Library tours for freshers and new graduates

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Come and meet library staff and take the chance to familiarise yourself with the library at the start of your studies.  We will be organising separate tours for new undergraduates and postgraduates during 0th week and beyond.

Undergraduate Radcliffe Camera and History Faculty Library orientation tour [booking not required, just turn up, 10 max per tour]

0th Week
Weds 4 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Thurs 5 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Fri 6 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

1st Week
Mon 09 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Tues 10 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Library staff will take new undergraduates around the Radcliffe Camera showing you where things are located and enabling you to use the library with ease.

Treasure Hunts: complete the optional library quiz at the end to be entered into our freshers’ prize draw for a KeepCup! Several KeepCups to be won.

Students will need to bring their university card to enter the library.

Location: Meet Reception, Radcliffe Camera.

Postgraduate Bodleian and History Faculty Library orientation tour [booking required]

Mon 2 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Thurs 5 Oct: 9.30-10.30am
Fri 6 Oct: 9.30-10.30am
Mon 09 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Tues 10 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Wed 11 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Thurs 12 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm
Fri 13 Oct: 2.00-3.00pm

Not sure how to find your way round the Bodleian Library, Gladstone Link and History Faculty Library (HFL) and which facilities are available? Join the History Librarian for a 60min orientation tour of the central Bodleian Library site, including the Radcliffe Camera where the HFL is located, and briefly enter the Weston Library which is relevant for Special Collections and African & Oriental studies.

Students will need to bring their university card to enter the Library.

Location: Meet Proscholium, Old Bodleian

Book now (via the HFL WebLearn Sign-up at https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/x/BTj2oJ – SSO required)

Tour leader: Isabel Holowaty

Max nos of students: 10

Library tours for freshers and new graduates

Simon-Bentley-6.jpg (3277×2269)

Come and meet library staff and take the chance to familiarise yourself with the library at the start of your studies.  We will be organising separate tours for new undergraduates and postgraduates during 0th week and beyond.

Undergraduate Radcliffe Camera and History Faculty Library orientation tour [booking not required, just turn up, 10 max per tour]

0th Week
Weds 5 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Thurs 6 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Fri 7 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

1st Week
Mon 10 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Tues 11 Oct: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Library staff will take new undergraduates around the Radcliffe Camera showing you where things are located and enabling you to use the library with ease.

Treasure Hunts: complete the optional library quiz at the end to be entered into our freshers’ prize draw for a KeepCup! Several KeepCups to be won.

Students will need to bring their university card to enter the library.

Location: Meet Reception, Radcliffe Camera.

Postgraduate Bodleian and History Faculty Library orientation tour [booking required]

Mon 3 Oct: 9.15-10.15am
Thurs 6 Oct: 9.15-10.15am
Fri 7 Oct: 9.15-10.15am
Mon 10 Oct: 9.30-10.30am
Tues 11 Oct: 2.30-3.30pm
Wed 12 Oct: 9.30-10.30am
Thurs 13 Oct: 2.30-3.30pm
Fri 14 Oct: 9.30-10.30am

Not sure how to find your way round the Bodleian Library, Gladstone Link and History Faculty Library (HFL) and which facilities are available? Join the History Librarian for a 60min orientation tour of the central Bodleian Library site, including the Radcliffe Camera where the HFL is located, and briefly enter the Weston Library which is relevant for Special Collections and African & Oriental studies.

Students will need to bring their university card to enter the Library.

Location: Meet Proscholium, Old Bodleian

Book now (via the HFL WebLearn Sign-up at https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/x/BTj2oJ – SSO required)

Tour leader: Isabel Holowaty

Max nos of students: 10

Entering and exiting the RadCam – video

The Radcliffe Camera is so beautiful and famous that many tourists and members of the public, quite understandably, want to come in and take a look. As it’s a working library, however, access is restricted to registered readers only. This means that our readers will have to swipe themselves into the library – twice!

Here is a little 60 second video explaining how this is done.

Entering & exiting the RadCam - 60sec video - IH

Click to start video. Turn on sound to hear the jaunty tune – but not if you are in a reading room!

Tourists and other visitors are invited to book themselves on a tour if they want to see the inside of the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera. You can also catch a glimpse inside the historic Radcliffe Camera with this 360-degree panorama:

RadCam 360 degree - snapshot

We also have some more photos on our Flickr pages.

If you yourself are a member of the University and want to take a guest in, then I’m afraid you can only show them then even more beautiful Duke Humfrey’s Library, Old Bodleian. You will need to get a visitor pass of your guest(s) from the Bodleian Admissions Office, Weston Library.

And if anybody wants to join the library as a reader, then you are more than welcome to do so. Please also see the Bodleian Admissions Office website for more information.

Library tours for freshers and new graduates

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACome and meet library staff and take the chance to familiarise yourself with the library at the start of your studies.  We will be organising separate tours for new undergraduates and postgraduates during 0th week and beyond.

Undergraduate Radcliffe Camera and History Faculty Library orientation tour [booking not required, just turn up, 10 max per tour]

Mon 5 Oct, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Tues 6 Oct, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Weds 7 Oct, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Thurs 8 Oct, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
Fri 9 Oct, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Library staff will take new undergraduates around the Radcliffe Camera showing you where things are located and enabling you to use the library with ease.

