Showing posts from April, 2016

Bank Holiday Opening Hours

James Hardiman Library will be open 08.30 - 22:00. There will be no staffed service. Reading Room will be open 07.00 - 02.30.

Free Public Lecture - 'John McGahern's New Voice: The Writing of 'Amongst Women'

To mark the 10 th  anniversary of the passing of John McGahern, The James Hardiman Library in association with the MA in Writing and the Moore Institute at NUI Galway are delighted to present a public lecture by the renowned John McGahern scholar, Denis Sampson. The lecture,  'John McGahern's New Voice: The Writing of Amongst Women'  will take place on Wednesday, 27 April at 7pm in the Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway. Denis Sampson Sampson produced the first full-length study of McGahern’s works,  Outstaring Nature’s Eye , in 1993, and his enduring critical attention to the writer culminated in his book Young John McGahern: Becoming a Novelist , published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Sampson has lectured and published widely on modern Irish writing, and he has also published a memoir,  A Migrant Heart  (2014). His new book from Oxford,  The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings , will be out next month. The 30 th  of March this year was the 1

30 Minute Rule - Reminder

In the run up to the second semester exams and in the interest of meeting the needs of all library users, we would like to remind you that the 30 Minute Rule is in operation.   If you wish to reserve your study place, you must leave a note indicating the time you left and you may not remain away for more than 30 minutes. Desks unoccupied for 30+ minutes may be cleared by Library Staff. Please co-operate – it is for every one’s benefit!     

Out Of Order: High Use Books Machine

Unfortunately our High Use Books Machine located in the foyer of the library is out of order. While we wait for it to be repaired we have removed all the books that were in it and they are now available from the Library & IT Service Desk. So, if you see High Use Books Machine listed as the location for a book you need then call to the Library & IT Service Desk where you can borrow it for 3 hours library use only. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

'Yeats and the West' public lecture by Adrian Frazier

A Disturbing Influence: Maud Gonne in the life of W.B. Yeats  Adrian Frazier, NUI Galway Public Talk  - Free Entry 6pm Thursday 14 April The Model Theatre, Sligo This talk is an incendiary look at an incendiary relationship: that of Maud Gonne and W.B. Yeats. Using never before unearthed material it takes us inside a troubled and troubling connection made from politics, personality, poetry, magic, deceit, and love. Adrian Frazier Maud Gonne A native of St Louis, Missouri, Professor Adrian Frazier (NUI Galway) pursued his fascination with Irish literature and theatre to the west of Ireland, and now lives in Galway. He is the author of  Behind the Scenes: Yeats, Horniman, and the Struggle for the Abbey Theatre  (Berkeley: University of California  1990), an acclaimed biography of the Irish novelist and memoirist George Moore and his cultural milieu,  George Moore, 1852-1933 (New Haven: Yale UP 2000) and  Hollywood Irish: John Ford, Abbey Actors, and the Irish Rev

Web Of Science Maintenance - Sun April 10th

WoS Maintenance – Sunday, April 10 - Web of Science, InCites, ResearcherID and EndNote Online. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please be advised that Thomson Reuters will be performing systems maintenance on Sunday, April 10.  The maintenance window is 13:00 to 16:00. There may be intermittent outages to Web of Science™, InCites™, ResearcherID, or EndNote® Online throughout this time and it is expected that there will be two instances of downtime, each 15 minutes in length. Thomson Reuters apologise to users for any disruption and inconvenience that may be due as a result of the required maintenance work.

Microfilm/Microfiche: Demonstration

Microfilm / Microfiche Demo of the ScanPro 3000 Microfiche/Microfilm-machines Some features: Simplified, step-by-step loading On Screen instructions Searchability High-Resolution Images No messing with lenses- on screen control and many more easy to use new and improved features  Come along for a professional demo by the Supplier Thursday 7th of April @ 10:30am  Please  book  you place so as to avoid disappointment Additional session can be arranged if requested Venue Microfiche Area  - located on the ground floor of the Main Library. Take a right at Library/IT Service Desk and then left.  If unsure please ask at the Library/IT Service Desk.

Maker Space launch event

The Library will officially open the Maker Space on Monday 11 April 2016.  The Maker Space will be launched by Dr. Pat Morgan, Vice-President for the Student Experience, NUI Galway at 13:00 in the James Hardiman Library foyer (that's inside the security gates). Light food and refreshments are provided. From 13:30-16:00 the Maker Space will be open to all to view and use the equipment (3d printing, Maker PCs, Raspberry Pis, and Arduinos). Staff will be on hand to demonstrate the hardware and software while answering any questions you may have. Official opening (13:00) Pat Morgan (Opening) Eve Daly (Earth and Ocean sciences) Dylan Ryan (A student view) Mary Carty (BlackStone LaunchPad) Open day (13:30 – 16:00) - optional Demo of Maker Space equipment and questions RSVP: by Thursday 7 April 2016 by using the eventbrite page or contact Ann Cullinane. E:, T: 091 492540. The Maker Space is a space for engaged teaching and learning. It&