31 October 2012

Feedback on LIS via your Staff-Student Consultative Committees

At this point in term, your Information Specialists are attending Staff Student Consultative Committees for Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate programmes, to communicate developments in Library & Information Services and to collect feedback from students. 

Developments which the Information Specialists will be raising include:

  • Your Information Specialists and Information Resources Specialists have been working hard over the summer to introduce the brand new LibGuides and Library Smartsearch. These replace the Library Catalogue and Aston e-Library with one place to search for resources and to receive support in using them.  Please let us know your comments on these.
  • We have also moved the books in the building to a more logical numerical sequence.  Books numbered 001 – 499 are now on Floor 2 and those numbered 500 – 999 are on Floor 3.  Please check the class/call number of the book you require via Library SmartSearch.
  • The Library building is now open 24/6 during term time throughout the academic year. 
  • A new self-service facility for loaning laptops is being trialled this week, and we hope to have this operating fully whenever the building is open within the next few weeks.

Staff-Student Consultative Committees are an important communication route for us to hear about both specific problems (such as availability of a core text book) to more general feedback about our services and facilities.

Please talk to your local student representatives if you have any issues you would like to raise at your Staff-Student Consultative Committee, or you are always welcome to contact us directly.

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