Libraries Week is coming soon to Catalyst!

This year Libraries Week is taking place 7th-12th October 2019. The theme this year of Libraries Week is celebrating libraries in the digital world. This gives us the chance to celebrate our fantastic library housed in Catalyst and explore how digital technology is being used and what technology is available for you.

Throughout the week there will be a variety of sessions, exhibitions and online support available to both staff and students at Edge Hill. The aim is to improve digital literacy skills, create an excitement around using technology and use it to its advantages. 

Take a look below at the sessions and exhibitions taking place and how to book on.

Students

Getting Started

Join our Student Advisors and discover how to navigate your new student homepage (MyEHU) and get the most out of Learning Edge and your My Library tab.

Weekdays 12pm-12:30pm – Book now via CareerHub.

Finding Your Resources

If you’re new to EHU, or just want a refresher after the summer break, join our Student Advisors for a virtual guided tour of your basic online resources, including Library Catalogue and Reading Lists.

Weekdays 1pm-1:30pm – Book now via CareerHub.

Staff

Cultivating A Growth Mindset with Digital Technology

Growth mindset, a learning theory developed by Carol Dweck, revolves around the belief that you can develop and improve your ability and performance as a result of establishing a positive mindset that encourages growth and positivity. In this session staff will explore how having a growth mindset can also empower digital transformation. This session will enable staff to try out new digital tools and find the benefits of using technology in different ways. 

Monday 7th October 11am-12pm – Book now via MyView.

Wiki: Updating and personalizing the Wiki

This session aims to introduce staff to the Wiki and guide them through updating and personalizing it according to their specific department. This session will look at creating a clear structure on your Wiki pages, creating a main page, adding a colour scheme and sourcing high quality professional images and photographs. 

Tuesday 8th October 2pm-3pm – Book now via MyView.

Annotating the Web: Encouraging Collaboration

This session will discuss different strategies and methods of making notes about online articles and webpages, considering ways in which technology can be used to make annotating the web more efficient and beneficial. Through the use of online pieces of software, we can now annotate the web, highlight key phrases and colour code our notes.

Thursday 10th October 12pm-1pm – Book now via MyView.

Students and Staff

Virtual Reality

Experience the Virtual Reality technologies that are being used extensively in the healthcare, sports, entertainment and engineering industries; during this exciting Libraries Week event you will have the opportunity to experience using a VIVE™ virtual reality headset and be immersed in a 3D gaming environment where physical space is irrelevant and the impossible can appear possible.

Tuesday 8th October 12pm-2pm – Catalyst Events Space

3D Printing

Learn more about the 3D printing technologies used to rapidly produce prototypes within the aerospace, medical, automotive, fashion and construction industries; this hands-on makerspace event held during Libraries Week will include an opportunity to design and print your very own 3D bookmark to take away.

Friday 11th October 12pm-2pm – Catalyst Events Space

So, what are you waiting for? Come to Catalyst and get involved in Libraries Week.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #librariesweek

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