How to… find a study space

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Did you know that the library offers a variety of different study spaces?

Come along to one of our drop in sessions at Seacole Library and

 

  • Find a study space that suits you
  • Learn more about the learning area in the new building at City South Campus
  • Use PC finder
  • Identify study zones within the library

The drop in sessions are running on the following dates and times at Seacole Library:

Monday 5  February 10:00 to 11:00
Tuesday 6  February 11:00 to 12:00
Wednesday 7  February 12:00 to 13:00
Thursday 8  February 13:00 to 14:00
Friday 9  February 12:00 to 13:00

Find us at the comfy seating area in the Library by the Self-Service Machines

 

^ Posted on behalf of Huizhe Jin, Customer Services, Seacole Library

Make more of our library resources

Do you want to discover more about how to use library resources, services and databases?

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Then sign up to one of our drop-in sessions where you can:

  • Get hands-on experience of using our databases eg. CINAHL; MEDLINE: Cochrane: PSYCHArticles; SPORTSDiscus; Summon
  • Learn how to get the most out of the databases
  • Improve your search skills and techniques to get better results

Sessions take place in Seacole 271, and are running from now until April.

Simply book your place via moodle (Open Sessions at City South) 

^Posted on behalf of the Learning, Teaching & Research Team, Seacole Library

How to … Carry on studying through the vacation

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Following on from the success of our two previous “How to …” pop up events (Getting Started and Finding more than books on the library shelves)  we are running a third  to highlight the following:

  • How to access resources when you are not in University
  • Use the library during vacation
  • Get help when Library’s closed (FAQs)
  • Use other University libraries (SCONUL)

The Customer Services team will be running these sessions at both Curzon Library and Mary Seacole Library on:

Monday 4 December 10am to 11am
Tuesday 5 December 11am to 12pm
Wednesday 6 December 12pm to 1pm
Thursday 7 December 1pm to 2pm
Friday 8 December 10am to 11am

Location of the “How to…” events

Curzon Library: meet library staff on the ground floor opposite the Help Desk.

Seacole Library: meet library staff by the library office door, near Printer/Photocopiers.

 

Look forward to seeing you there.

^Trudi

Getting started: Familiarise yourself with our library

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Are you new to libraries? Feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all?

Come along to one of our ‘HOW TO’ sessions and learn more about:

  • Locating the books you need
  • Finding out what your Library PIN is
  • Using the self issue machines to take books out
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning ….. and much, much more

The Customer Services team will be running these sessions at both Curzon Library and Mary Seacole Library on:

Monday, 2nd October                          10:00-11:00

Tuesday, 3rd October                          11:00-12:00

Wednesday, 4th October                    12:00-13:00

Thursday, 5th October                         13:00-14:00

Friday, 6th October                           10:00 – 11:00 (Curzon )  14:00-15:00 (Seacole)

The sessions at Curzon Library are being held opposite the Help Desk on the Ground Floor.

The sessions at Mary Seacole Library are being held at the comfy seating area by the self service machines.

See you there!

^Trudi

Where Can I Get Help? Coffee and cake event, November 2015

A series of ‘Where Can I Get Help?’ events have been arranged to take place across the University during November.  The aim of these events is to raise awareness to the various teams that are able to help both staff and students and create an opportunity for these teams to promote their services and resources.  These events were publicised via posters, leaflets, emails, iCity and Twitter.

The first event took place on Friday 13 November, just outside the library on level one of Curzon Building from 10am to 12pm.  Situated next to the social learning area, students were able to stop by as they moved through the building.

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We set up a display and used two large tables provided by Campus Services. On one table we displayed a variety of our leaflets and business cards, with the other table being used for displaying the study tips that students wrote down on post-it notes which were then displayed on a poster.  This table was also used for coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits, which all went down well!  We handed out lots of leaflets, business cards and refreshments, and had a chance to chat about where students could go to get help.   There were several Library and Learning Resources staff to answers students questions throughout the two hours, and without all of their help the event would not have been a success.  We talked to lots of students throughout the event and gained valuable feedback from them along with lots of useful study tips.

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Overall the event was a huge success.  A big thank you must be given to the staff who volunteered to help and made the event not only a huge success but a very enjoyable event to be part of.

If you’d like to get involved, we’re holding three more events in November!

 

Kenrick Library foyer, City North Campus – Friday 20th November 2015, 10am-12pm.

Mary Seacole Library training room, City South Campus – Wednesday 25th November 2015, 10am-12pm.

Conservatoire Library seminar room, City Centre Campus – Friday 27th November 2015, 10-12pm.

 

^Laura (Assistant Liaison Librarian) on behalf of Janet Fox.