Thursday, 24 August 2017

No heating in Swanston Library this weekend

Due to testing of the gas supply, there will be no heating in Swanston Library from 5pm Friday 25 August and all weekend (Saturday 26 August and Sunday 27 August).

The Library will be open as normal but you might need to bring a coat and scarf.

If you would prefer a warmer environment, Carlton Library in Building 94 is open until 6pm on Friday evening and 10am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.




Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Library Quest winner!

We're very excited to announce the winner of the Library Quest competition for semester 2.

Georgia, a Nuclear Medicine student (pictured) is the lucky winner. We hope you really enjoy spending your $500 prize voucher, Georgia!

Thanks to all of you adventurous people who entered the competition this year. You may not have all won a prize but we hope you've enjoyed learning some invaluable
Library skills. 

The competition may be over, but you can still play Library Quest and refresh your skills and knowledge about how Assignment Planner, Easy Cite, subject guides and the Library can help you with your studies. 

Discover. Learn. Succeed. 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Web of Science training for staff and researchers


The Web of Science database allows you to access an unrivalled breadth of world-class research literature linked to a rigorously selected core of journals and to uniquely discover new information through meticulously captured metadata and citation connections. 

You are invited to attend one or more sessions run by a trainer from Web of Science.

Introduction to Web of Science
Learn how to easily navigate Web of Science and be introduced to various features and functions of the database.
  • Bundoora - Tuesday 5 September 2.30-4pm, Bundoora Library Seminar Room 3 (210.2.20)
  • City - Monday 11 September 10.30am-12noon,  Swanston Library Megaflex Room (10.6.63)

Advanced Web of Science for Researchers 
Gain an understanding of using Web of Science for research analytics and discovery. Learn about researcher profiles and how to use Web of Science effectively for research.
  • City - Wednesday 13 September 10.30am-12noon, Swanston Library Megaflex Room (10.6.63)
  • Bundoora - Wedenesday 13 September 2.30-4pm, Bundoora Library Seminar Room 3 (210.2.20)

Please join us, no need to book.




Thursday, 17 August 2017

More books and study spaces at Swanston Library


The newly refurbished section of Building 8 Level 6 at Swanston Library is now open. It's one of the last Library pieces of the NAS renovation puzzle. 


New features in Building 8 Level 5 and 6 include:

More study spaces
Discover over 240 extra seats, with power, giving you more places to study.



Photo of new Library spaces

60,000 more books on the shelves
Over 60,000 books will be coming back into the Library from long term storage. Search for them in LibrarySearch.


Photo of extensive Library book collection


In coming weeks you'll notice some changes as we move the Library collection from Level 5 to Level 6 and move items back from storageYou can use and enjoy the new study spaces now but as we're moving the book collection around there might be some light disruption for a little while.

AFI Research Collection
The entrance to the AFI Research Collection, on Level 6, is now via the Library entrances in Building 10 Levels 5 and 6. 





Monday, 14 August 2017

Celebrating women in higher education - Bluestocking Week (14-18 August)

Happy Bluestocking Week!
RMIT University Library supports women's inclusion and participation in all aspects of higher education and celebrates women's achievements in academia.
The first generations of women university students were called 'bluestockings' and Bluestocking Week is celebrated across our universities to reflect on the generations of women university students who paved the way for women in higher education today.
Discover more about the history of women in higher education and Bluestocking week at RMIT University Library. 

Please join us for the Bluestocking Week celebration at the RMIT Bundoora campus on 16 August, Celebrating Women in STEMM. You will hear from guest speakers in STEMM fields and have the opportunity to network. This event will focus on recognising women’s contributions to science and discuss the progress we have made toward gender equality in academia.

This event is being hosted by Professor Kay Latham in partnership with RMIT Athena SWAN, RMIT Women Researchers' Network and National Tertiary Education Union
Register here.

Spotlight: Indigenous Law Resources @ the Library




As part of our Indigenous Collection Spotlight series, we are featuring key e-resources from our Library’s collection on Indigenous Law.

Here are some of the highlights: 
e-books

e-journals
Looking for more Indigenous resources @ the Library? Find information on indigenous culture, education, environment, film, health, law, land rights, reconciliation and sport in the Library’s Indigenous Resources subject guide. RMIT University Library is committed to enrich its growing collection of Indigenous resources in support of RMIT's vision for reconciliation,‘promoting a learning and research environment that engages partnerships and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, cultures and diversity’.
RMIT University acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which the University stands. RMIT University respectfully recognises Elders both past and present.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

RMIT author showcase - Associate Professor Paul Battersby

As part of our showcase of RMIT authors, we are delighted to feature Associate Professor Paul Battersby, Deputy Dean of Global and Language Studies in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. His research interests focus on contemporary issues of global security, international development and transnational crime.

Associate Professor Battersby’s recent publication, co-edited with Ravi Roy from Southern Utah University, is titled “International Development: A Global Perspective on Theory and Practice”. Focusing on the theory and practice of international development, it features contributions from experts in the field covering a range of contemporary topics in global security, new technologies, ethics and learning, and participation. Associate Professor Battersby contributes to several chapters including “Globalization and global development practice”, “Governance, power and participation” and “Global justice, international law and development”.

Find the book at RMIT University Library:
Battersby, P. & Roy, R. (Eds.). (2017). International development: A global perspective on theory and practice. London: SAGE Publications.

Other publications by Associate Professor Battersby, available at RMIT University Library, include:

Please view Associate Professor Battersby’s staff profile for a more comprehensive biography and list of his publications.