“Can’t you just give us 2 sides of A4?” Stepping up Library use from school to higher education

People who work in libraries love talking to other people who work in libraries about good ideas and good professional practice. And school libraries and school librarians are key to helping pupils learn and succeed, both at school and in later study and life (as the #GreatSchoolLibraries campaign is currently pointing out!) So when I …

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Beating the winter blues for Disability History Month

The nights are drawing in and exams are approaching, so for Disability History Month we're compiling a Spotify playlist of uplifting tunes to help beat the winter blues. Submit your suggestions on Twitter or Instagram using #BeatTheWinterBlues Tune in, grab a cosy blanket and a cuppa and enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/user/oxfordbrookeslibrary/playlist/3GywrkWfFo1HQOlLsyHnGX?si=PsAWBO5XSLigVvDBgJN5GA -- Jayne Stuart (Graphic Designer)  

Wordsearch, puzzles and other wellbeing things

Earlier in October we hopped on board the Libraries Week bandwagon and offered a range additional activities that might provide five minutes relief from essays and assignments.  We provided activities ranging from grown-up colouring in pictures to zentangles (structured pattern drawings) to jigsaw puzzles and fiction freebies.  We also created a new (small) space that …

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Tell us your ONE library tip for first years

At the end of last semester we asked you to provide some tips for first year students.  We had some great responses from across all the sites.  Some were highly practical ('read the books') while others were more esoteric ('Pain is temporary, pride is forever').   In general the tips you provided broke down into broad …

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Easter Bunny feedback

Delivery from the Easter Bunny We asked students at Headington, Wheatley and Harcourt Hill to fill in postcards saying: Dear Easter Bunny, I’d love it if the Library could…   The feedback we received was fabulously varied and we got excellent responses from across the three sites.  (Swindon feedback coming soon!).  The general themes of the …

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