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Bodleian Business Librarian Announcement

We’re really excited to share news about the new Bodleian Business Librarian, Hal Kirkwood, who will be joining the Saïd Business School on 3rd April 2018. Hal will lead the Sainsbury Library, building on the excellent work of Chris Flegg who retired in September 2017. We look forward to welcoming Hal to the School in April!

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The Economist – free online access

We are pleased to announce that the Bodleian Libraries now provide free online access to The Economist. This highly regarded magazine-format newspaper is published weekly and covers many business related topics such as world events, politics, finance & economics, and science & technology.

Through SOLO you can read every issue published over the newpaper’s 174 year history. For historical issues (1843 – 2013) use the Gale Cengage Economist Historical Archive link and for copies of the most recent print issues use the Miscellaneous Ejournals link.

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Chocolate Confectionery in Australia

Photo of Mondelēz Australia advertising.This Passport category briefing reports on the market for chocolate in Australia in terms of sales, prospects and the competitive landscape, focusing on the years 2013-2017. It shows that Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd holds a leading value share within chocolate confectionery of 37%, though this represents a small but steady decline since 2013. Read the full report on Passport.

Christmas Vacation opening times and vacation loans


As Michaelmas term draws to a close, our opening times and loan periods come into vacation timings. Here is a run-down of useful information:

Library Opening hours:

Park End Street (including the Sainsbury Library) will be closed from 18:00 on 24th December until 08:00 on 27 December, and again from 18:00 on 31st December until 08:00 on 2nd January. Normal opening hours will then resume.

Library Staffed hours:

The library will be unstaffed from 17:00 on 21st December until 09:00 on 2nd January.

Please note that the library will be unstaffed from 13:00 on 15th December until 09:00 18th December.

Loan periods:

Vacation loan periods apply to Lower, Annexe, and Stack books. Desk and Careers books are unaffected. Vacation loans end on 16th January 2018.

Undergraduates: Vacation loans start on 30th November.

MFE and MLF students: Vacation loans start on 6th December.

MBA, DPhil, and visitors with borrowing rights: Vacation loans start on 22nd December.

Have a great vacation and we’ll see you in the new year!

Library closing early on Friday 18th August

Photograph of electricity box repair.The Saïd Business School building, including the Sainsbury Library, will be closed completely from 6pm this Friday (18th August). This is due to an electrical shutdown to allow the electricity company (SSE) to carry out essential upgrades, including the incoming supply to the Park End Street Site (PES). This date and time have been carefully chosen to have minimal impact on school operations.

The Library will be closed from 4.45pm, and the building and car park will be locked from 6pm. During this time there will be no access to Library or the PES building. Please be aware the library should be vacated by 4.45pm and the building by 5.45pm.

The electrical work will be carried out overnight and the building and Library will be open and functioning as normal from 6am on Saturday (19th August). IT equipment in the Library will be available from this time, although the self-issue machine will remain out of use until Monday morning. Over the weekend, to borrow books please fill in one of the book borrowing slips next to the self issue machine.

The Library and the School’s websites and electronic resources are hosted off-site, so these will not be impacted and can continue to be used without disruption.

Please do contact us during staffed hours should you have any questions.

Electrical testing in the library 19-20 July

Due to electrical testing the library will be operating at reduced capacity on the following dates:

07:30-1700 19th of July: The Lower Reading Room will be closed to all readers. The Upper Reading Room will be available and staffed. Entrance will be via the Lower Reading Room door on the train station side of the building. Barriers will be in place to guide you to the Upper Reading Room. Unfortunately we will be closed to non-Oxford Saïd members on this day.
07:30-1700 20th of July: The Upper Reading Room will be closed to all readers. The Lower Reading Room will be available and staffed.
During both days we will still maintain a staffed service and if you are in need of any assistance, please do ask a member of staff, email as at library@sbs.ox.ac.uk, or call us on 01865288880.

Summer Stocktake

We are about to carry out a stocktake in the Sainsbury Library, during which time there may be increased noise in the reading rooms as we move/scan books.

This work is scheduled to take place between Monday 17th July 2017 to Friday 4th August 2017, during staffed hours (9.00am-5.00pm).

Library staff will of course endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum during this time and any noise will be intermittent. However, students looking for a silent study space are advised to use another library during this time. Information about access and opening hours for other Bodleian libraries can be found at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/subjects-and-libraries/libraries

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your cooperation.

Bodleian Health Care Libraries’ leadership in healthcare blog

Sainsbury Library users might be interested to read the Bodleian Health Care Libraries’ leadership in healthcare blog, Knowledge Hub. Created for NHS Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy, the blog aims to be a source of and a signpost to information on leadership, talent management, coaching, compassionate leadership, diversity and inclusion, organisational change and more.