Use your skills to win part of $3500!

 

Are you a totally tech savvy student? Maybe you’re involved in IT, marketing, app development, or project management? Or maybe you just want to learn how to create an app (hey, that’ll look sweet on your #resume #workskills).

We’re building a few apps and we want to get our super talented students involved in designing the app – from the ground up!

To get involved, you can register as an individual or as a team. Ultimately, you’ll be working in groups of three to four people to develop a web/mobile application based on the top 5 app ideas from our app idea competition, and showcase it to the judges. Oh, and you can also win a lot of money:

  • $2000 for the winning team of the Hack-a-thon
  • $1000 for the runner-up team of the Hack-a-thon
  • $500 for best UI design

So, how’s this all going to work? We throw open the doors to the Gold Coast Library at 9am Saturday 29 April and you have 30 hours to work on the app and enjoy life! And, we are totally feeding you as well so register now and just tell everyone you were there to build an app.

  1. When: 9am 29 April to 4pm 30 April 2017
  2. Where: Gold Coast Campus Library (The Cow Patch)

More books for borrowing? Bonus!

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Searched our Griffith library catalogue like a pro and still can’t find the book you’re after? If that’s the case, how about trying BONUS+?

If you haven’t heard of BONUS+ before, that’s OK – a lot of people haven’t. But it’s certainly worth taking a look at (trust us, we’re librarians, we know books!).

BONUS+ is a resource sharing project that Griffith University staff and students can use to request books from participating University libraries in Australia and New Zealand.

If the book you need is not held at any of our Griffith University Libraries or is out on loan, you can request it online from another BONUS+ library and collect it a few days later from your selected pickup location.

“How do I access this service?” you ask. Simple:

  • Search the library catalogue 
  • Click the Menu icon (it’s three horizontal lines at the top right)
  • Select Can’t find that book? BONUS+ (look for the little green button!)
  • Search for the book you want in the BONUS+ catalogue
  • Select Request this item if the book is available at a BONUS+ library
  • Select Griffith University
  • Click Submit above information
  • Enter your Griffith username and password
  • Choose your Pickup Location
  • Click Submit

Check out our BONUS+ webpage for information on how to access the service, as well as what you can can borrow and for how long.


How to find available computers on campus

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So, you’re at uni and have a ghastly four-hour break between lectures. What do you do? Some people may suggest catching up with friends, grabbing a bite to eat, or hitting one of our on-campus gyms.

But we’re the library, so of course we’re going to suggest you get a bit of study in! Plus, start studying early and your week 12 self will so thank you for it, we promise.

To help you study, you’ll find an array of common use computer labs across all campuses. Super keen? We even have dedicated 24-hour computer labs.

And don’t forget that Griffith students are welcome to use resources at any campus – enrolled at South Bank but want to study at Logan? No problems!

Find out all computer lab locations (including which ones are 24 hours) here. You can even check in advance how many computers are free in the lab you’re intending to go to.

All computers in common use computer labs will have standard software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and various internet browsers.

Sometimes you require specialised software or hardware for your course. In these instances, your School may provide access to this through school-based computer labs (for further info about these facilities, contact your school).

Software may vary between locations, and you can check out the full list of available software on computers here.  

Check out our student computing page for more information on using our computers.


This Week in the Library – Week 6

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Endnote can easily insert intext citations and a reference list into your assignment; in just a couple of clicks. And we can show you how to do it. Book into an EndNote for Windows (2 hours) or EndNote for Mac (2 hours) this week.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Wed 31/8 1.00 Setting up your own topic or research question * (PG) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 31/8 2.00 Writing a postgraduate literature review *(PG) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 31/8 3.00 Building an academic argument *(PG) Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast

*postgraduate workshop

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 30/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Wed 31/8 10.00 Endnote for Mac (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Thurs 1/9 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 29/8 10.00 Get published (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Wed 31/8 1.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Webb Centre (S02_3.13) South Bank
Thurs 1/9 10.00 Managing your resources to begin writing your literature review (1.5 hours)  Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Fri 2/9 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan

