drawings by English and Chinese artists, as well as photographs, sketches and ephemeral items, depicting Chinese people, places, customs and events.

    Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online

    Search original source materials on the topics of gender, leisure and consumer culture. Defining Gender is structured in five sections: Conduct and Politeness; Domesticity and the Family; Consumption and Leisure; Education and Sensibility; The Body.

    Eighteenth Century Journals : A Portal to Newspapers and Periodicals c1685-1815 including:

    Search rare journals printed between 1685 and 1815 covering all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. It covers important issues of the period, including crime, sport, advertising, the theatre; fashion; politics, revolution; agriculture; social issues and society life.

    Empire Online

    Search a wide variety of material covering the colonial experience, including Cultural Contact, 1492-1969; Literature and Empire; The Visible Empire; Religion and Empire; Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism, c1607-2007. Empire Online indexes exploration journals and logs; letter books and correspondence; periodicals; diaries; official government papers; missionary papers; travel writing; slave papers; memoirs; fiction; children's adventure stories; traditional; folk tales; exhibition catalogues and guides; maps; marketing posters; photographs; and illustrations, with many in colour.

    Mass Observation Online

    Access literature covering social history in the modern era. Mass Observation Online covers:

    It indexes original manuscript and typescript papers, photographs and interactive maps. It is an excellent source for studies in history, literature, sociology, anthropology, political science and gender studies.

    Medieval Travel Writing

    Access this extensive collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing in fact and in fantasy, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China. Supporting the manuscripts are relevant secondary texts, maps of journeys, bibliographies and glossaries.

    Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007

    Access thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images on the topic of trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition. Documents are presented alongside contextual essays contributed by leading academics in the field; each essay will have links to the primary sources it discusses.

    Access to these collections is available from the Library’s indexes/databases webpage

    For further information, contact your subject librarian or the Information and Research Assistance Desk at 329-2263.

    Thursday, September 11, 2008

    Library: regarding your library privileges

    If you are registered in a University of Lethbridge class, then your library privileges have been automatically updated!

    Over the summer the Library, the Registar’s Office, and Information Technology services have worked hard to build and implement a new system so that registration and address/phone changes you initiate through The Bridge are automatically passed along to the Library.

    YOUR PART in this new process? You must keep your address and phone number information current with the University by using The Bridge. Have you moved since last semester? Since you registered? Please log onto The Bridge and make sure we have your most current address and phone number information. The instructions are below.

     1) Log onto The Bridge

     2) Select PERSONAL INFORMATION

     3) Select UPDATE ADDRESS(ES) AND PHONE(S)

     4) Make any changes necessary.

    This change in Library service is the DIRECT RESULT of student input. Thank you!

    Leona Jacobs, Systems Librarian

    Thursday, September 11, 2008

    New display on the Olympics and Social Protests

    Hopefully you'll have a chance to come into the Library to view our current display which showcases library materials on two distinct topics:

    1. Olympics - We created this display to tie in with the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing this summer from August 8-24.

    2. Social Protests - Because of the recent global social protests against China this year, we felt it would be a good opportunity to showcase Library materials focusing on the topics of social and political activism.  Some specific topics are globalization, Canadian protest movements, antiwar movements, civil rights movements, cyber protests and more.

    To learn more about some well-known Canadian protest leaders, check out this webpage.  For more information on this display, check out our General Display webpage.

    We encourage all University of Lethbridge Library users having current borrowing privileges to borrow items on display; simply ask at the General Services Desk and someone will retrieve the items for you.

    Monday, August 25, 2008

    New database for music research: Grove Music Online

    The University Library is pleased to announce the addition of Grove Music Online to our collection of electronic reference resources. Grove Music Online, acquired through our partnership in the TAL (The Alberta Library) consortium, offers access to full text scholarly information on all aspects of music. This database, as well as two other authoritative reference resources, are available via the Oxford Music Online gateway.

    Databases and reference resources available via Oxford Music Online gateway include:

    Grove Music Online: An authoritative source for music research, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition (2001); The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992); and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition (2001).

    Oxford Companion to Music: Covers a broad range of subjects: composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres. From the study of music & theory, aesthetics, scholarship - to the way it is performed and disseminated, the Companion provides comprehensive, accessible coverage of music in all its artistic, historical, cultural, and social dimensions. Available as part of a subscription to Grove Music Online.

    The Oxford Dictionary of Music: Includes entries on composers, performers, conductors, musical terms and forms, instruments, works, venues, and a host of other topics. Available as part of a subscription to Grove Music Online.

    Access to these databases and reference resources is available via our Indexes/databases webpages, under the titles Grove Music Online and Oxford Music Online.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development

    Saturday, August 16, 2008

    Library Closed Monday, August 4th 2008

    The University Library will be closed on Monday, August 4th for Heritage Day. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, August 5th at 8:00am.  Enjoy the long weekend!


    Tuesday, August 05, 2008

    Journal articles unavailable Sunday, July 13

    Due to system maintenance, Library catalogue access to journal articles using the "Search Journal Titles" may be interrupted at 10:00pm on Sunday, July 13.  Maintenance is expected to last for a couple hours.

    Monday, July 14, 2008

    New Database: Addiction Abstracts

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce the availability of Addiction Abstracts, which provides international coverage of literature on substance and behavioral addictions and related topics. Produced in collaboration with the National Addiction Centre in the UK, it indexes over 100 journals, books, reports and conference proceedings. Addiction Abstracts, available via the Informworld platform, is a rich source of information for any professional needing the most up-to-date literature in psychology, psychiatry, public health medicine, health behaviour, treatment and prevention.
    Coverage: 1996 to present

    More information and access to this new database is available via our Indexes/Databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    329-2008

    Friday, June 27, 2008

    Update your borrowing privileges for Summer, 2008

    Update your library privileges for the Summer, 2008 semester.

    Campus ID cards can be updated in person at the General Services Desk or online via the Library Home Page (as long as there are no outstanding fines).

    Friday, June 13, 2008

    Wikipedia isn't the only answer! The Library's reference resources are another option

    Wikipedia may be one reference source that you use for research, but the Library has thousands more!  Read this article in the April issue of The Legend to find out what kind of information you can find using our Library's electronic and print reference resources and how to locate them using the catalogue.  Judy Vogt, one of our professional librarians, writes a monthly article in The Legend.

    Monday, June 09, 2008

    Liaison librarians bridge the gap between the Library and other Faculties, Schools and departments

    To stay current and connected with the needs on campus, the University Library has subject liaison librarians who are responsible for specific Faculties, Schools and departments.  To find out how they bridge the gap between library services and library patrons, read this article in the April issue of The Legend.

    Monday, June 09, 2008

    We Need Models! Here's Your Chance...

    The Library is looking for students to participate in a photo-shoot that will take place on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  The photographs, taken by professional photographers, will be used for the Library web site, Library screensavers, Library publications, etc.  As compensation for your time, you will receive a gift certificate from the UofL Bookstore. 

    If you're interested, please contact Joanne Overn (329-2166) to make arrangements.

    Monday, May 05, 2008

    Tenure Track Professional Librarian (Two Positions)

    Link to Notice

    Friday, April 25, 2008

    Oxford Art Online is the Library's Newest Database

    The University Library is pleased to announce the addition of Oxford Art Online to our collection of electronic reference resources.

    Oxford Art Online offers access to full text scholarly information on all aspects of art from prehistory to the present day.

    Databases and reference books available via this gateway include:

    Access to these databases is available via our Indexes/databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Leona Jacobs,
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    329-2008

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008

    Lucky Library Patrons...LibQUAL winners

    Completing the University Library’s 2008 LibQUAL+ survey paid off for students (l-r) Selina Dobing, JJ Machalski and James Dunbar. They, along with student Carl James and Academic Assistant, Health Sciences, Jason Solowoniuk (not pictured), won the survey’s random prize draws for $100 University Bookstore gift cards. On behalf of the University Library,Librarians Lorelei Harris (far right) and Leona Jacobs (not pictured) wish to thank the 622 respondents who completed the online survey of library service in March.  Survey results will be available through the Library’s website in the fall.

    Image for accompanying notice

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008

    Just for You! Online Access to Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print

    Based on the very positive feedback we received during our trial of these products, the University Library is pleased to announce the addition of Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print to our collection of electronic reference resources.

    Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides access to test and assessment instrument information in areas such as psychology (clinical & counseling), education, business and leadership. It's designed for novice test consumers to experienced professionals.  Access to MMY database is available via our Indexes/databases webpages.

    Tests in Print (TIP) provides access to a bibliography of all known commercially available tests currently in print in the English language.  Access to TIP database is available via our Indexes/databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Leona Jacobs,
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    329-2008

    Tuesday, April 15, 2008

    And the winners of the LibQual Survey are...

    Completing the University Library’s 2008 LibQUAL+ survey paid off for students (l-r) Selina Dobing, JJ Machalski and James Dunbar. They, along with student Carl James and Academic Assistant, Health Sciences, Jason Solowoniuk (not pictured), won the survey’s random prize draws for $100 University Bookstore gift cards.

    On behalf of the University Library, Librarians Lorelei Harris (far right) and Leona Jacobs (not pictured) wish to thank the 622 respondents who completed the online survey of library service in March. The University Library plans to share the survey results with the University community in the fall.

    Thursday, April 10, 2008

    The Library knows how to make an entrance

    First impressions count and we work hard to make your first impression of the Library a good one! Read this article in the March issue of The Legend to find out we try to catch your attention as you walk through the doors.

    Tuesday, April 08, 2008

    Why would you read an E-book?

    To find out the many advantages of reading E-books (electronic books), read this article written by one of our professional librarians, Judy Vogt, in the March issue of The Legend. If you're unsure how to access the thousands of E-books in our Library collection, this article gives you that information too!

    Tuesday, April 08, 2008

    Access scholarly reviews via Choice Reviews Online (CRO)

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce the purchase of Choice Reviews Online (CRO), an electronic version of Choice magazine that librarians, faculty members and key decision makers rely upon for scholarly reviews. CRO analyzes academic books, electronic media and Internet resources, providing current, authoritative, and concise academic reviews. It also includes Editor's Picks and Hot Topics that do not appear in print.

    University of Lethbridge students, staff and faculty can register on the site to use the full personalization features of Choice Reviews Online, including saving lists of reviews, saving search strategies, and creating a profile to receive monthly notification of new reviews in particular areas.

    Coverage: 1987 to present

    Access to this new database is available via our Indexes/Databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or …

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    329-2008

    Tuesday, April 01, 2008

    Tell us how we're doing! LibQUAL+™ Survey 2008

    From March 3 to March 21, the University Library will be surveying a random selection of faculty and students on their perceptions of library service quality. Invitations will be sent through your University of Lethbridge e-mail. If you are among those chosen to complete this survey, then please take 10-15 minutes to give us your input.

    Your participation is important to building a better Library and a better University. And, if you need further incentive, participants may choose to submit their email address for inclusion in a random draw for one of five $100 gift certificates from the UofL Bookstore!

    All responses are strictly confidential; only aggregated data will be reported.

    For further information, please check out our LibQUAL webpage.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008

    What does poverty in Lethbridge look like?

    In March, 2007 The South West Alberta Coalition on Poverty asked community leaders, front line workers and those experiencing poverty to take photographs of images of poverty in Lethbridge.  The photos were then collaged into display boards which are now being displayed in various locations throughout our community.  These photos are now on display in our Library and we hope you take time to look at them when you're in the Library.

    We've created a table display of Library books that focus on poverty and related issues in Canada.  Most of the books are available for checkout so please feel free to sign them out at the General Services Desk.  For more information, check out our General Displays webpage.

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    Tuesday, March 25, 2008

    Europa World Plus: our newest database

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce the availability of Europa World Plus, an online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. The year book offers authoritative and current economic, political and geographic background information for over 250 countries, thousands of directory contact details and a comprehensive listing of some 1,700 international organizations. The regional surveys offer in-depth, expert analysis at regional, sub-regional and country level.

    Access to this new database is available via our Indexes/Databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or …

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development

    Thursday, March 20, 2008

    New Library Database: DSM Premium (PsychiatryOnline)

    Based on the very positive feedback we received during last month’s trial of this product, the University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce the addition of DSM Premium (PsychiatryOnline) to our collection of electronic reference resources.

    DSM Premium provides full-text access to classic resources in Psychology and Psychiatry, including:

    Access to this new database is available via our Indexes/databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Leona Jacobs,
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    329-2008

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008

    New Library donor display recognizes Dr. Edward Mikhail

    Take time to look at our most current donor display showcasing 134 books of approximately 3,400 books donated to our Library by Dr. Edward Mikhail. Most of his collection is Anglo and Anglo-Irish drama/literature.  Dr. Mikhail was a Professor in the  English Department at the University of Lethbridge from 1967 to 1993.

    Check out these books on the donor shelves on level 10 in the Library. Yours to sign out if you wish... More info

    Tuesday, March 18, 2008

    International Women's Day display

    The theme for International Women's Day on March 8, 2008 is Strong Women, Strong World. To celebrate this important day, we created a display of Library materials that focus on topics such as Women's Rights, Women in Politics, Sex Discrimination Against Women, Women Suffrage, Violence Against Women and more.  Hopefully you'll have time to come into the Library, look over the materials and check out any titles that interest you.

    "In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on member states to proclaim a day for women's rights and international peace. Following the United Nations' lead, Canada chose March 8 as International Women's Day.

    Every year since 1977, Canadians have marked International Women's Day by celebrating progress toward women's full participation, reflecting on the challenges and barriers that remain, and considering future steps to achieving equality for all women, in all aspects of their lives. International Women's Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the collective power of women - past, present and future" (Status of Women Canada website).

    For more information on our display, check out our general library display webpage.

    Monday, March 17, 2008

    Where is your fiction collection?

    Have you ever wondered if our Library has novels for your leisure reading?  Judy Vogt, one of our professional librarians, gives you the answer in an article published in the February issue of The Legend.

    Thursday, March 06, 2008

    LibQUAL Survey: Charting Library Service Quality at the UofL

    Leona Jacobs and Lorelei Harris, two professional librarians, share information about their current project work in an article published in the February issue of The Legend .  Their project involves conducting a LibQUAL survey 2008 which will chart Library service quality at the UofL.  Take time to read the article to find out how the Library responded to the results of the LibQual survey 2005 and why we're conducting another survey.

    Thursday, March 06, 2008

    Never take reading for granted! Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

    Freedom to Read Week, Feb. 24- March 1, 2008 reminds Canadians of their right to read and publicizes threats of book and magazine censorship.

    To celebrate this annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, we created a display of banned or challenged books in Canada and the world with explanations as to why the books were banned or challenged.  Please feel free to check out any of these!  

    For more information on our display, check out this webpage.

    Freedom to Read Week 2008

    Monday, March 03, 2008

    The Library Listens! 2005 Report Card

    In Spring 2005 we asked University members to fill out a 10-15 minute survey about the library, focusing on our services, facilities, and collections.

    We heard your feedback!

    Many changes were made in the library based on your suggestions and responses.

    Check out the Library Report Card for more details.

    Watch your e-mail for invitations to participate in the LibQUAL+ ™ 2008 survey coming soon!!

    Monday, March 03, 2008

    We want to hear from you! March 1 - 21/08

    Your chance to speak out about the library is coming soon! Tell us what you want to see and how the library measures up to your expectations. Your feedback is important to shaping future goals and directions for the library.

    Faculty members, graduate students, and a random sample of undergraduates will be selected to participate in LibQUAL+™: A Survey on Library Service Quality.

    Watch your U of L email for your invitation!

    Monday, March 03, 2008

    Enter our contest for $50 gift certificate

    Do you have an interesting story about something that happened to you in the Library?  We'd love to hear about it!  Submit your story and you can win a $50 gift certificate to Georgio's.  Your story may be shared on our website!

    Wednesday, February 27, 2008

    New trial database: Nursing Reference Center

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce our newest trial database, Nursing Reference Center (NRC). Researchers can access high quality, recent clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases, patient education, and drug and reference information from top publishers. A point-of-care reference tool, this database provides access to thousands of full text documents, covering diseases and conditions, labs and diagnostics, as well as drug and reference information. Also features best practices guidelines, continuing education modules, and patient education information, including handouts.

