Sunny in parts…with scattered showers 

Mid-semester already and at the 'wading through treacle' phase.  We have had the excitement of the beginning of semester with new developments such as Learning Commons 2 opening and getting the Library re-organised for the start of the refurbishment works, and now it is work, work and more work. The Library building itself is busy … Continue reading Sunny in parts…with scattered showers 

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Interviews and staffing

Today has been about interviews. Interviewing for a part time Circulation Assistant. It went well and although we haven't made any decisions yet, I'm pleased with the possibilities. I spend a lot of time on staffing related stuff - it seems like too much time and is quite frustrating.  The reasons are that we have a … Continue reading Interviews and staffing

Planning, meetings, opening times, open days, comms and library management system reports.

Monday 24th July Planned meetings re IT Helpdesk system - ongoing maintenance and development Late evening opening - the Library has been open 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday during June and July.  From 31st July we open 9:00am-8:00pm Monday to Thursday and  9:00-5:00 Friday (closed weekends).  This is mainly because exam resits take place in the … Continue reading Planning, meetings, opening times, open days, comms and library management system reports.

UCISA SSG Conference 2017 #ussc17

The UCISA SSG conference was held in Bristol last week 5th, 6th and 7th July.  I attended the first two days and found it interesting and informative. It is always an excellent conference and manages to be both inspirational and useful which is no mean feat for an education or an IT conference.  It is … Continue reading UCISA SSG Conference 2017 #ussc17

Week by week – Semester 1, LMP, IT Help, loans and reservations…

The day by day weekly summary has become, temporarily, a week by week monthly summary as time to reflect during the first few weeks of semester is scarce. Added to the usual frenetic activity has been continuing work on the process of procuring a new Library Management Platform (LMP).  During September there was scoring and … Continue reading Week by week – Semester 1, LMP, IT Help, loans and reservations…

Student views about using the library and IT help #libraries #IThelp #feedback

At the UCISA SS15 conference, one of the sessions was a presentation by a student, Emma Anderson, from the University of Leeds.  The presentation was entitled 'It's not just Facebook and Twitter.  How students use technology in their everyday lives'.  It was an insightful account of the student experience and interesting from our point of … Continue reading Student views about using the library and IT help #libraries #IThelp #feedback