Digital Display: Freedom to Read Week
February 19-25 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada! Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom and take a stand against censorship and book banning. While the MacEwan Library does not carry many ebooks that have been banned or challenged, we have plenty of banned books’ film adaptations, which you will find on this list. We have also decided to include a number of resources about banned books, which will teach you more about the history of book censorship.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Banned Book Resources
120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories and World Literature by Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, and Dawn B. Sova
Banned in the U.S.A.: A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries by Herbert N. Foerstel
Beyond Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom Throughout Your Library by Kristin Pekoll and the American Library Association
Teaching Banned Books: 12 Guides for Young Readers by Pat Scales
Florida’s Book Ban Takes Censorship to the Next Level by Marsha Lederman
Teens Fight for the Right to Read with 'Banned-Book Clubs' and Lawsuits by Hannah Natanson
Unbanning Books by Lisa Peet
Digital Display: Healthy Relationships Week
Building healthy and caring relationships and communities takes work and understanding. That is why February 13-17 is Healthy Relationships Week at MacEwan, with an aim of preventing relationship violence and promoting healthy connections between one another. To teach you more about maintaining healthy relationships, the MacEwan Library has compiled a list of relevant resources.
10 Ways to Be Successful in Love by Lesley Ito
Health and Social Relationships: the Good, the Bad, and the Complicated by Matthew L. Newman and Nicole A. Roberts
Positive Relationships in School: Supporting Emotional Health and Wellbeing by Alison Waterhouse
Smart Partners: Building Successful Relationships in Business and Life by Jim Burba and Bob Hayes
Digital Display: Black History Month
February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month and we are celebrating here at the MacEwan Library! In addition to the events and activities planned for Black History Month across campus, the Library has compiled a list of resources to read and watch about Black history for those who would like to learn more. Check them out below!
A History of Fort Worth in Black & White: 165 Years of African-American Life by Richard F. Selcer
Almost Dead: Slavery and Social Rebirth in the Black Urban Atlantic, 1680-1807 by Michael Lawrence Dickinson
Blacks in Canada: A History by Robin W. Winks
Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King by Edythe Scott Bagley
Free Men in an Age of Servitude: Three Generations of a Black Family by Lee H. Warner
Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War by Scott Christianson
It's Good to Be Black by Ruby Berkley Goodwin
Making Black History: The Color Line, Culture, and Race in the Age of Jim Crow by Jeffrey Aaron Snyder
Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History by Joel Christian Gill
The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea by Christopher J. Lebron
The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss by Charles W. Eagles
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Introducing the New Statistical Consulting Centre
MacEwan University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics is pleased to announce the launch of the new Statistical Consulting Centre.
Statistics is a critical part of the empirical research process, providing the theoretical and applied background to guide study design, choice of statistical tools, and interpretation of results. As MacEwan’s scholarly output continues to grow, it is highly beneficial for researchers across the university to have access to trained statisticians who can help support their work.
The Statistical Consulting Centre provides statistical support for MacEwan’s faculty and student researchers. This support includes:
- Planning stage consultation
- Experiment design
- Sample size calculations
- Confounding and lurking influences
- Data analysis and visualization
- Results interpretation
- Writing and reporting support
The centre is staffed by faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as well as students who receive paid employment or course credit through their work with the centre.
For more information, check out their website.
If you or one of your students could benefit from assistance with the statistical elements of your research, contact the Statistical Consulting Centre at STATShelp@macewan.ca
Digital Display: Mental Health Week
January 23-27 is Mental Health Week here at MacEwan! The theme for this year is "Self Care Isn't Selfish," and there are a number of events around campus for students, staff, and faculty to attend. For many people, reading IS self-care. If that sounds like you, we have curated a list of eBooks related to mental health for you to explore!
