SUBJECT GUIDES – NEW EXPANDED SECTION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

We’ve been hard at work expanding our Subject Guides section on our website to now include over 40+ tailor-made pages that cover everything from Animation to Child Care, Drama to Mathematics, Media Studies to Public Services and much more!

On each page you’ll find lists of subject-relevant books, e-books, magazines, DVDs, streamed video (on our media player, ClickView), external websites and links to extremely useful study help sites.

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Hopefully you’ll find everything you need, however if we have missed out a subject or a particular excellent website, please feel free to contact us and we’ll include it in our ever-expanding list, it’s an organic thing!

Why not take a look for yourself and discover something new?

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World Book Day 2017 – Grab your £1 Voucher In The Library Now!

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WORLD BOOK DAY 2017 – THURSDAY 2 MARCH!

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

WHAT HAPPENS?

Thanks to the generosity of National Book Tokens Ltd, publishers and booksellers, we have received £1 book vouchers that we can offer to children and young people who can then take their voucher to a local bookseller and can use it to pick one of TEN (exclusive, new and completely free) books. Or, if they’d rather, they can use it to get £1 off any book or audio book costing over £2.99 at a participating bookshop or book club (terms and conditions apply).

MAKE SURE YOU GRAB YOURS AT NUNEATON CAMPUS LIBRARY TODAY!

The Future Game – England Football Learning Resources

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To coincide with the start of the new Football season, the college Library have purchased The Future Game, The Future Game – Grassroots books and The Future Game – 3D Animations DVD. First published in 2010, the three resources are perfect for students and staff involved at all levels of the ‘beautiful game’.

They can be found in shelf mark 796.3342 in the Sports section of the Nuneaton Campus Library

The Future Game is a brand new blueprint for the overall future of football in this country. Included in the 275 page guide is The FA’s playing and coaching philosophy and guidelines for player development in age specific sections with over a 100 practice sessions. The Future Game has been worked up collaboratively with expert coaches from the professional game.

The Future Game – Grassroots is the essential guide for coaches working with young players in the grass roots game. Aiming to develop their experience, capture imagination and ignite enthusiasm, this book is packed with expert research into young players and advice on creating a positive learning environment.

The boxset contains:

A guide to The FA’s playing and coaching philosophy
A guide to age-appropriate practices with coaching session plans.
An engaging DVD

Lastly, The Future Game – 3D Animations DVD is a coaching animation tool created by the FA Licensed Coaches’ Club in partnership with TactX, to animate the practice syllabus from The Future Game. Over 100 age-appropriate practice sessions are included, each with downloadable practice progressions and key coaching points along with session plans that can also be transferred to other devices.

More information on The Future Game can be found at:

http://www.thefa.com/st-georges-park/discover/coaching/the-future-game

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Summer Holidays 2015 – Plan, Discover & Indulge with us!

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If you’ve not planned your Summer Holidays yet, there are loads of resources in the college Library to help you. From our newly-expanded Travel Guide section (Shelf Mark: 900-999), to Language books (400-499), Travel and Tourism (338), Customs and Folklore (390-399), Philosophy and Religion (200-299) and even Arts, Architecture and Photography (Hinckley Campus: 700-799), we should have pretty much everything covered… Apart from booking flights, car parking and transfers of course!

Absolute gems include:

Rough Guides – ‘First Time Around the World’, ‘Spain’, ‘Greek Islands’ + lots more

DK Eyewitness – ‘Italian Lakes’, ‘Canary Islands’, ‘French-English Visual Bilingual Dictionary’ + lots more

Lonely Planet – ‘Europe on a Shoestring’, ‘Malta & Gozo’ + lots more

Collins Discovery World Atlas

Tourist Attractions & Events of the World

The Guardian Green Travel Guide

Instant – ‘Italian’, ‘Spanish’, ‘Greek

To discover what we have on-shelf, check out: http://heritage.nwhc.ac.uk/

Don’t forget we also have a boatload of other resources such as e-books, magazines, ClickView, and DVDs to help you choose your ideal holiday destination!

National Libraries Day – Saturday 7 February 2015!

Love Libraries? Show it

National Libraries Day will hit Britain on Saturday 7 February 2015, with the message that we love our library and information services and the professionals behind them.

With an emphasis on fun and creating a buzz around libraries of all description, Saturday 7 February will round off a week of special celebrations held in local, public, academic and workplace libraries up and down the country. It is a chance for people to organise a local event or visit their library and interact with the vital work carried out by their library and information professionals, reminding decision-makers that our libraries and librarians are valued.

The National Libraries Day campaign is designed to say a national thank-you for the unique contribution made by library and information professionals and their institutions to personal and professional prosperity; from sparking a lifelong love of books and reading, to accelerating literacy and learning and connecting workers with the different kinds of information they need in their workplace; providing a home for social relationships and inclusiveness and a safe place for any member of the community to gain help and essential access to information and the internet.

For National Libraries Day 2014, thousands of people took part in over 600 events in libraries across the country, including author visits and performances, with highlights from a mad hatter’s tea party in Chester, to a 1940s dance in Bournemouth, to a Harry Potter themed event in London and stories and songs in Glasgow. The first National Libraries Day ambassador, author Lesley Pearce, appeared on BBC Breakfast TV to talk about the campaign.

Join in by visiting http://www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk/, organising an event, contributing to our forums, following @NatLibrariesDay on twitter, tweeting with the #NLD15 hashtag and visiting your local Library.

More information on local Libraries can be found at the following links:

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

www.leics.gov.uk/libraries

www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries

(Taken from National Libraries Day website)

A day in the life of the library: part 10

This is part of a series of posts offering a behind-the-scenes look at library work. A day in the life of the library team!

Name: Paul Sawyer
Job Title: Learning Resources Assistant

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Proudly holding my Sport Relief medal!

Hi! I’m Paul, I’ve been working at the college for 3 months now and I work on the Nuneaton campus Monday-Thursday on the evening shift. I work term-time which means I get the benefit of the same holidays as all you lucky students out there!

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of my daily (sorry, evening) routine, a quick mention that I completed the Sport Relief 3 miler recently (Sunday 23 March). I’m seriously proud of myself as I managed to finish a monumental 3rd place which is my best place finish ever in an event! Never mind the fact that the two lads that beat me were half my age, we’ll brush that one under the carpet…

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New member of staff joins the library team!

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Name: Paul Sawyer
Job Title: Learning Resources Assistant – New starter!

Hi everyone,

As I’m well into my fourth week of being a new starter here in the Library, I thought I’d give you an (overdue) update as to how I’m getting on.

Like all new jobs, it’s always a bit ‘alien’ in the beginning, having to learn all the new systems and processes alongside the day-to-day duties such as issuing, returning and shelving books and various A.V. equipment. First impressions are that there’s so much more to being a ‘Learning Resource Assistant’ than meets the eye!

My previous job was working for OCR in their in-house publishing team, so I have significant experience in using the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), and also the Microsoft range, especially Word. If you ever need any help using these packages, give me a yell!

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