Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rare Books Tuesday 3rd of Mar Quiet Study Space Library 5.30pm

Come along to the Quiet Study Space to view  some of the library's collection of rare books on Tuesday the 3rd of March in the Quiet Study Space at 5.30pm.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Divergent Thinking Thursday 26th Feb Media Studio Reid Building 5.30pm

This Thursday's Twilight Class is on Divergent Thinking. Come along and learn how to illustrate your creative thinking through the mapping of ideas.
The class takes place on Thursday the 26th of February at 5.30pm in the Media Suite of the Reid Building.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Reference Using Mendeley Tuesday 24th Feb Level 2 Sofas Library 5.30pm

This Tuesday's Twilight Class with a look in to referencing using Mendeley. Jennifer Higgins will be demonstrating on how to use the online reference management tool.

So come along at 5.30pm to the sofas on level 2 of the Library on Tuesday the 24th of February.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Showcase: JONATHAN BOYD

This month we want to celebrate the research of Jonathan Boyd who is one of our Top 5 Downloaded researchers in RADAR. Jonathan is part of The School of Design, Silversmithing and Jewellery (S&J) Dept. Alongside the outputs Jonathan has in RADAR, in 2014 Jonathan designed the Commonwealth Games medals, as well as the accompanying medal lapel pin, VIP commemorative medal and medal packaging. Jonathan also acted as an advisor on the design of the trays and podiums for the medal ceremonies. Jonathan together with a team of S&J staff (Helen Marriott, Anna Gordon, Andrew Lamb, Nigel Munro, Satoko Yamamoto and Michael Pell) hand-fabricated the 1514 medals over a period over 8 months. Each medal taking up to 3 days to hand craft. Huge amounts of knowledge were gained from the 6 months of research that went into understanding how to fabricate the intricate and unusual design. Jonathan’s practice based research has always focused on the relationship between object the body and language with new research currently looking at the how advertising and the volume of text we seem on a daily basis warps our understanding of reality. 

To learn more about Jonathan's research, visit RADAR



Library Closed Friday 20th of February

The library and computer centre will be closed on Friday the 20th of February for the midterm holiday. Normal opening hours will resume from the Saturday the 21st of February.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Reading Week Twilight Classes have been postponed


The Webtastic and Typography Twilight Classes have been postponed due to Reading Week. The Webtastic class will take place on Tuesday the 10th of March and the Typography class will take placed on Thursday the 12th of March. 

We apologise for any inconvenience that this causes.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

InDesign Thursday 12th Feb Media Studio Reid Building 5.30pm

This Thursday's Twilight Class is on Adobe InDesign. Come along and learn to use InDesign as a publishing application, learn how to layout designs and also some really useful tips and tricks.

The class takes place on Thursday the 12th of February at 5.30pm in the Media Suite of the Reid Building.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Artists' Books Tuesday 10th of Feb Quiet Study Space Library 5.30pm

Interested in seeing the Artists' Books collection but don't know where to start? Come along and explore our collection with Academic Liaison Librarian, Duncan Chappell.

Just turn up at the Quiet Study Space on Level 2 of the library on Tuesday the 10th of February at 5.30pm to find out more.

Library Drop-ins at the Reid: Referencing Skills

Additional help with referencing your sources in essays and assignments will be available from the Library in the Reid Building Seminar rooms this week and on two dates in March.

If you have any referencing-related questions or quibbles, drop by any time this Wednesday lunch-time between 1pm and 1.45 pm to speak to Jennifer Higgins and pick up a hand-out with useful referencing tips.

No need to book - just come along at one of these times: 

Weds, 11th Feb
13.00 – 14.00
Reid Principal Seminar Rm 1
Weds 4th March
13.00 – 14.00
Reid Principal Seminar Rm 2
Thurs 5th March
13.00 – 14.00
Reid General Seminar Rm 1