Category Archives: Staff and Services

Welcome New Students

Welcome to Cardiff! We look forward to seeing you in the library. You’ll receive some library welcome & training sessions where we’ll introduce you to some of the amazing resources that Cardiff University has access to enabling you to get the best information for your study.

The Health Library building is open 24/7 just ensure you are carrying your student card with you to gain access into the building.

You have a secure personal credit account on the campus network to pay for your printing and photocopying. You can add credit to this account using a debit or credit card payment via a secure website or if you wish to pay cash Pay Stations are also available throughout the University to top up.

myPrint is a web based service available on and off campus- so you can actually send documents to print from home and collect them on campus.

myPrint is accessed through the following website

https://myprint.cf.ac.uk:9192/user

To read more on how to login to your account and top up with cash check out our guide here:-
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/resources/guides/inf084.pdf

We’ll be posting here news and information about resources and sessions to help you- add your email to receive notifications of when we post.

Looking for help for on statistical analysis and packages?

The library has a range of books to help you (on LibrarySearch just do a search for statistics or the package you want to use) but if you want some personal support you can go to the data clinics which run throughout the year.

Data Clinics are held on Tuesdays from 3pm in Henry Wellcome Building at UHW and Fridays 10am-1pm E1.22 Martin Evans Building in Biosciences – these clinics are held weekly and are aimed primarily at students.

To find out more email data-clinic@cardiff.ac.uk 

Meet the staff Lucy Welch! Cyfarfod â’r staff Lucy Welch!

What is your name and job title?

I’m Lucy Welch, Subject Librarian working with Alyson Edenborough and Liz Gillen to support the school of Healthcare, based in the Health Library, Cochrane Building. I will be focussing on supporting undergraduate programmes in particular so please do get in touch (WelchL@cardiff.ac.uk / 02920874717).

Beth yw eich enw a theitl eich swydd?

Lucy Welch ydw i, Llyfrgellydd Pwnc yn gweithio gydag Alyson Edenborough a Liz Gillen i gefnogi’r Ysgol Gofal Iechyd, yn y Llyfrgell Iechyd, Adeilad Cochrane. Byddaf yn canolbwyntio’n benodol ar gefnogi rhaglenni israddedig, felly cysylltwch â mi (WelchL@caerdydd.ac.uk / 02920874717).

What are your Qualifications?

BSc (Hons) in Psychology, MSc in Information & Library Management.

Beth yw eich cymwysterau?

BSc (Anrh.) mewn Seicoleg, MSc mewn Rheoli Gwybodaeth a Llyfrgell

Where did you live as a child?

I grew up in the small town of Haverhill, near Cambridge.

Ble oeddech chi’n byw fel plentyn?

Cefais fy magu yn nhref fach Haverhill, ger Caergrawnt


What do you like best about Cardiff?
I’ve only been here a week but I can already give you a Top 3! I’ve been amazed by how friendly everyone I’ve met has been – I’ve felt enormously welcome. I’m also very excited to be so close to hills. Cambridge is in the fens, so flat as a pancake. Finally, Cardiff has a very competitive (and friendly!) roller derby league that I am super excited to join – the Tiger Bay Brawlers. They have a home game coming up on 16 March, so come see what all the fuss is about: http://brawlers.co.uk/games-and-events/

Beth ydych chi’n ei hoffi orau am Gaerdydd?

Rwyf wedi bod yma am wythnos yn unig ond gallaf enwi 3 ffefryn yn barod! Rwyf wedi fy syfrdanu gan fod pawb yma’n gyfeillgar iawn – rwyf wedi cael croeso anhygoel. Rwyf hefyd yn gyffrous iawn i fod mor agos at fryniau. Mae Caergrawnt yn ardal y Fens, sy’n hollol wastad. Yn olaf, mae gan Gaerdydd gynghrair gornest rasys sglefrio cystadleuol iawn (a chyfeillgar!) Rwyf yn hynod gyffrous i ymuno â’r Tiger Bay Brawlers. Mae ganddynt gêm gartref ar 16 Mawrth, felly dewch i’w gwylio: http://brawlers.co.uk/games-and-events/

What did you do before you worked here?

My background is fairly varied – I’ve worked at a fudge shop, sight-loss charity and legal aid office. However, I fell in love with libraries from a very early age and have spent the past 6 years working in libraries at the University of Cambridge. Most recently I was working as Assistant Librarian (Teaching) at the Department of Engineering Library, primarily working with undergraduates. Before this I worked as Outreach & Engagement Coordinator for the Office of Scholarly Communication, managing the University Library’s 600th anniversary events and outreach programme and as a book fetcher to name a few roles.

Beth wnaethoch chi cyn i chi weithio yma?

Mae fy nghefndir yn eithaf amrywiol – rwyf wedi gweithio mewn siop gyffug, elusen ar gyfer pobl sy’n colli golwg a swyddfa cymorth cyfreithiol. Fodd bynnag, syrthiais mewn cariad â llyfrgelloedd pan oeddwn yn ifanc iawn ac rwyf wedi treulio’r chwe blynedd diwethaf yn gweithio mewn llyfrgelloedd ym Mhrifysgol Caergrawnt. Yn fwyaf diweddar roeddwn yn Llyfrgellydd Cynorthwyol (Addysgu) yn Llyfrgell yr Adran Beirianneg, gan weithio’n bennaf gydag israddedigion. Cyn hynny, bues i’n Gydlynydd Allgymorth ac Ymgysylltu ar gyfer y Swyddfa Cyfathrebu Ysgolheigaidd, gan reoli rhaglen digwyddiadau a allgymorth 600 mlwyddiant Llyfrgell y Brifysgol, ac fel llywydd i enwi rhai rolau.

If you didn’t work in a library, what would be your dream job?

Anything that let me skate all the time! I’ve been roller skating with my (previously) local roller derby team, the Cambridge Rollerbillies, for over 5 years and am really keen to hit the park/ramp skating scene in Cardiff as well. Roller derby is a hugely positive female-dominated and LGBTQ-friendly space but everyone can do better and there are still big problems in terms of making our spaces more friendly and accessible to trans and non-binary skaters as well as people of colour – and this goes for skating spaces that aren’t roller derby too. I would love to be able to devote more of my time to working to help the skate scene do better for everyone.

Os nad oeddech chi’n gweithio mewn llyfrgell, beth fyddai eich swydd ddelfrydol?

Unrhyw beth fyddai yn fy ngalluogi i sglefrio drwy’r amser! Rydw i wedi bod yn sglefrio gyda fy nhîm rasys sglefrio lleol, y Cambridge Rollerbillies, ers dros 5 mlynedd ac rydw i’n awyddus iawn i ymuno â sglefrwyr yng Nghaerdydd hefyd. Mae gornest sglefrio yn apelio’n fawr at fenywod a phobl o’r gymuned LGBTQ ond gall fod yn well. Mae angen gwneud y mannau hyn yn fwy cyfeillgar a hygyrch i sglefrwyr traws ac anneuaidd yn ogystal â phobl o leiafrifoedd ethnig- ac mae hyn yn wir am fannau sglefrio nad ydynt yn cynnal gornestau sglefrio hefyd. Byddwn wrth fy modd yn gallu neilltuo mwy o’m hamser i helpu wneud y byd sglefrio yn well i bawb.


(Copyright Mark Gilbert)
(Hawlfraint Mark Gilbert)

What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?

I practically lived in the public library growing up, it was very hard having a borrowing limit! I spent most of my time in the comic books section (everything from Tintin and Asterix to superheroes and manga), but I also developed a very early passion for reading about the paranormal! One of the very first books I bought with my own money was an encyclopedia of ghosts that I still have today.

Beth oedd y llyfr cyntaf rydych yn cofio ei ddarllen er mwyn pleser?