    Coverage: Varies
    Full-text: Yes

    Nursing Reference Center (NRC) is on trial until February 29, 2008.

    Access to this new database is available via our Indexes/databases webpages.

    All feedback is welcome. Please send your feedback by February 22nd to Judy Droessler, Subject Librarian for Addictions and Health Sciences.

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    University of Lethbridge Library

    Friday, February 22, 2008

    And the Winners of the Valentine's Day treats are...

    The big winners of the Valentine's Day treats are Jazmina Teneda, Kayley Van de Pol and Oluchi Ihuoma.  Congratulations!

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008

    Campus Network Down for Upgrade Morning Feb.18th

    The campus network will be unavailable from 6:00 a.m. to noon, Monday, February 18th (Family Day) to allow for an upgrade.

    This means there will be no access to the Library's catalogue, website and databases during this time period.

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Monday, February 18, 2008

    New database for you! Ulrichsweb.com

    The Library is pleased to announce the availability of Ulrichsweb.com, an authoritative serials search and discovery resource. Access up-to-date bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 international periodicals including academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters and more. Access information such as ISSN and title, publisher, online availability, language, subject area, abstracting & indexing coverage, searchable tables of contents, and full-text reviews.

    Access to this new database is available via our Indexes/Databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    329-2008

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008

    Noise Alert for Level 9!

    Renovations are in progress on Level 9 beginning Friday, February 1st.  If noise is an issue, please move to a quieter location.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Monday, February 04, 2008

    And the WINNER of the PDA is...Shawna Martin!

    Congratulations to Shawna Martin for winning the Axim PDA in the Library contest!

    Thursday, January 31, 2008

    Job Posting - University Librarian

    Link to Notice

    Thursday, January 31, 2008

    New Trial Database: DSM Premium (PsychiatryOnline)

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce that we’re offering access to a new database, DSM Premium (PsychiatryOnline), on a trial basis.

    DSM Premium provides access to classic resources in Psychology and Psychiatry, including:

    Coverage: Varies
    Full-text: Yes

    DSM Premium is on trial until February 16, 2008.

    Access to this new database is available via our Indexes/databases webpages.

    All feedback is welcome. Please send your feedback by February 8th to Judy Droessler, Subject Librarian for Addictions and Health Sciences.

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    University of Lethbridge Library

    Thursday, January 31, 2008

    Maps and atlases are great information resources!

    Tremendous amounts of information can be quickly gleaned from maps and atlases.  Read about the University Library's collection of maps and atlases in an article written by Librarian Judy Vogt in the January issue of The Legend.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008

    Thanks to Shastri for the Library's expanding India studies collection

    In an article published in the January issue of The Legend, Librarian Lorelei Harris says the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) provides annual funds for libraries at its Canadian member organizations to purchase any materials published or produced in India. “The cross-disciplinary India studies collection that we have developed includes religious studies, economics, sociology and political science resources. Without the SICI’s support, we may not have been able to provide these materials to our users,” says Harris.

    To view the SICI-funded resources in the University Library, search the Library catalogue using “Shastri” as the author name.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008

    Job Posting - Library Operations Specialist III

    Link to Notice

    Monday, January 28, 2008

    Check out the Library's five new databases

    The University of Lethbridge Library is pleased to announce five additional electronic databases which we've acquired through our partnership in the TAL (The Alberta Library) consortium.

    Computers & Applied Sciences Complete (CASC)

    Access scholarly literature covering the areas of engineering disciplines, computer theory and systems, new technologies, and social and professional context. Partial full-text available and coverage from 1965 to present.

    Education Research Complete (ERC)

    Access scholarly education-related literature including all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Also covers curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. Partial full text available and coverage from 1930s to present.

    Environment Complete

    Access research in areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Partial full-text available and coverage from 1940s to present.

    Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

    Access research literature on the topics of film and television theory, preservation and restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Full text movie reviews cover 1914 to the present. Image collection covers 1910 to the present. Partial full-text available.

    International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text (IBTD)

    Indexes journals, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. Partial full-text available.

    Access to these new databases is available via our Indexes/Databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:
    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    University of Lethbridge Library
    Phone: 329-2008

    Thursday, January 17, 2008

    Lost in the Library? Join us for a tour

    Are you having problems locating resources and services in the Library?

    Take 50 minutes of your precious time, join us for a guided Library tour and we'll share valuable information about our Library services and resources. We have dedicated Library staff ready to assist you with your information needs, so please use us!

    Tours run from January 9th - 15th.  Sign up online from our Library homepage.  Looking forward to seeing you!

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008

    Taylor & Francis Journals Now Available!

    The Library is pleased to announce the availability of full-text Taylor & Francis scholarly journals, searchable on the informaworld platform. Informaworld also offers access to search other scholarly publications by well-known publishers such as Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Health.

    Subject areas include agricultural and biological science; arts and humanities; business and management; chemisty; computer science; earth and planetary science; economics; education; health science; life science; materials science; mathematics; psychology, and social sciences.

    Access to this new database is available via our Indexes/Databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    329-2008

    Monday, January 14, 2008

    Alice Harper's Donation: a Gift that Keeps on Giving

    The $25,000 that Alice Harper left to the Library allowed it to accomplish its long-time goal of upgrading its microform reader/printers to microform reader/scanners.

    Check out this article in the December issue of The Legend to find out how beneficial Dr. Ian MacLachlan (Geography) finds the Library's new equipment.

    Saturday, January 05, 2008

    Feature Films@your library

    Did you know the Library has more than 400 feature films for your viewing pleasure?

    For more information, check out this article in the December issue of The Legend.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    New Library Database: PMB (Print Measurement Bureau)

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of PMB (Print Measurement Bureau) which provides survey data on Canadian print readership, non-print media exposure, product usage and lifestyles. PMB is a non-profit organization, representing the interests of Canadian publishers, advertising agencies, advertisers and other companies.

    Use either Members Only Category Reports or Product Data to access statistical tables.

    Coverage includes media activity, cosmetics, women's products, personal care, automotive, travel, business, finance, real estate, home improvements, household appliances, furniture, furnishings, apparel, shopping, misc. products, home electronics, leisure activities, candy, snacks, beverages, alcohol, groceries, household products, pets, children's products, and personal characteristics.

    Coverage: 2001 to present

    Access to this new database is available via our Indexes/Databases webpages.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    329-2008

    Monday, December 17, 2007

    New Database now available: BIOSIS Previews

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of BIOSIS Previews which examines life sciences and biomedical research from thousands of journals, meetings, patents, and books. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas as well as references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms. Subject coverage includes botany, zoology, microbiology, biomedical, agriculture, pharmacology, ecology, medicine, biochemistry, biophysics and bioengineering.

    More information and access to this new database is available via our Indexes/Databases webpages

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Leona Jacobs
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    329-2008

    Tuesday, December 04, 2007

    What colour is your literature?

    Grey Literature?  What is it?  Why is it important?  How do I effectively find it?

    For answers to these questions, check out this article published in The Legend's November issue.  It's authored by Judy Vogt, Co-ordinator of Reference Services and subject specialist for Sociology, Social Work and Women's Studies.  Judy writes a monthly feature in The Legend.

    Tuesday, December 04, 2007

    New Display: Inspiring Teaching in Higher Education

    We invite you to come into the Library to view our newest display which will be of particular interest to faculty and graduate students.

    To celebrate the establishment of CAETL (The Centre for the Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning) at the University of Lethbridge in 2006, we created a display of library materials which support its goal.  CAETL's goal is "to assist all teachers at the University of Lethbridge in achieving the highest possible standards of teaching and learning".  Our highlighted materials represent the scholarship of teaching as well as best teaching practices.

    We encourage all University of Lethbridge Library users having current borrowing privileges to borrow items on display; simply ask at the General Services Desk and someone will retrieve the items for you.





    Friday, November 23, 2007

    Just for You! 5 New Mac Laptops

    Thanks to the Students' Union, the Library has 5 new Mac laptops which our users can sign out at the General Services Desk.  These 5 are in addition to the 10 PCs we've been circulating for quite sometime.  For information on booking a laptop, check out this webpage.

