Posted on October 27th, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
We have a new structure in ‘my bit’ of the Library, and I’ve got a new boss. Dave Masterson has taken up the brand-new post of Head of Electronic Library Services (HELS), with responsibility over all technical, electronic, systems, and acquisitions/cataloguing services in the Library.
(Diagram of the new Library structure. The new HELS is in blue. My [very small] team and I are in yellow. N.B. that the new HELS post also has dotted-line responsibility for the work of the Academic Subject Librarian for computer science/engineering subjects.)
Posted on September 23rd, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
I’m helping out my colleagues at the University’s Riseholme Park Campus Library on Monday, with a library induction for new foundation degree (FdSc Agriculture and Environment / FdSc Equine Management and Training) students.
I used to do | loads of | these inductions | all the time (in the days when I was an ‘Academic Subject Librarian’, with responsibility for HE food and agriculture programmes, as well as for computer science)… these days, not so much.
This is my usual approach to induction slides: pretty pictures, not too much text. I worry that we bombard freshers with far too much information in induction week. I talk over these slides about what the Library does and how people can use our services. But I try not to ram loads of facts, links, and passwords down people’s throats too early on.
Posted on May 9th, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
The University of Lincoln are advertising for a subject librarian with a web services / mashup flavour.
Excerpts from the job description:
“To provide effective support for and work closely with the Lincoln School of Computer Science and the School of Engineering”
“Take responsibility for developing and maintaining the Library’s web presence”
“Provide support for students using specialist software”
“Experience of manipulating data through web services and APIs”
“Good knowledge of HTML and XML”
See the full job description (pdf). The University has an online applications system. Closing date is 23 May 2011.