Tuesday, 1 September 2015

JHL Shelfie Selfie Competition


All you need to do is:

·       Take a Selfie of yourself somewhere in the James Hardiman Library

·       Tweet it to the Library Twitter account @nuiglibrary

or

Post it on the Library Facebook Page James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway

·       Include the hashtag #JHLShelfieSelfie

·       Add a funny comment

Example:
 
NUI Galway Library @nuiglibrary – Aug 28

@nuiglibrary “Ever studied in the Library in the pale moonlight. I ask that of all my students. I just like the sound of it.” #JHLShelfieSelfie

The best combinations of picture and comment, as judged by Librarians (always there to help you with your library needs), will win a prize!!

Closing Date: Friday September 4th @ 5pm

Monday, 31 August 2015

Library Tours for 1st Years


Fáilte - Welcome to all our new First Year Students

Welcome to all our new first year students.  We're delighted that you have chosen to come and study in NUI Galway and we will do everything we can to help you be successful in your studies.

Orientation Week Tours of the Library:


Mon     31.08   14:00-17:00     Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery & Health Sciences

Tue      01.09   12:00-17:00     Business and Econmics

Tue      01.09   12:00-13:00     Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Tue      01.09   15:00-17:00     Science

Wed    02.09   09:00-13:00     Public Policy and Law

Wed    02.09   10:00-12:00     Science

Wed    02.09   12:00-13:00     Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Wed    02.09   15:00-17:00     Engineering & Informatics

Thu      03.09   09:00-11:00     Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery & Health Sciences

Thu      03.09   11:00-12:00     Engineering & Informatics

Thu      03.09   14:00-16:00     Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Fri        04.09   12:00-13:00     Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Welcome to the Library

 
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all NUI Galway students, both new and returning, to the Library. We're delighted that you have chosen to come and study in NUIG and we will do everything we can to help you be successful in your studies.
 
The Library provides training on a variety of topics - all designed to help you gain the skills of finding, evaluating and using information more efficiently. Please visit our Training page, to find details of what we have to offer, to help you with your studies.
 
Training Events            Training Calendar            Useful Guides
 
 

Getting Started in the Library

Essential training for all students - in just 30 minutes you will learn how to find your way around the Library, what services are available and how to find the books you need in the Library. 

You will be shown how to search the library's catalogue to find out if the library has the books or journals you need.  You'll also be given a short tour of the library, so that you can learn how to find the books on the shelves.
No booking required - this is a drop in session. 
This training will be held in the Library Training Room on the ground floor of the Library at the following times:

September 7th to 11th:  11am and 2pm every day
September 14th to 18th: 11am and 2pm every day 

No need to book - Just Drop In!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Scopus Ceasing Support For IE8 From Oct 1st

Scopus will soon be discontinuing support of its product on IE8, please see message below.
It's unlikely you will have to make changes, as most machines in NUI Galway run a more recent version of Internet Explorer.

If you do encounter an issue, you can let us know via this form:
http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/contactus/helpcentre/e-resourceenquiry/


Scopus to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on October 1

Why are we ceasing support of IE8?
We are following Microsoft’s directive to focus our support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates. We strongly encourage our customers to also follow Microsoft’s directive by updating to more recent versions of IE or by using other supported browsers.
We will discontinue support a few months ahead of Microsoft’s official deadline of January 2016 in order to get an earlier start on some major projects. By removing IE8 from our support list, we will be able to provide the following future enhancements:
  • Remove current IE8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design to aid use of Scopus across devices
  • Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities

