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RU Debt Free? Free Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Ryerson Library is offering RU Debt Free?, a free Financial Literacy Workshop series over the course of the Winter 2019 semester, open to all Ryerson students.

Drop by and learn about budgeting, banking, saving, credit basics, and financial life during and after school.

Registration is now open for all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. Sessions which will be offered afternoons (12pm) and evenings (6pm) in SLC 508 starting on Feb 26, 2019.

You can view the full schedule now.

E-textile Workshop

Fabric postcard with LED light

Learn new skills and meet crafty people.  The Library is hosting a FREE e-textiles workshop where you will create a cloth postcard with a stitched-in LED light,  The workshop will introduce basic sewing and circuit design techniques and explore some fundamental ideas in electronics.

Workshops will take place on Tuesday, February 12th and 26th and March 5th, from 10:30 am – 12 p.m. in the Library’s Digital Media Experience Lab (DME), located on the 3rd floor of the Student Learning Centre.  Materials will be supplied by the DME.

Register online

To keep up with our crafty adventures, please follow us on Instagram: @rulaknithappens

Criterion Streaming Now Available at Ryerson Library!

The Audio Visual (AV) department is happy to announce the arrival of Criterion on Demand, a new, unlimited streaming platform! Looking for films about Black history? How about documentary, comedy or science fiction films? You can find them here and many more. From older to current releases, from genre to genre, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether for class instruction or assignment research, just login with your Ryerson username and password, then watch and enjoy!

Ryerson Library Research Guides

Did you know that we have research guides available for every major subject at Ryerson?

Research guides contain a lot of helpful information, such as the best academic journals and websites related to your area of study, where to find related books in the library collection, citation help, and valuable search tips.

Research guides are a great place to start your research and familiarize yourself with the most useful resources for your particular field, whether you are on or off campus. We also have a detailed guide on doing research assignments here, which applies to all subjects and programs. With Reading Week coming up, we know that many people can’t make it to campus, so we hope you’ll find these tools useful for starting your research at home!

RU Debt Free? Free Financial Literacy Workshop Series

 

RULA will be offering RU Debt Free?, a free Financial Literacy Workshop series over the course of the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 semesters, open to all Ryerson students. Drop by and learn about budgeting, banking, saving, credit basics, and financial life during and after school.

Registration is now open for all undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. There are a total of 5 sessions which will be offered afternoons and evenings in both Fall and Winter. You can view the full schedule now.

Register early, as space is limited!

The Grand Library Shift Project

This summer a team of library staff undertook a massive shifting project in order to integrate our print serials with the rest of our book collection. The purpose of this project was to create more space in the library for students, create more space for our collection, and to make our print collection more accessible.

A total of 515,946 books were moved in the course of these project, and 20,828 shelves were cleaned to make the library a more pleasant and welcoming space.

If you are a frequent visitor to the library stacks, you may notice that things are not where they used to be, and that a lot of books have changed floors. We have updated our catalogue, signage in the stacks, and signage in the elevator to reflect all of the changes that were made during this shift.

A big, huge thank you goes out to all of the staff that were involved in this important project. Drop by the library when you get a chance and see how our space has improved!

Felt Installation in Quiet Study Room

The Ryerson School of Interior Design recently had the opportunity to work with FELT studio on a felt wall installation in the library’s Quiet Study room on the 4th floor of the library. The seminar was conducted as a competition between students to determine who would design the final installation. We are pleased to announce that the winning design, by Valeria Gulia and Adriana Lychacz, has now been installed in our quiet study room. We encourage you to drop by the library and check out this beautiful felt installation on the West wall of the room above the study carrels.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Illustration of people with various visible and non-visible disabilities.

In support of Global Accessibility Day on May 17, Access Ryerson and RULA will be hosting a week of workshops on digital accessibility and inclusion. These workshops will focus on creating accessible documents, presentations and websites. The workshops will take place in the Collaboratory on the 3rd floor of the library and are open to students faculty and staff. Registration is now open.

On Thursday, May 17, there will be sessions available exclusively for faculty and instructors participating in the 2018 Learning & Teaching Conference. Please refer to their website for session times and more information.

RULA is committed to accessibility for our students and community. Students registered with Academic Accommodation Support can get their course content and research materials in accessible format with our accessible formats service. We also provide captioning services, research assistance for students with academic accommodation needs, and book retrieval and extended loans. Instructors who wish to make their documents accessible can access our free online OCR tool which performs optical character recognition (OCR) on documents in an effort to improve their accessibility.

We hope to see you in the Collaboratory for Global Accessibility Day events.

Summer Reading at RULA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer is a great time for relaxing outside with a book. At RULA, we have a popular reading collection specifically designed to help you do that! Our popular reading collection is available year round on the first floor of the library, in between the check out desk and the elevators.

Picks include popular and bestselling fiction, biographies, comedy, graphic novels, and lifestyle guides.  Books are available to check out for two weeks at a time.

We add books to the collection every semester, so come by and see what’s new!

 

RULA Stressbusters

We’re about to begin the most stressful time of year for many students – exam time!

In addition to being your space for studying, RULA wants to help you take your mind off of exam stress with some fun new stuff. We now have board games, puzzles, cards and pencil crayons/marker packs available for four hour loan periods. Come by the circulation desk in the library and ask us what’s available – games include Scrabble, Jenga, UNO, and Settlers of Catan. You can also search for games by title in our library catalogue if you’re looking for a specific game. These items will be available all year round, and you can take them anywhere on campus for a break between classes or exams.

Starting next week and for the entire exam period, we’re also going to have candy, snacks, stress balls, and colouring pages available at all of our help desks in the library. Come by anytime for a little fuel to keep you going. Happy studying!