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Library Renovation Underway

The library renovation is underway and we have some temporary changes in the way we operate.

These changes are:

  • The main entrance to the library is closed.
  • Patrons must use the temporary entrance at Tim Horton’s to enter the library.
  • The upper and lower levels are restricted to library staff.
  • Our Service Desk is located just past Tim Hortons (see picture below). The Library Service Desk, while temporary, is fully operational.
  • If you need materials please request them through the library’s catalog. We are processing material requests every 2 hours to accommodate any inconvenience the renovation may be causing.
  • Curriculum Center requests are processed in the morning so please plan accordingly.
  • Our entire DVD collection is located along the temporary wall of the new space.
  • The Library Learning Center is now serving as a computer lab for the summer (see picture below).
  • Any library instruction requested will take place either in the regularly scheduled classroom or a computer classroom in Old Main. If you have any questions regarding Library Instruction please contact Jessie Blum (blumj@canisius.edu)
  • The Archives and Special Collections will maintain the same hours of operation. If you have any questions regarding the Archives and Special Collections please contact Kathleen Delaney (delaneyk@canisius.edu)

temporary library service desk

Library Renovation This Summer

Below is the floor plan for the main level of the library. During the summer this space will be undergoing major renovation. The area below the black line will be usable space. The area above the black line will be off limits.

floor plan during renovation

There are some things to consider while the renovation is underway.

How this will affect our operating procedures:

  • The main entrance to the library will be closed.
  • You will be able to enter the library through a temporary entrance that will be established at Tim Hortons (through the glass wall).
  • The upper and lower levels of the library will be restricted to library staff only.
  • We will have a temporary Service Desk located by the Library Learning Center.
  • We ask that you request materials to be held for you through the library’s website. Requests for materials will be processed every 2 hours. You will then be able to pick them up at our temporary service desk.
  • Visitors will not be allowed access to the library during this renovation phase.

Some other things to consider:

  • Due to space issues, some collections may not be physically browsable. Of course you will be able to request the items that you may not have access to.
  • Materials in the Curriculum Center will only be accessible via the Hold system and will take longer than 2 hours to retrieve. Please plan accordingly.
  • The Library will maintain the same hours of operation as previous summers.
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
    • Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Any library instruction requested will take place either in the regularly scheduled classroom or a computer classroom in Old Main. If you have any questions regarding Library Instruction please contact Kelly Lambert (lambert7@canisius.edu)
  • The Archives and Special Collections will maintain the same hours of operation. If you have any questions regarding the Archives and Special Collections please contact Kathleen Delaney (delaneyk@canisius.edu)

Book a Librarian!

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Have you ever needed help with your research?

The library’s Book a Librarian service can assist you in finding more sources for that paper you have to write. Let a librarian work with you in narrowing down your search to find just the right articles, books or websites. We can even aid you through the process of looking at other library’s holdings for materials.

You can always go the Library service desk to ask for help or you can make a one on one appointment with a Canisius librarian. We will work with you to find the best possible research for your needs.

It’s easy; just go to http://library.canisius.edu/book-a-librarian and fill out the form and we will assign you to a librarian.

Upcoming Library Workshops

library workshopsThe Canisius College library offers workshops on a variety of topics, including citations, database searching, and research assistance. Any student interested in participating can join and they count as Academic Workshop credits for the freshman taking GRIFF101. Whether you are new to the library or simply looking to brush up on your skills, the workshops offer learning experiences for everyone. The workshops are offered in the Library Learning Center. Currently scheduled workshops are as follows:

So You Have to Write a Paper: Research Coach: Just tell us what you need - finding sources like books, articles or websites, choosing a topic... This session will provide general research assistance that is geared toward exactly what you need when you need it.

Friday, April 17, 12-1pm

Friday, April 17, 1-2pm

Friday, April 17, 2-3pm

Reserve a Group Study Room Today (for Next Week)

Did you know that you can reserve a group study room in the Library up to two weeks in advance? Simply log in, select the date and time you plan on getting together, and find an available room that meets your group's needs.

