University display at Leamington

Thinking of heading off to University? Have a look at our display in Leamington library. There’s lots of useful advice about choosing what and where to study, how to survive your 1st term away from home, budgeting and meal ideas, or maybe a Gap year first? And if you are that little bit older, read some inspirational stories showing why it’s never too late!Univ pic april 15

#getset in Leamington library

Looking for help with career advice?
Come to see our display in Leamington site library. As well as a wide range of careers in different fields, the display recommends some excellent websites.
Try   – a website geared towards inspiration, encouragement and discovery, career videos,  as well as hundreds of useful articles. The libraries have lots of resources on careers (books, e-books and more), covering everything from writing a CV to how to answer interview questions. So why not pop in to your nearest site library and take a look.
Also check out our Inspiration competition on Thursday in the atrium, with a chance to win a £15 Amazon voucher! finalpicGSW

New Childlink mobile app

Childlink is an online resource that the Library subscribes to, which focuses on legislation, policies, research and practices regarding children, young people and families in the UK and Ireland. Designed for policy makers, academics and those who work with young people, Childlink’s users include Government Departments, Health Sector, and Social Work agencies. 

Members of Warwickshire College can now get full access to Childlink on a smart phone using the new – free – mobile app! Simply go to > select Login via your institution > select Warwickshire College > enter your College login details.

From a PC you can access Childlink via the Search the Library Collection link on the Libraries homepage, just search Childlink.

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The Vogue Archive – trial access now available

The Vogue Archive is a complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, every page of every issue has been digitised and reproduced in high-resolution color images. The Vogue Archive constitutes a searchable treasure trove of work from the greatest designers, photographers, stylists, and illustrators of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Rich indexing enables you to find images by garment type, designer and brand name.

The resource provides valuable primary source material for students across many disciplines. Fashion design and photography students can find inspirational images. Business students can research the history of a brand identity by viewing brand advertisements between specified dates. Researchers in cultural studies and gender studies will be able to explore themes such as body image, gender roles, and social tastes from the 1890s to the present.

The Library currently has trial access to this resource up until 17th September 2014. Search ‘Vogue Archive’ on the library catalogue to access.

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Prize winning student at Leamington site Library

Yanfang Li was presented with a pair of Loft theatre tickets by Library staff at Leamington, for being named the student who has borrowed the most academic resources at the Leamington site Library this year. Well done for being so studious Yanfang, here at the Library we are confident that all your hard work will pay off!
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Top Exam Tips Display at Leamington Site Library

Find some top tips for exam success in the new display at Leamington site library. We also have a good selection of books on passing exams (shelfmark 001.5), essay-writing (001.43) and study skills (001.42).

There are also some good websites mentioned in the display. Try the Fourth level/Senior phase page on the Education Scotland Study Skills site for a useful mini course on writing exam essays and more.

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Great turnout at the ‘Big Book Giveaway’ event with Leamington Library

Students, staff, visitors and even building contractors were all pleased to be recipients of a free book at the ‘Big Book Giveaway’ event run by the Leamington site Library and held in the Refectory at Leamington on Wednesday 30th April.
Promoting and celebrating literacy and libraries, the event was part of World Book Night, supported by the Reading Agency. We had around 60 fiction books to give away and they were all snapped up in under an hour! Thanks to everyone who came, read and chatted about books, authors and libraries. Happy Reading!

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Celebrating success with ESOL students!

We have really enjoyed celebrating success at Leaminton Library with ESOL students who have completed their ‘Four Book Reading Journey’! The joint initiative between ESOL tutors and the Leamington Library is very popular with students wanting to improve their English and is ever expanding, with students on other courses also wanting to join in. Well done to all who took part!

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Photography display at Leamington site Library

Take better photographs!

The display at Leamington site Library gives you tips on how to take better pictures and includes a range of books and magazines to help you perfect your technique. Don’t forget to also have a look at our wider collection of books on photography for inspiration.

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World War One Fashion Display at Leamington site Library

First Year BTEC Extended Diploma Fashion and Clothing students are currently working on a project centred on the First World War; the display at Leamington Library aims to provide background information and inspiration. The War was a turning point in many ways – military uniforms were designed to blend in, not stand out (no more Redcoats) and women found themselves in uniform for the first time, either in supporting roles at the front or in a range of civilian uniforms. Haute couture persevered, but even high fashion was influenced by the military look.

The display illustrates how certain colours are forever associated with the First World War. The soldiers’ khaki uniforms blended in with the sea of mud that was the trenches and No Man’s Land, whilst the bright poppies that grew in the wastelands provided an incongruous splash of colour that inevitably reminds us of the endless bloodshed.

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