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Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday & Holidays

Closed

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Phone

(780) 644-6709

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed  11:00 - 11:30

 

Saturday & Sunday

Closed

 

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Ada Szulski

    

E: Ada.Szulski@norquest.ca

April Ramgoolam

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.Ramgoolam@NorQuest.ca

Beth Vandenboogaard

Acquisitions Technician  Acquisitions  Ebooks  Streaming  Cataloguing  

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

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

Cheryl Millington

Library Assistant   English 

My job as a library assistant for NorQuest College allows me to serve the students, staff and members of the public. I assist them in providing instructions as we journey through the wealth of library resources seeking pertinent findings. I also provide information to students on subjects of scholastic interests. When I’m not serving the students and public at the front desk, I am performing other tasks including scheduling, bookings, statistics, taking minutes at staff meetings and other administrative duties.

E: Cheryl.Millington@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6157

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

Lead, Library Services  Cataloging  Collections 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 and I supervise the part-time Library Assistants. You will also see me at the front desk assisting students and staff.

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

Kathy Zarft

Team Lead, Library Technologies and Technical Services  Ezproxy  EBSCO Discovery Service  ebooks  online video  

I love investigating and implementing new technologies. I provide support for the library's technology and lead the purchasing and cataloging team. I troubleshoot any problems with off-campus access to our ebooks, databases or online video. I select materials for our Easy Reading collection and am very interested in promoting the benefits of reading to our students.

E: Kathy.Zarft@NorQuest.ca
T: 780 644-6077

Leah Townsend

Instruction Librarian  Captivate  Nursing  Psychology  Philosophy  Distance Students  

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 am also developing online interactive tutorials which focus on many essential library skills.

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

Lorisia MacLeod

Instruction Librarian, BA, MLIS  Research and Citation  ESL  LINC  YIT  University Transfer  English  French  Spanish 

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 am also developing online interactive tutorials which focus on many essential library skills.

E: Lorisia.MacLeod@norquest.ca
T: (780)644-6072

Lucy Wright

Circulation Technician   BA in English  Library & Information Technology Diploma  Circulation  Interlibrary Loans  Patron Service  English  

As the circulation technician, I am responsible for making sure that books and other library materials are in good condition and available to students and staff. If there is something you can not find at our library, you can ask me about finding it at another library. You will often find me at the front desk assisting students and staff.

E: Lucy.Wright@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6076

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

Natasha Eklund

Library Assistant  BA in History  

As a library assistant, I welcome students and staff at the service desk, on the phone, and on the online chat. You will also find me shelving books and helping with citations and research. Things that make me happy include comfy cardigans, cats, reading, and tea.

E: Natasha.Eklund@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6070

Ngina wa Kaai

Student Engagement Librarian  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. I am also responsible for looking after the NorQuest Library's social media accounts, organizing events in the Learner Centre, and helping students with research and citation though the Writing Centre. In my spare time, I teach aquatic lifesaving and first aid courses and train new swimming instructors for the City of Edmonton, and enjoy playing board games of all sorts with friends.

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

Petra Faddoul

Library Assistant  BA Writing Research English Arabic 

As a library assistant, I welcome students and staff at the service desk, on the phone, as well as on online chat. You can ask me about citations, getting started on research, and accessing resources.

E: Petra.Faddoul@norquest.ca

Sara Kidd

Library Assistant  BA  MLIS  

As a library assistant I shelve and organize materials, help students and staff find and access resources, and provide support at the front desk.

E: Sara.Kidd@norquest.ca

Sheena Sereda

Instructional Librarian  Business  Environmental Protection  Disability Studies  Settlement Studies  Community Support Work   

I’m the newest member of the NorQuest College Instructional Librarian team. In this role, I provide in-class research & citation sessions that introduce students to these skills and I am available to meet students on a drop in basis at the Learner Centre. You will also see me providing this service in Centre 106 every Wednesday with a Writing & Grammar Tutor. Hope to see you soon!

E: Sheena.Sereda@norquest.ca
T: 780-644-6075

There's an app for that!


September 13, 2019

A new and exciting feature of our self-checkout system is the associated app that you can use. Now your phone can become a self-checkout too!