    Monday, November 12, 2007

    We're listening to your concerns - cell phones, noise, computer hogging

    Link to Notice

    Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    Win a Pumpkin! Draw on Oct. 29th

    Enter our "Win a Pumpkin" contest and you could be the lucky person to take one home on Oct.29th.  Forms are at the General Services Desk.

    Monday, October 29, 2007

    Looking for an available computer in the Library?

    Tired of searching all over the Library for a free computer? Use TRAC. It's as simple as walking up to the wide-screen monitor at the Library entrance and clicking on one of the links to locate an open computer. You can also access TRAC on the Library Homepage under Self-Serve > Available Computers (TRAC) 

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    Monday, October 22, 2007

    New Log In Procedures for Online Library Services

    In keeping with a broader campus initiative to provide greater consistency across the UofL website, faculty, staff and students at all three campuses will now be required to authenticate using their campus network username and password (i.e., the same username and password used to access email) when accessing online library services. You will notice this change in authentication procedure when you choose to:

    · View your library record

    · Place an online hold request through the online catalogue

    · Access electronic databases and indexes from off-campus

    · Submit an interlibrary loan request

    This change is effective immediately.

    If you experience any difficulties, please contact Leona Jacobs (jacolm@uleth.ca) or Shelley Ross (rosssm@uleth.ca).

    Monday, October 22, 2007

    Electricity now available near tables in Library

    We heard you and have acted! Near most of the tables in the Library, electricity is now available for you to plug in your laptop. Before you leave the table, please remember to close the cover on the plug as people could stumble over them. Thanks.

    Monday, September 24, 2007

    Library Renovations - Monday, Sept. 17

    On Monday, September 17, there will be noise and disruption on Level 10 due to Library renovations.

    Please consider working on Levels 9 or 11 for the day. These levels offer access to public computer stations and areas for both individual and group work.

    The Library apologizes in advance for any inconvenience that you may experience.

    Tuesday, September 18, 2007

    Just for You! More Computers on Level 11

    The Library has installed 28 additional computers on Level 11 in the area of the group study rooms. This is an ideal area for group work so please take advantage of these computers!

    Monday, September 17, 2007

    Library Renovations Ongoing this Summer

    Library renovations will be ongoing throughout the summer on Levels 9 and 10.  Sorry for the disruption.

    Friday, August 31, 2007

    Sign up for a General Library Tour

    Are you finding the best library resources for your research?
    Are you using library resources effectively?
    Are you asking library staff for assistance with your assignments and research papers?

    If you answer no to any of these questions, join us for a guided Library tour and we'll share valuable information about our Library services and resources. We have dedicated Library staff ready to assist you with your information needs, so please use them!

    Tours run from Sept. 11 - 26.  Look forward to seeing you!

    Wednesday, August 29, 2007

    Level 10 computers unavailable due to renovations

    Log-on computers on Level 10 are unavailable due to ongoing renovations throughout the summer.  Please relocate to a log-on computer on Level 9 or Level 11.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2007

    The Library's System is Back Online! Restored Access to the Catalogue and to Journal Indexes from Off-Campus

    The Library's system is back "online."  This includes the online catalogue and off-campus access to journal indexes and databases.

    Fines accrued by library materials due back in the period of 2007 July 14 to 18 inclusive will be waived.  If you have any questions, please contact the General Services Desk (329-2265) for assistance.

    If you experience any problems connecting to and using the Library's online services, please contact Leona Jacobs (jacolm@uleth.ca) or Shelley Ross (rosssm@uleth.ca) or Rae Hazelwood (rae.hazelwood@uleth.ca) immediately so we can investigate the situation.

    We apologize for the inconvenience caused to students and faculty during this unanticipated event.  Thank you for your patience and for your co-operation during this period.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2007

    Library catalogue searching and off-campus access to databases restored

    Please do not use online borrowing services until further notice (e.g., interlibrary loan, renewals, item requests and holds).  Library staff require time to process transactions which occurred during the system down time.

    We apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced.  Thank you for your patience.

    Thursday, July 19, 2007

    Library donors, Dr. T. Robinson & Dr. Ernest G. Clarke, recognized in display

    Take time to look at our most current donor display showcasing 145 books of hundreds of books donated to our Library by Dr. Thomas A. Robinson and Dr. Ernest G. Clarke. Dr. Robinson has been a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge since 1986. Dr. Clarke was a theologian and professor at Ontario educational institutions. Check out these books on the donor shelves on level 10 in the Library. Yours to sign out if you wish... More info

    Monday, July 16, 2007

    Library Web Site Upgrade - July 9 - 13

    We are upgrading the Library Web site.  Users will notice some changes in design but no changes in functionality.  The significant coding upgrades to improve maintenance and usability should be entirely transparent to the user.  Thank you in advance for your patience for the next few days as we work through the upgrade process.

    Monday, July 09, 2007

    National Recognition for the Library Web Team

    The Library Web Team has been awarded the Canadian Library Association (CLA)/Information Today Award for Innovative Technology. This award recognizes a member or members of the CLA for the “innovative use and application of technology in a Canadian library setting.”  Rae Hazelwood, Web Team Co-ordinator, accepted the award at the annual CLA Conference held in St. John's, Nfld. For more information, read this article published in the June issue of The Legend.

    Monday, July 09, 2007

    How can I find peer-reviewed journal articles?

    If your professor asks you to find “peer reviewed” or “refereed” articles in your research and you have no idea what these terms mean nor how to find them, check out this article written by Judy Vogt, one of our professional librarians, published in the June issue of The Legend.

    Wednesday, July 04, 2007

    New enhancements to our Library Catalogue!

    The Library has recently installed the following U of L Library Catalogue enhancements that may help you find information you need and stay on top of new materials added to the Library's collections:

    If you would like more information about any of these new catalogue features, an Information Services staff member will be pleased to help.

    Friday, June 29, 2007

    New for you! Springer E-Book Collection

    University Library is pleased to announce the purchase of the Springer E-Book Collection. Springer is the world's largest STM book publisher,with more than 3,000 new titles each year.

    The e-book collection totals approximately 6,000 titles from 2005, 2006, and 2007 and covers the following disciplines: Architecture, Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Science, Business and Economics, Chemistry and Material Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering, Humanities, Social Science, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy.

    To access these e-books, visit the SpringerLink website or search them in the Library catalogue by title.  For a complete list of Springer e-books, search the Library catalogue by title using the words springer ebooks.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Monday, June 18, 2007

    Technical Specialist I Position

    Link to Notice

    Thursday, May 31, 2007

    Try our new IM Reference Service!

    Working online? You can now Ask Us questions via instant messaging (IM).

    Starting Monday, March 12, you can contact us via MSN, Yahoo!, AOL/AIM or Google Talk. IM us at any time that our Information Services Desk is open. (Check Library Hours)

    Through IM, you can ask the same kinds of questions that you can in-person, on the phone or through our online form. Add us to your buddy list and give our IM reference a try!   For more information, check out our IM webpage.

    Wednesday, May 09, 2007

    Library computers with handmade out-of-order signs

    If you see any public log-on computers in the Library with handmade "out-of-order" signs, please report the number/location of those computers to staff at the service desks on level 10.  The Library's technical staff may not have been alerted to the problem.

    It is "term paper time" and we wish to ensure that students have access to as many Library computers as possible.

    Friday, April 27, 2007

    Job Posting - Library Operations Specialist II

    Link to Notice

    Friday, April 27, 2007

    Need help with your APA citations?

    Come to a drop-in clinic and get one-on-one help!

    Bring up to 3 formatted APA citations along with the physical items.

    When?     April 3:     4:00pm - 6:00pm
                 April 11:  12:30pm - 2:30pm
     

    Where? L950

    Friday, April 13, 2007

    Trouble finding a computer in the Library?

    Trouble finding a computer in the Library?

    Because there is a huge demand for computers in the Library, they are primarily available for research/academic purposes only. If you cannot get a computer because someone is using it for personal purposes, talk to a staff member at one of the service desks on Level 10.

    Friday, April 13, 2007

    Some Library services unavailable Good Friday morning

    Some Library services will be unavailable the morning of Good Friday.

