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Guides for Engineering and Construction Technology Students

January 13, 2020

From Construction Management to Civil engineering to Electronic and Electrical Engineering to CAD and Mechanical Engineering – the Guides have you covered. The systems we use to stay interconnected are constantly evolving – stay connected with Library resources to get the most out of your time with RRC.

Find the ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY guides here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/Engineering

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Guides in this collection include:

Related guides of interest

What is a Guide?

Guides are curated web pages created by our library staff. Many people who are starting to explore a topic aren’t sure where to start – there are so many options and it can be overwhelming.

Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. A guide will typically include featured books and journals (both print and electronic), databases, Videos (DVDs and streaming) and websites. They may also include specialized information specific to the topic (i.e. WHIMIS or resources specific to an assignment).

Do not hesitate to contact guide owners (information is on the guide) if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.

We encourage you to share this resource with your students, include it on your Learn site and help us promote this Library tool.

Long Night Against Procrastination – Thursday, February 6, 2020

January 6, 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020
3pm – 8pm
Notre Dame Campus Library
FREE!

Come to the NDC Library to work on that big paper, study for your test, get help with your math challenges, or learn strategies to balance College and personal life.

Library staff and tutors will be available to support your research and coursework.

Food, self-care activities, and much more!

Schedule

3pm-8pm
Library Research Help Desk

3pm-8pm
IT Help Desk

3pm-8pm
Art Therapy

3pm-7pm
Writing Skills/Communication Help Desk

3pm-7pm
Math Help Desk

3pm-6pm
Biological Science Help Desk

4pm-6pm
Job Search Help Desk
Student Employment Services staff will help with resume and cover letter writing, job search and application strategies, preparing for interviews and other questions you may have related to employment.

4pm-7pm
Trades Math and Science Desk

3:30pm-4pm
Coaching Corner – Verbal Communication Skills

4:00pm
Coaching Corner – Managing your Time

5pm-5:30pm
Coaching Corner – Writing an Academic Paper

6:00pm
Coaching Corner – Active Learning Strategies

Register

Please pre-register at www.rrc.ca/LNAP

Contact the Library for more information.

APA 7th ed. Highlights GUIDE

January 6, 2020

The newest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association was published in October 2019. Commonly known as “APA”, this citation style is used by many departments at RRC, especially those in the Allied Health disciplines.

This guide will assist you in navigating the new 7th edition of the APA. There are a lot of changes but here are the most important that students and faculty need to know.

Find the APA 7th ed. HIGHLIGHTS guide here:

rrclibrary.libguides.com/APA7

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – APA 7th ed. HIGHLIGHTS guide is in the STUDENT SUCCESS section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

What is a Guide?

Guides are curated web pages created by our library staff. Many people who are starting to explore a topic aren’t sure where to start – there are so many options and it can be overwhelming.

Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. A guide will typically include featured books and journals (both print and electronic), databases, Videos (DVDs and streaming) and websites. They may also include specialized information specific to the topic (i.e. WHIMIS or resources specific to an assignment).

Do not hesitate to contact guide owners (information is on the guide) if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.

We encourage you to share this resource with your students, include it on your Learn site and help us promote this Library tool.

Library Holiday Hours

December 10, 2019

The Library’s upcoming hours of service are:

Saturday, December 14th  and Sunday, December 15th
All locations closed

Monday, December 16th – Friday, December 20th
EDC Library: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
NDC Library: 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM

*EDC Library will be closed until 1:00 PM Tuesday, December 17th (Open 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 22nd
All locations closed

Monday, December 23rd
EDC Library: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
NDC Library: 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, December 24th
EDC Library: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NDC Library: 7:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Thursday, January 2nd and Friday, January 3rd
EDC Library: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
NDC Library: 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, January 4th
Regular hours resume.  Please see https://library.rrc.ca/Locations-and-Hours/default.aspx

Storytelling in the Library with Cliff Cardinal

December 10, 2019

Take a break at 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 and join us in the NDC Library for storytelling with Cliff Cardinal.

Cliff Cardinal, award-winning playwright, actor, and musician, stunned Winnipeg crowds a few years back with his one-person play Huff. He’s working now on a new novel, a few new scripts, and a bunch of songs with his band, The Skylarks. His visit to Red River College is part of Voices in the Circle: Indigenous Writing in Canada, an initiative of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. Find out more at thinairwinnipeg.ca.

Thank you to Charlene Diehl, Director, Winnipeg International Writers Festival, for helping us coordinate Cliff’s visit to Red River College.

Culinary Arts Guide

November 25, 2019

Culinary Arts Guide

There is more to being a great chef than just cooking. This guide will help you find resources to improve your technique, explore world-class chefs and restaurants and expand your palate of international cuisine. Find a list of James Beard Award-winning books as well as Canadian content.

