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Cannabis Awareness: Videos Worth Watching

October 17, 2018

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Many Canadians are celebrating today as licensed cannabis stores across Canada open their doors to the public. Recreational cannabis use is now legal, but not without restrictions and potential danger to those who misuse it. Perhaps more than ever we need cannabis awareness – not only of the laws surrounding it, but also the health effects and risks it presents.

The Legalities

The following links provide legal information about the use of cannabis:

The Risks: Watch and Learn

The Cannabis Awareness Video Collection – now on display at AV Services, NDC Library – will open your eyes with scientific facts and personal stories related to cannabis use. All staff and students at the College have access to the video collection. Please contact us if you have any questions.

View the list of videos here >> Cannabis Awareness Video Collection

Questions or comments? We’d Love to Hear From You!

Library – CM35
Notre Dame Campus
204-632-2231

Library – P214
Exchange District Campus
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–Posted by Linda Fox

Lynda.com at Red River College

October 12, 2018

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. All students, faculty, and staff at Red River College now have access to Lynda.com, giving them unlimited access to 6,000+ videos and courses.

Lynda.com can complement your classroom learning via topics such as software, interpersonal skills, web development, business, communication, leadership, design, preparing for the workplace, and more.

More information: https://www.rrc.ca/tltc/support/lynda/

Accessing Lynda.com

Desktop Computer
The easiest way to access Lynda.com is through HUB. Go to hub.rrc.ca and click on Applications and then Lynda.com. If prompted, login with your Red River College email address and password and you’re ready to start!

On a Mobile Device
Lynda.com is available via an app that is distributed for Apple and Android devices. All you have to do is download the app. When asked to login, select “Organization,” and then provide the organization URL “rrc.ca.” When asked to login, use your Red River College email address and password.

Getting Started

RRC has published a few playlists to get you started. These expertly curated playlists are designed to help you move through your personal and professional learning paths:

  • For Students   Includes a variety of Academic Development and Career Readiness
  • For Faculty      Includes Teaching Resources, Educational Technology and Professional Development topics!
  • For Leaders     Includes Values and Ethics, Vision-Setting, Applied Management, Coaching and related Leadership Competencies
  • For All Staff    Includes Effective Communication Skills, Office 365 Essential Training, Understanding Self and Others, Career Development and more!

Faculty Use

Are you Faculty? Find out how to use Lynda.com in your course:
https://www.rrc.ca/tltc/using-lynda-com-in-your-course/

Also, the Red River College Library can help you find appropriate videos/playlists for your course.

Support Links

Getting Help

For immediate Lynda.com support, call the Lynda support line at 1-888-335-9632.

For further RRC technology support, please create a Caselog  >  Software > Lynda.com.

Orange Shirt Day: September 30th

September 24, 2018

Orange Shirt Day occurs annually on Sept 30th and recognizes the harms done to our Indigenous communities, friends and family by the Residential School System.

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Reference: http://www.orangeshirtday.org/ 

 

Residential Schools: GuideResidential Schools Guide

Prepared by Library staff member Joan Boersma the Residential Schools Guide places many “residential schools” resources at your fingertips.

In the guide you will find books about survivors, documentaries and videos, eBooks, survivors stories and links to resources such as the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation where the “Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission” may be viewed.

Residential Schools Guide:
https://rrclibrary.libguides.com/ResidentialSchools

Notre Dame Campus “Orange Shirt Day” Window Display

Red River College Library has recognized Orange Shirt Day with a window display outside the Notre Dame Campus Library. We have also placed a selection of books in the display. Come by and see what is available, or view a complete list of all books in our display. If you see something you like, inquire at the Circulation Desk inside the library.

Orange Shirt Day Video Collection

September 20, 2018

Orange Shirt Day (September 30) is an official day to honour and build awareness of residential school survivors.

The Original Orange Shirt

Phyllis Webstad describes her first day at the residential school:

“When I got to the Mission, they stripped me, and took away my clothes, including the orange shirt! I never wore it again. I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t give it back to me, it was mine! The color orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.” 

–Phyllis Webstad, Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation
(Source: orangeshirtday.org)

Because of this story and the mistreatment it represents, the orange shirt has become a permanent symbol of remembrance for residential school survivors. According to The Orange Shirt Day Act, September 30 now officially bears the name “Orange Shirt Day.”

>> Read more: Phyllis’s Story: The Original Orange Shirt

The Orange Shirt Day Video Collection

We were children - by NFB

AV Services Presents The Orange Shirt Day Video Collection (photo credit: NFB.ca)

AV Services has curated a collection of videos to honour Orange Shirt Day, now on display outside AV Services in the Library. For your convenience, many of these titles are streamed and available to you anywhere, anytime, on any device (RRC staff or student log in required).

