Monday, 28 October 2013

Workshops on using DISCOVER and RefWorks

Just a quick post to say that I and the Education librarians are running workshops all this week on using DISCOVER and RefWorks. No need to book, just turn up. You can see what's on when on the What's On calendar on the library webpages.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Welcome (back)!

Hi all

Welcome, if you are new to us this year, and welcome back to all returners. I hope you've had a good summer and that you're ready for the new year. I've now seen all new SSPA students for a library tour and induction; it was lovely to meet you and I shall be seeing some of you again in your lectures very shortly.

I promised I wouldn't fill this blog with library announcements, but I just wanted to highlight a few things that are new this academic year:
  • As mentioned in the previous post, we have brand new, faster PCs in Bedford Library.
  • Professional and Academic Development have created a brilliant new BREO Community called "Study Hub: Online", which contains loads of useful helpsheets and worksheets on all aspects of study skills. It's definitely worth getting yourself enrolled on there and having a look; I think you'll find it really helpful, whatever stage of your course you are at. Instructions on how to enrol are here: .
  • In response to student feedback that there wasn't enough silent study space in Bedford library, we have now had work done to turn the whole second floor into a silent study floor. This is going to be a great space. It is very nearly ready, but at the moment the floor is still closed for health and safety reasons, so if you need to get any books from the second floor, please fill out a form at the Customer Service Desk on the ground floor and library staff will fetch them for you.
Finally, please don't forget that I am here to help with using the library, finding information, and referencing, so please do get in touch!

Have a great term, everyone.