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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 […]

"Perspectives on Openness" video and transcript now available

"Perspectives on Openness" video and transcript now available

York University Libraries' panel discussion for Open Access Week 2020, "Perspectives on Openness: Honouring Indigenous Ways of Knowing," took place virtually on Oct. 20, 2020. Video recordings and transcripts are available online via YorkSpace. The recordings and transcripts can be used for educational purposes, including research and teaching.

York University Libraries: Supports for Graduate Students

York University Libraries: Supports for Graduate Students

York University Libraries play a vital role in helping graduate students achieve their academic goals. Although COVID-19 means that many things about our campuses have changed this year, academic librarians, archivists and library staff continue to work hard to make sure that you have uninterrupted access to the resources, collections, services and guidance you need […]

York University Libraries book bin has moved

York University Libraries book bin has moved

With the cold weather coming, the book return bin previously located at the William Small Centre has been relocated to the colonnade covered hallway just outside of the Student Centre (West Entrance) as of Nov. 2, 2020. This location will protect the bin from winter weather and make the process of dropping off books a […]

Stacy Allison-Cassin to present at Indigenous Data Ownership webinar

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'

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 […]