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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Easter Weekend

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Library: Closed

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Error reduction in health care : a systems approach to improving patient safety [e-book]

Thursday, 17 April, 2014

@TitleCompletely revised and updated, this second edition of Error Reduction in Health Care offers a step-by-step guide for implementing the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine to reduce the frequency of errors in health care services and to mitigate the impact of errors when they do occur.

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Library Word of the Day

Thursday, April 17, 2014


The quality of being venal; readiness to give support or favour in return for profit or reward; prostitution of talents or principles for mercenary considerations.

Accepting a bribe is an obvious form of venality.

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

Submitted by: John Mark

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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Economist Keith Chen has been pondering the connection between language and how we think and behave. In particular, Chen wanted to know: does our language affect our economic decisions? Chen designed a study to look at how language might affect an individual’s ability to save for the future. According to his results, it does—big time. But that’s only the beginning. There’s a wide field of research on the link between language and both psychology and behavior. Read on for a few fascinating examples.

Link recommended by: Linda Fox

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We are Closed for Easter

Monday, April 07, 2014

All Red River College Library locations will be closed for the entire Easter Holiday, from Friday 18 April 2014 (Good Friday) through to Monday 21 April 2014 (Easter Monday). We will reopen on Tuesday 22 April 2014 with our regular hours.
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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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