QUT Open Day 2018

QUT Open Day is this Sunday the 29th July, and it’s the perfect opportunity to explore everything happening at QUT, whether you’re a prospective student or currently studying here.

  • talk to staff and students from all faculties and study areas
    (including courses based at Kelvin Grove campus)
  • go to information sessions
  • explore the facilities at Gardens Point campus

While you’re visiting QUT, why not catch a free shuttle bus to Kelvin Grove?
There will be tours of the campus and facilities, including the Library and HiQ.
Buses will run every 15 minutes from 8am to 3.45pm

A visit to QUT Library is highly recommended!
  • Join a tour of the Law Library and courtrooms. The QUT Law Library provides specialised legal information, resources and access to highly qualified law librarians. You’ll find the Law Library on Level 5 of C Block, Gardens Point campus
  • Explore Gardens Point Library (V Block, Gardens Point campus) and Kelvin Grove Library (R Block, Kelvin Grove campus) where you can take a 15 minute guided tour of the Library and HiQ.

For more details, check out the QUT Open Day Program and create your own customised day plan for all of the seminars and tours you’d like to attend.

Take a virtual tour of QUT Library

O Week is a great time to explore QUT Library!

Library tours will run throughout orientation week.

Drop in to HiQ to join the next available tour. HiQ is located at Gardens Point Library (Level 3, V Block) and Kelvin Grove Library (Level 2, R Block).

You can also take a virtual tour of the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove Libraries.

These short 360 videos will introduce you to the services and resources located within QUT Libraries.

All in this together: tips for using library spaces

students in library spaces KGExam period is right around the corner. By now, you need to be starting to think about your approach to exam preparation. Using library spaces and rooms might be part of your strategy – we think it’s a good one!

The library offers study spaces of different types – for study groups, for conversation and collaboration, for topping up your power supply or time to study on your own. Whatever your needs – on the floor, in a room, at a desk or on a couch, you’ll likely find your ideal study space. Rooms are available for bookings made in advance of your study sessions.

Exam stress is real and you don’t need any extra when you’re trying to concentrate on exam revision. When using spaces in the library, particularly the collaborative zones, it’s a good idea to exercise a little consideration for your peers. Many of you will have exams and so many of you will be in the same boat – all in this together.

We’ve come up with some top tips for being a considerate peer in library spaces during exam preparation and exam period:

  • Try not to listen to loud music. Instead, bring some earphones.
  • You may like to bring a meal or snacks into the library. Totally fine with us! But maybe don’t be the student who brings the smelly or over-powering food.
  • Don’t sit at a desk with a computer when you’re not using it. Another student might need it.
  • Don’t put laptop cords across walkways. This causes a trip hazard. Not cool.
  • Return library books on time. And this includes the course reserve items. Don’t be a scrooge!
  • Planning when and where you’re going to study? Luckily, Gardens Point Library will again be extending opening hours during the study and exam period. From the 28th October until 10pm on 18th November the library will be open from 7am – 2am Monday to Friday and 9am – 2am on the weekends. There are ample study times for you to choose from, yay!

For more top exam & study space tips, these other past blog posts have you covered.

Now go ace that exam prep and those exams!

Teacher Librarians’ Professional Development Day

Who can forget going to the library in primary and high school? Perhaps you went to the library to research an assignment, read a book or use the computers. There’s no doubt that teacher librarians are incredibly skilled in a wide range of areas – after all, they have to be equipped to teach students from grades 1-12 and that’s no mean feat!

On Saturday, over 100 teacher librarians from around Queensland were treated to a free professional development day right here at QUT.

QUT Library Director, Sue Hutley, welcomes the teacher librarians. Some came from as far away as Cairns and Toowoomba!

QUT Library Director, Sue Hutley, welcomes the teacher librarians. Some came from as far away as Cairns and Toowoomba!

 

The day kicked off with some much needed morning coffee and a welcome from QUT Library Director, Sue Hutley. Dr Mandy Lupton was first cab off the rank with her session on inquiry and information literacy: questioning frameworks and critical evaluation of information.

Erica Hateley shares her wisdom and expertise about children's literature

Erica Hateley shares her wisdom and expertise about children’s literature.

 

Engaging students in literature was the next topic of discussion from Dr Erica Hateley. A quick cameo performance from QUT Library’s Associate Director, Martin Borchert, on eBooks was followed by a lovely lunch.

The afternoon was all about spaces. Kim Lewin, the Library’s Associate Director for Client Services and Learning Support took all of the participants on a tour of P Block at Gardens Point to check out the Science Education Centre’s innovative learning spaces. Finally, Dr Hilary Hughes shared her wisdom and expertise regarding the design of library learning spaces.

When asked what the most important learning of the day was, one teacher librarian summed it up beautifully:

“There are so many passionate teacher librarians willing to give up a Saturday and so many talented experts teaching in this area willing to share their learning on a Saturday, This is such a vital area of education and needs support and recognition. Thanks for today.”

A full rundown of the event is available on Storify.