Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit in Kaisa House 24.6.-5.7.

Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit presents LGBTQ themed material from the Helsinki University Library’s collections. The Exhibit is on display from the beginning of the Helsinki Pride week June 24th until July 5th in the Kaisa House’s Guidance Corner which is located on the 3rd floor.

This year’s themes for the exhibit are gender and sexual diversity and the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement.

You can browse the books on the spot in comfortable armchairs or borrow them as summer reading, because all the material, except for journals, is available for home loan.

The library’s recommendations can be found on themed lists of favourites: Sexual and gender diversity, Pride and LGBTQI history and LGBTQI themed fiction  The lists include both printed and electronic materials.

Among the exhibited books are the following:

Vivek Shraya: I’m Afraid of Men (2018)
Vivek Shraya is trans woman of color, a writer and a musician. Shraya’s written work includes poetry, essays and autofiction. I’m Afraid of Men is a memoir in which Shraya explores the effects of toxic masculinity and discrimination in her own life and how we could begin to reimagine the concept of gender.

Pride : fifty years of parades and protests from the photo archives of The New York Times (2019)
A visual history of five decades of the LGBTQI movement collected by the New York Times.

Ristkari, Maiju; Suni, Niina & Tyni, Vesa: Sukupuolena ihminen : tietokirja transsukupuolisuudesta ja sukupuolen moninaisuudesta (2018)
The first Finnish nonfiction book about gender diversity and transgender people that has been aimed at adolescents. The book is based on the award-winning project Sukupuolena ihminen (Gender: human), which documents the lives of transgender people in Finland.

Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History
A global view of the history of LGBTQI. It covers the history of, and current developments in, LGBTQI-related topics and events around the world, coverage of nearly 70 countries.

On Thursday June 27th Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices! panel discussion will be held at Think Corner.
Read more here!
Event in Facebook

University of Helsinki participates in Helsinki Pride week with panel discussion and book exhibit

Last year Helsinki University Library took part to the Helsinki Pride for the first time and organized a book exhibit about LGBTQ studies and a panel discussion in Kaisa House with huge success.

This year the library joins forces with the University of Helsinki’s equality and diversity committee and organizes Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices! panel discussion in a more spacious venue at Think Corner (Yliopistonkatu 4) on June 27th starting on 3 pm. The event will be opened by the Vice-Rector Tom Böhling and the opening speech given by the President Tarja Halonen. This year’s speakers for the panel are medical (MD/PhD) student and the chairperson of Seta Sakris Kupila, senior lecture of sociology of education and senior researcher Jukka Lehtonen, the Vice-Rector of The University of Helsinki Tom Böhling and a spokesperson for transgender people and a sociology student Hippu Helminen, who identifies as a non-binary person.

The themes of this year’s panel discussion are gender and sexual diversity among others.

The event will be held in Finnish, but the audience has a possibility to pose questions also in English.

Event program:

  • At 15.00 Opening words, Vice-Rector Tom Böhling
  • At 15.05 YL Male Voice Choir
  • At 15.15 Speech by President Tarja Halonen
  • At 15.25 Hooray for equality and diversity and for Pride’s 50th anniversary!
  • At 15.26 Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices! panel discussion
  • At 16.20 YL Male Voice Choir
  • At 16.29 Ending of the event, Böhling

Facebook event for Pride: Change is Coming – Different Voices!
Facebook event for Pride week at University of Helsinki

The Uni­versity of Helsinki to par­ti­cip­ate in the Pride parade for the first time

Pride – 50 years of movement book exhibit in Kaisa House 24.6.-5.7.

Pride 50 years of movement book exhibit presents LGBTQ themed material from Helsinki University Library’s collections. The Exhibit is on display from the beginning of Helsinki Pride week June 24th until July 5th in Kaisa House’s Guidance Corner which is located on the 3rd floor.

This year’s themes for the exhibit are gender and sexual diversity and the 50th anniversary of the Pride movement.

You can browse the books on the spot in comfortable armchairs or borrow for summer reading, because all the material, except for journals, is available for loan.

Join Gale Primary Sources workshop Thur 28rd of March and learn to use resources effectively

Magnifying class and a book

Do you want to find more tools to access and analyze the resources offered by the university? Then you are very welcome to join us for the Gale Primary Sources Workshop!

