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.

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Past, present and future…

The end of another Semester and we made it through with some success. I always expect to feel really upbeat and giddily happy at the end of the semester / academic year whereas actually it is a mixture of relief and satisfaction for all we've achieved and the service we've provided and the students that … Continue reading Past, present and future…

Staffing, VR, Study spaces, refurbishment… #change

Our team was restructured last year in the first part of 2016.  It was successful and the structure of the team is much more coherent now and will enable us to deliver the service more effectively.  We had some vacant posts and some of these were filled.  But as everyone knows, who has been through … Continue reading Staffing, VR, Study spaces, refurbishment… #change

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

Semester 2 More than half way…

Semester 2  - Week 10 or, in more general terms, Mid March or '2 months done 2 months to go' :)Semesters as opposed to terms mean that it feels like a long haul between January and end of May - and it is a long time to keep going for 19 weeks.  But then the … Continue reading Semester 2 More than half way…

SCONUL Winter Conference 2014 #sconul2014

On Friday November 21st I attended the SCONUL Winter Conference 2014 which was held at the Royal College of Physicians, St Andrews Place, London. It is the first time I have attended the SCONUL conference and it proved to be an interesting and informative day.The conference was entitled 'The Visible Library: Demonstrating our Value' and … Continue reading SCONUL Winter Conference 2014 #sconul2014