Beyond Tea and Tissues: Protecting and Promoting Mental Health at Work by Karen Milner and Judith Ancer
Coping with Anxiety: Ten Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear, and Worry by Edmund J. Bourne and Lorna Garano
Humanizing Mental Illness: Enhancing Agency Through Social Interaction by Abigail Gosselin
Just Ask: Why Seeking Support Is Your Greatest Strength by Andy Lopata
Mindfulness Meditation: Awakening to Better Sleep by Jason C. Ong
Science Over Stigma: Education and Advocacy for Mental Health by Daniel B. Morehead
Self-Care for New and Student Nurses by Dorrie K. Fontaine, Tim Cunningham, and Natalie May
The PTSD Survival Guide for Teens: Strategies to Overcome Trauma, Build Resilience, and Take Back Your Life by Sheela Raja and Jaya Raja Ashrafi
The Stigma Effect: Unintended Consequences of Mental Health Campaigns by Patrick W. Corrigan
Ties That Enable: Community Solidarity for People Living with Serious Mental Health Problems by Teresa L. Scheid and S. Megan Smith
Trauma Is Really Strange by Steve Haines
From the Archives: Instructors Lead Music Clinics
February 6, 1980: Instructors lead music clinics
A group of Music program instructors are holding a series of Sunday workshops for inmates at the Drumheller Correctional Institute. Art Dee, full time instructor at the maximum security facility, contacted the College in response to a need expressed by inmate band members whose musical expertise is outgrowing the level of instruction offered "on the inside". Members of the College contingent volunteering their time and talents to the inmates include Rick Garn on sax, Bob Cairns on guitar, John Hyde on bass, and student Barry Erfle on drums. During the first workshop, held January 27, the College members divided the inmates into their particular instrument category and conducted clinics offering personalized instruction. Approximately 20 inmates attended. (Source: Box 1796, vol. 1, no. 6, 1980).
For other stories from our past, visit the University Archives.
Digital Display: Higher Education Books of the Year 2022
As the year comes to a close, the library has compiled a list of resources based on Alex Usher’s Higher Education Books of the Year 2022 blog post. Our list includes items from Alex’s list, as well as those from our own collection. If you are interested in learning and reading more about issues in higher education, including emerging technologies, the future of post-secondary learning, international education, and race, gender, and the academy, make sure to check out these ebooks!
Applied Pedagogies for Higher Education: Real World Learning and Innovation Across the Curriculum by Golam Jamil and Dawn A. Morley
Degrees of Dignity: Arab Higher Education in the Global Era by Elizabeth Buckner
The Empowered University: Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success by Freeman A. Hrabowski, Philip J. Rous, and Peter H. Henderson
The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities by Frances Henry, Carl James, Peter S. Li, Audrey Lynn Kobayashi, Malinda S. Smith, Howard Ramos, and Enakshi Dua
Experiential Learning in Higher Education: Issues, Ideas, and Challenges for Promoting Peace and Justice by Glenn A. Bowen and Laura L. Finley
Multiracial Experiences in Higher Education: Contesting Knowledge, Honoring Voice, and Innovating Practice by Marc P. Johnston-Guerrero, Charmaine Wijeyesinghe, and G. Reginald Daniel
Reforms, Organizational Change and Performance in Higher Education: A Comparative Account from the Nordic Countries by Rómulo Pinheiro, Lars Geschwind, Hanne Foss Hansen, and Kirsi Pulkkinen
Reimagining the Higher Education Student: Constructing and Contesting Identities by Rachel Brooks and Sarah O’Shea
University Governance in Canada: Navigating Complexity by Julia Eastman, Glen A. Jones, Claude A. Trottier, and Olivier Bégin-Caouette
U.S. Power in International Higher Education by Jenny J. Lee
Virtual Reality in Higher Education: Instruction for the Digital Age by Darrel W. Staat
Digital Display: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known as "White Ribbon Day." This day is in commemoration of the École Polytechnique shootings that took place in 1989. It is a day reserved for mourning, reflection, and action. We have compiled some library materials below to guide your learning.
If you or someone you know needs resources or assistance, please visit this page created and maintained by the Canadian Association of Social Workers.
A Blueprint for Canada's National Action Plan on Violence against Women and Girls by Canadian Network of Women's Shelters & Transition Houses
Beyond The Logic of Emblemization: Remembering and Learning From the Montreal Massacre by Sharon Rosenburg and Roger I. Simon
Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You by Donna Decker
Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls: Educational Work with Children and Young People by Jane Ellis and Ravi K. Thiara
Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls: Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women by Hélène LeBlanc
Rage and Resistance: a Theological Reflection on the Montreal Massacre by Theresa M. O'Donovan
The Montreal Massacre: A Story of Membership Categorization Analysis by Peter Eglin and Stephen Hester
The Ribbon and the Rose by Amanda Goldrick-Jones
Violence Against Women in Canada: Effective Approaches and Resources by Marika Morris
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support of this important initiative to digitally preserve and share the scholarly and creative output of the MacEwan community.