It’s that time of the year again! But don’t panic – there are a wide range of resources available on campus to help you through the stresses and strains of the exam period, ranging from a wide variety of study spaces (that’s right, not just us!), IT help and personal and medical advice if things are getting on top of you. Visit the University’s one-stop exam support page here – http://www.lboro.ac.uk/internal/news/2018/january/exam-support.html – for more info.
It’s Open Access Week, and to mark the occasion we’re running a host of events across the week plus a competition to win some great prizes.
The theme for this year’s International Open Access Week is “Open in order to…”. This theme is designed to be an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realised by making scholarly outputs openly available.
There are three ways you can get involved this week:
“Open in order to …” and tweet it along with the hashtags #OAweek #OpeninOrder #LboroOA .
A new initiative has been launched this week encouraging students and staff to donate any unwanted books to the Library as part of the Better World Books charitable scheme.
Better World Books is an initiative which collects unwanted books from organisations such as universities and libraries, to then sell on to generate funds for literacy initiatives around the world. For every book sold, a book is donated to someone in need. Better World Books also provide literacy grants of up to £1000 to non-profit organisations and libraries within the UK and Europe.
The Library will be accepting any unwanted books from both staff and students and small amounts can be dropped off to us at the Pilkington Library reception. If you have a large amount of books to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements.
All genres of books are welcome. In particular, the scheme is looking for:
Academic non-fiction and all other non-fiction
University and Secondary textbooks and study guides
Other books used in University and Secondary classrooms
Please note that we cannot accept any journals, magazines or periodicals.
By donating books, you are supporting the University’s current campaign, ‘Waste… let’s get it sorted’ by reusing rather than sending to landfill. Any books not sold by Better World Books will either be donated or recycled – no book is sent to landfill.