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Summer Reading 2020

Remember the joys of reading for pleasure? If you’re keen to get stuck into a good book these holidays, QUT Library has a great selection–including these overlooked contemporary Australian gems: Profound and mysterious, Shaun Prescott’s  debut novel The Town documents an unnamed…

GIF IT UP 2020

Voting is now open for the 7th edition of GIF IT UP, an annual GIF-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. GIF IT UP is run by Europeana in cooperation with Digital Public Library of America, Digital NZ, Trove in Australia, and (as of…

Gearing up for Exams

We’re approaching the end of another academic year — which means that exam time is nigh.  Preparing early will help to reduce some of the inevitable pre-exam stress. Here are some tips to help you get organised. Double-check the date, time, and location of your exam/s. Also check…

Art at QUT Library

QUT Art Museum has generously loaned the Library three striking artworks from the QUT Art Collection, each one by a Queensland or Northern NSW  practitioner. Japanese-Australian artist Hiromi Tango’s vibrant installation ‘NatureNurture’ is displayed opposite the stairwell on Level 5 of Gardens Point Library. On Level 2 of…

Researching and Referencing Workshops

Looking to enhance your research skills? Want to learn how to cite and reference sources for your assignments?  The Library is currently running the following workshops to help you prepare for Semester Two. Researching Made Easy – Learn to use databases more efficiently to find relevant information and…

Library and Information Week

Next week is Library and Information Week, an annual event organised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). The various events and activities scheduled for this week, including National Simultaneous Storytime (details in a forthcoming post), celebrate the invaluable contribution libraries make to our lives–and this contribution is particularly evident…

Welcome to the Library

As we head into a new academic year, keep in mind that – whatever your course of study – the Library is here to help! QUT Library is the place to go if you want to: find books, journal articles, and other key resources for your assignments borrow…

Mo Can Do

Thinking of growing a moustache? November, or Movember, is the ideal time, as your mo can play an important role in promoting men’s health (it can look good, too). Conceived in Melbourne in 2003 to raise funds for prostate cancer research, Movember is now an international movement and…

Open Access Week at QUT

Guest blog by Professor Ginny Barbour, Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) & Professor in the Division of Research and Innovation, QUT As we head towards the end of October – we again turn our focus to a week dedicated to open access (OA). Now…