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Light therapy lamps available for student use

September 23, 2016

Light therapy lamps, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Lamps, mimic outdoor natural light. Late fall and winter months in Canada tend to lack sunshine, which can affect individuals in different ways, including lowering mood, decreasing energy and over-sleeping.

light therapy lamps available at RDC libraryExposure to light that mimics sunlight is believed to alter brain chemicals that moderate mood, helping to relieve feelings of fatigue, anxiety, low mood, and loss of motivation that can commonly occur during the winter months. In as little as 20-30 minutes a day, symptoms can be relieved by using light therapy.

The Students’ Association of RDC has provided two light therapy lamps for use by RDC students. The lamps are available for 2-hour loan from RDC Library, for use anywhere on campus.

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Got a question? Text RDC Library!

September 8, 2012

Got a research question? Need directions? Wonder when we’re open? Now you can text us your question!

green text iconIf you’re ever sitting in your PJs and need last-minute help citing an article, have a great spot in the Library and don’t want to leave your stuff, or are in your office and can’t remember how to find RefWorks,  RDC Library has a solution just for you.

Starting this Fall, you can Text RDC Library @ 403.800.8945.   Text us your questions during Library hours and we will text you right back!

Longer question? No cell phone?  RDC Library is available by phone @ 403.342.3152, by email @ rdclibrary@gmail.com, and by chat.

And, of course, you are more than welcome to come to the Library and see us in person!

Ask Us… By Appointment

October 22, 2010

Do you know students who want some extra help with their research? Send them to the library!

In addition to answering research questions at the library’s Information Desk as they come up, we are relaunching our Ask Us… By Appointment service on October 25, 2010.

This service allows students to make appointments for in-depth, 30-minute research consultations with library staff throughout the academic year.

Appointments might involve helping a student to:

  • Narrow a research topic and get started finding sources
  • Search databases, the library catalogue and/or the Web
  • Distinguish between popular and scholarly sources
  • Properly cite sources

Students can make appointments by phone (403-342-3152), email (rdclibrary@gmail.com) or in person at the Information Desk.

For more information, please visit the Ask Us! section of the library website.

Please let your students know about this great service!

Help your students tap into their critical thinking skills

January 22, 2008

“Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use, and communicate it in an ethical manner 1.”

Are your students feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by their research assignments?  Why not bring them to the library for an introductory or refresher class this semester? (more…)

Do your students need help with citations?

January 14, 2008

If you have students who need help with citations, let them know about these free workshops, coming up at the Library. (more…)