Digital Display: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a day that promotes the understanding of disabilities and disability issues, and brings awareness and support to the people in our communities with disabilities, and their well-being, rights and dignity. To celebrate this day, MacEwan Library has compiled a number of resources to watch or read that will teach you more about this vibrant community.
Accessible America: A History of Disability and Design by Bess Williamson
Beyond Accommodation: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for Disabled Library Workers by Jessica Schomberg and Wendy Highby
Careers for People with Disabilities: Special Opportunities if you are Deaf, Hard of Hearing: Using Today's Technology you can Succeed in any Mainstream Profession by the Institute for Career Research
Disability Is Not Inability: A Quest for Inclusion and Participation of People with Disability in Society by Nathaniel Amanze and S. Nkhoma
Disability Studies: Educating for Inclusion by Tim Corcoran, Julie White and Ben Whitburn
Disability, the Media and the Paralympic Games by Carolyn Jackson-Brown
Efficacy of Assistive Technology Interventions by Dave Edyburn
Making Computers Accessible: Disability Rights and Digital Technology by Elizabeth R. Petrick
Physical Education for Young People with Disabilities: A Handbook of Practical Ideas Created by Practitioners for Practitioners by Rebecca Foster and Lerverne Barber
Swimming Against the Tide: True Story of Para Swimmer Madhavi Latha by Madhavi Latha Prathigudupu
The Inclusive Management Strategy: Engineering Culture Change for Employees with DisAbilities by Camelia M. Fawzy and Brenda Shore
The Way to Work: How to Facilitate Work Experiences for Youth in Transition by Richard Luecking
Uncanny Bodies: Superhero Comics and Disability by Scott T. Smith and José Alaniz
Volunteer for the MacEwan University Library Student Engagement Committee
The MacEwan University Library Student Engagement Committee needs Student Volunteer Members for the Winter 2023 Term.
Committee members provide feedback on library services and can raise issues or share suggestions with the Library. You will gain leadership and communication experience and make a lasting impact at MacEwan.
Members will need to be available for in-person meetings, dinner will be provided:
Tuesday January 17th at 5:00pm – 6:30
Tuesday February 28th at 5:00pm - 6:30
Tuesday March 28th at 5:00pm – 6:30
To apply contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know in the email why you would like to volunteer to sit on this committee. Deadline is December 9th, 2022.
RO@M Has a New Home
MacEwan’s institutional repository, RO@M, has moved to a new locally hosted, open-source software platform, DSpace. This widely used repository software will help ensure the longevity and sustainability of this service.
What does this mean for RO@M users?
- Faculty and staff can still deposit works by email (email@example.com) or by sharing their citations with the library each year through the eCV/annual report.
- Students can deposit works with faculty approval by using a Student Deposit Form that has been moved to the library website.
- Old links to records in RO@M will redirect to their new location. We would encourage users to share the new “permanent links” for these records with others moving forward.
- Each record in RO@M now includes a Statistics link where users can see usage analytics.
- Author profiles are no longer available in RO@M. We will, however, explore the creation of new, basic profiles for MacEwan faculty and staff at a future date.
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support of this important initiative to digitally preserve and share the scholarly and creative output of the MacEwan community.
Digital Display: Métis Week
It’s Métis Week! Every year, we celebrate Métis Week, which falls around Louis Riel Day (November 16th). This week celebrates the unique identity and long roots of the Métis Peoples and commemorates their sacrifices and efforts to be recognized as a distinct nation. To coincide with festivities, which run November 14-18th, MacEwan Library has put together a number of films, podcasts, and books that explore and celebrate the past, present, and futures of the Métis Peoples.
A People and a Nation: New Directions in Contemporary Métis Studies by Jennifer Adese and Chris Andersen
Bad Endings by Carleigh Baker
Digital Storytelling in Indigenous Education: A Decolonizing Journey for a Métis Community by Yvonne Poitras Pratt
From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity From the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Centuries by Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk
Kisiskâciwan: Indigenous Voices From Where the River Flows Swiftly by Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber
Metis Pioneers: Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed by Doris Jeanne MacKinnon
Returning to Ceremony: Spirituality in Manitoba Métis Communities by Chantal Fiola
Where No Michif has Gone Before: The Form and Function of Métis Futurisms by Chelsea May Vowel
Digital Display: Remembrance Day
In honour of Remembrance Day on November 11, the library has created a digital display of fiction and non-fiction books, films, and other sources that examine the history of war and showcase the stories and experiences of veterans. Be sure to also check out our physical display at the library for more Remembrance Day resources!
Canada and Her Soldiers by Khaki University of Canada
Canada at War: A Graphic History of World War Two by Paul Keery and Mike Wyatt
Remembrance by Jonathan F. Vance
Why We Fight: The Origins, Nature, and Management of Human Conflict by David Churchman
Digital Display: Sit Back and Relax
MacEwan, it’s time to Sit Back and Relax! We know it’s a stressful time of year for both students and faculty, so we have put together a list of resources to help you unwind, including books on meditation, mindfulness, and dealing with anxiety, Rom-Coms to watch, and relaxing music to listen to. Remember to take time for yourself this November!
Achieving the Maximum Benefit: Managing Stress in Learning Disabled Students by Susan E. Gately and Gary N. Siperstein
Anxiety Happens: 52 Ways to Find Peace of Mind by John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert
College Student Self-Care: A Journey, Not a Destination by Elisa M. Martin
How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks: Don't Forget to Breathe by Sandra Scheinbaum
How to Take A Better Break by Nir Eyal and Chelsea Robertson
Managing Anxiety and Stress (Second Edition) by James Archer Jr.