View the list of titles here >> The Orange Shirt Day Video Collection

Questions or Suggestions? Please Contact Us

Library – CM35
Notre Dame Campus
204-632-2231

Library – P214
Exchange District Campus
204-949-8370

–Posted by Linda Fox

UpToDate at Red River College

September 11, 2018

UpToDate LogoUpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions.

UpToDate is the premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource, trusted worldwide by healthcare practitioners to help them make the right decisions at the point of care. It is proven to change the way clinicians practice medicine, and is the only resource of its kind associated with improved outcomes.
                                          – www.uptodate.com

Can RRC Students/Staff Use UpToDate?

Your RRC Student/Staff account will give you free access to UpToDate while you are a student/staff at the college. You just need to:

  1. Initially connect through a special link on the Library website (IMPORTANT!)
  2. Create a username and password at UpToDate.

Do you want detailed instructions? Read below! (We also have an UpToDate guide)

Accessing UpToDate

RRC Students and Faculty should access UpToDate through a special link located on the Library website:

  1. Go to http://library.rrc.ca
  2. Click on “Articles/Databases“.
  3. Look for “UpToDate” in the alphabetical list of resources.
  4. On the RRC instruction page, access UpToDate through the link titled: UpToDate (User Account Access)
  5. You will be asked for your RRC username and password.  Click the green “Continue to the requested resource” button once login is successful.
  6. When you first go to the UpToDate site, you may be asked to register a user profile at UpToDate.com. Do it! If you are not asked to register, then manually click the link in the upper right and register an account for yourself. Registering allows you to access the site via the UpToDate App.

Direct Access to UpToDate

Once you register a personal account with UpToDate you may continue to access the site directly, without going through the RRC Library website. However, when 90 days approaches, you will receive an email prompting you to go back to the RRC Library website and reconnect to UpTo Date, thus refreshing your eligibility for free access to the site.

UpToDate Mobile App

The UpToDate mobile app is available for tablets or smart phones.

Using the UpToDate App

Individual subscribers can answer their clinical questions anytime, anywhere by downloading an App for iOS or Android. To use the UpToDate App on your mobile device:

  1. You must first login to UpToDate through the RRC Library web site via the UpToDate (User Account Access link.  This initial step is critical for UpToDate to link your account with access granted through Red River College.
  2. Register a personal account with UpToDate. Remember your username and password. Note: The first time you login, the registration box will appear. On subsequent visits you may have to click the “Register” link on upper right of the site.
  3. Download the *Free* UpToDate app from your app store. It is available for both Apple and Android devices.
  4. Open the UpToDate App and login using the personal account you have created at the UpToDate web site.
  5. You will be granted continuous access through the UpToDate App, however you will be required to refresh your eligibility for access every 90 days by returning to the library website and clicking the link labelled UpToDate (User Account Access.

Questions?

  • The RRC Library maintains an UpToDate Help guide. Consult this guide for the latest in technical information and troubleshooting information.
  • You may contact Mark Nelson for technical support.

 

Connecting to “RRCWireless”

August 21, 2018

Wireless at RRCThe first thing new students want to do when on campus is connect to wireless! The Red River College Library continues to receive inquiries about the college wireless network. We attempt to answer our patron’s questions, though we do not control or manage the wireless networks at RRC. At the Library we are wireless users, just like you!

On our campuses, the Information Technology Solutions department manages the wireless networks, and publish wireless help guides in their help pages.

Important Wireless Tips!

Tip #1: Always use RRCWireless. Don’t use RRCGuest!

Staff and students should connect through the Wireless Network named RRCWireless. Do not connect to RRCGUEST.

The network you need to connect to is named RRCWireless.

A common problem that occurs is users try to connect to the network named “RRCGuest”.  This network is for guests to the college and is not meant to be used by students and/or staff.

Connections to “RRCGuest” require a special username and a password that must be obtained  in advance, by making a CASELOG request to Information Technology Solutions.  The Library does not know any of the usernames and/or passwords and we cannot issue you with one.

Tip #2: Make sure you use your correct username and password

The RRCWireless network does not operate like an open wireless, such as the wireless at “Starbucks” or “McDonald’s”. A user needs to enter their username and password to obtain a connection. When challenged, use your normal RRC network username and password to login.

After you enter your username and password, you may be asked whether you “trust” the network you must say “yes” and “accept” the connection to the network.

Tip #3: Are you a Returning Student? Forget this Network!

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If you are a returning student, you were likely required to reset your password over the summer. When you return to the college, you have to make sure that any of your devices, such as cell phones or tablets, also have your new password in their settings.

Q: How do you do update your wireless password?
A: Forget this network!

Just ask your device to “Forget this Network” and then setup the network fresh. However, see the next Tip. It may affect you!

Tip #4: Lockouts (30 minutes)

If your device was set with an old password, keep in mind that it was actively connect to the wireless with an incorrect password. This would have caused the college’s wireless system to lock out your device. Unfortunately, when you attempt to reconnect with your username and a correct password you may still be locked out!

