Elizabeth Yates

Elizabeth YatesElizabeth Yates is Acting Head, Liaison Services/Scholarly Communication Librarian at the James A. Gibson Library, Brock University and was Editor-in-Chief of InsideOCULA. She can be reached at eyates@brocku.ca – or Tweet her @LibraryWriteHer.

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InsideOCULA newsletter: February 2017
February 1, 2017
So, this is goodbye: after joining the InsideOCULA editorial team in 2012 and moving through the ranks, so to speak, my term as editor-in-chief has ended. It has been my privilege to be part of a publication that plays a vital role in sharing news, ideas and inspiration with Ontario’s academic library community.  It has been
InsideOCULA Newsletter: July 2016
July 1, 2016
Welcome to the July 2016 edition of InsideOCULA, the newsletter for Ontario’s academic library community. Graeme, Michel and I were happy to welcome guest editors Paula Cardozo and Sophia Apostol to the team for this special issue focusing on job-seeking in academic libraries. Paula is a librarian at the University of Lethbridge and Sophia –
Karen McGrath: ‘exceptional’ librarian wins OCULA lifetime achievement award
April 2, 2016
Karen McGrath, Director of Library and Bookstore Services at Niagara College, was awarded the 2016 OCULA Lifetime Achievement Award at January’s Ontario Library Association Super Conference. The award was presented by Karen’s colleague Tanis Fink, Director of Seneca College’s Libraries and Learning Services. Tanis’ comments paint a clear picture of just why Karen was chosen for
Getting personal: Personal Librarian programs at two Ontario campuses
April 2, 2016
Academic librarians are continuously striving to connect with students – whether in a classroom, answering a chat reference question or providing one-on-one research help. But it’s not always easy to make those connections: faculty may not invite librarians into class, and library anxiety or lack of awareness may prevent students from asking for help. Enter
InsideOCULA Newsletter: April 2016
April 2, 2016
Welcome to the jam-packed April 2016 edition of InsideOCULA, the newsletter for Ontario’s academic library community. If this month brings its predictable allotment of rain, I invite you to stay snug indoors, put on the kettle and find a comfy chair: we’ve got lots of great stories for you to curl up and read. Of
Lego and Love in the Library
February 1, 2016
Let’s face it, February is a pretty horrible month. It’s cold and grey and, for students, fraught with deadlines for assignments and studying for mid-terms. To liven up a tough time, the James A. Gibson Library at Brock University is running a couple of feel-good activities this month. In our “blind date with a book”
InsideOCULA Newsletter: November 2015
November 1, 2015
It’s very strange to work on an issue of InsideOCULA without my editorial companion, Jenaya Webb. Jenaya and I joined the newsletter team in June 2012, under the dynamic leadership of then-Editor-in-Chief, Martha Attridge Bufton. Together with Martha and Carey Toane, we collaborated on what seemed a Herculean transformation of the newsletter from PDF to
InsideOCULA Newsletter: September 2015
September 1, 2015
As I write this message, the windows in my 11th floor office overlook a calm and quiet campus that will soon spring to life with thousands of students: some nervously setting foot on Brock University for the very first time, others returning to what has become a comfortable second home. Whether they are newcomers or
InsideOCULA Newsletter: March 2015
March 1, 2015
Welcome to the March 2015 issue of InsideOCULA. This month’s issue includes: Library Pre-Shows: Making the Most of a Captive Audience by Mark Weiler Snapshot from OLA SuperConference 2015: Suffering from Library Anxiety? by Katey Stickle Library Programs Should Be interdisciplinary by Julia King “It’s Like the Wild West Out There”: Faculty Attitudes Towards Open
“It’s Like the Wild West Out There”: Faculty Attitudes Towards Open Access Publishing
March 1, 2015
What do faculty members think about Open Access (OA) publishing and how do they choose where to publish? While some librarians embrace OA for the potential it offers to improve scholarly journal publishing, we wondered how faculty members felt about the current “Wild West” environment of OA publishing. Do they embrace or avoid OA journals?