23/01/2013

Shibboleth Single Sign On (25/01/2013) (Resolved)

Shibboleth Single Sign On (25/01/2013) Over this weekend we will be updating our Shibboleth Single Sign On service which is used to access external resources via the UK Federation. The disruption should be minimal but some external sites may take up to 24 hours to recognise the change.

IEEE is coming to the University on 31st January 2013

Are you a student, researcher or lecturer studying/working in:
• Engineering?
• Computing?

Stop by the IEEE stand in the foyer of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Dean Street 11.30-12.30am or the Deiniol Library 2.30pm onwards to find out:
• How IEEE Xplore can help with your work
• Time-saving search techniques
• Advanced search features
• What’s new
• Personalisation options
• Plus pick up some IEEE freebies!

For academic and research staff and research students, IEEE will also be hosting an IEEE Xplore session in room 211, 1st floor, Dean Street on Thursday, 31st January 2013, 1-2pm. The session will provide an overview of the IEEE Xplore platform, including search tips and tricks, what's new, personalisation options, using IEEE Xplore as a placement/job finding tool, getting published with IEEE, and much more. Both the IEEE and Bangor University Library would be delighted if you could join us for this practical session. For more information about this training session and to book your place, please go to: http://ieeexplorebangor.eventbrite.co.uk/

21/01/2013

Meet the Healthcare Sciences Librarian - Marion Poulton

I graduated from Bangor with a degree in Russian a very long time ago. Since then I took a Postgraduate Diploma in Librarianship and achieved my Chartered Librarian status a couple of years later. I have over 30 years of experience of working in libraries in London, Swansea and Bangor.



I began work in the university library at Bangor in 1989, and have fulfilled a number of roles within the organisation during that time. I started off in the Science Library as an evening and weekend assistant, before moving full-time to the Dean Street library. I was subsequently appointed to the post of Nursing Librarian, then acted as the subject librarian for Modern Languages; English and Linguistics. Following this, I moved back to Fron Heulog, taking up the post of Healthcare Sciences Librarian which now also involves managing the library at the Archimedes Centre in Wrexham. Some aspects of the work have changed tremendously with the shift to electronic resources (and electronic support!) but staff and students alike still seem to appreciate the personal touch which can only come from face to face contact.

During my time working in Bangor I was awarded an MEd, and an MA in Women’s Studies which gave me a clearer insight into just how difficult the library can be for mature distance learners and would recommend the experience to any front line staff who might sometimes feel a bit impatient when library users seem a bit slow on the uptake.

 More recently I am playing a wider role in the Academic Support Team, liaising with the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences. I am also becoming involved in helping library users from overseas make best use of the library and, since the University is keenly pursuing a policy of expanding the numbers of international students at Bangor, it seems that this will be a developing role for me and for the service as a whole.

 I am now based in the Deiniol library and can be contacted by e-mail iss070@bangor.ac.uk or telephone 01248-383173 or when in Wrexham 01978-316368.

18/01/2013

Main Library - 18/1/13

We will be closing the Main Library at 8pm this evening instead of 10pm as some of our staff are unable to reach Bangor due to the adverse weather. The Normal Site Library will close at 4pm. Any other changes will be posted on the Library web pages. Apologies for the inconvenience.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY COLLECTION

The Clinical Psychology book collection now has a new home! It has been moved to the ground floor of the Deiniol Library, on Deiniol Road. Upon entering the library, turn right past the short loan collection. The Clinical Psychology books are to be found directly after the short loan area and within the Healthcare Sciences reading room.

17/01/2013

Welcome to the Archives - Open Day – 25 March 2013

Once every two years, the Archives and Special Collections Department has an open day. It will be an opportunity for you to see the Department from a different perspective – behind the scenes. Also, a chance to view a selection of our manuscripts, close up. http://www.bangor.ac.uk/archives/index.php.cy?menu=0&catid=0