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SFU Library Feedback

What is the availability of Study Rooms in the Library?

November 6th, 2014

Q: What is the Library Study room availability and booking requirements?

A: If you’ve completed all degree requirements except your thesis, you may be eligible to book a lockable study room at the WAC Bennett Library on the Burnaby campus. The study rooms have small windows that look over Convocation Mall.

Study rooms are available for master’s or doctoral students writing their theses under the following conditions:

  • the student has completed all degree requirements except the thesis;
  • the student will be registered full-time; and
  • the student will not be employed at the university (other than as a TA/TM or RA)

Reminder: Study rooms are intended for students in the final writing phase of their thesis dissertation and who are intending on spending a significant amount of time using library resources. Additionally, students who have used a room for one or more terms will have low priority for future use.

The Library Study Room Application must be completed by you and your senior supervisor to be considered complete. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. Please submit your application by the application deadline below to the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows (MBC 1100) http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/dean-gradstudies/currentstudents/Thesis/Library%20Study%20Room%20Application.pdf

  • Fall 2014: Application period has closed
  • Spring 2015: application deadline is Friday, November 14, 2014

http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/blog/tips/studyroom.html

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Self and Other Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame

November 6th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase:
Title: Self and Other Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame
Author: Zahavi, Dan
Publisher & where & when published: OUP
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199590681.do
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: Thanks for your suggestion. This book has been ordered and you will get an email from the Library when it’s available.

Mike McIntosh
Library Liaison for Philosophy

Returning Books

November 5th, 2014

Q: If I borrowed books from the Burnaby Campus, can I return them to the Surrey Campus? Thank you!

A: Yes you can return books to any campus so long as they are not Reserves. Only Reserve books need to be returned to the campus library from which they were borrowed.
take care

Scott
Library Loans

How to Suggest a Library Purchase

November 5th, 2014

Q: I am the author (2014) of a series of 4 volumes on the Floating Heritage of British Columbia (1,000 pages in total). How do I go about requesting that your library purchase a set ($100 in total – $25 each)? http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Publications.php

A: Thanks very much for contacting the library. I’ve considered your suggestion that Belzberg Library purchase a copy of “Floating Heritage of British Columbia” and unfortunately, it does not support the teaching and research at the Vancouver campus. However, you can request that the main Bennett Library at the SFU Burnaby campus purchase a copy by completing the purchase suggestion form at: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/my-library/suggested-purchase The suggestion will be evaluated according to SFU’s teaching and research priorities.

Best regards,

Karen Marotz
Head, Belzberg Library

Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 5K3

Volunteering at the Library

November 5th, 2014

Q: Do you have any volunteer positions at the Library?

A: Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the SFU Library. The Student Learning Commons at the Library offers 2 volunteer opportunities to SFU students, “Learning and Writing Peer Educators” and “English as an Additional Language Peer Educators”; you can read more information about both here: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/slc/services/contact/peers/become-peer-educator.

We recruit only once per year for these positions, in February/ March for a September start. If you are still interested, please look for the postings on http://myInvolvement.sfu.ca at that time.
Many thanks again for your interest.

Sincerely,

Ruth Silverman, M.Ed.
Learning Services Coordinator
Student Learning Commons
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Zero To One

November 5th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Zero To One
Author: Peter Thiel
Publisher & where & when published: Crown Business (Sept 16, 2014)
Your affiliation: SFU Undergraduate Student

A: I’ve just ordered a copy of Zero to One by Peter Thiel for the collection at Surrey. Thanks for taking the time to suggest this title. I’ve asked that a hold be placed on this book when it arrives, so you’ll receive an email when it’s available for you to borrow.

All the best,
Shane
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Shane Plante
Liaison Librarian for the School of Interactive Arts + Technology, Science, and Applied Science (Surrey)
Fraser Library, SFU Surrey

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free

November 5th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age
Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher & where & when published: McSweeney’s (November 18, 2014)
Where you saw this item mentioned: NPR
Your affiliation: SFU Staff

A: You book request was forwarded to me as the Publishing Librarian. You’ll be happy to hear that Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free has just been ordered, and that as soon as it appears in the SFU catalogue you can make a Request for it so you can be the first person to take it out.

If you have further book purchase requests, feel free to either use the form or contact me directly. Best wishes for the semester,

…Nina
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Nina Smart, MLS
Publishing Liaison Librarian
Belzberg Library, SFU Vancouver

Access UBC eBook with SFU ID

October 30th, 2014

Q: I want to access the eBook of “Woman’s Body, Woman’s Word” by Malti-Douglas, Fedwa which is available online at UBC at this link: http://gw2jh3xr2c.search.serialssolutions.com/?sid=sersol&SS_jc=TC0000559525&title=Woman%27s%20body%2C%20woman%27s%20word%20%3A%20gender%20and%20discourse%20in%20Arabo-Islamic%20writing
Is it possible to do so with my SFU ID?

A: There is a reciprocal borrowing agreement that may be of help in getting access to this e-resource. However, it is at the discretion of UBC as to what they allow reciprocal borrowers to access, please contact them for clarification. See the link below for more information on how to acquire reciprocal borrowing privileges and for UBC contact information.

http://services.library.ubc.ca/borrowing-services/reciprocal-borrowing/visiting-ubc/

SFU library does have this title in print and you can place a hold on it by clicking on this link and filling out the form: http://at.sfu.ca/tDaHLW

Regards,
Janice
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Janice Banser, E-resources Access & Systems Librarian
W.A.C. Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Philosophy’s moods

October 30th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: Philosophy’s moods : the affective grounds of thinking
Author: Hagi Kenaan, Ilit Ferber (eds)
Publisher & where & when published: Springer, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: http://www.amazon.com/Philosophys-Moods-Affective-Contributions-Phenomenology/dp/9400738250/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413653207&sr
Your affiliation: SFU Graduate Student

A: Thanks for your suggestion. This book will be ordered shortly, and you will get an email from the Library when it’s available.

Best,
Mike McIntosh
Library Liaison for Liberal Studies

Suggestion for New Title Purchase: Living in Balance – ebook

October 28th, 2014

Q: Suggestion for New Title Purchase
Title: eBook: Living in Balance: a Mindful Guide for Thriving in a Complex World
Author: Joel Levey; Michelle Levey
Publisher & where & when published: New York : Divine Arts, 2014
Where you saw this item mentioned: Professional listserve

A: Thanks for your book request. I have ordered a copy on demand for you, for pick-up at Belzberg. You will be notified by email when it is ready for pick-up.

Best wishes,
Yolanda Koscielski
Liaison Librarian for Criminology and Psychology