The Library is extending its weekend hours during the academic term. Beginning Saturday, March 4, 2006, the Library will be open until 12 midnight on Saturday and Sunday. The Library also recently extended its opening and closing hours during the week, now opening at 8 a.m., and closing at 12 midnight, Monday to Friday.
For more information about the extended hours for both the Library and the Chat Reference Service, check our Press Release.
The Library has recently acquired the Paper of Record, an historical archive of full-page newspaper images from a collection of international papers spanning the 18th-21st centuries. Canadian and Mexican regional newspapers are well represented.
The Ryerson Library has recently acquired a significant collection of electronic texts in the disciplines of history, women’s studies, drama, literature, film, black studies and diversity studies from the Alexander Street Press. The following collections are included:
The Library has opened 10 new study rooms on the 5th and 7th floors for quiet group study. Each room will hold from 8-10 people and has a blackboard, electrical outlets and is wireless enabled. Rooms can be booked via the Study Room Booking page.
Need help finding information and doing research? Attend one of the Research Skills Workshops being held this term in the Library. Three different workshops (Finding Articles, Using Google and Using RefWorks) are being offered at a variety of times and dates. Check the Workshops page for details and times.
We need your feedback! This week, we ask you to complete our in-library survey to better enable our multi-year space planning. Copies of the survey are available throughout the Library or at any service desk.
The Library would like to introduce a new librarian to the Ryerson community. Kelly Dermody has been hired to fill an 8-month contract librarian position as Coordinator of Library Services for Persons with Disabilities. Funding for this position has been provided by Student Services and the University Library. She has been hired to coordinate the acquisition of materials in alternative formats for students registered with the Access Centre, provide library instruction, and to write a report on “best practice” in other universities, so that we can establish an appropriate level of staffing for this service on an on-going basis. Kelly can be reached at 979-5000, x4120, or at email@example.com. Her office is located in LIB395 on the 3rd floor of the Library next to the Adaptive Technology Rooms.
Toronto Metropolitan University has implemented a new online registration system called RAMSS to replace the old ROWS system. RAMSS is accessible through your Blackboard account. Step by step instructions for accessing RAMSS are available from Student Services. A help function is also available within RAMSS. If you are having trouble with RAMSS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTstor is a digital collection of over 300,000 images and their associated catalogue data. This resource covers the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts and design. One of ARTstor’s primary objectives is to provide scholars, teachers, and students with ongoing access to a large and expanding library of digital images.