Archive for November, 2013

Food for Fines 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Food For FinesThank you to all students who donates a non-perishable food item to an OC Campus Library and had their Library fines forgiven! Food for fines ran November 25 to December 14, 2013. 

How Food for Fines works:

  • Each food item pays off $2 in Library fines, to a maximum of $20.
  • Fines applied to all types of materials are eligible including books, DVDs, videos, and CDs.
  • Food for Fines does not apply if you have an overdue, lost or damaged item. Note: Do you have an overdue item?  Return that item and then use Food-for-Fines. 
  • Any OC library user, whether student or community user, can ‘cash-in’ a non-perishable pre-packaged food item.
  • Food items cannot be cashed in against future fines.
  • Previously paid fines will not be refunded in exchange for food items.


  • Meal in a can (chilli, stew, chunky soup)
  • Low fat canned and dry soup
  • Canned legumes (beans, chick peas)
  • Pasta (macaroni, spaghetti, lasagne)canned_food
  • Tomato sauce and pasta sauce
  • Rice
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Tuna and other canned meat (e.g. ham)
  • Healthy granola bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Boost/Carnation Breakfast/Ensure
  • Baby food/formula

~List provided by Okanagan Valley food banks
~Please ensure food has not reached expiration date

Please contact OC Library staff with further enquiries. All food items were donated to local area food banks.

Passport Cities & Survey trial has ended

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WorldThe trial period for access to two new sections of Passport GMID, Cities and Survey, has now ended.  The new modules were on trial until December 6th. Let us know what you thought by sending feedback to the Library’s Business Liaison Librarian, Lindsay Willson.  Survey was accessible in the black navigation bar near the top of the page, and Cities was available by hovering over Countries & Consumers in the black navigation bar.

Cities provides socio-economic information for 850 cities worldwide, in two tiers. Tier 1 cities provide GDP, employment, population, number of business establishments, household income, tourism and more. Tier 2 cities have information on population and household income. Canadian cities include Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in the tier 1 category, and Ottawa – Gatineau, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec, Hamilton, Winnipeg, London, Kitchener, Victoria, Buffalo-Saint Catharines, Halifax in the tier 2 category.

ChartSurvey provides reports and data about consumers in specific countries. Alas, Canada is not included, however the US and Australia are, along with select countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific. Topics include how consumers feel about healthy living, green influences, technology and spending, among many other areas.

The new sections were available from within the existing Passport GMID.

Mosby’s Nursing Skills Now Available

Friday, November 15, 2013

healthThank you to everyone who sent feedback for the Mosby’s Nursing Skills trial! After receiving positive responses from students and faculty, the Library has decided to license this resource. Access Mosby’s here, via our e-resources listing, and look for links within Research Guides and Moodle.

Mosby’s Skills is part of Elsevier’s Mosby’s Suite, an online solution that provides continuing education, skills reference and evidence-based support at the point of care. Mosby’s Skills brings over 1,200 evidence-based skills and procedures together with competency management functionality to meet the learning and reference needs of OC students and staff.

Resources Include:

  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Peer-reviewed journals
  • National standards
  • The Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA etc.
  • Authoritative nursing textbooks including:
    • AACN, Procedure Manual for Critical Care
    • AACN, Procedure Manual for Pediatric Acute and Critical Care
    • Perry & Potter, Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques
    • Proehl, Emergency Nursing Procedures
    • Hockenberry: Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children
  • Images for Maternal-Newborn Skills courtesy of:
    • Murray, S.S., McKinney, E.S. (2010). Foundations of maternal-newborn nursing, (5th ed). St. Louis: Saunders
    • Lowdermilk, D.L., and others (2012). Maternity & women’s health care (10th ed.)

Result of Canadian Cities trial

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CA FlagCanada FlagThe Library has decided against licensing Major Canadian Cities. The information in Major Canadian Cities is based on Statistics Canada information from 2001 up to and including the recent census information. People can obtain the  same information from Statistics Canada, and the inability to export tables limits the usefulness of the data in this resource.


Kelowna Library display comes to an end – Canadians at War & as Peacekeepers

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Canadians at War & as Peacekeepers

Fran and Tanisha presenting the Library display

Library staff member, Fran Drummond shows library student page, Tanisha Suzuki through fascinating finer details of the Library display she helped curate.

The foyer “frontline” was marked by a unique selection of military maps from the private collection of Terence Day (OC Geography, Earth & Environmental Science department). Some maps that were showcased:

  • Map for the planned German invasion of the UK in 1940
  • Silk escape map of Norway, c. 1944
  • “Top Secret” invasion map of Okinawa, 1945
  • Road map used by British Red Cross ambulance driver, Ypres (Belgium) in Second World War
  • Vietnamese map of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), printed on the reverse of a captured US map, 1977
  • Landmine map, Stanley area, Falkland Islands, 1990
  • Patrol map of Kandahar area, Afghanistan, 2007

Military personnel gear from the field, boots and all (berets, helmets, and insignia) were kindly been shared by Howard Hisdal & family (OC History department) and Chris Drummond & family (OC Library). The multimedia feature also highlighted Library books, e-books and media that support studies and research in Canadian and world history.

Please contact Michelle Ward, Kelowna Campus Librarian, ext 4749, for more information

Alix Hawley’s New Short Story in The Walrus

Friday, November 1, 2013

gnome_edit_select_allThe fictional short story, DANIEL BOONE, BY HIMSELF, has recently been published in the November 2013 issue of the Walrus. Hawley was nominated for the CBC Short Story Prize in 2012, and she is currently working on another novel, All True Not a Lie in It, another story about Daniel Boone.

The Library holds print copies of the journal in 3 campuses (Kelowna, Penticton & Salmon Arm), and it is also available online.

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