These workshops are aimed at postgraduate students, emerging researchers and academic staff and the focus will be on the research process. The sessions vary in length depending on the subject matter, but cover a wide range of subjects related to the postgraduate research journey.
How to conduct a literature review
In this webinar, participants will learn what a literature review is and the different types of literature reviews. They will learn best practices for conducting a literature review by working with their topic, structuring the literature review and how to critically analyse literature.
Date: 12 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Please book here
Principles of Data Visualisation
This workshop will cover the key principles to keep in mind when you are planning your visualisations, from choosing the best visualisation type for your data to the effective use of colour, narrative, etc.
Date: 13 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Mendeley for reference management
Managing your references can be a daunting task. This workshop will introduce you to Mendeley, a free tool focusing mainly on reference management. Mendeley offers various services, including reference management, organising and annotation of PDF documents and collaboration.
Date: 18 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Enhancing the visibility of your research output through self-archiving
Stellenbosch University's institutional policy on the self-archiving of research output is curated by the Library and Information Service. Complying with this policy, which asks researchers to deposit copies of their research output in SUNScholar, our institutional repository, can greatly increase the visibility and impact of research output. This workshop will teach participants more about the policy and how to comply with the policy in order to improve access to and visibility of their research outputs.
Date: 19 April 2023 @ 11:00
Introduction to Tableau Public and RawGraphs for data visualisation
This workshop will be an introductory course to visualise your data with Tableau Public and RAWGraphs. Both are free tools and fairly user friendly.
Date: 20 April 2023 @ 11:00 – 13:00
This programme has been developed to provide students and staff with introductory sessions to library related topics. To this end, these sessions are only 30 minutes long and you are welcome to bring along any questions. In addition, we have developed some video tutorials for quick help.
This workshop will be an introductory session on Stellenbosch University's key referencing styles and how to reference correctly. An overview of why referencing is important and some best practices will also be incorporated.
Date: 5 April 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30
Introduction to the Library
This is a basic orientation for clients new to Stellenbosch University who have not had the opportunity to attend any other orientation session.
Date: 11 April 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30
Get to know the Library's e-book collection and learn how to use e-books optimally.
Date: 18 April 2023 @ 12:00 – 12:30
It gives us pleasure to announce the opening of the Library’s seminar rooms in the Carnegie Research Commons, discussion rooms in the Learning Commons and Virtual Meeting Rooms for after hour and weekend bookings starting from Monday, 27 March 2023.
For more information on available spaces in our libraries, you can visit this page.
Contact Kirchner van Deventer (+27 21 808 2623) or Jeremiah Pietersen (+27 21 808 4399) for any enquiries.
A vacancy exists in the Library and Information Service:Senior Library Assistant: CirculationTo apply, please see: BIB/056/0323Closing date for applications: 27 March 2023
We are pleased to announce that the Library Research Week will be held online this year from 15 to 19 May 2023 with the following theme: "Power-up your research pathway”. The final programme will be made available at a later date.
Enquiries: Kirchner van Deventer, tel: 021 808 2623 or Siviwe Bangani, tel: 021 808 4641
The Library is excited to announce the opening of two Virtual Meeting Rooms in Stellenbosch University Library!
The two Virtual Meeting Rooms are located in the Learning Commons (next to the ramp on the upper level of the SU Library) and the Research Commons, which is on the lower level of the Library next to the staircase. While the Virtual Meeting Room in the Learning Commons is available for booking by all clients irrespective of year level, the one in the Research Commons is restricted to master's and doctoral students as well as researchers and academic staff.
The rooms will only be available for use from Monday, 13 March 2023, but bookings can already be made on our online bookings page.
To accommodate as many clients as possible, the rooms will be bookable up to a maximum of two hours per client a day. Clients are to bring their own devices to attend or facilitate meetings and own headphones are a requirement. Please note that the rooms are only available for bookings by individuals, not groups. For groups, clients can continue making use of the Seminar Rooms in the Research Commons and Discussion Rooms in the Learning Commons per the normal booking procedure.
SU Library and Information Service would value your input in our survey aimed at reviewing our supported reference management tool. If you wish to participate in our short survey, please click here.
Temporary positions available from 1 April 2023-30 Sept 2023 in the Library and Information Service:
Temporary position: Special CollectionsTo apply, please see: Special Collections Digitisation assistant
Temporary position: Information Technology Services To apply, please see: ITS Web software developer
Closing date for applications: 28 February 2023
Join us on 21 February 2023 from 09h00 to 12h00 for a library induction for all new postgraduate students and academic staff. You will learn more about basic services and facilities that the library offers and also what advanced research support is offered as well.
To register, follow this link: https://sun.ac.za.libcal.com/event/10110129
Vacancies exist in the Library and Information Service:
Junior Librarian: Learning and Training To apply, please see: BIB/362/1222
Librarian: Acquisition Division To apply, please see: BIB/363/1222Closing date for applications: 05 February 2023
The 18th International Open Repositories Conference (OR2023) will be held from 12-15 June 2023 at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, South Africa.
We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the programme. The theme for the conference is Repositories unlocked for discovery and interoperability.
We particularly welcome proposals aligned with the overall theme, but also on other administrative, organisational, or practical topics related to digital repositories. We are interested in the following sub-themes:
Please visit the Call for Proposals page to learn more about the sub-themes and submission categories of the conference, including a full list of submission templates and key dates for submission deadlines and approvals.
The deadline for submissions is the 15th January 2023.
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, Helpline Numbers: +27 21 808 4883, Corp Office / Postal Address: Private Bag X5036 Stellenbosch, 7599