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Reviewing Robertson Library’s print collection

By Curtin Library 13 April 2017 News & events No Comments »

Collections

In 2016, Curtin University Library commenced a multi-year project to reduce the size of the Robertson Library physical collections. This will allow for more flexible use of Library space as Robertson Library develops, and remove duplicated or obsolete material.

To ensure continued learning, teaching and research support, the Library will retain access to at least one copy, either print or electronic, of all significant resources purchased for the collection.

Reducing the space occupied by the physical collections will allow for more effective use of this space to meet student expectations as we continue to develop the building.

Further information about the review approach can be found here.

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2017 JCPML Anniversary Lecture

By Curtin Library 13 April 2017 Library Services JCPML News & events No Comments »

The 2017 John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Anniversary Lecture will be presented by The Honourable Julia Gillard AC, Patron of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.

The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) Anniversary Lecture commemorates the anniversary of John Curtin’s death on 5 July 1945. Curtin was the only Australian Prime Minister to represent a Western Australian seat in the House of Representatives and led his country during the most critical phase of World War II. The JCPML recognises Curtin’s significant contribution to Australian society.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Time: 4.45pm: Registration
5.00pm – 6.00pm: JCPML Anniversary Lecture
6.00pm: Light refreshments
Location: Haydn Williams Lecture Theatre
Building 405, Room 201
Curtin University
Kent Street, Bentley

Event registration

Please register by Wednesday 21 June. This is a complimentary event, however places are limited and a registration is required to attend.

Julia Gillard-31-smallAbout Julia Gillard

The Honourable Julia Gillard was sworn in as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia on 24 June 2010 and served in that office until June 2013. Ms Gillard was the first woman to serve as Australia’s Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister. On Australia Day 2017, Ms Gillard was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Further information

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate at this event please advise when you register and we will contact you to provide assistance.

For information about disability services at Curtin, please visit disability.curtin.edu.au.

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Easter opening hours

By Curtin Library 11 April 2017 News & events No Comments »

Please note that over the Easter holiday period Curtin Library opening hours will change.

Robertson Library
Thursday 13 April Library closes at midnight
Friday 14 April – Sunday 16 April Library closed all day
Monday 17 April – Tuesday 18 April 9:00am – 5:00pm
Full service, all floors open to all clients.
Monday 17 April – Tuesday 18 April 5:00pm – 9:00am
Limited service, all floors open to Curtin clients only. Regular Security checks.
Wednesday 19 April Library opens 7:00am 
Limited service, all floors open to Curtin clients only. Regular Security checks.
Wednesday 19 April 8:00am 
Full service recommences.

 

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library
Thursday 13 April Library closes at midnight
Friday 14 April – Sunday 16 April Library closed all day
Monday 17 April – Tuesday 18 April  6:00am – 2:00am 
Limited service, all floors open to Curtin clients only (swipe access), Security in attendance.
Wednesday 19 April 8:00am 
Full service and semester opening hours recommence.

 

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library
Friday 14 April – Tuesday 18 April Library closed
Wednesday 19 April Library reopens

 

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Suggestion: WiFi in the Library

By Amber Wilson 10 April 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

When it comes to the wifi access in the library why is it always down especially in the private study rooms in level 6 and pods in the far corner of level 5. Whenever I call for help the staff tell me it is a dead spot and that I should move to a central area. But it can be that significant parts for the library are wifi-dead. I also noticed that within the same day the connection is working in these areas but then it all of a sudden goes dead. is there a solution to this issue I noticed this frustrating phenomena and I thought I should share it.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your feedback. We will work with CITS to see if we can identify the cause in these area of the poor WiFi reception.

Regards

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Hand Dryers

By Amber Wilson 7 April 2017 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Could new hand dryers in the library toilets please be installed? They are totally useless and do no more than warm my hands so I can then wipe them dry on my clothes. The level 2 dryer in the females is especially bad. Thanks

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback. I will pass your comments and suggestion to the people at University Properties who are responsible for installation and maintenance of the hand dryers.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Library toilet maintenance

By Curtin Library 4 April 2017 News & events No Comments »

Please note that toilets on Robertson Library levels 3, 4 and 5 will be closed for maintenance on Thursday 6 April, 5.30am – 7.30am. The work will likely cause noise, please move to another floor if this proves disruptive.

The Library apologises for any inconvenience.

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Suggestion: Laptop Loans

By Amber Wilson 3 April 2017 News & events 1 Comment »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

As many student are in new and not completely aware about the library regulation. The issue is concerning the request of laptop. Usually the laptop is issued for 3 hrs. After 3 hrs we can renew the same laptop. But each time Library staff comes up with the new rules and regulation. The staff says we can not renew the same laptop again. Some staff renew the same laptop after 3 hrs. Please it is request, Kindly provide the clear regulations for students.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback regarding the Library’s laptop loans service.  Laptop loans are for a 4 hour period.  As this is a very popular service, they cannot normally be renewed, however, if there is low demand for the laptops at a particular time a Library staff member may use their judgement to allow a further loan.

All Laptops are due to be returned before the Robertson Library’s Enquiry desk closes at 8pm on weekdays or 5pm on weekends.

I am sorry if this was not made clear to you at the time that you used the service and I will look at what we can do to improve the information regarding laptop loans.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Group Study Rooms

By Amber Wilson 31 March 2017 News & events 1 Comment »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Recently when looking to book a group study room in the library, we noticed that all of the bookings online had been filled out. However, when you go to the actual rooms themselves, they are empty because people haven’t shown up. What me and my friends usually do is just find an empty room and use it since someone has booked it but not shown up. However recently a library help staff has come around and asked us to leave anyway, as we haven’t booked it and people might get ‘scared’ asking us to leave the room. This is well and good but it is really annoying how many times people book a room and not show up. These rooms remain empty for hours, even though they’ve apparently been booked. Can there be some kind of deterrent so people stop booking rooms and then not showing up? e.g. If you book a room and the library staff notice you haven’t turned up, you get banned from booking a library room for a week or something.

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback and suggestions.  The Library do allow Level 5 Group Study Room bookings to be cancelled after 15 minutes when a group has not arrived to use their booked room.   If you are in a group of 3 or more persons, please ask Library staff to assist you in locating a room and confirming a cancellation so you can place an immediate booking.   I am sorry if this was not explained correctly and I will ask Library staff to pay special attention to this concern.  You may be aware that only Level 5 Group Study Rooms are bookable up to 2 weeks in advance and Group Study Rooms on other floors can be used at any time without a booking.

I can understand that it is frustrating when people fail to arrive and agree it is a good idea for the Library to review this and investigate what we may be able to do to improve.

Barbara Parnaby
Acting Associate Director
Curtin University Library

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Your Intelligent Career

By Curtin Library 30 March 2017 News & events No Comments »

Thanks to all Library and University staff who attended Professor Julia Richardson’s workshop Your Intelligent Career last Tuesday. The workshop hosted over 50 attendees and was a great success.

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One lucky participant won a copy of Julia’s book, but for those of you who want to explore the ideas and insights further – Professor Richardson’s book An Intelligent Career can be read online through the Library.

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Do you know an academic looking for space to present their work? Get in touch with Kitty at kitty.delaney@curtin.edu.au to discuss.

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Suggestion: Printer on Level 5

By Curtin Library 30 March 2017 Uncategorised No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Can you give the printer on level 5 a service? The poor thing is so squeaky whenever it prints.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your comment. We appreciate you advising us of this issue and will raise this with Curtin IT Services (CITS).

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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