Welcome to a day in the life of two casual staff members at the library, Greyson and Kate! During term time our hours are flexible, both of us work between 16 and 18 hours per week. Our role includes shelving (aka procrastinating shelving), and sitting at either the upstairs or downstairs desk, where you’ll often … More A Day Life in the Life… of the Casual Library Staff
Summer is here and we at Martial Rose Library will miss you all working hard, reading our books and filling up our library so we wanted to come together and create a whole new Staff Picks for you all. This one is Summer Reads and all, save for one, can be found in the library … More Staff Picks: Summer Reads 2018
We at Martial Rose Library feel that graphic novels are a rather under-appreciated art form, often all being lumped together as if they’re all the same genre, tell the same stories and feature the same characters. Well, that’s not the case at all so together we decided our Staff Picks of our large and varied graphic … More Staff Picks: Graphic Novels
This week saw the Academy Awards dole out their praise on several well deserved films from 2017 and the people who created them were honoured with a statuette or two. Here at the library we have gathered together some of our favourite Best Picture Oscar wins from the history of the Academy Awards, as well as … More And The Award Goes To…
Since October, Chelsea and Bethany have been helping us out as our Library Interns. Here’s a day in their life! It’s always best to start off these things with an introduction so here we go… Hello! My name is Chelsea, and I am one of the two graduate interns who has been working in the … More A Day in the Life of a Library Intern
From the 1st of December to the end of semester we enjoyed many festivities at the Library! In the School Resources Centre we hid pictures of our favourite children’s books under the presents on our Christmas tree, and displayed some of our wonderfully festive and wintery CF and YF books… Our #Christmas display is up … More Recap: Christmas Countdown at the Library!
It is the last week of term before Christmas and so to see us on our way, here are some rather interesting literary facts with a Christmassy theme! Harper Lee’s Christmas Present Harper Lee met Truman Capote when they were five years old and living next door to each other in Monroeville, Alabama. They became very close. … More Have Yourself a Literary Christmas
It is almost the end of another NaNoWriMo but for those writers amongst you who have chosen this year as your first time to participate in it, hopefully it will be just the beginning of a long lasting hobby or career in writing. To help spur you on beyond November here are a small selection … More Writers: their havens and routines
We are nearing the end of what has become a global annual event for creative writers everywhere! NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) first began 18 years ago in July 1999 when freelance writer Chris Baty originated the project in San Francisco with a mere 21 participants. By the following year the project had gained a website and had been … More 5 Top Writing Tips! (NaNoWriMo)
On Friday 3rd November ’17 the Library held a Fairtrade Bake Sale to raise money for Helping Hooves and awareness about Fairtrade… All the cakes, brownies, and biscuits were baked using Fairtrade ingredients, and we handed out awareness-raising leaflets and ‘I choose Fairtrade!’ stickers, to encourage staff and students to consider buying Fairtrade and making … More Fairtrade Bake Sale for Helping Hooves!