Friday, June 14, 2019

Library Life Blog: Monday 17th June - Sunday 23rd June

Library Life is our weekly blog to let you know what will be going on around the library next week to help you plan your days and be aware of what is on.


Updated summer opening hours: http://www.rcsi.ie/library_openinghours

http://www.rcsi.ie/library_openinghours




Monday 17th June - Sunday 23rd June*

*Check local signage for updates. Blog will be updated too. All information correct for time of publication.


*updated Thursday 20th June 2019




Computer Room Bookings


 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
09:00-17:0009:00-13:0009:00-14:00


In 26 York Street this week:

Summer Construction Works: 
  • Significant works will be carried out in 26 York St during the months of June, July and August
  • The work will affect the central atrium from level -1 to Level 5
  • The Dispensary will close on Tuesday 11th June until 2nd September to facilitate delivery of scaffolding to 26 York Street, and the building works throughout the summer
  • Maps will be posted on the ground floor indicating restricted areas and alternative routes during the works
  • We advise to use the Libraries double lobbied study spaces as these will be the most protected. (Reading lounge, Level 1 and Silent Study Zone, Level 2)
  • Ear plugs will be available at the Info Point, Level 1
  • We will keep you updated of alternative study spaces around campus as they become available

            Restricted areas:


            Alternative Silent Study Rooms:


            Do you have other news you would like us to highlight to Library users?

            Any comments or thoughts on how we can make this weekly blog post more useful? We will pilot this blog until the end of term to see if you think it is useful so if it is let us know! Email library@rcsi.ie. 

            Friday, June 7, 2019

            Library Life Blog: Monday 10th June - Sunday 16th June

            Library Life is our weekly blog to let you know what will be going on around the library next week to help you plan your days and be aware of what is on.


            Final week of extended hours:





            Monday 10th June - Sunday 16th June*

            *Check local signage for updates. Blog will be updated too. All information correct for time of publication.







            Computer Room Bookings


             Monday
             Tuesday
            Wednesday 
            Thursday 
            Friday 
            Saturday 
            Sunday 
            09:00-17:0009:00-13:00


            In 26 York Street this week:

            Summer Works: Beginning Tuesday 11th June
            • Significant works will be carried out in 26 York St during the months of June, July and August
            • The work will affect the central atrium from level -1 to Level 5
            • The Dispensary will close on Tuesday 11th June until 2nd September to facilitate delivery of scaffolding to 26 York Street, and the building works throughout the summer
            • Maps will be posted on the ground floor indicating restricted areas and alternative routes during the works
            • We advise to use the Libraries double lobbied study spaces as these will be the most protected. (Reading lounge, Level 1 and Silent Study Zone, Level 2)
            • Ear plugs will be available at the Info Point, Level 1
            • We will keep you updated of alternative study spaces around campus as they become available

                      Do you have other news you would like us to highlight to Library users?

                      Any comments or thoughts on how we can make this weekly blog post more useful? We will pilot this blog until the end of term to see if you think it is useful so if it is let us know! Email library@rcsi.ie. 

                      Friday, May 31, 2019

                      Library Life Blog: Monday 3rd June - Sunday 9th June

                      Library Life is our weekly blog to let you know what will be going on around the library next week to help you plan your days and be aware of what is on.

                      End of Exam-Mode:
                      26 York St is no longer in Exam-Mode. Thank you for corporation during the pre-exam and exam mode these last couple of months.

                      RCSI Library would love to hear any feedback you have in regards to what you thought worked or what we could do differently next time. Please email library@rcsi.ie or pop by the info point on level 1 with any comments.

                      Please be aware that some of your fellow students still have exams timetabled and we ask that you continue to be respectful of others while in the shared library spaces ❤❤





                      End of Library Live Occupancy Data:
                      For the last couple of months we have been piloting displaying seat availability on digital signage throughout 26 York St. We hoped to be able to make students more aware of where seats were available and where people were hogging. 

                      This pilot has now ended so if you have any comments or thoughts on the process please get in touch. Send all feedback to library@rcsi.ie. Thanks!

                      June Bank Holiday Hours:

                      http://www.rcsi.ie/library_openinghours




                      Monday 3rd June - Sunday 9th June*

                      *Check local signage for updates. Blog will be updated too. All information correct for time of publication.





                      Computer Room Bookings


                       Monday
                       Tuesday
                      Wednesday 
                      Thursday 
                      Friday 
                      Saturday 
                      Sunday 


                      09:00-17:0014:00-17:0009:00-13:00

                      Do you have other news you would like us to highlight to Library users?

                      Any comments or thoughts on how we can make this weekly blog post more useful? We will pilot this blog until the end of term to see if you think it is useful so if it is let us know! Email library@rcsi.ie. 

                      Friday, May 24, 2019

                      Library Life Blog: Monday 27th May - Sunday 2nd June

                      Library Life is our weekly blog to let you know what will be going on around the library next week to help you plan your days and be aware of what is on.

