- 'Becoming a Teacher: Isues in Secondary School Teaching' (3rd ed.) by Justin Dillon & Meg Maguire
- 'An Introduction to Counselling' (4th ed.) by John McLeod
- 'Management and Organisational Behaviour' (8th ed.) by Laurie J. Mullins
- 'Marketing Strategy and Competitive Positioning' (4th ed.) by Graham J. Hooley, Nigel Piercy & Brigitte Nicoulaud
- 'Contemporary Issues in Marketing and Consumer Behaviour' by Elizabeth Parsons & Pauline Maclaran / 'Race, Culture and Counselling: The Ongoing Challenge' by Colin Lago
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
During term time, SMU libraries are open weekday evenings and at the weekends. There’s less hustle and bustle at these times, so if you’re looking for a quiet place to swot up for your exams, try coming to us out of “office hours”. There’s also less competition for PCs at these times, so you can really get stuck in to that assignment you’ve been working on! For individual library opening hours, click the link to your library from our homepage: www.smu.ac.uk/library.
We’re also open during vacation periods. Easter opening hours for each library are available on the library website. Just click the link under the Notices section. This year, Townhill Library’s late night opening carries on through the first week of the vacation to Friday 7th April and Owen Library at Mount Pleasant is open on Saturdays through the Easter holidays (except for Easter weekend!). Hopefully that will give you all a chance to come in and catch up on some studying, or to borrow some nice holiday reading!
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a 4GB USB memory stick!
The survey is available until Sunday 27th March, and gives you the opportunity to give us valuable feedback on how we can assess and improve our library services to you.
So please take a moment and fill out the short questionnaire!
Many thanks - SMU Library & Learning Resources team.
Monday, 21 March 2011
We’ve got poetry to suit all tastes, from Romantics such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge to the more recent musings of Roger McGough. Do you have a favourite poem or poet? Let us know! If you’re feeling creative, we’d love to read your poems on libraries, SMU, or poetry in general in our comments section.
For the record, I’m a fan of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven (though it does always remind me of The Simpsons episode that featured it!).
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
It’s rumoured that St Patrick might have been Welsh (or possibly Scottish). If you’d like to find out more about his life and his day, you’ll find lots of information on our database, Oxford Reference Online, which is accessible from the library website (www.smu.ac.uk/library). Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!
Monday, 14 March 2011
Thursday, 10 March 2011
'Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces' ...Google Art Project.
Monday, 7 March 2011
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Thursday March 3rd 2011 is World Book Day, intended to bring together publishers, booksellers, libraries and readers alike in a worldwide celebration of books and reading. To mark this occasion the SMU library staff thought they would share some of their current/favourite reads with you, our library users!
Alison (Assistant librarian) - I am currently reading Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkein - both for myself and for my LOR obsessed son! Having watched the films, we're now delving deeper into the history of Middle Earth and the story of the Ring of Power. Exciting chases, myth, lore, romance, great deeds, goodies, baddies, big battles, beasts and magic! I've also got to get together a hobbit outfit for my son to wear to school on World Book Day - now, the big question, do hobbits have pointy ears or not??!
Alison (Deputy Head of Library & Learning Resources) - I'm currently half way through reading The Long Song by Andrea Levy. Shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, the narrator tells us her story of slavery in early nineteenth century Jamaica. I'm enjoying reading it as it's engaging, beautifully descriptive and transports me to a different time and place!
As for myself...I love reading biographies (because I'm nosey!) and I'm currently reading Always Looking Up by Michael J Fox. It's the follow-on from his first autobiography Lucky Man. Despite dealing with some difficult issues, namely his well publicised struggle with early-onset Parkinson's disease, both books are light hearted and very funny, choosing to highlight his personal triumph over adversity.