Category Archives: Libraries’ News

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

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: 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 […]

Stacy Allison-Cassin to present at Indigenous Data Ownership webinar.

York University Teaching and Learning Librarian Stacy Allison-Cassin is part of a webinar panel presenting on Indigenous data ownership on Oct. 22 from 1 – 2:00 p.m. Hosted by Research Data Canada, the talk will focus on Indigenous data ownership in the context of Canadian First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. Speakers representing a range of […]

Libraries hosts panel discussion on ‘Honouring Indigenous Ways of Knowing’

Research and scholarship are intimately connected to teaching and learning in higher education. However, in relation to Indigenous peoples, cultures and communities in Canada, these practices have been extractive, largely controlled by, and beneficial to the researcher and not Indigenous communities, and lacking reciprocity. The path to reconciliation with Indigenous communities and research and scholarship […]