In the workshop, led by Helsinki University’s own Gale Student Ambassador Pauli Kettunen, you will receive a brief introduction into the archives, as well as tips on accessing and using them for your own research.

“Gale’s numerous archives consist of monographs, photographs, and maps, as well as full runs of British and American newspapers, dating from the 18th century up until the present day, a amazing resource when studying languages, social sciences, history, theology… You name it!”

Learn to use Digital Humanities tools of Gale Digital Scholar Lab, which help you to analyze your corpus of documents with visualization tools. There is also time for workshopping your own ideas, asking questions and working together to find out how Gale’s sources could best support you in your work.

You can find the Gale resources here (if you open the link outside Helsinki University network, it requires a log in with your university account).

Time: Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 12:15 – 13:45 PM

Place: Kaisa House, Fabianinkatu 30, Computer lab 5057, 5 th floor

Registration:

a) non-students by e-form

OR

b) students at WebOodi (for University of Helsinki students only). You will find the course by the code 99914 (Advanced information seeking).

Feel free to send questions or potential topics you are interested in discussing already ahead of time, to be incorporated into the workshop, to pauli.s.kettunen (at) helsinki.fi

The workshop is bilingual, English and Finnish.

Welcome!

 

Edited: the time was earlier incorrect. The right time is: 12:15 – 13:45PM.

Students of Kumpula Campus! Give us feedback about organizing events in the Campus Library

Hello students of Kumpula Campus!

A couple of events are being held on the 2nd floor of the Campus Library (UbiKampus) in March:

  • On Friday March 15 a Hackathon will take over the Ubikampus for the entire day, and
  • On Friday March 22 there will be a Catalysts Coding Contest at 14.30-21.

The Library is now asking your feedback about organizing events: what kind of events you find suitable for the Library’s 2nd floor? At which times and on which areas of the Library would you prefer the events to be held?

Please vote for the choices given in Flinga or add your own suggestion to the bunch: https://edu.flinga.fi/s/EFRZDTY

The Library is gathering feedback until the end of March.

Please vote for the choices given in Flinga or add your own suggestion to the bunch: https://edu.flinga.fi/s/EFRZDTY

New guide helps researchers to improve the visibility of their research outputs

More than 4000 research papers are published daily. Activities aimed at promoting research are increasingly important in researcher’s work. By making your research visible and accessible you increase chances of your research being noticed, used and having impact, thus increasing your own reputation and chances of success in your academic work.

Altmetric Explorer, Kudos and PlumX are Helsinki University Library subscriptions.

Helsinki University Library’s new guide for researchers, Research Visibility & Altmetrics, offers tips and information on how to use different tools to improve the visibility of research. The guide answers following questions:

  • How to improve your academic visibility?
  • Which tools are recommendable and how to use them?
  • How researchers at the University of Helsinki have used these tools?
  • What are altmetrics and how to make use of social media metrics?
  • What are pros and cons of social networks for researchers (i.a. Academia.edu, ResearchGate)?

The guide presents many tools and it gives a closer look on Kudos, PlumX and Altmetric Explorer. These services are Helsinki University Library subscriptions and thus supported by the library.

Research Visibility & Altmetrics guide has been carried out by HULib information specialists and liaison librarians from various disciplines, Jukka Englund, Terhi Sandgren, Markku Roinila and Mika Holopainen.

Second floor of the Kumpula Campus Library to open on February 1st

On the top floor of the Kumpula Campus Library, a new kind of smart facility for researchers and students will be opened. The library’s second-floor customer facilities are available from Friday, February 1st.

The first floor has been available with its collections, facilities and services from September 3rd, 2018. Read more: Welcome to the renewed Kumpula Campus Library

Ubikampus @ Kumpula

The library’s facility upgrade project is connected with a broader project that involves the Faculty of Science and the University’s Student Services. What is taking place in the space is the first pilot of the Ubikampus project.

The 1,000 square meter pilot premises of the Ubikampus project house altogether 168 workstations and 16 separate rooms bookable with the tablets situated at the doors. More than half of the space is reserved for students, the rest for researchers. Students’ facilities include reading places and group study rooms.

Arrangements on the second floor are still in progress, but you are welcome to check out and test new facilities!