Sexton Library Student Art Space & Contest

Express yourself…doodle responsibly! We want your work on our walls!!

Show off YOUR artwork and design in our new Student Art Space.  Submit your signed creations (originals or reproductions) to the Sexton Circulation Desk by January 31, 2012. Assignment and project work are welcome.  A selection of your works will be posted in our new Student Art Space in February and March.

Between February 1 and March 31, vote for your favourite works. Winning artists will receive $50 in Dalcard credit.

Essay Contest for Book Collectors

We’re sure there are young book collectors among us who will be interested in Canada’s Third National Book Collecting Contest. The National Book Collecting Contest was created by the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) in 2008 to encourage young Canadians to collect books and study the discipline of researching and writing bibliographies.  The contest is open  to all Canadian residents under thirty years of age as of the deadline date for submissions.  According to the contest page:

The contest requires participants to write a 1,500 to 2,000-word essay on their collection, including where appropriate, the description of the books: binding, cover decoration, illustrations, and bibliographical features such as format, printing, and publication data. Example collections include children’s books, illustrated books, artists books, flip books, Arthurian legend, Generation X, eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature, serial fiction, graphic novels, a single author, cookbooks, modern authors, travel, experimental poetry, little magazines, etc. The essay may be written in French or English.

The collection must be owned and collected by the contestant.  Entries must be postmarked no later than 5 March 2012.  Check the contest page for more details or download this poster [PDF].

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Sexton Library

Do you have a favourite Architecture, Engineering or Planning library resource? A positive Sexton Library experience you would like to share with us?

Tell us what you love about the Sexton Library and why for a chance to win a

Valentine gift pack.*

Come by the Sexton Library to visit our Valentine’s Day display, and fill out your ballot, or email us (sexton.library@dal.ca) by Friday, February 12th. Winner will be announced on Monday, February 15th.

*Contest open to students only.

Sexton Student Wins Knovel Contest

Electrical Engineering student Proteus Virk is the winner of an iPod Nano. He, along with several students from across Canada, the United States, and Europe won prizes by participating in the 2009 Knovel University Challenge. The annual Challenge is open to all universities with current subscriptions and trials to the Knovel eBook database.

Winner of Knovel Ebook Contest

Proteus Virk. Winner of Knovel University Challenge

For a full list of 2009 contest winners and prizes, and for more information go to Knovel.