Monday, 31 July 2017

Spotlight: Indigenous Film @ the Library

As part of our Indigenous Collection Spotlight series, we are featuring key resources from our Library’s E- resources collection, highlighting award-winning Indigenous Film held in our audiovisual collection via Informit EduTV (Log-in required):

Bran Nue Dae - Rachel Perkins 2009

Samson and Delilah - Warwick Thornton 2009

Ten Canoes - Rolf De Heer 2006

The Sapphires - Wayne Blair 2012

Stone Bros - Richard Franklin 2009

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.

5 reasons to play Library Quest NOW

Looking for that elusive tool to help you plan and write your assignment?

Struggling to find resources?

Baffled by referencing?

Library Quest can help!

It is a fun and easy way to discover useful Library tools and resources that are designed to help you with your studies, essay planning and research.  

Here are five wonderful reasons to play - you will learn how:

1. Assignment Planner can help you get organised and submit your assignment in on time;

2. Subject Guides take all the mystery out of researching your subject;

3. LibrarySearch helps you easily locate Library resources;

4. Ask a Librarian is available for friendly advice whenever you need help;  

5. Easy Cite makes referencing easy and helps you avoid plagiarism. Beware the worm!

What are you waiting for? Play Library Quest and feel confident learning essential Library skills to help you ace your studies. And enter the draw for a $500 Coles/Myer gift voucher. 

Play now and win.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Study and Learning Centre Drop-in now in Bundoora Library

Bundoora students: the Study and Learning Centre Drop-in is now conveniently located within Bundoora Library.

Get expert study help from the talented Student Learning Assistants and the wonderful Learning Advisors. They can help you improve your writing, maths, study skills and more. Better skills = better grades, right? 

To celebrate the new location in Bundoora Library we have tonnes of these
super-cute pencil sets to give away (while stocks last).  

The Drop-in is open:

Monday            1.30 - 4.30pm
Tuesday           1.30 - 4.30pm
Wednesday      12.30 - 3.30pm
Thursday          10am - 1pm

Come and say 'hello', find out how the Study and Learning Centre Drop-in can help you and pick up a free pencil set. Easy.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Win a $500 gift voucher with Library Quest!

Play Library Quest - the online game that teaches you about the Library while you race against time to save the world from a meteorite!

New students - play now to discover all the ways the Library can help you with your studies.

Returning students
- why not play again and refresh your skills?

Play now to pick up some hot Library tips and go into the draw for a $500 prize voucher!

Welcome back for Semester 2

Welcome to all new and returning students!

Whether you're newly enrolled at RMIT University or starting back for semester two, now is a great time to get to know your wonderful Library and all the services and resources it offers to support you during your student journey. 

Here are four Hot Tips to get you started in semester two:

1. Swanston Library has a new entrance -

You can now enter the Library in two ways - either from Building 10, Level 6 or from Building 10, Level 5 above RMIT Connect. Come explore!

The Study and Learning Centre Drop-ins are friendly learning spaces -
Drop-in and work with experienced Learning Advisors to develop your skills in assignment writing, maths, physics and chemistry, study skills and computer basics. Find out more

3. Learning Lab provides online study skills training -
Perfect if you prefer to learn online, check out the Learning Lab.  Find out more

4. Ask a Librarian is here to help anytime -
Chat or email our friendly Librarians for help with Library services and resources. Find out more

Visit the Getting Started page for more essential Library tips.

Play Library Quest for all the best tips and tricks to make studying easy. Even if you played in semester one, you can play again to refresh your skills, have fun, save the world from a meteorite and enter a prize draw for a Coles - Myer $500 voucher. Play Library Quest
Remember whatever Library service you choose, you're in good hands. We're here to help.

RMIT University Library presents Rob Hulls

RMIT University Library presents Rob Hulls.

We're delighted to invite you to attend a talk by Rob Hulls from the RMIT University Centre for Innovative Justice. Rob completed his law degree at RMIT and is an ex-federal and ex-state politician.

In his state political career Rob held numerous offices including Attorney-General. In October 2012 Rob was appointed Adjunct Professor at RMIT and was invited to establish the new Centre for Innovative Justice as its inaugural Director.

Join us at Swanston Library to hear Rob speak about the centre's objective to develop, drive and expand the capacity of the justice system to meet and adapt to the needs of its diverse users.

This free event is open to students, staff and the public. BYO lunch.

Where - Swanston Library Megaflex Room
Building 10, Level 6

When - Thursday 27 July
12 - 1pm

Book your place now

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Material ConneXion @ the Library

In this e-resource profile, RMIT University Library is highlighting Material ConneXion - a comprehensive online database of new materials and processes.

This unique database currently includes over 7000 innovative materials in various categories, covering disciplines such as interior design, construction, industrial design, product design, textiles and architecture.

Material ConneXion is the definitive source for architects, engineers and industrial and interior designers to discover and research new and innovative materials from a large spectrum of industries, typically unnoticed or difficult to reach by the design community. 

Explore Material ConneXion today (log in required).