Dal Libraries adds 453 ebooks to collection

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The Dal Libraries have recently added 453 eBooks to our collection from the Canadian Public Policy and Canadian Health Research subscription packages. eBooks open on the ebrary site where they can be read onscreen or downloaded to Bluefire reader for offline reading.

Some of the titles that have been added include:

  • Planters, paupers, and pioneers: English settlers in Atlantic Canada
  • Immigrant skill selection and utilization: a comparative analysis of Australia, Canada and the United States
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder awareness and prevention strategies: learning from the reported alcohol knowledge and behaviours of college-age youth
  • Diabetes and the urban aboriginal population
  • “Poverty”: a whispered word in the NWT

Many other titles can be found through the catalogue or here: http://ezproxy.library.dal.ca/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/dal

More information regarding downloading ebooks can be found on the Mobile Resources & Ebooks Subject Guide: http://dal.ca.libguides.com/mobile

Victoria Day Hours at the Dalhousie Libraries

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Who’s open, who’s closed this holiday Monday (May 18)?

Sir James Dunn Law Library — closed

W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library — 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.

Killam Memorial Library — closed

MacRae Library — closed

Sexton Design & Technology Library — closed

The rest of the weekend, all of the libraries will be on regular summer term hours.

The Kellogg Health Sciences Library will soon be on the move!

The W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library will be on the move in just a few months.

Starting this coming December, after exams are over, here’s a timeline of what you can expect.

In December 2015, the Kellogg Library will close for the move to Chapter House. During this time, a small service desk will be available in the lobby or the Link.

In January 2016, a brand-new, permanent space, the Kellogg Library Learning Commons will open on the second floor of the Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB). This exciting new space will be where you will have access to technology, IT assistance, Document Delivery, some quick reference services from library staff and a staffed service desk. The Kellogg Library Learning Commons will also offer many productive study spaces (individual, small group and bookable group study rooms). There will be seating for 300+.

Also in January 2016, the Kellogg Library will move into to Chapter House (5743 University Ave) while renovations take place on the main floor of the Tupper building. At Chapter House, you will have access to the collection and in-depth reference assistance from librarians. There will also be some study spaces where the print collection and some services will be located.

During this time, many reserve readings will be converted into electronic form so that they are accessible anywhere. For those materials that cannot be made accessible electronically a print reserve will most likely be held in the Kellogg Library Learning Commons until the Kellogg Library moves back to the Tupper Building.

In September 2016, the Kellogg Library moves back to the Tupper building, and will then be located on the first floor. The Kellogg will then have two distinct sites: The Kellogg Library (main floor Tupper Building) and the Kellogg Library Learning Commons (2nd floor CHEB).

Staff will be available to answer reference and research questions during all phases of the moves, at both locations.

Want to know more? Check out our Frequently Ask Questions sheet.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Carol Pottie at carol.pottie@dal.ca

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Chapter House

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W.K.Kellogg Health Sciences Library

Celebrate Europe Day on May 9

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In celebration of Europe Day, May 9, the Killam Library has organized a display in the library’s lobby that will be exhibited throughout the week.

Teaming up with the European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) at Dalhousie, the display showcases books, eBooks, information and interesting facts about the European Union. The EUCE was established at Dalhousie University in 2006 and is funded jointly by the European Union and Dalhousie. It is one of five Centres across Canada and part of a network around the globe.

Here are some books from the collection on the topic of the European Union, currently part of the Europe Day display:

The European Union and Sustainable Development: Internal and External Dimensions

The Outermost Regions: European Regions of Assets and Opportunities

European Union Assistance to the Turkish Cypriot Community

Targeting of Aid for the Modernisation of Agricultural Holdings

Specific Measures for Agriculture in Favour of the Outermost Regions of the Union and the Smaller Aegean Islands

Access to European Union: Law, economics, policies

Designing the European Union, From Paris to Lisbon

European Union Non-Discrimination Law: Comparative Perspectives on Multidimensional Equality Law

The dynamics of European integration : why and when EU institutions matter

The history of the European Union : origins of a trans- and supranational polity 1950-72

The powers of the Union : delegation in the EU

Here are some eBooks from our collection on the topic of the European Union:

The Rise and Fall of the EU’s Constitutional Treaty

The EU as a Global Actor

Comparative Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond

The Making of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty: the Role of the Member States

The Lisbon Treaty: Institutional Choices and Implementation

To learn more about the European Union and the European Union Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie, visit: http://www.dal.ca/diff/euce.html

E-Book Survey Winner

winner_eBooksurveyThe names of all e-book survey participants were entered in a draw for an Amazon gift card, donated by Springer.

