Workshop: Using Open Resources in Your Teaching

The University of Regina’s Open Textbook Publishing Program in
collaboration with Archer Library is pleased to present the first of
three workshops on open educational resources – how to find and evaluate
the quality of resources, how to use them in your teaching, and what the
experience has been for instructors and students currently using open
resources for teaching and learning.
Workshop 1: “Using Open Textbooks in Your Teaching”
When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Where: LY 107.33 (Archer Library)
Topic: The Workshop “Using Open Textbooks in Your Teaching” will provide
an introduction to open textbooks before moving to a discussion of
approaches for incorporating these tools into your teaching. This
workshop will engage participants in finding, analyzing, and reflecting
on how they can incorporate open textbooks in their teaching.
Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of open
textbooks and how they can improve both student education and
instructors’ teaching experience. This workshop is presented by Cara
Bradley, Research & Scholarship Librarian and Elsa Johnston, Open
Textbook Program Manager, University of Regina.
For more information on this workshop, please contact Elsa Johnston at or by phone at 306-527-0064.
Program Manager
Open Textbook Publishing Program
University of Regina
Ph: 306-527-0064

Fall 2019 Research Tune-up Workshops

The Research Tune-up Workshops are designed for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and other campus researchers. You are welcome to attend whether you are new to research or looking for information on new tools and trends that may have an impact on your work. The emphasis is on practical strategies to help you achieve your research and dissemination goals.

Qualtrics Survey Software
Qualtrics is a web-based, research survey software that offers many advanced, but user-friendly features. This session will provide an overview of Qualtrics and prepare participants to set-up a survey with diverse questions types (multiple choice, text entry, rank order, slider, etc), employ skip logic, understand distribution options, and to view collected data and reports.
Presented by Cara Bradley
Thursday, October 31, 1:30-3pm, LY 107.33 (Wascana Room)
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Complying with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy
Any researcher (other than graduate student grant holders) who received a Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) grant after May 1, 2015, is required to provide open and free access to resulting journal articles within one year of publication. This workshop is for those who have received these grants and want to learn more about their options for complying with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications. Topics will include various journal types (green/gold), author agreements, agreement addendums, and the Library’s oURspace Mediated Deposit Service.
Presented by Cara Bradley and Christina Winter
Thursday, November 14, 10-11am, LY 107.33 (Wascana Room)
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Creating Research Poster Presentations
Many academic conferences provide opportunities for researchers to present their work as a poster presentation. This session will discuss design considerations, software options, templates, using images in poster creation, as well as provide some tips for presenting your poster at an academic conference.
Presented by Cara Bradley
Wednesday, November 20, 1:30-2:20pm, LY 107.33 (Wascana Room)
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Systematic and Scoping Reviews
This workshop will provide an introduction to scoping and systematic reviews, two very specific types of literature review that had their beginnings in clinical medicine, but are increasingly being adopted by social sciences researchers. These reviews typically involve a highly detailed and comprehensive plan and search strategy, with the goal of reducing bias by identifying, appraising, and synthesizing all studies relevant to a particular research question. Topics covered in the workshop will include an overview of the steps involved in this type of review, advice on developing search strategies, using purpose-built software programs like SUMARI and Covidence to conduct the review, as well as thoughts on the time and resources required to successfully complete a review.
Presented by Cara Bradley and Mary Chipanshi
Tuesday, November 26, 1:30-3pm, LY 107.33 (Wascana Room)
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Contact Cara Bradley, Research & Scholarship Librarian, at
306-585-4837 or if you have any questions. Suggestions for future workshop topics are also welcome!

In Your Library: Classics for Autumn

Autumn is a great time to enjoy ghost stories and classic horror films. Archer Library has got you covered! From a few staff favourites and absolute classics of literature and film, here are some great selections that can be borrowed from the University Library:

Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice

The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson: Open access, full text available online.

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

At The Mountains Of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft

Sleepy Hollow (Directed by Tim Burton)

Frankenstein (Starring Boris Karloff)

Dracula (Starring Bela Lugosi)

The Shining (Directed by Stanley Kubrick)

The Exorcist (1973): Available online through Criterion On Demand.

Above photo courtesy of Arlysse Quiring.

National Coming Out Day

Image from Pace University

October 11th, 2019 marks the 31st National Coming Out Day. The day was conceived by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary as a day to celebrate coming out, and to recognize the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1987 (National Coming Out Day, 2019).

The Archer Library strives to not only be a place of learning and study, but also a place of support and safety. If you are ever in need of resources – whether it’s for an assignment or for more personal reasons – library staff are here to help you.

As a starting point, you may want to check out our new Research Guide on LGBTQ+ Resources. It offers information on writing standards for LGBTQ+ topics, library resources, and web resources – including local support services.

For more information on National Coming Out Day, visit the Human Rights Campaign’s excellent page on NCOD.