Roeddwn i’n hanner byw yn y llyfrgell gyhoeddus pan roeddwn yn tyfu i fyny. Doeddwn i wir ddim yn hoffi’r cyfyngiad ar faint o lyfrau roeddwn yn medru eu benthyg ar y tro! Treuliais y rhan fwyaf o’m hamser yn yr adran llyfrau comig (yn cynnwys Tintin, Asterix, archarwyr a manga). Gwnes i ennyn brwdfrydedd pan yn ifanc ar gyfer darllen am bethau goruwchnaturiol! Un o’r llyfrau cyntaf a brynais gyda fy arian fy hun oedd gwyddoniadur o ysbrydion sydd gen i hyd heddiw.

(Henry Justice Ford – http://www.postershowcase.info/i1862812.html)

What do you enjoy reading now? Hard copy or electronic?
It very much depends on the book. I’m currently re-reading one of my favourite books ever, The Roads to Sata: A 2,000-Mile Walk Through Japan by Alan Booth – I read a lot of non-fiction and for whatever reason I prefer hard copy books for this. However, I still love my fiction and when it comes to that I’m much less fussed. And you can’t argue with the convenience of traveling with an e-reader – I have very vivid memories of holidays with my family as a child with an entire suitcase having to be devoted to books.

Beth rydych chi’n ei fwynhau darllen nawr? Copi caled neu electronig?
Mae’n dibynnu’n llwyr ar y math o lyfr. Ar hyn o bryd rwy’n ail-ddarllen un o’m hoff lyfrau erioed, The Roads to Sata: A 2,000-Mile Walk Through Japan gan Alan Booth. Rwy’n darllen llawer o lyfrau ffeithiol ac am rhyw reswm, mae’n well gen i gopïau caled o’r llyfrau hyn. Fodd bynnag, rwy’n dal i ddwlu ar ffuglen a does dim ots gen i sut rwy’n ei ddarllen. Mae e-ddarllenydd yn gyfleus iawn ar gyfer teithio – mae gen i atgofion o fynd ar wyliau gyda fy nheulu fel plentyn a mynd â chês cyfan o lyfrau.


Give an instance of one of your most interesting library related queries.
Not a query, but I have had to catch pigeons in the Cambridge University Library entrance hall multiple times – and let me tell you, that is a high ceiling!

Rhowch enghraifft o un o’ch ymholiadau llyfrgell mwyaf diddorol.
Nid ymholiad oedd hwn, ond bu’n rhaid i mi ddal colomennod yng nghyntedd mynediad Llyfrgell Prifysgol Caergrawnt sawl gwaith – ac roedd y nenfwd yn uchel iawn!

What do you like best about Cardiff Uni Health Library/ Service?

The people. Everybody has been incredibly helpful and welcoming since I arrived, so I really couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the city and the Health Library.

Beth ydych chi’n ei hoffi orau am Wasanaeth a Llyfrgell Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd?

Y bobl. Mae pawb wedi bod yn hynod o gymwynasgar a chroesawgar ers i mi gyrraedd, felly ni allwn fod wedi gofyn am well cyflwyniad i’r ddinas a’r Llyfrgell Iechyd.

Postgraduate students – we want your feedback! We’re all ears!

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Influence the future of your libraries today. Let us know your views online or in our sites by 18th March and enter a draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher and other sweet prizes! What is it like to use our services as a masters or research postgraduate?

How are we doing? What would you like to see? Where are we falling short?

Visit: bit.ly/CUPostgradLibrary (English), or bit.ly/LlyfrgellOlraddedigPC (yn Gymraeg).

Systematic Review: Food From our Oceans

The Cardiff University-based Academia Europea Hub (Wales) has overseen the compilation of a major new Evidence Review Report Food from the Oceans, which examines the question of how the ocean can help satisfy the global demand for food. The University Library Service’s BLS team made an important contribution undertaking a series of literature reviews to support the project.

Hub Manager Louise Edwards praised the team’s efforts: “one of Cardiff’s unique strengths in the European Scientific Advice Mechanism is our competence in undertaking systematic reviews for policymaking.  In Food from the Oceans, our Library subject specialists undertook high-quality rapid reviews in both the natural sciences and the social sciences/humanities.  Their work was recognised and appreciated by both the expert working groups and the European Commission”

The report is available online at https://www.sapea.info/foodfromtheoceans. Print copies will be available shortly from selected ULS libraries.

A four day training session on undertaking Systematic Reviews is scheduled for 9-12 April 2018 Find out more and book here

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/specialist-unit-for-review-evidence/study/systematic-review-course

 

 

 

Open Access computers upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 10 is being rolled out to all open access computers in the library sites across campus.

Some of the main points to note are:

  • Documents previously saved on the desktop in windows 7 will not be carried over to Windows 10.
  • Bookmarks and passwords saved won’t be rolled over
  • Anything saved on the H: drive will be accessible- it is advised you back up all your work to this drive.
  • Multiple Desktops -In Windows 10 it is possible to create multiple virtual desktops by clicking the button next to the Cortana search box on the taskbar: Multiple desktops allow you to arrange lots of open windows if screen space is too small. Alt+tab can
    be used to move between apps as normal and then Windows+Ctrl+left/right arrow can be used to  scroll between desktops.

Where can I get more help?
Further help and assistance is available from the IT Service Desk:
Chat: Start a live chat
Email: it-servicedesk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2251 1111

Need a new Cardiff University ID Card?

Please note that from next Monday, 14th August until Friday 18th August there will be no service making ID cards on the ground floor of the Cochrane Building.

The service resumes on Monday 21st August  from10.00am until 3.00pm.

If you wish to phone ahead before coming in the number is 02920688200 Alternatively cards can still be produced at the Security office on Park Place.

Meet the staff – Zoe Young

What is your name and job title?

I’m Zoe Young, and I’m providing cover for the role of Subject Librarian working with Jonathan Jones to support the School of Healthcare Sciences.

I also continue as Subject Librarian supporting Optometry and Pharmacy.

I am based in the Health Library, Cochrane Building. I will be focussing on supporting postgraduate programmes in particular so please do get in touch (youngz@cardiff.ac.uk / 02922510196) or book a 1-2-1 meeting quickly and easily here: www.bit.ly/bls-121s

What are your qualifications?

BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Ecology & Conservation, MSc in Information & Library Studies

Where did you live as a child?

Hedge-End and Bursledon, both villages near Southampton.

What do you like best about Cardiff?

I love that although Cardiff is a city you are never far from the countryside, the sea or the mountains.

Where did you work before?

I had various non-library jobs, worked in shops, an engineering factory and worked in a pharmacy before I decided on a library career.

First library post was working as a Library Assistant at King’s College London. Then after my MSc I moved to Cardiff, where I worked for Friends of the Earth (Cymru) and the Welsh Assembly libraries before getting my first professional post at Cardiff University as an Assistant Subject Librarian within the Law Library. I then moved to the Bute Library as the Subject Librarian for Optometry and Pharmacy.

What are your favourite things about being a subject librarian?

The variety within the job, no day is the same and of course the great people you meet and I work with.

If you didn’t work in a library, what would be your dream job?

Studying lemurs in Madagascar. They are amazing creatures and I did my Undergraduate project on them. Not likely to happen now as I don’t think my children would cope well in the jungle.

What was the first library book you remember reading for pleasure?

I was constantly in the public library borrowing books and read a lot as a child. The Mr Men books by Roger Hargreaves were probably the first ones I borrowed.

What do you enjoy reading now?

I still get to read fun children’s books due to the age of my children and we are currently reading Mable Jones and the Doomsday book by Will Mabbitt.
I enjoy reading lots of different genres from crime & mysteries, fantasy and historical fiction to autobiographies and cook books.