About The Library

James A. Gibson Library



About The Library

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the James A. Gibson Library.  Named after the University's founding president, the Library is proud to offer:

  • rich digital and print collections
  •  individual and collaborative learning spaces
  • expert instruction and research assistance to students and faculty

 

In 2009, Brock was accepted for membership in CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries), a group of 31 of  Canada's major research libraries.  CARL members share the following characteristics:

  1.  A member library has extensive collections and services of sufficient breadth to contribute to the Canadian distributed national research collection
  2. A member library’s institution is committed to graduate study and research, having established PhD programs, normally in the arts, social sciences and sciences
  3. A member library’s institution has annual revenue from sponsored research normally equal to or greater than 15% of the institution’s general operating budget; the designated information source will be the CAUBO Financial Information of Universities and Colleges (FIUC) Statistics
  4. There is a clear and sustained institutional commitment to and support of a member library

 SOURCE: CARL Membership Requirements

Given that CARL includes members ranging in size from Brock to University of Toronto Libraries, it is interesting to think about where Brock fits in Rick Anderson's proposed "taxonomy" of research libraries.

The Library is also a member of:

  • OCUL Ontario Council of University Libraries - which operates Scholars Portal
  • CRKN: Canadian Research Knowledge Network
  • CRL: Center for Research Libraries

Barbara McDonald, Interim University Librarian

 

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