News in Brief: October 22

Queen’s opens more library space, marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Education Library inside Duncan McArthur Hall opened on Oct. 19.
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Queen’s opens Education Library and Special Collections

 

Queen’s opened the Education Library on Oct. 19 and granted students access to Special Collections.

The Education Library contains 19 seats which can be booked in four-hour time slots from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Queen’s University Archive and the W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections are now available for individual access by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Stauffer Library also remains open, offering 132 seats for student use in time slots available from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

All students must wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines while using the libraries.

Each student is allowed to book up to 40 hours or 10 time slots per month using the Bookable Seat service available on the library website.

Julia Stratton, Staff Writer

 

University to mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month at the Isabel

 

The University will be lighting up the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in purple and blue overnight on Oct. 22 to mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The month is dedicated to raising awareness about the underemployment of people who have a disability, the importance of including disability in the conversation about workplace diversity and inclusion, and the benefits of hiring employees who have a disability.

The Light It Up initiative is a multi-city event organized as part of the Ontario Disability Employment 

Network’s awareness campaign this month.

According to the University, the initiative intends to recognize the contributions made by people who have a disability to businesses and communities across the province.

The Isabel Bader Centre will be lit up from 6:00 p.m. on Oct. 22 until 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 23.

Claudia Rupnik, News Editor

 

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