Find the CULINARY ARTS guide here:

RRCLibrary.libguides.com/culinary

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box the  CULINARY ARTS guide is in the Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism  section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/IndigenousHealth

Other guides you may find interesting:

What is a Guide?

Guides are curated web pages created by our library staff. Many people who are starting to explore a topic aren’t sure where to start – there are so many options and it can be overwhelming.

Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. A guide will typically include featured books and journals (both print and electronic), databases, Videos (DVDs and streaming) and websites. They may also include specialized information specific to the topic (i.e. WHIMIS or resources specific to an assignment).

Do not hesitate to contact guide owners (information is on the guide) if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.

We encourage you to share this resource with your students, include it on your Learn site and help us promote this Library tool.

Indigenous Health and Well-being Guide

November 18, 2019

Morning Star

Morning Star by Alex Janvier (Creative Commons: https://www.flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2826195825)

Indigenous peoples have long suffered from the effects of colonization in regards to their health care and ways of living.  An integral focus of Indigenous healing and wellness is through the balance of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a being.  This guide is an amazing compilation of health and wellness resources including chronic disease, mental health and substance abuse resources, nutrition and food security, suicide and clean drinking water.  This guide is for you if you are a student in the Health Care professions or wanting to explore the seven health-related recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.

Find the INDIGENOUS HEALTH AND WELL-BEING guide here:

rrclibrary.libguides.com/IndigenousHealth

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – the  INDIGENOUS HEALTH AND WELL-BEING guide is in the Indigenous Education section – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Other guides you may find interesting:

What is a Guide?

Guides are curated web pages created by our library staff. Many people who are starting to explore a topic aren’t sure where to start – there are so many options and it can be overwhelming.

Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. A guide will typically include featured books and journals (both print and electronic), databases, Videos (DVDs and streaming) and websites. They may also include specialized information specific to the topic (i.e. WHIMIS or resources specific to an assignment).

Do not hesitate to contact guide owners (information is on the guide) if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.

We encourage you to share this resource with your students, include it on your Learn site and help us promote this Library tool.

LinkedIn Learning for Thrive Skills and Mindset

November 5, 2019

Thrive Week intends to provide an opportunity to develop skills and mindset to flourish and be healthy – socially, physically, spiritually, and mentally. Building a sense of belonging and connectedness, with strong empathetic relationships, is essential.

To support your Thrive journey, Library Services has curated a short playlist of LinkedIn Learning courses that can help you:

  • develop a positive mindset for life success
  • understand one’s own personal values
  • build personal confidence and resilience
  • enhance listening skills

Check out these free resources by signing in to LinkedIn Learning!

 

Video: Six anti-success habits with Chris Croft

Take a short break and learn six anti-success habits that can create a barrier to success if you don’t become aware of them and avoid them.

Duration: 4m 14s

 

 

Course: Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Gemma Leigh Roberts

Mindset is a choice. Learn how to cultivate a growth mindset in order to achieve your true potential.

Duration: 58m 57s

 

 

Course: Developing Self-Awareness with Gemma Leigh Roberts

Learn how to become more self-aware in order to develop yourself personally and enhance career progression.

Duration: 1h 0m

 

 

Course: Enhancing Resilience with Gemma Leigh Roberts

Being resilient will not only help you overcome challenges—it will help you thrive. Learn how to create a proactive plan to build your resilience, maintain it in the face of challenges, and track your progress over time.

Duration: 53m 29s

 

 

Course: Developing your Emotional Intelligence with Gemma Leigh Roberts

Align your intentions and your impact so that you can build strong and collaborative relationships.

Duration: 1h 10m

 

 

Course: Effective Listening with Brenda Bailey-Hughes and Tatiana Kolovou

Assess your current listening skills, understand the challenges to effective listening (such as distractions!), and develop behaviors that will allow you to become a better listener.

Duration: 1h 8m

 

 

For more information about these resources, you can contact Nora Sobel (Diversity Initiatives Coordinator) at nsobel@rrc.ca or 204.632.2404.

For information on how to use your LinkedIn Learning account, click here.

–Posted by Nora Sobel, Library Services

THRIVE Week: How About Some Laugh Therapy?

November 4, 2019

Laughter: A Natural Remedy for Stress

According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter is one of the BEST ways to relieve stress. The article Stress relief from laughter? It’s no joke explains the short- and long-term benefits of laughter on the human body and mind. It can help you cope, boost your immune system, stimulate organs, soothe tension, and improve your mood.

Even a fake smile or laugh is good for us. In her article Sixteen Stress Busters: Positive Changes to Take Stress Away, Lauren Parsons says that it can “often lead to real laughter, which lifts our mood and releases chemicals in the body that make us feel great, all while combating stress.”

