Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Library Staff profiles

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the people who work at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street Library? Of course you have! We continue our weekly profiles of the various staff you may spot or speak to at our libraries. Find out what they do, both inside and outside of working at the University of Greenwich!

This week, we profile our two Graduate Interns, Alex Taliadoros and Crina Duchi, who are based at our Stockwell Street Library:

Alex Taliadoros

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I have worked for the library for three months now. Time flies when you’re having fun!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
I am currently employed as a Video Producer under the Graduate Internship. My role is to create promotional videos to further promote the library and its amazing services.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
I would say the most enjoyable thing about working in the library is the vast amount of information and resources available to me. For any topic or personal interest, there is always something to discover and explore.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
For me I find the filmmaking and creative art books the most interesting as I am from a media related background. There are a variety of self-help filmmaking books which are great, but also a lot of books on current filmmakers who know how to create the best films in the business.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH/AT AVERY HILL OR IN ELTHAM TO HAVE LUNCH?
There are so many places to eat so it’s very hard to choose, but Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Byron do great burgers! In terms of locations to go and chill, I love Greenwich Park!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I like to watch films at the cinema as much as possible. I am also a big football fan so try to watch as many Premier League games as possible in my free time.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Book – The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Music – Anything that makes me tap my feet
Film – A tie between The Godfather:Part II & Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
Anywhere in America as it’s so vast and every state is so different! Also parts of Italy!

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Flying, for sure! I like the idea of getting out of difficult situations and moving freely in the skies.

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
I have visited every attraction in Greenwich as I studied here as a student. I would definitely recommend the Royal Observatory – the views of London are stunning!


Crina Duchi

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I have worked in the library for three months.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
As an intern, my main project was working on a promotional video for the library. I was involved in concept development, writing, planning, filming, and editing.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
The people I am working with are very nice and there is a relaxed atmosphere despite having different tasks and deadlines. While working on the video project, it was great to have so much creative freedom.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
I always gravitate around the film section of the library. I mostly choose books about cinematography.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH/AT AVERY HILL OR IN ELTHAM TO HAVE LUNCH?
If it’s sunny I usually go to Greenwich Park, by the Thames or Greenwich Market.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I like to explore London and take photos, watch movies/TV series and go on bike rides.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Since it’s so hard to pick, I will choose recent favourites!

Book: The Spanish Ballad by Lion Feuchtwanger – sad but interesting insight in the mix of cultures and history of Spain.
Music: The Blacklist soundtrack – a TV series that I really liked and just caught up with.
Movie: Logan – the first movie that I saw at BFI Imax.

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
As I travelled quite a bit around Europe, I would love to visit other continents now. Top choices are Australia, Asia (Japan) and South America.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Being able to fly would be amazing! Can’t do that so I would be happy to try sky diving and flyboarding instead.

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
I haven’t been inside Cutty Sark yet, but I have visited the rest several times. My favourite is the Royal Observatory.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

New HS Talks Business & Management Video Releases

These are the new releases in the Business & Management collection by HS Talks. Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet on the My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal.


What makes for a great team?Prof. J. Richard Hackman – Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA










Risk management and big dataMr. Scott Baldwin – eBay, USA










AmorePacific and the magic of Korean beautyMr. Martin Roll – Venture Republic, Singapore

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

HS Talks Business & Management New Series Analsying Financial Statements

These are the new releases in the Business & Management collection by HS Talks. Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet on the My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal.


Introduction to financial reportingDr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia










Recording accounting entriesDr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia










Cash vs. accrual accountingDr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia










InventoryDr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia

Monday, 6 March 2017

New HS Talks Business & Management Video Releases

These are the new releases in the Business & Management collection by HS Talks. Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet on the My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal.



Leadership teamsDr. Ruth Wageman – Harvard University, USA









How families took control of change: Jamie Oliver’s school dinnersMr. Anthony Greenfield – Consultant, Resolve, UK








How Kelon and Haier innovated to attract the local Chinese marketDr. Xiaobai Shen – Edinburgh Business School, UK

Monday, 20 February 2017

Accessing Lexis Nexis

At the weekend our supplier made technical changes which led to login errors when accessing LexisNexis online via the portal.

There are a couple of things that can be done in the short term to successfully login to LexisNexis services:

All users should access LexisLibrary via the Academic Sign-in link on the homepage at: www.lexisnexis.com/uk/legal after clearing your web browser cookies and temporary internet files:

You should choose University of Greenwich from the drop down menu by clicking on the hyperlink if prompted and enter your portal user ID and password when routed to the portal. If you get an error message, start again and retry for a second time – it should then work for you.

Once our provider has resolved the technical issues, the portal URL will be updated.


Monday, 16 January 2017

Library Staff profiles

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the people who work at Avery Hill and Stockwell Street Library? Of course you have! We continue our weekly profiles of the various staff you may spot or speak to at our libraries. Find out what they do, both inside and outside of working at the University of Greenwich!

This week, we profile the Academic Services Librarian for Law and Criminology, Literature, Language and Theatre at the Stockwell Street Library, Rachael Hartiss:

Rachael Hartiss

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I’ve just reached my 16-year anniversary.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
I am the librarian who supports the Department of Law and Criminology, and the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. My job is predominately to make sure the resources needed are in place, to help the students use those resources and develop their research and information skills. I also liaise with staff and students in the departments I support, to make sure they are aware of developments in our library services and gather feedback to help improve things.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
I like the variety of the job – no two days are the same! The thing I probably enjoy the most is helping people.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
Books on child development.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH TO EAT/HAVE LUNCH?
I have too many lunches at my desk, but I love the sushi from the market!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Spend time with my little boy. He’s just the best!

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Book: The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Music: Dance music with a good vocal
Film: Despicable Me – this is not really my favourite, but it’s all I get to watch (I have a 3-year-old!)

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
My last holiday was in Bognor, so anywhere with a bit of sun would be good!

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Don’t think it counts as a superhuman power, but time travel would be a good thing to be able to do!

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
Yes, to the Cutty Sark (pre-fire), National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. The Queen’s House – not that I can recall, although I may have gone on a school trip there once!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

New HS Talks Business & Management Video Releases

These are the new releases in the Business & Management collection by HS Talks. Access is via the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet on the My Learning/Learning Support page in the portal.


How Tesco used its clubcard programme to revive its brand and become a market leader Prof. Merlin Stone – Director, WCL and Professor of Marketing, Bristol Business School, UK




Traditional theories of capital structure: trade-off versus pecking order Prof. Vidhan K. Goyal – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK




How Dell reformed its supply chain technology to reduce risk Prof. Jérémie Gallien – London Business School, UK





Market segmentation - a fundamental concept of marketingProf. Malcolm McDonald – Emeritus Professor, Cranfield School of Management, UK