Library Shorts: a new series of bite-sized lunch time talks

It would be interesting to find out how successful these talks prove to be. Sounds like a great idea, for library staff as well as library users. Just prior to the start of term we spend a day or two attending an ‘Update’, which is always well presented by different members of staff, including IT. No matter which area of expertise you belong to, there will be useful, new information. Having said that, developments take place throughout the year and we sometimes end up playing catch up. The logistics of attending the session you’re most interested in might be difficult, but I wonder is it worth considering.

We have tried walk-in sessions for specified time periods, but the uptake was negligible. Wondering if these sessions would be more so?

University of Glasgow Library

The Preview: Take some time out at lunch time to keep yourself up to date with topics ranging from open access, through our map collections, to tips on accessing exam papers.
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The Details:

All talks start at 12.15, and will last for no more than 30 minutes

Thursday 15th January: The Glasgow Syphilis Project or, how to create a research legacy in only six months

Thursday 22nd January: Introduction to Article Search

Thursday 29th January: Open Access

Thursday 5th February: Search tips: thesauri and subject headings

Thursday 12th February: The Library’s Map Collections

Thursday 19th February: Special Collections

Thursday 26th February: Box of Broadcasts

Thursday 5th March: Finding exam papers

Thursday 12th March: Research data management

Thursday 19th March: Maps and Official Publications

Thursday 26th March: Researching a company before an interview

Find out what’s on each week via the Library’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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  1. debhuntinbrokenhill
    Jan 15, 2015 @ 02:34:32

    Wish we’d had these kind of talks when I was a student!

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