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Limited-Term Information Services Librarian (Nursing Liaison)

The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library invites applications for a 12-month limited-term Information Services Librarian – Nursing Liaison position commencing as early as July 1, 2016. Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. For more information please visit the job posting

UWill Discover Conference is Tuesday the 29th! Check it out

UWill Discover 2016 will take place March 29, 2016 Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre. All of the conference information including program, registration, and even the videos of our keynote panel are available at http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/uwilldiscover/2016/

Windsor's Football Past: Assumption College 1915

Assumption College Football Players c.1915

Did you know that the history of Purple Raider and Lancer Athletics goes as far back as the early 1900’s? To learn more about the history of athletics at our university, please visit the Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive brought to you by Scholarship @Uwindsor

- Jasna Cakmak

The second of our college football songs for the week!

Super Bowl Week: Windsor Football from the Digital Archives

Assumption College Football Players c.1951

Founded in 1857, Assumption University was the parent institution of the University of Windsor that we know today. Football was part of the athletic life of Assumption College just as it is today at the University of Windsor. Leading up to the Super Bowl this weekend, we'll be sharing some pictures and tidbits from Windsor's football past!

Check the Public History 497 Digital Archive!

The Public History 497 Digital Archive at the University of Windsor brings together thematically organized digitized archival materials from the Leddy Library that capture part of the unique history of Windsor & Essex County. Students in the class selected materials on various topics, worked to digitize those materials and build an online exhibit using the Omeka digital exhibits software, and also contributed their unique historical scholarship to bring these items to life.

UWill Discover Reminder: Get your submissions in today

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that you should try to get your submissions for the conference in today if possible.

UWill Discover is Windsor's campus wide undergraduate conferences and accepts submissions of all types from all departments and faculties. 

Submission is easy - just head over to the website, hit submit and tell us about your proposal.


Questions can be directed to Simon Du Toit at sdutoit@uwindsor.ca

Submit a Proposal to UWill Discover by Jan 15th

Hello everyone and happy new year!

The deadline for submissions to the 2nd UWill Discover Undergraduate Research Conference is January 15th. UWill Discover accepts submissions from students from all faculties and departments. It is a great opportunity to get experience presenting research in a professional setting for the whole campus, enjoy a great lunch, and a chance to meet other students researchers, faculty and staff across campus.

Writing Centre closes for the fall term on Dec 12th

For anyone seeking writing help this term, December 12th will be the last day the Writing Centre is open until the new semester starts.

Food for Fines at Leddy: Dec 1 - Dec 22

Help Support the University of Windsor Student Food Bank and reduce your library fines by donating non-perishable, UNEXPIRED food items at Leddy Library's Information Desk. For each itme that you donate, you'll receive $2 off your fines, up to 50$ per person.

Library Partners with Biology faculty and students to publish a new open access book on Epigenetics

From the Daily News Story

Check out the book here

A unique collaboration between professor Michael Crawford in the Department of Biological Sciences, students enrolled in his Epigenetics course, and the Leddy Library’s Centre for Digital Scholarship, has led to the publication of a new book exploring the way our genes relate to our experiences of life.