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Student Work Program positions still available at Lyons!

12 hours 55 min ago
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist That's right! Lyons New Media Centre is hiring for their student employee team for the Fall 2017 and there are still positions open!

Do you have a strong multimedia background? Do you have approval for Work Study? Then awesome! Check out Mosaic's "Career Opportunities" (search for: "Student Work Program") for the full job posting and for application submission. 

Applications are needed ASAP because the start date is Friday, September 1st. 
  1. Login to Mosaic
  2. Go to "Career Opportunities"
  3. Select "Student Work Program"
  4. Search for Lyons or 15285.
  5. Apply!

Not sure about whether or not you're qualified? Check out the information on SFAS's website to be certain you qualify for a Work Program job.

Don't have a multimedia background? That's okay! The Library is hiring in multiple departments. Check out the postings!

Lyons is Hiring for the Fall!

August 10, 2017 - 14:11
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist That's right! Lyons New Media Centre is hiring for their student employee team for the Fall 2017!

Do you have a strong multimedia background? Do you have approval for Work Study? Then awesome! Check out Mosaic's "Career Opportunities" (search for: "Student Work Program") for the full job posting and for application submission. 

Applications are needed ASAP because interviews will be happening the week of August 21st, which is not too far from now.

Not sure about whether or not you're qualified? Check out the information on SFAS's website to be certain you qualify for a Work Program job.

Don't have a multimedia background? That's okay! The Library is hiring in multiple departments. Check out the postings!

Our video wall got a facelift!

July 4, 2017 - 18:03
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist For nearly seven years, Lyons's biggest feature was its 9-TV video wall. It was impressive and it got a lot of heavy use throughout the year on a daily basis, as well as during events.

But as with all things, it was starting to age and needed a bit of a facelift.

Nearly two weeks ago, the monitors were removed, revealing a large rectangular hole in the wall where they once resided. It was a strange sight that the full time staff hadn't seen since they first moved into Lyons back in the spring of 2010.

Then, just last week, the custom-built white screen with black border was hung over the gaping hole, covering it completely and very much looking like it was meant to be here since the beginning of Lyons. The companion piece was actually installed first: a state-of-the-art short-throw laser projector. Once the installation and setup was complete, we all gathered around the newly renovated and installed video wall in awe. The colours "pop". The text is really crisp and easy to read. And there are no bevels from nine monitors interrupting the display.

We were informed that we are the first in Canada to have this brand new Epson projector and custom screen. But that's so "us", isn't it? We were the first of our kind of centre in a library in Canada. And we're the first to have this new setup for a video wall. And we're pretty darned proud of it. 

​Stop by if you're in the neighbourhood and have a peek!

Want to get your artwork or photography up on the new video wall? We'd love to showcase it for you! Go to our Video Wall Policies page, fill out the form, and we'll see what we can do.

Reminder: main room computers unavailable tomorrow (July 5)

July 4, 2017 - 17:57
~ by Kelly, Library Media Specialist This is just a quick reminder that the computers in the main room of Lyons will be largely unavailable tomorrow, July 5 @ 9:30am-11am, as well as 1-3pm. We're hosting a couple of camps this summer and one of them will be utilizing the machines at these times.

Please remember that if you have a media editing need during those times of the day tomorrow, that the two Edit Studios are still available for booking (limit: 2 hours per group per day).

Camps coming to Lyons! (Computers unavailable)

June 28, 2017 - 18:02
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist We have a couple of camps coming into Lyons over the next few months. We will be welcoming the Mini University campers, and the LEAP camp!

Please be aware that on the days that they will be visiting, the computers in the main area of Lyons will be unavailable, as the camps will be making use of these resources. The dates and times are:
  • Wednesday, July 5 @ 9:30-11am and 1-3pm
  • Tuesday, July 11 @ 1-3:30pm
  • Monday, July 17 @ 1-3pm
  • Tuesday, July 25 @ 1-3:30pm
  • Monday, July 31 @ 1-3pm
  • Tuesday, August 1 @ 9:30-11am and 1-3pm
  • Tuesday, August 8 @ 1-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 9 @ 9:30-11am and 1-3pm
  • Monday, August 13 @ 1-3pm

During these times, you can always book the Edit Studios (L415 or L416) for any media creation work that you need to do.

Brief closure today @ 12-1pm

June 27, 2017 - 08:06
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist Due to a staffing shortage today, Lyons will be closed from 12 - 1pm.

Sorry for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.

Construction noise next week in Lyons

June 22, 2017 - 17:12
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist Just a quick note to let everyone know that we're expecting some noise/mess next week, starting Tuesday, June 27.

Our new video wall replacement will be installed at that time, and so be aware that there will likely be noise, possibly machinery noise (drills, etc.). We're sorry for the inconvenience!

Minor interruption of hours June 27 @ 12-1pm

June 13, 2017 - 12:18
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist On Tuesday, June 27, there will be a minor interruption in Lyons' hours. The Centre will close from 12pm - 1pm that day. The Centre will be open regular hours, with the exception of that hour.

A reminder will be posted closer to the date.

Media consulting drop-in hours for Carlie cancelled this week

June 12, 2017 - 12:05
~ by Kelly, Library Media Specialist Just a quick note that Carlie's media consulting drop-in hours on Thursday (1-4pm) have  been cancelled this week, to resume next week. 
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Keep in mind that you can always set up a booked appointment with Chris for media consulting in the meantime. His consulting days are Wednesdays. Book an appointment with Chris before this Wednesday fills up!

Media Consulting Drop-In Hours Changing for the Summer...

June 5, 2017 - 12:38
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist Carlie's hours will be changing for the rest of the summer months over the course of the next week.

Starting this week, please note that her consultation hours on Tuesdays are being cancelled

Never fear! If you are in need of media consulting, Carlie will still be available on Thursdays but the hours are being extended from 2-4pm to 1-4pm starting this week!

Media consulting drop-in hours changed this week

May 31, 2017 - 12:40
~ Kelly, Library Media Specialist Just a quick note to let everyone know that Carlie, our media consultant who usually has drop-in hours on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons changed her hours this week. 

She will be in 9:30am-11:30am tomorrow (Thursday, June 1) instead of the afternoon.