My office jungle

For Environment Week the Library Green Group has taken over the Library’s social media, and invited Jules Bristow to blog about her office plants.

A selection of plants in small pots on a sunny windowsill.

I have a confession to make. The admin office was expensively renovated last summer to give us more space and a more logical way of integrating the team, but my favourite part of it remains my long sunny windowsill.

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Mindful tech for Higher Education: digital solutions to our digital problems

As it’s Stress Awareness Month, we thought we’d re-post this great piece from our own Antony Groves on Mindful Tech in HE.

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by Antony Groves

Freshers’ Week is on the horizon, signalling the Autumn term will soon begin, and that some of us will shortly enter the busiest time of our working year. While we are planning how best to support our new and returning students, we should also consider our own wellbeing. One way of grounding ourselves during this busy period is mindfulness. If our days are a chain of events, mindfulness encourages us to focus on one link at a time.

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We Were Hardcore: The Only Way is Reference Only

by Rachel Bramley

Last month I realised that we’d approached an important anniversary.  No, not the Beast from the East (thank you Google), but Reference Only books.  In the spirit of good project practice, and customer service excellence, I thought it would be fun* to have a review of the outcomes, one year on.  But first, some background.

* I don’t get out as much as I used to.

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‘♪ Getting to know you… ♪’

 

Welcome to a new series of blog posts about ‘♪ getting to know you… ♪’, our fantastic University of Sussex Library staff.

First up we have Amy and Maria – a big thanks to them for being the first to take part.

We’d love for this to be a regular feature and so if you’d like to answer the Q+A’s for the blog, please get in touch with the blog admins – Sam, Kate or Kerry.

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