Meet your library staff: Rhiannon Reid

Our library staff are integral to the functioning of our libraries. We have a large array of staff spread over our five campus libraries and they’re much more than just smiling faces. They’re also full of interesting information, helpful wisdom, and some quirks here and there.

Want to get to know our staff better? Check out our profile on Library and Learning Services Team Member, Rhiannon Reid.

Quick overview

  • Find me at: Library front desk QCGU, or “behind the scenes” throwing together folders for Music Issue.
  • What I do: Mostly printing/lending queries but I have on occasion played therapist, disciplinarian, and, awkwardly, alarm clock, waking up kids who fall asleep on beanbags.
  • My Griffith story: I started at Griffith in 2014 and have been lucky enough to stick around ever since. During that time I’ve worked across several campuses, and on several challenging projects. As my first out of uni job, it has taught me a lot and been very eye-opening.

Steal Rhiannon’s wisdom

  • Best study tip for students: Find someone you trust to proofread. Typos hapen to godd people way too often…
  • Biggest blunder I see – and how to avoid: Typos. See above. .
  • Advice I’d give my 18-year-old self: Put down the eyeliner, you are NOT as cool as you think you are. Also, be nicer to your mother. And don’t get so stressed about having no idea what you want to do with your life. Hot tip, in 10 years you’ll still be unsure. But at least you won’t have so much eyeliner on and you’re being nicer to your mother.
  • Best thing I’ve learnt working at Griffith Uni: It is possible to enjoy the work environment you spend hours in. Several of my colleagues have been some of the kindest and most generous to me during some of the hardest times of my life.

Get to know Rhiannon

  • Describe yourself in three words: Creative, avid reader
  • Growing up I wanted to be: An actor (those Year 3 drama lessons pay off on the front desk A LOT) and/or a writer. But mostly Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Greatest accomplishment: TBA
  • Fun fact: I wrote this whole thing with an Ed Sheeran song stuck in my head. I wonder if it shows…

Our libraries are now official Safe Places for LGBTI students


Have you seen these bright and beautiful stickers popping up around the library?

Well, these stickers aren’t just pretty, they actually hold a lot of importance and identify all our Griffith Libraries as LGBTI Safe Places!

Our libraries have always been a safe place for everyone to explore any topic and not be judged. But through the LGBTI Safe Place initiative, Griffith Libraries have gone one step further.

The initiative is all about creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust by providing a safe place for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) students and staff to work and study.

We invite you to show your support, and learn a few things, by completing the Walking in Rainbow Shoes e-module in your learning@griffith.

The e-module provides information on the best way to create a prejudice-free environment.  It helps redirect inappropriate questions into a more understanding culture that identifies a person – not ‘people’ – and welcome them into a safe place to be themselves, free of judgement.

The LGBTI Safe Place Library Launch

On Thursday 15 September 2016, the Safe Place initiative will be launched by Pro Vice Chancellor for Information Services, Linda O’Brien, along with Pro Vice Chancellor for Engagement, Professor Martin Betts. 

So please join us from 1pm in the Nathan Library foyer to celebrate this fantastic achievement that demonstrates Griffith is a place where everyone belongs.

You must be registered to attend as numbers are limited. Register now!

Light refreshments and cake will be provided. 


1:00 PM –  1:45 PM, 15 September, 2016


Level 1, Willett Centre (Bldg N53), 170 Kessels Road, Nathan


By 5pm, Friday 9 September 2016

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Just a little tip about Referencing before break!

EndnoteBefore the invention of referencing software, many students and staff had to enter in-text citations, reference lists and bibliographies manually and ensure they were correct according to the appropriate referencing style guidebook. Today, however, academic writing is made a little easier with the use of referencing software such as EndNote. EndNote is the software that is officially supported by the university.

EndNote is capable of formatting both in-text citations in the body of a document and the full reference at the end of the document in just a couple of clicks, once the software is installed and set up properly. EndNote is free for all students and staff. See the EndNote Subject Guide to learn how to download and use the software.

If you are an honours student, postgraduate student, HDR candidate or a staff member, it may be helpful to book and attend an EndNote for Windows workshop on your campus. Bookings open the week before each workshop and are conducted by an ICT Literacy Specialist.

If you would like assistance using the software, attend one of our Drop-In Sessions or book a Consultation with an ICT Literacy Specialist for more in-depth assistance.

For assistance with referencing your sources book a one-on-one Research & Referencing consultation with a Librarian.

Need MS Office? 365 Education is free to students!

Image_GetOfficeFree_Student_430x159Office 365 Education is available for free to Griffith University students and staff. Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets.

Check your eligibility and download today direct from Microsoft.

You don’t need a Product Key so see the library desk for help if you get asked for one!

Not just Office 365 for free but other great discounts as well.  Check out the Software page.

You can choose: doPDF (a PDF printer), EndNote, SAS and SPSS – check out how here!