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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 […]

YFile: Associate Dean of Libraries, Jack Leong, elected vice-president of Canadian Comparative Literature Association

YFile: Associate Dean of Libraries, Jack Leong, elected vice-president of Canadian Comparative Literature Association

Jack Leong, York University’s associate dean of libraries, research and open scholarship, was elected vice-president of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association/Association Canadienne de Littérature Comparée (CCLA – ACLC) during its 2021 annual conference. Leong will serve in this role from 2021-23. The CCLA – ACLC is a leading academic organization in the studies of comparative […]

YFile: Libraries celebrate undergraduate changemakers at Research Fair and Art Walk

YFile: Libraries celebrate undergraduate changemakers at Research Fair and Art Walk

Nearly 40 posters and eight pieces of artwork from more than 60 students were highlighted at the ninth annual Undergraduate Research Fair and Art Walk, which took place online on March 10. One of the most anticipated and uplifting events of the academic year, the Undergraduate Research Fair and Art Walk honours student researchers and provides […]

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 […]

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 […]