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  • Kudos to David Sharron, Brock University Archivist

    David Sharron receiving award

    Brock University Librarian, Mark Robertson is pictured presenting the OLA Archival and Preservation Achievement Award to David Sharron on February 1, 2018

    David Sharron, Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Gibson Library was recently awarded the Ontario Library Association’s Archival and Preservation Achievement Award. We are very proud of David’s accomplishments and thankful for his contributions to the University and the Niagara community. Learn more.

     

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  • On Display: Fair Dealing Week / Freedom to Read Week

    This week, libraries across Canada are celebrating Freedom to Read Week and Fair Dealing Week. The Gibson Library is supporting this initiative through social media and with two new exhibits in the Learning Commons’ display cases.

    Combo image of freedom to read week and fair dealing week

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  • Laptop Loan Service Coming to an End

    The Library’s laptop loan service has seen a significant decline in usage over the years, especially as personal laptop ownership by students has dramatically increased. After reviewing the program, the Library has decided to discontinue lending laptops. This will take effect as of May 1st.

    The Library will be investing in new desktop computers over the spring and summer of 2018.

    If you have any concerns, please contact libhelp@brocku.ca

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  • New Resource: AAAS Historical Periodicals Collection

    Screenshot from AAAS Historical Periodicals CollectionCheck out the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection – your new primary source for American History. With coverage running from 1684 to 1912, this is the most extensive collection of historical American periodicals available. Search across over 10 million pages of rich content relevant to all aspects of American History during this period.

    Contact your liaison librarian to learn more!

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  • More Access: Human Kinetics Journals

    Human Kinetics E-Journals logo

    You asked for more and we’ve delivered! The Library now licenses all 29 journals from Human Kinetics, the world’s foremost information provider in physical activity and allied health fields. This content is available through many of our databases including CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Sport Discus and SuperSearch. Have a look today!

    Contact your Liaison Librarian if you’d like more information.

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  • New resource: ACLS Humanities E-Books

    ACLS Humanities E-Book logo

    Looking for the most important books across the Humanities and Social Sciences? Take a look at ACLS Humanities E-Books. This collection of over 5,000 frequently cited books was selected by scholars from the American Council of Learned Societies and a variety of scholarly societies. From Archaeology to Sociology there’s something in here for everyone. Try it now.

    Contact your Liaison Librarian if you’d like more information

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  • On Display: Celebrating First Generation Students

    First generation student posterFirst Generation students (Trailblazers) are being celebrated at Brock University this week.  As over 25% of our student population is first in their family to attend post-secondary, they are changing the course of their own lives and also the lives of generations to follow.

    In honour of these students, a new display in the Library and Learning Commons features the profiles of famous “First Gens.” From Shaquille O’Neal and Michelle Obama to Roberta Jamieson and Mahatma Gandhi, there is a Trailblazer story to inspire you.

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  • Student Spotlight: Taking the First Step: Using 3D modeling to enhance learning

    One of our Brock Library Makerspace champions shared a bit with Ultimaker about her journey to becoming proficient in 3D modeling and printing.

    View the blog to learn more.

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  • Discover Your Library

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    Brock students and staff are invited to learn more about the services and resources of the James A. Gibson Library in a new workshop being offered this term. Come and hear about how you can make use of our 3D printers, discover rare books, and harness the expertise of your own personal librarian.

    Registration in now open at ExperienceBU and Attendees will receive credit towards the CWC Personal Growth Domain.

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  • On Display: Festiv’Ébène 2018

    Some of the Women Profiled in the 2018 SOFIFRAN Exhibit.

     

     

    As part of Black History Month @ Brock, the Library is proud to host the exhibit Black Women and Powers/Femmes Noires et pouvoirs. The display, curated by SOFIFRAN runs until Sunday, February 11.

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