Tag: Library Staff Love

Reading about LGBT+ lives in February and beyond…

As LGBT+ History Month comes to an end, we want to highlight some of the books chosen by the City community to celebrate and honour LGBT+ lives. You recommended these titles through our Liberating CityLibrary scheme. So far, you’ve recommended page-turning memoirs such as Firebird by Mark Doty and We Have Always Been Here by…Continue Reading Reading about LGBT+ lives in February and beyond…

Library Loves Feedback: 18th to 24th November 2019

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Once again Library Staff will be popping-up across City to find out what you think about Library Services. We want to know what you love and why you love it: plus, your ideas for how we can improve things too. Your feedback makes a difference: we use it to help plan and make changes for…Continue Reading Library Loves Feedback: 18th to 24th November 2019

Take a closer look at e-books

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You’ve probably noticed that many of the items on your reading lists come as e-books. E-books are great in several ways: They’re available 24/7 They can be accessed on and off campus They’re often great for readers using assistive software You won’t ever have to worry about forgetting to renew them on time You can…Continue Reading Take a closer look at e-books

Subscribe and use CityLibrary News

To keep up to date with what’s happening across Library Services why not subscribe to CityLibrary News? We regularly post stories on topics such as brand new online resources, the latest textbooks purchased, campaigns like Take a Break and service updates, e.g. on our opening hours or bookable study spaces during the exam period. Plus we’re…Continue Reading Subscribe and use CityLibrary News

Library Staff Love #17: City Novel / City Crime

Our students studying for an MA in Creative Writing are a super talented bunch and benefit from a sector leading course which has led to graduates becoming successful and award-winning published authors. You can get a flavour of their creativity by reading City Novel and City Crime: brilliant collections of their stories available in the…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #17: City Novel / City Crime

Library staff’s favourite summer reads

Summer’s all about finding a good book, a nice patch of sun, and relaxing. Well that and a few other things, but either way the library loves curling up with a good book. Here’s a list of the favourite books of members of library staff including some great beach reads and airport novels. Enjoy.  …Continue Reading Library staff’s favourite summer reads

Library Staff Love #16: Rock’s Backpages

As anyone who has listened to our latest Spotify playlist knows, Librarians have excellent taste in music. We’re not common people. We know our Bachs from our Back for Goods. What we librarians also have excellent taste in is our selection of online resources, which is why for Library Staff Love #16 Alex, our Subject…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #16: Rock’s Backpages

The Curious Case of Library Staff Love #14

Rather excitingly, and in typical crime fiction fashion, this month we received an anonymous tip-off. It seems that there’s something worth investigating on Level 5 of the Northampton Square Library and, luckily for us, our unnamed online-form-filler left some vital clues to help us take a closer look: Clue 1: “It’s got loads of great…Continue Reading The Curious Case of Library Staff Love #14

5 ways to take a break: Library-style

It could be because it’s exam season. There could be a coursework deadline looming. Either way, you’ve decided to camp out in the Library: you’ve remembered your water, cold snacks, laptop, and those fluffy slippers to keep your feet comfortably cosy. You’re ready-to-go with an all-night revision-a-thon. Your referencing is going to show Harvard who’s…Continue Reading 5 ways to take a break: Library-style

Library Staff Love #13: Research methods for business students

As it’s the last Library Staff Love feature for 2016, this time we mean business. Well, by ‘we’ I mean Samantha, our Research Librarian for Cass PG & Business; and by ‘business’ I mean specifically: Saunders, M.N.K., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2016) Research methods for business students (7th ed.) Harlow: Pearson. Here’s why Samantha…Continue Reading Library Staff Love #13: Research methods for business students