Day by day – out of semester

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

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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

It’s all about the conversation…and when to stop

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