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Effects of summer flooding in Rye buildings linger into fall

Effects of summer flooding in Rye buildings linger into fall

Caution tape continues to block off a sizeable part of the Ryerson Library Building’s seventh floor as a result of heavy rainfall over the summer. Ceiling tiles are missing, study booths are covered in plastic and garbage pails have been placed to catch any dripping water. Approximately 100 study booths and two study rooms are closed due to repairs in […]

by Mallory Warren· · News
(Courtesy Surita Gor)

Rye grad to be published in national library

When Ryerson graduate Virus the Poet started doing spoken word, he said it was a way for him to “give a voice to the voiceless.” Now the Toronto-based artist is being published in an anthology for the Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. “Spoken word poetry, to me, means encouraging and supporting human beings,” said Virus, born Viral Gor. He […]

by Alexia Kapralos· · Arts & Life, Literature, Media
Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone collaborates for #YourFry Library Design Challenge

Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone collaborates for #YourFry Library Design Challenge

Innovators, designers and storytellers got together in groups at the Toronto Reference Library on Thursday. By the end of the day, each group had to present an innovative idea for the library of the future. Ryerson’s Transmedia Zone, Penguin Random House and the Toronto Reference Library collaborated to hold the very first #YourFry Library Design Challenge. The hashtag #YourFry signifies […]

Live Blog: #YourFry Library Design Challenge

Live Blog: #YourFry Library Design Challenge

Reporters Rachel Surman and Rebecka Calderwood are spending the day at the Toronto Reference Library at the #Yourfry Library Design Challenge.

The reference desk at the University of Toronto's Robarts Library. Graduate students can now acess tje library for free. ( Creative commons / Moqub )

Robarts Library access granted to Graduate Students

  Graduate students can now register for a stack access card that will allow them to use the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library for the 2014-15 academic year. This announcement comes after Ryerson declined to renew its borrower’s agreement with the U of T libraries this September. The decision was due to increasing costs and a decline in student use. Typically the […]

by Jessica Defreitas· · education, News, Off Campus, students
Ryersonian file photo.

Robarts’ shelves closed to Rye grad students and faculty

Ryerson faculty and graduate students will now have to fork over an extra $310 if they want to borrow from the largest academic library in Canada. On Sept. 1, Ryerson decided not to renew its borrower’s agreement with the University of Toronto Libraries due to a decline in usage and increasing costs. The decision was made after a discussion between […]

by Steven Gelis· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Fashion research co-ordinator Ingrid Masak holds up a vintage Givenchy overcoat. (Kathleen McGouran / Ryersonian Staff)

Clothing donation dumping ground turns in-house fashion library

  Two years ago, a small room on the seventh floor of the library building acted as a repository for odds and ends of clothing donated to the Ryerson School of Fashion. Underused and barely accessible to students, the fashion research collection was little more than a misnomer. When Ingrid Mida discovered it as a student in the master of arts […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · Arts & Life, Fashion
Man arrested after ‘indecent behaviour’ in library

Man arrested after ‘indecent behaviour’ in library

A man allegedly involved in two instances of “indecent behaviour” in the school library has been arrested for trespassing. According to a Ryerson security alert, the man was arrested Aug. 29 after an incident on the building’s seventh floor. Security services say a female student was studying in a cubicle when she noticed a suspect looking at her from underneath the desk of […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus
The Writing Centre helped create an online module for essay writing. (Lauren Fogazzi / Ryersonian Staff)

Avoid procrastination with new online learning tool

Two Ryerson resource centres have come together to launch a new online tool that will help struggling students write a successful research essay. Ryerson’s library and Writing Centre are working together on the joint project, tentatively called “RU-Search: Student guide to Writing and Research,” which will allow students to access an online database that can direct students towards the proper […]

(Ryersonian file photo)

Looking for high-speed internet on Ryerson campus? Go to the library

If you want fast wireless Internet, go to the library, but stay away from the study cubicles.  A Ryersonian test of the school’s Wi-Fi speeds found that users can get speeds of over 100 megabits per second in less crowded areas of the library — the fastest on campus. Megabits are a measure of data transfer speed. Eight megabits is […]

by Ethan Lou· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Jack Layton’s book club returns

Jack Layton’s book club returns

Behind the tall glass walls of the Ryerson Archives is a display honouring the life of a former Ryerson professor who later became one of Canada’s leading political figures: Jack Layton. Shortly after his death in 2011, his family donated over 1,400 of his books to Ryerson. Approximately 500 are circulating around the library, while the rest can be found […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Literature, Top stories

Library struggling to keep up with demand for laptop use

By Jessica Vitullo and Calvin Dao Loaned-out laptops are in high demand among Ryerson students who take advantage of the school’s mobile learning tools, results from a recent online survey suggest. More than 87 per cent of the survey’s respondents said laptops are the tool they most need for their academic endeavours. According to Weina Wang, Ryerson’s borrowing and lending services […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus

Ryerson provost stands by decision to renew U of T library agreement

The provost and vice president of Ryerson is standing by the university’s decision to renew the library-borrowing agreement with U of T, which allows undergraduate and graduate students to take out books from their library. But Jane Schmidt, the head of collections at the Ryerson Library, told The Ryersonian last week that she thinks the money spent on the U of […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus
Librarian: Money should go to Rye’s collection

Librarian: Money should go to Rye’s collection

Outside library borrowing deals are delaying conversations between students and librarians about Ryerson’s own library collection, says Jane Schmidt, Ryerson’s head of collections librarian. Ryerson renewed an agreement with the University of Toronto at the beginning of the month that pays for graduate students and faculty to borrow U of T materials that are not found in Ryerson’s library. Schmidt […]

by Katrina Sieniuc· · News, On Campus