The McClay Library will be open from 09:00 – 21:00 on Monday 2nd May 2016. Study facilities will be available but no staffed services. The Library will shut at 02:00 the previous evening and re-open at 08:00 the following day.
The Medical Library and Biomedical Library will be closed on Monday 2nd May 2016, reopening at 08:30 on Tuesday 3rd May 2016.
Full details of the opening hours are available at: www.qub.ac.uk/lib
Some work is scheduled to take place on the Group Study Room booking service this Friday, so if you want a room for this weekend then make sure you get your room booked by midday on 29th April 2016
QUB staff and students can access this trial until 30th June 2016 from the following link: http://queens.ezp1.qub.ac.uk/login?url=http://www.un-ilibrary.org/
The United Nations iLibrary provides a single online destination for seamlessly accessing knowledge products created by the United Nations Secretariat, and it’s funds and programs. The material in the UN iLibrary covers a broad spectrum of subject areas including economic and social development, international trade and finance, environment and climate change, migration, democracy and governance, human rights and refugees, women and gender issues, international law and public health.
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LIBRARY AMBASSADOR VACANCIES
3 weeks of voluntary work in the McClay Library from 19 September 2016
We are recruiting a small number of Library Ambassadors to work in the McClay Library during Welcome Week and the first two weeks of term.
It is a voluntary, unpaid, temporary post for students who would like to help new students find their way around the Library.
The time commitment is 18 hours spread over a three week period. The experience may be used to contribute towards the Degree Plus Award (Category B).
Role of the Library Ambassador
- To help and encourage students to use the Library by showing them the self service facilities, explaining how to print and, showing them how and where to find books etc. etc.
- To provide guided tours of the Library.
- To assist with “Welcome Week” events in the Library.
- A Queen’s student who will be re-enrolling in September 2016.
- Friendly, approachable, outgoing and reliable
- Interested in library work and keen to help other students.
- Available to attend a couple of training sessions. (Provisionally week beginning 12 September 2016
- Available to work:-
- 2 hours per day (between 11am and 4pm) on 3 days during week beginning 19 September
- 2 hours per day (between 11am and 4pm) on 3 days during week beginning 26 September
- 2 hours per day (between 11am and 4pm) on 3 days during week beginning 03 October
Send an A4 page as an email attachment to the firstname.lastname@example.org with “Library Ambassador Volunteer” in the subject heading.
Include the following information:
- Your name, student number and Queen’s email address.
- What you are studying and at what level.
- An outline of any relevant experience or aptitude.
- The reasons why you want to work as a volunteer in the Library.
- A summary of what you could contribute if selected.
The closing date for applications is Friday 13th May 2016.
On the basis of this application, a small number of students will be invited for an informal chat. (Provisionally 3 June or 6 June).
It will be a chance for you to decide if you are interested in committing and, for us to decide if you would be suitable for the role.
It will also be an opportunity for you to bring forward ideas for supporting new students in the library.
There is a new, extended timetable for the shuttle bus that QUB students and HSC staff can use to travel between Belfast City Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital.
For details of the new timetable, click on the image below.
QUB staff and students can access Gale’s State Papers Online, 1509-1714 until May 19th 2016 from the following link:
State Papers Online, 1509-1714 (‘SPO’) offers a completely new working environment to researchers, teachers and students of Early Modern Britain. It offers original historical materials across the widest range of government concern, from high level international politics and diplomacy to the charges against a steward for poisoning a dozen or more people. The correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators present a full picture of Tudor and Stuart Britain.
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The Medical Library is running the following course, aimed at Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Postgraduates:
The ‘Big 4’ Databases for Medicine, Health and Life Sciences: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and Scopus
To book a place on a session, please click the relevant date to register:
Tuesday, 19th April 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday, 6th of May 10.00am to 12.00pm
Twenty-four hour opening will begin at 08:00 on Sunday 17 April and run until 17:30 on Saturday 4 June.
Only members with a valid Queen’s card will be admitted. Additional security checks will be in place.
During this period …
- The Library will remain open overnight, right through from 08:00 on Sundays until 02:00 on Friday evenings.
- On Saturdays, study facilities will be available from 06:00 in the morning, until 02:00 on Saturday evenings.
- On May Day (Monday 2 May) the McClay Library will be open for study access from 09:00 till 21:00. There will be no staffed services. The Library will close at 02:00 the previous evening and open at 08:00 on Tuesday 3 May.
For full details of our opening hours please see: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/LibraryOpeningHours/
QUB staff and students have trial access to Gale’s Dublin Castle Records 1798-1926 archive until 6th May 2016. Access is available from the following link: http://queens.ezp1.qub.ac.uk/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/qubelfast?db=GDSC
Dublin Castle Records, 1798-1926 contains records of the British administration in Ireland prior to 1922, a crucial period which saw the rise of Parnell and the Land War in 1880 through to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1921. This collection comprises materials from Series CO 904, The National Archives, Kew, UK.
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