Friday, October 11, 2019

Library Life Blog: Monday 14th October- Sunday 20th October

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.


Information Point Closure:
Tuesday 15th October (26 York St & BH Library)






#FairSpaceForAll - Bookmarks available in 26 York St Library Spaces


See our full explainer blog post on #FSFA here.

How do they work? 
Grab a bookmark when you come into the library or when you find your seat. When you want to leave your seat, fill in the date and the time you leave, and be back with 45 minutes!


If you are leaving your seat for more than 45 minutes, take your belongings with you or they might get packed up and moved to the concourse area on that floor - i.e. opposite the main lifts.

When can items be moved? Items can be moved when you have not followed the policy of noting the date and time you have left your desk, or if you are gone longer than 45 minutes, or if you put the wrong time on your bookmark, or if you don't use a bookmark at all.

When are items cleared from desks? This can happen at any time, in any area of the library to any desk not adhering to the policy. Sometimes only one desk might be cleared, sometimes all desks might be cleared so the best advice is to adhere to the policy!

Ask at the Library Information Point in 26 York Street for more information.

Additional Study Spaces this week: 



Library BiteSize Sessions: Skills Sessions to get the most from your library


Lots of Library BiteSize sessions planned for the next couple of weeks: Students can sign up from Moodle here.

Library Space Bookings 

*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 - CPD training10:00-11:00 - testing (still available)
11:00-16:00 - x2 training sessions
08:00-16:00 - training09:30-11:00 - curriculum session10:00-11:00 - some testing but room still available08:30-17:00 - Pharmacy Exams08:30-17:00 - Pharmacy Exams

There are a lot of curriculum bookings in the computer room this week. If anyone needs a computer there are computers available in the Learning Commons, L0 - Reading Lounge, L1 - Collaborative Zone, L2


Expo Stage Bookings Green Week with the Enviro Soc!

 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
12:00-15:00
So you think you can Recycle?

Enviro Soc
17:00-20:00
MESA Ticket Sales 


12:00-15:00
Vegan Food Fair

Enviro Soc
17:00-20:00
MESA Ticket Sales 
11:00-16:00
QEO Survey 

12:00-15:00
Healthcare Without Harm Info Day

Enviro Soc
17:00-20:00
MESA Ticket Sales 
12:00-17:00 Gourmet Soc
17:00-19:00 Friends of MSF


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? Email library@rcsi.com. 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Library Life Blog: Monday 7th October - Sunday 13th October

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.

#FairSpaceForAll - Bookmarks available in 26 York St Library Spaces

See our full explainer blog post on #FSFA here.

How do they work? 
Grab a bookmark when you come into the library or when you find your seat. When you want to leave your seat, fill in the date and the time you leave, and be back with 45 minutes!

If you are leaving your seat for more than 45 minutes, take your belongings with you or they might get packed up and moved to the concourse area on that floor - i.e. opposite the main lifts.

When can items be moved? Items can be moved when you have not followed the policy of noting the date and time you have left your desk, or if you are gone longer than 45 minutes, or if you put the wrong time on your bookmark, or if you don't use a bookmark at all.

When are items cleared from desks? This can happen at any time, in any area of the library to any desk not adhering to the policy. Sometimes only one desk might be cleared, sometimes all desks might be cleared so the best advice is to adhere to the policy!

Ask at the Library Information Point in 26 York Street for more information.

Library BiteSize Sessions: Skills Sessions to get the most from your library


Sessions this week are happening on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Students can sign up from Moodle here.




UPDATED - New Term Opening hours:


Friday evening Information Point opening hours kick off Friday 4th October 2019, 5pm-9pm. Saturday Information Point hours, 11am-3pm are already operational.

For full building opening hours see our website: https://www.rcsi.ie/library_openinghours

Library Space Bookings*

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


*Updated 10/10/19




Computer Room Bookings

 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
09:00-15:3009:00-17:0009:00-16:0011:00-15:00

There are a lot of curriculum bookings in the computer room this week. If anyone needs a computer there are computers available in the Learning Commons, L0 - Reading Lounge, L1 - Collaborative Zone, L2

Expo Stage Bookings 

 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 


12:00-15:00
Mental Health Awareness Day


In 26 York Street this week:


Sunday 13th October : Open House Dublin (12pm-5pm)
RCSI Open House

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? Email library@rcsi.ie. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

#FairSpaceForAll - RCSI Library Seat Reservation Policy starts Tuesday 1st October 2019

Following a successful pilot and positive feedback from students and staff of the #FairSpaceForAll initiative in April/May of 2019 to stop seat 'hogging' in the library, we are launching the policy for the 2019/2020 academic year on Tuesday 1st October 2019. 

During the pilot we saw a reduction in seats being 'hogged' throughout library spaces resulting in an increase in available seats for students looking to study. A huge thank you to the UG and PG Students' Unions for co-designing the initiative with us and we look forward to this availability continuing to ensure #FairSpaceForAll! 









How does the #FairSpaceForAll Policy work? 

We have placed our #FairSpaceForAll bookmarks all over Library spaces in 26 York Street, Levels 1 and 2. Be sure to grab one when you come into any of the study areas. The bookmark is designed to be re-used so take it with you when you leave and bring it back the next time you are in the Library.

#FSFA Bookmark

How do they work? Grab a bookmark when you come into the library or when you find your seat. When you want to leave your seat, fill in the date and the time you leave, and be back with 45 minutes!
If you are leaving your seat for more than 45 minutes, take your belongings with you or they might get packed up and moved to the concourse area on that floor - i.e. opposite the main lifts.

When can items be moved? Items can be moved when you have not followed the policy of noting the date and time you have left your desk, or if you are gone longer than 45 minutes, or if you put the wrong time on your bookmark, or if you don't use a bookmark at all.

