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
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
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!
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!
Earlier in the year, the Library ran its first Roaming Library Survey! We went out and about on campus asking for feedback on if students do/don’t use the library, and why/why not. We were really grateful to all of you who were happy to talk to us and gave us your time. Without valuable feedback from our … More RESULTS: Why you do/don’t use the Library…
“My name is Tom and I’m The Library Assistant for Inter Library Loans. Here’s a day in my life: I start off the morning sorting through Inter Library Loan requests that have been made in the last twenty-four hours. Using a country-wide catalogue we have access to, I am able to track down other libraries … More A Day in the Life… of a Library Assistant!
Last month saw the celebration of International Bi Visibility Day (September 23rd), a global campaign to raise awareness of bisexuality, often the silent B in LGBT. This month we celebrate National Coming Out Day, an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on October 11 each year, represented by the NCOD logo below. The ethos behind NCOD … More National Coming Out Day
What is an Inter Library Loan (ILL)? Do you have a book you really need which isn’t in the Library Catalogue? Fear not! With Inter Library Loans (ILL) you can send in a request and we’ll search other libraries (from all over the world!) for that book for you. This isn’t just limited to books, … More Inter Library Loans: Your Questions Answered