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As the semester comes to an end and space is at a premium, make sure you reserve a space to work on your group presentations and projects. Have questions? Contact us or ask at the front desk.

Try ConnectNY: Academic Libraries Sharing Collections

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Our library doesn’t have the book you need? No problem! Try ConnectNY, a system that “connects” other college libraries just like ours.

Search their library catalogs and easily request books to be sent here. Since participating libraries are other academic libraries like ours, their collections will have also been built with college student needs in mind – reliable, academic titles that support the classes you take and the topics you study. The average turn-around time on request is 3 business days! 

Learn more about and try ConnectNY.

This Wednesday: Archives Speaker Series

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The Canisius College Archives Speaker Series presents

Ku Klux Klan Attacks on New England’s Franco-Americans

With Eileen Angelini, Ph. D., professor, Modern Languages

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3:30 pm, ALB Library, First Floor

Dr. Eileen Angelini will give the Archives Speaker Series Lecture in the ALB Library on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:40 p.m.

She will focus on the Ku Klux Klan’s (KKK) threats against Quebecois immigrants to New England in the first half of the twentieth century, using excerpts from the documentary film Réveil, on which she served as historic consultant.

Although the Ku Klux Klan is most closely associated with violence against blacks in the American South, they pervasively terrorized people in northern locales from Milo, Maine, to Buffalo, New York, where they often targeted white immigrants. Historic documentation discovered for this film echoes today’s debates about immigration, assimilation and language.

Dr. Angelini received her B.A. in French from Middlebury College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in French Studies from Brown University. She is currently professor of French at Canisius College, and has been the recipient of a Canada-U.S. Fulbright award as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), and in 2012 was named Chevalier dans l’Ordres des Palmes Académiques.

The Archives Speaker Series features scholars whose work relies on archival research, and those who have produced an expression of scholarship based on archival research.

Sponsored by Canisius College Rev. J. Clayton Murray, S.J. Archives & Special Collections, and the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Kathleen M. De Laney, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at 716-888-8421 or delaneyk@canisius.edu

What is NoodleTools?

noodletools logoNoodleTools is a paper/essay management system that helps you to organize your research. You can generate citations, export a perfectly formatted source list, create digital notecards, and interact with other students, your instructor, and citation experts through this comprehensive online tool for the academic research process. Create your free account today, and experience a better way to organize your research.

LOGIN to NoodleTools and learn more about how to use the citation building and collaboration features of this powerful tool. Save time, stay organized, avoid plagiarism, and generate perfectly formatted reference lists!

Upcoming Library Workshops

library workshopsThe Canisius College library offers workshops on a variety of topics, including citations, database searching, and research assistance. Any student interested in participating can join and they count as Academic Workshop credits for the freshman taking GRIFF101. Whether you are new to the library or simply looking to brush up on your skills, the workshops offer learning experiences for everyone. The workshops are offered in the Library Learning Center. Currently scheduled workshops are as follows:

Citation Frustration: One of the most time consuming and often confusing parts of the research process is properly citing sources. Let us help you make citation less annoying. This session will share formatting tips and use of tools that help to create citations, determine source type, and format bibliographies. This session will save you a ton of time!

Friday, February 27, 12-1pm

Monday March 2, 7-8 pm

Friday March 6, 12-1pm

The “Find Articles” Assignment: You need to find articles for your assignment. How do you even do that? This session will help you select appropriate databases, identify various types of articles and find the resources you need for your specific assignment - in record time!

Friday, February 27, 11-12pm

Friday March 6, 1-2pm

Monday March 9, 7-8pm

So You Have to Write a Paper: Research Coach: Just tell us what you need - finding sources like books, articles or websites, choosing a topic... This session will provide general research assistance that is geared toward exactly what you need when you need it.

Friday, February 27, 1-2pm

Friday March 6, 2-3pm

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