Love My Library

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Your library gives you such a great advantage with study – and we mean more than just the books!

Are you new to university study?  Please come in and see the amazing people at the library counter to help guide and direct you to all the services the library offers.

Workshops that include Strategies for study at universityAcademic Writing, Getting ready to research,  Reading and note-taking and Referencing.  All these workshops are there to help you start your degree with the best chance to finish.  Research suggests the more a first-year undergraduate is involved with their library, the higher their grades and are more likely to keep studying1.

Griffith students gave an overwhelming positive response to our workshops and consultations with 97% felt the work shops helped with their studies and 92% said they would recommend library workshops to others.  Evidence also suggests that students who use their libraries are also more likely to outperform those who do not2.

Check out what the library can do for you!

1Krista, S., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (2013). Library use and undergraduate student outcomes: new evidence for student’s retention and academic success. Libraries and the Academy, 13(2), 147-64. doi: 10.1353/pla.2013.0010

2 Jantti, M. & Cox, B. (2013). Measuring the Value of Library Resources and Student Academic Performance through Relational Datasets. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(2), 163-171.


Week 1 Market Days

Missed out on last week’s Market Days? Don’t worry there’s more.

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If you were still in holiday mode last week and missed out on O-Week Orientation Market Days you’re in luck cause they’re back for another week. This week Griffith has Market Days at South Bank, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and Logan campuses.

Each of these campuses will transform into a hive of activity welcoming new and returning students to their Market Days. No matter what classes you are enrolled in there will be something for everyone with different stalls to find out stacks of information on clubs you can join, services on offer and pick up a bunch of freebies to take home.

And of course we’ll be there! Come and meet our Library Team at the Library stall to hear about the Griffith App, Earlybird workshops, myGriffith portal, Google Apps, workshops and training, IT security and course readings. Or get answers to any of your Library or IT questions.

You can also Shoot to Win for your chance to win the Ultimate Uni Survival Kit!

Check out all the details below or visit Griffith’s Market Day website for more details.

Week 1 Market Days

South Bank Market Day, Monday 29 February 10am – 2pm

Mount Gravatt Market Day, Tuesday 1 March 10am – 2pm

Gold Coast Market Day, Wednesday 2 March 10am – 2pm

Nathan Market Day, Thursday 3 March 10am – 2pm

See you there!


Welcome to Griffith

 If you’re new to Griffith – welcome!

Starting out at uni can be overwhelming with so much new information to learn and remember. But don’t worry we bet in just a few weeks you’ll be a uni-pro!

In the meantime, here is some essential Library info. After all you’ll probably be spending a considerable amount of time in the Library over the next few years, so best you two get acquainted.

 Our top tips

First things first, download the Griffith App and never get lost again. The App has a range of features including a map for each campus, your timetable, events, email and much more.

Logon to myGriffith. Your personalised student portal is a one-stop-shop for your timetables, course info, messages, events and of course great Library resources.

Head to an O-Week/Week1 Market Day and get acquainted with the Library Services at our Library stall – just look for the basketball ring. PLUS you’ll get the chance to kit-out your empty pantry or pencil case with heaps of free stuff and prizes to win!

Take a tour of your campus Library and discover where everything you need is located.

Head along to the Earlybird workshops to kick-start your uni journey with tips and tricks for navigating assignments, referencing, Griffith’s digital environment, exams and MORE. But don’t worry you can also access Library Workshops and Training all year round.

Tech out your uni experience. Visit the Student Computing website to find out about Lecture capture, software discounts, your email and Wi-Fi on campus.

Lastly, stay updated! Get all your Library and IT help by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and by subscribing to this amazing blog!


Market Day Must-Dos

Welcome to O-Week! Everyone’s favourite week of year is here.

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Why does everyone love O-Week? What other week of the year can you win awesome prizes, meet new people, learn new things and enjoy the atmosphere of uni without actually having any work to do (yet)?

Across O-Week and Week 1 each Griffith campus will transform into a hive of activity welcoming new and returning students to their Market Days. No matter what classes you are enrolled in there will be something for everyone with different stalls to find out stacks of information on clubs you can join, services on offer and pick up a bunch of freebies to take home.

