Friday, September 27, 2013

Understanding Dyslexia Tuesday 1st of OctoberLibrary Computer Centre 5.30pm

Tuesday's Library Twilight Class will be a workshop on understanding Dyslexia. It will be a short introduction to Dyslexia and there will also be examples of positive strategies for learning. If you are interested in learning more about Dyslexia, then this short class is a great introduction that is very informative. The class will start at 5.30pm in the iMac Training Room on Level 2 of the Library.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Library closed Monday 30th September

The Library will be closed for the September Weekend holiday on Monday 30th September.  The library will open as normal on Tuesday the 1st of October at 9am.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Photoshop Thursday 26th of September Library Computer Centre 5.30pm

Photoshop – Image Enhancement

Our Library Twilight Classes kick off this Thursday, 26th of September, at 5.30pm in the iMac Training Room on Level 2 of the Library. We’ll be exploring image enhancement in Photoshop which will allow you to make the most of your digital images. There will be some great tips and tricks being demonstrated.

So come along. Remember if you have your own laptop with Photoshop you can bring this along.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Library Twilight Classes 2013 - 14

After last year's runaway success the Library Twilight Classes will be returning on Thursday the 26th of September at 5.30pm. There will be classes covering Assistive Technologies, Photoshop, Flash, AfterEffects, Illustrator, Indesign and also setting up your own website. They will be taking place in the big iMac training room upstairs in the Learning Technology Centre. All you need to do is come along, no need to sign up. If you have your own laptop with the software for the class, then you can always bring that along with you and free up a computer for someone else. We'll also be putting the notes up from each class on to the Library Twilight Classes VLE course, so if you can't make it along you can still see what was covered in the class.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Finding your way round the new space

When you make your first visit to the refurbished spaces in the Library you will see we have made some changes to the layout. To help you find you way around there are signs on each floor listing what you can find there.

If there is anything you can't find, just ask one of the friendly members of staff.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Library Refurbishment Update

The refurbishment of Levels 0 and 1 on the Library is almost complete and we are looking forward to welcoming students and staff into the space on Thursday 12th September. For the next three days please continue to come into the Library via the Bourdon building - you can return books, access online resources, set up your Blackboard Profile, and use all the computing facilities. If lack of access to the printed collections until Thursday will cause you a serious problems please get in touch with us at and we will do our very best to help.

The refurbishment of Levels 0 and 1 includes a much larger Level 1 with new comfortable seating, a new service desk and redecoration all round. Library staff have been working in the space this week - reshelving books and unpacking furniture - and we think it is a much brighter, lighter and nicer space for research and learning. 

To make way for the construction and decoration we had to take all the books off the shelves and dissemble all the shelving at the beginning of June. The books themselves have not sat idle in their crates however. We have added Radio Frequency Identity Tags to every single item.The main benefit direct for library users will be faster self-issue and return since you can now place a pile of books on the kiosk instead of having to scan one at a time.  The improved book security and stock management it provides will also mean that books more likely to in the right place on the shelf when you look for them.

We've put some behind the scenes pictures up online. Everything from a reminder of what Level 0 used to look like (dark and brown), to the hundreds of crates needed to store the books, to library staff measuring up the new floor for shelving

Here one with a glimpse of the Garson Mural - much more visible now we have cut half the stair away! 

We'll add more next week.

Library Support Assistant Vacancies

The Library are looking two Library Support Assistants to work with Library staff in the provision of information resources and services to all GSA staff and students.  Role details can be found on the job description.

The posts will a maximum of 30 hours per month. You will be required to work 3 hours per week,  Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm on a rota basis.  Term time only.  

If you are interested please fill in the application form and return to  Closing date for application Friday 13th September 2013.