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Catalogue improvements 25 June – 26 June 2018

By Curtin Library 22 June 2018 News & events No Comments »

Maintenance to the Library Catalogue is scheduled between 8 pm on Monday 25 June 2018 to 8 am on Tuesday 26 June 2018. During this period there may be some interruption to normal Catalogue services.

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2018 JCPML Anniversary Lecture presented by Stan Grant

By Curtin Library 22 June 2018 Library Services JCPML News & events No Comments »

Stan Grant

The 2018 JCPML Anniversary Lecture will be presented by award-winning journalist and author Stan Grant with an introduction by JCPML Patron, The Hon Julia Gillard AC. The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) Anniversary Lecture commemorates the anniversary of wartime Prime Minister John Curtin’s death on 5 July 1945.

Event details

Date: Thursday 19 July 2018
Time: 4.30pm: Registration
4.45pm: JCPML Anniversary Lecture
6.00pm: Light refreshments
Location: Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre
Building 210
Curtin University
Kent Street, Bentley
Parking: Parking is available in carpark D3. Enter via the main entrance on Kent Street.
Registration:     Please register by Friday 6 July. This is a complimentary event, however places are limited and a registration is required to attend.

About Stan Grant

Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri man and one of Australia’s most respected and awarded journalists, with more than 30 years’ experience in radio and television news and current affairs. Prior to taking up his latest role at the ABC, Stan served for a decade as a senior international correspondent for CNN in Asia and the Middle East. He currently hosts the ABC News program Matter of Fact launched in January this year. Stan is an award-winning and bestselling author of several books and has contributed articles to major Australian newspapers, magazines and journals.

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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Suggestion: noisy study rooms

By Curtin Library 22 June 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Does the library even do anything about noisy people in study rooms? I saw one of your staff talk to a group a number of times and then they just left and nothing changed. Why are people allowed to stay when they’re disturbing everyone else?

The Library responds…

Thank you for the feedback. Library staff have a policy to provide two warnings to remind clients of considerate behaviour rules and after this should be taking further action, including asking groups to leave when they are not complying. I am not sure what floor of the Library you were on when this happened, however, I will remind Library staff to be vigilant.

If you have any further concerns, you may wish to email LibraryEnquiries@curtin.edu.au. This email address is monitored all the time the Library is providing full service and issues will be attended to as soon as possible once they are drawn to our attention.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: study room occupancy

By Curtin Library 21 June 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Can the study rooms be available for 2 people instead of minimum 3? Not everyone has 2 friends to study with! Plus, I needed to use the white board in library and rooms are easier to discuss with 2 pax… 3 is a chaos… Can the library look into allowing 2? I am annoyed getting chased out time and time again by the staff just because i don’t hit the min number of people in a room

The Library responds…

Thank you for the suggestion to allow two people to work in group study rooms. Depending on demand, this may be a good idea to allow you to have access to the facilities you need. We will take this into account when reviewing all our feedback from Semester 1 and looking at any changes going forward. We are certainly looking at ways to make more spaces for pairs available.

Just to let you know there are a number of three-sided open spaces on levels 2 and 4, which provide whiteboards without the requirement for at least three people to use the space. These may be suitable for you in the meantime, though I do understand that they are not always available.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Library temperature

By Curtin Library 21 June 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Can the library stuff please check on Library Level 6 silent room? This room is so cold I feel like I’m in the freezer! Doesn’t help when its winter and yet the library has no heating!

The Library responds…

Thank you for your feedback. The temperature of the air conditioning is centrally set at the University and not individually controlled by the Library. I have passed on your comment to the University Properties area responsible for the air conditioning to investigate.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Don’t delay your exam results!

By Curtin Library 20 June 2018 News & events 1 Comment »

A sanction on your student record will prevent you from seeing your exam results. To avoid sanctions, please return all Library items by the due date and keep outstanding fines below $20.

Check due dates on all Library items through My Borrower Information by logging into the Library catalogue.

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JCPML entrance

By Curtin Library 18 June 2018 News & events No Comments »

Please note the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (building 200A, level 1) is now accessible via the front entrance.

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Suggestion: silent on six

By Curtin Library 15 June 2018 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

I love the silent floor on level 6, it’s so nice during exam week!

Ps. I also love the massive windows to let all that natural light flood in

The Library responds…

Thank you for the positive feedback.

I’m really glad the Library environment is working for you and I’ll make sure to pass on your comments to Library staff.  It is their effort to support ‘Silent on Six’ that creates this great study environment for students as they prepare and sit their exams.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Semester break opening hours

By Curtin Library 15 June 2018 Facilities News & events No Comments »

Curtin Library opening hours will change over the semester break. Please see our libraries’ opening hours below:

Robertson Library (Bentley)

The Library will shut at 6pm on 22 June 2018.

SEMESTER BREAK (23/6/18 – 29/7/18)
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Full service, all floors open to all clients.
Saturday – Sunday
Closed

WA School of Mines Library (Kalgoorlie)

The Library will shut at 5pm on 22 June 2018.

SEMESTER BREAK (23/6/18 – 29/7/18)
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm
Full service available.
Saturday – Sunday
Closed

Curtin Graduate School of Business Library (Perth CBD)

Normal opening hours apply.

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Refugee Week at the Library

By Curtin Library 15 June 2018 Campus Life News & events No Comments »

Sunday 17 June to Saturday 23 June is Refugee Week. Join the Library to celebrate by visiting the photographic work of young Chin refugee students in Malaysia in display on level 3 of the Robertson Library. The Chin students are refugees from Burma now living in Malaysia, Thailand, India and beyond. This Photovoice project was undertaken by Curtin academic and Founder of Mettamorphosis Inc, Dr Marilyn Metta.

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