Kaleidoscope 2017

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Started in 2011, Kaleidoscope is an annual conference for Queen’s University Library where librarians and library staff present and discuss interesting work, ideas or trends about libraries and information


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    Prison Sentences: Recovering the Voices of Prisoners Through an Exhibit
    (2017-10-13) Bell, Kimberley
    Queen’s W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections recently acquired and exhibited an important run of Canada’s penal press, including the now closed Prison for Women. Authored and edited exclusively by inmates, these highly produced publications were intended for, and won significant circulation among the general population. From hard-hitting pieces evaluating the merits and demerits of capital punishment, to the "daily pun", outsiders enjoyed privileged 'access' to life inside the walls. However, the stories inmates told through these publications obscured as much as they revealed about prison life. Is it possible to recoup the voices of this marginalized group from these newsletters? Anxious to air grievances to an outside audience, participants nevertheless had to satisfy administrators' expectations and avoid offending potentially violent rival inmates. In Foucauldian terms, authors and editors rendered themselves governable to two authorities whose interests were at odds more often than not. The stakes were high; one imprudently shared fact or poorly constructed metaphor could result in death. This poster focuses on the deep and unique ambivalence of being an inmate-author and editor, through analyzing the newsletter printing and editing processes.
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    YOU can be a Research4Life Ambassador!
    (2017-10-13) Durando, Paola; Chala, Mulugeta
    Research4Life is a partnership between the World Health Organization, commercial publishers, and library service vendors. It provides free or low cost access to research to 8,000 eligible institutions in the developing world. There are currently four programs: HINARI for health, AGORA for agriculture, OARE for environment, and ARDI for intellectual property and innovation. GOALI, which provides legal information, will be available in 2018. Queen’s University Library staff are well positioned to raise awareness of Research4Life amongst students and faculty working on international projects. A physiotherapy faculty member from the University of Gondar describes the impact that HINARI has had on evidence-based practice and knowledge transfer in Ethiopia.
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    Bracken Health Sciences Library's Knowledge Synthesis Service
    (2017-10-13) McKeown, Sandra
    This presentation introduces recently formalized research support services for knowledge syntheses being conducting in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The presenter reviews reasons for developing a formalized service, steps taken to develop the service, the resulting two-tiered service model and new library guide, and next steps.
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    Information Research & Management Online Course
    (2017-10-13) McKeown, Sandra
    This presentation introduces the new Information Research & Management online course in development as part of the proposed undergraduate certificate for a Certificate in Advanced Research Skills. This collaboration between Queen’s University Library and the Faculty of Arts and Science is the first of its kind. The presenter shares details about the course development team and process to date.
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    Finding Time to Learn in a Learning Organization using Lynda.com
    (2017-10-13) Young, Judy
    The story of how my six member team schedules time for dedicated learning sessions. We use Lynda. com whenever we can because it has what we need in a convenient format.