Friday, February 29, 2008

Uni online resources at your fingertips

If you were recovering from O Week and didn't get to one of the Week 1 Library orientation classes, do yourself a favour and come along to the Library Lab next Wednesday March 5 at 11.30am.

This 1 hour session will introduce you to the online resources the Library has to offer including:

• catalogue
• e-books
• journals
• eReserve
• exam papers
• referencing

No bookings needed, just turn up.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Technology Update

Two places on campus loan equipment to students and staff - the Library and the Student Learning Centre. The list includes data projectors, laptops, CD players, hand held note takers, digital cameras, digital video cameras, graphics tablet, portable drives. A handy map of the layout of the SLC with services and equipment listed is available here.

Colour copying and printing is only possible in the SLC, but will soon be available in the Library also.

Ensure you have sufficient credit on your ID card to print and copy by topping up your account at the autoloader in the Library.

A range of computers are available and also a scanner in both places.

New flat screen DVD/video viewers have been installed in the group study rooms in the Library and similar viewers are available in the SLC.

Wireless access for university students and staff is here and access for TAFE and school students is expected soon.

Monday, February 18, 2008

O Week Tours and Orientation in Week 1

During O Week the Library is conducting tours each day at 10am and 1pm for first year students. You'll get a quick overview of library services, but to get the most out of what we offer, sign up for library orientation classes beginning in Week 1.

The classes last approximately 45 minutes and are at the following times:

Mon Feb 25 - 9.30 and 5.30

Tues Feb 26 - 12.30 and 4.00

Wed Feb 27 - 10.00 and 2.00

Thur Feb 28 - 11.00 and 3.00

Fri Feb 29 - 10.00

Sign up sheets are on the noticeboard near the entrance to the lab or call (6659 3232) or email and we'll put your name down at the time that suits you.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Survival Tips for New TAFE Students

1. Get to know your TAFE librarian, Gabriele Ogilvie, who can help you find online and print resources for assignments and reports.

2. Improve your research skills by attending library tutorials arranged by your teachers.

3. Seek help early when you can't find information you need, don't wait till your assignment is almost due.

4. Take advantage of the great online resources available to TAFE students in this region.

5. Find resources in TAFE libraries across the state and get them sent to you free. Ask Gabriele how.

5. We've just re-launched the Library web site and we'd like feedback about this and any of our services. Post a comment on the blog or email us

6. Carry your student ID with you because it enables you to borrow books and use the printers and photocopiers on campus.

7. Avoid library fines by telling us your email address, so we can send reminders before your loans are due, or by renewing your own loans via "My Library Record" in the library catalogue.

8. Keep your library fines below $20 and you can keep borrowing, plus at the end of the year, we'll make the fines disappear.