Friday, October 09, 2009

Open Access Week - October 19-23

The University of Calgary is a leader in Open Access movement. It was the first in North America to establish the Open Access Authors fund; it has an institutional repository, open digitization sites with primary source materials, a University Press that provides a full range of publishing options, and the Synergies project which assists social sciences and humanities journal to go online.

As an introduction to Open Access week
Andrew Waller (Serials Librarian) will review the current state of Open Access
October 15, 2009
Information Commons Classroom B, MacKimmie Library
9-10 or 10-11 am
All are welcome

What are the real opportunities of Open Access?
Join Libraries and Cultural Resources for this presentation:
October 23, 2009
Cassio Rooms A+B
MacEwan Student Centre


Thursday, October 01, 2009

There Will be Cake

The Information Commons (2nd floor of MacKimmie Library) is turning 10, so there will be some celebrations tomorrow:

Friday, October 2

1 pm to 2:50 pm
Evolving the Learning Commons: Challenges and Strategies for Academic Engagement
Special lecture and panel discussion
Science Theatres Room 148

In the Info Commons

Everyone is welcome.

More about the lecture and discussion:
In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the University of Calgary’s Information Commons, Michael Ridley will challenge us to look forward to a broader understanding of services for learners as we prepare to move into our new facility. The opening of the new Learning Commons in the Taylor Family Digital Library will see increased opportunities for academic engagement. At the University of Guelph, the Library, Computing and Communications Services, Office of Open Learning, Student Affairs and Teaching Support Services collaborate to support and enhance undergraduate and graduate student learning, writing, research, numeracy, and technology at their Learning Commons.

Following his presentation, Mr. Ridley will be joined on a panel by leaders from the University of Calgary for a question and answer session. Our objective is to stimulate discussion of 21st century learning environments, the needs that must be addressed and what each of us can bring to enrich the environment.

Panellists from the UofC are:
Meg Martin, Vice President Academic, University of Calgary Students Union;
Tom Hickerson, Vice-Provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources) and University Librarian;
Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost (Students); and,
Harold Esche, Chief Information Officer.

About the Speaker:
Michael Ridley is Chief Information Officer and University Librarian, University of Guelph. Ridley holds degrees from the University of Guelph (BA), the University of New Brunswick (MA) and the University of Toronto (MLS). Previously he held positions at the University of Waterloo and McMaster University.
Ridley has served as President of the Canadian Association for Information Science, President of the Ontario Library Association, member of the Board of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and Chair of the Ontario Council of University Libraries. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and the Canadian University Council of Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO).
In 2007 he was named "Academic Librarian of the Year" by the Ontario College and University Library Association (OCULA), a division of the Ontario Library Association (OLA). In 2008 he was awarded the newly renamed Larry Moore OLA Distinguished Service Award from the Ontario Library Association.