Are you taking a summer class? The Murray Library will be offering tours over the next week and a half to help you get ahead in your research.
Meet us at the entrance of the Murray Library at 11:30 am on any of the following dates:
Wednesday, July 22nd
Thursday, July 23rd
Friday, July 24th
Monday, July 27th
Tuesday, July 28th
Wednesday, July 29th
Thursday, July 30th
Tours of the Murray Library last approximately one hour. We'll spend half an hour learning about the library's website and online resources and half an hour walking around the building. All tours are free, and there's no need to register.
The Dean’s Award for Excellence, established in 2007, recognizes library employees for their exceptional demonstration of the core values of both the University and the library, and their exemplary service/work toward fulfilling the library mission. The award may be made to an individual library employee and/or team. In 2015, the team award went to the Library Researcher Series team comprised of Angie Gerrard, DeDe Dawson, Tasha Maddison, Vicky Duncan, Carolyn Doi, and Maha Kumaran.
Demonstrating commitment to teaching, enthusiasm, energy, and personal motivation, these librarians from across the University Library have developed the Library Researcher Series (LRS) from its beginning as a science-oriented workshop series to a coordinated approach across the library. The brainchild of Tasha and DeDe, the series has matured through the vision, planning, and hard work of team members Tasha, Carolyn, Maha, DeDe, Angie, and Vicky. These librarians have built, and continue to build, a great library series aimed at graduate students and faculty that crosses discipline and college boundaries and demonstrates the value of librarian collaboration. During the series’ first two years, participation has grown over 50%.
The LRS team reflects all the library values, however, four should be particularly noted:
The Library Researcher Series team demonstrates the library’s leadership philosophy, where leadership is not about position but about using behaviour to influence others to willingly follow an idea for the common good. They have been, and continue to be, leaders in their collaborative approach to teaching, program design, and effective teamwork.
For more information about the Library Researcher Series, check out the Brainwork blogpost at http://words.usask.ca/ceblipblog/2014/09/09/the-library-researcher-series-a-team-approach-to-planning-and-teaching/ and the LRS guide at http://libguides.usask.ca/LibraryResearcherSeries
Over the course of a decade, Courtney Milne created about 45,000 images of his swimming pool in Grandora, Saskatchewan. As his partner Sherrill Miller wrote, Courtney "was constantly amazed that he could go out every day and find something new. It was compelling, entrancing, all encompassing and enchanting, and he so much wanted to share this experience, as an example of how others might see their worlds in different ways – 'with new eyes'."
The Pool of Possibilities e-calendar was produced in 2007: an online daily e-calendar of 365 different images accompanied by Courtney’s comments, called Poolside Wisdom. "Courtney gave each day a name reflecting the interaction between nature and human nature. Then Courtney rearranged the Julian calendar, naming his months for the rhythms of nature and the planetary forces that impact us."
We are pleased to announce the re-launch of this feature: the Pool of Possibilities E-Calendar is now available on the University Library's Courtney Milne website. Visit http://library.usask.ca/courtneymilne/ecal to browse the full calendar, read more about the Pool Project, and subscribe to the daily e-mail.