We now seem to be into our stride with 'out of semester' work. It takes a couple of weeks to switch from the student focused semester service to a more steady but just as busy work pattern. There are still students using the library on a daily basis mainly Masters students and international students but … Continue reading Day by day – out of semester
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…
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
This week has been a 'noisy' week - a week filled with meetings, conversations and discussions. Mostly valuable and worthwhile, some even enjoyable in a work context, but nevertheless a lot of interactions. Team meetings with teams, catch up meetings with Supervisors, catch up meetings with line managers, Resources and Facilities meetings, project meetings about … Continue reading It’s all about the conversation…and when to stop
December update - we're nearly there at the end of semester. Last day of exams is 16th December so that is the final day for students. Then we have a week of 'normal' working up until Friday 23rd December. So, things that have been happening: Monitoring of the study spaces Managing the Learning Commons Staffing … Continue reading December update
Communications Group meeting - for November we need to promote some library related events such as Book Week Scotland, raise awareness of new books and resources 'Resource of the week'? Create content for the digital displays especially in the Learning Commons and look at content for 'You said, we did' posters etc. Staffing - evening … Continue reading Communications, staffing, training…
The library building, while needing some updating and improving, is a great place and is always busy with students. One of the best things about it is it's location on campus amid beautiful gardens and grounds.