Monday, November 30, 2009

Student Appreciation Week Winners - Nov '09

Well, another Student Appreciation Week has come and gone, though the feelings still linger.

For this edition, we held the following events:
  • Monday - free coffee
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - free photocopying
  • Thursday - 2 x $25 grocery gift cards
  • Friday - free punch
Congratulations to Mallory Schofield and Anton Friesen—the winners of the grocery gift cards. We hope the rest of our patrons felt like winners as we demonstrated our appreciation of you all.

You can look forward to more prize draws from Library Services when we participate in the Winter 2010 edition of Student Appreciation Week.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Drop-in Class Winners

Congratulations to our drop-in class prize winners—Olaide Oredgbe and Louisa Yip.

Each won their choice of a print credit, campus bookstore gift certificate, or cafeteria gift certificate. Each prize is valued at $15.

Throughout the month of November, Library Services was offering drop-in classes to help students enhance their knowledge of APA and MLA citation, and accessing catalogue and database resources. We look forward to offering some new and different sessions in the new year.

Monday, November 16, 2009

APA (6th ed.)--1st Printing Exchange Program

UPDATE (24 November 2009):

Students: If you purchased a copy of the manual from the campus bookstore, you can exchange your copy there. The bookstore will return your first printing and notify you when the second printings come in—this means you will be without a manual for about 2-3 weeks. You must act soon though, the bookstore will only take exchanges until December 1st.

Did you buy a copy of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)? If you did, you might be entitled to exchange your first printing for a corrected version.

In the first printing, there were numerous errors and oversights. The APA has tried to correct these things with a series of bulletins, but this did not please everyone. A Facebook group (and others) lobbied for an exchange of first printing manuals for new corrected versions. The lobbying was successful and you can exchange your first printing for a corrected new version. ACT NOW if you want to exchange your copy!

To get the exchange or updates, choose one of the following three options:


Contact the APA Service Center for more information. The APA Service Center can be reached at:1-800-374-2721, Monday–Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (EST). E-mail can be sent to: Once you have confirmed details with the APA, your copy must be sent in by December 15, 2009. Canadians are included in the deal.


You can download a detailed corrections copy by clicking here. The copy is not of the whole book, just notes about the corrections.


You can also order a print version of the corrections. You will contact the APA Service Center using the same aforementioned contact information to order the print version of the corrections.

American Psychological Association. (2009). Reprint corrections, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, sixth edition. Retrieved from

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday, November 06, 2009

Remembrance Day Closures - 11 November 2009

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observation of Remembrance Day. Both libraries will be open normal hours on the days preceding and following the 11th.

For more information about the libraries' hours of operation, click here.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Library User of the Month - November 2009

Library Services is pleased to announce that Ivan Shagin is our Library User of the Month for November 2009.

You can read a statement by him by clicking here.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Movember!—Support Prostate Cancer Research by Supporting Library Staff

The month of Movember is upon us.

Yes, that is right, we said Movember instead of November. Why, you might ask? Well, November is the month in which men all around the world are being asked to participate in the growing of moustaches to help raise awareness and monies in support of prostate cancer research.

So doing the math: November + moustache = Movember!

To that end, Keith Walker and Jason MacDonald are two library staffers (part of a larger team of moustache growers made up of friends and family) who will be growing moustaches for the month. In Keith’s case, he has to start the month freshly shaven, so he has graciously agreed to shave his current moustache off to begin the month and re-grow it. In Jason’s case, he simply has to shave before Movember 1st and let the moustache do the rest!

So if you notice something different about Keith or Jason come next week, it is probably their moustaches, or lack thereof for now.

Did we mention that they are part of a larger group effort. Their team name is The Tom Sellecks, in homage to that great moustache from the 80s television show—Magnum P.I. We’re also still looking for others to join in with us, so guys, really give it some thought.

Ladies, talk to the man or men (parent, siblings, significant others) in your lives. Yes, that is right Movember does not discriminate. Women are encouraged to participate as well by supporting their Mo growing men!

So we are hoping we can count on you all for support whether it be moral support for our moustaches or financial support in the form of donations to prostate cancer research in Canada.

If you would like to donate please see either Keith or Jason in person or you can donate online at:

If you know of someone willing to participate and wants to register, simply give them the URL to join their Movember team at:

Thanks in advance everyone.

Let the moustaches begin!

Library On the Go!—Roaming Reference

If you cannot come to the library, the library will come to you. That is the simple idea behind our new roaming reference service—Library On the Go!

Starting on Monday, November 2nd and continuing throughout the month, the library will have Information Desk staff situated in the hallway between the campus cafĂ© and cafeteria. We will be setup between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The staff will be equipped with a laptop and our most popular handouts—APA and MLA—ready, willing, and able to provide you with on-the-spot assistance.

Please stop by and see us, we look forward to serving you.