                      Please be aware that many of your fellow students are getting ready for exams so RESPECT, SUPPORT & UNDERSTANDING are needed for all of our shared study spaces 💗

                      EXAM MODE: From Monday 22nd April, 26 York Street goes into Exam Mode - see email from the Dean to all students on Friday 22nd March 2019. 
                      26 York Street is in Examination Mode, Monday 22nd April – Friday 31st May 2019 - Final week of Exam Mode in 26 York Street

                      • No tours at any time, unless approved by the College’s Senior Management Team
                      • No external events hosted in the building unless approved by the College’s Senior Management Team.  Curriculum related activities and examinations will continue to be hosted in the building during this time.
                      • Catering on the concourses on Levels -1, 3 and 4 will be minimised as much as possible. 
                      • Desks around the atria on Levels 3 and 4 will not be used for serving refreshments.





                      Monday 27th May - Sunday 2nd June*

                      *Check local signage for updates. Blog will be updated too. All information correct for time of publication.





                      Computer Room Bookings


                       Monday
                       Tuesday
                      Wednesday 
                      Thursday 
                      Friday 
                      Saturday 
                      Sunday 
                      09:00-17:00
                      09:00-13:00



                      Additional Study Rooms Availability (Levels 3 & 4)

                       Monday
                      Tuesday 
                      Wednesday 
                      Thursday 
                      Friday 
                      Saturday 
                      Sunday 
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      8am-10pm
                      8am-10pm
                      TBC
                      TBCTBCTBCTBCTBCTBC

                      Do you have other news you would like us to highlight to Library users?

                      Any comments or thoughts on how we can make this weekly blog post more useful? We will pilot this blog until the end of term to see if you think it is useful so if it is let us know! Email library@rcsi.ie. 

                      Library Life Blog: Monday 20th - Sunday 26th May

                      Library Life is our weekly blog to let you know what will be going on around the library next week to help you plan your days and be aware of what is on.

                      Please be aware that many of your fellow students are getting ready for exams so RESPECT, SUPPORT & UNDERSTANDING are needed for all of our shared study spaces 💗

                      Final Med Results: The annual tradition of results readnig is moving to the Library Learning Commons this year from 2pm on Tuesday 21st May 2019. Please send feedback to library@rcsi.ie.

                      EXAM MODE: From Monday 22nd April, 26 York Street goes into Exam Mode - see email from the Dean to all students on Friday 22nd March 2019. 
                      26 York Street is in Examination Mode, Monday 22nd April – Friday 31st May 2019
                      • No tours at any time, unless approved by the College’s Senior Management Team
                      • No external events hosted in the building unless approved by the College’s Senior Management Team.  Curriculum related activities and examinations will continue to be hosted in the building during this time.
                      • Catering on the concourses on Levels -1, 3 and 4 will be minimised as much as possible. 
                      • Desks around the atria on Levels 3 and 4 will not be used for serving refreshments.





                      Monday 20th - Sunday 26th May*

                      *Check local signage for updates. Blog will be updated too. All information correct for time of publication.




                      Computer Room Bookings


                       Monday
                       Tuesday
                      Wednesday 
                      Thursday 
                      Friday 
                      Saturday 
                      Sunday 

                      11:00-12:0009:30-13:0008:00-17:00 (exam)

                      Additional Study Rooms Availability (Levels 3 & 4)

                       Monday
                      Tuesday 
                      Wednesday 
                      Thursday 
                      Friday 
                      Saturday 
                      Sunday 
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      7am-10pm
                      7am-10pm
                      321-324
                      422-425424-425424-425321-326; 421-426321-326; 421-426321-326; 421-426

                      In 26 York Street this week:

                      • Tuesday 21st May: Final Year Medicine results will take place in 123 SSG 

                      Do you have other news you would like us to highlight to Library users?

                      Any comments or thoughts on how we can make this weekly blog post more useful? We will pilot this blog until the end of term to see if you think it is useful so if it is let us know! Email library@rcsi.ie. 

                      Tuesday, May 14, 2019

                      #FairSpaceForAll - new Library Seat Reservation Campaign launching Monday 29th April 2019 - Update

                      Finding seats in the Library can be tricky sometimes, particularly when some students leave belongings on a desk for hours, meaning another student cannot get a seat :( Following student and staff feedback, lots of data and benchmarking, the Library is launching a new campaign #FairSpaceForAll - starting Monday 29th April 2019 in 26 York Street!

                      Thank you to all students for engaging with our pilot campaign - we are currently reviewing all of our data, so please send your feedback to library@rcsi.ie

                      Updated Monday 20th May 2019








                      What will change with the #FairSpaceForAll Campaign?
                      This is a pilot campaign from Monday 29th April - Friday 17th May 2019 and will be reviewed during summer 2019. During the 3 weeks of the campaign, the following changes will happen in the Library:

                      The new 'blue slip'

                      • A new #FairSpaceForAll bookmark will be available for student to note the time they leave their desk – this bookmark will be reusable for multiple days and can be kept with you for when you are in the library
                      • An extended time limit of 45 minutes will be introduced to allow students to take a proper break for food or refreshments
                      • Items left unattended without the #FairSpaceForAll bookmark, or where the 45 minutes break has been exceeded, may be removed by the library team from the library area and stored in plastic boxes on the concourse areas on Level 1 or Level 2. This will free up the individual space for another student, and belongings will have to be collected at these concourse areas. It is very important for students to understand that if desks are left unattended without the #FairSpaceForAll bookmark, that any items, including laptops will unplugged and removed.



