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Suggestion: Booths on Level 6

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hi, I think it would be beneficial for the private booths on Level 6 to be silent. The purpose of individual booths is to lessen distraction, which is impossible to achieve when people talk while in these booths. There are plenty of group areas within the library to socialise or […]

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Toilets closed for cleaning

Please note that some toilets in Robertson Library will be closed on Wednesday 25 October and Thursday 26 October from 6pm for detailed cleaning. Other toilets in the building will remain available during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Meet Ben Burke

Meet Ben Burke, a Peer Learning Facilitator for UniPASS who also juggles volunteer work, parenting, the army reserve and studies in nursing. We asked him to speak about his experience working with UniPASS and the impact on his sessions’ attendees: I have been a Peer Learning Facilitator since June 2015, and have run sessions for […]

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New look catalogue

In July this year the Library launched a new catalogue interface. The new catalogue interface offers  a cleaner, less cluttered view, a one-screen simplification of services and data for each item, enhanced filtering options, and a responsive design for improved mobile access. Other functions and services have also been changed to improve and streamline the […]

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Curtin HDR theses in espace

Curtin’s institutional repository espace is an open access digital collection containing the research output of Curtin staff and students. espace currently includes 2865 Doctorate or Master by Research theses, and 95% of these are available open access. It is a requirement for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students to provide a copy of the final […]

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Congratulations to our University Librarian!

Our University Librarian, Catherine Clark, has recently been awarded the LH Martin Award for Excellence in Leadership. Catherine received her prestigious award on 18 September 2017 at a gala event held in Melbourne. Catherine has achieved great results since her appointment as Curtin’s University Librarian in 2014 with a reputation for being collaborative, strategically focused […]

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2017 Library survey results

The Library ran the LibQual satisfaction survey in May 2017, with participation open to all staff and students globally. As an incentive prize, we offered participants the chance to win one of three Co-Op Bookshop vouchers. The LibQual survey asks staff and students to rate library service quality and this provides us with a valuable […]

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Reading Lists award nomination

The Library’s Reading Lists implementation team has been nominated for the Excellence in Innovation category of Curtin University’s 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards For Professional Staff. L – R: Stella Kenworthy, David Wells, Linda Sheedy (team leader), Gordon Cunningham (CLT), Heather McLenaghan, Daniel Piczak, Amanda Bellenger, Gail Valencia, Sarah Casewell. Absent: David Lewis, Aron Nooteboom (CITS). […]

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What makes a Makerspace?

Our maker community is just as important as our new larger venue. To commemorate the launch of the new Makerspace we asked prominent members of our maker community why the Makerspace is important to them: “The Makerspace is a great place for creating connections with others. It’s a space to relax and a place to […]

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Suggestion: Room on Level 6

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library… Hey Library staff, I noticed that the room on level 6, next to the silent computer room has been closed due to noise issues. I normally study there, practically every day of the week, and have never had any issues with that room. In fact it is normally the only […]

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