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September 25
October 2014 training & events

Finding full-text easily

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Thurs, 2 October

Time: 14:00-15:30

Booking and more info: 2 October Training Calendar

 

Storing and sharing large files        

Venue: Research Commons, (JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Thurs, 2 October

Time: 14:00-15:30

Booking and more info: 2 October Training Calendar

 

Submitting your thesis / dissertation to SUNScholar

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Tues, 7 October

Time: 11:00-12:00

Booking and more info: 7 October Training Calendar​

September 23
Libraries closed Wednesday 24 September

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED on Wednesday 24 September for Heritage Day.

September 15
Student assistants (JS Gericke Library) required for 2015

​Student assistant are required for 2015 for the JS Gericke Library's Learning Commons and Information Desks.

StudentAssistantsJobDescription.pdf
Closing date for applications: 17 October 2014.

September 04
Vacancy available in the Library & Information Service

​A vacancy for DIGITAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN is currently available in the Library and Information Service.

Digital Services Librarian.pdf
Closing date: 15 September 2014.

September 02
Webinar: ORCID – connecting research and researchers

Academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students are hereby invited to attend a webinar about ORCID at the JS Gericke Library on 10 September, at 15:00.

ORCID, an independent non-profit organization, aims to address the name ambiguity problem in scholarly research by providing a free registry of unique persistent identifiers, and they work with the community to ensure these identifiers are easy to use and embedded in your research.

Please join Dr. Laurel Haak, Executive Director of ORCID, to learn more about how persistent identifiers can enable research and scholarship.

See the full invitation here. Please register if you wish to attend.

Enquiries: Elna Randall, tel: 021 808-4641.
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September 02
Theology Library closed 5-13 September

​The Theology Library closes at 12:00 on Friday 5 September and will only re-open Monday 15 September due to the upgrading of the Faculty of Theology’s electricity network. Enquiries:  Beulah Gericke, tel.: 021 808-3713 or e-mail: bg1@sun.ac.za.

August 26
September 2014 training & events

Mendeley for reference management and academic networking

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Thurs, 4 September

Time: 11:00-12:30

Booking and more info: 4 September Training Calendar

 

Improving your literature search strategy        

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Tues, 16 September

Time: 9:00-11:00

Booking and more info: 16 September Training Calendar

 

Refworks: reference management for beginners

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Wed, 17 September

Time: 9:00-11:00

Booking and more info: 17 September Training Calendar

 

Refworks: reference management for advanced users

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Wed, 17 September

Time: 11:30-13:00

Booking and more info: 17 September Training Calendar

 

Use alerts to stay up to date with new information

Venue: E-classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)

Dates: Tues, 30 September

Time: 14:00-15:30

Booking and more info: 30 September Training Calendar            ​

August 22
Renovations at the JS Gericke Library
The JS Gericke Library will be carrying out renovations as from 25 August 2014. The renovations are scheduled to be completed by mid-October. During this time there may be noise which we will endeavour to keep to the minimum.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

August 13
Library Research Week Competition Winner

​Library Research Week 2014 ended on a high note last week Friday, especially for Gerhard Roux, lecturer in Music Technology at the Music Department, Stellenbosch University. Gerhard walked away with the grand prize of and Apple iPad, sponsored by Elsevier, for his inspiring and entertaining presentation “Let the Library and the Google Interwebmachine Do Your Homework For You: A Survival guide for the Terminally Lazy”.

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Karen Metcalf, Elsevier, and Gerhard Roux.

Gerhard was one of five finalists who entered the Library Research Week competition which required students and researchers to present the tools and applications they use to manage their research to an audience of peers during the CONTROL IT! session of Library Research Week on Friday 8 August 2014.

The exciting session was opened by seasoned academic Prof Jannie Hofmeyr who shared his own research journey with the audience, focusing on the tools, tips and home truths which have helped him along the way. Thereafter finalists Gerhard Roux (Music Technology), Chané Bain and Monique van Tonder (Human Physiology), Johannes Jonker (Socio-Informatics) and Petro Uys (Management Coaching) each had an opportunity to present to the audience. An electronic voting application in the e-classroom of the Learning Commons enabled the audience to vote for their favourite presentation immediately following the event and Gerhard emerged as the firm favourite.

Well done to all who entered the competition and thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Feedback suggests that the audience, comprising students, lecturers, researchers, administrators and librarians, all benefited greatly from the experience!

Presentations of the finalists will be available on the Library Research Week webpage shortly.

August 08
Libraries closed 9 August

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED on Saturday 9 August for Women’s Day.

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