Articles tagged with: Students

  • Library expertise at one click

    Ask a Librarian is a collaborative virtual reference service that connects students, faculty members, and researchers from participating university libraries across Ontario with real-time library and research assistance through chat.

    Since the pandemic began, Brock and partner libraries have seen a sharp increase in questions from our respective communities. In our post-chat exit survey, we recently heard from a Brock student who noted “I love the library chat. I use it all the time and it is always so helpful. It has been a lifesaver during the pandemic!

    With online support at the forefront right now, we’ve added a new Ask a Librarian tab across our website. Assistance is now just one click away.

    Learn more about Ask a Librarian, or chat with us now.

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  • Discover your library this spring

    Brock University Library welcomes you to the spring term. If you are new to Brock, take a look at the Discover Your Library page for a quick introduction to library people, services, & resources.  Supporting you in your academic life is core to our mission.

    We have developed a number of online and in-person services and supports in response to COVID-19. Our focus is on access to electronic resources and virtual help. You can learn more about these services on our COVID-19 page.

    For new students, the shift to academic research can be a challenge, but getting assistance is easy. We offer email and chat services as well as online research consultations with our Liaison Librarians.

    We look forward to working with you and wish you all the best for a successful term.

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  • Submit your Omni feedback today!

    Since December 2019, students, faculty and staff have been using Omni, Brock University’s new Academic Search Tool, to support their research needs.  How has your experience been?

    The Library is seeking feedback from all members of the Brock community.  We want to hear from YOU: the good, the bad, the ugly.  You can tell all in this short survey.  We’ll be sharing your anonymous feedback with Omni partners to inform future modifications that seek to improve the user experience for all our Omni schools.

    BONUS: All survey respondents have the option to enter a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card. Enter by noon on April 30th.

    Share your Omni feedback now.

     

     

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  • Exam resources from A-Z Services and the Library

    As we approach the end of term, the Library along with colleagues in A-Z Learning Services are keen to support Brock students who are completing final assignments and preparing for exams.

    We’ve highlighted a number of resources and tips along with links to research guidesways to contact us, and stress-relieving diversions in an online booklet this year. We hope you enjoy it and share it with friends.

    A-Z Learning Services has excellent guides available to help you with:

    Learning Skills Specialists are also running several online drop-in study sessions that you can visit to study with others, or get help on a specific assignment or question.

    Student mental health and wellness are important to us.  To that end, we’ve created a Wellness Guide for you to explore at any time of the year. And finally, if you could use a little motivation or reassurance, download our smartphone and desktop wallpapers. ⬇️

    Smartphone wallpaper thumbnails (click for full size render and to download)

    "Keep Going" motivational mobile phone wallpaper  "Just Breathe" motivational mobile phone wallpaper  "You got this" motivational mobile phone wallpaper "Take a deep breath and try again" motivational mobile phone wallpaper  "Do your best, forget the rest" motivational mobile phone wallpaper

    Desktop wallpaper thumbnails (click for full size render and to download)

    Just Breathe desktop wallpaper in Grafitti font "You Got This" motivational desktop wallpaper "Take a deep breath and try again" motivational desktop wallpaper "Expect nothing, appreciate everything" motivational desktop wallpaper "Everything you can imagine is real" motivational desktop wallpaper "Do your best, forget the rest" motivational desktop wallpaper

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  • New workshop for students: Mindful Research

    Feeling overwhelmed with research?  Are final papers stressing you out?   

    Join Chelsea and Justine, liaison librarians and yoga instructors, for “Mindful Research” to learn how you can incorporate elements of mindfulness into the research process.  We will discuss the unique challenges of library research, outline the benefits of mindfulness, and offer strategies for building easy mindful practices into your day.   

    The workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 1 from 12:00-12:45 and repeated on Thursday, April 8 from 12:00-12:45 live on Teams.  If you have questions, please contact Chelsea or Justine.  Hope to see you there! 

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  • Temporary Service Adjustments, March 25-April 5

    In response to Brock University moving into Stage 1 of the University’s Response and Recovery plan, the Library is adjusting its in-person services.

    During this period, bookable study space will not be available.

