Give us your opinion and win $200!

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Check your Griffith University email folks! You may have been selected to give your opinion on the quality of Griffith’s IT Services.

If you have been invited to participate, simply complete the IT Service Quality Survey and go into the draw to win a $200 prepaid Visa card.

Information Services is keen to know about your experiences with using our IT services, resources, and facilities. Help us, help you! Tell us what you think (honestly!) and we will use the feedback to improve our services to you.

The survey is completely confidential and is open until Monday 9 May 2016.


You asked, we listened…

Ever feel like you’re living in the Library?

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Over the course of your degree you’ll probably rack up quite a few hours of library time, which is why getting your feedback is so important to us.

We love hearing which library hangout is your favourite or what you think could be improved.

The results from 2015’s LibQUAL Library User Experience Survey highlighted some fantastic insights that have helped create an even better Library experience for everyone.

From your feedback we’ve created extra library spaces, improved access to online resources and shortly we’ll launch a brand new online space booking system! But we won’t give away all the details, see the full results and new service details in our infographic.

Thank you to everyone who participated in 2015’s Library User Experience Survey and remember to keep an eye out for 2016’s IT Service Quality Survey.

In the meantime, enjoy your new Library features and services.


8 out 10 students wanted to know! Do you?

We asked students which three academic skills they would like to develop over the next semester  and 8 out 10 students wanted assistance with referencing. Are you in the eight or are you interested in developing some of the other top five academic skills students wanted to develop? The top five academic skills included:

Griffith University uses a variety of referencing styles however the most common styles are found on the Referencing Tool. Knowing when to quote or paraphrase from a resource will depend on the assessment task you are undertaking. When quoting text, page numbers must be included in the in-text citations.

LibrarySearch is the new search engine which allows you to search across multiple databases. LibrarySearch is a great way to find scholarly, peer-reviewed research for your assessment tasks easily and efficiently.

Essay structure means different things to different people. Each discipline has its own way of writing and as you progress through your chosen programs you will develop and adapt to the style of writing that is required. A good place to start is always use good academic conventions by including an introduction even if it is only one or two sentences introducing the topic and its importance. Secondly, have a body which elaborates and provides evidence as to the importance of the topic. Lastly, include a conclusion this may be one sentence summing up the sentences above. The key is to always include an: Introduction, Body with evidence and have a conclusion which provides a flow to your writing.

Reading efficiently! Well to read efficiently means to read with purpose, know why you are reading! What is the purpose you are reading! And do something with the reading do not double handle your readings. This takes practise. When reading a journal article it is advisable to read the Title, Abstract and then the Conclusion. If the abstract and conclusion marry up and are relevant to your question then you may want to read further and take notes for your assessment.

Efficiently reading texts is not too dissimilar to reading journal articles. You may start with the chapter summary and conclusion, skimming over any headings or sub headings, along with images or tables that may be relevant to you. Staying on track and on task can be the difficulty as many texts are written so you want to read more! Again, take notes as you go highlighting page numbers of relevance saving you time and energy later when it is time to include them in your in-text citations.

The best way for you to note take will depend on your learning style [1] and your own preference. Try doing something with your lecture notes within 24 hours of making them, then again in a week, and re-engage with your notes each month. Using your notes this way will mean you will not have to relearn the lecture content when it comes to exam time.

By having a purpose when researching, reading and writing you will save many hours of frustration and end up with a quality assessment item. Till the next time – happy studying.


[1] Do a Google search on VARK: Complete the questionnaire and find out which learning style bests suits you. This resource also includes a range of learning strategies that maybe helpful.


Library Client Survey 2011 – Is the library meeting your needs?

Dear Staff and Students,

The Library is keen to know about your experiences with using our services, resources and facilities.

This will assist us in reviewing the effectiveness of what we do and to help us develop proposals for improvements that may benefit all of our clients.

We hope you can spare ten minutes to complete this quick,online and confidential survey:

http://surveys.insyncsurveys.com.au/surveys/GriffithUniversityLCS2011/

Upon completion of this survey you will be able to enter the prize draw to win one of five $100 Coles Myer Gift Cards.



Win a $50 Coles Myer Voucher

Tell us what you think of the Library Catalogue

The Library is seeking to improve its search tools.

Help us get it right by telling us what you think of the Library Catalogue. Complete the online Library Catalogue satisfaction survey to go into the draw to win one of five $50 Coles Myer gift vouchers. Survey is finished.

We’re serious about making improvements, so your brutal honesty is much appreciated!


Catalogue survey prize draw winners

Catalogue survey prize draw winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the catalogue survey prize draw who have each won a $50 Coles Myer voucher:

· Anastasia Melov

· Chris Chamberlin

· Lulu Aryani

· Teenon Liamsuwan

· Oshadi Yatawarage

Winners will be contacted via email with information about collecting their prize.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the library catalogue survey. Your feedback will help us deliver a better experience when the Library’s new search facility is launched in semester two 2010.


Win a $50 Coles Myer voucher

Tell us what you think of the Library Catalogue

The Library is seeking to improve its search tools.

Help us get it right by telling us what you think of the Library Catalogue. Complete the online Library Catalogue satisfaction survey to go into the draw to win one of five $50 Coles Myer gift vouchers.

We’re serious about making improvements, so your brutal honesty is much appreciated!