This Week in the Library – Week 5

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Do your knees wobble at the very thought of doing an oral presentation? Being prepared can help! Attend a workshop on Oral presentations and learn how to improve your presentation skills. There’s a session at both the Gold Coast and Nathan campus this week. Book now.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 22/8 10.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 22/8 1.00 Oral presentations Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Wed 24/8 1.00 Oral presentations Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 24/8 4.00 Building an academic argument Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 2/8 10:00 Endnote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Wed 24/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online
Thurs 25/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Tues 23/8 10.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Wed 24/8 10.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Thurs 25/8 1.00 Managing your resources to begin writing your literature review (1.5 hours)  Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

This Week in the Library – Week 4

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Need to brush up on your referencing skills? Attend our FREE Referencing workshops!

We are holding sessions at Nathan, Gold Coast, South Bank and Logan this week. Can’t make it? There’s a Referencing webinar on Monday.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/8 10.00 Academic writing Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 15/8 1.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Tue 16/8 11.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Wed 17/8 1.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Wed 17/8 4.00 Writing a postgraduate literature review Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Thu 18/8 11.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Fri 19/8 10.00 Writing with academic integrity Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/8 12.00 Referencing Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Mon 15/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Tues 16/8 10:00 Endnote for Windows (2 hours) Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan
Tues 16/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online
Tues 16/8 10.00 Referencing Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Tues 16/8 2.00 Referencing Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan
Thurs 18/8 11.00 Referencing Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Thurs 18/8 2.00 Referencing Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Fri 19/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 15/8 10.00 EndNote for Mac (2 hours) Library (N53_1.50) Nathan
Wed 17/8 1.00 Copyright for research and publishing (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Wed 17/8 1.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Webb Centre (S02_3.13) South Bank
Fri 19/8 9.30 Online Research Survey Tool (3 hours) Hub Link (L07_3.08) Logan

This Week in the Library – Week 3

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Let’s take a moment to reflect… on how to write a reflective assignment. Reflective writing in an assignment means you are making a link between your experience and the course content; therefore clarifying the relationship between theory and practice.

Upon reflection, do you need to develop your reflective writing skills? Attend the Writing a reflective assignment workshop this week. They are being held at the Gold Coast, South Bank and Nathan.

Library and Learning Services workshops are FREE and available to all students, HDR candidates and staff. To view the entire workshop timetable, please visit the Workshops and Training web page.

Academic Skills

All sessions are one hour in length unless specified. Booking is optional for Academic Skills Workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/8 10.00 Writing Reports Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Mon 8/8 1.00 Academic Writing Library (N53_1.51) Nathan
Tue 9/8 11.00 Reading and note taking strategies Library (M13_2.09) Mt Gravatt
Wed 10/8 12:00 Writing a reflective essay Library (LO3_3.30) Logan
Wed 10/8 1.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (G10_2.25) Gold Coast
Thu 11/8 11.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (S03_2.25F) South Bank
Fri 12/8 10.00 Writing a reflective assignment Library (N53_1.51) Nathan

Library Skills

Bookings are required for all library workshops. All sessions are one hour in length unless specified.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Webinar Online
Tues 9/8 10.00 Endnote for Mac (2 hours) Library (G10_2.04) Gold Coast
Tues 9/8 12.00 Referencing Webinar Online
Wed 10/8 12.00 Referencing Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast
Thurs 11/8 12.00 Researching for your assignment Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast

Higher Degree Research

This series of workshops is targeted to support Higher Degree Candidates through all stages of the research lifecycle. Bookings are required for all HDR workshops.

Date Time Workshop Location Campus
Mon 8/8 10.00 Digital tools for research (1.5 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Thurs 11/8 1.00 EndNote for Windows (2 hours) Library (N53_1.49) Nathan
Fri 12/8 10.00 Managing your research data (1.5 hours) Library (G10_2.09) Gold Coast