Updates to networking equipment in the Library’s data centre will take place on Sunday, October 1st from 7 to 7:30 a.m. During this time, no access to any library resources will be available.
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The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures has mounted a display in the Learning Commons and Thistle hallway showcasing various aspects of French, Italian, German, and Hispanic and Latin American Cultures.
Come to view the intriguing assortment of items on display and win a prize by successfully answering a skill-testing question each week. The questions will be posted on Facebook and on Twitter, as well as on the MLLC website. Please send your responses to: email@example.com
Skill-testing question #2:
Enter here to take the subway! Name the style in which I was built. The names of both the French and German styles are required!
Congratulations to Jacob Stickel, winner of week 1’s question.
A hearty Brock University welcome to Nicole Nolan who joins the leadership team of the James A. Gibson Library this October. Nicole joins us from Western University Libraries. Read more about Nicole, her passion for libraries and her local roots. Please join us in welcoming Nicole to the Brock Community.
Exploring Our Geologic Past: a campus rock tour led by Dr. Francine McCarthy, Dept. of Earth Science
When: Tuesday, September 19, from 5 p.m to 6 p.m
Where: James A. Gibson Library / Learning Commons (meeting location)
Note: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear as the tour will run rain or shine
Let’s Talk Science … in the Learning Commons
When: Thursday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Learning Commons / James A. Gibson Library (main floor)
Focus on Fossils Display
When: September 18-24, 2017
Where: Display cases at the Thistle entrance to the Learning Commons and inside the Library, main floor
This week, the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) announced that the Scholars Portal Journals platform topped 50 million articles – coinciding with the Council’s 50th anniversary. Learn more about the platform and the coveted Trusted Digital Repository status it holds.
To access Scholars Portal Journals please visit: journals.scholarsportal.info
Ares, our e-reserve system is making life a whole lot easier for Brock students and faculty alike. Learn more.
Through December 15th, the Library is hosting an exhibit of exquisite Inuit soap stone sculptures on loan from the private collection of Brock alumnus Joe Pelino (BSc ’91). Learn more about Pelino, his collection and his connection to Iqlauit in the Brock News.
Who is international? Turns out, we all are. As each of us possess an accent, so too are we international. This is one theme which emerges from Karen Bordonaro’s new book, International Librarianship at Home and Abroad (Chandos). Bordonaro is a Liaison Librarian in the Gibson Library, and has been an ESL instructor at Brock University. The book was informed by personal experience – Karen is an American who commutes daily to campus – and a survey of 300 librarians from around the globe. In an era of intensifying internationalization in higher education, the book reinforces that libraries are an integral piece of these efforts. Working abroad is one way of being an international librarian, but there are other ways to achieve a global mission right here at home. Among the responses received from survey participants, supporting study-abroad students and working with international students, as well as hosting and mentoring librarians from abroad, are international activities. Contributing library material and expertise – the work of Librarians Without Borders, is also cited. Karen notes, “libraries connect people and resources across boundaries.” International librarians are “one profession, many communities, connecting to each other to promote learning globally and locally.”
International Librarians at home and abroad by Karen Bordonaro will be available soon in the Gibson Library.
Yesterday, the Federal Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in the case of Access Copyright v. York University, finding against York University. The full decision can be found here. The decision may have profound effects on copyright law in educational institutions across Canada, and the right of users to fair dealing for the purposes of education, research, and private study. The decision is lengthy and complex, and is currently being reviewed and discussed amongst universities. Brock will keep the community informed of the apparent impact of the decision, and of any new developments. If you have any immediate questions about the decision, please contact Brock’s copyright legal counsel, Jordan Snel.