Library Newsletter: Term 2 Week 5

Welcome to another instalment of the Library Student Newsletter! Written by a team of student writers, this edition takes you through all you need to know about the library this term, from strategy and facts and stats to study spaces and tips for accessible study. Take a read of the posts below.

Edited by Oliver Toms.

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Image: University of Warwick.

Different Library Spaces

Perhaps the Library is your favourite study space on campus, but how well do you actually know this place? Do you know which floors are for quiet or collaborative study? Have you ever been in the “Breathing Space” or the “Co-Creation Space”? Read on to learn about what parts of the Library you haven’t heard of, and how to get the most out of them.

By Daira Povez Gamboa.

Read the full article here.

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All Things Library and Strategy with University Librarian Anna

When most of us think of librarians, we think of people who help us find books, or give book recommendations. What you might not know, is that librarians have many more tasks. Managing around 140 people through numerous teams, setting the library strategy and allocating budget spending, Anna O’Neill’s role as the Librarian – the head of the library – is synonymous to being CEO (she even has an assistant). Don’t mistake the Library for a small enterprise: the Librarian’s spends millions on providing resources for students, both paper books, e-books and access to database collections. This is to say that Anna definitely holds a strongly influential role in which she takes a range of influential decisions and needs to speak her mind. Read on to find out what else I learned in the 30-minute interview, including student advice and facts you didn’t know about your university library.

By Anastasia Cagnoni.

Read the full article here.

Last Minute Essay Writing

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Image: University of Warwick.

Let’s face it, most of us have been there: you promised yourself you would start your next assignment two weeks earlier, but somehow you blinked and the deadline which was only three weeks away is suddenly two days away. You have to write 3000 words in three days, but you don’t even have a single word down on your document. You don’t even know where to start. If that sounds like you, you have come to the right place! Here are some of my top tried and tested tips for writing a good essay in a short time frame. The goal here is working as smart as possible in a short time frame.

By Arin Ososanya.

Read the full article here.

Accessible studying; tips and tools to help you tackle that reading list

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Image: University of Warwick.

As the middle of the academic year approaches, many of us are probably thinking now would be a good time to catch up on all the readings we told ourselves we’d actually do this year.  However, if you’re finding yourself not knowing where to start, rest assured that the Library has some great resources to help in getting to grips with this type of work load. In this article, you’ll find some great ways to tackle your readings, especially if you struggle with the lack of accessibility surrounding e-reading and note-taking!

By Rebekah Elliot.

Read the full article here.

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Image: University of Warwick.

Study Happy: Keeping your studying productive by adding breaks

All-nighters pulled the day before a deadline, endless books taken out with the promise of completing the core reading, chatting with friends to convince yourself you are spending a lot of productive time at the Library. Yet there is another role the library plays that not all know about: the Study Happy initiative. While the majority of the Library is focused on the ‘Study’ part, this initiative is concerned with your wellbeing, helping you with the ‘Happy’ and boosting your productivity. This is already evident in their mascot: a happy-looking penguin called ‘Kirby’.

By Anastasia Cagnoni.

Read the full article here.

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Library Facts and Stats

What’s the busiest time to come to the Library? How might you find out which study spaces are busy and which are quiet? Look no further!

By Matt Munnelly

Read the full article here.

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