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Reflecting on 23 Things, our evolving digital dexterity program

23 Things, the Library’s digital dexterity program, has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 12 months. Evolving from a pilot program in 2020 to a recognised Curtin Extra program in 2021, the program prides itself on student-developed content, innovation, and continuous reflection and improvement. 23 Things is a fully online digital dexterity program […]

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Ebooks at Curtin Library: selection and acquisition methods

After over ten years of acquiring ebooks, the question of selection is no longer limited to ‘which one shall we buy?’, but it also extends to ‘where and how?’. Today there are many more ebook acquisition methods and it’s up to us to decide which one provides the most value for staff and students. And […]

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PICA Exhibition: Love in Bright Landscapes

Love in Bright Landscapes opening at PICA this month considers Perth and Los Angeles as comparative case studies, bringing together artworks made in reference to the two west coast cities. The exhibition includes five artist’s books by Ed Ruscha on loan from the Curtin Library: Some Los Angeles Apartments Every Building On The Sunset Strip […]

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Library orientation week activities

Welcome to semester two 2021! Our orientation week workshops and activities will boost your confidence and get you familiar with our services. To sign up and to get more information check out your personalised orientation planner via Student OASIS. Want to discover more about the Library? Check out our guide! Monday 19 July Activity Time […]

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Reading Lists: information for semester two 2021

With the commencement of semester two, teaching staff are reminded to arrange access to unit readings through the Library’s Reading List system. The Course Quality Manual states that all units will have a Reading List unless exempted. In particular, all learning resources copied under the University’s Statutory Licence must be recorded in the Reading List […]

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Regional partnerships: Library staff on tour

In March 2020, just before COVID turned the world upside down, Library staff delivered a workshop to students based in and around Albany. The event was delivered as a result of a strategic initiative exploring how the Library could best support regional students. The message received from those students, was loud and clear: they felt […]

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Peer Academic Mentoring

Curtin University Library is proud to be implementing a Peer Academic Mentoring program for students in 2021. 2021 Peer Academic Mentors Individual peer academic mentoring fills a gap in Curtin’s support offerings, adding to our wide range of non-academic peer support (through programs such as New to Curtin Mentoring), and group-style academic support through Library […]

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Browse our historic special collections

Our new special collections pages are now live! We’ve made it easier to browse and search Curtin University Library’s unique, historical special collections. With several new additions to our special collections, it was time to redesign our webpages. We also wanted to showcase treasures from the collections. We hold a vast range of materials in […]

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Library strategic direction 2021- 2025

Our new Library strategic direction 2021 – 2025 document guides the Library in supporting learning, teaching and research; demonstrating leadership nationally and internationally in our areas of expertise; and ensuring that our operations remain sustainable. It enables us to achieve our vision of being “a library with great heart that empowers great minds”. We’ve prioritised […]

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Meet Leonard, Manager, Client Engagement

Leonard Hughes recently joined the Library as our Manager, Client Engagement. We spoke to Leonard to learn more about his role managing our frontline services team and his thoughts on the team’s future direction. Since starting with us in May 2021 Leonard has hit the ground running. He is quickly learning more about Library services, […]

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