Summer Reading

Looking for something new to read? Interested in reading more about a hot topic? Craving a cozy movie night with a literary adaptation? Well, the Archer Book Club has a new Summer Reading page!

We have three sections of books:
-Hot Topics and Critical Conversations (non-fiction and fiction)
-Classic Summer Reading (all available through the university library)
-For the Beach and Rainy Days (all fiction)

Not only that, but if you scroll down to the bottom of the page we’ve got a few ideas for newer literary adaptation films (all movies available through our databases)!

Whenever possible we have listed items available through the library, but if not each book has a link with more information about it, and we encourage you to consider options like your local public library.

Check it all out on the Archer Book Club page here:

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Friday Library Feature: Point and Click Team

To bring a little fun to your rainy Friday, check out this story from some of our library teammates. Enjoy!

Creativity Soars while Working from Home

Working from home was an adjustment for all of us.  The physical separation from coworkers was quickly replaced by using connective technologies such as Zoom.

As creative individuals, we opted to turn the “problem” of working from home into a unique opportunity to explore and create new ways to deliver library information.

Thus began the “Point & Click” team, combining the diverse expertise of Corina van den Berg, Doris Hein and Angela Lucas. 

Corina brings extensive research skills for finding content related to online library instruction.  Her knowledge and expertise at evaluating other libraries’ information literacy resources is the foundation of the team’s content creation.

Doris is the team’s wordsmith, editor and voice actor.  Her writing skills ensure our scripts are in the appropriate style for online content and the language used is suitable for our target audiences.  Her well-articulated script readings bring another level of engagement and life to our videos.

Angela brings professional experience as a traditional/digital artist and content creator.  Her knowledge of art, visual language and creative technologies expands the team’s ability to develop interactive content on a variety of platforms.

Working together in a “virtual” environment has unleashed a flood of creative ideas and productive collaboration.  The team has researched, written and produced three concept videos and a gamification escape room to introduce research nomenclature to first year students.

The “Point and Click” team is committed to continue creating engaging yet informative online experiences for our students.”

Corina van den Berg MSc
Doris Hein BA(Hons)
Angela Lucas MFA

June Archer Book Club: Love Lives Here with Guest Author Amanda Jetté Knox

The next Archer Book Club will be on June 23, 2021: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Title: Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family by Amanda Jetté Knox. The author will be joining us for the discussion.

To attend please visit the Archer Book Club page and register in the June tab:

More information about this month’s selection (including how to access it), discussion points, etc. can also be found at the main page (vote for Fall 2021 selections too!)

More Summer Book Club Dates:
-July 21, 2021: 12:00pm-1:00pm, Title: #Notyourprincess by Lisa Charleyboy (Editor); Mary Beth Leatherdale (Editor)

Staff, faculty and students are all welcome!

Library Leisure Guide – Pride Month!

The Library Leisure Guide has just been updated with a new tab to celebrate Pride Month! We have gathered a wonderful collection of films, reading selections, history and information, games and more!

Check out the Pride Month tab here:

Check out the full Leisure Guide here:

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