The Laurier Library is putting together a new master space plan that will involve a holistic review of our Waterloo campus Library building in preparation for future changes to the space.
This month saw the launch of the largest open-access scholarly publishing initiative to date, and the Laurier Library is a part of it.
Organized by CERN, Europe’s high-energy physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland, the SCOAP3 initiative is working to switch the field of particle-physics publishing to open-access.
In a new pilot program, a team of student Library assistants, armed with seven-inch Android tablets, will be on the move in Laurier’s Waterloo campus Library.
The roving student assistants can help users with tasks such as using the self-checkout machines and finding reserve and hold items, and will also monitor noise levels in various locations.
The Laurier Archives has added a wide range of convocation materials to its Digital Collection, available at http://images.ourontario.ca/Laurier/search.
The collection of 439 documents, spanning 1921 to 2013, includes convocation programs, baccalaureate service programs, invitations, and dance cards. New records will be added to the collection after each future convocation period.
Construction on a new Digital Library and Learning Commons (DLLC) commenced Oct. 16 on Laurier’s Brantford campus.
The new space, which is located on the lower level of Grand River Hall, will include student study and group-work areas, a service desk for research questions, computer work stations, on-site offices for Laurier Brantford librarians, and other features designed to facilitate student success.
Laurier Brantford’s physical library collections will remain housed at the Brantford Public Library following the opening of the new space.
On Oct. 11 the Laurier Archives hosted a visit by Laurier faculty members and senior officials from the university and the government of Canada’s Northwest Territories.
The visitors, including The Honourable J. Michael Miltenberger, The Northwest Territories' Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (as well as other portfolios), spoke with Archives staff and perused the university’s collection on the environmental conservation movement in Canada, considered the best such collection in the country.