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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 …

“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so”, but not “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” Reading Groups!

As part of this year’s Nottingham Reading Programme the university has chosen Douglas Adams’ classic “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. All first year students were given the opportunity to pick up a special UoN edition. We are running a series of Reading Groups until Thursday 8th December in libraries. It’s an opportunity to get involved with …

5 minutes with… Robert Pearce, Conservator for Manuscripts and Special Collections

Welcome to the latest in our series of Blog posts ‘5 minutes with …’, that introduce staff who work in LRLR at the University of Nottingham. We are a large department of around 250 staff based across all campuses and doing a wide variety of jobs relating to libraries, collections, teaching and learning, and research …

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 …

We’ve raised over £1,100 to support literacy projects in Tanzania!

Today is World Book Day,  a global celebration of books and reading marked in over 100 countries all over the world. We’ve chosen today to announce (trumpet fanfare!) that in just 6 months, we’ve raised £1,144.64 to help fund educational resources in Tanzanian secondary schools. Here’s how…. Last September, we started sending withdrawn library stock to Better World …

National Libraries Day – Saturday 6th February

Saturday 6th February is National Libraries Day. An annual occurrence marked by events across the UK in celebration of the work of libraries. UoN Libraries have a comprehensive collection of resources to support your academic studies (as well as a broad collection of fiction and world literature for your reading pleasure). Nottingham also boasts sixteen public libraries (with many more in …

Second year students get their own online course

Your University Journey Year 2, an online course for students transitioning into their second year at Nottingham, is now open for enrolment. Two current open online courses (NOOCs) are still running.  Your University Journey, for new students – foundation and Year 1 on all campuses – is now reaching the end of its second week, …

On Course for your Masters?

Libraries, Research and Learning Resources have developed an online course for all taught postgraduate students. ‘On Course for Your Masters’ guides you through your transition into postgraduate study in regard to using information and resources to support your research. The course is online so you can use it at your own pace, and it is …

Nottingham Reading Programme – “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall”

Autumn is upon us and as the nights draw in why not enjoy a good book? Not only is reading fiction good for you, by joining our inaugural Nottingham Reading programme you can join a reading group and socialise with other new students while shooting the breeze and exploring life’s big questions. If you are …