I’ve written a few blogs over the last few years, to celebrate LGBT Month and for other reasons, and one of the things I’ve discovered is that I never cease to be amazed at what I find out! I know very little about football………….. to be honest, I’m not very interested in it………. and was only vaguely aware that the women’s game has been around for so many years. Indeed, it goes back to the late 19th century here in the UK. Yet, when I began to research Lily Parr and her life, I found a whole area of sporting history that was fascinating. Why not come with me on a quick journey back to last century and see how what happened then paved the way for the women players of today?
I would like to talk to you about e-books. More than ever, access to e-books for teaching, learning and research is vital and is a hotter-than-hot topic. You may have seen, for example, the recent article in the Guardian (and please do sign the open letter) concerning the current battle between librarians and publishers for access to e-books. It was also reported on in the THE.
Maya Angelou. What is the first thought that springs to mind at that name? Have you heard it before? Perhaps it’s a quote that pops into your head, or a poem, or a book you read for school. Perhaps it’s nothing, if you’ve never encountered her before. Whatever your experience, let me introduce you.
Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Poet. Activist. Ally. Dancer. Mother. Advocate. She wore many hats, played many roles, but she is most well-known for her voice. The one that was almost silenced.
Our final stop in our review of 2020. Today we are looking at how we’ve adapted and improved our Study support across last year.
If you missed the previous blogs in this series, you can catch up with them here:
Library accounts are created for all CCCU users in LibrarySearch, where you can log into your account and access e-resources. Occasionally technical difficulties may cause a delay in the creation of library accounts. If you should find you are one of the users affected, you can still access e-resources via LibrarySearch without actually needing to sign in to LibrarySearch. Please read on to find out how.
It has always struck me that being the first must take enormous courage. No one’s life follows a blueprint, but it is those rare miraculous individuals who can chart a course previously untraveled. How many of us have that conviction to be a true trailblazer? To be a true pioneer and pave a way for others to follow. Laurence Michael Dillon has been described as the world’s first transsexual man (Collins 2017) and was the first trans man to undergo phalloplasty. Armed with trusty LibrarySearch (The University’s resource discovery tool) and the Library’s wider Digital Library, I set out on a journey of discovery into the life of Michael Dillon.