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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.

Summer Vacation Loans

Photo credit: Scott Webb

We are happy to announce the start dates of the Summer Vacation Loans 2017:

Undergraduates:  from Thu, 15/06/2017 until Tue, 10/10/2017

DPhils: from Mon, 3/07/2017 until Tue, 10/10/2017

MBAs: from Mon, 3/07/2017 until Mon 11/9/2017

MFEs: from Mon, 3/07/2017 until Thu, 10/10/2017.

Items (excluding the Careers and the Desk collections) issued as vacation loans will be due back on Tuesday 10/9/2017 unless you are an MBA student, in which case this will be earlier.

Please note that Vacation Loans are only available to students without overdue books and outstanding fines. You can check your account by signing into SOLO with your SSO. Fines can be paid online by card (or at the enquiry desk, during staffed hours, by cash). If you experience any difficulties, please contact the library: library@sbs.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1865 288880.

New self-help books

Trinity Term is a particularly stressful time of year for our students but support is available. The University Health and Welfare team are on hand to provide a variety of resources and assistance. In addition to University services, Nightline provides a completely independent listening, support, and information service run for and by students.

From a library perspective, we feel we have a pastoral duty of care to our readers. We seek to provide a safe, welcoming space where students can achieve what they set out to achieve. The Bodleian as a whole has been carefully collecting and curating a selection of self-help books for students, staff, and any other interested users. The majority of these books are e-books, which we feel adds an element of discretion for those who wish for it. These e-books are available to view at any time of day, from any location; all you need is an internet connection and your Single Sign-On.

The full list of titles can be found here. If you feel there are any titles or topics we may have missed, please do get in touch with our disability librarian.

Find the books here.

Spring Vacation Loans

As Hilary Term comes to an end, our vacation loan policy comes into effect, meaning longer borrowing periods over the vacation.

Undergraduates:

Start: 9th March
End: 25th April

MFE:

Start: 15th March
End: 25th April

MBA/DPhil/Other University Members:

Start: 7th April
End: 25th April

Please note that Vacation Loans are only available to students without overdue books and outstanding fines. You can check your account by signing into SOLO with your SSO. Fines can be paid online by card (or at the enquiry desk, during staffed hours, by cash). If you experience any difficulties, please contact the library: library@sbs.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1865 288880.

Photo credit: National Széchényi Library

The iChallenge 2016

The iChallenge booklet and answer sheet.With the start of the new academic year and the new MBA students this brings, the Sainsbury Library team sought to welcome the new cohort with an innovative induction session. Called the iChallenge, this activity served as both an icebreaking exercise for the new students and as a means of promoting the business resources that the library has to offer. We have put together this report detailing what we did, why we did it, and how it went.
The iChallenge 2016 Report

Notice: Temporary Closure – 5/09-18/09 – of the Sainsbury Library Lower Reading Room

ToolsThe Lower Reading Room of the Sainsbury Library is about to undergo some important refurbishment work. In order to carry out this work, the Lower Reading Room will be unavailable to students, staff and visitors from Monday, 5th September 2016 until Sunday, 18th September 2016 (both inclusive).

The purpose of the refurbishment work is to do the following:

  • provide new carpeting throughout the lower level,
  • rearrange the group-work spaces, PCs and desks,
  • install new power cubes on the group-work tables,
  • install a new library reception desk.

This refurbishment takes place in response to the feedback received by the Sainsbury Library and Oxford Saïd and is aimed at improving the quality of the library space; help reduce the noise levels on the lower level; and generally provide a more welcoming and user-friendly library experience to students, staff and visitors.

During this period, the Upper Reading Room will remain available for work and study. Sainsbury Library staff will be on hand to assist library users and offering a restricted service to readers between 9am – 5pm from the upper level.

The lower level will not be accessible to anyone other than library staff.

We therefore ask that you take note of the following:

  • Books required from the lower level will be fetched by library staff on request, during the staffed hours of 9.00am – 4.45pm,
  • Loans will continue to be possible between the hours of 9.00am – 4.45pm via library staff,
  • Bodleian stack books will be available for anyone to use during this period, but please note that there may be some increased level of noise emanating from the lower level during the refurbishment period,
  • When the library is unstaffed (between 5pm-9am and during the weekend) books can be returned at the main Oxford Saïd reception desk.

The following services will not be available to readers during the refurbishment:

  • Access into the Library through the lower level doors,
  • Self service machine,
  • Borrowing when the library is unstaffed (between 5pm-9am and during the weekend),
  • Bloomberg terminals,
  • Bodleian PCs. For visitors requiring use of a PC, we suggest use of another Bodleian Library during this period. The nearest library with Bodleian PCs is the Sackler Library,
  • PCAS (Printing, Copying and Scanning), but a limited printing service will be available to SBS students and staff from the SBS IT desk, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4-45pm.

How to access to the Upper Reading Room in the Sainsbury Library?

Anyone wishing to work or study in the library will be able to access the Upper Reading Room via doors located at that level. The route to the doors for the  Upper Reading Room will be clearly signposted. Please speak to reception staff if you are in doubt, or give us a call (01865 288880).

Access to PCs and iMacs:

Several PCs and iMacs are available for use by SBS students and staff in the Upper Reading Room.

Printing:  

Standard PCAS machines will not be available to readers during the refurbishment. Some printing support will be available through Oxford Saïd.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused but ask for your cooperation by limiting any borrowing or non-essential use of the library during this time.

We thank you for your cooperation and will look forward to your feedback once the Lower Reading Room has re-opened.

Summer Vacation Loans 2016

Vacation LoansIt’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner! We are happy to announce the start dates of the Summer Vacation Loans 2016:

 

 

Undergraduates:  from Thu, 16/06/2016 until Tue, 11/10/2016

DPhils: from Mon, 4/07/2016 until Tue, 11/10/2016

MBAs: from Mon, 4/07/2016 until Thu, 1/09/2016.

Items (excluding the Careers and the Desk collections) issued as vacation loans will be due back on Tuesday 26/04/2016 (Week 1).

Please note that Vacation Loans are only available to students without overdue books and outstanding fines. You can check your account by signing into SOLO with your SSO. Fines can be paid online by card (or at the enquiry desk, during staffed hours, by cash). If you experience any difficulties, please contact the library: library@sbs.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1865 288880.

 

Laptop theft: What you can do

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Unfortunately some of our students recently had their laptops stolen from the library, and there were also similar thefts last year. However, there are some simple steps you can follow to protect your laptop or mobile device, either using the services already included, or by downloading and installing free software.

Protect your MacBook from theft
Don’t get Apple picked: How to protect your Mac from theft in public places

Protect and backup your computer
Advice from the University of Oxford Information Security Team

Apple Mac and iOS devices
How to set up and use ‘Find My iPhone’

Apple Mac and iOS devices, Windows, Linux, Android devices
Prey: Anti-theft tracking software for your laptop, phone and tablet

Spring Vacation Loans 2016

TulipsWe would like to announce the start dates of our Spring Vacation Loans 2016:

Undergraduates: Thu, 10/03/2016
MFEs: Thu, 17/03/2016
DPHils, MBAs: Wed, 06/04/2016.

Items (excluding the Careers and the Desk collections) issued as vacation loans will be due back on Tuesday 26/04/2016 (Week 1).

Please note that Vacation Loans are only available to students without overdue books and outstanding fines. You can check your account by signing into SOLO with your SSO. Fines can be paid online by card (or at the enquiry desk, during staffed hours, by cash). If you experience any difficulties, please contact the library: library@sbs.ox.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1865 288880.