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Finding the PC (or Mac) you’re looking for

Tweet Across our four locations, in partnership with ITMS the Library provides over 800 PCs, Macs and laptops to support your learning. We’ve been working on a project with ITMS to give you a better view of the location and the current availability of machines. You can now see a display screen at the entrance to Kimberlin Library, Eric Wood Learning Zone and The Greenhouse giving live availability information. The screen shows the location, type of machine (standard PC, Dual Boot. AutoCAD, Mac or Assistive), the number of free machines and the ... read more

The Hot Tap is Back – for now

Tweet Following recent service interruption, Estates have managed to breathe temporary life back into the Kimberlin Library Hot Tap. Plans are being drawn up for a completely new way of delivering boiling water. This work will be implemented at a time that will minimise the disruption to term time operation of the Library Cafe space. We know how popular this service is and we remain committed to providing Kimberlin users with a safe means of accessing instant boiling water.       read more

Tech’ top tips – #30. Making PowerPoint work for you

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). We’ve all been there – a big presentation, whether it be for work or study, and the presenter shows a million text filled PowerPoint slides and just reads the screen. The entire audience falls asleep and more importantly the messages are not conveyed. So what can we do when using PowerPoint to make our presentations more engaging and accessible? The first piece of advice is to remember that the PowerPoint slides are not the entire presentation. The ... read more

Books for the Incurably Curious – a display on life, art and medicine in the Kimberlin Library

Tweet In my first professional post as a librarian at the Charles Frears School of Nursing, one of my duties was cataloguing new books. These were mostly textbooks but one day something different arrived on our shelves. It was a memoir by a then little known writer who had worked as a midwife in the East End of London just after World War Two.  While cataloguing this book I was drawn in by the stories of hardship and human warmth and it took rather longer to arrive on the shelves than usual! Little did I know that this was the start of a global ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #29. Being mindful of impact – yours and theirs

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). A slight departure from the usual tips this week but perhaps one of the most important in the series. When we use technology, especially in spaces where we can communicate and interact with others, it is important that we think about the impact that our contributions may have on others and how we process content that we see online. It is all too easy to become embroiled in online arguments, trolling and to become a victim of such online abuse and we must ensure ... read more