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US Library fact-finding trip

By Beth Massey, Education Officer, Students’ Union Last year, I was invited to travel on an exploratory visit to the United States with Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) Director, Caroline Williams and Associate Director for Customer Service, Sue Storey. Covering three cities and four quite different universities, we were looking for innovative approaches to …

An interview with Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre and biographer of D.H Lawrence

In the first of our series about writing and publishing we interviewed Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D.H. Lawrence Research Centre in the School of English at the University of Nottingham. Andrew has recently published a biography, The Life of D.H. Lawrence, so we were keen to find out a little bit more about how and why this …

5 reasons to visit the Manuscripts and Special Collections reading rooms

The Manuscripts and Special collections reading rooms at King’s Meadow Campus are the hidden gem among the University of Nottingham libraries. Just a short hopper bus ride away from University Park and Jubilee Campus, they are a haven of quiet and scholarly study. Last summer they were completely refurbished to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of being …

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 …

Library Customer Survey 23 November to 7 December 2015

Our annual library customer survey will run from 23 November – 7 December 2015 and we would really like to hear from you. With over 2.2 million visits to our 8 libraries every year we know we are popular but without your feedback we cannot improve our service, or make your experience better. Our survey …

Good Things come in Threes

As the proverb states, good things come in threes, and this applies to library blogs too! Alongside the Learning Technologies blog and Library Matters sits the Manuscripts & Special Collections blog. In one form or other, our blog has been going since 2010. We use it to showcase some of the material we have at …