Library induction at the University of East London


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Library induction at the University of East London

  1. 1. Welcome to the Library<br />Welcome to the Library and Learning Services<br />Simone Ngozi Okolo<br />Academic Services and Skills Manager and<br /><br />July 2011<br />
  2. 2. Can l use all the Libraries?<br />UEL has 3 Library and Learning Centres. <br />There are three Schools in Docklands–<br />Royal Docks Business School<br />School of Arts & Digital Industries, <br />School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering<br />There are three Schools in Stratford <br />Cass School of–Education & Communities,<br />School of Psychology. <br />School of Health, Sports& Biosciences<br />There’s one School in Duncan House- School of Law and Social Sciences. <br /><ul><li>Students and staff can use any of the Libraries to borrow and bring books back.
  3. 3. Resources are available in a variety of format – Print and e-books, Print and electronic journals.</li></li></ul><li>What do l need to get into the Library?<br /><ul><li> Your UEL ID card is also your Library card
  4. 4. You need your ID card for the following reasons:
  5. 5. To enter any of our libraries
  6. 6. To borrow books
  7. 7. To print
  8. 8. It will cost £10 to replace a lost ID card
  9. 9. Look after your ID card
  10. 10. Do not let anyone use it
  11. 11. You are responsible for everything taken out on your card</li></li></ul><li>Layout of the Libraries<br />The Libraries are different from one another.<br />The most important thing is that there are staff to help you when you come to the Library.<br />Docklands Library – On two floors<br />Stratford Library – One one floor<br />Duncan HSE Library – On one floor<br />
  12. 12. Opening Hours<br />During term time, the opening hours are as follows:<br />Mon – Fri 9am – 9pm (Staffed)<br />Sat – Sun 10am – 5pm<br />24 hour opening – Mon – Fri <br />During vacation times, the opening hours are as follows:<br />Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm <br />For updates Look at website <br />Our Opening Hours<br />
  13. 13. How many items can l borrow?<br />Staff and students can borrow up to 15 items.<br />These can be books and audio visual materials<br />Print journal articles can only be read in the Library and can be photocopied<br />There are reference resources like dictionaries to be read in the Library<br />
  14. 14. How long can l keep a book for?<br />Books can be borrowed for:<br />4 weeks<br />One week<br />Short loans<br />Students with known disability can keep books longer – <br />
  15. 15. What happens if l return items late?<br /><ul><li>If items are returned late, you will pay the following fines:
  16. 16. 4 week Loan - 10p per day -
  17. 17. One week Loan - 30p per day -
  18. 18. Short/24 Hour Loan - 50p per hr/part hour -
  19. 19. You cannot borrow if your fines get up to £25 .
  20. 20. Fines can be paid in a number of ways:
  21. 21. Via Chip and Pin at the Counter
  22. 22. Via cash payment at the Counter
  23. 23. Via Telephone payment when off campus
  24. 24. Via self service fine payment machine on Campus, using coins</li></li></ul><li>How can l avoid paying Fines?<br />The Library will automatically renew your books just before the due date. Email will be sent to tell you. <br />Books will not be renewed automatically:<br /><ul><li>If the item has been reserved by another user.
  25. 25. In that case, you need to bring the books back</li></ul>Check if your items have been renewed as follows:<br />By signing in to the UEL Catalogue<br />Via the automated telephone renewal service – 020 8223 3020 (Renewal not working)?<br />You need ID number<br />PIN - ask Library staff<br />
  26. 26. How do l find books or articles on my reading list?<br />Use our Google like Library system to search for your reading list - terminals can be found all around the Library and on the Internet at:<br />UEL CATALOGUE<br />For example:<br />Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2010) Cite them right : the essential reference guide. 2nd ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan<br />Type the book title or subject of your choice. E.g. Cite them right. Click search<br />Click on Locations for more details. Note<br />Shelf No. Go to the shelf and pick it up.<br />If this doesn’t work, click on Details, Click on More details for this item, Click on All Items<br />
  27. 27. Self service – saving time<br />Self service machine enables you to:<br />Borrow, return and renew books/DVDs.<br />Pay fines <br />You need a PIN to take books out.<br />Initially your PIN is 0000 – ask Library staff to change PIN.<br />You can also change your PIN by Signing<br />Into your library account.<br />To take books out, swipe your ID card<br />Type your PIN<br />Pass your books through the laser.<br />Close your account and print out a receipt of your transaction.<br /> Keep receipts for your record.<br />All our Libraries have self service machines.<br />
  28. 28. Self service<br />There are a number of opportunities to help yourself:<br />Harvard referencing – It is important that you get to grips with this in the early stages of your stay at this university<br />Plagiarism - become aware of what the issues and learn as much as you can<br />Library on the go- information you can download to listen to on the go<br />
  29. 29. Access to other Libraries/<br /><ul><li>Access to the resources of other universities is possible through:
  30. 30. SCONUL Access– This enables staff, Part time, Distance Learners, Students on placement and Full time Post graduate students to borrow or use the resources of participating universities.
