Libraries are for Everyone

By Rachel Hannusch  When I was a first year student, I started working at the St. Jerome’s Library and when I answered the classic “where do you work?” question the typical response that I received was “I didn’t know that there was one”. At first this didn’t surprise me, we were all first years after … Continue reading Libraries are for Everyone

An Illuminated and Illuminating High Tea

By: Lexie Murphy On Monday, November 13th, 2017, Chancellor James Beingessner and President and Vice-Chancellor Katherine Bergman welcomed many individuals to an Illuminated High Tea in support of the St. Jerome’s University Library Expansion, set to take place in 2018. Guests came to St. Jerome’s from near and far to enjoy a very special talk … Continue reading An Illuminated and Illuminating High Tea

Focus, please.

The most consistent question I’ve been asked about the Library Expansion, in some form or another, is “Is there still going to be quiet spaces?!” The answer is YES, most certainly! Admittedly, these questions shouldn’t have come as a surprising, since the images that have been shared so far in the gallery have been almost entirely of … Continue reading Focus, please.

A penny for your thoughts… or Coffee for Comments

The SJU Library project is a user-centred initiative. That means that the spaces we are creating are done so with your needs in mind. That also means that you need to speak your mind so that we don’t have to read your minds. During our research, we received a great deal of input on what … Continue reading A penny for your thoughts… or Coffee for Comments

Research Space Pilot Projects

Many of the spaces in the St. Jerome’s Library renovation are brand new to the St. Jerome’s campus. The digital research lab is a particular standout in this regard. So,  how do you know if a concept space will work in a new library? You experiment with pilot projects. The Medieval DRAGEN Lab, Dr. Steven … Continue reading Research Space Pilot Projects

We’re just getting started

St. Jerome’s University has seen two beautiful new buildings come online this fall. The classroom and library building, that’s SJ1, had nearly all of its classrooms renovated and refurnished over the summer as well. Oh, and the New Quarterly moved into a stunning new office in that building, too. You might think that the construction on … Continue reading We’re just getting started