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Arthur A. Wishart Library Facts 2016-2017


1. The Library has collections to support all 30+ degree programs at Algoma University.

2. The Library has a special collecting focus in areas of Anishinaabe (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) languages, arts, cultures, history, law and other related areas.

3.  Memberships:  Ontario Council of University Libraries, Canadian Research Knowledge NetworkArchives Association of Ontario, Association of Canadian Archivists, Society of American Archivists, and CONIFER Integrated Library System consortium with Laurentian University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.


1. Number of Professional Librarians: 

2. Number of Para-Professional Staff: 

3. Number of Students Employed: 


1. Number of new (physical) books added in 2018-2019: 

2. Number of physical books/journals in Library:  

3. Number of online journal titles available 24/7: 

4. Number of online books available 24/7: 

5. Number of inter-library loans in and out for patrons, 2018-2019: 

6. Number of distinct archival collections managed:

 a.       University Archives:  170+ 

 b.      Shingwauk Residential  Schools Centre (SRSC):  130+

7. Linear metres of archives (primary sources):  335 (1100 linear feet) or 1,980,000 pages of documents

8. Number of digitized objects in SRSC and University Archives holdings: 

Library Space

1. Wireless network available throughout.

2. Number of public workstations (including mezzanine): 23

3. Seating capacity of Library: 147


1. Number of class instructions in 2015-2016: ## sessions reaching:

a. ### Algoma University students

b. ### ADSB & HSCDSB secondary school students

 Value-added Services

1. Value of in-kind donations and gifts 2006-2016: $49,638.00

2. Value of external grants awarded 2006-2016: $432,920.00

Presentations (2015-2016):

1. Ken Hernden, "Revisting the 'Literary Assembly-line in Canada': a Librarian's Perspective on Canadian Print and Digital Culture in 2015," Panel: "Writing in Canada: Sixty Years after Kingston, 1955.” July 26, 2015, Conference in Honour of George Whalley, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. July 24-26, 2015.

2. Ken Hernden, "New Developments in Ontario's University Libraries," Discover, Explore, Experience: 2016 Faculty Orientation, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. August 31, 2016.





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