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
Nine years ago marked the start of World Day of Social Justice, which is observed annually on 20th February. Initiated by the United Nations it seeks to highlight that social development and social justice are key to achieve and maintain “peace and security within and among nations“. This day strives to promote efforts to tackle … More World Day of Social Justice
As we celebrate/mourn Valentine’s Day (delete as appropriate!), just spare a thought for the millions of LGBT+ people around the world for whom even sending an anonymous card is fraught with danger. Perhaps this Valentine’s Day some of us may even plan to pop the question to the object of our affections. Sadly, this … More Happy Valentine’s Day to One and All!
When life at the university gets busy, and the reading lists and assignment deadlines start piling up, we could all use a helping hand. Assistive Technology is generally defined as any technology that supports a person in their learning or daily life. It can be a piece of software, an electronic gadget which helps with … More Assistive Technology in the Library
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
Chelsea, one of our interns, shares her experiences… Every year, throughout the month of November, a non-profit organisation by the name of ‘NaNoWriMo’ hosts a global online writing event; an event which has seen the publication of hundreds of novel as an outcome! National Novel Writing Month – aka. NaNoWriMo – encourages budding writers to … More NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month!
This week is World Autism Week! (27th March – 2nd April 2017) Come and visit our Literary Facts Board near the central staircase! Here you can take away a fact about literature, and/or write a fact yourself on a post-it and leave it for someone else on the board! Here are some of the interesting facts so far… We’ve also created a … More World Autism Awareness Week
Happy World Poetry Day! Here is a selection of some of our favourite poets to celebrate this wonderful day which encourages people to read and write more poetry! Who’s your favourite poet? What’s your favourite poem? Tweet us @uniwinlibrary and let us know! Roger McGough “The Head popped a head round the doorway to see … More Our Favourite Poets – World Poetry Day
8th March marks International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is “be bold for change”. These women listed here are women who all had different values, beliefs, and experiences but, in spite of oppression, all strove in different ways to make vital change in their time and world. Explore our books in the library and … More International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange
It’s that time of year again: exams, assignments and generally stressing out a bit… But do not fear, the Library Motivation Station is here! Here is a way to both encourage and be encouraged with inspirational messages and exam top tips. So come on down to the Library and share a post-it note infused with positivity! Simply … More The Library Motivation Station!