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YFile: Alexandra Wong appointed data visualization librarian at York University Libraries

YFile: Alexandra Wong appointed data visualization librarian at York University Libraries

The following is a message from Jack Leong, Associate Dean of Research and Open Scholarship, York University Libraries: It gives me great pleasure to announce that Alexandra Wong has been appointed data visualization librarian at York University Libraries following an extensive search. Wong (she/her) is a graduate of the Master of Information Program at the University of […]

Notice: EBSCO eBooks Upgrade Notification

Notice: EBSCO eBooks Upgrade Notification

Please be advised that key pieces of the EBSCO eBooks and EBSCO Audiobooks will be upgraded during the week of May 5 to 12, 2021. During this upgrade period, most EBSCO eBooks and EBSCO Audiobooks workflows will be impacted. For complete information about this upgrade, visit EBSCO Connect. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Those requiring […]

Announcement: New YUL website template and menu structure coming May 2021

Announcement: New YUL website template and menu structure coming May 2021

As part of our ongoing work to bring York University Libraries’ website into compliance with York’s brand standards and to align with new web editor requirements, the look and feel of our website will start to change in May 2021, beginning with some minor changes to the layout of our pages, as well as reduction to the footprint of our site’s menu.

Event: Open Space for Open Education

Event: Open Space for Open Education

  The Open Education movement is spurring York University to reimagine what education can look like. From textbooks, to pedagogy, more and more processes and resources are being shared and made available to colleagues and students—in an accessible, inclusive, free and collaborative way. It presents York with an opportunity to innovate our teaching and learning […]

Tell YorkU Libraries how we are doing: Fill in our short survey for a chance to win a YorkU Bookstore gift card!

Tell YorkU Libraries how we are doing: Fill in our short survey for a chance to win a YorkU Bookstore gift card!

The Libraries would like to hear from you. Help us by filling in a short survey (English survey|French survey) to gather feedback about your experience of research help services at YorkU Libraries including awareness, usage, and satisfaction levels. Results gathered from this survey will enable the Libraries to plan for improved services in the future. […]

Panel Discussion - Exploring Open Education at York University

Panel Discussion - Exploring Open Education at York University

  On Thurs., March 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT, York University Libraries and York's Open Education Steering Committee will host a Zoom panel discussion on the use of open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy in York courses during the COVID-19 campus closure. Participants will hear from YorkU course instructors, students, and […]

SPARC: York University Showcases Central Role Libraries are Playing During COVID-19

SPARC: York University Showcases Central Role Libraries are Playing During COVID-19

Libraries everywhere have pivoted to support their community during the global pandemic. York University Libraries in Canada are leading the way by providing resources and staff expertise for research to combat the novel coronavirus, as well as enhanced access to collections and services for faculty moving to online instruction. Dean of Libraries Joy Kirchner spearheaded […]

NEW: HathiTrust FAQ

NEW: HathiTrust FAQ

What is HathiTrust? HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of over 150 academic and research libraries, preserving over 17 million digitized items, digitized from the libraries of more than 50 academic and research libraries around the world, including about 7 million items open for use in the public domain (in Canada). What does HathiTrust contain and how can […]

YFile: Librarian and sound artist captures the unnerving silences of COVID-19

YFile: Librarian and sound artist captures the unnerving silences of COVID-19

When COVID-19 swept across the globe last spring the world went silent in a way that we – meaning, all of humanity – hadn’t experienced since before the Industrial Revolution. Sound artists around the world began trying to capture the unsettling quiet, alongside the more delicate and unexpected sounds that emerged to fill the void […]

YFile: Students encouraged to apply for York's annual Undergraduate Research Fair and Art Walk

YFile: Students encouraged to apply for York's annual Undergraduate Research Fair and Art Walk

The ninth Undergraduate Research Fair and Art Walk will take place on March 10, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., online. Applications for participation in the annual multidisciplinary exhibition are now open to student applicants. The fair’s organizing committee is calling on York instructors to encourage students to apply. Support from instructors is instrumental in giving students the […]