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Friday, April 25, 2014

Notre Dame Campus

Library: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Exchange District Campus

Library: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Lower Learning Commons Helpdesk: 8AM-4PM

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Early warming : crisis and response in the climate-changed north

Friday, 25 April, 2014

@TitleTakes a cutting-edge look at how communities in the North—where global warming is amplified and climate-change effects are most immediate—are responding with desperation and creativity. This beautifully written and measured narrative takes us deep into regions where the indigenous people who face life-threatening change also demonstrate impressive conservation ethics and adaptive capacities.

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Library Word of the Day

Friday, April 25, 2014



Government by the wealthy; a state or society governed by the wealthy.  An elite or ruling class whose power and position stems from its wealth.

The 'Occupy Movement' grew out of a sense that we are living in a dysfunctional plutocracy.

Credit: Oxford English Dictinary (online), Dictionary.com

Submitted by: John Mark

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9 green living options that improve your quality of life

Friday, April 25, 2014

There’s a fairly common assumption that green living = sacrifice, yet so many green living options actually improve your quality of life. Zachary Shahan offers a fresh perspective regarding several green living options. If you've just read some scary facts about our current and growing climate, water, and food crises, have no fear — living green is often more fun, more comfortable, healthier, and more convenient!

Link recommended by: Linda Fox

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Earth Day at NDC

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Red River College will once again be celebrating Earth Day. At the Notre Dame Campus Library, we have a wonderful "Earth Day" window display. As well, the Library will be participating in the "Sustainable Living EcoFair" which will be held in the Library Hallway at on Thursday, April 24, between 11:00am – 2:00pm. You may visit more than ten sustainability booths and enjoy some delicious local foods. Come on down to the Library table where you may participate in our Library "Book Exchange" and "Plastic bag round up"!

More Information: http://blogs.rrc.ca/library/2014/04/earth-day-at-ndc/

Red River College Library's Sustainability Initiatives

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Red River College (RRC) has a growing reputation as one of Canada's greenest employers, thanks especially to its Sustainability Initiatives. As an integral part of the College, the Library is no exception and practices sustainability in its everyday operations, such as purchasing environmentally friendly products whenever possible for its own supplies. These include paper products with recycled content, refillable pens, Enviro-Stik pencils, and recycled paper clips.

Read More: http://blogs.rrc.ca/library/2014/04/red-river-college-librarys-sustainability-initiatives/

Making the grade, meeting deadlines, and other great dilemmas

Friday, March 21, 2014

It's a push to get to the end of the term. The stress is mounting as you face a pile of assignments and tests, accompanied by anxiety about how to get everything done and actually attain your goals for success. A few small changes in how you study and handle your time can make a big difference! The Library has an excellent streaming video resource in our collection, titled "Academic success: smart tips for serious students". Check it out; it's geared toward students like you.

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