Launch of the A.G. Leventis Library Information Skills Training Programme

This week sees the launch of the A.G. Leventis Library Information Skills Programme. Our first programme takes us up to Christmas and includes drop in sessions (turn up at any time during the hour), a short workshop and a tour of the University Library.

The Leventis Library aims to enable everyone in the conservation campus to access and use the information they need to do their job as efficiently as possible. The CCI Information Needs survey we ran earlier in the year showed a desire across the CCI community for support and training in a range of information skills. This inaugural programme focuses on the most frequently requested topics and is open to all staff members of CCI partners.

We would love your feedback on any sessions you attend, the format of the programme and the topics we’re covering to help us develop the programme further in 2017.

November – December 2016 Programme

17 November: The A.G. Leventis Library catalogue

Drop-in session, Common Room, 11:00-12:00

Cirqa.pngThe Leventis Library has an online catalogue of all the books and reports it contains – as well as an increasing number of online books and reports. If you’ve had any trouble finding what you are searching for, or just want to information on where to start, drop by this morning for advice and assistance. Lizzie Sparrow, the Library Manager, will be in the common room between 11 and 12 to answer your questions.

24 November: Beyond books: Finding grey literature

Workshop, Gecko meeting room (3.41), 11:00-11:30

odr9fk0Sometimes the information you need is not available in books or journal articles, or you want to be as comprehensive as possible in your fact finding. Documents not controlled by publishing companies – such as reports, policy positions, conference proceedings and theses – are known as ‘grey literature’ and are notoriously tricky to track down. This workshop will outline where you might look for grey literature, how you could structure your search, and additional considerations when using information from grey literature.

Places limited, please book in advance.

1 December: Drop-in session: Registering for a University Library Card

Drop-in session, Common Room, 11:00-12:00

drawingDid you know you are entitled to access to Cambridge University Library? Drop by the common room between 11 and 12 this morning to find out more about the registration process and all that the University Library has to offer! Lizzie Sparrow, the Library Manager, will be available to answer your questions and registration forms will also be available.

8 December: University Library Tour for CCI Partner staff

University Library, West Road, 11:00-11:45

cambridge-university-libraryThe University Library, colloquially known as the UL, is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items – over two million of which you can browse on the open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, join us on an orientation tour. University Library staff will lead you around the building, showing you where you’ll find the collections most likely to be useful to CCI partners. Learn your way around the building, discover how to order from the closed stacks and find out where you can access e-resources in the library. You’ll even find our what is kept in the famous Library tower …

Booking is essential and places are limited. You must have a valid University Library card before the start of the tour. If you have not yet registered with the University Library you can pick up registration form at the drop-in session in the David Attenborough Building common room 11:00-12:00 on Thursday 1 December, or by contacting Lizzie Sparrow ( You will also need to book an appointment at the University Library admissions office to have your card made (takes 5-10 minutes and you will have your photo taken).

Book your place now

15 December: Drop-in session: Finding images you can use

Drop-in session, Common Room, 11:00-12:00

image10.pngDo you find yourself needing images for use in print or online publications? Do you worry about using images because of copyright? Or struggle to find images you are confident you can use? Come and ask about where to find images you can use for free without infringing copyright, how copyright affects what you can use images for, and how to attribute the images you use. Drop by the common room between 11 and 12 this morning where Lizzie Sparrow, the Library Manager, will be available to answer your questions.



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