Monday, October 06, 2008

Jennifer Pilles of the Sheridan
Library Services' Student Volunteers' Group
with sample zines from the Sheridan Zine
Library, in 2007, the first in a community
college in Canada.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sept. 2008

Welcome to Sheridan, or welcome back if you're new.

Lots new this year. And front and centre is our state of the art Learning Commons, a major new facility designed to make your studies easier and better.

Have you visted the LLC [Library Learning Commons]? If so, what do you think of it?

And have you tried out the Zine Library, Canada's first in a community college? Lots of interesting stuff there from the Sheridan Self-Publishers' Group. You can join them. Make your own Zine and make it available in the Library Services Area of the new Library Learning Commons [LLC]

Let us know what you think about these things and anything else you like or don't with Sheridan Library Services? Have ideas, want to vcolunteer? Lots of opportunity. For instance, we need pictures to liven up the space.



Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Sheridan Library Blog is a chance for you to let us know what you like (and don't) about Sheridan Library Services, and to build bigger and better library services in the future. Asone of the best colleges in Canada Sheridan should have library services to match. We need you help. We want to build a better mousetrap [aka library services] and we plan to use Second Life and other tools to help us do it.

What's in it for you? Lots. You get great professional experuience in a real world environment, something you can put on your resume, and, maybe, fame and fortune. A first year student from last year had her brainchild - a Sheridan Zine Library - come to be one year later (see p. 13 in the Sept. 20th,2007 issue of the Sheridan Sun), and another, a first year Interior Design student was asked to help in the design of a new hospital space.

To sign up for the Library Services Student volunteer group just send an email to or call leave a message at Sheridan extension 2481.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sketch as promised,
I have had a few Ideas about how to further incorporate the library concept, name and a logo into the interior design of the library. In the Atrium the idea of, grass underfoot, came up. That would be a bit hard to maintain but what may work would be a natural stone mosaic design resembling the Brain mural. We could fill in some of the "brain matter" with creeping moss. We could have different types of creeping plants that are meant for things like garden walkways. Aromatic plants would have many good benefits. This would tie in with our Green Wall. The perimeter around the mural could be done in natural stone which would be leveled for obvious reasons.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Hi everyone,

Taodhg has been exploring the idea of putting up some prints and photography in the library, and I've volunteered some of my stuff for consideration. What do you guys think? If you had to choose a handful of these, which would you pick?




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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hi I wanted to address this post to Jen P,
I think some people may be having a hard time accessing Blogger because they have switched from Beta. It causes many problems with viewing and posting. The creator of the Blog needs to switch over in order for us all to switch and access new features. Maybe you should switch us over. Maybe this is why we havent had any posts or comments in two months. I know I had a terrible time trying to post.
Thanks Jen,

Monday, January 29, 2007

On a serious note:
I would like everyone to take a look at this clip and read the article. It reminds us why we should be aiming for sustainable design. Maybe we could challenge ourselves to come up with truly sustainable solutions when redesigning our school library.
(This link is expired now, April 08 2007)

Human-caused global warming is here: report
Updated Mon. Jan. 22 2007 11:35 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Human-caused global warming is here - visible in the air, water and melting ice - and is destined to get much worse in the future, an authoritative global scientific report will warn next week.
"The smoking gun is definitely lying on the table as we speak," said top U.S. climate scientist Jerry Mahlman, who reviewed all 1,600 pages of the first segment of a giant four-part report. "The evidence ... is compelling.".....

Global warming is "happening now, it's very obvious," said Mahlman, a former director of NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab who lives in Boulder, Colo. "When you look at the temperature of the Earth, it's pretty much a no-brainer."...

An early version of the ever-changing draft report said "observations of coherent warming in the global atmosphere, in the ocean, and in snow and ice now provide stronger joint evidence of warming."
And the early draft adds: "An increasing body of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on other aspects of climate including sea ice, heat waves and other extremes, circulation, storm tracks and precipitation."
The world's global average temperature has risen about 0.66 degrees Celsius from 1901 to 2005. The two warmest years on record for the world were 2005 and 1998. Last year
was the hottest year on record for the United States.
The report will draw on already published peer-review science. Some recent scientific studies show that temperatures are the hottest in thousands of years, especially during the last 30 years; ice sheets in Greenland in the past couple years have shown a dramatic melting; and sea levels are rising and doing so at a faster rate in the past decade. ...

As confident as scientists are about the global warming effects that they've already documented, they are as gloomy about the future and even hotter weather and higher sea level rises. ...

In 2001, the panel said the world's average temperature would increase somewhere between about 1.4 and 5.8 degrees Celsius and the sea level would rise between 10 and 89 centimeters by the year 2100. ...

"We have barely started down this path," said chapter co-author Richard Alley of Penn State University.