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‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ an exhibition showing the importance of Kindertransports today

A blog about Amy Williams, creator of the exhibition entitled ‘Rethinking the Story of the Kindertransports: Testimony, Artefacts, Identity’ on display at the University of Nottingham’s Hallward Library (until 21 April). This exhibition was recently created by Amy Williams who is in the second year of her PhD at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). She is funded by …

A little corner of China in GGL

From 16-24 January, in a quiet corner of George Green Library on A floor, Chinese brush artist Jiang (Jack) Hongsheng is offering students and staff the opportunity to take a break from work and exams. With Jack’s demonstration and encouragement, you can learn how to paint some of China’s most iconic flora, from plum blossom …

We love this project – Words for Walls

You may have heard about the Words for Walls project already because it’s been running since May 2016, and was officially launched as part of the Festival of Literature at the Nottingham Five Leaves Bookshop. We have fallen a bit in love with this project at Library Matters, and have been promoting via Twitter @UoNLibraries …

Have your say in the Library Survey 2016

Our annual library survey will run from Monday 28 November to Monday 12 December and we would really like to hear from you. With over 2.2 million visits to our 8 libraries each year we know we are popular, but without your feedback we cannot improve our service or make your experience better. Our survey offers …

A satisfying result – National Student Survey

The results of the latest National Student Survey (NSS) are in! Everyone within Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) here at The UoN is chuffed to discover that student satisfaction with our libraries has increased again, for the second year running, and now stands at an all-time high. Analysis of the latest NSS results shows that satisfaction with …

Happy Birthday to us!

We cannot believe Library Matters has been here over a year! Our first Blog post ‘Five reasons why you should read Library Matters’ went live on 8 June 2015 and since then we published 85 posts, covering all manner of library topics from singing librarians via student engagement to the glamour of the Oscars. This Blog …

University of Nottingham Library Research Week Symposium

Between 29 February and 4 March 2016, Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) hosted Library Research Week. The highlight of the week was the first ever Library Research Week Symposium, held on Wednesday 2 March. The excellent line up of speakers included Professor Dame Jessica Corner DBE Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, and representatives …

Vice-Chancellor’s Medal winner for library development

We don’t often make time to step back and celebrate our successes. The Vice-Chancellor’s Medal encourages us to do just that and indeed to think broadly about achievements. It is an annual award for exceptional achievement by staff or students. Any current member of staff or student at any of the University’s campuses in China, …

Congratulations, we’re engaged! To 5,165 of you!

…surely that’s not legal….!? We are committed to making our libraries work for you.  Over the past 18 months, we have been gathering, listening and responding to your feedback, and what a lot of it there has been!  Positive or negative, it is all useful stuff and helps us improve our services to support your …