When are items cleared from desks? This can happen at any time, in any area of the library to any desk not adhering to the policy. Sometimes only one desk might be cleared, sometimes all desks might be cleared so the best advice is to adhere to the policy!

Ask at the Library Information Point in 26 York Street for more information.



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 a pilot scheme this initiative was a great success in reducing the number of 'Hogged' seats in the library, freeing up seats for other students who needed to study. Starting the scheme again we really want to hear what students think. Please let us know your comments or if you have any questions, email library@rcsi.ie. 


Friday, September 27, 2019

Library Life Blog: Monday 30th September - Sunday 6th October

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.

#FairSpaceForAll - look out for bookmarks from 1st October!

Watch out for the #FairSpaceForAll bookmarks in the Library from Tuesday 1st October.

How do they work? Grab a bookmark when you come into the library or when you find your seat. When you want to leave your seat, fill in the date and the time you leave, and be back with 45 minutes!

If you are leaving your seat for more than 45 minutes, take your belongings with you or they might get packed up and moved to the concourse area on that floor - i.e. opposite the main lifts.

When can items be moved? Items can be moved when you have not followed the policy of noting the date and time you have left your desk, or if you are gone longer than 45 minutes, or if you put the wrong time on your bookmark, or if you don't use a bookmark at all.

When are items cleared from desks? This can happen at any time, in any area of the library to any desk not adhering to the policy. Sometimes only one desk might be cleared, sometimes all desks might be cleared so the best advice is to adhere to the policy!

Ask at the Library Information Point in 26 York Street for more information.

Library BiteSize Sessions: Skills Sessions to get the most from your library


Sessions this week are happening on Tuesday and Wednesday:
Sign Up For Library BiteSize



UPDATED - New Term Opening hours:


Friday evening Information Point opening hours kick off Friday 4th October 2019, 5pm-9pm. Saturday Information Point hours, 11am-3pm are already operational. For full building opening hours see our website: https://www.rcsi.ie/library_openinghours



Monday 30th September - Sunday 6th October*

*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 
09:00-18:0009:00-17:0009:00-16:0009:00-17:3010:00-13:00

There are a lot of curriculum bookings in the computer room this week. If anyone needs a computer there are computers available in the Learning Commons, L0 - Reading Lounge, L1 - Collaborative Zone, L2

Expo Stage Bookings 

 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 
11:00-15:00 Saudi National Day
17:00- 18:00
SU Book Sale
12:00-13:00 Enviro Soc promoting Green Week 2019 coming 14th - 18th October



In 26 York Street this week:

RCSI Positive Aging Week 2019 #EDI #PAW2019



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? Email library@rcsi.ie. 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Library Life Blog: Monday 23rd September - Sunday 29th September

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.


Library BiteSize Sessions: Skills Sessions to get the most from your library


Sign Up For Library BiteSize




UPDATED - New Term Opening hours:


https://www.rcsi.ie/library_openinghours



Monday 23rd September - Sunday 29th September*

*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 
09:30-15:0009:00-17:0011:00-15:0011:00-15:0010:30-13:00
14:00-17:00

There are a lot of curriculum bookings in the computer room this week. If anyone needs a computer there are computers available in the Learning Commons, L0 - Reading Lounge, L1 - Collaborative Zone, L2

Expo Stage Bookings 

 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 

16:00-19:00
RCSI gets SECSE



In 26 York Street this week:

RCSI gets SECSE:
Join RCSI in the launch of the new RCSI Safe Sexual Health Campus Initiative -
Thursday 26th September 4pm-7pm @ Expo Stage, Library Learning Commons, L0






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? Email library@rcsi.ie. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Library Life Blog: Monday 16th September - Sunday 22nd September

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.


New Library BiteSize Classes: Skills Sessions to get the most from your library


Library BiteSize
A big thank you to everyone who came to our BiteSize Sessions last week. If you have any suggestions of useful pop ups we can run for you let us know. library@rcsi.ie

We have more Library BiteSize Skills Session scheduled for w/16th Sep. All details are listed in the Library BiteSize Moodle Section These new sessions need to be booked so sign in and choose the time/date that suits you best. All students are welcome to attend these sessions just bring along your Reading List.

Sign up via Library on Moodle page


UPDATED - New Term Opening hours:

https://www.rcsi.ie/library_openinghours



Monday 16th September - Sunday 22nd September*

*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 



08:30-18:0008:30-18:0008:30-18:00

Expo Stage Bookings 



 Monday
 Tuesday
Wednesday 
Thursday 
Friday 
Saturday 
Sunday 

11:00-15:00 NiteLine 11:30-13:30
RCSI App Launch



In 26 York Street this week:




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? Email library@rcsi.ie. 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Library Life Blog: Monday 9th September - Sunday 15th September

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.

Collaborative Zone Monday 9th September:


We have been busy setting up a Orientation Fair for the incoming new undergraduate students, we can't wait to meet you all.

Current Students: Is there anything you wish you had known about the library before you started?




New Library BiteSize Classes: Skills Sessions to get the most from your library

Find details on the Library Moodle Page 

A new year of Library BiteSize

All sessions next week are drop in only (no need to book a space) Pop over to us in 26 York St for our BiteSize tour of the Library and all the essentials you need to get you started. Or head to one of our sessions aimed to Find Items on your Reading List. Look forward to seeing you.

If you can't make a session just pop over to the Library Info Point in 26 York St or Beaumont Hospital and we will be happy to help.

New and Current Students: Are there any classes you would like? Let us know what classes we can provide for you or if there are any we've already done that you would like repeated.


New Term Opening hours:





Monday 9th September - Sunday 15th September*

*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 


14:00-16:0013:00-14:0008:00-09:00
13:00-14:00


In 26 York Street this week:


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.