There's still time to read and join us for the last Archer Book Club session for summer 2020! On Wednesday August 12th at 2:00pm we will be chatting about The Last Wish, by Andrzej Sapkowski. This novel is from The Witcher series, which is also the inspiration for a number of games and the Netflix … Continue reading Last Archer Book Club For Summer!
The image for this blog post is a combination of an Influenza card (University of Regina Archives & Special Collections 89-44 Box 157 File 2180 Influenza Card n.d.) from the T. A. Heinrich collection and the decals available from the UofR printing services. As of 2 June 2020, the total confirmed Covid-19 deaths in Saskatchewan … Continue reading Spanish Influenza, Covid-19 and the Archer Library
Image Source: https://libreshot.com/stack-of-books/ Keep our distance AND enjoy spending some virtual quality book time together. This summer the Archer Book Club will pilot virtual meetings on Wednesday June 10th, July 8th and August 12th (2 pm - 3 pm). We are inviting the UofR community (students, faculty and staff) to read, participate in virtual Zoom … Continue reading Join the Virtual Archer Book Club!
In this challenging time, it is more important than ever to learn to think critically. The library has launched a new Fake News Research Guide (or LibGuide), with videos, websites, articles, a tab dedicated to COVID-19 materials, and numerous other resources to help you get started on your information literacy journey. Think you’re already a … Continue reading Fake News: The Research Guide
Finishing up the semester and continuing research has had many unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Did you know that there is an Emergency Library to help? With a huge variety of materials in numerous languages, the EL is a unique opportunity to access information. Created by Internet Archive, on March 24th their resources were … Continue reading The World Online: The Emergency Library
Music can be a perfect way to de-stress during this challenging time, especially for study breaks. Many musicians across Canada and around the world are offering live concert streaming, and it’s a chance to see amazing concerts and other performances! Some are paid streaming services, but many offer free trials or have entirely free sections. … Continue reading De-stress with Virtual Concerts
It seems like the whole world is suddenly living on Zoom. Here are a few tips on making the most of your Zoom experience. Background Noise Are you in a meeting or class and someone has their mic on in a room with lots of background noise but they don’t realize it? The meeting host … Continue reading Tips for Zoom Users
Exams can be stressful. Although we can't be here physically to support you this exam time, here are three “off campus” study break suggestions from the University of Regina Library collection. First have a study break and take 14 steps to use the power of ignorance! Then find out how to live courageously in troubled … Continue reading Ignorance, Hope and Perspective
Image by mailanmaik from Pixabay Final exams are now upon us. This time is stressful under the best of circumstances, but students - and faculty - are now faced with the added challenge of adapting to an entirely online mode of learning. The Archer Library recognizes the importance of taking time to de-stress, regroup, and … Continue reading De-stress with Virtual Travel