Monday, 31 October 2016

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 2/11/16

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on:

Harvard Referencing 1pm & 4pm
Copyright & Digital Content 2pm &
Meet the Wellbeing Team 3pm



If you can't make it you can contact the Academic Skills Team by email: Study-Skills@gre.ac.uk or your Academic Support Librarian: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/librarians for help.




Thursday, 27 October 2016

Importing Clips and Playlists in BoB

This video shows users of BoB from last academic year how to import your clips and playlists in BoB. To find out more about BoB see our LibGuides page: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/BOB. You can access BoB on and off campus within the UK via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal. Use it to enhance your studies and enjoy downtime.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

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 meet Tom Perry, a circulation support assistant at Avery Hill Library:

Tom Perry

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
Almost a year.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
I’m a Circulation Assistant. So, amongst other things, I hunt and gather books for students via item requests and get books to other sites via blue boxes and yellow bags. My role is student-facing too, so I get to show people how to use the catalogues and Library Search. I also help with the Greenwich libraries Twitter account, and run the library Flickr account.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
The team we’ve got here is really good, a nice group of people to work with; and I really like the site itself - it’s a beautiful place.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
At the moment, all the books on Photoshop CC.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH TO EAT/HAVE LUNCH?

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I do studio and event photography, and collect cameras and lenses.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
White Noise by Don Delillo
This World and Body by Marion
Double Indemnity

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
South Korea. I’ve always liked Korean films and food. Looks like a great place to visit.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The ability to know and completely understand the content of any book I touch.

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
Just the Cutty Sark.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 26/10/16

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on:

Research for Assignments 1pm & 4pm
Referencing Tools & Avoiding Plagiarism 2pm &
E-books 3pm



If you can't make it you can contact the Academic Skills Team by email: Study-Skills@gre.ac.uk or your Academic Support Librarian: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/librarians for help.








Saturday, 22 October 2016

New HS Talks Business & Management Video Releases

Studying Business? Here are the new releases from the Business & Management Collection (formerly Marketing and Management Collection) by H S Talks.
Access is via the Databases, Journals and e-books link in the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal on and off campus.

Recent releases:


   

   

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Requesting Programmes in BoB

This video shows you how to request programmes in BoB. To find out more about BoB see our LibGuides page: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/BOB. You can access BoB on and off campus within the UK via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal. Use it to enhance your studies and enjoy downtime.

Monday, 17 October 2016

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! Last week we started 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're profiling one of our library support assistants at the Stockwell Street library, James Chick:

James Chick

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
Almost 3 years.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
Helping students use library services and helping our librarians provide the library’s service. You may also see me leading a workshop – if you do, I appeal to everyone’s better nature when I ask that heckling be kept to a minimum.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
Helping students with questions which make me think and that require investigative skills.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
Politics books (shelfmark ‘320’) interest me because I’m into all that. At the moment, European Union books help me sort out in my head what’s going on in the country at the moment!

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH TO EAT/HAVE LUNCH?
Eating sandwiches under the Cutty Sark is a pleasure. On payday I do like Bill’s Restaurant!  

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Spend time with family and my friends, and experiment with cooking curries.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
I’m a big fan of The Hunger Games books – take from that what you will! For music, I like anything by Michael Jackson, and my favourite film is Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ (in fact anything directed Baz Luhrmann!).

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
Me and my partner want to drive the length of Route 66 in an open top car one day. One day…

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
The one Patrick Stewart had in ‘X-Men’ – was it telepathy or telekinesis? Some way of putting my massive brain to good use (is modesty a super power?).

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
National Maritime Museum (tick); Royal Observatory (tick); Queens House and Cutty Sark are still on the to do list!

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 19/10/16

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on:

Assignment & Essay Writing 1pm & 4pm
Box of Broadcasts 2pm &
Library Catalogue & Finding books on the shelves 3pm



If you can't make it you can contact the Academic Skills Team by email: Study-Skills@gre.ac.uk or your Academic Support Librarian: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/librarians for help.


Friday, 14 October 2016

Have you tried BoB yet?

Find out how to use BoB a major video streaming resource to enhance your studies at: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/bob

Monday, 10 October 2016

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! Starting today is the first of 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!

First up, we're profiling one of our academic subject librarians for Business, Ros Francis:


Ros Francis
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I’ve worked at the University since 2008. I worked in the Avery Hill library as the Health librarian before moving to Stockwell Street in August 2015 to be one of the Business librarians.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
I’m a Business librarian which means that I support the students and staff in the Business School. My job is to make sure the resources they need for teaching and learning are in place, and that they know how to make the best use of those resources. I do this in teaching sessions, creating guides and answering email enquiries or seeing students on a one-to-one basis.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
I most enjoy the challenge of teaching students to understand our resources and the skills they need to make use of them, it can be difficult but it’s very satisfying when someone gets it.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
I probably find the novels the most interesting!

