Friday, November 21, 2014

eReserve offline 11am Nov 24 to 11am Nov 25

The CSU Library’s ‘eReserve’ holds copies of readings such as articles and book chapters which have been requested by your lecturers to support your subjects. Due to Copyright regulations, these resources are required to be removed from Primo Search each year for a brief period of time.

The eReserve readings are due to be removed this Monday, November 24th from 11am (AEDT). The Library intends to have them reloaded by approximately 11am Tuesday, November 25th (AEDT). To ensure you have access to these readings, make sure you have saved a copy of these eReserve readings for your subject before Monday.

How to access your eReserve readings normally*
  • Go to Primo Search
  • Enter your subject code into the search box (Please note: Enter the code without spaces, e.g. ABC101 not ABC 101)
  • A list of readings available for your subject will be displayed ; you can view the full document by clicking on the ‘View Online’ link - your article will open in your PDF reader.
  • Log in to view the document using your CSU username and password.
  • Once your article has opened you will have the option to Save or Print.
CSU Library regrets any inconvenience caused and if you have any problems or need assistance accessing these resources, please contact us. Should your readings not have reloaded to eReserve by Tuesday midday (AEDT) please contact your subject coordinator as soon as possible.

*Please note: not every subject running over Summer 201490 has eReserve readings held in Primo Search

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Go Home on Time Day

Reclaim some work / life balance!

Now in its sixth year, Go Home on Time Day, is a great way to recognise that life doesn't need to revolve around work.

The idea was conceived in 2009 as a light-hearted way to start a serious conversation about the impact of poor work/life balance on our health, relationships and workplaces. This national day is an initiative of The Australia Institute, a research organisation based in Canberra.

You can get involved! Visit the website and join up.

Ask yourself -
  • When you go to work, do you know when you'll finish?
  • Are you stressed about working more or less hours than you want to?
CSU is committed to providing a flexible, supportive and accessible work environment for staff with family responsibilities.

If you want to learn more about Work / Life Balance, check out some books held at CSU here. Enter the keywords: work life balance, you'll be surprised at what you find!

Make it happen today!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Get involved with Movember!

Image source: bing images

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember community has raised $580 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

The idea for Movember actually started with a conversation between mates, so there’s a nice synergy to the fact that today it’s conversation that is central to achieving our goals. That one conversation back in 2003 has today grown into billions, taking place around the world.

If you are interested in knowing more about men's health, check out some books held at CSU here.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Online library workshops - starting Tuesday 25 November

Having trouble finding online resources for your last assignment? Did typing out all of your references take longer than writing the essay? Why not sign up for one of our workshops?
 Workshops are on the following topics:


More than just a place to borrow books, the library offers a wide range of resources and services designed to support you in your studies. Find out how to get the most out of library.


You've spotted the words "journal article" and "peer reviewed" in your subject outline. What do these things mean, and how do you find them?
eBOOKS - a student's best friend. Learn how to access and use the library's extensive and growing eBook collections.


Take the pain out of referencing and get better marks for your assessments by learning how to use EndNote. Designed for students who have never used EndNote, will have you up and running in no time.


This session is designed for students who have never used EndNote and who use a Mac, will have you up and running with EndNote in no time.


Are you getting the most out of EndNote? More than just a referencing tool, EndNote is also invaluable for organising and managing your references, saving you valuable time and effort. This workshop builds upon the basics covered in EndNote 1.


 Learn about online tools and technologies that will enhance your learning, create an online presence and assist in your professional development.

Staff and research students can sign up for the Library's Faculty Liaison training sessions.
Workshops are for Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework students.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Faculty Liaison Team – who are you?

This is part 2 of the Who are you? series, and today we’re going to say hello to the Faculty Liaison team at CSU Library.

The Faculty Liaison team are based on all of the major campuses – Albury, Bathurst, Orange & Wagga Wagga. If you’re not located on campus, never fear, we can provide help and training to anyone, wherever you are in the world!

Claudio presenting Adobe Connect Online training

So why would you need our help? If you’re a Researcher or Higher Degree Research Student, we’re here to provide you with training and support on all things Library related.  Training can start with a Library Induction session and from there we can assist you with advice and training on database searching, publishing your research, promoting your research and EndNote. Maybe you have a group who’d like to learn more about one of these areas? We can deliver group sessions in person on any of the major campuses or online if you’re away from a campus.

Hanne providing training in person
We’re also available to provide Academic staff with Library related Teaching and Learning support, including the integration of Library resources and information literacy support into the Interact LMS, as well as advice on copyright and eReserve matters.

Tabitha presenting a group session in Orange

For contact details, or to find out more have a look at the Faculty Liaison Services webpage.