The Library and Learning Zone are pleased to announce the return of Research Wednesdays in the 2018/19 academic year. We are actively seeking presenters from the OCAD U community including faculty, students, graduate students, staff, or members of the public to participate. In the upcoming year, we are exploring specific questions:
Ultimately, we are interested in hearing from you, so that we can plan for the new Library of the 21st Century!
WHAT: a forum for anyone to present in a supportive, studio-based environment of peers. Any topic of interest to you can be of interest to us!
WHEN: every Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm between:
HOW: contact Daniel Payne (firstname.lastname@example.org), and include:
WHERE:OCAD U Learning Zone 1st Level, MCC (Annex Blg., 113 McCaul St.)
Image credit: Photographer unknown. (1953). 'Lily Maley and class, Glendon Hall'. OCAD University Visual Resources & Special Collections.
After a successful series of talks offered during the 2017/18 academic year, the Library will begin capturing some of these presentations a providing access through a dedicated web portal:
The collection will be growing through the Summer, so keep track of the site for more uploaded podcasts with visual presentation images.
The first official posting is the captivating presentation by:
Image credit: Matt Janisse. Question #3. (2016).
Since 2005., the TRY + Library Conference has been a dynamic gathering of librarians from GTA region universities, exploring topics in collections, services, and mandates for academic libraries in the new information environment. In 2016, OCAD U was invited to participate in the event was then subsequently offered official membership.
Daniel Payne, Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the Dorothy H. Hoover Library, serves as the liaison for the planning committee and in this role has proposed the conference themes for both years of membership: Cultivating Connections (2017) and the most recent offering, Reflective Practice (2018).
OCAD University staff were well represented with a conference paper presented by Scholarly Communications Librarian Chris Landry and Daniel Payne:
Reference Intern Lauren Orav produced a poster,
OCAD University is proud to be able to promote and celebrate our unique studio-based learning environment among the other GTA universities, contributing a new voice in the dialogue surrounding scholarship, creative research, and academic inquiry.