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  • Special Collections is collecting champions

    February 28, 2020 by

    Nigel Cochrane, Assistant Director (Academic & Research Services), Library Services, introduced Professor Susan Oliver, Deputy Dean (Research), as an Essex Special Collections Champion at the inaugural meeting on 30 January 2020. The role is open to academics at Essex and aims to bring together like-minded people from across the University who are prepared to act as ambassadors or advocates for… Read more

  • Paternoster Refurbishment: February Progress Report

    February 27, 2020 by

    This year we’re refurbishing our iconic paternoster lift, with the aim of bringing it back into service for the start of academic year 2020/21. If you’ve been in the Albert Sloman Library recently, you’ve probably seen the bright new displays in front of the paternoster openings on each floor. You may have also heard the sounds… Read more

  • Albert Sloman Library, The Forum Southend, Loughton East 15

    Making the Library better together

    February 25, 2020 by

    We want Library services and facilities to be shaped around your needs as our users, so we’re always eager to hear what you have to tell us about how well we’re doing. Comments received as part of the National Student Survey are a really important source of information which help us decide where to focus… Read more

  • February Library Advisory Group

    February Library Advisory Group

    February 20, 2020 by

    On 5 February, the Library Advisory Group (LAG) met for the second time this academic year, and we were once again pleased by the turnout of staff and students. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who was able to attend – for the full two hours or even just five minutes.… Read more

  • Essex Student Journal

    Essex Student Journal

    February 17, 2020 by

    The Essex Student Journal (previously ESTRO) is an online multi-disciplinary academic journal, run by and for University of Essex students. The journal aims to create a space for students to engage in academic publishing and peer review processes. It promotes open access publishing, and the publications include high quality essays, research papers, case studies, conference… Read more

  • Library Reading Lists: Focus Group Project

    January 28, 2020 by

    The Library is launching a focus group project for reading lists, and we’re inviting students to come share their reading list experiences with us! We’re hoping to find out how effective reading lists are so we can continue improving the learning experience here at Essex. If you are interested in learning more about reading lists… Read more

  • Network for Early Career Essex Researchers – NEwComERs

    Research support sessions are coming to Southend!

    January 27, 2020 by

    On the 10 February, we’re bringing some of our Newcomers Research Week sessions to our Southend Campus. The sessions are aimed at Early Career Researchers, but anyone with an interest in the topics is more than welcome to come along, so spread the word! The sessions we are running are: The Open Access Escape Room (workshop… Read more

  • Join the Library Advisory Group

    Join us for the next Library Advisory Group!

    January 27, 2020 by

    You are invited to join us for the next Library Advisory Group on Wednesday, 5 February from 12-2. As usual, we’ll be asking for your thoughts on our services in exchange for snacks! What is the Library Advisory Group? The Library Advisory Group (LAG) is your way of helping shape the future direction of Library… Read more

  • Dive Into History: Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day

    January 24, 2020 by

    Every year, on the 27th of January, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust commemorates the 6 million Jews (around two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population at the time) who tragically lost their lives at the hands of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. In 2020, Holocaust Memorial Day is especially significant as it also marks the 75th anniversary of… Read more

  • Refurbished Floor 2

    Floor 2 of the Albert Sloman Library is now open!

    January 17, 2020 by

    After seven months of refurbishment work, we’re delighted to announce that floor 2 of the Albert Sloman Library has officially reopened! The space features new carpets, lighting, blinds, furniture, power to all desks, more PCs, and an improved shelving layout. The refurbishment project was a team effort involving Library Services, Innovation & Technology Solutions, and Estates. The Library Advisory Group also played a key… Read more

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