Author Recognition Reception

Some images from last Thursday’s Author Recognition reception, where we celebrated members of the University of Regina community who’ve published or produced creative and academic work in the past year. Selected authors were invited to speak about their work, and attendees could browse the 2022-2023 honoured publications.

The Archer Library’s Bill Sgrazzutti’s opening address.

Professor Charity Marsh speaking about “The Culture: Hip-Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century.”

Professor Risa Horowitz talking about the “Small and Quiet Winter Screen” video project.

More info on the Author Recognition Program:

U of R Author Recognition Program Reception

The Archer Library is hosting the annual U of R Author Recognition Program Reception on Thursday, November 23 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm in the RIC Auditorium.

The program celebrates scholarly and creative works published in the last year by members of the U of R and Federated Colleges community. The reception provides a platform for authors to speak briefly about their work, and also an opportunity for the published works to be displayed.

Details about the program are at

Archer Self Checkout App

Did you know that you can sign out Archer Library books from your phone? Just download the Archer Self Checkout app, log-in with your University username and password, and you’re ready to go. Simply scan a book’s barcode with your camera and it’s added to your account. You can also see what other books you have out, and other account info like recall notices and outstanding fees. So convenient!

Contact us here:

if you have any questions about this new feature.

United Way Book Sale

The United Way book sale is on now and runs until November 27th. This year the sale is in the Alcove space, which is just past the elevators. Each book is available for a suggested donation of $2 per item, and payments can be made in the wall-mounted box in the elevator lobby. (Note that change cannot be made at the Help Desk.)

All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the University of Regina’s United Way campaign.

Remembrance Day

In observance of the November 11th Remembrance Day holiday, the Archer Library and Archives will be open reduced hours on Friday, November 10th. Those hours are 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm, with the Help Desk shutting down 15 minutes prior to closing.

Regular hours resume the following day.

“Prairie Interlace” Exhibition

If you visit the MacKenzie Art Gallery between now and February 18th, Archer Library patrons will encounter something familiar hanging on the wall. Marjorie Yuzicappi’s 1970 “Tapestry (Tah-hah-sheena)” can normally be found on the Archer’s main floor but recently it’s been leant to the Mackenzie for their new exhibition “Prairie Interlace: Weaving, Modernisms, and the Expanded Frame, 1960–2000,” a sprawling survey of innovative textile-based art on the Canadian Prairies from the second half of the twentieth century. The Yuzicappi piece is one of three monumental 70s tapestries which call the Archer Library home, with the other two also made by women artists of The Sioux Handcraft Co-operative from Standing Buffalo First Nation.

International Inuit Day

Today, November 7th, is International Inuit Day, when we celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Inuit peoples from the Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Russia.

The University is proud to include Inuit sculptures, prints and textiles in its art collection. Comment below if you recognize this print by Kananginak Pootoogook!

Image: Kananginak Pootoogook (1935-2010), Qinnuajuaq (Hawk) (37/50) (1976), lithograph, Gift of Dr. Morris C. Shumiatcher, O.C., S.O.M., Q.C. and Dr. Jacqui Clay Shumiatcher, S.O.M., 2017.