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Helping students to prioritise their reading

The last in a series of three blogs looking at themes arising from ‘Reading strategies’ projects commissioned by LRLR under the Students as Change Agents (SACA) programme.  On Thursday 15 June an invited audience – including Professor Sarah O’Hara (PVC for Education and the Student Experience) and Beth Massey (outgoing Students’ Union Education Officer) – assembled at the Arts Centre, University …

Reading strategies project delivers guide “for students, by students”

The second in a series of three blogs looking at themes arising from ‘reading strategies’ projects commissioned by LRLR under the Students as Change Agents (SACA) programme.  On Thursday 15 June an invited audience – including Professor Sarah O’Hara (PVC for Education and the Student Experience) and Beth Massey (outgoing Students’ Union Education Officer) – assembled at the Arts Centre, University Park, …

Djanogly: The Man Behind the Name

You may have noticed a similarity in the names of some buildings on our campuses and the wider area. They pop up all over our city! Djanogly Learning Resource Centre being a prime example. So just who is the person behind this memorable name? Sir Harry Djanogly  Sir Harry Djanogly was born on 1st August 1938 and …

5 minutes with… Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian (Social Sciences)

Welcome to our series ‘5 minutes with …’, where we introduce staff working within the Libraries Research and Learning Resources at the University of Nottingham. Tony Simmonds has kindly agreed to talk to us about his role and open access at the University. Questions: Hello Tony, could you tell us more about your role? I’m …

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 …

Light at the end of the tunnel for retroconversion

  Colleagues old and new came together recently to celebrate the conclusion of the retrospective cataloguing project. The project tackled the problem of catalogue records which were ‘of their time’ and converting them into machine-readable form. Started in 1984, the project took longer to complete than the construction of the Dartford Tunnel – over 30 …

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, …

Five minutes with… Dan Flatt

Name Dan Flatt Job title Student engagement co-ordinator So what does that actually mean? I work with students and gather feedback about the libraries so we can improve our service and facilities. I’ve run a number of focus groups on topics such as reading lists, the new George Green library and the library website. I manage …