New Books & Free Bookmarks at the Archer Library

Pick up a free handmade bookmark, featuring a helpful library tip and QR code to the library website, at the Archer Library’s New Books exhibit from now until September 15, 2023. New books are available for check-out – just take them over to the Help Desk or our new Self Check station. Whether you’re a student, researcher, or lifelong learner, these tips will help you make the most of your library resources and excel in your studies.

Archer Book Club selection for September 2023

The Archer Book Club is please to announce the book selection for September: Fairy Tale by Stephen King (with Zoom session hosted by the Archer Library’s Jennifer Hall.)

“King’s storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a magnificent and terrifying tale about another world than ours, in which good is pitted against overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy – and his dog – must lead the battle.” (from the author’s website.)

More info here:

Join us for a lively discussion of this New York Times bestseller. As always, Zoom information will be provided closer to the planned meeting: 12:00pm – 1:00pm, September 27th, 2023.

Enhanced Search

We have added a new button to our homepage: Enhanced Search. Provided by Dilex, Enhanced Search gives you a search experience well suited to long-term research projects by providing a history of search tasks. This allows you to revisit past searches, resume your search strategies, continue searching from a different device, and save relevant results. It also provides timelines of your various search tasks and the number of documents you saved in each session to help you visualize search productivity.

Learn more about how to use this powerful new tool with our Enhanced Search LibGuide.

Joe Fafard Frog Sculpture

What better way to celebrate the restoration of a frog sculpture than with a giant replica frog sculpture cake! Yesterday morning at the University’s College Avenue Campus, the newly refurbished and much-beloved Joe Fafard cement and ceramic tile frog sculpture was officially unveiled (though the rain prevented the ceremony from happening outside as originally intended.) Remarks were presented from David Dick, Dean of Media, Art & Performance, Ali King, Curator of the President’s Advisory Committee on Art (pictured here), University President Dr. Jeff Keshen, and Joe Fafard’s widow Alyce Hamon.

Be sure to check out the repaired frog sculpture on the front lawn of the College Ave. Campus when you’re next in the area!

Summer Comedy Movie Contest

Thanks to all who participated in our summer comedy movie contest! Pictured here is a selection of the comedies that students, faculty and staff submitted as favorites (all of which are available for viewing through the Archer Library).

We received 46 entries from 36 members of the University of Regina community on the “favorite comedy movie” form.
Thank you to the 19 undergraduate students, 7 graduate students, 7 staff members and 3 faculty members for their participation!

On August 1, 2023 the random draw for the library gift bag resulted in the following ten winners:

Dorrett Poyser-Krause, Staff, Facilities Management The Gods must be crazy
Angele Poirier, Graduate Student, EconomicsMrs. Doubtfire
Ishan Soni, Undergraduate Student, Computer Science Dhamaal
Manpreet Kaur, Graduate Student, Education Someone Great
Bin Wang, Staff, Environmental Systems Engineering The Super Mario Bros.
Ridhima, Undergraduate Student, Computer ScienceAirplane
Victoria Reeve, Undergraduate Student, PsychologyHard Ticket to Hawaii
Sydney Lorenz, Undergraduate Student, SociologyHeathers
Sharmin Jahan Mim, Graduate Student, Environmental Systems EngineeringStep Brothers
Siyang Zhang, Staff, Department of GeologyLa Grande Vadrouille