                      What does ‘removing items’ mean?

                      At any point during the day, members of the Library team will be patrolling the Library spaces on Levels 1 and 2 and may remove items on seats which:

                      • Do not have the #FairSpaceForAll bookmark on them with the time you left your desk
                      • Seats where students have been away longer than 45 minutes, as indicated from the #FairSpaceForAll bookmark.  
                      • Have a 'fake time' on the bookmark i.e. later than when you really left

                      All items left at a desk will be put in a plastic box. This includes devices being unplugged so if work is unsaved – it might be lost.

                      Any food items will be put in the box also along with bottled drinks. Coffee/Tea cups will be left on a table beside the collection area.


                      Where will the boxes with removed items be left?

                      Floor
                      Area Monitored
                      Boxes Left
                      Level 1
                      Reading Lounge
                      Boxes left on Level 1 concourse, opposite lifts

                      Computer Room
                      Boxes left on Level 1 concourse, opposite lifts

                      Atrium Seating
                      Boxes left on Level 1 concourse, opposite lifts
                      Level 2
                      Silent Study Zone
                      Boxes left on Level 2 concourse, opposite lifts

                      Collaborative Zone
                      Boxes left on Level 2 concourse, opposite lifts

                      Atrium Seating
                      Boxes left on Level 2 concourse, opposite lifts


                      What happens if I don’t collect my items on the day they are removed? 

                      Uncollected items in boxes at the end of the day will be removed by security into lost property for collection.

                      What happens if a 'fake' time is written on the #FairSpaceForAll bookmark?

                      Where students write a later time as their 'time left' on their bookmarks, items may be removed, as if there was no bookmark on the space at all.

                      Tell us what you think! As this is a pilot initiative, we really want to hear what students think. Please let us know your comments or if you have any questions, email library@rcsi.ie. 


                      Library Life Blog: Monday 13th- Sunday 19th May

                      Library Life is our weekly blog to let you know what will be going on around the library next week to help you plan your days and be aware of what is on.

                      Please be aware that many of your fellow students are getting ready for exams so RESPECT, SUPPORT & UNDERSTANDING are needed for all of our shared study spaces 💗

                      EXAM MODE: From Monday 22nd April, 26 York Street goes into Exam Mode - see email from the Dean to all students on Friday 22nd March 2019. 
                      26 York Street is in Examination Mode, Monday 22nd April – Sunday 31st May 2019

                      • No tours at any time, unless approved by the College’s Senior Management Team
                      • No external events hosted in the building unless approved by the College’s Senior Management Team.  Curriculum related activities and examinations will continue to be hosted in the building during this time.
                      • Catering on the concourses on Levels -1, 3 and 4 will be minimised as much as possible. 
                      • Desks around the atria on Levels 3 and 4 will not be used for serving refreshments.


                      #FairSpaceForAll - PILOT FINISHES FRIDAY 17TH MAY

                      #FairSpaceForAll launched Monday 29th April in RCSI Library

                      • If you are leaving your desk for less than 45mins for any reason use one of our lovely new blue bookmarks to let us know
                      • If you are leaving for more than 45 mins pop your stuff into a locker or take it with you

                      You will find bookmarks all around Library spaces in 26 York St and always at our Info Point on Level 1.

                      Check out our blog for the full details! http://rcsilibrary.blogspot.com/2019/04/fairspaceforall-new-library-seat.html

                      Any questions? You can pop to the Info Point on Level 1 or send us a quick email at library@rcsi.ie




                      Monday 13th - Sunday 19th May*

                      *Check local signage for updates. Blog will be updated too. All information correct for time of publication.





                      Computer Room Bookings


                       Monday
                       Tuesday
                      Wednesday 
                      Thursday 
                      Friday 
                      Saturday 
                      Sunday 

                      09:30-13:00

                      Additional Study Rooms Availability (Levels 3 & 4)

                       Monday
                      Tuesday 
                      Wednesday 
                      Thursday 
                      Friday 
                      Saturday 
                      Sunday 
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      5pm-10pm
                      8am-10pm
                      8am-10pm
                      324-326;
                      422-426
                      321-323; 326TBC - check for local signage321; 421-426421 + check for local signageTBC - check for local signageTBC - check for local signage

                      Do you have other news you would like us to highlight to Library users?

                      Any comments or thoughts on how we can make this weekly blog post more useful? We will pilot this blog until the end of term to see if you think it is useful so if it is let us know! Email library@rcsi.ie.