Posted by LibeRaCe on September 13, 2010
A warm welcome to all our new and returning students this year!
We’ve made a few changes to the library since you’ve been away – all designed to make it a more accessible space and easier for you find what you need.
New Quick Reference Shelf Signage
(includes the main shelf number and some cover art of the recommended texts from your reading lists)
Keep an eye out for these little beggars popping up around the library. These are QR codes and if you have a smart phone and the right app, you can take a photo of the image and it will lead to you the catalogue or a book review or a website or ….. well you never know.
New Study Layout
Canny observers will notice that we’ve moved the study section lock, stock and carell to the other end of the library. Now you’ll be nearer the enquiry desks, resources and catalogue (and, ok fair enough, we’ll be able to keep a better eye on the messers. I know, we spoil all your fun)
New Information Point
We have been blessed with a new fancy schmantzy TV and we’ll use it to screen library induction information, answers to your FAQ’s, advtertise new stock and all manner of other useful info. We’ve also added a lot of new graphic novel and manga titles this year and you’ll find them in this area too. All the books aren’t just on the shelves to make the place look pretty – they are for you to read and borrow, so get in there an make a mess.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on September 3, 2010
This short video from Teachers TV aims to help you balance your demands and teaching needs to develop an inspirational pedagogy.
click here to start video
This video is part of a series called Boost Your Teaching, which also has additional resources available.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on May 14, 2010
We have added a new RSS feed to the LibeRaCe blog homepage to help you keep track of all the new stock being added to the college library collection. This service is linked to LibraryThing.com, which is a great way to record, review and share your reading lists!
Click on this icon on the right of the screen to read the list of new stock.
Hold your cursor over the item to get more details
Please save the library blog to your favourites menu to keep up to date. You can also access the Library Blog through links in Moodle, TALIS Prism and from the College Website.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on February 26, 2010
Coleg Llandrillo Library is now offering free access to NewsBank’s Access Wales and U.K. Newspapers through the ATHENS system! This web-based resource enables instant searches across local, regional and national newspapers from Wales, England, Scotland, and Ireland. It is the ideal tool for discovering facts about issues and events related to business, politics, health, sports, science, people, the arts, life styles and more.
Newsbank contains thousands of full-text articles from more than 20 Welsh and over 350 U.K. daily and weekly newspapers. Includes the North Wales edition of –
the Daily Post
the Western Mail
and also the Times from 1985 forward, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Scotsman. Daily updates ensure current news, and archived articles can be used to track subjects historically. Standard keyword searches can be conducted, and the map-based interface makes it easy to compare and contrast issues and perspectives from different countries.
Both English and Welsh-language versions of the interface are provided.
Don’t forget you can also access local news headlines from the homepage of this blog!
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Posted by LibeRaCe on May 23, 2008
KnowUK (through your student ATHENS account) has a huge range of local information from arts, health, local organisations and tourism. Search by place name or the source reference book. A Welsh version is also available.
Up My Street lets you search by place name or postcode. You can review local businesses and find out about property for sale in the area. There are also neighbourhood profiles with a break down of popeulation details, lcoal interests, policing, council tax and transport links. You can also compare areas!
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Posted by LibeRaCe on April 30, 2008
The Health and Safety Executive has a dedicated ‘Myth of the Month’ page, which helps to reveal the truth behind all the recent stories in the news like children being banned from playing conkers if they don’t have goggles and chrsitmas decorations being too dangerous for the workplace!
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Posted by LibeRaCe on April 11, 2008
Interested in American current affairs and maybe even 20th Century US History?
Get access to the archives of the New York Times online.
Free article access from years 1851-1922 and from 1987-present .
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Posted by LibeRaCe on April 10, 2008
A new way to interact with our students:
TeacherTube went live in 2007 and so far has 15,000 free to view instructional videos created by and for teachers. It includes featured videos, that are rated by viewers. Some of the diverse subjects covered include photography, maths, physics, English, French grammar. A keyword search box provides links to suitable videos. The US slant and some distracting advertisements may limit its appeal, but the range of subjects and alternative teaching ideas available make it a useful resource.
Another US based website called SchoolTube contains videos that have been created by students with the help of tutors on a wide range of subjects. Each video is screened by a qualified teacher using school district best practice before it is made available on the site. Videos are arranged by subject heading to the left of the page. The site also works in partnership with the Student Television Network (STN), a group of journalism teachers that share their expertise to create quality videos.
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Posted by LibeRaCe on March 28, 2008
Don’t forget – the start of British Summer Time is on Sunday – all changes should be made at 1am!
Britain has been doing this for nearly a 100 years!
Find out more about the history of BST and you can even see what dates your clock will change on for the next 3 years!
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