  31. 31. Full time undergraduates can have reference access to the resources of participating Libraries.
  32. 32. Ask at any of our Library Help desks for a SCONUL form
  33. 33. Distance Learners can send a signed form to their Subject Librarian or to me
  34. 34. British Library – Books and journal articles not available in UEL libraries can be requested via Interlibrary</li></li></ul><li>Electronic-Resources<br />Access to electronic journals VIA<br />Find an e journal<br />A-z Database Listing<br />Access to e-books<br />The Library has a growing collection of e books which<br />Can be read on and off campus.<br />You need Athens account to read e books<br /><ul><li>ATHENS Account– the only way to access electronic resources off an in some cases on campus.
  35. 35. Check your webmail for your account</li></li></ul><li>ECDL<br /><ul><li>ECDL is an internationally recognised IT qualification…
  36. 36. promotes employability….
  37. 37. Sign up for ECDL with the Library. More details can be found on the ECDL web page
  38. 38. Self paced:
  39. 39. IT, Using the Computer
  40. 40. Managing files, Word processing
  41. 41. Spreadsheets, Databases
  42. 42. Information and Communication</li></li></ul><li>Special needs<br /><ul><li>All our Libraries has assistive technology software for staff and students with a disability
  43. 43. Specialist equipment for visually impaired and dyslexic students available in each library.
  44. 44. Hardware such as Reading Edge.
  45. 45. Software packages such as UK Supernova and Inspiration.
  46. 46. Students have extended loan periods.
  47. 47. A dedicated Support Assistant to help you as well as other members of Library staff</li></li></ul><li>Printing<br />Students can print their assignments in all of our Libraries.<br />To do that, there needs to be enough money on your ID card.<br />Credit your ID card<br />Online via UEL Direct<br />Via coin loader machine.<br />Price:<br />10p – A4 Black & White<br />50p – A3 Black & White<br />25p – A4 Coloured<br />50p – A3 Coloured<br />
  48. 48. Other services<br />PHOTOCOPYING:<br />There are photocopying machines in all of our Libraries.<br />You need to purchase a separate card from a dispensing machine available in all the Libraries.<br />Pay attention to the copy right notices displayed near the photocopiers..<br />BINDING:<br />All Libraries sell binding equipment and other stationeries.<br />You can bind your projects using our heat binding equipment.<br />They are easy to use and staff will be there to help you.<br />
  49. 49. Other Services<br /><ul><li>Ask a Librarian is an online enquiry service. Use this to send us queries about using resources and Library services.
  50. 50. You can also chat live to a Librarian between 1-5pm Mon – Friday and 11-5pm Sat & Sunday, during term time.
  51. 51. Your Feedback- Tell us what you think good or bad
  52. 52. There are Group and silent study places in our Libraries. Ask staff for more details.
  53. 53. Laptops - can be loaned for one week at a time</li></li></ul><li>Help desk<br />The first point of contact for advice and guidance is the Help staffed 9-9pm Monday to Friday and 10-5pm Saturday & Sunday during term time<br />Library staff are happy to help so there's no need to struggle on<br />
  54. 54. International Students<br />Helpful staff:<br />Subject Librarian<br />OR any member of staff.<br />Languages spoken:English, Hindi, Gujrati, German, Edo, Yoruba, Dutch, French, Punjabi, Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese, Igbo<br />
  55. 55. Convenience<br />There are toilets in all our Libraries as well for wheelchair <br />users<br />
  56. 56. Library website<br />Library website - your gateway to good quality free information<br />Info skills – take some time out to go through this important resources developed for you to make the most of the library as well as enhance your research skills<br />Mobile Library:<br />Follow our updates on:<br />Facebook<br />Blogs<br />Twitter<br />Other mobile:<br />Ask A Librarian<br />Our Library catalogue<br />EBSCO <br />
  57. 57. Thank you<br />You can contact me or your Subject Librarian<br />Simone Ngozi Okolo<br />Academic Services and Skills Manager<br />Docklands Library and Learning Centre<br />University Way<br />London E16 2RD<br /><br />