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Omni: Pickup Anywhere Now Available

Omni: Pickup Anywhere Now Available

A Pickup Anywhere service is now available in Omni. With this new service, you’ll be able to choose any one of the 16 Omni partner institutions across Ontario to pick up books that you request. Doing a co-op in London for the summer and need a book for your online course? Request it and choose Western’s Weldon […]

YorkU Libraries Hosts Symposium: Navigating Information and Race in the Era of COVID-19

YorkU Libraries Hosts Symposium: Navigating Information and Race in the Era of COVID-19

At a time when COVID-19 continues to impact various communities, accurate and bias-free health and anti-racism messages on the web have also become more critical than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data also show that the virus’-impact has been highly racialized.   On May 3-4, 2022, YorkU Libraries will host a virtual symposium on Navigating Information […]

YorkU Libraries LibGuide provides resources on current crisis in Ukraine

YorkU Libraries LibGuide provides resources on current crisis in Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The York University Libraries’ War in Ukraine Subject Research Guide, prepared by Senior Librarian Mary Kandiuk, in the Department of Content Development & Analysis, serves as a starting point to locate background information about Ukraine, the events leading up to the Russian invasion of […]

Next generation of librarians and archivists at York U Libraries work to address critical gap in Black content

Next generation of librarians and archivists at York U Libraries work to address critical gap in Black content

Edit-a-thon event aims to improve digital coverage of Black histories and experiences on Wikipedia and Wikidata While researching for a display case for Caribana’s fiftieth anniversary at York University Libraries (YUL) almost five years ago, Katrina Cohen-Palacios, an archivist at YUL’s Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at Scott Library, found that articles from major […]

Borrowing from Other Libraries Just Got Better!

Borrowing from Other Libraries Just Got Better!

As of August 3, 2021, YorkU students, faculty, and staff have access to almost 23.5 million print resources through the Omni search system. Omni is a collaborative effort between 16 partner university libraries in Ontario.   What does this mean for students, faculty & staff at York?  Just log in to your library account and perform a search in Omni using the filter ‘York Libraries + Omni Libraries’. Omni will search the print holdings of all 16 partner libraries […]

YFile: York University Archivist Katrina Cohen-Palacios awarded the 2021 AAO Emerging Leader Award

YFile: York University Archivist Katrina Cohen-Palacios awarded the 2021 AAO Emerging Leader Award

Archivist Katrina Cohen-Palacios of the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections at York University has been awarded the 2021 Emerging Leader Award by the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO). The award was presented to Cohen-Palacios at the AAO’s annual general meeting, which took place virtually on May 14. Cohen-Palacios joined York University’s Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collection in 2017 […]