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  • Albert Sloman Library – Floor 2 Refurbishment Update

    September 17, 2019 by

    Refurbishment work on Floor 2 of Albert Sloman Library’s south wing (original 1960s part of the Library building) started a few months ago, and we’ve been excitedly watching its transformation. The refurbishment will include: New furniture, carpets & lighting Power to all desks, so you can plug in your devices A reorientation of the shelves… Read more

  • Open Access Escape Room

    June 30, 2019 by

    Every year librarians from all over the world try to crack the code to engaging others with Open Access* during Open Access Week. Lectures, workshops and discussion groups might be extremely useful and have lots of exciting information… but it’s difficult to get people to see the value of coming to something that might seem… Read more

  • Postgraduates: What to look forward to…

    June 17, 2019 by

    The End has passed, and we will soon be at the end of the Summer Term. But we know this is not the end of the year for our postgraduate students. So what are we doing to support our students who will studying throughout the summer? Extended Summer Opening Hours Although we’re coming to the… Read more

  • Words with… Jonathan Lichtenstein

    February 28, 2019 by

    Held during International Holocaust Memorial Week at the Lakeside Theatre, this successful event gave a fascinating insight into both a very personal story and the historiography of a refugee from Nazi Germany and his family life in Britain afterwards. Hans Lichtenstein, father of Jonathan Lichtenstein (Professor in the Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies… Read more

  • Love/Break-up Letters UX Project

    February 20, 2019 by

    Eagle-eyed library users may have seen that during mid-February 2019, the Frontline Services Team at Colchester’s Albert Sloman Library ran a new UX project (one that should prove to be the first of many) in the entrance lobby. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the project invited users to tell us how they felt about… Read more

  • Your library over the holiday

    December 13, 2018 by

    Your library over the holidays First off, Library Services at the University of Essex would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and congratulate you all on a brilliant first term of the year. Thank you all for getting involved and helping to make the Library a better place for… Read more

  • Race, Ethnicity & Inclusion In Education

    November 2, 2018 by

    To coincide with Black History Month, Library Services and Dr. Ilaria Boncori hosted an afternoon to promote a new book: Race, Ethnicity and Inclusion. University of Essex staff and students have contributed chapters focusing on personal experiences, research and academic reflections on socio-cultural, educational and financial issues. A number of contributing authors discussed the chapters they had… Read more

  • Words with. . . BISI ALIMI: The Angelic Troublemaker

    October 11, 2018 by

    East 15 Acting School, E15 Students Union and University of Essex Library Services are delighted to announce a special event marking Black History month, when we will welcome the distinguished LGBT campaigner and activist Bisi Alimi for an evening that will shake up your thinking about race, sexuality and how we make the world a better place. Bisi Alimi is an… Read more

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