'Moon Worship', Yeats & the West - Exhibition at the Hardiman Research Building

Yeats & the West is an exhibition focusing not just on the work and influence of W.B. Yeats, but on the influence on him and wider impact of people, landscapes, languages, crafts, arts, and music from the west of Ireland and beyond. A major addition to the exhibition is a rare oil painting by Gerard Dillon of a night-time scene featuring a moonlight vista of a ‘typical’ Connemara landscape, its figures recalling some lost play by J.M.Synge. These characters, a shawled woman and a virile, moondrunk (or just drunk) young man, bowed in ritual before a moonlit boghole, also appear as shades from out of Yeats’s western phantasmagoria, reminding a viewer of landscapes Yeats himself had created in his first book, The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems (1889) (a volume praised by Oscar Wilde and William Morris) – in particular these lines from his poem “Ephemera”:
‘Your eyes that once were never weary of mine
Are bowed in sorrow under pendulous lids,
Because our love is waning.’
And then She:
‘Although our love is waning, let us stand
By the lone border of the lake once more,
Together in that hour of gentleness
When the poor tired child, passion, falls asleep.
How far away the stars seem, and how far
Is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart!’
the Arrow (4)
The artist Gerard Dillon was born in Belfast in April 1916 and grew up there, until moving to London in 1934 where he worked a house painter while honing his craft and trying to further his career as an artist. Despite being reared and working in the early years of his life in the urban streetscapes of Belfast, Dublin and London, it was the west of Ireland, most especially Connemara and the western islands which would have a major and lasting effect and influence on his work. Dillon would spend the year of 1950-1951 living and painting on the island of Inislacken. Over the next decade Dillon would receive substantial international recognition for his expressionism steeped in western culture and imagery.
Gerard Dillon, Self Portrait at Roundstone
Gerard Dillon, Self Portrait at Roundstone
Dillon did not confine himself to painting. He produced designs for posters, playbills, theatre sets and costumes for productions by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in the late 1960s. Working as part of a trio, the artists Arthur Armstrong, Gerard Dillon and George Campbell made up the consortium known, alphabetically, as A.D.C. This group also designed the posters for the first three theatre production posters at the Abbey Theatre after it reopened in 1966 following a fire at the theatre more than ten years before. The programme, from the 1969 production of Juno and the Paycock, two years before Dillon’s death, states in a note that “the posters sprang from the belief that artists should be closely identified with all artistic efforts in the country.”
Gerard Dillon by George Campbell (c) Mrs Joyce Cooper.
Gerard Dillon by George Campbell (c) Mrs Joyce Cooper.
The programme also contains cartoon drawings of characters from the play including Juno and Captain Boyle by Micheal MacLiammóir. Other similar artwork by MacLiammóir can be seen in the exhibition in the bookplate he designed for the personal library of actor and director Arthur Shields, examples of which are on display in the exhibition cabinets.
Cartoons by Michael MacLiammor
Programme for Juno and the Paycock (Abbey 1969). Cartoons by Michael MacLiammóir
As central part of Yeats & the West, the painting ‘The Moon Worshipper’ by Gerard Dillon is on public exhibition for the very first time at the Special Collections Reading Room. Dating from 1948, the painting, in oils on sturdy wood panel, is a wonderful example from a series of moonscapes over Connemara inspired, according to the artist, by a walk home after a late night in Roundstone.
Preparing 'The Moon Worshipper' for hanging. Dillon has decorated the reverse of the panel with outline faces.
Preparing ‘The Moon Worshipper’ for hanging. The reverse of the panel has been decorated with outline faces.
With the style deliberately primitivist, and the woman wearing one of the red traditional Connemara costumes noted by Synge, the picture’s central enthusiast perhaps wrily recalls the impassioned western pilgrimages of so many artists and writers. The exhibition curators gratefully acknowledge the loan of the painting for the duration of the exhibition, which is open until Christmas at the Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway.
Y West Reading Room (2)
The Dillon painting and other artworks by Jack B. Yeats on display at the Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

Monday, 24 August 2015

Getting Started in the Library - Drop In Workshop!

Essential training for all new students - in just 30 minutes you will learn how to find your way around the Library, what services are available and how to find the books you need in the Library.

You will be shown how to search the library's catalogue to find out if the library has the books or journals you need.  You'll also be given a short tour of the library, so that you can learn how to find the books on the shelves.

No booking required - this is a drop in session.

This training will be held in the Library Training Room on the ground floor of the Library at the following times:

Week beginning September 7th:  11am and 2pm every day, Monday to Friday

Week beginning September 14th:  11am and 2pm every day, Monday to Friday

No need to book - Just Drop In!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Outage: Online Registration

Online Registration (Quercus Web Portal) is currently unavailable


Thursday, 20th of August, 2015

Online Registration (Quercus Web Portal) is currently unavailable. ISS are working to resolve this issue as a priority and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.

If you have any queries, please contact the Service Desk (Tel. x5777 Email servicedesk@nuigalway.ie).

Conor McMahon
Head of Operations
Information Solutions and Services
Tel. 091 495777

Scheduled Downtime for Library Catalogue on Sunday 23rd August from 07:00 - 15:00

On Sunday, 23rd of August from 07:00 to 15:00, the following Library services will be unavailable in order to facilitate necessary maintenance.

  • Real-time information regarding items on loan or availability
  • Booking of group study rooms
  • Placement of reservation requests
  • Online Renewal
If you need to access our books and journals you can search our Library Management System at http://opac.nuigalway.ie


Our apologies for the inconvenience.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Medical Library Re-Opening Monday 17th August

Refurbishment work at the Medical Library, Clinical Sciences Institute, is now complete and the Library will re-open on Monday 17th August. 

Some of the newly integrated spaces have yet to be fitted out, and this work will be completed before the start of the School of Medicine academic year at the end of August.

 
Medical Library Opening Hours - August 2015
 
Monday - Friday: 08.00-22.00
Saturday/Sunday: Closed