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Before heading off to the Charleston Conference last week, I blogged about the big announcement of Pierre Lassonde’s big $25 million donation to York to found the Lassonde School of Engineering. I attended the announcement and livetweeted it quite extensively: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,…

It’s a big day here at York University, especially for us science & engineering types both within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and those of us who support their teaching and research missions. There’s a big announcement about the coming expansion of our engineering programs to include many of the more traditional streams, such…

Come work for me! We have an 11 month opening here at my library for a reference assistant. The position doesn’t require the library degree but a science background will be necessary. The posting is here. Posting Number: YUSA-7393 Position Title: Reference Assistant Department: Steacie Science Library Affiliation: YUSA Band: 10 Salary: Annual salary of…

As you read this, I’ll be at TEDxLibrariansTO helping out with registration. And having a great time talking about librarians as thought leaders! As I’ve done for the last few days, here is my answer for yesterday’s TEDxLibrariansTO Countdown Question: Question 1: What means should librarians choose to encourage their institutions to embrace change? I’m…

The Library Chapter of the York University Faculty Association has released the following unanimously approved letter: York University Faculty Association, Library Chapter 240 York Lanes, York University 4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 June 2, 2011 Dr. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor 238 Gilmour Hall, McMaster University 1280 Main St. West Hamilton, ON L8S…

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I did a short presentation on Scholarship in the Public Eye: The Case for Social Media as part of a panel for a York Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarly Communications Series. And yes, I was the Twitter guy, although some of the other presenters did talk about their use…

Yesterday York University Libraries was visited by a delegation of 39 academic librarians, mostly from The Netherlands but also a couple from Belgium. They are on a tour of many of the academic libraries of Southern Ontario, hoping to learn and share a bit about how libraries in different countries are handling the challenges of…

The following is a job posting for the York University Libraries for a Reference Assistant position. Note that a library degree is not required. The job involves both regular science reference and supporting maps & GIS users and will be both in my unit and the Map Library here at York. For basic questions about…

If you’re in the Greater Toronto Area next Tuesday, please drop by and see Michael talk. I’m thrilled that my library is co-sponsoring such a fantastic event! Presented by: Janusz A. Kozinski – Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering The Division of Natural Science The Steacie Science and Engineering Library Location: Paul A. Delaney Gallery,…

A terrific new opportunity at my institution. I’m not in the reporting department or on the search committee, but I can answer general questions about York and the environment. My email is jdupuis at yorku dot ca. Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant Librarian Discipline/Field: Digital Humanities Librarian Home Faculty: Libraries Home Department/Area/Division:…

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