Get your social media on!

Are you addicted to Facebook? Can’t get enough or Instagram or Twitter (who doesn’t love a good cat meme!)? Then jump on board and follow QUT Library. You can also check out our Pinterest, YouTube and Flickr accounts to learn more about QUT Library.

While on your way to and from uni discover new things about QUT Library like what events are taking place at the library or what we have been getting up to. You can also get some study tips from our librarians who share their wisdom throughout those peak study times. Plus receive up to date information relating to databases and other resources including scheduled maintenance.

So get your social media on and follow QUT Library!

 

Study Hack – Online You

FacebookGoodEvil_JBHave you even sat down and Googled yourself just to see what would come up? Have you ever thought about what your online presence is? Take a look at our social media skills page to read up on how to Create a better online you. Your future self (and employers) will thank you for it!

So much of our lives, including studying, can and is being done online. We have universities course groups on Facebook, industry professionals to meet and follow on Twitter, Instgram and Flickr, Google+ community pages and blogs to follow and gain insight on particular topics. This is all great, however, it is worth thinking about the darker side of online technology. People are more available but also more hidden at the same time. How do you really know who you are talking to?

LookForHelpOnline_JBSo make sure you are getting the best out of your online presence and use it wisely. Create a linked in profile so that professionals within your industry can see your achievements. Ask questions to your tutor if they have created a Facebook group for your class. You can also speak directly to QUT Library staff online too through our Chat to a Librarian service. So even if you can’t get in to uni study help is still available!

Graphic Novel Display

Are you a graphic novel aficionado? The folks over at Kelvin Grove Library, in collaboration with Madman and Zombster, have made a fabulous display on level 5. Kelvin Grove library is home to our graphic novel collection. You can search for graphic novels or books about graphic novels around the call number 741.5941, which are found on level 4.

Graphic novel display, level 5, Kelvin Grove Library.

Graphic novel display, level 5, Kelvin Grove Library.

Here’s a list of a few of the graphic novels we have available at the library:

V for vendetta/ Allan Moore, David Lloyd.

Watchmen/ Alan Moore, Davie Gibbons, John Higgins.

Peacher: Gone to Texas/ Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon

The complete Persepolis/ Marjane Satrapi

Happy Valentine’s Day

In the library world the 14th of February is more than just a day for romance and chocolates. Library Lover’s Day is a chance to spread your #librarylove and celebrate the relationship libraries have within the community.

Remember the librarians at QUT are always here to help and you can contact us anytime!

Do you have a story to share about your favorite librarian or library? Post it on the QUT Library’s Facebook page or write it in the comments below.

Follow us!

Calling all social media fiends!

Do you want to keep up-to-date with all of the funky and informative things happening at QUT Library? Great! Take a look at some of our social media accounts while you’re on the bus and get to know the library a little better.

Not only do we have the usual Facebook and Twitter (what would librarians do without Twitter?), we’ve got Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram, and Flickr. All of these tools paint a picture of what the library has to offer. Stay tuned for more in-depth posts about the benefits of subscribing to each of these accounts.

Create a Better Online You this eSmart Week

What would a potential employer find if they Googled you? Do you know how to use social media strategically to create an impressive digital footprint? Have you ever been concerned that you spend too much time on social media?

As eSmart week draws to a close, these are some of the questions you might like to ask yourself. Many of us will be aware of the ways in which social media can be used negatively, but there are also many ways to contribute positively online for the benefit of yourself and others.

Our online self assessment tool 'Create a Better Online You' allows you to see how your thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviours about social media compare to other students.

Our online self assessment tool ‘Create a Better Online You’ allows you to see how your thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviours about social media compare to other students.

QUT Library has developed Create a Better Online You. This is an online self assessment tool which allows you to reflect on the ways in which you use social media with regards to your career and employment, mental health and your online rights and responsibilities. You’ll be able to see how your responses compare to other students and receive some handy tips once you’ve completed each section.

For more information and advice on social media and how it relates to you as a student, check out our full suite of social media resources.

Share QUT research at the click of a button

Have you read an interesting article in QUT ePrints, and been keen to share it with the world?  Or, have you deposited an article in QUT ePrints and want to make it as visible as possible?

Share buttons on QUT eprints

Now it’s easy to share QUT research!

All items in QUT ePrints now have sharing buttons, making it really simple to share an article with your Facebook friends or Twitter followers.  You can share QUT ePrints across two hundred platforms, including:

  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • Delicious
  • WordPress

Look for the share buttons next time you visit QUT ePrints.

 

Cooking for Copyright

On the 31st of July librarians around Australia are doing something naughty… we are doing something against the law….we are going to bake!

What does baking have to do with copyright?

FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources), an initiative from the Australian Library and Information Association, are pushing for copyright reform in Australia to ensure that everyone has access to the rich history of unpublished work which is currently collecting dust in boxes.

In Australia, copyright is limited to 70 years after the death of the creator of a published work, but for unpublished work copyright lasts forever. FAIR is pushing for the same copyright laws to exist for published work and unpublished work.

So what are unpublished works? Unpublished works can include diaries, letters, records, and recipes. Librarians from around Australia have found some unpublished recipes which are technically not allowed to be shared under current copyright law and popped them on the FAIR website for everyone to use. Their goal is to create a social media frenzy so that those who have the responsibility of enacting copyright reform can hear the public voice.

If you would like to participate on Cooking for Copyright Day on the 31st July why don’t you get a bunch of friends together and try out some of these recipes? You can post pictures to the Cooking for Copyright Facebook page as well as using the hashtag #cookingforcopyright.