Tuesday, 12 December 2017

University closedown: 23 December - 1 January

Season's Greetings to you all!

Library sites will be closed from Saturday 23 December - Monday 1 January inclusive.

For all our opening hours visit the
 Library opening hours page.

Though the Library sites will be closed you'll still be able to access our extensive online resources 24/7

We hope you have an enjoyable holiday season with your nearest and dearest and we look forward to seeing you again in 2018!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Course coordinators: Textbook adoptions for 2018 - last chance

The interim list of textbook adoptions for 2018 is now available. Course coordinators - it's your last chance to request edits to your submissions before the Bookshop and the Library start processing them.

If you missed the deadline to submit you have a limited time to make a late submission.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Develop your work and life skills this December

Now that exams are over why not learn some industry relevant skills over summer and earn some valuable micro-creds?

Woman typing on a laptop

Try the Collaborating Online Cred 
This credential demonstrates to future employers that you are able to:

* identify the importance of digital citizenship
* identify accepted norms of online interaction
* evaluate online communication practices
* apply appropriate codes of conduct to online interactions
* identify and apply good online collaboration practices
* select appropriate feedback comments and responses
Modules include:
* Digital citizenship
* The importance of netiquette

* Collaborating Online

Facilitation period will be from the 6 to 20 December. Enrol now.
Learn about the full range of RMIT Creds.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Graduating soon? Find out what you need to know before you go

RMIT University Library is here to support you throughout your student journey - from the day you start, until graduation and beyond.

As you approach graduation the Graduating Students and Alumni guide is the place to find out about:
  • free online training - boost your skills with Lynda.com training 
  • Alumni Library membership - learn about borrowing from the Library 
  • free open access journals, books and image portals 
  • essential websites for further study, jobs and career planning

Why not boost your skills and employability now? Use the guide to find Lynda.com where you can take top-quality video courses, taught by industry experts. It's free for RMIT students and staff. 

Lynda.com also offers a great feature where you can integrate your course completion certificates with your LinkedIn account. It's an invaluable way to enhance your professional profile!

Explore Lynda.com and much more on the Graduating Students and Alumni guide.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

RMIT authors showcase - Dr. Ania Walwicz

At RMIT we are extremely proud of our teachers and their achievements in all fields of creative writing. As part of our showcase of RMIT authors, we are delighted to feature the acclaimed poet, prose writer, performer and visual artist, Dr. Ania Walwicz and her most recent work of prose poems titled "Palace of Culture" (2014).

One of Australia’s leading conceptual poets, Dr. Walwicz teaches Poetry, Short Story, and Myths and Symbols in RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing program, in the School of Media and Communication. She 
was awarded the 2017 Award for Excellence in Teaching at RMIT - as part of the Professional Writing and Editing team. An experienced educator, Dr. Walwicz holds a Doctor of Philosophy, from Deakin University, 2017 and her doctorate received the Alfred Deakin Medal for Outstanding work, 2017.

Inspired by writers like Kafka and Dostoevsky, her written work is featured in over 200 anthologies and in secondary and tertiary literary curricula and sound recordings of her works feature in Voiceprints (2010). Dr. Walwicz has performed her text work both locally and internationally in Switzerland, New Zealand, France, England and Japan and won the Victorian Premier’s AwardNew Writing Prize for Boat, in 1990. Her next book: "Horse" is to be published by University of Western Australia Press in 2018. As a visual artist, she has held 10 one-woman shows of art, the latest at Yuill Crowley Gallery, Sydney, in 2010.

Dr. Walwicz latest publication, "Palace of Culture" is a surreal dream diary featuring over fifty prose poems using the subversive language of memory and dream. Utilising alliteration and assonance, weaving repetition amidst fragments of song, and employing disruptive language as narrative revelation, it explores complex themes of popular culture, ethics, self-analysis and inner-states of being. Through visionary, multi-faceted language and layered symbolic meanings "Palace of Culture" is a haunting, lyrical book of performative, musical language that demands to be read aloud.
Find the book in RMIT University Library: 
Walwicz, A. (2014). Palace of culture. Glebe NSW: Puncher & Wattmann.
Other publications by Dr. Ania Walwicz, available at RMIT University Library, include:

Walwicz, A. (2013). Elegant. Sydney: Vagabond Press.

Walwicz, A. (1992). Red roses (UQP fiction). St. Lucia, Qld., Australia : Portland, Or.: University of Queensland Press : Distributed in the USA and Canada by International Specialized Book Services.

Walwicz, A. (1989). Boat. North Ryde, N.S.W.: Sirius.

Walwicz, A. (1982). Writing. Melbourne: Rigmarole Books.

Please view Dr. Ania Walwicz staff profile and website for a more comprehensive biography and overview of her publications and creative accomplishments.

Spotlight: Indigenous Health Resources @ the Library

As part of our Indigenous Collection Spotlight series, we are featuring key e-resources from our Library’s collection on Indigenous Health.

Here are some of the highlights:

Streaming Videos: The following is a selection of the indigenous streamed videos available to the RMIT community (login required).



Looking for more Indigenous resources @ the Library? Find information on indigenous culture, education, environment, film, health, law, land rights, reconciliation and sport in the Library’s Indigenous Resources subject guide.  RMIT University Library is committed to enrich its growing collection of Indigenous resources in support of RMIT's vision for reconciliation,‘promoting a learning and research environment that engages partnerships and values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, cultures and diversity’.
RMIT University acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which the University stands. RMIT University respectfully recognises Elders both past and present.

Monday, 13 November 2017