Post prepared by Brenna Williamson Welcome to Open Access Week 2021! This year we’re celebrating open access (OA) at StFX by highlighting open educational resources (OER). But first, for those of you wondering just what exactly OA means, here’s a quick introduction to OA! Already familiar with OA? Scroll to the end of this postContinue reading “Open Access: It’s time to learn more”
September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. This federal statutory holiday was passed into federal law in June of this year and Nova Scotia is among a handful of provinces that is also recognizing this day as an official holiday. But this is not a holiday of celebration,Continue reading “National Day for Truth & Reconciliation”
Post prepared by Rebekah Glendinning & Sandy Iverson Banning books may seem like a thing of the past, but every year many books are challenged based on their content or language. In recent years, most challenged books contain LGBTQ+ themes, demonstrating a clear pattern in what type of content is targeted. Banned Books Week callsContinue reading “Banned Books Week Sept 26-Oct 2”
The library is excited to welcome students back to campus and back to the library! COVID restrictions are a little easier this year and visitors to the library no longer have to book a space. So far, this ‘Welcome Week” we have already welcomed over 1200 students back to the library! This week’s post wasContinue reading “Welcome Back!… oh how times have changed (or maybe they’ve stayed the same?)”
Novanet is both a consortium of academic libraries and an integrated or shared catalogue. Most of our library users know Novanet as the platform they use to search our library collection, and most of our library users find it confusing and frequently frustrating to use. Why… in 2021… is our catalogue SO confusing? That isContinue reading “Why is Novanet so confusing? Behind the scenes of our library catalogue”
post prepared by Brenna Williamson This is it, you finally made it to graduation day! Congratulations to the members of the StFX class of 2021, and welcome to your distinguished new role as a StFX Alumni. You’re joining a group of illustrious graduates who’ve come before you over the past 163 years. Now is yourContinue reading “Congratulations Graduates!”
Post prepared by Rebekah Glendinning & Sandy Iverson In honor of Earth Day 2021, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the role libraries can play in protecting our Earth and imagining better futures for our environment. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth”. This theme encourages us to think beyondContinue reading “Earth Day 2021 & The Role of Libraries”
Today, on the International Transgender Day of Visibility, I stopped for a few minutes to see what kinds of resources we might have in our library to support student and faculty learning on transgender rights and transgender lives. I am happy to report that as a result of our recent acquisition of a large databaseContinue reading “International Transgender Day of Visibility”
post prepared by Carolyn DeLorey, Collections Librarian The library is pleased to announce a new multidisciplinary, multi-format subscription database: ProQuest One Academic. We are excited about this new resource because it provides full-text access to thousands of new journal and newspaper titles and dissertations, and it more than doubles the number of accessible e-books andContinue reading “library acquires thousands of new titles”
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