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Help us make a positive impact on your research and studies

  Feb. 4, 2013 – Since 2010 York University Libraries have created more than 400 additional study seats, renovated Scott and Frost Libraries, replaced almost all computers and doubled their e-book collection by adding more than 300,000 titles. These improvements to the Libraries’ spaces, collections and services are in direct response to feedback provided by […]

SPARK will allow students to access support services anytime and anywhere

   Jan. 30, 2013 – In Sept. 2013, The Learning Commons at York University will extend beyond the physical space at Scott Library, to a modular and multi-modal online environment. Awarded ongoing funding in 2012-2013 by the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF), the Virtual Learning Commons project, known as SPARK: Student Papers and Academic Research Kit […]

Call for applications for York’s first multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Fair

  Jan. 16, 2013 – York University Libraries, in conjunction with the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, are sponsoring the University’s first annual Undergraduate Research Fair, to take place on Feb. 27 in the Scott Library Collaboratory (second floor). The Undergraduate Research Fair’s Steering Committee requests instructors consider worthy research projects that have […]

Glendon’s Frost Library receives a makeover

  Nov. 7, 2012 – On Nov. 5, more than 2000 students taking courses at Glendon Campus received a special gift in the form of a new study area in Frost Library. Glendon Principal Kenneth McRoberts, University Librarian Cynthia Archer, York student ambassador Jaclyn Volkhammer and Acting Department Head of Frost Library Sarah Coysh, jointly unveiled the Frost […]

Librarian awarded fellowship to explore the role of Sunday schools in spreading literacy

  Oct. 30, 2012 – Associate Librarian of Humanities and Religion, Scott McLaren, has been awarded a prestigious Botein Fellowship by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). McLaren will spend the month of November at the AAS in Worcester Massachusetts extending research he began in his dissertation on early Upper Canadian religious print culture. Specifically, McLaren […]

York Libraries celebrate Open Access Week with a series of special events

Oct. 19, 2012 – In conjunction with International Open Access Week, the York University Libraries will be hosting a series of events, from Oct. 22 to 25, to highlight emerging trends in scholarly communications. The events include, “The Great Debate: Should the blog replace the book?”, a “Question of the Day” online scavenger hunt in which five winners […]

The Learning Commons launches Access to Success video series

  Sept. 18, 2012 – When asked to write a 10-page essay, or find credible and accurate research sources, or balance academic responsibilities effectively, students often don’t know where to begin. The Learning Commons – a collaborative partnership between the Writing Department, York University Libraries, Learning Skills Services, and Career Services – has produced a […]

Collaboration helps students develop information literacy skills

  Aug. 9, 2012 – “Generation Y” has been dubbed the most tech-savvy generation on record, but despite being submersed in Internet and web-based culture from an early age, researchers from the Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) project suggest that many GenY students have yet to develop adequate information literacy skills. York University Libraries […]

Digital projects & outreach archivist, Anna St.Onge, quoted in the Ottawa Citizen

  July 7, 2012 – Excerpt courtesy of the Ottawa Citizen, “The memory-keeper’s dilemma” Anna St. Onge, York University’s Archivist in charge of digital projects and outreach, says librarians and archivists are acutely aware of the challenges — and the opportunities — the Internet presents to their respective fields. However, St. Onge cautions that Caron […]