April 15, 2014

University of Calgary: Professor Teaches Librarians to Never Be Meek

From Macleans: Early on, professor Toni Samek asks her students this question: Is homelessness a library issue? Students entering the Master of Library and Information Studies program at the University of Alberta, where Samek has taught for 18 years, come from fields as diverse as nursing and law. They arrive not knowing what to expect. […]

Canada: University of Calgary digital library ready for students

From the Calgary Herald Article: Staff at the University of Calgary are rushing to ensure the new Taylor Family Digital Library will be open by the start of the school year. The new library was intended to be open for students prior to final exams in April but after the first two floors opened, a […]

Burst Pipes and Flooding Cause Damage to Materials at U. of Calgary Library

From The Gauntlet (A University of Calgary Student Newspaper): Burst pipes caused flooding at the U of C’s Health Sciences campus at Foot Hills Hospital and in the new Taylor Family Digital Library, resulting in what Campus Security director Lanny Fritz called “the two biggest losses we’ve had in the last 10 years.” Fritz said […]

University of Calgary: "Taylor Family Digital Library to Close for Three Months"

From The Gauntlet (Student Paper at U. of Calgary): In addition to damaged journals, the library has also discovered that many texts have gone missing during the move [into the new library building]. Students’ Union vice-president academic Alyssa Stacy said the school blames the unnoticed theft on an inferior tracking system in the MacKimmie, a […]