Congratulations to our winner, N. Jackson!

Thanks to all who completed the survey. The results will help us make decisions about future purchases and improve services at the Dalhousie Libraries.

EBSCO Maintenance

Some EBSCO electronic journals (EJS) may be unavailable Friday May 1st in the evening due to scheduled maintenance of their system. All EBSCOhost databases and interfaces will be available for the duration of the updates. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Summer Hours at the Dalhousie Libraries

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Sir James Dunn Law Library

Effective Tuesday, April 21

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: closed

Closed on the following holidays:
Victoria Day (Mon., May 18)
Canada Day (Wed., July 1)
Natal Day (Mon., Aug. 3)
Labour Day (Mon., Sept. 7)


W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library

Spring Hours (effective until May 29)
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.– 11 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Summer Hours (effective May 30)
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: CLOSED


Killam Memorial Library

Effective Wednesday, April 29

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.– 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

Closed on the following holidays:
Victoria Day (Mon., May 18)
Canada Day (Wed., July 1)
Natal Day (Mon., Aug. 3)
Labour Day (Mon., Sept. 7)


MacRae Library

Effective Wednesday, April 22

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, & holidays: closed


Sexton Design & Technology Library

Effective Wednesday, April 29

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sundays: CLOSED

Closed on the following holidays:
Victoria Day (Mon., May 18)
Canada Day (Wed., July 1)
Natal Day (Mon., Aug. 3)

Sexton Library Renovations & Temporary Closure

Beginning April 30, 2015, the lobby, circulation and staff areas of the Sexton Library will undergo extensive renovations. The scope of the work requires demolition of the existing circulation desk, drilling through the roof and ceiling to alleviate drainage issues and fix a leak, full replacement of carpeting, painting, and removal and replacement of lighting.

The extent of the work will require the Library to close from Thursday, April 30 until Sunday, May 3, inclusive. This closure comes after exams end and precedes the beginning of the new term, Monday, May 4.

The Library was scheduled to be open Thursday, April 30, 8:00am – 9:00pm; Friday, May 1, 8:00am – 6:00pm; Saturday, May 2, 1:00pm – 6:00pm. The Library is currently scheduled to be closed Sunday, May 3. We will re-open on Monday, May 4 with regular Spring/Summer hours, 8:00am – 9:00pm, in effect.

The renovation will not be complete by May 4, but we will be able to open and to resume operations. The four days of closure will enable workers to complete most of the demolition, carpet removal and installation, and painting.

During the closure, patrons may visit any of the other 4 Dal Libraries, consult the Libraries’ web page , or seek assistance from the LiveHelp service.

Please contact the Sexton Library (sexton.library@dal.ca; 494-3255) if you have any concerns at all about this closure.


World Book and Copyright Day


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UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has declared April 23 World Book and Copyright Day.

” . . . Let us join together to celebrate books as the embodiment of creativity, the desire to share ideas and knowledge, to inspire understanding, dialogue and tolerance.” — UNESCO

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Seed Library Opening for Second Season

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Happy Earth Day! On Wednesday, April 22, the MacRae Library on Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus is launching their second season of their seed library, Seeding Ideas.

We would like to thank all the students, staff, faculty, and community members who participated in the first year of the program—with 76 registered members the circulation of over 5000 seeds to our community we are honored at the amount of interest and passion generated from our efforts.

We continue to hear from people from all corners of Canada who want to get involved. We can be reached at seed.library@dal.ca, on Facebook at Seeding Ideas: a seed library, and on Twitter, @seeding_ideas