Articles by author: Evelyn Smith

  • Join our team as a Circulation Clerk

    Brock University Library is recruiting for two Circulation Clerks for the User Services & Engagement department.

    The Circulation Clerk in User Services & Engagement is responsible for assisting users with locating, using and borrowing material and providing basic copying and printing services to all users at the Ask Us desk. Depending on departmental needs, the Circulation Clerk may work a variety of days/shifts including day, evening, weekend and/or holiday on an “on-call” temporary basis.

    Learn more about the role, qualifications, salary, etc. and apply by September 3 at 12:01 am

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  • Join our team as Head, Research Lifecycle Department

    Brock University Library invites applications for the full-time probationary position of Head, Research Lifecycle Department from qualified candidates who have experience with library services, resources, and tools in support of research at a post-secondary institution.

    The successful candidate will provide leadership and direction for the operations of Brock Library’s new Research Lifecycle Department. This new department came into effect on May 1, 2022 as part of the Library’s new organizational design. The Research Lifecycle Department is a researcher-centered department that provides support in areas such as data services, evidence synthesis support, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship. This department maintains the Map, Data, & GIS Library, and is composed of four librarians (including the head), two permanent staff members, and part-time student staff.

    Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply. Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 1 at 12:01AM

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  • Local nautical history highlighted in new exhibit

    Note: this post originally published by Jocelyn Titone in Seen & Heard.

    In anticipation of the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Fourth Welland Canal this August, Brock University Library Assistant Sue Sykes has created several exhibits in Library spaces that highlight some facts and history of the canals, their bridges and the ships that have passed through them.  Items were curated from Brock’s Archives and Special Collections, Archives Canada and Sykes’ own personal nautical collection. The Brock Makerspace helped create lithophanes of the Welland Canal flight locks. Items on display from her personal collection include a brass door stop and running lights from the Venitia steam yacht that was once owned by local shipping company Scott Misener Steamships; examples of shipping flags from marine carriers Algoma, Patterson and Great Lakes Towing; a model laker ship that travelled through the Welland Canal; a 1920s photo of the Port of Goderich filled with ships carrying grain; and an artifact from John A. Roebling, the Chief Engineer of the Niagara Falls railway bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge.

    The displays are located on the main floor of the Library in the Matheson Learning Commons near the Ask Us desk and in Thistle Hall next to the Library’s south entrance. Additional historical information on the Welland Canal can be found in several digital exhibits curated by Brock Archives and Special Collections: Building the Welland Ship Canal, The History of the Welland Canal — All four of Them, and The Welland Canal’s Bridges and Tunnels — The Solution to Traffic Jams for over 100 years. Ship schedules are tweeted daily by the St. Catharines Museum Twitter account, and can be found on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System Bridge Status webpage.


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  • Instructors encouraged to submit fall reading lists soon

    Reserve request processing for the fall term is underway at Brock University Library.

    To ensure your students have access to their fall course materials, we encourage you to submit reading lists as soon as possible. Ideally by August 5, 2022.  

    An instructor self-serve option is also available, providing flexibility to instructors who wish to do this work themselves. All self-submissions will get a final check for copyright compliance, and will then be active for students.


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  • It’s all fiction: summer reads

    The Library’s thematic print and virtual book displays feature recent fiction titles this month. A wide variety of genres should satisfy most readers and include:

    View the entire It’s All Fiction collection and do stop by to browse the print titles on display next to the Ask Us desk.

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  • Career opportunity in Acquisitions

    Brock University Library is recruiting a Library Assistant for the Acquisitions department.

    Reporting to the Head, Collections Services, the Library Assistant, Acquisitions completes the acquisitions process for all digital media, as well as print and electronic monograph resources, completes financial processes, coordinates and processes all donations, and provides operational support for the department.

    Learn more about this full time position, qualifications, salary, etc. and apply by July 5 at 12:01 am

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  • Career opportunity in the Makerspace

    Brock University Library is recruiting a Makerspace Technician and Facilitator.

    You will:

    • Provide end-user support for all Makerspace hardware and software, and work as part of a team that provides user support and instruction during Makerspace drop in hours.
    • Maintain and troubleshoot Makerspace equipment, making recommendations for equipment purchases, when required.
    • Provide Makerspace curriculum support, by preparing and delivering workshops and demonstrations on relevant topics such as 3D modelling, 3D printing, scanning, etc.
    • Participate in workshops for community learning programs, including Bridging our Worlds through Science, Scientifically Yours, Youth University, etc.
    • Support faculty with 3D printing and other Makerspace technologies by providing expertise, guidance and thought leadership.

    Learn more about this full time position, qualifications, salary, etc. and apply by July 4 at 12:01 am

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  • Select services unavailable Thursday, June 16

    Library online services, including access to electronic journal databases, the course readings system, and off-campus proxy access to licensed resources will be unavailable between 7:00am and 7:30am on Thursday, June 16th, while Brock IT performs network maintenance.

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  • Print and virtual book displays honour Indigenous History Month

    In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.

    Browse and borrow from the print book displays next to the Ask Us desk and from the Indigenous Collection at the south entrance to the Matheson Learning Commons.

    Three featured virtual collections are also available and showcase e-books, and streaming videos by and about Indigenous peoples.


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  • Applications now being accepted to the Library Open Access Publishing Fund

    The Library Open Access Publishing Fund, which assists Brock researchers who wish to publish in a journal which levies article processing charges, is now taking applications for the 2022-23 budget year 

    As always, the fund operates on a first-come, first-served basis and applicants must meet the fund’s eligibility criteria. 

    This year’s criteria have been updated to help ensure the limited grant funding available will have maximum impact and effectiveness: 

    • Researchers who received a grant in 2021-22 may only apply for a 2022-23 grant after January 2023 
    • This grant is intended to support researchers with limited or no funding. Recipients of grants from funders such as the Tri-Agencies or other agencies are not eligible to apply 

    The Library provides other supports to help researchers make their work openly accessible for low or no cost: 

    • Researchers can make their scholarly articles open access – for free – by depositing a copy in the Brock Digital Repository, an online archive of Brock research which can be freely accessed by anyone. Authors can submit papers themselves or use the Library’s supported-deposit process. 
    • The Library has negotiated open access agreements and discounts with a growing number of publishers which allow Brock authors to publish in their journals for free, or at significantly lowered costs. 
    • And finally, researchers can search the Directory of Open Access Journals to select one of more than 12,000 scholarly, peer-reviewed open access journals which do not charge article processing fees. 

    As a reminder, the Brock University Open Access Policy stipulates that Brock authors are expected to make their research articles openly accessible by depositing copies in the Brock Digital Repository 

    Questions? Contact Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian Elizabeth Yates ~ 

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