Friday, 26 February 2016

The Pop-Up Library is coming to Mappin Street!

Our Pop-Up Library will be at 9 Mappin Street next Tuesday 1st March 11am-1pm

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We'll be giving out chocs & other freebies and answering your questions about library resources and support for learning and research.

Look out for the Pop-Up Library coming to your department soon!

Announcements about future Pop-Up Library sessions will be made on this blog and the @SocSciLibrarian Twitter account. We'd love to hear your thoughts on when and where you would like to see the next one #popuplib

Thursday, 25 February 2016

What is Information Literacy and why is it important?

Information Literacy is a key attribute of The Sheffield Graduate. It means knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to use and communicate it. Our Information Literacy web pages include a video explaining why academic staff say it is important. 

Find out how information literacy can help you with writing assignments and conducting research. The pages are split into useful sections to support you at different stages: Getting started, Writing assignments, Research skills, and Employability.

The Getting Started page has some links to some of our tutorials on effective note taking, understanding your reading list and effective note taking. There is also a short video that explains what your subject librarian can do for you

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

MY BOOKS scheme is now closed!

You’ve helped us to spend £50,000 in less than two days, and thanks to your suggestions, we're now busy filling the shelves with the books you need.


Don't forget you can always use our book recommendation form to recommend books at any time. 

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World Book Day 3rd March: Book Swap

Got any old textbooks you don't want?  Want to read something new?  

Come to Western Bank Library on Thursday 3rd March, and help us celebrate World Book Day with our first ever Book Swap.  

Bring your old books and swap them for something new, or just help yourself to the second hand books available.  There will be everything from textbooks to novels, and whilst you don't have to swap a book to take one, the more you bring, the better it'll be. 

The Book Swap runs from 10:00am - 2:00pm upstairs in Western Bank Library and it would be great to see you there!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Help us spend £50,000 on new books

Are you a student at the University? We've set aside a whopping £50,000 for new books, and we need your help to spend it.

From 9am on Monday 22 February, you can fill in an online form telling us which books you think we should buy. The form is for ordering new titles. If you think we need more copies of a current title, let us know via the Get It tab on StarPlus.

We’re expecting the cash to go fast – so act quickly! Find out more about our My Books campaign and get spending.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016