Ready for winter reading? Explore our Season's Readings featured collection including print books, e-books and more. Visit the display in the entrance to Scott Library or explore more online.
As part of ongoing efforts to improve the student experience in our spaces, York Facilities is proceeding with the refurbishment of the elevator in Scott Library. Work is scheduled to begin on December 5 and is expected to conclude on March 3, 2023. This project will ensure years more of functional life for our […]
Teaching Commons Blog: Curious about Open Educational Practices? Learn more with the Libraries’ Infographic, Guide & Mini-Course
By Stephanie Quail You may have heard the terms open education (OE) and open educational resources (OER) over the last few years. This global movement has changed the way instructors use educational resources in the classroom. OER are free teaching and learning resources that are created by instructors and other experts and use open licences, such as Creative Commons licences. […]
Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Lovelace was a 19th-century English mathematician and writer who also happened to be the very first computer programmer. She wrote what were essentially computer programs for the analytical engine that computing pioneer Charles Babbage conceptualized, but never actually […]
In summer 2020, York University Libraries worked with the Open Education Steering Committee to launch a four-week mini-course on Open Education for Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) project leads. This course was designed to help AIF leads fulfill the open educational resources (OER) component of their AIF contract. Stephanie Quail, scholarly communications librarian, Hilary Barlow, W.P. Scott […]
The decision to devote this issue of “Innovatus” to Open Educational Resources (OER) is a deliberate one. Across Canada, there is a national conversation happening about how academic institutions use OER, support OER adoption and creation in the classroom, and how OER facilitate innovative pedagogy. As the articles in this issue of “Innovatus” show, instructors […]
Interested in privacy and surveillance? Explore our featured collection of resources including print books, e-books, journals, videos, and tools that examine these topics.
On Oct. 17, Vivienne and Neville Poy will have dialogue with Jack Leong, associate dean of Libraries, to share the remarkable life stories that lead to their collaboration of the Precious Moments book project. York University Libraries invite members of the University community to the event. From their childhood memory of Hong Kong and Southern China, the stroke of […]
Take content creation and learning with media to the next level at this exciting, hands-on event, Oct. 4. Participants will have an opportunity to explore virtual reality, audio and video recording during the open house. York University Libraries’ new Media Creation Lab (MCL) is inviting all members of the University community to a launch and open house […]