    The book pickup service will continue, but with shortened hours and a new contactless model. The new hours for pickup are Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10am-2pm. Upon arrival for pickup and after screening by campus security, please come to our Book Pickup table just outside the entrance of the library. Give us a call at 905-688-5550 x4583 to let us know you have arrived, and Library staff will bring your books out to you. Full instructions will be provided to you over email when your items are ready for pickup.

    Online library services such as scanning requests and Hathi Trust are unaffected by the shutdown. We will continue to support access to the information you need for your research and teaching.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at libhelp@brocku.ca

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  • Expansion to services coming March 8

    Starting Monday, the Library will expand book pickup hours and resume offering bookable study spaces for students. Please note that current public health restrictions limit us to ten (10) bookable study spaces.

    This service expansion is in alignment with Brock shifting into Stage 2 of the university’s COVID-19 response framework.

    Questions? libhelp@brocku.ca

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  • Esri Canada Scholarship Competition returns for 2021

    Sample map of shoreline erosion in the town of Lincoln. Created by 2020 Esri scholarship recipient, Meredith Caspell.

    The Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Award competition is now on at colleges and universities across the country.  The award includes software, books, training, funding and other benefits to undergraduate and graduate students who can demonstrate competent use of Esri’s geospatial technologies.

    Brock University has been privileged to take part in the Scholarship Award program for the last 8 years. For 2021, the competition will be held virtually with a deadline for applicants set for April 1st. A cash prize of $1000 is in addition to the prizes noted above.

    Projects may include personal research, academic projects or assignments. The winning participant will be required to complete a poster or Esri StoryMap by June 1, 2021 outlining how they used ESRI’s suite of products to enhance or conduct their research. A full list of requirements and information about the application process is available from Esri.

    Want to learn more or apply? View the Brock University Institution page for Esri, or contact Sharon Janzen at sjanzen@brocku.ca

    Discover ArcGIS at Brock, view examples of GIS mapping at Brock, and get your own copy of the software under the University’s site license.

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  • UPDATE: Library Service Adjustments During Provincewide Shutdown

    In response to Brock University moving into Stage 1 of the University’s Response and Recovery plan, the Library is adjusting its in-person services.

    During this period, bookable study space will not be available.

    The book pickup service will continue, but with shortened hours and a new contactless model. The new hours for pickup are Wednesday from 10am-2pm. Upon arrival for pickup and after screening by campus security, please come to our Book Pickup table just outside the entrance of the library. Give us a call at 905-688-5550 x4583 to let us know you have arrived, and Library staff will bring your books out to you. Full instructions will be provided to you over email when your items are ready for pickup.

    Online library services such as scanning requests and Hathi Trust are unaffected by the shutdown. We will continue to support access to the information you need for your research and teaching.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at libhelp@brocku.ca

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  • Exam resources from A-Z Services & the Library

    As we approach the end of term, the Library along with colleagues in A-Z Learning Services are keen to support Brock students who are completing final assignments and preparing for exams.

    We’ve highlighted a number of resources and tips along with links to research guides, ways to contact us, and stress-relieving diversions in an online booklet this year. We hope you enjoy it and share it with friends.

    A-Z Learning Services has excellent guides available to help you with:

    Learning Skills Specialists are also running several online drop-in study sessions that you can visit to study with others, or get help on a specific assignment or question.

    Students looking for quiet spaces to work are encouraged to book a single study spot in the Library. We will be open from 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm right up until December 24 at noon.

    Finally, if you could use a little motivation or reassurance, download our smartphone and desktop wallpapers.⬇️

    Smartphone wallpaper thumbnails (click for full size render and to download)

    "Keep Going" motivational mobile phone wallpaper "Just Breathe" motivational mobile phone wallpaper "You got this" motivational mobile phone wallpaper "Take a deep breath and try again" motivational mobile phone wallpaper "Do your best, forget the rest" motivational mobile phone wallpaper

    Desktop wallpaper thumbnails (click for full size render and to download)

    Just Breathe desktop wallpaper in Grafitti font "You Got This" motivational desktop wallpaper "Take a deep breath and try again" motivational desktop wallpaper "Expect nothing, appreciate everything" motivational desktop wallpaper "Everything you can imagine is real" motivational desktop wallpaper "Do your best, forget the rest" motivational desktop wallpaper

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