Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Virtual Training Suite

The Virtual Training Suite is a set of free Internet tutorials to help you develop Internet research skills for your university course. All of the tutorials are written and reviewed by a national team of lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK. The interactive, teach-yourself tutorials take around an hour to complete - you simply work through the material in your own time at your own pace. By the end of them you should have a good idea of how to find the best sites on the Web that are appropriate for university work, and you will understand how critical thinking can improve the quality of your online research. There are 60 tutorials in total, covering every subject, so don’t miss out on this resource!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Meet your Academic Services Librarian #2

This term we will do a series of posts introducing you to the members of the Academic Services Team. This time it is the Information Studies and Management and Business librarian.

Anita Saycell
Having spent many voluntary hours from the age of 14 working in my local public library (not all Essex girls spend their time going out) my library career was starting to take shape. Next step was a paid job in the public library before heading West and studying for a Librarianship degree in Aberystwyth. An Assistant Librarian post at the Home Office followed, and then I joined Information Services at Aberystwyth University in 2003. When not working I have an active toddler to keep up with and any spare time left I teach swimming and enjoy walking, cycling and generally being outdoors.

Also see: a day in the life of a librarian.