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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

Hot Tap Update

Tweet Hot Tap Update The Library is committed to providing instant hot (boiling) water to library users. We know how popular this service is, and since introducing this service in September 2016 we’ve spent over £7k in maintenance and physical updates to keep this running 24/7. Unfortunately, the Zip tap in its original 2016 format created issues  – it wasn’t tall enough for larger cold water containers and the soak away beneath it was not suitable for draining cups. The result of this was a lot of excess water and damage to the counter top from water ... read more

Study smart with Library and Learning Services

Tweet Reposted from DMU Hot Topics Study smart with Library and Learning Services With revision underway and final assessments approaching, DMU Library and Learning Services (LLS) want to help you study smart and stay healthy during this critical time of the academic year. Look out for the Library Night Trolley from 8pm until late Sunday to Thursday, dispensing FREE hot and cold drinks and fruit to help you refuel while studying at night during the exam period. The friendly Night Trolley staff can take time out to chat to you and offer guidance and ... read more

Some top tips for beating digital distraction

Tweet Did you take part in the university’s Digital Detox a few weeks back? Did you enjoy it? Did you find that you felt better for using social media less or were more productive? Regardless of whether or not you took part many of us feel ‘addicted’ to our phones or social media sites and feel that we are less productive than we were before. If this is you then you may find these tips and ideas for improving productivity or limiting social media use helpful: Scare yourself with how often you check your phone! The Checky Phone Habit Checker ... read more