Peace Inside: A Prisoner's Guide to Meditation by Sam Settle
The Secrets of Becoming Stress-Hardy by Melissa Diane Smith
Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming the Body and Mind by Mary NurrieStearns and Rick NurrieStearns
Digital Display: Halloween Reads
Did you know we create themed book displays in the library? This is our purely digital version, so get ready for some spook-tacular reads and hauntingly good movies this Halloween season with our themed digital display!
From movies like The Witch to classic novels like Dracula, we've got something that will get everyone in the Halloween spirit without ever having to leave home.
Civil War Ghost Stories & Legends by Nancy Roberts
Creep by R. M. Greenaway
De Incantationibus, Seu Ensalmis: Opusculum Primum by Manuel do Vale de Moura
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night by Nicholas Rogers
Lizzie Borden and the Massachusetts Axe Murders by Ronald Bartle
New England Nightmares: True Tales of the Strange and Gothic by Keven McQueen
Of Men and Monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer and the Construction of the Serial Killer by Richard Tithecott
Psycho, The Birds and Halloween: The Intimacy of Terror in Three Classic Films by Randy Loren Rasmussen
The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
Treat or Trick? Halloween in a Globalising World by Malcolm Foley & Hugh O’Donnell
What Lurks Beyond: The Paranormal in Your Backyard by Jason Offutt
Witches and Demons: Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism by J. S. La Fontaine
Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre by Alison Peirse
Digital Display: LGBTQ2S+ History Month
October is LGBTQ2S+ History Month! To kick off the month here at MacEwan, we've made a digital display of items that you can read or watch that showcase LGBTQ2S+ stories, perspectives, and scholarship.
Los Angeles City College Gay and Lesbian Student Union Records by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Others of My Kind by Alex Bakker, Rainer Herrn, Michael Thomas Taylor, and Annette F. Timm
Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community by William Burton and Barry Loveland
Prairie Fairies: A History of Queer Communities and People in Western Canada, 1930-1985 by Valerie J. Korinek
Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action by Kevin Guyan
Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism by Tim McCaskell
Transgender Cinema by Rebecca Bell-Metereau
True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Emily Skidmore
Un/Doing History: Towards a Queer Genealogy of SF by Wendy Gay Pearson
Digital Display: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Also known as Orange Shirt Day, this day invites us to learn about and grieve the ongoing harm caused by the residential school system in Canada. The library has created a digital display below if you would like to learn more.
In honour of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the campus community is also holding a number of events, including beading drop-in sessions and a film screening.
Over the week, there will be drop-in opportunities to bead an Orange Heart pin across campus:
Mitchell Gallery: Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 12 - 2pm
MacEwan Library: Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 12 - 2pm
Robbins Building (2nd Floor): Wednesday, Sept 28 from 10-2
Building 5 (2nd Floor): Thursday, Sept. 29 from 9-11am
These pins are symbols to mark the impacts of residential schools on Indigenous peoples in Canada. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is also known as Orange Shirt Day, September 30. The symbolism of the orange shirt comes from the story of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, a Northern Secwépemc woman from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation. Phyllis was one of more than 150,000 Indigenous children forced to attend residential school between the 1870s-1990s. Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ndtrevents
Additionally, you can join us in the Faculty of Nursing's maskwa iyinikwew wâwkamik/Bear Healing Lodge for a lunchtime film and discussion with tea and bannock. The film is called The Unforgotten. Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/bhlfilm
September 30, 2022 Kule Theatre, Room 9-323, Robbins Health Learning Centre
Tea, Bannock and Soup: 11:45 a.m.
Film Screening (35 min): 12 p.m.
Discussion/Sharing Circle: 12:45 p.m.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Interim Report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 1; Origins to 1939 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Canada's Residential Schools: The History, Part 2; 1939 to 2000 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Canada's Residential Schools: Missing Children and Unmarked Burials by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Canada's Residential Schools: The Métis Experience by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Canada's Residential Schools: Reconciliation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School by Chris Benjamin
Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action: Teach for Canada by Thomsen D’Hont, Angela Nuliayok Rudolph, and Dawn Tremblay
Pathways of Reconciliation: Indigenous and Settler Approaches to Implementing the TRC's Calls to Action by Aimée Craft and Paulette Regan
Porcupines and China Dolls by Robert Arthur Alexie
Indian Horse: A Novel by Richard Wagamese
One Story, One Song by Richard Wagamese
The Red Files by Lisa Bird-Wilson
The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir by Augie Merasty
Speaking Our Truths: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith
Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir by Theodore Fontaine
In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience by Helen Knott
Welcome to the Makerspace!
6-203 - Open M-F 10am-5pm – FREE!
The best part about the makerspace isn’t…
- the awesome Ultimaker 3D printers that you can access from home,
- OR the Silhouette Vinyl cutters,
- OR the 360 and GoPro cameras you can borrow,
- OR that you can borrow a button maker with 50 button blanks.
- It’s not even that you get access to all the equipment and materials for free.
It’s the excellent, fun, patient student Tech Tutors at the Makerspace, ready to help you get started. Have you ever wanted to learn something like 3D printing but just didn’t want to do it on your own?
Now you don’t have to! Just drop-in and Makerspace Tech Tutors will walk you through it.
Now is the time to build those skills that are going to support you as a student, an entrepreneur, a professional, and an academic.
Additionally, the Makerspace might be just what you need have the best costume at Fan Expo.
Come by and get started!