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
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) officially released their final reports on the Indian Residential School legacy on Tuesday June 2nd 2015. The commission has released four documents of their findings:
For further information about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, including resources and media, see the TRC website: http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution
Annual access to Lexicomp via mobile devices expired on May 31, 2015. You can renew your access by clicking on the "Mobile App Access" link in the upper right hand corner of the Lexicomp home page, and follow the instructions for your particular type of mobile device. You will need to re-download the database.
If you have any questions or concerns about the download process, it is best to contact Lexicomp’s technical support directly. They are excellent! Here is their technical support site: http://www.lexi.com/home/support/
Please note that access to Lexicomp for graduating students will end in August 2015.