How are you getting on with the productivity tools we discussed?

As suggested by participants, I'm running a follow-up to the workshop held in September on productivity tools to make your working life easier. Attendance at the initial workshop is not a pre-requisite. Come together with colleagues from across CCI to discuss which tools you've tried out, how you've integrated them into your workflow and share what … Continue reading How are you getting on with the productivity tools we discussed?

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Next information skills seminar – Open Access: Meeting your funder’s requirements

23rd - 29th October 2017 is the 10th International Open Access Week. Around the world people will be meeting to discuss open access – and in particular, why they choose open access. This year's theme is Open in order to ... Here at CCI we're going to be talking about why you might need to … Continue reading Next information skills seminar – Open Access: Meeting your funder’s requirements

The private life of plants

by David Attenborough After just over a year and a half, our Book of the Week series is coming to a close. The Leventis Library is housed in the David Attenborough Building so this first edition of Attenborough's The Private Life of Plants, seemed an apt choice for the final Book of the Week. This book is full of … Continue reading The private life of plants

Power up your productivity: How to use free tools to make your working life easier

We are running a follow up session on productivity tools on 9th November. First things first It's all about you There isn't one solution that will work for everyone. You need to find something that works for you. Remember: they are meant to make your life easier, not harder! Examples of good options for each … Continue reading Power up your productivity: How to use free tools to make your working life easier

Gap analysis of protected area coverage in the ASEAN countries

compiled by BirdLife International and IUCN-WCPA South-East Asia Shelfmark: AS/AA.se.025(box) This report was produced in 2007 with the aim of reducing biodiversity loss in the ten ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) countries by 2010. Using knowledge of existing globally important sites and species data (IBAs, KBAs, IUCN Red Lists and other sources) under represented … Continue reading Gap analysis of protected area coverage in the ASEAN countries

Develop your skills and learn something new with our collections

It's that time of year again. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn, you're tripping over conkers around every corner and there's a back to school feeling in the air. Why not pick up on the vibe and take the opportunity to develop your skills? That's why our new library display (behind my … Continue reading Develop your skills and learn something new with our collections

Join the A.G. Leventis Library team!

We're on the hunt for a new volunteer (or volunteers) to help us improve discoverability of resources for the CCI Community. Please share with anyone you know who might be interested in joining us. Library Volunteer (Cataloguing) This role would be ideally suited to someone who would like to support nature conservation through an office-based … Continue reading Join the A.G. Leventis Library team!

Library unstaffed until Monday 4th September

The library will be unstaffed from 18th August until 4th September. The library will be open as usual to anyone based in the David Attenborough Building and you can use the self-service machine to borrow and return books. Answers to many questions can be found on this website, and the David Attenborough Building reception team … Continue reading Library unstaffed until Monday 4th September

A Plague of Rats and Rubbervines

The growing threat of species invasions by Yvonne Baskin Shelfmark: CI/IV/007 From songbird-eating snakes in Guam to cheatgrass in the Great Plains, "invasives" are wreaking havoc around the world. In the final of our summer series of Recreational Reads books of the week, widely published science writer, Yvonne Baskin, examines the problem of harmful invasive alien … Continue reading A Plague of Rats and Rubbervines

New information skills event announcement: Power Up Your Productivity

Ever thought about incorporating tools or apps for productivity into your working life, but been overwhelmed by the options? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Join us for an overview of the main types of productivity tool and how you can integrate them into your day. I’ll be demonstrating some of the common features using the … Continue reading New information skills event announcement: Power Up Your Productivity