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Stay "Up All Night"

This coming Wednesday, April 3 we're going to try something a little different - we're going to stay open around the clock.  The very first "Up All Night" is going to bring together the services of the Writing Centre, the Library, the CAT Lab and other groups on campus. 

We'll be providing help with writing and research, studying and exam writing, even stress management.  And we'll be doing it all night long.  Starting at 10pm and continuing until 8 o'clock Thursday morning.  There will also be activities (yoga anyone?) and food to help keep you going.

More information is available at the Writing Centre's site. Or you can call 491-6202 or 420-5544. If you're going to be up anyway, why not do it at the Library? With other Saint Mary's students. With people who can help.  See you Wednesday night.

Prize Winner Announced

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An undergrad in the Sobey School of Business was the big winner in the Library's recent LibQUAL survey.  Yue Xu is shown here receiving an iPad2 from University Librarian Marie DeYoung and Ron Houlihan, Promotional Services Librarian.

Fifteen other students won gift cards. All of the prize winners had their names randomly drawn from the 900 respondents who completed the survey.

The data and comments from the survey will be analyzed over the coming weeks and will help inform decisions made on the future direction of library resources and services.  Thank you to everyone who participated.

Extended Hours Begun

A student's life is not an easy one.  Especially that 4 or 5 week period from mid-March to mid-April - when all their assignments are due, followed quickly by final exams. Lots of work to be done. So, yeah, it's tough.

Of course, finding a good place to get that work done can be a challenge. So many distractions, so little time.  Which is why so many students seek out the library.  And which is why the Library is now open until 1:00 in the morning.  And will be until the last exam is written.

These extended hours mean that we will also open earlier on weekend mornings.  Go to our Hours Page for the exact times.

And speaking of assignments, if you need any last minute help finishing off a pesky paper, drop by the Information & Research desk on the main floor.  The people there would be happy to give you a hand finding that perfect book or article or strategy for that final push.  Don't be shy!

Survey Deadline Coming Up

This Friday is the last day of the Library's survey.  Last day to tell us what you think of our services, our resources, anything you like.  Last day (if you're a Saint Mary's student) to win an iPad2 or other nice prizes.

So go to the Survey Page,  It takes maybe 10 minutes, you can do it anytime, anywhere.  But this will be your last reminder...