    To improve security when accessing information in Your Library Record, the University Library is working out the details of introducing a new PIN requirement (in addition to Your Name and Campus ID#) when you:

    The morning of April 6 (Good Friday, 8am to noon), please be aware that we will be testing the Library system's PIN requirement. We advise you to avoid trying to use all Library online services involving the above-listed functions that morning while testing is occurring, as system behaviour will be variable and some functions will not be accessible.

    When PIN testing concludes April 6 at noon, all patron login functions will return to normal. We will post notices of any further PIN testing that may be necessary, as well as the date on which the new PIN requirement is turned on (this date has not yet been determined).

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rumi Graham (329-2179) grahry@uleth.ca

    Friday, April 06, 2007

    Protect your Account - Log Off!

    Whenever you use a Library computer that requires you to give your user name and password, remember to log out of the system when you are done. This ensures that someone cannot use the same computer to view and change your information after you leave.

    To log out, go to the lower left hand section of the screen: Start > Log off.

    Monday, April 02, 2007

    Volunteers needed for library survey...

    We need 15 minutes of your time!  We're conducting a library survey and your opinion matters.  In the next week, we need several students/faculty/staff to answer a few questions about a proposed change to our homepage.  Please contact us if you can help out.

    Tuesday, March 27, 2007

    How is the Library involved in managing University records?

    Kathy Thornhill, the UofL's new Records Manager, is showcased in the March issue of The Legend.  Read this article to find out how every University department benefits from her staff's expertise.

    Tuesday, March 27, 2007

    How can I find theses and dissertations?

    Did you know that you can access online the complete fulltext of all theses and projects produced by students at the University of Lethbridge since 1997?

    For more information on locating master's and doctoral theses and dissertations, check out this article written by Judy Vogt, one of our professional librarians, in the March issue of The Legend.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2007

    How can I search more effectively in a database?

    For some hints on refining your search in a database, check out this article written by Judy Vogt, one of our professional librarians, published in the February issue of The Legend.

    Wednesday, March 07, 2007

    Beckel's donation now on display

    In our "University Library Donors" display area, we're pleased to recognize the generous gift received by the U of L Library from Dr. William and Dorothy Beckel.  

    "The Library is very happy to recognize the Beckels’ donation during the 40th anniversary year. It’s a timely opportunity to showcase the collection, which includes numerous art books, journals and exhibition catalogues,” says Coordinator, Collection Development, Barbara Marshalsay." 

    For more information, check out this article in the February issue of The Legend.

    Information on this display is also available on the Library Donor Display webpage.

    Friday, March 02, 2007

    SciFinder Scholar is now available!

    The University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the research database, SciFinder Scholar, effective January 1, 2007.

    Our purchase is part of the “Masters Share” program, which allows us two concurrent users shared between three institutions. At present, the SciFinder Scholar software is loaded on the five computers closest to the Library’s Information Services Desk on Level 10. By the end of February 2007, it will be loaded on all of the log-in work stations within the Library.

    Faculty members who would like access from their office computers, may download the software by following this link.

    Please note that this product is available for on-campus use only.

    About SciFinder…

    SciFinder Scholar provides access to a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines.

    Faculty and students can explore:

    Ø CAS database content created by scientists

    Ø references from over 9500 currently published journals and patent information from more than 50 active patent issuing authorities

    Ø complete coverage of chemistry and the life sciences including biochemistry, biology, physics, agricultural & environmental studies, geography, and related disciplines

    Ø organic and inorganic substance information

    For more information, please click here.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Saturday, February 17, 2007

    New databases: Community of Scholars, COS Funding Opportunities, and PapersInvited

    The University Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of these three databases, which provide information for members of the university community who are looking for research colleagues, funding opportunities, and opportunities to present at conferences and professional meetings.

    Please click on the links below for more information and to connect.
    Community of Scholars

    COS Funding Opportunities

    PapersInvited

    For more information, please contact your subject librarian.

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator Collection Development
    University Library
    317-5062

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007

    200 years of The Times (London)

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of: Times Digital Archive, 1785 - 1985. This product is part of a Phase 2 Content Expansion from the Canadian Research Knowledge Network. Access and search the entire text of 200 years of The Times (London), the "world's newspaper of record" covering all major international historical events. Does not include the Sunday Times. The Times is regarded as the most authoritative medium for political, legal, business and social news.

    Click here to access the Times Digital Archive.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Monday, February 05, 2007

    How can I find government information?

    Do you need to locate Canadian government information for use in your research paper?  Much of it is available online from our Library website!  Check out these online government resources:

    CanLII

    E-STAT

    CANSIM II

    For more information, read this article from the January issue of The Legend.

    Monday, February 05, 2007

    Andrea makes library research fun!

    Andrea Glover, one of our professional librarians, is teaching library research skills to students in the First Nations' Transition Program and they're loving it!  Her interactive teaching style and quirky sense of humour make the students want to get out of bed in the morning.

    For more information, read this article from the January issue of The Legend.

    Monday, February 05, 2007

    New database: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of  RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, which indexes international music literature from articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more. Coverage ranges from the 1960s to the present.

    Click here to access RILM Abstracts of Music Literature.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Friday, February 02, 2007

    Participate in our survey and win

    Enter to WIN a photocopy card worth $10.00!

    The University Library is considering Instant Messaging (IM) as a way for you to talk live to a librarian to get research or library help.
    We would like to hear your ideas on this and invite you to complete our six question survey.

    Submission deadline and prize draw: January 26, 2007.

    Thank you!

    Friday, January 26, 2007

    We're Trying Something New! Mini Website Tours...

    Join us for a mini tour (15 - 20 min.) of our Library website.  We'll give you answers to the five most asked questions we get from you!

    Web tour dates and times are:
    January 10:  1:00 a.m.
    January 11: 11:00 a.m.
    January 12:  Noon
    January 15:  10:00 a.m.
    January 16:  2:00 p.m.

    Sign up on our homepage or just drop in if you have time.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2007

    Sound advice at the Information Desk!

    Do you have to locate scholarly information for your research paper? Are you bogged down with sifting through information from your Google search?

    Why not ask the professional staff at the Information Desk for help? We can quickly show you effective searching methods and save you tons of time! For more information, read this article from the December issue of The Legend.

    Friday, January 12, 2007

    Why use newspapers for research?

    Article from December issue of The Legend

    Friday, December 22, 2006

    Temporary Suspension of Interlibrary Loan Requests

    Processing of interlibrary loan requests will be temporarily suspended while a software upgrade is performed from December 12 to December 14.

    Requests may be submitted during the upgrade, but please be aware that the University Library will be unable to resume processing submitted interlibrary loan requests until the upgrade is completed. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may occur.

    Friday, December 15, 2006

    Librarian Lends Her Expertise to the Addictions Research Centre in PEI

    Article from the November issue of The Legend

    Thursday, December 07, 2006

    Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) website will be unavailable on Dec.2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Monday, December 04, 2006

    Register for a Teaching Workshop offered by CAETL (Centre for the Advancement of Excellence in Teaching and Learning)

    Graduate Students - Orientation to Teaching series

    Tuesday, October 17/06
    5:00-7:00 p.m.
    L1170-Open Space Teaching Area
    Examining Your Teaching Part I

    Tuesday, November 28/06
    5:00-7:00 p.m.
    L1170-Open Space Teaching Area
    Examining Your Teaching Part II

    Sessional and Term Instructors

    Orientation to Teaching
    Monday, October 23/06
    5:30-7:30
    L1170: Open Area Teaching Space

    New Faculty

    Wednesday, October 11/06
    3:30-5:30
    L1170: Open Area Teaching Space
    Exploring Your Teaching I

    AND

    Wednesday, November 29/06
    3:30-5:30
    L1170: Open Area Teaching Space
    Exploring Your Teaching II

    Please RSVP for all workshops by contacting the CAETL (317-5026 or
    caetl.townsend@uleth.ca)

    Thursday, November 30, 2006

    Thesauri Searching in Databases is the Way to Go!

    Article from the November issue of The Legend

    Thursday, November 30, 2006

    Library Earns A in 2006 Globe and Mail University Report Card

    The University of Lethbridge Library scored grades ranging from "A-" to "B" in the library related categories.  Our Library made the "A" list in two categories: service provided by library staff and online library resources.  We made the "B" list in overall Library services, availability of journals, library hours of operation, total number of library holdings and availability of quiet study space.

