Monday, 19 December 2016

Embedding Programmes in BoB

We're pleased to say you can now embed new programmes and clips from BoB into Moodle. To embed a programme or clip, simply click the ‘share’ button under the player window, and copy and paste the link marked ‘embed’.






Tuesday, 13 December 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 profile the Senior Academic Services Librarian at Avery Hill Library, Barbara Gallagher:

Barbara Gallagher

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
23 years! I came on a six-month, part-time, term-time only contract when my children were eight, five and three. I was extremely part-time for the first eight years and then started working full-time, all-year round, 15 years ago. I’ve never looked back!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
Ensuring the smooth running of Avery Hill Library on a day-to-day basis. I work with a small but perfectly formed team who will always go the extra mile to help our students and academic staff.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
Helping people who come into the library and don’t know where to start. It’s a great feeling when they go on their way with the information/books they need and a new-found confidence.

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
I am interested in the Psychology books but I mostly borrow the fiction.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH TO EAT/HAVE LUNCH?
In the summer, I love the outdoor caf├ęs in Greenwich Park and they do a rather nice afternoon tea in the Fan Museum, but you need to book! I also like the food in Greenwich Market.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I do a few fitness classes, swimming and dancing (mainly on the kitchen floor, dreaming I am a professional tap dancer – well, we all have some impossible dreams, don’t we?!).

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Where do I start?!

I’m in a book group with 10 others and read at least one book a month. I love different genres such as the Nicci French psychological novels, Lee Child’s thrillers, Jane Austen, Samuel Pepys, Peter Ackroyd, Zadie Smith, Ian McEwan, plus a spot of chick-lit now and again! Favourite children’s books which I revisit are Tom’s Midnight Garden, The Secret Garden and When Marnie Was There.

As for music, I like all sorts – Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Black Sabbath, plus stuff on Classic FM. I want to have Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd played at the end of my funeral!

I love old black and white movies such as Rebecca and Brief Encounter. I also enjoy vintage musical films like High Society, Top Hat, Singin’ In The Rain and Some Like It Hot. I’m a huge fan of Apocalypse Now which I think is one of the best anti-war films ever made. Little Miss Sunshine is a film I can enjoy anytime. It has some very serious themes but is also highly entertaining – go on try it! You’ll be laughing one minute but you’ll also need a hanky!

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
As an old gal, I now have a bucket list and visit a new country every year. Cuba is quite high on my list but I’ll give the cigars a miss!

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Powers to stop people feeling depressed would be fantastic – mental illness causes so much misery.

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
Yes, all of them – I think Greenwich is an amazing place!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 14/12/16

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

Top Tips for Starting Your Dissertation 1pm & 4pm
Meet the Wellbeing Team 2pm &
Understanding Your Reading List 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.


Wednesday, 7 December 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 profile the Head of Library Services at Stockwell Street Library and Avery Hill Library, Ginny Malone:

Ginny Malone

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT THE UNIVERSITY/LIBRARY?
I started working at Avery Hill Library in January 1988. I was periodicals librarian and subject librarian for Special Needs Education and Theology.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE IN THE LIBRARY?
I manage a great team of people making sure Library Services and Academic Skills supports our users to reach their potential, and become confident users of the fantastic resources that are available to them within the University.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LIBRARY?
The fact that most of the time the library team are concentrating on helping students. Though we do have to enforce library rules, and sometimes we are made to feel like the "noise police", but that is because we are trying to make the library a place where everyone can study!

WHICH BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY DO YOU FIND MOST INTERESTING?
At Stockwell Street, I love the displays of Folio books which are on the second floor. Many of them are architecture and landscape and have stunning illustrations. At Avery Hill, they have started a collection of books for small children and, again, the art work in some of them is just gorgeous

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN GREENWICH TO EAT/HAVE LUNCH?
Heaps Sausage Shop just round the corner from Stockwell Street Library – you get 10% off if you show your University ID card! Great coffee, as well.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?
I like spending time with friends, listening to music, eating delicious food and drinking good wine.

FAVOURITE BOOK, MUSIC AND FILM?
Book – I am struggling to say just one so will exercise my rights as Head of Library Services to pick two! Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Music – Blue by Joni Mitchell.

Film – Christmas is coming so I expect to wallow in It's A Wonderful Life which I watch once a year at least. I love the scene where Clarence the Angel (2nd class!) is showing George Bailey how awful life would have been if he had never been born. It shows his wife, Mary, instead of being a happy housewife with lots of kids, would have become the town librarian – the horror of it! It's made to seem like a fate worse than death!

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?
Anywhere that can guarantee a good show of the Northern Lights!

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPERHUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
To please everyone.

HAVE YOU VISITED THE CUTTY SARK, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND QUEEN’S HOUSE?
I haven't been to the Cutty Sark in its new incarnation, and I also need to revisit the Queen’s House now it is open again.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Library and Academic Skills Workshops 7/12/16

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

Harvard Referencing 1pm & 4pm
Endnote Reference Manager 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.