Test a chair at Sheila Silver Library!

We will soon be undertaking some reconfiguration and decoration of the ground floor of the Sheila Silver Library.

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Before we start the work and buy new study chairs we need your help!

There are currently samples of the some of the new chairs clustered round one of the tables on the ground floor.

If you’re coming into the library why not have a sit on some of the chairs and tell us what you think?

All of the chairs have been labeled with their names so you know which chair is which. The names include; “Bethan”, “Joy”, “Flex”, “Hitch” and “Max”. There is a whiteboard next to the table awaiting your comments.

The board will stay on the ground floor for a couple of weeks, so please do tell us your views.

Thank you for all your feedback on the chairs! There were some definite favourites, with “Max”, “Flex”, “Bethan” and “Joy” topping the list. All of the suggestions, votes and comments have now been passed on to the development team.

If you have any further comments or ideas about the refurbishment please tweet us @BeckettLibrary #librefurb.

 

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Library closure Sunday 27 August

Every year we have to implement Library closures in order to carry out essential electrical maintenance on some of our University buildings. This year the work is taking place over Sundays in August.

This essential work helps to ensure the smooth running of the Library and also help us to maintain our 24/7 opening. To help minimise disruption we never close both Libraries at the same time. This year we plan to close as follows:

 

Sunday 27 August

06:00 – 13:00 sheila Silver Library, City Campus closed. Headingley Library open

Don’t forget our Library website always gives you access to over 140,000 quality online resources!

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this closure may cause.

Change of date – MyBeckett upgrade

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We recently publicised that we were due to carry out an upgrade to MyBeckett starting on Monday  31 July.  Unfortunately a technical issue with the new version has meant that we have decided to postpone the upgrade until early January 2018.

Even though we are unable to carry out the full upgrade we will still be making some changes to the system:

New / updated tabs for students

Jobs

The new Jobs tab gives students access to Jobs, Placements and Opportunities resources and key contacts. It’s been redesigned and replaces the current Employability tab.

Support

Replacing the current Help tab, the Support tab brings together Academic Support and ‘Student Life’ Support options and contacts e.g. Money, Accommodation, Wellbeing etc.

New / updated tabs for staff

Staff Home

Last year, we developed the Course tab for students – a personalised homepage on MyBeckett containing some key Course related information.

This year, staff will have access to a Staff Home tab, giving access to key information when you log in. This tab will replace the current Home and Groups tabs.

Research

Staff will be given access to a new Research tab to complement a similar tab that is already available for Research Students. It will help you to get involved in Research, find information about resources, manage and update your information, and provide links to Library Research support.

Other changes

The scheduled Turnitin and PebblePad upgrades will still go ahead as planned, as part of this upgrade Turnitin will be unavailable on Saturday 5th August between 15:00 and 21:00.

The existing Blackboard App “Mobile Learn” will be unavailable from 1 August and will be replaced with a new updated App available on all iOS, Android and Windows devices.

Just Graduated? Some final things you need to know…

Congratulations on your recent graduation!

We’ve added a handy countdown to the Alumni tab in MyBeckett as a reminder of things you need to do now that you’re a Leeds Beckett Alumnus:

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  • Your MyBeckett, student email account and associated apps and P:drive (webfiles) will remain active until 30 September 2017.  Back up any files you’ll need and transfer all emails and contacts to an alternative account before then.
  • You can use Google Takeout to transfer docs, calendars and YouTube videos.  See the Alumni tab in MyBeckett for more information.
  • Creating a free PebblePad Alumni Account will enable you to keep all of your work and store it in a new personal account. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to convert your account.
  • Our After Leeds Beckett web page directs you resources such as open access journals, websites and professional organisations that can help you in your professional practice or in securing that all important first job.
  • As a Leeds Beckett alumnus you can apply for Guest User Library membership at a reduced rate.

And remember you can still ask Library staff for help if you need to.

Good Luck from us all!