    Further information on the U of L's rankings can be found on the University Noticeboard.  Complete survey results are available on-line at http://www.globeandmail.com/reportcard

    Friday, November 17, 2006

    Group Study Rooms on Level 11 Unavailable

    Due to the temporary classrooms set up in the Library, the group study rooms on level 11 are unavailable.

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Monday, October 30, 2006

    Finding Primary Sources

    Article from the October issue of The Legend

    Wednesday, October 25, 2006

    Trial access to The ScientificWorld Journal (TSWJ)

    The Library is currently engaging in a trial of The ScientificWorldJOURNAL (TSWJ) which runs until the end of December, 2006.

    TSWJ, a peer reviewed journal for the biomedical, life and environmental sciences, is reviewed by 700 international scientists. It includes other journals such as TSW Urology, TSW Development and Embryology, and TSW Holistic Health and Medicine. Abstracts and fulltext are available.

    Please send feedback to: jenny.thornhill@uleth.ca, Sciences Subject Librarian.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2006

    New database: University of Lethbridge Art Collection

    The University of Lethbridge Art Collection On-line Database is now available to the general public.  With an entry for every work in the collection of the University Gallery, the database provides information on artist's nationality and culture, artist's biographies, curator's essays as well as information about individual works (medium, technique, editions, exhibition history etc.).   Currently there are over 2200 images and growing.

    Please send feedback to Glenna Westwood.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2006

    Be Aware! Temporary classrooms in Library

    Due to construction noise, temporary classrooms have been moved to Level 11 of the Library, beginning October 11th.  More info...

    Thank you for your patience.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2006

    New database: BIR (Book Index with Reviews)

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of: Book Index with Reviews. This database provides annotations and over 800,000 full-searchable reviews of over 3.8 million book titles from authoritative sources: Library Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, CHOICE, and others. Fiction and non-fiction titles for juvenile and adult audiences are included in the database, in all genres.

    BIR allows users to:
    -Find books by a favorite author, or on any topic
    -Identify the most popular titles in any genre or subject area
    -Use a wide range of search strategies to find the right book
    -Keep and maintain lists and bibliographies for work, school or fun
    -Browse lists of new and forthcoming titles by topic
    -Set up alerts notifying you of the release of books in your areas of interest

    Available on a trial basis until June, 2007.

    Your feedback is welcome, to your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062


    Wednesday, October 04, 2006

    WIN an Axim PDA Contest for UofL students

    Win an Axim PDA!  Contest for UofL students.  To be eligible, update your Library privileges before Sept. 29 online or in person at the General Services Desk on Level 10.  Updating your privileges allows you to:

    Entry deadline is Sept. 29th at 3:00 p.m.

    Friday, September 29, 2006

    New Faculty Workshop: Exploring Your Teaching

    New Faculty Workshop: Exploring Your Teaching
    When? Thursday, September 21, 2006 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
    Where? Room L1050

    Friday, September 22, 2006

    Grad Students Workshop: Orientation to Teaching

    Graduate Students Workshop: Orientation to Teaching
    When? Sept. 19, 2006 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Where? Room L1070A

    Wednesday, September 20, 2006

    New database: International Financial Statistics (IFS)

    The Library's newest database, International Financial Statistics (IFS), contains time series data for more than 200 countries and offers major economic aggregates used in the analysis of economic developments. The database includes balance of payments, banking and financial systems, labor, exchange rates, fund position, government finance, interest rates, international liquidity, national accounts, population, prices, production, and trade. Coverage: 1948 to current

    Monday, September 18, 2006

    Trial access to CINAHL Plus with Full Text and Pre-CINAHL

    Trial access to CINAHL Plus with Full Text and Pre-CINAHL will be available until the Library's subscription to the Ovid version of CINAHL expires on March 31, 2007. An index to over 3,000 English language journals in Nursing and allied health fields, CINAHL Plus with Full Text includes full text for over 560 journals, some going back to 1937. Pre-CINAHL offers current awareness of recently published articles not yet indexed and added to the CINAHL database.

    Monday, September 18, 2006

    Handbooks in Economics - new Trial database

    Handbooks in Economics, our newest trial database, offers access to nearly 700 searchable, full-text articles written and edited by leading authorities in the field of economics.  Access it via the Indexes/Databases title list on our homepage.  Try it out until September 21, 2006 and give us your feedback.

    Friday, September 08, 2006

    Library Catalogue Software Upgrade

    On August 14 a software upgrade is planned for the Library's automated system. This means that for the duration of the upgrade, access to the Library online catalogue and off-campus access to the Library's licensed databases will be temporarily unavailable. We expect the system to be unavailable for at least the morning, and possibly the whole day.

    If you have questions or concerns, please let me know.

    Rumi Graham
    329-2179

    Monday, August 14, 2006

    Access to Full-text Journal Articles

    The Library is in the process of improving the user interface to full-text articles in our subscribed e-journals. Please bear with us as we work on this project over June and July. We don't anticipate any interruptions to full-text article access, but if any do occur, we will address them as quickly as possible and apologize in advance for any inconvenience. If you have questions about this project feel free to contact Rumi Graham for more information. (329-2179)

    Tuesday, August 08, 2006

    Upgrade to Library Catalogue Interface

    From July 29 to August 7 the Library will be upgrading its catalogue interface, and completing the previously announced work on enhancing the user interface to full-text articles.

    During this period we don't anticipate interruptions to catalogue use or full-text article access. If any do occur, however, we will address them as quickly as possible and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience. If you have questions, feel free to contact me for more information.

    Rumi Graham
    329-2179

    Tuesday, August 08, 2006

    Catalogue and Circulation System Unavailable - August 14, 2006

    The Library's online catalogue and circulation system will be unavailable on August 14, 2006 due to a software upgrade. Off-campus access to our licensed databases may also be interrupted during the upgrade.

    Friday, August 04, 2006

    EndNote is here!

    Keeping track of references and creating bibliographies just became easier. EndNote, a software package, is now available to the University community. It allows you to:

    Students can access it on computers in the labs, study center and Library. Faculty and staff can have a copy installed on their personal workstations. Additional information on installing and using EndNote is available in the EndNote Guide on the Library's web site. An interesting article on EndNote can be read in the June 9th, 2006 edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    Guaranteed Loan Period for Library Materials

    If you're checking out library materials over the summer, please note the guaranteed loan period for books is only three weeks. This applies to all faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, community borrowers, TAL borrowers... If any items you have checked-out are recalled, the system will calculate your NEW DUE DATE in accordance with the guaranteed three week loan. Faculty/Grad Students: Before you leave on vacation or to attend a conference, field trip, etc., please return your Library materials

    Monday, July 17, 2006

    Newspaper database added to Library collection

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of Newspaper Direct Press Display. PressDisplay provides online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The database currently includes over 260 titles from over 55 countries in 30 languages. Viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds, and notices, just as if they were reading the familiar print edition of their favourite newspaper.  The service also provides a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches within any issue. Click here to access: Newspaper Direct Press Display (on-campus) Newspaper Direct Press Display (off-campus)For further information,  please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Friday, June 09, 2006

    Database Trials - World Development Indicators & International Financial Statistics

    WDI (World Development Indicators) Online and IFS (International Financial Statistics) both offer access to numerous data sets that can be used for studying the growth and economic development of countries throughout the world. Note that IFS is available only till May 12. The WDI trial expires on May 30. Please send your feedback to or .

