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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 …

Summer Reads 2017

Is it just me, or is the summer weather taking a while to get started? Time to run away on holiday to a sunnier climate, and what better way to while away an afternoon on a sun lounger than with a good book?! Here’s what UoN Library staff have been delving into recently in our …

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 …

Summer Reads – The final installment

We’re getting closer to the start of term. The libraries are all nearly ready to go. Of course, you still have time to read a couple of books before the chaos of term starts up again. Here are our final suggestions on summer reads. Tony Simmonds, Senior Librarian (Faculty of Social Sciences), Hallward Library Khartoum …

Summer Reads – The sequel

Following our post a couple of weeks ago, we have a fresh batch of recommended summer reads from library staff. See one that you fancy? Why not take one out? Katie Fraser, Senior Librarian (Faculties of Science and Engineering), George Green Library The girl with all the gifts, by M.R. Carey (PR6105.A744)   “I heard about …

Summer reads

Going away on holiday and need something to read? We asked some of our staff members about their favourite summer reads available in our libraries.     Philip Bellamy, Senior Learning Adviser, George Green Library To Kill a Mockingbird’, by Harper Lee (PS3562.E4) “Some books are called classics, but really aren’t; this one genuinely is.  Written in magical …