And of course we’ll be there! Come and meet our Library Team at the Library stall to hear about the Griffith App, Earlybird workshops, myGriffith portal, Google Apps, workshops and training, IT security and course readings. Or get answers to any of your Library or IT questions.

You can also Shoot to Win for your chance to win the Ultimate Uni Survival Kit!

Check out all the details below or visit Griffith’s Market Day website for more details.

O-Week Market Days

Gold Coast International Market Day, Monday 22 February 12pm – 3pm

Nathan International Market Day, Monday 22 February 12pm – 3pm

Nathan Market Day, Tuesday 23 February 10am – 2pm

Logan Market Day, Wednesday 24 February 10am – 2pm

 

Week 1 Market Days

South Bank Market Day, Monday 29 February 10am – 2pm

Mount Gravatt Market Day, Tuesday 1 March 10am – 2pm

Gold Coast Market Day, Wednesday 2 March 10am – 2pm

Nathan Market Day, Thursday 3 March 10am – 2pm

See you there!


Earlybird Workshops in flight

Earlybird Workshops start today!

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Semester 1 is almost here and the best way to prepare is to head to the Library’s Earlybird Workshops. The sessions begin today across our campus Libraries and will run until just before the beginning of semester.

These free sessions are perfect for first-year students or anyone wanting to brush up on their skills after their break.

The workshops offer practical and important info across a range of topics to help you ace uni life, including:

  • Strategies for study at university (2hrs)
  • Getting started on your assignment (2hrs)
  • Get ready to research (1.5hrs)
  • Reading and note-taking (2hrs)
  • Researching and Referencing for your assignments (2hrs)
  • Referencing (1.5hrs)
  • Intro to Griffith’s online environment (1.5hrs) registration required

So, take a look at the timetable and start your semester off right!

P.S. You don’t actually have to be up with the birds to attend, but some sessions are popular so book any that require registration and make sure you arrive early.


Fly into Uni life!

Get help with your Uni prep and soar into Semester 1!

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With a little help from the Library’s Earlybird Workshops you could be worming your way into top grades this Uni year!

The Earlybird Workshops kick off across our Library campuses on 15 February and run until just before the beginning of semester. These free sessions are perfect for first-year students or anyone wanting to brush up on their skills after their relaxing summer vacay.

The workshops offer practical and important info across a range of topics to help you ace uni life, including:

  • Strategies for study at university (2hrs)
  • Getting started on your assignment (2hrs)
  • Get ready to research (1.5hrs)
  • Reading and note-taking (2hrs)
  • Researching and Referencing for your assignments (2hrs)
  • Referencing (1.5hrs)
  • Intro to Griffith’s online environment (1.5hrs) registration required

The workshops are held across our campuses in the lead up to Semester 1. So, take a look at the timetable, check your diary and then get ready to flex your mental muscles!

Not arriving back to the country before start of Semester 1 but don’t want to miss out? Get a refresher on the plane with Griffith’s online study resource, StudySmart.

P.S. You don’t actually have to be up with the birds to attend, but some sessions are popular so book any that require registration (bookings are now open) and make sure you arrive early.


Love My Library

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Your library gives you such a great advantage with study – and we mean more than just the books!

Are you new to university study?  Please come in and see the amazing people at the library counter to help guide and direct you to all the services the library offers.

Workshops that include Strategies for study at universityAcademic Writing, Getting ready to research,  Reading and note-taking and Referencing.  All these workshops are there to help you start your degree with the best chance to finish.  Research suggests the more a first-year undergraduate is involved with their library, the higher their grades and are more likely to keep studying1.

Griffith students gave an overwhelming positive response to our workshops and consultations with 97% felt the work shops helped with their studies and 92% said they would recommend library workshops to others.  Evidence also suggests that students who use their libraries are also more likely to outperform those who do not2.

Check out what the library can do for you!

1Krista, S., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (2013). Library use and undergraduate student outcomes: new evidence for student’s retention and academic success. Libraries and the Academy, 13(2), 147-64. doi: 10.1353/pla.2013.0010

2 Jantti, M. & Cox, B. (2013). Measuring the Value of Library Resources and Student Academic Performance through Relational Datasets. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 8(2), 163-171.