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LIT LIBRARY NEWSLETTER Volume 4 Issue 2

Winter 2011

Follow our steps to the perfect Valentines: 1. Impress greatly by making a thoughtful gift using our beautiful selection of “artist books” as inspiration (on display in LSAD Library)

2. Borrow from our fabulous and extensive range of cookery books and cook up a delicious meal (shelf number 641.5 LIT Library)

3.Curl up with a fantastic DVD from our eclectic collection, we have romantic classics, crazy horrors (in case you need some clinch power!), beautiful foreign language movies and many more (ask for our list at the desk).

SO……. GET BORROWING!


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NEWSLETTER

LIT LIBRARY IN PURSUIT OF FAME Framework Approach to provision of Multicultural Educational Resources (FAME) in EU countries

Involved in the FAME project pictured left to right: Padraig Kirby LIT , Prof. Dr. Serap Kurbanoğlu- Deputy Head of the Department of Information Management Hacettepe University. Jerald Cavanagh Institute Librarian LIT Limerick Institute of Technology are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with Department of Information Management Hacettepe University, Ankara Turkey and also libraries in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Scotland (UK) to develop a Framework Approach to provision of Multicultural Educational Resources (FAME) in EU countries. The collaboration was made possible by funding secured by LIT Library from LEARGAS- the National Agency in Ireland for the management of national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training. The main aim of the project is to develop guidelines/frameworks for web based information literacy instruction for adults in multicultural/multilingual communities to eliminate social exclusion and to strengthen integration into society. FAME aims to help learners to know how to access, use and communicate information effectively so as to enable social inclusion. The project aims to develop information literacy instruction services to equip such groups with information literacy skills and will pay special attention to adults who are out of the formal education system and who suffer from linguistic barriers. As the key for life-long learning and success, not only in school and the work place but also in daily life, information literacy skills must be developed by any individual of information societies, especially by immigrants, refugees and foreign residents in order for them to integrate into their adopted country. The partnerships are currently working together to develop new proposals and initiatives to develop multicultural library services so as to identify specific needs and linguistic diversity of adults in multicultural communities in the EU. Padraig.kirby@lit.ie

AFEW DATES TO REMEMBER…. World book day 3rd March Library Ireland week 7-13th March Library Ireland Week 2011 will be the 6th year of Library Ireland Week. The Library Association of Ireland sees this week as an opportunity to promote libraries and librarianship across all sectors. The purpose of Library Ireland Week is: To celebrate and promote librarianship and libraries. To showcase excellence in service delivery. To demonstrate the contributions libraries make to all sectors. The theme for LIW 2011 is: Smart People use Smart Libraries. WATCH OUT FOR DETAILS OF EVENTS…...


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Volume 4 Issue 2

BARRY COLEMAN Our Super SIF Financial Co-ordinator reveals his chocolate factory aspirations... STAR CORNER

What was your favourite childhood book? I was a big fan of Roald Dahl’s books when I was growing up, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ stands out. I remember having ambitions to run my own chocolate factory at one stage. I still do if the truth be told…. What books had the most influence on you in your college days?I can’t remember reading much in my college days but I have always enjoyed sports biographies. The American cyclist Lance Armstrong’s autobiography ‘Every Second Counts’ about his successful battle with cancer was one of the best, really inspirational stuff. Do you have any memory or story about your college library?I went to college in Waterford IT back in 19XX and my only memory of the library was that it was very cold and there always seemed to be a shortage of seats. I’ve been back there in recent years though and was happy to see that they have a fine new library building. If you were stranded on a desert Island what book would you like to have with you? It would have to be ‘How to Survive on a Deserted Island’ by Tim O’Shei. (Clever Boy! We Say)

Announcing New E-Book Resources at L.I.T. / L.S.A.D. library L.I.T. library announces the acquisition of a number of new ebooks. On ScienceDirect, we have purchased 7 new reference works (listed below) Encyclopaedia Encyclopaedia Encyclopaedia Encyclopaedia Encyclopaedia Encyclopaedia Encyclopaedia

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Spectroscopy and Spectrometry Information Systems Energy Forensic Sciences Microbiology Infant and Early Childhood Development applied psychology

To access these encyclopaedias go to our database page and choose ScienceDirect, In the browse box please ensure that the “Fulltext Available” and “Reference Works only” boxes are ticked. All other options should remain blank. Hit Apply. A link to each of the 7 titles will appear! We have also purchased E-book Collections for various subjects . To date 254 titles in the areas of computing, forensics, energy, finance, business including tourism and media technology have been acquired. To access these e-books on ScienceDirect, choose the Browse option on its homepage. In the Browse Box ensure the “Fulltext Available” and “All Books” boxes are ticked. All other options should remain blank. Hit Apply. Choose “All” for an A-Z listing of available ebooks. Finally, for all the E-books purchased from Dawsonera, go to Dawsonera via the On-line databases link. On their homepage, choose “E-Book Catalogue” de-select “Include E-Books available to preview” option. Hit GO, and voila, Access to our new 84 titles for LIT/LSAD!

sarah.landy@lit.ie


MOYLISH CAMPUS

Monday 9am-9pm Tuesday 9am-9pm Wednesday 9am-9pm Thursday 9am-9pm Friday 9am-5pm

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CLARE STREET CAMPUS

Monday 9am-9pm Tuesday 9am-9pm Wednesday 9am-9pm Thursday 9am-5.30pm Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday Opening LIT Library is glad to announce that both LIT & LSAD will open on Saturday for the following dates:

LSAD CLARE STREET: SATURDAY 29th JANUARY SATURDAY 12th, 19th & 26th FEBRUARY SATURDAY 5th, 12th & 26th MARCH SATURDAY 2nd & 9th APRIL SATURDAY 7th & 14th MAY

LIT MOYLISH SATURDAY 19th & 26th FEBRUARY SATURDAY 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th MARCH SATURDAY 2nd, 9th & 16th APRIL SATURDAY 7th & 14th MAY 9.30 am - 1.15 pm - Full issue desk service 1.15 pm - 5 pm - Reading room service only

CALLING ALL MOVIE BUFFS!

LSAD Library is delighted with their recent acquisition of the “Masters of Cinema” series. Each book comes with a detailed chronology with the director’s early works, education, film shoots and awards noted and there is a filmography in each, with amateur, short and feature films as well as collaborations included. Find out all you ever needed to know about the movies of David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Tim Burton, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorcese, Hitchcock and Kubrick….SWOON!


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