Posted on January 24th, 2012 by Paul Stainthorp
Now’s your chance to find out: we’re extending the term-time opening hours of the GCW University Library by an extra 6½ hours per week. (This applies to the times when we’re not open 24 hours a day, of course.)
From Monday, 30 January 2012, until the end of the current term:
- The Library will open at 08.00 Monday-Friday (instead of 08.30)
- On Saturdays, we’ll open at 09.00 (instead of 10.00)
- On Sundays we’ll open at 09.00 (instead of 12.00)
- Desk services will also start earlier at the weekends, at 09.15
This takes our total opening hours to 106 hours/week in term time, or 146 hours/week during 24-hour opening. (This compares well with other universities’ library opening hours. Three universities selected at random on the web had term-time opening hours for their main academic library of 135, 108½, and 100 hours per week.)
You can find our new opening hours on the University Portal.
Posted on November 17th, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
(Yes, I’ve used this ‘hilarious‘ blog post title before. So sue me.)
I was at Lincoln Central Library on Free School Lane this morning for a meeting of LISN, the Lincolnshire Information Services Network.
LISN (pronounced listen) has been in existence since August 1998 when a group of (mainly) college and university librarians decided to network on a formalised basis. The group has evolved considerably since then to welcome any Lincolnshire-based information provider/library wishing to exchange ideas and information to benefit the Lincolnshire community.
Every LISN meeting runs to a similar pattern: after the standard apologies-minutes-matters-arising bumf, we discuss at length a topic of interest to Lincolnshire libraries of all sectors (today’s topic was on the subject of online learning materials: “what we are doing in terms of providing online interactive learning materials to support the users of our collections and resources? Are we using learning materials provided by suppliers or creating our own?“). Then each member library provides an institutional update; AOB; end.
I’m meant to look after the LISN website (www.lisn.org.uk) – I’ve not always been terribly good at giving this job enough attention (colleagues from the UKCoRR committee will find that a depressingly familiar story), which is why I’m pleased that fellow LISN rep Rachael Adair from Lincoln College has offered to share that task with me.
The other interesting topic that came up at this morning’s meeting is the progress Bishop Grosseteste University College are making with their library extension – you can see the latest construction photos on their Facebook page, at: http://www.facebook.com/bishopglibrary
Posted on May 17th, 2011 by Paul Stainthorp
Did you know this? I didn’t. And I’ve worked here for 10 years.
…have the following prefix:
|5*** (except 55**)
||01406 49–––– (Holbeach)
||01482 31–––– (Hull)
Is that it? Or are there more permutations?