The Liaison program which, in recent years, operated under the name 21st Century Fluencies, aimed to deliver customized research and teaching support services to faculty on a department-by-department basis. Librarians were assigned to specific academic or administrative departments within the University and were expected to support a broad spectrum of teaching, learning and research requirements.
In the fall of 2010, the Centre for Leadership in Learning, together with the University Library and the Centre for Student Development, piloted an online tool to help users improve their writing. Called Grammarly, the site helps you revise your writing, check your work for potential plagiarism, and catch areas where you may need to include a citation. Grammarly is now available on an ongoing basis for all McMaster students, faculty, and staff.
US President Barack Obama drew attention to the importance of libraries around the world earlier this month when he proclaimed October 2009 National Information Literacy Awareness Month. Information literacy includes the ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically. Librarians and library staff play a central role in the development of these skills in their teaching and learning roles which extend beyond providing access to information resources such as books, databases, and journals.
The Made by Mac Creative Challenge begins on Thursday, January 1, 2009! Enter your original digital art, podcasts, websites, great pieces of writing and anything else you can make on an Macintosh computer to win one of the great prizes, including an Apple MacBook!
As an added bonus, students who incorporate any of the digital materials found on the Library's Peace and War in the 20th Century web site will be eligible to win an iPod Touch.
Students call it “The Cool Room”. The Wong e-classroom in Mills Library has all the gadgets—touch-screen technology, dual-boot Apple laptops, a wizard podium capable of running the Internet, a document camera and a video system all simultaneously on screens around the room.
"It is important that high school students have the opportunity to prepare for the transition to university” according to McMaster’s First Year Experience Librarian, Krista Godfrey.
Portico, a not-for-profit digital preservation service, introduced three expansions of its preservation work at its third annual Participants
During the month of February, Innis Library will offer basic and advanced RefWorks workshops to the students, staff and faculty of the DeGroote School of Business. Four hands-on workshops will be held at the Wong e-Classroom in Mills Library (1st floor). RefWorks is a Web-based reference manager and bibliography builder that can help you save time and stay organized. Registration is required. Hope to see you there!
During the month of November, Innis Library will offer basic and advanced RefWorks workshops to the students of the DeGroote School of Business. Six hands-on workshops will be held at the Wong e-Classroom in Mills Library (1st floor). RefWorks is a Web-based reference manager and bibliography builder that can help students save time and stay organized. Registration is required.
The Health Sciences Library has published a new online tutorial to aid patrons who are having difficulty finding full-text of journal articles in our collections. The small, but growing, collection of tutorials which can be accessed from any computer on the Internet can be found at the following address on our web site: http://hsl.mcmaster.ca/education/tutorials/index.htm, or from our home page, you can click on: