Showing posts from December, 2021

History and significance of the Galway Cathedral (1967)

The Library has previously digitally published two booklets online which provide detail on the history and the construction of the Galway Cathedral. First published in 1967, these two booklets were digitised and published online by the Library a few years ago.  At this time of the year we are reminded of the history and significance of this iconic building in Galway. You can read the booklets in full detail on the Library's digital repository . The first booklet was written by then Bishop of Galway, Michael Browne. The Bishop wrote this booklet as a response to requests from visitors to the Cathedral and also people from regular mass-goers from Galway. The booklet provides a short historical account showing how the dioceses of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora came together, how the project of a Cathedral was initiated and developed, and how eventually the work was completed on August 15, 1965. Next there is a section explaining the architectural design and the motives which inspir

Academic Staff - Reading List Resources for Semester II

The Library requests that academic staff publish their module reading lists via the Reading List Service for the next semester as soon as possible. This will give us sufficient time to: review the reading list purchase available e-books purchase print copies of new books process the digitisation of requested chapters/articles (up to 10% or 1 chapter)  There is a range of short helpful video tutorials as well as our printed user guide available from our   Reading Lists Page .  Academic staff may be particularly interested in the the following video tutorials: Creating and Structuring a Reading List Adding Resources and Publishing your Reading List Requesting a Book Chapter for Digitisation   Linking from Blackboard to your Reading List Please email  if you require any assistance.  Collection Development

Service of the Month: Academic Skills and the Academic Writing Centre

Academic Skills Service The Academic Skills Team in the Library supports the information and research needs of NUI Galway undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. Who we are The Academic Skills team includes two Assistant Librarians, Mike Smalle and Kris Meen, and three Library Assistants, Gabi Honan, Maud Conry, and Siobhan Carroll. Gabi, Kris, Siobhan, Mike, and Maud Our service supports Our teams is responsible for delivering information literacy to the student body. One of the frameworks we draw upon to guide the delivery of our support is the CILIP Definition of Information Literacy: "Information literacy is the ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to develop informed views and to engage fully with society." We support the following broad learning outcomes: Finding, using and evaluating key sources for students' academic work (e.g. books, journal articles, case law, market