Last week Ian Clark, subject librarian at the University of East London, welcomed us at the Stratford Library and Learning Centre Campus. The campus had a very vibrant feel to it. The Library building looked stunning
The building opened in June 2013. It offers:
Three floors of social, quiet and silent learning space and 8 online-bookable group study rooms
130,000 books and journals covering Law, Social Sciences, Health, Sport and Biosciences, Psychology and Education
A help desk for library enquiries (an IT support desk has now been located next to the help desk)
Self-service facilities with an automated book returns sorter
A café (just outside the turnstile gate since food is not permitted in the library)
A beautiful landscaped internal bamboo garden with inspirational quotes
Tablet devices for loan
Self-service reservation shelf
After a tour of the Library, Ian talked to us about ‘Visitors, Residents and user-orientated online communications’.
This is his presentation: https://t.co/o0hHaH9pZH
It was all very interesting. As part of the presentation, Ian used https://www.mentimeter.com/. It was a great way to make his talk more interactive and for us to find what social media tools our fellow participants used.
If you want to learn more Ian’s take on the Visitors and residents model, this is his recent article for InfoToday: http://www.infotoday.eu/Articles/Editorial/Featured-Articles/Visitors-and-residents-understanding-digital-behaviours-105217.aspx