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September 20
JS Gericke Library CLOSED 20 September

​The JS Gericke Library will not be opened today. For enquiries and assistance, please leave a message at: libraryhelp@sun.ac.za.

September 20
Libraries closed 24 September

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

September 19
Library closed for the evening

​The J.S. Gericke library is closed for the evening.  For enquiries and assistance please leave a message at: libraryhelp@lists.lib.sun.ac.za​.


September 16
Library closed

Due to student protest activity the J.S. Gericke library is closed, and will reopen on Monday morning 19 September.

September 09
Research Commons Assistants (JS Gericke Library) required for 2017

​The Library hereby invites senior students (advanced masters or doctoral students) with strong interest in research to apply for posts as a Research Commons Assistants at the JS Gericke Library.

For more information: ResearchCommonsAssistants.pdf
Closing date for applications: 7 November 2016.

August 30
Student assistants (JS Gericke Library) required for 2017

​Student assistants are required for 2017 to work at the JS Gericke Library's Learning Commons and Information Desks.


For more information: student_assistants.pdf
Closing date for applications: 7 October 2016

August 19
September 2016 Library training

Please note that all sessions will be conducted in English, unless otherwise indicated, and that basic computer literacy is required.​

Improving your literature search strategy

​Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Tue 13 September

Time: 10:00 -11:30
Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info: (
Library training calendar)

 

Refworks: reference management for beginners

Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Wed 14 September
Time: 10:00-11:30
Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info: (
Library training calendar) 

Managing your unique author iD with ORCiD

Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Thur 15 September
Time: 11:00-12:00
Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info: (
Library training calendar) 

Mendeley for reference management and academic networking

Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Wed 21 September
Time: 11:00-13:00
Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info: (
Library training calendar) 

Your research footprint: tracking and enhancing scholarly and scientific impact

Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Tues 27 September
Time: 11:00-13:00
Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers
Booking and more info: (
Library training calendar) 

August 18
Workshop on the benefits of Open Access publication

What are the benefits of Open Access for researchers

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 23, 11:00am - 12:30pm 
Location: E-classroom (JS Gericke Library)

Do you wonder what Open Access is and how you as a researcher can benefit from it? Come and learn more about the philosophy of Open Access and how you can increase citations to your publications. Other aspects of Open Access which will be addressed include: SUNScholar (the University’s digital research repository); Open Access journals in which you can publish; funding opportunities; and Open  Access repositories.

Outcomes:
Participants will learn about:
•    The philosophy and benefits of Open Access publishing
•    SUNScholar (Stellenbosch University’s digital research repository)
•    Finding Open Access journals in which to publish
•    Open Access publishing procedures
•    Open Access Fund
•    How Open Access publishing can increase the citation rate of publications

Please register here.

Enquiries: Marie Roux

August 15
Carpeting: JS Gericke Library upper level computer area, 16-17 August

​Due to the carpeting of a large area of the JS Gericke Library’s upper level, the computer area will be inaccessible from Tuesday morning, 16 August, until Wednesday, 17 August. Please use the computers in the Learning Commons and on the lower level. We apologise for the inconvenience.

August 15
Have YOU completed your LibQUAL survey?

​The clock is ticking… There is only one week left to tell YOUR Library how it can better serve YOU!  To date, 844 users have used THEIR voice and completed the LibQUAL survey. Thank you!  We value your response.  Ensure YOUR voice is heard. Complete the LibQUAL survey now.  In exchange for the 10 minutes of your time, your library is giving you the chance to win a R2,000 voucher, or one of two R500 vouchers, all from Incredible Connection. You cannot loose. Complete LibQUAL now.

For more information about the LibQUAL survey visit the LibQUAL FAQ’s webpage.

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