Treasure Hunts: complete the optional library trail at the end to be entered into our freshers’ prize draw.

Students will need to bring their university card to enter the library.

Location: Meet Reception, Radcliffe Camera.

Postgraduate Bodleian and History Faculty Library orientation tour [booking required]

Mon 5 Oct, 9.15-10.15am
Thurs 8 Oct, 9.15-10.15am
Fri 9 Oct, 9.15-10.15am
Mon 12 Oct, 9.30-10.30am
Tues 13 Oct, 2.30-3.30pm
Wed 14 Oct, 9.30-10.30am
Thurs 15 Oct, 2.30-3.30pm
Fri 16 Oct, 9.30-10.30am

Not sure how to find your way round the Bodleian Library, Gladstone Link and History Faculty Library (HFL) and which facilities are available? Join the History Librarian for a 60min orientation tour of the central Bodleian Library site, including the Radcliffe Camera where the HFL is located, and briefly enter the recently opened Weston Library which is relevant for Special Collections and African & Oriental studies.

Students will need to bring their university card to enter the Library.

Location: Meet Proscholium, Old Bodleian

Book now (via the HFL WebLearn Sign-up at https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/portal/hierarchy/humdiv/history/lib – SSO required)

Tour leader: Isabel Holowaty

Max nos of students: 10

Library induction slides now available

As Freshers’ week comes to the end, undergraduate and graduate students who have missed their library induction will be pleased to know that the slides of our talks are now uploaded on the HFL WebLearn site (Single Sign On required).

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and seek help when you need it.

Welcome to Oxford!

 

Fresher’s inductions week 6 October 2014

It’s Freshers’ Week and we welcome all new history students to the Radcliffe Camera!balloons

You will need to learn pretty quickly how to get hold of your books and generally manage your time effectively.

Learn all the basics at this week’s library induction and meet the staff who can make your life easier. The timetable tells you when your induction is scheduled.

Library assistant in your pocket

You can also check out “Library Assistant for Oxford Freshers” on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Learn which libraries to use and where they are; how to understand reading lists; what passwords you need to order books and much more.

Lots of useful information and contact details are on our website. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter (@HFLOxford).

Enjoy your course and stay in Oxford!

Welcoming new History graduates – induction & library skills programme now available

We welcome all new History graduates to Oxford and to the Bodleian Library!

You will have access to a wide PG training Flyers screenshotsrange of library resources. To help make best use of them and your time, check out the induction and library skills programme for Michaelmas Term.

Please note that some sessions require booking.

The programme covers:

Induction flyer (pdf) – Information Skills flyer (pdf)

Library assistant in your pocket

Library assistant in your pocket

Early bird? Short of time? You can also use the “Library Assistant for Oxford Freshers” on your smartphone, tablet or computer to get you started.

Learn which libraries are useful, how to use our photocopiers and what password you need to access resources and order books from the stack, how to access your library patron account and much more.

 

 

Welcome to new history students! here are 5 tips to get you started

A warm welcome to all new history students!

Library assistant in your pocket

Library assistant in your pocket

The next few weeks will be an exciting but busy time for you, so here are 5 tips how to get started with using libraries:

1. Go to a library induction

Introductory talks are scheduled for undergraduates and postgraduates. An hour worth spending instead wandering around getting lost.

2. Know the basics

Guidance at a glance to using the library: where to find us, opening hours, catalogue searches, wifi, etc.

3. Find information just for you

There are some tailored help pages for Undergraduates and Postgraduates.

4. Library help in your pocket

If you have a smart phone, check out Mobile Oxford (guide to Oxford University & city) and Library Assistant for Oxford Freshers.

5. er, that’s it.

If you need any help, simply get in touch with us.

Good luck with your studies in Oxford. Looking forward to meeting you all soon.

First year undergrads: help the libraries and earn a £10 Amazon voucher

Oxford University libraries are investigating ways in which we can improve library inductions for first year undergraduates and help new students to get to grips with Oxford Libraries quickly and easily.  As part of this project we are seeking feedback from first year undergraduates about your experiences of Oxford Libraries at the start or your studies.

We are currently looking for volunteers to attend focus groups during week 8 of Trinity Term.  These focus group will last around an hour and each attendee will receive a £10 Amazon voucher as a thank you for your participation.

To participate please note that you must be a first year undergraduate and able to attend on at least one of the dates given below.

  • Week 8, Monday, 11th of June – 11 – 12 am
  • Week 8, Tuesday, 12th of June – 11 – 12 am
  • Week 8, Thursday, 14th June – 11 – 12 am

If you would like to participate in a focus group, please e-mail usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk  with the following details.

Name:

Year of Study:

Department:

Availability on the dates given above:

Contact phone number:

If you choose to volunteer and are selected you will be contacted within a few days to confirm your attendance.

New graduates: information skills training

Welcome also to all new history graduates!

An extensive schedule of information skills training courses has been laid on for you this term to help you navigate the vast and complex world of information.

Sessions start with basic inductions and tours and move then to introduce you to archivists and specialists, database training, managing your citations and knowing about copyright.

Check out the programme and book early where booking is needed.

The History Faculty Library and Bodleian Library will usually be the most important libraries for you to use. You can contact staff, including the History Librarian, many different ways.

Finally, to keep up with news, follow @HFLOxford on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Enjoy your course and Oxford!