Category: People

Information and the staff and users of the University of Portsmouth Library

A day in the life of a Faculty Librarian

With the Library building closed under the Covid-19 lockdown, there may be some who are wondering what Library staff are doing.  The large majority of staff are working from home to ensure that as many resources and support as possible

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Welcome to all our new global students!

A big Library welcome to everyone joining us from around the globe!  We have students arriving from as far afield as Canada and Sakhalin – an island(?) on the East coast of Russia, just North of Japan!

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Introducing your Lexis Library (law eresource) student expert

We are excited to welcome a whole host of new Law students, as well as those lucky second-year Business Students about to start studying the law in their compulsory business law unit.  You will all be happy to hear that

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Empty nests

The Autumn Term at the University of Portsmouth has always been my favourite. It’s when we get to meet all of our new students, and the excitement in the air is palpable. The Autumn Term brings with it that “first

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Library Penguin named among Jisc Top Ten Social Media Superstars 2017!

There was much excitement in the Library this week when Jisc named their Top Ten Social Media Superstars of 2017 in the Times Higher Education magazine, as our very own Pablo the Library Penguin made the list! The competition celebrates

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Map Librarian in The News

Our Map Librarian, David Sherren has hit the local headlines after having his photograph published on the cover of an Ordnance Survey map. Read the article in The News. Read the original blog post.

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Map Librarian’s work makes it onto a map

A photo that our Map Librarian, David Sherren, took of Wast Water in the Lake District in 2007 has been chosen to illustrate the Scafell Pike cover of the Ordnance Survey’s new Three Peaks Challenge map, published on 16th June

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What do the Enquiries team do?

The Enquiries team have been doing something unusual this week. We’ve been talking about ourselves. This isn’t something that comes naturally, and it can seem a bit awkward, but as part of the Library’s staff development programme, we’ve been presenting

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New Years Resolutions?

New Years Resolutions. They’re traditional, well-intentioned, and almost always broken within the first week. Usually, they tend to be about being “better”; improving the way we do something, making more sensible choices, or having a positive impact on our health, wealth or work.

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Library staff travel East!

It’s always great to see members of Library staff developing skills, but a recent event is worthy of note when one of our Assistant Faculty Librarians travelled to Hong Kong in her capacity as an Accreditation Assessor for CILIP.

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