    Friday, June 02, 2006

    Search for images and more in ARTstor Digital Library

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of ARTstor Digital Library. ARTstor's mission is to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning. It is a repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data; the tools to use those images; and a usage environment that seeks to balance the rights of content providers with the interests of content users. Currently, ARTstor has 400,000 images and will have at least 500,000 images by June 2006. While ARTstor's strengths are most apparent in the fields of art, art history, architecture, visual communication, anthropology and history, ARTstor contains images to support research in many other disciplines. For example, ARTstor contains hundreds of images of structures (buildings, bridges, etc.) relevant in engineering disciplines, as well as hundreds of images in medical fields (anatomy, etc.) This is one of eight electronic products being offered through our participation in the CRKN Humanities and Social Sciences Content Expansion. For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Donna Seyed Mahmoud
    Associate University Librarian
    seyeda@uleth.ca
    329-2128

    Thursday, April 20, 2006

    New database: Early Canadiana Online. Access primary documents on Canada's heritage

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of Early Canadiana Online, a digital library providing access to over 2 million pages of Canada's printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century. Users may be familiar with ECO because we have had access to the free portion of its collections for some time (Canadian Women's History, Colonial Government Journals, English Canadian Literature, History of French Canada, Hudson's Bay, Jesuit Relations, Native Studies). Now, however, we have full access to all ECO collections. This is one of eight electronic products being offered through our participation in the CRKN Humanities and Social Sciences Content Expansion. For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Donna Seyed Mahmoud
    Associate University Librarian
    seyeda@uleth.ca
    329-2128

    Friday, March 31, 2006

    SAGE databases now here!

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of SAGE Full-Text Collections and SAGE Journals Online. SAGE Full-Text Collections indexes 220 journals in 10 disciplines: Education, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning. These collections are valuable for their deep backfiles, going back to Volume 1, Issue 1 in some cases. SAGE Journals Online indexes 157 journals, with coverage back to 1999. These journals cover the same disciplines as the SAGE Full-Text Collections, but there is no duplication of titles. SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for scholarly, education and professional markets. This is one of eight electronic products being offered through our participation in the CRKN Humanities and Social Sciences Content Expansion. For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Donna Seyed Mahmoud
    Associate University Librarian
    seyeda@uleth.ca
    329-2128

    Friday, March 31, 2006

    Alexander Street Press (CRKN) is Here!

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of Alexander Street Press databases. This is one of eight electronic products being offered through our participation in the CRKN Humanities and Social Sciences Content Expansion.

    These databases provide access to primary texts in the humanities and social sciences, and cover six broad areas: North American history; Drama, theatre, and film; Women's history and literature; Music; African and African Diaspora history and literature; and Latin American and Latino history and literature. The content is largely in-copyright, hard to find, rare, and ephemeral - not merely digitization of collections that already exist in print or microform, and content that cannot be found on the free Web.

    The databases are:
     Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
     Latino Literature: Poetry, Drama and Fiction
     Oral History Online
     Twentieth Century North American Drama
     North American Women's Drama
     North American Theatre Online
     Black Drama
     American Film Scripts
     British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries
     North American Women's Letters and Diaries
     North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
     North American Indian Biographical Database
     Black Thought and Culture
     Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures and the Environment
     Classical Music Library


    To access any of these these databases, go to the Indexes/Databases by Title page on the Library's Website, then choose the title you're interested in.

    Further information about the databases is available through Alexander Street Press.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Donna Seyed Mahmoud
    Associate University Librarian
    seyeda@uleth.ca
    329-2128

    Tuesday, March 21, 2006

    New Database: Wiley Interscience Journals (CRKN)

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of Wiley Interscience Journals.   Access the full text of more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journals in the areas of business, chemistry, computer science, earth and environmental science, education, engineering, law, life sciences, mathematics and statistics, medicine and healthcare, physics and astronomy, polymers and materials science, psychology, and the social sciences. This is one of eight electronic products being offered through our participation in the CRKN Humanities and Social Sciences Content Expansion.  For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Donna Seyed Mahmoud
    Associate University Librarian
    seyeda@uleth.ca
    329-2128

    Wednesday, March 15, 2006

    New database available for Canadian Studies and History

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of Canada's Heritage from 1844 (Globe and Mail). This is one of eight electronic products being offered through our participation in the CRKN Humanities and Social Sciences Content Expansion. The database consists of the digitized full-image archive of The Globe and Mail newspaper dating back to when it was founded by George Brown in 1844 as The Globe. The content includes every news story, photograph, map, advertisement, classified ad, political cartoon, birth, marriage and death notices and letters to the editor from The Globe and Mail. Coverage of issues from early life in Canada West (formerly Upper Canada), Confederation, through the World Wars, major conflicts, first flight of man, the sinking of great ships are all detailed and covered in Canada's Heritage from 1844 (Globe and Mail). The database offers enhanced digital reproductions of every page in downloadable Adobe PDF files. Each page is rendered searchable through optical character recognition (OCR) software. The file is updated annually, and currently covers the period 1844-2002.  For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:
    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062
    Donna Seyed Mahmoud
    Associate University Librarian
    seyeda@uleth.ca
    329-2128

    Friday, February 24, 2006

    Faculty and Grad Students: Chronicle of Higher Education now available online

    The University Library is pleased to announce the purchase of a campus-wide site license to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. A subscription to The Chronicle includes access to all of this Web site and to Academe Today, our daily e-mail newsletter.

    Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CV's, salary databases, and more.

    The Chronicle's audited Web-site traffic is routinely more than 10 million pages a month, seen by more than 800,000 unique visitors.

    For further information, please contact:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Friday, February 24, 2006

    Now available online: Economist Intellligence Unit Country Reports and ViewsWire

    The University Library is pleased to announce the availability of: Economist Intelligence Unit. This is one of eight electronic products being offered through our participation in the CRKN Humanities and Social Sciences Content Expansion.

    Description:
    Country Reports and ViewsWire provide comprehensive economic, political and business analysis on over 200 countries.

    Country Reports offer in-depth economic, political and business analysis and short-term market outlooks for almost 200 countries. Each report examines the political scene, economic policies and development plans, domestic economy, trends in production and demand, monetary and fiscal conditions, wages and prices, sectoral trends, foreign trade, capital flows, exchange rates and foreign debt, and also reports on national, regional and global events that affect business in the short to medium term. Detailed two-year forecasts complement the analysis and pinpoint political and economic developments and trends.

    Country Reports are updated monthly for 117 key countries, and quarterly for others. Archival access back to January 1986 is available and includes downloadable tables into Excel) spreadsheet format.

    ViewsWire covers 201 countries, and offers daily, concise analytical briefings on economic, political, business, finance and regulatory developments around the world. Downloadable data such as global financial indicators are available into Excel) spreadsheet format. ViewsWire includes selected portions of two other EIU products: Country Finance and Country Commerce. ViewsWire analysis is available archived back to 1997.

    For further information, please contact your subject librarian or:

    Barbara Marshalsay
    Coordinator, Collection Development
    marsbj@uleth.ca
    317-5062

    Donna Seyed Mahmoud
    Associate University Librarian
    seyeda@uleth.ca
    329-2128

    Friday, February 24, 2006

    Library Catalogue and Databases Up and Running Again!

    The upgrade to our online system is complete so you may again enjoy access to our Library Catalogue and databases.

    Friday, February 24, 2006

    Need help writing a better paper? Book an appointment or ask online!

    The Writing Centre is available to all UofL students who need help with essays, reports, and other written assignments. A trained consultant will help you with the stages of the writing process such as getting started, writing your essay, diagnosing weak areas, or adopting a writing standard such as APA or MLA
    Book your appointment online or drop in for a session at the Writing Centre, room L1012 across from the General Services desk in the Library. Working at home and you're stuck on a grammar point?  Use the new online Email Request Form to ask a question and receive an answer.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2006

    Want your laptop hooked up to the UofL Network?

    Link to Notice

    Tuesday, January 24, 2006

    NEW to the Library! University Library Donors display area

    Check out our new "University Library Donors" display area!   Located to the right of the Library entrance, adjacent to the Current Serials collection, this new display area was established to recognize the many and generous gifts received by the U of L Library over the years.  The first display honors Wilfrid and Magdalena Eggleston, who gave the Library a valuable and sought after collection of  3000  classic works of Canadian literature and history. We've also created a Donations Displays webpage to inform our users about the most current display.

    Monday, January 09, 2006

    Results of LibQUAL+(TM) Survey

    Link to Notice

    Tuesday, December 20, 2005

    LISTA - New Information Science Database

    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management.  The database indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.  Access LISTA through the Library Home page under Indexes/Databases.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2005

    Business Monitor Online (BMO) - new Trial database

    Attention, Management faculty and students!  Try out our newest trial database, Business Monitor Online, which we have access to until December 31, 2005.  We welcome your feedback!

