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Australia Day holiday opening hours

Robertson Library (Bentley), Kalgoorlie Library and Curtin Graduate School of Business Library will be closed on the Australia Day public holiday, Monday 28 January 2019.

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Writing with Attitude: Thesis Boot Camps

Selected Curtin PhD candidates have had the opportunity to get serious about their writing at two Thesis Boot Camps sponsored and facilitated by the Library and the Graduate Research School during 2018. In order to support students who are well advanced in their research and thesis writing, these events have provided students with a distraction-free […]

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Our projects for 2019

Each year Curtin University Library develops an annual plan of initiatives in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan. The following initiatives will be implemented in 2019: Establish a Learning Hub, bringing together digital, information and academic literacies in a flexible online environment. Develop a data literacy skills module that will be part of the suite […]

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Helping students in new fields of librarianship

Master of Information Management student Niamh Quigley completed work experience with the Library. As one of the largest academic libraries in Western Australia, Curtin University Library has a role in providing valuable professional experience for future librarians. With the rapid changes we see in the age of computer-driven research and teaching, the role our Library […]

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Highlights from 2018: Library use

To celebrate the start of 2019, we looked back on how clients used our Library spaces and services in 2018. Visits In 2018 there were over 2 million in person visits to Curtin Libraries. 1.9 million visits were at Robertson Library, 22,000 visits were to Kalgoorlie Library and over 5600 visits were to Curtin Graduate […]

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Meet John Fielder

John Fielder is the Manager, Learning Success at Curtin University Library. We spoke to him to find out what his team has in store for 2019. Describe your role in a few sentences. I manage the Library’s Learning Success Team formed in late 2017. Our team focuses on developing academic literacy and study skills in […]

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Measuring Engagement: making (social) media work for you

Faculty panel members from left to right: Gretchen Benedix, Nikos Ntoumanis, Peter Green (Chair), Katharina Wolf and Tama Leaver. A lively and thought provoking event titled Measuring Engagement: making (social) media work for you was held on Thursday 8 November 2018 in the Curtin University Council Chambers and was organised by the Library’s Faculty Librarian […]

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Suggestion: Library Lifts

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi, would it be possible to remove the dead moths from the glass ceilings in the library lifts? Not an attractive look The Library responds… Thank you for reporting the moths in the ceiling of the Library’s lifts. We have passed this on to University Properties who will address the […]

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Semester break opening hours

Our Library opening hours will change over the semester and trimester breaks: Robertson Library Semester break opening hours 7 January 2019 – 24 February 2019 Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm Saturday – Sunday Closed Curtin Graduate School of Business Library  29 November 2018 – 14 January 2019 CGSB Library is unstaffed during trimester break. […]

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Suggestion: Cleaning

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi, I went to level 4 of Robertson Library today and find something sad. The Asian Lagrange collections are in terrible conditions and situations. Dusts all around the books and even germs. Some books are almost 100 years, so please be nice to them and take care of them. The […]

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