Wait 30 minutes after you “Forget this Network” for your locked-out device to be re-allowed to connect to RRCWireless.

Tip #5: Getting Support

Staff who have College-issued laptops and devices, should submit a Caselog (IT support request) if they have troubles connecting to the Wireless network

The RRC IT Department will not normally support students and staff who have personal devices. For personal devices, you need to refer to ITS Help Resources (online guides) and DYI (do it yourself).

If you have a personal device and you can’t seem to get it connected to the RRCWireless, you are welcome to visit one of the Library Helpdesks for face-to-face support:

  • Roblin Centre Lower Learning Commons:  Weekdays 8:00AM to 4:00 PM
  • Notre Dame Campus Library Computer Lab:  Weekdays 8:00AM to 4:00 PM

Library Helpdesk staff are great at helping students diagnose wireless issues!

Remember, the Library is always ready to guide you!

Come to the Library if you need face-to-face help from a real person!

Design in Depth exhibit of Robert R. Reid’s “digital ephemera” at Red River College Library

July 9, 2018

Design in Depth exhibit by Robert R. Reid – RRC Library, Notre Dame Campus

From late June through September, RED RIVER COLLEGE LIBRARY is hosting an evolving exhibition of thought-provoking ‘digital ephemera’ (recently realized) by pioneering Canadian typographical designer Robert R. Reid.

Presented by CAUSA (Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts) –in association with the MARSHALL McLUHAN INITIATIVE– the exhibition ROBERT R. REID: DESIGN IN DEPTH presents a vast (purposefully selected) cross-cultural and transgenerational assemblage of literary/philosophical texts (including documents in translation from the Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Welsh). The ‘intermittently appearing’ content of this Red River College library program comprises epigrams and revelatory quotations (from 5th century BCE to 2018), selected by CAUSA Research Curators and typographically designed by Robert R. Reid. Read More →

Visible Body – Anatomy & Physiology

April 17, 2018

Red River College has obtained access to “Visible Body – Anatomy & Physiology”, a visually stunning, step-by-step introduction to each human body system from Wolters Kluwer.

RRC Staff and students may now use this resource, by connecting through the library web site. For instructions, please refer to our guide (link is below).

What does Visible Body provide?

“Visible Body – Anatomy & Physiology” provides a 3D introduction to the human body in 50 visual interactive chapters. Anatomy and physiology is presented in 3D model sets, animations, and illustrations.

Each unit presents a body system in a series of chapters, with bite-sized visual interactivities and quizzes. The site also features trackable unit objectives, with multiple-choice and dissection quizzes for assessing self-paced learning.

What units are included?

12 units are included: cells and tissues, integumentary, skeleton and joints, muscle types, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive

What are some of the features?

  • The user can view anatomy and physiology of all 12 body systems, and study the detail of the complex physiology by rotating, zooming and dissecting 3D models of bones, organs, and tissues.
  • The user can work through a bite-sized presentation of a concept, then use the self-assessment quizzes to assess mastery
  • The user can use study tools to reinforce and track learning

Would you like to see a demo?

How do I connect to “Visible Body – Anatomy & Physiology”

RRC Staff and students should refer to our guide:
How to use and install Visible Body – Anatomy and Physiology.

Earth Day 2018: Sunday April 22

April 13, 2018

Attribution: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidstanleytravel/28255487842

The theme for this year’s Earth Day is End Plastic Pollution

From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.

In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and
inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.

Click on the link to learn more and be part of the solution to plastic pollution: https://www.earthday.org/

Library Resources

The Red River College Library has a wide variety of materials related to recycling, as well as environmental issues, impact, and sustainability. We encourage our staff and students to search our online catalogue for more resources. In addition you can come check out our Earth Day window display at The Notre Dame Campus Library where we have placed related print resources. Read More →

IBISWorld Industry Research Database

April 5, 2018

The Red River College Library now subscribes to the “IBISWorld” industry research database.

Through this subscription, RRC patrons have access to 425 Canadian & 1,350 US industry research reports, covering:

  • Industry Performance
  • Forecasted Growth
  • Product & Customer Segmentation
  • Competition Levels
  • External Drivers
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Environment
  • Key Statistics

More specifically, this resource provides access to Canadian and US industry reports containing trends, market size, market share of major companies, industry statistics and financial ratios, competitive landscape and key external forces affecting supply and demand within the industry, and industry growth rates.

About this Industry

For example, a feature called “About this Industry” provides an outline of what the industry is and what it includes. It looks at the industry definition, supply chain, major players, main activities, similar industries, additional resources; and Jargon and Glossary. You can use this snapshot to quickly assess whether this industry report contains the information that you’re seeking.

Access to IBISWorld

RRC Patrons may find the IBISWorld access link in our A-Z list of Databases.