Friday, January 31, 2014

Referencing Skills Tuesday 4th of February Library Quiet Study Space 5.30pm

On Tuesday the 4th of February the Library Twilight Class will be on Referencing Skills. It will focus on the MHRA system of referencing and will cover bibliographies, footnotes and end notes. So if you are unsure about referencing in your course work, come along to this workshop to find out more.

The workshop will take place in the Quiet Study Space on the 2nd floor of the library at 5.30pm.

Post-graduates can now interloan journal articles for free


For the next 6 months the Library is running a trial of a new approach to journal article interloan. The goal is to provide post-graduate students with access to tens of thousands of journals. As part of the trial all articles will be sought in digital form so we can send it straight to your GSA email address, and you can request up to 50 articles each academic year without any charge.  To request a journal article that is not held in the GSA collections please use this form

Please note that the interloan of journal articles will also be free for staff but we ask all staff to first check whether or not the resources you need are available through Glasgow University Library online collections. You can search their collections here. If you do not already have a GU ID then information on how to get one is available here. Please also note that charges will still apply for all library users on books and thesis interloan.

We will review the impact of the trial in the summer. Let us know what you think.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

AfterEffects Compositions Thursday 30th of January Library Computer Centre 5.30pm

This Thursday's Library Twilight class focuses on how to AfterEffects Compositions. Kerry will explain how to use effects and audio and timing to create a composition. So if you are interested in animating some of your work, then come along to this class!

The workshop starts at 5.30pm in the iMac Training Room on the 2nd floor of the library.

Digital student selves




Learning Resources are running a small research project to look at how students use technology in learning and creative practice.

Do you have a story about your most depended-upon software or key bit of kit and what it means to you and your studies?

We’d love to hear from you and are offering £100 to students who are willing to keep a digital diary from February until May.

Contact Vic Boyd for more info: v.boyd@gsa.ac.uk

Friday, January 24, 2014

Project Skills Tuesday 28th January Library Computer Centre 5.30pm



Need help sourcing images and visual materials for essays and dissertations?
Interested in how to find images for use in group projects, storyboards and posters?
Want to discover the best websites for sourcing images and multimedia?

Then come along to our free image-sourcing workshop at 17.30-18.30 on Tues 28th January on the top floor of the Library. Jackie Sangster from www.scran.ac.uk will be showing us how to source high-quality, high-resolution and copyright-free images for use in our projects, storyboards, posters, presentations, essays, dissertations and just about everywhere else.

Jackie has even promised us some free goodies to take away.

The workshop is open to all students at GSA. Just simply turn up on the top floor of the Library at 17.30.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Animate with AfterEffects Thursday 23rd of January Library Computer Centre 5.30pm

This Thursday's Library Twilight class focuses on how to Animate with After Effects. Kerry will explain how After Effects works and how to compose animations using different file types. So if you are interested in animating some of your work, then come along to this class!

The workshop starts at 5.30pm in the iMac Training Room on the 2nd floor of the library.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Writing Skills Tuesday 21st of January Library Computer Centre 5.30pm

On Tuesday the 21st of January, David Buri will be presenting a workshop on Writing Skills. This will cover finding journal articles for essays and how to reference them. This is a great class for people looking to improve their essay writing skills! So come along to the iMac Training Room on the 2nd floor of the library at 5.30pm.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Animation Principles Thursday 16th of January Library Computer Centre 5.30pm

Hope you all had a wonderful break and are raring to go.

The Library Twilight Classes kick off again on Thursday the 16th of January at 5.30pm in the iMac Training Room on Level 2 of the Library. The first class is on Animation Principles and Kerry Aylin will be walking you through animation fundamentals, timelines, terminology, file formats and story boards. So if you have an interest in animating some work, but don’t know where to start, then this is a great introduction to the basics to get you going

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Learning Resources Survey Amazon £50 Gift Voucher Winner Announced


Congratulations to fourth year undergraduate student Matthew Allen  who has been drawn as the lucky winner of the £50 Amazon voucher for contributing to the Learning Resources Annual Survey.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to feed back their positive and critical comments via the survey.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Term 2 Library Twilight Classes

Welcome back to Term 2. We'll be running more Library Twilight classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights this term. They will cover a wide range of topics, such as animation, video, library research skills and creating your own website! The first of these classes is on Thursday the 16th of January at 5.30pm in the iMac Training Room and Kerry Aylin will be presenting a class on animation principles.

Check out the time table below to see what is coming up!




Wi-Fi information for newley opened Reid Building


Instructions to access the new GSA Wi-Fi in the Reid building are available on the VLE here:

GSA Wi-Fi Windows Laptop information:

GSA Wi-Fi Tablet: iPad and Android information: