Marianne Johnson – New SMCSE Subject Librarian

We would like to introduce Marianne Johnson, Subject Librarian for SMCSE.  Marianne will be working on Thursdays and Fridays as part of a new job share role with Verena Price.

Marianne has a professional background in academic, banking and corporate libraries and comes from St Mary’s University, where she was responsible for library support for the Faculty of Sport, Health and Applied Science and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Her particular interests include promoting student engagement with the library and marketing all the wonderful resources and services students can access from us. She is looking forward to getting to know City staff and students and supporting you with any library queries or issues you may have.

If you have a question relating to searching SMCSE resources, using the library, finding information or referencing queries, please contact her on: marianne.johnson.2@city.ac.uk.

Meet the Team: Law Team

The Law Team works across two libraries, Gray’s Inn Place Library and Law Library College Building. The team makes sure both libraries run smoothly throughout the week, checking the environment and answering students’ questions.

The team is made up of the following people:

Martin Edwards – User Services Librarian

Martin is the User Services Librarian. He manages the frontline staff and is the person to contact should you have issues with your Library account. You can also contact him regarding feedback, complaints or general enquiries.

Martin also manages the library spaces, making sure the study environment is appropriate and meets your learning needs.

You can contact Martin at Martin.Edwards@city.ac.uk

 

Rob Hodgson & Tom Ellen – Subject Librarians
Rob and Tom are your Subject Librarians for Law. Rob has been working at City for a few years, Tom has joined us from the Law Society.

They are your contact for all things relating to library resources and library support for teaching and learning. Book a one-to-one appointment with them to learn how to use databases and other resources effectively, discuss literature searching for your dissertation, get help with citing and referencing using OSCOLA (citing correctly is the only way to avoid plagiarism!) and more. They also run training workshops throughout the year which can be booked via the Library Calendar.

You can drop in without appointment during their office hours. You can find them in B301 (Northampton Square Library) on Wednesdays between 1-3pm and at Gray’s Inn Place (Room 1/04) on Thursdays from 11-1pm.

You can contact Rob at Robert.Hodgson@city.ac.uk
You can contact Tom at Thomas.Ellen@city.ac.uk

 

Hilary Vieitez – Research Librarian

Hilary is the Research Librarian for Law, supporting academic staff and PhD students at The City Law School with their research needs. She offers both one-to-one training and group workshops. Areas in which she can offer support and advice include: literature searching techniques; how to track down resources for your research; effective use of reference management tools; and correct citing and referencing.

You can contact Hilary at Hilary.Vieitez.1@city.ac.uk

 

Stefanie McDade – Senior Information Assistant
Stefanie worked at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn Library for two years assisting barrister and student members of the Inn with their legal enquiries. She therefore has a lot of experience and can help you with your legal research, and with OSCOLA too.

You can contact Stefanie at Stefanie.McDade@city.ac.uk

 

Information Assistants & Evening and Weekend Team
Every day from Monday to Friday, you can ask for help at the desk from our Information Assistants: Alex, Conor, Martina, Monika and Stephanie; and, if you use the library in the evenings or at the weekends, you will find Josephine, Phong, Sadeer, Tim or William available to assist you.

Our staff can help you with: finding books on the shelf, printing, reading a report citation, using the catalogue; and have all been trained on how to use key law resources like Westlaw or Lexis. They will also be able to refer you to the right person should your enquiry require a more in-depth answer.

You can get in touch with the team at LawLibrary@city.ac.uk

Meet the Team: Law Team

The Law Team works across two libraries, Gray’s Inn Place Library and Law Library College Building. The team makes sure both libraries run smoothly throughout the week, checking the environment and answering students’ questions.

The team is made up of the following people:

Martin Edwards – User Services Librarian
Martin is the User Services Librarian. He manages the frontline staff and is the person to contact should you have issues with your Library account. You can also contact him regarding feedback, complaints or general enquiries.

Martin also manages the library spaces, making sure the study environment is appropriate and meets your learning needs.

You can contact Martin at Martin.Edwards@city.ac.uk

 

Rob Hodgson & Tom Ellen – Subject Librarians
Rob and Tom are your Subject Librarians for Law. Rob has been working at City for a few years, Tom has recently joined us from the Law Society.

They are your contact for all things relating to library resources and library support for teaching and learning. Book a one-to-one appointment with them to learn how to use databases and other resources effectively, discuss literature searching for your dissertation, get help with citing and referencing using OSCOLA (citing correctly is the only way to avoid plagiarism!) and more. They also run training workshops throughout the year which can be booked via the Library Calendar.

You can drop in without appointment during their office hours. You can find them in B301 (Northampton Square Library) on Wednesdays between 1-3pm and at Gray’s Inn Place (Room 1/04) on Thursdays from 11-1pm.

You can contact Rob at Robert.Hodgson@city.ac.uk
You can contact Tom at Thomas.Ellen@city.ac.uk

 

 

Hilary Vieitez – Research Librarian
Hilary is the Research Librarian for Law, supporting academic staff and PhD students at The City Law School with their research needs. She offers both one-to-one training and group workshops. Areas in which she can offer support and advice include: literature searching techniques; how to track down resources for your research; effective use of reference management tools; and correct citing and referencing.

You can contact Hilary at Hilary.Vieitez.1@city.ac.uk

 

Stefanie McDade – Senior Information Assistant
Stefanie worked at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn Library for 2 years assisting barrister and student members of the Inn with their legal enquiries. She therefore has a lot of experience and can help you with your legal research, and with OSCOLA too.

You can contact Stefanie at Stefanie.McDade@city.ac.uk

Information Assistants & Evening and Weekend Team
Every day from Monday to Friday, you can ask for help at the desk from our Information Assistants: Alex, Conor, Martina, Monika and Stephanie; and, if you use the library in the evenings or at the weekends, you will find Emma, Josephine, Mark, Luciana, Phong, Sadeer, Tim or William available to assist you.

Our staff can help you with: finding books on the shelf, printing, reading a report citation, using the catalogue; and have all been trained on how to use key law resources like Westlaw or Lexis. They will also be able to refer you to the right person should your enquiry require a more in-depth answer.

You can get in touch with the team at LawLibrary@city.ac.uk

Meet the team: Law Team

The Law Team works across two libraries, Gray’s Inn Place Library and Innovation Centre Library, which you can access using your City card. The team makes sure both libraries run smoothly throughout the week, checking the environment and answering students’ questions.

All City students are welcome to study at the Law Libraries, but the available material on the shelves (books, journals, reports) is law-focused.

The team is made up of the following people:

Martin Edwards – User Services Librarian
Martin is the User Services Librarian. He manages the frontline staff and is the person to contact should you have issues with your Library account. You can also contact him regarding feedback, complaints or general enquiries.

Martin also manages the library spaces, making sure the study environment is appropriate and meets your learning needs.

You can contact Martin at Martin.Edwards@city.ac.uk

Rob Hodgson – Subject Librarian
Rob is the Subject Librarian for Law. He is your contact for all things relating to library resources and library support for teaching and learning. Book a one-to-one appointment with him to learn how to use databases and other resources effectively, discuss literature searching for your dissertation, get help with citing and referencing using OSCOLA (citing correctly is the only way to avoid plagiarism) and more! Rob also runs training workshops throughout the year which can be booked via the Library Calendar.

You can drop in without appointment during his office hours. You can find him at the Innovation Centre library on Wednesdays between 1-3pm and at Gray’s Inn Place (Room 1/04) on Thursdays from 11-1pm.

You can contact Rob at Robert.Hodgson@city.ac.uk

Hilary Vieitez – Research Librarian
Hilary is the Research Librarian for Law, supporting academic staff and PhD students at The City Law School with their research needs. She offers both one-to-one training and group workshops. Areas in which she can offer support and advice include: literature searching techniques; how to track down resources for your research; effective use of reference management tools; and correct citing and referencing.

You can contact Hilary at Hilary.Vieitez.1@city.ac.uk

Stefanie McDade – Senior Information Assistant
Stefanie worked at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn Library for 2 years assisting barrister and student members of the Inn with their legal enquiries. She therefore has a lot of experience and can help you with your legal research, and with OSCOLA too.

You can contact Stefanie at Stefanie.McDade@city.ac.uk

Information Assistants & Evening and Weekend Team
Every day from Monday to Friday, you can ask for help at the desk from our Information Assistants: Alex, Conor, Martina and Monika; and, if you use the library in the evenings or at the weekends, you will find Carol, Emma, Josephine, Mark, Steffi or William available to assist you.

Our staff can help you with: finding books on the shelf, printing, reading a report citation, using the catalogue; and have all been trained on how to use key law resources like Westlaw or Lexis. They will also be able to refer you to the right person should your enquiry require a more in-depth answer.

You can get in touch with the team at LawLibrary@city.ac.uk

International Cat Day 2017

There’s only one thing librarians love more than books* and that’s cats. To celebrate International Cat Day 2017 we thought we’d share photos of our special little furry friends.

There’s been some new additions to our brood since last year and sadly we’ve had to say goodbye to some of our companions, but we’d like to say a big thank you to all our purrfect little critters for all the meowmories.

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Cats of the library

*Well maybe special librarian tea (recipe: replace the milk with gin and the hot water with gin. Serve with or without teabag, we tend to leave it out).

 

Have you shared your cat photos yet. Use the hashtag #InternationalCatDay and let us know tweet@CityUniLibrary

Meet the team: Copyright and Digitisation Team

The Copyright and Digitisation team is responsible for promoting copyright compliance at City, and for managing the Digitisation service, through which lecturers can make scans available to students of key chapters or extracts from books, or articles from journal issues, via Reading Lists. The team is made up of Stephen Penton (Copyright Librarian), Mark Pester and Hannah Boroudjou. 

Mark, Hannah and Stephen of the Copyright and Digitisation Team

 

Copyright (Stephen Penton):                                                                                          

I promote copyright compliance in a number of ways. I have developed a comprehensive library guide, providing information for both lecturing, researching and studying. For example, there is information relating to:

I also provide copyright briefing sessions for academic staff, sometimes departmentally, and occasionally meet with staff individually to discuss any copyright issues they may have. Please contact me if you would like to book a session with me

For those complicated copyright conundrums that can’t be easily answered using the guide, I can be contacted on Stephen.Penton@city.ac.uk.

Digitisation:

The Digitisation team deals with requests from lecturers for digitised material from books and journals. These will be readings which are considered particularly valuable for students to read, and they are accessible from Reading Lists, by clicking on the title of the reading and then entering login details.

City has a licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency which permits us to do this copying (which would not otherwise be permitted under copyright law), and there are certain conditions that we must satisfy, such as that Library Services must own the publication, and that we cannot copy more than a certain amount of a publication.

Further information can be found on the Digital Course Readings webpage, and as part of the Reading Lists Online library guide. Lecturers with any queries about digitisations can email digilib@city.ac.uk.