Calling all staff – Confronting plagiarism event in the Library today

Plagiarism is often in the headlines:

  • Students do not understand what it is;
  • Students are not utilising their academic skills to avoid being a plagiarist;
  • More students are being caught plagiarising by detection software.

Do these headlines strike a chord with you?  What does plagiarism mean to you and how does it imping on your teaching?

This lunchtime between 12noon and 2:00pm a range of colleagues are highlighting their different approaches to dealing with issues of academic misconduct and in particular plagiarism.  Why not come and hear their approaches and share your ideas. An informal buffet lunch will be provided.

 Venue: Training room on Level 3 of the Library.

Borrowing books & recalls over Christmas

BooksThe Christmas vacation is nearly on us.  From Friday the 9th December you will be able to borrow One week and Long loan books until the start of the next term.  They will be due back on:

  • Wednesday 18th January (UG 1st and 2nd year)
  • Friday 20th January (Finalist & taught PGs)

The last recall notices for books will also be on Friday 9th December, so you should continue to check your emails until then, to make sure you do not have to return the books you have out on loan before the end of term.  Please note, if you collect a hold request that has another hold on it after yours, you will only be able to borrow it for a week, not till January.

Short loan books stay the same over the vacation period, with books borrowed on 22nd December due for return on 3rd January.

Library Showcase – prize draw winners announced

The Library is pleased to announce the winners of the Library Showcase prize draw.  They are: John Samson, Ray Dawson, Mike Fray, Tong Yang, Arianna Maiorani and Peter Beaman.

The prize winners were invited to the Library for coffee and muffins and a photo shoot.  Debbie Smyth from Imago (a sponsor of the event), presented the winners with their prizes. 

Library Showcase - Prize winners

The Library Showcase aimed to highlight to academic and support staff the services offered by the Library and other support service departments.  The event was a great success with comments like: “I learnt so much”; “It was so useful having all the support service departments together, so I could see how you all inter-linked and can help me” and “It was amazing, why didn’t I know all this already?”

The Library was delighted that Imago, Blackwell’s Bookshop and Teaching Support sponsored the event.

What's new in the Library? Library Catalogue Plus!

Library Catalogue Plus, the Library’s new solution for the discovery and delivery of information resources, both electronic and print, is now live.

Library Catalogue Plus replaces the previous Library Catalogue and MetaLib,with one simple search box that allows you to search across the Library’s print holdings, electronic journals and e-books, and the information databases previously available via MetaLib.

To discover how to make the most of Library Catalogue Plus why not:

1. Attend a workshop (book a place on the Get the Know-How module on Learn):

  • Tuesday 4th October 13.00pm-13.50pm
  • Thursday 13th October, 12-12.50pm

2. Watch a screen cast on how to:

3. Seek help from Library staff at an Information & Enquiries Desk

Welcome to all new students

The campus is a hive of activity today.  We hope you are enjoying your departmental induction day.  We are delighted that most departments have asked us to come and talk to you, so that we can get to know you before you come and see us in the Library.  Welcome to life at Loughbrough University.


Open 3 in the Library

Keep an eye on what is happening at the Library Showcase here

If you cannot make it to the Library showcase, don’t worry.  Keep an eye on what is happening here.

The Library has decided to pilot the use of Bambuser to give you a taste of the event.  If the trial is successful we will consider using it at other events and in our teaching.  To find out more about Bambuser and how you may wish to use it in your teaching, visit the e-Learning Teams blog

You can also follow the event on Twitter using #libshowcase



Calling ALL University staff – Why not drop into the Library Showcase today?

The Library is delighted to invite ALL University staff to the first ever Library Showcase TODAY between 11:30 am and 2: 00 pm. 

The Showcase aims to highlight key services, not only from the Library, but other support departments across campus that will support your research and teaching.

There will be exhibits on: How to work out your research impact using bibliometrics;  Where you and your students can seek guidance on how to improve their academic, employability & IT skills; What e-learning tools are available for you to use to further enhance the learning experience; and New and existing online services, such as Library Catalogue Plus, LUPIN, Reading List System,  Institutional Repository and RefWorks.

There will be plenty of opportunities to relax and chat about your research and teaching with colleagues whilst browsing the exhibition and enjoying a light buffet lunch. 

Also, why not tell us what you think of the event and services on offer on Twitter using the hashtah #libshowcase.

We look forward to seeing you, so don’t forget to drop in.

Photo by Declan Fitchew