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Faculty Author Series: Creating Sustainable Change Around the World with Dr. Tony Charles

What are communities around the world doing to conserve their local environments? What motivates them? How do they handle things like decision making and power when working to create sustainable local solutions to global problems? In honour of Open Access Week, we’re celebrating the recent publication of Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods, a freely-available book that…

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The Research Toolkit workshops are back for Fall 2021!

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening throughout October, starting October 14th, students can once again tune in to the popular Research Toolkit workshops to learn advanced research tactics. Facilitated by librarians from the Patrick Power Library, and delivered via Microsoft Teams, the Fall 2021 Research Toolkit workshops are a great opportunity for research assistants, teaching assistants,…

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How and why you should diversify your reading list!

As we gear up for a long Thanksgiving weekend, in addition to rest and relaxation (always a must!), we recommend picking up a good book- maybe one that wouldn’t ordinarily appear on your reading list. Why? Maybe you’re not much of a reader, and would like to start reading for fun (not just for classes).…

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Dear Husky, I feel like I’ve tried everything. Why is my login not working? Locked Out _____________________________________________________________________________ Hi Locked Out, If you’re wondering why your login isn’t working, you’re not alone. If you’ve felt the frustrations of trying to (unsuccessfully!) login, don’t despair! Ask yourself: what are you trying to do/log into? Depending on what…

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Welcome back to the Library!

We hope your first day of classes was amazing! After a year of virtual operations, we’re so excited that you can now drop in to use the Library anytime we’re open. No more appointments needed (except for group study rooms!). What does this mean? Feel free to come in, study, browse the stacks, and check…

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16 Canadian Books to read for Pride Week

Happy Pride! Pride Week is one of the primary arts and cultural festivals in Canada, and is also celebrated worldwide. Although June is often recognized as Pride Month, this year, Halifax Pride is being celebrating between the 12th and 22nd of August.   For many, celebrating Pride means dressing up, going to festivals or parades, waving our pride flags and accepting and expressing ourselves, and other peoples’ identities.    Although Pride is a great time to be vibrant and joyful, it’s important to remember that Pride has…

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New to SMU? Apply for your ID card today!

Ah, move-in weekend. The excitement! The chaos! The- hey, where’s your ID card? Uh oh- did you forget to apply online, well in advance? Your university ID card is so many things- your library card, your bus pass, your meal card for on-campus dining, and your ticket into the Homburg Centre (the gym), among other…

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Why Lifelong Learning is Critical During National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to reflect upon and learn about the unique histories, cultures, and heritages of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities.  National Indigenous History Month is a call to action for settler-Canadians to improve our understanding of Canada’s colonial past and…

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Some Resources for Learning about Residential Schools in Canada

The recent discovery of the unmarked burial ground in Kamloops B.C has prompted many Canadians to think about and reflect on our knowledge (or lack thereof) about residential schools in Canada. Starting in the 1800s and running until 1996, residential schools were established by Christian churches and sponsored by the Canadian government to assimilate Indigenous…

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Library’s Successful Research Toolkit starts May 10

Research assistants, teaching assistants, and graduate students, take note: the library’s Research Toolkit workshops are back! Running next week, from May 10-13, the Research Toolkit workshops are a great opportunity for students to connect with information experts and with other students, as well as a chance to ask questions and expand their research skills and…

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Furthering Digital Accessibility: An Ongoing Journey

This is a guest post by Harriette L. Spiegel, Ph.D, a Fulbright Canada 2020-2021 Scholar and Research Chair, who is here at Saint Mary’s from the University of Tennessee at Martin studying digital accessibility. Before laws were passed regarding digital accessibility (in the U.S. we have the Americans With Disabilities Act or ADA, Section 508…

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The Patrick Power Library at Saint Mary’s University from the quad at night, with the trees all lit up with small white lights. Photo credit: Greg Hilliard.

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