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May 11
Fake library activation e-mail

​An e-mail regarding the reactivation of library accounts is being circulated to staff and students. You will never be asked to reactivate your library access. 

The e-mail contains a malicious link and should you use it and log in, it will harvest your details and abuse it elsewhere. 

Please ignore and delete this e-mail immediately. If you have already responded to the e-mail, please change your campus password immediately at www.sun.ac.za/useradm.

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May 11
JS Gericke Library open on Sundays during exam

​Need a quiet space to study on Sundays?  The JS Gericke Library will be open on Sundays during the exams. Dates: 15 May, 22 May, 29 May and 5 June. Time: 10:00-16:30. Use these opportunities to be well-prepared for your exams!

Please note: The Learning and Research Commons and Information Desks will be closed. 

April 25
Libraries closed Wednesday 27 April & Monday 2 May

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED on Freedom Day, Wednesday 27 April and on Monday 2 May due to Workers Day being the Sunday.

April 11
Move of photocopiers, JS Gericke Library

​Please note that on Tuesday 12 April, the library photocopiers will be disconnected and moved to a smaller room in the Photocopy Section, JS Gericke Library, to prepare the current area for refurbishment. Temporary disruption of the service may occur, but will be limited to the minimum.

April 05
April and May 2016 Library training

The following Library training events will be presented during April and May 2016.

Increase your online research visibility
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Thursday, 7 April (11:00-13:00)
Target audience: Academic staff  and researchers
Booking and more info

Mendeley for reference management and academic networking
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Thursday, 14 April (11:00-13:00)
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers
Booking and more info

Managing your unique author ID with ORCiD
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Tuesday, 19 April (11:00-12:30)
Target audience: Academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students
Booking and more info

What are the benefits of Open Access for researchers?
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Tuesday, 26 April (11:00-12:30)
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers
Booking and more info 

Copyright issues in theses and dissertation writing
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Dates: Wednesday, 11 May (12:30-13:30)
Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers
Booking and more info

Making important decisions about publishing your research
Venue: E-Classroom (Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library)
Date: Tuesday, 31 May (09:00-13:00)
Target audience: Postgraduate students, postdoctoral students and emerging researchers
Booking and more info

Please contact Marie Roux for any enquiries.

March 22
Libraries closed 25-28 March

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED for Easter weekend, Friday 25 March - Monday 28 March.

The JS Gericke Library closes Thursday 24 March at 17:30 and reopens Tuesday 29 March at 8:00.

March 17
Libraries closed 21 March

​Please note that the libraries of the Library and Information Service will be CLOSED on Human Rights Day, Monday 21 March.

March 03
JS Gericke Library closed 11:00-14:00 today

​Due to the protest march on the Rooiplein today, the JS Gericke Library will close its doors at 11:00 and hope to re-open at 14:00.

Students are welcome to stay in the building but won’t be able to leave or enter while the library is closed.

February 29
Library: training in March

Copyright issues in thesis and dissertation writing

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

Date: Wednesday, 2 March (12:30-13:30)

Target audience: Masters and doctoral students

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Useful tools and applications for research

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

Date: Tuesday, 8 March (11:00-12:30)

Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Finding government statistics

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

Date: Wednesday, 9 March (10:00-12:00)

Target audience: Postgraduate students and researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Library induction to resources, services and training available to postgraduate students and academic staff

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

Date: Monday, 14 March (10:00 – 11:15)

Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Find books or articles using SUNSearch (Library search engine)

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

Date: Monday, 14 March (11:30 – 12:30)

Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


Improving your literature search strategy

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

Dates: Tuesday, 15 March (10:00 -11:30)

Target audience: New postgraduate students and new researchers

Booking and more info: (Library training calendar)


E-books workshop

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

Dates: Tuesday, 15 March (11:30 -13:00)

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: Wednesday, 16 March (10:00-11:30) 

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)

Date: Tuesday, 29 March (11:00-13:00)

Target audience: Academic staff and researchers

Booking and more info (Library training calendar)


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

February 24
Vacancy: Librarian 1 (Metadata Librarian)

​A vacancy LIBRARIAN 1 (METADATA LIBRARIAN) for is currently available in the Library and Information Service. Apply online at http://www.sun.ac.za/vacancies.

Librarian 1 (Metadata Librarian).pdf

Closing date: 13 March 2016

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