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Kalgoorlie campus library announces mini Makerspace

By Miah De Francesch 20 September 2019 News & events No Comments »

Kalgoorlie Makerspace_edited-2The Kalgoorlie Campus Library is preparing to create a makerspace/hakerspace for students and staff, aiming to spark curiosity and gather a community of makers and creatives at Curtin Kalgoorlie.

The Makerspace will be in the Library in building 701-North End and will function as a ‘Mini Me’ of the Makerspace in Perth Campus Library. The area will be in Building 701, Room 129.

An initial set of furniture and tools, including a drill, glue gun, brushes, screwdrivers, papers, pens, and LEGO, have already been approved from the space using funds provided by the Curtin Library. We will gradually build on the initial collection of tools and craft supplies to shape the space for our creatives on the Kalgoorlie Campus. In the future, we intend to collaborate with the wider community for presentations and workshops. Suggestions for collaboration include working with Coder Dojo here on the campus, as well as providing technical help with 4th year projects.

Kalgoorlie Makerspace_edited-3The Kalgoorlie Library Staff are preparing to have the space ready for the beginning of semester one 2020. We invite Curtin Students and Staff to contribute to the formation of the space by suggesting future workshops and requesting activities.

Please contact the Kalgoorlie Library Staff on 90886630 or Library-Kalg@curtin.edu.au if you have any questions or ideas to share.


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Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

By Curtin Library 19 September 2019 News & events No Comments »

Please note the Library’s opening hours for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on Monday, 30 September 2019.

Robertson Library 

Robertson Library’s opening hours will remain the same (24/7) with swipe card access after 8pm. The Library Help Desk will be closed. Please find a Library Rover if you require assistance.

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library 

The WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library will be open as per weekend hours (6am to 2am) for swipe access only. Services will be closed.

 

 

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Suggestion: Reporting Noise

By Curtin Library 19 September 2019 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Can you please implement a method to contact library officials regarding groups being unnecessarily loud. Having to leave my work to find someone who then speaks to the group is unfair. Obviously groups will be chatty and noisy but there is a level which is disrespectful in public let alone a library.

The Library responds…

Thanks for contacting the Library. We’re sorry you’ve had this experience.

You can contact Library staff at the Help Point between 8am and 6pm by using the Email Us form on the Library website, or by calling 9266 7166. Outside of these hours you can use a Library Help phone to call a Rover.

We’ll also schedule some extra patrols throughout the busy times of the day to speak with groups who are causing disruptions.

James Robinson
Coordinator
Curtin University Library

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Kerry O’Brien presents the 2019 JCPML Anniversary Lecture

By Curtin Library 9 September 2019 Library Services JCPML News & events 2 Comments »

The 2019 JCPML Anniversary Lecture will be presented by award-winning journalist Kerry O’Brien.

Date: Thursday 3 October 2019
Time: 4.30pm: Registration
5.00pm: JCPML Anniversary Lecture
Location: Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre
Building 210
Curtin University
Kent Street, Bentley
Parking: Parking is available in car park PI1. Enter via the main entrance on Kent Street.
Registration:     Please register by Wednesday 25 September. This is a complimentary event, however places are limited and a registration is required to attend.

If you have any special requirements please email Corporate Events at events@curtin.edu.au for more information and assistance.

About Kerry O’Brien

Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most distinguished and respected journalists with six Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism including the Gold Walkley, and the Walkley for Outstanding Leadership. Other industry awards include a Logie for public affairs coverage, and he was recently inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.

He has been a journalist for 53 years covering print, television and wire service, as a reporter, feature writer, columnist and foreign correspondent. He has specialised in national politics for the ABC, as well as the Ten and Seven networks, and was press secretary to Labor leader Gough Whitlam.

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Recommend an item requests in 2018

By Curtin Library 2 September 2019 News & events No Comments »

Recommend an item 2018 infographic

Our ‘Recommend an item’ service to allow you to make recommendations for relevant resources to be added to our collection! These include books, eBooks, video resources and other scholarly material. Last year, we processed 1,726 recommendations placed by Curtin staff and students.

All recommendations are assessed in accordance with our Collection Principles, and are purchased at the Library’s discretion. If your request is for a journal or database, it will be considered as part of our annual acquisitions cycle.

We don’t supply a resource that you need? We welcome and encourage your recommendations! Please complete this form if you’d like to submit a request.

If you have any questions about this service, feel free to contact us or your Faculty Librarian.

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Scheduled outage: Library online services

By Curtin Library 29 August 2019 News & events No Comments »

Digital & Technology Solutions will be conducting maintenance on Library servers on Friday, 30 August from 7:00am to 8:00am (Perth time). Library online resources and databases may be unavailable during this period.

The Library apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Suggestion Box: Room Booking

By Curtin Library 27 August 2019 News & events 1 Comment »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

When booking a room, would it be possible to define the type of room and what is in it? ie. a computer? Going through the entire list and pressing each info button is time-wasting, especially as when you get to the end you find there are no rooms with a computer in them, in the size 3-5 student category! Please!

The Library responds…

We’re sorry you had this experience while trying to book a study room. We really appreciate your feedback, and we’ll try to simplify the booking process by defining or categorising the different types of room in a more meaningful way.

If you have any other feedback, please don’t hesitate to send us an email at Libraryhelp@curtin.edu.au.

James Robinson
Coordinator
Curtin University Library

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Suggestion: Microwave

By Curtin Library 20 August 2019 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Can we have microwaves in the library? I’d assume it should be placed inside Bookmark Cafe. I stay in the library to study late at night and bring food from home and I have to eat it cold. There are no 24 hour food stores on campus otherwise I would just buy hot food from there. Murdoch and UWA have microwaves and I don’t see why we don’t. This isn’t fair and as a domestic student, It’s an annoyance which can be easily fixed. I’d hate to be an international student and have to pay such high fees to study here and can’t even warm up their own food. There are so many international students who stay late in the library, since it’s 24 hour, are we just expected to only order Uber eats? Other microwaves are located in other buildings which isn’t convenient because it’s closed at night anyway. I don’t even care about having to pay for the microwave myself, just let us allow microwaves in the library.

The Library responds…

Thank you for your suggestion. At this stage the Library is unable to provide this service, but it will be looked at as part of the Library refurbishment.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Emerald database search issues

By Curtin Library 16 August 2019 Databases Comments off

We are currently experiencing intermittent access issues when searching the Emerald database. This has been reported to the vendor who is working to resolve the issue.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Suggestion: Umbrellas

By Curtin Library 13 August 2019 News & events Comments off

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Since the wet weather is here, I think it would be really helpful if we had a place to put wet umbrellas and rain jackets so we’re not carrying them through the library and causing a potential slipping hazard.

The Library responds…

Thanks for the feedback, unfortunately at this stage that is not something the Library can provide.

Colin Sinclair
Manager
Curtin University Library

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