Laura McShane, who works for the Grand River Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association believes in the power of laughter as well. In Laughter’s healing powers focus of Mental Health Week, she describes laughter’s physical benefits:

“It helps the liver better process the stress hormone adrenalin, decreases blood pressure, increases oxygen intake and circulation, stimulates the immune system and releases endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemical… Laughter can help people cope better and boost resilience for when they hit a rough patch… There are many little and free ways to bring more joy and humour into life.”

Are you looking for “little and free ways” to enjoy some laughter? For a free dose of laugh therapy, and information about THRIVE Week activities, read on.

Laugh Therapy, Courtesy of NFB

In honour of THRIVE Week (November 4-8), RRC Library would like to get you in the laughing mood. We have a line-up of hilarious award-winning animation selected from the Library’s  NFB Campus collection. Click on the thumbnail image then log in with your College ID when prompted. Hope you have a great laugh!

Thumbnail image for The Big SnitThe Big Snit

This poignant and hilarious animated film perfectly captures the intersection of a domestic quarrel and a global nuclear war. Enjoyed by millions of fans, this film is a classic example of Richard Condie’s off-the-wall humour.

Thumbnail image for Bob's BirthdayBob’s Birthday

A witty, offbeat animated portrait of a frustrated dentist wrestling with the fundamental issues of life proves that birthdays (and surprise parties) can be very tricky indeed.

 

The Danish PoetThumbnail image for The Danish Poet

Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, is on a holiday in Norway in search of inspiration. As his quest unfolds, a spell of bad weather, an angry dog, slippery barn planks, a careless postman, hungry goats and other seemingly unrelated factors end up playing roles in the big scheme of things.

Thumbnail image for Strange InvadersStrange Invaders

An animated short about a new addition to the family. Part science-fiction, part autobiography, Strange Invaders is another irrepressible comedy by Cordell Barker.

 

thumbnail image for The Cat Came BackThe Cat Came Back

This hilarious animation is based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won’t stay away…

 

Thumbnail image for Runaway

Runaway

Set to the rousing music of Ben Charest (Triplets of Belleville), this animated short takes you on a journey that is both funny and disastrous.

 


You may also like:

>> NFB’s Animation Channel 

>> The Shortest Day Playlist on NFB 

How to THRIVE at the Library…

Wellness activities - puzzle and light therapy at NDC library

Light Therapy

RRC Library hosts wellness activities year-round. As part of a joint program between Healthy Minds Healthy College, we offer light therapy to soothe winter blues. A permanent station is set up at the EDC and NDC Libraries. We also have portable “happy lights” that you may borrow for one-hour periods at a time.

>> Read more about light therapy: Light Therapy – Mayo Clinic

Puzzle and Colouring Therapy

Other wellness activities include “Puzzle Therapy” and “Colouring Therapy” at the NDC library. Come visit us any time you need to take a break from the grind.

Library Collection

In collaboration with Healthy Minds Healthy College, RRC Library has curated a selection of Wellness resources for you. Visit the Healthy Minds Healthy College Library Guide and the Healthy Minds Healthy College Library Collection for more information.

College-wide THRIVE Week Activities (Nov 4-8)

Healthy Minds Healthy College logoTHRIVE Week is filled with free self-care events. Healthy Minds Healthy College has planned several THRIVE Week activities. With therapy dog visits, paint night, a lunch hour comedy show and much more, there’s something for everyone.

More information:

>> Thrive Week Activities – NDC

>> Thrive Week Activities – EDC

Thrive Week - student jumping in air

 

Happy THRIVE Week, everyone!

 

 

–Posted by Linda Fox, Library Services

Guides for Skilled Trades Students

November 4, 2019

Skilled Trades Guide

A variety of trades are offered at RRC and the Library is here to support trades students as they explore woodworking, cabinetry and carpentry, electrical, plumbing, power engineering and welding.

Find the SKILLED TRADES guides here:

rrclibrary.libguides.com/Trades

or

  1. Go to library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Your GUIDE is ready
  3. Select the subject box – SKILLED TRADES – to see all the guides on this subject
  4. Click the desired guide and you have a great starting point.

Guides in this collection include:

Related guides of interest

What is a Guide?

Guides are curated web pages created by our library staff. Many people who are starting to explore a topic aren’t sure where to start – there are so many options and it can be overwhelming.

Guides are a starting spot for students looking for more information on a particular topic in the collection. A guide will typically include featured books and journals (both print and electronic), databases, Videos (DVDs and streaming) and websites. They may also include specialized information specific to the topic (i.e. WHIMIS or resources specific to an assignment).

Do not hesitate to contact guide owners (information is on the guide) if you have any suggestions to improve this guide (content or special interest areas) or stop by the library – we would love to hear from you. If you would like to see a specific guide for a particular topic please let us know.

We encourage you to share this resource with your students, include it on your Learn site and help us promote this Library tool.