Archive for January, 2011

Writtle College Library survey

The College Library is conducting an online survey to improve library services. This short survey should take between 5-10 minutes to complete. Your opinion/feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us provide a better service to you.

Complete the survey for a chance to win a mystery box of study materials and print credits.

Click here to take survey

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Isaac-Menard or Christina Harbour. There will be space at the end of the survey for your general comments.

To be eligible for the prize, make sure to add your email at the end of the survey.


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Upcoming Writtle College Library survey

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Strike a pose

The Library now subscribes to Vogue.

The latest issue is available with all the other current  issues beside the Library’s main doors.

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New Library journals

NEW THIS TERM – The library has subscribed to the following

Conservation Genetics – Print & Online
Online Access available from 2000 –

Journal of Management Studies – Print & Online
Online Access available from 1997 (Full Text) – via record on library catalogue

Strategic Management Journal – Print &
Online Online Access available from 1997 (Full Text) – via record on library catalogue

Journal of International Business Studies – Print only

British Journal of Management – Print & Online
Online Access available from 1997 (Full Text)

Journal of Management – Print & Online
Online Access will be available from 1999 (Full Text)

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Meet our library assistants

Shirley Courtney – Book ordering
You can email Shirley on

Lynette Huckle – Short term loans and standing orders
You can email Lynette on

Fiona Parling – Inter Library Loans and overdues
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Louisa Ricketts – New books
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Geraldine Worboys – Journals and databases
You can email Geraldine on –

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Meet the library team

Rachel Hewings
Head of Learning Information Services

Rachel has worked at Writtle College for twelve years, managing Library services to staff and students. With a background in economics and business, Rachel worked in public and academic libraries before joining Writtle. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and sits on the Chartership Board. Rachel specialises in mentoring, staff development, business and management and has an overview of HE and FE subjects at the College. She sits on the Academic Board, Academic Standards Committee and the Equality and Diversity Group.

Christina Harbour
Subject Librarian

Christina has worked at Writtle College since 2006. As Subject Librarian she manages library resources for animal, equine, sport, agriculture and business subjects. This involves collection development, user education and liaising with lecturers to provide a library service that is relevant to student’s needs. With a Masters in Information and Library management, Christina is interested in researching online, library marketing and is the person to contact for subject specialist research for assignments and dissertations. Previous library posts include working for the NHS and providing consultancy work for the online service Intute.

Rachel Isaac-Menard
Subject Librarian

Rachel is the Subject Librarian for design, horticulture and conservation at Writtle College. Her key duties include providing research and reference assistance to students and faculty, delivering instruction sessions, and managing the library collection in her subject areas. Rachel has worked in various academic and special libraries, including the Royal Ontario Museum Library & Archives and the Shore + Moffat Library of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design at the University of Toronto. Her professional interests include library branding and marketing and the assessment of library services. Rachel holds a Master’s in Art History and a Master’s of Information Studies, both from the University of Toronto.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. The library is now open as usual and we welcome back all staff and students.

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