    Thursday, December 01, 2005

    Try out this trial world newspaper database: NewspaperDirect PressDisplay

    NewspaperDirect PressDisplay, our latest trial database, offers access to daily issues as well as 60-day archived issues of more than 230 world newspapers.  Access it via the Indexes/Databases title list on our homepage.  Try it out over the next six weeks and give us your feedback.

    Thursday, December 01, 2005

    Web of Science problem: access only on-campus

    Access to Web of Science is temporarily limited to on-campus.  Stay tuned to find out when off-campus access is up and running again.

    Thursday, November 17, 2005

    New to Us! Library Donor Display: Wilfred Eggleston Collection

    Take time to look at our most current display showcasing 300 of the 3000 books donated to our Library by Magdalena Eggleston, in memory of her husband, Wilfred Eggleston.   Eggleston's love of literature and interest in Canadian writing led him to compile a vast collection of books, many of which are autographed first editions.  Check them out on the donor shelves near the newspaper collection on level 10 in the Library.  Yours to sign out if you wish... More info...

    Thursday, November 17, 2005

    Just for you! Computers in the Group Study Rooms

    We now have five travelling computers and data projectors on carts for use in the group study rooms.   Use these for accessing your P drive and printing.  Find them on Level 11 in the Media area. 

    Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    Attention Faculty! Check out our NEW online Library Instruction Request form

    Feel free to contact your subject librarian directly as you have always done to layout your needs for library instruction.

    We also have a NEW General Library Tour Request form for our off-campus users.  You can locate this form on our homepage under Community and Alumni.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2005

    Need more study time in the Library?

    Due to student requests for extended hours during exam time, the Library is extending its' weekend hours from November 25th to December 18th.

    Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    View Library hours

    Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    New Technology Guide: CD & DVD Proper Care

    Check out our new guide, CD and DVD Proper Care and Handling Instructions, on how to maximize the lifetime and usefulness of your CDs and DVDs.  We've added it under our Equipment and Technology Guides.

    Friday, November 04, 2005

    Message Board for Student Use

    The Library has a Message Board on Level 10 on the wall right around the corner from the clock for students to leave messages for group members or friends. A marker and brush are attached to the board. Note that all messages will be erased every morning before 8:00 a.m.

    Image for accompanying notice

    Monday, October 31, 2005

    New Display: Best Gambling Resources in Canada Right Here!

    Link to Notice

    Friday, October 28, 2005

    New to our Collection

    Link to Notice

    Friday, October 14, 2005

    Additional Library Tours Now Available Evenings and Weekends

    Can't fit week-day Library tours into your schedule?  We've now added two evening tours and two weekend tours:

    Sign up online and find out how to access Library resources and services that will help to make your semester a success.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2005

    Campus Sound Reinforcement Requests

    Effective immediately, the Curriculum Re-Development Centre (CRDC) has assumed responsibility for all sound set-up and support throughout the University Campus. Any department requiring assistance should contact:

    Calvin Toth, CRDC
    calvin.toth@uleth.ca
    380-1856 (during office hours)
    308-5854 (after-hours support)
    The Library would like to thank Jack Harrington for the excellent sound support he has provided to the University for more than 30 years. We wish Jack well in his retirement.

    Monday, September 19, 2005

    Library's Cable / Distribution Service - Temporarily Unavailable

    The Librarys Cable / Distribution Service (broadcasting of videos, etc., throughout Campus) will be temporarily unavailable during the Fall 2005 semester, due to construction on Campus and renovations in the Library.  The Library apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you have questions, please contact us (rae.hazelwood@uleth.ca).  We may be able to suggest an alternative.

    Monday, September 19, 2005

    Heritage Day Adopt a Plant Draw

    Congratulations to Christine Magill, Ewanose Ebodaghe and Wendy Romanchuk for winning a plant from the Heritage Day Adopt a Plant Draw!

    Wednesday, August 17, 2005

    Looking for the Library's How-to Guides?

    The Library's "How-to Guides" have been divided into two separate categories:

    1. Research Guides
    2. Writing Guides

    These, along with our "Subject Guides" and "Class Guides," can be found from the Library's homepage in numerous ways: RESEARCH  HELP (centre block on Library's Homepage) - offers complete list as well as list of types of guides  http://www.uleth.ca/lib/guides/

    Library Homepage > RESOURCES > RESEARCH HELP
    - guides by type

    Library Homepage > HELP > Guides - guides by type * Whichever way you access the Guides, you will see that we have maintained an additional separate link to our most used guide "Citing Sources". We will also be adding a fifth category of guides which will most likely be called "Technology / Equipment Guides" or something similar.
     
    So what is the difference between all these types of guides? RESEARCH GUIDES:  
    -  provide help with all aspects of finding and evaluating information
    -  general in nature

    WRITING GUIDES:
    -  provide help at all stages of the academic writing process
    -  offer help with grammar, citing sources, avoiding plagiarism etc.

    SUBJECT GUIDES:
    -  provide selective lists of resources in specific subject areas
    -  provide advice on finding and using information in these areas (eg. Music Scores, Company Info., Genealogy, Philosophy)

    CLASS GUIDES:
    -  developed for specific classes or groups of students working on a specific assignment
    -  often an adjunct to an information literacy session given by one of the Librarians and may only be available for the period of time before the assignment is due or while the course is offered (at the
    discretion of the Librarian who developed the guide).

    TECHNOLOGY / EQUIPMENT GUIDES:
    -  provide help with things like "burning a CD" or "connecting to a database from off-campus"

    Tuesday, August 09, 2005

    Spring Cleaning Alert!

    In early May Library staff will begin a project to clean the book collection shelves on Levels 9 and Level 10 (north).  Please be aware that the project involves the use of vacuum cleaners, so nearby study areas will be rather noisy.  We apologize in advance for the disruption, and will endeavour to complete the project as quickly as we can.

    Thursday, June 16, 2005

    Interlibrary Loans Service Up and Running Again!

    The upgrades are complete and you can now submit your requests for Interlibrary Loan materials.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2005

    Wireless Internet access in the Library

    University network Wireless Access Points are available on Level 10 and part of Level 11. This service is available to UofL students, faculty and staff. First-time users must visit Desktop Support (D570) before connecting their laptops to the U of L campus network. For more information, please refer to the Policy for Connecting Your Laptop to the U of L Network

    Thursday, April 28, 2005

    NEW to the Library! Courtesy Notices via Email

    At long last the Library is able to offer courtesy notices because of a recent system upgrade. Courtesy notices for materials coming due will only be sent out on items with 7 day or longer loan periods. To ensure that you receive courtesy notices, please check with the General Services Desk staff to ensure we have your email address in our database.
     
    Questions? Comments? Contact Rumi Graham (329-2179)

    Tuesday, March 29, 2005

    LibQUAL+(TM): A Survey on Library Service Quality

    From February 28 to March 18, the University Library will be surveying a random selection of faculty, students and staff on their perceptions of library service quality. If you are among those chosen to complete this survey, then please take 10-15 minutes to give us your input.

    Your participation is important to building a better Library and a better University. And, if that is not incentive enough, participants may choose to submit their email address for inclusion in a random draw for one of five $100 gift certificates from the UofL Bookstore!

    All responses are strictly confidential; only aggregated data will be reported. For further information, please check out:
    http://www.uleth.ca/lib/libQUAL/

    Monday, March 21, 2005

    Additional library tours offered

    Link to Notice

    Thursday, December 09, 2004

    Copyright, Digital Materials and WebCT

    Does copyright apply to online teaching materials in closed environments like WebCT? YES! If you are not the copyright owner, you must OBTAIN PERMISSION TO DIGITIZE AN ITEM FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. For more information on copyright laws as they apply to digitized teaching materials, see WebCT and Copyright.

    Wednesday, November 17, 2004

    Photo Shoots in Library: We Need You!

    Need to make some money? We need a few more students to participate in photo shoots in the Library this week. Each shoot will take approximately 2 hours and pay is $7 per hour. Available dates and times are Thursday, April 22: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

    Contact Joanne (overjm@uleth.ca 329-2166) if you're interested.

    Tuesday, April 20, 2004

    New displays: Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

    Freedom to Read Week, Feb. 22-28th, "encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms." The Library has created two displays (in the Hall of Honour and near the Level 10 General Services Desk) on this theme so enjoy!

    Thursday, February 19, 2004


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