It is the end of week 3, and we haven't posted anything this academic year (yet!), so this will be your "three in one" post (I have been having three ideas for a "timely" posts), and wish I had had time to post this earlier. The most common misconception is that librarians have quiet summers. … Continue reading Three in one
By the time that you read this post I will have left my role as Junior Library Assistant at the Divinity Library, although beyond the end of term I will be loitering for a few weeks, assisting with the annual stock check and the reclassification project. I've always felt that sitting at the Divinity Library's … Continue reading Like being in the captain’s chair of the Starship Enterprise
In this year's library survey the answers to the question 'If you could change one thing...' repeatedly mentioned the desire for more copies of set texts and reading list books. Some of the responses on this subject were as follows: 'More than one copy of reading list books, especially for papers with primary/set texts (whether … Continue reading Library Survey 2017: Book availability (Set/reading list texts)
I'm writing this as we have an idea of how the parties fared in yesterday's General Election... however, I'm not really talking about that result, but the result of our library survey, and what you, our readers and borrowers at the Divinity Library have expressed! There are two were clear messages in our Library Survey … Continue reading Result! What will the future bring?
As promised we will again respond to your feedback given in the Library Survey 2017. As in the Library Survey 2016, people have mentioned that they are not happy with the classification of the library, as it doesn't allow for browsing, and as finding books is difficult. Your comments in 2017 were: Ordering material on … Continue reading Library Survey 2017: classification re-visited
One of our 3 wooden bookrests, for loan in library @ DivLib It might seem a bit early to declare the "winner" of the "most borrowed item" at the Divinity Library for 2016-17, but our wooden bookrests are way out of reach for the next items in the list. However, because our bookrests were so … Continue reading Most borrowed at DivLib in 2016-17
Source: Trial access to online resources for LGBT+ studies We know that some students and staff at the Divinity Faculty are interested in LGBT+ studies, and hope that this reblogging of a post from Ejournals and eresources blog at the UL will be deemed useful.
The 2017 Yerushah Lecture will be given by Dr Diana Lipton at 5pm on Wednesday, 17 May, in the Runcie room at the Divinity Faculty. She will be speaking on ‘Legacy, Prognostication and Jews: How the Torah's emphasis on inheritance and descendants helped create a culture that prizes plans, visions and dreams’. In anticipation of this … Continue reading Be Prepared: 2017 Yerushah Lecture
This is not about the low turnout at the local elections (even though I find this somewhat disappointing too; don't ask!), but about our annual Library Survey. The Library conducted surveys in 2009, 2011, 2016; and this year we asked our readers between Fri 10 February and Fri 17 March what they think about our … Continue reading Disappointed about low turnout
Trial access has been enabled from 7 April – 7 May 2017 to the Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization.
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The Littman E-Library of Jewish Civilization is a 90-volume digital library with over 30,000 pages of leading research in Jewish studies. It includes international perspectives on Jewish civilization from the USA, Israel, Germany, Poland and the UK. The variety of texts provides a comprehensive overview of subject areas including history, cultural studies, literature, the Holocaust, biography, religious studies, philosophy and women’s studies.
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Scene from the 1945 production of H. Leivick’s Miracle of the Warsaw … From the Collection of the YIVO Institute