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH TO EAT/HAVE LUNCH?
The market is one of my favourite places to eat – there is a big variety of food stalls and always something I like. I especially like the Vegan Garden or the Ethiopian stall.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
Outside of work, one of my main interests is dance. I do contemporary dance and kathak, a classical Indian dance. Not sure how I ended up learning kathak but I love it! It’s a very beautiful dance form.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
The first book I ever bought with my own money is Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, it became one of my favourite books and it still is. It is very funny and the satire feels relevant even though it is nearly 30 years old now. I love all cinema, especially Indian cinema. Satyajit Ray is a real master of Bengali cinema and his Apu trilogy is well worth checking out. I was stunned by Pather Panchali (the first film in the Apu trilogy) when I first saw it. I also love spotting Greenwich on screen in the latest blockbuster films.

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
There are too many places in the world I would like to visit! I would love to see the Alhambra, and I have already planned to visit Canada next summer.

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Definitely flying – what better way to see the world?

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
I have visited all of these places – I live locally and they are great places to take family and friends when they come to visit. My top tip for visiting the meridian line is to come to Greenwich after dark and see the green laser light marking the meridian shining out from the observatory.

Searching BoB

The Library has a great resource called BoB (Box of Broadcasts). You can schedule and view TV and radio programmes as well as create your own clips and playlists on BoB. It's accessible on and off campus within the UK via the Library & Computing/IT tab in the portal. Find out more at: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/BOB.

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 12/10/16

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on:

Managing Your Time 1pm & 4pm
Library Catalogue and Finding Books on the Shelves &
Using LibrarySearch 3pm



If you can't make it you can contact the Academic Skills Team by email: Study-Skills@gre.ac.uk or your Academic Support Librarian: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/librarians for help.


Friday, 7 October 2016

Postgraduate Research Room Stockwell Street Library

We are delighted to announce that as part of the Library's summer refurbishment project, room 3005 in Stockwell Street Library has now been reconfigured as a silent study room exclusively for the use of PhD and MPhil postgraduate research students. The room contains 24 study carrels, each with a network PC.

Access to the room is controlled by your Greenwich Gateway Card.
Conditions of use are consistent with the rest of the third floor: silent study; no eating; lidded drinks only; no phone conversations. 

Please note that any group activity work can be undertaken in the bookable study rooms.

Please let us know how this study space can be developed to best support you by contacting Helene Mallauran User Services Manager: h.a.m.mallauran@gre.ac.uk



There is a wide range of computing and study facilities available at Stockwell Street Library, to meet the various needs of our students. These include bookable group study rooms, and open access computer rooms .
To book a study room, visit  the Library Group Study Rooms channel in the Library & Computing tab in the portal.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Battle of Ideas Festival: 22-23 October, Barbican




IMMUNOCORE STUDENT CHAMPION TICKETS
In partnership with Immunocore, the Battle of Ideas has announced that they have a number of discounted Student Champion 2016 weekend tickets for current undergraduates and postgraduates – priced at £27.50 a huge saving on the normal concession rate. 

The Battle of Ideas is a festival of free-thought and a celebration of powerful, thought-provoking argument. Organised by The Institute of Ideas, it provides an annual forum to discuss and debate some of the most urgent and influential ideas of our time. And given the rise of Trump and the recent Brexit vote, the festival has never seemed more important and urgent.

The festival will take place on the weekend of the 22 and 23 October at the Barbican in London. The festival will see over 3000 delegates attending more than 100 sessions, as hundreds of speakers from across the globe, representing a wide range of disciplines and viewpoints, tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time.

If you are inquisitive, intellectually curious, and interested in the world around you, do join us for a weekend of high-level, thought-provoking, public debate at the Battle of Ideas festival, organised by the Institute of Ideas!

Your ticket will give you access to the entire weekend programme, including debates such as:

FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS: HERE
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

New FT.com website launch

Business students and staff have access to the FT.com on and off campus via the portal. Once you register as a member of the university on campus, you can use the FT.com from any device. This short video outlines the new features.



  • The new website should be faster and clearer.
  • Completely mobile optimised, offering a consistent and enjoyable experience across all devices.
  • Pages load up to 2.5x faster than before – bringing your the same trusted news and insight you rely on, but faster.
  • Personalisation and time-saving tools – with myFT you can add and track your topics of interest, save articles to read later and set up instant, daily or weekly email digests on the topics you follow – all in one place.


Monday, 3 October 2016

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 5/10/16

Come and drop by in B006 in Stockwell Street Library for our workshops on:

Tips for new students 1pm & 4pm
Plotters and Printers 2pm &
Using LibrarySearch 3pm



If you can't make it you can contact the Academic Skills Team by email: Study-Skills@gre.ac.uk or your Academic Support Librarian: http://libguides.gre.ac.uk/librarians for help.


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Exploring publication records in Engineering Village

This video explores how to use publication records in Engineering Village to access the full-text,export citations to your reference manager and more.

Engineering Village can be accessed via the Library & Computing/IT tab on and off campus.