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Phone

(780) 644-6070

Text

(587) 600-0084 

Monday - Friday (on campus and online)

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

 

Saturday

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Sunday & Holidays

Closed


All service hours in Mountain time (MST)

Learner Centre Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Phone

(780) 644-6709

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed  11:00 - 11:30

 

Saturday & Sunday

Closed

 

Title Skills Languages

Ada Szulski

Library Assistant   English  Polish 

As a library services assistant, you will typically find me at the circulation desk helping students and faculty with locating and borrowing resources. You will also find me shelving and organizing materials. In my spare time I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and playing dnd.

E: Ada.Szulski@norquest.ca

April Lafreniere

Representative I  Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology  Information Literacy  Patron Service  

As an Administrative Library Assistant at NorQuest College, I help students, staff, and the public meet their library needs. At the circulation desk I assist with accessing library resources, navigating the NorQuest College website, and aid library clients in developing the appropriate research and citation skills necessary for academic success. Additionally, as the Administrative Library Assistant I manage NorQuest College Library's invoices, scheduling, bookings, statistics, library promotion, and resource updating.

E: April.Lafreniere@NorQuest.ca

Beth Vandenboogaard

Acquisitions Technician  Acquisitions  Databases  Ebooks  Streaming  Cataloguing  

As the Library's Acquisitions Technician I am responsible for purchasing resources for the library collections and maintaining databases will also find me assisting students and staff.

E: Beth.Vandenboogaard@NorQuest.ca
T: 780-644-6081

Camille Bultena

Library Assistant    

As a Library Assistant at NorQuest College, I help students, staff, and the public meet their library needs. At the circulation desk I assist with accessing library resources, navigating the NorQuest College website, and aid library clients in developing the appropriate research and citation skills necessary for academic success. You will also find me shelving and organizing materials.

E: Camille.Bultena@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6070

Catherine Hergert

Library Technician    

I am a Library Technician. I am responsible for ordering resources as well as assisting students and staff from the front desk.

E: Catherine.Hergert@NorQuest.ca
T: 780-644-6080

Eve Poirier

Mgr. Academic Support Centre & Head Librarian. BA, MLIS, MACT  Hiring really talented people  

I oversee the very capable operations that collectively make up the Academic Support Centre. This includes the following services: library service; writing centre; tutoring and coaching service; testing and assessment. Together, we strive to develop self-sufficient learners who are confident in their academic pursuits, research skills, and problem resolution.

E: Eve.Poirier@NorQuest.ca
T: 780-644-6258

Gisele Ramgoolam

Library Technician  Cataloging  Collections  BLUEcloud Analytics French 

As head cataloger, I am responsible for the organization and classification of the library's print and audio-visual resources. I lead the Collection Development Team. You will also see me at the front desk assisting students and staff as well as online through the Library's Chat Service.

E: Gisele.Ramgoolam@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6078

Leah Townsend

Instruction Librarian  Articulate 360  Online Learning German 

As an instruction librarian, I provide support for on-campus and distance students to help develop their research, citation and critical thinking skills. I teach classroom instruction sessions and meet with students for face-to-face and online appointments. I also develop online interactive tutorials which focus on many essential library skills.

E: Leah.Townsend@NorQuest.ca
T: 780 644-6074

Liz Fulton Lyne

Associate Chair, Library Services and Programs, BA, MA, MLIS  Information Literacy  Research Guides  

I am responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of library services and leading our information literacy program. I feel very fortunate to be part of this great team!

E: Liz.Fulton-Lyne@NorQuest.ca
T: 780-644-6073

Meghan Stanbridge

Library Assistant    

As a library assistant, I help students and faculty with locating and borrowing resources. You'll also see me around the library shelving and organizing books. I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and two pet hedgehogs.

E: Meghan.Stanbridge@norquest.ca
T: (780) 644-6070

Ngina wa Kaai

Student Engagement Librarian  International students  Academic Integrity  Social media  Information literacy  Research and citation  Early literacy  

As the Student Engagement and User Experience Librarian, my role is to connect with non-academic communities and groups around campus and support them in their projects and goals through resources the Learner Centre can provide. My other roles include library instruction and helping students with research and citation questions.

E: Nginawa.Kaai@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6079

Samantha Nugent

Access Services Specialist  Circulation  Patron Services  Library Technologies  

As the Library's Access Services Specialist, I make sure staff and students get the materials they need from the Library. I am also responsible for the Reserve collection, delivery to distance students, and OneSearch. You'll find me helping students and staff at the desk and online over chat.

