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  • Experience community, join the public library

    We love libraries! All kinds. So we are delighted to announce on-campus visits by staff from the St. Catharines and Thorold Public Libraries.

    Getting a card is easy, and free. Fill in a form, present some ID, and then you’ll be all set to borrow video games, join book clubs, experience adult craft nights, and more. Online resources such as popular magazines, audio books, streaming videos and music are also available, and offer the perfect complement to our more scholarly collections.

    Who: St. Catharines Public Library
    Where: Matheson Learning Commons (Library main floor)
    When: Tuesday, September 20, 12-4 pm.

    Who: Thorold Public Library
    Where:
    Matheson Learning Commons (Library main floor)
    When:
     Thursday, September 22, 1:30-3:30. 

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  • Welcome to the Map, Data & GIS Library

    The Map, Data & GIS Library (MDGL) is pleased to welcome students and faculty back to campus for the 2022/2023 year! The MDGL provides users with excellent resources and services on campus at MacKenzie Chown C306 including:

    • Bookable Alienware computer
    • The Niagara air photo collection
    • Scanning, printing, and study space
    • Thousands of maps, and books from atlases to watershed plans.

    Online, the MDGL is home to the Niagara Air Photo Index, digital and historical map collections, and special exhibits such as StoryMaps at Brock University, Historic Welland Canals Mapping Project, and more. Come explore Niagara and the world from times long past to future possibilities!

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  • Omni is growing

    Thanks to the Library’s partnership in Omni, Brock students, faculty, and staff have access to over 25.3 million physical items from 18 universities in Ontario.

    To request an item in Omni, login to your library account and perform a search in the Brock University + Omni Libraries search. Omni searches across all 18 partners for that item and when it finds an available copy, you’ll be able to place a request, whether it is available at Brock or not. Omni automatically finds the item at one of our partner libraries, who will then send it to Brock, or your choice of partner library at no charge to you. You will be notified by the lending library when your item is ready for pickup and you will enjoy the same 120-day loan period.

    Search Omni to find resources that support your coursework, as well as featured collections on a variety of themes.

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  • Employment Opportunity

    Brock University Library is accepting applications for the position of Circulation Assistant in our User Services & Engagement (formerly Access Services) department.

    The incumbent will assist students, faculty, staff, community members and other visitors in locating, using and borrowing material. Maintains library collections in good order and condition and facilitates their use. Maintains and updates records relating to library users and collections. Monitors bookings for the group study rooms. Depending on departmental needs, the incumbent will work a variety of days/shifts including day, evening, weekend and/or holiday.

    Learn more about the role, qualifications, salary, etc. and apply by September 13 at 12:01 am

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  • University Life

    Whether you are a new or returning student, a first-time instructor or long-tenured faculty, this selection of books will have useful insights for you.

    Browse this collection of e-books and explore such topics as:

    • writing guides
    • learning mindfully
    • diversity in higher education
    • educational administration
    • the mechanics of teaching
    • supporting student well-being
    • career development, and more.

    This collection features online and print titles. Find the print book display next to the Ask Us desk on the main floor.

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  • Brock Library services and resources highlighted in new exhibit

    New and returning students are invited to stop by and view a new exhibit in the Library and Learning Commons display cases. The exhibit features unique items from Brock’s Archives and Special Collections, the Makerspace, and Map, Data & GIS Library. A guide to study spots, research basics, and the various ways to get help from the library are also featured.  Welcome to Brock University Library runs to Friday, September 16.

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  • Welcome and welcome back!

    A new term and a fresh start, welcome to Brock and the Library.

    Whether you are a new or returning student or instructor, learn something new on the Discover Your Library page. Complete our popular Scholar Style quiz and receive customized services based on your answers.

    We look forward to working with you and wish you all the best for a successful term.

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  • Join our team as a Circulation Clerk

    Brock University Library is recruiting for two Circulation Clerks for the User Services & Engagement department.

    The Circulation Clerk in User Services & Engagement is responsible for assisting users with locating, using and borrowing material and providing basic copying and printing services to all users at the Ask Us desk. Depending on departmental needs, the Circulation Clerk may work a variety of days/shifts including day, evening, weekend and/or holiday on an “on-call” temporary basis.

    Learn more about the role, qualifications, salary, etc. and apply by September 3 at 12:01 am

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  • Join our team as Head, Research Lifecycle Department

    Brock University Library invites applications for the full-time probationary position of Head, Research Lifecycle Department from qualified candidates who have experience with library services, resources, and tools in support of research at a post-secondary institution.

    The successful candidate will provide leadership and direction for the operations of Brock Library’s new Research Lifecycle Department. This new department came into effect on May 1, 2022 as part of the Library’s new organizational design. The Research Lifecycle Department is a researcher-centered department that provides support in areas such as data services, evidence synthesis support, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship. This department maintains the Map, Data, & GIS Library, and is composed of four librarians (including the head), two permanent staff members, and part-time student staff.

    Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply. Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 1 at 12:01AM

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  • Local nautical history highlighted in new exhibit

    Note: this post originally published by Jocelyn Titone in Seen & Heard.

    In anticipation of the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Fourth Welland Canal this August, Brock University Library Assistant Sue Sykes has created several exhibits in Library spaces that highlight some facts and history of the canals, their bridges and the ships that have passed through them.  Items were curated from Brock’s Archives and Special Collections, Archives Canada and Sykes’ own personal nautical collection. The Brock Makerspace helped create lithophanes of the Welland Canal flight locks. Items on display from her personal collection include a brass door stop and running lights from the Venitia steam yacht that was once owned by local shipping company Scott Misener Steamships; examples of shipping flags from marine carriers Algoma, Patterson and Great Lakes Towing; a model laker ship that travelled through the Welland Canal; a 1920s photo of the Port of Goderich filled with ships carrying grain; and an artifact from John A. Roebling, the Chief Engineer of the Niagara Falls railway bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge.

    The displays are located on the main floor of the Library in the Matheson Learning Commons near the Ask Us desk and in Thistle Hall next to the Library’s south entrance. Additional historical information on the Welland Canal can be found in several digital exhibits curated by Brock Archives and Special Collections: Building the Welland Ship Canal, The History of the Welland Canal — All four of Them, and The Welland Canal’s Bridges and Tunnels — The Solution to Traffic Jams for over 100 years. Ship schedules are tweeted daily by the St. Catharines Museum Twitter account, and can be found on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System Bridge Status webpage.

     

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