You can search for NorQuest Library Checkout on your device (in the Google Play store for Android phones, or the App store for iOS/Apple devices).

If you do not have or know your 13-digit barcode number, or you are a staff member wanting to use the app, please stop by the circulation desk and ask a library staff member to look it up for you.

Watch the video below to see the app in action.

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NorQuest College Library: Self-Checkout Machines


September 13, 2019

New in the Learner Centre for the fall term are two self-checkout kiosks. One is located next to the library circulation desk (beside the quick search computers) and the other is located near the Easy Reading collection.

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There are four easy steps to use the self-checkout:

  1. Press the 'Start' button on the screen.
  2. Scan your ID card OR type your 13-digit library barcode if you do not have a scannable card. If you do not have or know your 13-digit barcode number, or you are a staff member wanting to use the app, please stop by the circulation desk and ask a library staff member to look it up for you.
  3. Scan the items you would like to check out, one at a time.
  4. Press the green 'Finish' button when you are done. You will receive an email with a list of the items.
If you need assistance with the self-checkouts, please do not hesistate to ask a library staff member at the circulation desk.

Please watch the video below for a demonstration of how to use the machines.


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Group Coaching Sessions - Tutorial and Academic Coaching Services (Oct - Dec 2019)


October 29, 2019

Are your classes harder than you thought? Has it been a while since you have been in school? Need just a little bit of extra help?

Come to a group coaching session and get the inside scoop on academic strategies that can help you make it through your classes successfully.

All sessions will be held in room 2-158, and there is a maximum of eight (8) participants. The sessions are first come, first served.
 

Topic Date Time
LEARNING FROM LECTURES
Is your binder a mess? Learn to get organized!
30 Oct 11:15-12:15
LEARNING STRATEGIES
Math word problems a struggle? Come learn techniques to handle them!
01 Nov 12:45-1:45
EXAM PREPARATION
Exams a nightmare? Learn to manage test anxiety.
06 Nov 11:15-12:15
LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS
Textbook confusing? Use the SQ4R method to make sense of it!
08 Nov 12:45-1:15
LEARNING FROM LECTURES
Are lecture notes overwhelming? Learn to “pick the best and leave the rest!”
13 Nov 11:15-12:15
LEARNING STRATEGIES
Can’t think of ideas for your paper? Learn to brainstorm and organize ideas!
15 Nov 12:45-1:45
EXAM PREPARATION
Math exam has you stressing? Techniques for multiple choice and word problems.
20 Nov 11:15-12:15
LEARNING FROM LECTURES
Can’t remember what your instructor said? Review strategies for lectures!
22 Nov 12:45-1:45
STUDY SKILLS
Lots to memorize? Use flashcards effectively!
27 Nov  11:15-12:15
EXAM PREPARATION
Having long answer anxiety? Learn techniques for essay questions!
04 Dec 11:15-12:15
LEARNING FROM TEXTBOOKS
Not seeing the big picture? Come learn visual mapping techniques.
06 Dec 12:45-1:45

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Wellness Workshops: Reducing Test Anxiety
12:15 PM 30 min
Dec
10
2019

This workshop will give you skills and strategies in test taking and reducing the anxiety around taking exams.

Wellness Workshop sessions will be held in the Awareness Alcove (the T...

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Wellness Workshop: Preventative Stress Management
12:15 PM 30 min
Nov
26
2019

These workshops will help you learn how to properly manage stress in your life before it becomes a big issue.

This is the second module in the series and is called 'Building your Se...

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Wellness Workshop: Reducing Test Anxiety
12:15 PM 30 min
Dec
12
2019

This workshop will give you skills and strategies in test taking and reducing the anxiety around taking exams.

Wellness Workshop sessions will be held in the Awareness Alcove (the TV area...

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Movember Movie Madness
1:00 PM 7200 min
Nov
18
2019

Nov 18-22 @ 1 p.m.
 
We will be playing epic films that feature epic facial hair and we want you to decide which whiskers should win this Battle of the...

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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

NorQuest Library Purpose Statement

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
  • Learner centred
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Equitable access to information, resources and services
  • Collaboration and communication
  • A safe and inclusive environment
  • Innovation, discovery and creativity

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 an agile 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 self-service
  • Exploring new collection processes and opportunities

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