Showing posts from May, 2019

Collection highlight: 2 new Indigenous film series

Coming soon to our library collection: Skindidgenousand Future History.

We have purchased two film series from McIntyre Media:

Skindigenous"From a remote mountain village in the Northern Philippines, Wang Od Oggay carries on the tattooing tradition of her ancestors, offering those who come to her the sacred markings that were once reserved for the women and warriors of the Kalinga people."Future History"Archaeologist/Artist Kris Nahrgang, and Dancer/Activist Sarain Carson Fox share their personal origin stories and talk about where they are at in their own journey of identity. After visiting Traditional Teacher Isaac Murdoch at Nimkii Aazhbikoong Culture Camp in Elliot Lake, Kris takes Sarain on an underwater diving exploration near his community in Lovesick Lake and Sarain brings Kris to meet her dad, Chief of the Eastern Doorway of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge Jim Dumont, in Shawanaga First Nation." To access these films, go to the library home page, click on S…
We are moving ahead with the implementation of our new search system. Here are answers to some questions you might have as the system as you start planning for the Fall 2019 academic term.

When does the new system go live?
December 10, 2019. The date is fixed because we are collaborating with 13 other Ontario universities.Can I still link to materials via Summon and the catalogue in my course syllabi?
Do not link to resources in Summon or the catalogue in course syllabi. Link to articles via a database. Can I link to Ares and databases in my syllabi?
Yes. There will be no change to course reserves (i.e., Ares) and database links.Will the changes affect course reserves and interlibrary loan services?
Generally, course reserves and interlibrary loan services will not be affected.Will the catalogue still be available?
Instead of having both Summon and the catalogue, the two tools will be integrated into the single new improved system.When should I order course materials for the fall term?

Library website: Refreshed!

Our refreshed library website is now "live."  As I mentioned in an earlier post, the good news is that it's a cleaner look and all your favourite links are still available, such as subject guides and library reserves.

And if you're looking for the catalogue (a personal favourite), you find it by clicking on Search in the top right-hand corner of the page.

Here's the link to the website and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me ( or give me a call at extension 2985.