E: Samantha.Nugent@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6076

Sarah Bailey

Instruction Librarian, BA, MLIS  information literacy graphic design research data OER English French Spanish 

I teach research and evaluation skills to help students develop critical thinking ability in digital and analog environments. Creating learning resources to support information literacy is definitely a highlight!

E: Sarah.Bailey@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6072

Sarah Inkster

    

E: Sarah.Inkster@norquest.ca

Sheena Sereda

Instruction Librarian  Business  Environmental Protection  Social Work  Justice Studies  Research Guides  Information Literacy  Research & Citation. Geek 

During these strange times, you will find me online providing service through chat or through virtual office hours. Hope to hear from you soon!

E: Sheena.Sereda@norquest.ca

Learner Centre Community Agreement


September 13, 2022

The goal of this process was to promote a greater sense of community and to clearly identify what users of the Learner Centre expect in order to feel safe and welcome while using the space. The full agreement is now posted on the walls of the student meeting rooms and key messages appear on pillars, and (soon) computer screen savers throughout the space.
You can also view the full text on our website.

We invite you to provide us with any feedback about your experiences when using the Learner Centre - you can stop at the Library desk to chat or send an email to us at library@norquest.ca.

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Reconsideration Requests and Challenges to Intellectual Freedom

The library adheres to the Canadian Federation of Library Association’s (CFLA) statement on Intellectual Freedom. That statement is available through the CFLA’s website. This space is dedicated to the transparent reporting of all challenges to the legitimacy of library material; choice of library content; nature of library events or guests; content or placement of library displays. NorQuest College Library is committed to a fair and transparent dialog regarding a request to reconsider library materials or events. There are not challenges to report at this time.

 


 

NorQuest Library Purpose, Values and Vision

The library actively supports the academic mission of the college, inspiring life-long learning, collaboration and discovery within and beyond our physical spaces. We engage with our diverse college community to foster critical thinking, creativity, and learner success. 

NorQuest Library Values 

  • Excellence in customer service 
  • Expertise, integrity and professionalism 
  • The learner is at the centre of everything we do 
  • Intellectual freedom 
  • Equitable access to information, resources and services 
  • Collaboration and communication 
  • A safe and inclusive environment 
  • Innovation, discovery and creativity 

The library is committed to creating a space of safety, respect, and inclusion. In keeping with our learner-centred approach, a community agreement outlines the values of our shared space. This agreement was created for students, by students. 

NorQuest Library Vision 

The library will be a fully engaged partner in the delivery of workforce-relevant education within and beyond the library’s physical spaces. We will play a leading role in supporting student success and lifelong learning at NorQuest. This will be accomplished by: 

  • Developing a flexible approach to service and program delivery 
  • Pursuing intentional collaborations with college teaching, learning and service partners 
  • Seeking out new technologies that support the innovation of library services, automation, and improved learner experiences 
  • Transforming library collections and processes to advance Indigenization, equity, diversity, and inclusion; and expand open access for all. 

NorQuest College Library recognizes that our catalogue and resource descriptions contain language that reflects the biases, norms, and perspectives of the time in which they were created. 

In particular, for resources about persons and groups, this language is often outdated and harmful. These descriptions also incorporate controlled vocabularies, such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings, which include some headings (e.g., Indians of North America), that are offensive or inappropriate. We use international standards for description, but support and actively participate in efforts to update and change these practices as we strive for descriptions that are inclusive, respectful, and do not cause harm. 

We acknowledge the critical importance of community consultation in these efforts, and as residents on Treaty 6 territory and Métis Region 4 we commit to working together with our local communities to make these changes. 

We pledge to amplify the voices of BIPOC and other groups of people that have been marginalized by the dominant narratives. These anti-racist efforts will be present in: 

  • Our collection processes as we source more BIPOC authors and catalogue them using a holistic lens;
  • Our instructional practices guided by the Skills of Distinction, Circle of Courage, and Wahkôhtowin, among other sources; and
  • Our policy decisions as we create spaces and services in our library that will approach the needs of our communities through collaboration and learning.

We are committed to critically reflecting on our actions in order to transform the colonial systems we operate within and we acknowledge the journey towards social justice will be ongoing and imperfect.

 

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