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Staff bite-size workshops

The library will be hosting a series of five workshops for staff.  

1.   Be current – keep up-to-date with trends and research findings in your industry/research area(s) with current  awareness techniques.
Monday 7th November 8-9am in study room 1 (library computer suite). Breakfast provided

2.   Be search savvy – tips and tricks to get more out of our journal databases.
Thursday 24th November 8-9am in study room 1 (Library computer suite).
Breakfast provided

3.   Be noticed  – present your best self to others on the web
Date/Time TBD

  • myths and facts about Google ranking
  • using social networking and Google to enhance your online image
  • manage your web presence and increase your digital footprint
  • examples of good practice for personal and professional web presence and how to manage yours
  • better networking

4.   Be out there – Following from our previous web presence session, learn how to create a stunning blog using WordPress, a popular blogging platform.
Date/Time TBD

5.   Be inspiring – create a visually captivating presentation with Prezi , a cloud-based presentation software that encourages discovery and offers an exciting alternative to PowerPoint.
Date/Time TBD

Please sign up with the HR department


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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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