Innovative Resources and Access
Attention magazine readers!!! Now you can borrow Rolling Stone, Time, Asia News, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review and many more titles! They are all available for self check out in case you are looking for some light reading.
It truly is our Pleasure!! :-)
Check It Out!
If you publish articles or papers you will want to read this! Have you heard about Altmetric? This tool can show you the immediate impact of your papers beyond just citations. Altmetric watches social media, and scholarly publications for mentions of your work. It is all done using Digital Object Identifiers (DOI). To find out more contact the Library.
New This Term
Together with Centre for English Communication, the library piloted a new service of having Communication Coaches share the Information desk on level 3 with Research Librarians. The Communication Coaches helped students with their Academic Writing papers and the Research Librarians were at hand to immediately help students for their research and resource needs. The verdict: It was a success, as there were 20 consultations that took place over a 2 week period! And the good news is that we will do it again in Term 2. Academic Writing gets easier when you book your consultation!
Image Caption: Harmony: Ian (Communication Coach) with his consultation side-by-side with Rajen (Research Librarian)
The Library was happy to host the SMUSA Welfare night during the 24x6 exam period. As always, great talks were scheduled throughout the Term such as the Gartner session on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and Daniel Tsang's talk on Research Data Management. Stay tuned for "A Celebration of the Written Word" campaign, which will take place in Term 2! Finally, a shout out to the Library 2013 Halloween Costume Contest Winner "The Bronies" (Photo - top left corner).
Spotlight - People
Occupation: Business Research Librarian (Corporate Communications, Operations Management and Marketing)
Favorite characters: Om Nom, SOA Cat
Favorite Book: The Book Thief (seriously?!)
Notable Achievement: Winner of Staff Service Excellence Awards 2013.
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