Recent news from the University Library
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14 Mar 2014
The University Library can assist academic staff to determine the impact of their publications and other research outputs for academic promotion and grant applications.
Refer to the Research Impact Library Advisory Service webpage for more information about the service.
25 Feb 2014
Quick tips for new students -- Summaries of O-Week information sessions now available
Welcome to the University of Melbourne -- we're so happy you're here!
If you missed our Orientation Week info sessions for new students, don't worry - @unilibrary has you covered.
For a quick overview of the information sessions, we have Storify summaries for:
- undergraduate (bachelor degree) students
- graduate students in arts and humanities
- graduate students in science and engineering
Other ways to get started in the Library:
- Guide for new Library users
- Guide to beginning your research
- Sign up for introductory Library classes and tours
You can also stay in touch (and ask questions!) through social media -- simply follow @unilibrary on Twitter, link and like with unilibrary on Facebook and share your photos with unilibrary on Instagram.
Good luck with your studies in 2014: we know you'll be great.
PS: remember to complete the Library Quiz before 14 March 2014 for your chance to win a fabulous Allegro Pista bike (worth $1500) or a Co-Op Bookshop voucher.
25 Feb 2014
Take the Library quiz and you could win up to $2000 in prizes!* Allow 20 minutes to complete the quiz in full.
*TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Library quiz is open to all new and current students of the University of Melbourne. Library staff are not eligible for prizes. Students with vision impairment or disability are able to complete an alternate version by contacting Elizabeth Cashen. Prize winners will be selected randomly. The major prize winner must correctly answer a minimum of 12 questions to be eligible. Only one entry per person. Entries close Friday 14 March 2014. Winners announced via social media on Tuesday 18 March 2014.
14 Feb 2014
EndNote training for staff & grad students -- Need some introductory or refresher EndNote training? Here is the Library's current program open to graduate students and university staff.
EndNote webinars (online seminars)
Demonstrating the basics of Endnote X7 software: navigating the program interface; setting up Groups; exporting records from Databases (such as Web of Science and the Discovery service); attaching the Full text articles and working with Microsoft Word 2010 or later to insert citations and produce a bibliography. A webinar URL will be sent to your unimelb email account 24 hrs before the session.
EndNote X7 basics for Windows and Microsoft Word (webinar)
Thursday, 06 Mar 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 10:30am-12:00pm
Thursday, 29 May 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm
EndNote X7 basics for Mac and Microsoft Word (webinar)
Tuesday, 04 Mar 2014 10:30am-12:00pm
Thursday, 01 May 2014 7:00pm-8:30pm
For additional sessions visit the Library's Classes page
13 Feb 2014
The Library's access to Taylor & Francis online journals has been restored.
11 Feb 2014
The Library's access to Taylor & Francis online journals is temporarily unavailable. We are working with the vendor to restore access.
11 Feb 2014
New search options have been added to the Library Catalogue, allowing you to limit searches not only to the holdings of specific Library branches, but also to some other collections, different types of electronic resources, databases and formats e.g.
- Online Collections
- Online Journals
- Online Books
- Online Music Audio
- Online Videos
- East Asian Collections
- University of Melbourne Theses
- DVD Collections
- CD Collections
- Music Scores
- Education Curriculum Collections
- - Kits
- - Picture books
- - Junior fiction
- - Textbooks
- - Children's Award winners
- - Graphic Novels
These options can be selected from the Catalogue home page, individual search pages, and results screens.
04 Feb 2014
UPDATE 28 February: Huge thanks to everyone who donated books this month -- we collected over 500 volumes in just two weeks! The books have been sorted, boxed and delivered to the three literacy charities listed below. Your support is very much appreciated.
The University Library is accepting donations of good-quality new or used books to support International Book Giving Day.
Books of the following types can be dropped off to the Baillieu Library during business hours:
- Atlases, dictionaries and reference books
- Cook books
- Australian Geographic, motorcycle and car magazines
- Children’s books
Donations will be made to the following organisations:
ABCA is a non-profit organisation supplying educational material to impoverished schools of Africa.
Benjamin Andrew gives books to homeless and disadvantaged people and stock libraries in centres such as Women's Domestic Violence Service and Flagstaff Crisis Accommodation.
Bus of Books is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing young people in rural and disadvantaged communities within Australia with resources and programs to read and succeed.
Donations will accepted at the Baillieu Library Service Desk until Friday 21 February.
23 Jan 2014
The LMS will be unavailable from 7am on Saturday 1st February until 5pm on Sunday 2nd February while scheduled maintenance is carried out. Staff and students will not be able to access the LMS from any page. As with all scheduled maintenance periods, the LMS will be unavailable for the shortest time possible, but this window has been set to allow for the delivery of complex works.
Any queries can be lodged at http://www.lms.unimelb.edu.au/support/helpdesk/
For more information, visit http://www.lms.unimelb.edu.au/upgrade
03 Jan 2014
The University Library has a vacancy for a Professional Library Cadet to work full-time for two years, finishing in February 2016.
To be eligible you should be an undergraduate student or recent graduate whose study program includes a combination of some of the following:
- informatics and information technology;
- information and archival science;
- information management;
- media and communications;
- curation and conservation.
The Cadetship program offers you diverse and stimulating experience working in placements and rotations with various Library teams. You will also have opportunities to develop broader skills, knowledge and leadership experience, according to your individual interests and the Library's strategic priorities.
In addition, you will be expected to undertake part-time study in a postgraduate library and information course. Preference will be given to applicants with a relevant undergraduate degree which includes discipline outlined above, although applicants with degrees in other disciplines may also apply.
Applications close 9 January 2014.
Details at www.seek.com.au/job/25729565